Monday, 26 August 2013

Recent Purchases

Hey Petals! Today i thought id share a few recent items i have purchased over the last month, mainly for my shopping splurge with Olivia, i have been on a few shopping trips and picked up bits that i love, i guess this is more of a haul but hey-ho, lets get started i hope you enjoy! (don't forget money doesn't grow on trees, some items were gifts and others i bought with my own money)


The first product i purchased was this Mineralise skinfinish from the 'Tropical Taboo' Collection by Mac. Its  called 'Adored' as soon as i saw it i fell in love and i had to get my hands on it! Retailing at £22 this may seem a bit pricey , however, they last ages and are very flattering on the skin when reflected by light. This shade is beige with Pink flecks, (very versatile) pop some on the tops of the cheek bones, temples, down the nose and cupids bow for a beautiful glow (love love love)

The next Product i picked up was the very well loved 'Nars Laugna Bronzer' this product is always raved about an ive always wanted to try it (i basically live on a desert island lol) i traveled an hour for this baby! This Bronzer is matte with a few flecks of shimmer (hardly noticeable if you like your matte shades as i do) its very versatile and i think would suite many skin tones. Retailing at £26 i would say it is worth the money, it has great longevity and pigmentation, also the packing is super sturdy so will help prevent breakage.

Mac mineralise skinfinish 'Adored' on the left and Nars 'Laguna' on the right

 Next i picked up Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara, this is one product i will forever re-purchase, after getting a free sample in an 'Elle' Magazine a few months ago i new i couldn't go without it. Retailing at £19.50 seems ridiculous for a mascara (mascara's mascara right? apparently not) this makes such a dramatic difference, it volumises and separates the lashes. The wand is plastic (i normally go for natural hair bristles with mascara but this is amazing) i definitely recommend this to anyone, besides the packaging is adorable and it lasts ages, (ive been using a travel sized one for months and only recently ran out)   

Next i picked up two lipsticks from Mac

The first (above) is called 'Lady Danger' this is an orange toned matte red, i love this shade with a neutral eye. Id say this colour is pretty versatile with many skin tones and lasts well on the lips with a lip liner or by itself (it can be drying so i recommend applying a lip balm before)

The second (above) is called 'Candy Yum Yum  this is a neon pink with a magenta under tone (the picture does not do this colour any justice so i recommend swatching it.) This colour is matte with a velvet finish (perfect, there is no colour like this) In my opinion this colour suites a wide range of people, if you want to be bold this is one colour for your collection. 

'Lady Danger' below and 'Candy Yum Yum' above, 
both retailing for £15 (a little pricey, but fantastic for a high end lip product) 
You may not wear these bold shades every day, so they will last a long time.

Next i picked up a Hollister body spray called 'Cresent bay' and a body lotion called 'Malibu Beach' Personally i don't wear Hollister clothing,however, i always re-purchase something from the body care line. The 'Cresent bay' body spray is always in my hand bag as it smells so amazing (like skittles and rainbows) i always get complimented when i wear this, as i like to have it with me so i can feel refreshed throughout the day. The 'Malibu beach' body lotion is also amazing, it smells of Almonds (just like marzipan), it feels very creamy on the skin and absorbs well. Both products last all day, retailing for £12, id say its totally worth the money as they last so long (i re-purchase one spray a year and use it on a weekly basis) these are products i always re-purchase.

Last of all, my lovely Mum bought me this super cute Nemo mug from the Disney Store, (Finding Nemo being my favourite film of course) Now i can enjoy a nice coffee with Nemo!

Thank you so much for reading, i hope you enjoyed! (in no way was i trying to brag about any items, it took me months to save up and be able to purchase these items) 
lots of love em x


  1. Ooo I really wanna try Mac Candy Yum Yum and the Nars Bronzer!! Lovely items:) Followed you hun!
    be really good if you could check out my blog?:)

  2. You soo should! Of course girl! But it will have to be a follow tomorrow once I can get to a computer (using my iPad now) thanks a lot, i will check it out!xxxx