Four drug store dupes of high-end products every woman should own

The high end makes up products nowadays are all the range. From offering better pigmentation, to even longer lasting wear, the high end makes up has become more desirable to make up enthusiasts than its ever been before. However, such makeup can come up at a hefty price, with lipsticks being sold as high as £1,000. But fear not, below are four drug store dupes to some of the most popular high-end makeup products on the market:

1- W7 – In ‘Colour Me Bluff’ Palette

Price- £9.95
By far the cheapest dupe to the Urban Decay Naked palette, the W7 ‘Colour Me Bluff’ palette comes in 12 shades, which help to achieve a natural look. The palette is highly pigmented and comes in tin packaging, which bears similarity to the Naked palette.

2- Stargazer – ‘Deep blue shimmer’ lipstick
Price- £3.49

a waterproof pink eyelinerIf you can’t afford the Manic Panic After Blue lipstick, then you’ll love the Stargazer dupe! Although a lot less dark than the original, the dark blue shimmer lipstick is gentle on the lips and can still help you in pulling off an alternative look. Stargazer, like Manic Panic, is also cruelty-free and vegan.

3- Nyx – ‘Studio Perfect Primer in Green.’
Price- £10.00

With the Nyx Studio Perfect Primer in Green, you can achieve the same smooth foundation base that the Smash box ‘Photo Finish Colour Correcting Primer’ does, only for half the price. The primer helps to reduce redness and is also successful in making your makeup look last for longer.

4- Elf – ‘waterproof eyeliner in Black.’
Price- £3.00

One of the most lesser known dupes to the Bobbi Brown Ink Liner, Elf’s waterproof eyeliner in Black, is just as dark and has a far narrower tip, making it far easier to create a cat eye. The eyeliner is also durable and cruelty-free.

Changing Your Diet to Improve Your Immune System

When it comes to managing your health, a significant factor to consider is to strengthen your immune system. Keeping your immune system in good health is not just about keeping illnesses away. It’s also about combating existing diseases and other conditions correctly. There are many ways to improve immune system health, and one of the best options is to improve your diet with these immune-boosting choices.

Yoghurt

eat fruits to stay healthyA delicious snack option for immune system health is a cup of yoghurt. One cup of yoghurt contains probiotics or healthy bacteria that help combat harmful bacteria in your body and improve the overall health of your immune system. Several common ingredients in yoghurt such as fruits, berries and nuts also have beneficial effects on your immune system such as providing your body with plenty of vitamins and protein.

Green Tea

An excellent beverage option for immune system health is a nice hot cup of green tea. Not only is staying hydrated essential in staying healthy, but green tea also contains the antioxidant polyphenol, which improves your immune system. Just remember to keep milk out of your tea as the proteins within the milk will bind to the antioxidants and cause them to lose their beneficial effects on the immune system.

Spinach

Filled with vitamin C, antioxidants and beta-carotene, spinach is a great veggie for immune system support. Try to eat it raw as cooking it may destroy much of the nutritional value. Many people find it to be an excellent addition to a salad, but it can also stand on its own as a snack.

Fish

Most fish are loaded with selenium, which helps the body produce cytokines, a protein excreted by white blood cells that assist the body fight off viruses such as influenza. Certain fish, such as herring and salmon, also contain omega-3 fats, which reduce inflammation, help lessen the symptoms of bronchitis, colds and flu by opening nasal and throat passages and improves overall respiration.

You Are What You Eat

The old expression ‘You are what you eat’ sounds cliche and boring. However, if you’ve ever been on a diet before and lost weight, or if you’ve ever had success losing weight by eating salads, fruits and vegetables, you know it’s true. When we eat chocolate and fried foods- we feel disgusting, bloated, greasy. We get an upset stomach and we may have digestion problems. This only gets worse as we age. On the other hand, when we eat salads and vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains- our stomachs feel satisfied and we feel good about our choices. Not only do we feel good in our minds, but our bodies digest natural foods better. If our organs could talk, they’d say ‘Thank you for the nutritious vitamins, this makes me work well for you.’
Did you know that some ‘super foods’ act as natural medication to our organs and bodies, and help us heal from the inside out? Some of these super foods include:ginger root

Ginger: Strong antioxidants, strong anti-inflammatory, cures nausea and morning sickness, drastically lowers blood sugar, lowers blood pressure, helps with menstrual cramps and lowers cholesterol.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and calcium. You can sprinkle them on cereal or you can eat them plain. They can prevent heart disease.
Garlic: One clove of garlic contains the following::

Manganese: 23% of the RDA.
Vitamin B6: 17% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 15% of the RDA.
Selenium: 6% of the RDA.
Fiber: 1 gram.
and Decent amounts of Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron and Vitamin B1.

 

Aside from chasing away the vampires, garlic can also stave off the common cold, reduce risk of cancer, reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, detox the body and lower cholesterol- and must more.
Brussel Sprouts –Delicious when cooked with a little olive oil- and so good for you. Truly a super food packed with vitamin c, vitamin k, iron and fibre- great for heart health and digestion.

 

Legumes -Beans are actually good for weight loss. When you eat beans, your body and digestive system has to work to get to the fibre and break it down. You might have a little ‘gas’ on the side, but it’s a sign your body is working!
Artichokes -Artichokes are packed full of magnesium which is a mineral vital to more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body- including generating energy. It allows your muscles to work less hard during day to day activities and therefore increase your energy level!
strawberry Strawberries – Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and they are also extremely good for your skin as well. Their antioxidants help repair skin damaged by UV rays.

 

The above are just a few foods that show you that your body feeds off what you eat, and you are treating it kindly when you eat nutritious foods. Read up on some of your favourite fruits and vegetables and see their caloric makeup and how they help your body heal. You might be surprised. Give your body the gift of nutrition and it will thank you for it!