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Saturday, 26 September 2015

New In // Drug Store Hair & Beauty Haul

OK, so Boots is literally just around the corner from my office…it’s a dangerous thing! It's even more dangerous when you've got a fresh wage packet in the bank. So I decided to pop in to get some lunch so naturally ended up browsing the makeup isles! Well, one thing led to another and few new things ended up in my basket!

The first thing I gravitated towards were the new lipsticks from Maybelline and of course went straight for the nudes! Yes, nude obsession is still going strong... (side note:  I have a nude nail polish post coming up soon!). I picked up the shade #725 Tantalizing Taupe.  It looked gorgeous watched on my hand but I find this is a bit too much of a browny nude on my lips (I prefer more pinker nudes).  I need to experiment with this, maybe wear it over my Pillow Talk Lip Cheat from CT? Anyway, the texture of it is lovely, I really like the packaging and I quite like the smell too, its sort of sweet and cake-y... if you don't like strong smelling lip products though, warning: this is probably one to stay away from!

As it was buy 2 get a 3rd item free I just sort of went for it! The next item in my basket was the Eraser Eye Concealer from Maybelline in Light.  I've wanted to try this concealer for a while now, I've heard some pretty good things about it. Well, even though its "Light", its really a bit too dark/orange for my skin tone and its got quite a watery texture.  It does have some coverage, not as much as other concealers I love but I am quite glad I picked it up to try.  I make it work for me and I tend to use this as a quick grab and go product, if I can't be bothered to wear any foundation I dot this on the places I need, work it in with my fingers, a quick swipe of my Mac MSK in Light and I'm out the door (obvs not forgetting mascara!)

The last thing from Maybelline I picked up was the Master Brow Pro Palette.  I've been using the hourglass brown pencil for ages and just fancied picking up something a bit different.  There were 2 shades, medium and dark, I went for the dark one! I'm actually quite impressed with this product.  The first square is the wax that you apply to sort shape, tame and sort our your brows, you then fill them in with the powder in the middle square and the third square is your brow highlight (which also makes quite a nice eyeshadow!). I don't use this on a daily basis as its quite time consuming and in the mornings during the week, I like to get things over and done with quickly, this one i use when i have more time, like at weekends, but I quite like this product!

I then ended up in the hair isle where another 3 for 2 was happening, dum dum dumm...

My shampoo had just died a death so I picked up the OGX KuKui Oil Hydrate & Defrizz shampoo & conditioner.  I've heard Caroline Hirons talk about these and the babe that is @Loumoo_ on Instagram recommended them too, so these went straight in the basket! They smell incredible, like, holiday smell incredible! I've only tested them out once so far but they've left my hair feeling soft and noticeably less frizzy!

For my freebie I headed to the hair mask section.  I decided to pick up the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Treatment Mask.  I haven't used it yet, but my favourite conditioner of all time is the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner, so I have high hopes for this.  I'm thinking about using this as an overnight treatment, but its quick a thick consistency so i'll have to see how I can work with it, but I will let you lovelies know what I think when I get to use it! xo

1 comment

  1. Your photography is stunning. I'm a lover of Maybelline but I've never really looked into their lipsticks strangely, have you tried their Lash Sensational mascara? It's amazing! I did a review on my blog if it's something your interested in?...



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