Saturday, 15 November 2014

Pretty Hurts...

We all start off our makeup collections so innocently. A mascara here, a blusher there, and then before you know it, your everyday makeup consists of a groaning amount of products and an eye-watering price tag. Ouch. So I totted up the value of my makeup bag. The results? Painful…

  • Nivea Rich Moisturising Day Cream Dry/Sensitive - £4.19
  • Physician’s Formula Conceal RX – equivalent £6.06
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19
  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser - £29
  • Sheer Cover Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation - £19.95
  • No.7 Stay Perfect Smoothing Eye Shadow - £8.00
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette - £33.30
  • 2True Effortless Eye Liner - £1.99
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer - £27
  • NARS Orgasm Blush - £22.50
  • Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express - £7.99
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle - £23

Total Value: £187.17

And this is just from the makeup that I tend to use everyday, of course I have other products that I switch in and out. But I'm not the only one. After a quick scout around the office, I discovered that I am not alone in my addiction. In fact my everyday beauty stash was fairly average compared with my co-workers.

In conclusion, yes we suffer for beauty, but perhaps not in the way people would expect. No painful heels for me, or ouch-inducing injections. Nope, beauty buffs everywhere endure a purse-pounding, wallet-whacking, coin-crushing, pound-pounching pursuit for beauty. Yes my friends, Pretty Hurts.

If you fancy totting up your beauty stash, why not share how much your "Pretty Hurts" in the comments below!

Love Elle xo 


  1. It is terrible how quickly makeup adds up! My every day face is only about £120... But my overall makeup is probably quite steep!

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    1. It's crazy! I know, I'd hate to think how much our whole collections tot up to…

  2. I've done the same with my make up recently, it's scary isn't it? I've also nominated you for the 'One Lovely Blogger Award', check out my post at or find me one my twitter @sometimesclumsy love Lizzie xx

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