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Sunday 2 March 2014

ASOS, Primark and Boots Haul

(Apologies for the lighting in these pictures - the sun has been hiding for weeks and then it suddenly emerged during the free half hour I had for picture taking. Typical.)

Time for another haul post! Hopefully these aren't too frequent *thinks of all the money*, but I do love sharing what I've bought with you guys. As usual I popped into town for a few things and left with more than I anticipated. At least my purchases this time are mostly sensible so I know that I'll get use out of them.


First of all I headed into Boots for a white nail varnish. White/nearly white nail varnish is trending at the moment and, having never owned a white varnish, I decided I wanted to give it a go. I picked up 'Blanc' by Essie. I also picked up another base coat as my Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Topcoat has been completely exhausted. I did intend to repurchase Double Duty, but it was out of stock and I can't be without a base coat so I picked up this one by Barry M for the meantime.

Barry M Clear 3in1 Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener - £2.99
Essie Blanc - £7.99


Next I headed into Primark. I'm not exactly sure why I went in, but then I remembered I needed some more tights and couldn't decide between three pairs, so decided I'd get them all. I wear dresses more than trousers nowadays so get through tights pretty quickly. These three pairs are all quite thick so should keep me warm when the British Winter inevitably continues for another few months.

Cotton rich tights - £2 each

I also picked up a pair of velvet plush leggings. I meant to pick these up ages ago but they've always been out of stock so they're obviously very popular. And it's easy to tell why. The lining is one of the softest things I've ever felt, and when you wear them it feels like your legs are being hugged by fluffy goodness. Unfortunately the weather is warming up (slightly) now, but hopefully I'll still get chance to wear these in the next few months.

Velvet plush leggings - £6

I then headed to the home section. I'm always on the lookout for things that'll make my room comfier/more organised/generally nicer. As I wandered past the candles I caught a whiff of something incredible and pinpointed its origin to this Sweet Vanilla and Coconut candle. It smells amazing. It's just the right combination of refreshing and sweet, and I can't wait to fill my room with its scent!

Sweet Vanilla and Coconut tin candle - £3.50

On my way to the checkout I passed these shower gels. I thought these were just the right size for travelling, and are also small enough that you don't have to worry about getting bored of the scent before you finish the bottle. At only £1 each I couldn't resist picking up one of each. After giving them each a smell I can honestly say that they all smell exactly as they say on the bottle. I love fresh and fruity shower gels!

I love... bubble bath/shower gel - £1 each


Lastly I picked up this dress that I'd ordered from ASOS during their sale (did anyone else know that you can pick up ASOS orders from thousands of shops nationwide? As someone who's often out when the postman comes I thought this was the best option). I collected the dress from a newsagents in the centre of Birmingham and hurried home to try it on. I bought the dress for a 1920's themed Gatsby Ball that my Uni's physics department is holding in March. It was quite expensive, but I fell in love with it and figured this'll probably be one of the last big nights out I go on before leaving Uni so wanted to enjoy it as much as possible. After trying it on I fell even more in love with it, and am now more excited for an event than I have been in a very long time. Hurry up March 21st!

Frock and Frill Embellished Shift Dress - £59.50

I love the details in this dress!

Apologies again for the rubbish lighting - I was too impatient to wait for proper light!

I'll try to get some more pictures of myself on the night of the Ball. I plan to do my hair and makeup in 1920s style too. Time to get practising I think!

Have you ever been to a themed party before? Is it better than your average night out?

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  1. Those primark bubble baths are absolutely amazing! I buy so many of them >.<

    1. Oooh I'm glad you recommend them! I've only tried the raspberry and blackberry one so far but it smells amazing! Definitely a new favourite :) x

  2. that dress is absolutely adorable!

    1. It really is! I'm glad I had a legitimate reason to buy it because I loved it as soon as I saw it :) x

  3. wow, that dress is so beautiful :)

    1. Yes, it's stunning! I can't wait to wear it :) x

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    1. Isn't it just? I love all the detail! I kinda wish I grew up in the 20s - I love the fashion back then! x

  5. That dress is beautiful! xx

  6. That dress is so pretty and looks so good on you!
    Em x

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