Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Pre-holiday haul.

Hello everyone,
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?


  1. Lovely haul! The bag is gorgeous :) xx

    // Inês Paúl //

  2. I really want to try the baby lips! and i'm oh so tempted to try the colour tattoo, i swatched one in stoor earlier, god knows why i didn't pick one up!!

    1. You should try both of them :) I love the colour tattoos, I need them all! x

  3. Great post, thanks for sharing!:)

    I'm running a giveaway on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out..

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

  4. I really enjoyed reading this your writing style is so good! Love everythign you've picked up, I have the Pink Punch baby lips and although it is quite a bright pink it smells gorgeous, I've also tried the peach one and thats lovely aswell!

    Imogen <3

    1. Aw thank you Imogen! + I really want to try some more of them :) x

  5. Love that detail on the collar! So pretty! Your purse is cute too. I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party every Friday. Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. :)

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  6. Love all the stuff you've got! Especially the bag and blouse! ♥

    huugs ✌


  7. Replies
    1. Thank you :) it's now my favourite bag! X

  8. I have the sweet tart lip butter, i love it!

    wanna follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? ♡

  9. Love the top, its so pretty !

    would love i if you checked out my blog

    Mimi x.


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