Hey everyone! I had a day off week last week and decided to pop down to Westfield in Stratford to stock up on some skincare. I don’t know about you guys, but since I’ve started blogging, I’ve really expanded my routine beyond makeup remover and moisturiser, and I love trying new products.
Unfortunately, more products in your routine means more money spent on them, so before leaving the house I like to take a look at what offers are on online to make sure I grab what I need for the lowest price. So, here are a few bargains I picked last week.
Not strictly a bargain, but my first stop of the day was in Lush. I had tried their Bubblegum Lip Scrub before and really enjoyed it, so this time decided to try their Chocolate version. While it smelt amazing in the shop, on the lips I’m not a fan of the taste; still, it is a really good scrub and it lasts ages, so I think £5.95 is a pretty good deal for it.
Next I went in to Superdrug, and managed a bit of a fail while picking up a bottle of Simply Pure Face Wash. The whole range is designed for sensitive skin and is super affordable, and this £2.99 face wash does a pretty good job at taking most of my makeup off before I go in with micellar water. With a “buy one, get one half price” offer on, my plan was to buy two to save some pennies, but I somehow forgot and walked away with just one. At least I remembered to use my student card when I paid for a few pennies off.
I’ll just start by saying that I definitely redeemed myself in Boots. They had the same offer running on their own skincare, so I picked up two bottles of their Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Lotion, which retails for £3.99. I like having this in my routine, as it feels like a step which helps to keep spots at bay, and my skin has been incredibly well behaved since we left for our holiday a whole month ago now!
When I did my research, both chains were also running the same “2 for £18” offer on Nip + Fab which, if you’ve ever looked into their products, is an amazing deal: most of their products actually cost slightly more than this! When I did make it to Boots however, the offer was no longer running, but instead the No Needle Fix SPF20 Moisturiser was half price, bringing it down from £19.95 to just £9.97 for 40 ml! This is much cheaper than my current favourite, Bioderma Hydrabio Cream, so I’m pretty excited to try it, and honestly I couldn’t pick a second product anyway.
No, I didn’t get an almost empty bottle of this. I just had one opportunity to take my product photos at the weekend, and I hadn’t received it just yet. When I researched offers before heading shopping, my favourite makeup remover, the *Garnier Micellar Water Oil Infused was supposed to be half price at Boots, but it was the full £5.99 when I got there. As it happens though, you can pick this one up on Amazon as an odd item for just £3.50! As I was placing a large order on that day, it made sense to add it on.
While I didn’t pick this up, this also deserved an honorable mention: if you read my review of this micellar water, you may remember that complained this one didn’t exist in a smaller size (which would have been too large for plane travel anyway). Well it seems that you can buy a 100 ml version of this and the sensitive skin one, and Primark seems to be the only place I’ve seen them so far! I’ll definitely be going back to stock up in the future.
And speaking of Primark, I realise this isn’t skincare, but I couldn’t go without mentioning these adorable little pink baskets I picked up from their home section! They were £2.50 each, and hopefully using them will help me finally keep my makeup collection organised (at this point, my boyfriend doesn’t believe this is possible, so it would be nice to prove him wrong!).
That’s it for my haul! It feels a little weird not to have bought any makeup, but I’m pretty happy with the savings I managed to make. What are your favourite skincare bargains? Leave me a comment to let me know!
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