My First Impressions Of Some Recent Purchases

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I seem to have been spending a lot recently and I would say May has been my expensive month of the year so far and this isn’t just on makeup or skincare, I’m talking about music. I love seeing bands perform live and it seems like everyone is just announcing summer tours or new albums right now because of the start of the festival season my poor bank account.

Because I seem to have built up a little collection I thought I would run through a first impression of how I’m getting on with these products and if I’d repurchase them again in the future.

Shills Deep Cleansing Black Peel Off Face Mask Blackhead Removal

If you haven’t heard of this brand/face mask then I’m pretty sure you would have seen the hilarious videos being shared on social media not too long ago. I honestly wanted to get this mask because of two reasons. One, does it really hurt that bad? well yes in some places it does but I’d never put this on my whole face and two, does it make your skin feel amazing, yes my skin felt so soft afterwards. I probably would repurchase this again but it hasn’t left me thinking I can’t live without it.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

I was going through a pretty bad breakout session around my chin for a month or two which is very unlike me to get spots that much and I needed a base that was going to last all day to hide my redness/blemishes on the chin area. My sister is a fan of this foundation and it’s one I’ve never tried so I thought I’d give it ago. I am very very impressed with this as it lasts all day on my face with only a slight fade on my chin. I compared this with different primers to see if it made a difference and I got the same results. I’d say it could even be my cheaper alternative to Estee Lauder Double Wear so from now on this is my go to drugstore high coverage foundation for less the price.

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

I’d probably say I am a girl who is fussy with her mascaras as there are so many great ones out there but also some which I think aren’t worth the price tag because you can get the same effect with a drugstore one. This mascara is a mini which I got in a set over Christmas which does add volume and a bit of length with no clumps but I’m not a fan of fibre brush and much prefer plastic applicators. I personally won’t be buying this in the full-size version as throughout the day if you happen to get a bit of a runny eye or a splash of rain then this has no staying power against water, I know it’s not waterproof but most non-waterproof mascaras can handle a low level of water. The plus side is that is it very easy to remove.

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Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream

Kiehl’s just never disappoints me with their skincare. This is their latest moisturiser designed to visibly renew skin for a smoother texture and healthy radiance which is perfect to use during the warmer months as this melts down to an oily texture which sinks into the skin as you massage it onto your face. The main ingredients contain honey and ginseng which helps my dry skin. I can’t confirm for sure if this is suitable for all skin types but I find it’s working well to hydrate my skin with the added perks of keeping it smoother. This is a pretty pricey product to keep repurchasing so only a small amount is all you will need to make this little pot last.


Too Faced Hangover Primer

This has been on my wishlist for ages so I finally caved and invested in an hydrating primer. I can see why it is worth the hype as it helps keep my face hydrated under makeup and smoothing over any dry patches that make up can cling too. The main ingredient in this is Coconut oil which gives you some benefits if used enough times. I will definitely be purchasing hydrating primers again in the future as I can’t believe I’ve only just tried them now.

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Lottie London Soap Star Brush Cleanser

I got sick of always using Johnson’s baby shampoo to clean my makeup brushes and have heard good things about solid soap cleansers and was in desperate need of cleaning my RT Miracle Sponge because it was getting in a foundation stained mess. I saw this in Superdrug and wanted to give this brand a try after I love their lip kits. This makes cleaning your brushes so easy and much better than the baby shampoo as I swirl the damp brushes on top of the soap, my makeup sponge cleans better with this soap but it hasn’t lifted up the stained foundation in some places, this is due to my laziness of not cleaning it after I’ve used it though so I shall see how it works with a brand new sponge.

Deciem The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toner

So I have been suffering for weeks of breakouts on my chin area which I mentioned before and I realised this has been happening when I stopped using the Pixi Glow Tonic Water. I never realised my skin relied on the ingredient Glycolic Acid so I wanted a cheaper alternative to Pixi Glow Tonic and I’ve been seeing Deciem The Ordinary skin care range mentioning a lot in the blogosphere. First of all, I was amazed at how affordable this range is and was interested in trying out their toner. I can say that my skin has gone back to hardly any blemishes since using this and I honestly think it’s better than PGT maybe because it has a higher percentage as to which I only use this at night. I can see me repurchasing this for a very long time as it’s made a massive improve with my skin.

What have you been buying lately?


1 Comment

  1. Parie
    May 31, 2017 / 9:54 am

    My local Superdrug didn't have the Rimmel foundation in my shade – the hunt continues!! x

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