Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Just a few Birthday presents!



Just a quick one, I thought I would show a few of my Birthday presents from yesterday that I thought others may also enjoy (:

                                                                             
                                                                             

                                                                           
                                                                                          Tangle Teezer
I've been desperately wanting one of these for the longest time but never bothered buying one as to me I think their quite highly priced for what it actually is but anyhoo they are absolutely AMAZING! its so perfect for my hair as its really long (and badly damaged at the min :S) and gets so knotted up that a lot of the time I just give up on brushing it, I can honestly say I'm so thankful that someone bought me this its so easy to use and I don't have to feel like I'm litrally tackling the knots in my hair plus it makes my hair feel and look so so Smooth even my son loves it!


Britney Spears - Believe perfume
This smells gorgeous I am a known fan of Britney Spears's fragrances but this by far is my favorite, its not  over powering and it lasts for long over 24 hours with out having to respray. The bottle isn't like her usual girly bright coloured if not tacky looking bottles, I think this one is more sophisticated and subtle I can truly say I will be purchasing this once it runs out.


LYDC Nude and pink bow satchel
I saved the best till last, I'm so so so inlove with this bag I can't tell you enough its just me all over Bows and Pretty girlyness. It looks so much smaller from the outside than what it actually is on the inside plus it has a decent sized front pocket on the front so perfect for all my usual handbag contents. My Lovely mummykins surprised me with this after making me think I wouldn't be able to buy it as it went out of stock, I was so excited when she gave it me and to be honest I'm still excited now just to wear it out :D Its the most beautiful bag I have ever set eyes on it was love at first sight ;)


Thanks for reading! x

Birthday oufit



This was my outfit for last nights dinner out to celebrate my 20th Birthday 
Yep! I am no longer a teenager, get the tissues out!! :'( 
Since it's now feeling more like October weather than September I wanted to be cosyish but yet look dressy
and I am now proud to confess I'm a sucker for a jumper in these chilly times..
Most of the outfit is from Newlook I'm a bit obsessed with their clothing :D

Shell pink popcorn lightweight oversize top - Newlook.com - £14.99

Blue turn up denim look leggings - Newlook.com - £9.99

Tan chunky block heel ankle Boots - Newlook.com - £24.99

Gold chunky chain collar Necklace - Newlook.com - £5.99

Tan utility satchel - Newlook.com - £19.99

White string vest top - Selectfashion.co.uk - £3.99

Barry m strawberry milkshake lip gloss - Superdrug.com - £4.49

Barry m Strawberry ice cream nail polish - Superdrug.com - £2.99


Finished look



Thanks for reading! x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Fake tan: Solaite bronzing lotion - Dark



It's that time of year again where we're waving Bye bye to our lovely summer glows and Hellooo! to autumn's pastie white complections..
Well for me I've decided I'm going to keep mine going all year round this year, so I've been searching for a good cheap self tan that doesn't run out to quick and isn't a pain to apply.

In my hunt I came across Superdrug's Solait range of self tans from lotions, mousses, wipes, sprays to creams. I chose the lotion as it had more choices of colours and had made a new shade of dark so I thought I would give it a go.


Solait bronzing lotion in Dark tan - £6.99
I didn't have high hopes as it was so cheap compared to most self tans plus it's my first time using a fake tan, I have had a spray tan in the past and I've also used gradual tanners which on their own didn't give me my desired look so hee hoo! That is how I've found myself trying this little bad boy..
For a cheap fake tan it was really surprising it did give me a instant bronzed look, it's fairly easy to rub into the skin and does make my skin feel quite soft. I applied it with the solait tanning mitt at night in a up and down stroking motion as I found circular motions make it harder to apply more than one coat But an extremelyyyy positive quality about this tan is that even if you apply it streaky once you've washed the colour guard off its all even everywhere, you do have to have a very good moisturizer and make sure you apply it every day as the tan gets very dry and crusty quick otherwise. 

For you animal lovers None of their products are tested on animals, also it is suitable for you vegetarians and vegans. It contains Aloe vera, glycerin and vitamin E which I love anything that has vitamin E in it as its great for my skin.

