I was planning on naming this post "Top 5 Under £5" but I couldn't just choose five, it was impossible, so here is a random five instead and expect plenty more too! I love how the budget products are upping their game so much these days, and the gap between budget and high end is rapidly closing. Some of my absolute favourite items cost me just a few pounds, whereas other items worth ten times the amount sit in my collection unused and unloved. These are no exception and are all amazing products, and the best part is they won't break the bank either.
I'm still working my way through the masses of Essence products I got at the launch recently, but one of the products which has stood out to me so far is the wonderful Stay All Day 16h Concealer. It's a lovely buildable, creamy and very long lasting concealer which is perfect for dark circles and pretty great on spots and blemishes too. In fact it reminded me of another amazing concealer which also does all of the above - the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer.
I was after a clarifying, detox shampoo recently and put a question out on the #bbloggers chat, and I'm always impressed with the amount of amazing answers and suggestions I get there. Somebody (I forget who, sorry!) suggested the Naked Detox 2 in 1 Shampoo and the price seemed too good to be true so I had to go for it. At just £3.98 I was glad to see an alternative from the usual pricey offerings you get and thought I'd give the budget version a go before splashing out.
I've got way too many makeup brushes, some I love and some I barely use, but there's five I turn to more than any of the others and that I'd really stuggle without. I have a variety of brands in my collection, but for some reason seem to favour just two here! I'm quite hard to please with makeup brushes, and they have to either do a specific job and do it better than anything else I've used, or be versatile enough to do lots of jobs at once meaning I don't need to use or carry as many brushes around with me. These aren't necessarily my favourite brushes, but the ones I use the most and really couldn't live without.