An Autumn Drugstore Beauty HaulSaturday, September 24, 2016
I've recently done a bit of beauty shopping and I thought I'd share with you what I've picked up. Everything I bought is from either Boots or Superdrug but as always I will link to where you can pick up the items in case you like the look of anything, some things are new releases and some not, so without further ado, here's my Autumn beauty haul.
The first thing I picked up from Boots is the Zingy Berries And Cream shower gel, this is a re purchase and is a great price too at just 0.75p, it smells divine and is lovely to use, it isn't groundbreaking it's just a shower gel but it smells lovely and is a good price, there are also other scents in the Zingy range such as lime, coconut, ginger and orange, minty and lemon and they all smell amazing, there are also shampoo and conditioners in the range which smell equally as good. You can find the Zingy shower gels here and they are 0.75p (was £1.00) for 250ml of product.
I also picked up the Essie shade Sand Tropez, this purchase was entirely enabled by my friend Khila, she loves this shade and has recently worn it a lot and it looks lovely so I just had to pick it up. It's a lovely shade for Autumn/Winter but can easily be worn all year round too, I have a rose gold glitter I think that would be a nice accent nail so watch this space for a NOTD post. I couldn't find a link to this on the Boots website but it is available on the Superdrug website here priced at £7.99 for 13ml, plus Superdug has a buy one get one half price offer on selected Essie polishes at the moment so a good time to pick this up if you like it.
I am always on the look out for my holy grail foundation and despite owning and trying several over the years, I still have yet to find "the one". When I saw Rimmel had launched a new foundation, the Fresher Skin foundation, I thought I would give it a try. I picked up the shade 100 Ivory as I am the same shade in the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation (review post here) so I assumed it would be ok. The foundation comes in 6 shades and you can pick it up here priced at £5.99, Boots currently have a 2 for £10.00 on Rimmel products.
Another foundation I picked up is the L'Oreal True Match foundation, this isn't a new release as such but L'Oreal now have 23 shades in the True Match foundation and say there is a shade for everyone, I picked up the shade 2C Rose Vanilla so I hope my guessing was correct! I've heard a lot of good things about the True Match foundation so I am really hoping it lives up to the hype. You can pick it up here priced at £7.99 (promotional price will be £9.99) for 30ml of product.
I have recently had 2 gel manicures at a local salon and since having them my nails keep breaking and are in appalling condition. I took to Twitter (follow me here) to ask if anyone could recommend anything that could help my nails, the lovely Allie (twitter @Allegra_Sarah) suggested I try the Nails Inc After Gel Hangover Cure, I googled it and found they sold it on the Boots website so I picked some up, I am hoping it makes a difference, the after gel can be used as a treatment and also as a base coat so it is something I can use all the time which should also help my nails, the reviews online were good so fingers crossed. You will find the Nails Inc After Gel Hangover Cure here priced at £9.50 for 8ml of product.
The last thing I picked up from Boots is a Sensationail gel nail polish in the shade Kitten Heel, it is a bright pink shade and right up my street. I haven't used it yet because I am having a break from gel whilst my nails recover but I can't wait to use it. I am slowly building up my gel nail polish collection since receiving the Sensationail gel starter kit to review (full post here) the polishes are expensive but I have since found a site that sells them cheaper so I am going to check those out but if you can recommend any cheaper gel polishes please let me know. Kitten Heel is on the Boots website here priced at £15.00 for 7ml of product.
The first purchase from Superdrug are the Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes, these are hands down the best face wipes I have ever used, they are amazing. My friend Gemma recommended them to me last year and since then I have re purchased them so many times and both my daughters are hooked too. They are incredible at removing makeup, even waterproof mascara and they are gentle on the skin too, they are cruelty free too if that is something you are interested in, they are just fantastic and at only £1.29 for 25 wipes they are incredible. I have tried other wipes, being a beauty blogger I try a lot of products, but nothing compares to these, if you haven't tried them yet I strongly recommend you do, you won't regret it. You can pick the wipes up here priced at £1.29 for 25 wipes.
Next up I picked up a couple of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's, the first one I got is Permanent Taupe, this shade has been around for quite some time but I haven't ever picked it up, I thought this would be nice as a transitional eye shadow shade in the crease and would blend other shades out nicely or I could wear it as a one shade look and blend it out and add a little under the lower lash line too. I'm really looking forward to trying it, if you haven't tried it, you can pick it up here priced at £4.99, Superdrug currently have a buy 1 get 1 half price on Maybelline products.
The next colour tattoo and last thing I picked up is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the shade Fantasy, this I think is a new shade but it might just be new to me, I haven't seen it before online or in store but that doesn't mean it's a new product, let me know if you know. Fantasty looks amazing, it is a taupe/bronze shade with silver glitter running through it and I think it would create a lovely one shadow look for Autumn/Winter. If you would like to try Fantasy, you can pick it up here priced at £4.99 (currently buy 1 get 1 half price).
So those are all the things I have recently picked up from Boots and Superdrug, I will of course be reviewing everything I picked up on my blog over the coming weeks, with exception of the shower gel, I don't think you need an in depth review of that do you? If there is anything you're interested in hearing my thoughts on first, please do let me know. What have you picked up from the drugstore recently? Let me know in the comments, I am always looking for new products to try.
Thank you for reading, much love as always