So for every up side there is a down, The down sides to solait tan is that it takes a while to sink in and is very sticky feeling which does irritate me ALOT! I end up walking around like a zombie, Also it tends to make me sweat a lot (Attractive I know ;)) I don't know why it's just the strangest thing plus it stains my clothes, bed sheets and my boyfriend when he decides to hog the bed!



Thanks for reading x

Monday, 9 September 2013

OOTD!



Day time dinner date...


This was my outfit for yesterday's dinner out with the other half,
I'm absolutely in love with this plummy wine colour and I surprisingly like these Baseballesc 
t-shirts their quite slimming which I didn't expect since most things at the min make me look like I'm smuggling a sack of potatoes, so I fully recommend these t-shirts to anyone and everyone! Everything I'm wearing in this picture is from Newlook.

Burgundy 23 baseball T-shirt - £12.99
Like I said above this is a very slimming top, I'm a big fan of the material which is slightly thin and stretchy 
that doesn't make you too hot or cold and feels very nice on the skin which is great because I don't know about other people but certain materials make me itch like mad. This top comes in many different colours Teal, Blue, Red, White, Black and Burgundy of course, the red and black t-shirts for some reason are only sold online Newlook.com

Wet look high waist leggings in Black - £12.99
These are seriously comfy I find them more comfortable than normal leggings to be honest and I love the smooth feeling of them, these also come in bright pink and Burgundy if you want to be a bit more daring.
I would deffo recommend these leggings for people that have had a baby or even just have that little muffin top that you want to hide as they are high waist which sucks it all in, they also give your bum a good little lift. ;)

Red and black Lace up trainers - £12.99
In the picture I didn't wear socks with the trainers which was a big mistake! as they rubbed quite a bit on my heal but they wasn't too bad. On the up side I do really like them I especially like that the sole is quite chunky and as I've already stated that I LOVEEE! The colour (: I think its flattering on any skin tone even on your feet ;) If you are going to purchase some of these then i recommend trying to loosen the back of the trainer which i actually don't know how to do :S so pleaseee give me some tips on that if you do it would be much appreciated..

Thanks for reading x

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My Lip collection



Today I thought I would share my lip collection 
From lipsticks to lip glosses and lip balm...



In the picture there are..

VIVO diamond sparkle - Raspberry sorbet

BeautyUK - Retro lips

Cream puff moisturising lip cream - Powder puff

Nyx black label lipstick - Cherry

Nyx black label lipstick - Heather

Ny black label lipstick - Nude

Playboy lip gloss - Dark red

Vaseline Lip therapy petroleum jelly - Rosy Lips

Jemma Kidd Make up school - Light pink ( I don't know the actual shade name)

Colourmatix lip gloss - shimmer pink

Colourmatix Lipstick - Copper

Colourmatix Lipstick - Heather

Colourmatix Lipstick - Pretty pink

Colourmatix Lipstick - Red wine

Colourmatix Lipstick - Rouge red

Colourmatix Lipstick - Frosted fawn

Colourmatix Trio Lipgloss - CM045

Colourmatix Lip gloss - Clear

MUA - Shade 13

Rimmel London lasting finish lipstick - Pink blush

Barrym - Baby pink

Colourtrend - Read my lips

No7 High shine - Flirt

MUA Lip gloss - Shade 3

Revlon lip butter - Candy apple

Revlon lip butter - Strawberry shortcake

Collection 2000 Lock N Hold lipgloss - Body pop

Collection 2000 Lock N Hold lipgloss - Rock steady

Luna Cosmetics lipstick - Shade 3

Lasting colour lipstick - Bubblegum

Gold by Giles lipgloss - Ruby

Nivea Lip balm - Pearly shine

Barrym Super shine lip gloss - Flamingo pink (swatches below)

Barrym super shine lip gloss - Passion pink (swatches below)

Barrym lip gloss - Strawberry milkshake (swatches below)

17 mini Lip glosses came in a set and i don't know any of the shades :S i do know that they were from boots.


Thanks for reading (: x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

OOTN!


Out fit
Of
The
Night!

First of all i would like to apologise for the background i was in a rush and couldn't find anywhere light enough to take a good picture.
Anyhoo this was my outfit for last night for my mother's 50th birthday bash. (:

Here's the list of the places and prices of everything i have on here..

Coral V-neck tribal layered Top- Newlook - £26.99
above is the link to the top so you can have a better look.

