Anyway, now that's out of the way, here's a few goodies that have been keeping me walking out of shops very happy!
ZARA rhinestone necklace
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
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).
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.
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.
WHISTLES Lena slip on trainer
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!
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.
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.