London Haul

On Saturday I went up to London for a day of shopping (even though I’m skint, bad me) and to catch up with a very old friend. I’ve not seen this friend for 5 years now. Circumstances like university separeted us and although we are in regular contact I haven’t seen her in person for some time.

I actually got nervous waiting for her. Stupid considering I’ve know her for 23 years (all my life) I did worry things would change. I shouldn’t have panicked we spent the whole day nattering away and gossiping as well as being a bad influence on each other. Cocktails of course were consumed too!! Yum

Here’s all the bits I picked up. I did get some gorgeous neon lilac skinny jeans from Next which I loved but returned today as I was worried I wouldn’t wear them.

Firstly we visited Topshop where I really needed to pick up some new sunglasses. I recently found a lot of pairs of aviators are wonky that I try on. The lenses don’t seem evenly bent it’s really odd. I’ve found some like this in Topshop and H and M.

In the end I went with some lovely bug eye ones that had cute bow detail on the sides of them. They can be purchased for £16.

The cute bow detail on these sucked me straight in as well as the tortoiseshell print. They are a little more than I normally spend on sunglasses (cheap and cheerful for me as I break or lose them within a year) but it was a hot day and I needed some. I just need a sunglasses case now if you know of cute ones let me now!!

Next up was River Island. My friend had given me a £20 voucher for River Island which I hadn’t spent yet as I was planning on picking up a new handbag! Bags appeared in my August Wishlist. I loved the dogtooth one I posted on my wishlist but decided to go for a classic black bag in the end. This one was £35 found.

The bag looks a nicer leather in person. I love the shape on this bag and the fact it has a short handle so it can be held in the crock of the elbow and a long strap which can be put over the shoulder. I love the detail on the front pocket and the fact the clasp can be looked in. I choose this one over others in the end as it has silver detail and I wear silver more.

Boots was next on the list. How could I not go in there and I wanted L’Oreal Mythic Oil (which I’ve now learnt isn’t available in Boots or Superdrug) I’ve run out of my Lee Stafford oil and my hair is feeling so dry. It needs something drastic. I picked up the VO5 Miracle Concentrate Elixir with Argan Oil. It was only £5.19 so I thought it was worth a try. 

It seems very liquidy so I’m not sure how I’ll get on. I also spied an amazing looking Bourjois Mascara but none of the ones in boots were sealed so I decided to wait and see if Superdrug has better ones.

I couldn’t resist picking up some accessories in Dorothy Perkins. I love their jewellery ranges and I love getting new rings to wear. I’m lacking gold costume jewellery so couldn’t resist some rings when I saw they were buy one get one half price on all non sale jewellery.

I loved the big multi ring and it looks so nice on. This one was £6.50  and the bow was so simple and cute I couldn’t not have it. It was £4.00 full price but I go it for £2 

I also picked up a belt. I’d previously spotted this earlier on in the day in New Look but the ones in there were already missing studs on them so when I saw it again in Dorothy Perkins I couldn’t resist it. It was £7. I can’t find it online but there were lots in store. It’s also my first studded item. I know shocking right. I need some dolly shoes next.

Superdrug them tempted me to more make up. I just have no will power.

At the till these were on offer on 2 for £5 I couldn’t resist as I love the other two I have. I didn’t have much time to pick so quickly grabbed too. I love navy nails and this shade looks pretty not sure the name cloudy blue is really appropriate though. More of a midnight blue in my opinion. Sunny pink is a gorgeous monochrome shade with hints of gold through the pink.

They are £2.99 each (currently a £1 off) or 2 for £5. Found here and here. I love the Max Effect polishes. 

Then I saw the mascaras shrink wrapped, so much more hygenic. So quickly grabbed one up. The Bourjois Mascaras are currently £2 in Boots and Superdrug making then a pretty bargain at £7.99. 

I haven’t used it yet so can’t comment. The brush is a big bristle brush which I love so it seems promising already. Though I have now noticed I accidentally picked up the waterproof version, luckily I’m off on holiday soon so it won’t go to waste. I will pick up the normal one to try soon.

Lastly in Superdrug I picked up a Me Me Me liquid highlighter. A copy of the Benefit ones. I’ve wanted to try the liquid highlighters for a while as I love my MAC MSF in soft and gentle but with some foundations it seems to cling. I’m hoping the liquid one will be better. Plus it was £2 off so I couldn’t resist. Bargain for £3.25 (here)

I went with the shade Sunbeam. It’s the golden version. I couldn’t decide between the two so might go back for Moonbeam while it’s still cheap. I’m hoping it’s good. I really want the cheek tints they do as well as a blushed I’ve been recommended. A lot of there products are similar to Benefit with a more affordable price tag so I can’t wait to explore this brand more.

Lastly I went into H and M to return my wonky sunglasses. They were new and when I tried them on noticed the lenses were different shapes. I picked up a second pair of shorts I bought a few months back in a size smaller as I’ve lost a bit of weight and they are the comfiest shorts I didn’t want to not have them.

These are boyfriend cut and loose and comfy but a really nice shape on. They are £19.99 and worth it. They don’t have them online but they did have plenty in my local store still too.

I love them and I’m hoping they’ll last a while. They seem a thick good denim. I loving H and M this summer for clothes and I’ve bought a lot from there. I just found these cute lace shorts I know really want.

So that’s the end of my rather large shopping spree. What do you think of these items? Do you have any of them?

Love M 


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