Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Mini Haul | Superdrug 3 for 2 Haul

Superdrug 3 for 2 deals are dangerous. You have the whole makeup section including nails and lashes to explore to find your deals. I loved the Christmas sale and managed to get 3 items for The Balm Cosmetics and saved £16! This time it was more of a budget bargain hunt ;)

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold Gosh Natural Blush 39 Electric Pink Miss Sporty 24hr Eye Liner Plump Up Booster Waterproof

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighters are a drugstore staple, so I picked up Iridescent Gold. The brilliant sides to the highlighters are: lightweight, blendable, cruelty free and only £3! What?! £3 for 7.5g of product, brilliant. I already own the shade Pink Shimmer for about 2 years now and I still haven't hit pan. I am so happy to have the gold shade now which works on my perfectly pale skin, I just wish that MUA would do a white highlighter now!

GOSH is a more extravagant brand to me however they are a Superdrug own/exclusive brand. I have purchased a couple of bits from them before but I wanted something to make the most of the 3 for 2 by picking up a slightly more expensive item that a few pounds. The Natural Blush is in the shade Electric Pink was £7.99 and for the price, I'd expect it to blend slightly better than it does. I love the colour and the pigment is the right amount to blend out but I need to try with a different brush I think.

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter in Iridescent Gold Swatch Gosh Natural Blush 39 Electric Pink Swatch Miss Sporty 24hr Eye Liner Plump Up Booster Waterproof Swatch

Miss Sporty eyeliner has never caught my eye. I've known of drugstore liners being favourited but then I never remember which one to get once I get to Superdrug/Boots. Miss Sporty clear mascara was one of my first makeup products and I still have one for brow setting now!  I saw Emily Canham on YouTube talk about Miss Sporty Eyeliner in one of her videos so I thought I'd give the Plump Up Lash Waterproof Eye Liner a go. Plus it ended up being free!

Have you picked up any goodies in the 3 for 2?
Toodle pip till next time! xxx

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Empties | March

And that's another month gone! My March has been a whirlwind and I'm so pleased to announce that my boyfriend Jeff has moved in with me! It's amazing, a bit tense at times, but lovely to have him around! I plough through body creams at the moment and slather myself into a slippery slide every night to keep myself hydrated after a shower. Out of these whopping 6 I have finished, I have to say out of all them my favourite scent would have to be the Nip + Fab Coconut Latte Body Butter which is a disappointment as they don't make it anymore! L'Occitane stash from my mum was slowly going down with me using up two mini body lotions, Pivoine Floral Beauty Milk and Shea Ultra Rich Body Lotion, the shea one is absolutley amazing and I'd love to be able to justify a full size one! I love Raspberry and Blackberry Body Butter would be the most affordable empty from this photo and it smells gorgeous and the I love range is taking over the shelves with fun and fruity scents available in Superdrug and I Love... direct and sometimes pound stores!

L'Occitane Body Lotion For Dry Skin I Love Raspberry and Blackberry  The Body Shop Body Butter Strawberry Nip+Fab Coconut Latte Dry Skin Fix Body Butter L'Occitane Creme Ultra Riche Corps Apricot Flower

Schwarzkopf Got2B Oilicious Impulse Very Pink Clynol Luminious Oil Justin Bieber Perfume Lee Stafford Growth Mask

Haircare is high on my list at the moment as I have recently topped up my ombre to give it more of a clean look rather than the few little darker patches in it at the moment so it needs lots of TLC. I wrote a post about my love for the Clynol Luminous Oil range and the shampoo is lovely. I'm still using the mask but I'd love to get another of these shampoos. Schwarzkopf got2b Oil-Licious styling oil is a holy grail for me, it's so lightweight and can be used at any point during your haircare routine. I like it mostly when my hair is dry as it tames down my curly frizz and also nourishes it and can be used daily. Already started by back up! Lee Stafford Growth Mask is a product I started using when I first ombréd my hair at the end of 2015. I wasn't sure on how it would affect me as I've always been cautious of applying products to my roots as they used to get so greasy immediately however this mask has not only helped my hair grow but it has definitely placed out my oil out and made it grow a lot faster. Normally my hair hasn't noticeably grown but in about a month it's grown back to before it was cut, that is very fast for me! I was super lucky to pick up another couple of back ups on a 2 for £10 saving over £6!

