Boots dupe haul

Thursday, 13 February 2014

I popped in to Boots the other day with the innocent task of finding a nail strengthener, then I remembered Fleur and Amelia's dupes video and one thing led to another...

Firstly I remembered I very much needed to try the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray, there was an offer of two Charles Worthington products for £8 so naturally I picked up the Root Lift Powder too.  I have so far had a quick go on the texturising spray and I liked it, I definitely liked the smell.  It is apparently a good cheap alternative to the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray which I used to use years ago when I worked for Space NK, but at £38 I can't justify the purchase these days.  I will keep you updated on how I get on with this version but I'm already pretty sure it does a very similar thing for a fraction of the price.

After testing out the L'oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint foundation this morning I'm already a fan, it has a lovely texture that soaks straight in to your skin and feels like your wearing nothing while providing really great, natural looking coverage.  Its supposed to be a dupe for Giorgio Armani's Maestro foundation, costing £39, I haven't tried the Armani one yet but the Nude Magique definitely feels like a more expensive product than £10.
UPDATE: I have broken out since using this, major sad face!!

The last dupe is Soap and Glory's Kick Ass Concealer, £9, similar to Laura Mercier's Undercover Pot for a much pricier £29 with the same concept of two different concealers, one creamy and sheer for under the eyes and one more dense and yellow toned for blemishes, and a small setting powder.  The idea is similar but the product in my opinion is quite different, the Soap and Glory under eye concealer is a much sheerer coverage and isn't quite as moisturising but a good product otherwise and some people may prefer it for being a lighter consistency.  The blemish half of the concealer isn't quite as dense as the Laura Mercier one, making it slightly easier to work with as it doesn't need as much warming up but it doesn't provide such good coverage and lasting power.  The powder is nice and fine and easier to use than the Laura Mercier one as it's pressed rather than loose.  Overall I liked this product and it will take the place of my quickly diminishing Laura Mercier Secret Concealer but if you are in need of real moisture under the eyes and a seriously good spot cover up then its hard to beat the Laura Mercier undercover pot in my opinion.

I needed a new Shampoo and got sucked in by the 3 for £10 offer on this new L'oreal one, I don't have huge expectations but I shall keep you updated!

Just before I dashed to the till I grabbed my nail strengthener, nearly left without it.  Typical!  On a side note; a quick update on my Nails Inc 3 week manicure, I found one half peeled off on Sunday much to my sadness, meaning they didn't even manage 2 weeks!!  Thats me done with the Nails Inc manicures I think!  So I needed a strengthener for the flimsy nail I found underneath, I got the Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener, no miracles yet though.  If anyone knows a bloody amazing nail strengthener please let me know!

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