Wednesday, 6 July 2011

july buys and favourites (part 1)...

on monday i went out shopping with my boyfriend (who is actually a really good shopping partner for a guy). there were quite a few sales on, most of which were disappointing (new look, miss selfridge, h&m ¬¬) but i did manage to find some great buys which i'm rather proud of :)

i found this fold up beauty case in a charity shop for £2.99 and couldn't resist buying it as it was so cute and leopard print! it has lots of handy pockets which will be good for all my make up and jewellery when i go on holiday, and it was brand new, making it even more of a bargain.

this cherry print playsuit was the last one on the sale rail in primark for £5 reduced from £13. it'll be good for the summer and wearing out with heels. i used to buy tonnes of stuff from primark, but have gone off it a bit recently as the prices have gone up even though the quality has stayed the same, which isn't very impressive. i do like this playsuit though :)

also from primark, this simple black satchel cost me £4, reduced from £10. although the material is very "plastic-y" for faux leather (a bit of a let-down), the bag is really spacious and was good for the price as i've been looking for a satchel bag for ages since my other one broke.

i've been looking for a pair of these tights for ages and was so lucky to find them in the new look sale for £2. they're a suspender style with heart decoration and i'll probably wear them with denim shorts and my docs or a short black dress i bought recently.

lastly, these denim shorts were, wait for it...£2 in the tkmaxx sale (£1.80 with my employee discount). i was so excited to have found these because i already have a pair exactly the same which i bought a few weeks previously, but they are literally the most comfy shorts i have ever owned. i love them!

Beauty Buys...
the falsies volume express mascara by maybelline: i've been meaning to buy this for ages after hearing rave reviews about it in various blogs and magazine articles, and how true they are. my eyelashes are usually hardly visible, they are so short. yet with only one coat of this mascara, there was such a difference. i would definitely recommend this. (around £6 from superdrug, but available from most good chemists)

superdrug tea tree facial wash: relatively in-expensive to my usual facial wash, this left my skin feeling clean and tingle-y. however, the smell was a bit strange. good value for money. (£2.99 from superdrug)
the body shop - papaya body butter: i bought this with my voucher from in-style magazine and i absolutely love the smell. i could just sit there sniffing this all day, it smells good enough to eat! it makes your skin feel really soft and of course leaves it smelling lovely. (£6 in the body shop sale, normally £12.50)

montagne jeunesse face masks: i tried the raspberry one of these at a girly sleepover with my friends last night. never having done a face mask before, the sensation of it drying on our faces was very strange. the masks took a long time to remove, and much scrubbing which made my face go a bit red. but, the end result left us with faces that felt as soft as a baby's bottom, plus they smelled amazing. a lot of hassle though. (99p each from most chemists)

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