Tuesday, 18 March 2014

New In|Boots Haul ft. Soap & Glory and Hydraluron

So it would appear that being 10,000 miles away from your boyfriend will result in two things:  

1. You will comfort eat everything in sight (mini eggs for breakfast anyone?)
2. You will spend every free moment shopping to distract yourself 

Point 1? Definitely not ideal. Point 2? Fantastic. (Especially as you will need to buy new skinnies as your old ones no longer fit, due to aforementioned Point 1)

Boots has therefore been luring me in over the last few weeks. And with the all too tempting 3 for 2 offers on, it would be rude to just walk out with 1 thing in hand. Right?!

Here's a few bits I've picked up recently:

Hydraluron Moisture Booster - £24.99

This is another beauty blogger favourite that up until now I've never had a chance to try out. Loved by the wonderful Caroline Hirons, this product claims to contain the worlds purest grade of hyaluronic acid which can attract 1,000 times its weight in water. As such, it promises to significantly increase your skin's hydration and ensure that any moisturiser you put on top will do its job ten fold.
I've been using this for around a week now so I don't feel I can do a proper review just yet but I have noticed that my skin does feel less tight during the day. My make up also seems to stay put for longer so it's looking good so far. I will be sure to post a full review in a few weeks.

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream - £7.65

I've been using this as my daily moisturiser now for around 3 years, even since Nic from Pixiwoo raved about it in one of her videos. I have very dry and dehydrated skin but a pea sized amount of this every morning ensures my skin stays supple and plumped up all day. It's also very reasonably priced and easily available in most high street chemists. I can't see myself straying from this any time soon.

No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser for Normal / Dry Skin - £9.50

I did a review of this last year where I compared it to the Clarins equivalent. I still stand by everything I wrote back then and continue to use this as my normal cleanser. I love how it leaves my skin squeaky clean but without that horrible dried out feeling that some products can leave behind. Using this every morning and evening ensures my face is left thoroughly cleansed but radiant and soft at the same time.

MaxFactor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara - £7.99

I absolutely hate buying mascara so when I find one that I love, I tend to stick with it. Enter: MaxFactor 2000 Calorie. This plumps up my lashes, adds length and gives them curl. It also doesn't flake, smudge or cost the earth. A complete winner in my eyes and one I would recommend to anyone.

Soap & Glory Clean On Me £6.00, Flake Away £8.00, Righteous Butter Lotion £10.00

I absolutely love the Soap & Glory brand and I always like to have a few of their products on the go at any one time. This classic trio with the original scent are favourites of mine and ensure that I'm left scubbed, buffed and moisturised to within an inch of my life. I am also completely in love with the new Righteous Butter Lotion - the same great body butter we have come to know and love but in a slighter thinner consistency and in a convenient pump activated bottle. So easy to apply in a rush, it sinks it much quicker than the original but leaves your skin just as soft and smooth. S&G - you have outdone yourselves!

What have you been buying recently? Have you got any favourites that you continue to buy religiously? Let me know! xxx


  1. I NEED some Soap and Glory, this looks great.


    1. You definitely do! Such gorgeous products and so reasonable xx