I popped into Superdrug yesterday and picked up a few things that I’ve been wanting to try out for a while, so I thought I’d share them here, and quickly explain why I’m so keen to try them all out!
1. COLAB Dry Shampoo in ‘RIO’, £3.49
I actually saw these on Zoella’s vlog, because she was invited to the launch party. They’ve been developed by a model called Ruth Crilly, and apparently combine all of her hair and beauty knowledge from her 10 years as a model. This has gorgeous packaging, and they come in 5 scents – I chose Rio, the tropical fragrance, although I haven’t smelt it yet. This is the larger bottle, and it was about £3.50, which isn’t that bad, not really different to any other dry shampoos (at full price) and much cheaper than brands like Aussie! Looking forward to trying this out!
2. Frizz Ease Secret Agent Touch-Up Creme
Apologies for not putting a price on this one – I’ve thrown away the receipt, and for some reason they don’t feature any John Freida products on the Superdrug website (strange…), but if it helps it was definitely between £5 and £6. I have been trying to tame my frizzy hair for roughly a decade now, and very little seems to work. I have tried Frizz Ease products before and they’ve had very little effect, but I do want to start wearing my hair down a bit more, so I took a chance on this. I don’t know how much effect it will have, but at least I feel like I’m trying to do something with it!
3. Superdrug Superberry Exfoliating Face Mask, £2.49 (?)
Okay so once again I can’t remember the price of this – don’t quite understand not being able to find Superdrug’s own brand face masks on their website, but never mind. I’d actually seen someone in a blog recommend the Superdrug face masks, as they’re really good, and also very reasonably priced (read: cheap, but who doesn’t love a bargain?). Unfortunately, drawn in by the pretty colour and interesting scent, I didn’t realise that this was an exfoliating mask, which was really not what I wanted (I know it’s there really big on the front… but what a pretty pink colour!). But I don’t want to waste this, so I’ll try this out at least once.
4. Vaseline Spray and Go Body Moisturiser in Cocoa Extract, £3.32 (with 1/3 off applied)
Again, something I’d heard about in the blogosphere, these were the first things I went to when I went to pick up some new moisturiser. Basically great Vaseline moisturiser in a handy spray can, saving you from getting too much all over your hands. This also helps with getting the right amount for the area you need to cover (I often find myself with half a handful of moisturiser after I’m done because even after years of moisturising I clearly don’t know how much I need to cover my legs…). This also smells amazing, pretty much like a diluted chocolate smell.
5. Make Up Revolution Focus and Fix Eye Primer in Original, £2.50
I’ve bought and been trying out a lot of eyeshadow palettes recently, and decided to get an eyeshadow primer just to see how much difference it makes. I didn’t want anything too expensive, so this seemed perfect just to try out. They only had Brightening and Original, and I wasn’t really sure what this meant shade-wise, so I just picked up the Original one. It will be interesting to see how much this helps my eyeshadow stay in place in future!
6. Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque, £2.99 (half price)
You may have noticed that I picked up a few bargains! This was half price, which is great because it makes it perfect for trying out. Once again, this is primarily to try and tame and calm my crazy hair, which gets knotty really quickly and breaks off a lot. I have got a couple of Aussie leave-in conditioners that I’m trying out at the moment, and I feel like this might cover some of the same ground, but if this is any good I might try alternating them every time I wash my hair (which seems to be becoming an expensive habit!).
7. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium, £4
Yet again, I’ve heard rave reviews of this from basically every blog I’ve ever read. I currently don’t have any concealer that I use, and the dark patches under my eyes are becoming a bit of a problem, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try out this little drugstore gem. I got it in the shade Cool Medium, although I was bit torn between that and just the Medium shade, especially because they looked pretty similar. I ended up randomly choosing this one, which I figured made sense because it’s meant to lighten up dark areas of skin, so the lighter the better (okay I know that doesn’t quite work, but never mind)!
These are all ready and waiting to be tried out, which I’m really looking forward to! If I remember, I’ll try and do a catch up post about these products and how I get along with them, which should be interesting! Watch this space!