I haven’t bought any new skincare products or makeup in a while, so when I had to pop into Superdrug to pick up some essentials, I treated myself to a few new goodies…
B. Cassie Lomas Whipped Bronzer
Superdrug’s own line of skincare and makeup called B Makeup is one I’ve had my eye on for a while, with the whole range being cruelty-free, vegan and affordable. With a ‘buy 1, get 1 half price’ offer, I chose the Volumising Mascara (which I bought for my mum) and the Whipped Bronzer. At £8.99, I was more than happy to buy and try out this cream bronzer. Developed with the talented makeup artist, Cassie Lomas, the bronzer is lightweight, creamy and so easy to blend.
The colour is suprisingly versatile; I’ve already tried it against my skin without fake tan (use it sparingly and blend out well for a seamless look) and with fake tan – where you can just add more to build up colour depth. Whilst I haven’t tried the Chanel tan de Soleil bronzer, I’d imagine this is a very similar product for about a third of the price. So far, I love it.
B. Micellar Water
I love a good bargain, and the offer on the B. Micellar Water was ‘buy one get one free’. In need of a new travel micellar water, these bottles were just £1.89 each! Generally speaking, I don’t use micellar water much anymore, as I stick to a more thourough double cleansing routine. But, it does come in handy to keep around for travelling, quick makeup-fixes and speedy makeup removal when needed.
I’ve tried this once so far and it took my makeup off well, with no signs of harshness or tightness of the skin (I’ve tried a fair few micellar waters that left my skin feeling like I’d used something quite ‘chemical’ based on it). I’ll leave a more in-depth review once I’ve used it for longer.
Essie ‘Spin The Bottle’ Nail Polish
After a few months of my nails breaking and snapping very easily, I finally (hopefully) have regrown my nails to their former glory. As a reward for sticking to a nail care routine that paid off, I bought myself a few nude polishes to wear. I chose Essie’s famous ‘Spin the bottle’ which is a neutral, light nude shade. It looks so pretty on almond shaped nails. This is quite an opaque shade – you need about 3 layers to get a completely even colour. Long-wearing and easy to apply. I’m wearing it already.
Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’
Maybe even more famous than the previous shade, Essie’s ‘Ballet Slippers’ is rumoured to have been the Queen’s favourite nail polish for the last 30 years, along with Kate Middleton Emma Stone who also wear the polish. This one is a very sheer, light wash of pink. Add just one or two layers for a pretty, French manicured look or keep building for a richer, more opaque colour. Again, these polishes last for well over a week with minimeal wear. Looks beautiful against a tan as well as against paler skin.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
The only product from this blog post that I’ve used before, I had to mention the Hydro Boost Gel from Neutrogena. This is one of my favourite moisturisers ever. The light gel is fragrance-free, which I think is a recent change – it definitely was scented last time I used it. So cooling and calming on the skin, it does a brilliant job of combatting dryness and dehydration of the skin. It pairs beautifully under makeup and is one that I use day and night. You can layer it up too if you need an extra hydrating boost. Wait until you find it on half price for £6 like I did though!
Have you tried any of these Superdrug beauty products?