Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Boots Haul - Origins, Avene, YSL, Nails Inc and more

Whilst I was feeling a little too spendy last week when I had a few days off work, I ended up making quite a few purchases of things I've had my eye on recently in Boots.

Skincare wise, I've been using quite a lot of samples lately so decided it was time to get some proper products back in my routine. It was 3 for 2 on skincare so I decided to try some things from Avene. I picked up the Gentle Toner, Gentle Purifying Scrub and the Hydrance Optimale UV Riche. My skin has been feeling so dry and dehydrated lately I thought I'd keep things quite simple with products that are good for sensitive skin. I've tried the toner and moisturiser and I am loving them so far.

I saw the Nails Inc NailKale Illuminator on a blog in the last few weeks and really liked the look of it. It's like a milky, pearlescent shade that appears to make the nails look really pretty and healthy without too much effort or maintenance. I haven't tried this yet but I'm really looking forward to seeing what it's like.

I'm a big lover of cream cakes (and anything else sweet and unhealthy!) so when I started seeing the Philosophy Fresh Cream fragrance popping up on blogs I was very intrigued. The day before this haul I spotted it and had a little spray of it. All day, I couldn't stop smelling my hand, it was sooo nice. It's very sweet, creamy, vanilla-ry and almost a little chocolate-like. This is without it smelling cheap or like it's for kids. It's basically perfect for me! My ideal scent! I find this to be very long wearing too.

The Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb was a complete impulse purchase. I hadn't heard a lot about this product yet but when I tried it on my hand I loved it. I like that it's designed for my age group (I'm 30 in July! Scary!) rather than being something aimed at teenage skin or mature skin. It's been designed to boost the overall skin quality including blurring imperfections, smooth the skin, refine pores, etc. I've been using it since the weekend and I'm very impressed so far. My skin does feel really smooth and the texture has improved. Obviously it's early days though so I haven't seen any improvements to blemishes or pores yet.

I had a few £5 off No7 vouchers to use up so I decided to try some cleansers as the Melting Gel Cleanser and Cleansing Balm sound exactly like the kind of cleansers I like for my dry, dehydrated skin but at a reduced price! Only £9.50 each. I haven't tried these yet as I'm going to use up my current cleanser first but I'd love it if I've found something amazing!

My most exciting purchase comes in the form of a beautiful YSL product I've been desperate to buy ever since I laid eyes on it a few weeks ago. It's the Touche Eclat Blur Primer that has been designed to blur and illuminate. It contains tiny little gold flecks and it's a really interesting looking product. I swatched this several times whilst in town and every time it left my hand super soft and smooth. I've tried it once but as I mentioned before, I've been having a few skin issues so haven't given it a proper test yet.

What do you think of my purchases?
Have you bought anything good lately?

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