Sunday, 20 July 2014

Boots Skincare Haul

I love me some good Boots offers! Over the weekend I managed to pick up some decent deals in Boots (which doesn't always happen). Overall, I'm very happy with them!
Boots Skincare and Makeup Haul
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - in my opinion this is a must have for all those who don't like applying thick, greasy makeup removing lotions onto their skin. I prefer using something light to remove makeup as I hate the idea of residue and this does it in a pinch. I got it for £3.32 (reduced from £4.99) which I think is fantastic value. The 400ml bottle claims to provide 200 uses which is probably not realistic seeing no one is going to precisely dispense 2ml to their cotton pad each use but from experience, this bottle is capable of lasting months! I love the simple packaging but I have noticed it leak slightly when on its side, which could be an error on my part if I didn't close the lid properly.

Una Brennan Superfacialist Vitamin C Cleansing Oil - having used cleansing oils from the likes of Origins, Shu Uemura, Muji and DHC, I have parted with quite a few bob and tried some of the best available. I like cleansing oils but I don't think they are really worth the kind of prices I had been paying for them. I had my eye on Una Brennan's offering for quite some time and waited for Boots' skincare offers to appear. This was a bargain reduced to £7.99. Whilst not as luxurious as the other brands I have used (or as well packaged - no pump = mess and waste) it still does the job. It does smell like toilet cleaner but I can live with that! My makeup gets removed in a jiffy and once it comes into contact with water it dissolves and washes off very easily.

Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash - another skincare product I don't want to be without. As someone with troublesome oily yet dry skin, I need something that doesn't foam and that doesn't strip the skin. This does a great job of gentle cleansing which is something I really wasn't expecting from such a mainstream brand. As I was sceptical about the product at first, I was happy to spend a meagre £1.79 to try it out instead of its usual £3.59. I was pleasantly surprised. As it's not a makeup remover, I use the either the Garnier Micellar Water or Una Brennan's Cleansing Oil first and the Nivea wash as my second, cleanse.

Burts Bees Lip Balms in Grapefruit, Honey and Coconut and Pear - I thought I'd better stock up on these seeing as they were down from £3.69 (ouch) to £2.46. Do these even need reviewing? They are amazing not only because they deliver but because they smell and taste lovely whilst being all natural. I like using 'natural' products when and where I can and these are the only lip balms I use.

I havem't had a chance to use the Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara or the Maybelline polish in Orange Punch (hellooooo summer) but I have high hopes for both. Maybelline polishes are among my favourite when it comes to application and longevity. As for the brand Seventeen, I don't know much about their makeup but the claims this mascara  makes are impressive. Doesn't the picture on the box remind you of Benefit's marketing of They're Real?

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