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Payday Purchaces (Drug Store)

Wow, I’m still shocked…I would like to say a massive thank you for helping me reach 300 followers. It means the world to me and i’m so greatful. I love the amazing connection I have gained with you all and I hope to continue to inspire people and make new friends across the Blogosphere.

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For today’s post I have the sequel to another post called Payday Purchaces. The post I made before was a list of high end beauty products that I have on a list to buy when I get paid from work. This post is a drugstore version. If you would like to see the high end version then please click here.

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NYX HD Finishing Powder £9.00
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Freedom #ProArtist Lipstick Palette £10
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Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette £10
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Makeup Revolution Soph X Highlighter Palette £8
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B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes £1.49
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Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Gradual Tan £7.79
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Barry M Gelly Nail Paint – Pomegranate £3.99
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L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss Semi-Permanent Hair Dye – Liquorice £6.79

 

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Dying My Hair: Brown to Black (+Massive Apology)

I bet you haven’t seen my name pop up in a while ha ha. Well I’d like to start off this post with a massive apology for not posting in a while. But business shall resume as normal from today onwards. I will devote my time to writing extra posts to fill in the gaps from the last month. I hope you can forgive me.

While I have been away, I have experimented with dying my hair. This came about when my sister took a photo of me and it looked like my hair was black. I know I have dark brown hair already, but I was curious to actually see what it would look like. This is my first time ever colour treating my hair, I was very scared.

So I went to the local Boots in search for a semi-permenant dye and I came across the L’Oreal Casting Creme Gloss in the shade Liquorice.

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It Came With…

1 tube of colourant (48 ml)

1 tube of developer with a tip applicator (72 ml)

1 bottle of enhancing conditioner (40 ml)

1 pair of gloves

1 instruction leaflet

The whole process took about an hour (maybe a bit more) in total, which is great if you haven’t got too much time to spare. The colourant was left on my hair for around 20 minutes and then was thoroughly washed off (which was probably the hardest part as it may seem like you have got it all out of your hair but you have to keep rinsing.) I had a panic because as I was rinsing the colour out, it stained the bottom of the bath and instantly, I knew my mother would go mad at me! I ran into my sister’s room and said “quick, i’ve stained the bath I need something that will get it off”. She gave me a bottle of Cillit Bang (Black Mould Remover) and it literally came off instantly so the panic was over!

Overall, I loved the process and I was so happy with the end result that I think I will keep up with it. The colour lasts for up to 28 washes which is great for someone like me that doesn’t need to was their hair too frequently.

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My July Favorites

Hair care

TREsemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray

TREsemme Moisture Rich Conditioner

Make up

Benefit Rockateur Blush

Burberry Warm Summer Glow Bronzer  No.4

Freedom Pro Brow Pomade

Skin Care

St. Ives Blemish Fighting Face Scrub

L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Purity Face Mask

Scents

Jimmy Choo Flash
Impulse True Love
Impulse Tease

Candles

Yankee Candle: Baby Powder

Yankee Candle: Lemon Lavender

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Hair Care · Makeup · nails · skin care

Mini Superdrug and Boots Haul

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Barry M Glitterati Nail Polish – Fashion Icon (£3.99)
Barry M Nail Polish – Diamond Glitter (£3.99)
Tanya Burr Mrs Claus Pink Glitter Nail Polish (£3.99)
Bondi Sands Everyday – Gradual Tanning Milk (£7.99)

Boots

Sukin Cream Cleanser (£5.30)
NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil (£8.00)
Ted Baker Opulent Petal Shower Cream (£8.00)
Ted Baker Pretty Pearl Body Wash (£8.00)
Origins Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash (£16.50)

Some of these products are re-purchaces as you may have seen some of them in previous posts. I spoke to a fellow blogger (Sea of Beauty – Rachel) about Origins products. I mentioned that I had the frothy face wash before and that it didn’t work for me. My skin is in a much better way so I thought I would re-purchase and see if it does anything for me this time around.

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Hair Care · Makeup

Favourites So Far, This Year: Hair Care Edition

Staring off with shampoo. My hair is prone to dandruff. Having dark hair, it shows up a terrible amount and with that I tend to get an itchy scalp. For any of you that share the same problem, then I highly recommend the brand Head and Shoulders. I became a lover of the Anti-dandruff shampoo; however, it didn’t stop the itchy scalp I’d get after 2 days of not washing. Until I discovered the Head and Shoulders Itchy Scalp Shampoo. Since discovering this shampoo my scalp and hair couldn’t be better. My scalp no longer feels itchy at all, even 2 days after washing and it still tackles the dandruff. This product is a game changer for me.

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Next I’d like to talk about the conditioner I’ve been using. I was never really a fan of TRESemme products but now some of them are in my main hair care routine, including their nourishing and replenishing conditioner with coconut milk and aloe vera. This conditioner leaves my hair feeling silky smooth and gives it a beautiful shine that lasts until the next time I wash my hair. Aloe vera is good for skin that has broken away (peeling from sun burn), so with the shampoo I use, it gives my scalp a strong hold against dandruff. For the best results, leave the conditioner to sit in your hair for at least 3-5 mins and if you have longer then go for it.

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My hair is very thick and frizzy at the ends which I do not like. My sister recommended an oil/serum to put on the ends after I shampoo and condition. The one that had the best views was the John Frieda Frizz Ease (Original). You apply to wet hair and then dry your hair as normal whether that be letting it air dry or by using a hair dryer. For my thick and frizzy hair, I really notice a difference, it’s definitely tamer now than it was before; however, I have to use about 8 pumps to get this result and these bottles are not big at all which is disappointing.

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I am highly partial to curling my hair a lot, which I know is very bad for my hair but I prefer my hair curly. Before I begin curling I spray the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray. This spray doesn’t make your hair wet or sticky, it glides through and dries into the hair quickly. It says it is a shine spray and I can happily say that my hair is still super shiny even after putting heat to it. This spray is often on special off which is a bonus.

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