2 August 2014

Boots Haul

So payday rolls around and you know that I must go into Boots every payday, I like to justify to myself that I need to go in because there are products that I cannot live without for everyday life... a disgusting amount of money later, I come out with things I definitely didn't need!

Shall we take  a look at what's inside the bag?

Firstly we have 

John Frieda's Go Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner. 

This is my absolute favourite Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair is naturally blonde, but this stuff does work to just lighten it a little because of the citrus tones in the shampoo and conditioner. It smells gorgeous and very citrusy, not really like lemons but perhaps a combination of limes/lemons/oranges just really fresh. I've been buying Go Blonder for a good 2/3 years now. I did go through a stage where I was obsessed with the whole Go Blonder range and bought the Lightening Spray. 

The shampoo and conditioner doesn't contain any peroxide so when I started using the Lightening Spray I didn't read the label and just assumed that it wouldn't have peroxide either (see a naturally blonde moment). I used the spray everyday for like a month and my hair went pretty much white blonde and I bloody loved it! However I started to realise that when my hair was wet I couldn't run my brush though it, I would literally start pulling clumps of hair out, so I read the back of the bottle and of course in tiny writing it said that it contained peroxide. My hair was in terrible condition, I mean it even states on the packaging that you shouldn't use it more than 8 times so I stopped and just had to wait for it to grow out. This was about 2 years ago now, so it's fully out. I've read the label of the Lightening spray recently and it actually states peroxide in much bigger, bolder writing so I can't have been the only person to make this mistake. 

That being said I still love the Go Blonder shampoo and conditioner, I can really notice when I don't use it for a while, my hair just kinda looks dull.

Moving onto another hair product

Lee Stafford Big Fat Hair Shampoo and Conditioner 

So I know what you're thinking, I've just bought my fabulous Go Blonder shampoo which I am clearly so in love with why buy more shampoo and conditioner? I'm fully aware that sometimes if you don't change your shampoo it's not good for your hair and the shampoo looses it's effect on you. So this month I decided to try Big Fat Hair out purely because of the name, who doesn't want Big Fat Hair? I'm going to have to report back to you on this one because I want to make sure I give it a good go before letting you know my thoughts. I've only used it once for far and I just want to say it smells bloody flippin' gorgeous. 

One teeny tiny pet peeve about this product is the paragraph of writing under the barcode it has capital letters halfway through words and all over the place, it kinda makes my eye twitch a little. It reads "BooSTs HAiR's BoDy and teXture, enhancing glOss and SHiNE..." I mean...that just stresses me out... but that's my little OCD side coming out. 

Moving on to yet another hair product (are you sensing a theme?)

Batiste Dry Shampoo

To be honest, there's not much more I need to say about this product kinda does what it says on the tin. It works well in my hair, it can spray out a little too white, however being blonde it doesn't look too bad once I rub it in a bit. I tend to always go for this brand as it actually works well and I love this scent because it is very floral it just freshens everything up. 

And finally...

Real Techniques Make Up Brushes


It's becoming ridiculous and the entire reason I bought this pack was because I wanted the one contouring brush...I didn't even need the others. I mean the countouring one is literally perfect and works much better than my last one because of it's size, however I'm also really loving the powder brush as well blends out the powder really well. What's not to love about the Real Techniques brushes they are just great. The other two brushes I'm probably never really going to use, especially the Flat Pointed brush, I wouldn't even know what I can apply with that as I find any flat foundation brushes are just awful because they paint the foundation on the skin. 

So there we have it, my Boots Haul. 

What have you bought from Boots recently? 


  1. Got to say I find it hard not to buy more makeup brushes but I have 10 Real Techniques ones now and they're so good!

    Laura x
    BVL | Fashion & Beauty Blog ❤️

    1. 10 Real Techniques brushes, wow!!! But they are just so beautiful aren't they? Thank you for reading!xx

  2. I never go into Boots without a shopping list otherwise I don't leave for 2 hours and I leave with a lot of stuff I really do not need. I have tried so hard not to buy the Real Techniques brushes because I really do not need them! There is something about them that screams 'buy me!' though.

    Rachael at

    1. Haha!! Oh a shopping list is a fantastic idea actually, that way it'll keep me focused. I'm telling you, if you buy one RT brush you'll be buying many, many more. They are amazing. Thanks for reading!xx