Sunday, 10 June 2012

Boots Haul

I was feeling pretty bored today so I had a wander into town and ended up splurging in Boots. Keep on reading to see what I bought...

I've been after some volumising hair products for a while and as there was a 2 for £6 deal on Tresemme, I went with two of the "24 Hour Body" products. I got the Blow Dry Lotion and the Root Boosting Spray. These products are normally just short of £6 each so I think it was a good deal. Lets hope they actually work!

The £5 No7 vouchers are back at the moment and I tend to buy a load of face wipes, eye makeup remover and nail polishes. Today I bought one pack of face wipes and three of their Sheer Temptation lipsticks. 

I picked up two bright pink shades and a orange shade. The names of the shades are 07 Appeal, 08 Pretty Please and 09 Showy. I think I'll do a full post on these with swatches. My first impression on trying them in the shop is that they are a bit like Revlon Lip Butters/L'oreal Rouge Caresse. I got a load more vouchers today so I'm sure I'll be buying some more No7 products soon.

I had £36 pounds worth of points on my Advantage Card so I spent £34.49 on some products I'd been wanting for a while. I went for two Champneys Shower Creams as they look really luxurious. I chose the Exotic Retreat and the Oriental Opulence scents and they smell divine! 

They cost £8 each so they are quite expensive but I think they will be worth it. They were on a 3 for 2 deal so I picked up the Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Body Butter as my 3rd item. This was £8.49 and I've never tried any Nip + Fab products before but I love pistachios so I think I will enjoy using this. I've just opened it up whilst typing this and I can confirm it smells like pistachio ice-cream heaven! Yummy!

The last product I paid for with points is the Stila Brighten and Correct Concealer. This is the first Stila product I've ever purchased and I was actually more interested in trying one of their cream blushes but after swatching this I changed my mind. It seemed quite creamy and opaque on my hand so I'm hoping it will do a good job of covering the dark circles under my eyes. This wasn't cheap at £18 so I'm expecting good results. The product looks quite cool as it's in clear packaging and the concealer has two shades swirled together. The clear packaging is a good idea as normally with these pen type applicators you can never tell how much product is left.

Finally, I had a little splurge at the Clarins counter. Lately I've seen their new HydraQuench Intensive Serum advertised, probably in a magazine or online, and it really appealed to me as I enjoy using a serum at night (Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair) and felt like I was missing something in my morning skincare routine. This costs £40 for 30ml and its for dehydrated skin. There is a new gel moisturiser that has been launched with this and it did seem really nice when the lady tried it on my hand but I left that for another time!

There was a promotion on where you could choose 3 free super travel sized products from a selection of 10 when you buy two products, one to be skincare. This promotion is on at Boots between 7th and 24th June 2012. 

The second item I bought was this fab "Beauty Must Haves" bag containing Pure Melt Cleansing Gel 75ml, Beauty Flash Balm 30ml, Smoothing Body Scrub 75ml and Satin-Smooth Body Lotion 100ml. 

This was £20 and is worth £52 based on the ml/g value of products at full rrp. I've been wanting to try the Beauty Flash Balm for a while and since it's £28 for a 50ml full sized bottle this seemed like a good deal. 

The freebies I chose are all 30ml sized facial moisturisers so they are probably worth quite a lot. The HydraQuench cream will probably complement my new serum quite well and it's something I've fancied trying in the past so I'm pleased with that one. I also went for the Vital Light Day SPF 15 which is an illuminating anti-aging cream and the Multi-Active Night which I might try layering on top of my Estee Lauder ANR.

So as you can see, I've had a good day and wish it wasn't work tomorrow but I'm sure you are all wishing the same!

Please feel free to send links to your hauls as it's always great to see what you have been buying :)



  1. Oh I'd love to know what you think of the No7 lippies as I also have some vouchers to use up.
    Great little haul.

    B xxx

    1. Thanks. I've done a new blog today about the No7 lippies if you want to take a look :) xx

  2. Great haul. I have been seeing the Clarins serum everywhere and really intrigued, would love to hear your thoughts once you have tried it out. :) x

    1. Thanks. Yeah I'll definitely share my thoughts on it when I've used it for a little while :) xx

  3. Fantastic haul, makes me want to go shopping > . < The Clarins freebees look great :) x

    1. Hehe, you should go shopping :D Yeah they are fab, love getting free stuff! xx


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