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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Quick Fix Face Masks Review

Hey guys! As I was wandering through Boots recently, I noticed that there was an offer on these faces masks. I’d never seen or heard of them before, so I thought I’d pick them up and give them a try and let you know how I got on with them!

I chose these three because they each aim to target a very different skin problem, the first is a ‘purifying charcoal’, and is aimed at ‘congested, lifeless skin’. The second is an ‘exfoliating scrub mask’, meant for ‘blackheads and blocked pores’, and the last is a ‘calming clay’, for ‘sensitive and red skin’.quick fix face masks review (1)quick fix face masks review (2)This mask really is a godsend if you suffer with skin that is sensitive and prone to redness. After I’ve had a bit of a bad reaction to something, this mask is what I’ll reach for to calm my skin down. It’s quite thick, (each tube containing approximately 10 facials!) and immediately cools down the skin, meaning that it’s actively calming down any redness. It also doesn’t tingle or burn, it simply feels really cooling for the entire duration you’ve got it on your skin, and once it’s washed off, your skin is left feeling really clean and dewy.quick fix face masks review (3)This is quite a unique face mask, because most of them are just applied to the skin, then you wait for around 15 minutes, and then wash them off. But when after applying this mask, you can continue to massage it into your skin to brighten up your complexion. Once you’ve washed this mask off your skin will feel baby soft!quick fix face masks review (4)And finally this charcoal mask, which is a lot heavier because it’s meant to bring dull skin back to life. I would recommend this mask if you regularly wear a heavy high coverage foundation or concealer, as this can really liven up your skin, and stop it from gradually feeling clogged up and dull. Another pro of this particular mask is that because it’s thick and dark, you really feel like it’s doing something beneficial for your skin.


 

I really like that these face masks cover such a wider range of skin types, but they are also so affordable! I was actually initially drawn to them because with them boasting that there are 10 facials in each tube, I thought this range would be perfect for a super-cliché and adorable girly night with all of my pals!

The range also includes a mega-moisturising one, a collagen-lift one, an anti-blemish one and a brightening-peel one. All are currently available at Boots for £5, or 3 for £10.

Have you seen this range anywhere? Have you tried it?

BLOGMAS Day 1 // Beauty Advent Calendars

Hello everyone and welcome to the first day of Blogmas 2015! I thought there was no better way to kick of this years Blogmas, than by sharing with you guys what beauty advent calendars I have this year.

Makeup Revolution London Advent Calendar

This advent calendar is one of my favourites available this year, because it contains full sized products (including an eyeshadow palette!). It’s also a 25 day calendar, meaning you have a fun treat every single day up until boxing day!makeup academy advent calendar 2015 (1)makeup academy advent calendar 2015 (2)Benefit’s “Party Poppers” Advent Calendar

This is the advent calendar that really got me into advent calendars. It may only last for the 12 days of Christmas, but this calendar contains travel-sized versions of the famous Benefit products that we’ve all come to know and love. This was insanely difficult to get a hold of, as it sold out both online and in stores incredibly quickly.Benefit advent calendar 2015 (1)Benefit advent calendar 2015 (2)Flutter Advent Calendar

This year I’ve really fallen in love with the brand Flutter. As you can see, everything they make is covered in the cutest animals, and their products are easy to use and uncomplicated. I wanted to get this calendar as soon as I heard about it, because not only is it another 25 day calendar, but it was incredibly cheap, meaning it’s a perfect pre=Christmas gift for someone who is just starting out with makeup.Flutter advent calendar 2015


That’s it for the advent calendars that I have this year, unfortunately the Benefit one is entirely sold out now, but the Flutter and Makeup Academy ones are still available, at an incredibly reduced price at Superdrug right now, so now’s the perfect time to get them quickly, as they’re reduced. So get yours before we’re too far into the month!

Zoella Beauty: Tutti Fruity Collection

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‘Fresh Fizz’ Bath Fizzer £5

A couple of weeks ago, Zoella beauty got a brand new range, Tutti Fruity! So naturally, I headed down to Superdrug (the range is also available from Feel Unique) and picked up a few of the products to talk about today.

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‘Let’s Spritz’ Body Mist £8

The range features some of the original products with an updated tutti fruity scent along with some new products altogether. The previous ‘Fizz Bar’ is now also available in a slimmer version, ‘Fresh Fizz’. There is a new exclusively shower gel ‘Foam Sweet Foam’ alongside the original ‘Soak Opera’ bath soak. The ‘Creamy Madly Dreamy’ body lotion is joined by ‘Candy Cream’, and the original body mist ‘Blissful Mistful’ is now joined by ‘Let’s Spritz’.

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‘Foam Sweet Foam’ Shower Gel £3.50

The brand new products are a tinted lip balm ‘Kissy Missy’ and a sugar body scrub ‘Scrubbing Me Softly’. This lip balm really is amazing. Upon opening it I didn’t expect it to be scented at all, but just like the rest of the range, it has a very light but pleasing fruity scent. This lip balm is pretty much wearable by anyone, as you can chose to wear it very lightly, and have just a touch of pink on the lips, or build up the product and have a very vibrant pink, all the while being highly moisturising! And at £3, it’s a great deal for having a lip balm that is cute and does good.

I was expecting this shower gel to do good, but like most shower gels, maybe the scent won’t stay with you for that long. I was wrong. This product lathers amazingly, meaning that it will last you for much longer than usual shower gels, and it leaves you smelling amazing for up to a day after use!

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‘Candy Cream’ Body Lotion £5

The new body mist is one of the best products to ever carry a tutti fruity scent. It’s packed with a mix of fruity and floral scents, so you don’t need to go overboard when wearing it, meaning this product really will last you for a long time! It’s perfect for if you don’t yet want to invest in a more expensive perfume, but you don’t want an average lightly scented body mist. Even though it’s a body mist I’d class this as one of my favourite perfumes as it can very easily be worn as one.

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‘Kissy Missy’ Lip Balm £3

With bursting beads and extracts of Acai and Blueberry, this body lotion is unlike any other. After applying, it absorbs quickly, and leaves you feeling fresh and clean. It also is lightly scented, so the scent isn’t overpowering, but it is still present, making you feel lovely all day long.

Now because of how outstanding these products are, I haven’t even gotten started about how adorable the packaging is, and none of the products are tested on animals. This range, and the original range, are both amazing and I’m so proud of and happy for Zoë.

And finally, Sawyer approves.


That’s it for today! Have you tried any products from the Zoella Beauty range? Let me know which is your favourite!