Boots, Superdrug & EBay Collective Haul

The first day of no spend month, kicks off with a haul, go figure, I wanted to get this out of the way nice and early though to feature everything else I have planned!


Boots


Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection – Angled Liner Brush

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I broke my last real techniques rubber liner brush with some over zealous cleaning, and decided to replace it with one from the bold metals collection. I was planning on maybe using this for my brows, but it’s a little soft for my liking – by that I mean I don’t think it will cope well with powder products as it’s too flexible, but should would well with gel eyeliner

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Had one of these already but it’s got a bit tired, and looks a bit grubby even after a good clean – just time to replace! I’m very intrigued to try the beauty blender as I love this, but as this is 4 times cheaper I’m hesitant, if you’ve tried both let me know your thoughts.

John Freida Go Blonder Shampoo Mini

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A mini of these will last me 2-3 months, I just use this on the end of my ombre every 1-2 weeks to keep the colour looking nice. As a reader mentioned, something I also used to do with this before I had blonde in my hair is lighten my hair just with this – using it every time on brown hair just on the ends will give a subtle sunkissed ombre. One thing – never go to bed with wet/damp hair with these, it can bleach the colour out of your sheets it is that powerful!

Seventeen Eye Eye Eyeshadow in Brown

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I saw this in a youtube video recently with Nicki Phillippi and Fleur De Force and it sounded great so decided to pick one up whilst I remembered about it. The formulation of this is really nice and buttery, it very much reminds me of urban decay consistency – I’ll check more of these out in future. The shade is lovely too, it reminds me of if MAC’s Patina and Woodwinked had a love child, it sits nicely in the middle – which is great as they are two of my favourite shades.

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MAC Patina, Seventeen Brown, MAC Woodwinked

Superdrug


7th Heaven Blemish Mud Face Mask

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Currently having a massive breakout on my chin, decided to get something completely different than my collection to try and counteract it. As I’m writing I’m wearing it, Friday will have a face mask friday post on it!

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B.Revealed Glycolic Cleansing Peel & B.Clean Melting Gel Cleanser

I’ve heard good things about this range, and I think my skin has adjusted to the Elemis Gentle Cleanser I’ve been using for a few months as I’ve getting blemishes again. This range was on buy one get one free so I decided to get two different ones to see which works better for me.

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Soft and Gentle Visibly Smooth Deodorant

Reviewed in my empties, I decided to pick up the one which is supposed to reduce hair growth again, even though I hadn’t noticed that it did anything – I’d rather that I tried to get one that did that than nothing at all!

Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover

I didn’t have a drop of nail polish remover in the house, and I was hoping to try out a different brand, but superdrug didn’t have a lot of choice other than this and their own – brand, which I’ve tried and didn’t like before. Atleast this is trustworthy and does the job!


Ebay


Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser Balm

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It wasn’t until I’ve been editing NOTD shots recently that I’ve noticed just how dry around my nail beds had gotten, as well as bad hangnails. I saw this reviewed in a nail care video I was watching on youtube recently and decided to give it a go. I’ve had this about a week and I’ve been using it every other day whilst they get in to shape and it’s working really well so far. Only a few pounds too it’s worth a go if you have troublesome cuticles too.


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6 thoughts on “Boots, Superdrug & EBay Collective Haul

  1. Oh I have exactly the same issue: I love the RT sponge and would love to try the beautyblender but the price difference is so big. I always hesitate because I feel it can’t be that much better…

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      1. I know! Pfff, so tricky. I think a big pharmacy near me is finally stocking beauty blenders though, so I might just sneak in and try to feel what it is like. x

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  2. I bought the RT rubber liner brush and I can’t find a way to make it work – I find that it drags my gel liner. Do you have any tips?
    I also had one of the RT sponges and it fell apart on me only after a handful of times washing it. I read that they may have changed the quality of these and it’s not as good now. Boo…
    That B.Revealed skincare looks interesting – please do a review on them!

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    1. I shall do, haven’t used either yet – trying to finish of a handful of samples in my shower first before adding more in! I had my RT for the best part of a year, not using everyday but it held up pretty well! As for the rubber liner, I really just treat it like any other brush, using mine with maybelline’s gel and I’ve got along fine laying it as horizontal against the last line as I can get it , other than finding it a bit too flexible at the end to create a nice wing. X

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