9 April 2014


So I may have been a little bit naughty and in a very short amount of time I have spent a littttttttle bit of money. Not that i need to justify this but I haven't really spent anything for a while and it's my birthday tomorrow so i think a few treats are okay!
I have only purchased some of these things today so I can't give any full reviews but I'm sure they'll feature at some point in my Review Posts.

I'm not even going to think about how much money I have spent so let's just talk beauty! Some of these I've wanted for ages and most are impulse buys. Obviously.

A new perfume! Something I don't often delve into. I usually have a bottle of Lady Gaga's Fame and then mostly I just wear a cheap one from Avon which is lovely. I smelt this earlier in Superdrug as it said it was half price down to £20 and it is beautiful! So fruity, which is what I prefer from perfume. I also had £11 on my Superdrug card so this 100ml bottle cost me £9 when full price is £40. That definitely deserves a BOOM!

Other loyalty card bargains come from The Body Shop. As it's my birthday this month I get £5 off a purchase with my card. The card already gives me 10% off so the Camomile Cleansing Balm is usually £12 and I got it for £5.80. I've wanted to try this for ages after hearing so much hype surrounding cleansing balms. There doesn't seem to be a whole heap of them on the high street though. I've been using this for the last few days and I'm really enjoying it so far. This will definitely get a full review when I've used it a little more.

The Nuxe Reve de Miel has cult status amongst bloggers and I have been intrigued for a while but almost £10 for a lip balm seem s crazy. Recently my lips are been so incredibly dry and a Google search showed me that it was £6 on Amazon so I decided to go for it. It smells a bit like chocolate orange, last forever and I have immediately seen a difference.

I wasn't aware of this but the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo has had a makeover and become the Effaclar Duo +. I've not read up on it yet as to what the differences are and I haven't used this one yet as my other still has a teeny bit left but I asked on Twitter and people have said the + seems to be working a lot better than the original so I' excited to try it out.

Some hair bits from Charles Worthington. I was after the Volume & Boots Texturising Spray after seeing my favourite bloggers raving about it and whilst skimming the shelves for it the little shampoo and conditioner bottles from the same range caught my eye. They were £1.99 each and without thinking about it I threw them in the basket. I've used them a couple times and not sure I've seen any difference yet. I've only used the spray today and I think I'll need to use it a little more to get an opinion.

Also from my Superdrug trip today I got the Naturally Radiant 2 in 1 Moisturiser and Serum. Superdrug are celebrating their 50th birthday and so pretty much everything was on some kind of offer. This also had 50% off so it was less than £3. Serum is something I don't tend to have in my skincare routine as they just don't seem to be on the drugstore shelves. And this is 2 in 1 meaning it makes my life a lot easier!

I don't like to talk about how much money I spent on this. I've kind of been wanting a new moisturiser for so long. I usually use a simple one but I don't feel it actually benefits me in any way. I always see people writing about and loving Origins so I did a lot of research and concluded the Make A Difference Plus Moisturiser would be the best for me. I ignored the price tag and toddled over to the till to which the lady was all "WOOOOOAH, That's a lot of money for a little pot!" Yes, lady, thanks for that. (FYI, it is £34 so it best be worth it!)

I got a teeny sample of the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Toner ages ago and I always wanted to buy the full size so I caved and did so. I've heard so many good reviews about this and it means I can tone and exfoliate at the same time. Everyone's a winner. Except my bank account.

And on to a few makeup buys. I heard about Sleek bringing out an eyebrow tool similar to the Anastasia Brow Whiz, that the Pixiwoo sisters are always raving, so I was intrigued. One side has a spoolie and the other side has the... it's sort of a waxy crayon. (Good describing.) I got the shade dark and I think it was £7ish. I've used it a couple of times and I'm loving it! 

Apparently I can no longer go outside without buying one of the Revlon Colorstay Balms. This time I added Unapologetic from the Matte Balm range to my collection. It's a beautiful bright pink and I cannot hype these formulas enough. And I really need to stop buying them.

FINALLY... I saw these lip crayons (because you apparently can't have too many) on the Barry M stand. they're called Gelly Hi Shine Lips and I've not heard about them anywhere before. I love the Gelly Hi Shine nail polishes they do so I was a bit excited to see these. I think they were £4.99 each and I was immediately drawn to the reddy-coral which is shade 2 'Alpha' and then I noticed the dark pink one was called Sirius (shade 4) and my inner Harry Potter nerd got the better of me and I couldn't very well not buy it... 


And that's all the beauty bits I've bought over the last week or two.

Have you tried any of these? What do you think of them?


  1. Oh I'm thinking on the The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm for a while now - and you're a lucky girl to got it reduced - I'm not sure whether I'll try it - let me know whether you would recommend it further - with a full review!:)

    NIKA Bittner

  2. I've been just as bad with the shopping this month haha! I love so many of the Clarins products - I haven't tried this one though so I may just have to pick it up! xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger


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