#Beautyhunter Boots UK £50 Competition Winner

If you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you will know I was the lucky winner of the #Beautyhunter Boots UK competition collaboration with blogger, Leanne Lim Walker. I never win anything and couldn't contain my excitement when I received the word. As a new blogger with a passion for cruelty free beauty, this was a fantastic opportunity to try out a few exciting brands and products that I hadn't tried before.
Here's what I bought.

Yes to
I've seen a lot of blogs talking about this brand and lots of great reviews, even Zoella recommends the Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask. I really wanted to try this product but unfortunately it was out of stock EVERYWHERE so I opted for the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub. A gentle, natural exfoliating scrub for combination skin. Unfortunately since using this product (and other Yes to product I will mention later on) I've broken out. I hardly ever get spots so this is a real shame! Not the greatest of scents either so I won't be purchasing this again. It just doesn't blow me away.

Next up is the Yes To Grapefruit Pore perfection Night Treatment. Sounds intriguing right? I have terrible pores around my nose and cheeks and have tried many products over the years, with nothing really helping. This hasn't made the slightest bit of difference to my pores and could also be the culprit of my break out. Any pros? The product smells just like grapefruit. It's also very moisturising so if you suffer from dry skin, this would be great. I'm hoping I'll be able to use this again once winter comes and my skin starts becoming dry. Unlikely I will purchase again, it's really just an expensive moisturiser at £12.99.

Its all not doom and gloom though. The Yes to Blueberry range is beautiful. The magic ingredient here is Shea Butter which is a great natural moisturiser. My usual go to brands for body and hair care are Lush or Dr Organic. Dr Organic's Argan Oil Conditioner was my holy grail until the product changed (seems watered down than the original formula) and the price increased. I wanted to find something a little better value for money that would last longer. 

The Yes to tubes are 280ml in size with the Blueberry Conditioner coming in at £4.99, not bad at all. It moisturises and softens the minute it touches your hair and smells amazing. The smell lasts and I'm often caught sniffing my hair throughout the day. The tube is also lasting ages as the product is so thick, you only need a small amount. I will definitely be re-purchasing this.

Lastly from the Yes To range is the Blueberry body wash. Again an amazing product, containing blueberries and lavender, it's beautifully scented and you can smell it on your skin for ages after you shower. The product is really thick in consistency and a little goes a long way. It's really moisturising and perfect for dry skin in the winter months. Another re-purchase.

A highly blogged about brand, Sleek offers cruelty free beauty at affordable prices. Boots were offering 2 sleek products for £12 so I thought it would be rude not to. I purchased the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette and the Sleek CC cream.

The highlighter is perfect for beginners and highlighter collectors. It even has a guide on the box which explains where each highlighter is best suited on the face. The little brush provided may come in handy, but I found it difficult to use. A fan brush would be better suited and gives a subtle glowing finish. The pigmentation of the highlighters is surprising for the price. You really don't need to keep sweeping at it to get the product on. I can imagine this little beaut will last a good while and I am very happy I discovered it!

I haven't tried many CC creams and the ones I have tried, haven't offered me a good enough coverage. I have a pretty uneven skin tone and I'm self conscious of it. I often resort to full coverage foundations but as it's been so hot and humid recently, I thought I would give my skin a bit of a break. This Sleek CC cream really doesn't disappoint. The coverage is surprising, definitely medium and a much better coverage than I've seen in any BB/CC cream before. If you can get past the smell of it (hard to describe other than chemically!) it's a great alternative to wearing foundation everyday. It also isn't ridiculously oily and actually stays put. Another repurchase of mine and something I hope they don't discontinue, ever.

Lee Stafford
I love Lee Stafford products and use the Argan line on a regular basis. It's saved my hair in between bleaches and certainly helped growth. I've heard so many good things about the Coco Loco line and in particular the Blow and Go. I can see why this is a firm favourite, it does actually what it says on the tube. Pop a dab onto towel dried hair and dry. It takes the frizz right out of drying process and works wonderfully before straightening. It leaves a lasting coconut scent which isn't overpowering. A little goes along way with this product so I can see this lasting a good while. Boots have offers on the Lee Stafford products pretty regularly and you can often pick it up in the 3 for 2. 

Thank you for stopping by, I would love to hear some of your thoughts or experiences on any of the products or brands mentioned. What do you recommend?

Lady Zen xo