My hauls these days aren’t the most exciting I know. Bring back the days of Beauty Bay’s Biggest Fan Right Here.. Another Haul and So I went into Boots.. Another Haul.
Unfortunately, a spending ban is still currently enforced and this means having to make a compromise when doing any form of beauty shopping.
When I do get my little essentials shops in however, I often find that a couple of things do sneak in the basket.. by accident of course. But this is what makes my essentials trip so exciting.
Cosmetic Super Soft Pleat (£1.45, Boots)
My cotton wool pads are running out, and they’re an essential part of my cleansing routine at night. After using my Clarisonic, I like to ensure that all of my makeup has been removed by using a cotton pad drenched in micellar water. Although I usually get the cotton wool pads, I was drawn in by this pleat. Hopefully it all works out.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge 2 pack (£9.99, Boots)
In the past two weeks my current Real Techniques sponge seems to have taken a turn for the worse. I clean my sponges at least once every two weeks, I know it should be more but I have better things to do.. like watch Netflix, but after the last cleanse it seemed to become very gritty textured. As these sponges are so reasonably priced, I decided to go for a two pack so I have a backup for when this one starts going funny. And I’m making a little pact with myself to wash this one at least once a week. Let’s see how that goes.
Gillette Venus Embrace 4 Razor Blade Refills (£12.99, Boots)
The best thing I ever did was buy a Gillette Venus razor. It’s so convenient to keep purchasing good quality blades rather than consistently buying new disposable razors monthly. I personally don’t have a preference when it comes to the blades on offer. I tend to go for anything on offer, and the more blades the better. I find that the quality of Gillette Venus is so much better than the cheap tesco or Bic ones that you get for half the price. They create a smoother shave, less nicks and they last a hell of a lot longer. When it comes to razors I truly believe you get what you pay for.
Scunci Invisible No Slip Grip Jaw Clips 5 pack (£3.50, Boots)
When the weather gets warmer, I get more and more annoyed with my hair. As it gets more humid my hair will stick to my face and I want it out of my face! These clips looked great to just pop in your handbag, or have beside your bed, for a fast and easy way of getting that hair out of your face. Also – no bobbles means no kinks.
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Overnight Self Tan Serum (£14.99, Boots)
I’ve been seeing a lot of good reviews about this tan and when I saw it in Boots, I was immediately drawn to it. I looked at the back of the bottle and saw that it claims that you’ll wake up with a golden glow that will last up to 2 weeks. I mean, that’s a big claim! There’s also a daytime version of this tan, but the nighttime one said it provides hydration as when we sleep we lose the moisture in our skin. As I always feel tan applies and stays better on moisturised skin, this felt like a no-brainer. I’m excited to try this!
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker XL Lip Plumping Gloss (£10, Boots)
At the moment I’m having a bit of a lip gloss/creamy lipstick phase. Don’t get me wrong, I live by a good matte lip but recently I’ve just been loving the look of a glossy pout. When I recently went to Dublin, I picked up a Victoria Secrets lip gloss – review coming soon – and since that trip I’ve been regretting not getting the plumping gloss which they had on offer. As soon as I saw this Soap & Glory gloss, I knew I had to have it. By the time I was in my car, I’d already bust open the packet and put it on and wow – it says it will tingle and it does – but I actually liked the sensation. So much that I put even more on when I got home. I’ll be sure to do a review on this and take before and after pictures to see if it really plumps the lips, but I can assure you already that the gloss is absolutely gorgeous.
Would you like a review on any of the products mentioned in this post? If so, please let me know in the comments and I’ll be sure to take it on board.