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.
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!|
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.