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Showing posts with label Superdrug. Show all posts


The Best Cleanser I've Ever Used ~ Baby Smooth Skin!

Remember in my interview with Cosmo I said I would never dedicate an entire blog post to a face wash? Well, this one is an exception, because this face wash, or scrub, is outstanding! I rarely finish a tube of cleanser. I get bored of them easily, and I always keep around 3-5 in my bathroom. But now I think I'm ready to commit to one ~ Clean & Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Daily Facial Scrub. Look how much is left in the tube. I don't know what I'd do without it! Sometimes I'd use it just so I can smell it and feel it's goodness on my face, and that translates into a disciplined night time cleansing routine, no matter how tired I am.
About: MORNING Energy Skin Brightening Scrub is formulated with BURSTING BEADS and a unique blend of caffeine, lemon and papaya. It invigorates your senses and helps brighten your skin’s appearance. Skin appears instantly refreshed and leaves you ready to face your day. Oil-free.


Maybelline Baby Skin & Master Kajal Oriental Gold

Here are 2 newly launched Maybelline products that are part of my last UK haul. I thought I'd post quick pics & swatches in between the other last UK activities that have taken a toll on me lately (but packing going well so far)

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser ~ Lightweight primer for smooth, poreless looking skin. The first ingredient in this is Dimethicone (silicone), which usually breaks my skin out, but I'm thinking about using it minimally only on my large pores near the sides of my nose, fine lines on undereyes and frown lines, so let's see! *fingers crossed* . Price: £5.99 | Rs.607. *Only For Adults! =)
Maybelline Master Kajal Kohl Liner in Oriental Gold ~ Cream-stick liner. I think I'm gonna love this one! It is available in Pitch Black & Lapis Blue as well. Price: £7.99 | Rs.810.
I got them both from Superdrug. Buy 1, Get 2nd half off.
Swatches ~ Baby Skin, Oriental Gold Kajal


L'Oreal Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara ~ First Try.....

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara ~ A newly-launched mascara that promises you big Manga lashes. The formula is made up of enlarging collagen spheres that work perfectly in conjunction with the 360° flexible cone shaped brush to amplify upper lashes and reveal lower lashes. This exclusive formula also contains a trilogy of polymers for absolute hold and staying power.
What is Manga? Manga are comics created in Japan. You know those black & white cartoon sketches of boys and girls with the big sad eyes and pointy bangs know what, you should just google images for a better explanation =D
The brush does take getting used to when doing upper lashes because it's thicker on one end, but the tapered conical end does help get the little corner lashes and is the right size and shape for working on bottom lashes.


Bourjois Goodies + FREE Gold Leaf Top Coat

I ran to the end of the mall where Debenhams is to get the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. It wasn't launched yet, even though I heard it's been seen in counters. SA said she hoped it'll be in by this Saturday, she crossed her fingers. She also blissfully closed her eyes to show me she's wearing it, said she got it as a gift from the brand. This was the second time I left there feeling super disappointed, and this time I wished I was a UD SA.
I also ran to 2 H&M stores to get a much-needed warm black coat, which is also the only coat I like (length & shape fit for petites). Not available in 1st store, only one Size 14 available in 2nd store (which is next to Debenhams).
Then I ran to Superdrug to see if the Mascara with a bow  & Revlon Matte Balm Stains have been launched. They weren't. I stood there for a while. I could either walk another 20 mins home empty-handed, or.....


L’Oreal Paris Lippies ~ Glam Shine Balmy Gloss | Glam Shine Stain Splash | Rouge Caresse

How often do you see L'Oreal lipsticks on my blog? Rarely. Apart from hair colors (more than 50 of them, I think), I don't often seek L'Oreal makeup. The biggest reason for that is because L'Oreal a little bit more pricey compared to other drugstore brands, especially here in the UK. A gel liner costs almost a 1000 rupees! So the other day I went to Superdrug specially to get a Glam Shine Balmy Gloss, but as always, I was 'forced' to get 3 products to make use of the 3 for 2 offer (meaning: I get 3, but pay for only 2).
Thanks to the offer, I found a new favorite lippie that I wouldn't have willingly bought otherwise. I saved it for last.....
L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine Balmy Gloss Die For Guava ~ I picked this one from 6 shades (see all shades here). Die For Guava is a lilac pink. The texture is buttery, and this shade needs to be layered a few times to look somewhat opaque. For now, I'd say it's most similar to Bourjois Color Boost. It is fragrance-free. Price: £6.99  | Rs.694. They cost Rs.400 in India. In the case of 3 for 2, I got this one for free, coz it's the cheapest.


Flutter...Flutter...Butterflies Everywhere.....

