I have to confess, this being my first proper full time pay cheque in well over a year, I did get a tad carried away. (The triple points offer at Boots didn’t help!) But at the same time, I stocked up on some essentials and definitely deserved a few treats. After all, I have been working hard!
First up, and where I always do the most damage, is Boots. They were having a triple points offer, but you had to spend £30 to get them. By the time I got some hayfever tablets, I was well on the way to reaching that so I went for it.
Once again, the raspberry scent of Soap and Glory’s Glad Hair Day Shampoo persuaded me to put a tube in my basket. The 3 for 2 offer prompted me to get the matching conditioner, which I have had before although not for years. I had a look through the rest of their range and decided that a second bottle of shampoo would be my best choice of free item. These are £5.50 each which is really good for a sulphate free shampoo, most are usually about £10, so you can see why I stocked up!
The next item will come as no surprise to any long term readers – yes I bought another bottle of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water! It was 1/3 off at £3.33, and although I’m probably a few months off needing another bottle of micellar water I wanted to make sure I had a spare in my stash.
Aussie Dry Shampoo is my overall favourite, but I find my fringe can get greasier than the rest of my hair from running my fingers through it too much. This then needs something a little bit more heavy duty, which is where the Batiste comes in. I’m almost out of my current one and decided to get a different scent than usual, this one is the Oriental one and has the most beautiful packaging.
The last thing I got in Boots is the wonderful deep grape nail varnish from Revlon. It’s from their new Colorstay Gel Envy range in the colour Hold ‘Em (£6.99). I love everything about it – the name, the shade, the shine and most of all, how different it is. I went round the whole of Boots and Superdrug and couldn’t find anything close to this. I like how it’s muted tone makes it seem almost too dark for spring and too bright for summer. I know lilac is really popular at the moment, but I’m more of a jewel-toned person, so for me this a perfect colour.
As I was shopping on bank holiday monday, the day before the incredible 3 for 2 across makeup deal ended, I couldn’t resist getting a few things. I didn’t want to spend a lot having just done so much damage in Boots, so was nosing through the cheap brands that I’ve heard so much about but haven’t tried. Seriously, I never go to Superdrug, so I have been missing out on trying a lot of things.
The first thing I settled on was the Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow in Finally… which is the warm nude on the bottom. It’s the kind of shade I wear a lot and I definitely have something similar, but as this was £1 I figured it was a good bet to see if the eyeshadows live up to their reputation. Whilst looking at the stand, the purple Good Life caught my eye and I thought I might as well grab it, as its different for me.
Having found two products so cheap, I decided to try and find something worth £1-2 for the third item. I was debating getting a MUA blush I really didn’t need, when I saw their nail varnishes are only £1. They’re quite small, but for the price you really can’t complain. I got an aqua blue shade called Leapfrog, that I thought was lovely and bright for spring/summer.
Another Primark purchase? So unlike me. I got these trousers on sale for £3 and thought they’d be good for work. They’re lightweight and soft so should be very comfortable, but they’re still quite formal looking. I only had the one pair of work trousers… Okay, okay, black skinnies, so I thought I’d better grab these!
My last stop was to collect my online order from New Look. They had a 20% student discount on and I had had my eye on a pair of shoes for a month now, so what better time to get them? I mean, just look at the Criss Cross Caged Ankle Boots (£24.99), how could I not? They’re technically boots, but the cutouts make them almost sandals. Because they’ve got an enclosed toe I can wear socks or tights with them, making them more versatile. They look great with skirts, jeans and leggings, so I’m really pleased with them.
In order to get free delivery, I had to spend a penny more, so found a nice shirt I could wear to work. I have a lot of clothes, but do feel a bit underdressed at work at times, so for £6ish (with the discount, £7.99 full price) a nice White V Neck Shirt seemed like a very good choice.
That’s everything I’ve bought lately – with the exception of some leggings in the Blackmilk sale! Hurry up mr postie!
Have you been shopping lately? What are you dying to get your hands on?