Friday, 3 August 2012

Haul - Boots, Superdrug and H&M - 3/08/12

I went shopping yesterday and got a few fashion, makeup and skincare items. Hope you enjoy!!


Botanics 'Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream SPF15' - £3.33 from Boots (normally £4.99)
Ok so firstly, I bought a new day cream. I am currently using the 'Kiehl's 'Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15' but that has almost run out (See here in my Current Morning Skincare Routine. The Kiehl's moisturiser is alright but I didn't really want to spend another £17 for such a small bottle. I went with this moisturiser because I wanted something with SPF (which this has) and also wanted something to help with my oiliness (which I don't think my Kiehl's one does). Also, this moisturiser smells amazing, slightly citrusy and orangey!! The one downside in my opinion is that it's in a jar instead of a bottle with a pump...

I was so intrigued by the Botanics Range in Boots and I really want to try the Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask, the 100% Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz and maybe even the 82% Organic Softening Cleanser when my Clinique cleanser runs out.

Soap & Glory 'The Fab Pore Facial Peel' - £8.00 from Boots (Currently on 3 for 2 promotion)
I bought this from reading the glowing reviews on the Boots website and because it was suited to my skin type, i.e. 'ideal for greasy, spot prone or problem skin, or for a strategic attack on a misbehaving T-zone. I also liked the idea that you could leave the mask on for 5 minutes for a 'quick refresher' or 15 minutes for a 'real deep-cleaning do it yourself kind of facial'. I also love that this mask contains Salicylic Acid. The texture of this mask is perfect. It is thick and creamy just how I think masks should be. However, it doesn't seem like much of a 'peel' to me..

Soap & Glory 'Off Your Face 25 Cleansing Cloths' - £4.50 from Boots (I got these FREE with the 3 for 2 deal)
Ok, so I am loving my No7 Wipes (which I bought with a £5 off voucher making them £2) at the moment but I am almost out so I needed some new face wipes. I wasn't about to fork out £7 for some more of the No7 wipes so I decided to get these as my free product. I don't know how I feel about these yet. Personally, I think my No7 wipes are better at taking off my makeup (particularly mascara) as they are slightly wetter. Also, I don't really like the smell, it is quite herbal and almost minty. Other than that, they are fairly good and also, the packaging is so stinking cute!

Soap & Glory 'Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel' - £5.50 from Boots (Currently on 3 for 2 promotion)
I needed a new shower gel and thought this looked really nice. This amazing smelling, creamy shower gel with built in body lotion comes in a 500ml pump bottle which should last a while! I used it last night and it lathers really well, and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth!! I love this stuff already and I've only used it once. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Yardley 'Hand Cream - Peony' - £3.99 from Boots
I didn't really need a new hand cream to be honest because I love Soap & Glory's 'Hand Food'. However, I walked past this and it immediately caught my eye because of the pink details! Anyway, I smelt it and honestly, this stuff smells so good - I put it in my basket straight away. I tried this when I got home and it is quite a thick hand cream which I like. It also sinks in really quickly and is not greasy at all. However, I did think my hands felt drier quicker when using this as apposed to my trusty Hand Food. However, I really like it and you also get a pretty decent amount (100ml).


MeMeMe 'Flawless Cream Foundation - 01 Porcelain Pure' - £12.50 from MeMeMe Cosmetics
I wanted to try out a new foundation instead of my Revlon Colorstay Foundation and after watching Zoella's Foundation Review Video I decided to try this one out. I was a bit hesitant because of the price and the shoddy shade selection (only 4 colours in total) but I took the plunge and purchased the lightest of the 4 (which I tested on my hand in Superdrug and it looked fairly close to my skin colour). Anyway, when I got home, I tested it out again this time on my face and it matches ok but is slightly orange/yellow toned. I think this will match me perfectly when I fake tan so I am going to do that in the next few days when I get a chance! Other than that, I really like the airless pump bottle and think it looks sleek and stylish. I also think it is medium coverage but I can make it full with concealer and powder. However, I do think £12.50 is perhaps a bit steep!!

 MeMeMe 'Shimmer Stack - Bronze' - £9.99 from MeMeMe Cosmetics (On offer for £7.99 from Superdrug)
Swatches - Individual shades, then swirled together
I partly just bought this to do a comparison between this and Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick but also because it looked like such a pretty product and was on offer. I like the packaging and the big mirror however it is a bit bulky. I also like the fact that the individual colours can be sussed as eyeshadows as well. I think this is a multi-use product however after I have used it for a bit, I might give it to my sister because I do have the Bobbi Brown version and I don't need two of the same product..

Cosmopolitan 'Perfect Finish Make-Up Sponges' - £2.19 from Superdrug
I bought these sponges to try and do ombre nails. I will post a tutorial if I'm successful!! I also thought they were cuter than the other sponges because they were flower shaped :)

MUA 'Lip Boom - 02 Bring It' - £3 from Superdrug
This product has a matte lipstick at one end and a shimmery, glittery lipstick at the other. It also has a removable cap with some kind of product in. If anyone knows what this is or even if you are meant to use it then leave a comment because I am confused by it. Anyway, they lipstick is very pigmented and so is the gloss. They can be paired together or worn separately. I think the lipgloss looks like it might be a bit chunky so I'll see how I like that but otherwise it looks like a good product!

H&M '4-Pack Hair Claws' - £1.99 from H&M
I bought these to just get my hair out of my face when I can't be bothered to do anything with it.. They are just simple, black hair clasps that you can pretty much find anywhere!

H&M Jumper - Navy and Coral - £14.99 each from H&M
I have this exact jumper in a cream colour and I love it for Summer in the UK because it's never really that hot. It is thin and soft and amazing and you should go and get one right now!!

WOW, that was a long post. Hope you didn't give up half way.

I will be doing a giveaway when I get to 20 followers and will be including some MUA products!

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  1. I am really interested in trying out the Boots Botanics range too, lovely haul!
    Bex x

  2. I know. They are 1/3 off at Boots right now so I might pick up some more things!


  3. Please do a review on the Boots Botantics day cream, I feel it would be perfect for my skin!

  4. I will definitely be doing a review on this when I've used it for a couple of weeks.




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