Today’s post focusses on yet another Superdrug product, I know I’m sorry but I really do love their own brand! Not only are they affordable but they are also cruelty free whilst being suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
A firm favourite of mine lately is the Coconut Water shampoo and conditioner and if you follow my blog then you’ll know I purchased the hair masque in this range quite a while ago.
First of all this range smells amazing! It has a lovely tropical scent which isn’t overpowering. The shampoo and conditioner are recommended for normal, dry or damaged and claims to hydrate it whilst leaving hair looking all fab and shiny. My hair I’d say is normal but with dry ends and some frizz.
After using this product religiously I can tell you my hair is always left feeling incredibly soft, I would say as well that it looks shiny but it’s not overly glossy and it reduces the frizz which we all know is a massive bonus.
It’s also really easy to wash out, I know that sounds silly but some shampoos I’ve tried in the past have just felt oily and take time to remove fully. A little really does go a long way and with the bottles being 400ml each they will last a long time.
All the items in this range cost £3.99 and are currently on offer 2 for £6.
Feeling rough and need a quick way to refresh your under eyes? If you suffer with puffy eyes and dark circles then this might be the product for you!
Within 15 minutes these hydrogel patches will stimulate the skin with sea algae and caffeine making you feel more awake, refreshed and your under eye area will be moisturised in order to hide fatigue and puffiness.
To use the patches you simply take them out of the casing, peel back the one side whilst positioning on the under eye and then removing the final piece of backing to fully reveal the gel patch. Whilst I don’t tend to suffer with puffiness I do get dark circles and find that after using these patches for 15 minutes my skin does look much brighter and feels slightly tighter.
A top tip on the sachet is to keep them in the fridge before use.
You get one set per sachet and they can only be used once but cost just £1.49.
As always Superdrug products are cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Get festival ready with the Pick & Mix Instant colour sprays by Superdrug. Fancy something that lasts longer? Then why not pick a shade from the permenant and semi-permanent collection.
As part of the Superdrug Blog Squad I was kindly sent three of the sprays to test and as always an honest review will be given.
I’ll start with the my least favourite of the bunch and that is the grey colour, I really wanted to like this but on my gingery brown hair it just didn’t turn out very well.
The left photo shows what it’s like with a thin layer of the product and the right is a build up of the product and as you can see from my top it goes everywhere! I feel this shade would work much better in blonde hair or in small areas of dark hair.
I got on so much better with the blue and purple shade which I think look stunning when layered together, if you have long hair like me though you will need quite a few cans to cover your hair entirely. These colours would be great for Mermaid/unicorn hair!
In order to set the colours you will need to use hairspray and to remove the colour you can brush it out or wash it away.
Please not the bright colours (blue and purple) will stain your hands but easily washes off.
There are more colours in the range and would be great for parties and festivals!
Rose gold and pastel colours is a trend that’s here to stay and Superdrug has taken this on board to create a new range of hair products. The Pick & Mix features semi-permanent and permanent dyes as well as hair chalk sprays in a range of fabulous colours.
As part of a small blog squad team for Superdrug I was kindly sent the permanent Rose Gold hair dye to try out. The box colour is a beautiful ‘candy floss’ style pink which I feel if you have blonde hair then you will be able to achieve this. I had brown hair with dark blonde highlights so I didn’t really expect the colour to take to my hair and to my surprise I was left with a nice darker pink colour!
I didn’t read the box properly (rookie mistake) so I didn’t read that the dye contains hydrogen peroxide so some of my brown roots also went a pinky colour but I honestly didn’t mind this. I only used one box so if you have brown hair you can still achieve a pink look but it may take a couple of boxes to completely cover your hair.
I like this dye and I would recommend trying the range if you fancy a new hair colour, however, I did find in comparison to some other brands that this one did have a strong scent but that could have been the bleach!
A day after dying my hair it went a lighter peachy colour which was lovely and actually inspired me to try the Copper Gold colour from the collection. I’ll do another blog post for that dye but again it had peroxide in it and now my brown roots are all gone!
Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact price but it was around £3.50 and as usual with Superdrug it is 100% cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Contour, highlight and add a pop of colour to your face in one handy sculpting kit presented by Rimmel London as part of the Kate Moss collection. There are currently two shades to choose from 002 Coral Glow and 003 Golden Bronze. As far as I’m aware there is not a 001 which is odd to me but I could be wrong (let me know in the comments!). This retails for £6.99.
As you can see it’s pretty standard packaging with a window to show off the colours, it’s a decent size for travel, however, it doesn’t contain a brush or mirrors. I like to use the PS Angled Brush from Primark for the contour shade.
If you are new to contouring then it makes a great starter palette, if however, you use contour a lot then it probably isn’t for you if I’m being honest due to the lack of shade options.
