Thursday, 15 May 2014

Collective Haul : Spring Clothing and Beauty Edit

So this month I planned on placing myself on a spending ban, who was I kidding? it was never going to happen was it?! I've been quite naughty and bought a lot of stuff already and I only got paid two weeks ago, oops...

Last Sunday me and Dan headed to Meadowhall to take the watch back that he bought for my birthday to have some links taken out, as I've had it over a month already and haven't yet been able to wear it. We thought we might as well do some shopping whilst there, however I was feeling pretty down and for once shopping wasn't putting a smile on my face, what's that all about?! so I only bought a few bits on this occasion...

Real Techniques Shading Brush £7.99 Boots

Most of my brushes are getting a little bit tatty now and it's about time I got some new ones, first off I decided that I needed a new shading brush, as I've been experimenting with eyeshadows a lot more recently. I love Real Techniques and the majority of my brushes are from the brand, the bristles are so soft, they don't shed and they're the best I've tried so far when it comes to application, so I thought I would try their shading brush too.

Topshop Cream Blush in Flush £7

Sarah from Andbeautyorsomething and Zoe from ZoeLouandthebeautyblog are thee biggest influencers when it comes to my beauty purchases and of course when they both told me that I needed a cream blusher, I went straight out and bought one! Sarah has also done a post on her Topshop makeup here and this swayed my decision as to which brand to go for. I picked up the colour Flush which matches the Patent Polish Lip Pencil I got from MAC. When I saw the latest lip products from MAC at the counter I knew I had to give one a try, they had some gorgeous colours perfect for S/S and I ended up going for the colour Go For Girlie. The peachy pink tone of both these products is perfect for the coming seasons to spruce up any spring makeup bag.

MAC Patent Polish Lip Pencil in Go For Girlie £14.50

After the fail of a shopping trip Sunday, I decided to pop into our local town on my own on Tuesday, as I seem to get more shopping done when I'm pop my own, maybe because of the lack of the word no?! and I had no other plans, this is when I bought most of my purchases, Success!

Primark Black and White Striped Dress was £13 now £5

I wanted this Black and cream striped dress from Primark for a while, I love stripes and adore the bow tie back, however when I went to pick it up with my mum she really didn't like it and easily swayed by others opinions, I didn't buy it. Then when I went shopping this week I saw it in the sale at just £5! I couldn't not buy it, even if I only wear it once it's worth the money, right?! I plan on teaming it with tan accessories for my summer take on the monochrome trend.

Primark Tan Sandals £12

I loved the look of these sandals as soon as I saw them, they just look like the kind of staple sandals that go with anything and that you keep in your wardrobe forever. They're pretty timeless so I know I'll get a lot of wear out of them and for just £12 I think they're perfect!

River Island Black Strappy Cami Top £14

I'm obsessed with basics and I'm not too brave when it comes to colour, I like buying items that will go with everything, so my wardrobe mainly consists of black, white, cream and brown items, what can I say? I love my neutrals, with the odd pop of colour if I'm feeling brave. I already have a cream cami so I went on the hunt for a black one and came across this one in River Island. I love the straps across the front, as it gives the plain cami a twist, making it perfect to dress up those casual jeans or skirt. I also wanted the pink one after seeing Hannah Ripley from Cosmetic Crave wearing one, but they didn't have it in my local store. I tried!

River Island Gold Tone Cut Out Leaf Thumb Ring £2 and Target Breast Cancer Bracelet £2

I always see people with thumb rings and I think they give a pretty outfit a bit of an edge, so I decided to have a look in River Island and came across this gold plated thumb ring which I thought was perfect for me. I also picked up this charity bracelet as I love to give money back to charity where I can and this bracelet is super cute too, I haven't taken it off my wrist since I put it on.

Onto the makeup...

I've heard lots of bloggers rave about the Vichy Dermablend foundation and how good the coverage is, so when I spotted it on offer in boots, I thought I'd give it a go. The only thing I was unsure about is the colour range, I chose the lightest one in 115 as all the rest were far too orange for me but i'm excited to see how it goes.

L'oreal Bronzing Powder in shade 06 13g £7.99

I picked up this Loreal bronzer because Sarah from andbeautyorsomething had raved about it and likened it to the Nars Laguna Bronzer which I have lusted after for a very long time, so before I decide to fork out for that, I decided to give this one a go.

L'oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in Light £8.49

The Loreal Lumi Magique is a repurchase, I actually included it in my April favourites post here. I love this for brightening and highlighting, it's the perfect all round concealer for an added glow.

Bourjois Volume Glam Ultra Curl Mascara £7.99

Being as though Boots had 3 for 2 on, as per, I decided to try out a new mascara and loved the look of this Bourjois one. I'm a sucker for packaging, as most of you will know, and this one will look perfect in my handbag, how sad am I?! It claims to add volume, length and curl, which is a pretty big promise! So I'm excited to see how this one goes too.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette £37 Feel Unique

I actually have quite a few clients who adore makeup just as much as me, and one of them came in last week ecstatic to tell me that she had ordered the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and that she had a £10 off code for me so that I could get it too! I thought this was so sweet and I was praying it would still be working come payday, luckily it was and this arrived at my door within a few days. I'm already in love with this palette and have used it everyday. I will do a more in depth review when I've trialed it!
Sorry guys but the code has now ended :(

Have you been spending too much lately? What did you buy?


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