Monday, 27 April 2015

My Latest Beauty HAUL: Boots & Wilko's

Well this months payday was a VERY welcomed day because I was running low on quite a few essentials. I apologise for the awful picture but I'm typing this up from work before everyone gets in and I just pulled up the one I used of Instagram.

So, sometimes when I get in after work I really can't be bothered to cleanse, tone and moisturise so I find it really useful to have a pack of cleansing wipes on hand. I bought the Simple Spotless Skin wipes because I struggle with spots and blemishes so the zinc in them really helps with that. These are actually a repurchase because I love how they make my skin feel. I would, however, just like to say that the wipes aren't particularly soft so if you prefer something more gentle I would just go for store brand wipes because they do the same job. 

Most nights I cleanse with a Micellar water or a general cleanser, I've only just started using micellar water this year as it's been the big 'skincare hype' but I actually genuinely like using micellar water. Before I needed to buy a new one I was just using the Superdrug B. Micellar Water but it was too heavy and felt quite oily and greasy on my face so I used toner to balance that out. I just bought the 3 in 1 Cleansing Water from the Thrice As Nice range in Wilko's and the Drama Clean 5 in 1 Cleanser from Soap & Glory at Boots. So far I'm loving both products and I would recommend both the same amount though the Thrice As Nice stuff is a few pound cheaper.

I bought the Dream Matte Mouse foundation in Vanilla to try something warmer than my usual tone, the one I had been using prior to this was quite cool in tone so it washed me out since I have nearly white hair now. Anyway, I love how smooth the application was but I feel like it's difficult to get a decent coverage as it is so thin in application. It is for very light light coverage so I would only recommend it for a 'good skin day' as it does little to conceal blemishes but it does even skin tone and  feel very light on. Of course, you could use it with concealer as I have been doing but if you want a foundation that just goes on and doesn't need much further attention then I'd say this product wasn't for you. I also bought the Matte Maker Pressed Powder and whilst I haven't had the chance to try it properly yet I will say that it seems to have the desired matte effect which some products don't stay true to their descriptions properly.

Since just about every YouTuber and Blogger utterly rave on about the Soap & Glory Translucent 'One Heck Of A Blot' powder I just had to buy it and see what the fuss is about. To put it simply, I agree. It helped both my new foundation and my old foundation (Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation) stay where it was and it added an extra level to the matte effect I was going for. I have oily to combination type skin so I often struggle to find products that stay and don't look shiny by the end of the working day. I can't stress enough about how much I love this product, it will definitely be on my re-buy list as it just really works for me.

Finally, onto the YSL red lipstick and nail polish. My gran actually bought a pack that was reduced from the Christmas stock but she says she's "too old for red makeup" so she gave it to me. Now, whilst I don't tend to go for much red as my hair is white I do have to admit that the lipstick has one of the smoothes applications I've ever found in a lipstick. It is only a mini sample but for the amount that I use red I'm sure it will last quite some time.

Well, this has been my latest beauty haul. Thank you for reading and for any of my returning readers, thank you for being so patient because I was fairly lazy last week in terms of blogging.  

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