Tuesday, 11 March 2014

MAC, Sleek, Rimmel, Accessorize And More Haul!

Helloo my lovelies,

On Saturday I went shopping in town with my boyfriend because I long needed a break from all my uni coursework which is why I haven't been posting as much as I usually would. Believe me I've had to resist the urge to give up and write a blog post many a time but I just don't have the time to put my best effort into it at the moment. I will be going back to posting 4/5 times a week when it's all finished though which (thankfully) is very soon! Anywaaay I ended up getting quite a few things but I still have another few bits and bobs on my list so you may well see a second haul before long! 

 Probably the most exciting thing I bought was a MAC lipstick in the shade Pink Pearl Pop, it's this gorgeous light pink and I looove it! It's a cremesheen lipstick although to me it looks sort of more like a Frost finish as it has tiny shimmery bits shot through it. I have four lipsticks on my MAC most wanted list at the moment so I was very, very restrained and only bought one but I have a feeling I'll be back before long...

 The next big thing I got was a new handbag! My current handbag is the Zara Office City bag which I do like but it is maaaassive which is great for when I have lots of textbooks or when I'm staying somewhere but for everyday it's just too big! I opted for this one from Accessorize because it's very Spring/Summer like and I love coral colours, plus it's smaller than the Zara Office City bag yet it still seems to fit loads into it. Usually with me when people say they can fit a lot into a bag, I'm like 'not my definition of a lot' because I carry a ridiculous amount of stuff around with me! But no.. this bag really is like a magic hideaway! I may do a what's in my bag with it to show you just how much stuff you can cram in here if you would be interested(??). It's not too dissimilar to the Michael Kors selma bag either, which I really love but just can't justify buying right now especially not in a pretty colour like this as it won't go with every outfit I wear.

 This bag also comes in a bright jade green colour which I love also and was debating between which colour to buy but I opted for the coral as I thought it would be more wearable with the clothes I wear. Who knows I may end up going back for the green!! It also comes in a navy shade and a pretty pastel, lilac shade which would also look really great for Spring!

This bag was only £32 pounds as well which is a bargain compared to the Michael Kors Selma!

 A little bit of a random purchase but I thought I'd throw it in anyway because I know how many people love Zoella! If by some chance you haven't heard of Zoella she's a You tuber and blogger and she's probably my biggest inspiration because like me she suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and she's given some pretty great advice on how to deal with them. So when I heard that she was going to be on the cover of Company magazine I just had to buy it! It also came with a free 'Company' mascara but I've not got high hopes for it since magazines own branded make-up never tends to be that great!

 As I'm sure you all know by now, Boots have 3 for 2 across everything in store right now so I thought I'd get myself in on some of that action! Firstly I picked up two bottles of my favourite ever foundation, Rimmel Wake Me Up in shade 100 and 201 for when I'm tanned. Then I picked up my favourite Concealer, Collections lasting perfection, two in shade 1 Fair and one in shade 3 Warm Medium for when I have fake tan on. The lady on the Boots counter actually said to me 'You do realise you've picked up all these in different shades' hahaha. I also got two samples of MAC's face and body foundation from Harvey Nichols in shades N5 for when I'm tanned and N2 for when I'm not. I'm really interested in buying this foundation but I have combination skin so I'm not too sure but I'd really like it for when I go to events where I'll be getting my photo taken as it doesn't have SPF in it. Have any of you tried it? What did you think? If any of you have any reviews on it then pleeeease link them below as I'd be really interested in reading them!

 In my coursework procrastination I was browsing Sleek's website and I noticed that they had two new blush palettes out that caught my eye. The first one was Californ.I.A. and the second was Pink Lemonade and I was going to buy these online but as you know I have a lot of trouble with parcel couriers so decided to just pick them up in store!

 The first palette is Californ.I.A. and it has three cream blushers in it. I actually only own one cream blusher and I really like it so I thought I would invest in some more and for just under 10 pounds for three blushers you can't complain! The shades are really gorgeous colours for Spring with peaches and pinks and I think cream blushers look extra nice in Spring and Summer. Sleeks products are always really good and I'm yet to find one that's disappointed me and their blushers pigment are definitely comparable to MAC in my opinion.

 Pink Lemonade is an equally gorgeous palette which is full of pink blushers so I obviously wasn't going to be leaving Superdrug without it (you all know my love of Pink!). It has two powder blushes which are a light pink and a corally toned pink and both have shimmer shot through them. The middle blush is called Macaroon which is just such a pretty name for a blusher and this one is a pink cream blush and all of these blushers will look beautiful this season. I really love Sleek's packaging with these aswell as it's very streamlined and fits into my make-up bag with ease. The mirrors super handy aswell because it's a big mirror and it saves me from carrying a compact one around with me! I will definitely be doing a review on these blush palettes soon so keep an eye out!

 The last item I bought was a Collection work the colour eyeshadow pencil in a chocolate brown shade called 'Hot Chocolate'. I already have two of these pencils 'Vanilla Sky which is a pretty white for highlighting and a dusky pink called 'Vintage Blush' and they are really good for a quick swipe, all over the lid colour. These are extremely creamy and blendable and this shade would be really nice for a crease or outer corner colour! They're extremely pigmented and they only cost a few pounds but I actually ended up getting this for free because of my other purchases.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them?

Lots of Love,
A x x x


  1. The Sleek blushes look so beautiful! :)

  2. Beautiful handbag I definitely would have picked this colour too! You know you have willpower when you can leave the Mac counter with one product, such a beautiful lipstick that will look beaut this season. Canny wait for your Pink Lemonade review! xxxxxx

    1. Thank yaaa! Definitely, I was very impressed with my will power but I knowww I'll end up going back and getting the others hehe! But there's a limit to how many similar coloured lipsticks i need ;-) I shall try be quick with it my loveeee xxxxxx

  3. Adore that bag, I may have to get one! I've been looking for a new bag recently :P and those Sleek blushers are gorgeous! xxx

    1. They're amazing, just makes an outfit look so much more put together than s plain bag! I really love Sleek blushers but these two palettes are extra nice! xxxx

  4. That bag is beautiful! I love the colour. I love the colour of that lipstick too! great buys :)

    1. Thanks hun! It's the perfect colour for these sunny days we keep getting at the moment! xxx

  5. I love Sleek blushers, they are so good and very affordable :)

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty

    1. Me too! They're definitely the best high street brand for blushers! xxx


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