Everything Under £10 Drugstore Beauty Haul

I know it, you know it, we all know it – When it comes to beauty, I am a weak human being. I’ve been trying to save money and not splurge on unnecessary things, but between you and me, makeup is very necessary. To curb my cravings, I embarked on a tiny lil drugstore haul full of new products from the drugstore that I really did have to get my hands on. Surprisingly enough, my haul came to a nifty £35 in total which is pretty a-okay on a student budget IMO.

Colab Dry Shampoo in Rio

This product isn’t strictly beauty, and it is a repurchase, but I did pick it up on a whim today as I’m using up dry shampoo like no-one’s business. I was planning on buying a variety of dry shampoo products and put them to the test (I think I still might…) but I tried this one last week, and I’m pretty sold on it. Better than Batiste? Possibly. The best out there? Maybe not!

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor in Sand

After hearing all the rave reviews of this new Revlon lipstick formula I just had to go out and purchase it myself. I was originally planning on grabbing Desert which is a nude-ish pink with rosy undertones however it did swatch darker than I’d like a moisturising lippy to be. If you didn’t know already, I am not about that slippy lipstick all over my face kinda life – so I stuck to a safe true nude with a slight rose undertone. I’m so excited to actually try this one as the shade and packaging is giving me life rn, but will it live up to the hype? Hmmm we’ll soon see, eyy.

Maybelline Color Drama Lip Paint in 610 Stripped Down

Tati (aka GlamLifeGuru) reviewed the full collection of these babies on her YT channel recently, and that was it, I was sold. Not at all because I need to buy everything that Youtubers rave about (probs because they were sent them for free or get some form of commission on the product) but because I genuinely felt that she really enjoyed wearing them. This colour looked absolutely stunning on her, and looked very wearable for day to day. They had no samples to swatch in store *boo* so fingers crossed this looks just as good on me as it did on Tati…

NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in White

I’ve been keeping a keen eye out for this at my local NYX stand for bloody weeks now, and it was finally in stock when I popped in today – can I get a hell yeah? I have so many foundations that I’ve ordered over the internet and completely got the colour matches wrong, so I can’t wait to be able to use them. I’ve heard good things about this foundation mixer so I’ll be sure to update y’all via IG as soon as I’ve tried it out! (@holstayy)

NYX High Definition Blush in Beach Babe

 I was on the lookout for a brand new blush to try and saw this lil guy at the NYX counter, safe to say I fell in love after one swatch. It’s definitely more of a bronzer than a blush (sorry, not sorry), but it swatches the most beautiful golden glow and I just want to put it on my cheeks right now. And I will… as soon as I finish writing this post, promise.

NYX Prismatic Shadows in Frostbite

I already rant and rave about NYX’s Prismatic Shadow in Girl Talk in pretty much any blog post where I talk about my fave products, because it’s been my holy grail inner corner and cheekbone highlight for months now. The formula is so fab that I went looking for another shade to experiment with when I came across Frostbite, a holographic white shade that shifts a really pretty purple-y, blue. Could this possibly be a budget product for getting that cult holo-highlight look?

Which beauty products have you hauled recently?




  1. Lauren Victoria
    March 8, 2017 / 12:49 PM

    So many lovely products here and gorgeous photos as always! I really want to try that NYX blush and eyeshadows. They both look and sound so good xLauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      March 9, 2017 / 5:24 PM

      Thanks so much, Lauren! x

    March 8, 2017 / 2:10 PM

    i really want the same nyx blush but in the shade taupe, it's supposedly an amazing contour for pale skin! Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      March 9, 2017 / 5:25 PM

      I've heard that too! I'll have to try it some time! x

  3. Corinne & Kirsty
    March 9, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    Your pictures are amazing! I absolutely love your style. I really love Nyx! So cheap but so good! I have only tried their liquid lipstick though! You made me want to try more of their product! Loved your post! xx C&K

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      March 9, 2017 / 5:27 PM

      It's definitely worth trying some other bits, it's amazing! xo

  4. Gemma Louise
    March 11, 2017 / 2:48 PM

    The Colour Drama Lip Paints sound fab, I want one! Love a good drugstore haul! xxGemma Louise

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      March 11, 2017 / 5:39 PM

      Thanks for much for reading Gemma!Holly x

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