Just a quick one today (bit of light relief from my usual novel-size ramblings!). I had a brief visit to Cribbs Causeway with Lauren and of course ended up spending more than anticipated in Boots. Let me tell you, the Boots in Cribbs Causeway is so much better than the small one where I live… I was like a pig in shit (nice thought) and didn’t know where to start! I tried to be as restrained as possible just picking up the bits I really wanted.
Superfacialist by Una Brennan is a range that I have been desperate to try! The range in my local boots is small so I just had to grab some bits whilst there was a larger selection! As I have dry skin, I can’t wait to give the Rose Intense Moisture Mask a try. It was the last one on the shelf… so that means that I was meant to buy it, right? Hopefully this will keep my crusty skin in check this autumn/winter, as I’m not feeling like sporting the leprosy look this year!
It’s impossible for me to pick up a cleansing oil and not pop in into my basket when no-body is looking (judging). The Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil smells AMAZING. If you are a fan of orangey/citrus scents then this one will be up your street. I have only used it once so far but it left my skin feeling really smooth and clean, without any oily residue. I will definitely be reaching for this more to put it to the test.
Finally from the Superfacialist range I picked up the NeroliIntense Facial Serum. Well, when it’s on offer, it would be rude not to. And three is a magic number. I have been needing a new serum and this just seemed like the perfect opportunity to give this one a whirl. It feels really silky on the skin and sinks in quickly. Let’s see if this will make a difference to my skin when swapped in to my regime.
Time for a new foundation! I was a little overwhelmed by the choice that’s out there at the moment so I really didn’t know where to start! As (unfortunately) you can’t read reviews of every foundation you swatch in boots as you go round, there was one that I have read about plenty of times that had stuck in my mind. Revlon ColorStay. Loved by many, I picked this one up in Natural Beige for normal/dry skin. I have only used it twice so far but I can already see why it’s so popular. It gives me good coverage without being super thick so I will definitely be reaching for it more. I was also impressed by Revlon that they have produced the foundation for different skin types which is super helpful, as no-one wants to spend money on a wasted foundation.
Revlon mascaras have been climbing up my favourites in the past year, especially their Grow Luscious collection. I added the Bold Lacquer to my collection. It will take a lot to replace the Lash Potion in my heart, but I’m hoping it will not disappoint… so far so good! Oh, I also picked this up on a steal deal.. two Revlon mascaras (£9.99) for £10. Amazing!
My final (sneaky) purchase was the L’Oreal Lumi Magique highlight/concealer pen. I had read this on a few posts with all positive reviews, but it was srsly lou’s post that pushed me to buy. I already had the True Match Touche Magique concealer which is really good, so I knew this one was going to deliver! I have used it alongside my new Revlon foundation and have found that it just really brightens up my horrend bags (think big black ‘weekend away’bags permanently on my face… nice…) and actually neutralises them quite well.
As you can tell, I am extremely chuffed with my little haul and can already tell that the majority, if not all of these will become staples! Do you have any new Boots buys that you think I need to check out?