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.


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! 


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.



  1. REALLY like the look of that highlighter!

    Marie x

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

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

  4. I know, they're so sweet xx

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

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


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