Superdrug Haul

I’ve only ever shared Lush hauls on my blog, so today I wanted to share a little haul from a different shop, and what’s better right now than Superdrug, with their incredible 3 for 2 offer across all cosmetics!?

I recently picked up some handbag essentials, alongside some other beauty treats for myself, so here’s what I picked up!IMG_2208Essentials

Maybelline Baby Lips Chap Stick | I’ve just ran out of all of my various lip balms, so I did need to pick another one up. I’ve definitely found that Baby Lips are by far the best to use, because they keep your lips moisturised for so much longer than any other lip balm. I decided this time to pick up an unscented and colour-free one because they are much more versatile, so I can wear this with anything.

Cuticura Antibacterial Hand Gel | In order to take full advantage of the 3 for 2 offer at Superdrug, I thought I’d pick up this because it is always so handy to have in your bag, and it can keep you from getting unwell! This particular one is ‘Fresh and Fruity’ and it does smell quite nice, still like an anti-bacterial hand gel, but nice.

Halo Hand Wipes | Similarly to the hand gel, I’ve found that hand wipes are so perfect to keep in your bag (especially if you’re a beauty blogger and you can’t go into any Boots, Superdrug, or any shop that sells makeup without swatching lipsticks, highlights, eye shadows, blushes etc all over your hands, only to step out of the shop looking insane and running the risk of staining your clothes.)

Dual Pencil Sharpener | Recently I’ve also bought some new lip liners and waterline eyeliners, and I realised that while they are perfect right now, at some point I am going to need to sharpen them! So this was another obvious essential for me. I also like that as a dual sharpener, you can sharpen bigger things too, like eyeshadow pencils.

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Maybelline Colour Show Blushed Nudes Varnish | Maybelline have just released their Blushed Nudes collection, so when I saw this particular colour ‘Dusty Rose’ I really liked it, as it seemed like another perfect neutral colour for me to wear.

Maybelline Colour Show 60 Seconds Clear Shine | I’m currently running a test to find the best top coat/gel coat for avid nail varnish wearers, so I thought this particular top coat sounded like a promising contender. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know how it goes and which ones comes out best!

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B. Blending Sponge | I recently had my eyes opened with makeup sponges. I found that no matter how much or how regularly I cleaned my makeup sponges, I could never remove what appeared to be tiny black dots, speckled in random places on the sponge. Like most people who own these sponges, I assumed it was just waterproof makeup that maybe I couldn’t remove. But it turns out, it’s actually mould. Doesn’t that freak you out?! So obviously, as soon as I found that out, I threw my sponges away, hence the new sponge.

Collection Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner | I’ve loved wearing winged liner for so many years now, and I’ve used liquid liner, pencils, and felt pens, but never a gel eyeliner. So because of it’s incredibly affordable price, followed by Superdrug’s amazing 3 for 2 offer, I thought I’d pick up a gel eyeliner, and see how I get on!

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Makeup Setting Spray | Just like the gel liner, I have heard lots of things, both good and bad, about makeup setting sprays, so I thought it’d be a good idea to test out a drugstore one, and if I like it, I might try out one of the Urban Decay ones.

Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer | I’ll always be a sucker for various shades of pink lipsticks, so after swatching a fair few shades from Makeup Revolution, I decided that this shade, ‘What I Believe’, was a lot more vibrant than any shades I already own, and I really like it, especially for Spring and Summer looks.

Collection Colour Lash Colour Mascara | One of my very fabulous best pals (sneaky shoutout, you know who you are) told me that she actually uses a clear mascara to keep her brows tame throughout the day, and I thought this was a freaking genius idea! I know that you can buy clear brow gels, but this mascara is 3 times as big as those, so I thought this is definitely a better value for money.


That’s everything for my Superdrug haul! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and that you take advantage of the 3 for 2 deal that Superdrug are currently holding, it’s definitely one you don’t want to miss!

Is there anything I’ve talked about that you’ve tried? Let me know how you got on with it!

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The Best Eyeliner Available?

Hey guys, today I thought I’d talk to you about arguably one of my favourite products of all time, Collection’s Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner.

I’ve been completely obsessed with this product since I first tried it out 4 months ago.backgrounderWe’ve all been there, you’re out and about, and catch a glimpse of your reflection in a shiny surface. And you’re greeted by your makeup looking anything but “on fleek”. On a particularly rainy day in July I had one of these moments. I had been caught by the rain, and my eyeliner had faded and my wings had smudged; it was not a pretty sight. And of course this happened on one of the rare days I had ventured out without my makeup bag to hand.

So in an attempt to quickly rectify the situation, I wandered into Boots looking for a cheap eyeliner that I could use to touch up my makeup for the day. I only wanted something cheap so that I didn’t feel bad if it wasn’t outstanding, and I never used it again.

So of course I went to the Collection stand, and saw this felt tip eyeliner there, for only £2.99, so I didn’t hesitate with buying it. I quickly ran into the toilets and touched up my eyeliner, and didn’t think about it again for the rest of the day.IMG_0414But then day after day, I found myself packing away my existing eyeliners, and reaching for this one more and more. I now cannot imagine trying anything else.

