Monday, 24 February 2014

Mid-term “pick-me-up”

This weekend I headed back home for a little break from University. My final term assignments were handed in on Friday, and the next few start again on Monday so i thought I deserved to run away for a few days. One thing that University has taught me is how much I love my home. Being a military girl, we always moved around when I was a child so I really appreciate having a base to return too with a group of amazing friends and a lovely job.

On Saturday I had a wonder around town, my first shopping trip since before Christmas at least! Being so close to the end of my time reliant on Student Loans, meant that I decided to ignore my bank account and just enjoy pottering around. Here are a few of the things I purchased.

The first thing I picked up was another Topshop nail polish. Since purchasing the other three colours in my John Lewis order, I have fell in love with the range. Usually I get irritated with chipped nail polish only a few hours after it being applied, but this stays put for a good 2-3 days before showing any signs of wear and tear. I wanted to build up a more neutral collection of polishes, due to my soon advancement into the more professional working world. I found the image above on tumblr (find me; and loved the shade the make-up artist was wearing so I attempted to get as close to this as possible and I love the outcome. The shade I am wearing is called “Milkshake”!!

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Secondly I picked up this beautiful ring from Accessorize. My mum was horrified that I was willing to spend £14.00 on it, however I wear a ring every single day so I think it worth the money. Other people may spend £20.00 on a necklace they only wear once or twice a year. I adored the sparkle in this as it hit the light and alongside the neutral pink nail polish I felt very elegant! At the counter my mum was also kind enough to pick up the sparkly shoe key ring on the right for me. £5.00 and a beautiful addition to my rather dull key collection at the moment!
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Next was a trip to Boots where I wanted to pick up two make-up products that Beauty Gurus on YouTube have always raved about. First was the Maybelline Falsies Mascara, something I had heard only heard high reviews upon. I will admit that on only first application I can see why it is a favourite and the length it gave me was incredible. Secondly I purchased the Loreal SuperLiner in black. I had previously picked up their “Superliner Perfect Slim” pen, thinking this was the one many had spoken about but I really did not like the product. I kept ending up with a black smudged line just underneath my brow bone, where the product would not stay put. However after realising I had bought the wrong product, this thicker gel definitely stays on and creates the perfect cats-eye. Due to it being “3 for 2 mix-and-match” in boots, I also picked up the Real Techniques foundation brush. Once again I had noticed all of the YouTubers used these brushes, and I had always applied my foundation with my fingers so I wanted to give this a go. It is a beautiful brush and with the deal it meant I got the eyeliner for free as well.

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Finally I picked up this beautiful handbag. I loved the colour as light blue is my primary shade when it comes to clothing. It suits me perfectly and going into summer I am looking for more candy colours, similar to this blue and the candy pink nail polish. This was £35.00 also from accessorise, I little bit pricey but I couldn’t resist. Now unfortunately it will stay at home until I return from graduation to be able to use it! But I shall continue to think about it over the next few weeks I am sure ;)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend like I did. I am now going to jump in the car and drive back to University for the last time! :)

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Lots of Love
Miss B xxx


  1. So sweet!
    Laura. xx

  2. Your handbag is amazing! It has such beautiful colors :)

  3. I love your purse! Too cute!
    xo Hollie

  4. wow... sounds shopping time.. love that stone ring and candy color bag.. i am your new follower follwoing you via GFC, care to add back plz.

  5. I love this post!!!



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