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Friday, 17 July 2015

Boots and The Bodyshop Haul

I am absolutely terrible when it comes to payday. Of course I get all the essentials and a few gifts for Alfie and do a huge food shop but I do like to treat myself too. I can't say that a Boots shop was needed but I was persuaded by the Advantage Card coupons that popped through my door a few weeks ago. In fact I left the house at least twice in one week wanting to look around Boots but I forgot the coupons so I talked myself out of buying anything. That is some serious willpower is it not?
Boots and The Bodyshop Haul
This time I finally remembered and had a cheeky little haul, but not only did I do a little damage there but I bought a few things from the Bodyshop too. 

Where shall we start first then? Boots. I had a list of things in my head that I wanted to buy and I managed to get them all. That rarely happens.
Boots and The Bodyshop Haul
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | Link
I have read many reviews by a few of my favourite bloggers about this mascara, comparing it to my beloved Benefit Rollerlash Mascara and so I had it in my head that I should give it a try and see how it fairs as I'm not too keen on forking out over £10 for a mascara. I have never tried a mascara from Maybelline before but I'm hoping that the Lash Sensational Mascara will give my run down, non-existent lashes the boost and length they so desperately need.

Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eye Liner | Link
This is a repurchase of mine, although when I ran out of my last one I decided to  trial another and it didn't work out too well for me so I came back to this one. It has the thinnest nib to trace a small flick and get into the lashes and doesn't transfer on my oily lids which is what I love about it. I'm so glad to be reunited with it again. I must have gone through at least 5 or more of these in the last few years. Now if that isn't commitment then I don't know what is. 

Tangle Teezer Original in Lilac
Although I have my doubts and problems with the Original Tangle Teezer I couldn't help but purchase another. I have gone through two of these in the space of two years due to the bristles becoming too bent and so stopped working for me. This is quite annoying but it didn't stop me buying another especially when j spotted this beautiful pastel lilac and pink one which I love. 

The Bodyshop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser | Link
I have had this little pot of goodness on my wishlist for a while now since it's  release. I had popped into the Bodyshop previously and fell in love with the formula and scent but somehow walked out empty handed. Of course this time I didn't and I now have it proudly stashed within my skincare drawer. I can't wait to give it a whirl as it's been compared to the likes of the Origins GinZing Moisturiser which is one of my all time favourites. I look forward to see how the two compare and perhaps I'll get back to you. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss Nude Lipstick | Link
For those that may not be aware but not so long ago was the release of the Nude Lipsticks from the Rimmel Kate Moss Collection. I absolutely adore the Kate Moss Lipsticks that were available beforehand. I have a handful of them and love them for the staying power and pigmentation. There are a variety of shades from the collection and I went with the shade #45 which is recommended for my neutral skin tone. I can't wait to pop this on my lips. 

Maybelline Master Sculpt Contouring Palette | Link
Another slightly new release is this contouring palette. Since hearing about it before it's release via a few blogs I've had it jotted down in my wishlist. This contouring palette is actually available in two shades and I picked up the light/medium one as it's more suitable for my skin tone. Again, I can't wait to try it out. 

The Bodyshop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel
I have a thing for shower gels, particularly from the Bodyshop. I just can't fault them, there are many beautiful scents and they always make me feel refreshed. As I walked into the Bodyshop I noticed a sales shelf and there were body butters, scrubs and shower gels reduced. I spotted this Sweet Lemon Shower Gel and instantly fell in love. I was thinking about picking up the scrub to go with but decided against it. The Sweet Lemon scent is incredible and reminds me of lemon curd. Strange but absolutely delish.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | Link
I ran out of my beloved Nars Creamy Concealer and I couldn't justify £22 on it just yet so opted for my favourite budget concealer. I've repurchased the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer upteen times. It's perfect for covering my acne and scarring. At a little over £4 you really can't go wrong with it. I will forever be repurchasing it, unless it somehow gets discontinued. In which case I would have to stock up beforehand haha.

I'll give you a little heads up. There are buy one get one half price on Maybelline, Rimmel and many other brands in Boots but I'm not entirely sure when it ends. Also, if you're an Advantage Card owner then there is a a chance to win a million Boots points worth £10,000. Doesn't that just sound incredible? All you have to do is download the Boots App on your phone, sign into your account and click on 'My Offers'.

Have you been Boots or Bodyshop hauling lately?


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