Boots Haul | Rimmel, Maybelline, Soap & Glory, Dr.Jart and More!



Hi everyone! I hope you're all well and having a great weekend so far. Today I'd like to share a few things I've naughtily been buying from Boots lately. I don't know what it is about the Boots website but whenever I find myself on there I seriously struggle to click the 'x' button without purchasing something first. It could be down to the fact they always have some fabulous offers on their products or maybe I'm just addicted to buying makeup? 

I thought I'd give a quick overview of each product I purchased and if I've used them, my first impressions. I will of course be doing full reviews on most of these products anyway so if there's anything you'd like to know a little bit more about let me know so I can pop it on the top of my 'thing to blog about' list, yey!


Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
If you've been reading my blog for some time now you may know I'm a huge fan of the S&G Sugar Crush Body Scrub and that its been my go-to scrub for well over a year now. So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that Soap & Glory recently released Sugar Crush body wash and body butter with the same incredible scent as the scrub. I really wanted to get both of the new products to go alongside my scrub but in the end I limited myself to the body wash as I already have a million body butters I need to use up. The body wash just had to be mine though as the Sugar Crush scent of crushed brown sugar and lime is possibly the best thing I've had the pleasure of smelling, EVER! I haven't tried it yet but if its anything like the 'Clean on Me' body wash, I'm sure the formula will be lovely too.

Boots Large Cotton Wool Pads
You're probably thinking 'omg, the most boring thing to be featured in a haul post ever' but bare with me on this one. When I spotted these cotton pads on the Boots website, I just had to have them. I use cotton pads every single day with my Caudalie Cleansing Water and the only thing that annoys me is having to use 2 or 3 pads in one go to remove all of my makeup. However, now I have these jumbo sized babies, I should only need one which saves me some time and effort. As you can tell, I'm easily pleased by the small things in life 8).

Boujours 123 Perfect & Healthy Mix Serum Foundations
I've been testing out some drugstore foundations lately for an upcoming blog post and these two are the most recent additions to my collection. I've heard some good things about both of these so had to give them a go. I've only used them both a couple of times but so far, so good and I really like the finish both of them give my skin. I'll be reviewing and comparing them to some Rimmel Foundations I've also been testing in an upcoming post so keep you're eyes peeled for that.

Rimmel Stay Glossy 'All Night Seduction' Lipgloss
Theres not too much I can see about this other than its absolutely amazing! I've loved the Rimmel Stay Glossy lip glosses for years now, ever since using my mums a few years ago and falling in love with it. I'm not blown away by the packaging but the product itself is beautiful. The lipgloss isn't remotely sticky, it feels moisturising on the lips, it gives a subtle hint of colour and as the name states is super glossy. I bough the shade All Night Seduction, a gorgeous peach shade and I will be reviewing it in full soon along with swatches.

Rimmel Apocalips in 'Stellar' and 'Galaxy'
I'm sure you're all aware of these little tubes of lip loveliness by now as they've taken the blogging world by storm over the past few weeks. Virtually every blog I read has featured these at some point and I can totally see why. Not a lipstick but not a lip gloss, these are described as 'lip lacquers' - a mix between both lipstick and gloss. I initially bought three shades on the day they were released, 'Celestial', 'Apocaliptic' and 'Big Bang' (which I reviewed here) but after reading more reviews and seeing other shades swatched, I just had to buy a couple more. I went for Stellar (a gorgeous orange/pink and probably my favourite of all the shades) and Galaxy (a lovely purple plum shade that looks fabulous at this time of year). I still have my eye on 'Luna' too as it looks perfect for the Spring but it was sold out on the Boots website last time I looked. At this rate I'm going to have them all, eep!

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner
I've wanted to try this product for as long as I can remember so whilst browsing the Boots website and spotting a good deal on Maybelline products, I finally decided to buy it. I've heard that its a good dupe for the Bobbi Brown gel liner and even though I didn't get along brilliantly with the Bobbi Brown version, every time I see this used in youtube tutorials, it looks amazing. I'm hoping this one will live up to all the rave reviews and impress me more than the Bobbi Brown version so I will keep you posted and do a full review soon.

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
After hearing Tanya Burr rave about this mascara in lots of her YT videos I decided I had to try it. My Revlon Grow Luscious mascara was coming to an end anyway so I thought I'd try something new to see how it compares.  Tanya claims this works amazingly well at adding volume and length to her lashes and if it works well for her I'm sure I will love it too. Again, I will keep you posted!