High waist black denim jeans- Boohoo.com - £25.00

Suede Court shoes- Newlook - £24.99

Black and gold studded clutch- Newlook - £12.99


Here's the makeup look..


I thought i would also show you the makeup look i wore and i will put the 
pictures below of the eyeshadows i used which mostly are not any brands but i thought you could find a close colour to them if you want to achieve this look, i will recommend using fluffy brushes so you can blend them all together well.








 Colourmatix
 First off i started with the light shade all over the lid to the brow bone
i then took a medium fluffy brush and applied the brown in the crease of my eyelid then fluffing it upwards.




I then took the light brown at the bottom on a small fluffy brush and applied it
in the bottom corner of the eyelid bringing it up to the middle of the crease buffing it out as well.
After this i applied the darker brown second from the top with a medium brush buffing this in the corner of the crease outwards.














Using the  bottom left brown and a big fluffy brush i buffed this all over the   
lid only to the middle of my eyelid and going over the other colours to blend.


















Colourmatix
Taking the big fluffy brush again i put this dark chocolate brown in the corners of my eyes
to make a more pointed corner, you don't need a lot of this.

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Taking a medium brush again i took a tiny bit of the bottom purple and applied over all of the brown starting in the corner crease in wards and did the same with the pinky purple above but taking the tiniest bit unless you want it pink.

















Bourjois
Last of all i took this pearly white shade by Bourjois and applied it to my inner corner
 of my eye up to the start of the blended brown and to my brown bone.


This is the make up i was wearing in the picture.

Bourjois eyeshadow in Blanc Diaphane - Boots - £6.49

Bourjois healthy mix concealer in clair - Superdrug - £7.49

Rimmel wake me up foundation in ivory 100 - Superdrug - £8.99

MUA cover and conceal in fair - Superdrug - £1.50

Rimmel london stay matte pressed powder in transparent - Superdrug - £3.99

Barry m super shine lipgloss in flamingo pink - Superdrug - £3.99

Rimmel hide the blemish concealer in ivory - Boots - £4.49

Maybelline the colossal volume express 100% black -Superdrug -  £7.19

Eylure naturalites evening wear number 101 - Superdrug - £5.25

Collection 2000 fast stroke eyeliner black - Superdrug - £2.99

17 all about nude eye colour collection this was a gift so i don't know how much it was.

MUA blusher in shade 1 - Superdrug - £2.00

Revlon arabian glow bronzing pearls This was also a gift.

Nyx black label lipstick in nude - amazon.co.uk - £9.95

Cosmopolitan eyelash curler - amazon.co.uk - £6.95

Colourmatix highlighter/ shader duo 

Colourmatix eyeshadow in earth brown 

The colourmatix i got from college but they probably can be found online.

Thanks for reading x

Friday, 3 May 2013

John Frieda sheer blonde go blonder - Review


shampoo and conditioner...


I bought the John Frieda go blonder in hope that it would lighten the whole of my hair and make it all one colour fast after i had stripped it, it did make it closer to all one colour but didn't lighten as much as i wanted it to in one use at a time i will mention that i used it 5 times leaving the shampoo on for about 2-5mins and the conditioner on for over a hour but i had to stop using it as i had a bad reaction to the shampoo as it made my hands come up in a rash that was extremely dry, sore and itchy but it did nothing to my scalp other then make it abit dry which i found quite strange. For the consistency of the shampoo it is thicker than normal shampoos its kind of the same thickness as the conditioner, this is good as you don't have to use a lot as it foams up very easily so spreads quite nicely but makes my hair feel really dry after washing it out so i suggest leaving the conditioner in for a hour or more and applying quite a lot of it especially on the ends, which makes it better as it gives it more time to lighten the hair. both the conditioner and shampoo are a very florescent colour yellow and i can't really describe how they smell but they don't smell particularly nice i suppose its a little bit of a hair dye smell. I used these twice a day in the morning and before bed, it says to use it daily for best results and claims it has no peroxide in it but i think it must have at least a trace of it to lighten as well as it does.

These are my before and after using the shampoo and conditioner.



               Before                                                                     After

I'm just going to apologize for the quality of the before picture as it doesn't show the actually darkness of what my hair was, it was yellow at the top, dark and light orangy brown all over the place but as you can see on the after picture it all went the same colour which was a light orange but my roots were more of a blonder yellow [sorry if none of that made sense :S].

