Friday, 27 July 2012

holiday beauty haul

Today I went on a bit of a crazy beauty spending spree. I'm one of those people that no matter how many products I have (10x more than the average person) I still insist on buying everything new for holiday! If you're going away you may as well do it properly right?! I also get so sucked in on 3 for 2 offers even if I know I only need one thing I buy 3 anyway, naturally spending way more money than necessary.

So from left to right I have miniature travel bottles from Primark, Nivea pearl & beauty roll on deodorant, Loreal dermo-expertise eye makeup remover, John Frieda sheer blonde spray, John Frieda mini full repair shampoo and conditioner, Mark Hill turn up the heat protection spray, Mark Hill anti humidity spray, Mark Hill holiday hair cover up protection spray, Batiste XXL volume dry shampoo, St Moriz fake tan dark, No 7 face wipes, Garnier golden protect SPF 30, Garnier gel cream peach and finally Soap & Glory daily smooth body lotion, mini righteous butter, mini scrub em and leave em body buff and a full size breakfast scrub.

Looking at this it's no wonder my suitcase is always so heavy, I definitely don't travel lightly! 

When it comes to buying things I rarely pay full price for anything, I'm such a savvy shopper it's ridiculous. I always shop around for the best offers and use my NUS card wherever I can. I don't think I paid the right price for any of this. All the miniatures were 3 for 2 in boots, I used a £5 off No 7 voucher for the face wipes, making them £2 instead of £7 (who in their right mind would pay £7 for face wipes?!) The dry shampoo and the Garnier body lotion were half price in Superdrug and everything Soap & Glory was 3 for 2 in boots. Oh and the fake tan was £2.99 so I can't complain at that! Plus 3 for £10 on John Frieda in Asda. It really does pay to shop around and get the most you can for your pennies!

I got these miniature travel bottles in Primark last week and they are going to come in so useful for all future holidays!  The set includes 3 100ml bottles, 3 small pots, labels and even a funnel so that you don't spill anything when filling the bottles up. Plus, everything comes in a clear case which is perfect for transporting toiletries in your hand luggage. For a measly £1 I couldn't be more impressed! Spot on. 

Holiday hair is a nightmare - I think everyone will agree. Having to wash your hair every day, exposing it to so much sea and sun, and trying to dry it in ridiculous heats usually results in a big static frizz ball which by no mean feat is ideal for anybody. Mark Hill has so many brilliant products in his range and I chose these 3 to hopefully help me out when I go away. The first is an anti humidity spray which claims to banish frizz and add shine, the next is a sun protection spray which stops your hair drying out from the sun and you can use it on your scalp and parting to prevent burning (nothing worse than burning your parting and looking like you have dandruff when it starts to flake), and the last is just a heat defence to use for blowdrying and straightening. The packaging is probably what drew me in at first, so summery and I love miniatures I think they're cute. 

Just doing a quick review on this because it's one of the best hair products I've used in a while. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray promises to lighten and brighten hair for a natural looking blonder blonde within 3-5 uses and I have to say it really does work. It is recommended that you spray it on wet hair before blow drying and styling because the more heat that's applied the better the end results are. I use it all over to brighten and if my roots are looking a bit drab I give them a quick spritz with this too and I have noticed the difference! It retails for £7 but like I said Asda have an amazing offer on John Frieda at the moment so if you buy 3 you're effectively saving yourself £11. 

Anyways, I have definitely talked far too much and bought way too many things again so time to stop rambling. If you want to know what any of the other products are like I've used most of them before so let me know and I'll happily give you my opinion.

Rozi xo 


  1. what a great haul!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

  2. Wow you got loads, it all looks fab - I love soap and glory so much! X

    happy holidays!

  3. I do that, too! Haha. I'm terrible with 3 for 2 offers. I always feel silly when I don't oblige :')


  4. Soap and glory is my moistouriser and soap branddd <3

  5. awesome haul :) you got alot of nice goodies!

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ xx
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  6. amazing products!
    awesome post! :)