Haul | New Skincare Bits & Lipsticks

Friday, May 20, 2016

beauty haul drugstore high end skincare and makeup


We are all friends here. Let us not ruin it with any mention of any kind of 'spending ban' or 'no buy'. I feel like I'm doing quite well with cutting down my spending on makeup. But its been replaced with an excessive amount of skincare purchases. So here are the things I've bought recently...


SKINCARE 

Yes, I've gone a little overboard with skincare buying. It's mainly because when I was working on my Budget Skincare Post I discovered so many new things I wanted to try. 


review superdrug b glycolic peel and essence lotion


B. Revealed Glycolic Cleansing Peel | £7.99
I've never tried anything from this Superdrug brand before so when I saw they had a Buy One Get One Free promotion on, I thought it time to check it out. This cleanser promises to gently exfoliate the skin by getting rid of dead skin cells, soothe and soften the skin and reveal radiant skin after cleansing. I'm hoping the mineral oil in the ingredients won't cause my skin to congest (thanks HHW as always for the heads up). 


B. Refreshed Essence Lotion | £6.99
Since I've introduced Korean skincare products into my routine, I've been on the hunt for a good, affordable essence to add to my line-up, which is the step after toning and before serums. So when I heard about this number I was curious to try it out. This promises to soften, soothe and protect while providing 12 hours of moisture to the skin. I'm still looking for a Korean option so I really have nothing to compare this one's effectiveness to.


trilogy certified organic rosehip oil for blemishes, hydration and scars


Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil | £28 (currently only £21.37)
If there's one facial oil that's been on my radar for the longest time and is thrown in my face the most it's this. When ASOS put this and the 20ml version on sale, I just had to snap it up. My sister's been using it for a few days and already claims it's making a noticeable difference.

I had such drama with shipping and delivery, and it arrived just short of being smashed, but it's finally here now and I'm so excited to start using it.


drugstore skincare haul nip+fab, good things and superdrug


Superdrug Vitamin E Refreshing Toning Mist | review | £2.99
This is the only repurchase in this haul post. This delicious scented mist is hydrating, soothing and provides a decent level of moisture. I reach for this during the day when I feel like my skin is super dehydrated and I get that tight pulling feeling. Or generally every time I pass the bottle I'll spritz it all over my face. I also like to use this between steps in my routine, especially after acid toning.

Good Things Miracle Mattifier Lotion | £7.99
As I mentioned in my Budget Skincare Post, I wanted to purchase this to see how well it performs during the warmer weather. It promises to moisturise while absorbing any excess oils which sounds like the kind of thing I need for my dehydrated combination skin. It is also meant to help keep skin blemish-free. 

Nip+Fab Dragon's Blood Fix Hyaluronic Shot | £24.95 (currently £16.59)
I love the Dragon's Blood Fix range a lot but this was a completely random purchase as I had never even seen or heard of this particular product before. It was on offer at the time so I decided to get it and try it. It contains 50% hyaluronic acid and is meant to literally be a shot of hydration for the face. It can be added to moisturisers/serums for a boost or used as an intensive treatment.

So far I can't say much else except that I'm way too distracted with the fun click-pump! LOL!

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum | £14.95 (currently only £7.45)
I didn't need to purchase this as I only recently got the Dragon's Blood Fix Serum but I really enjoy using the Glycolic Fix Mask for when I want a quick brightening, softening boost so I thought I'd try the serum too. It claims to reduce the appearance of pores which I'm all for trying and to smooth out lines and wrinkles.


feel unique skincare superstars beauty box review



Feel Unique Superstar Skincare Beauty Box | £30
This box just had to happen. It's a total bargain that I just couldn't pass up, containing 6 products, 2 of which are full-size and both worth £30 a piece. I've wanted to try the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil for a long time and I've been hearing a lot about the Ren Night Time Facial a lot recently too so I'm super excited to have them. The mini products are also interesting and all seem like solid skincare products.


BODYCARE


new soap and glory shower jelly sugar crush


Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Shower Jelly | £5.50
Soap & Glory can do no wrong when it comes to bath and body products. Their newest release is a shower jelly in their 2 signature scents. I have Sugar Crush which is my go-to summer scent. It is a neon bright formula that is a wobbly, jelly texture that melts and lathers up like no shower gel before. This is great value for money too because you really don't need a lot. I love how bright and bold it is as it stands tall in my shower. 


