Easter Holiday Superdrug Haul

So in true blogging style, I’m going to share with you the spoils of one of my many trips to highstreet store, Superdrug.

The more you get to know me and my blog, the more you’ll realise how much I love the shop and all their products. All their own brand range is Leaping Bunny Certified (not tested on animals) and a huge amount of it is also vegan friendly! I buy everything here – makeup, soaps, skincare, even cleaning products. (I’m not sponsored by Superdrug but if they’re reading this… I LOVE YOU)

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IMG_3305So the first item I picked up was this Superdrug Tea Tree Spot Stick, for £3.29! Since starting my transition to a plant-based diet my skin has gone insane (I’m told this is due to toxins leaving through my skin and will pass). I’ve been lucky enough to always have great skin with one or two blemishes here or there so this breakout – and I mean BREAKOUT – is driving me crazy. After reading the gorgeous Rhianna’s tweets about the Witch Blemish Stick, I thought I’d find one for myself!

The gel is applied lightly onto the blemish as part of a your normal skin-care regime and I cannot wait to get started! The tea tree smells amazing and has antibacterial properties so fingers crossed it’ll dazzle me. There may even be a review of this product coming up so stay tuned!

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Superdrug’s own brand Dry Shampoo is amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone searching for a good dry cleanser without the Batiste price tag! I can’t seem to find this specific version on the website so have linked you to a similar one, all for just £1.99!

I’m awful at washing my hair – I hate doing it. Being in the shower isn’t so bad but brushing and drying and styling afterwards just takes so long and I’m just not patient enough. Dry shampoo is, therefore, my hero. Not only does it freshen ‘meh’ hair, it also hides that awkward between washes look, as well as volumising AND hiding my roots! Seriously, is there anything you can’t do with this stuff? (I’ve even been known to spray into freshly washed and dried hair if the dry isn’t quite right.

Honestly, I don’t think I could manage a day without dry shampoo. An essential wherever I am. I will never ever change my mind on this fact.

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Lately I’ve got really into having buying lot of makeup. I’m not sure what suddenly sparked my interest in owning all sorts of bits and bobs (friends? uni? getting my eyebrows and nails done by geordies a lot?) but since then I have spent a fortune on updating my old teen makeup for some more substantial pieces.

Something I have learnt in the past few months is that having decent brushes is essential. Having read a few beauty blogs lately and seen their beautiful brushes, I decided to purchase the Real Techniques Core Collection for £14.99 (right). The set contains a detailer brush, a pointed foundation brush, a buffing brush and a contour brush – a little different to my paintbrush foundation brush and fluffy powder brush that I’ve been using since I can remember. I can’t wait to start using these properly. Fingers crossed I’ll see a difference in how my makeup goes on, and stays on!

IMG_3306So my final purchase is a bit of a weird one for me – as I say, makeup has never really been my cup of tea and its all a bit new to me. This MUA Prime & Conceal Correcting Powder cost me £4 and uses four different pigments to even up complexion and tone before foundation: lilac for muting yellow undertones, green to reduce redness, yellow to brighten and conceal, and peach to add radiance. (MUA’s explanation and advice on using the product can be found here)

I struggle with having quite blotchy, patchy skin so I’m really excited to give this a go. I’ve read mixed reviews but it does appear to work and hey, I’ll give anything a go for £4! I think this is another product that will have to be reviewed a little later on, alongside the Tea Tree Spot Stick! A quick google told me that none of MUA products are tested on animals but may contain animal products.

What about you? Bought anything this week? Let me know!

 

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  • roxie5f1 says:

    I do love Superdrug’s own skincare range, It’s really underrated! I can’t wait to read your review as my skins been kind of crazy with breakouts recently too and I’ve run out of my Lush Cupcake mask which it usually my little miracle worker 🙁

    Roxie
    thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk ♥

    • Imii Mace says:

      Its so so good, right?! I don’t have a Lush where I live 🙁 Next time I stumble upon one I’m definitely going to give the Cupcake mask a go!
      Thanks so much for reading! xx

  • Sabrina says:

    I have those brushes but they’ve never really worked out too great for me! Any tips?!

    xx Sabrina
    http://thinkcreateframe.com

    • Imii Mace says:

      I love the buffing brush and like to use it at the end to make my skin look more flawless – other than that I’m a little stumped. 🙁
      Thanks so much for reading! X

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