Superdrug Haul

I don't shop at Superdrug much, but they have had some great offers on recently, so I had to buy a few things (if you have read my blog confessions post, then I just want to point out that I did buy these before the start of the new year, so they will not be included in my total spend for 2018).  These offers were on before the sales started, but I got some great deals so I wanted to share them with you. The Real Techniques Fresh Face Favourites is a limited edition set of brushes and sponges which were reduced from £19.99 to £7.99.  The set includes a BB/CC brush, a contour brush and a detailer brush, which look pretty good for under £8.  I don't think I will use the sponges, but even then I think this was a good deal.

I really wanted to try out some hair supplements so when I saw these Hairburst chewable hair vitamins on offer, I went for it.  Each box contains a 30 day supply and they contain Biotin, Vitamins, Selenium & Zinc.  They were on a 3 for 2 offer and also half p…

Blog Confessions 2018 - Spending

I spend too much.  There I have said it.  I buy what I want, when I want and I don't keep track of how much I have spent until I get my credit card bill.  First of all I should point out that I am not in debt, I don't have any outstanding credit card bills or anything like that, but I really need to start saving money instead of spending it on things that I don't need. I think that my main problem is that I don't buy particularly expensive items, so I might buy a few things from Primark and a few things from Boots, things like that, but even buying drug store and high street brands adds up.  I like the odd luxury product, but I save those purchases for special occasions. Like many people I love trying out the latest new products, but the problem is that I have so many products, that I will never get around to using them all up and I hate waste, so 2018 is going to be the year of spending less and using up things that I already own, be that beauty products, shoes, bags e…

Epic Empties 2017

So I thought I would do a big empties post for the products I used up in the last couple of months of 2017 as I seem to have built up quite a pile.  I have really tried to shop my stash and use as many products as I could this year while trying to cut back on new purchases (not always successfully I must admit).  Anyway here's what I've used up. Palmers Olive Oil Formula Cleansing Conditioner - this co-wash works really well on my curly hair.
Kiehl's Deeply Restorative Smoothing Oil Concentrate - this is another product that works well on my curly hair.

Sachajuan Hair Repair - this was a deluxe sample from a goody bag, so I am glad that I didn't pay for it as it didn't do anything for my hair. Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner - I did use this with the shampoo as well and it's a nice product but nothing stood out.  I have tons of shampoos and conditioners to use up so I'm not in a rush to repurchase.
L'Oreal Elvive Phytoclear Intense Exfoliating 1-Minute S…

Renunail Nail Strengthener Review

I have crap nails. There I've said it.  I read people blogs and watch You Tube and I heart other peoples nails as they have great nails and I do not and I'm jealous.  I have tried so many different products to try and solve this, but I end up with peeling nails and on the odd occasion when I have decent length nails they break at the lowest point on my nail so it peels off skin as well (just writing about that makes me cringe).
When I was sent Renunail Nail Strengthener* to try out I was happy to give it a go, anything to try and get nicer nails.  It isn't a quick fix as it is a 28 day programme.  It's pretty straight forward to use and takes seconds each day, you just need to remember to use it each day.  Basically the process is to apply 2 coats of the polish on the first day and then 1 coat for the next 5 days before removing the polish.  Repeat the process another 3 times (each programme lasts 28 days).  You then need to let your nails rest for 1 - 2 weeks before st…

My Favourite Products from 2017

I know it's a bit late as we are already into 2018, but I just wanted to talk about my favourite products from 2017.  One of the great things about blogging is that it gives you the excuse to try out loads of different products, so I found some new favourites last year. I've always loved Tom Ford perfumes, especially Black Orchid and Velvet Orchid, but my new favourite perfume is Tom Ford Violet Blonde.  It looks like this has been in my stash so long that it's now been discontinued which is a shame.  As with all Tom Ford perfumes, it's deep and sexy and sultry.  Now that I know this is so hard to get hold of I will be using it a little more sparingly.
I'm sure you will have a little giggle when you read that one of my favourite products of 2017 is Aesop Post-Poo Drops (read my full review here).  It's just one of those products that you don't realise you need until you buy it.  A few drops into the bowl after you "drop the kids off at the pool" tak…

Happy New Year

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Boxing Day Sale Haul

I usually get up early on Boxing Day to check out the sales (not Next opening time early that's cray cray) but last year I didn't rate the sales that much and did most of my shopping online.  This year I did put my alarm on but to be honest I couldn't be bothered to get up I just wanted to stay in bed.  I went out for lunch and and on my way home decided to drop into Leeds to check out the sales around about 3pm hoping it would be a bit quieter.  I don't think I went too overboard although I did buy more than I expected.  Here's what I got. I bought the Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing Time which has 10 x 9ml bottles of bath and shower oil.  This was originally £60 reduced to £30 and I had £20 in indulge points so it cost me £10. I did try to place an order from Boots online, but their website was such a nightmare I would get everything in my basket and then go to the next page and lose everything it just wasn't worth it.  When will company's sort t…