Haul: UK ’20

Sticking with the theme of my recent Italy Haul, here’s a haul of things I bought literally months ago. Introducing: the Boots edition!

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Just to clarify – I sadly haven’t been to the UK recently. I used to have this tradition of visiting London once a year, but we haven’t been in 2019 because we bought a house and were a lil broke. A 2020 trip was also not an option because, you know – COVID. My sister, however, was able to visit Scotland and very kindly went to Boots for me!

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One thing I always get in Boots is the St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub. I’ve loved this product for years and only recently found out that according to Caroline Hirons, it’s a big no-no. But since I’ve never had a bad experience using the apricot scrub, I’ll happily work my way through this hefty supply.

I’ve never tried the St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub but figured I’d give it a go.

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Another thing I got is the Tangle Teezer Wet Detangling Hair Brush. I’ve had a Tangle Teezer for years (and while typing this I’m also thinking I haven’t seen it in… years?) and while I love how easily it works its way through knotty hair, I’ve always disliked that it doesn’t have a handle. If it runs into hardcore tangles, it ends up flying through the room. When I saw they now do a version with a handle, I figured this could be a good addition to my routine.

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Real Techniques brushes have to be some of my favourite brushes out there. The Expert Face Brush is my go-to to buff in concealer and I love using the Expert Concealer brush under my eyes. This Real Techniques Foundation Blender looked 1) extremely cute and 2) very useful to apply foundation. If and when I ever do that again, this will be the tool I use.

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Last but not least, I got some The Inkey List products after reading rave reviews. Coincidentally, I took the Recipe Builder Skin Quiz on the brand’s website yesterday and three of the products that were recommended to me were these exact ones. I’ve already started using the Hyaluronic Acid and will be working the Polyglutamic Acid and the 15% Vitamin C and EGF Serum into my routine soon. I don’t have much to say about these products yet, but am impressed with the information on the packaging: the ingredients and instructions are super straightforward and easy to digest.

So that’s all I got beauty-wise over the past few months! Expect reviews coming soon.

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