Ok so I may have made a Boots order, – it’s for necessities!! And I did get loads of freebies and offers too… so it actually turned out to be pretty cheap… Here are the goods!
- SEVENTEEN Phwoarr Paint in Medium
- SEVENTEEN Phwoarr Paint in Fair
- SEVENTEEN Lip Crayon (freebie)
- Soap & Glory Trick and Treatment
- Soap & Glory Exfoliating Glove
- Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer Three – Piece Camouflage in Light
- Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot
- Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack (buy two get a third free on S&G)
- Garnier Perfect Blur Skin Perfcting Primer
- Models Own Eyelash Curler
- Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Electric Orange
- Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick Shocking Coral (buy one get one half price deal)
- Yes to Cucumber Soothing Eye Gel
Ok so here’s a quick rundown of my purchases and reasoning behind them.
My go-to concealer has almost ran out, it’s Benefit Boi-ing in 02. It’s not a cheap purchase at £17.50 a pop so I went on the hunt for a similar product that’s either just a bit cheaper, or a budget buy would be perfect. I was recommended the Seventeen Phwooar Paint as it’s apparently fab dupe for Benefit’s Boiing, so I bought the Light and Medium shades so I can give them a go. I’ll have a comparison and review post up soon, watch this space! And as a nice little bonus I got a Seventeen Lip Pencil for free, result!
Next on to all the Soap and Glory bits. Now I’m going to be honest, I’ve never gotten into the S&G hype, I’ve heard good things about their products but never really had a need to buy any of them. When I was asking around for concealer recommendations, a few people also said the S&G Kick Ass concealer was great, so I thought while I was placing my order I’d add that in the mix to compare with the others. I noticed they also do a specific dark circle concealer called Trick and Treatment which sounded right up my street!
This reminded me that I had also been advised to try S&G Puffy Eye Attack – I’m having real issues with under eye bags at the moment (must be my age) so I added this to my bag too. When I was looking around the Soap and Glory section on the boots site, I came to realise they do a lot more products that I originally thought. So as they were on a buy two get a third free offer I picked up a couple of other bits including the One Hell of a Blot, shine controlling face powder and their Exfoliating Glove.
I also don’t own an eyelash curler. I know, it’s a crime right? So I went for the very reasonably priced Models Own curler at only £6.00. This was a bit of a ‘blind’ purchase, blind in the sense that I hadn’t checked out any reviews prior to purchasing so I have no idea what to expect with this one!
I’ve also had my eyes on the Maybelline colour Sensational Vivids Lipsticks ever since I bought the Neon Red one which I love! These are my second favourite lipsticks to MAC, and are really reasonably priced at £7.19 each. Boots had an offer on for buy one get one half price so how could I possibly resist!? I went for Electric Orange and Shocking Coral.
And finally onto the skincare bits. The Yes To Cucumber Soothing Eye Gel jumped out at me as it had 90 customer reviews on the Boots site with over 4 out of 5 stars as an average rating. It was a reasonable £11.99 so definitely worth a shot I think! And lastly the Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur Skin Primer. This again appealed to me due to the 113 very positive customer reviews. I have a real issue with visible pores so anything that could possibly reduce the appearance of my less than perfect skin is worth a try!
So I think that’s about it! All will be tried and reviewed in the coming weeks!
Have you tried any of these products? I’d love to hear if you have and what you think of them? xxx