Friday, 25 May 2012

Holiday Haul!

A couple of years ago I made a 3 part video showcasing my holiday haul, after being double the weight over at the airport and filling my friends hand luggage with all my clothes (and still having to pay £30 as the weight was still over) I thought I had learnt my lesson. But as usual, like any other girl, I have bought a new wardrobe for this year's holiday in Marbella. I hope you enjoy looking at what I bought! I have put all the shops/prices below each picture. I have also been out and spent another £70 in Primark today but I'll have to save that for another day! Hope everyone is enjoying the weather, it inspired me to take the pictures outdoors today :)

 Oversized yellow clutch- £14 ASOS

 Neon orange clutch- £12.99 H&M

 Tan purse- £6 Monki

 Soft cream clutch-£5 H&M

 Flamingo pink dress- £6 Primark

 Crochet Style beach dress- £6 Primark

 Cream jersey dress with gold flower detail- around £15 ASOS

 Wink heart crop top- £7 ASOS

 Palm tree shorts- £12.99 H&M

 Palm tree playsuit- £15 ASOS

 Stripe Jersey dress- around £7.99 H&M

 Neon pink lace dress- around £14.99 H&M

 Crochet white cardigan- £22 Matalan

 Mustard dress (I also have it in white)- £6 Primark

 Silk feel drop hem skirt- around £32 Topshop

 Lace skirt- £19.99 H&M

 Ladybug shorts- £12.99 H&M

 Mint scalloped hem shorts- around £19 New Look (sorry for creases!)

 Burgundy polka dot shorts £5 Matalan

 Hollywood vest- £7 ASOS

 Basics- from £3.99 H&M

 Candy stripe bikini- £8 Primark

 Polka dot frill bikini- around £10 Asda

 H&M basic black bikini- around £7 H&M

 Cut out turquoise swimsuit- £9.99 New Look

 Shell necklace £7.99 New Look

 Beaded necklace £7.99 New Look

 Gold necklace- £7.99 New Look

Necklace- £7.99 H&M

Monday, 7 May 2012

'Back 2 MAC' purchases

Left: Salute, right: Hue



Ahhh my first 'Back 2 MAC' how fun is it when you know you're getting something for free?

For anyone who is unaware about the 'Back 2 MAC' scheme, you take in 6 used up MAC containers (anything with Back 2 MAC written on the box when you buy it is acceptable to return in the scheme) and in return you get a free lipstick from the classic packaging. I was told while I was in store that Viva Glam's were not in the scheme.

I took in 3 Studio Fix Fluids, 1 Face and Body and 2 Mineralise Skin Finishes. 

While choosing my free lipstick, I decided to go with a colour I could wear everyday. Yes, it may be popular and you've probably all seen it before but I really wanted to try Hue. It's a great nude pink colour that I can wear to work everyday. I wear a lot of Creme Cup so this is a great alternative for me. I think light nude pinks work well with my skin tone, especially when I have no tan on and I am a lot lighter, they still work great. 

I thought that was it with my purchases, just getting my free lipstick and going, but then my eyes wandered over to the new 'Hey, Sailor!' collection- which I love.

 A lot of MAC collections seem great, and the art work and promo materials look amazing, but when I get to the shop there's just nothing really catching my eye. This collection, however, is fab. I love the blush and highlight colours and the lipsticks in this collection are my favourite. This very orange toned nude 'Salute' caught my eye. It's a bright orange nude, which I have worn out and looks great with a tan. You can be very subtle with it, or you can apply it on thicker for a more dramatic look, which is what I love about amplified MAC lipsticks. I'm definitely glad I bought it. I think the packaging is spot on, it's glossy, it doesn't feel cheap and it looks classy. These lipsticks are slightly more expensive at £14. 

I think I will do a MAC lipsticks collection post soon as it is growing very slowly!

See you in my next post