Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Collective Haul | Beauty & Clothes

Sooo I did a bit of shopping. The sad thing is that this isn't actually everything I've bought. Some bits are still on the way and other things I forgot to take photographs of..oops! 

 These three pieces are from good old Penneys/Primark. They really have some nice bits in there at the moment and I was really restrained with just these three bits (and a statement necklace that I was wearing at the time of taking the photos) I have been after a white blazer for ages and eventually spotted this one. I'm not the biggest fan of the buttons so I am planning on replacing them with something less noticeable. It was only €25 too, so I couldn't really leave it behind. This mint clutch was an impulse buy, it's absolutely massive so I'll be able to fit all my essentials (and the kitchen sink) in it for a night out! I had my eye on these shoes for ages and I know they will be a firm staple in my wardrobe this summer. They are surprisingly comfortable and I'm tempted to get them in the other colours too! 

I literally have just went crazy for make-up lately. First place that was hit was the Barry M stand, when I seen they had released new shades in the Gelly Hi Shine range I had to get my hands on them. I am such a massive fan of the Gelly Hi Shine's and these colours are perfect for the Summer. I picked up Rose Hip (Light Pink), Almond (Nude), Pink Punch (Dark Pink) and Damson (Blue). My lovely boyfriend treated me to the Naked 3 palette and I am in love. It has colours that I would never normally go for but after trying them I have found that they are so amazingly wearable and of course as all Urban Decay eyeshadows are, amazing quality. I'm planning on doing an entire review on it even though there are already a million and one across the internet. After getting major skin envy after seeing one of Orla's instagram pictures I went out that day and bought the No.7 Stay Perfect Superlight foundation, again I am planning on doing an full review on this but so far I am loving it for lighter coverage days! Since I had one of those pesky No.7 vouchers that I just had to spend I ended up picking up this Naturally Sunkissed Facial Gradual Tan too. This is brilliant for bringing some colour to my face while still moisturising. As a self confessed mascara addict I couldn't resist picking up this newbie from Bourjois, the wand is so unusual! On a random food trip to Aldi I spotted these look a likes. They reminded me so much of the Aussie packaging and at €2.50 a bottle I had to give them a go. I haven't tried them yet but I will be sure to let you know how I get on. I found this Michel Mercier brush in TK Maxx for €9.99. I remember hearing good things about these brushes a couple of years ago and decided to try it out since my poor Tangle Teaser is on its last legs. I love the fact that it has a handle but other than that I haven't found much of a difference! After having such a good experience with the This Works Sleep Spray I decided to give the balm a go, and I am happy to report back and say it works just as well. This is so handy for travelling because it is so much smaller than the spray and I've really enjoyed using it.

I finally caved to the hype and got the Alexa Chung book. I got it off the app Depop (which I am literally addicted to!) and to be honest I did only order this to have in the background of some of my blog pictures but I have really been enjoying flicking through it. I never buy actual books anymore because of my Kindle so this is nice for a change. After hearing so many rave reviews I bought the Louise Young Super Foundation brush - this brush is insanely soft! I am currently trying it out with my different foundations and it just works amazingly well with all of them so far! Finally was a sneaky purchase off Amazon and was this beautiful Kate Spade phone case. I have been coveting all things Kate Spade lately and this was the only thing I would allow myself to buy.

So those are a few or my more recent purchases, as I said I still have a few make up bits on the way so expect lots of reviews coming up!


  1. I love the look of that blazer, I've been on the hunt for a white one for SO long now but I just can't find the right one. I know exactly what I'm looking for but it's so difficult to find! x