Thursday, 3 October 2013

Beauty & Fashion Haul

Hi everyone! It feels like I haven't blogged for a year but starting at college and a new job were completely new experiences for me and took some adjusting! When I have my work experience a couple of weeks ago I wanted to write a blog post about it but my laptop broke and corrupted my entire user so blogging wasn't even possible.
However, I'm back now with a new haul post showing you what I have purchased in the last month or so and I have many more posts lined up for you in the near future :)
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo £13 LINK
I've heard a lot of positive things about this product and I completely agree with the quality that was claimed. This is a really nice product to use a moisturiser in the evening and it sinks into your skin really well. I started to see a difference pretty quickly, I definitely recommend this!

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover £2 RRP £3.25 LINK
I was in need of some more eye make-up remover and although I usually research products online before I purchase them but I didn't have any internet so I purchased this on a discount offer for the one reason that it claims to be tested and formulated for sensitive eyes. Unfortunately this didn't work for me! This product made my eyes feel like they were burning and the skin on my eyelids soon started to flake off. If you have sensitive eyes, be careful!
Garnier 7 Days Aloe Vera Hand Cream £1.99 RRP £2.99 LINK
I've had my eye on this hand cream for a while as I'm a massive fan of the Garnier 7 days body lotion.When I saw it had £1 off in Superdrug, I picked it up straight away :)
St. Ives Gentle Apricot Scrub £2.14 RRP £4.29 LINK
Now I'm studying beauty therapy, I have learnt a lot about many different products. As much as I can't stand the feeling of scrubs on my skin, I picked this up to add an extra stage into my skincare.
L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution £3.25 RRP £4.99 LINK
I've used this once before and picked it up again because the other eye make-up remover was too harsh on my eyes and I currently can't get hold of my favourite which is the Taaj Micellar Water
Dr Bronner Magic Soap - Baby Mild £7 LINK
This product has 18 uses from shaving, shampoo alternative, body wash, and hand soap to washing make-up brushes. I have been using this to clean my make-up brushes and I really like it although, it tends to cause the drying time to increase by much more so maybe clean them earlier in the day.
L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss Light Shampoo £1.99 RRP £3.99 LINK
Both my shampoos run out and I wanted to try something new. This is specifically designed for long/dull hair which can get greasy and this seemed perfect for my hair. This is really nice and leaves your hair with a slight shine and very soft :)
17 Wild Metallics Eyes Cream Eyeshadow 'Wild Nude' £3.99 LINK
I saw this on Zoe's (Zoella) haul and loved the colour. It reminds me a lot of Maybelline's colour tattoo in the on and on bronze shade. I find the 17 one to be a lot creamier and easier to apply
L'Oréal Colour Infaillible Eyeshadow - 021 Sahara Treasure £6.99 LINK
These eyeshadows have always been on my wishlist and decided to pick one up as Boots had a buy one get one half price offer. These are nice but I feel like you have to work hard to get the true shade, maybe applying them wet will show more of the pigment.
Bourjois Liner Pinceau Liquid Eyeliner - Black £3.49 RRP £6.99 LINK
This is my favourite liquid eyeliner and needed a new one. Very quick and easy to apply and is also very pigmented!
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer - 1 Fair £4.19 LINK
If you haven't tried or heard of this concealer then you must be under a rock! I have purchased 4 of these now and really love the product! Be careful of the shades as the difference between 1 and 2 is very big
Two weeks ago I went to the Olympia Beauty Show with my mum and brought a lot of nail varnish as they were all discounted.

