Hey sugar plums, how’s it going?
Last week I accidentally went a little wild in the Liverpool Street branch of Boots whilst waiting for a train and whaddya know, I came out with enough stuff to fill a bathroom cabinet.
I remember when I was a teenager, I watched in disbelief (by disbelief I mean ever-growing impatience) as my step mum spent an entire HOUR meandering up and down the aisles of our local Boots branch as she proceeded to fill two baskets and spend a flashy £150 on random stuff.
Now I understand. I get it. It is one of the sweetest joys of being a grown up. Picking stuff up, reading all the labels, weighing up different offers. Oh man, who needs Theme Hospital when you have grown-up person shopping?
Anyway, I thought I’d show you little cuties what I picked up.
Whenever I panic buy cheap disposable razors because AH MY LEGS ARE HAIRIER THAN THE CATS, I always regret it because my legs never feel that smooth and they only seem to last about two shaves before they end up in the bin. And so, to be prepared for spring and the (fingers crossed) bare leg weather that is *almost* on the horizon, I thought I’d snap this up.
Wilkinson Sword have recently relaunched all their products to have this super chic black packaging so it instantly caught my eye.
From the range, my fave is the Intuition Ultra Moisture razor. I love that you don’t need to faff about with shaving gel or body wash because it lathers and shaves in one glide when you just add water, making it v ideal for quick shower top-ups. PLUS, it has shea butter and I’m all about that moisturised glossy leg life.
I bought a couple of these a few months ago and they’ve very quickly become my favourite lip liners. They’re just over a fiver each, and apply really, really nicely – really pigmented, and really creamy so that they don’t drag or scratch your lips.
Anyway, I decided to add a couple more to my collection in two v dreamy pink shades – Bedrose and Rosey Sunset.
There’s two reasons I snapped this up – firstly it’s from Aussie and everything from them makes my hair feel super soft and smell a-mazing. Secondly, I love that you can use it on wet or dry hair.
I’m hoping it’ll stop my short hair turning into a giant frizz ball, and keep it look sleek and sassy when I wear it straight.
This babe caught my eye because it has that same dreamy marble effect at the Laura Geller blushers, just y’know, at a quarter of the price.
I went for shade ‘Seductive Pink’ because it’s a really fresh, pinkish colour without being too OTD.
From trying it on the back of my hand, it’s got a really lovely glow-y consistency without being shimmery. Big yes!
Sadly the purple shampoo I’ve been using recently has been giving me a dry, itchy scalp (hashtag glam), so I’ve decided to trade it in for this instead (whilst being super sexy and using Head & Shoulders shampoo, obvs).
I used to have a pot of John Frieda deep conditioner at uni which I loved but couldn’t afford at the time to replace, so I’m hoping this keeps my hair from going bright yellow.
I’ve been toying with buying a setting spray for ages, mostly because I have a pretty oily face which tries to single-handedly take down my foundation game, but so many of them are v pricey.
This one has great reviews online and is only £7 so I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl and praying to the beauty gods that it’ll finally stop my make-up crumbling down my face come lunchtime.
I have about 12 different foundations lingering in my make-up drawer but can I find one that’s pale enough for my WHERE DA SUN AT February skin? Nope. So I thought I’d give this a whirl in shade ‘Vanilla’.
I’ve heard it’s named mentioned a few times in blog posts, and for £7.99 it seemed well worth giving a go, although it does seem freakishly small…
Have you guys tried any of these? Any good? What other bargain products have you snapped up recently that were AMAZING?
This post is sponsored by Wilkinson Sword but all thoughts, reviews and haulin’ my own.