Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Boots Advantage Points Haul

 Like a lot of girls who buy their products from Boots regularly, I own an Advantage Points card. Incase anybody doesnt know, its a points system where you are awarded points for your purchases which can then be redeemed instore. Ive been saving up my points for a few years and have never even looked to see how many points I had, turns out I have about £50.00 worth of points there! I needed to stock up on some products and heres what I got with some of my points...In effect I got these for FREE!

VO5 Miracle Concentrate

Ive wanted to try Moroccan Oil for ages but didnt want to fork out all that cash. Id heard good things about this little guy and so I picked it up. I only just a teeny amount as my hair is really fine but it makes the ends of my hair look like theyve just been cut and hides my split ends. This smells amazing, kind of like suncream and tropical fruit, and I catcha whiff of it every now and again when its in my hair. I dont know if this has improved the condition of my hair in any way, but I like the idea of it so Ill keep using it!

Radox Moisturise Shower Cream

I only picked this up because I had ran out of S&G Clean On Me, and this was only 85p on special offer. It smells nice and does the job, but it only lasted me a few weeks! Not much else to say about a pretty basic shower cream really.

 Boots 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Beehive

Ok, this is one time when the blogger hype got to me. I lvoed what everyone had been saying about this, all the rave reviews, and I should have known better. On me, this does NOTHING. It looks like I have a clear lipgloss on, or a peachy one at most. Maybe its because I have really pigmented lips, but this doesnt transfer any real colour to my lips at all, I realyl dont get the hype?! There is a picture at the end of the psot showing exactly what I mean..oh well!

Goody Hair Rollers

I was watching a tutorial be Sara Walker, of SWalkerMakeUp on Youtube on how to get great volume and body with rollers just like these. She made it look SO easy and her hair looked amazing afterwards, jsut how I want mine to look.
I saw these in Boots and picked them up straight away, the blue ones being the Jumbo ones and the yellow ones slightly smaller in Large. I thought saying as I have fine hair this would be enough for my whole head. Turns out, this only does half my head as I found out when I tried them out. Also turns out it aint as easy as I thought it would be, and my hair looked a mess! But practice makes perfect and Ill buy some more and get that gorgeous look that Sara got from hers!

VO5 Ultimate Hold Weather Resistant Hairspray

For once my inspiation for this purchase wasnt from a "Beauty Guru" but rather my own mother. She had this in her handbag and I borrowed it and truely loved it. Although nothing will replace my beloved Elnett as my all time favourite, this puts up a good competition. It smells delightful, and gives out a lovely fine mist so its easy to get a really light finish or yu can build it up if you require it. I love the handy size of it to, perfect hand-bag size. Im very impressed with the new VO5 line so far.

Batiste Big and Bouncy XXL Volume Dry Shampoo

Ill just go ahead and say, I really hate this. I find I get better volume from their regular line, which I love. This doesnt leave my hair feeling fresh, it feels packed with horrible grainy product which just feels and look bloody awful to be honest. Ive tried all different ways of using this, close and far away, in layers or just one spritz, and its always horrible. Sometimes I wonder if theres something wrong with me as a lot of the products that are raved about on here really dont live up to what people say they are for me.

Jergens Naturals Skin Firming Body Lotion

This may or may not firm my skin, I havent noticed a difference at all, but it has quite a nice but strong smell and moisturises nicely so I dont really mind. I wasnt expecting some cellulite and fat busting miracle to come out of this tube so Im happy with how this is going for me.

Heres what 17's Beehive lipstick looks on me, yep, bloody awful! This is literally how my lips look on their own so I think Ill just use this when I dont really want any colour on my lips and just a nice sheen.


1 comment:

  1. Wow ££50.00 worth of points is amazing ahaha! Shame about Beehive as it looks like a light pink gloss on me :S I really want to try out the velcro rollers after watching that video too but looks like I'm gonna need loads as my hair is really long and thick! xx