Hi everyone and welcome to 2020!
I was in the UK for 2 amazing weeks to spend time with my boyfriend as well as to visit Disneyland Paris for 3 days in December. In that time, I did a whole bunch of shopping in both Superdrug, Boots, TK Maxx and other random little places I saw in both Norfolk and London.
I’m a sucker for drugstore prices and good quality items. That way, while I was on holiday, I managed to get a few things for not-that-much money which is my favourite form of ‘saving’. I try to convince myself that it’s considered saving when in reality it’s just me being a hoarder with fingers itching to try new things.
I bought lots of skincare as well as makeup so here is my little-big haul and my thoughts on these items! 😊
Peaches and Clean 4 in 1 Wash Off Deep Cleansing Milk – £8.
I was very excited about Soap and Glory so you’ll be seeing quite a few things from this brand in this post. First I got the Peaches and Clean 4 in 1 Wash Off Deep Cleansing Milk which I am absolutely in love with. It only cost me £8 from Boots and it smells heavenly – exactly like a bowl of peaches and cream.
I have very sensitive skin and I’ve been using this with my Foreo for about a month now and I haven’t had any bad reactions to it. It makes your skin feel nice and soft and doesn’t strip the natural oils. I would highly recommend it!
Soap and Glory Up-Toned Girl Body Lotion – £10.
Next, I picked up a bottle of Soap and Glory’s Up-Toned Girl Body Lotion. I picked this up without even giving it a sniff as I just loved the name and packaging. It smells like almond and isn’t too sticky, so I use it as a day body moisturiser. It is also meant to firm and tone your body which honestly I haven’t seen much of a difference with but I just like it as a normal moisturiser anyway.
This cost me £10 from Boots, a great price for a 350ml bottle.
Revolution’s Conceal and Fix Loose Powder – £8.
I couldn’t go to the UK and leave without at least one item from Makeup Revolution. I got the Revolution Conceal And Fix Loose Powder and after using it for quite some time, I love it! I got mine in translucent and it really is pretty colourless which I like. It also holds my oily skin together well.
The only issue I have with it is the packaging. Powder does really get everywhere! This item was only £8 from Superdrug and comes in several colours.
ELF Cosmetics Fiji Palette – £5.
I’ve always carried a bronzer and blusher separately, but when I saw this at the ELF counter, I thought I had to try it! I hadn’t tried any ELF products yet and I’m glad this was the first item I got to try. I’m a matte blush and matte bronzer type of girl and these 2 were matte and the perfect warm shades for me. I got mine in shade “Fiji“.
This was only £5 and I figure it’s great for travel as it is quite compact.
Soap And Glory’s Original Pink Fragrance Spritz – £10?
Whoops, here’s another Soap and Glory item. I had never tried a fragrance from them but I figured since all their stuff smelled so good anyway, I’d give it a try. This Original Pink Fragrance Spritz is a very lightweight fragrance that smells very fresh. Side note – the spritz nozzle is awesome! It gives off a really light mist.
I can’t seem to find the exact price for this item but it definitely wasn’t more than £10 from Boots at the airport before I went home.
Primark’s Wonderlash – £3.
Primark isn’t considered ‘drugstore’ but their makeup and skincare products do come at drugstore prices. This is my 2nd tube of Primark’s Wonderlash as it is an amazing product at an amazing £3. The wand is extremely skinny which makes for easy application and it is cruelty free! I would highly recommend anyone on a budget (or not) to try this out as it is really high quality for its price.
I also picked up Primark’s Aqua Lash mascara which I’ve heard is good but haven’t had the chance to try yet – I’ve got wayyyy too many mascaras to try!
Carbon Theory’s Tea Tree Oil and Citric Acid Purifying Tonic – £14.
Carbon Theory is a brand that I’ve seen on Instagram loads of times but never got the opportunity to try it until I was in the UK. One of their bestsellers is their Tea Tree Oil & Citric Acid Toner which I was dying to try! My acne prone skin absolutely loved this. It is not sticky and comes in a big bottle that I’m sure will last me ages.
This product is a reasonable £14 from Superdrug!
Makeup Revolution’s Sport Fix Setting Spray – £6.
Makeup Revolution do such amazing setting sprays. I’ve tried a few such as the Matte one, the Dewy one and the Hyaluronic Acid one and my favourites are definitely the Matte and this Sport Fix ones! This is great for those with oily skin.
It doesn’t really have a scent which I quite like and doesn’t break me out.
Skinny Dip’s Eyelash Curler – £2 (Discounted!)
I was lucky enough to chance upon a bunch of Skinny Dip items at TK Maxx at a huge discounted price. This eyelash curler was only £2! After some research, I think the original price might be about £6 to £7.
TK Maxx does have a lot of hidden gems so I would highly recommend everyone to pop by there once in awhile.
Many stores in the UK are filled with amazing, affordable items that are of very high quality. I always try to visit every single Superdrug I see (I know, a bit crazy, but we don’t get cheap and good makeup here in Singapore) and Primark is amazing for beauty these day!
Primark have also come out with their new vegan range and I grabbed a bag of their Reusable Cotton Pads but haven’t put them to use yet. If you’ve tried them let me know what your thoughts are! I really wanted to get more from the range like the Balm to Oil Cleanser and the exfoliating mitt.
Have you tried anything from my post? What are some of your lesser-known drugstore favourites? Let me know in the comments below! ❤️