After posting the high-end products haul last week, I decided to split my drugstore hauls into 2 posts – first is hair, body and nail products and second will be skincare and make-up because as much as I’m going to try making it short, I guess it’s just not possible. The products that I got are from Boots and Superdrug and I tried to find the ones that we don’t have in Norway. It’s actually not so much as it looks and at least, it’s not all for me but for friends and family, as well. Plus, there were so many ‘3 for 2’ or ‘Buy 1 get 2nd half price’ offers that in fact, many products are free.
I will start with the dry shampoos. There isn’t a big variety of dry shampoos in Norway and I wanted to get as many as I could. I got so carried away that I don’t even remember buying the Boots Paradise Island Dry Shampoo and I was surprised when I saw it in my suitcase. The only one that I’ve already tried is the Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo and I’m loving it so far. I’m a fan of Batiste and there are so many scents in the UK, so I got the Batiste Heavenly Volume and Batiste Oriental Dry Shampoos. The last two are COLAB Dry Shampoo in Tokyo and Garnier Ultimate Blends The Silky 7-in-1 Dry Shampoo. I also took with me The Nourishing Repairer 1 Minute Treatment from the same Ultimate Blends range. Speaking of hair treatments, I love leave-in conditioners and hair oils and I decided to get two hair oils: the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil and the OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco. I’ve never tried anything from Mark Hill before but I’ve heard people talking about their dry shampoo (which I didn’t get). I picked the Holiday Hair Beach Babe Wave Sea Salt Spray and the Big Night Out Only Takes a Minute! 60 Second Detox Gloss Treatment…yes, the full names. It was a random purchase but when I’m now reading so many positive reviews on these products, I’m quite happy that I chose them. I got one tool as well and it’s a classic – the Tangle Teezer! So far, I think it’s totally worth the hype.
Me and my boyfriend actually got just one body product because we have more than enough but we really wanted to get his parents the Sanctuary SPA Luxury Bath Float and it turned out that ‘If you spend £10 or more, you get a gift’. So, we got a pretty box as a gift and inside we found 3 products from the White Lily and Damask Rose line: full-sized body lotion and body wash and a mini body scrub – bargain!
Last but not least, nails. I was very curious about the Barry M nail polishes so I picked Papaya and Almond from their Gelly Hi-Shine series and In a Heart Beat and Lap of Honour from the new Quick Dry line. I’m actually keeping only Almond for myself because it turned out friends and family are curious about Barry M, too…why didn’t I get more? Models Own is another brand that we don’t have here but unfortunately the shades that I was looking for were never available, so I picked only Beach Bag. From Rimmel I got Oh, Mr Darcy! (Finally!) and Grape Sorbet which I feel is the perfect shade for my lovely mom and it goes straight to her. Couldn’t miss to add Berry Stain from Maybelline and their famous Super Stay Gel Nail Colour range to my basket, I have no idea why they’re still not available here. Last but not least, I popped into Topshop with big hopes but sadly, there wasn’t much from what I wanted and at the end I picked just Sweet and Elite and then Sixteen Candles from their Matte Nails. The last one looked almost lavender-y in the store but it turned out it’s baby pink which is a bit disappointing. Hopefully, I didn’t make the same mistake with Sweet and Elite.
One last part of my London haul series left and it will include skincare and make-up!