Monday, 27 February 2012

H for Haul

New jacket from Miss Selfridge 
 £52 but £46 with student discount

mentioned in my post yesterday that I went to the Fort in Manchester and I thought I would share my purchases with you all. I have been looking for a leather jacket for ages, I had almost given up hope on finding one I liked. My mum's friend wanted to go in outlet which has a few different shops and I am so glad she did as I stumbled across this beauty. It is lightweight and very soft which makes me happy, the zips and buttons give it a slight edginess but it is a simple easy to wear style. It is safe to say that I am in love, I haven't worn any of my other coats since I bought it. 

Revlon Colorstay in Ivory - £12.49

My main reason for going shopping was to get a new foundation. I have never found my perfect foundation so I always change when I need in a new one. I have heard a few good things about the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation however the palest shade was far too orange-y for me as I have quite pale skin - a problem I have with a lot of foundations. After seeing Leanne from Thunder and Threads rave about Revlon colorstay, I thought I would give it a try as she has pale skin like me. I have only used twice however I am impressed with the colour, it is ivory not orange. I plan to do a full review after using for a bit longer however I am impressed so far. 

 Sleek Brow Kit in Light - £7.99

One very good reason to visit the big Superdrug at the fort is that it sells sleek make-up. I have been eyeing up there products for a while now however the Lancaster Superdrug (which I use the most) doesn't stock sleek so I was very happy to have a look. The thing which I was desperate for was the brow kit as I have heard so many good things about it and I am really into brows at the moment. Again, I have only used this twice but I am already in love, it has definitely lived up to my expectations. 

 OPI Nail Lacquer in Be a Dahlia Won't You and Suzi Says Feng Shui 
Free gift (worth £11 each)

I also received two packages in the post this weekend. The first one I got was my two OPI nail varnishes which were a free gift for my glamour subscription. I would never pay £11 for a nail varnish so I am glad I got them for free as I want to see if they are worth the £11 price tag. I haven't tried them yet but I would recommend getting the subscription as it was £6 for 6 magazines and a free gift which is worth £22 - even it is not your favourite magazine or nail polishes it is worth it just to try them all out.

 Benefit Erase Paste in Light

I have been eyeing up benefit's erase paste for ages as I have heard so many amazing things about it. I am a sucker for concealer, I will try anything that claims to get rid of dark under eye circles (should my eyes be this bad at 20?!) and redness. The only thing putting me off getting this was the price at nearly £20 it is a lot to spend on a concealer however I was getting my mum the confessions of a concealaholic from benefit for mothers day (I am very organised) and I decided to treat myself as my bursary came last week. It only came this afternoon so I am yet to try it out but I am looking forward to getting up tomorrow so I can test it out. 

 Keep Calm Print
2 for £5

Bubble bath print
2 for £5

My final purchase of the weekend was these two canvas' from b&m bargains. My mum wanted a new print for her bedroom and b&m sell cheap wall art so we went in for a look. I was helping my mum look when I came across the pink one. It is so me, I love bubble baths - I spend hours in the bath reading and pampering myself so I had to get it. The canvas was £3 alone but it was part of a two for £5 offer so I decided to pick up the keep calm and drink tea one up as well as I love tea and it is green like my bedroom at home.

Sorry for rambling on for so long, well done to all readers who made it to this point xo


  1. I had totally given up on leather jackets till I saw this too :)
    Really want to try that brow kit :)

    Laura xoxo

    1. I would definitely recommend the brow kit, I don't know how I ever lived without it xx

  2. Love those two OPI colours, so pretty!

  3. I have been using Benefit Bo-oing, what do you think of the erase paste? Also I'd have no idea how to use a brow kit so have been staying well away! x

    1. I also have boi-ing and I think that erase paste is much better for under the eyes but they both work fine on blemishes. I would really recommend the sleek one, it is really easy to use and the product is great x