Budget Beauty Buys

It’s almost the end of the month but payday isn’t quite here yet. I don’t know about you but sometimes I just need a beauty pick me up and I can’t always wait until the 25th to feel cute. There’s a whole world out there that can cater to the makeup junkie without completely breaking the bank…

There’s a big misconception that all lower priced cosmetics are bad quality but this past year I’ve developed a new appreciation for make up that costs much less than its glamourous competitors. Of course, some are cheap beyond the prices but I’ve found that others can offer the same and sometimes more quality than ones we pay more for. As much as I love my pricier products, they’re usually a treat for me or because they’re must have that I haven’t found any other brand offering. And with all sorta of other expenses becoming a reality in my life, I still want to look cute on a budget. Surely I’m not the only one?

So I went a lil crazy at Dischem this past weekend and instead of getting a couple of pick me ups, I got a whole bunch of goodies at the fraction of the price. Here’s my haul:

Clockwise from top left:

L.A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencil in Beach Resort R15

L.A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bronze Shimmer R15

L.A. Colours Chunky Lip Pencil in Warm Caramel R35

Passion nail polish R22

L.A. Colours Chunky Lip Pencil in Spice R35

Catrice lipstick 370 R70

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Colour in Red Velvet (from Clicks) R40

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Colour in Mauve Outta Here (from Clicks) R40

L.A Girl Luxury Creme Lip Colour in Cherish R25

L.A Girl Luxury Creme Lip Colour in Dreamer R25

L.A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencil in Desert Sun R15

L.A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencil in Tropical Bliss R15

L.A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencil in Popsicle R15

I’m currently most excited about the lip crayons from L.A. Colours and my latest nail polish addition from I think Dischem’s own brand Passion. 

I haven’t yet tried the Wet n Wild lippies but I’ve heard such great things about them and the fact that they were only R35 (!!!) topped it off. I actually got these from Clicks. So far they’re at selected stores so I got mine from Rosebank.

Watch out for this monthly segment to save some bucks in your beauty box 😉

What’s your favourite budget beauty buy?




  1. April 21, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Love Dischem! I bought the Passion Nail Polish (in red) a few months ago and haven't been disappointed.

    I'm new to this "girly stuff" so I've started with the cheaper brands first, hehe. Will definitely try the LA lip colour.

  2. April 21, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    i love a bargain. *as i run to Dischem*

    Thanx for sharing


  3. April 21, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    What are the colors of the lipstick and nail polish you have on in the picture?

    • Anonymous
      April 24, 2015 / 5:01 pm

      I'm sure she mentioned the lip colour in the pic, also in the detailed list. Maybe read the entire post? She's made an efort to include all the details for us..

      Aisha, great post, lotsa help there for us broke ones! Thanx a lot, keep sharing lovving these beauty posts!

  4. April 21, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    What if I bang into your house tonight…lol

    Sadly I tried this 'luv touch' brand in TZ… I found the price okay so got myself some lipsticks but hey, nothing of how it's advertised or people speak of.

    Still on a mission though…lol

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