Sunday, 23 February 2014

Recent Purchases

I wasn't planning on posting about these items, but was in the mood to blog, so here we are!

Primark bag - £12
I've never owned a formal bag, but with uni about to end and interviews about to begin (hopefully), I thought it was about time I did. I'd heard people talk about this being similar to the Zara Office City Bag, which I quite liked the look of, so decided to buy it. However, once in store, I wasn't sure, so left it. Then I found one I liked in H&M, but it looked very similar, and was £24.99 instead of Primark's £12, so thought I may as well get the cheaper of the two. It's smart, practical, and I like the texture of it. I've already taken the Atmosphere 'leather' tag off, though, because it just cheapened it.

Primark shopper bag - £1.50
Cotton shoppers are so handy to have around, and you can't complain for the price!

Primark white face cloths - £1.50, and duck egg 'luxury' face cloths - £2.50
I've started using Lush's Ultrabland cleanser, so was in need of some face cloths... there's nothing else to say here!

Superdrug Face & Bikini Wax Strips - £4.29 or 2 for £5
The only wax strips I've ever used were some ones I won in a giveaway a few years ago. I finally finished those recently, though, and was in need of some more. Lack of variety and mixed reviews left me undecided, but then I came across these. I'm hoping they perform well, but if they don't, I haven't lost a great deal of money.

Real Techniques Blush and Expert Face Brushes - £5.87 and £5.29 from Asda Direct
I use the Powder and Stippling ones every day, and wanted to try these two next. I couldn't resist when I saw the prices; so much cheaper than Boots. 

Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya - £7.99 from Boots
After falling in love with Revlon's Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon, I wanted to get my hands on this beautiful peach shade. There's currently a huge 3 for 2 going on in Boots, but I'm ever so indecisive, so just left with this. Will be kicking myself later, no doubt.

Do you have any of these products?


  1. Love the Primark dupe bag! I've been lusting after the Zara Office City Bag for so long but just cannot justify spending THAT much on a bag when I have textbooks to buy, definitely going to need to be popping down to Primark in the next few days - thanks!

  2. The Office bag is fabulous - I've had so many compliments for mine and it's perfect for work or if you travel a lot :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  3. Oh wow i can't believe how much cheaper asda are selling the real techniques brushes. I will defiantly be getting them from there from now on! Great post! :)

    - Amy x x x

  4. i got a bag from primark recently for interviews ect and love it, makes me feel grown up! ha xxx

    em @

  5. my nearest asda doesn't stock real techniques!:( x

  6. I saw the ASDA prices for the RT brushes last night and thought that they were substantially cheaper than even on Amazon.. sadly my local one doesn't stock them :(

    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

  7. I absolutely love that bag!! I really think I need it.

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. That really does look similar to the Zara city bag!

  9. I'm so annoyed, I ended up buying those brushes from Boots. If only I had known that Asda does them as well, thanks for this. I certainly will be keeping a look out more on Asda Direct just in case, :D.

    Toria (

  10. I have been thinking about the real technique brushes for a while. I def need to update mine soon. Steph x

  11. That bag is gorgeous! I thought it was from Zara or somewhere.
    Becka | This Is My World


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