Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Haul time...

So five years ago yesterday, when we were just teens, my boyfriend said 'Will you be my girlfriend?' and I said 'Yeah alright then'. And to celebrate this occasion we spent the day together in Westfield London, did some shopping, had a nice meal and then got a DVD for the evening (which we didn't realise was actually in Polish with English subtitles, how cultured of us!) My boyfriend very kindly put some money in a card for me and I bought quite a few bits and bobs, and got some good bargs that I will tell you all about here! :)

I have jumped on to the bandwagon and got one of these basket bags from Zara. Not the cheapest bag in the world at £39.99 but I love it, it's really sturdy and big and I will be able to fit all my uni stuff in it come September.

Next up, I bought myself this month's Cosmo, and with it came a very cute little miss guided nail polish in a very pretty hot pink colour! I shall be reading this in a little while with a cup of tea :)

I've been toying with the idea of putting some pink through my hair and when I saw this I had to get it! It's comb in pink rose hair dye which washes out, so perfect for my experimentations! I bought this for £6 Urban Outfitters, but I'm pretty sure they sell this in Topshop too! Can't wait to use it, I shall report back!

Also from Urban Outfitters I got this really pretty sheer polka dot peplum top. It was only £10 down from £35 so let's face it, that's a barg! There was only a Medium left which is a little bit baggy on my but I pulled my waist belt around the middle, just above the peplum bit and it looked great so I had to get it!

This new Benefit foundation, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow, has been all bloggers everywhere have been talking about and I fancied a piece of the action! I have heard mixed reviews but I think that it probably differs between skin types and for me personally, this sounded like just what I need. The Benefit makeup artist matched me to the shade 'Honey' and I really liked the dewy effect it creates! I am wearing it again today and I'm already falling in love with it!! A full review is on its way once I've tried it out properly.

Now I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to piercings and tattoos and the like, so any way I can cheat these looks, I will! These Ear cuffs were £6.50 from Topshop, which I thought was actually quite good value considering you get four in a pack! They are so cute and look really nice with hair up or just clipped back!

This beauty was in my Wish list last week and when I saw it in real life in Topshop, I loved it even more! It was £8.50 and I got 10% student discount so only paid £7.65!

When I buy my lunch for work at boots most days, I accumulate lots of No7 vouchers! So I put them to use by buying this Beautiful Skin Eye Makeup Remover which was meant to be £8.50 but with the £5 off I got it for £3.50! Definite barg. I used it last night and it took my eye makeup off really well, so I may do a review on this when I've used it a bit more.

Also with a No7 £5 off voucher I got myself this Concealer brush for £3 down from £8! I am yet to use this so will let you know how it goes!

Also from Boots, I picked up this  Bourjois Nail Polish Remover because I have heard a lot about it on blogs and Youtube and wanted to see how it worked! I took my nail polish off with this last night and really liked it! It's really easy to use and saves a lot of time and cotton pads and was only £4.99!

I ranted and raved about this product in my Tea tree Must haves post and this is the third time I've repurchased this Skin Clearing Lotion from The Body Shop. It's amazing, it does wonders for my skin and I'd really recommend it! But It is £7 for only 50ml and it goes quite quickly!

I've read a lot about Lush's Toner Waters and wanted to try them so I went in store and spoke to the shop assistant who recommended either this Eau Roma Water or the Breath of Fresh Air one for my skin type. I decided to get the smaller bottle of this for £3.75 to see how it went and perhaps when this runs out I'll also try the Breath of Fresh Air!

I also went ahead and got the Comforter Bubble Bar from Lush. I have read lots of good reviews about this product and really wanted to try it and when I smelt it in the shop, my mind was made up! And although it is quite steep at £4.15 it can be broken into 5 pieces for 5 different baths so really that's quite good value for money.

Saving the best barg for last, I went to the models own bottle bar and discovered that they were doing an offer where you could mix and match any 3 nail polishes for £12 and then you also get a free gift! You could choose out of a nail art pen and the bubblegum nail polish and as I already have enough nail art pens I chose the polish! (as if I don't have enough of those too!) So four models own nail polishes for £12 is good going I say!

I also ordered this beautiful Maxi Skirt from Topshop online when I got in, as they didn't have my size in store and I'm soooo excited for it to come! 

That's all for my Haul! (see what I did there!) Hope you enjoyed the read!


  1. Love the bag :) and the blue/ pink shimmer nail varnish is so pretty! Great haul :) xx


    1. Thankyou! I've got that colour on now it's so pretty :) xx

  2. What a great haul. That comb in hair colour sounds like a great idea! :)

    & Happy anniversary to you and your boyfriend, what a lovely way to spend the day.

    Laura xx

  3. Cute haul! Some things I really want there. Can't wait to see how the hair colours go - I want to try those!


    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to do a post on it :)xx

  4. Hey Georgia, have mentioned you in my Liebster Blog post, thanks for the nomination! :-)

    Vanessa x

    ha ha, but really though -- this comb in color looks SO interesting! i'm thinking of trying to comb in some color sometime soon. i just don't think my work allows "garish" hair colors. ("garish" is their vernacular, not mine!)
    as much as i love all things lush, i sort of gave up on their toners (too drying/expensive!) and started making my own. i would love to know your thoughts on eau roma water though!


    1. Haha great minds think alike ;) gotta love Ikea!!
      Yess I'm worried about work too but apparently it washes out in 2-3 washes so if I do it over the weekend, should be fine!!
      Yeah I have heard some not so good reviews of the lush toners too, that's why I got a little one, to see if it works! Have you done a post on making your own toners? I'd love to see!

  6. So jealous of your haul, I want the ZARA bag so much! Would you say the price is worth it?! xx

  7. I do think it's worth it because it's such good quality, it's really well made and I think it's going to last me a long time!

  8. I love posts like this! Sounds like you had a lovely day and you bought some really great stuff. I also have the Bourjois Nail Polish remover and feel in love with it as soon as I used it! And you have just reminded me to buy the new copy of Cosmopolitan, so thanks :)


  9. That's a great haul! I have hed kandi beach party and I bloomin' love it! xx

    p.s loving your blog name :-)


    1. I love it too! I have it on now and it's so nice and bright it's distracting me from the rain! haha
      ahh thanks! Great minds think alike! ;)

  10. Just found your blog and it's grand! Followed :) x



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