25 May 2015

Make Up and Things

Make Up and Things
Over the last few weeks I have managed to pick up a few things that I'd had my eye on for a while. I'd love to say that it was a well-earned shopping trip after exams but I'll be honest with you, it was more procrastination shopping in town when I should have been revising if truth be told. Nevertheless, here I am with a little post rounding up a few of my most recent purchases. 

Make Up and Things
For a while now I have adored the brand that is Rifle Paper and Co. From the elegant yet not strict drawings, full of both bright colours and pastels I think it is a brand that appeals to many. After what felt like defeat in trying to pick up this set of notebooks I happened to find them when I popped into Waterstones whilst waiting for my train last week. Whilst browsing the stationary section rather thoroughly (if you haven't had a look before then I seriously recommend checking it out) I couldn't quite believe it when I saw these shoved to the one side of the book shelf. At £9.99 they're not the most affordable notebooks, however I do think paying that price is justified when you find something you really do like. All three are lined and have the word 'notebook' printed across the front in gold lettering, they really are very beautiful and you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into them.

I've also recently had a new iPhone case from the lovely team at Iconemesis. The Cat Sims Feather* iPhone 5s case has made a nice change to my bright blue one that I had previously. It's a beautifully designed case that features light blue delicate feathers all over, I think it's super pretty! It also fits my phone perfectly and is really sturdy too which is a huge bonus, as aside from the fact you want your phone protected I have in the past had phone cases which have been of poor quality, this however is great! At the moment it is in the sale for £5 which I think is an utter bargain, it's well worth checking out the other cases that they have too.

Make Up and Things

Whilst in Primark I stumbled across this rather cute mint green make up bag which cost me all of the £3. It's incredibly spacious yet not too big, however this will strictly be a bag that I use at home because I do think that it is a little too big for my handbag. Normally I wouldn't have picked out something as large as this however the mint design which has little white triangles dotted all over it really did catch my eye, I also liked the fact that it had 'make up' written across it in gold letters. 

From the super affordable to the somewhat eye watering I have finally made an investment by purchasing the Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa Mirage. We all know I adore my make up and do believe in spending more where it is warranted, eye shadow being just one of them. In particular here I draw attention solely to powder eye shadow because I never find the high street to do those very well at all, whereas in comparison they really do nail cream eye shadows. Despite this I was reluctant to go through with this purchase however I did and that's pretty much the end of that. As of yet I haven't used it, blame exams, no time and having not photographed it until today however I will be back with a review as soon as I have tried it out because I'm incredibly keen to assure myself and you that this was money well spent.

Wishing everyone an amazing week and good luck to those of you with exams still, may the odds be ever in your favour! 
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  1. No way is that make up bag from Primark - it's so cute! And I often think that all notebook purchases are justified since you're going to write in them, as a blogger they make great photo props aaand if they encourage you to write in them even better! I sometimes get cheap notebooks and all they do is gather dust because I'm not really inspired to write in them. But I am also a bonafide stationery addict...ha.

    I look forward to the Tom Fort review! Have an amazing week as well, and good luck with the rest of your exams! x

    Ornella @ euhnella

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  2. I have the same Primark makeup bag and I agree, it is huge!

    Mollie,xo /// The Fashion Of Craft

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  3. love the notebooks, the design is super lovely ! that tom ford quad looks absolutely gorgeous, i'm waiting for that review x

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  4. Hannah Cornish25 May 2015 at 11:36

    Those notebooks are adorable! I've never thought to look in Waterstones for stationary. I've seen so many makeup bags I love in Primark too lately, such fab value for the amount of space! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  5. They have so many nice things in Waterstones, I highly recommend it, not just for Rifle Paper Co but for all sorts, I like popping in when I can. Their own range is also really nice x

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  6. The Rifle Paper Co notebooks are too cute!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  7. Those notebooks are so pretty, and the TF palette looks gorgeous, it's been on my wishlist for forever!

    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  8. absolutely love that phone case- I actually have it too.

