Sunday, 23 February 2014

Recent Purchases


I wasn't planning on posting about these items, but was in the mood to blog, so here we are!

Primark bag - £12
I've never owned a formal bag, but with uni about to end and interviews about to begin (hopefully), I thought it was about time I did. I'd heard people talk about this being similar to the Zara Office City Bag, which I quite liked the look of, so decided to buy it. However, once in store, I wasn't sure, so left it. Then I found one I liked in H&M, but it looked very similar, and was £24.99 instead of Primark's £12, so thought I may as well get the cheaper of the two. It's smart, practical, and I like the texture of it. I've already taken the Atmosphere 'leather' tag off, though, because it just cheapened it.

Primark shopper bag - £1.50
Cotton shoppers are so handy to have around, and you can't complain for the price!

Primark white face cloths - £1.50, and duck egg 'luxury' face cloths - £2.50
I've started using Lush's Ultrabland cleanser, so was in need of some face cloths... there's nothing else to say here!

Superdrug Face & Bikini Wax Strips - £4.29 or 2 for £5
The only wax strips I've ever used were some ones I won in a giveaway a few years ago. I finally finished those recently, though, and was in need of some more. Lack of variety and mixed reviews left me undecided, but then I came across these. I'm hoping they perform well, but if they don't, I haven't lost a great deal of money.

Real Techniques Blush and Expert Face Brushes - £5.87 and £5.29 from Asda Direct
I use the Powder and Stippling ones every day, and wanted to try these two next. I couldn't resist when I saw the prices; so much cheaper than Boots. 

Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya - £7.99 from Boots
After falling in love with Revlon's Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon, I wanted to get my hands on this beautiful peach shade. There's currently a huge 3 for 2 going on in Boots, but I'm ever so indecisive, so just left with this. Will be kicking myself later, no doubt.


Do you have any of these products?

15 comments:

  1. Love the Primark dupe bag! I've been lusting after the Zara Office City Bag for so long but just cannot justify spending THAT much on a bag when I have textbooks to buy, definitely going to need to be popping down to Primark in the next few days - thanks! www.ramblingofabeautyblogger.com

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  2. The Office bag is fabulous - I've had so many compliments for mine and it's perfect for work or if you travel a lot :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  3. That bag is pretty lovely, Louise! x

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  4. Oh wow i can't believe how much cheaper asda are selling the real techniques brushes. I will defiantly be getting them from there from now on! Great post! :)

    - Amy x x x

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  5. i got a bag from primark recently for interviews ect and love it, makes me feel grown up! ha xxx


    em @ lipsticklives.blogspot.com

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  6. my nearest asda doesn't stock real techniques!:( http://rosebeautynow.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  7. I saw the ASDA prices for the RT brushes last night and thought that they were substantially cheaper than even on Amazon.. sadly my local one doesn't stock them :(

    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

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  8. I absolutely love that bag!! I really think I need it.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  9. The Primark bag looks really expensive x

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    1. That really does look similar to the Zara city bag!
      http://www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk/

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  11. I'm so annoyed, I ended up buying those brushes from Boots. If only I had known that Asda does them as well, thanks for this. I certainly will be keeping a look out more on Asda Direct just in case, :D.

    Toria (toria-creativemine.blogspot.co.uk)

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  12. I have been thinking about the real technique brushes for a while. I def need to update mine soon. Steph x

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  13. That bag is gorgeous! I thought it was from Zara or somewhere.
    Becka | This Is My World

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