Sunday, 7 April 2013

Pay Day Shopping Haul!



A combination of Easter, pay day, a spring clear out, recent work stress and some bad news prompted me to have a well-deserved shopping spree! I wanted to avoid going in all my regular shops (having sorted out my wardrobe I realised how many Topshop clothes I really do have!) and so ventured into others, such as Mango and Zara, that I haven't been in for a while. I didn't actually buy anything from Zara in the end (although we did bump into Phil Jones- the Manchester United defender- which was rather exciting!) but saw some nice things in there. Ditto with makeup- instead of going to my usual counters I went to Origins, Armani and Lush to try something new. 

I bought three tops in Mango. The red one is such a bold and gorgeous colour that I couldn't resist! The two white ones are a big different and will go with anything. After clearing out my wardrobe I found that I was definitely lacking in plain tops, so these were exactly what I was looking for. I also bought a bag from Warehouse to go with some nude shoes for an upcoming wedding, and a lovely white, floral top.

I've never bought any Origins products before but love the fact that they use all natural ingredients. I've got problematic skin at the moment and so these spot treatment products seemed just the ticket. The pads are used in place of toner in your night time routine (but in the morning just use your toner as normal). They are slightly exfoliating and are supposed to unclog all your pores and therefore clearout and prevent spots. The spot treatment gel speaks for itself really- you dab a bit onto the spot and it will heal it and reduce redness. Fingers crossed these both work!

I've had my eye on this Armani foundation for a while (The Maestro one). The lovely lady at the concession matched the right shade to my face and applied it all over. The results were fantastic, my skin looked so much better! It is specially designed for oily or problematic skin, and contains lotus flower which actually treats it- therefore helping your skin and acting as a skin care product while also doing its job as a foundation! It's a medium coverage but can be built upon, and lasts 12 hours. I can't wait to start using this regularly and will review it when I've been using it for a while! The Armani lipstick was a gorgeous natural shade- it moisturised my lips, made them glossy but not too shiny and was not at all sticky!

I've wanted to try a Lush Lip Scrub for ages now and I finally bought one! I've had dry and chapped lips recently and so my lipstick has not looked good when applied as it emphasises the chapped-ness. The scrub is meant to exfoliate and smooth your lips- and it tastes AMAZING!

Finally I bought my trusty John Frieda hair dye- this time in Deep Cherry Brown for a slight change- review to follow soon :)

What do you think? Anyone else got or want to try/buy any of these? Has anyone else been on a shopping spree recently?


10 comments:

  1. Fabulous haul lovely, I am loving the lace top and the white pepulm top they are ever so pretty. Gotta to love a haul post and you picked up some fabulous things. Thanks for sending me your link in tonights chat, your blog is lovely :) Following now.
    Danielle

    Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. Aw thank you so much hun! I know, it's my first shopping haul post too! Enjoyed writing it so think I'll be doing more in the future :) x x

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  2. I love your white peplum top! I can't get enough of peplum, though you are very brave wearing white! I am very clumsy and white wouldn't end well, hah! :) x

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    1. Aw thanks! Haha I know, it is either brave or slightly stupid- will have to stick a napkin in the top when I eat! x x

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  3. Aww I love your new tops! I just picked up one of the Lush lip scrubs the other day too =) xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! Aw, they taste so nice don't they?! x x

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  4. I love the red top!

    It's a great haul, I really need to go on a big shopping spree to stock up for spring!


    Photo-Jenn-ic



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    1. Thanks hun! I know, the colour grabbed me straight away! x x

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  5. The lacy tops are lovely! I love the Lush lib scrub, too - it tastes so good haha!
    I really like Origins products, hope they work for you :)
    Jesss xo

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    1. Aw thanks lovely! It really does taste amazing! I'm looking forward to trying out my origins products, yes, fingers crossed they clear up my spots! x x

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