Superdrug Revlon Haul

This month is Superdrug’s Health and Beauty Card’s 5th birthday and to celebrate they have put on some incredible offers for card holders. They challenged me to find the best deals to show you so here is my Superdrug Revlon haul!

Superdrug Revlon Haul

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April ’15 Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites

Every month I try to select my favourite products and items: the things I’ve been reaching for a lot more than others and want to recommend. These posts are mini-reviews and I really enjoy doing them – it’s interesting to see how my tastes and uses change over the months!

Let’s crack on with my April favourites, shall we?

April '15 Beauty And Lifestyle Favourites

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Rimmel 704 Sweet As Sugar

Rimmel 704 Sweet As Sugar

Rimmel 704 Sweet As Sugar

Occasionally I find myself wandering the aisles in Boots or Superdrug and I knowing that I want something but I also knowing I won’t wear it very often. This is what happened with this nail varnish. I knew I wanted a baby blue polish but also knew that I’m not a huge fan of blue on me so wanted something good quality but cheap enough that it wouldn’t matter if I only wore it a handful of times. In those situations I usually go for Rimmel: their nail varnishes are great quality – long wearing, shiny, easy to apply, good brushes, plus they’re usually under a fiver. Perfect.

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Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

I have never bought in to the idea that you need to use tons of brushes for make up. I always found it easier and quicker to just use my fingers to apply and blend. But I heard rave reviews about the Real Techniques brushes and wanted to see if they lived up to it.

Holy. Moly.

I am in love. These brushes are one of the best things I have ever bought and considering the size of my beauty collection I think that’s saying something.

These brushes are perfect for applying foundation but can also be used for blush as well. The domed brush means you can get into corners and blend your foundation really well. The brush is unlike anything I’ve ever used as it is so firm with lots of densely packed bristles but it is so incredibly soft that, even on my sensitive skin, it’s not aggravating or harsh.

The brush is very thirsty and tends to drink foundation meaning that you use a lot more than you usually would, so I use it to apply my primer first as this helps to stop it absorbing so much of your base.

The finish using this brush is truly brilliant – the brush helps you to buff the foundation into your skin creating a flawless, almost airbrushed finish. I was also wrong about the lasting power – applying with a brush does help it to stay in place longer.

I am eating humble pie here – I won’t ever go back to applying with my fingers. I’ve also found that applying with a brush means my face doesn’t get as hot – sometimes my rosacea flares up when I’m applying make up and I’m now thinking it might be because I’m transferring heat from my hands to my face.

You can se the whole Real Techniques range HERE.

Lex

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