MAKEUP


new lipsticks drugstore sleek makeup soap and glory


Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipsticks (new version) | £9
As I mentioned in my Soap & Glory Makeup Guide S&G have released gorgeous newly revamped lipsticks. Thankfully, my dear InstaSister @beaussima was kind enough to swatch a whole bunch of them on one of her trips to Boots, giving me a better idea of which ones I might want to try. I picked Cinnamon Beige (from the Nudes Collection) & Berry Kissable (from the Reds Collection) which are both matte shades. I'm really hoping Cinnamon Beige is the same or at least super similar to my beloved Naked Beige (read all about my infatuation hereherehere and here).

I really liked the old line of lipsticks as it catered well for all skin tones. The majority of the new shades seem like they will be too light for my complexion. Still, I'm super excited to try these and compare them to the old formula. They will most likely have their own post with swatches so watch this space!

The packaging though! Stunning!

Sleek Matte Me | £4.99
I've been enjoying the infamous Birthday Suit (review here) as a shade to top off any creamy lipstick. When I saw they released some new, more on-trend shades, Shabby Chic caught my eye. It's that dusky pink that gets me all excited. It is utterly gorgeous and I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

And someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe the formula is slightly better, more comfortable and less streaky. 


sleek matte me NC40 swatches birthday suit and shabby chic
Top: Shabby Chic
Bottom: Birthday Suit

So there you have a run-down of all the bits I've been busy buying. I feel like I need to really reign it in now as my storage drawers are getting full and I only have one face. But I'm so glad to finally have my hands on so many things I've wanted to try, some new things that caught my eye and some beautiful lipsticks of course ;)


skincare haul makeup haul trilogy, nip+fab, superdrug, good things, soap and glory, sleek makeup


Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them? What have you been purchasing recently? Let me know...


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Sal xxx
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47 comments

  1. I love the Nip + Fab Viper Venom range but I really want to try something from the Dragons Blood range! Those Sleek Liquid Lipsticks look amazing! I need to get some asap!

    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. I've never tried the Viper range...the packaging puts me off I don't know why. LOL! You need to get some of these Sleek ones ;) xxx

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  2. Do tell us later how the Good Things Miracle Lotion works. I have been trying the Good Things face masks, and the 5 minute facial is amazing! I would love a review on the lotion too :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. That's one of my favourite masks of all! So effective. I will deffo keep you posted about the moisturiser. Thanks xxx

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  3. I picked up that B. Revealed Glycolic peel and put it back down because of the mineral oil. I would really love to hear how you get on with it.

    That Soap & Glory shower jelly stuff looks so good too. I've just run out of my Clean On Me bottle and I've been putting off buying anything new (I seem to hoard washing stuff!) but that's got me sorely tempted.

    Definitely think all the skincare stuff is justified. I'm a full-time mum myself and it gets so hard to take ten minutes to take care of yourself. My skin is horrendous now, it's all hormones, late nights and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

    Subscribed as I'm loving your writing style X
    www.sonotluxe.com

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    1. Aww thanks love. That's very kind.

      I didn't see the mineral oil even though I checked the ingredients twice...lol! I'm thinking it will be ok on me as it is just a cleanser so really won't be keeping it on my face too long.

      Clean On Me is my fave of all! But yeh, get this....its a total bargain and will last ages which all S& shower gels do anyway ;)

      Ah! Yup...life as a mumma means there really is very little time for skincare but these past few months I've forced myself to make the time and its been the best for my face. It's hard to make the time but when you do, you'll be glad hun.

      Thank you so much for dropping by xxx

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  4. YES I knew cinnamon beige would work for you!!! So so glad you picked that up. As for the jelly - gorgeous right? Urgh that smell! So glad you mentioned Rosehip because I've been eyeing up Trilogy for a while. Amazon have the same one for the same price so I've snapped it up on same day delivery! Enjoy the rest of your gorgeous haul! Xxx

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    1. Well I have yet to try it. Need to take some pics first....duh! Hahaha! Its a shame they didn't create a more varied line of shades for all skintones though. Hahahaha yes you did! Enjoy xxx

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  5. The essence sounds interesting, I've been wanting to add one into my routine for a while now so need to check it out! You got everything with such great discount or on offer! Always helpful! I recently added some new makeup and a few pieces from NIOD to my skincare stash so can't wait to try them out properly!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm a savvy shopper Danielle! I rarely buy anything at full price...if I can help it ;) hahahaha! Superdrug are killing it with their offers though. Oooooh nice! I don't know if I quite get the whole NIOD thing so will look out for your thoughts on them xxx

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  6. I swear they had an offer for the Nip+Fab Hyaluronic serum for 12 quid a couple of weeks ago on Superdrug! I wanted to buy it, but contemplated for a bit and ended up not buying, and then the price is 16! Haha, still it is a bargain. Can't wait for your review of it, I love Hylamide Low Molecular HA and want to branch out to other hyluronic-based serums.

