Monday, 21 January 2013

January Haul

This is a little haul to tide over those Monday blues - a combination of things from Christmas and since. It's been so long since I've had a proper shopping trip so the trip I took to Cambridge to visit my sister at university was well needed - and well deserved in my opinion!

Beauty


1 - Topshop Lipstick in Nevada
Ever since my friend pointed this colour out to me I've had it in the back of my mind every time I've visited a Topshop - it's a gorgeous matte nude shade - sort of a 'your lips but better' shade, which is something I've wanted for a while. As with other Topshop lipsticks, it goes on gorgeously but you do need moisturised lips as this will stick to the dry parts otherwise.

2 - Essie Nail Polish in Sole Mate
This is a lovely dark red colour, perfect for winter! I love the finish of Essie nail varnishes - they take two coats but are quick drying and last a good few days.

3 - Soap & Glory Perfume
I've already done a review on this which you can see here, but if you don't fancy the full review - this is basically amazing!

4 - Tweezers
My parents (ahem, I mean Santa) got me these in my stocking this Christmas and I just adore them! I'm not sure where they got them from, but they are adorable and make doing my eyebrows a dream!

5 - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus
This should be simple: I adore this powder. Yes, it is just powder, and before about a year ago I would have shunned this.. "£21.00 for just a simple powder?! Are people completely bonkers?!" but THIS IS AMAZING. It provides a gorgeous flawless finish for my makeup, reduces shine and makes my makeup last all day easily, without any budging. It also is great if I need a quick topup throughout the day. One thing I have been wondering if anyone else owns this - does anyone have any recommendations for a good brush to use with this? I'm not sure what I should be using!

Clothing




Anke Blouse from Monki in Huntsman Green
This blouse is quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe - so much so that I've already ordered another in the same style but in Cult Wine colour - more of an oxblood/burgundy. It's slightly sheer but nothing that a vest top can't hide, and has a lovely oversized fit, with sleeves that are slightly baggy but come back to a tighter cuff.


Primark Super Cosy Tights
Oh yes, the cult tights.. I finally went there! I haven't tried these yet but for anyone that hasn't heard of them - they are basically tights with a fleece inside - crucial for this snowy weather! I'm going to be wearing these under my suit to sixth form instead of leggings under tights, which I've been doing so far.


New Look slipper shoes
My mum got these for me in the sales a couple of weeks ago - gorgeous slipper shoes in an oxblood colour that were down to I think about £8-£9, which is amazing!


Primark jumper, £8
I bought this in Cambridge the other day and I adore it - it was £8 from Primark and I think it was part of their new Spring range. It's a waffle knit jumper with different shades of grey in it - with a slightly longer back than front. I just think it's gorgeous! It's surprisingly warm too, and for £8 where's the harm!


I hope you enjoyed the post, it's nice to have something new to post about! Ooh, and my new MUA palette has just arrived through the door with the post, so I may have to get started on some swatches and reviews of that!


35 comments:

  1. Love the anke blouse and the primark jumper! Great haul :)

    xxx

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  2. I really want that Soap and Glory perfume! Great haul :-)

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  3. I have no choice but love it

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  4. Fab haul hun! I bought the Primark cosy tights and they are amazing! Love the tweezers.

    Em

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    Em’s Mixed Bag

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    1. thank you! they are ridiculously warm, love it!x

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  5. Lovely things!

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    xxx

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  6. The Super cosy's are amazing. I just feel like living in them! ha

    Check out my lipstick giveaway MAC & more:
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    xx

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    1. i know what you mean, i love them!

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  7. Love that blouse ! And that essie polish is so pretty

    Liyana ♥
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  8. My Mac MSFN is my absolute favorite - hands down!
    Lovely favs :)

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  9. that essie polish looks amazing! and i looove primark's super cosys heheh
    -claris xxx
    shininglikesilver.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks lovely, they're both amazing!

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  10. Nice Haul! Especially the MAC-Powder!

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  11. Love the colour of the Essie nail varnish and New Look slipper shoes

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  12. The topshop lipstick in nevada is gorgeous will definetly visit topshop asap! Also love the primark jumper though I really wish we had Primark in Toronto :(

    Yaz.xX

    Hisociety101.blogspot.ca

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    1. it really is a lovely colour! awh that's such a shame!

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  13. LOVE the shoes! I've been looking for a pair like those recently x


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    1. thank you! they're gorgeously comfy as well :D

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  14. You got some really awesome stuff. I especially love the Topshop lip color and the gray sweater from Primark. Wish we had a Primark in the states. :)

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    1. thank you! so many people have said that about primark, I don't know why they don't just expand their shops!

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  15. Great haul - I will definitely get that Primark jumper, it looks so cosy :)


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  16. those tweezers are darling and I own a pair of the super cozy stockings and I am in love, soooo soft and warm.

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  17. I love the blouse and the shoes!

    lovely blog - I am following :)

    I would love it if you could check mine out sometime

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    xx

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  18. I use the Mac powder with a large powderbrush from mac for an easy dusting over the face, for more coverage i use the real techniques powderbrush or expert face brush, for an ever fuller coverage I would either press it on with a spunge or using an kabukilooking brush to really buff that sucker in!

    XOxo Frida

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