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Friday, 11 August 2017

Boots Beauty Must Haves Box Review

Boots Beauty Must Haves
My Sister knows me so well that when there was an offer on at Boots to get a free beauty box with a spend of over £50, she thought 'well that's another present sorted'. The products included are what Boots think make beauty must haves! I actually haven't tried most of these products before, so carry on reading to see what I made of them.

Boots Youthful Eye Serum and No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Soft Cherry

Boots Youthful Eye Serum

No7 Youthful Eye Serum
I have heard quite a mix of reviews on the No7 eye creams, and so I was a bit unsure of what to expect. However, the formula is just what I prefer, a light creamy texture that absorbs instantly, and isn't greasy at all. It definitely feels more like a cream, rather than a serum. Infact, its the most lightweight eye cream/serum I've ever tried. Therefore, it might not suit those who are looking for something heavier to put on over night, but I think it's a good option if you're looking for something lighter or if you want something to wear under your concealer. It retails for £19.50 (here), which I think it slightly more on the pricey side, but No7 do always do those money off vouchers and gift sets.

It does have some anti ageing claims, but I don't really have any fine lines yet. It also includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C (how many times have I mentioned these two on the blog recently!), and Vitamin A.

No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Soft Cherry

No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Soft Cherry swatch


(This is a terrible picture but atleast you can see those dry patches for yourself)

No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick - Soft Cherry
I've never tried anything from No7's lip range, and so I was super excited to give the Moisture Drench lipstick in Soft Cherry a go. These retail for £10 (here). The packaging is actually a lot more luxurious than I was expecting, and the lipstick has SPF 15 in it. In the tube, it does look like quite a bright coral, and so I thought it would be quite flattering. However, it's one of those lipsticks where the shade is quite hard to pinpoint. For example, on the swatch it actually looks like a pinkish red, and when I first applied it on my lips it actually came across as very pink, but when I looked later on it was definitely a coral-y red. It is quite pigmented, whilst it's not a statement lip, it is still quite bright. That's one of the reasons I'm unsure about this, I think it's too bright on me and not the most flattering. However, if you prefer brighter summer shades (and the added SPF), you might get on better with this.

The Moisture Drench range also claims to leave lips feeling moisturised for up to 8 hours. However, I'm not sold on this. First of all, when you apply it, it really doesn't feel moisturising at all. I didn't think it went on smoothly and it clung to every dry patch (I did exfoliate beforehand but didn't apply a lip balm, I didn't think I would need to with a 'moisturising lipstick'). It strangely had a semi matte finish, which I wasn't expecting as moisturising ranges tend to be more on the satin side. After about 10-20 minutes though it does feel a bit more comfortable on the lips, and whilst it's still not moisturising, it's not drying either. However, because of the almost slippery texture, it's not a lipstick that will last very long or after you eat. Overall, I wasn't really blown away by this lipstick, maybe if it was in another shade I would have preferred it.

Soap and Glory hand food

Soap and Glory Hand Food
We always have some hand food lying around at home, and it's one of those well known products that doesn't need much of an introduction. It's a good moisturising hand cream, that smells amazing and is a real lifesaver during the winter. I'm sure it won't be long till the Christmas gift sets are in store, and they're worth checking out to get more for your money. It retails for £5.50 on it's own (here).

Mark Hill Taming Anti Humidity Hair Spray
I knew this was a bit optimistic, thinking that a spray can protect your hair from humidity, but I was hoping it would be true because it would certainly save me from going around with a mullet on my head. If you didn't know, it's practically humid the majority of the time in the UK, as it basically just rains constantly. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be, I didn't see a difference and my hair did end up going crazy because it rained. I'll try and find different ways to use this, but I think it's a bit of a long shot for thick, unruly hair, maybe if you had finer hair? It is a really lightweight hairspray though, and it didn't leave my hair feeling crunchy or weighed down. It retails for £5.99 (here)

Champney's Barefoot Beauty Restoring Foot Butter
I haven't tried a foot cream for ages, because I'm lazy, but I am starting to get some tough skin on my heels so I probably should. Just like other Champney's products I think the packaging does look quite luxurious (for a foot cream anyway!). I love the gold detailing at the bottom and the font. The foot butter is actually quite a nice treat, it's hydrating but not heavy (like a body butter), so you don't need to sit in the same spot for ages waiting for it to be absorbed in. It has a blend of almond oil, coconut oil and shea butter. It also has a minty aroma which is quite noticeable when you put it on, but I guess it's personal preference about whether you like it or not. Infact, the minty aroma caught me off guard, like that's a weird thing to add? Then I realised that the previous foot cream I tried ages ago had the same minty fragrance, probably because it can have a cooling sensation and leave your feet smelling a bit fresher (I really want to say cheesy feet but that would be rude haha!). It retails for £5.33 (here).

