Favourite Things I've Bought Over The Past Month

So I won't lie. This is basically a late "September Favourites"... I have bought a lot of new things over the past month, so I thought I'd share my favourite buys. My bank balance probably isn't very happy with me but oh well. Some of them are things that everyone else seems to be using, so I jumped on the bandwagon and gave them a go. Some of things that have caught my eye and I've just decided to buy them.

Deep Action 2 in 1 Detoxifying Cream Wash & Mask
So if you've been following my posts on this blog then you'll know that the Coalface soap from Lush is my holy grail skin care product. This is almost knocking Coalface off the top spot because it's that good. I bought this because I had a really bad breakout going on and I was shopping on the Superdrug website for other things and I happened to come across this range and the reviews were all good. So I thought I'd give it a try? Another reason why I bought it is because it is £2.69! so it's a bargain. It's a strange consistency it's like cream/gel, you only need a small amount (about an 10p piece) but about two days after using this, my skin was clear. I still get breakouts but no where near as many as I used to get. So this is something I'm definitely going to be using from now on in my skin care routine. 

Nivea For Men Post Shave Balm
I didn't know about using this as primer until earlier this year. No I haven't been living under a rock lol, I just hadn't really been following the skincare/make up trends if I'm being honest and was just using my usual go to products. So I saw it on offer and I thought I'd  give it a try. It does the job and my make up stays on for so much longer. It makes my skin look more clearer and glowy and I love it. 

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water 
Why is it, every micellar water bottle claims it won't sting your eyes when they usually do? I don't have really sensitive eyes either, so I don't know how these people who do have sensitive eyes get by. I was a little apprehensive when buying this because I I've tried a Garnier micellar water before and it made my eyes sting for hours and it gave me so many spots because it was so oily. But most of the reviews said how good this was and how it didn't sting their eyes or break them out. So I gave it a go and it did remove the make up well from my eyes but if I use it every day it does sting them which is kind of strange. So I tend use this here and there as a eye make up remover but I do use it to remove foundation, lipstick etc and it doesn't break me out like some have.

Superdrug Spa Purifying 5 Minute Facial Sheet Mask
I have so many different face masks right now, but a face mask I haven't tried for a long time is a sheet mask. It was only £1.29 too. I put it on one evening after having a nice relaxing, bath and kind of regretted it because it smelled very strong of tea tree and peppermint. It woke my skin up loads and I think it was probably the reason I didn't sleep well that night. So I definitely recommend applying this mask in the morning or afternoon. It's very cool and refreshing. I usually leave them on for 5-10 minutes and then follow the instructions of rubbing any leftover product into your skin and then rinse with cold water. I've bought some more since in the 3-for-2 offer that's on at the minute.  

Avon Planet Spa Volcanic Iceland Warming Face Mask
So when I ordered this I thought it was one of those masks that works when you splash your face with water first, apply the mask and then leave for 10 minutes. Instead it's a 2-3 minute face mask that you massage in with water and then rinse away. So yeah, it isn't really an face mask. But it does work amazingly. If you have a painful spot that is under the skin, it helps to bring it to the surface. And my face feels so clean and smooth after every use. The only downside to this product is it is very small (50ml) and I think it's been discontinued but you can buy it on Amazon but it's priced at something silly like £7.99.

v05 Plump It Up Blow Dry Lotion 
I don't really know what's happened to my hair. It used to be quick thick but now it's gone kind of fine but frizzy. It's strange. But I bought this because I used to use the plump it up shampoo and conditioner a while ago. It's so good, it make my hair look more voluminous. I tend to spray it more on my roots and then apply serum to the mid lengths and ends to try and calm the frizz down. But my hair looks more fuller, shiny and healthier when I'm using this. Not too keen on the smell because I think it smells like cheap hairspray but it's something I'm willing to put up with and thankfully the smell doesn't linger in your hair.

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Copper Wire Lights from Amazon
I'm a sucker for cute little fairy lights. I did used to have some over my bed but they broke so I bought some bottle lights instead which I love. But I saw these copper effect wire lights and thought they would look nice on my bookcase. They were £1.99 and then £1.99 delivery. They give off a lovely warm, glowy light. They are quite fiddly to get them where you want them to go but if you have patience, they are worth it. Click here if you're interested.

Chocolate Celebration Glade Candle
This is such a lovely scented candle. Smells similar to a yankee candle I've had before but I can't think what it was called. This is honey and chocolate scented but it doesn't smell like honey and chocolate. It's kind of weird. It smells a tad masculine I guess. I think it's in with the Glade Christmas range. Because the other scents with it were very winter like (Apple and cinnamon etc) Definitely going to stock up on these before they disappear after Christmas. They range for £1.49 - £4 depending where you shop. I bought my first one from b&m for £1.49 and the second one was from Sainsburys for £2 in a different packaging.

Big Drop Wax Melts 
So these wax melts are £1.99 for 10 in an assorted bag or you can have 10 of one of the scents. I bought an Airwick electric wax burner earlier this year and it's one of the best things I've bought this year. I was getting through so many candles so I thought I'd buy one of them instead. I used to buy these on Amazon but they don't sell them on there anymore and they have a website instead and you can find the wax melts under Gifts and Accessories section. The scents in the assorted bag are: Coconut Island, Black Plum and Rhubarb, Strawberry and Rhubarb, Sparkling Lemon, Sweet Pea, Fresh Linen, Luscious Vanilla, Sandalwood and Black Pepper, Coffee Mocha, Jasmine and Patchouli and Fairy Dust. So you can either buy 10 of one scent or buy the assorted bag. Both options are £1.99 with free delivery. You only need to use one at a time and they last for hours. If you're interested then click here to go to their site.

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