Dr.Jart Recover Primer
I bought this primer after hearing such great things about Dr.Jart products and was hoping a more high end primer would do wonders for my oily t-zone and help keep my makeup in place all day. On first impressions I really liked it - it felt silky on my skin and seemed to smooth everything out. However, as the day progressed at work I felt my skin burning and itching. When I got home I discovered my face was covered in dry red sores and even taking my makeup off was a painful task. Now I'm not blaming this completely as I have been using a couple of other new products too but I'm now vary wary of trying it again incase my skin flares up with another reaction. Have you used this product? How did your skin cope? Maybe my skin is too sensitive for it, I have no idea. Opinions welcome!

Lee Stafford Beach Babe Salt Spray
I've wanted to try a Salt Spray for quite some time now as I love the effect they give the hair with minimal styling or effort required. I decided to try one from Lee Stafford as I've always enjoyed using his other hair products and so far I really like the added texture and movement it gives my hair. I've been spraying it on the ends of my hair whilst dry and then scrunching it up with my fingers to give my hair a messy yet stylish finish. However, the instructions say to use this on wet hair which I'm yet to try so I'm excited to see the results I'll achieve. Again, I will review in full soon.

Raspberry 'Balmi' Lip Balm
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing ever! I've wanted one of these ever since I saw them appear on blogs a few month ago. A lip balm might not seem very excited but this one is a round ball shape with a screw off lid that reveals a domed lip balm. Its very hard to explain but it basically means no sticking fingers into a massy jar or tub. I already know its going to be a staple in my handbag for on the go lip balm applications and on first impressions it seems very moisturising too. I already want all the other flavours!

Have you bought anything from Boots lately? Have you tried any of these products?

Lots of Love,








79 comments

  1. Bourjois foundations are, without a doubt, my total faves. Love them!

    Allie xo
    Ignoring The Changing Room Mirror
    Misbehave!Boutique

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  3. My skin did the same thing after using the Dr Jart Primer! (I won it in a giveaway) I thought it was just a breakout but hmmm now I wonder!

    Lovely post, as usual xxx

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  4. I love the bourjois healthy mix serum. They're foundations are really easy to apply and are bargins! The balmi lip balm is so cute! I've already got the strawberry one but I want to collect them all!
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  5. They do a sugar crush body butter too now?! Amazing!

    Cath x

    squaremarshmallow

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  6. I can see some great products there! I recently brought myself the 123 perfect foundation and I really can not wait to try it! I love the mascara, It's one of my favourite products to use! I can't wait to see what you think about the product (:

    xo

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  7. The salt spray is amazing! I really want to try the apocalips so bad! xx
    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love the Maybelline Gel liner and i've always wanted to try a balmi lipbalm as theyre supposedly like the EOS lipbalms :) Look forward to your foundation post :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  9. Please do a review on the two foundations and gel eye liner :) Thanks, great post!

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  10. I've recently rediscovered the Maybelline gel eye liner and it's fantastic! Lasts forever and is a really intense black. The mascara is great too - can't go wrong with Maybelline really! x

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  11. The sugar crush body wash looks amazing, you'll have to review the gel eyeliner, I used one by rimme l but halfway through the day it looked smudgy!
    Would love to see how you get on with the mascara too.
    I love the baby cotton wall pads I use then to cleanse.

    x x x

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  12. I love healthy mix serum foundation, it smells gorg and doesn't feel to heavy on the skin. Definitely want to try out Falsies mascara :)

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  13. The healthy mix serum foundation is great! It's one if my fave foundations, along with Rimmel Match Perfection :-)

    x

    www.whatmakesrach.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely haul and how AWESOME is Balmi?! I've had the Raspberry and Strawberry but my current favey is coconut I bloody love the stuff hehe
    Rachael
    http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  15. In my opinion the gel eyeliner from maybelline is one of the best!

    www.boldinallerinass.blogspot.co.uk

    Kamila x

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  16. I love the sea salt spray, it smells amazing!! xxxx
    myflingwithfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Love everything you've brought. Must try the large cotton pads, I've heard sprinkleofglitter talk about them too, they would make taking off make-up so much quicker! x

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. The maybelline gel eyeliner is a holy grail product in my collection, I love it! :)
    Love the falsies mascara too!
    Can't wait to hear about the foundations, been wanting to try the healthy mix one for a while! Looking forward to the sea salt review too, another thing i've been wanting to try but worried it will dry out my hair! xxx

    http://xosarah-loves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. I love the Boujois Healthy Mix Serum foundation, it's perfect for light coverage days when you want healthy looking skin. I'm definitely going to have to pick up those large cotton pads, I'm currently using small ones and I agree they are such a pain!

    diggingupthedaisies.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I'm really looking forward to the review of drugstore foundations! I have an unheathly obsession with high end foundations! I've been looking at the 123 foundation so I will keep my eyes peeled for this review :)

    Some great bits and bobs you got there :)

    Siobhan xxxx

    www.allthatglittersinthisworld.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Such good products! I can't wait for the review of the sea salt spray! Xx

    maddiestevens.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Lovely pictures, and great post love.
    I really want to try these Rimmel Apocalips. I have been seeing them EVERYWHERE!
    You are making me want to shop!

