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I was planning on posting another '2013 favourites' post today (I've still got my favourite hair, skin and body care products to share with you all) but I don't want to bore you with too many of those posts all at once so I thought I'd break things up a bit with a little haul and I'll be back with the faves over the weekend. So, this is what happens when I need to buy some new conditioner from Boots. I end up buying more things that I didn't really need but couldn't resist. Brilliant willpower there Kayleigh - well done on spending unneccessary money yet again.

As I said, I needed some more conditioner and as I have long, thick hair and go through conditioner like there's no tomorrow, I decided to buy a couple of large bottles in the hope they'd last me for longer than a week. I bought V05 'Give Me Moisture' conditioner which is a repurchase for me as its one of the only conditioners that actually detangles my knotty mane. Actually, while I'm on this topic, do any of you know of any miracles for detangling hair? My hair is like a ball of tangles after I've washed it and I'm desperate to find something that will prevent me having to sit detangling my hair for a good 30 minutes after getting out of the shower. As well as V05, I also picked up the Herbal Esssences 'Bee Strong' conditioner as I've heard good thing about it and its also promoted by Nicole Scherzinger who has 'Schamazing' hair and is a good advert for the brand. I'm an advertisers dream I swear - stick a celebrity on the bottle and I'm all over it.

I also decided to try the Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Brighten Cleansing Oil (currently on sale at Boots) as cleansing oils are my preffered method of cleansing and I've heard good things about the Una Brennan range. The only thing I'm not impressed with is the packaging (no pump) so I'm hoping I can figure out a way to use it without it spilling everywhere. If any of you know of a pump I can buy that will fit on this bottle, let me know.

My favourite purchase of the bunch and one that I'm so excited about is the Yankee candle as its the first one I've ever bought! Every time I go shopping, I always spend a good chunk of my day sniffing all the Yankee candles in WHsmith (I know, weirdo!) and although I'm not keen on spending a lot of money on candles, I had a bit of Christmas money to spend so thought, why not? I went for the scent 'Clean Cotton' which is definitely the best one I've smelt yet as it smells exactly like you'd image, clean and fresh. I love the smell of fresh laundry so I've been loving burning this for the past few nights in my living room - there's nothing better than a fresh scent filling the room! The size I bought is one of the regular tumblers as I couldn't jusity spending £19.00 on one of the large jars - even though I was tempted!

Finally, I picked up two products that I've wanted to try for a long time from the Rimmel 'Scandal Eyes' range. I bought one of the Shadow Paints in the shade 'Golden Bronze' which is a liquid metallic eyeshadow (I'm very intrigued by this one) and one of the Shadow Sticks in the shade 'Bulletproof Beige' which I thouht would be nice to use in the innter corners of my eye and under my brow bone. They're both products that are unlike anything else in my collection and I've heard good things about them both from other bloggers. However, its just my luck that when I got home from Boots and after taking these photos, I realised that the shadow stick was actually snapped when I bought it so when I came to do a swatch, the top of the crayon fell clean off. I'm hoping I'll be able to sharpen it so I can still use it but seriously, how annoying is that? Boo!

So there we have it - some of my most recent beauty purchases! I've also picked up a few things from MAC, a new hairbrush and the famous Ben Nye Banana powder so keep your eyes peeled for reviews of all of these things! If there's anything inparticular here that you'd like to know more about, let me know in the comments below.

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

Lots of Love,

54 comments

  1. The Scandal Eyes products look like gorgeous shades! xx
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

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  2. Love that Yankee Candle scent!

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  3. the same thing happened to me with a shadow stick - annoying isn't it?! Oo i have to say I love the Bee Strong conditioner! & the vo5 one is also one of the only conditioners that helps untangle my hair after a shower too!

