Thursday, 13 July 2017

eBay Beauty Bargains




Hey Guys,

So I know for those of you who follow me on instagram (@aminaali_mua), this post has been a long time coming, and I've finally managed to sit down and write it. A couple of months ago I purchased a few items from eBay and then went ahead and purchased some more, so this is a little round up of some great finds, all of which are under £6, if can you believe it?!

1. Phone Selfie Ringlight - (£5.88)


The first thing I need to talk about is this fantastic ring light. No it is not going to give you the effect an actual ring light does, but they cost around £200, are 10x the size and I don't have that kind of money! What it does do is enhance the pictures I have been taking. It is a great little gadget that adds radiance to any photo. It has three light settings and I paid a little extra for this particular one because it is rechargeable. I would 100% recommend this!

2. 4 Piece Eyeshadow Blending Set - (£2.99)




I first heard about this set on Safiyah Tasneem's blog in her eBay brushes under £5 post (click here), She hadn't reviewed them herself, but had linked to them. What stood out to me about these were that they were natural hair and when 'MAC dupes' gets mentioned I had to try them for myself. Overall, they are decent brushes. They pick up product well and blend eyeshadows nicely. The range of shape and size make them great for creating different eyeshadow looks. However, the brushes were a lot less dense than I anticipated. To the point where there was literally a gap in the ferrule. Because of this, I think the fall out of the bristles will be quite high and don't think they will last very long after regular washing. However, for now, they do the job.



I originally had a brush egg but this just wasn't cutting it, especially after I have had a few clients in a day. I needed something a bit bigger to clean my brushes on. This mat does the job and is just the right size. It has different patterns within it for cleansing different brush sizes and also a rinsing section. It also has suction pads on the bottom so it doesn't slip around on the bottom of the sink. Would I recommend? YES.

4. Highlighter Brush - (99p)


I had been looking for a brush of a similar size for a long time but I didn't want to have to pay the price tag. When I saw this one on eBay for 99p I thought there was no harm in giving it a go. It has synthetic bristles and actually seems to pick the product up reasonably well considering. The size of it is just right for highlighting that cheekbone and I have been enjoying using it on myself. It could also be used to blend out a contour. I'm not totally convinced on this one though and am still on the hunt for a better one. Can't complain for the price though!

5. 3 pairs false lashes - (£1.65)


First of all, these are very different to the eyelashes that were advertised on the eBay website. However I had seen Iqra from The Blushing Giraffe wear them and thought they looked amazing on her, so bought them anyway. The biggest difference I noticed was the length. These are a little shorter than the ones that are advertised however still a decent false eyelash. What I will say is the band is quite thick and the lashes don't curl as much as I would like them too. They definitely need curling before applying and because of the thick band I had to fidget with them a little before I got them to sit right. It's worth giving them a go because of the price, however I don't think I will be purchasing again, as I don't think they suit my eye shape and I don't have the patience to fuss over my lash application!




Yes guys that is 12 brushes for under £3! Not bad I hear you say? If I am completely honest, I totally bought these by mistake thinking they were the set below. Silly me. They have a great range of styles to create fabulous make-up looks. It is harder to pick up product and to blend, however it is do-able. I love that they are pink and rose gold and this really drew me towards them. They would make a great little starter set, or in my case, blog prop, however if you are willing to spend a pound and few pennies more, I would scroll down to the piece de resistance!




These are the ones guys. Again thank you to Safiyah for recommending them as they are such a bargain and fabulous at that! They pick up product beautifully and are great to blend with. I particularly like the small blending brush (6th from the right) for creating cut crease looks. It also contains a rounded blending brush (2nd from right) and flat blending brush (2nd from left). This is a great set and can't recommend it enough. I have had a little fall out, but nothing to worry about, and I would say the precision cut of the brushes isn't the best, but I resolved this issue by cutting them into shape myself! Buy, buy, buy.

So that's my post guys! I hope you like some of the picks and let me know if you have any bargain eBay buys as I am always on a look out!

Amina xx

24 comments:

  1. Love this post because I love me some ebay bargains!! You know you're a makeup addict when... You have everything in this post! Haha! Aren't those brushes amazing! I need to buy myself a back up set xxx

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    1. I knew you would have them Annie! You are an addict!

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  2. These are amazing finds! I love the Phone ring light, it's perfect for selfies or blog photos

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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    1. Yes it has really helped up my game when it comes to makeup shots! X

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  3. I've been looking for a highlighter brush like the pink one too! That has gone straight into my basket!! xx

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    1. It's pretty right! Let me know what you think of it xx

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  4. eBay can be an amazing place for finding bargains! The selfie light looks amazing and I've brought amazing brushes from their before too and loved them! Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara šŸŒ»šŸ‚www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. You're welcome! I had no idea there were so many fab products on there x

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  5. These are some of my favourite types of posts! I've just been and added the silicone mat to my basket, what a great find! xo

    Hanney | www.blogabouthanney.com

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    1. Oh yey so glad you found it useful! I love the mat it just makes cleaning brushes so much easier x

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  6. I love eBay! I also find lots of bargains on there - especially with phone cases & make up brushes! This was a great post! I may go on eBay now and find myself some new wee bargain buys!

    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. Go and spoil yourself! The best thing is it doeant even cost that much x

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  7. I love this post!! I've got that exact brush cleaning mat!!☺️ Perfect bargain!!

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    1. Yey same same matching ❤️šŸ˜˜

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  8. These are fab bargains and would make amazing blog props are you mentioned !
    Definitely need to explore eBay again :)

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    1. Some make great props but some are fab for using too! X

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  9. I love eBay, I buy so much of my stuff from there!

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  10. As I need to save, I think I'll be using this post as a guide for where to go; thank you for sharing x

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  11. Who would've thought you could get these products for less than £6?! Bargainacious!

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  12. What a lovely post. I personally not much of a makeup person, but I'm interested in checking out that camera light! Thanks for the review!

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  13. I've been waiting for this post forever so Thank You! I'll be buying the silicone sponge for sure. What a bargain!

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  14. The 12 piece brush sets are calling my name. Thanks for the in depth reviews, my brushes are knackered, the enamel is coming off the handle and some have broke, haha. Most of my brushes are from 2008/2009 šŸ˜‚

    Great post lovely and the photography is šŸ‘ŒšŸ½

    Lima
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  15. Aaah, these are great finds! I love the little brush cleaning tool, it sounds like it works a treat xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  16. i really want to get my hands on one of those ring lights, they seem so useful!

    Abigail Alice x

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