The powders can easily be built up but you do have to tap a lot of the excess off of your brush, for lack of a better word it is quite ‘powdery’ and as you tap your brush in the palette you can see it starting to come away in the air.
I love the blush colour and find that the contour shade works well for me, its on the warm side so if you use cool toned highlighters then again this isn’t for you. The highlighter is a nice golden shade but personally I think there’s better highlighters on the market.
Rimmel London are against animal testing but I think they’re sold in China where animal testing still takes place so it depends on your personal preferences whether or not you would use this palette.
e.l.f (eyes. lips. face) has recently re-launched back in the UK and is available to buy from Superdrug, I’ve always wanted to try this brand in the past and never got around to doing so. The first product I’ve decided to try is the Mint Maniac Lip Exfoliator or Scrub, whichever you prefer to call it.
“Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.” (eyeslipsface.co.uk)
Firstly the exfoliator comes in three different scents/flavours; Mint Maniac, Sweet Cherry and Clear. (There’s a few more choices on the official website) They cost £4.50 each and come in the sleek packaging shown above. One negative about the packaging is it’s quite bulky for the actual product and doesn’t seem overly necessary.
The exfoliator is easy to use due to its lipstick shape, just dampen your lips, scrub in circular motions and wipe away the excess product before applying a balm. It does have a minty tingle without being overpowering at the same time and tastes quite nice!
The scrub itself isn’t harsh which is always a bonus, I found it worked well from the first use and I would recommend it if you get dry lips or apply lip products on a regular basis. For the tiny price tag of £4.50 you cant really go wrong with it.
e.l.f cosmetics are hypoallergenic and cruelty free!
Tropical, exotic and creamy is one of many ways to describe the Coconut & Orchid Body Butter by Superdrug. I don’t know about you but coconut is one of my all-time favourite scents and I’m also an avid user of body butters. Having used many different brands over the years from Soap & Glory to The Body Shop, I will always come back to Superdrug.
You might be wondering why and how can an own brand product be any good? Well not only does this product smell incredible it’s also cruelty free and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
It comes in a large 200ml pot which lasts for 12 months after opening and can I just say how cute is the packaging, it definitely stands out on the shelf.
The butter glides on the skin, doesn’t feel greasy and absorbs into the skin fast. At just £3.99 it’s inexpensive, often on offer either buy one get one free or it’s half price. There are many other great scents to choose from in the range including Cherry & Macadamia Nuts, Lotus Flower & Cherry Blossom and many more.
If you aren’t a body butter fan you can also get some of the scents in a body scrub and body lotion.
Looking for an exfoliator that’s all natural, cruelty free and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians?
It may sound impossible but look no further, the Superdrug Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator delivers all of that for £2.99. It’s packed with multivitamins A, B, E, F & H to replenish dry skin and protect it from premature ageing and environmental damage.
This scrub like the name suggests is gentle on the skin and doesn’t contain micro-beads like some of the leading brands on the market. My skin type is combination and I find that this exfoliator mattifies my skin without drying it out, it also leaves my face feeling clean, refreshed and smooth to the touch.
A little of this scrub goes a long way meaning the 100ml tube will last a while!
Whilst it may not smell the best due to containing oats and chestnuts and it does leave a slight mess in the sink, I would recommend it to anybody who is after a gentle scrub. With most scrubs you can’t really use them more than once a week due to the harshness of the micro-beads but with this one you can use it more often.
This is just one of many products in the Vitamin E range and is aimed at consumers with normal-dry skin.
With so many skincare products on the market its hard to choose which brand to go for, what you may need in your daily routine and how often you should use the products in question.
Well the Sanctuary Spa CLEANSE Radiance Exfoliator is perfect for all skin types, the gentle scrub reveals “smoother, brighter & healthy looking skin” or so it states on the tube and I have to agree that the product is great!
I’ve only ever used body scrubs by this brand so when I received this mini facial scrub (15ml) in a Christmas gift set last year I was excited to give it a go. Whilst admittedly it isn’t the most attractive looking scrub it smells gorgeous and left my skin feeling soft and wasn’t drying.
The scrub is gentle enough to use 2-3 times per week and as stated before its fine on all skin types, I have combination oily skin and I haven’t found any problems with it.
On the back of the packaging it does state that the product is not tested on animals, however, there isn’t the leaping bunny logo and it does not state whether it is vegetarian or vegan friendly so you would have to check the ingredients carefully before purchasing.
The full size bottle (100ml) usually retails at around £10 and can be purchased from Boots or the Sanctuary Spa website. The only criticism I could have for the exfoliator is that the packaging of the trial size does not match with the full size bottle, so if you were to forget the name for it and went out looking for the matching packaging then you could miss out or buy the wrong item.
Overall I would recommend this product, a little goes a long way so its sure to last which therefore makes the £10 price tag worth it.