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Friday, 16 June 2017
I went shopping at Wilko!
I recently treated myself to these great value Wilko goodies. I found some gorgeous items, particularly the Essence Rainbow Highlighter which I had been looking out for, and my whole basket totalled only £7.50. Essence Shine and Sheer lipstick: £2
This beautiful lipstick is really a tinted lip balm: extremely moisturising and comfortable to wear, with a glossy hint of colour.
It is so hydrating, looks fresh and shiny for Summer and at only £2 this is one of my favourite, affordable lip products.
It is available in 9 shades although the colour is only subtle on the lips as you can see, so I'm not sure how different they would look from each other. This would be a fantastic first lipstick for young makeup enthusiasts as it looks quite grown-up in the tube but only gives the lips a wash of moisturising colour. I am a much older makeup enthusiast and love it too!
Skin Therapy Gentle Facial Scrub: £1
I bought this as a replacement for Boots Botanics All Bright Face Scrub which I have used up. In contrast to the Boots scrub which contains fairly chunky pieces of natural exfoliators, this is an extremely gentle scrub .
The texture of this is creamy with tiny sand-like grains of exfoliant. Having used it for a week or so now, I think it is actually TOO gentle for my preference, as it doesn't show the results around my nose pores that other scrubs do. If you have sensitive skin and are looking for an affordable skincare range then this might be a good one to try. Skin Therapy has a cleanser, toner, facewash, wipes and light moisturiser available at Wilko all priced at £1 or less.
Kiss Lip Scrub: £1
This yummy-smelling little pot of lip scrub only cost £1. Its texture is dry, like granulated sugar, so you need to add a bit of moisture to work it into the lips.
I dampen my finger and dip it into the product, then rub it onto my lips each morning. I have never used a lip scrub before and I have found it really helps to keep my lips from flaking. This means that lip products of all kinds stay on longer and look better.
Essence Prismatic Rainbow Glow Highlighter £3.50
I was so excited to see this at my local Wilko for such a great price. I don't even wear a lot of highlighter but it is such a pretty item to own and play with.
If you wanted to get maximum value out of this and could fit a small brush into each section, the pink and peach highlight shades could be worn as shimmery blushes. The blue and yellow could be used to add dimension to eyeshadows or as single highlighters.
Swirled together they create a reflective highlighter with elements of all the colours giving a very pretty effect.
I was really pleased to find all these great items at such affordable prices and will no doubt be returning to find some more bargains soon. Have I mentioned any of your favourites here?