I'm now home! I had a really lovely holiday, but it is nice to be back. Before I went up to bonny old Scotland, me and my sister went for a spot of retail therapy,( Nothing new there then!) So these are the bits I picked up;
A few days previous to our little trip, my Mum treated me to a few things from Matalan (not somewhere I usually make an effort to go to, but I was pleasantly surprised!) I spotted this bag and I instantly feel in love!
|Matalan tan bag £10|
Just look at it! I've been after a new day bag for a while and this one ticks all the boxes; not to small, with tan and gold detailing. I've used this everyday since I bought it and it really is perfect. It was also only £10, so perfecto :)
This little shirt was actually from the kids/teen section which I wouldn't normally look in, but I saw the unique print from across the shop and I couldn't resist! I just adore the kitsch pattern with the little cherubs, aw its so cute! I'm not usually a fan of shirts with short sleeves, but this one is a winner.
|Matalan short sleeved angel shirt £12|
I also love the gold detailing on the collar, I've already got some outfit pictures with this so look out for them soon!
The last thing I picked up in Matalan was this pair of jeans, which they were calling jeggings but the only difference I can see is that they don't have a zip or belt loops, but they still feel like denim.
|Matalan jeggings £12|
These are super comfy and you know, you can never have too many jeans!
One thing I have been after for a while is a midi or finger top ring, and I finally found one in River Island.
|River Island finger top ring £2|
I love this because its just so dainty! I've worn it everyday since I bought it and annoyingly it has already started to tarnish and today I ended up with a lovely green ring mark left on my finger, not a good look. I will however keep wearing this, and for only two pounds I can't really complain.
Next stop on the list was Lush, one of my favourite places :) I've heard so much about this face mask, the `Mask of Magnanimity` in the YouTube and blogging world, so I was eager to give it ago myself!
|Lush mask of Magnanimity £5.25|
I've used this once and I was really impressed, I should have a review up soon :)
I also bought a new bath bomb, standard Lush behavior I'm sure you'll agree!
Lush `Butterball` bath bomb- £2.50
I went for `Butterball` this time. I'm making it my mission to try all of them :p This one is designed to put moisture back into the skin and contains vanilla and coca butter so smells lovely and comforting, I literally can't wait to use it.
Whilst in Superdrug, I noticed that some Revlon products were on two for ten pounds, so of course I took the opportunity to pick up some new Lip Butters!
|Revlon Lip-butters in `Juicy papaya` and `sweet tart` £7.99 each|
I deiced on the two shades `Juicy papaya`, a peach shade, and `sweet tart` a rosey pink. I adore both of these and have worn them lots already, you'll be sure to see them in some `face of the day` posts!
I finally managed to track down the Baby lips in Boots (its only taken two trips...) I went for the basic `Hydrate` option;
|Maybelline Baby lips in `hydrate` £2.99|
So far I have been really enjoying using this. I would definitely like to try a tinted one because this one is a little boring, but I like it nonetheless. If you have tried a tinted one let me know if they're any good!
Finally I treated myself to another colour tattoo;
|Maybelline colour tattoo in `on and on bronze` £5|
I went for the shade `On and on bronze` which is a gorgeous rich bronze shade with a slight shimmer. Like all the colour tattoos, this makes and excellent base for powder shadows, but still looks fab on its own.
So that's what I purchased before my holiday :)
what do you think of my purchases? What have you been buying lately?