If you have tried John Frieda go blonder let me know your experiences..

 Thanks for reading x

Barry M Lip glosses with swatches..



So i am totally and utterly obsessed with lipgloss i can't leave the house with out it on, i have quite a big collection of lipglosses/lipsticks, but for today i thought id share with you my barry m ones as they are very inexpensive
and come in beautiful shades.
So lets get going...

These are my barry m lip glosses, i know not very many but these are 
the only colours that i liked for me and since its getting into the summer time i thought i would show some gorgeous summer colours (: so starting from left to right we have, Barry m super shine lipgloss 
in Passion pink, Flamingo pink and Barry m lipgloss in strawberry milkshake.




Flamingo pink
This is a very light pink colour with a slight tone of orange it only gives a 
Light tint of colour on the lips but can be made a little brighter by adding a few more coats of it on your lips
but adding to much can make it start to run onto your skin. I do love the super shine lip glosses as they do give a very nice shine and they stay on for quite a few hours before having to reapply even when having a drink the colour still lasts which is a big hit for me :D.



Passion pink
This one is my favorite barry m lip gloss at the moment and i will be investing in a new one as I've nearly finished this one(: i love it because its a very bright pink but not too over powering with a very pretty shine. I find that this one runs more than the flamingo pink i'm not sure why but maybe it is just because its a brighter colour so it makes it more noticeable :S the consistency of the super shine lip glosses are quite thick and gooey they also can be quite sticky depending on how much is applied.



Strawberry Milkshake
I am also a big fan of this pale pink shade it does have a very nice shine to it but not as much as the super shine lip glosses, it also gives a more solid colour to the lips [ if that makes sense] and it smells AMAZINGGG it reminds me of the sweets strawberry laces. The only few problems i have with this is that it makes the lines in my lips stand out more as it sinks into them and i find that it drys out my lips quicker than the super shine ones. 

I would like to know your opinions on the barry m lipglosses so leave a comment :)

Thanks for reading x

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Primark Goodies!



I am really impressed with primark's range at the minute as they have some
really gorgeous spring and summery stuff in and even the quality of their clothes has gotten a lot better since the last time I've took a visit there [which was years ago.] I have always been a big fan of their accessories and they have got some right beauties at the minute with amazing colours and styles.
These are the few accessories i have purchased...

This set was £2.00, i love that these could dress up any outfit for
day or night with the gold, silver and black shades plus i am a big fan of
pearls so the heart shaped pearls are perfect for me.

This is another example of my love for pastel colours and as they are a 
mixture of different pastels i can pretty much match them to any light coloured outfit 
to make it all summery (: These were £4.00.


Can't beat a bit of pastellll ;) these ones are gorgeous! i especially
love the roses and the pink bows to get me all girly and ready for summer
and plus they match my bracelets (:
these were also £2.00.

The good thing about primark is that you can find any accessories and match it to another
and its CHEAP!

Thanks for reading (: x

Tip for soft hair



This is just a quick one lovelys on a new thing i have been trying which i found on youtube,
For this tip for super soft hair you can use any conditioner at all it shouldn't make a difference.
So the tip ;)
wash your hair as you normally would but as you come to the conditioning part smother your hair in conditioner and do NOT wash it out straight away, put your hair up in a towel and leave it on for at least a hour you can leave it on longer if you wish i would recommend leaving it on longer if your hair is very dry and damaged. After the time is up thoroughly wash the conditioner out make sure you get it all as it will turn greasy otherwise, dry your hair and WALLAH! you will have gorgeously soft hair and even if you wash your hair again the next day with out conditioner your hair will still me smooth and soft.

Thanks for reading x

Friday, 26 April 2013

Barry M nail polishes



Barry M: Gelly hi-shine - Prickly pear & Papaya//Normal Barry M- Strawberry ice cream// Pink flamingo// Raspberry// Bright purple// Nail effects - Black.


So i have only recently got into the barry M makeup line i was skeptical at first to try any of  the nail polishes because of how cheap they were i thought maybe they wouldn't last very long and chip easily... Boy! was i wrong i absolutely love them, their range of colours are beautiful and you can always find one that will go with an outfit such as for summer, spring, winter, daytime and night time.
I don't have a lot of the varnishes just yet but these are the ones i love so far.

