Boots Haul – November 2016 & Giveaway

Thanks to that massive bloody pile of empties that took a whole week’s worth of posts to talk about (220 products if you missed it), I’ve been left with stuff that I have genuinely totally cleared my stash of, so I had to pop into boots to get a few bits and before I knew it I’d spent just short of £40!

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment (£8.49), Lee Stafford Heat Protection Mist (£6.49) & Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo (£4.99) (3 for 2 Offer)


If you saw my empties you’ll see that I finished up 5 tubs of the Hair Growth treatment, that stuff I’m crediting to the rapid hair growth that I’ve had in the last year has all stemmed from the point if using this product. I’ve noticed my hair is starting to get thicker at the root, so I’m continuing to use this. I’ve ran out of heat protection spray again and I used to use this a lot in my teens and I haven’t had it since then, I can never pinpoint whether a heat protection spray is doing anything, but the Lee Stafford Range smells amazing so I’ll take it regardless. Last up a dry shampoo, I have a bit of Aussie’s dry shampoo left which is my favourite to date, but I am on the verge of running low – but Lee Stafford haircare was on 3 for 2 and I’ve never tried their dry shampoo so I decided to give it a whirl.

Yes to Coconuts Conditioner (£3.99)


At the moment I’m using loads and loads of conditioner, since the weather turned cold my hair seems to have gone very dry and brittle and I’m needing to leave conditioner on like a mask each time I wash for it to be remotely manageable. I’ve never tried anything from the Yes to haircare range and it was a reduced from £5.99 to £3.99 so I decided to try it, the coconut range is the one for dry hair.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Powder (£12.00) & Soap and Glory Supercat Liner (£6.00)


Now I’m writing up this I’ve realised that I picked up the wrong powder from Soap and Glory – I meant to pick up one heck of a blot – but never mind this has good reviews so I won’t swap it! I’ve been without a pressed powder for quite some time as I’ve been trying to finish up some loose powders but decided I needed one back again. I’ve not tried anything from Soap and Glory makeup line yet and heard good things about their powder (all be it one heck of a blot!) but Boots reviews are reassuring so I’ll keep it. I also picked up their Supercat liner as I just fancied trying something else and again I’ve heard food things and they had an amazing GWP if you spent over £15…

Soap & Glory Beauty-full House (Free)


How good is this? Containing full sized Thick & Fast mascara, Glow all Out highlighter & Sexy Mother Pucker lipgloss in a LE shade. I was so tempted to keep this for myself but I’ve decided to give it away, (whilst considering spending another £15 on S&G Makeup to get another). Worth £23 this is a total bargain if you’re going to spend £15 or more!

Giveaway Rules

Open Internationally

Runs Until 9th December at 11.59pm

Must Be Following my Blog on wordpress or bloglovin & Leave a Comment on this post saying you’re entering *actually, if you leave a comment I’ll presume you’re entering unless you tell me otherwise*

or Follow me on twitter and retweet this tweet

Doing both will gain two entries

Winner will be drawn at random

Good Luck!

Hope you all have a good week, let me know any soap and glory makeup favourites as I’m highly tempted to go and spend enough to get another set for myself!


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  1. November 28, 2016 / 6:24 am

    I always love stopping by boots to pick up new products!

    • Crystal K.
      November 28, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Rachael,I’ve been following your blog for EVER(and your Twitter and IG),and you always seem to find the greatest products at the best prices.I’ve heard people rave about Lee Stafford,and as far as Soap And Glory…omg.I’ve only tried minis of their handcream and body butter but I have yet to find a scent that rivals them,seriously,or a product that moisturizes my dry Winter skin like S&G.
      Their makeup must literally be AWESOME.I think they are such a unique brand too.That highlight is calling my name!
      You rock and thank you for your always informative,continuously sweet, funny,and honest reviews,hauls,and any other posts you put up. I love reading your thoughts.
      So,thank you for this chance.I try not to enter a giveaway unless it’s something I need or I am really really interested and excited, to give others a chance.Since I am currently replacing basically my*entire* makeup collection after an unfortunate event,I am joining in on this giveaway.Plus,the products are *amazing*!Thank you,Rachael.

