Friday, 6 June 2014

• Beauty haul & mini reviews •

I won't even try to excuse this - I just went shopping in Superdrug & The Body Shop. And I had a darn good time doing so.

I bought these products just over 2 weeks ago and I wanted to try them all before writing this post so I could review them for you. I find these sorts of posts really useful so a combo of a haul and mini reviews seemed like the right thing to do! I popped into The Body Shop first because of the 30% off deal they had one day but the majority of the haul is a Superdrug one. I love everything in this haul apart from one product which was meh, so a pretty successful trip I'd say.
This is a repurchase for me as I purchased it for the first time a few months ago in this haul and I'm absolutely loving it. It's the first micellar water I've tried so I can't compare it to the Bioderma or L'oreal versions, but this works perfectly at removing my make up and giving my skin a good clean. It removes even the thickest of foundations, waterproof mascara and it removes it so effectively that you don't have to keep going over the same spot on your face. It doesn't dry my skin out or leave any type of layer on my skin after use and it makes me feel squeaky clean. Lately I've been having a few late nights and I haven't been double cleansing, and this does the job with just one cleanse - there's no make up on the cotton pad after I've toned, which is incredible. The only downside to this product is that it claims to have 200 uses and it definitely doesn't as I'm about half way through my other bottle and I don't even use it every night.

I can't say this really does much in terms of moisturising my under eye but it definitely did cool the area. It doesn't smell of anything which is nice, it's a clear gel and the consistency is just like jelly. I received this as a free gift with my purchase and it costs £7, but I wouldn't purchase this. It just doesn't really do a great deal and I feel like it's important to take care of your under eye no matter what age you are, so it's a bit of a dud in my opinion. I honestly think that my current eye cream, which is Vaseline, is so great and I've been using it for years - it moisturises my under eye which makes applying make up in the morning so easy, so I can't see myself straying from this any time soon.

I really like this; it's so effective at removing stubborn make up and it smells gorgeous. It's super gentle which is what my skin needs at the moment and the oil is exactly as described, really silky and soft on the skin. I enjoy using oils on my face to remove make up as my first cleanse, and in the Winter I always use raw coconut oil, so this product is definitely welcome in my Summer skincare routine as coconut oil is a bit heavy for my skin at the moment. I just take a few pumps and massage it into my skin and around my eyes, including lash and brow area, then rinse my face with cold water. It turns into a milky consistency and you just keep rinsing until all of your make up is removed and the water runs clear. My skin feels so moisturised and clean afterwards, it's such a gorgeous product and I really recommend it.
Can we just firstly talk about how cute the tweezers and mini brushes are? LOVE! Now onto the important bits, the brow wax and brow powder. I need to start by saying that I have very dark eyebrows which are almost black and I struggle to find brow products that match my eyebrow shade, so this review will be based on the product instead of the colouring. The wax is a really firm consistency which I haven't experience before and it's really pigmented. It works wonders at holding my brows in place all day and it provides a good layer of colour, whilst keeping the look quite natural. The brow powder is nice too, the same colour as the wax, but as you can imagine doesn't look as natural as the wax does. It too is very pigmented and is a really quick way of filling in brows - it's so easy and doesn't take much effort at all. Theres a rather large mirror which is perfect and the packaging seems very sturdy for a drugstore product. My only wish is that it came in a darker shade - for now, I'll have to stick with my Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil, but I'll use this kit on occasions where I don't have a lot of time.
This is a massive dupe for one of my high end lipsticks (post coming very soon!) so as soon as I opened it I was excited to find a back up for when my other lipstick runs out. It's a gorgeous peachy-nude colour and the formula is a sheen finish - so so creamy, pigmented and smooth. It's a really nice day-time nude as it doesn't wash out my complexion and is just a tad darker than a true nude, so it looks like I've made a little more effort with my make up. It doesn't wear off or go patchy and honestly the longevity of the product is great. I'm super impressed and I can't believe this is a drugstore product as it really performs like a higher-end lipstick! I don't own much Sleek in my collection and I'm really excited to try out some more of the lip products as the quality is amazing.
I've been loving a cat eye recently and I've been really into felt tip liners. From a total gel-liner gal, I've gone completely the opposite way and I feel like I get the best and most precise flick with one of these thin-nibbed pens. The Superliner in particular is so so thin (hence the name) and it makes it so easy to control your liner with minimal mistakes. The colour is jet black and dries to a semi-matte finish, the formula itself is very pigmented and you only need one swipe for it to go on super dark. The lasting power is amazing as it hasn't worn off in the slightest after hours and hours of wear, and I just think this will be a product that I keep on repurchasing.

A healthy mix of make up and skincare in there for you all! I hope these product reviews helped and I really enjoyed buying them all, testing them out and then giving you my honest opinion about each of them. I think these types of posts are more useful than just hauling them as it's all good and well showing you what I bought, but if they're duds, you might end up wasting your money which isn't good!

Have you tried any of these products?
What have you been buying recently?
Daniela
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26 comments :

  1. I love the shade of that lipstick - gorgeous! Also really excited about the dupes post you mentioned, definitely going to be keeping and eye out!

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    1. Hello, oh it's been on my lips pretty much every day since I bought it - love it! I'm in the process of the dupes posts, will be sure to let you know when it's up :) Daniela xo

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  2. I'm really tempted by the brow kit, I need a new powder! That shade of lipstick is lovely :) xx

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    1. Hello, oh go for it, it's so good - especially the wax! Daniela xo

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  3. I love the body shop cleansing oil, its really good! x

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    1. Hey, ah it's amazing! How has it taken me this long to try it?! Daniela xo

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  4. Heard so many good things about the body shop cleansing oil!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hello, it's so so good! I really recommend it! Daniela xo

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  5. The cleansing oil sounds lovely!

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    Ana Leote

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    1. Hello, it is lovely, and so so gentle! Daniela xo

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  6. What a great haul! I definitely wanna try the L'Oreal Superliner, seems to be a good liquid liner alternative xx
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    1. Hello, it is isn't it, I love everything that I purchased! The L'Oreal Superliner is seriously amazing and I've been using it every day since I bought it. Daniela xo

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  7. wow such a lovely post! great job x

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    1. Hi, thank you! :) Will definitely head over to your blog now! Daniela xo

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  8. Nice post!

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  9. I haven't tried any of these products, but I have been lusting over the Garnier Cleansing Water and any Sleek products. I wish those products were easily accessible in the US. And ooo, I wonder what that Sleek lipstick is a dupe for - looks very pretty!

    ☮ ♡ :) melli

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    1. Hello, I've used them all now and can safely say that they are all amazing. It's such a shame you can't get the cleansing water and Sleek products in the US! I'm in the process of writing up the dupes post so will be sure to let you know when it's up :) Daniela xo

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  10. I really need to try the Body Shop Oil it sounds amazing. Sleek lipsticks are just so good :) xx
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    1. Hey, the cleansing oil is amazing, highly recommend it! And I now have a new love for Sleek lipsticks! Daniela xo

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  11. Fab haul hun. Also a big Garnier Micellar Water fan! Love the look of the liner, I'm on the search for a perfect liner at the mo!
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. Hey, thank you! Ah me too, it's so so good, and I really recommend the eye liner - the tip is so fine that it's hard to mess it up! Daniela xo

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  12. I love your blog and we are into the same things ... I cant wait to try out those 2 cleansers!! That brow kit too!!!

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    1. Hey, thank you! :) Definitely try the cleansers and brow kit, they're amazing, I can honestly recommend everything in this post! Daniela xo

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