Prickly pear & Papaya

Barry M Gelly Hi-shine - These are my newest additions to my collection, i initially thought that by the name ''Gelly'' that they would be a very goowy consistency and a sort of see through colour [if that makes sense] but that isn't the case as they are just the same as the normal polishes although they do feel thicker when on the nail then the normal polishes do and are a little bit runnier, they also take a few minutes more to start drying. For the hi-shine in my opinion i don't see a difference in shine at all they seem exactly the same as other nail polishes. These colours are great for spring and summer this year as all the pastel colours are in again but if thats not what your into then they also do dark and brighter shades in the gelly hi-shine polishes.

Strawberry ice cream & Pink flamingo

  1. These two shades are also great for summer especially the pink flamingo as it is a very bright pink with a sort of orangey under tone to it and goes well with either pink or coral coloured clothing/ accessories it could also pass with just one coat as it doesn't leave any visible nail. The strawberry i/c could also be warn for summer or even spring as it is a very pale pastel pink which literally does remind me of melted ice cream, this will need a few coats for it to look even but is fine as barry m doesn't take very long to dry.


Bright purple & Raspberry

These two colours are gorgeous for winter and night time, the raspberry polish is also another new addition to my collection and is one of my favorite colours at the minute as it is a dark wine shade with a pinkish tone to it which only takes one coat for it to look great although if your wanting it dark i suggest putting more than one coat on. I do like the bright purple but it isn't the colour that i thought it would be, its a very dark purple which i don't understand why they have called it ''bright'' and isn't very flattering to my skin tone but on the up side it does only take one coat just like the raspberry polish and both do not take long to dry.

Nail effects in Black.

I am a fan of this and i'm not at the same time as it does look great with neon coloured nails but as it makes the pattern its self it doesn't always end up great, sometimes it looks really neat as if you've done all the pattern yourself and other times its very gloopy looking and doesn't always separate to make the pattern.
You don't really have to wait for this to dry as if you blow on it you can see it working straight away, i personally think this looks AMAZING! on long nails especially just on the tips.

All these polishes were purchased from superdrug but are also sold at boots, both stores do alot of 3 for 2 offers on barry m but are only £3.99 on their own anyway. 

Thanks for reading (: x

Monday, 15 April 2013

War with bacne/acne



Got bacne? 
Well i have got two ways to keep bacne/acne at bay.
Both inexpensive and work a treat! get the sexy back you've always wanted.
Vosene- medicated shampoo// Neutrogena- Body clear body scrub 

Vosene medicated shampoo - Your probably thinking what the flip, but yes this medicated shampoo also treats acne. It is actually made for dandruff but using this in the shower [or bath] helps by drying the area that has the acne therefore making the pimples shrink and clear completely. you may not see progress straight away but be patient and use it on a daily basis. If you need to use it on your face make sure that you have a good moisturiser as your skin on your face will start to peel.
Vosene can be brought from nearly any store that sells shampoos, i purchased mine from wilkinsons for around £3.00.

Neutrogena body scrub - First off this isn't sold in the UK anymore but can be bought on amazon.co.uk as that is where i purchased mine, this one is more expensive than the vosene i got mine for £8.00 which includes the p&p. This one for bacne is my personal favorite as it doesn't leave me feeling itchy and tight plus it smells LOVELY! as it smells of grapefruit (: it also has beads that are great for getting right into the pores to get at all the dirt which leaves me feeling fresh and squeaky clean ;).
I recommend using this daily to start with and then using it every other day once bacne has cleared.

If you don't see any results just stick with it and WOLLAH! your'll be able to get those tank tops out, wear that bikini you wanted or even a backless dress.

Thanks for reading (: x

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Plus white 5minute whitening gel!




Plus - white speed whitening gel// Tar tar control pre whitening rinse//mouth guard

I absolutely love white teeth but i definitely do not want to be spending a fortune,
That is why the plus white speed whitening gel is perfect! its easy to apply either with the mouth guard or simply with a cotton swab. It starts working as soon as you apply it and only takes 5 minutes, unless you have badly stained teeth than you keep it on for 15-20 minutes but it is still not a very long time. 
You will know when it is working because it turns into a white froth and it tingles just a little bit, if the tingling feels unbearable you probably shouldn't be using it as it does make teeth more sensitive.

