Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Latest Shopping Haul

I love reading or hearing what others get when they go shopping. On that note, I thought it might be fun to show some things I got on a recent visit to Ipswich city centre! I actually meant to post this two weeks ago. I've even had another shopping haul since then, so have decided to combine them both.

#Haul 1
I feel I was more reserved than some youtubers who get tons of stuff, and I went out wanting new leggings, which I could do with right now as I have a hole in one of my two pairs. I also needed more tops to go with my many printed skirts.

M&S:
With this in mind, I swapped some christmas presents I knew I wouldn't use, and used part of one of my gift card. I went on to buy some tights and two tops from M&S. This was funny because I loved a burgundy top my Mum had got me for Christmas from M&S, and one of my motto's is if you like something, get it in every colour. I got it in blue and black:

Wearing with green skirt & boots























Ignore my big forehead spot!























Primark:
I also got this lovely pink jumper which I like to wear with leggings and boots:


































I got a lovely teal colour high-neck long-sleeve top which has gone nicely with one of my pinafores. I keep struggling to find tops to go with this. Now that I have it on, I'm not sure whether my pinafore is now too short!






















I then got a grey jumper, which might be a size too tight, but shows how I'm progressing in losing weight. This is my first size 12 in about two years! I'm well impressed with that. My goal of being a size 10 again doesn't feel as far off. I just need to keep it up!

I bought some slim jeans in a size 16 which are too big for me. Funnily in the fitting room, they fitted perfect but got them home and they just kept falling down. I tried them on the next day again! I have worn them a few times, so can't take them back. Therefore I've just chosen to sell them on ebay. Annoying as I don't think I will get much for them.

I teamed both the grey jumper and jeans in the following picture:






















Finally, I got another grey top; I wish you could feel the material as it's so soft! I thought it would go nice with leggings and make the perfect casual outfit for round the house. It's nice but noticed that I keep mistaking size 14's for size 18; I keep looking on the US size by mistake. However I like how this is a bit more slouchy.























Worst of all, I got no new leggings. In fairness, I tried some in Primark, but just wasn't impressed.

Debenhams:
As you might remember from my wishlist post before Christmas (I know it's hard to think before then), I'm still on the search for the perfect foundation for me. I have always wanted to try Bobbi Brown products, so am currently trying their Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15 in shade Cool Ivory 1.25. 






















The colour is seemed similar to Maxfactor, which is the closest I've found to liking. It's the foundation I go back to if I'm stuck for choices. 

















I like so far how it doesn't feel thick but gives you buildable coverage. I often hate how it feels like you're applying paint when adding your foundation. I always feel I need a high coverage for my acne scarring, but don't want to be wearing lots of makeup.

Here is a picture with me modelling my new foundation:

















When I finish it, I will review the foundation, and hope to work through all the foundations on my wishlist. I WILL find the perfect one. So far I like that it doesn't feel cloggy and like I have a face of makeup on. I have also noticed that I don't need as much foundation.

In the above picture I'm also wearing No7 eyebrow pencil, Urban Decay concealer, Benefit High beam highlighter, Tarte blusher, Tarte contour, Tarte eyeshadow, Rimmel liquid eyeliner, L'Oreal kohl brown eyeliner, L'Oreal mascara and Benefit Rockateur Bronzer.

#Haul 2
My sole purpose was to get leggings and jeans perhaps. I came back with a bit more than that, but I can't complain too much as I did need to drastically update my wardrobe.

DP:





















We started by going to Dorothy Perkins where I got the above pair of leggings with grey stripes down the side (I hear they give the slim illusion) - so comfy on; and I then got the navy jeggings below. I love the way my bum looks in these jeggings! I know that sounds so vain, but been thinking I am bit heavier than I wish to be yet some trousers seem to flatten my bum - who wants that?


































Clarks:
Anyway, we then went in Clark's to look at the sale stuff. Considering it is very small in Clark's I didn't expect to see anything I liked. I thought it would just be my mum getting something, as she needed to swap the boots she'd ordered online. However I came across some boots that I fell in love with. I like how they are waterproof, have a warm lining and have the military style that I'm into. I always seem to make my boots last, so although I paid £60, they were reduced from £120.



















Primark:
My biggest splurge was in Primark again.

I bought 3 of the same black leggings (how could I resist at £2.50 each?) because I thought it might give me a bit longer with them. People moan they are see-through and don't last - I say they are cheaper than tights, so honestly don't care. I also tend to wear longer tops or dresses with leggings, so as long as it covers my bum I don't mind if it's a tad see-through. I thought about photographing these, but think everyone has seen black leggings, so not too interesting...

I also fell in love with these jeggings. I don't usually like lighter colour denim, but loved the effect from these. You will notice I teamed this with my regular boots and blue jumper that has zips to each side. Again, I bought the blue jumper from Primark on Saturday. It is a pastel shade, which will be great as we come into springtime. I am not usually a fan of pastel shades, but feel drawn to them lately.






