2 scents I've finished up from my childhood. I store perfumes and body sprays forever and it was time to say goodbye to these favourites from my secondary school self. Justin Bieber Someday was bought for me by mum when I first ever went shopping in London and it was released exclusively to Harrods, I was in awe. I can't say I like his music anymore since I turned about 14 but the scent is actually pretty nice and fruity. The Fragrance Shop description is 'a splash of fruity mandarin, pear and wild berries, continues with fresh notes of jasmine and creamy florals and ends with warm hints of vanilla and soft musk' . I thought I'd include the Impulse bottle for a bit of a joke too! I found 15 bottles stored in my room when I blitzed it in the Summer and gave away all the new ones to a friend of mine who uses them to top up at work but I am finally working through the 6 or so I kept as they were half started! Oh the memories!

Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic Nivea Q10 AntiWrinkle Eye Cream Benefit Stay Don't Stray Supercat Eyeliner Essence Liquid Ink

Skincare wise I used up a couple of Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic which I have finally switched up to a different toner to give it a trial to see if I can save some pennies! It is lovely though and I wouldn't change it if it was just a little bit cheaper, it lasts forever though don't get me wrong! Nivea Q10 Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream has been in my last few skincare routines and it is a good affordable eye cream (when on offer!) and did help to keep my undereyes moisturised and I don't really see many dark circles just a bit of blue veining.

2 eyeliners gone from my horde, yay! Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner* was a PR sample I'll never forget it was amazing! So easy to apply and I love the finish, I already have bought another and it's on the go. Soap and Glory SuperCat was the eyeliner that taught me how to wing, if only the pigmentation lasted a bit longer before it half dried up in the pen I would be using this everyday for a quick easy wing. Benefit Stay Don't Stray is a great primer and I think I prefer to Urban Decay Primer potion but I have found out that the Essence I heart Stage Eye Primer is identical! Dupe alert! Makeup Revolution Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray was the original setting spray I tried, but it's never in stock when there is offers on as it is so good!

Superdrug Shower Gel Orange and Satusma Strawberry and Raspberry Avon Mrs Frosty Bubblebath Yves Rocher Shower Gel Pomme

Bubble baths and shower gels are an addiction of mine, I have about 12 to use up and I keep buying them when I see new scents on offer! Damn you Tesco Beauty! I hated the Avon Mr and Mrs Frosty Bubblebath Mousses as I couldn't for the life of me squeeze any out till my Dad casually saw me struggling and popped the funnel cap off and it poured out like a dream! Always ask Dad if you're stuck!
My friend gave me the two mini Superdrug shower gels as a part of my birthday present as she knew I was always back and forth to my boyfriend's on the aeroplanes and these fitted through in hand luggage. I much preferred the scent of the Strawberry and Raspberry but the consistency of the Orange and Satsuma. The last empty is a limited edition shower gel from Yves Rocher, they sadly don't make this scent anymore but it was gorgeous! It was Apple and Star Anise and now I realise that I'll always be a fruity not a floral girl!

Toodle pip till next time! xxx

Monday, 21 March 2016

Review | InstaNatural Argan Oil*

Oils, something I would never hate thought would have become an everyday item in my skincare and haircare routines 4 years ago. I had never heard of oils being used except in massage but I honestly can't live without now. I've recieved a few products from InstaNatural across the last 12 months but the 100% Organic Argan Oil has been one of my all time favourites.

InstaNaturals 100% Organic Argan Oil

I was sent this item to review and leave my honest response on Amazon and it was a good review. 100% oils tend not to smell amazing, this is because there have been no added scents to hide the pretty basic smell. It smells quite nutty but it is bareable; my mum doesn't notice the scent so I think I've just got a luxury noise that's lived its life with added scents and flavours. I am tempting to add a a few drops of lavendar oil to make it smell slightly better!

InstaNaturals 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil

It comes with a screw cap and the pump separate, this really helps to ensure no leakage on shipment. You can keep the screw cap if you'd prefer to use it on your skin and would need a larger amount but the pump cap works for little miss clumsy here!

InstaNaturals 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil

I've used this 4oz bottle since last September (2015) and it is still going strong as I use it twice or three times a week on dry hair as I found it is a bit too heavy for my hair. It has really helped to be part of the revival of my bleach destroyed hair from Summer 2014, my hair was fried and still growing out and through and I did not touch my hair with dye for 18 months till the end of last year. It helped me along the way to keep my hair soft and shiny with my new ombré.

I highly recommend the brand and have tried a few other products from them too! I really want to try out a face serum next, what have you tried?
Toodle pip till next time! xxx