Recent Purchases #3 - Skincare/Beauty

December 09, 2013

So i'm back today with the next instalment of my recent purchases series. Recently i've been purchasing quite a few beauty bits, especially as there are so many great offers on at the minute and I thought it would be rude to pass up on these offers!
Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask - Selfridges (£22), Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk - Selfridges (£15)
John Freda Brilliant Brunette Enhancing Shampoo - Boots (£5.59) "" Conditioner - Boots (£5.59), L'oreal Everriche Shampoo - Boots (£5.99)
Real Techniques Starter Set - Amazon (£15.74), Bioderma Micelle Solution - John Bell Croyden (£14.50), Macadami Healing Oil Spray -  LookFantastic (£18.80), Nuxe Lip Balm - John Bell Croyden (£9.50)
Essie Winter Collection 2013 - Boots (£12.99), Hydraluron - Boots (£16.66), Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo - Boots (£4.59), Nivea Dry Skin Cleansing Face Wipes - Boots (£1.99)

I'm just going to crack on with the products i've picked up recently, otherwise this will take a while! 

Starting off with some skincare bits, which I got my hands during the Selfridges 10% off beauty offer a couple of weekends a go. The first product being the Origins Drink Up 10-Minute Mask, i'd wanted this for ages and with my skin really suffering at the minute it seemed like a good time to purchase it. Next is the Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk, again another product i'd been eyeing up and I thought it would be a great gentle cleanser to add in my cleanser rotation.

Moving onto haircare now and these products were on a buy 3for2 offer in Tesco. The first two I picked up were the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo & Conditioner, which i'd wanted for a while as I felt my hair was in need of something to tone the colour in between re-dying and so far i'm pretty impressed with these. I also picked up the L'oreal Ever Riche Nourishing & Taming Shampoo, which i'd heard some great things about and as it was on offer I thought i'd give it a whirl.

This next lot of products is kind of a mis mash of everything, I was trying to group products areas together within this post but it just hasn't really worked. First up I finally ordered myself the Real Techniques Starter Set, which contains five eye brushes. This set is currently on offer for like £15 on Amazon, which is a total bargain so if you're wanting it, i'd order it sooner or later. Next up, I finally got myself a bottle of the Bioderma Micelle Solution after trying a mini sample and falling in love with this. I picked this up with 20% from a little website called John Bell & Croyden, which stock some amazing skincare bits so make sure you check them out. Next is another product i've been wanting for ages and that is the Macadamia Healing Oil Spray, which I found reduced in TkMaxx, good old TkMaxx! I just couldn't pass on that. Another product I ordered from John Bell & Croyden when they had their 20% off day and that is the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm. A product i've heard so much about, apparently it being the saviour for dry lips and with such an amazing offer on I just had to add it to my basket.

Onto the last few bits, which I picked up today in Boots. I was having a little scan at the Essie stand trying to see if they had 'After School Boy Blazer', which they didn't but I noticed they had one of the Essie Winter 2013 Collection Mini Sets left, which is perfect for this time of year and I couldn't leave it on the shelf all on it's own. Also, I noticed that Hydraluron was reduced again which of course made me purchase it, but I have been wanting this for ages now! Annoyingly this morning I ran out of dry shampoo and instead of opting for my usual Batiste, I thought i'd give the new Dove Dry Shampoo a go after reading some pretty good reviews. Lastly I picked up some more Nivea Dry Skin Cleansing Wipes as I ran out during the week and I find these so handy to remove my makeup quickly after a long day when I just want to go to bed.

So that is all of my recent beauty purchases. I know there is a lot of products there, but the majority were on offer and i've worked so hard this month I felt the need to treat myself and my skin!

What have you been purchasing recently?

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  1. would love to read a review of the origins mask! so jealous of all your purchases haha

    1. I will be reviewing it, but i'm loving it so far! So good for giving my skin that little something to quench it's thirst xx

  2. The John Frieda range is lovely, it worked so well for me! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

    1. I'm really liking it, but i still want to give the Lee Stafford brunette range a go x

  3. Have wanted to try Bioderma and the Nuxe lip balm for a while now. Jelly of your haul! I'm on a spending ban :'(

    Holly ♥

    1. I'm loving them so much, especially the lip balm! x

  4. I'm LOVING both the Brilliant Brunette and the Loreal Ever Riche. I hope they work for you as well :)


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