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    1. Yup it was £12 when I bought it but when I checked last night it had been put up. Cheeky! xxx

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  7. I've gone a bit crazy with my skincare spending recently too. I bought the Rosehip Oil after Poofie mentioned it but I'm yet to use it. Love seeing what you've bought and look forward to hearing your thoughts on them. xx

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    1. I hope you get on well with the oil...I'm so glad it doesn't have a strong scent :) xxx

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  8. You're tempting me with the Trilogy oil, Sal! But I need to be strong as I have a few in my drawers that need to be tried and tested first :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Ah! I'm sorry...but its such a good deal! I've waited so long to get my hands on it so had to share...and oh gosh! Don't get me started. My facial oil stash is getting out of hand! :/ xxx

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  9. Ooh I love Nip + Fab, the glycolic pads are amazing! x

    Laurzrah 

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  10. High five to cinnamon Beige! Hopefully its a good shade for you! I've been intrigued by the Sleek matte me, i need to chevk them out. The Dragons blood oil sounds right up my street. I've tried the B. essence lotion - I wasn't overly impressed. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts though xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. You'll love the Matte Me lipsticks hun...especially the newer shades as the formula is great. Ah! No way....I'm finding it only mildly hydrating so far so I'm not surprised xxx

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  11. Wow beautiful lipstick picks!

    xo Millie www.modishrambling.com

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  12. S&G sugar crush is my go to summer scent too and Im so happy they have brought out a line of shower gels. X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its the perfect scent for summer xxx

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  13. You have got some seriously good skincare bits there. Trilogy rosehip oil is one of my absolutely skincare essential, have been using it for 3 years now. And those matt lipsticks look lovely as well.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. Oh wow! I am so glad I finally have it! xxx

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  14. I really want to try some products from nip & fab, love your blog too!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/giveaway.html

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  15. I love Sleek's Birthday Suit, although haven't worn it for a while. I can't wait to try some of their new shades that they've brought out!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. I love that one too. And yes, I think you will enjoy the newer ones more as the formula is slightly better xxx

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  16. I love the Trilogy rose hip oil - very tempted to stock up whilst it's on offer! I agree the new Soap & Glory lipsticks are all light shades :( bring back Perfect Day!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Urgh! I know right...I only have half a tube of Perfect Day left and I'm regretting not picking up another when they were on sale xxx

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  17. I've tried the Good Things Miracle Mattifier and I quite liked it! The berry scientist really strong though. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with it :)
    Rebecca | Notes From September
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    1. I'm enjoying it so far but yes, the scent is super powerful. It's exactly like the 5 minute facial mask...xxx

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  18. As soon as you mentioned the good things mattifying moisturizer im annoyed with myself as I was going to pick that up the other day but justified to myself how I loads so I didn't need another one!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Aww! The good thing is Boots are quite good with having them on sale...3 for 2 on all skincare right now I believe xxx

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  19. Fab haul, so many great products! I'm loving the look of the Feel Unique Skincare beauty box, I'd use everything included. I had one of their skincare boxes in the past and found it to be such amazing value x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

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    1. It really is an amazing offer and such good value for money xxx

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  20. This Sleek matte lipsticks are beautiful & that Feel Unique box is great value - I wasn't crazy about Ren Night Time Facial initially but I'm really enjoying lately xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Ah! I am quite excited to use it but I'm glad you told me that so I can brush any initial disappointment aside :) xxx

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  21. Nice post Sal. I bought these B. Skincare products (peel and lotion). The peel seems to have lost somewhere in my skincare pile. I need to try and see how it is. The lotion seems good and it soothes my irritated skin when I try new skincare. Have heard so many good things about Trilogy rosehip oil. It's on my wishlist. Still have to try balance me oil. This Nip&fab dragon's blood hyaluronic shot sounds great. Loads of love ๐Ÿ˜˜

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ash. Your comments always make me smile :) I've yet to try the peel too. I have high hopes...and yes, I am so glad I finally got my hands on the rosehip. Its been years lol! xxx

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  22. Great post, I bought one of the new soap and glory lipsticks the other day too.. I loove them! I think your blog is lovely also, let me know if you want to follow each other! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm quite excited to try them. I just need to take some pics of them first. LOL! Thank you so much for your kind words hun xxx

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  23. So many great products, the Sleek Matte Me lip products are gorgeous. I just want them all xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

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  24. Really want to try those new S&G lipsticks and Sleek lipsticks!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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