A Boots haul never eludes me because I am surrounded by two really large Boots (near my office and house) so I am always spoilt for choice. It also means I have gotten used to Boots so much that I have been in a few times and came out with absolutely nothing (very shocking!). Well, that's what happens when you have too much of a good thing!. However, they sent me a double points card in the mail to celebrate my birthday so all the purchases I made this January had double points. They sure know how to tempt a girl. I bought a few things which I may have already shown on the blog but I thought it would be nice to do a little round up.
I am not sure what's been going on with my nails but they look a little worse for wear and I don't even wear fake nails so I can't blame it on that. I am suspecting my nail polish remover so I may have to switch to a better formula. I decided to purchase some nail care that would help my nails get back to their usual healthy state. I opted for the Sally Hansen Nail Nutrition Strength which has Green Tea and Bamboo (weird combo) and it has really helped my nails. It applies just like a normal base coat and leaves my nails glossy and healthy looking. I also purchased the Boots Nail Growth Activator which I hope will help my nails grow or at least prevent it from being brittle. I have not really noticed any growth per say but I think together with the Sally Hansen formula, my nails have improved. Lastly, I picked up two more Barry M Nail Polishes in Ballerina and Almond (Gelly Hi-Shine Formula), I love Barry M Nail Polishes and I am building a small collection already. Funny thing is I prefer the normal formula to the Gelly Hi Shine formula; no idea why. I love the colours I chose as they are really simple and chic.
Body Care and Skin Care
I particularly love Boots for their 3 for 2 offers on skincare and body care products and I rarely ever buy them at full price. I have had my eyes on the Soap and Glory Rich and Famous Body/Shower Wash for a while and I decided to finally pick it up. It smells delicious, seriously, you would be tempted to eat/drink it. Why is this so? Well, it is made up of a sweet mixture of Almond, Oats, Brown Sugar and a host of other lovely ingredients. I love the way it smells and it makes me look forward to taking a shower even when I don't need to. The best feature is the pump and I find it really useful in the shower. It lathers really well on a Loofah/Sponge and it's also great for a bath although you may want to opt for something with a little more lather. It's just beautiful #endof. I also picked up an old favourite: Simple Kind to Skin Wipes which I really like because it just has the right moisture level to take off my makeup before I go in with my cleanser. There's not much to say really but it's still remains one of my favourite wipes followed by the Botanics Brightening Wipes. Lastly, I picked up this travel size Femfresh Daily Intimate Wash which I love mostly because I love travel sized products and they are so cute. I know many people have various opinions about using VJ washes but I love and use them. This little tube is really handy for travelling and it's much better than lugging around the full size. It's actually really hard to find this mini size and this was actually the last one on the shelf which shows how popular it is or maybe it's just me thinking it is.
Surprisingly, I did not go really crazy in Boots, in fact,I think I have been very good. As mentioned earlier, I have popped into Boots and Superdrug on a number of occasions and came out empty handed. I am getting to the point where I think I have enough at the moment. Of course, that can change immediately hot new releases hit the shelves...only time will tell!! I picked up the Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 03 which has been touted as a dupe for MAC Velvet Teddy. I am putting together a dupe post soon so we will find out then. I am really impressed with the Kate Moss range and this is the first one I am trying. The packaging is beautiful and classy (I have a weakness for black sleek packaging) and the formula applies really well with a moderate lasting power. I would describe the shade as a dusty/brownish pink lipstick with a lustre finish which I really like. I also picked up a backup of my L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim which is amazing as always and I can never get enough of it. I added two more Maybelline Color Tattoos to my little collection and I am just in love with this range. I got the Creamy Beige which allegedly has a Leather Effect although I have not noticed it yet and I don't really mind. This shade works well as a base for many eyeshadows but particularly for Light Bronze, Pewter and Champagne eyeshadows in my Lorac Pro Palette. I can finally give my On and On Bronze a well deserved break because I have used it consistently almost every day. The other shade I picked up was the Eternal Gold and I am a little on the fence with this one only because it does not apply as smoothly as the Creamy Beige. It appears to have some tiny particles (I am sure it is part of its shimmer or "metal" effect) but I find that applying it with my fingers makes it much better than with my tiny brush. That's all for my haul. What have you bought from Boots or any Drugstore recently? See you in my next post....xx