During my London visit,I had made up my mind to shop in Boots.On my list was,Soap & Glory.
In India,you get these at Sephora and online stores ,that too at exorbitant prices.Comparatively,these are cheaper in their native place,i.e. UK & Europe. 😛
Boots is a beauty haven for women.You get skincare,haircare,fragrances & ofcourse makeup.My priority was to buy Soap & glory products alongwith random other stuffs from makeup and skincare.I will share the Boots link and the online links of Indian sites wherever possible, in case you want to buy them.Here’s what I got:-
Soap & Glory Travel Size Flake Away Body Scrub 50ml– Honestly,you must be wondering who buys a travel version on a tour when you don’t get that in your country?I do! We had 2 days in London so didn’t carry enough Pounds with us.Payment through card costs additional conversion cost back in your country.Also,I was testing it for the first time,so didn’t want my money to go waste in case I get a skin reaction.This is a gentle scrub mainly but does remove the hardest of your rough areas.
This was costing me £2.50 which is approximately 250 INR.( It is around 96 INR for £1 back then,so providing the approximate amount.)As far I know,it costs 390 bucks in India in Sephora.
Here’s the link with the prices.Their store and online prices are the same.
Soap & Glory Mini The Daily Smooth Dry Skin Formula Body Butter 50ml– This one is again for £2.50 .It is of a whipped cream nature.
Soap & Glory RICH & FOAMOUS Dual-Use Shower & Bath Body Wash 500ml– This one is £6.50.It is a moisturizing body wash perfect for dry skinned beauties.
Aveeno Hand Cream 75ml-This one is for £3.66.It is for atopic skin.They have another variant for normal skin.This has oatmeal in it,which is said to help in atopic skin.
Sanex Advanced AtopiCare Hand Cream 75ml–£3.99.Again I bought the one for eczema prone hands like mine.Both the hand creams are non-greasy.
La Roche-Posay Hydreane Riche 40ml–£14.50.It is a moisturizer for dry-very dry sensitive skin.I usually get dry itchy patches on my face so bought this after reading great reviews for it.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ 50ml– I know you must be thinking why I bought a French brand product in UK.I didn’t know then, that I would get time in Cannes.We had a hurried Europe tour so was picking up stuffs from wherever I got time.Either way,if I buy anything from UK and Europe,it will be cheaper anyways .This was for £12.37. It is bit steep but not steep enough if I buy in India.Hate the import taxes!This is a sunscreen for combination skin/sensitive skin.You need to reapply after every 3 hours.
Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in shade Amethyst shine– Trust me! I didn’t want to buy this one,but ended up getting it for my VAT refund minimum amount bill .It is for 2.99 pounds.It is a very moisturizing lipstick and has satin finish to it.It has minute shimmers in it ,but when worn during the day time,looks like a balmy lipstick.For nighttime,it is a good wear.
Collection Bronze Glow Matt Powder Terracotta-Finally I got a bronzer which is matte and is soft on the skin.It is for 2.99 Pounds and doesn’t have any brush with it.
I will try all of them and will let you know my thoughts on it. 🙂
Tourist information: If you are a tourist over there,ask for the minimum bill amount to get a tax refund.I had shopped for around 47 pounds in Boots,but was told the VAT refund will be applicable if I shop for minimum 50 pounds.So the lipstick came to my rescue.Same goes for all the shops.Different shops have their own minimum bill amount so be sure to ask beforehand.This rule is valid all over Europe as well.
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