The High Street Beauty Haul

It’s no secret that I’m not the biggest fan of high street/drugstore products  – you can take me to a Space NK any day but if you ask me to visit Superdrug, I’ll bolt at an Olympic standard (some of the stores in Brighton are just plain nasty). On the rare occasion I find a product that draws me in – I visit the the cleaner Superdrug on London Road – sometimes I’m disappointed with the product I was seeking, but occasionally I come out with more than I ventured in for. Cue last Tuesdays purchases:

Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polishes:

These are wonderfully long lasting and come in an amazing range of colours. I picked up the shade “Quite Contrary”(a pale grey with a blue/lilac hue) and “Round and Round The Garden” (a grey/green shade that looks more vibrant in direct sunlight). They’re both unexpectedly perfect for summer, and last a few rounds of glove-less washing up, so they have the thumbs up from me!

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer (02)

One of my all time favourite concealers, this does a wonderful job of concealing and brightening, without being too heavy or drying. It works perfectly for both under eyes and on spots so it’s a great one if you’re on a budget or traveling and can’t be dealing with the farce that can occasionally be using more than one concealer.

Bourjois Colour Boost (Orange Punch)

The unexpected love of my lip laquer life. It’s not orange in the slightest but lasts a good while before it starts to wear away and gives a lovely natural pink tone to my lips. Despite having a slight allergy to any lip product with colour in it – I’ve still worn it every day since it’s purchase.

Superdrug Fluffy White Flannels

I can’t go into a Superdrug without picking these up. At 99p each, they’re a steal. No, not as cheap as the Primark deal of three for £1.50, but they’re so soft, even after a fight with the washing machine and our nasty detergent (it was on offer and will not be repurchased – Sainsburys shopper problems for you there). I like having white flannels as you can see how dirty they are. This probably doesn’t sound like everyones idea of a good time, but it does remind you to use a new one every day!


  1. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:02 pm

    I need to buy a new one of that Collection concealer – I loved it when I used it x

  2. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:21 pm

    The colours of the nail polishes you picked are so gorgeous, love them!

  3. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:26 pm

    I really want to try the collection concealer x

  4. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:29 pm

    Love those colours of the Rimmel polish, I've never seen them before !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  5. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:40 pm

    I love those nail polish shades! I need to try the illuminating concealer as I love the original one :)! X

  6. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I have the same Color Boost crayon and it's amazing! I love the colours of nail polishes you chose 🙂 xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  7. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:53 pm

    I am so desperate to try the Color Boost crayon, I think i'll definitely pick one up next time i'm in a Boots!
    Sophie xo | sophielouisew_

  8. 17 Jul 2013 / 1:58 pm

    I love the collection concealer, I don't think it gets enough
    Credit as its creamier counterpart though! Xx

  9. 17 Jul 2013 / 2:28 pm

    That Bourjois Colour Boost looks lovely! I've gone a bit lip mad at the moment, lip products are all I buy!

  10. 17 Jul 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Ohhh I want the orange lip crayon! I have the darker pink shade and love it!

  11. 17 Jul 2013 / 2:48 pm

    It's a shame they don't have the collection concealers in the US! However, I've really been enjoying Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer.
    Lovely Notions

  12. 17 Jul 2013 / 2:53 pm

    Ooooh everything here looks lovely, particularly the concealer- Collection have got a way of knocking them out of the park don't they! xxxx


  13. 17 Jul 2013 / 3:02 pm

    I'd quite happily buy all the goodies you have here!x

  14. 17 Jul 2013 / 3:22 pm

    I've been hearing good things about the Bourjois Color Boost! I wish they still sold that brand here in the States.

  15. 17 Jul 2013 / 3:30 pm

    I'm so desperate to try the Bourjois Color Boost! It sounds really good, perfect for summer too!

    You have such a lovely blog!

    Holly |

  16. 17 Jul 2013 / 3:40 pm

    I love Coour Boost lipsticks! And I really wont to try the Collection Concealer. xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  17. 17 Jul 2013 / 3:41 pm

    I love the Rimmel nail polishes too! Xx

  18. 17 Jul 2013 / 4:20 pm

    I love orange punch!

  19. 17 Jul 2013 / 4:30 pm

    God i've been seeing orange punch everywhere lately and it's only intensified my need to have it!

  20. 17 Jul 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Netrogena's Chubby sticks are also amazing.
    Too bad most of these products are not located in the US!
    Velia | Cocoamourr

  21. 17 Jul 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Really fancy trying the colour boost! x

  22. 17 Jul 2013 / 5:16 pm

    I need to get my hands on the Bourjois lip crayons, all the shades look beautiful! xo

  23. 17 Jul 2013 / 5:25 pm

    Those lip crayons looks sooo beautiful. And I keep hearing great things about Bourjois. I don't think they have them where I'm from though. Sigh…

    Btw, your photographs always come out uh-mazing!
    Lynn | Makeup With Tea

  24. 17 Jul 2013 / 6:03 pm

    i always love taking a good look around superdrug because you don't feel as guilty as the products are generally quite inexpensive! i love the collection illuminating touch concealer xxxx

  25. 17 Jul 2013 / 6:23 pm

    Oooh lovely bits you picked up, those lip crayons look good!

    Sophierosehearts x

  26. 17 Jul 2013 / 6:45 pm

    The Rimmel nail polishes look lovely and I've heard some great things about them!

    Celina | The Celution

  27. 17 Jul 2013 / 7:17 pm

    Lovely products, but I definitely agree with you there on the Brighton drugstores! I'll take the london road one any day thanks!
    Carrie:Brighton xx

  28. 17 Jul 2013 / 7:25 pm

    I really need to try the Illuminating Touch!

  29. 17 Jul 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Ooooo that Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer looks intriguing! I love illuminating pens!
    I've literally just put that Orange Punch lip crayon on my 'must buy' list. Looks so gorgeous.
    Great post Sweetness!


  30. 17 Jul 2013 / 11:08 pm

    I'm so jealous of you Brits and your Superdrug/Boots goodness! Lovely post!
    xo Lillian /

  31. 18 Jul 2013 / 6:10 am

    I really want to try the Colour Boosts, it's a shame this one isn't that orange though! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  32. 18 Jul 2013 / 9:33 am

    I need a chubby stick I think =] xx.

  33. 18 Jul 2013 / 9:35 am

    tehe suzie you make me laugh, im exactly the same, there are only a few select things that i will buy from a drug store, im usually dissappointed by quality and so high end is always a safer bet! xx

  34. 18 Jul 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Definitely need to get that collection 200 illuminator
    S xx

  35. 21 Jul 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Definitely want to pick up some of the bourjois colour boosts! Look lovely!

    Pipp x

  36. 22 Jul 2013 / 12:37 pm

    Wow round and round the garden looks mu sort of nail polish colour definitely going got have to purchase a couple of those for holiday! Not to mention the colour boosts, although i'm not really a fan of the crayon applicator style reckon i will give this one a try!

    Eloise xo |

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