Wednesday 31 July 2013

Acquisitions In July - Part 1 - My Buys - Superdrug, Avon, Ebay And More x

Well guys this is a first for the year - this month's haul post is actually going to be split into two. I've bought a few bits myself this month but I've been well and truly spoilt by Mummy Lou who has bought me a ridiculous amount of stuff over last four weeks. So this post is all about things that I've bought myself and my next post will be all about the things that Mummy Lou has kindly bought for me, and it will also feature a gift that I received from my Godparents x

First up my old friend ebay I've bought a few techie bits this month mainly prepping for my holidays, first up yet another phone case.

Yes I have a kazillion already but look at the butterfly detail how cute it that? It was 99p including postage from this seller x I also bought a protective screen cover for my Kindle Touch, I forgot to photograph before I put it on my Kindle so no pics I'm afraid. It was 99p including postage from this ebayer x

My next ebay buys were both bracelets, this tan faux leather one with silver beads was £1.51 from this seller, and this gorgeous neon bracelet was just 99p from this ebayer.

I'm loving neons at the moment, as I'm sure you'll realise in part 2 of July's haul ;)

My final ebay purchase of the month was a set of nail stickers, I've being playing with my nails a bit more lately and I loved the bows. These were 99p from here x

I also paid for this month's Avon order, I got a few bits including the Color Trend Nail Enamel in Roaring Blue, a lovely, bright pastel blue

and a Nail Wear Pro + polish in Chilling Teal, a shimmery teal.

A warning for you in my order I got a white Natalia Bracelet No pictures unfortunately because it was impossible to close again once it had been opened, and I tried so hard that I snapped the threads. A waste of money as it turned out.

This month meant lots of visits to real shops, including Superdrug, my mum got me a couple of bits which I'll show you later but everything I bought myself was really sensible - well nearly ;) The first things I got were a few minis for my holiday's I always like to plan ahead so I picked up a mini Nivea Pearl Deodorant, a mini Dentyl Active mouthwash, and a mini Superdrug Strawberry and Raspberry Shower Gel which smells amazing. I also picked up a tub of their own brand nail polish remover pads that I love.

Whilst I was in Superdrug I also thought I'd try their version of the large baby cotton wool pads and I have to say that they are just as good as Boots' and they are a little bit cheaper x Check out my instagram feed to see a comparison.

If you follow me on twitter you'll know that I've been looking for a new brow pencil, well a few you suggested Rimmel and I had a couple of recommendations for a similar product from 2True. I had a look at them both and I couldn't see much difference so I went for the 2 True Eyebrow Pencil in Shade No. 1

It looks almost identical to a lot of them on the market, and it's 5 star rated on the Superdrug website, so I thought I'd try it. I'll do a full review when I've had the chance to use it. The majority of the products in the 2 True range are just £1.99 each and this was no exception, but there is pretty much a permanent offer on the all of the £1.99 items where you can get 3 items for £5. It would be wrong not to really wouldn't it so I got the 2 True Be Clear Face Powder in Translucent, too

I'm nearly out of my MAC Blot Powder, and whilst I have face powders in my stash already I fancied trying something new, and this also has a 5 star rating on the Superdrug website. Again I'll review this when I've had a chance to use it x The final item I got was a 2 True Glossy Nail Polish in Shade No. 49, a lovely shimmery, turquoise, blue.

If your from the North East like me you'll know the Metro Centre very well indeed, and I'm sure that you'll be familiar with the Making Faces barrow. Well they've moved position but they now have a much bigger spot and more space, in the sort of pods that seem to be replacing the barrows. It much easier to find things in their new set up as it all seems to be divided up into sections. I of course went to have a look at the nail polish, I was good thought and just went for one nail polish, an OPI colour which was just £3.99.

I Don't Give A Rotterdam isn't that different from I Have A Herring Problem, but since I loved that so much, I had to have this one too.

My final in store purchase of the month came from Poundland, where I bought a pack of battery operated tea lights :) You'll see why in my next post x

I almost forgot I also got the Thinking Slimmer "Get Back In The Swing" CD for just £5.00 - you can find out more about the CD from here and get it from here xx

Kindle Screen Protector - ebay - 99p
Neon Bracelet - ebay - 99p
2True Haul - £5.00
OPI Nail Polish - £3.99
Battery Operated Tea Lights - Poundland - £1.00
Thinking Slimmer "Get Back In The Swing" CD - £5.00
Nail Stickers - ebay - 99p
Butterfly Phone Case - ebay - 99p
Bracelet - ebay - £1.51
Avon Haul - £6.50
Superdrug Haul - £7.19
Total - £33.16
£6.84 Under

Yeah I was under my monthly limit, I've got to be honest and say that this was partly down to Mummy Lou's generosity but it gives me something to focus on, if I've done it one month then hopefully I can do it again x As per usual if you have any comments or questions please leave me a comment and I'll see you in a moment with my July gift haul x 


  1. I've just received the Avon Colour Trend Roaring Blue as part of my birthday gifts, i love it, such a summery colour :)


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