Drugstore Beauty Haul | March 2016

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith the likes of Estee Lauder, NARS and Bobbi Brown now knocking around my makeup bag, it’s easy to start feeling like a bit of a fancy Nancy and to forget my beauty roots. After all, I’m a drugstore girl at heart; so to remind myself of just how good drugstore makeup can be, I’ve actively decided to show Boots and Superdrug some love over the last month. None of these products cost more than £10, and a lot were bought with an offer too.

First up, some new products I picked up were from a brand I haven’t tried before: Kiko. I was in Merry Hill shopping centre and they had a whole Kiko store (as I know the Bullring do too), and I instantly fell in love with the range of products and the good prices. I decided to try out their Kiko Mat Base Corrector Primer and the Kiko Soft Focus Concealer, and will have some reviews of these coming soon. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext was a trip to trusty Boots and I had to stock up on some of my favourite Soap and Glory shower products, namely the Sugar Crush Body Wash, Sugar Crush Body Scrub, and The Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub. Now these aren’t exactly cheapy-cheap at £6.50 for the wash and £8 each for the scrubs, but they were on 3 for 2. Plus they smell really good. REALLY. GOOD.

Another 3 for 2 offer was to be found at the Bourjois stand this month, and as I finally decided to try out the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and re-purchase my much-loved Twist Up the Volume Mascara, I also got the Silk Edition Compact Powder for free.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally, I swung by the castle of bargains that is Bodycare. I stocked up on some of the Bblonde Maximum Colour Toner in Steel – regular readers will know I’m very loyal to the Silver Toner from the brand, but I couldn’t resist trying out this new, more blue-toned shade – along with some of those no-kink Spiral Bobbles. I hadn’t tried any of these before and wasn’t expecting much, but OH MY LAWD, how have I lived without them? My hair is notoriously bad for kinking (sometimes just holding it the wrong way will make it have a complete hissy fit and go the wrong way all day) but with these I can tie it up all night and my hair will hardly be any different in the morning. As they were only £1 for a pack of 5, I’ll definitely be stocking up on even more of these as essentials.

So my love for the UK highstreet is well and truly reignited. In fact, since taking these photos last week (hence why I’m calling this a March haul) I’ve actually bought a whole other load of things from Boots. Oops.

What are your favourite drugstore / highstreet beauty products? Let me know in the comments!

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39 Responses

  1. kate sullivan April 6, 2016 / 8:09 am

    I really need to try that hair toner but my local boots doesn’t stock it :( Great hul though hun, that compact powder looks lovely! x

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:12 am

      Take a look in Bodycare/Savers too, that’s where I tend to find them (and usually a bit cheaper too!) xx

  2. Marina April 6, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I wish they sold those hair colors here in CZ. We have such a poor selection of colors. Everyone here just wants to be blonde (blah!). Love those hair ties.
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    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:11 am

      Well I do love blondes too ;) But that is frustrating, hopefully you get some more options soon! Thanks for reading xx

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

      Glad you liked the post! xx

  3. Pam April 6, 2016 / 10:42 am

    let us know how that foundation turns out! Ive wanted to try for quite some time now
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

      I’m really liking it so far! Will do a review soon :) xx

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

      Yes, such a bargain and worth stocking up :) xx

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:10 am

      I agree, it’s nice to see such unique colours coming out onto the market now :) Thanks for reading girls! xx

  4. Cara April 6, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    AH Sugar Crush is my favourite exfoliator, can’t beat S&G! <3 xx
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    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:09 am

      You really can’t! xx

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:08 am

      I really like their packaging too :) Thanks for reading xx

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Ah I swear by them! Thanks for reading :) xx

  5. Elena April 6, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    the soap&glory breakfast scrub is my favorite. the scent is heavenly.

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:07 am

      It’s insanely beaut, can’t believe I hadn’t tried it before! Thanks for reading :) xx

  6. Rachel Shuchat April 6, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    We can get Bourjois here in Canada, bu the prices are comparable to high end makeup so I’m always hesitant to try them out lol

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    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:07 am

      Oh really, it’s much cheaper here! What a shame xx

  7. Shireen L. Platt April 6, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    I’ve often wonder what’s the differences between Healthy Mix and healthy Mix Serum? Do you have both and can you make a comparison post?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:06 am

      No I don’t have the Serum I’m afraid – from what I’ve heard, it’s a lighter coverage so isn’t for me haha! xx

  8. Bea April 7, 2016 / 2:30 am

    Ive never tried that mascara from bourjois but I really wanna try it out now <3

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    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:06 am

      It’s AMAZING, can’ recommend it enough! xx

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:05 am

      They’re absolutely gorgeous :) xx

  9. Faith April 7, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I wish Bourjois was easier to come by in the US! I always see so many people raving about their products!

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:03 am

      Ah I had no idea you couldn’t get it! Fingers crossed you can in the future :) xx

  10. Gretchen April 8, 2016 / 2:49 am

    My fave drugstore brand so far is Maybelline. I love their mascaras! I am more into drugstore brands than high end beauty products, to be honest.

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:02 am

      I need to get more Maybelline products, not tried anything for a while :) xx

  11. Gretchen April 8, 2016 / 2:50 am

    My fave drugstore brand so far is Maybelline. I love their mascaras! I am more into drugstore brands than high end beauty products, to be honest.

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  12. Amy April 8, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I keep meaning to get invisible bobbles but forget, I’m fed up of my hair being ripped out so think I’ll have to stock up soon. Great picks!

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    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:01 am

      They’re honestly SO good, I wasn’t sure of the hype before but they really work :) xx

  13. UmmBaby April 8, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Ah! I am a drugstore girl at heart that likes the occasional splurge ;) Healthy Mix is a lovely foundation though I think I need to invest in a shade that is more suited to me. Love Soap & Glory scrubs and just wish they were edible because those yummy scents are such a tease ;) xxx

    Sal UmmBaby Beauty

    • Claire April 9, 2016 / 8:01 am

      I’m so with you there haha, the Breakfast Scrub actually makes me hungry! xx

  14. Jasmine April 10, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Ah I love Soap & Glory Body Scrubs! Winter was all about Smoothie Star for me but I think I’ll be going back to Sugar Crush for Summer :) xx

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  15. Sarah April 11, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Those Spiral Bobbles sound really good I’m defo going to get some, I tie my hair up for all of 5 mins whilst I cleanse, tone and moisturise and the kinks are so annoying. I love the The Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub and your right its not cheap but it does last a good while.

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