    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  23. I adore the scent of the sugar crush products, I have the body butter and it is heavenly! falsies is my fave mascara and i've wanted to try a balmi for forever! xo

    rufflesandlace44.blogspot.com

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  24. I want to try the Rimmel ApocaLips but I cant find them in Spain yet.
    Really good review by the way (=

    Maria xx

    craftyowl93.blogspot.com

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  25. After seeing your reviews and swatches of the Rimmel Apocalips products I'm so tempted to go and buy some!

    http://confessionsbeautyfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Been meaning to try the balmis for ages!:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  27. Gorgeous products you've got, can't wait to try the Apocalips lipgloss

    Lauren
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

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  28. I know everyone loves Sugar Crush but it just didn't quite hit the spot for me...not like the Rich & Foamous body wash does! I think I'd prefer Sugar Crush in more Summery months when a citrus-y flavour is a must!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  29. Holy shizazzle!! I want ALLL OF THEEMMMMMM!!!!!!
    Haha yeah I desperately want the lipglosses especially !! <3 :D
    Great haul you really did get some great purchases! <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  30. I love the maybelline liner, it's just as good as the MAC one and a fraction of the price :-) you have some lovely goodies here babe xoxo

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  31. I'm not a fan of Maybelline gel liner. Would like to see a proper review of the Dr. Jart primer though. Hopefully, it's the thing that caused you to break out.
    xx

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  32. Great post! I love bourjouis 123 perfect foundation, its great quality! You should try out W7 photo shoot 16 hour budge proof foundation for your drugstore foundation post, I was so impressed by it!! There's a review of it on my blog.
    zarasbeautyblog.blogspot.ie
    xx

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  33. Would highly recommend the Maybelline gel liner - I love it! And it lasts forever, I've had mine for well over a year and it's still going! however the brush does get clogged up really easily.
    This is making me want to go on a Boots spending spree! Evil haha!

    Lisax
    www.topazandmay.com

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  34. I had a tiny Boots splurge yesterday - Tangle Teezer, Garnier's new mattifying moisturiser and obligatory Barry M nail polishes (I can't go in there lately without buying at least one) :-) That shop is the devil's work!

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  35. Greeeaat Haaul! I so need to try Apocalips and soon! x

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  36. I really want to try the Sugar Crush body wash and body butter, the scrub is amazing! x

    www.beths1986.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. I hated Bourjois 123 perfect but I hope you like it! Looking forward to a review. Other products look great :D xx

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  38. I really want to try some Dr Jart products, they hype has definitely sparked my interest.

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. I bloody love a good Boots haul! <3 you got some amazing stuff and I've been dying to try the "Balmi" lip products for a while so can't wait to hear your thoughts!



    http://lovefayexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    LoveFaye xoxo

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  40. I have to try this Bourjois make-up! I've read a lot about it!!

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  41. definitly want to know more on your thoughts of the falsies mascara! I was watching some of her videos yesterday and really want it now! xxx

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  42. I never seem to be able to leave Boots without a basket full of goodies. I love the Rimmel Apocalips & Soap & Glory Sugar Crush! X

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  43. Some lovely products there! The Falsies is a great mascara and I really want to try the gel liner, I've had my MAC Fluidline for about a year and a half now and it's starting to dry out. I have to try out the Sugar Crush range too, it sounds amazing! xx

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  44. Super lovely www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. The Bourjois foundations are excellent. I've used it for a while now and love it. The Maybelline gel liner is great but I prefer to use an angled brush rather than the brush that comes with it. I'm considering buying the Lee Stafford salt spray, a review would be great once you've used it.

    xo

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  46. I'll have one of everything please! They sell Soap & Glory hear in the states but sheesh if they're going to leave out all the Sugar Crush products, why bother? LOL, I'm just really dying to try it and every time you describe the scent I want it more! Also, those Rimmel Apocalips, should make their way into my collection already! I want them all :O Last thing, the Falsies mascara is top notch! It's my absolute favorite!!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  47. the bourjois foundation is really good! also i've been wanting to try the body wash for quite some time! fantastic haul hun :) xxx

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  48. I love my sugar crush body wash, it's amazing x

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  49. I've really wanted to buy the Lee Stafford sea salt spray so I'm eagerly awaiting your review before buying. Can't wait :)

    xox

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  50. So jealous, looks like you picked up some gorgeous things. I'm dying to try the apocalips products that everyone is raving about xx

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  51. Thats one of my favourite mascaras! I cant wait to see how your hair looks with the sea salt spray x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. great things! I really want to try the rimmel apocolips and also the gel liner too, will have to pick them up soon!x

    http://charlotteannowst.blogspot.co.uk/

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  53. I bought that gel liner a while ago and i thought it was terrible, i just could not get along with the application process and it smudges off so fast. hope you have better luck! that lip balm looks so so fun :)

