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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Boots Haul #3

This week I had two great reasons to be at Boots; firstly because it was triple points (yay!) and secondly because my lovely colleagues bought me a Boots voucher for my Birthday. I finally got to treat myself to some Nip + Fab goodies I've been lusting after for ages, as well as getting some essentials. 

The Haul

Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Serum
Nip + Fab Glycolic Scrub
Ted Baker Body Scrub

Make Up
Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer
 Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in No. 52
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara

Seven Seas Complete Multi Vitamins
Colgate Max White One Toothpaste

Johnson's Baby Shampoo
Elegant Touch Nail Glue
Carex Complete Strawberry Laces Antibacterial Gel

The Skincare

I've been wanting to try Nip + Fab products for such a long time but for some reason or another, have never got round to it! My work desk buddy Chloe (who also shares my love of beauty and skincare) knew how much I wanted to try the products and got me a Boots gift voucher for my Birthday which was the perfect excuse. 

I have really dry skin so I decided to go with the Glycolic Scrub and the Dragon's Blood Plumping Serum. I will be doing a full review on them but I've used them once so far and absolutely love them both. They are definitely up there with the best smelling skincare products I have. 

The Ted Baker body scrub wasn't something I'd planned to buy but I saw it on the reduced section when I was buying my make up and the £4.00 price tag pulled me in. I just cannot resist a bargain. It's not a product I've tried before but I have a few other Ted Baker beauty products and love the smell so I'm hoping this one is the same. Hopefully this will help out with my dry skin too!
You can find out more about Ted Baked products here.

The Make Up

Does anyone else have the problem of all your make up running out at once?! Well that was definitely me this week! This is now my fourth repurchase of Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation which has never happened in the history of my foundations. I am on the hunt for a new one to try but I'm so bad at making decisions on new products I grabbed this one again because it really is great. If it's not broken, don't fix it ey?! I ended up buying No.52 which is the lightest shade I've ever had. Literally can't deal with how pale I am right now! WHERE IS THE SUNSHINE?!

I think Volume Clubbing just had to be my favourite mascara of all time. I love big dramatic, thick eyelashes, so if you do too, this is The One!

Boots was running 3 for 2 on products so naturally I had to chose something else. I have just run out of the Bourjois Happy Light Matte Primer and I have to say I wasn't impressed but I had no idea what other primer to go for so I opted for the Happy Light Luminous primer this time. I really hope I like it better than the Matte version so I'll keep you posted on that one!

Health and Wellbeing

With my eating issues, I never have the vitamins I should so supplements are really important to me - even though I do forget to take them quite often! I sat on the floor in Boots (gross I know but this task takes a while!) and read the contents of every single vitamin packet on the shelf to see what exactly it included. Due to laziness, the ease and the cost, I prefer to take one tablet that has everything rather than taking a whole load. The Seven Seas Complete Multivitamin has literally everything I need so I decided to try it. When I got home and saw the size of the tablets I almost had a heart attack thought so I'm not looking forward to getting those down! 

I'm not sure I really believe whitening toothpastes work but I thought I'd give this one a go seeing as we were running out. If anyone has found a whitening toothpaste that actually works, let me know! 


I've seen on a couple of posts lately that some people use baby shampoo for cleaning their make up brushes. Mine are in dire need of a deep clean so I thought I'd give it a go seeing as I usually struggle to get my Real Techniques Stippling Brush properly clean. I'll let you know how I get on!

Antibacterial is for my grimey journeys on the train every day. I read in Time Out this week how many germs are on the train seat and poles and was almost sick so this is coming with me everywhere I go... I just need to remember to actually use it!

Hopefully you've seen my DIY Acrylic Nails for 13p post? If not, you can find it here. One of the products I need for the nails is the glue and seeing as mine have gone walkabout, I needed to buy a new one so I can have pretty nails again!

I'm already writing the review for my next Boots Haul! I can see some products from Indeed being involved! Can't wait to test out all of these and get some more beauty reviews up!

Love Lauren xx



  1. Oh I love a Boots haul!! I actually use baby shampoo for my makeup brushes too! I'm a massive fan of Nip+Fab but I use the Glycolic Fix exfoliating pads and they are amazing for my skin!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

    1. That's definitely the next product I want to try! I'm loving these two at the moment - I want it all! xx

  2. I didn't really like the Bourjois serum either, and I have both! They seem to ball up when you rub them in - I really don't think it's worth the price. x

    1. I definitely found that with the Matte one but haven't so much with this one - not sure if it's because the product is better or if it's because I'm using it with my new Nip + Fab product and a good moisturiser too! Can't really complain with a 3 for 2 offer though ;-) xx

  3. I got sucked in by the Boots sales recently too auughh!!! And now I feel like I should go back for some baby shampoo because my brushes are truly well past an acceptable cleaning date.

    Aisling | aisybee.

    1. I'm so bad with washing my brushes, I always think of it as such a long task but it was definitely considerably quicker with baby shampoo - I had to use a LOT of it to get them clean enough though! My resolution is to clean them more often! xx

  4. Such a great post, i've always wanted to try that mascara, there's nothing better than huge lashes! And I so need to get myself some multivitamins! xx

    1. Bigger the better when it comes to lashes in my opinion! I haven't tried the vitamins yet because I still have some from my other packet but I'll let you know. The tablets are so humungous I don't even know how I'm going to swallow them!! xx

  5. Love a boots haul, I splurged on aussie hair products this week. Needed shampoo, they were 3 for 2 how could I not!

    1. Exactly!! I really need to try Aussie, it's one hair care brand I've never tried and always wanted to! What do you recommend?

  6. Seems like a great day, spent on shopping (aka. my fave activity hehe), absolutely in love with Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, need to try the Luminous Primer, let us know if it's any good! xx


    1. Haha who can resist! Especially with a gift voucher and triple points! I'm like the primer so far but I'm not sure if it's because it's much better than the other one or because the other products I've started using with it are making it seem better than it is!! If that even makes sense haha xx

  7. That Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation is my all time favourite from the drugstore. So lovely! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  8. I need to try some nip and fab to ive been meaning to for ages but haven't like you: loved your fashion post as well I think you should do some fashion posts to

    Laura@ Liberty Loves Makeup

  9. Now this looks like a worthwhile and very colourful haul! I've never heard of the Nip + Fab products so defining looking forward to your review on those.

  10. That's one great haul! It's given me some inspiration, too! :P

    I'm visiting you from the #fblchat. Thanks for the link!!
    My Cup of Tea xxx


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