I haven't done a monthly beauty buys post for a while now but I have come across some cracking products over the last month so I thought I would bring it back. I don't do a lot of beauty posts as there are so many who do it better, but when I find something amazing (or terrible) I love to share it with others.
Bourjois 1 Seconde Gloss
I bought these nail varnishes after hearing and reading lots of hype about them, yes I am a sucker for some good PR. They were 3 for 2 in Superdrug though so I don't feel as bad about the £5.99 price tag. These polishes have been praised for the fan brush they come with and gel silicone effect they have when dry.
I purchased the light lavender shade, a sunshine yellow and the gloss top coat. At first I wasn't that impressed with the yellow shade, like all light coloured nail varnishes it took 3 coats to start looking like a block colour. On second application I realised it was because I hadn't got the hang of the fan brush yet. The light lavender shade went on like a dream, although did still need two coats. I found that without the top coat they didn't look any more gel like than Barry M's 'Gelly' polishes, but with it they look lovely.
Working in retail is always a great test for chipping with nail varnishes. I can safely say that these babies are hardcore when it comes to chipping, minimal chips and it's been a hard week at work.
Soap & Glory - Sugar Crush Body Scrub
For a long time I have preached at the alter of Soap & Glory. While their products are pricey they work. My favourite product from Soap & Glory previously was their 'Flake Away' exfoliator. When my local Boots sold out it a few weeks ago I reached for the "Sugar Crush' body scrub as a replacement and I am so glad I did. Not only does it smell absolutely divine, it works so much better. The sugar lumps are bigger and work so well at getting off that dead skin. I will forever more be buying, and smelling, this product!
Soap & Glory - Daily Smooth Body Butter
I purchased this little mini and the mini 'Clean On Me' Shower Gel as they were on 3 for 2 at Boots and I wanted to try something new but not shell out. A lovely light smelling moisturiser I do enjoy how silky it makes your skin feel however it takes a lot of rubbing to disappear on the skin which I didn't really like. I probably wouldn't purchase the bigger version of this.
Soap & Glory - Clean On Me Shower Gel
I have to admit, we don't have a shower at my house. Well we do but it is broken. Why did I purchase this product you might ask? Because I was hooked in by its promises of silky skin and a thick lather in the tub. Oh boy did it deliver. Frothing and foaming everywhere I loved this shower gel (which I used like a body wash in the bath). It left my skin feeling soft and smelling great - perfect!