You know when you really shouldn’t go shopping but you do anyway? Well I blame Pants entirely (and you can see her haul post here!) and can’t be held responsible for my inability to say no to a good bargain shop! As we are both supposed to be saving money for festival season at the moment we limited ourselves to only four shops – Primark, Superdrug, Boots and Poundland.
Boots – Primark £10
I felt an overwhelming sense of guilt as I bought these as Pants had been after them for ages, but they only had clown sizes left! Luckily I’m a UK size eight shoe, so I always seem to get the best of the sales. I’ve got some customization plans for these, studs and chains and basically all the things Pants wanted to do to hers (sorry…not sorry Pants!). I figure they’ll get plenty of wear on stage, and even though they have a heel, it’s not too unreasonable to think I might be able to last a few bands at a festival in them.
Black Dress & Lepoard Print Dress – Primark £5 each
I already have both of these dresses in other colours, but they’re so comfortable and perfect to throw on with a pair of leggings and some boots for work, that I always pick up a couple more whenever I’m on a Primark binge.
3/4 Leggings – Primark £2.50
It was warm enough to show my calves for about three minutes last week, but I got these just in case we have another five minutes of summer!
Lace Skirt – Primark £3.00
I couldn’t help picking up this lacy skirt, I have always had a weakness for black lace! I’m planning on turning this into either a mini or a strapless dress for stage, and the best thing is if it all goes wrong I’m sure I can do something crafty with my bargain find!
The Little Mermaid Pyjamas – Primark £8.00
I saw these cropping up a few times on my Instagram feed, and knew I had to have them! My PJ collection is quite ridiculously large now, but when they are this cute I can’t help but add to it!
Zebra Tote Bag – Primark £1.50
As you can probably tell from my current bedspread, I love zebras! You can never have enough totes (especially if you are eco-friendly and prefer not to pick up new plastic bags every time you go shopping!) and you can definitely never have enough adorable zebra-in-pink-stilettos-totes.
Shoe Liners – Primark £2.50 & Socks – Primark £2.00
I am physically unable to leave Primark without at least one set of new socks. Not the most exciting of things, but I just adore the feeling of brand new fresh socks! I picked up a pack of five shoe liners for the gym and some cute bunny socks!
Embellish 3D manicure set – £1.00
I’m not sure I’ll ever get round to trying out the 3D mani (though I have quite a few sets already! =s) look, as it seems a bit fussy and messy. I do however love the blue shade, so even if I never use the balls I’ll certainly get some wear from the polish.
Red Berries & Orchid Tin Candle – Primark £3.50
I adore scented candles, but what I love even more than that is scented candles that leave you with a pretty storage tin once they’ve burnt away!
Soap & Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel – Boots [£2.50]
I’ve started stocking up for festival season, and I never step foot into a field without antibacterial hand gel! Usually they smell of cheap vodka, but this one smells delicious!
Soap & Glory Flake Away Mini Scrub – Boots [£2.50]
Another festival essential, I’ll be stocking up on all my favourite minis over the next month so that I’ll have a plethora of nice treats to pack!
MUA Matte Lipstick in Lilac Belle – Superdrug [£1.00]
I loved the first five colours released in the MUA Matte Lipstick range (reviewed here) so I knew I had to get the two new colours recently released. I found Fawn Fancy a few weeks ago, but this is the first time I’ve been able to put my hand to Lilac Belle. Given how much I’m into pinky/purple lipsticks at the moment I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of it!
MUA Intense Colour Eye-liner in Snow White – Superdrug [£1.00]
The make-up was 3 for 2 in Superdrug, and even though I didn’t really need this, I figured why not. My old white eye-liner was getting a bit crumbly, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
MUA Inense Colour Lip-Liner in Red Drama – Superdrug [£1.00]
Er..it was 3 for 2…did I already say that. I definitely didn’t need this.
Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Figer & Toe Twines – Superdrug 0.74p
One of my toe separators has gone missing so I figured why not try these out as they were only 74p on clearance!
Oil Burner & Tealight Holder – Poundland £1 each
I’ve been looking for a new burner for my Yankee Candle tartlets for a while, but I’m glad I held out because this one is lovely and much cheaper than some of the others I was eyeing up! I couldn’t resist the cute little lantern, it’s intended for outdoor use but I think it will look just as lovely on my vanity!
Travel Bottle Sets – Poundland £1 each
More early festival prep, but I also use these a lot in general anyway. Between the band and a boyfriend overseas I spend a lot of time in transit, so it’s useful to be able to take a small wash-bag full of minis and small bottles.
Johnsons Baby Cotton Pads, Screen Wipes & Zebra Pens – Poundland £1 each
Just a few of the more boring essentials I needed to pick up, though the zebra pens were a great bargain as I usually pay about £3.99 for a set elsewhere.
W7 Rock ‘N’ Roll Eye Shadow in Envy and Sage – Poundland £1 each
Oh my god. Why has no-one thought to put loose pigment in a roller ball before? (If they have please spam me with links so I can buy them all!). I was having a good search around the otherwise bare beauty section and I idly found an open tube to test out on the back of my hand. All I can say is I was blown away by how pigmented and mess-free they are! I love loose mineral shadows, especially glittery ones, but I always make such a mess – with these tubes you can get the colour right where you want it without any fall-out at all! I’ve already spotted a few other colours here that I just have to pick up!
So overall not too much damage done to my bank balance, but some nice treats and bargain finds that will tide me over till the next time my shopping urges appear!
Totally hellbent for “oh what the hell lets go shopping” days!