Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Body Shop & Boots Mini Haul

On Sunday, I went up town to just browse (looking for Christmas ideas for myself and for others) and ended up getting a one thing from Boots and one thing from The Body Shop for myself! Oops!

White Musk Libertine Body Wash (£6.50)
I actually got this as a freebie,  so I didn't really buy it but hey. At first I wasn't really sure I was going to like this as I'm not a fan of floral scents but this is really nice and not overpowering at all! Although it's a floral musk, it does have sweet notes into it too which really works. Also, the packaging is really pretty; it is a plastic, pink ombre bottle with a white and sliver pop-up lid. If you are in The Body Shop, I recommend you smell this if you like musky scents. I think it'll be great for Autumn/Winter!

Superfacialist By Una Brennan Rose Intense Moisture Mask (£8.99)
I don't know about anyone else, but my skin has been really dry over the past few weeks and I can only imagine how bad it's going to get as we creep into the Winter months. When I saw Ferdie (ferdies-place) talk about this product in this post, I instantly wanted to try it out! I have a lot of deep cleaning masks but nothing that just add hydration back to my skin. It smells like distinctively of roses (as it would imply), which normally I wouldn't be very fond of but it's not too strong and as it is for sensitive skin I doubt it will break you out. I'm really excited to use this and I will put up a review if anyone is interested!

That's everything that I got! What have you been buying recently? Have tried any of these products?


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Lip Saviour

 I spoke about the Burt Bees Lip Balm (mine is in honey) in my August Favourites, since then my lips have been through hell and back and I think it's only fair that I give it more recognition than I already have! During September my lips had a bad reaction to something (not sure what) but it completely dried out my lips and add on top the changing seasons, my lips were dry, red and very sore. It was impossible to wear any type of lipstick, it was really painful!

If it wasn't obvious already, this stuff saved my lips! It rescued my red, dry and sore lips in a matter of days (using it at every opportunity I got!). It feels really light on the lips which is nice because it doesn't make them feel greasy or heavy but it still kept them moisturised, plump and soothed. It sinks into the lips quickly so it's great for during the day or before applying your lipstick. It also smells fantastic and not too overpowering which some scented balms can be.

The only problem I have with this product is that the balm is really hard making it hard to apply across the lips, sometimes it feels like I haven't put any on. But I usually kept my in my college bag so it softens up a bit.

I'm not sure what sets it aside from other lip balms, but it was brilliant at helping my lips recover from that horrible reaction. It's pretty inexpensive at £3.69, it's easy to throw into my bag and just apply throughout the day! I'd really recommend this for anyone who suffers from dry lips.

What's your favourite lip balm? What other burts bees product do you like? Let me know!


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

September Favourites

Okay, here is the generic "where did September go?!" that I tend to do every monthly favourites but I mean it this time, It's honestly flown by! I can't even remember what I did this month apart from go to  college so picking this months favourites was difficult!

1. Batiste Hint Of Colour Dry Shampoo (£3.99)

I love Batiste dry shampoo, it's so handy when you needs a bit of texture, volume and 'freshness' to your hair. So I've been using the Hint of Colour dry shampoo by Batiste to do exactly that!  It doesn't leave that horrible white powder on hair like the original ones do. It's handy for college/work/lazy days because I can just spray it, rub it in and be done with it! It also smells good too, bonus!

2. Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream (£3.99)

My skin wasn't very happy in September (I'm thinking due to weather change) and I had dry patches and spots popping up around my t-zone for about 2 weeks! I rediscovered this cleanser in my collection and it was great to use my skin! breaks down my make up amazingly (even waterproof eyeliner and mascara) and leaves my skin feeling soft and not dried out and raw. Also has natural AHA's in it, so it mildly exfoliates the skin too. Not saying it cleared up my spots and dryness but it helped and I've noticed a massive improvement to skin since using this!

3. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz (£42.00)
Again, this was something that was lost in my collection but rediscovered! I'm obsessed with this highlighter, it add a gorgeous glow to my cheeks and gives an ever so subtle pink sheen too. What I love is that it doesn't make me look like a disco ball compared to some highlighters I have! I really like this paired with the Rimmel blush in Santa Rose too, my favourite cheek combo!

4. Clinique High Impact Mascara (£16.50)
High-end mascaras don't really appeal to me as high-street ones fit the bill fine for me but this is incredible! I don't know what sets it apart from other mascaras but it really does lengthen, add volume, defines and separates amazingly! It just makes my lashes look 100x times better compared to any other mascara I've used, high-street or high-end!  If you haven't tried this, I highly recommend that you do!

5. Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in #08 (£5.49)
I've been loving this lipstick throughout September and I'm sure I'll love it throughout October too! I did a review of it here, if you are interested! It's a beautiful rosey, my lips but better (ugh) shade that is really easy to wear. The formula is really creamy, pigmented, non drying and a great autumnal shade!

That's everything I've been enjoying beauty wise last month, what are your favourites? Let me know!
© Lucy Sprowell

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