Collective Haul || New Look, Boots, Primark + More!

August 17, 2014

collective haul

Over the past few weeks, i've done some shopping. I've actually been quite good, because usually over summer I would buy quite a lot, which hasn't happened this year! I thought i'd show you what I got anyway.

collective haul primark a/w 14
 primark jacket a/w14
 First up, Primark. They have some really beautiful things in at the moment. Primark are really a complete hit and miss with me, they're either absolutely brilliant, or terrible, there's no in between. Right now I think they're fab. I picked up this beautiful black bag for a mere £8! And it feels like pretty good quality, considering the price!
This jacket could possibly be my favourite purchase of this year. I've been looking fr a light jacket in this style for ages, and now I think i've found the perfect one. And at only £13 (yes, really!) I couldn't exactly leave it, could I?

 As per usual, I also bought a fair few items from Boots. I swear it's impossible not to go in and buy something?
1.  Bleach London Hair Crayon in "Rose" I know I definitely do not need it, but i'd seen a couple of reviews floating around in the blogger world, and for only £4 i thought it might be worth giving it a try. I think i'm going to just 'colour in' the ends of my hair, but I will do a full review soon, as I loved the concept.
2.  Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in "Sugar Apple" I kept spotting this in Boots, but somehow convincing myself that I didn't need it. However, I finally caved, and let me tell you, it is absolutely beautiful.
3.  Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Pencil in "Purple"  When it comes to eyeliner, I only ever buy black, brown and nude. However, on impulse, I bought this, as it was 3 for 2 in Rimmel, and I have to say, I really like it I think it adds a subtle pop of colour to my look without being to "in your face". I just pop this along my waterline and i'm good to go.
4. Rimmel 60 Second Nail Varnish in "White Hot Love" I needed a new white nail varnish, and I picked this up, not realising it's a kind of pearly white. It's not what I needed, but I am a little bit obsessed with it, as it's really pretty.
5. Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in "08"  I basically live in red lipsticks, or subtle red lipbalms. I don't really own many nude lipsticks, and I wanted to change this, so I picked up this, as I know I love the Kate Moss lipsticks. Honestly, this is the perfect nude. It's seriously amazing. If you're near a Rimmel counter I really recommend you swatch this, and like me, you might be amazed.

superdrug haul
 Ah, Superdrug, why do you always lure me into your shops with offers on display? I was fully intending on walking past Superdrug, but I saw they had a whole heap of offers on, so of course I had to go in.
1. L'Oreal #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray I had seen this raved about in the beauty world, but I didn't buy it, because quite frankly I have never seen a spray like this that's worked. It was on offer for under £3 I believe, so i caved, and bought it. I've tried this since I bought it, and it's alright, but not amazing, and I probably won't repurchase it.
2. Superdrug De-Stressing Face Mask I read on someones blog (I can't remember who, sorry!) that this face mask was great, and I spotted it in Superdrug, and I snapped it up for a mere £2. I've used it a couple of times, and it leaves my face so soft!
3. Urban Fudge Iced Coconut Cocktail Hair Spray This was also on offer for something really cheap like £1.50, so of course I picked it up. It smells absolutely incredible, and I think it does a really good job f holding my hair. It's also a really handy size to pop into my bag for touch-ups.


Some of you may know that this movie came out earlier this week on DVD. I'd recently finished the book series, but was yet to see the movie. I popped into ASDA earlier this week, and picked it up, before having a movie day on Friday. It's absolutely incredible. I was worried after reading bad reviews, but I loved it! I recommend reading the book before watching the film, as there are parts that you would have no idea what was happening unless you'd read them, but it was great.

Finally, i went to New Look. I've been eyeing up these boots for a while, but every time i've gone in, they either haven't had my size, or i've just managed to talk myself out of buying them. However, I finally decided to buy them, and I do not regret spending the £25. They're really comfortable, sturdy, and they go with pretty much everything. New Look have some great shoes in right now, i'm definitely going to be buying more when I have money!

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  1. Lovely things you've bought :) I love the shoes!

  2. I cannot believe that mac was only £13 - bargain!
    I loved the Divergent book series and the film was pretty okay (although the ending was a bit crazy!)
    Oh, and those boots are gorgeous!

    Rachael at

    1. I know, I was completely shocked! It feels good quality too!
      Yeah, the ending was a little crazy, I still loved it, and the book series!
      And I know, I'm so happy I bought them!
      Thanks for your comment :)

  3. The shade of the rimmel lipstick you got is absolutely perfect!!

    pastel trash

    1. Thank you! Its absolutely beautiful, ive literally used it every day since ive got it!

  4. That Primark jacket is so lovely, and such a stunning colour too x

    1. Thanks so much! I think it's the perfect summer to autumn transition piece!