Clockwise from left: Tigi S Factor Leave in moisture spray : No7 Midnight Enchantment Blush : O.P.I Nail Envy : Moroccan Oil : A.S.P Nail Whitening Paste : Superdrug Dry Shampoo : Blistex Intensive Moisturiser : Flexitol Cuticle & Nail cream : Garnier BB cream
This may seem a huge amount of new purchases and I say "purchases of late" but maybe the title should be "things I have acquired" as alot of these bits I have either been given, bought at trade price or paid for with Boots points, saving the pennies people, saving the pennies.
Tigi S factor Papaya Leave in moisture spray: A leave in conditioner for dry, damaged hair. I have been spritzing this into my hair when it's damp to help detangle and keep my hair moisturised. Smells delicious! I bought this from Salon Services at trade price, but It is available at feeluique.com for £12.65
My Mum kindly gave me a bottle of Moroccan Oil (Thanks mama!!!) It's only the handbag size bottle but I am so happy with it, I can safely say this is the best hair product I have ever used, cannot get enough of it. If I had to only use one hair product ever again, this would be it. The 25ml bottle is available at feelunique.com for £12.85
In need of a cheap dry shampoo I picked up this one from Superdrug on offer for 99p, It's the Chocolate Brownie for dark hair version, haven't used this yet but I'll let you know how It compares.
My nails are easily stained from nail polish and fake tan, to combat this problem I have been using A.S.P Whitening Nail Paste and the scrubbing brush that came in the kit. For use weekly, it pretty much does what it says on the tube, removes stains and brightens my nails, nothing more to say, it works! Purchased from Salon Supplies for around £3.50, available on sallyexpress.com for £6.38
I had a mini sample of O.P.I's original Nail Envy strengthener a few months ago and it worked wonders for my weak nails, but at £18.65 for the full size I was put off re-purchasing it. That was until I found it in Salon Services for around £8!! I have been layering this on every other day to keep my nails strong and healthy. Available at Boots for £18.65.
A recommendation from another blog for very dry cuticles and hang nails I picked up the Flexitol Cuticle and Nail cream from Boots, this is really brilliant stuff if you have persistent dry skin around the nail bed like I do. It's super moisturising and soothing and is keeping my nails looking pretty. Available at Boots for £5.10
Boots No7 Blush from the Midnight Enchantment Collection is a very pretty pearly pink trio with a subtle sheen that leaves cheeks looking beautifully flushed. Limited Edition from Boots at £13.
In need of a tinted moisturiser for lazy days, I remembered I had a sample of Garnier all in one BB cream to try out, after testing it for a couple of days and being pleasantly surprised by how good it was I went out and grabbed the full size in medium from Boots, It was on offer for £7.49, usual price £9.99.
As a suffer of what feels like constantly dry lips, I think lip balms are probably the one product I have most of. Once again I convinced myself I needed another lip balm, and this was the culprit. It is literally a moisturiser for your lips, it's a creamy white formula that doesn't initially seem very hydrating, but once it has sunk it fully, It leaves my lips moisturised without feeling like I have a "balm" on them. I think this retails for around £2.50.
Real Techniques Core Collection Real Techniques Blush Brush
After much hype around how good these brushes were and the fact they are now available to buy from Boots online and larger Boots stores, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get them for myself. I have only been using these for a couple of weeks but I LOVE them! Great quality, super soft, work a treat! I have washed them to find they dry really fast and retain their shape perfectly. These brushes are also great for beginners or people on a budget as they are brilliant value for money. The core Collection (pictured left) Consists of the buffing brush, contour brush, pointed foundation brush and a tiny detailer brush. I have been using the buffing brush for foundation, it works well with liquid and mineral. The contour brush is the perfect size for defining those cheek bones and I have found the pointed foundation brush works wonders for under eye concealing.
The blush brush on the right is one of the brushes that are sold separately, it is so soft and fluffy and the perfect size for power or blusher.
Real Techniques Core Collection £21.99 and Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99 available at Boots