18 July 2011

Crazy ‘Bout Catrice: Mini Haul and NOTD in Welcome To The Jungle

I am physically incapable of passing my local chemist without popping in for a little somethin’ somethin’ from my favourite budget beauty brand, Catrice – and this weekend was no exception.
Having admired the hot pink NARS lippie that the super-stylish Rosemary MacCabe was sporting on Friday evening, I was immediately drawn to this Ultimate Colour lipstick in #110, Pink Me Up. At just under three euro, you could almost get 10 of these babies for the price of one, admittedly lovely, bullet of NARS.

I also snapped up this liquid eyeliner in black for just under €4, seduced by the ‘innovative felt tip for precise application' along with the quirky name, 'Dating Joe Black'.

Swatches of Pink Me Up and Dating Joe Black 

But my star purchase was definitely the beautiful nail colour I’m wearing today. Part of this summer’s Papagena collection, Welcome To The Jungle is a rich, glossy olive with gold shimmer that set me back a teeny tiny €2.79. For a polish this pretty and this easy to apply, I would easily pay five times that amount. But I’m delighted I don’t have to J

This is an absolutely stunning shade which, while much darker and nowhere near a dupe, still reminded me of Chanel’s latest must-have shade, the green-gold and much coveted Peridot.
I used two coats and finished with a coat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri top coat for a super shiny, perfectly opaque finish.

What about you, what's your favourite budget beauty brand?
And did you make any beauty buys this weekend?

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