|A Mighty Haul
Okay, so once again I may have gone a little crazy. I keep thinking how much of an excellent idea a spending ban would be for me, but i'm afraid my willpower would do nothing about enforcing one, so i'm in a bit of a predicament.
Anyway, on with the haul...!
|Zara 'City Bag'
Firstly, I got the Zara 'City Bag', I think it's called, and I'm sincerely in love. The longer I spend time with this bag, the more I come to seriously admire and swoon over every little new element I discover. It has zips and pockets for days, which I adore, so it's extremely practical as well as being a sort to look at. It's sort of like a feminine briefcase, it even has a couple of the larger compartments lined with padding, as to pop in your laptop or iPad, without casing them any harm being bashed around next to a hairbrush or scratched with the zip off your purse. It's organised, beautiful, ladylike craftsmanship, in one reasonably sized black package. Oh, and it also has a removable shoulder strap... just wow.
|Maybelline Gel Eyeliner 24H
The next item(s) making an appearance in my naughty haul, are three colours in the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner 24H range. It's 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment, so I picked Black Gold, Brown and Intense Black. Each pot comes with a little applicator brush, and I will swatch and review all three of these very soon, in a separate post, where I can talk quality of both gel and brush, and pigmentation etc. I have heard very great things though, so i'm extremely excited to try each and every one!
|Botanics Cosmetic Pads
As it is fair-trade fortnight, I decided to buy these Botanics by Boots cosmetic pads, rather than just their standard ones. They are a few pence (maybe 40p) more expensive than Boots standard, but this ensures better standards of work for the people who produce them, which I am very much a fan of. They are also organic, which I LOVE. I will always pick organic over anything when it comes to food, so I have started to feel the same about what I put on my face. They have not been sprayed with nasty chemicals whilst growing, ensuring a purer, more natural product. A win win I think.
|Waitrose Coconut and Sandalwood Candle
Incase anyone is uncertain, I adore coconut. Perfume, Lotions, (the new Xen-Tans...), so this was a no-brainer really as it smells amazing, and is only around £4 to buy! Love.
|O.P.I Expert Touch Lacquer Remover
I haven't actually tried this yet, BUT it claims to remove even glitter polishes with ease, whilst maintaining a good condition for your nails. I have a sparkly mani planned in the next few days, so when the time comes to remove my shimmery fingers, I will test, review and publish. Watch this space...
|iPod Nano 7th Gen. In Pink
I desperately needed a new iPod of some sort, as my iPhone was not having anymore of my music collection, and I just thought this was insanely cute. It's literally the size of a credit card and weighs next to nothing! Not only that but it has a cool 16gb capacity, which for it's size is an amazing amount of music. I already love it, and it's so crazy light, you can take it literally wherever you go!
|BarryM Gelly Pots in Lychee and Greenberry
Oh buddy, these are hot. I have already done a review/tester of these here, and I am absolutely loving them. The Lychee is such a timeless nude, by contrast to the Greenberry which is a punch of vibrant, fluro colour. Add this to the fact that the whole BarryM Hi-Shine Gelly Pot range is brilliant quality, with a beautiful texture and gloss, and you have yourself a pair of winners.
|Topshop Fluro Orange Jumper
No, your screen isn't broken, this jumper really IS that bright. I am so excited to wear this in the coming months, with jeans or shorts and some statement necklaces and a (fake) tan!! Taking neo-rave dressing to the everyday. Orange-mazing (sorry!).
So, that's my cheeky haul. I know, I should be locked away with no cards or internet... but let me know what you think of the stuff :). In my defence, I can smell Spring round the corner and it's making me VERY excited!!
Love, Lauren xx