Sunday, 17 February 2013

My latest haul...

I'm not doing a spending ban or anything but funds have been a bit tight recently due to hubby's birthday, Valentine's and a week off work but on Saturday I just couldn't help myself! I've been lusting over so many things lately and I thought it was about time that I had a few little treats.

We got up early on Saturday and went to my favourite place to go shopping, West Quay in Southampton. There is a large shopping centre and also a high street outside with all my favourite shops on. Here is a piccy of everything I bought.


Debenhams were holding a 10% off event for the weekend so I took advantage of it and picked up the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, then I went past the Benefit counter and thought that I'd just pick up another tube of POREfessional. I ended up chatting to the girl at the counter and also picked up Fine One One and their brow kit after she tried them out on me - oops! Because I'd spent quite a bit in there she also popped in a load of free perfume samples (I'm still after Flowerbomb though which wasn't included)


Whilst at the Benefit counter in Debenhams the girl also used High Beam on me but I was a bit cheeky as I knew that I had enough Boots points to pick one up there so I headed over the road to Boots. I also picked up some John Freda Hair dye as my grey hairs are starting to appear (the joys of getting old!)


I wanted to pick up something new to wear to the Bournemouth Bloggers meet up at the weekend but already had an outfit in mind so I chose these black studded pumps and a cute little bracelet to go with it.

John Lewis

I've been wanting to try Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish after reading about it on quite a few blogs so picked up a starter kit which has an 100ml bottle and two muslin cloths.


I popped into Lush looking for the Cupcake facemask but after giving it a good sniff I didn't think I was going to be able to handle the strong chocolate smell all over my face! So I picked up this lovely smelling bath bomb instead. Apparently you get quite a few uses out of it because you only need a small amount and it foams up really nicely.


Finally I picked up the little rat charm which I featured in my February Wishlist which you can read here. I've popped it on my bracelet and it looks so cute!

So mr bank man won't be too happy that I had a little spending spree but I feel happy that I've been able to get a few things I've wanted for ages!

Have you bought anything recently? What do you think to my buys?


  1. Ooh great haul - I love the Primark shoes and bracelet, so cute. Desperate for Benefit FineOneOne as well!x

  2. This is amazing I'm loving the Naked palette, all the Benefit stuff and the shoes :) xx

  3. Love that charm!

  4. Great haul, I want to try Fine One One so bad x

  5. I wish this haul was mine! Especially the benefit bits! Loving the bits from primark, I miss my local one when I'm away at uni :( x

  6. You picked up some great bits Holly :D I've only really bought a couple of the Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo Eyeshadows as there's not much else I need. Don't think I'll be reviewing them though as everyone else has haha.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  7. What a great haul and so lovely to find your great blog! the hair dye looks a lovely colour and i don't blame you for going over to Boots, loyalty points for a reason! Great post xxxxx

  8. Sometimes you need to have a little splurge - I definitely did last week! I'm justifying it with the fact it's my birthday next monday haha!


  9. That's a great haul! I've recently tried my first Lush products [I know!] and loved them, that bath bomb looks lovely xx

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