It’s that favourite time when a trip to Boots is required, a chance to stock up on staples and pick up something new… here’s what I put in my basket!
- Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Yes Sweeties, I finally succumbed to this massively blogged about foundation, despite feeling a tremendous disloyalty to my routine L’Oreal True Match foundation, I have to admit I am not disappointed nor do I regret my decision! I debated dedicating a whole blog post to it but let’s be honest, I am not the first to mention/review it and definitely not the last so does it really warrant a whole post? No. However, what I will say is that I really love the bottle, it’s a beautiful shape and it has a good strong pump, ideal for decanting the correct amount for application. I was to begin with though a little concerned that it wouldn’t last very long as when you hold the bottle up to the light; it looks as though not a lot is in it. But, I’m a good 3-4 weeks down the line and we’re still going! I am also not totally convinced by the shades, my usual L’Oreal foundation I think has about 30 to choose from so you can get a pretty accurate match to your skin tone, with Rimmel, just 4 (I think) and I was standing at the counter a while trying to work out which one to go for. Overall, I will definitely carry on using it over the summer as it is light on application and while my skin has a bit of colour to it, the foundation suits it well.
- Garnier Ultimate Blends –The Sleek Restorer
I saw this product range advertised prior to a YouTube video and usually I skip them at the earliest opportunity but the bloke mentioned split ends and a solution without going to the hairdresser and my ears pricked! Unfortunately when going into Boots it wasn’t all that clear which of the products was the one I saw advertised but I picked up this product anyway and I am glad I did. My hair has definitely been screaming out for more, quality products lately but I struggle with some of the products requiring to be left in my wet hair for 10 minutes or more. This is fine but I can’t stay in the shower that long and nor do I feel like getting back in once I have got out –you see what I mean? The Sleek Restorer however is ideal, it requires a mere 1 minute to works its magic, about the time it takes to properly lather up in shower gel! Perfect! I have only used it a couple of times so far and already noticing a difference to my hair; considering it usually doesn’t react well to the heat I can confirm my hair is definitely… sleeker! I will most definitely be exploring more of the Garnier hair care range.
- Cleansing wipes (Cucumber)
These are one of my skin care staples, I love these! I have tried other cleansing wipes from supermarkets etc. and although they still ultimately do the same job, these ones from Boots are just that bit better. The wipe itself is larger, stronger and I like the cucumber smell! For removing my make-up and freshening up my face, they are the best!
- Nivea Soft moisturiser
In a recent post I outlined my want for a good moisturiser and I think this is it! Of course there are much more high end products out there but I unfortunately at the moment cannot expense the luxury. But there is nothing wrong this Nivea moisturiser, it does exactly what I need it to and I can tell the tub will last me months! Happy Customer!
- Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion
Again another skin care staple, in coordination with the cleansing wipes, these two products remove my make-up before I tone and moisturise. I have found that supermarket equivalents lack that edge of quality which is why I find myself returning to this Boots version time and time again.
- Tangle Teaser
How have I lasted so long without this?! My comb finally lost too many of its teeth which made room for the Tangle Teaser. I have heard so many people mention these and I can totally understand why. I have long thick hair and it knots easily after the shower yet the Tangle Teaser glides through. I will never go back to the humble comb ever again.
- TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray
I currently use a heat defence serum by Alberto Vo5 which I run through my hair once towel dried before drying, but what about when I straighten my hair between washes? That was the problem I had and conscious my hair hates how poorly I treat it, I sought a spray and you can’t go wrong with TRESemmé! (Yes, I very almost made a rhyme there!)
- Rimmel London Lipstick -500 Diva Red
This was a bit of an impulse buy, what can I say? I have at least three Rimmel lipsticks now; I love the packaging and the product, the range has some really gorgeous colours and at the moment I am drawn to the darker shades. The problem I have though is keeping my lips moisturised and not too dry in order to maximise wearing the lipstick. I would welcome any tips!
Does this really need an explanation? Thought not.
At the end of the day, when you go to buy a new product, you can watch all the YouTube videos and read all the blog reviews but when it comes down to it, product decisions are you own. I for one look to be influenced by recommendations but sometimes you just have to be prepared to go out and do the legwork yourself!
Until next time xFollow