      • November 28, 2016 / 3:57 pm

        Aww thanks Crystal, you’ve made my Monday a whole lot better with your kind words!
        Oh no, I can’t imagine what’s happened for you to need to replace your whole collection – that sounds like a nightmare!
        I really like the scent of S&G body products but I’ve never found any that have impressed me yet, I had a bad reaction to their newer shower jellys which made my arms flare up and go spotty and a bad reaction to a cleanser in the past which has made me wary, hopefully I’ll have better luck with their makeup line as it looks such a fun line!
        Thank you for following sweet, Good Luck πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. Nelle
    November 28, 2016 / 6:46 am

    I am entering your lovely giveaway! I entered through bloglovin and twitter.

  3. WineAndWhine
    November 28, 2016 / 8:05 am

    I have never tried any Soap & Glory makeup products either, the kickass concealer is on my list x

  4. sophieinwonderlandxo
    November 28, 2016 / 7:12 am

    Ooh what a lovely set! I will be entering, lovely giveaway! :)xxx

  5. November 28, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Great post. I’m entering your great giveaway☺ x

  6. November 28, 2016 / 9:18 am

    That’s the great thing about empties, you can go out and replenish your stash! I’ve never tried anything from Soap & Glory (I’m not sure it’s sold in NZ) but that gift set sounds lovely! Of course I follow you here and on Twitter and I’ve RT’d as well. “I’m entering” xx

    • November 28, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Good luck chanelle! Yeah I imagine it’s difficult to get your hands on and given it’s boots exclusive you can’t even get it on feel unique and have it sent over πŸ™

      • November 28, 2016 / 6:37 pm

        I’d love if Boots shipped here lol x

  7. November 28, 2016 / 9:31 am

    I am so entering! That gwp looks amazing! I’ve not tried too much of the soap and glory makeup but I’m eager to try the mascara! Xxx

    • November 28, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      I know, I’m never bothered about gwps, they’re normally small sized products of stuff that feels like it failed being part of the core collection – this set is actually products you can buy, and they’re full size! Win, good luck!

  8. happyhollife
    November 28, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Soap and Glory have brilliant product names πŸ˜‚

  9. November 28, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Does the hairgrowth treatment work well? I am always looking for good hair products!
    And I am entering your giveaway!
    <3 Alana

    • November 28, 2016 / 10:19 am

      This is my fifth pot of it so I think it’s working! I’ve noticed I’ve had a lot of new growth at the base, all around the top of my head I have lots of new growth starting at the time I started using this, even if it’s not working on the hair growth it makes the hair really soft!

      • November 28, 2016 / 10:21 am

        Thanks for the recommendation! Yes, there is one spot on the back of my head that is thin and makes me self-conscious. I will have to give it a try. Thanks again!
        <3 Alana

  10. November 28, 2016 / 10:57 am

    This is a nice haul and it got me interested in Lee Stafford’s Hair Grow Treatment as you mentioned your hair got thicker at roots.

  11. November 28, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Ooooh wow! I’m entering too because that looks amazing <3 Fingers crossed!

    P.s. I was amazed by all your empties – 220 is on another level!

  12. November 28, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    If you’re anywhere near Birmingham or able to travel to the clothes show, Lee Stafford has a stand there and does a massive bag of all his products for about Β£20! I buy one every year, it’s my favourite hair brand! I love soap and glory too, not a big fan of their make up,except their eyeliner felt tip, but their bath and body products are lush,

    • November 28, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      I haven’t gotten on with any of their body products at all πŸ™ hoping I’ll have better luck with their makeup! I can’t make it to the clothes show this year, keep trying but always seems to clash as it always falls near my partners birthday!

      • November 28, 2016 / 3:16 pm

        Oh that’s a shame! It’s a bit hit and miss with soap and glory tbf, it’s a bit like marmite! Clothes shows moving to Liverpool as of next year πŸ™ will be July I think! Definitely try to go, it’s such a fab day out x

  13. November 28, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Adding the YesTo coconut stuff to my wishlist, ASAP!

