Hello, long time no post! Just a quick little post to share with you some of the gems I've purchased recently.
Seventeen CC Cream SPF 25 (Fair) - £6.99 www.boots.com.
Burts Bees Honey Lip Balm - £3.69 www.boots.com.
Denman Large Styling Brush - £8.49 www.boots.com.
My beloved Clinique CC cream ran out and I found myself on a the hunt for a cheaper alternative. I spotted the Seventeen CC Cream in Boots and decided to give this budget alternative a try. At first I was a little taken aback by how orange 'light' looked as I squirted a blob out of the tube but surprisingly once I have blended it into my face it provided a nice base for my foundation. This cream defiantly evens out my skin tone and helps to cover any blemishes along with my concealer.
Winter is never a good season for my lips, they tend to become cracked and dry, so I always carry a lip balm around with me. I adore the Lush None of your Beeswax lip balm tins but I find the little tin very difficult to open sometimes so opted for a stick balm. I picked up one of the honey Burts Bees balms and I've been using it on a regular basis since. The honey is so soothing!
I have a confession to make...I have not had my hair cut in almost six months! Terrible right? I've not done it for any particular reason, I've just been very busy and distracted by more important things. Now, my hair is so thick and unruly that my Tangle Teezer just won't do the job. I needed a hair brush that could tackle my thick hair and that would be easier to hold so I purchased one of the Denman styling brushes. I've really liked using this hair brush and I dare say that it just might take pride of place over my trusty Tangle Teezer for those bad hair days. Note to self: book a hair appointment, NOW!
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish Top Coat - £9.99 www.boots.com.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish Dig Fig - £9.99 www.boots.com.
I've often found the Sally Hansen polishes a bit 'hit and miss' but I'm impressed with these gel polishes. The application brush is a little large but personally I find a large brush gives a more even application. The drying time is pretty decent and after applying two coats of colour and a top coat my nails stay chip free for at least a week which is good going for me because I'm constantly using my hands and extremely clumsy.
Superdrug Nourishing Nail Polish Remover - £1.39 www.superdrug.com.
Clean & Clear Spot Treatment Gel - £4.59 www.superdrug.com.
Witch Naturally Clear Blemish Stick - £2.69 www.superdrug.com.
VO5 Hairspray Strong Hold - £3.15 www.superdrug.com.
I've been having a few troublesome breakouts recently so decided to try two old favourites, the Clean & Clear treatment gel and the Witch stick. Combining these two together has made a huge difference. I used the Clean & Clear treatment morning and night and carry the Witch stick around in my bag to dab on during the day. When my breakout first starts and feels really sore the Witch stick is so soothing!
Chalk Mason Jar - £4
I found these two little beauties on a recent shopping trip to Asda. I've wanted some mason jars ever since I first spotted them on Pinterest. They look so adorable and are great for smoothies and cocktails. These were the last two on the shelf so I was pretty pleased with myself when I spotted them. I've had a look on the Asda website and I can't find a link to them anywhere and can't exactly remember how much they cost but I think they were around £2-£4 each. I know you can purchase similar ones from eBay in packs of four or six for a decent price too. The jars have a label on the front that can be written on in chalk and then washed off and the straws are made from a very durable, reusable plastic. I can't wait to make some smoothies to go in these, expect some smoothies posts!
What's your favourite smoothies recipe?
Claire Louise Xx