    Love your blog would be fab if you could check out my latest post too xxx

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  9. I had that phone case, it served me well until I cracked it :( Totally a bargain at £5 though :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  10. rifle paper & co is one of my most lusted after brands, everything they come out with is stunning, and i only just figured out what their name was in the past six months!

    brooke | brooke elise

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  11. danniella josephine25 May 2015 at 21:27

    Those notebooks are so pretty! I'm not sure if I could use them myself. If I did, I would have to make sure my writing was perfect on each page!

    Dannie x

    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  12. How gorgeous are those notebooks!? I love the stationery section in Waterstones (or, to be fair, any shop!), I can lose hours looking at pretty notebooks! I hope your exams went/are going well Amy :)


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

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  13. The notebooks are really gorgeous! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk - natural beauty, affordable fashion, everyday life

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  14. Ohh that phone case is a beauty, as are those lovely notebooks!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  15. These notebooks are so lovely!! And I love those phone cases but I don't have an iPhone :(

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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  16. Those notebooks are really pretty and who wouldn't want them to jot stuff down on? x

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  18. I love the make up bag! Mint green is the perfect Spring colour :) Looks like a decent size too, like you say! Also you can't beat pretty notebooks!


    Emma xx


    www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You totally deserve the Tom Ford palette after exams, it's a beauty! I've seen the Primark makeup bags and I'm alsway so tempted to get one but i have so many! Great haul Amy! xx

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  20. I love Rifle Paper Co, the notebooks you got look so pretty! And I'm slowly but surely trying to justify the splurge on a Tom Ford palette - I've had my eye on Orchid Haze for months.


    Kelsey | kelseybeauty.blogspot.com

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  21. These notebooks are so so pretty!

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  22. Ooh you splurged on a Tom Ford palette--I'm jealous!
    makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  23. Nothing like a bit of retail therapy! I've been lusting after a Tom Ford quad for ages but they're $110 each in Australia ... I just can't bring myself to spend that money on something I already have too much of. But I agree with you, it can be hard to find quality powder eyeshadows in the drugstore. Hope your investment pays off :)

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  24. It is super cute isn't it! Oh yes me too, I have way too much stationary and now I have even more since my Kikki K order, oops!! Thank you so much Ornella, I hope your exams are going well too!

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  25. It is isn't it! I have stored all my spare make up in there for now as I had some bits lying around and I wanted to keep them all in one place.

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  26. I'm hoping to do it soon Elza! :)

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  27. I think every now and then we all need one, especially after exam week haha!

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  28. They really are beautiful and they are such good quality too.

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  29. It was on my wish list for over a year and I finally just decided to go for it, it truly is gorgeous.

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  30. Oh no! I do agree though it is indeed a bargain! :)

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  31. They really do produce some lovely things, not everything is my cup of tea but the floral designs and some of the city products they create are lovely!

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  32. Yes I know exactly what you mean, I haven't started using these ones yet. I want to decide what I'd like to use them for.

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  33. They are beautiful! The Waterstones stationary section is really nice, it's not huge but I always stumble across some lovely things in there. Thank you Jess, me too! I find out in July.

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  34. They really are very pretty indeed Emma.

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  35. I love that phone case design, it's so pretty! :)

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  36. I can totally relate to that Jordan, I didn't have an iPhone for ages and felt like I always missed out on nice cases, I had a Samsung and whilst the phone was amazing I did feel somewhat left out.

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  37. The're super lovely, I'm saving them for now though until I decide what I'd like to use these ones for.

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  38. I know, I was so surprised when I found it! They also had a peachy/pink toned one which was also really nice.

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  39. It really is a great make up bag, a bit big for taking out with you actually but great for a bit of extra storage at home or in the bathroom.

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  40. Thank you Claudia! The palette is so so beautiful, is it bad that I already want to purchase Nude Dip?!

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  41. Oh yes that is absolutely stunning too, Nude Dip has really caught my eye Kelsey.

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  42. They are so so beautiful, I love stationary way too much Cherry.

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  43. I did, I can't quite believe it! It is even more amazing than I had anticipated.

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  44. Thank you, me too! Yes for some reason the high street doesn't seem to do powder eye shadows well, I do think they pull of cream eye shadows though. The Maybelline ones are great as are the new Max Factor ones.

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