This eyeliner is slim and sleek, so it feels really nice to use, as it’s not bulky and difficult to manoeuvre. The pen itself is nicely sized, and not thick, so it’s very easy to do a very thin, sleek cat eye, or you can build up a much thicker line, there’s no need to slim the line out because the pen is too thick. It’s also a pointed tip, which I feel is so important for eyeliner, because a slanted tip can make application difficult and messy.

This eyeliner also lasts so much longer than any eyeliner I have ever tried. In fact, I’m still using the original one that caused me to fall in love! Finally, there’s the price, for the quality and durability of this product, I can’t believe that it’s one of the cheapest felt liners on the market.

In fact, I once tested this eyeliner against the YSL felt liner, and the YSL one faded and came off completely when I went swimming, but the Collection one stayed put and exactly as I’d applied it, until I removed it with makeup remover!

Talking like this feels like I’m recounting my first love, I just really can’t believe my luck with absent-mindedly picking up this liner, absolutely loving it, and all of these incredible pros that come along with it. I honestly haven’t found something I don’t like about it yet.


That’s it for this post! I hope you guys enjoyed it, do you have a holy grail makeup item? Let me know in the comments! See me talk more about my Makeup Bag Staples HERE.

The Ultimate Guide To Eyeliner

Fotor091013053 You read that right my friend. Today I’m going to take you through my ultimate guide to eyeliner. From liquid, to gel, I’m breaking down my personal favourites, and what I’d recommend based on your confidence applying it.DSCN2221 Gel Eyeliner | This eyeliner is my least favourite. Simply because personally, I feel it takes to long to apply. I don’t usually have the patience to keep reapplying it to a slanted brush, and layering it to get a true absolute black. However, this eyeliner is great for beginners because you can’t really go wrong with it. From exactly where you’re applying it, to how much you are putting on, it’s all determined by you. Using a slanted brush usually means that applying it is super easy, as you really have to brush it on, it isn’t like liquid where it has the possibility of going everywhere.DSCN2223 Pencil Eyeliner | I personally rate this type of eyeliner just about gel eyeliner. This is because application is easy, again, great for people who aren’t overly confident when it comes to eyeliner. However, it doesn’t give the effect that I like to go for, which as I’ve mentioned, is an absolute black. Pencil eyeliner can tend to look a little grey, and because it’s a pencil, it drags along your lash line, meaning the line isn’t always straight, it can appear jagged. Another downfall to some pencil eyeliners is that they need to be sharpened in order for them to work properly. This is an added piece of work that I’d rather not have to do, unless absolutely necessary. Of course, this means I favour the Collection pencil eyeliner over the Makeup Academy one, because more modern pencil eyeliners actually come in a twist applicator, meaning you never have to sharpen it, like the older actual pencils.DSCN2222 Felt Eyeliner | Hands down, my favourite type of eyeliner. All problems that you may encounter with eyeliner, are non existent with felt liner. As the applicator is like a felt tip pen, it doesn’t move freely, meaning you apply the eyeliner exactly where you want it. You never have to sharpen it. All you have to remember is to store it out of direct sunlight. Which is a no-brainer when it comes to makeup anyway.

Just for a quick review within the felt eyeliner world, the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Felt Liner is a more affordable eyeliner, but unfortunately it does last a maximum of a month before drying out, no matter how careful you are to put the lid back on and store it sensibly. Application is super quick and easy, and this eyeliner is actually the one that opened my eyes to the fabulous world of felt eyeliners.

The Maybelline eyeliner is a lot more expensive. It does last a little bit longer than the Rimmel one, but unfortunately I haven’t gotten along with it because the applicator is exactly like a felt marker; it’s slanted. This made application very difficult for me as I’d try to use the pointed end, but the slant would sometimes transfer a smudge of eyeliner onto my lid. Therefore I would not repurchase this item. DSCN2224Liquid Eyeliner | This eyeliner is incredible. It has excellent staying power, and is the absolute black that I like to go for. However, I would only recommend this eyeliner to someone who is absolutely confident with applying eyeliner, as the applicator is just tiny bristles that move very freely. But this also means that you can determine the thickness of your line because you can build it up.

24 Hour Felt Tip Liner | My holy grail. The best of the best. Never will I invest in another. Everyone in the eyeliner game should be aware of this product. It’s a reasonably thin applicator, meaning again that you can build your line up, or keep it very fine and simple. It has lasted me 2 months so far, and shows no signs of drying up. It’s thin and amazing to use. IT has an incredible lasting power, and even lasted longer than a YSL liner when I went swimming! Can you tell I love this product? Well I do. And on top of all of those amazing reasons, it’s £3. That’s a really competitive price compared to all other eyeliners, and in my opinion it’s the best out there. Whether you’re an eyeliner pro, or you want to apply eyeliner for the first time ever; THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU.


And that’s it! I hope this guide helped you out, let me know if you’ve found an eyeliner that you’d never repurchase, or your own holy grail!