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18 February 2014

High Street Haul | Primark, New Look and Boots

Does anyone else intend to go shopping for once specific item and come home with everything but the item you were looking for? That happened to me today. I'm desperate for some new shoes for work, however, clearly everything but work shoes caught my eye and this is what I ended up buying!

I was in need of most of the stuff I bought, so my splurge wasn't all that bad. :)

I picked up a smart black bag from Primark. I'm attached to my Céline Paris Luggage knock-off, however I'm so overprotective with it (even though it was only around £20!) and tend to pick it up only when I'm going somewhere a little fancier. I actually noticed FayesFix over on YouTube had the same bag and instantly fell in love with it- it does look very similar to Zara's city bag and for $12, the quality isn't too bad at all.

The simple black bag has smaller handles and also a longer removable strap if you wanted to carry it on your shoulder. The inside of the bag is surprisingly very roomy, it opens and closes with only a popper button as well as two slightly smaller compartments at the side which close securely with a zip. I'm hoping to wear this bag to University when I'm wanting an outfit to look a bit more put together- however, I'm not too keen on the design when it comes to carrying my laptop. I definitely don't feel too comfortable storing my laptop in the main compartment and the securer sides are a bit too tight for it to fit (boo!).

I've been looking for a new purse for a while; the one I use usually is very small and I always end up getting notes caught in zip as I have to fold them into tiny squares (first world problems!). I picked up this gold purse with delicate patterned material from New Look for only £9.99. 

When unzipped, the purse has two sets of card compartments capable of holding 12 cards as well as a section for notes and coins in the middle. It's definitely going to take a while for me to get used to carrying around a bigger purse, this time I can actually carry all my cards in one place instead of selectively picking which cards will fill the 5 card slots in my old purse beforehand- result!

If you followed my Roaccutane posts, you'll know Eucerin's Dermo Purifyer Adjunctive Hydrating Care moisturiser was a staple product in my skincare routine when I was on the drug. Post-roaccutane and it's still securely in my routine; I love how it's oil free, has SPF and is a brilliant moisturising base underneath make-up. It is a little pricey at $9.25, but it does last a good month or two and is well worth the price.

Finally, I picked up a liquid concealer. I usually use Rimmel London's Hide The Blemish stick concealer, however I found it a little drying and hard to blend, so I picked up an old favourite, Maybelline's Dream Touch Lumi concealer in Ivory. I've used this before and it's brilliant for covering up dark under-eye circles as well as blemishes. 

I'm thinking of trying Collection's Lasting Perfection concealer as I've heard great reviews. Have you tried it before? Which concealer do you think is best for covering blemishes?


  1. The bag is great!

    1. Thank you ! I'm really liking it at the moment xx


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