Drugstore Beauty Stars on a Budget


Hi Everyone,

Things have been pretty busy lately  so I’m always looking for things to keep me going. Now most times these things involve my lovely partner, close friends, a hot bath or a good book.  But hey, I am a material girl so little beauty stars can also make my day 🙂

I have been paying some visits to Boots the past few weeks and I have discovered some brilliant beauty products that are also on a budget, so win-win!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 

Several bloggers and vloggers have been writing and talking about how good this product is so I was intrigued to try it especially given its budget price. And I have to say that I’m smitten. I love the way it matches my skin as most concealers give me a reverse-panda look and it provides great coverage without feeling too heavy.

Max Factor Ageless Elixir


I am so impressed with this 2 in 1 foundation/serum! I am not sure its anti-aging formula actually works (I like to think it does) but it is bloody amazing as a foundation! Its velvety coverage is flawless yet so light on the face and it smells so good! It also has an SPF15 which is always great. Real gem and will be definitely repurchasing!

Collection Illuminating & Reviving

Eye Primer

Now I have to admit that this is the first eye primer I have ever used!!! I know right?

I just wasn’t sure it was an essential to my beauty regime but reading more and more about them as well as the fact that I was trekking my eye shadow all the way down to my chin after 8 hours in the office, made me decide it was about time to get one.

I had made my research and was going for an Urban Decay one. But then I tried the Collection concealer mentioned above and was so impressed. So I thought, “what if I can get an equally good product at a much better price?” As I said this is my first primer so can’t really compare it to anything else but I for one am well and truly impressed! It enhanced the pigmentation of my eye-shadows massively and they stay in place for hours! Love it.

L’Oreal Paris Super Star Mascara

I am very picky with my mascaras. Veeeery picky. And this has a lot to do with the fact that my eye lashes haven’t been gifted with either length or volume. Add to this an unfortunate case of cutting my own eye lashes-don’t ask!- and you’ll get where  I’m coming from. So being impressed by a mascara doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the first time I tried this mascara I wasn’t very happy with it. It’s great for length OK, but what about volume? I don’t want my lashes to look like a daddy long legs! But then  I tried it on again, this time being patient enough to apply the product properly and that was when the magic happened! This super star gives lovely long eye-lashes that don’t clump together, stays put for a long, long time but it’s not a nightmare to take off-always a plus.

What are your own drugstore must haves these days?


Eleni xx




  1. June 16, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I am with you on the Collection concealer, I am loving it! That mascara sounds really nice as well 🙂

    • June 17, 2016 / 6:12 am

      It s brilliant isn’t it? It really is good and I m guessing it looks even better on people with a bit more volume on their lashes than mine. Thanks for stopping by lovely, have a great weekend x

      • June 17, 2016 / 6:47 am

        It is, on my repurchase list when I run out for sure! Thanks, you too x

  2. June 16, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I feel like UK drugstore products are better than what we get here in Canada! I wish we had Max Factor! One drugstore item I’ve been enjoying lately has been the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara – really great for length and volume!

    • June 17, 2016 / 6:16 am

      Really? Well unfortunately I haven’t been to Canada but one of my best friends was born there and when we were teenagers I was always jealous of her Canadian beauty goodies ☺️ I guess we all what what we can’t have haha! Oh you know I was between the L Oreal mascara and the Maybelline Sensational one so I will definitely try it after the L’Oreal s finished! Thanks for reading, have a lovely weekend 😘

    • June 17, 2016 / 6:10 am

      Thank you lovely ☺️ I just did, so jealous of your new haul!!

      • June 18, 2016 / 3:36 am

        Haha… Thank you so much. So sweet of you 😃😍💕

  3. June 16, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Ohh that mascara sounds really good! Lovely post! I’m really enjoying reading through your blog x considering the types of things you blog about I think you might just like my blog too, if you get a chance why not take a peak?

    Thanks, can’t wait to see more from you

    • June 17, 2016 / 7:31 am

      Hey lovely! Happy Friday ☺️ Thanks so much for reading, I visited your blog and it s great! Love your summer outfit 😉x

      • June 17, 2016 / 8:03 am

        Happy Friday to you too! You’re so welcome, it was really great! Thank you! I really appreciate it 😉

  4. June 17, 2016 / 9:40 am

    I’m a great fan of collection products and especially, I religiously use their lasting perfection concealer in my day to day life and I love it a lot

  5. June 17, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    I have the collection concealer too! It’s my holy grail xx

  6. September 3, 2016 / 7:57 am

    I can’t help but splurge on makeup so often- but these budget friendly ideas are great! Excellent article! Btw, for anyone on a budget, try the Ibotta App- it helps me save money and earn Cash on purchases, plus you can get $10 for signing up using code: apbnfta

    • November 7, 2016 / 9:38 am

      I’ve been very happy with it! Let me know how you find it xx

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