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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Because sometimes we just have to treat ourselves right?! With a month filled with exams in June, of course afterwards was the perfect excuse to treat myself and I've actually never posted a haul onto my blog before so I thought, why not? For the fashion side of things, this won't be a try on haul as I plan on including them all in outfit posts next month! So without further adieu, here's to things that have been upsetting my bank balance lately..


NARS radiant tinted moisturiser 
After months of convincing and so many recommendations by you all in the twitter chats, I finally picked up this beauty. I am so glad that I listened to all of your feedback as this is literally the only base I have been using since I picked this up. With SPF30 and a lovely, natural coverage giving you the 'your skin but better' look there is absolutely nothing bad I can say about this. It's a little bit pricey at £29 but is worth every penny for sure. If you were wondering, mine is in the second lightest shade 'Finland'. 

St Tropez in shower gradual tan
This month, InStyle magazine have been giving away a sample of this and even better, the magazine was reduced to only £2.50 in Tesco and so I just had to pick this up. I am yet to give this a go yet as I thought I would save it for my holiday in August. The sample size is 50ml which I think is pretty generous considering there's 200ml in a full size. I've heard so many good things about this and as a girl who never false tans, I'm excited, nervous and super eager to give this a try! The full size is also on sale for only £9.50 at the moment, don't miss out!!

The Organic Pharmacy skincare trio
Another fabulous magazine buy this month was this sample kit inside Elle. I absolutely loved the Malin and Goetz kit they featured last Summer and brought back again this year, so I am super excited to give The Organic Pharmacy kit a try. Each product is rose scented, aimed towards all skin types and claims to give radiant glowing skin so this little trio shall also be making their way into my holiday travel kit this Summer!

I won't be having a try on haul because all of these clothes I am aiming to feature in some upcoming fashion posts throughout August. I've not included fashion on my blog for a while so I'm super excited to get out there and put together some great looks for you all!

First of all, ASOS were super kind and gave me a £20 voucher to spend on their site for becoming an affiliate partner. Of course, I was super excited and spent hours browsing until I finally decided on a pair of harem pants in bandanna print. Unfortunately these aren't available on the website anymore as they are genuinely the most comfortable things I have ever worn. A little bit out of my comfort zone but I wanted to try something a little bit different and I absolutely love them. They are a gorgeous deep navy blue, with white print. The trousers tighten at the ankle too which I absolutely love. It genuinely feels like wearing pyjamas except it is acceptable to wear these outside. Secondly from ASOS, I decided to pick up a new tattoo choker as I lost mine somehow way back last Summer and never got round to purchasing a new one. For £4 you really cannot complain. ASOS also thrown in some crackers in my order, which were super yummy I must say! You can't complain about free food!

I then headed into my local shopping centre and picked up this beautiful, bohemian top from ARK. I have an upcoming fashion post for this at the beginning of August and I am beyond excited to style it up and share it with you guys. I have genuinely never seen anything like this before, it was such a unique piece that I just had to have it. Once again, something very out of my comfort zone but I am loving being a bit more creative with my fashion at the moment. The top has a paisley-esque print across it with pops of blue, green, pink, orange, yellow and purple. I also adore the back of the top with its low back and cute zip design. But the bit that absolutely sold this top for me is the tassled, silver bell/medallion style pendants alongside the entire bottom rim of the top. I thought it was so unique and for only £18 I simply couldn't say no. This top unfortunately isn't available online but I have found a very similar piece from ARK here.

I also decided to pop into Victoria's Secret and picked up this beautiful acid wash styled blue sports bra and I am absolutely in love. It is super comfortable and is a great fit, definitely worth £19.50 I love it. Then from Ebay which you have already seen on my instagram, I picked up this Starbucks phone case. I think it's super cute and definitely so me. I'm all about pink frappuccinos. They should be a thing. The best thing is, it was under £2.50!!

Lastly, I headed to the Topshop sale where I picked up these two crotchet vest tops. One in a beautiful orange toned red and the other in white. I love everything about these and for £8 each I just couldn't say no. I am really in love with the whole festival vibe at the moment, I've been exploring bold prints, crotchet and of course fringing and these two tops will get so much wear throughout  the entire Summer. The only downside is they are slightly see through and so I'll have to pick up some pretty and of course not revealing bras/bralettes. 

And that is everything I have picked up lately. I know it wasn't too much but I wanted to make sure I got a post up and I'm actually heading to a Space NK and MAC in two weeks, so stay tuned and prepare for me to do some damage! 
It's definitely a nice feeling to treat ourselves every once in a while. Until next time,

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  1. The top from ARK is absolutely gorgeous! Great picks xx

    Abi |

  2. I've been meaning to try the NARS Tinted moisturiser - I'll have to pick one up soon! Great picks!

    F xx

  3. Thank you! I can't wait to include it in an outfit post! xx

  4. You definitely should, I'm so glad I purchased it. It's amazing!! xx

  5. I have a sample of the St Tropez tan and need to try it soon, thanks for reminding me!

    Laura xx |

  6. My mum picked a sample up too and she tried it last night. It looks pretty natural so I can't wait to try it on myself! xx

  7. That Starbucks phone case is adorable!! Love it!! And who doesn't love a choker?

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  8. Such a bargain for £2.39!! Ebay is full of amazing finds!

  9. I've had several deluxe size samples of the St. Tropez Tan but never actually used one. It always makes me sad when they eventually expire because I heard such good things about the formula.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  10. How cool is that case!? xx

    Glossy Boutique

  11. I hate when that happens, I do it a lot with body wash gift set things you get at Christmas. They get put to a side and you forget about them until it's too late.

  12. I've wanted to try the in shower tanning lotions because they sound really cool!

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

    Btw check out my sweet Lightbox Giveaway if you haven’t already!

  13. I just had to pick up the sample, I'm so intrigued to see how it works!! xx

  14. I'm about to order the Starbucks case :) lovely haul

  15. Thank you! It's so cute, isn't it?!

  16. Thanks for your link in the #bblogger chat,
    Love that case :) and the colour of the PINK sports bra is gorgeous!!

    Chloe // x


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