HUGE Boots Haul! Simple, Clinique, Benefit & More!

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Hey everyone!

I went a little cray cray at Boots – have a nosey in my basket and see what I bought.

Benefit Gimme Brow – £18.50

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I have had my eye on this product for a while but I took the plunge and was sold as soon as the assistant applied the product onto my bare brows. The teeny tiny brush effortlessly covers each hair and instantly gave my brows a fuller appearance – well worth the money!

Nivea Men Replenishing Post Shave Balm – £5.25

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Quite a strange purchase – no? I have heard that the ‘Glycogenin’ in this product is the perfect ingredient to act as a primer and it is in fact used in all primers. ‘Glycogenin’ creates a sticky barrier between the skin and the makeup; in my opinion, a super cheap primer that I can’t wait to test out!

Simple Oil Balancing Facial Scrub – A repurchase! – £3.99 £1.99

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This beauty was half price today at Boots – bloody good timing as I had just ran out of the previous bottle. I use this product around 3 times a week, or just when I feel my skin needs a good scrub. It keeps my completion well balanced and the oil at bay. As it’s Simple it is very gentle on my skin and I feel like it takes very little effort to apply.

Botanics Invigorating Face Scrub Shine Away – £3.99 £1.99

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This product was also half price today at Boots. I think it will give me similar effects to the Simple Oil Balancing Facial Scrub but at a cheap ___, I would rather purchase this one if it provides the same effects.

Tea Tree Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion and Foaming Face Wash – Both repurchases! – Both £3.59

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These two products have been a skin changer for me. Before using these, my break outs were unpredictable and my t-zone was very oily, but I definitely feel that they are things of the past. I used the Foaming Face Wash on my Clinique Sonic Brush and then I apply the Cleanser on a couple of cotton wool pads; I do this nightly.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes – £3.25

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An oldey but a goody. They feel very luxurious and get the majority of my makeup off without leaving me feeling like a greasy monster.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel (£18), Anti-Blemish Solutions Moisturiser (£20) and Stay-matte Oil Free Makeup (£22.50) and Bonus Time – A couple of repurchases

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I have bought the moisturiser and foundation continuously and I absolutely love them. The moisturiser works with my oily skin, preventing yucky breakouts and blemishes whilst the foundation keeps my skin oil free during the day – a huge struggle of mine once upon a time.

In fact, the Bonus Time was the whole reason I went into Boots. If you aren’t aware of what Clinique Bonus Time is, they hold a promotion around various stores during different times of the year where if you buy two or more products (one makeup and one skincare) you get a whole bunch for free.

This Bonus Time included:

♥ New Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer – Delivers the energy infusion skin needs to optimise nighttime renewal.
♥ Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisurizer in Rosy Glow – Instantly delivers a fresh, luminous, wide-awake glow.
♥ Liquid Facial Soap Mild – For a clear start.
♥ All About Shadow Duo in  Beach Plum – Perfectly-paired shades for an effortless eye look.
♥ Chubby Stick Baby Tiny Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Flowering Freesia – A bit of colour, a hefty helping of moisture.
♥ High Impact Mascara in Black – Effortlessly lusher, plushers, bolder lashes.
♥ A handy tin to keep all the lovely bits in.

*This Bonus Time is on offer in all Boots stores across the UK until 15th August*.

I mentioned the Eyeshadow Duo and the Chubby Stick in my July favourites but not for good reason. I began a ‘oh hell no’ addition onto my favourites for a chance to let you know which products I don’t like I would never repurchase and unfortunately those two made that list.

Thank you so much for nosing into my basket – until next time!


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0 comments on “HUGE Boots Haul! Simple, Clinique, Benefit & More!”

  1. Karen Rees says:

    Gorgeous haul Clare – you’re definitely stocked up for a good while huni, what a spree!!! Hope you enjoy all your lovely new goodies!! Karen 🙂 xo

    1. Thanks Karen! I know right… I only went in for the Clinique Bonus Time! Oh well – i’m just thinking of the reward points 🙂 xx

  2. Lauren says:

    Fab haul! I am obsessed with Gimme Brow, its so good and lasts for ages!

    1. Thank you! Aww I hope so – it’s a lot of money for what it is. Xx

      1. Lauren says:

        No bother 🙂 I know! The price put me off a lot especially considering how much product you get but I wipe most of the excess of the brush so you hardly use much!

        1. That’s good! The assistant said I should get 3 months worth out of it but to be honest I was hoping for more so I think I’ll wipe the access off too!

          1. Lauren says:

            You should get more than 3 months! I’ve had mine since April I think and mine is till going strong! You really don’t need to use much each time!

          2. Oh! That’s good 🙂 I won’t use it everyday so hopefully it will last!

  3. mashmato says:

    I’m interested to see how the shaving cream works out 😀 Boots are having a blast with their sale, I might have to go there soon and stock up!

    1. Me too! I’m yet to use it – at the moment it sounds too good to be true but I’m doing a video of the ultimate test which will be live on my channel a week tomorrow!

      I know right! Everything seemed to be 3 for 2 or buy one get one free, amazing!

      Thanks for commenting x

      1. mashmato says:

        Can’t wait! Your last video was amazing by the way, your tips were so good! 🙂

        1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂 x

  4. Dora says:

    Ohh, such cool items!

    The shaving balm seems like such an interesting idea! 😀
    I really can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    Also, I’ve heard such mixed reviews on Gimme Brow… and I’ve heard people comparing it to Maybellines Brow Gel…

    Lovely post! 😀


    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to test them all out. Like I said to one of the other comments, I’m tempted to really put the Nivea to the test by putting it on half my face and the Mac Prep + Prime Primer on the other half!

      I have to say, I was very impressed with the Gimme Brow when she applied it but if I can get the same result from a cheaper product then I’d much rather that… I may have to try it!

      Thanks for the lovely feedback xx

      1. Dora says:

        Ohhhhh, I can’t wait to see that. 😀


        1. I’m going to schedule it for Wednesday next week so check back to see that! 🙂 xx

          1. Dora says:

            I will! 🙂


  5. fowlalpha says:

    I want to hear your thoughts about the shaving balm. I’m so dead curious about it. 😊

    1. Ooh I’ll have to keep you updated! I think i’ll do a video where I’ll use the Nivea on one side of my face and the Mac Prep + Prime Primer on the other half and i’ll put them to the test.

      Thanks for commenting x

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