Over the past year I did a really good job of using up most of what I had & repurchased only the products that I really loved. As beauty bloggers it becomes far too easy to just shop continuously without actually using up products. I love buying new things, but I’m not about that life. However, with the using-up of so many products comes the need to replenish my bathroom cabinet & makeup storage with essentials, and occasionally, the not so essential.
So without any unnecessary rambling, here are some of my recent beauty buys:
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser – £4.99
I have been on the hunt for a new cleanser for so long and when I found out that this particular product is a dupe for the Liz Earle cleanser, I just had to try it. The Naturally Radiant Brightening Cleanser is from Superdrug’s own range which means that it’s cruelty free. YAY! It’s also packed full of natural plant extracts including:
- Kiwi fruit extract for brightening, to even out skin tone and provide antioxidant protection against free radicals
- Mulberry fruit extract for further brightening properties which can help to reduce discolouration and even out skin tone.
- Cocoa butter for skin softening and conditioning
What’s not to love!
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Renewing Night Cream – £5.99
When shopping for a night cream I tend to look for anti-ageing ingredients as it’s important to start incorporating these into your skincare regime by the age of 25 (thrilling, I know.) I ended up picking this item up as Superdrug had a Buy One Get One Free offer on their Naturally Radiant line when I was buying the Hot Cloth Cleanser. Again it’s packed full of natural ingredients including:
- Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry extracts to help revive skin’s radiance and even out skin tone.
- Sugar Beet extract and fruit acids for rich and long-lasting moisturisation and to refine skin’s texture for smoother and more youthful skin.
This product claims to leave skin softer and smoother and more refreshed and energised after just one week of use. I’ll put it to the test & let you know my thoughts later!
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow 6% Cleansing Lotion – £19.95
If you’ve been with my blog for a while, you’ll know that I really enjoy Nip + Fab products. I like their wide range of products, how affordable they are and the great results that they give. So when I spotted this little beauty on offer (£9.75 instead of £19.95) I had to buy it.
The Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Liquid Glow contains a whopping 6% Glycolic acid concentrate (compared to the 5% in the infamous Pixi Glow Tonic!) so for the price, I think that’s brill. It claims to deeply cleanse and unclog pores and maintain skin hydration for smoother, brighter skin.
I can’t wait to see what this does!
Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder – £17.99
This is a repurchase for me after using up every last bit of my last one. I loved this powder. I initially bought it just to set my Vichy Dermablend foundation but I ended up using it to set all of my foundations. It is a translucent setting powder that sets your makeup well without leaving a powdery or overly matte finish and still allows that glow from within to shine through.
Rodial XXL Lipliner in Baby – £3.99 (RRP £19.99)
STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! Rodial is in TK Maxx!
If you didn’t know, Rodial is the mother brand of Nip + Fab but sells at a much higher price point. I’ve been wanting to try some of their products for a while so was excited to find them in my trusty TK Maxx beauty section. And at such amazing prices too. I picked up this XXL Lipliner in baby which is a light, nude shade. It’s one of those ‘my lips but better’ shades which I love. Very creamy & looks natural. It also claims to contain a plumping complex. If I can find a lipliner that is a beautiful shade, feels creamy & plumps my lips too, you’ve got me sold!
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in 180 Sand Beige – £12.99
I used to wear this foundation years ago when I was starting off in makeup & I remember this being the foundation that I would wear when I wanted my makeup to last all day. After years of not using it I thought I would pick it up again to see if it is as great as I remember it to be. Oh nostalgia!
Armani Diamonds Eau De Toilette – £70
Yet again, another repurchase. I absolutely love this perfume & have done ever since my university days. It’s a soft, subtle, feminine scent and is everything that I love in a fragrance. Armani describe it as:
Gourmand-floral – The top notes are litchi and raspberry, the middle notes – freesia and lily of the valley, and the base are vetiver, cedar wood, patchouli and vanilla.
There are so many notes in this perfume from floral to fruity to sweet with a hint of musk. It is delicate yet lasts throughout the day and can be worn no matter what the season. I think this is just one of those perfumes that I will keep buying over & over again.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original – £2.99
Batiste is a holy grail for many gals out there & likewise, it is for me. It’s one of those products that I just couldn’t live without, especially as I only like to wash my hair twice per week. I usually pick up the tropical scent because I love the smell of coconut but I decided to pick up a different scent this time. The original scent is much more subtle and has that lovely clean smell. P.s. I heard a great tip for dry shampoo recently – spray it in your hair the night before & it absorbs a lot better overnight to leave your hair clean in the morning. Let me know if you try it!
Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Ultra Dark – £17.99
If you’ve been a reader of Beauty & The Blouse for a while, you’ll know how much I love this self-tan brand. Ever since it came to the UK it is the only tan that I have religiously repurchased. I had always used the Dark shade which gave me a beautiful brown glow but while I was living in South Africa, they released the Ultra Dark version. As you can imagine, I couldn’t wait to try it as I love my tan to be as dark as possible. The Ultra Dark is £3 more in price but my word is it worth it. This tan truly exceeds the Dark shade & I have well and truly fallen in love!