Monday, 12 May 2014

NEW IN: BEAUTY, BAGS AND MORE

 Okay, let's all just take a moment. Why yes, that is a hot pink jelly handbag. I am obsessed with this, I'm not sure if it's my inner five year old, or the fact that I'm an Essex girl and have a bit of a thing for all things very slightly tacky, but either way, this was coming home with me as soon as I saw it. It's surprisingly roomy and the perfect size for nights out. It's something a bit different and as it was from TK Maxx, it's not something you see all over the place either, definitely a statement bag!
 I am a total sucker for a statement necklace and as soon as I saw this beauty for just £6 in Primark, I just had to have it. I think it looks so much more expensive than it actually was and the colours are just perfect for this time of year. 
 I almost always leave with new PJs when I go to Primark and this time was no different. These little shorts were only £4 and the vest top just £2.50, which is a total bargain. I love the print on these shorts, there was actually a matching tee which I was tempted by, but the material was a little thick and with the nights slowly getting warmer I figured the little strappy vest was a bit more seasonally appropriate.
 A little gift shop in my town had a 'half off everything' sale, and that included a wide range of Lily Flame candles which excited me greatly. I decided to go for Powder Puff as I hadn't had this one before. It's actually very similar to my Lily Flame favourite 'Fairy Dust', but not quite as complex a scent. This is very soft and powdery (could you have guessed?), it's lovely, gentle and girly - fab for burning before you have people over and want your house to smell pretty - just me?
 Armed with a gift card from my birthday, I decided some new Topshop make up was in order (when is new Topshop make up not in order? Let's be real). I picked up the much hyped powder highlight in 'Crescent Moon', which I've been wanting for the longest time now. I love a powder highlight, but my collection is seriously lacking. Lacking in that I had two, so another one was totally justified. I'll update you with my thoughts on this in the near future! I also picked up a powder blush in the shade 'Good Girl' which is beautiful light candy pink with a subtle shimmer. Then finally a lip bullet in 'There She Goes', which looks to be a shimmery light coral/ nude shade - I'm not really one for frosty or shimmery lip shades, but something about this made me buy it. It could be a disaster, but I suppose we'll find out soon!
 As Boots had 3 for 2 on all make up, it seemed rude not to stock up. And as I needed a new primer, I decided to finally give 'Baby Skin' a try, I've heard lots about it and anything that claims to be an 'instant pore eraser' is worth a shot in my book. You're probably bored to death of reviews of this, but it's likely I'll do one anyway, so let me know if you'd be interested in that! Apparently on a bit of a Maybelline hype, I also picked up the 'Fit Me' powder and concealer as I've heard good things and am getting a bit bored of my Rimmel Stay Matte and thought I'd give the highstreet another chance before going back to my beloved Benefit 'Hello Flawless' powder or MAC 'MSF Natural'. I got a slightly darker shade '315' as it's finally fake tan season, with the shade '220' in the concealer, which is slightly lighter than the powder, but looks to be a good match. Again, I'll update you on my thoughts!
Speaking of fake tan season, I am so glad to have this tan back in my life. I honestly have never found another gradual tanner that compares to it for me. This one smells like cocoa butter and gives a beautiful natural tan which can be built up over time. It's fab for all skin tones and it adapts to your skin tone, meaning you get the best colour for you. Perfection!

What have you been buying lately?

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9 comments:

  1. That bag is gorgeous!! I love your little Chloe's Way mug too :) xx
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  2. I really want to try Topshop make-up, however my local store is absolutely tiny and only stocks their nail polish! :(
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    Ellie x

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  3. Oh the Topshop blush looks like such a lovely colour. Do let us know how you get on!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  4. So many lovely things. I adore the bag, the color is just incredible and very pretty necklace too :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  5. I can't believe that necklace is from Primark, it's so nice!

    LauraThinksAbout

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  6. I love Powder Puff, I have the Fairy Dust candle and the smell is just to die for!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  7. I think everything in your life is pink and girly, but I'm jealous!

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