An Affordable Cleanser Everyone Should Try – Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser | Review

Hey Sweeties,

In recent months, I have started to use Facebook more for joining interest groups than I have for keeping in contact with friends (although I do still, obviously), and one of the groups I have joined is Mrs Gloss and the Gloss. This group is full of (mostly) women of all ages asking for help and advice and providing opinions and the like to each other about fashion, beauty and skincare. I have lost whole lunchtimes and evenings before replying to a million posts that I can help shed some light on the query, and/or give my opinion on something, or point towards a particular product or treatment that I think is worth recommending. Sharing blog posts is not allowed (which is refreshing, even if sometimes slightly annoying if you/I have written about something that would be helpful), but you are welcome to point to people and sites worth checking out if necessary. This is a great group and very friendly, definitely worth checking out if this sounds like the sort of thing you are looking for.

Anyway, my point of this was to say that on a daily basis people share and ask for product recommendations. It was in this group that I was made aware of the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser, and even though I was not particularly looking for a product of this type, when I was recently in a store and spotted it by chance, I thought it would be worth a purchase.

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

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Spring/Summer Beauty and Skincare Superdrug Haul

Hey Sweeties,

I haven’t done a beauty/skincare haul in forever, I’ve run out of things, sure, but those items haven’t really been repurchased in bulk…. until now. I’d run out of serum, concealer, micellar water, my favourite Stila mascara had dried up, so it was time to get my act together and hit up Superdrug. Usually I would go to Boots, but Superdrug had a couple of offers on that made it more worthwhile to do a little bit of a haul there for a change. So here is what I got… some repurchases and a couple of new treats… and something for my husband (the razors FYI).

My Spring/Summer Beauty & Skincare Superdrug haul-

Superdrug Haul

Garnier Micellar Water

A staple in my evening skincare routine, I use it to remove eye makeup before using the Soap & Glory Peaches n’ Clean 3-in-1 Purifying Cleanser or The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter, to remove the rest of my makeup. I’ve reviewed this product here previously.

Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion

Confession: I have NEVER used fake tan, had a spray tan, or used a sun bed. Why? Because I don’t have a problem being a little pale sometimes and to be honest, when the sun is out it doesn’t take me too long to catch some colour. However, following a gloomy winter and not getting a chance to catch any pre-honeymoon sunshine, I fancied giving this gradual tan moisturiser a go.

As first impressions go, it has scored incredibly highly -it smells lovely, easy to apply, absorbs/dries quickly and results can be seen quickly. So far, I would definitely recommend it to others.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Intense Black

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, my favourite mascara to date is the Huge Extreme Lash mascara from Stila (review here) which if you like big thick lashes, you must check it out. However, it is £18 (prices may vary) and sometimes I just can’t spend that on a mascara and this is one of those times. In these situations, I return to the high street’s best mascara -the Maybelline Lash Sensational and I like it in ‘intense black’. Does anyone hate this mascara? I don’t think so.

Superdrug Haul

Superdrug Haul

Oral-B Precision Clean Heads

I purchased an electric toothbrush a couple of years ago but for whatever reason, it until recently remained untouched in its box. I was about to look into selling it on but decided to use it instead and oh my word, why didn’t I use it sooner?! As an ex-dental nurse, I know first-hand that a simple manual toothbrush works perfectly fine, but an electric toothbrush achieves a deeper, stronger clean and arguably can enable better oral health. I purchased some replacement heads so that my husband can use the brush too, and that we have some spare for the cupboard.

Vitamin E Nourishing Eye Cream

My 30th birthday is now on the horizon and with that I know that my skincare needs to be upped to ensure my skin is looked after and get what it needs. One of those steps I recognise I should look into introducing into my routine is an eye cream. I thought I would give this very affordable product a go and so far, so good.

Simply Pure Hydrating Serum

I love serums and I really hate being without one in my skincare routine. I have tried a few so far over the last couple of years and this one I heard beauty journalist, Sali Hughes recommend. It’s an incredibly affordable product (less than £3, I’m not lying!) so I thought I would give it a go myself. So far, it just proves that you don’t need to always spend a lot to get/find good quality skincare.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 

I am sure I have spoken about this product before on here in previous beauty hauls and posts. This is a great concealer and one I just always have in my drawer available to use. I have also recently been using the Bourjouis Radiance Reveal concealer which I will also repurchase when I run out.

 

What are your must have skincare and beauty products? And do you prefer Boots or Superdrug?

Until next time x

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A Spritz of Zoella | Zoella Body Mists Review

Hey Sweeties,

Going back to last year when Zoe ‘Zoella’ Sugg (who? see here) released her first collection of products, although I of course had a look at them in Superdrug, I resisted purchasing. That was until recently when Zoe released her second collection, ‘Tutti Fruiti’ and I think where I felt her products weren’t really my thing originally, this collection actually made me want to investigate further. To be fair however, I still haven’t really gone mad but I did go into store thinking I would purchase her ‘Let’s Spritz’ body mist and the body scrub but what I actually came out with was both Zoella body mists.

Zoella body mists

Let’s Spritz & Blissful Mistful

So what do I think?

Well for £8 a bottle, you really can’t go wrong and the only thing I would say could be improved, is how long the scent lasts but that isn’t a criticism, that’s a secret hope that the team behind Zoella will see demand for a proper fragrance in the future which I think would be well worth Zoe’s time creating and releasing.

Scent wise, I spritzed these a few times in store trying to work out which one I preferred and why I ended up coming out with both as although I prefer the original scent (which will probably be the one I continue with), her new fruity scent is great for summer and one to jump on now (while its summer, duh).

Zoella Body mists

The packaging is spot on! I love the shape and the chunkiness of the bottles and the attention to detail on the back -on ‘Let’s Spritz’ it’s a pretty lace design, and on ‘Blissful Mistful’ it’s spots, both of which are slightly ruined by Superdrug’s need to put impossibly difficult to remove security stickers on everything! I do also love the chrome, metallic coloured lids.

It’s an odd thing really as with over 8 million subscribers, Zoe has a lot of people to cater for and satisfy but her predominant fan base are young teens and this is her market, at least for now. This is why, for the most part, her products aren’t really supposed to attract me and on many levels they don’t, but I am of course still curious. However, if I was in my young-mid teens (& not ridiculously close to turning 28 years old!), I would absolutely be all over Zoe’s products because they are not only affordable, but are good quality and a great intro into beauty and skin care; I really am so jealous of those young girls who can look up to Zoe like they would their fashionable older sister.

Have you guys tried any of Zoe’s products?

Anyway, I hope you’re all having a great week and I’ll be seeing you again soon!

Until next time x

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