Wednesday, 18 January 2012

London Haul pt.1

I was originally going to post this haul all at once, but it was a bit long so I'm now going to post about it in two parts. So here's part one of the haul:

Yesterday I had quite a stressful day in London yesterday - I went to 2 museums to research for my course, and both things I needed to see were either permanently gone, or temporarily closed. So I decided to do a bit of retail therapy to cheer myself up - and to make it feel like my trip wasn't a total waste!

I decided to go to Topshop in Oxford Street as I had gift cards to spend from Christmas, so of course I made a bee-line for the make up department.
I've never really used any of their make up before, but have always been curious to try them after seeing them on a few blogs.

Highlighter

As I only wear mineral foundation, powder not liquid, I've been on the lookout for a good powder highligher, and I really liked the colour and sheen of this one. Plus it's the size of a powder compact, so it will definately last a while. This highlighter cost £10, but I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of it so I guess it's worth it! 

Lipstick

This lipstick is in the shade Enamoured. I had a look at their normal bullet lipsticks, but I didn't really think any of the colours would suit me. Then I saw they had 2 more colours in their lipstick pencils. I chose enamoured as its a nice subtle everyday colour. I just wish they had a wider range of colours. But this looks like it will last a long time, so the price tag of £7 isn't too bad. 

Also, this is a weird thing to say, but the scent of this lipstick reminds me of playdough. Personally I like it as it reminds me of my childhood, but if you don't like that smell - you have been warned!

You can see it in use properly here.

Eyelash Curler

This I bought because my cheap Wilkinsons eyelash curler has turned against me and started ripping out my eyelashes! I really like the fullness of the rubber insert, which looks like it will last a long time. Plus it comes with a spare for when the other wares out. 

My only problem with this curler is I wish it opened up a little wider, but it's not a huge issue. At £5 I would definitely get this again. It's a shame they don't sell separate packs of the inserts separately as this is a good little curler. It seems a bit of a waste to have to buy a new one when all you need is a tiny insert!

Tape Measure Ring

Seeing as I study fashion design where I have to design and make a lot of stuff, this ring is probably a little too obvious and clich├ęd, but when I saw it I had to get it! I absolutely love it and probably wont be taking this off for a while!
In case you're wondering this ring cost £8.50.

Scissor Earrings

You can probably guess the V&A was one of the museums I went to. I didn't realise their permanent fashion exhibition was closed for refurbishment, so I decided to browse the gift shop to see if they sold any postcards/photos of the exhibition. Whilst I was there I came across these cute scissor earrings.

I love stud earrings for everyday wear, and as with the ring, I thought these were too good not to buy! And they were only £3.50 so I snapped them up straight away.

So that's part one! Part two will be posted after this, alternatively you can click here to read it.



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6 comments:

  1. REALLY like the look of that highlighter!

    Marie x

    marieeeloves.blogspot.com

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  2. I know, It's one of the few I've seen and actually liked! xx

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  3. Love love love the look of the scissor earrings, how cute!

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  4. I know, they're so sweet xx

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  5. That tape measure ring is really unique, love it! :)

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  6. It is, I couldn't resist buying it - hadn't seen anything like it before! :) xx

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