Superdrug Oat & Coconut Range Review

The new Superdrug Oat & Coconut range is designed for sensitive and dry skin and retails for £5.99.

The products were kindly sent to me to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad.

Superdrug Oat & Coconut Range

The range smells better than I expected as I’m not keen on Aveeno products with the oatmeal scent.

My favourite product is the oil enriched cream, it doesn’t feel greasy and dries down quickly. My partner also used this product on a burn and it cleared it up and made that area less sensitive.

The Daily Lotion also dries down quick and is perfect to use for a light moisturizer.

I am not really a fan of hand creams and I did find this one to be slightly greasy but if you do suffer with dry or cracked skin in the Winter then it may be worth trying. It retails for £4.99.

Overall I do like this range and feel it would be a great alternative to Aveeno for a much more affordable price.

As always with Superdrug it is cruelty free and vegan.

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Delicious Destinations Jungle Body Mist: Gucci Bamboo Dupe?

If you read my May Favourites post then you’ll know that I’ve been loving the Delicious Destinations body mists. The body mists come in a range of different scents and retail for £3.99 for 100ml (currently £1.98 on offer).

Delicious Destinations Jungle Body Mist Gucci Bamboo Dupe

“Take a walk through the jungle where wild exotic fruit notes are tangled with tropical & enticing oriental floral tones”

For a 30ml of Gucci Bamboo you’re looking at around £49, for a 100ml of Jungle its around £3.99 at most.

Funnily enough there are no notes of kiwi or palm leaf in Gucci Bamboo which I find strange so they may share other notes not mentioned on the Jungle bottle but to me personally they smell so similar and I’d much rather pay £1.98/£3.99 instead of splashing out £50.

A great thing about the body mist is that it does tend to last well on clothes and is small enough to keep in your bag to spritz throughout the day, as it is cheap anyway it does not matter how often it gets used where as I don’t tend to overspray Gucci.

Does anybody else think its a good match?

Let me know any dupes you know of in the comments below! 🙂

*Available at Superdrug

Solait Medium Tan Wipes

I finally did it, something I thought I would never do… I used fake tan! For the first time ever I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried the Solait Medium Tan Wipes.

At first I was worried by the word ‘Medium’ was I going to to go orange or really dark? Well no I didn’t I was pleasantly surprised to have a nice sun kissed glow.

Solait Medium Tan Wipes

Lets start positive: They cost £2.99 and are cruelty free and vegan. They are easy to use (rub in a circular motion) and to me it was a great colour that wasn’t too dark although I wouldn’t think it is a medium colour more on the light-medium side.

The negatives: You can’t see the product on the skin so there isn’t any indication of any missed patches so I did end up streaky but that could be down to lack of experience using tanning products. It also made my face feel oily but I do have combination skin.

The colour develops after 4 hours and because you don’t have to hop in the shower to wash it off you can easily repeat the process to cover the streaks or to build up the colour if you want darker skin. I’ve had one shower since applying the tan and my skin although streaky is still holding the colour so it doesn’t fully wash away at first.

These wipes would be great for on the go or to use as a top up for tan you want to stop fading.

May Favourites 2018

Hey everyone, just a quick post today to show you what products I have been loving recently and haven’t put down throughout the month of May, there are tons more products but I’ve kept it short and sweet. 

May Favourites

Delicious Destination Body Mists: I believe these are a relatively new launch in Superdrug and cost £3.99 each, I love the Layering Lab Body Mists but they are usually sold out so I thought i’d give these a try. The Watermelon & White Lotus mist smells fruity and fresh whilst the Kiwi & Palm Leaves smells very similar to the Gucci Bamboo fragrance which I absolutely love.

Wake Me Up Caffeine and Green Tea Wipes:  These are Superdrug own brand wipes and cost £1.29 they are great for removing make up whilst being gentle on the eyes as I have had problems in the past with wipes making my eyes sore. I love using these on bare skin without make up as it makes my skin feel refreshed. These wipes are suitable for all skin types as well.

Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm: I use this everyday and it definitely keeps dry lips at bay, its one of the best lip balms I think you can get and it retails at £2.69 with loads of different flavours to choose from.

Maybelline Falsies Mascara: This is by no means a new product but I rediscovered it last month after my favourite L’Oréal Paradise Extactic Mascara ran out and I don’t know why I stopped using it, it’s a great volume mascara and only costs £8.99.

Models Own Chrome Indigo Polish: I’ve had this polish a while from a Chrome gift set but I hadn’t actually used it before and its now my favourite shade. It looks great and is the perfect mix of blue and purple, the only downside is that it doesn’t last too long without a top coat applied over it. You can get this shade off the Models Own website for £4.99

What products have you been loving recently? 

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

Instantly energise and awaken your skin with the B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz. It contains Caffeine, Vitamin C and Cucumber Juices to boost skins radiance with a healthy glow. I believe this product only launched this year but I was kindly sent it to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad. 

B. Vitalised Vitamin Facial Spritz

This is the first facial spritz I have tried as I have never really been interested in using them before, it is a really nice spritz that doubles up as a makeup setter and it does not soak you when you spray it on your face and doesn’t take too long to dry. 

I have mainly used it for setting my makeup  and I have found that it stops my skin from getting oily and my makeup looks great throughout the day, usually my foundation will look oily around my t-zone if it isn’t set with this spray. 