I also found a lovely blush colour cardie (a colour I am loving at the moment). I thought it would go well with a lot of things I own and best of all, I can wear it under my coat. Recently I've noticed my cardies are too long to wear with a coat so I've been skipping a layer at times.






















Then that was me at the checkout...

At the checkout I noticed some blender sponges for £1.50. I've been wanting to try using sponges to apply my makeup and thought I couldn't resist at that price.






















I was disappointed to not find any gloves. They aren't selling any, which is mad to me since we live in the UK! I always manage to lose gloves or end up with odds, and am now desperate. I did try Marks later but just wasn't impressed and was not in the mood with heavy boots and other shopping to carry.

M&S:
We then ended by getting food from Marks and Sparks! We passed the markets that are on in Ipswich, and I got a lovely homemade garlic bread herb roll thing - so yum! We managed to do all that in about an hour and a half to be home by half 11.

Let me know what you think of my new items. Have you bought anything new for the new year? Please share any new outfits you've been putting together.


104 comments:

  1. Loving all your purchases :) i adore Bobbi Brown foundation, it goes on like a dream and lasts x

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    1. It is darker but seems to somehow suit my skin better. Still getting used to it though x

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  2. Looks like you got some good items. Bobbi Brown make good foundation and the customer service is great too. They once wrongly recommend the wrong foundation for my skin type so they allowed me to swap it for a different one, even though i had used it. Compare that to Illamasqua who weren't interested until i got in touch with their head office. x

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    1. I wasn't completely going to buy anything but they were so attentive! Wondered what they were like but not sure where they sell stuff x

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  3. I love the teal turtleneck and how you have paired it with the pinafore. A great look x

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    1. Thanks I like pinafores but not sure if too short!

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  4. Looks like you got some great hauls, I have always wanted to try bobbi brown makeup it sounds great

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  5. You found some great tops to go with the leggings. I think the pink top is my favourite of all.

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    1. I love big jumpers or long tops with leggings as super comfy x

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  6. You really did get quite the haul. You got some great items, and I really quite like the boots. They look warm and cosy x

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  7. Looks like you really are updating your wardrobe. I've bought so much this month because I am a complete shopaholic, last weekend I went to Oxford Street and bought a load of make up and home items x

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    1. Good to start cheap if in between sizes too! Never been on oxford street, it must be so fun x

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  8. Looks like you got some great bits! I really need to head back to Primark to see what new bits I can find for Spring x

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    1. I love primark. Good price for all! Even those that can afford to buy better brands, it's get disposable fashion x

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  9. Wow looks like you had a gret shopping trip, I have been so good with the sales, and am saving my money to buy holiday clothes x

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    1. That's impressive! Hope you're going somewhere nice 😊 X

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  10. Great haul, I love the cardigan! I need to treat myself to a haul as well too! x

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    1. I normally feel guilty but how can you at primark? Haha and got some staples. If any of them get rips, I don't feel bad either as you get what you pay for x

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  11. Sounds like you got some bargains. I don't think you can splurge in Primark- everything is so cheap!

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    1. Yeah it's great disposal fashion. Good as I can get bored with things quick. I will boots and leggings until get holes but get bored of dresses, skirts or tops very quick! X

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  12. Ooh looks like you got some great bits, I'm the same I love seeing what people have been buying :)

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    1. I know always see things you might have missed x

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  13. I really love marks and Spencer's for clothes. I actually bought all my maternity stuff from there.

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    1. Never thought to buy from them much before and usually struggle to shop round as find it a bit dull. However I was well impressed with my bits. Will keep them in mind for future maternity clothes too 😊 x

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  14. Those DP leggings are so nice! I was looking at similar ones in the HotMess sale, but they didn't have the right colour. Extra points for making bums look good too - my bottom is like an actual pancake.

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  15. Wow-- you really went on a haul!! :)
    Can't wait to do some retail therapy as well. I love the boots and leggings you bought! Essentials to this cold weather!

    KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

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    1. Yeah I'm always in leggings so decided to get more choice. The boots are fab and so comfy x

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  16. I'm loving your latest shopping spree, its great to treat yourself once in a while isn't it! xxx

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    1. Yeah it felt good and well needed haha x

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  17. Fab hauls I'm in love with your new boots they look so comfy and cosy.

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    1. They are fab and have grips on for battling the ice x

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  18. Gotta love a sale haul! I'm terrible when I go to Primark. I usually intend to spend £2 and spend £100

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    1. Only the shoes were in sale unfortunately lol but what a bargain. Both hauls combined - I nearly spent £100 lol x

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  19. I LOVE Primark! When I was in London for Christmas, I saw they had this gorgeous pink faux fur coat!

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    1. Ooh did you get it? Most my wardrobe is new look but it's great while trying to lose weight. It means I won't be too upset if it's too big for me x

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  20. What a fab shopping haul - you should totally vlog it too!

