Boots Spring Beauty purchases

Sunday, 15 March 2015

I only went in for a nail polish... Honestly!

But obviously if you're anything like me that's never gonna happen. While in Boots I suddenly decided that I needed a new skin care routine (which in fairness I do) plus some bits and bobs to go along with that, and then like a sucker I was drawn in by pretty pink glittery stuff.

For the nail polish I actually went in for, I found that Barry M were doing 2 for £7. I've never used Barry M before (that I remember) but I fancied the Gelly Hi-shine ones that I've seen reviewed on a few blogs. I also went for a Speedy quick drying one. I went for some nice pastel shades as I'm SO ready for spring to arrive so thought these might brighten my mood if spring isn't ready to show up yet!

Barry M Speedy in shade In a Heart Beat - £3.99

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in shade Green Berry - £3.99

Next up were my skin care purchases. I started using a micellar water recently but I'd read online that it should be be used to complement a cream cleanser rather than instead of. I pottered around for ages looking at a hundred different products. I'm so bad for spending a fortune on products that I never actually look at when I get them home so I didn't want to spend a fortune. This is what I eventually came away with -

After browsing for ages I almost gave up because there was too much choice, when I spotted Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser. My mum always used this when I was younger and I remembered loving the smell so it was almost a nostalgia purchase. Plus it was only £4.99 so not too much of a waste if I didn't like it.

They were doing 3 for 2 on skincare and body care so I decided to get 2 more products to qualify for the deal. I spotted this Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish which promises to "banish dull skin" and so I was sold. Full price it's £7.99.

I decided to go for the night cream in the same range, the tester pot had a nice scent and a light texture so the Botanics Radiant Youth Replenishing Night Cream also went into my basket. This also was £7.99, meaning that the Ponds Cleanser became my freebie item. Got to love a 3 for 2!

Next up I decided I wanted one of those little face brushy mitt things so I headed to the aisle with the beauty accessories and hunted down the face mitt from Soap and Glory I'd seen before. I selected the face mitt and a Champneys body scrub mitt. As I got to the the cash desk there was a bit of a caffuffle because they were telling me some of my items should have been 3 for 2 (aside from the skincare) but they couldn't figure out which. In the end they realised both Soap and Glory and Champneys were on 3 for 2 but you couldn't mix the brands. So I headed back to the aisle to make some new choices and ended up with these 3 below -

Soap and Glory shower cap - £6.25

Soap and Glory Face Massage Mit - £4.00

Soap and Glory Scrub Gloves - £4.00

And last but not least, the pink glittery stuff that caught my eye whilst heading back to the checkout after the Soap and Glory 3 for 2 debacle. To be fair, I needed new shampoo anyway, and it was actually a good deal, so I'm ok with this impulse buy! You can't really see the glittery bits but under the lights in Boots it was super sparkly!

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Sparkling Shampoo - £1.99 (regular price £3.99)

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Sparkling Conditioner - £1.99 (regular price £3.99)

So all in all a successful shopping trip, if you disregard the fact I only went in for nail polish. It wasn't actually until I got home that I realised all of my purchases had a very distinct colour scheme, it must be the time of year drawing me to the pink and green pastels. Roll on the lovely spring weather!




  1. HAHA I love how you only went in for a nail polish!! I often do this. Hope you love everything that you bought xxxxxx

  2. Oh how lovely are those pastel shaded nail polish and I love soap and glory products

    Laura x

  3. What beautiful colours your purchases are!