Thursday, 29 August 2013

Barbie on a Budget: Cheap Cheats, UK Bargain Buys and Treat of the Week

Thursday, Thursday got to get down on Thursday.... With a bargain...

Cheap Cheats
You can't afford varnish? I don't believe you... Everyone can afford varnish... But if you insist on being stingy here's how to make your varnishes go the extra mile:

1) More coats - Thinner layers:

 If you like having your nails painted you should already know it's not all about slopping on a thick layer, it's getting good thin even coverage and building the layers up. Drying time is quicker, your nails are less likely to smudge and you don't waste as much varnish...

2) Gloopy Polish - Get a Thinner:

OK Sorry. You have to pay (£6) for this one... but well worth the money. If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well. I'm sure you have all been told to add nail varnish remover to gloopy nail varnishes. Don't. This is pretty hit and miss - trust me I know... what you need to get is a Nail Varnish Thinner, Specially Designed to Battle the Gloop!
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3) Keep your cool - Fridge it!

(So Jessica from takes it a bit to extreme's..

A chemist said so!  "The cosmetic chemist Mort Westman explains that refrigeration reduces solvent evaporation and pigment caking and settling." Put that in your pipe and smoke it... It Extends the Life Time of your varnish and Maintains the Colour, so it's not good putting your gloopy stuff in their, but a good way to Look After any Special Buys!

Bargain of the week:

Models Own - 2 for £8 @ Boots

Did you use to get those Fingo Scented Gel Pens at school? I still do, I order them off of amazon... Anyways! Models Own are doing Scented Varnishes AND their part of the 2 for £8 offer, which is a little out of my budget... but it has too be done?!

Bargain Buys:

Bargain buys @

2 True - 2 for £6
Accessorize - 2 for £5 (Selected)
Andrea Fulterton -
B. - Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 Price
Barry M - 3 for 2
Bourjois - Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 Price
Collection 2000 - Discounted (Selected)
GOSH - Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 Price
L'oreal - 3 for 2
Look -  2 for £6
MaX Factor - Discounted (Selected Minatures)
Maybelliene - 2 for £5 (Selected)
MUA Pro - 2 for £5 (Selected)
Miss Sporty - 3 for 2
NYC - Discounted (Selected)
Sally Hansen - Discounted nail care
Revlon - Discounted (Selected)
Rimmel - Buy 1 Get 1 1/2 Price

17 - £1.99 & £2.99 (Selected)
Barry M - Buy 1 get 1 half price
Bourjois - 3 for 2 (Selected)
Lancome - Free gift when you buy 2/3 products
L'Oreal - 2 for £14 and £1 off Selected Items
MaxFactor - 3 for 2 (Selected)
Maybelliene - 3 for 2 (Selected)
Miss Sporty - 3 for £5 (Selected)
Models Own - 2 for £8 (Selected)
Natural Collection 3 for £5 (Selected)
No.7 - Buy 1 get 1 half price
Revlon - 2 for £10 
Rimmel - Discounted (Selected)

Treat of the week:
Barry M Yellow Topaz Stone - I bought this the otherday... So So So In-Love, review going up Saturday, gets a mention in tomorrows post too... It is Just Fab. Glams up Any Polish, great for doing Glitter Gradients. Any varnish collections Must -Have! (£2.99 - Boots or Superdrug)

Hope you Enjoyed this post again!
Let me know if you have any questions and if there is anything you'd like to see featured in Budget- Style.

World Peace .\/..

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