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10 Under £10

0 Posted by - October 17, 2014 - Hair, Makeup, Skincare

Lately I’ve noticed a recurring theme with some of my current favourites; they can all be picked up with change from a tenner. If you already have that middle-of-the-month feeling, here are ten of my favourite slightly more affordable buys.


Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in 100 ‘Pinched’ £7.99

This cream-to-powder blush is one of my daily staples. The micro shimmer and buildable, peachy hue make paler skin tones look alive and awake. I find it works best with the warmth of fingertips, but it also blends nicely with a soft buffing brush.

Topshop ‘Easy Peasy’ Nail Colour £5

Somewhere in between a steely grey and khaki green, Topshop ‘Easy Peasy’ is like a little ode to the murky river Thames – and a nice alternative to autumnal burgundies. The formula lasts a solid five days on my nails too. I can only find this on the website in a matte finish, but it’s just as elegant.

L’Oreal Glam Bronze in 00 Blonde Sun £7.99

Matte bronzers can be tricky to find on the highstreet, but this one blends beautifully onto pale skin with no muddy or orange undertones. My tan fades much more rapidly on my face, so I’m currently relying on this to keep things more even.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight £6.49

I found ‘Nude Delight’ via Lisa Eldridge and it’s become one of my favourites to gently tap across lips for a slightly sixties hint. The formula is really comfortable to wear and there’s just enough peachiness to keep it flattering.


Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo £5.69

I found Avalon in Waitrose when my hair was looking a bit dull and bought the Lemon Clarifying Shampoo (it smells just like lemon sherbets) in the hope it would help to wash away product build up without irritating my scalp. As much as I love John Masters Unscented range, I’ve been testing more styling lotions and potions than usual for LayeredOnline, and it can struggle to remove heavier products. I’m now onto my third bottle and it easily rinses away residue without leaving my scalp or hair feeling stripped.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water £4.99

I tried Bioderma’s cult micellar water for the first time this year and I seem to be one of the few that aren’t a fan. I find Garnier’s equivalent much gentler on my eyes and just as, if not more, effective at shifting eye makeup pre-cleanse. It’s probably the best cleansing water I’ve tried and much lighter on the wallet than most too.

Superfacialist Una Brennan Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask £8.99

Una Brennan has been filling the void left behind by my sad empty tube of Aesop Parsley Seed Masque. With honey, Shea butter and avocado oil it’s not as drying as some drugstore masks, leaving skin deeply cleansed but still comfortable. (n.b. This appears to have been renamed and reformulated as Una Brennan Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Clay Mask, which I haven’t yet tried, but historically the brand have been fairly reliable as a whole.)


Lucy Bee Coconut Oil £9.95

The uses of coconut oil are practically endless, but it really comes into its own when travelling. I took a small tub of this away with me on holiday and used it as an eye makeup remover, hair oil and body moisturiser. I’m also partial to a teaspoon stirred into black coffee to stock up on MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides – which can help keep your metabolism ticking over).

Muji Hinoki Wood Candle £3.50

Although Muji do a great dupe for Diptyque Feu de Bois, my favourite of their candles is Hinoki Wood. As the name suggests, it has a slightly green, woody cypress scent with a hint of incense that makes the whole room smell like a Japanese temple – and at £3.50 each I don’t feel too guilty about lighting them to burn away cooking smells.

Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter £2.89

A slightly weird find (with an even more awkward name), I’ve been using Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter as a lip balm, to smooth any dry patches and smothering my feet in it before putting socks on to help soften the skin. The ingredients list is reassuringly tiny (olive oil, chamomile oil and vanilla) and it smells just like white chocolate buttons.


  • Benazir October 17, 2014 - 8:45 pm Reply

    Definitely gonna have a look at that Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter! Hahahah! I love lip balms and I actually do need them! (:

  • rebekah maryx October 17, 2014 - 10:23 pm Reply

    I didn’t see the fuss in bioderma either I might give the cleansing water a go.


  • DreamInLace October 18, 2014 - 2:13 am Reply

    Wow, this is a superb collection of products. Really like the sound of that clarifying shampoo – and all the skincare items. I’m in the States so I’m not sure how many transfer here but I shall try!


  • A Little Lilly October 18, 2014 - 8:42 am Reply

    Topshop have brought out some really great products lately! I’ve also recently bought an Una Brennan product! Heard so many good things about her range! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  • Emily October 18, 2014 - 12:39 pm Reply

    The Revlon cream blush looks gorgeous! I swear by the Garnier Micellar Water!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • Lorna (Scaredtoast.com) October 18, 2014 - 4:08 pm Reply

    Hinoki Wood is my favourite underhyped candle…I’ve introduced many a friend to its unique scent!

  • Noura Sulaiman October 18, 2014 - 7:16 pm Reply

    Love those topshop nailpolishes too, they have some great colors! I’m interested in trying out that candle too, never heard anything about Muji ones before :)


  • Jennifer Monforton October 19, 2014 - 12:56 am Reply

    Gorgeous picks! That Revlon cream blush looks perfect :)

  • hayley October 24, 2014 - 12:03 pm Reply

    That’s too funny about you using the Waitrose Baby stuff – I use the Baby massage oil everyday as my moisturiser. It’s simply made of coconut oil, vitamin E, and a subtle and realistic vanilla fragrance. I love it because pure coconut oil is just too overpoweringly scented for me, and as someone that loves to use it in cooking, reminds me a bit too much of frying pans, when I’m more in the mood to relax and get in bed.

  • Carina October 26, 2014 - 9:05 am Reply

    I’m not a big fan of Bioderma either, and it nearly made me write off micellar waters! I found a Korean alternative, though, that is also gentler on the eye area. :) Great picks!

  • Maddy Lines December 5, 2014 - 11:00 pm Reply

    Thanks for this mix, I really feel like trying out a few of these products now (especially the rimmel lipstick)


  • Sally May Lewis March 22, 2015 - 8:35 pm Reply

    I absolutely love the Garnier Micellar Water, super interested in trying the clay mask though! :)

    Sally x

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