Some of you may already know that I went to a trip to London two weeks ago, and as a beauty addict and blogger I HAD to visit Boots, which was a heaven on earth for many high street brands that I wanted to try for a really long time. I hauled from brands that I can't find here in Greece, and even though I didn't get many stuff I decided to seperate my haul in two parts, one for skin and body products and one for make up and nail products. The first one is going to be about the skin and body products that I bought. Please excuse the photos, I had to use flash this time because the natural light in my house has been terrible this whole week.
Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub
Soap & Glory is the brand that I wanted to try the most from the UK, and I got many body stuff from them. I really needed a body scrub because my Sephora one is pretty much useless,I did a research before I leave, about which one from the many body scrubs Soap & Glory has is the most popular one, and I saw that The Breakfast Club is really popular because of its smell, and they were so right. It smells like brown sugar and vanilla, not really a summer scent but oh it's so delicious! The texture is a little bit weird though, it's like a sugar based body scrub but it's very thick and I have to apply it on a really wet skin in order to start melting and being able to work it all over my body, it takes some time and it crubles all over the bath tub but it's worth it, it does a really good job at exfoliating my skin.
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Deep Moisture Body Milk
OK first of all the bottle is huge! You get half a litre of body lotion for the price you get half a Body Shop Body Butter here, I'm just saying. It's a very good body milk without being heavy at all, and the smell is pure heaven, it smells like a vanilla milkshake, and it's not a strong smell at all Now that I'm thinking about it I should have gotten a second bottle.
Soap & Glory Clean,Girls Skin Softening Creamy Body Wash
Also a body wash was something I really wanted to try from Soap & Glory, I got the Clean, Girls just because at that moment I believed it had the best smell of all the ones that I smelled but now that I'm thinking about it I may have been wrong, just because this one has a very unique floral smell. On the bottle it says that it has natural vanilla fruit and orchid extracts, but I can only smell the orchid. It's a light manly scent, which is not bad, I like masculine scents sometimes but not all the time. Of course I'll use it up because it's very creamy and it lathers up really well, but it's not one of my HG body washes.
Soap & Glory Hand Food
This hand cream is one of the most popular products that Soap & Glory has, I got this for my mother because she always love using hand creams, I rarely do. But I decided to try it out, the texture of the cream is really good but I really can't stand the smell! I don't know what it smells exactly but I cannot smell the Shea Butter neither the marshmallow, maybe it's the macadamia oil I don't know but I don't like it and it's really powerful for me, but my mother likes it, so it really depends on your own personal preference.
Soap & Glory Heel Genius Amazing Foot Cream
I also got this foot cream for my mother, but I like it so much that we're going to share this one for sure! The texture of this cream is what made me love it, it's very lightweight but it does a good job and that's what I'm always looking for in a foot cream because I can't stand heavy creams on my feet. It doesn't have a powerful smell but I still can't really tell what it smells like exactly.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Coconut & Exotic Tropical
I can't say much really about this dry shampoo because I haven't try it yet, I only wish it will be a good one. So far I've only smelled it and it smells very coconuty, very summerish, I hope the scent doesn't make me nauseous.
St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub
An Apricot scrub by St.Ives was in my wishlist for many years! I decided to try the Invigorating one because it's oil free, and I guess that it's perfect for oily skintypes. So far I've only tried it once, and my first impression is that I really like it, it has the same texture with my HG face scrub, Korres Pomegranate, only slightly drier, the Korres one is more creamy, so I need to really wet my face before I start exfoliating it. It left my skin very soft, exactly like the Korres one does, my only complaint is the smell. It's really strong and I can't smell the apricot at all, but I can smell alcohol which is not very good.
Nivea Lip Butters in Original and Caramel Cream
Since these Lip Butters were released I wanted to try them like crazy. I love the classic Nivea Lip Care, it's called Liposan in Greece, it's my HG because it's very creamy. These Lip Butters comparable to the Lip Care ones, are more thick but still very moisturizing, and the taste of the Caramel Cream one is amazing! What really surprised me is that you get 19 ml of product for only 2.5 euros, while the Lip Care is only 5 ml for the same price, which is crazy!! For sure these tins will last me forever!
So that's it for the first part of my London haul, the second part with all the make up stuff that I got will be up in a few days! Let me know if you've tried any of the products that I mentioned, and if you like them or not. I really wanna know!