    And i've never actually owned a Yankee Candle - how sad am i :( haha I do like the scent of Clean Cotton though - i think I've had it before as one of those diffuser things or a car air freshener - you've made me want to hop out and purchase the candle now! eek! xx

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  4. I have really tangly hair too and I use the Lee Stafford Detangling Spray - I just spray it onto towel dried hair and brush through with my tangle teezer. It works a treat! I also use the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque once a week and that really helps too.. :) x

    Rachael | www.overdosedemaquillage.com ♥

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  5. I have horrifically knotty hair, Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave In Conditioner (yellow bottle) helps my brush glide through.
    CatrinTeleri

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  6. I love the look of these eyeliners! Rimmel is my favourite drug store brand. Must try these!
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

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  7. I haven't tried any of these products before but I love the look of Rimmel Scandaleyes Bulletproof Beige.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

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  8. Those Rimmel products look gorgeous and that Yankee Candle sounds gorgeous!

    Sophie x

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  9. I'm intrigued about the cleansing oil! Can't wait to read a review on it :) The candle sounds lovely too!

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  10. Great buys! I have been stocking up on yankee candles as they are half price at my local garden centre, I agree clean cotton smells gorgeous.

    Liza | Beauty & Fashion Blog Glambeautys | YouTube | Family & Lifestyle Blog Glambambini

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  11. I absolutely love this ''Shamazing'' conditioner ,smells divine and does its magic ;) Great buy picks :)

    Martha xo
    ♥ ♥ '' Think Pink | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog " ♥ ♥

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  12. Clean Cotton is my favourite candle scent ever! Love that candle!

    Samantha xo
    sjmcdf

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  13. I comb my hair in the shower with conditioner still on then you get rid of the knots before your hair starts to dry :)

    I have that cleansing oil and it is a little tricky to use without a pump. x

    Catherines Loves

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  14. The Scandal Eyes Range looks sooo gorgeous, especially the shadow sticks. Sadly, Rimmel isn't sold in Germany any longer.
    ♥ Tamy

    http://tamydisaster.blogspot.de

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  15. Really want to try the scandal eyes range! That shadow stick colour is gorgeous!!

    http://caseymayfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
    xox

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  16. I have such tangly hair it's always a nightmare....and a total embarrassment in the hairdresser!! My saviour is the Tangle Teezer Splash, while I still have conditioner in I run it through my hair, usually it's easiest to comb through while the water is also running through the hair, honestly works total miracles! I've been using the loreal ever riche shampoo and conditioner recently and I love it! The macadamia intensive repair mask is a total hero too! Xx

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  17. I adore clean cotton! It is one of the prettiest Yankee Candles by far!!

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  18. I find using Argan Oil or the Macadamia leave-in conditioner works for detangling my hair really quickly when it's wet.

    Bree l Colour Shimmer Sparkle

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  19. I love the Yankee Candle in Clean Cotton. I regularly get that one and I always get that scent in the Yankee Candle car fresheners as well x x

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  20. I love the look of the Golden Bronze Scandal Eyes.. will have to get some!! xx
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  21. Mmmmm, that Yankee candle was a great purchase, i can't get enough of them!
    I'm holding a MAC giveaway and i'd love for you to take a look :)
    www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk/2014/01/giveaway-time.html

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  22. One of the things that helps me detangle my hair is the L'Oreal Kids (I know!) detangler spray, a few sprays and my hair hasn't a knot in it, and I have serious knots, my hair has broke a brush before!
    I'm curious about Una Brenna cleanser too!

    xox
    hannahmckeever.blogspot.com

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  23. These look lovely!

    Have you ever tried Aussie Hair Insurance spray for detangling? It was a lifesaver when I had extensions in, it detangles really well!

    xxx
    www.maisymeow.com

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  24. I love that vo5 conditioner. I use it for my weave it and it makes such a great difference! Definitely going to need to pop into Boots - I want to try that cleansing oil, especially if it's on offer!!

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  25. I use moroccan argan oil in my hair to detangle my hair. I use a little bit of it right after i come out of the shower and it not only detangles but also leaves my hair shiny, smooth, and soft!!