  14. November 28, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I had my first ever boots haul when I was in the UK recently. Also the first time I got my hands on some soap &glory. This place is just so good. Btw really wanted to get the soap&glory kickass powder but missed it.
    Great haul. X

    • November 28, 2016 / 3:52 pm

      Sometimes I have noticed that soap and glory tends to have big chunks of their products out of stock, so annoying! Hope you’re enjoying the other products though πŸ™‚

      • January 31, 2017 / 8:25 am

        I am ! Thanks! I wish I got hold of some from their makeup line but then maybe another time πŸ˜„

  15. November 28, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    wish we had Boots xoxoxxoxo
    entered !!!!!
    have a great week xo

  16. November 28, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    That’s so amazing a hair product that really lives up to the claims. Makes sense to stick with it. I’m going to be using the Lee Stafford Coco Loco Genius Lotion that you sent to me soon since I just finished up my latest hair styling cream.
    I get so jealous every time I see Soap & Glory makeup! I want to try…! I AM ENTERING! πŸ˜€

    • November 28, 2016 / 4:20 pm

      I now need to keep encouraging the baby hair to grow so it’s not all fluffy and static looking for the wedding. Cons with the pros!
      I need another blow and go from lee stafford my second bottle is now empty too! Hope you enjoy it, at the very least it smells yummy ha!

  17. November 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I checked the and they didn’t have the Lee Stafford, but I found it on line! Love the Soap and Glory Motherpucker crayons. Definitely want to try the hair growth one. Thanks for the look!

  18. November 28, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I’m totally entering! I’ve never tried Soap & Glory makeup but I am super curious! x

  19. Christine S
    November 28, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I entered through twitter & I follow your blog via email. Very interesting blog.

  20. November 28, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Would love to hear your thoughts on that red soap and glory lippie!

  21. jazminheavenblog
    November 28, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    It’s such a coincidence that you’ve posted about Soap and Glory because just today I’ve been thinking of making a soap and glory post because I was using the scrub and body butter and heel cream earlier on and was like so wow I forgot how much I love this stuff ! – I’m definitely entering πŸ™‚ Great post! xx

    • November 28, 2016 / 11:22 pm

      Thanks jazmin! I haven’t tried their body butter as I’m not really a body butter fan (controversial i know) I had their orangeAsm scrub last year and that really worked for me but haven’t tried a lot else! I had a bad reaction to a cleanser from them years ago and it’s made me quite wary of trying thing since!

      • jazminheavenblog
        November 28, 2016 / 11:25 pm

        Really? I’m a body butter lover! I love the ones from the body shop as well! & yeah having a reaction can Deffo put you off brands a bit so I don’t blame you at all xx

  22. November 28, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    I love updates on your hair products, Rachael, it’s so exciting to find products that are actually worth their price <3 And I love the sweet doll house packaging πŸ˜€ it's so cute! would love to win.

    • November 28, 2016 / 11:21 pm

      Yes hair care can me something that’s so overlooked but it’s so important to find the right products that work for you! Look out for tomorrow’s empties post it’s purely haircare!

      • November 28, 2016 / 11:59 pm

        Awesome! πŸ˜€ I’ll check it out

  23. jennywren7
    November 29, 2016 / 12:38 am

    I’m entering. Looks fab x

  24. November 29, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I have never seen the yes to coconuts line before! Sounds like it would be amaaaazing!!

  25. November 29, 2016 / 4:35 am

    Entering! πŸ™‚ I haven’t tried anything from Soap & Glory yet. I know we have it here at Ulta and Target. Definitely going to pick up something when I get a chance. x

  26. November 29, 2016 / 6:46 am

    Amazing giveaway! I will be entering

  27. November 29, 2016 / 8:22 am

    Omg I didn’t realize that YesTo had a hair care line! I’ll have to look into it because my hair needs some TLC!
    And that SuperCat liner, you must tell how good it is. I’ve never tried anything from the Soap & Glory brand yet but I want to. Just not sure which products to get lol.
    Sweet haul! πŸ˜€

    • November 29, 2016 / 8:51 am

      They don’t have a massive selection here maybe 10ish products, but the coconuts
      One is for the dry hair and it’s good so far!
      I think thus always been my problem when I’ve stopped off at a stand, I look at it all and have no idea what to pick. Already prepping a post on the super cat liner, took product shot pictures yesterday ready for when I’ve used it!

      • November 29, 2016 / 5:44 pm

        Looking forward to reading it!! πŸ™‚

  28. MarΓ­a
    November 29, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Entering… and thanks you for the give away πŸ™‚

  29. Tandi Cortez
    November 30, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Following via bloglovin! Enter me please! πŸ™‚

  30. Peppita
    December 2, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    Following via Bloglovin & Twitter πŸ™‚
    Thank you for this beautiful giveaway!

  31. December 5, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Glad I made it in time! Phew!

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