Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Drugstore Haul & First Impressions - December

So If today you want to know what I'm haulin' from the beauty counters at boots this is it! I was super happy to get everything as these are all products I've heard so much about and I am rather happy now I have them all (not that I needed any more makeup) but it was necessary I wanted to try some new things out and it's especially even more justifiable as I repurchased a few items too!

So first I picked up my trusty Lash sensational as I just can't imagine life without it!  sad I know, but it's the real honest truth! it just adds so much length to my lashes and the length is definitely what I lack when it comes to my lashes, so this just adds life back into them and without it I feel like I have no lashes and with it, and well you get the jist it is amazing! and I don't think many mascara's will ever compare to this for me so sorry if you're sick of hearing about it but you'll know why if you've tried it!

The second thing is a beauty I must say, I am literally a highlighter addict at the moment I cannot stop highlighting my face it just gives me so much more life and I definitely love a glow along with my contour. It is a lovely stick form so is so easy to apply and blends so nicely, it's nice and buttery so the formula is easy to just apply and blend out with your fingers or a brush. I have been using it for a week or so now and love the way it looks and for extra glow I love setting it with a powder highlighter, I'm loving the sleek highlighter on top of this to create a gorgeous glow! (from the sleek contour kit)

I have wanted this little product for so so long and when Boots were advertising Nyx coming to Boots online I jumped at the chance as I was so excited to try a infamous matte lip cream from them. The colour of this one is 'Copenhagen' which is a lovely dark reddy purple, it is more purple than red but looks like a berry toned shade, which is perfect for the Christmass-y season! I have used it twice and it lasts so well but when I applied a lip balm before it stayed on without drying my lips too, so a beautiful lip product all in all!

So every girl needs a good coverage drugstore foundation right?! Well this one from Bourjois is definitely gonna be repurchased again and again! I had previously owned the serum version which was lovely but a friend told me to try this one if I wanted more coverage so that's just what I did. I was NOT disappointed I don't know how I managed without it! and have worn it every day since purchasing it so that says something. It lasts really well on my skin and doesn't cake up which most foundations do with me and I don't know how the finish just looks so flawless and natural without being too heavy too!  

The next two are Soap and Glory makeup items and surprisingly I haven't tried any makeup from them before these. I purchased the Brow Archery in 'Love is Blonde' and I love the tint side of the pen it just looks perfect as sometimes I like a lovely natural brow nothing too heavy and I can use both sides, the tint and crayon end, and it'll still make them look super even! I'm so super impressed with it! 

Lastly I needed a concealer and I wanted good coverage for some under eye bags as sleep is something I'm not getting much of lately and I wanted to reduce the appearance of bags and cover them, I wanted to try another Soap and Glory makeup product so that's why I chose the Kick Ass Concealer, it has a yellow toned concealer on one side and a more orange toned one on the other. They blend like a dream and I love having two different colours to correct my under eyes and it's handy to have two different shades!

All products Mentioned:

Maybelline Lash Sensational - link here
No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter - link here
Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen - link here 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (in 52 Light Vanilla) -link here
Soap and Glory Brow Archery (Love is Blonde) - link here
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer - link here

-I thought I would show the Nyx Lip cream up close which is on the right, along with the Collection cream Puff which is another drugstore alternative (Or dupe) in a pinky shade.-

Collection Cream Puff (in Cotton Candy) - link here


  1. I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara too! I usually dislike drugstore mascaras so I was surprised by how much I adored this one. Great post!

    xo, Liz

    1. Me too! I usually hate most of them! Thank you for reading lovely xx

  2. Great haul! I've been thinking of trying Soap and Glory brow archery for a while now, glad to hear you're impressed with it!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

    1. You definitely should check out their range! it all looks amazing x

  3. Need to try nyx now boots are stocking it online!! & love the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara too!


    1. Yes! Me too I need a nude matte lip cream now after trying this one! xx

  4. Love the cream puff, that's such a good dupe!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  5. I'm really keen to try the Brow Archery- it's on my Christmas list! Lovely post! Lydia Eve, www.mydaisychaincloset.blogspot.co.uk xx

  6. That Maybelline mascara is my favourite at the moment!

    Hannah Heartss x

  7. Favourite mascara of all time!!

  8. I am so going out and getting the No7 highlighter, I've been on the hunt for a good one for ages! I also love the bourjois foundation, I think it feels really light and looks natural but the coverage is pretty spot on!


    1. It's so lovely just gives such a stunning glow! It's lovely isn't it?! x


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