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  54. The rimmel lip gloss looks lovely I really want to try the shade non stop glamour, and I also want to try that mascara after hearing Tanya burr talking about it :) I will look forwards to reading your review on them xx
    www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Great post- I look forward to the Bourjois foundation reviews! x

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  56. Can't wait for your review on the maybeline gel liner! I've just bought it but not tried it yet. I normally can't get used to gel / liquid eyeliners so hoping I get on better with this one!

    www.slingback-scandal.blogspot.co.uk

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  57. I have the salt spray and didnt really like it not the best of smells to be honest, Maybe it will be different for you! :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  58. Youd picked up some great stuff!! I really want to try the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush range! It smells so lovely :) And I didn't even know that Lee Stafford did a salt spray, I need to get hold of that, I'm going crazy for salt sprays at the moment!
    Eleanor x

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  59. I would love to read a review on the primer! I desperately need a new one to try... Also want to pick up that Sugar Crush wash, it sounds amazing! I have the Falsies mascara and I love it, I also bought it thanks to Tanya raving about it! Oh and totally get where you're coming from with the cotton pads, I use the jumbo ones too :) xx

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  60. Great haul! I've been meaning to try about every one of those products :D xoxo

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  61. ohmygod! I love the rimmel stay glossy lip glosses too! my dilema is i bought one loved it but cant figure out what colour it was and now its completely empty!
    stylesista.blogspot.com

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  62. I Love the maybelline gel eyeliner so much! Great dupe for the bobbi brown one :)

    www.a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  63. i really want to try the apocalips lip products, i've heard so many great reviews! ahh they sound lovely!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  64. The Apocalips look soooo amazing!!

    xx

    http://www.missstylemonster.blogspot.com

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  65. I absolutely love the Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation, and the maybelline gel eyeliner is a holy grail product in my makeup routine :)! I have yet to try the Apocalips, but they look gorgeous. I really fancy Big Bang and Apocalyptic xx

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  66. Love the bourjois healthy mix! So jealous of all your new products!Great post :)
    Elle xxx
    http://bellezza7.blogspot.co.uk/

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  67. look forward to the rimmel lipgloss review as I've been getting so into them lately! also the cotton wool pads aren't boring, they are so handy I use them all the time :) seriously a skincare staple! such a shame about the Dr Jart though, I'd looked into that but will probably give it a miss cos my skin is uber sensitive! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  68. We want a Boots Haul!! Soap and Glory Sugar crush is too good not too eat hehe! loving all your products you bought! What a good tip with the boots baby cotton pads! Thankyou!

    Becki & Jess
    xox

    http://lifelooksperfect.blogspot.co.uk/

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  69. What a brilliant haul!
    I have the lip balm and could not live without it! It's permanently attached to my keys now :)

    xo
    http://verrism.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. It's funny how packaging differs in countries. Our Falsies mascara doesn't look lie that in the states!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  71. Really lovely things that body wash is great & lasts ages x

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  72. Fantastic haul hun. Im really interested to see what the sugar crush body wass is like because i love the scrub and Im determined to try the wash as well!

    Laura xxx

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  73. I love seeing haul posts at the moment as I'm on my spending ban and cannot buy anything and I work at Boots, it's the hardest thing ever!!!

    I have a mental list though that i add too every week on my update, and i completely forgot how much I wanted to try the Sugar Crush range, i am obsessed with the scrub just like you!

    Love your blog :)

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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  74. Fab Haul!

    I'm a new blogger and it would make my day if you could check it out or maybe comment on it :-)!

    Jess xxx

    jessmakeupblog.wordpress.com

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  75. I still haven't been able to get my hands on the Apacolips!! And I really want to try the Bourjois foundation, I hear a lot of great things about it. I am on a foundation kick right now, I am buying way too many for my own good!
    Great stuff you picked up!

    Xo, Janelle GlamorousMama

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  76. You picked up so many nice things! I really want to get my hands on one of the Balmi balms! Xx

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  77. I have the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, bought it a few years ago and cannot live without it! It's definitely the best eye liner ever (In my opinion). I always had problems with liquid liners because it'd always go in my eye, and I find eye pencils too time consuming so I love that the gel liner is in between. You'll love it! x

    http://bittersweet-bhavna.blogspot.co.uk/

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  78. Aaah im so in love with balmi lipbalm , im going on a boots haul tomorrow and thought id check your blog first so i knew what to get, ill be getting a few more of these hopefully! my brother stuck his finger right in mine and ruined it, boys ey. its ruined the effect of it!

    Hope youre okay babeeee. Lots of love, Em xxx

    www.emtalks.co.uk

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