Soltan Once Face Moisturising Suncare Cream - SPF30
I'm sure I tried this before a few years ago but I'm picky with my sun creams and this was resigned to the bodycare drawer (never to appear again) because I found it too thick for me. I tried it again and it didn't feel as thick (and gloopy) like I remember. However, I'm still in love with the Balance Me Natural SPF, so I'll probably leave this one for throwing in my bag or for travelling as it's quite travel friendly. This retails at £10 (here).

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you tried any of these products?

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50 comments:

  1. Haha I have rough feet too and it's from lacking off from moisturizing them. That was so sweet of your sister to get you the box! I think I would like the lipstick and sunscreen :)

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I literally have so many moisturisers but it's just been sheer laziness!

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  2. As a fellow rough heeled being, I feel like I need to check out this foot butter - I usually use Soap & Glory Heel Genius which I love but I do want to try a different scented product to mix it up too. That lipstick looks amazing. I love that this selection is so varied xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I've tried this one and this one is slightly more refreshing, probably due to the minty aroma! x

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  3. Soap and Glory and No.7 are both brand that I've been meaning to try for a while and they sound great by this post! x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  4. That lipstick shade is just so pretty

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  5. I really love no.7 lipsticks - my favourite shade was Classic Rose though and now I can't find it.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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  6. I wish we have more No7 here in Canada, I'll have to look for the eye cream. The lipstick is so pretty. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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  7. Aww, what a babe your sister is! This box looks amazing, and it's such a nice idea. You can't beat No7, I'm totally obsessed with their range :) I've been using the youthful eye serum at the moment and am pretty impressed with the results. I agree it's a little on the pricey side so it's brill that Boots are always doing vouchers and discounts for No7 <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thank you! It does seem really nice, I don't know why I didn't discover it first! x

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  8. The lipstick looks so pretty! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  9. I love the Hand Food cream! I'm so lazy when it comes to applying cream but I have no choice in summer because my skin is too dry xx

    www.serenbird.com

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  10. It's such a shame about the Mark Hill spray as I could really do with something that protects my hair again humidity as well. It's so frustrating when I spend ages styling my hair only for it to be ruined after being outside for two minutes! x

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    1. Mines is exactly the same, it'll always look terrible no matter how much effort I put into it!

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  11. That lipstick looks lush, I love soap and glory hand food too!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  12. The soft cherry lipstick looks so creamy!

    Bernice | IG @bunnybernice

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/08/11/Cheeky-Cosmetics-Haul-and-Liquid-Lipstick-Review

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  13. I love the Hand Food hand cream, it's one of my favourites xx

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  14. Totally agree about being picky with sunscreens! Absolutely hate when they feel sticky. Looking forward to picking up some of the products you've got their on your list.

    http://talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com.au

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    1. You end up going round with a really hot face all day!

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  15. Great reviews of the products here - think I might need to give the youthful eye serum a whirl! Annoying about the lip products, but sounds like the hand food made up for it :)

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Thank you :) I guess I still got quite a few products, so can't complain about a free box xx

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  16. This looks like a great box! I LOVE that lipstick!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  17. that lip colour looks soo nicee on you! xox
    Erika Jane | Blissful Wonder

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  18. I haven't actually seen this offer before, but your sister's great mind, it definitely would be a good present haha! I'm quite shocked by the lipstick if I'm honest, I would have expected better from No.7. After totaling the box up it does work out to be around £56 which all in all means you make your money back anyway and you get twice the amount of products!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Yes, and it was free anyway with the order so I can't complain haha x

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  19. I never knew this offer existed! Its great if you're like me and spends lots of money in boots, its nice to get something for free! I love the Soap and Glory hand food and the no7 eye cream, i use both on a regular basis!

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha it is! Those were my favourites from this box :)

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  20. I absolutely love boxes like this - absolutely fab for the amount of money spent! xx The lip colour looks simply stunning on you but, I too, hate lip colours where you can't tell the initial shade - so frustrating! I love the hand food cream - I can not stop stocking up on them, so nourishing! xx
    Marina Rosie xx
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. It's so confusing, is it a pink or a red haha! The hand food is amazing xx

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  21. A free beauty box is a great incentive to spend over £50 eh? What a nice sister you have! You got some lovely bits, hand food never leaves my handbag when it comes to winter and I recently did a post on how much I love the No7 lipsticks!

    Musings & More

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  22. I have fine hair but still havent managed to find a product to keep the frizz at bay when it gets very humid.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  23. That's a cute beauty box! I think they have selected some really nice products here, especially the lipstick - looks lovely on you!

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  24. Lovely post by the way! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, and commenting, it was appreciated. I love the look of the lipstick, I really like No7 makeup as a whole. I had the No7 advent calendar one year, and it gave me a chance to try out minis of a lot of different products from the range. This free beauty box seems really nice! :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It's not a problem! I love advent calenders, already looking forward to this years haha x

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  25. Love this lipstick on you! It goes so well with your complexion. Haven't tried this products, but I like how they all come together a beauty box!
    www.rougenapples.com

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