Monday, 4 March 2013

Clothes and Makeup Haul: Half-term Shopping

After a good few hours shopping on Tuesday during half term, clothing wise, I only returned with two items and only one was from my wishlist I created and posted about (found here) which happened to be the high waisted 'Joni' jeans from Topshop. After trying on three different pairs and sizes I finally chose a navy pair (although appears black on photos) which are so comfy I love wearing them! Although £32.40 is quite out of my usual range, I feel for the quality and also the amount of wear I'll get out of them compensates for the high price. I intended to buy some shoes from Topshop (also found on my wishlist) but they were out of my size ):

I really love the sky blue jumper I picked up from zara, they had about 5 different colours available at least.. the grey one stood out to me at first  but didn't have my size and I have WAY too many grey things any way. Instead I felt the blue was such a lovely shade, not only suitable for spring but could be easily matched with other pieces of clothing to add some colour. The inside is extremely soft and the material isn't too heavy for the upcoming seasons which is a bonus! I'm unsure if the photographs pick up on this but the sleeves and neckline are intended to appear faded and add a worm affect to it which I just love. £19.99  is not a too bad price either.

| 1. Real Techniques - expert face brush £9.99 | 2. Maybelline - the rocket volume waterproof mascara £5.99 (introductory price) | 3. Rimmel - Glam eyes professional liquid liner £5.29 | 4. Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint - Blueberry £3.99  |

I bought quite a lot of makeup in one go (well for me at least) and in total this and a famous boots meal deal cost me nearly £30 which money wise I regret but love every item I bought. The rimmel liquid liner was a repurchase so that proves I really like this eyeliner, especially as it's very easy to apply and allows you to apply a thin line or even a thick wing depending on your mood for the day or the look you're after. I am a huge fan of maybelline volume extreme mascara and The Rocket was just a new a one to try as it had a very cheap introductory price at only £5.99, I have to buy the waterproof one as I have sensitive eyes which can be a pain when I want to get it off at night but it does a great job at staying on and remaining intensely black during the day. So far I am liking this mascara even though I  usually prefer a lot thicker and bigger brushes, it applies nicely and gives a lot of length yet lacks a little volume, it also worries me that it may not be as good as a mascara when it starts to dry out a little but i'll have to wait and see. The expert face brush was a purchase i've been longing after for months and month, it is definitely one of my new favourite brushes perfect for applying foundation, powder and also great for contouring/bronzer. I would recommend this brush to anyone! Although not usually hugely impressed with Barry M's usual line of nail polishes, the new gelly hi shine has really grabbed my attention! I don't want to go on about it too much as I have already posted a review on it (found here), but I not only love the colour which coincidentally matches the jumper but it has such great staying power and remains really bright.

I don't think one thing I purchased was a waste of money even though I did spend quite a lot that day which my bank account must hate me for. I bought so many nice things and the clothing items especially will get a lot of use out of and the makeup items i'm really impressed with.

I probably should hide my card away from my self now though before anymore damage is made..