Hi everyone! It's been a while... well, a few days. I feel like I haven't stopped all week! This is literally the first time I've sat down and had time to relax by myself in what seems like ages.
I wanted to show you what I wore today, and also wanted to share a few bits and pieces that I got on my friend and I's shopping trip to the Trafford Centre yesterday. I got some awesome things and I'm so excited, eeee!
Anyway, first off, here's my outfit of the day...
My bag, as pretty much always, is the Alexander Wang Rocco.
The "Drink Coca-Cola" tshirt I'm wearing is actually one of the first things I got from the Trafford Centre, I couldn't wait to wear it. I got it from River Island in the sale section for £10. It was actually still scanning at full price (£20) at the till, but it had a sale ticket on it so the girl took it down to the price it said for me. :)
The shirt, as you've probably seen before is from Zara.
My hat is from Carhartt. I'm really loving boy beanies at the moment. I curled my hair with a mix of GHD flat iron and my Jose Eber curling iron so my hair would get a bit of volume (for once in it's life!) Grr. Any tips/products for getting light, voluminous hair would be greatly appreciated!
Skinny jeans are the "Second Skin" jeans from Cheap Monday.
Shoes are from Converse and my watch is the Michael Kors silver and gold MK5137.
So now for the exciting bit! On to the haul....
No word of a lie, this is how much we came back with. Bank account zeroed, daren't look.
I'll have to get round to taking some good pictures of the clothing items I bought. I took some to put in this post but none of the pictures do the items any justice, so I thought I'd just show you some of the makeup and bitty bobs that I got for now.
First off, we went to the Shu Uemura counter at Selfridges because my friend wanted to repurchase a foundation that she'd first got in Hong Kong. While I was there I was eyeing up the Karl Lagerfeld collection and decided to pick up a pair of eyelash curlers. I currently use Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, and have done for years. My original pair has served me well, but I accidently lost one of the refil pads and have been surviving on buying cheap-ass curlers and using their pads in my curlers instead (why does noone sell the refils!?)
Anyway, it got to the point where my eyelashes were being bent in half rather than curled, so I thought it was time to repurchase. Cease the moment, and all that. These limited edition KL curlers are the same price as the originals but come with a cute dangly Mon Shu girl and red curling pads. SOLD.
We then turned round and found ourselves at the MAC counter. I knew I wanted a lippy, but didn't quite know which. After reading THIS post by The Tattooed Tea Lady the other day, I fell for the colour "Chatterbox" (the pinky one on the right of my picture) so grabbed that one straight away, but then saw the amazing "Up The Amp" which is a purply colour and that decided to come with me too. Deffo my new fave.
I also picked up one of my favourite MAC products ever, the trusty eyebrow pencil in the colour "Spiked". I first used this product a couple of years ago and never repurchased as I started using powder to fill in my eyebrows, however, for days where I can't be bothered finding, cleaning and using a brush to give my eyebrows some shape, I'm going to use this little baby.
Died a little inside when I got to the counter and they told me the price. Y SO EXPENSIV? But it's okay, it's nearly my birthday....*ahem*
Speaking of nearly my birthday - how many times can I use that excuse? - I may have accidently bought something AMAZING. But obviously as it's a "surprise" I can't let the cat out of the bag, can I?
Here's a sneaky peak....whatever could it be?!
Anyway, that's all I'm showing you for now from the Trafford Haul. If you're interested I will show you the clothing items soon, but I just wanted to share one last bargain before I go. I went into Superdrug today to stock up on some Batiste Dry Shampoo (despise paying the price but NEED dry shampoo in my life) when I came across this ammmmmazing deal.
Buy one...get TWO free.
It's not Batiste, but for that price, who really cares? How different can dry shampoos be, anyway? It's the Superdrug's own brand dry shampoo, so I decided to buy two (at £1.99 each for 150ml) which meant I got FOUR for free. Bargs of the century, right? I just grabbed every scent - except the chocolate as I don't want to be going round smelling like a Mars bar - so I can see which ones I like.
They all smell pretty nice, to be honest. I think my favourite are the purple and green ones, which is a bummer as those are the ones I only picked up one of!