Pro Impressions 25 Pack Boomerang Nail Files £7.99 LINK
These are some of the best nail files you can find! Sounds weird but the boomerang shape fits the nail so much better than a traditional straight file.
Pro Impressions Cuticle Remover £3.50 LINK
We use this at college as part of our manicures and thought I would pick some up to practice the manicure routine on my family :)
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat Approx. £5.50 LINK
I stopped myself from purchasing this until the beauty show to get the discount and I already am really impressed by the quality!
Colour Club Professional Nail Lacquer - East Austin £5 LINK
I was looking for 'Reign in Spain' to be told it was limited edition however I was told this is the same shade so pick this up if you were looking for the other shade
China Glaze Nail Lacquer - Shell-O £4.70 LINK
I originally wanted 'Flip-flop Fantasy' but the company had to back order the colour because it was so popular. I thought this looked very similar and it is one of the brand's current biggest sellers so I thought I would give it a go.
Essie Fill the Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat £5.95 LINK
On my thumb I have some indents that is naturally re-ocurring when my nail grows. Under nail polish the ridges are still visible so I thought this would help to create a smoother canvas
Essie Nail Polish - Mint Candy Apple LINK, Saturday Disco Fever £4.45 each LINK
O.P.I Nail Lacquer - Lights of Emerald City LINK, Alpine Snow LINK, Heart Throb LINK, And This Little Piggy £6 each LINK
O.P.I Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer - Silent Stars Go By LINK, Kiss Me At Midnight £6 each LINK
I didn't get any Autumnal or Wintery nail polishes from Essie or O.P.I but I'm happy with the shades I did chose! The O.P.I liquid sand polishes are textured on the nail
New Look Tan Low Buckle Wedge Boots - Size 4 £24.99 LINK
I'm not one to go shopping for more shoes, especially boots as I'm fairly tall and don't need anymore height! I saw these and fell in love with them. The wede heel is fairly low and they are really comfortable.
Dorothy Perkins Black Party Bow Trim Pumps - Size 4 £16.10 RRP £23 LINK
My other black pumps are from Primark for £5 and seeing as it's almost winter it means more rain and the Primark pumps tend to get a lot of water inside. I thought these were really different to anything else I had seen available and with 30% off you can't really say no!
Topshop Peach Knitted Quilted Jumper £38 LINK
I was looking through my clothes and I didn't have anything suitable for the colder months at all and I absolutely loved this jumper from Topshop. It is really warm and looks really nice with a collar poking out at the top.
Topshop Grey Textured Ovoid Coat £78 LINK
My current coat I have actually had for 3 years and this really reminded me of a coat Topshop used to sell which I couldn't afford to purchase. I love the effect of the different shades and it is really warm so perfect for winter!
Topshop Green Guinea Pig Ankle Socks £3.50 LINK
I get so influenced by YouTube haul videos and as I love guinea pigs, when I saw these I knew I had to purchase them!
Primark Cream Jumper £12
I saw this in Primark and liked the design and the fact that it is fairly subtle. Perfect for winter with a statement necklace and is very warm!
Primark Mint Jumper £8
I really wanted a pastel blue jumper but I saw this instead and thought it was really nice although it is a plain colour. It has a fairly high nice so again it would look nice either with a collar poking out or with a statement necklace.
Primark Black and Mink Striped Dress £5
I'm not really one to wear dresses unless I'm going out somewhere but I really liked this one and for £5 it was a complete bargain! I thought this would look nice in the winter when it's a bit colder with the Topshop coat, some black tights and the brown New Look wedge boots :)

Primark Christmasy Slipper Boots - Size M (5-6) £6
I have the worst circulation in my feet it's terrible and they always seem to be absolutely freezing and look blue. I have tried so many things to warm them up, even thick thermal socks or having them in the sun for hours doesn't work. I was in Primark and I needed some more slippers and saw these slipper boots. They look very wintery and Christmasy but I really liked the design! The size Small 3-4 wasn't in stock so I had to pick up the Medium 5-6 although they are a tiny bit too big. These have warmed my feet up so well and I definitely will look at buying more slipper boots in the future.

Dorothy Perkins Tan Lace Up Brogues - Size 4 £15 RRP £23 LINK
I normally tend to wear pumps even in the winter but I saw these brogues in Dorothy Perkins and I really liked them. They were in the sale and are really comfortable to wear. I think these would also look nice with the Primark dress!

What have you been buying over the last month?
Have you purchased anything for winter yet?
Thank you for reading!


    1. Thank you for showing me a place where you can get OPI at a cheaper price. Love the socks so much definitely looking out for those when I next see a Topshop. I took a break from reading blogs for a while as I realised I end up spending so much money through people's recommendations! x

      1. You're welcome! They're so cute aren't they? haha :) I really should do that with YouTube videos, I spend too much from watching haul videos! :) x


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