11th September: I posted about 'Flutter' here.
8th October: I got a tweet- "@CZloves the butterflies brushes u r talking about from @superdrug  reduced to 6 pounds!!" from Preethi. (Thank you!)
11th October: I fluttered my wings and landed in Superdrug.
14th October: Present day. Look......


To Buy OR Not To Buy? Butterfly Pink Makeup Brushes

You know I'm a sucker for cute & whimsical packaging. So when I saw these, it was instant attraction. Pink brushes with white stripes  on the handle & a butterfly printed pouch with  a birdcage zipper. Ooh, and that outer BOX! I'm not sure about the quality/softness of those brushes, but how bad can they be? I could do with another powder brush, and that tiny lip brush. 
This brand is called Flutter (cute!). They have a range of beauty accessories & tools at Superdrug
Price of this brush set: £9 | Rs.900. 

Now for the important question:

Buy or Don't buy?  


Today's Makeup Haul: Rimmel, Revlon, Bourjois

This whole week went kind of fast, and I was having a serious case of....of....let's just say I wasn't feeling very active and wasn't enthu about anything. Women.
Today, I decided only the newly-launched Bourjois Java Rice Powder, a deep purple lipstick, and a few minutes alone in Shoe Heaven will bring hyper-goofy me back. YEAH!!! Tutalasmorrre.....


4th Blog Anniversary In Shoe Heaven | Haul

Happy Birthday IVC! I thought about posting this yesterday, but I got busy and by the time I got home and finished cooking dinner, it was after 2 am IST. I decided to just chill and watch new ep of Breaking Bad  with the man (Yay! It's back!)
Anyways, I know some of you expect blog anniversary posts every year, so here it is! =)
4 years ago yesterday, I sat down and wrote my first blog post, and I owe a lot of my current happiness to that small decision. I celebrated with a visit to a place called Shoe Heaven. If you follow me on Instagram (@czloves), you would have seen it before.
So I've been in the UK for almost a year now, and I only came to know about New Look's Shoe Heaven 2 weeks ago! Hawww I don't know! Maybe it wasn't there in Newcastle? I saw "Shoe Heaven - 1st floor" one day, I went up the escalator, and when I got off it & saw hundreds of shoes all at once, violins played in my head.
That day, I couldn't find any shoe I liked in my size, which is 3 (but some 3's are still too big.)


Maybelline Baby Lips Haul

I didn't get the Maybelline Baby Lips launched in India, because they were almost the same as the Lip Smooth Color & Care ones - the balms smelled the same & the packaging was also basically the same. The ones launched in US & UK are totally different & look more fun with those long clear caps with colorful writing.
Again, why does Maybelline do this?! Not making products the same for everyone! =[
Baby Lips in UK are available in 6 types: Intense Care (Yellow), Mint Fresh (Green), Cherry Me (Orange), Pink Punch (Pink, Peach Kiss (Purple), Hydrate (Blue)
I would have gotten Pink Punch, but didn't see on the shelf. I got Hydrate & Peach Kiss. One clear, and the other a very sheer peach. They both smell goooood!
Hydrate, Peach Kiss

Peach Kiss, Hydrate

Price ~ £2.99  |  Rs.277 (each)
From ~ Superdrug. 


FREE & Fabulous Bourjois Sunglasses & Haul

I think Bourjois gives out the best freebies! I saw these sunglasses, and I was literally forced to buy more products just so I can take them home! I don't know what I wanted more- the sunglasses or the polka dotted pouch. You tell me.....
The 3 products I had to pick:
  • Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon Peach On The Beach ~ I am IN LOVE with this color! The finish is creamy & glossy. I will do a post on it soon. For now, swatches of all the shades posted here  (I think I'm going to grab Red Sunrise too now) Price: £7.99  |  Rs.722
  • Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation, Shade 54 Beige ~ This has 3 correcting pigments to even out complexion: yellow for dark circles, purple for dullness, green for redness. I've only worn it twice, and it's too soon for a verdict, but I think it could be the best foundation I've ever tried. It has a matte finish that doesn't look too dry. Price: £10.99  | Rs.993
  • Bourjois Fan-Tastic Volume Mascara ~  Nah, not great. I need to apply at least 5 coats to build volume. Lashes do look fanned out, though. I think it could work better with another mascara underneath, let's see. See the fan brush here. Price: £9.99 |  Rs.903.

*3 for 2 offer at Superdrug, so I only paid for the 2 products. Bourjois Mascaras are ridiculously pricey here in the UK =[
Look at that pouch! ♥_♥ I wonder if there are shoes just like it.

You all have a great weekend! More tutorials coming next week. Was gonna post one today, but some unpleasant things had to happen. Okay, bye bye before I start saying unpleasant words ;)


Fabulous Find ~ Accessorize Shape & Brow Kit

"Walk straight to the end of the makeup aisle. Accessorize is in the corner, next to Max Factor, opposite Revlon.", I said over the phone to Mr.CZ. "Okay, do you see a fuchsia pink thing with gold design? It's right on top of the shelf."

