Friday, 15 June 2012

today's haul

12, 3
(All from River Island)

45, + free gift!
(All from Boots)

Today has been my first Friday off work in what feels like forever - cue a much needed shopping spree (albeit a smallish one)!  Nevertheless I managed to pick up a few bits along the way so I thought I'd show you guys what I managed to find!

1. I saw this a couple of weeks ago when it first appeared online and fell in love. I've been after a cut out shoulder top ever since I saw Lily in one from Topshop but I couldn't find one I liked enough and that suited my figure too until I came across this baby in my local River Island. I don't think this picture does it justice at all as it looks so much nicer on. The straps have the most beautiful, coloured beaded detailing and the fit is just divine - not too fitted but not as 'sack-like' as a lot I've seen as of late. It'll be perfect for when I go to Lanzarote in July to add a bit of colour to my holiday wardrobe or even with a pair of leggings at home!

2. I just thought these were adorable - not the classiest pair of earrings I own but they're so cute! Any kind of sun will do me at the moment considering the horrible weather. The only downside I've found to these is that they're so big that they cover my second ear piercings too! Ah well, it's something I can live with.

3. More jewellery! I don't think I've ever bought so much jewellery in my life as I have recently, it's becoming a bad habit! Once again I bought this spontaneously as I just thought it was so pretty and I've actually been after a chunkyish ring for a while and this just fits the bill!

4. I've been putting off buying myself a new mascara for ages, I guess it's just not something I like spending a lot on, but when I saw that Boots were doing an offer on their 17 range where you could get this festival kit free, I just couldn't say no! I adore the packaging and after trying this out before I think I'm going to be wearing it a heck of a lot, it gave my lashes such a nice look without being too clumpy. I might actually review this for you guys at a later date.

5.  I'm a huge lipstick lover, and after purchasing 17's Lasting Fix Lipstick in Dreamy last week I decided to buy this on a whim. It's a slightly different formula and a more nudey/natural pink in colour and slides on amazingly. I always kind of felt like this brand was aimed at younger girls who are trying out their first makeup products, but my mind has been completely changed recently and I feel that 17 have really upped their game! I think this is fast going to become my go-to lipstick!

6. I'm not much of a lipgloss fan, but again, I thought I'd be daring and see how I manage with this. I think the thing that drew me to it, apart from the cute peachy colour, was the fact that it is supposed to add volume to your lips - something in which I lack. I could definitely feel it tingling as I put this on earlier, so hopefully it will work a treat!

What are your favourite recent purchases? What are your thoughts on 17 makeup? 

Rachel x


  1. I really like your jewellery :) I have been wearing the peepshow mascara for ages now and did a review on it-I love they way it makes my lashes look

    Tanesha x

    1. Thank you! :) Ooh, your review pretty much matches my thoughts it seems to do the job, but I've found the same thing with the clumping! Eh well, we can live with that for the lovely lashes we get with it x

  2. I love that top it's so cute! Haven't seen it in store though it looks very grecian! I can't wait to go shopping it's been ages :(

    Great blog! I'm now following, would love if you could follow me back!

    Also I love your ombre hair! I tried to do mine myself recently and it went bright orange! Fail :(


    1. It's really lovely, it's kinda floaty but fitted at the same time, unlike some of these style tops at the moment. It comes in a blue and a black too! HURRY GO SHOPPING GIRL

      Thank you so much, that means a lot! I'll gladly follow back :)

      Thanks! Well mine isn't perfect,it's kinda a coppery/gingery tone but it'll do me :) What did you use to do it?


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