Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Boots Haul

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!



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! Just need a night out to wear them on now!

  2. I love the gliss range! I used to use the shampoo and conditioner all the time!
    I use the liquid repair spray every single time I wash my hair without fail!
    hannah x

    1. I've been using it for a few days now and am definitely loving it! x

  3. I love the Gliss shampoos and conditioners, the Asia Straight ones are my fave!
    Still yet to try the Katy Perry lashes but they look great! xx

    1. I'll have to check that out, I've never heard of it! x

  4. Hi lovely, just came across your blog and it's really great! :) Love the Katy Perry lashes!

    Now following!

    Looking forward to your next post!


    1. Thanks hun! I'm dying for a night out to wear them but exams keep getting in the way! x

  5. Great haul! I love Boots :) It is rare that I walk out empty handed! You got some good deals there.

  6. Hey Lea, depending on how serious the eczema on your upper arms is I'd recommend not using soap at all, it really helped mine out. Use a flannel or a sponge while showering to get the dirt off instead (: xxx