02/12/2016

Boots Beauty Haul #1

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#BLOGMAS DAY 2

Today's post is all about one of my favourite high street stores: Boots!

It is both a blessing and a curse that I work opposite a Boots store and I visit the store at least once a week depending on how much I'm working. I usually take a trip on a Saturday morning during my break before the mad afternoon rush and I always spend some pennies! I have used and abused my Advantage Card and extra points tokens this year in the run up to Christmas; pretty much everyone is getting toiletries from me this year!


Every year, my mum and dad don't ask for a big present from me so I tend to get them toiletries that I know they love and will use which is why Boots is my first port of call! However, I also just go in to buy myself bits and pieces which I may have done recently- oops!

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Skincare is a difficult find for me as I have sensitive skin and eczema. I really struggle more than most to find products that don't irritate my skin constantly so when I find a product I love, I tend to bulk buy it before it gets discontinued!

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In typical blogger fashion, when I saw everyone using the Garnier Micellar water, I knew I had to give it a try. Originally I bought one of the tiny bottles to make sure I liked it and I did! I use this every morning and night so when I saw they had a supersize bottle for just over £5, I just had to buy it. I'm not sure how easy it will be to use in a bottle this size so I may end up pouring it into the smaller bottles for ease!

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I'm also a huge fan of own-brand drugstore skincare. Wilko, Superdrug and Boots all have a great range for sensitive skin and I'm working my way through them all. I'm already the owner of this night moisturiser so this was a restock for me. It takes a few minutes to sink in once applied which is why I apply it right before I get into bed.

I also wanted to find a lighter eye make-up remover that was creamy so it wouldn't sting. I've only used this a couple of times so far and it's not bad! I've not tried it with waterproof mascara yet though so that's the true test!

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I had gone into Boots for the Christmas set of Sleek's Matte Me lip creams but unfortunately, my local branch doesn't stock them! Instead, I bought just the one and a No.7 mascara and had a voucher for both!

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I bought the Matte Me in Shabby Chic as I thought it was the colour that I would probably wear the most. My initial first impressions are that I'm not sure how often I will use this. I have very dry lips especially in the winter! It made my lips feel even more rough so if any of you know of a good lip primer, do let me know.

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If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I am a huge fan of No.7 mascaras AND I had a £3 off coupon so who was I to refuse another treat for myself?  I love the displays of No 7 make-up as I can see what the mascara wand is without having to open a tester tube! I went for the Exceptional Definition mascara again as I used up the last tube of it I had! I alternate it with the Stay Perfect mascara mostly!

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I tend to go for mascaras with smaller wands and plastic bristles and that's why I stick with No 7!

I will be sharing another Boots haul soon too; I just can't keep away when they have so many offers on! Have you been in Boots recently? Show me you latest buys by leaving a comment below!
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6 comments

  1. My local boots is tiny and never have anything good, so I normally go to the bigger one in Glasgow on my uni breaks and buy FAR too much! I also have the large bottle of the Micellar water and it seems to be going SUCH a long way, I love it 😻 Great post!

    Erin ✨ theroshabeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Ooh I still need to try out Sleek's lip cremes! I love the shade you've picked out, it's gorgeous and works very well with your skintone! Thanks for swatching it, it's always super useful to see! Can't wait for your next Boots haul!

    Abbey πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  3. I feel you on the Sleek Matte Me's they are quite drying! I love the colour though!

    www.denajayne.co.uk

    xo

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  4. Oh I love the sleek matte me lipsticks and micellar water! the mascara looks fab! I'll have to check it out! Fab post lovely :) xxx
    Rachel | www.rachelxblog.com

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  5. Great haul! I've never seen that supersized micellar water before but I'm definitely going to have to keep an eye out for it as it will be so handy for my dressing table! And that sleek lip cream is a gorgeous colour! I just bought my first Sleek Matte Me in a dark red and it's beautiful, so I definitely need to buy some more!

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  6. I love a Boots haul! Think I'll be buying one of the supersized micellar waters as thats the main thing I use on my face, I love it. I've never tried Sleeks Matte Me but the colour is gorgeous!
    xx
    http://kezlablogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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