Mini Beauty Haul – The Body Shop & Superdrug

It’s been a little while since I treated myself in the beauty department and these past few weeks have been a bit tough work wise and personal life wise, so i’ve been a bit down and I thought the only way I could cheer myself up was to treat myself to a few new bits that i’d wanted to try out.

Recently i’ve been hearing a lot about new releases and i’ve tried to keep away from the hype as it only leads to more temptation but as I finally got the chance to see the products for myself and try them out, it definitely lead to a ‘feeling spendy’ moment.

It has been some time since I visited my local The Body Shop and that morning i’d received an email about a few offers they had going on so of course I took this as encouragement to pick up some new skincare bits. My skin recently has been alright for the most part, but it definitely needed something new adding to the mix and when I first saw Zoella talking The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask (£22) I just knew I had to try it out. I love a good overnight mask, especially one for moisturising the skin and this one really intrigued me as i’d not seen anything like it before. So far i’m loving it and although it is quite pricey, i’d still highly recommend trying it and I will be reviewing this soon.

As i’d wanted to switch things up moisturiser wise I decided to give The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet (£12), which again was like nothing i’d seen before but I really liked the idea of it. The texture of this is so strange at first, but really sinks into the skin leaving it feeling soft and hydrated, as if it’s quenched your skin thirst. I’ve been using this as my day moisturiser for a few days and so far i’m really enjoying it. Lastly I picked up The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Gel (£8.50) as a replacement for the Aloe Protective Serum that they no longer sell, as I really loved that product and I thought this may offer a similar alternative. So far i’m loving this as it is so gentle on the skin and just really helps to soothe the skin, especially as mine can be quite sensitive at times.

Next stop was Superdrug and I wasn’t planning on picking anything up but they had a 3for2 offer and they now offer student discount! First thing I picked up was the new BarryM Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint (£3.99) in the shade ‘Eat My Dust’. Random name, but I had acrylics put on a few days ago and when I saw this shade I knew it would be perfect as i’m loving pastel nails at the moment. Next was something that really intrigued me, as i’m loving cream blushers so I thought why not give it a go. The Collection Speedy Blush Stick (£2.99) in the shade ‘Tickled Pink’ reminded me somewhat of Nars Orgasm but in a cream formula and for the price I couldn’t really complain.

Lastly whilst perusing the Maybelline stand I noticed they brought out some new shades in their ColourDrama Lip Crayon (£4.99), so I picked up the shade ‘Fuschia Desire’ and as the name suggests this is a bright pink. I really like the formula of these as they last really well and don’t dry the lips out too much, and a girl can never have too many lip products.

Have you picked up any new beauty bits recently?