Wednesday, 22 July 2015

My Top Ten Loves Atm



So I was in Superdrug picking up my husbands lotion and I needed like everything but I was in a weird phase where all my regular go-tos were not working for me - like shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower gel, just a everything and the stuff I usually use are in Boots like -15 minutes away (well...5 minutes but with the pushchair and my back/hips walking anywhere is just too much) so I'm like "fuck it, I'm getting everything here". 


I start wondering around and I keep finding everything I want but by Superdrug and actually on offer which was cool. Usually I spend like idk £30 on my bathroom products, which isn't much but when they've stopped working it's annoying, I could have spent that on cake. I like cake. But yeah I'm like "Let's try some new stuff and see how goes", now considering I've pretty much used every damn product in major store because I have to switch it up every few months, that can be difficult. But here we are:


1) PRO Vitamin Full Volume Shampoo and Conditioner Superdrug

Tbh I didn't really have much of an expectation for this but it smelled so good, but the clincher was that it is not animal tested. I loved that, I am trying to be more animal/environmentally friendly now that I have a baby it makes me think more. I'm not like crazy good at it but every little helps, right? So yeah. Oh god, it was glorious. The formula is thick and lathers so well- you don't need loads of either and that's with my hair. What's even cooler is that the products are almost level in use - which is crazy for me, I get through conditioner like London professional gets through cocaine but this time there isn't much difference between the bottles. 400mls of conditioner has never lasted me more than two weeks but we are in week three and I still have some. The packaging is simple and pretty. All round this is a good product and I will definitely be repurchasing this, possibly one of the others in this line. 


2) Superdrug Body Butter Cherry Macadamia

THIS STUFF IS INSANE. It is thick, creamy, so nourishing and smells gorgeous. Paraben free, cruelty free, suitable for vegans and vegetarians, dermatologically tested and made with natural extracts, honestly it is hands down the best I've used. I love everything about it. My husband gropes me even more now, he's like "YOU ARE SO SOFT, COME HERE" and then he gropes me 😏 definitely buying this forever from now on. 


3) Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Superdrug 

I am always in the market for a new sanitizer. I can't seem to find a giant pump of Purell so I'm having to make do with little bottles, but I keep them in my handbags and stuff so it's not so bad that they are small. This is my favorite so far it's fragrance free, cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians and it's only 99p for a 100ml bottle. Now I use sanitizer for everything, I use it when removing makeup, after shaving, as a deodorant and a hand sanitizer, this one is so good. If you are in Superdrug stock up on a few, I will be!


4) Moisture Shower Creme Jojoba, Calendula and Rose Superdrug

Okay so now I'm really thinking about it and writing it this is an okay buy. I only really use this for the smell, a little extra softness and for a little more slick when shaving. But it's good, I think I will however be going back to my old Nivea Diamomd Touch or possibly try a shower oil. 


5) Body Shop Bamboo Paddle Brush 


Fucking stop everything. Stop it all. This hairbrush is everything. I have long AF hair we all know this and after my son was born I lost it in clumps, it became so thin and just kept falling, then my old Thomas Sorbie brush broke and I was in the market for a new one. I did a little search and this kept coming up. My husband bought it home for me and I nearly cried the first time I brushed with it. I used to lose a ball of hair the size of my fist every time I brushed my hair and it would take near enough 30 minute  to brush it. I would dread it, brushing my hair ended in tears so many times. My husband would even brush it for me just to try and help. But this brush... Oh god. On average it takes five minutes to brush my hair now and I barely lose any hair, it's been the best not wanting to cry every time I brush my hair and just seeing it all fall out. I even tested it but not brushing my hair for three days, I left it all down when I slept, didn't comb it when I washed it and went out with it down too- still it gave me the same results. If you need a new brush do yourself a favor and buy this. 


6) Dream Matte Mousse by Maybelline New York in 60 Caramel


After my Summer Without Makeup blog I really did stop wearing makeup pretty much. It was a turning point for me, when I was pregnant I wore just tint and eyeliner and after I didn't have the time tbh. But my husband was invited to a wedding and I had to look nice so I was forced to buy some but even then I totally suck- I was in Sainsbury (for those who don't live in the UK- it's a supermarket) and I just picked it up. I didn't even try it. I just grabbed it and tossed it in my basket (that sounds dirty). But it's everything. I don't like perfect, flawless foundation for me it looks unnatural - marks, scars and blemishes are fine. If you wanted you could use a bit more to hide everything along with some concealer and you would be peachy but I prefer a soft look, I like my marks and such just to be blurred a bit and this just evens my skin out and fades everything enough to look clear but not gone. It's not heavy, lasts all day, doesn't go shiny when it's hot and doesn't make me break out. It's breathable. It's lovely. It also doubles as a perfect toy for my son when I'm trying to do my makeup lol. 


7) The Vintage Company Eyelash curlers 


Do. Not. Buy. Any. Other. Lash. Curlers. Ever. 


I mean it. Spring loaded, simple silver design, good strong rubber lash cushion - this is the only lash curler you will ever need. It is my new love. I'm going to be doing a "get ready with me" where I will show you how I get eyelashes like a fucking Tumblr post and these are pivotal to this. 


8) Rimmel London Moisture Renew 180 Vintage Pink

I have really odd coloured lips, they are dark and light and just weird. I like to use this in place of a nude (nude looks dumb on me) to keep it natural, it just evens it out. I love it for casual wear. I am looking for a red and a bolder pink but while I'm looking, this is perfect. 


9) Rimmel London Glam'Eyes Liquid Eye Liner

This liner is perfect for me. I don't like to look done up, I prefer to look just put together and this liner gives me that super thin controlled line that looks really natural. I love it. 


10) Diorshow ICONIC by Dior


I had a tester of this when I was young and loved it as a sort of separating stage mascara but now I'm older I wanted something that looked flawless with minimal effort and this is it. I use one coat, you heard me- one. That is to get my desired look, if you wanted thick, curly lashes this is not for you, not one bit. But if you want natural looking, insane long lashes that last for days and look perfect the this is for you. I'm going to be doing a whole blog on just my lashes because it Dior for fucks sake. It deserves everything. 



So that was my top ten! What products are you obsessed in atm? 


Love,


Monica

             xxx

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