Towards the end of 2018 I found myself becoming quite reserved when it came to purchasing new beauty products. I think ultimately this was down to the fact that it was building up to Christmas and I was also saving myself for the Boxing Day sales. Of course, a few months later I have in that time picked up a few new products which I wanted to share with you today.
It has been quite exciting to pick up a few new things lately, all of which I might add are affordable skincare products. I do know that deep down I did not need to purchase new skincare at this moment in time, however, I really wanted to try for myself sheet masks and I knew that there were a few that had been released on the high street that did not cost a small fortune. This was the main reason that I went on a little skincare shopping spree, to hunt for affordable sheet masks; of course, I found a few other things along the way.
The first thing I picked up was the Garnier Micellar Milky Cleansing Water which is one of the latest releases from Garnier. As a huge fan of the original, I am keen to try this out. This version is aimed at those with drier skin as it also hydrates the skin when it is used. Whilst I do not have dry skin, I do think that adding extra
Sticking with Garnier, I have also picked up the Moisture Bomb
I am looking forward to giving these a try in the coming weeks as I know that sheet masks are rather popular at the moment; it’ll be interesting to see how I get on with them and if they will become a regular feature within my skincare routine. It is funny that I have opted to go for these, especially having never reached for any other skincare products from Garnier before, other than the above. If you do have any skincare recommendations from Garnier, in general, I would be interested to hear as it is a brand that I haven’t really explored much of, despite it being so accessible.
In terms of sheet masks, there were quite a few available in Superdrug, some from brands that I had personally not heard of before. I decided to stick to brands that I did know ultimately and came away with my final mask of the day which was from Simple. Simple is a brand that I have known of for a very long time, in fact, it is one of the first skincare brands that I can remember using as a teenager. The Simple Water Boost Sheet Mask was £1.69 when I purchased it, although it retails at £3.49. Again, I have purchased this in order to give it a try as I have never used one before. It will be good to compare this to the Garnier moisture mask in order to see how they match up against each other and if one works better than the other on my skin. I will keep you posted.
The final two products I picked up were all from Superdrug’s own brands. The first being the Vitamin E Eye Cream which retails at £2.99. I had intended on picking up the hot cloth cleanser from the same range as it is fantastic, however, they had sold out at the time, therefore, I have decided to give this a whirl instead. The reviews online seem fairly positive and having used products from this range before I am optimistic that this will be good.
My last purchase was from the B skincare range which is again another range which I have not thoroughly explored, although I do have a few products from them in my skincare stash that I picked up a while ago still to test out. The Brightening Fruit Acid Cleanser caught my eye due to the buzz word of the moment, “acid” (I’ll pretend it is not actually retinol). For the price at the time, that being £3.99 I thought that this would be an ideal time to pick it up and run it through a trial period, you just never know when you may stumble upon a gem of a product.
So that is that, my latest beauty purchases all wrapped up into one.
Have you made any new skincare purchases recently?
For transparency, in the past, I have been sent products to feature from Superdrug. Today’s post features products that I have purchased with my own money.