Sunday, 28 October 2012

Collective Drugstore Beauty Haul!!

Hi girls! So I know it has been quite a while since I have posted a beauty haul, however over the last couple of weeks I have accumulated some interesting beauty bits and pieces worth sharing with you all. I have put them in order of nails, hair, skincare and finally makeup products, so make sure you keep reading to the end!
Models Own Hedkandi Nail Polish (£5 each)
First, I had a look at the models own nail polish stand when I saw there was a buy one get one half price offer. I had heard great things about their polishes but I had never really looked at them before because I thought they were a bit overpriced. They have so many gorgeous, unique colours and I wish I had chosen more. Anyway I decided on this very bright orange called 'Beach Party' which obviously more of a summery colour but I think it will be perfect for Halloween. I also picked up 'Ibiza Mix' which is a gorgeous black polish packed with multicoloured chunky glitters. It is very eye-catching and I think it would look stunning on a night out.


Broadway imPRESS Nails (£8.99)
I never used to wear fake nails but recently I have been a bit obsessed with them. When I heard about the imPRESS 'press-on manicure' nails I thought they looked really interesting. They are just like regular fake nails except they don't require any glue. Each nail has a sticky layer on the back which you simply peel off, press on and you are good to go. However they are considerably pricey at £9 a pack, which is why I went for one of their exclusive designs rather than an ordinary colour. I choose this bright floral design called 'TGIF'. I can't wait until I have an excuse to wear them. I must add that I am in love with the cute nail polish bottle style of packaging.


Boots Clear False Nails with Glue 200 Pack (£8.50)
As I said, I have been really into fake nails at the moment, so I picked up a pack of the Boots 200 clear nails. I wouldn't exactly call them clear, they seem to be more of a sheer whiteish-yellow colour so they would look weird worn on their own. However, they look absolutely gorgeous painted. These nails are such great quality, they are flawless but still very natural looking. The length is dead on, not too long but not short either and they can be filed down just like natural nails. The glue that they come with is much  better than I expected and actually lasts so long. Every time I have worn these I have been flooded with compliments and questions about if I got my nails done. I think this was such a bargain, £8 for 200 great quality nails, in 9 different sizes and an amazing glue. I never thought you could buy 200 of anything for £8!


Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover (£4.99)
The last nail product that I bought was the Bourjois Magic 1 Second Nail Polish Remover. A LOT of people have been raving about this. It is supposed to have 'magical powers' which remove your nail polish instantly by simply dipping your finger in it. The idea does work but definitely not in 1 second, it takes me at least a good 10 seconds of twisting to complete each nail. But other than the outrageous 1 second claim, I do like this product and I love the bright pink packaging!


L'Oreal No Sulphates EverStrong Shampoo & Conditioner  (£5.99 each)
L'Oreal No Sulphates EverSleek Heat Protection Smoothing Mist (£6.99)
Next, I had a look at some hair products from L'Oreals No Sulphates line. I did some research beforehand and I learned that pretty much all other hair products are full of silicons and other sulphates that totally dry out and damage your hair. The only reason why so many brands are using these chemicals is that they are cheap, which sort of justifies the price of these. I picked up a shampoo and conditioner from the green everstrong range which is designed for over-processed, fragile, brittle hair. Then I figured if I wanted to go completely sulphate free I would pick a heat protectant spray too. I got this one from the orange eversleek range made for overworked, coarse, frizzy hair.


Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical 400ml (£4.99)
Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry 200ml (£2.50)
Obviously I had to stock up on my trusty Batiste Dry Shampoo. I picked up a can of the new cherry scent which ended up being quite light and not as sweet as I had hoped for. Then I saw that they had started doing double sized 400ml cans and I got a bit overexcited. I knew that they did mini sizes but I had no idea that they did a bigger sizes. I got one in tropical which is my favourite scent. You can see in the picture above how huge it actually is in comparison to the regular sized cherry bottle.


Balmi Coconut Lip Balm (£4.99)
Then I picked up a Balmi Lipbalm in the coconut flavour. These are basically exact dupes for the EOS Lipbalms which aren't available in the UK. The egg shape is really cute and it also comes with handy keychain.


Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser (£3.79)
Tanya Burr(Pixi2woo) actually recommended this in one of her skincare videos. I was looking for a new moisturiser anyway so I decided to try this one out and it has worked really well for me so far.


Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub (£8.00)
I also picked up the Soap&Glory Sugar Crush body scrub. I have to start by saying it smells AMAZING! The scent is very sweet and fruity with a hint of almond oil. The consistency is quite thick with ground sugar crystals all the way through it and some less frequent larger, dark coloured, beads. I love how it leaves your skin irresistibly soft, smooth and moisturised. All though, I thought it was rather expensive for a drugstore body scrub.


Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush (£7.99)
The first makeup item that I picked up was one of the new Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blushes. They are only available in three shades right now and I choose '200 Flushed'. I know the colour looks very bright and intimidating but when you blend it in, it is actually just a pretty flush of pink, like the name suggests. It comes in such gorgeous packaging- a sleek glass container with a glossy black lid. The one thing that I didn't particularly like was the fact that it is so creamy and lightweight, making it impossible to apply with a brush. You can still easily apply it with your fingers but I always prefer using brushes, maybe it's just me?


L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream (£9.99)
This is such an interesting product. Most BB Creams are just glorified tinted moisturisers but this is different from anything I have ever seen before. It claims to be the first self-adjusting BB Cream with 'Smart Pigment Capsules' that transform on contact with skin. The product comes out as a thin greyish cream containing beads similar to a facial scrub. As soon as you start blending it in, it changes from grey to the colour of your skin, right before your eyes. I think everyone should run down to Boots and try it out on the back of your hand just to see how cool it is. It also has a nice dewy finish and excellent coverage. It comes in two shades- light and medium. I picked up the light shade which is in fact slightly dark for my pale skin but I can live with it.


Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream (£2.99)
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19)
Next, I stopped at the Collection 2000 stand. I needed a new tube of their Lasting Perfection Concealer which is practically everyone's favourite drugstore concealer. I also picked up a Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in the shade 'Cotton Candy'(which is exactly what it tastes like). This is quite a strange product, it looks like a lipgloss but it is neither a lipgloss or a lipstick, it actually comes out as more of cream. They are apparently very similar to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams which are hard to find in the UK.


Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal (£3.99)
Last but not least, I picked up this Rimmel eyeliner pencil in '005 Nude'. When I saw this it was one of those 'Where have you been all my life?' moments. I always wanted to try a flesh toned eyeliner pencil and I never expected to find one in a drugstore. When you apply a light coloured eyeliner on to your waterliner it really brightens up your eyes but sometimes white can look a bit harsh so a flesh toned colour is a lot more natural. The eyeliner itself is actually very creamy and long lasting.

That's it! I really hope you enjoyed this haul and maybe discovered something new! Feel free to leave me any questions or comments bellow and I will get back to you as soon as I can ♥ 
Have a great Halloween!!

Thanks for reading :')
MissJammyxo
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