One of the only problems i have with this is that if it comes into contact with your gums or lips it will burn them and i mean burn! It can make it agony to brush your teeth so for that i would recommend using the cotton swab to apply it with so you can go round each individual tooth.

Plus white can not be bought in the UK as it is a american brand [I think] 
so i got this from amazon.co.uk, the whole set was just over £8.00 but you can buy the speed whitening gel on its own for just over £6.00. Me personally do not think the mouth rinse does anything so i no longer use it, it also leaves me feeling really airy chested [Not hairy peopleee. ;)]
So tiddly peeps if your looking for a bargain get yourselves on amazon.co.uk and get them
pearly whites you desire! (:

Thanks for reading x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Castor oil for Sexy hair..


So every girl wants healthy shiny sexy hair, super long eyelashes and amazing eyebrows right??
well castor oil is the cheap and easy essential every girl must have in their lives.

Hollywood beauty castor oil with mink oil// Normal castor oil

Hollywood beauty castor oil: Even though it says oil it is actually a solid creamy substance but once into contact with the hair it turns into a oil. its very easy to apply and lasts absolutely ages i have had mine for about 8 months and still have more than half the tub left, it is not recommended to put it on your eyelashes but i do it works a treat apply it before you go to bed with a cotton swab, keep on over night then wash it off in the morning you will see great results as it leaves a light looking hair on the end of your natural lash. If your looking to grow out your eyebrows it does take a few days to see some sort of results but still is pretty good, to put it on the eyebrows do the same as on eyelashes and use a cotton swab it just makes it easier than using your fingers. For hair it is very hard to wash out but my lovely mummykins told me a way to get it out easier instead of using shampoo use washing up liquid as that is made to grip on to greasy things and clean it, but you still may need to wash it at least twice DO NOT use conditioner it reacts with the castor oil and will just make your hair greasy all over again.
I purchased this for around £4.00-£5.00 on amazon.co.uk.

Normal castor oil: This is also another purchase from amazon.co.uk, I have never used this on my hair only on my eyebrows and lashes i find it doesn't work as well as the hollywood beauty castor oil, it is not very easy to apply as it runs down the face and also into eyes so i wouldn't recommend using this on eyelashes. Maybe this one is meant for the hair only but i imagine it would be a lot harder to get out of the hair.
This castor oil is very inexpensive however runs out very quickly as it is a thick liquid.

Thanks for reading x

Stretch mark/ scar serums



So since having my son i have been trying different things to get rid of my stretch marks,
especially since summer is coming back around everyone wants to be bikini ready right?
Johnson's - skin perfecting oil//Palmer's - body butter//Bio oil.

Johnson's perfecting oil - This is a spray bottle which makes it so much harder to use once you have got it on your hands, however it does rub in very easily and doesn't leave you too greasy so doesn't feel unbearable when finished. It says you will see results after 4 weeks which personally i think is along time to see some sort of change. Also you have to use quite a lot just for one area as it doesn't spray much out at a time so it runs out quite quickly, i bought this for £12.00 which i don't think is worth it for the work it does.
I bought this at wilkinsons.

Palmer's body butter - This product comes in different types of bottles, i find the bottle with a pump much easier to use and to be less messy. The body butter is very thick and creamy which does make it a little hard to rub it in completely, however it smells GORGEOUSSS! This product is great for pregnant women as i used it while i was pregnant to prepare my skin for stretching i didn't get any stretch marks until i stopped using it [I got lazy :S] but it did get rid of ones i had before i was pregnant.
I've also found that when you sweat it starts to itch in the area you have applied it.
I think i paid just over £5.00 for this at morrisons.

Bio oil - I'm in loveeee with this product is so easy to apply and i see it working as so as I've rubbed it in, it does take alonggg time to sink into the skin which makes it uncomfortable to wear clothes so i recommend putting it on at night before bed. However the biggest down side is that it is expensive but at the same time it does last quite awhile, boots and superdrug both do a lot of offers on these so id also recommend that if you are thinking of purchasing bio oil that you search for offers.
I paid £20.00 for 2 of  these, it was 2 for 1 (: from boots.com

Thanks for reading x