A Collective Beauty Haul

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Over the past few weeks, I've managed to accumulate a few bits and pieces from various trips in and out of Boots and Superdrug. Even a few pieces added on to ASOS and Feel Unique orders for good measure.



The first thing I purchased was way back in July, as I wanted a durable concealer that would withstand my graduation ceremony. Benefit were re-launching their classic Boi-ing concealer in a few new formulations, so I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit this concealer and try the Industrial Strength version, as I did want something that would last all day and be fair enough for my complexion, yet not be cakey or thick to apply.



When I heard that Burt's Bees were releasing lipsticks, I was really intrigued, as I love the Burt's Bees lip balms, so I was keen to see how the lipsticks would turn out. I picked up one shade to start off with and I was absolutely blown away. The formulation is so smooth, buttery and easy to apply. I've been meaning to pick up a few more shades as I know these will be the perfect lipsticks to wear throughout Autumn and Winter, due to the moisturising properties that these lipsticks contain. Brimming Berry and Wine Wave look like the perfect shades to pick up next.



I haven't heard that much about these lipsticks yet, but on a recent trip into Superdrug, I spied them sitting neatly on the shelf and I couldn't help but take a look. Despite not hearing much about them, I ended up picking them up anyway by getting a typical me shade, Rose & Shine and one that I think will be perfect for Autumn, Plum This Show. So farI've found these lipsticks to be pretty good on the budget liquid lipstick scheme of things. I found both shades to be very long wearing, with little need for a top-up or lipstick check. However, I did find that the darker shade, Plum This Show was slightly patchy on application, but using a lip balm before applying the lipstick, then patting the lipstick lightly with a tissue afterwards is a quick fix to this problem.



A while ago, I picked up the Brush Cleansing Palette and the Brush Cleanser to see if it would make the whole brush-cleaning chore a little easier. Not only as it's a long process, but having my hands constantly submerged in hot water full of baby shampoo wasn't doing any favours to the sensitive skin on my hands. Ever since I started using this duo, the process has been much faster, more enjoyable (I love watching all the crap being removing using the dense, bobbly side of the palette) and my hands have been thanking me for it. So, naturally whenever my bottle started to run empty, I knew I had to repurchase it straight away.



I've been meaning to pick up Glow Tonic for agessaying as absolutely everyone seems to have tried it and loved it. One thing that my skin reacts really well to is glycolic acid, as I just love the resurfacing properties without it being too harsh on my skin. The added aloe vera really helps to soothe the skin too. Around the start of the year I began using the Alpha H Liquid Gold and although I still love it, I've reduced how many times I've been using it in the week as I think my skin has got too used to it as it stopped being as effective.



OGX are one of my favourite affordable hair care brands. I've tried a few different products from the range, such as the Sunkissed Blonde Lemon Highlights Shampoo & Conditioner, the Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner, the Moroccan Sea Salt Spray and finally, the Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Weightless Reviving Dry Oil. I decided it was about time to try the Gravity-Defying & Hydration + 02 Shampoo & Conditioner, as iclaims to moisturise, volumise and breathe life into fine hair, which is exactly what I need at this time of the year, as all the balayages start to take their toll on my hair when the weather starts to turn a little chillier. So far, this shampoo and conditioner duo hasn't disappointed me, as it really has stuck with it's claim of giving life to fine hair. I'm yet to find an OGX product to disappoint me.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!

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20 comments

  1. You picked up so many great bits! I love the look of the Rimmel lipsticks, I have heard a lot of people rave about those xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. I'd love to check out some of their nude shades!

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  2. i would love to try the new boing concealer. so many people seem to love it.
    ❤︎

    www.elenaisabelle.com

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  3. I love the Burt's Bees Lipsticks. This is my favourite shade! The packaging is so cool and the formula leaves my lips really soft.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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    1. If it has anything rose in the shade description, I'm on it! I love the packaging too.

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  4. Great products !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2017/09/cuba-feelin-in-london.html#more

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  5. I've been using the same shampoo and conditioner for a while now and I love it! Leaves me with some volume around my roots, just how I like it. & I've wanted to try the Pixi Glow Tonic for a while now, all I've heard are amazing things about it!

    Sheena || http://www.sheenakhu.com/

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    1. It's such a good duo, I always get amazing results from OGX products. The Pixi Glow Tonic is definitely worth checking out!

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  6. I've been using this shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks now and I'm really impressed! My hair looks and feels amazing after every wash :) xx

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  7. Great products - love this post!

    x

    www.kindofluxe.com

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  8. I've still not tried the Burt's bees lipsticks but I really want to!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

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    1. I love it, I'd definitely recommend checking them out!

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  9. Just got the glow tonic myself!

    www.thebookwormbeauty.com

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  10. Ah this is such a lovely post - I love OGX, such a great brand and with so many lovely products!! Hope you're well lovely.

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Layla! They're such a great brand, aren't they? Same to you!

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