NEW IN FROM THE DRUGSTORE!
Last weekend I decided to treat myself to a little bit of a Boots shopping spree. I was despo to pick up some drugstore essentials and I was also hoping to get my hands on some new releases. I think I was a little too early for any new products for Spring (maybe I’ll go back soon?) but I did manage to get my hands on some cute new items to add to my makeup bag. It’s been a while since I filmed a drugstore haul so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you what’s ‘new in’ in my beauty collection.
A drugstore range that I’m suuuuuuuper excited about is actually the brain child of my bestie Jules Von Hep! If you didn’t already know, Jules is a professional tanner for celebs around the world and he’s just released his very own collection of self-tanning colour correcting products called ‘Isle of Paradise’! A lot of you might know that I’m not usually all that into tanning but I’m really keen to give Jules’ creations a try. I picked up a bottle of the Self Tanning Water (which actually comes in light, medium and dark!) and I think I’m gonna love this because it’s sooooooo lightweight and lovely. The Self Tanning Drops (which you can combine with your everyday moisturiser for a more natural finish) look neat as well as a bottle of Tan Eraser (which helps to remove any excess product.) I’m really excited for Jules and I just know you guys are going to love this collection. Make sure you get your hands on some Isle of Paradise goodies and let me know what you think!
Since I’ve been travelling a lot recently I’ve been on a mission to find more mini versions of things to chuck in my suitcase! Something I just had to throw in my basket was this *adorable mini Wet Brush. I’ve been a huge fan of Wet Brushes for years and as soon as I saw this cute lil yellow one I knew I had to have it! Wet Brushes are amazing at effortlessly removing knots and tangles without damaging your hair or snagging. I also picked up a packet of Oral B 3D White Luxe Floss…(glam!)
Of course it wouldn’t be a trip to the drugstore if I didn’t pick up my all time favourite *Garnier Micellar Water, right?! I was also completely out of hairspray so I decided to kick it old school and pick up a mini bottle of the *L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray to pop in my suitcase. I actually used some of this spray this morning and OHMYGOD the smell got me feeling sooooo nostalgic! It totally took me back to the first time I ever started using hairspray! What I love about this stuff is that it doesn’t leave my hair looking or feeling crispy (lol!) it’s a really lightweight spray and does a great job at keeping my style in place all day.
Onto my favourite part now…THE MAKEUP! First things first let’s take a minute to appreciate our familiar friend…the *Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. If you’re an OG viewer you’ve probably heard me talk about this foundation a billion times over the years so you’ll know just how much I love this stuff. I get the shade 51 ‘Light Vanille’ which is perfect for my skin tone, but what I love the most about this foundation is the texture. It’s actually a gel foundation which means that it glides onto your face so seamlessly and feels sooooo effortless to apply. I’d kind of forgotten just how much I love this stuff so I’m excited to have this back in my life to fall in love with all over again.
I also picked up one of the teeny weeny *Real Techniques Mini Face Brushes to apply my foundation with (seriously the best brush ever!) and decided to try out the *L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Concealer Pomade. Since getting it home I’ve realised that I picked totally the wrong shade for my skin tone which is super annoying, but I think if I went back and got a lighter version I’d probably really like it!
Of course I couldn’t visit the makeup section of Boots without trying out a new lip product so I decided to give one of the *L’Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks a whirl. I chose the shade ‘642’ which is a really beautiful pinky nude. I adore this colour and I also love the way the formula feels on my lips. I was surprised by just how nourishing it felt and it gives my lips a gorgeous shine (hence the name!) I just know I’m going to be reaching for this shade a lot during the Spring! I also picked up a couple of the *L’Oréal Paris Eye Paints which I’m really excited to try! I decided to treat myself to the shades *‘306 Nudist’ which is a great everyday brown shade, and *‘101 Eternal White’ which is a beeeeeautiful shimmering silvery white. The formula of these eye paints is silky smooth and I feel like they’re going to be really buildable. I’m a huge lover of cream shadows so I can tell I’m going to be using these A LOT.
I decided to try a couple of products by Cerave (no idea how you pronounce that!) and I’m really excited to see what I think of them. I picked up a bottle of the *hydrating cleanser, as well as one of the *moisturising lotions. I tend to be a little sceptical about straying from my favourite drugstore skincare products (as I have VERY sensitive, dry skin) but since these have been approved by the National Eczema Association I think they’re actually going to be really gentle. I’ll let you know how I get on!
I couldn’t leave the store without treating myself to a big bag of *Magnesium Flakes! If you know me, you’ll know I take quiiiiiite a lot of baths and my favourite things to sprinkle into my bath water are magnesium flakes! Magnesium is great for soothing aching muscles and bones so I love to treat myself to a couple of handfuls whenever I’ve been to the gym. All you do is add a cup or two of the flakes into your running water and then sit back and soak soak soak! If you’re a bath person you need these in your life!
So I hope you guys enjoyed getting a little peek into my Boots bag! Like I said I was kinda hoping to discover some new releases in the drugstore but I think I was probably a little too early! Maybe I’ll head back in the Spring and see if there are any new goodies on the shelves. What are your favourite products from the drug store? Is there anything that you think I’d love to try? Leave me a comment and let me know!
THE PRODUCTS I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT!
Isle of Paradise Colour Correcting Tanning Products!
So proud of Jules!!
*Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Excited to give this a whirl
*L'Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick '642'
My go-to colour for Spring!
*L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray
A classic in my haircare collection!
*Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
Still love it after all these years