23 October 2014

Recent Purchases #4

Recent Purchases

It's just a quick one today as by the time most of you will be reading this I will have endured or still be enduring four different law tutorials throughout the day with the subject of Land Law up first, delightful! Actually it isn't that bad at all, I just need to get my head around some of the legal jargon used however before I ramble on too much I'm going to get straight to it with today's post. I'm writing this right at the beginning of the week whilst on a quick break from studying and thought that it would be a nice opportunity to sit back and write a couple of blog posts.

Today I wanted to share with you some of my recent purchases that I have picked up over the last few weeks. Once again I'm growing my nails (shock horror) and have picked up for what must be the millionth time the Sally Hansen Maxium Growth nail treatment which I have to say is very good; it's quite simply me that let's the side down where growing my nails is concerned. Alongside this I finally picked up one of my most coveted beauty items which is the Dior Addict Lip Glow. I cannot begin to express how much I have wanted to try this product whereby my curiosity has only been fuelled even more by such positive praise from Sophie.

Moving onto clothing I have picked up just a couple of items in the past few weeks where I have just realised that one of them isn't actually pictured; both are from Primark. I'll put it out there that Primark is a place that drives me quite literally insane! I don't think I have ever had a pleasant shopping experience in any of their stores which is why I tend to avoid it like the plague. Having said that I do find it to be very good for basic items such as plain tops as I like to wear them a lot therefore enjoy having a nice selection to choose from. I picked up a simple dark green long sleeve top just last week as I really do like the fit of those tops in particular (I have quite a few now) and they wash really well too! For such an affordable price I actually think they are very good and would definitely brave those Primark aisles again to pick up a few more. The other item I picked up was a beautiful light grey knit jumper which cost me just £10 which I found in the Primark concession in Selfridges, yes that surprised me too! Over to Dorothy Perkins I found myself purchasing a tartan scarf however be warned I highly doubt my scarf purchases will be ending there, I have some weird scarf obsession that cannot be tamed.

It's slightly worrying that in the last two trips to Birmingham I have made three visits to Paperchase however I did come away with a rather handy weekly desk planner which I think will help me resolve my organisation woes, at least I hope so anyway. Lastly whilst in Asda I decided to pick up some metallic Sharpies because firstly you can never have enough Sharpies and secondly I thought they would be really good for Christmas this year when decorating Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gift tags. At this time of year I tend to have these wonderful ideas yet somehow find myself being too busy to carry them out, hopefully this year I can do a few Christmas inspired DIY posts to help get into the festive mood. Who am I kidding, WHSmith have had the chocolate oranges in...I'm already there!

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  1. I used to be obsessed with the metallic Sharpies and I had no idea they brought out a bronze one! It looks amazing.

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  2. I have one of those weekly flipchart pads too, from Paperchase! It's an absolute godsend xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  3. I've wanted to get a desk planner but mine is always covered with stuff - I wouldn't know where to put it. Although I suppose that'd give me a good reason to clean up!
    And yes, isn't the Dior Lip Glow lovely? I've bought it recently and I've really enjoyed it!

    x beauty, style, life | bespectacled

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  4. I may have to try the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth stuff, just to see if it's as good as my beloved Nail Envy! Fab post Amy, hope your studying is going well :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That scarf is gorgeous! I really want to get another tartan one too. I totally agree with you about Primark - it's a horrible place to shop in. Trips to Paperchase can be dangerous! I'm impressed you managed to buy only one thing. :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  6. I am in love with your tartan scarf! So on trend! I have the weekly planner and I feel so much more organised and clear headed when I use it!

    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  7. love metallic sharpies! they are the best :D


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. that scarf is so beautiful! I need to invest in something tartan this weekend. I've been coveting all the gorgeous scarves out there!

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  9. Love the scarf! I'm actually going to Scotland this weekend and will be sporting a tartan scarf myself!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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  10. I love the Weekly Desk Planner you bought! xo

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  11. danniella josephine24 October 2014 at 21:37

    I need to get organised! Sadly for me, it's more Wilkinsons then Paperchase.. the joys of moving to a small town. Hope you are getting on ok with your course :)

    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  12. Love a bit of Paperchase. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  13. Girl you and me both, Primark I'm only going in there at 9am and by 9:30 it's already starting to look like hell. I've got a bit more organised but I need something more visual daily xo

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  14. I can only go in Primark mid day evening and even then it drives me mad! Most of the time there's stuff everywhere it's like a bomb just hit it! I've always been interested in the Dior Lip Glow but I've always been dubious of the PH balance/changing colour thing looking forward to hearing your thoughts :) xx

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  15. They are really nice, I'm looking forward to using them for Christmas! x

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  16. I have worn it so much since I picked it up, it's quite a long scarf really but it keeps me warm :) x

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  17. I did indeed!! Yes scarves really can be addictive, I really like wearing them :) x

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  18. Isn't it fantastic! I have used mine so much already, it's so handy to have x

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  19. It sure does give you a reason Kat, I have to say mine has been really useful so far. I'm really enjoying the lip glow at the moment, for me it's providing a really fresh look to my lips x

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  20. Thank you Jess :)
    Yes maybe give it a whirl as it is a lot cheaper at £5 roughly xx

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  21. It sure is a horrible place, all the stores I have ever been in just get completely trashed it's like a jumble sale :( x

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  22. Thank you Jodie, it was quite a good buy really as I have seen a lot of scarves recently that are really expensive. The planner is so good isn't it :) x

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  23. There are a lot to choose from at the moment, you will be spoilt for choice! xx

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  24. Perfect! I love Scotland. I hope you had a lovely time xx

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  25. Me too, Megan it is so useful I cannot recommend it enough x

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  26. I hear you! I had to go to Birmingham to get this, I could have ordered online but I like to see things before I buy them. My course is going OK thank you it's just super intense, roll on the Christmas break! :) x

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  27. Me too Julie I can spend a good hour in there as there are so many nice things to look at xx

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  28. Tell me about it! It's such a awful shop, I really feel for the people that work there as I know it would drive me crazy! x

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  29. Yes it's horrible isn't it, I go in just as it opens and an hour in it's dreadful. Having said that my local Zara is just as bad. I hope to have a review up soon about the lip glow, for me it's quite a subtle change which is really nice but makes me question the price tag xx

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