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Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:50

Confessions Of A Beauty Tight-Ass

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I will drop $800 on a pair of shoes no sweat (unless you’re my husband, then they were on sale for $320), but ask me to shell out $80 for a foundation and my credit card will scoot back in my wallet faster than you can say ‘Illuminating Particles’. Yep, when it comes to beauty prodz, I’m a full on tight-ass.

I have fallen victim to some spendy make-up and skincare buys in the past, and don’t get me wrong, they’re lovely and look mighty fine on sitting pretty in my bathroom, but they don’t deliver on the lofty promises skin they’re spruiking. If I’m spending my hard-earned cash, and lots of it, on a product I want to look like Gisele. Now, that’s not too much to ask is it?

Depending on how healthy by bank account is looking, the products I use fluctuate, so I’ve both spent big and scrimped on beauty buys, and you know what? My skin kinda prefers the cheaper options. So I thought I’d share beauty products for fellow beauty tight-asses, because we all don’t have the dosh to spend La Mer do we?

One | Sukin 'Organic Rosehip Oil'

Rosehip Oil is THE best product I have ever used. No. Word. Of. A. Lie. This stuff leaves my skin looking fresher than any daisy I’ve ever seen and is also a dab-hand at removing eye make-up. I live for this shiz. I’m also a sucker for Sukin’s cream cleanser.

Sukin 'Organise Rosehip Oil' | $19.95

Two | Natio 'Pure Mineral Foundation'

I’ve dabbled in expensive foundations, but my recent discovery of Natio’s Pure Mineral Foundation has seen the end of that. This product glides on seamlessly, gives your mug a bucket load of radiance and comes in under $20. What’s not to love?

Natio 'Pure Mineral Foundation' | $19.95

Three | Nads Facial Wax Strips

Thanks to a certain eyebrow waxing mishap back in 2009 I trust only one person with those furry tufts above my eyes. And that person is, me. I do little to nothing to my bushy brows because that’s how I like ‘em. When they start growing into my hairline (I’m not trying to be funny here, this actually happens) I pull out my teeny-tiny Nairs wax strips, sort ‘em out, then do the rest with tweezers.

Nad's 'Facial Wax Strips' | $7.99

Four | Absolute Organics Coconut Oil

This shit is the bees bloody knees. When I was baking a little one in my belly I got a strange little dry patch of skin on my jawline, but after a couple of days of applying some Coconut Oil (yep, the kind you cook with) it was gone. I don’t use lip balm so if my pout starts looking a little tired I use this too. Oh, and it’s great to use when roasting sweet potatoe chips. Coconut Oil is taking multi-tasking to a whole new level.

Absolute Organics 'Extra Virgin Coconut Oil' | $17.69

Five | Essense 'I Love Extreme' Mascara

I picked this mascara up the other day, partly because it was ridiculously cheap and partly because my old mascara has a smidgey bit crusty. It needs a little combing through once applied as it goes on a little clumpy, but apart from that, it's a wonderful mascara that costs less than a large coffee.

Essence 'I Love Extreme' mascara | $4.95


See! This is the mascara on. Good huh?

Got any cheap beauty prodz you swear by? Spill...

Alex Thompson

Alex is theEDIT’s resident fashion guru. Need to know if you can wear spots with florals? Want to know what a gillet is? Alex has the answers. And then some.

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