A Beauty Haul

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Back in the good ol' days of blogging, Superdrug/Boots beauty hauls were a regular occurrence around here, and quite often they were some of my most popular posts. I don't actually shop in Superdrug or Boots all that often anymore, so when I do it's quite the "event". So, when I placed a (big for me) Superdrug order a little while ago, I thought I'd share my spoils with you guys!

COLAB Dry Shampoo in ParadiseI picked this up after seeing it on a fair few bloggers' Instagram Stories, and because I was in the market for a new dry shampoo. I'm trying to cut down on washing my hair so much in a bid to make it grow (so far it's not really working, but I'll persevere) and this dry shampoo is honestly so good. I've only used it a few times so far but it smells amaze, works so well at disguising any grease and has blimmin' flamingos on the can. What more could you need?!

Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer - Again, another product I was drawn into after seeing several uh-mazing beauty YouTubers using it, I had hoped this concealer would transform my under-eye area and leave it looking bright with no dark circles. Alas, I've only tried it once so far but it didn't do a lot for me - I found it quite greasy which only ended up highlighting my under-eye circles further. I'll keep trying with it though as it looks amazing in all the tutorials I've seen.

Schwarzkopf Got2b Volumizing Powder - I'm obsessed with Toni and Guy's volumising powder, but it's quite difficult to get hold of and not the cheapest, so I saw this was on offer and thought I'd give it a whirl. I've used it a fair few times since it came and honestly? I'm really disappointed. Whereas Toni and Guy's version gives me instant, noticeable results, this doesn't really do anything other than leaving my feeling sticky. Not cool.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creme de Nude - I bought this as I've been looking for something to use as a base for my eye shadow when I'm doing going out makeup. I'd originally set my sights on the MAC Paint Pots but I'd seen that Maybelline's matte Color Tattoos were a pretty good dupe, and for the difference in price I felt it was silly not to give this a whirl first. I shall report back once I've tried it!

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Rose Gold and Sweetie - Although I already bought some dry shampoo, I couldn't resist adding a couple of Batiste's newer additions to my basket. Batiste has always been my go-to dry shampoo brand so I knew if I didn't get on with COLAB's offering, I'd have this as back up. The Sweetie scent is definitely my favourite - it smells divine.

Eylure Enchanted After Dark Lashes in The Raven - I'm a bit obsessed with buying lashes at the moment, particularly really big and bold ones. I'd not come across the 'Enchanted' range before but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it. These lashes look really long, voluminous yet fluttery, and I'm really excited to see what they look like on.

Nivea Men Sensitive Post-Shave Balm - No, my boyfriend's shopping didn't accidentally work its way into this post... this is actually for me! I know bloggers and YouTubers have been using this for a while now in place of a primer, and whilst I'm a tad late to the party I'm so glad I've given this a go. I usually use Benefit's Porefessional as a primer, but it's over £20 a pop so not exactly budget friendly. This, however, is under a fiver and I think it does a really good job. It leaves my skin feeling matte and soft, and whilst the smell is a big manly, I kind of like it!

L'Oreal Hair Expertise Pure Colour Shampoo and Conditioner - Finally, my hair has been in a right old state of late, so I knew it was probably time to up my shampoo and conditioner game and find something that's a bit kinder on my hair. My sister recommended the L'Oreal Hair Expertise range, particularly the version for dry, coloured hair, as she'd been using it and seen real results. It doesn't contain sulphates so is much gentler on the hair, and I'm hoping it will work wonders for my stressed-out barnet!

What have you been beauty haulin' recently? Let me know!