Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul

My name is Kirsty and I have no self control in Boots. 

Now that we've got that little admission out of the way, we can crack on with why you're all here. 

Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog

No trip home would be complete without the compulsory Boots trip, or three - Heck, this time around I was more excited to hit Boots than I was to pay my favourite bakers a visit. And by bakers I mean Greggs, and by 'pay a visit,' I mean eat my entire bodyweight in cheese & onion pasties. 

I digress.

I made a few Boots trips whilst I was back in the U.K. and lost a bag of makeup along the way. Goodbye L'Oreal Paradise mascara. It could have been a match made in heaven but I guess we'll never know. Anyway, here's what did end up travelling back to Dubai with me:

Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog
Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog
Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog

New Purchases:

Eylure Luxe Mink Effect Lashes in Style 'Trinket' - Never seen these before but they looked to be a promising level of fluffy for plastic fantastic lashes. 

Revlon Youth Fix Fill + Blur Foundation in Shade '200 Nude' - Used this a couple of times and it has yet to spark any strong emotions. I don't love it but I don't hate it either. It has a medium coverage with a natural matte finish. 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Shade '040 Soft Beige' - Hell to the yes. Where has this concealer been all of my life? I have used this pretty much every day since I bought it and I love it for under-eye concealing. It wears really well, has good coverage but isn't super thick and doesn't crease like a b**** on me. Highly recommend. 

Rimmel Match Perfection 2 in 1 Concealer & Highlighter in Shades '010 Ivory and 030 Classic Beige' - If I had to choose between this and the Wake Me Up concealer, I'd choose the latter. I don't rate the weird plastic brush applicator and the formula is a little thicker than I like to wear everyday. Probably more suitable to those wanting to cover up larger imperfections. I've only used this a handful of times though so will persevere and see how it goes. 

Collection Lasting Perfection Colour Correction Concealer in Shade '2 Green' - I like the original Lasting Perfection concealer so thought I would give the green colour correcting version a whirl. Haven't used it yet but it's already coated my makeup bag and all its contents in green concealer - the joys!

Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil - My cuticles are drier than a camel's eyebrow so I've been slathering this on every night before bed. I haven't noticed a huge difference yet but it smells uhh.mazing!

No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm in Shade 'Ballerina' - Love the product, hate the plastic squeezy applicator. It's giving me 90's Sugar Magazine freebie flashbacks, and not in a good way. Besides that, I like the nude/pink shade and the fact that it wears comfortably. 

NYX Slide On Glide On Lip Liner in Shade '14 Nude Suede Shoes' - Love. Will buy more shades. Enough said. 

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline Mascara in Black - I bought this after seeing Stacey's recommendation on Instastories. It's a solid effort from L'Oreal. It adds volume and holds a curl nicely - I just wish it gave me a smidge more length. 

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara in Black - Not tried yet - definitely thought it was called 'Miss Baby Doll' until I had to write the name down. Oh dear. 

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in 'Indecent Black' - Also not tried yet. Will report back when I have more info. 

L'Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser - This had a moment on social media and I got swept up in the hype. I'm keen to see how it compares to the Hydro Boost moisturiser from Neutrogena (mentioned further down) which I absolutely love. 

Sensationail Express Gel One Step Polish in Shade 'Made Him Blush' - *Not pictured because I'm useless and forgot. I've been using the Sensationail gel polishes for a while now and they're great for a quick, DIY manicure. I'm keen to see how their 'Express' formulas work and as per, the pale pink shade gave me all the feels. 

Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog
Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream Moisturiser - I could go on and on about the entire Neutrogena Hydro Boost range, in fact I did right here, but I've been using this moisturiser almost exclusively for the past 6 months and my skin is looking better than it ever has. 

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleansing Facial Wipes - Also from the same range, these face wipes are also some of the best I've tried. They're so handy for a first step in removing makeup before going in with a cleanser. 

Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm - Simple, no frills, moisturising lip balm that does what it says on the tin. I went through a whole tube, which I almost never do, so a repurchase was a must. 

Huge Boots Beauty & Skincare Haul - Life in Excess Blog

Have you paid a visit to Boots recently? If so, did you treat yourself to anything new? Also, let me know if you've tried any of the products I've mentioned here. I'd love to know your thoughts. 


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