You can use this spritz pretty much whenever you like so it comes in a handy 75ml bottle which you can just keep in your handbag. It is suitable for all skin types and I have found that the product is lasting quite well and wont need re-purchasing for a while. I think it will make a great addition to anybody going to festivals this year or even if you’re going on holiday as it has a cooling sensation.  

It retails for £7.99 (currently buy one get one free) is cruelty free and suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.  

Only available at Superdrug

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Superdrug Treat Me Body Sorbet Review

Time for another skincare review and of course it’s another Superdrug product as you all know I love Superdrug’s own brand and feature it a lot on this blog and I am also part of their Blog Squad.

Superdrug Treat Me Body Sorbet

Go fruity or sweet with the Treat Me range which features bath soaks, body butters and body sorbets in a range of different scents.

I was kindly sent these products to review and whilst I love the scent of the Mango & Coconut I’m not too keen on the Rhubarb & Custard one.

I’d never used a body sorbet before and did originally think you used it in the shower like a gel but you use it afterwards. It’s runny in comparison to a moisturiser and does take longer the sink in but it’s worth it.

These sorbets will leave your skin feeling super soft and for an extra pampering sensation you can actually put them in the fridge beforehand for a cooling effect.

The Rhubarb & Custard is true to its scent but I found it quite strong so I would recommend you smell it before purchase. The Mango & Coconut smells very tropical and leans more towards the mango side for the scent.

These retail for £3.99 and are cruelty free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Superdrug Multi-Mask Duo

Hey everyone, today’s post is all about the multi mask duo sachet from Superdrug which was kindly sent to me as part of their Blog Squad. One side is a moisture mask specifically designed for your cheeks and the other side is a clay mask for your t-zone.

Superdrug Multi Mask Duo

Moisture mask: This mask smells amazing and contains vitamin e which is brilliant for your skin. I’m sure I’ve used this before in a squeeze tube (past review) and it goes on like a moisturiser with a similar consistency and it leaves skin feeling amazing.

Clay Mask: Again I’m sure this was in a squeeze tube as well but I’m not sure if it’s still sold as I didn’t see it on the website. It’s a Dead Sea mask which smells like a men’s shower gel but in a good way and the scent isn’t overpowering. The focus for this is your t-zone and let me tell you it leaves your skin feeling so clean!

I’m not really bothered about mixing masks when it comes to my own personal use as I’m too lazy and tend to forget which area to put it in as I tend to go straight in with the mask. I do think it’s a great option though if you’ve never tried either mask before and want to trial it first before buying it individually. 

This mask doesn’t state the skin type it’s suitable for so if you have sensitive skin I think the Dead Sea salt might be a bit harsh on your skin but the moisturising side would be fine so maybe buy that one separately.

Again it is also vague about who its suitable for in terms of its consumer ethics it mentions being suitable for vegetarians but there is no mention of whether or not it is suitable for vegans like the majority of their products are so check the ingredients before purchase.

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B. Priming Soufflé

A Priming soufflé is something that’s completely new to me, I’d never heard of it and only found out about it when Superdrug kindly sent it me to review for their Blog Squad.

B. Is their own brand beauty and skincare line which is cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

B Priming Souffle

I was expecting the product to have a scent but it doesn’t. It feels exactly like the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation which is lovely and a little goes a long way.

With this primer you can use it alone for a matte finish or use it after moisturising, I personally prefer using it alone as I feel it makes my foundation look better and last longer .

It costs £9.99 for 20g which I feel is a little pricy for a Drugstore product. Whilst it’s a good product I don’t think I’d purchase this product due to the price.

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Superdrug Vitamin E Shower Moisturiser

Shower moisturisers are so underrated, I mean how many brands offer them? I discovered the Nivea one when I was pregnant and included it in my Pregnancy Skin Care Favourites. Now I’ve tried the Superdrug Vitamin E one I think I prefer this one out of the two.

Superdrug Vitamin E Shower Moisturiser

First of all the scent is just like a regular moisturiser so nothing strong or off putting and it has a similar consistency. A little of this really does go a long way and it can be so easy to squirt too much out.

This product makes your skin super soft so you don’t need to apply a body butter or lotion after the shower and lets face it who can always be bothered to do that?

It’s recommended for normal to dry skin types and costs £2.99 for 250ml.

The Vitamin E range is great and has everything from micellar water to face scrubs and every other skincare product you might need.

As always it’s cruelty free, vegan and vegetarian friendly.

B. Pro Gentle Lip Scrub

A good lip scrub is essential if you suffer with dry lips or if you want to prime your lips for a smoother applications of your lip products.

Today’s review is all about the B. Pro Gentle Lip Scrub. If you aren’t aware then B. is the cruelty free, vegan and vegetable friendly makeup and skincare brand by Superdrug.

B. Pro Gentle Lip Scrub

This particular scrub has no flavour which is a shame as I love the E.L.F mint maniac scrub. On the first use I found it didn’t actually do anything, this is one of those products where you have to work away the top layer first.

I love that it’s in lipstick form again which makes it quick to use on the go, however, the product itself is pretty basic including its packaging. It’s not a bad product it’s just not a brilliant product either.

Currently it’s on offer for £3.33 instead of £4.99. I personally wont be picking up this scrub again as there’s other brands selling scrubs for a similar price including Barry M who have now launched new flavours.