Thursday, 28 November 2013

Boots Haul

So, Boots is still having 3 for 2 on pretty much everything and I just couldn't resist getting a 'few' things. Let just get right into it!

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation - (£6.99)
By far one of my favourite foundations that I always repurchase! It has light to medium coverage, SPF, great for my dry skin and it actually has a shade light enough for my ghostly complexion (010 Porcelain). It gives such a natural finish, I adore it!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - (£4.19)
Anyone in the beauty community knows about this concealer so I won't go into too much detail. But long story short, it's amazing at covering my blemishes and redness. I can't live without it!

Seventeen Skin Wow Primer - (£5.99)
I picked is up when I saw Kate use it in one of her tutorials, and since my skin has been so dry and dull recently, I felt like it needed a pick me up! It's meant to be a 3 in 1 liquid highlighter that you can use as a primer, or mix it in with your foundation or just as a normal highlighter. So far I'm really loving it!

Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Nail Polish in Black Cherries - (£2.99) 
I haven't got any really dark colours in my nail polish collection so I got this one which is just a really dark, vampy purple. Looks really pretty for Autumn/Winter, I think!

Rimmel Space Dust Nail Polish in Aurora - (£3.99)
After seeing a million and one nail tutorials with them using a gold glitter polish for an accent nail, I caved and got one for myself. I've heard some pretty good thing about the Rimmel Space Dust from Lily so fingers crossed!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me - (£2.99)
I caved (again) after seeing so much hype around the these lips balms, for only £2.99 it wasn't a huge deal if I didn't like it! I've tried it once or twice and I quite like it, I like the texture of it and tint it gives on the lips. But I'm not sure it's worth the hype as of yet!

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser - (£9.95)
I restocked on this because I had one the £5 off No7 skincare vouchers, it is by far one of my favourite cleansers! It's comparable to the Liz Earl Cleanse & Polish, it's really creamy and removes all my make up effortlessly. It comes with a Muslin cloth but it's nothing to rave about. I really love this and recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing, affordable cleanser!

L'Oreal Hair Expertise EverRiche Conditioner - (£5.99)
I've seen so much hype around this range that I couldn't resists trying something! I got the conditioner (obviously) for very dry and rebellious hair and I've used a few times and so far I'm quite impressed! A few things I've noticed is that my hairs takes less time to blow dry since using this and my hair is incredible smooth (no fizz yay!). Also, this products smells amazing, not joking!

Aussie Miracle Recharge Moisture Infuser Leave-in Conditioner - (£4.49)
I was looking for the Dove Leave In Conditioner after seeing a few bloggers rave about it but I couldn't find it anywhere! So instead I got the Aussie Leave In Conditioner, which I don't regret! So far, it's left my hair feeling soft, looking shiny and fizz free! One thing I don't like is that smell is a little bit over powering but it doesn't bother me too much.

That's everything I got at Boots! Sorry this post was so long!
 Have you tried any of these products?


Friday, 22 November 2013

The Winter Essentials

Since I have pretty much dry skin and hair all year round, I always have plenty of hydrating product but I thought I'd talk about some of my favourites, more so for winter!

Starting with body products, The Body Shop Body Butter (£13.00) is by far my favourite body moisturiser. It's really hydrating and creamy, I find it great to use on really dry places like elbows and feet. I've already talked about this product and few of my other favourite body moisturisers here, if you are interested in reading about some more.

Also for body products, I think a good hand moisturiser is essential for all year round, but more in the winter. I don't really try out any different ones because Soap and Glory Hand Food (£2.50 - £5.00) just the job for me. A little goes a long way, it smells lovely and leaves my hands feeling really soft and supple.

My hair gets pretty dry in the winter, not sure why so I like to use a good hair mask to help hydrate my hair again. My favourite is the Charles Worhtington Intense Rescue Melting Balm (£16.99). You put it on before your shower/bath, wash your hair as normal and then you hair is left feeling really silky soft and nourished. A nice cheap alturnative is the Dove Repair Hair Mask (review here).

Last of all is skincare/face products (whatever you want to say!). For lips I have a very well loved Burt's Bees Lip Balm (£3.69), I have a review on this product already which you can read here!

For an everyday moisturiser I love the Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser (£3.89), it sinks in really quickly but still leaves your skin feeling plump and hydrated. I don't have much to say about this product, it's a bog standard moisturiser but I like how creamy and hydrating it is. Clicks all the basic boxes for me!

The last product is the Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask (£8.99), it is by my favourite hydrating mask I've found! It's so soothing  and smells gorgeous but still really gentle and doesn't break me out. It leaves your skin feeling luxuriously soft and plump. I highly recommend for those you have dry skin to use this about 2 - 3 times a week and it will keep all that dry skin at bay! 

That's all the essentials I need for winter! What are you essentials for winter?


Saturday, 9 November 2013

October Favourites

I'm a bit late on my October favourites but it's only been like a week in so I think it's fine. I found a lot of good new things over the course of October and I'm really excited to share my love for them!

My first favourite this month has been Company magazine. I have to admit, I'm not one to really read magazines but this one has completely changed that, now I'm picking up every beauty mag I can find in WHSmiths! But I think by far Company is my favourite, it has a good range of content from beauty, fashion, interviews and bloggers! I really recommend it if you are looking for a good read! 

2. MUA Matte Palette "Ever After" (£4.00)
I've been after some matte eyeshadows for ages and when I came across this MUA palette in Superdrug, I had to pick it up. I already have the Heaven and Earth which I love so I didn't think this matte palette would disappoint. The pigmentation is great, the shades are all gorgeous neutrals (apart from the blue!) and they are really easy to use. The two I've been loving the most is Penny and Chino, they look beautiful together! 
This is more of a rediscovery for me, I've had it in my collection for ages but have only just started getting some use out of it! It's really nice for just adding a bronze-y glow to your face without being really muddy or orange. It's great for those with really pale complexions (like myself!). I've been using it constantly over October just to warm up my face!

I already spoke about this vaguely in my Mini Haul but I couldn't not include this in my favourites. It's amazing if you just to really need to hydrate your skin, I have quite dry skin and this has helped just avoid any more dry patches appearing and helping the dry patches I already have. It's quick, easy and does the job, I highly recommend especially for autumn/winter!

So as you can tell, I've been loving the Una Brennan masks! I have been pairing this with the Rose Moisture mask and it leaves my skin feeling amazing! This mask really cleans out the pores and removes any dirt on your face. It smells really nice, it's quick and easy to use!

Lastly is a new foundation that I've been trying out and so far I really love it! It's a perfect colour match for my ghostly complexion (I use 015 Porcelain). It's a medium coverage foundation but doesn't feel really heavy on the skin, it's quite a matte finish which I'm a bit bi-polar about but it is still an amazing foundation. I'll do a review on this once I've finish my trail for it but so far I've been using it pretty much everyday!

So that's all my favourites from last month! What have you been loving?

© Lucy Sprowell

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