Saturday, 18 January 2014

Recent Drugstore Beauty Purchases

After having a few months where I didn't really make any beauty purchases I decided to have a shopping trip and see if anything caught my fancy. Of course a good few things did so I thought I would share with you what I picked up. 

I finally tracked down the Maybelline Color Show Brocades Knitted Gold polish (NOTD here) which is such a lovely gold and pink glitter. I also spotted the Maybelline Color Show Stree Artist Top Coat in White Splatter which is another amazing top coat which I think will look amazing over a lot of polishes.  
I've been working my through the crazy amount of mascara's I had in my stash (there's a post on that here). I've finished a good few so when I saw the new L'oreal Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara, as you can see I haven't opened this but i'm looking forward to giving it a go.
As a big fan of Hydraluron, i'm currently on my third tube, I knew I had to try to new Moisture Boosting Mask, this contains 4 sheet mask which are pretty much covered in Hydraluron. I'm excited to given these a go, they're are little pricey but will hopefully be worth it. 
I've never tried any Sanctuary skincare products so I thought these sachets would be a good place to start. The one on the left is a 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask and the other is a Brightening Facial Moisture Boosting Mask. Both of these come in a full size tube which I might be tempted to pick up if I get along with these.
I picked up some Montagne Jeunesse face masks from Body Care, each were 89p and a great quick fix to problem skin. I'm currently getting ready to move house so I thought these would be perfect since i've packed away a good amount of my other masks. A few of them are sheet masks which is something that is new to me so i'm excited to see if they work well. 
Garnier do some great toners so I decided to give the Simply Essential Soothing Vitamin-Enriched Toner, I normally go for the Refreshing Toner which comes in a green bottle but I thought I would try this one as it is alcohol, perfume and colourant free. Something i'm very excited to try is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, i'm a big lover of Bioderma so at £4.99 a bottle i'm hoping this Garnier offering is just as good as it is easier to get hold of. 
Another new release is the Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation, this sounds right up my street as it claims to help problem skin, has a SPF 20 and when I swatched it seemed to be light on the skin but with a good coverage. Maybelline currently have a buy one get one half price offer so I decided to picked up the Dream Pure BB Cream for Oily Skin, I haven't tried a drugstore BB Cream in a while so i'm hoping this one is good since i've heard positive things about it. Finally I picked up the MUA Undress Your Skin Foundation, this was on offer in Superdrug for £3 and again I had heard good things about it so I thought I would give it a go. Hopefully it will be as good as people have said it is.

So those are my recent beauty purchases, i'm excited to have some new products to try out. Have you made any beauty purchases recently? What new releases are you excited for?


  1. I love Knitted Gold it is such a gorgeous colour. I really want to try the Garnier Micellar Water as I love Micellar Waters for removing my makeup so hopefully this one is good x

  2. I'm looking forward to seeing some reviews! I really want to try the Garnier Cleansing Water!!

    Adele-Marie xx

    One Girls Obsession With Makeup

  3. im sure those sheet masks cost more in other places! i really want to try that manga mascara. I cant wait to see a review!

  4. I can't wait to here your thoughts on the Garnier water, I'm always looking for cheaper alternatives to bioderma, and ones that are more easily available!

    Kate xo /


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