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Loving this week - Chilled bodywash, Matte concealers, Dry shampoo and Liz Earle Haircare

Miss Cole - The new bath and body range by Superdrug. I adore the pink and white packaging, would surely get my attention in store. The range contains a Body wash, Body scrub, Body lotion and Bath foam. I got the Body wash and the Body scrub and they are both delicious!

The BRRR...ILLIANT Body wash is lightly fragranced with Jasmine, Passion fruit and Creme brulee. You are supposed to use this after leaving it in the fridge overnight, it sure will wake you up. The Perfectly Polished Body scrub is what I use to exfoliate rough areas on the body such as elbows and knees. It is also best to use this before tanning to ensure an even coverage. What I like about this exfoliator is how gentle it is without any obvious crystals.

Both of the products are a treat to use, smell really nice and lather generously. I love how cute they look in my bathroom shelf and they retail for under £3 each so you can't go wrong with the price.

You see it right ladies, Miners Cosmetics strikes again! You must be knowing  by now how much I love their products. They are are affordable yet effective and never let you know with their quality. Their Complete Base Flawless Concealers are no different.

I have never tried pen/click concealers so this was something new! I have to say I am not quite a fan of the click applicator as two clicks dispenses a lot of product and this way a lot might just go waste. The applicator brush however is pretty useful to apply the product to precise areas such as the bluish-purple ring underneath the eyes.

I then use a fluffy brush like a MAC 224 to blend it. What is surprising about this is that the concealer has a matte-velvet finish to it unlike the zillion illuminator pens in the market. I am sure this is one of a kind!

It comes in 3 shades, Light (NW 20-25 equivalent), Medium (NC 30 equivalent) and Dark (NW 35 equivalent). I am an NC 30 with MAC concealers. I like to use the darkest shade which has salmon undertones to it to correct the dark circles first. Over that I like to apply the Medium shade to make it in line with my complexion and trust me it works wonders.

It dries quickly and sets, does not seep into my very fine lines and stays put for long. Moisturize the under eye area properly though otherwise this will cling to dry areas appearing cakey. It retails for £3.99 so I suggest getting two shades and mixing them to achieve the perfect finish.

If you have really dark under circles, don't think the darkest shade is too dark for you as you can use it as a corrector before applying your usual concealer. I have been obsessively using all 3 shades since when I got it - highly recommended.


I have always been a big fan of Batiste Dry Shampoo as my hair tends to get oily at the roots very quickly and I don't want to wash it every other day. Now they have come out with a 'nude' version of their original dry shampoo. Its the 'greener' version and claims to be eco-friendly by using all natural ingredients, which are safe to use on a sensitive scalp and is fragrance free. It has a fully recyclable pack with less product that tends to be more concentrated.

I really like the nozzle applicator as its perfect to sprinkle some on to the roots and then spreading the rest throughout the hair. It works just as fine as the original one in eliminating the oiliness and refreshing the hair. I like this one better though as I find its more effective and easy to apply at the roots. Plus targeting this directly at the roots gives me more volume and texture in the crown area which I love. For £3.49 this one's a steal!


and did you know Liz Earle does hair now? You know how much I am in LOVE with their skincare products so can you believe the excitement when I came to know that they now do haircare. It took them 6 years to come up with this range. They thought this was the obvious next step for the company as the scalp is an extention of the skin for which they already cater. I also got to meet Liz Earle at their haircare launch who was kind enough to greet us whilst she was passing by the store. She has a fantastic personality I have to say and her hair and skin would totally represent the amazing products they make.

Their haircare range contains one plant based shampoo which is SLS free, using naturally derived cleansers. It has Vitamin E, Aloe vera, West african shea butter and Apple and Orange extracts, plus it smells divine ladies. It's meant to make life easier by removing any confusing choices we would have to make regarding shampoo types, hence one shampoo suits all here.

That citrusy smells lingers around my hair the entire day making it feel so fresh! It doesn't lather much though but only use a bit (7ml) at a time making sure you add enough water to create lather. I really like this shampoo as it does not strip off the moisture from the hair yet works effectively.

They make three conditioners and I got the conditioner for Dry or Damaged hair which contains Kenyan Yangu oil, Blue Seakale and many more hydrating ingredients. I love how my hair feels uber soft, silky and detangled after using these products but I do end up using a lot of the product being the greedy person I am, so make sure you use it sparingly otherwise it will finish quickly.

I love the simple packaging and design. Another reason for the simple design is that it's also catered towards men which I can't see a problem with really. You would love your hair smelling so amazing guys!

The Botanical Shine Shampoo and Conditioner's will hit stores this September. Another hit from Liz Earle? I think so.
Anonymous said...

Great post! The new batiste dry shampoo looks interesting. I've got to check it out next time i'm in town haha :) xx

maki said...

havent tried dry shampoo.. i think i must

MEVISH said...

Thanks for this helpful post lovely xx must try some of those x

Nicola said...

Ooooh I really want to try the Miners Concealer - they sound brilliant! xx

Anonymous said...

Cute packaging :)I've got to try out that new bastiste dry shampoo. Currently I'm using the one for brunettes.

The Beautifier said...

oh! I like Batiste Dry shampoo!

White Bazaar said...

New batiste, I've gotta try this now! Also really want to try new Liz earle shampoos as its sls free! x

indianmakeupways said...

oh my god! liz earle's hair care??????? me got to get that! am such a hugeeee fan!

Princess Feef said...

i would get the Miss Cole .. things just for the colors of the packaging =D

GREEDS said...

I've been looking into trying dry shampoo for a while now. Your reviews are always so great!


Sheefa F said...

@Indianmakeupways - I know! exciting isnt it :)

@Princess feef - same here :)

~Lisa said...

Ooh! I've been wanting to try some click-pen concealers but the illuminating kind =P

And I've always wanted to try Baptiste! it's just harder to get here in Canada. Glad that more companies are releasing green products.


Sami said...

I really want to try the Liz Earle haircare range... I've heard a lot of good things about it - and it's quite affordable too!




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