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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Firstly, I'd just like to point out that it's Friday tomorrow, which means the weekend is nearly upon us, hoorah! After work I nipped to Sainsbury's to grab some dinner, and had a cheeky little peak down the cosmetics aisle. I never ever look in supermarkets for beauty products, but from now on, I will be making weekly trips at least. I was in my element and had a whole range of exciting products before my eyes to choose from, including items on offer for 1/2 price or 1/3 off. And what's more, the products I've had my eye on recently were on offer too - double bonus! I always like to update my hair and skincare collection every month and inject my daily routines with something different. Today I bought a total of five products for a grand total of £12.90. Yep, you read that right.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Triple Resist Arginine Masque 
I wasn't specifically looking for this brand of hair masque, but it was on offer so I thought I could tick L'Oreal off my list first. I really like the packaging, which of course is a reason in itself to buy it, but it's fairly new on the market so thought it was definitely worth a try. Arginine is an essential amino acid and a vital constituent of the hair fibre, so I think this masque aims to restore the goodness and inject the hair with life. It's a really thick and rich texture so I think I'm going to replace it with my normal conditioner around once a week. £3.32 for a 300ml pot sounds like a bargain and a half to me, so I'm very glad I snapped it up.

L'Oreal Paris Studio Matt & Messy Shine-Free Salt Spray
Salt sprays seem to be circulating the blogosphere at the moment so I wanted to invest and see what all the fuss is about. I don't feel my hair is the perfect length to try and pull off the tousled look just yet, but there's no harm in trying. Any form of heat on my hair in the summer is disastrous as it gets me all hot and bothered before I've even left the house. I'm hoping that this salt spray will help maintain my hair and give it a bit of structure. I'll be a very happy girl if this product helps mould my messy locks into relaxed beachy waves. This is usually around £3.50 in the shops and I bagged it for £2.38. I really want to try the Bumble & Bumble one, but I don't know if I can justify spending that amount of money on a salt spray!

L'Oreal Paris Studio Silk & Gloss Fixing Hairspray
I'm currently using a Tresemme hairspray and I'm not really too impressed. I don't think the hold is great and it feels very sticky, rather than light. I'm not too drawn to particular brands when it comes to hairspray and I tend to either go on recommendation or what's on offer, so I can slowly work my way through them and find one which is compatible with my hair. This L'Oreal one caught my eye and was also on offer for £2.38. The packaging looks professional which gives the product initial brownie points so I'm more than willing to give it a go.

L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
I usually stick to cleanser and make-up wipes to remove my make-up, but I have become increasingly intrigued in liquids which claim to do the same thing, but better. I recently saw this featured over on essie-button, which is one of my all time favourite blogs so I instantly wanted to try it. Isn't it weird how you're more inclined to buy something if one of your fave bloggers blogs about it and recommends it - well I do anyway. Once again I'm mentioning the packaging, but it looks plush, fresh and sleek which I like. I'm really looking forward to integrating this into my skincare routine and seeing how my skin responds to it. It was half price at £1.99 so I picked it up without a second thought.

Nicea Hydo Care Lip Protection With Pure Water And Aloe Vera
This is definitely the most boring product of them all because at the end of the day, a lip balm is a lip balm. Unless it's a Nivea Lip Butter of course! The packaging is bland and the lip balm itself sounds boring, but I think it will do the job. I didn't go for the pink one with the sheen because I really want to combat my dry lips and keep them hydrated and nourished at all times, especially in this heat. I plan to keep this little stick in my bag so I can apply it throughout the day. The pure water and aloe vera elements are an added bonus and will hopefully produce great results and make my lips silky smooth. For £1.50 I really can't complain as a lip balm is a must for me.

So there we have it, my purchases of the day. I didn't actually realise until I reached the till, that four out of five products are L'Oreal. Well done L'Oreal on the price cuts, I'm loving them! I'm really excited to get started and start using these so I can blog about them in due course. Although that's five things ticked off my list, it's still as long as my arm...and leg, and doesn't look like it will be decreasing in size any time soon. Oh, it's a hard life being a beauty blogger... not!


  1. That salt spray looks pretty appealing. Let us know what you think of it once you've tested it! (:



  2. Ahhh you got such good bargains! Let us know what the micellar solution is like, I keep debating whether or not to buy it! xoxo

    The perks of being a hipster

    1. I know, I was so impressed!!! I was like that too but temptation struck and I had to buy it :) I certainly will xx

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