I find it extremely difficult to walk past a Boots store when they have a 3 for 2 event going on. It draws me in and inevitably I end up buying a few things. I was also just sent some Advantage Card vouchers in the post so couple those things together and it can only add up to one thing…a big haul! I didn’t want to discriminate so I picked up a good mix of makeup, skincare and haircare! This post is just a teaser to show you what I picked up but I will be posting reviews about each products over the next few weeks.
Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme (shade 003) – I have wanted to try this for aggggges. I have seen many rave reviews and I’m often told it’s the best BB Creme out there for good coverage and a natural finish. After lusting after the new Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup, I would love to pick that up too and see how they compare! Basically, what I’m looking for is a practical solution to fresh, natural skin post pregnancy, when I won’t have time for too much faffing.
Soap & Glory Bright Here, Bright Now – Any moisturiser that claims to hydrate, brighten and soften skin in go – I’m there! This product is similar to the Glow Job product I just reviewed with the only difference being that the glow comes in the form of a pearlescent ivory. I’m thinking this will be great for my skin when it’s on the paler side…so basically in between self tanning.
V05 Plump It Up – Although pregnancy has blessed me with hair that doesn’t fall out, I still want more. Greedy? Probably. But I often get frustrated with my fine hair and wish I had double the amount. Therefore I’m always on the look out for products that will offer my hair some oomph and also protect it from heat and give it a good boost of shine at the same time. A do-it-all product will come in handy when I have a baby and time is of the essence!
Boots Botanics All Bright Hydrating Night Cream - I’ve been on the look out for a new night cream because the one I’m currently using is just slightly too lightweight. I wanted something that had natural ingredients and wouldn’t clog my pores so this product seemed to tick those boxes. I haven’t tried anything from this range so I’m looking forward to seeing how it compares to my usual night cream favourites from higher end brands like Elemis and Origins.
Loreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation – I’ve heard this foundation being closely compared to Dior Nude Natural Glow Foundation and Clarins Skin Illusion, both of which I really like so I thought it would be interesting to see if it could be a cheaper dupe. I like my skin to look young, fresh and radiant and this foundation could be a great mixing medium to sheer out some of my heavier foundations. There’s nothing quite like mixing up your own little foundation concoction and creating something that’s tailored to your skin with regards to finish and colour.
Sleek Contour Kit (Light) – This is actually a repurchase for me. I completely used up my last one and after pondering whether to buy the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder, I realised how much I loved the Sleek contouring compact. i just couldn’t bring myself to shell out £35 for a really small compact of contouring powder, especially when I know how fantastic the Sleek version is for just £6.49!
Loreal Collection Privee by Cheryl Lipstick – After watching this Lisa Eldridge video tutorial yesterday, I fell in love with the lip colour she used to create an everyday flawless makeup look. I already have the Doutzen shade in this lipstick but it’s just a little too pale for me. This more brown toned nude stops me from looking too washed out and it reminds me of Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Baby. I also picked up the Almond lip liner from Natural Collection to use with this lipstick.
Loreal Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Rose Symphony – I knew I was going to pick up more of these liquid lipsticks because they’re just so darn gorgeous! I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw this Rose Symphony shade…it’s seriously THE most beautiful bright yellow toned-pink that is going to look incredible once summer hits! It’s the kind of versatile shade that will work both when I’m paler and when I have more of a tan.
Loreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara – I saw Fleur from FleurDeForce chatting about this mascara in her recent February Favourites video and once she had championed it for making her fine, short lashes look long, full and intensely black…well that was enough to make me want it! When I have baby, there’s no way on this good earth that I’ll have time to bother with false lashes so I’m on the hunt for the mascara that will make the most of my natural lashes.