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  26. have not tried any of them yet but amazing blog hun , i love yankee candle
    The Inked Blonde

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  27. Everyones gone crazy over the Yankee Clean Cotton candle. I'm not sure. I like richer sweeter fragrances.
    Tk Maxx do some great candles! I loveeee the Copenhagen candles if you can find any!

    tzeyien89.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  28. I have wanted to try that cleansing oil for ages now, might just pop into boots now it's on sale.
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/best-of-beauty-2013.html

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  29. i love the clean cotton yankee candle! makes the room smell lush :)

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  30. I love that cleansing oil, it smells a little like floor cleaner or something and as you say the packaging is rubbish but it's done wonders for my skin! I love the Bee Strong conditioner too, since I've started using it everytime I get a hug people go 'Oooh your hair smells nice!' which is a good sign right! Let us know if you find a good detangling spray pleeeease :) xxx

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  31. i have extremely curly hair, and it gets really tangled! one thing that really helps to get the tangles out is the brush i use-the wet brush. it is the best brush i have ever owned! some of my friends with straight hair recommended it to me and i didnt think it would work for me since my hair is so curly, but no, i was wrong! it works so well! i bought mine at ulta (idk, if thats in the UK), but if not, then you could get it off amazon or the wet brush has a website. hope this recommendation helps! xx

    http://amygg.blogspot.com/
    ~Amy

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  32. I would love to try the shadow paints. It looks like a very unique drugstore product.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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  33. You should pick up a pump from ebay that's used for nail polish remover in salons :) I put my micellar water in it, you just pop a cotton pad on top and push down and it come out the top - would be ideal for your oil! xxx

    www.hausofamy.co.uk

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  34. I also love the clean cotton yankee candle! I would love to try the shadow paints. It looks like a very unique drugstore product. It gets really tangled! one thing that really helps to get the tangles out is the brush i use-the wet brush.

    Regards,
    Luxury Hair extensions

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  35. I'm loving the Bee Strong shampoo and conditioner at the moment, great haul!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  36. The whole Bee Strong range is just amazing... from smell to affordability to how much it improves my hair. As for the Shadow Sticks, I do like them if they're not broken (I'm sure I picked mine up from Poundland?!), but it is annoying that they are so big as it took me a while to hunt down a sharpener big enough!

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  37. Lovely items and the makeup looks like fun and pretty shades.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  38. Everything you got looks amazing, I love the clean cotton scent xx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  39. Using a very wide toothed comb or your fingers to get rid of knots in the shower while your conditioner is still on helps. The L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Hair Oil is great too.

    olivewaring.blogspot.com

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  40. My mum has clean cotton and she loves it, and i have a little problem with smelling the yankee candles too hehe xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC

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  41. Ohh I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on the Cleansing Oil, I've been meaning to try it for ages! I absolutely love using cleansing oils and I'm always on a hunt for new ones.

    Such a shame about the Shadow Stick! I have it and I've never had any problems with it. Hopefully you'll manage to fix it as it's a beautiful shade and I love how it brightens up the look :) xx

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  42. Boots sell Yankee candles?!? And Clean Cotton - best scent in the world!
    http://basicallykellyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. Annoying about the Rimmel shadow stick, hope it's fixable as it's such a gorgeous shade! Xx

    Jess | Jessica Charlotte

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  44. Those Rimmel products look beautiful!

    Tiny Alis.

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  45. Golden Brozne and Bullet Proof Beige would be gorgeous for a dressy look!

    Emily
    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  47. Thanks for sharing you idea and experience through your blog posting.
    HealthCare CPA

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  48. I do really like the Una Brennan cleansing oil, it's a great high street cleanser but I'm not that keen on the scent!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  49. Very disappointing that the Una Brennan cleansing oil doesn't have a pump perhaps it was designed tone placed on cotton wool first or something. I defo want to try the Vo5 shampoos and conditioners the bottles look huge too xx

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. Great purchases, the Clean cotton Yankee candle is gorgeous, I'm addicted to buying these especially the sweet cake smelling ones.
    The Bee strong conditioner is really nice, I featured that and the shampoo in my 2013 favourites

    Belle x Part of Belle's world

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  51. My hair also gets tangled when I wash it as well so before I shower I brush it out and then I use a wide-tooth comb before I shampoo & condition as well as after, it helps.

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  52. My hair also gets tangled when I wash it as well so before I shower I brush it out and then I use a wide-tooth comb before I shampoo & condition as well as after, it helps.

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