Boots haul & mini reviews march 2019


Hey there! So its not a surprise to anyone that once i made a boots order in February the flood gates slightly opened!. To be honest, now that i leave the house a lot more i do find that i need a lot more these days, going through things etc now that i actually, you know use them!

Anyway, the main reason i wanted to make an order was because in my last boots order i had gotten the new loreal elvive rapid reviver for damaged hair and had loved it and wanted to order more. Annoyingly, i ended up ordering the wrong one! but of course, i couldn’t order just that, to be fair i did have vouchers granting more points etc so i had reasons…honest.

Anyway, first off i will start with the hair care i picked up, as i mentioned i did want to get the ones for damaged hair from the loreal paris rapid reviver range but i ended up getting the Loreal paris elvive colour protect rapid reviver power conditioner £5.50 which is for coloured hair instead, which is annoying but so far its alright! do prefer the damaged hair one however.

Next thing i got was another hair product, Garnier ultimate blends hair food coconut oil hair mask £6.99, i got the papaya one last time and really liked it, so as i tend to do im just working my way around the garnier hair masks! i love how big this pot is.

I didnt get much skincare this time around, this time only getting yet another pot of my favourite nip + fab glycolic fix exfoliating cleansing pads £13.59 for skincare, i forget how much i love these until i get them again!

I have really needed a new lip balm for a while now so i picked up the eucerin dry skin intensive lip balm £6.00, but so far its rather meh, i am yet to find the perfect lip balm for me, its a never ending search!

I havent tried a new face primer in ages, so i picked up the loreal paris infallible primer shots in pore refining £8.99, ive tried this twice and so far my biggest bug bear with this is that it separates in the bottle so you get like a slightly oily liquid that comes out too.

Soap & glory thick & fast high definition collagen-c mascara £10.50 is my go to mascara, and i have been in bad need of a new tube for longer than im willing to admit! but i have a new tube now, thankfully and im so glad. This mascara gives length and volume and doesn’t irritate my eyes so yay!

I have been thinking about trying out the NYX cant stop wont stop 24-hour foundation £15.00 for a while now, and i finally gave in! after having a look around i got it in light porcelain and im impressed because its actually bang on pretty much shade match wise. Ive tried it twice so far and i am super impressed, but will do a full review once ive tried it a few more times!

Ive always had this thing about trying different concealers, so after having a look around i took a gamble and got the barry m all night long concealer in milk £4.49, i say it was a gamble because the face products ive tried from barry m in the past tend to never be pale enough but colour me surprised! it actually matches me really well, havent tried it enough yet, but lets wait and see.

so barry m was on spend £8 and get a free mascara, i wasnt going to say no to that! so i got something ive thought about getting for ages, the barry m holographic eyeshadow topper £4.99 in blue/purple. I love the look of people wearing these people toppers but never think i could really pull it off, but i finally caved and picked this one up, ive been playing with it a little bit and god its so pretty! now to just get the courage to actually wear it.

And the mentioned free mascara was the barry m lash vegas 2 mascara £4.99, i honestly wasnt that impressed with the first lash vegas, but im willing to give this a go!

So there you! i need to you know, stop buying things….soon.

Cath x

Boots Haul January 2019.


Hey there! so surprisingly its been a while since ive done a boots haul, and theres a few reasons for that. Having my benefits lowered does mean im being more careful than i was, though i was being careful then too. Ive also gotten very into cleaning and especially buying cleaning products, quite a chunk of my “play around” money going there! and ive just been waiting for a moment were i could save the most to buy what i needed/wanted and it finally arrived. With half off a lot of skincare, lots of other deals and an offer i had for triple points when you spend over £20, the order was made!

So lets start with skincare shall we?

I have slacked big time on my skincare of late, i think because i haven’t had a few things and such i just haven’t wanted to bother so i didn’t! though i wouldn’t suggest doing that, i just found myself slipping that way.

So first off, i was looking for a new moisturiser, ideally something i could use morning or night but mainly morning with a lighter texture but still hydrating, ding ding ding! Neutrogena hydro boost water gel moisturiser £12.99 ticked all of those boxes so i picked it up. I knew i also wanted a morning serum, a really simple hydrating serum and the same range had exactly what i wanted the Neutrogena hydroboost supercharged booster£14.99. I didn’t really need a new cleanser, but i spotted an interesting one from the same range so i picked up the Neutrogena hydroboost gelee milk cleanser £7.99. Theres something satisfying about using 3 products from the same range! and as a heads up, i bought all of these at half price.

A few bits that dont really have a category as such, I picked up more Boots smooth care hair removal cream £3.49 because i needed it, the Barry m base coat, top coat and nail hardener £2.99 being my favourite top coat and i needed more! And finally, the Boots cracked heel balm £4.89 because my feet are forever a disaster, and im trying to try out a few different things to do a post about it eventually!

Make up wise, only two products go me! getting a moment to play with makeup is unheard of these days so i dont buy half as much as i used too, but i needed new mascara! i was going to get another tube of my favourite soap & glory but it wasn’t in stock and i had been curious about the Maybelline snapscara £7.99 for a bit so i picked that up. And then i always use a waterproof mascara as like a top coat, normally maybelline the rocket but couldn’t find the waterproof version online, so instead i got the Maybelline colossal mascara waterproof £6.99.

Finally, hair! my hair has been showing damage, its been dryer and breaking a lot so ive started listening too it and trying to help it as much as i can. Hair masks as if they are going out of style is the first port of call and i adore garnier for these, and then i spotted these Garnier ultimate blends hair food papaya 3 in 1 damaged hair mask treatment 300ml £6.99. First things first this pot is massive! i loved the sound of papaya and hair food, so in the basket that went. I also spotted these new conditioners loreal have brought out, Loreal elvive full restore rapid reviver damaged hair power conditioner £5.50 these are meant to be stronger than your normal conditioner but dont need to be left on, sounds good to me! so i thought i would give that a go too. I knew one thing i wanted to get and start being better about was a heat protector so i got the John Frieda detox & repair care & protect spray £5.99, so many heat protectors ive used in the past are annoying and sticky so something designed to be caring too sounded good! Finally, i really wanted to try something from the new soap & glory hair care range, and i needed a new styling serum/oil so i got the Soap & glory split happens conditioning styling oil £7.50 to give it a go, has i always finish my hair with a serum/oil.

So there we go! made up for lost time i think? what have you picked up lately? let me know!

Cath x