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April 08, 2013

With my last $10.00 I would buy.. | Part One

A blogging friend of mine, Sarah from More Than Adored, recently started a weekly series on her blog, With Your Last $10.00. Basically it's a compilation of super affordable products that she would recommend you pick up, even if you're super broke and need to limit your weekly retail therapy to only $10.00.

After reading Sarah's (click here to see her first 'With Your Last $10' post) I emailed her to see if she would mind if I did something similar here on Born to Buy. Being someone who's just finished studying and is currently unemployed, I'm on a super tight budget so this is absolutely perfect for me and my current situation. Thankfully, the lovely Sarah said yes so here I am! I won't be uploading these posts as often as Sarah because, well, I don't have that many products under $10.00, but I already have a second planned!
Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder
This product doesn't quite compare to the MAC Studio Fix Powder but it's a very, very close second. I use this to blot my face, set foundation and add additional coverage if and where needed. 
This isn't actually under $10 (oops) but, at $11.40 at Priceline, it's under $10 when on sale

Maybelline Baby Lips in Anti-Oxidant Berry
This lip balm is an absolute staple for me. It's featured here on Born to Buy a lot, purely because I love it so much. It's a fantastic product and so affordable. 
This product is $3.99 at Priceline

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in #103 
The only lipstick I have from Rimmel (yes, at all - I don't know how!) is the Matte Lipstick in #103, a dusty pink, but it's absolutely beautiful. I want to pick up more from the the matte and original lipstick lines. They're super affordable and amazing quality.
Again, this isn't actually under $10 (oops) but, at $11.95 at Priceline, it's under $10 when on sale

Soap and Glory Hand Food Hand Cream 
This hand cream is absolutely amazing and such great value. For a review, click here.
A 50mL tube of this retails for $5.95 at Kit Cosmetics 

Ulta3 Lipstick in Coral Reef
This is the only Ulta3 lipstick I own but I've heard great things about a lot of them. This is a super bright coral colour that's opaque with one or two swipes.
These lipsticks can be bought from Terry White Chemists for $2.95 

Mode Cosmetics Matte Top Coat*
This top coat can easily switch up the finish of any nail polish. It's a great product. 
This nail polish is $2.45 and can be purchased at selected pharmacies Australia wide

Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in #103 | Ulta3 Lipstick in Coral Reef

So this is the first in a series of 'With my last $10.00 I would buy..' posts. It was surprisingly easy to decide what I'd buy, as I love each of these products! Now, my question is, what would YOU buy? Comment below! 

* - Indicates products that were provided for review or as a PR sample. This has not influenced my thoughts on the product at all. All opinions are my own.

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  1. What a great idea :) love this post!
    I love the rimmel lipsticks too, so amazing and so cheap!

    1. They're great, aren't they? How have I not got them all by now?! I picked up another one today and I know it won't be my last! x

  2. Great series! I'd probably do this as a once off tag because I'm too lazy haha but I look forward to seeing what you and Sarah come up with!

  3. Oooo fantastic!
    I really want to try the Australis powder everybody raves about it! And the hand food too, I really have never found a hand cream I liked..
    Great post :) love what you came up with!

  4. i really have to go and get myself one of these soap and glory hand food creams! and the ulta3 lippys:)
    love this post!

    xox Erin

  5. I love reading posts like this! I'm saving money so whenever I spend anything on beauty products, it has to be cheap. I really need to find that Mode matte top coat! I've got a post similar to this coming later in the week - I went to priceline with a $10 budget and managed to buy 3 makeup products :D


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