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Drugstore Haul

Well it happened again; a drugstore haul. To be fair I earned quite few points and there were some really good deals on and as my Gran taught me: never buy something full price. I stick to this motto a lot because everyone loves a bargain and I love makeup!

Drugstore Haul

For this haul I ventured into Boots, Superdrug and also Poundland to stock up on a few bits such as skincare and makeup, and for once I genuinely needed some of the things.

Botanics Skincare

So before I begin, Botanics had an offer on and I had a points thing too. Nearly all the Botanics range was half price and if I spent £5 on skincare I got 50 points, and those points do add up, (I currently have £15 worth of points!) First I picked up the All Bright Refreshing Eye Roll-On, currently I am suffering from major hayfever meaning my eyes are always puffy and it's not a good look. Then I saw the All Bright Radiance Balm which has loads of little light reflecting particles, similar to Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation, I wasn't prepared for the reflectiness so war rather surprised the first time I used it to be honest. Finally I repurchased my favourite face scrub: the All Bright Purifying Face Scrub. This scrub is the happy medium for me, not too harsh but still actually does something, other scrubs sometimes don't get all the dead skin off, ewww!

Soap&Glory Glosssticks

Now the Soap&Glory GlossSticks are only £3.50 and were on buy one get one half price. I was hoping to pick up their matte counterparts but the shades I wanted were out of stock. However, being me I made sure that I didn't leave empty handed as I decided to try Pink-A-Boo and Pinkfetti. Then in Poundland I thought it would be a smart idea to pick up some Malibu Ice Blue After Sun Gel as it was 23 degrees that day yes in England! I'm as shocked as you are! Luckily I didn't need it but it is a very cute size and I'm sure it will come in handy sometime soon.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Now Superdrug had some particularly good deals on. Batiste Dry Shampoo was half price as was the NIVEA Pearl&Beauty Anti-Perspirant. (At the time the big bottle was cheaper than the small one.) I chose the scent Sweetie for my dry shampoo as I hadn't heard of it before and I quite like the smell, it's not fresh like the others but it is still nice!

Garnier Anti Blackhead Deep Pore Wash

This was not what I expected but I thought I'd give it a go to try and clear my skin. However, the Garnier AntiBlackhead Deep Pore Wash has dreaded micro beads and I'm really annoyed at myself for not checking before I bought. I'm going to use this up so I am not wasteful but I really need to check next time. It wasn't expensive but it's not what I expected sadly. 

So there is my latest haul, I'm going on a spending ban very soon because I can't stop buying skincare! Strange right, usually it's makeup. As you're reading this I am midway through exams and am probably really stressed but luckily I have blogging to keep me sane!

May You Beauty

It's that time of the month again, (no not the one where I'm a total b*tch,) that's right it's You Beauty box time. Unlike last month however, I actually chose makeup because we all know that's my first love when it comes down to it.

May You Beauty Box

The theme this month was 'Cult Beauty' and I was kind of puzzled considering there was a new release in there as well as products I've never heard of. Anyway scepticism aside there were three products that caught my eye the Revlon HD Lipstick, Burts Bees lip balm and the MUA Prime and Conceal palette, I decided against this though because it's something I can easily pick up next time I'm in Superdrug.

Burts Bees Lip Balm and Revlon HD Lipstick

If you've been reading MissCosmeticBlogger you'll know I will try every lip balm going to fix my dry lips. So I had to choose the Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus. I don't really love the smell but the tint is a really pretty orangey pink. Then the lipstick I chose was one of Revlon's latest releases: the Ultra HD lipstick also called Hibiscus, (coincidence?) Now this is completely out of my comfort zone, it isn't lying when it calls itself HD, it is a neon orange, not for the faint hearted, or me really but I'm going to make it work somehow!

May You Beauty Box

So the freebies for this month were rather cute. The Popband hair tie says it is kind to you hair and it is such a summery colour plus I have a nail polish to match it, win win really. Then there is a £15 voucher for Anne Semonin, and let me tell you I won't be buying anything as even with this voucher I'd be spending £50 on one product! Finally is this iddy biddy sample of the Verso Super Facial Serum, and of course I will be seeing just how super it really is.

So that's my box this month and I'm still really liking it. Have you signed up yet? It's only £6.95!

Clinique Sweet Pop

A few weeks ago I bought the BritishBeautyBlogger Clinique Box mainly for the Clinique Sweet Pop and now I thought I would share my thoughts on whether these are worth it or not. Let's be fair the packaging drew me in to start with...

Obviously the Clinique Sweet Pop looks like a macaroon and I love macaroons when they're edible so I saw no reason as to why I wouldn't love them when they were makeup! Now every BBB Clinique Box came with a sweet pop in Red Velvet and I was really pleased as I am trying to get into wearing red lips more often. AKA trying to channel my inner Taylor Swift as often as possible.

Now as well as looking like a macaroon this innovative little thing is a lip scrub as well as a lip balm, a two in one. The frosted glass side hides a sugar scrub and the plain side a red lip balm. As the product is Clinique it has no smell or taste which was slightly disappointing to me, as a macaroon shaped product, I think, should taste like macaroons! But if you have sensitive skin these will hopefully not trigger your sensitivity in the slightest.

Now the balm is very similar to all other lip balms, except it actually moisturises, unlike you Vaseline who just block moisture from getting to my lips. Immediately after applying you get that moisture shot and they feel really smooth.  It has a really subtle red tint which sadly didn't show up enough for me to swatch for you but it does look really subtle on the lips. Perfect for summer because matte lips twinned with dry lips isn't my dream combo. 

The scrub is sort of a sugar scrub which on first application doesn't seem to be particularly 'scrubby' so to say. (This was the main criticism I saw in previous posts I've read.) However, once you get through the layer of balm the real scrub appears, but it's not a harsh scrub which I like because I use the LUSH lip scrubs once a week and if this was more 'scrubby' I wouldn't be able to use it too often. 

Honestly I am loving this so far, hydrating, smoothing and 'scrubby': everything you could possibly want in a lip balm/lip scrub combination. These aren't the cheapest at £15 a pop (if you pardon the pun,) but then again a LUSH lip scrub is £5.50. I would say I prefer the Sweet Pops scrub because it has the balm aspect in the scrub so you don't get a sugary fall out, but it's up to you!

Have you tried the Sweet Pops, what are your favourite lip scrubs?