A few Drugstore Discoveries

Well this month from the drugstore I seem to have a lot of skincare and haircare. To be honest I haven't brought that much makeup from the drugstore recently because nothing has really excited me or there wasn't anything I didn't already have (first world problems) but anyhow I have a few things I'm really excited to share with guys...

St. Moriz Advanced Pro Formula Gel Tan* | £7.99

Starting with the most exciting! I am a tan addict but with spring just around the corner it's time to step things up a gear! St Moriz is one of my favourite affordable tans but when this landed on my door step I was super excited because its untinted! I hate tinted tans. I just find them a lot of effort, first of all you can only really apply them at night which is fine but sometimes I want to do it in the day, then I look like a swamp monster for the rest of evening and lastly I have to find time to wash it off. I also find tinted tans difficult to layer, they go patchy and like bunch up. It has a velvet gel finish and dries really quick. I also found this very hydrating, it's as a good as a moisturiser! I have the shade Dark (it's also available in medium) which is pretty accurate, although I like to apply two layers to get my desired colour. The colour is so nice, it's a very natural Brown colour, that's not too Orange nor too Green. It develops in around 4 hours and gives a beautiful Golden, even tan, free from streaks. It lasts around 5 days before it starts to fade. This has quickly become my favourite tan, so much so I've actually ran out and need to get another bottle (which I definitely will be doing). Overall, I can't recommend this enough!

St. Moriz Exfoliating Skin Primer* | £4.99

Along with the tan I was also sent this exfoliating skin primer. Which is basically a body scrub to remove dry, flaking skin prior to tanning. It has good scrubby particles to remove dead skin without being overly scrubby. It leaves my skin silky soft so tan applied smoothly and evenly. It also removes tan really well too. This isn't just a scrub to be used with tan though, it works great as a regular scrub.

Salon Science Swiss Apple Range* | £11 - £19

If you remember a while ago I posted about wanting to try more from the brand Salon Science. So I was delighted to try their Swiss Apple range. This range is aimed at those with fine, fragile, or ageing hair to restore, nourish and maintain hair health. Now I have far from fine hair (it's very thick) but it is prone to damage and breakage. The shampoo from the range is really nice; it has quite a thick texture that lathers well and removed dirt, grime and product build up without stripping the hair or leaving it dry. Next the conditioner is a real gem! It has a rich formula that feels more like an intense conditioner. It rinses of really easily and instantly leaves my hair softer and more nourished! Lastly, I have the intense conditioner, which is amazing! I use an intense conditioner everytime I wash my hair because it's so dry. And this deeply nourishes my hair leaving it soft, shiny and easy to manage! I really recommend this range if you have dry, damaged hair!

Salon Science Thickening Serum* | £15

Now 'thickening' is definitely not something I need in my hair but this also helps breakage and helps strengthen the hair which I need. It also targets hair loss, and gives hair body and bounce. Directions say to apply after washing and conditioning from root to tips. But I like to apply this just to the ends because that's where I need the breakage help. And I don't know how this does it but does make the hair strands feel and look thicker. When I use this I do notice my hair breaks less too. If you have fine hair I think you would really like this!

Soap & Glory Ultimelt Cleanser* | £10

This cleanser from Soap and Glory is another great drugstore find. It's a hot cloth, balm like cleanser that removes makeup with utter ease! It feels super nice and nourishing on the skin and leaves it feeling clean and fresh without being stripped. This is also gentle enough to use around the eyes. I haven't had any bad reactions to this. Recently, I've overlooked affordable cleansers but this is great! It's definitely worth checking out.

Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now Moisture Lotion* | £12

If there's one thing Soap and Glory do well, it's brightening products. And this moisturiser is no exception. It gives the skin a light, natural glow, without looking sweaty or glittery. It's light and absorbs instantly leaving behind a lovely glow. The packaging does say this can be used for all skin types, but for my dehydrated skin it's not enough on its own. But paired with my favourite moisturiser it's brilliant! I think this will be a summer stable for me.

Soap & Glory Puff Attack Eye Cream* | £12

I'm rubbish at remembering to use eye cream but I've been applying this everyday since getting it! It has a light gel like consistency that feels very cooling under they eye, which is really nice in the morning! This promises to hydrate, improve circulation, reduce dark circles and puffyness. I've not noticed anything dramatic with my dark circles but this does leave my under eyes feeling soft and hydrated. I've also found my under eye concealer applies and looks a lot nicer since I've been using it. So it's a great little cream.

Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter | £5

Makeup Revolution recently launched a few new highlighters that looked simply stunning. I had to pick one up. I went for the shade Golden Kiss which looks super Yellow online, but it's not in person it's a very pale Yellow, Gold colour. It's actually really soft as £5 highlighters go and it isn't chunky. Under very close inspection it does have very fine glitters in it but this doesn't translate on the face. It just looks like a nice natural highlighter. The size of this is also huge! You get a whooping 14g of product. For the price I'm really impressed with this.

L'oreal Miss Manga Punky Mascara | £7.99

I picked up a new mascara this month too. I went for the Miss Managa Punky from L'oreal. It has a plastic wand which I tend to go for. And I really like this mascara, it adds good length and really good volume, in just a couple of strokes. It lasts all day on me, holds the curl really well and is easy to remove. There's nothing not to like really. Although, I think it would be quite easy to go from volumised to clumpy if your not careful.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Matte Lip* | £3.50

I also have a couple of these super cute lipsticks from Soap and Glory. I have two shades: Pretty Muted, which is a pale Pink, nude colour - perfect for everyday wear. And Ember Red, which is an Orange toned Red - perfect for spring summer. The formula of these is good. They're matte but creamy, easy to apply, not drying and very long lasting! They're really amazing for the price.

So that's everything I've discovered from the drugstore this month. Overall, I'm really happy with everything, there wasn't any duds!

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?

Until next time...

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