Friday night I popped into Boots on the way home for some cotton wool pads. As Ben wasn't with me I took the opportunity to have a casual look around (score) and got
very a little distracted by all the offers that were happening... 'buy one get one half price, points this, points that'... You get the idea.
Naturally I walked out with lots of shiny new things and no cotton wool pads. No surprise there.
L'Oreal Elnett Heat Protect Spray - Volume
My hair has now got to the point where it needs a cut. As I don't want to spend money on a hair cut I chose to buy a new heat protector instead.
I didn't have the highest hopes for this (I hate the Elnett hairsprays) but I was very pleasantly surprised. It smells lovely, de-tangles like boss, left my hair SUPER smooth and shiny (even the ends) and added a fair amount of volume without feeling remotely sticky or weighing my hair down.
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter - Lollipop
I have to wear lipstick to work. Bright lipstick. Every Day.
Because of this recently my lips have been drier than usual and I have been on the hunt for a moisturising lipstick that actually has some semblance of staying power (who has time to re-apply it every 5 minutes? yuck). This one is my new Holy Grail of lipsticks. I picked Lollipop. I LOVE IT. Love everything about it. It's creamy, the gorgeous colour holds and doesn't dry out my lips at all.
And here is it on...
17 Peep Show Mascara - Brown/Black
If I could justify spending £20 on mascara I would buy the Clarins Wonder Perfect mascara. As such, I am not made of money so I settle for Drug Store brands...I picked up the 17 Peep Show mascara as a friend recommended it. I usually always go for black mascara but wanted something a little softer for winter. The brush is big and it coats the lashes well. I have been using two to three coats all weekend and am impressed at the way it does seem to lengthen my lashes without being clumpy. Also, it stays on till I want it to and comes off when I want it to. Winning combo that.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer - Medium
After taking a wonder around Rebecca's blog (here) I decided to take her advice and try this concealer. I have TERRIBLE dark circles under my eyes and usually wear by Estee Lauder's Disappear under-eye concealer. This is cheaper and does pretty much the same job. It barely creases, has medium cover and is barely detectable... perfect for your every day make-up. Seems to be doing the job just fine for me!
Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Reconstructing Treatment (travel size)
This gift size was given to me by a gorgeous friend and it is a fantastic mask for anyone whose hair is in deep need of some lovin'. It makes my hair really manageable, super shiny and tames my 'strawlike' ends. I use it a couple of times a week after shampooing, leave it on for about 5 to 10 minutes (longer if I have a bath) and then rinse off. Easy peasy. Definitely recommended if you are looking for a deep treatment that doesn't weigh the hair down.
Hope you enjoyed my new favourites and someone please remind me to pick up cotton wool!!