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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