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Drugstore Haul

10 December 2013 4 comments

I love my high end beauty products. But it has to be said that none of us would be without the drugstore, the high street or the "more affordable alternative."

The nosy side of me loves to read these kinds of posts, to see what people are using and buying on an everyday basis, so here is my latest collection.

The Body Shop Body Butter in Peach Vineyard: This body butter smells absolutely divine. This may partially be due to my addiction to peach scents but really, it's fabulous. The smell lingers too which I personally love, you could almost wear it like an Eau de Toilette. I have about 5 already but it was discounted so heavily, how could I resist?!

Primark Natural Look Lashes: I'm afraid I am not yet the person to be able to wear the same pair of lashes more than once. I mess them up one way or another. These falsies are natural, easy and comfortable to wear, and at £1 a pair, it doesn't matter if I only get to wear them once.

♥  Garnier Caffeine Eye Roll-On: Eye under circles are one of my major skin concerns. And lately I've been having to get up at the crack of dawn everyday and my eyes are suffering. I bought the version with no concealer as it's great to keep in the fridge and use in the mornings to wake me up and soothe my poor, tired eyes.

♥ Revlon Colourburst Lipgloss in Bordeaux: This is a beautiful autumnal colour. I think it's a perfect nod to the vampy lip without looking to made up and heavy. A little more carefree, I've actually picked up a couple to give as part of Christmas presents!

♥ Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash: The cold winter months, combined with strong central heating, can sometimes cause my skin to be dry, dehydrated and sensitive. This is when I turn to more soothing products, made with fewer chemicals, to (aptly) restore a little life back into my skin.

♥ Garnier Body Tonic Firming Milk: This is a repurchase. I think they're changing the packaging of this as I've seen a different bottle in the stores. I'm not overly convinced of it's firming abilities but it smells really pleasant and is a lovely texture for everyday use; I find the body butters just too much hard work sometimes!

♥ Tresemme InstantRefresh Dry Shampoo: I know everybody covets it, but I can't abide Batista dry shampoos! They feel powdery, yet sticky, in my hair, I hate the scents they do, and the standard ones leave such a disastrous white layer over my head (I've tried the brunette too) that I had to look for a drugstore alternative that fared better. Tresemme's is it. Far more subtle in scent and appearance, but works just as well to refresh your hair.

♥ Botanics All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes: I am the first to say that using a face wipe does not equal a proper cleanse, especially of a full face of makeup. However, there are on 2 occasions that face wipes are a perfectly acceptable go to. Firstly, as the 1st step of a cleaning routine. If I've ran out of Bioderma for instance, I'll use a face wipe to take off the majority of the makeup I've got on. Then off to the bathroom and ideally do a thorough, double cleanse. Secondly, we are all only human! There have been plenty of nights I have got in late, tired, hungry, you name it, and I am in the mood to seriously consider going to sleep with all of today's makeup on. Having a pack of these on your bedside table might just be the only thing you'll consider to save you from that terrible mistake! If a slap dash wipe-removal-job is all you're up to, anything is better than nothing.

Haul over, hope you've enjoyed, have a fabulous day :)