Saturday 8 November 2014

October Haul - Part 2 - Beauty, Clothes And Accessories

As well as my home haul I also bought quite a few other bits in October, including beauty, clothes, shoes and jewellery.

My first purchase of the month was a jewellery piece from Iced Rainbow. I've already done a post on my gorgeous leaf necklace which you can read here but I've worn it so often already that I thought I should show you it again. I'm really hankering after the fox and owl pendants at the moment but I must stay strong, especially with Christmas on the horizon

I'm normally a huge fan of the Next sale but over the last year or so I've found it harder and harder to grab any real bargains. Never the less I did pick up this fab pair of shoes. They're basic canvas lace ups, but the pattern is fabulous, featuring a gorgeous pink, grey, light blue and green floral pattern on a navy blue background. I won't be wearing these till next summer, but I really like them. They were originally £22 but I think I got them for £14.

I also got a top from Next. On the website this was originally advertised as a t-shirt but when I received the Christmas catalogue it's classed as a pyjama top. Never mind I'm still going to wear it as a t-shirt.

It's short sleeved and in a grey marl, and it features a felt applique snowman, with a woolly hat, and sequin detailing x I paid £12 from the Next website, but you can also find it in store.

As well as my mini Next haul, I also bought a couple of bits from Primark including the ivory version of the chain detail top that you can see here. It was on a sale rack and was only £3, instead of the original £8.

I also bought this set of three faceted, teardrop earrings for £1.50 which I love. I only wish they did rings to match.

Next up H&M - Again I've sent back more than I've kept but I did keep a couple of jewellery pieces including a set of gold and silver finger tip rings which were only £1.

I also got a set of four gold tone metal, mesh bracelets which were £3.99. You can also get these on the website in a rose gold tone and in a silver tone.

The only other jewellery piece that I bought in October was from ebay. I was looking through the site looking at fashion jewellery and quote pendants, and I found this.

It was 12 years this week since I lost my dad, and the quote really does ring true. You never stop loving someone just because they aren't with you anymore x Love really does go beyond the moon and stars x I paid just 99p including postage from this seller.

As well as the necklace, I also got a cute, pair of black, frilly socks from ebay. I don't know why, they were a bit of an on the whim purchase but they were only 99p including postage from this seller, and socks are always useful.

My final clothing purchase came from the Studio website. I usually buy the odd Christmas pressie from them but I saw this t-shirt and I melted.

I've seen a few Frozen t-shirts in Primark and the likes but I fancied something a little bit different - Do You Want To Build A Snowman? Always :)

Looking back at my purchases I didn't buy quite as many beauty bits as I thought I did but I did make a few Boots purchases. The first thing I got was from Maybelline, and it was one of the new Color Show Eye Shadow singles in 23 Copper Fizz.

Apologies that the pictures aren't the best but this embossed shadow is in a beautiful metallic, pink, copper shade. It's a powder shadow but it feels creamy, and almost oily to the touch.

The pigmentation is good, and it gives the lids a fabulous metallic sheen, ideal for a subtle festive make up look.

As well as the eyeshadow, I also picked up another lip butter / balm / stain stick, this time from Collection.

I'm loving this type of product at the moment, so I couldn't resist picking up another one.This is the Collection Galactica Lip Butter in 2 Cosmic Candy.

This is a lovely, bright frosted pink. It's very moisturising and has a mild strawberry flavour.

I have to say I really like this so far, my lips are very dry at the moment and this feels really creamy and comforting and I love the colour.

I read a couple of reviews of this next item before I purchased it - see yet more blogger enabling! but I'm always on the look out for a new foundation, and this one intrigued me.

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation in 40 Light Ivory is designed to give your complexion radiance and light. My skin can look a little grey in the winter and I'm really hoping that this gives me a boost. I will of course be doing my own review in due course x

I know what your thinking, where's the nail polish? Well not one to disappoint I did buy one nail polish in October.

I got Essie - For The Twill Of It from the bargain, make up store in the Metro Centre. It's a gorgeous, blue, grey, purple and green duochrome.

Apart from a pack of Primark face wipes, I didn't buy anything else bar a couple of magazines which contained a few freebies. First of all InStyle which contained a free 15ml Elemis moisturiser. There were two options to choose from but I got the Hydra-Boost Day Cream. This one is ideal for dry skin. I'm a huge fan of Elemis moisturisers so I can't wait to give this one a try, especially during the colder months, when my skin is drier.

One of the most regular freebies in UK magazines seem to be L'Occitane hand creams, and last months Marie Claire contained a 30ml tube, in a variety of fragrances. I searched and searched and eventually I found the one I wanted, the Zesty Lime fragrance, and boy am I glad I did. I love this so much that I will be reviewing it in the coming weeks as part of my sample Saturday series.

The final product in this months post is something that you can still pick up. Being a subscriber I got my copy early but the December issue of ELLE contains a mini Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner. I'm going to do a little review of this too and compare it to the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Pen which is supposed to be a good alternative, so keep checking back to read it.

So that was my haul x Apologies that there is no video this time round, but I'm having quite a few problems with lighting and general recording quality so videos are on hold for the moment. I'm hoping to sort something out soon so please stick with me x I hope you've enjoyed both of my haul posts today and if you have any questions please leave me a comment x Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow with a combined review and giveaway post x


  1. That pendant necklace is GORGEOUS!! & those socks are sooo cute, i was going to purchase a pair from Urban Outfitters but they were around $12.00!! I need to shop on ebay more! love the haul xx

  2. The snowman top is really cute!)
    Also love Essie nail polish!

  3. I can't believe how cheap that moon necklace is, it's lovely.


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