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    1. I don't have the nerve to vlog. Blogging is still new to me lol 😂 fun watching vlog hauls though x

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  21. Great haul, we love treating ourselves to new foundation in the new year and new clothes - we're bug fans of M&S x

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    1. I always get excited for a new foundation x

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  22. Oh wow you have managed to pick up so many things this month! I have not made use of the January sales but really should - such a great time to shop

    Laura x

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    1. Only got boots in sale but happy with stuff I got x

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  23. What a fab haul you picked up some lovely items! xo

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  24. Great selection of bits you got! Those two foundations are good ones too.

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    1. Only got Bobbi brown it was just to show how my usual colour compares x

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  25. My wife would love those boots! And now I know where to get them! Thanks! :)

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  26. I love a good shopping trip! I've not been on one for ages and I really need to update my wardrobe. You have a similar everyday style to me, leggings, jogging a, slouchy tops. I would of bought a few of these pieces for myself! 😊
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    1. Love leggings with long tops or dresses. I've only just started wearing jeans/jeggings again x

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  27. I am off to buy one of those blush cardigans! I also love your pinafore combo! x

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    1. It is lovely! Only thing is it catches on everything... however you get what you pay for. Think it was only £10! Thank you I'm not sure whether it's too short but love the colours together x

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  28. Loving the M&S tops, I too would buy them in different colours as theya re so cute. Definitely a lovely haul

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    1. Yeah they all suit me so why not?! Haha x

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  29. It looks like you have picked up some great items. I love those leggings.

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    1. Yeah don't usually find that much I like but literally picked up everything lol x

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  30. My, my you got loads. I love those M&S tops, I'm going to check those out now. Mich x

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    1. I don't usually buy clothes and was very impressed. Usually only but their underwear x

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  31. Snap, I bought some of those primark sponges too! I love the primark jumper/top too! I wish I had done a bit more shopping in the January sales!

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    1. I only got the boots in the sale. However happy with what I got! What you think of the sponges? Which one? I love the blush and blue one. So cute x

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  32. you got some great things. I love the boots and I also seem to buy things i like in every colour x

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    1. I don't usually but they were so comfy and felt they looked smarter x

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  33. You really got quite the haul, I so need to update my wardrobe. I love the cardigan and the blue top!

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  34. Looks like you picked up some great things. Love those tops.

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    1. Thank you! 😊 Never been so impressed if everything I've bought x

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  35. I like the pink sweater to pair with leggings and boots, that's my go-to casual look :)

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    1. Yeah I love the look and makes me feel so comfortable x

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  36. A good shopping haul makes you feel so refreshed and inspired, doesn't it ;))

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    1. Yeah 😊 forgot what a difference it makes to have new and decent clothes! X

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  37. You've done some good shopping there!!! Good work x

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  38. Love a good bargain! Great choices....I'm obsessed with Primark!

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    1. Great to follow trends easily and for those with more to spend it's a chance to really have disposable fashion x

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  39. Fab purchases! The foundation looks great on you too, and those boots are amazing. Wonder if they still have them?!

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    1. Awww thank you! Dunno I'd look online 😊 x

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  40. Love the post. I shared it with my fiance and she thought it was spectacular and that you were really trendy!

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    1. Aww that's really sweet! Thank you 😊 x

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  41. Oh I really do like the blue half of the black stripes. That's my favourite.

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  42. Love the pink jumper. That is a pretty colour.

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  43. These are some great picks, especially the M&S items x

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    1. Yeah I don't usually shop with them and was impressed! X

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  44. Looks like you found some great things. The bobbi brown foundation is amazing! x

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    1. Never tried Bobbi brown but love it 😍 x

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  45. Love the pink primark jumper :) I want a pink knit in my closet! x

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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    1. I know - definitely one of my favourites x

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  46. Love purchases, I love your tops and the colour of your cardigan! :)

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    1. Aww thank you! Never liked so much at once lol x

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  47. Ooh some lovely purchases here! I really enjoy a good shop!

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    1. Thanks, it's good to have a good stock up and my wardrobe was desperately in need of it x

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  48. this bobi brown foundation looks good, i always wanted to try one so thanks for showing the consistency.

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    1. Yeah I surprised. Darker colour but it evens out and also don't need as much x

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  49. Your M&S top is gorgeous, and I'll be making a trip to Primark to hunt down that jumper which is so lovely.x

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    1. Aww thank you! Glad to hear it 😊 Let me know if you manage it x

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  50. Great Haul!!! you got some pretty nice items. I love Bobbi Brown foundation its really good makes your skin look flawless.

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    1. Thank you! Aww that's really sweet 😊 I do like it x

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  51. wow! you got lot of stuff! I love it! I've never bought clothes in M&S but I keep seeing people happy with them, so I may try as well x

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    1. Yeah used to weirdly think it was only for old people lol x

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  52. You have had a great haul with some lovely clothes. The foundation looks awesome too. Kaz x

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    1. Aww thank you- wasn't sure about colour but had many compliments about it so maybe it's good x

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