Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Recently Purchased | River Island, H&M, Primark, Accessorize, Zoeva, and More

I rarely buy clothing these days because I'm mostly in uniform or pjs, but I cleared out about 60% of my wardrobe the other day, so there were some gaps to fill.

My sister bought some jeans from River Island not long back, and has been very impressed with them, so I wanted to get a pair. I usually opt for ones of the indigo variety, but like lighter ones in the spring/summer, so chose the ripped, mid wash pair above. These were £35.

I also bought the yellow satchel from River Island for £20 (down from £30). I'd had my eye on it online because I love my smaller yellow satchel from Primark, so was thankful they had plenty available in store. I don't think it's a hugely popular colour, but I wear very simple, plain garments, so like adding a pop of colour in the form of an accessory.

The navy bag is from Accessorize, and was £12.50 down from £25. I love its simplicity, and think it'll be great for work. If you're looking for a new bag, it's worth checking them out because they currently have a sale on. I also picked up a cute pair of socks for £1.75 (down from £3.50), and signed up to their rewards card, which I didn't know they did.

The black and grey speckled cardigan is from H&M, and was £10 down from £24.99. It comes down to my knees, and isn't something I'd normally wear. Saying that, with just a pair of jeans and a vest, it looks really nice.

The striped and grey speckled tees were also from H&M, priced at £6.99 each. You can never have too many good quality, basic t-shirts.

The boots (Primark, £15) are also very unlike me. I normally avoid ankle length boots because they make my feet look huge, but decided to just go for it with these, after my sister insisted my feet didn't look big at all. Just make sure you wear plasters on your ankles - mine are now blistered!

After saying I probably wouldn't buy the Zoeva brushes because it was most likely the rose gold packaging attracting me to the sets, I caved. I initially thought I'd go for the vol. 2 set, but ended up going for the original Rose Golden one because it had more face brushes. £56.95 is a lot, but divided between 8, it's just over £7 a piece, and you receive a case. Only 6 are pictured above because I've sold the other two. I don't wear eyeshadow, so rather than them go to waste, I thought I'd send them on. Once I've used them for a decent amount of time, I'll dedicate an entire post to them, but I will say that they're very soft. The blush brush has shed a few hairs, and I don't get on with the Wing Liner brush for its intended use (better for eyebrows), but I'm happy with everything else so far.

I also bought a load of hair products from the likes of Tresemme, L'Oreal, and John Frieda last week, because I clearly needed more. Some hair products are on clearance in Boots, and they're still included in the 3 for 2 offer, so I paid £7.01 for 9. I've found that each store is different, and the smaller ones are the best, because they don't have room to carry all the lines.

What have you picked up recently?


  1. I love the boots - and so jealous of the stunning Zoeva brushes!

    Claire | | xx

  2. I didn't realise Accessorize did a rewards card - just signed up for it! x

  3. I have both of those H&M tops and wear them quite often for work - so comfy!x

  4. I LOVE the navy bag, simple is so me. Always get my bags from Accessorize too, they're so lovely.

    Just Little Things xo


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