Friday 3 July 2015

Shopaholic Splurge

Today I'm back with another collective haul. It's a haul in a long line of hauls, which, you can find in my blog archive if you wish to read those and have a nosy of what I've been buying lately. 


When Freedom Makeup launched recently it was obvious I were going to make a sneaky purchase. I'm a huge fan of Makeup Revolution and these are the sister brand of those guys, and with that in mind, I picked up a couple of bits. I got: 2 lipsticks in born with it and whispers - £1 each. The Innocent Collection and Romance and Jewels eyeshadow palettes. And a nail polish in shade 405 - an absolute fave polish right now. 

I've wrote a few reviews on the brand here, here and here.


Nightie | F&F at Tesco - This nightie is part of the Fifty Shades of Grey exclusive nightwear collection for F&F. I'm a fan of the films and own numerous merchandise - Though none of it is any of what I've picked up myself and they've been kind of the 'jokey gifts' from the family. I saw this in the clearance section at Tesco and decided to pick it up. The full-price is £19.99, so this had gone down quite dramatically. It's not the typical 'sexy' nightwear I'd associate with a film like Fifty Shades, which is why I picked it up. It's quite baggy, winged and so, so comfortable, but it's very short, so I wear it with pants.

I also picked up 2 pairs of Summer shoes - The first pair are from F&F at Tesco. I fell so in love with the rose gold and quickly snapped them up. They definitely aren't the typical sandals that I tend to go for, but I really love them and an added bonus, they were only £14. The second pair are from Peacocks. I picked these up in Llandudno, North Wales and instantly fell in love. They have this very cool, summery look about them and the vibrant, floral print is just gorgeous. They could definitely be taken from day to night and for £22 are a complete steal (Currently on offer for £17.60. Subject to change).

I've wanted a rucksack for such a long time and have spent quite a while looking online and in-store for the perfect one. I found this one one on asos for £32 and I love it so much. My Mum and Step-Dad very kindly treated me. I really like the colours and think they are the perfect mix for Summer. I also think the gold detailing makes it look quite classy.

Homeware / Stationary / Entertainment

Notepads | Tesco Clearance Section - I love a good bargain and when I saw these in the clearance section at Tesco's I quickly popped them in my basket. It's not that I necessarily need anymore notebooks, but when you're a blogger you can never have to many right? I think they are great for just taking notes and planning idea's out for blog posts. They were a steal at £2.50 for both. 

Starfish Dish | Asda - £2. I found this little gem in the homeware section at asda. It's a nice piece and greatly made considering it's low price. I thought I'd use this for storing little trinkets or pieces of jewellery in, but currently it's just sat on my beauty table looking pretty.

I recently took a trip to Lake Windermere and popped into The World of Beatrix Potter. No matter where I go I always find myself raiding the gift shop and on this occasion they were no exception. I'm not a collector of Beatrix Potter books, but I loved the film, so picked up this limited edition 'miniature letters' book. It's such a cute little book, and if I'm honest it's the rose gold detailing that sold me really - £7.99. I also picked up this bookmark, which is quite cute. The car park was running out, so unfortunately, we only managed to raid the gift shop on this occasion, but we are definitely going to go back. 

I also picked up this Bombay London mug from Lily Rose Co. Probably the most expensive mug I've ever bough at £9.20, but I really, really love it. It comes in a fancy box too. I could of bought everything off of Lily Rose Co, everything is so gorgeous.

A couple more Fifty Shades of Grey purchases... I picked up the new Grey book (will review soon) and the movie, which came on the day - I've had it on pre-order since March. I'm aware I look like the ultimate Fifty Shades addict right now!

Sweet Treats

If you saw my American Candy taste test you'll know that B&M have recently started stocking American sweets. When I went in recently I decided to pick up some more of their bargain sweets. The peanut butter cookie dough bites are absolutely amazing. The Jolly Rancher chews I'm not to sure about... I found on first test they taste like paper, like the paper they are wrapped round, it does eventually go but I'd rather not taste paper to begin with. When I saw the Jaffa Cake spread from Asda I quickly picked it up. I can't think of anything better then chocolate and orange and this is actually really nice, not sickly at all, but I have to say it still doesn't beat my favourite Nutella.


  1. I've wanted one of those mugs for ages but I have so far resisted. They're gorgeous though and there's something lovely about having a mug with your own initial on.

    1. I saw that it was coming in stock and had seen them scattered around and really, really like them. I think its one of those items that quickly goes out of stock, so I picked it up xx

  2. I really, really love that mug!!! Cute items, what a lovely haul! <3

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  3. Love those rose gold sandals! I bought a backpack a few months ago and love it (even more than a standard bag I think!)

    She Likes to Shop

    1. I'm thinking exactly the same. I seem to get an achy shoulder from all the weight being put on one side but now it's weighed out between my 2 shoulders and makes life so much easier and less achy... so happy I got it x

  4. I love the Freedom 12 Pro Palettes, I think they're so much better quality than the MUR redemption palettes xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. I haven't tried to much of them yet. I really look forward to using it since you speak so highly of it xx

  5. Such great items ! Great Haul.

  6. I love all the items you've purchased! The mug however is my favorite one, it's really pretty! :)

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    1. I'm really loving the new book.. so good. Taking me longer to read than I thought x

  8. I love a haul! Love the gold sandals and mug <3 xx
    Glossy Boutique


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