High Street Haulin’

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 17 - 2011

I’m sure I was a peeping tom in a past life because I love to see what other people have in their baskets when I’m in Boots.  Please, please tell me I’m not the only one who has a sneaky peek when the person infront is getting their basket emptied by the sales assistant.

Infact, I don’t just do this in Boots… I do it in Asda… and I judge other people’s shopping habits while I’m at it.  Not that I’m in a position to judge you understand, the only fruit that transfers to the conveyer belt from my trolley is for L but it always makes me look good while I try and hide the jelly tots and pork pies under the toilet rolls.

Anyway, here’s a peek at my lunchtime shopping basket as I zipped between Boots, Body Shop, Superdrug, Wilkinsons, Greggs… yano, the essentials.

Check out the ugly duvet cover, I think it’s vintage 1998.

So, what did I buy? (this is the lamest of lame posts… apologies, it seemed like a good idea for 5 seconds back when I started writing it).

Pantene Pro-V Style Volume & Body Hairspray (£3.36)

I don’t like hairspray… but my hair struggles to hold curls for longer than 10 minutes so this is my current hairspray of choice for when I’m wearing my hair down but ‘styled’.  I’m not a hairspray connosieur but this one doesn’t add any additional weight to my fine hair, gives a good hold and doesn’t cost a bomb.

Boots Pharmaceuticals Re-Energise Tablets Berry Flavour (£4.07)

While I was browsing the supplement aisle, a man leaned across me and picked up THREE mega packs of Berocca (they’re on 3for2) costing him £30, in one swoop… man, he must be knackered.  Me?  I’m only mildly exhausted, so whilst the simple answer would be to get more sleep and eat properly, I’d rather find solace in a £4.07 tube of fizziness than do the right thing for now.  Not that I know what these are like, they may well be unbearable.

Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub (£6.64)

Yinka keeps bloody going on about this scrub and I thought it was about time I see what the fuss is about.  If I don’t come out of the shower shining like a new penny, I’ll be having words.

Sanctuary Salt Scrub Bar (£4.85)

I picked this up to fulfil the 3for2 that’s currently on in Boots and Mr. L has his beady eye on it already.  Anyone tried it?  Do I need to rescue it back to my side of the bathroom?

The Body Shop Rose Oud EDP (£6.00 in the sale)

This is LOVELY and I almost missed it.  I spritzed it without paying much attention and it was only when I’d left the store that I actually noticed it.  It’s a dirty rose trailing with sweet wood.  The warm, resinous qualities combine with a hint of spice… but to my (uneducated) nose it smells quite, quite unsynthetic, which coming from The Body Shop is a shocker.  If you’re passing a store, do pop in and check it out!

Wilkos Nail Polish Remover sans Acetone (£can’t remember)

Dull but essential, dunno if this one is any good… but it was cheap.

Good Works Good Invigorating Shower Gel (£2.05 in the sale)

On the Boots clearance stand… not much to say about this other than when I read the word ‘ginger’ it went in my basket.

Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream (£4.85)

I’ve been reading good things about this hand cream recently and thought I’d give it a go.  You get a heap of product for not much money but only time will tell whether it’s worth the purchase.  Smells nice though!

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Have you picked up any lunchtime treats today?


26 Responses to “High Street Haulin’”

  1. I LOVE shopping at Boots and Superdrug! Go Girl!

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  2. Louise says:

    great high street hauling I think I must be the only person that doesn’t like soap & glory hand food the smell makes me feel ill :(

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  3. Fee says:

    Oh no I loved reading this post – it’s always fun to know what other ppl buy.

    Also been wanting to try The santuary Scrub Salt soap!

    Fee x

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  4. I really don’t rate the smell of Flake Away! But it does the job though so idk.

    I liked the advert for Berroca, the one where they’re on the treadmills :P

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  5. Levanah says:

    Ooooooh very nice. And yes steal the Sanc Scrub bar back its really good for exfoliating the bumps on the tops of your arms. I bought Revlon Bitten Lipstain in Passion and a new Pigment rich No7 nail colour called Jammy at lunch, its a lush sharp magenta pink! xoxo

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    • Amazing tip re: Sanc Bar, gonna try that tonight! I’m curious about the lipstains but worry they’re a bit watery for me, I like my COLOUR! xx

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  6. Hannah says:

    I’m also a secret shopping spy – I used to love working in a shop and figuring out what the customers were having for tea. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I’ve tried both the fizzy vitamin tablets and the Wilkos nail varnish remover – the former taste like veeery cheap cider and the latter totally ruined my cuticles! xx

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    • Ahhh haven’t tried the fizzy tabs yet but the Wilkos varnish remover is intolerable! Stinks, stinks so bad and doesn’t actually remove my polish without scrubbing!

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  7. Nargis says:

    My mum loves peeking at other peoples shopping, and comments to me sotto voice whilst at it :p

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  8. Jen says:

    Ooh, yeah. Everyone checks and everyone judges.

    It’s all good except for…for….the duvet cover. There. I said it. Sorry. I told you everyone judges….. ;o(

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  9. Pippi says:

    Am I the only one who absolutely ADORES your duvet cover?

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  10. Gabrielle says:

    I’m a sales assistant in Boots so I peek in baskets all day long! Sadly it is not as interesting as you may think, I mainly deal with old ladies and baskets of maxi pads, and middle aged women in my store have a weird thing for John Freida hair products. However it is very exciting when someone with a big basket of goodies comes up, especially when beauty products off the counters are involved!

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    • I can imagine that most of it is dull, dull, dull! I bet you get the odd basket where you think… er… how much disposable income does this person have? Followed by (adopt/marry me please!)

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  11. Claire says:

    I’m not sure about the Hand Food, it does smell nice, but it didn’t blow me away. That salt scrub bar looks lovely though :)

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    • I’m liking the hand food so far… more for texture and scent than effectiveness but I need to give it longer to do its stuff before passing judgement

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  12. Leah says:

    Today I bought 2 Dove deodorants so I could get Nails Inc’s Copacobana free. Then I got the last sample of BeneFit goodies I needed from Glamour magazine (an effort involving 8 shops, 3 towns and a week to complete the set!)

    Hand Food smells awesome and is sooo mositurising!

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  13. Leah says:

    *moisturising. Oops.

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  14. Sydney says:

    Boots and Superdrug are both amazing shops, you can find all sorts of bits and bobs in there.

    Everyone seems to be loving Soap and Glory’s Hand Food at the minute, I just can’t seem to find it anywhere!!

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