I have many bad habits. One of which is getting most of my makeup and beauty products from Superdrug and Boots. Not because it’s a bad thing to get your makeup and beauty products from a drugstore, heavens no! I’m a big supporter of budget beauty in general; the reason is simply there is no Superdrug and no Boots where I live. They’re in a different country altogether. So kinda inconvenient.
Not sure how this happened, it’s not as if we don’t have drugstores in Sweden. It’s not as if there is no good makeup in all of Sweden. I’m sure there is. At least there is some at H&M?
Maybe it’s just the old the more difficult to obtain, the greater the appeal.
Either way, THANK GOD I’m going to the UK this month; I’m running low on many of my essentials. God; a.k.a. sister, because she suggested this trip.
On my Superdrug wish list:
Makeup Revolution. I’ve had a single MUR eyeshadow for ages that is my all-time fave brown shade: Dirty Cash, and since their Radiance highlighter palette is just all sorts of brilliant, I want to get a few more bits.
— Flawless matte ultra eyeshadows. Need a good matte eyeshadow palette; this one seems to cover your basic needs.
— Highlighter. A highlighter to just throw in my bag, as of yet undecided which, I’m open to suggestions.
Sleek. Sleek alongside GOSH have been my two favorite brands at Superdrug since forever. Fortunately they’re both cruelty-free, i.e. I can keep buying their products. This time, I’ve only got 2 Sleek products on my list, which leaves room for some spontaneous purchases. On my list:
— Ink pot + Sunset palette. Heard such good things about the ink pot, and the Sleek palettes; I just love the lot of them. The Sunset one is on the top of the list, but I may well get one more.
And a single product from GOSH:
Fudge. Loved the Frizz Smoother I got back in May, so I’m getting a back-up.
COLAB dry shampoo. Lily Melrose has been raving about their dry shampoo, and being easily swayed, I need to try it out.
Superdrug‘s own brand. Some basics:
— Cleansing Facial Wipes for combination skin. Best wipes I’ve tried yet! And I’ve tried a few, none compare. Also the only way I’ll get my makeup off at night, because I’m just that lazy. I know wipes are bad for you, but so is sleeping in your makeup.
— Facial wash – same applies here, nothing compares. I’ve been using the Body Shop Foaming Cleanser and its OK; the Superdrug one just works better with my skin.
— Hand cream. There is not enough talk about hand creams. Since trying to buy cruelty-free only, I’m still looking for a hand cream that will last through one wash and is not greasy. I’ve used the red version of this in the past, while it’s not at all bad (for not being Eucerin), the smell isn’t great, is it?
— Shower gel. Erm. It’s hardly a necessity, I just really like the scents available. I think I can treat myself to a shower gel.
On my Boots wish list:
NYX. Yes there’s NYX at H&M these days, but hardly the selection available at Boots.
— Liquid Suede in Alien. I thought I was done with black lipstick, but I must have been staring at Manson too much lately, I need this black lipstick. This is is at the very top of my wish list.
— Lip cream in Transylvania. Just when I decide I need this shade it’s all sold out , hoping I’ll find it in the UK.
— Eye primer. My Lumene primer has been disappoint of late, I need to try something different.
— Setting spray. I need a back-up.
Natural collection. I keep hearing good things about the mascara, and I did try to get it back in May when I was in Brighton, but there were none. So I’m hoping I’ll find it this time.
No7. Now this brand feels like it caters to my age group (old people, obvs). These are some of my faves I’ll be repurchasing:
Soap & Glory. Obviously getting the Supercat eyeliner; this time the fat version. Because who am I kidding, I like it thick.
Am I forgetting something?