One Day Earlier: 
Like a Rani (queen), this royal-looking thing was displayed high up on the Accessorize shelf.  So gorgeous it looked under the store lights! I'd never seen it before, so I assumed it's a new launch. I reached for it, and took a look inside. 3 chocolates of brow powders, tweezers, brush &, it has it all! I did not see the clear brow wax.
I thought "Ooh, looks nice. But no testers....why didn't they keep testers?!! Risk it? Nah, what if the powders are chalky? Remember your disappointment with the Accessorize lipstick? Okay, I'll check out reviews & swatches online, and then come back another day- when I'm back from India. Ya. Bye bye, beautiful!" I got some other stuff and left the store.
Fast forward: Later, I googled...found no reviews on it...couldn't stop thinking about it the whole night! What to do??? I'm supposed to leave for India you go get it when you come back....NO! I can't, I can't wait that long! Okay calm down, woman! There's only one way you'll get it today.....
Text message to Mr.CZ: "*insert cute name I wouldn't call him in front of other people* you going anywhere near Superdrug?"
This pretty little thing houses 7 things:
  • 3 brow powders (light/medium/dark) ~ They are smooth & quite pigmented, although I wish the 2 lighter shades were a little more cool-toned. They referred to the lightest powder as a highlighter, but we can all agree it's too dark for the brow bone. On the brighter side, you could use them all as eyeshadows too.
  • Clear brow wax ~ It does hold up long-ish untrimmed brow hairs and gives a defined arch.
  • Mini tweezers ~ They do their job fine.
  • Mini dual-ended brush ~ Brushes on both ends are the same- angled but a bit to fluffy for eyebrows, I must say.
  • Mirror ~  Always a plus.


November Makeup & Beauty Haul ~ Rimmel, Maybelline, L'oreal, Collection, MUA, Etc

These are most of the makeup & beauty products that I got this month, apart from the  MAC Collection & some little things that I forgot to put in these photos. Loving some of them, hating some of them.....I've included mini thoughts on a few of them here, in case they are in your wishlist.


Hello Kitty Makeup At Superdrug & Lipstick Photos & Swatches

I picked up only the lipsticks last weekend. I wanted the nail polishes too, but I thought it's quite unreasonable of them to price them more than the lipsticks.
We'd sometimes think that if the packaging is this cute (TOO CUTE!), they'd totally skimp on the quality of the product inside, but no. These lipsticks are awesome! I must say, impressive quality. Pigmented, creamy & very moisturizing. They last for hours too.
Price ~ Even better at £3.99 (Rs.344) for a Kitty.


Bourjois Faux & Fabulous Lashes & 2-in-1 Tweezers + Eyelash Applicator Photos

Hope you all had a good weekend! I spent most of mine watching FRIENDS Season 5 - with extended episodes. There's about 3 mins of extra stuff! I've watched it all, like, 20 times, so it feels new again. Btw, UK clocks went back 1 hour since yesterday, so now IST is 5 and 1/2 hours ahead. My laptop clock is still on Indian time (I refuse to change it!), so I always feel like I'm living in 2 time zones. Ironically, that movie 'Back To The Future' is always playing on one boring (read: free) movie channel.
So! I got some of the stuff from my Shopping List on Saturday. First up, the new launches from Bourjois ~ Faux & Fabulous Lashes and 2-in-1 Tweezers & Eyelash Applicator.  
Bourjois Faux & Fabulous Lashes in Lady In Black ~ These are demi lashes with black studs- oh, 'precious gems' - on them, which I think look really fabulous. You can wear them on your top or bottom lash line. Adhesive included & cute pola dotted pink & black packaging. Price: £5.99 (Rs.517) Also available in other designs, please see here


My Shopping List: Hello Kitty Makeup, Lashes, Caviar Nails, Etc

We won't call it the wishlist anymore, okay? We'll call it The Shopping List. You know the overwhelming feeling we feel when shopping? I figured if I note down exactly what I want, I will feel calmer when my brain is hit with temptations all at once.
So here the products I've been eyeing this week and I'm going out to get them today.
Hello Kitty Makeup at Superdrug! I couldn't stop thinking about them ever since I saw them on British Beauty Blog. Oh my bows. Nail polishes, lipsticks, etc. Look at ze lipstick....
Bourjois Faux & Fabulous False Lashes ~ Lady In Black!


A Lipstick Named 'Satin Bow'

Dear William Shakespeare,
O, pardon me, for doing this:
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose Satin Bow
By any other word name would smell as sweet have me at 'Hello'."