So if you know me you know I love a bargain! What better place for a bargain than POUNDLAND!

When I first moved to London and was broke all the time I got a LOT of what I needed from my local POUNDLAND; groceries, homewares, cleaning supplies, they had nearly everything I needed… and occasionally things I didn’t but could justify splashing out on because well it’s POUNDLAND!

If you go frequently you can score some amazing finds for cheap. I tend to go looking for brand name makeup and American snackfoods I can’t generally find in the UK.

Last week I visited the two locations in Camden, they’re only a few blocks apart so it’s well worth visiting them both in a single trip.

This time the pay off was MASSIVE! I spent 10£ and got TEN BRAND NAMES MAKEUP ITEMS!



  • 2x Revlon Eyeliners in 06 Aubergine and 07 Aquamarine (RRP £7.99)
  • 2x N.Y.C ‘Showtime Velvet’ Eyeliners in 952 Black Wine and 953 Black Brown (RRP £1.99)
  • 3x TIGI Lipsticks in Happiness, Splendour, and Beauty (RRP £7.99)
  • 1x Rimmel ‘Stay Blushed’ Liquid Cheek Tint in 003 Peach Flush (RRP £3)
  • 1x Rimmel ‘Royal Blush’ Cream Blush in 002 Majestic Pink (RRP £3)
  • 1x Rimmel ‘Good to Glow’ Highlighter in 001 Notting Hill Glow (RRP £3)

So I’m obsessed with the lipsticks. Their absolutely stunning on their own as a glittery semi-sheer lip tint or on top of another colour to give a shimmery 90s vibe.

The blushers are really nice. They’re super smooth and creamy. I’d never used cream blusher before so this was a great chance to give it a try without spending much money!

The eyeliners are super glam and creamy, I have a soft spot for NYC makeup because it was what I could afford and wore as a teenager.

The Highlighter is actually amazing. I struggled to find a highlight the RIGHT colour. I’m really pale, and most highlighters are either too pink or too gold, a friend recently let me in on a pale girl secret; BLUE TONES. It changed my life tbh. I’ve been mixing a blue cream eyeshadow one of my too pink highlighters to achieve the desired effect… but now I have the perfect shade pre-mixed!

This isn’t the first time I’ve scored great finds, in the past I’ve found makeup from Models Own, Calvin Klein, Sally Hansen, and more! I really cant recommend POUNDLAND enough. Sometimes, to be honest, you won’t find a single thing, and other times you’ll leave with arms loaded with treasures! For me it’s all about the thrill of the hunt and fining a real bargain!

LEFT: lipsticks TOP RIGHT: liners BOTTOM RIGHT: blusher


Author: Gwendolyn Faker

There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight. -Gertrude Jekyll (29/11/1843 – 8/12/1932)

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