Sunday, 15 July 2012

Holiday Haul!

Morning bloggees!
So yesterday afternoon I finally got the chance to go for a spot of retail therapy - and let me tell you, it was much needed! I'm off on holiday in a couple of weeks so the focus of the shopping was lovely things for me to take on holiday; I was on a budget so I tried to be good and write a list of things I really needed for holiday, and promised myself I would only buy these things.. naturally as a female suffering from shopping withdrawal this didn't exactly go to plan, but I did get some lovely things, so I decided I'd do a little blog post to show you what I picked up on my expedition..

Oh! And seeing as the sun has appeared for the first time in what seems like months, I decided to do a little photography of everything in my garden - don't you think it makes everything look prettier?!



So the first thing is these two whatdoyoucallthems.. (I had to go ask an assistant where these were in the shop, and went for 'rings of festival head flowers', no doubt she thought I was a nutter)! These were from New Look, in the sale at 50% off, so they were £2 each, which I thought was pretty good! No idea when I'll wear them, but they're so cute that I'll probably pack em in my case anyway :)




Now these pyjama shorts are one of my favourite buys of the day - I first saw these on Becky's blog Rose Petals, where she'd bought them and I just thought they were gorgeous! And even better, these stitched fabric of gorgeousness' are from Primark! (yeah, that sentence didn't make much sense to me either..) These were a mindboggling £3, such a bargain for shorts worthy of Hollister standards.




Right, and then the summer footwear search began. I found these gorgeous sandals at New Look in the sale, in a size 6 (which I couldn't believe) for just £7 down from £14! In my opinion these are quite similar to the topshop sandals which have become popular at the moment, but those are £18 so I was very happy with these!




Onto the third New Look bargain! This mint crop top was in the sale for just £3, because it's a size 16 - now I am a size 8, but I thought I'd try it out and it actually looks really nice as a loose crop top, so that'll be great in summer! I'm not actually too much of a fan of tight crop tops unless you have the perfect size 0 toned stomach great figure, so this was a happy find for me!



Yay for tacky aviators! Now I have a bit of an issue with sunglasses - they just don't fit my face properly and I end up looking like a total doof. So this year, I decided to try out aviators and see if they'll work better - i'm hoping for that boho tumblr look, but we'll see! These were £4.99 from H&M.




I've been wanting a solid Lush perfume for absolutely ages, so when I caught sight of a Lush shop there was just no stopping me! I love love love the smell of this one, it's very floral and girly. This was £7, which was a mid range price out of the solid perfumes (they range from £4-10 for some reason). I adore this already, but I shall make sure to do a review on this at some point for you all, I know these are popular!


I'm sure everyone is very familiar with the £5 off No7 vouchers they're giving out at Boots at the moment, and I love these because it gives me a chance to try out some new stuff! With my latest voucher I bought the No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Dollar 340. This is a sort of marbled teal/blue/green colour which looks gorgeous in the bottle. I tried it out on my nails yesterday as you can see and I quite like it, though it's definitely a more wintery colour, maybe more suited to toenails for the summer. For £2 though (down from £7 with the voucher) it was a lovely bargain.


My last purchase of the day was this tea tree toner tab from Lush. I've bought this once before, I loved it and can't actually remember why I haven't repurchased since! You put it in the sink with hot water and use it to steam your face - then once you're done, you can use a clean flannel with the water to cleanse your face. I also got a tip from someone working there once that it's nice to put the excess water in a spritzer bottle and spray it over your face instead of rosewater as a cleansing spray. At 80p each, you really can't go wrong!


So that's everything I bought on my day out! The one thing I really still want to buy is a straw hat for holiday - just a little one for the beach or walking around towns - if anyone has a recommendation for a nice one please comment, I'm quite desperate to buy one!

Hope everyone's holiday shopping is going well, enjoy this brief day of sunshine!
Livs xo

16 comments:

  1. I absolutely love LUSH solid perfumes, they are fab for keeping in your handbag the price range is bizzare though isn't it!! Also have big love for tacky avaitars :)

    Em

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    Em's Mixed Bag

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    1. aren't they just! I know, it's like they've made the nicer ones more expensive which I don't understand :o
      thanks for reading em!

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  2. looks like you had such a good spree! love the little headbands, and they were such a steal! hah, i'm also loving the aviators from H&M, they're lurrrvly :)xo

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    1. oh i did, it was good to go shopping for once!
      i'm coming round to the aviators actually, reckon I can pull them off somehow haha!

      thanks for reading, love your blog!

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  3. I absolutely love your blog x it is so cute and I love the things you blog about ❤

    Please have a look at my blog x I look forward to reading more x

    http://littlesugarcube.blogspot.co.uk/ ❤

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  4. Love the headbands! So cute and summery!

    I'm your newest follower, hope you can check out my blog too :)

    www.thingsolivialoves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, love them! I will do, thankyou!
      Liv xo

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  5. The headbands are so cute and love those shorts. We are your newest followers and woudl love for you to come over and say hi!


    Stacie and Carly

    www.theislandsecret.com

    ps dont you love lush!!

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    1. aren't they just! thank you, I'll have a look now :)
      Liv xo

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  6. i love the floral shorts and the cute floral head bands!!!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  7. i'm toooootally in love with anything from lush!
    as for the tree toner tab: to make it last, you can dissolve 1/3 of it in a small spray bottle and use it as a daily facial toner. it makes it last a long time! i did this with their vitamin c tablet and it worked really well -- just didn't like how it dried out my skin (that's why i use a home made ice cube toner now instead!)
    i can honestly say i have never used a perfume from lush, but i've always wanted to! once of these days i'll get around to buying one :)
    take care miss lovely! (p.s. -- following you now! your button is also on my page!)

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. great tip, i'll make sure to do that thanks!
      you definitely should, I put this one on this morning (about 8/9 hours ago) and I still get whiffs of it every now and then, it's gorgeous!

      thank you so much, i'll put yours on mine now!
      liv xo

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  8. I want a straw hat too! :D

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. i can't find one anywhere aaah! maybe I'll find one when I go abroad :)
      I'll have a lookie at your blog xo

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