Monday, 13 May 2013

Haul #1

Let me set the scene... It was Bank Holiday Monday, the sun was out and I was super stressed about my final exam of the year that was going to take place the next day. I didn't intend on spending much, just wanted to maybe get a few little pick-me-ups but yeah... this happened!

First stop was The Trafford Centre, Papa Hart wanted to spend some of his birthday vouchers so being the kind and lovely daughter I am I may have offered to go along! I knew I wanted to have a look at Origins when I was there, their counter in Debenhams is brilliant, and my skin has been playing up a lot recently so I wanted to see what might be able to make it all better again! After being badgered by the sales assistant for ages, I gave in and let her help me out. She pulled out about six or seven products that would be suited to my pesky combination skin, and this is what I came out with half an hour later! Not only that, but because I spent an absurd amount, I got the eye cream free as well as a complimentary tote bag and goody bag with three sample sized products! So far so good, I'm loving using all of these.

You may recognise these babies from this wishlist. I popped into Zara on my travels, and despite initially being a little bummed when I couldn't find these in coral, I just had to get these when I spotted them. They're such a gorgeous colour and I can't wait to wear them throughout summer.

After a successful trip for me, but a not so successful one for my Dad, we went to our local retail park for a quick look around. I told myself not to buy anything, but it just didn't work! I ended up spending a fortune in Boots... I've been wanting to pick up these Revlon cream blushes for ages now, and after reading all about the Expert Face Brush and how amazing it is at applying them I just had to pick that up too. 

You know how much of a nail polish junkie I am by now, and these two just couldn't be left in the shop. I've also been wanting a couple of new products to try out for my unruly brows. I've been using the angled brush alongside my Gosh brow palette, and the Soap & Glory Archery tint and pencil is amazing. 

After being faithful to my Garnier BB cream for a long time now, despite it being a touch too dark for my skin tone, I decided to give Revlon's latest release a go. So far I'm really liking it, it's not particularly great for coverage but the shade 010 light it suitably pale for my pasty skin.

I've not got a particularly great picture for it, but I also picked up this gorgeous white lace dress from River Island which was reduced from about £40 to just £25! Bargain, no?

It's safe to say I won't be spending for a while, but I'm super happy with what I got. If you'd like to see any reviews of anything I bought, just let me know! What are your latest purchases?

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Weekend Wishlist #3

1. Tee 2. Skirt 3. Cardigan 4. Boots 5. Lipstick

The last few weeks have been super busy, and super exhausting. With exams all go go go I've been getting less and less sleep and the anxiety has been creeping up on me.. but, I've only got one to go, and a couple of weeks later I'll be popping up off to Edinburgh to house and cat sit for my lovely auntie! It'll be so so good to get away for a while, to get some time to myself and finally start to relax! So, for this week's wishlist I thought it'd be fun to get together a few items I'd love to be able to take with me and wear the hell out of!

1. Acid wash/burned out tees are definitely in right now, and so so me. I can imagine myself wearing this River Island tee with all sorts... jeans, skirts, shorts.. the list is endless! I love tshirts, super comfy, yet they can be super stylish! I thought this would look cute with the next item, to toughen it up slightly. I'm all about mixing and matching.

2. How gorgeous is this skirt from New Look? I'm a big fan of skater skirts as they skim over my hips and nip me in at my waist, and they are so versatile. I'm not usually a pinky person, especially this shade, but it's just too pretty! Like I said before, I can see myself teaming this up with tees like this one to toughen up the look and make it a little less girly. It'd be perfect for summer.

3. I've always had a thing for cardigans, and constantly find myself wearing one to cover up bits of my body I'm not so keen on (helloooo wobbly arms and bum) and to keep cosy. I love the print and colour palette of this, and the belt just gives it that little extra! 

4. I've always been a fan of chelsea boots, but have always been scared by these heeled types... being pretty tall as well as clumsy doesn't half make it hard to walk in heels, of any height! These  ones from Missguided look like they'd be pretty comfortable and easy though with the platform which I am loving. I think I'd pair these with something like the skirt, again to give it a bit of an edge.

5. Ahhhhhh, lipstick. It seems so long since I bought yet another addition to my quickly growing lip collection (in reality it's probably been about 2 weeks...) and this may definitely have to end that. Topshop's Rio Rio looks to be a gorgeous bright red, a colour I love to wear on my lips, but don't enough!

Who else is suffering with the exam blues? What's on your wishlist this weekend?

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A little explanation

So you may or may not have noticed that I've been a little quiet on the blogging front as of late... One word: EXAMS. I've not been forgetting you guys, I've just been super busy trying my hardest not to procrastinate, which is super hard when all I want to do is beat the next level on a certain game *ahem* Candy Crush *ahem*.

But yeah, I'm one down.. two more to go, and I've been revising like a mad woman. Doesn't help that I've not been able to sleep, I'm constantly high on coffee at the minute. Me + exams = BAD. Very bad. I'm a worrier, and around exam time that worry turns into panic. Not good!

Anyway, enough rambling.. back to the point. I won't be blogging as often the next couple of weeks. As hard as it is, revision has to be my priority, and I'm sure you'll understand! I'll of course try and get a couple of posts in here and there but I'm afraid it'll be a little quiet on here for the next week and counting. Just thought I'd let you lovelies know! 

I'll be back before you know it. Have any of you guys got exams? How are they going?

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