Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Dorothy Perkins, Avon Goodies, A Mini Review And An Update

Morning Everyone - I hope your nice and warm where you are it's freezing today! I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who messaged me on twitter or on Facebook yesterday. Mummy Lou had her operation late on Monday afternoon so I was feeling more than a little bit stressed especially when she was sound asleep every time I called the ward - needless to say I'll be lucky if I've had 4 hours sleep! Anyway she rang me this morning and the operation has gone well, she had a bit of reaction to the pethidine which explains the sleepiness, but she's had some breakfast and she's feeling much better - phew I feel a lot more relaxed now I've spoken to her!
Now on to more cheerful things - haulage! I mentioned in Saturday's haul post that I'd placed a little Dorothy Perkins order - well it came yesterday and there I was expecting to send half of it back, but do you know what typically I liked everything that I ordered, so I've ended up keeping it all - whoops!
Dandelion Print Shrug £7.00 was £24.00

Animal Print Shrug £7.00 was £24.00

Black Floral Print Shrug £5.00 was £24.00!!!

New York Design T-Shirt - £16.00 Full Price - Booo

Indigo Jeggings - £23.00 - Also Full Price

Stone Cat Print Scarf -£7.00 - Full Price
Close Up Of Print 

Tan Star Clasp Belt - £6.00

So yeah I spent £75 including P&P but look what I saved ;) I don't have any excuses really - I'm a big fat fail when it comes to spending diets aren't I !! It could have been worse but my lovely mum was kind enough to pay for my Avon before she went into hospital - I only got 2 things including the True Colour 6 in 1 Neutral Eye Palette, I got this for £6.50 instead of the usual £10.50 so it was definitely worth picking up. It comes in  super sleek black shiny packaging which is of course fingerprint prone!

The palette features a large sized mirror, and 6 neutral eye shades, 2 matte and 4 with shimmer

The shadows have a lovely soft, buttery texture, and the pigmentation isn't too bad. Typically though the two matte shades (the two far left colours) aren't as pigmented as the shimmers why is that always the case?

I'm not sure I would pay £10.50 for this palette, It's nice but I don't think it's any better than the MUA Heaven and Earth palette which is cheaper and contains more shades (keep checking back to see a full overview of the MUA Professional range), but if neutrals really are your thing, then look out for special offers rather than buying it at full price. If you want to get your hands on one of these Avon palettes though don't forget to check back tomorrow I might have purchased one as a part of my giveaway ;)

Despite the lack of nails of the days with them, I'm really liking Avon nail polishes at the moment and I took the ordered one of the new Spring colours

This is Blue Escape, as you know I love blue nail polish, this one is a tiny bit darker than it's showing here and it has a tiny bit of shimmer in it. It's a proper ocean blue, love it :)
So that was my ickle OK big haul as per usual if you have any questions or you would like any reviews please let me know, and I'll see you tomorrow with my long awaited New Year giveaway x 


  1. I love the pieces you picked up from Dorothy Perkins. I got the animal print shrug as well it's really pretty. :) x

  2. I am so glad you mum is ok.

    I love the jeggings and I have to get that cat print scarf xx


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