Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Bits and impulse bought bobs

BEFORE anyone shakes their head and thinks, "Does this girl do anything else but shop?", I would just like to mention that I'm now on a spending ban. Dot. I bought my graduation dress on Monday and the shoes are on their way, so I have no excuses now! Instead, I will be investing my time and efforts into doing an all round life cleanse - diet and exercise overhaul (in prep for graduation) and also a ruthless, RUTHLESS I TELL YOU, cleanse of my wardrobe. It kills me to have to but, honestly, I'm running out of space/hangers for my shiny new clothes.

Anyway, now that's out of the way, here's a few goodies that have been keeping me walking out of shops very happy!

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I know I've always said I'm not a statement necklace person and that I was firmly in the 'barely-visible-necklaces' camp but I was drawn to this one - how you say - like a moth to a flame. It's a lot for what I'd prefer to spend on a high street necklace (£30!) but the justification is that it's soooo pretty it has pretty much every colour, so it'll go with everything.

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After hearing about the Nars Matte Multiple stick in Altai a whole ONE times on YouTube, I was convinced and went and bought it the next day. I absolutely don't need another contour product but then I suppose you could argue that with my face shape, I really do. Mini review: it's great because it's matte (duh); the consistency is super blendable and doesn't dry straight away, so gives you time to work with it; the packaging is very satisfying to hold (most important point). Is it on par with Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate? Perhaps. And this is a lot more affordable.

The pressed powder was an impulse buy if there ever was one but they are my version of stamp collecting. Mini review: it has the finest shimmer in the pan that translates to a very subtle, light reflecting dusting on the face. You can't tell it's shimmery but it's not a flat matte either, so there's a little more lift to the skin. All in all, muy bueno (Y).

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CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine (shade Idylle)

I don't even remember when I caught the high-end makeup bug but it's a little annoying because everything's so bloody expensive! Though admittedly they make for nice product photos. The Rouge Coco Shine line of lipsticks are the most moisturing - they contain Vitamin E - and so as you'd expect, the least pigmented, which is perfect for me because I can just haphazardly slick this on throughout the day for a slightly more polished look. And again, another very satisfying object to hold.

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What can I say about this one - it's so slinky! I am really having a 'thing' for blues and greys and the colour the two would give birth to at the moment, and this cami fits in perfectly. I only wish I were a cup size smaller so I could slip this on ever so chic-ly(!), à la Hélène. Instead it's a battle between the cleavage and effortless sophistication. And the latter has yet to win.

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The pony hair slip ons... omg. I have wanted these since around January, never buying them because £135 was a bit steep. I lusted and then I forgot about them and ended with the ASOS Dockland ones instead. What happened this weekend? Whistles had a bloody sale didn't they, and as soon as I saw these, they had to be mine. But now I have them in the flesh... I'm not sure!! They're definitely BEAUTIFUL but on me, I dunno; they're a bit meh. I'm double minded on whether to keep or return to be honest!

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Not as lust-worthy as the rest of the things I've hauled but equally as good nonetheless. This is the best portable charger I've ever used. iPhone therefore I am etc etc and having this means I'll never have my shiny companion die on me while I'm out again. Once this is fully charged, it can charge your phone up to three times until it needs recharging again! The LED light shows how much juice is left in the pack and it can also charge iPads and other non-Apple products.

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Of course I've picked up more things (I'm particularly enamoured over a silky jumpsuit I've acquired, which you'll no doubt see soon) but this post has probably crossed the line veering into "braggy" territory, so I'll stop.

6 comments:

  1. haha the word braggy did not enter my mind, I kept strolling hoping for more!
    Great haul, i reckon that statement necklace is an investment necklace :p

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  2. i am loving that chanel lippy! :"> so fabulous!~

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  3. Oeh I actually cannot wait to see your graduation dress + shoes!
    I know that these chunky necklace are trendy at the moment and
    I see it everywhere in stores, but I just am more a dangling
    necklaces...
    The Chanel lipstick looks beautiful, really nice pastel and yay
    for containing vitamin E c: Xx

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  4. Love the Nars products. And that lipstick color just looks gorgeous!

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  5. I love the shoes, I say keep them! I still really want the pink versions. Good luck with your spending ban, I'm on one too and it's HARD, especially when the sales are on! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  6. Those slip-ons are soooooo good!!!! You're so lucky that they still had your size once they hit the sale price. That's amazing luck.

    If there's one beauty product that i can't live without, it's def the nars multiple, both the regular ones and matte. I have the altai too and i love it. Here's a little tip: try blending it with a bit of water and it makes for such a dewy finish.

    Ain't nothing wrong with some shopping... good luck on your closet purge, i know firsthand how hard it can be!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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