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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Boots Haul #2

Us bloggers love a good Boots haul, there's no denying it. I've definitely spent way more in Boots since I started blogging, and while my bank account definitely dislikes it, I love finding new products to try and share with you all - good and bad!

This is the contents of my latest haul (and a sneak peak of our new wallpaper!)


Back row (L-R):

Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo
Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Shampoo
Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Conditioner
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo

Front row (L-R): 

Boots Nail Varnish Remover Pads
Bourjois Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
Evoke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum N53
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Back Mascara


First Impressions

Batiste Dry Shampoo - I get through the Batiste dry shampoo like there's no tomorrow. My hair literally gets greasy the second it's washed so I have to keep my supply constantly topped up. If you follow me on Twitter you'll know I constantly complain of my dull, flat hair so when I saw the XXL Volume dry shampoo I thought all my Christmas' had come at once. I've used it a couple of times and I have to say I'm not impressed. It makes my hair a horrible texture, really heavy and so knotty. It's fine for one night out but if you're expecting to use it and then not wash your hair the next day, you can forget it!

Herbal Essences Clearly NakedWhilst on a search to reduce my insanely greasy hair, I saw an advert for the clearly naked shampoo. My theory was that maybe all the chemicals in my shampoo was what was making it greasy and dull so I decided to give this one a go! First impressions are good - it smells really good and my hair definitely looks less dull and flat after using it. The conditioner makes my hair feel so silky too which I love! 

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo - Having naturally blonde hair, I rely on multiple holidays to keep my hair looking bright and blonde. Now I've entered the 'real world' 4 holiday a year are just not happening any more (boo! I want to go back to uni!) so before I bite the bullet and start highlighting my hair, I'll try everything I can get my hands on for a little boost of blonde. There's no doubt about it, from first impressions, this shampoo has definitely made my hair brighter - at least for the first day after washing but I know it's not a long term fix :( anyone got a holiday brochure?!

Boots Nail Varnish Remover Pads - I swear I buy these 24/7, they just disappear. Handy size to keep in my bag which I love and they do the job. No complaints!

Bourjois Bronzer and Highlighter Duo - I was tempted by the 3 for 2 offer of Bourjois products in Boots (obviously I can never resist an offer) and decided to give this a go after reading a review on Jenny's blog (see it here). In my eyes, Bourjois can do no wrong, I just love their products. This duo is great on the go as it's perfect handbag size. If I'm being completely honest, the bronzer isn't pigmented enough for me most of the time (I just can't find anything as good as my beloved Make Up Revolution Baked bronzer) but it's perfect for a subtle daytime finish.

Evoke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo - As already mentioned above, I'm a sucker for any 'blonde' product. First impressions on this are great, it definitely works at bringing out the colour. I have however heard it's really bad for your hair but seeing as I don't dye it and rarely straighten it, I'm allowing this treat twice a week!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum N53 - This was a repurchase as I already have the N55 colour. I finally had to face the fact that I no longer have a tan and cannot continue with the orange face, white neck disaster. Heartbreaking, but Mr N55 has been put away for the foreseeable future. Anyway, obviously this is a foundation a love, hence the repurchase and this shade is no different. It's a perfect colour and sits so well on my skin. I literally have nothing bad to say about it!

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Back Mascara - This was another Bourjois repurchase and one of my favourite mascaras ever. I love big, bold, thick lashes and this product does all three - I would definitely recommend it!


Love Lauren xx
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16 comments

  1. I've been using the shampoo you've mentioned by John Frieda and It works great!!

    xx cecil // www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh I love it! Anything that will make me blonder and I'm there!! xx

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  2. I've been meaning to try the Bourjois bronzer! Great post! Xx

    http://too-primadonna-for-you.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah it's good for the daytime if you like something subtle :) xx

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  3. I do love Boots! Actually started my blog, as I shopped there so much! Great range of products :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I spend a fortune every time I'm in there.. 'it's for the blog' and 'well I get boots points on it' are my most used excuses to buy more! xx

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  4. I can't wait for the Bourjois Bronzer and Highlighting Duo to arrive! I ordered the British Beauty Blogger box from Latest in Beauty the other day, and it's in there! :)

    Kayleigh. x
    www.scampinchips.co.uk

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    1. Woo, looking forward to hearing what you think!! xx

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  5. Thanks for mention! :) I know what you mean about the bronzer, it isn't the most pigmented but builds up quite well, that Makeup Revolution bronzer sounds amazing I will have to try that! I have definitely started spending more in Boots since blogging as well, it's dangerous hahaha xxx

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    1. Yesss definitely try the makeup rev one. You'll probably turn out like a clown the first time you use it because you don't expect it to be so pigmented! xxx

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  6. Yes and us bloggers outside of the U.K. who miss Boots terribly get to live vicariously through these types of posts hehe. :-)

    Beauty Isles | Blogiversary Giveaway: Too Faced, LORAC and NYX

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    1. haha well I'm sure there'll be a lot of them! Thanks for already reading and commenting on my blog hun, it doesn't go unnoticed! xxx

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  7. Love some of these products!
    x

    www.samroise.blogspot.com

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    1. So pleased with the purchases, except the XXL volume dry shampoo! xx

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  8. Love a Boots haul! I need to try the herbal essences shampoo and conditioner, think my hair could do with something that isn't full of chemicals! x

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  9. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is one of my favourites too, I'll probably repurchase it next year although I really do like the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation too.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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