I love hauls with necessities in as I think it's really interesting to see what people buy and use on a daily basis. It's a good way to pick up tips!
I actually feel like I got quite a bargain on all this, there was a lot of offers on.
Here's the main overview, I picked up quite a lot didn't I!
I was looking for something to really make my hair shine, and after perusing the isles for quite a while I went for the Schwarzkopf Gliss line. I can't lie, I think the packaging is really pretty and that's definitely what attracted me to the products in the first place! They have a lovely smell, it's quite 'perfumey'. They were also very reasonably priced at £1.99 for the shampoo and conditioner, £2.99 for the leave in shine protectant, and £1.99 for the shine spray.
I used them last night and this morning and am loving the results they give. I'll reveal a bit more about these on a post that I have lined up soon.
I really like L'oreal Excellence Creme hair dyes, they come with a pre treatment to protect the hair, and leave it feeling soft and manageable when your'e done. I was tired of my colour and wanted to make it look a little more 'expensive' so decided to tone it to a more ashy shade and all some highlights through. It's around £6 so pretty standard for a good boxed hair dye.
I struggle with eczema on my upper arms and picked up the Nivea Sensitive balance shower gel to use just on that part of me. While I was picking it up, I noticed the Nivea range was on offer for 95p so snapped up a couple of others to store away for the new house. They smell lovely and I'm particularly looking forward to trying the Diamond Touch one on my legs!
I always have a Montagne Jeunesse face mask or three hanging around for pamper times and when my skin needs a little TLC. I picked this up to help prevent blemishes. I also grabbed another 200 press on nails, this time by Nailene. I have to say, I much prefer this glue. The Kiss glue just doesn't hold that well I find. These were 99p and around £6.99.
I was in need of some false lashes for nights out as mine are looking a little tired now. I normally get Shu Uemura eyelashes but I thought these would be good for now. I prefer shorter but thicker eyelashes to add lots of volume, rather than length. At £4 odd they were a snip compared to my usual ones!
And finally, there was a 2for1 offer across makeup and since I was picking up an emergency gel liner (Bobbi Brown ran out that morning!) I thought I may as well grab a couple of other things.
You all know I have a real weakness for Mavala nail varnishes, but I also have a little soft spot for Accessorize 3D and Duo-chrome line. I picked up this one which is a duo-chrome effect of pink and orange. It's like a sunset in a bottle and I'm loving it! I paid about £8 for all of them.
The Blush is by Beauty UK and is in the shade Wild Berry. I don't like to spend a lot on drugstore blushes as I prefer Bobbi Brown and don't want to waste my money. But I liked the texture and finish of this one. Not bad for a couple of pounds.
As you can see, it doesn't exactly have the glamour factor, and if you don't have a proper eyeliner brush don't buy this one, it comes with a brush about 2 inches long, which is of no use or ornament. Buy the Maybelline Gel liner instead - it comes with a great one.
You might be able to tell that I've been having a bit of a hair overhaul, and I'm super excited to share why with you, but for now I'll leave you in suspense :p!