So far, we’ve had a seriously expensive start to the year. As you can imagine, buying a house is not cheap so I’ve been trying to save every penny where I can. That’s why I was so excited to find an awesome website I wanted to share with you today – it’s an online skincare and beauty store called Direct Cosmetics. They offer so many beauty products, fragrances, skincare and more – all at discount prices. There are some amazing bargains on top brand names to be had, it’s great! So, seeing as there are such good deals, I thought I’d treat myself to a few bits with a challenge to stick to under £10 per item. For just £30, I got 5 different items – here are my budget beauty picks:
Clinque Chubby Sticks (£5.99 each, normally around £17.00)
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a Chubby Sticks since they launched a few years ago, but at £17.00 a pop, they’ve always been a tad on the pricey side so me. The Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balms give a lovely tint of sheer colour with richly hydrating finish. I chose two shades, Mega Melon – a sweet peachy tone ideal for Spring and Volumtous Violet which is more of a deep shade for the more glam evenings out.
W7 In the Buff Palette (£4.99, usually £9.99)
A fantastic dupe of the famous Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, the W7 palette contains 12 neutral shades in a mix of shimmer and matte that honestly rival the quality of the Urban Decay range. The packaging isn’t quite as slick as the UD range however for a quarter of the price, it’s a great alternative with some really pretty shades for creating a natural Springtime look.
Elizabeth Arden Intensive Hand Cream (£9.99) and Garnier 2-in-1 Ultralift Night Cream (£4.99)
Skincare is where I think some of the best deals are to be found, it’s easy to spent a lot of money on good hand/face cream, so Direct Cosmectics has some great bargains. I was really excited to pick up this Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Hand cream, a classic I’ve been using for over 12 years now – I use it before bedtime for a super intensive overnight treatment, it’s great. The Garnier Ultralift is also handy, with serum and night cream in one it saves time on busy evenings.
Have you bought anything from Direct Cosmetics or similar discount websites?
Let me know your best bargains!