I've decided to do this collective haul of things I've bought over the past couple of weeks, and share with you what I've purchased from both Boots and Superdrug. I haven't used all of these, but I'll share my opinions on things that I have.
Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner (Rose Scented)
I've been looking for a new shampoo and conditioner to use, and considered getting this one before. When I seen they were half price in boots at around £1.87 each, I decided to just get them to see what they were like, and I'm glad I did. It's SO nice! They smell bloody amazing, and they're just seriously good. I used them for the first time this morning, and I love them already. I usually have to use quite a lot shampoo for my hair, but I used half of the amount because it just lathered up straight away, and the conditioner made my hair softer than it's ever been! The shampoo is really good, but the conditioner is the best I've used. Plus the packaging is cute. What more can you ask for?
UTAN Self Tan Mousse in Medium California Sun with Body Sculpting Technology
Every time I go in Boots, I always look in the clearance bit, not because I'm cheap or anything, but I've found some absolute bargains in there before and this is one of them. I picked this up for £5, when the retail price is £25.50! I usually use St. Moriz, and was looking for something new, so I decided to give this a try and I'm so glad I did. It gives amazing colour, and develops into a beautiful, even, deep tan which I adore. The only downside is that I'm gonna have to pay the full price next time, so I'm gonna go to Boots whilst they still have it and stock up!
Garnier Micellar Water
After seeing this product being raved about, I decided to pick it up in Superdrug, and it was half price, so I'm not sure of the price but it was no more than £2.50 (I think). I actually haven't tried this yet, as I still have my B. micellar water which I'm gonna use up before I use this one, but I'm excited to try a new brand.
Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation
I have been using this foundation for about 4 weeks and I picked it up in Superdrug for £11.99. I have fell deeply in love with it and I wouldn't even be exaggerating as to saying it's very close to becoming my holy grail foundation! It really is one of those does what it says on the tin products. I've struggled in the past to find a flawless foundation, but this is perfect. Although it's 3 in 1, I still use both primer and concealer, but I feel like it just enhances the foundation. It covers all of my blemishes and under the skin spots. I just love it. End of.
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
I've been looking for a new mascara to try that wasn't too expensive, so when I seen Max Factor was on 3 for 2 in Superdrug, I decided to try this one out. As I wear false eyelashes everyday, I don't rely on a mascara being amazing as such, but I was rather disappointed with this one. It'll do just to apply a coat before my falsies, but I was expecting a bit more. At £6.99, there are definitely other mascaras on the market for the same price which do a much better job.
Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in Angel Pink
My friend Amy has been using these lipsticks for a while now, and she has this shade. When I tried some of hers on, I knew I had to get it! I'm terrible for biting my lips and they're always chapped, so I have a love hate relationship with lipsticks, as they cling to the chapped bits and make it look terrible sometimes. But this lipsticks contains moisturiser (or chapstick I think), so it's super kind to my lips and they've improved massively since using it. And the colour is a gorgeous, shimmery, baby pink colour, but it's really subtle and simply beautiful.
Natural Collection Loose Powder & Eye Shadows
After my NYC loose powder ran out, I was looking for a new one. I decided to try this one from the Natural Collection, and I actually really like it. My NYC powder used to cling to my foundation, bringing out any imperfections in my face, but the Natural Collection sits nicely on my face and does the job. And at the price of £1.99, I can't complain!
I also picked up 2 eye shadows, as Natural Collection was on a 3 for £5 offer in Boots. I got my usual eyebrow colour, which is Crushed Almond (which I've talked about in a previous blog post) and I got this gorgeous colour in the shade Sky. It's such a lovely colour, and goes on a kind of bluey-silvery tone, which I love.
And that's everything I've picked up recently. Sorry I didn't do any swatches or anything for this post, but the lighting wasn't doing them any justice when I took the photos!
Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this post, and if there's any which you would like to see, such as a makeup look including these products.
Love, B x