Thursday, 30 May 2013

Things fell into my basket in Boots...

If the rare day comes when I can ever be bothered to drag my freelancing ass into the office to actually be in human contact (shock horror), it's always a bit dangerous for my bank balance. Not only do I have to fork out for ludicrously expensive Tube travel, but the offices are situated just off Oxford Street. 

Yeah, you know where I'm going here.

Usually it's Topshop which bears the brunt of my retail therapy, but this week I made the mistake of 'popping into Boots' to pick up some mouthwash after I finished my shift. Queue the hour long excited browsing, endless indecision and eventual OH FINE I'LL JUST GET IT ALL.

Yep I picked up my mouthwash, and I also happened to remember that I needed some hand soap. That's where things started to go downhill. I spotted that this Vanilla and Raspberry Original Source handwash was half price, so after I'd picked that up, I couldn't resist having a scout around for a couple of other bargains.

The first thing which miraculously made its way into my basket was the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution. I ran out of Bioderma a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately the £15 price tag and my student budget just don't work well together, so I had to forget about replacing it. Yes I KNOW they're not good for your skin, but I'm the laziest person ever and they're just so damn easy. So far, I'm LOVING this - it's great and taking make up off and I think it's actually less drying than Bioderma. For a fiver you cannot go wrong really.

I remembered that I'd ran out of moisturiser that morning, so I also bagged myself a new tube of my favourite Oilatum Natural Repair. This stuff is definitely worth a try if you suffer from dry skin like I do - I've been using it for a good couple of years now and have no complaints. It's also great if you're a bit on the sensitive side as it's got no perfume nonsense in it.

Seeing as I was getting those two, I thought I may as well take advantage of Boots' dangerous 3 for 2 offer. The only thing which really caught my eye was the Dr Jart BB cream which I've noticed so many of my favourite beauty bloggers raving about. I wanted something for much lighter coverage than my usual foundation for me to take travelling, and this definitely fits the bill. It has a really beautiful dewy finish, perfects the skin just enough to still look totally natural and is really quick and easy to slap on. 


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  1. I'd love to try the BB cream! I think I'll be looking into some cheaper options when my Bioderma runs out too. xo

  2. Just popping in for mouthwash... so dangerous!! At least you didn't end up forgetting it which is totally something I would do.

    xo, alison*elle

  3. I've been dying to try the L'Oreal Micellar Solution!