Since I’ve nabbed myself a job and got my first proper pay check, I’ve pretty much spent it all.
I’m actually a very tight person, I can’t even spend a couple of pounds without gritting my teeth, and I only ever really spend my money on books and food. But this time I let myself have a “treat yoself” month.
So I thought I’d share with you and review the things I’ve purchased this month to give you some inspiration for your next paycheck!
My friends and I all went shopping and the first stop was H&M where I splurged on some socks, exciting I know.
These socks were so cheap in comparison to other places and let me tell you, the flowery ones were SO SOFT when I wore them for the first time. 10/10 recommend-I just hope my sister doesn’t steal these ones.
Then we went to Top Shop where I spotted a Whitney Houston top that I have had my eye on for YONKS, and it was in the sale!! £10 for a top usually makes me uncomfortable but I probably wouldn’t find it that cheap again. So, despite the foundation stains on the neck, I skipped right on over to the till.
In hindsight I should have checked the size, because it’s a small. And it doesn’t fit very well. I’m pretty upset because I love the top so much, I might have to just wear it as a pyjama top! They have another Whitney top so I might have to try to find that one, I just love her so much ugh what a Queen.
Then we ventured into Waterstones, my home. Emily and I practically forced our poor friends in there. I couldn’t help myself and ended up picking out 3 books, 1 of which was already on my very long Wishlist. I went to pay and realised I had vouchers, which meant that I didn’t have to pay a single penny!! So technically this shouldn’t be on my list of purchases because I didn’t buy them, but I think they still deserve a spot! So the books are:
Warcross by Marie Lu. This is the book I’ve started reading, and so far I am loving it! The futuristic feel is unlike anything I’ve ever read, I’m very excited to read it.
The disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy. This sounds so whimsical and original, and I lurve the cover.
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan. As you probably know by now, I love a bit of true crime. And this book focusses on what I assume is going to be the main character and the fact that his brother is on death row. Very excited to read about the other side of a crime, you rarely hear about the criminals family and how it impacts them. And this book is, wait for it…
Signed by Sarah Crossan!! I was so happy with finding this that I just HAD to buy it.
That was all I got on my shopping trip, other than Nandos and a train ticket, and I doubt you want to see pictures of them. But then I got sucked into online shopping, ASOS and BeautyBay were my victims.
This mosaic swimming costume was £25.00, arguably a bit too much for a swimming costume, but I just really loved it. It also looks great on, so expect some photos from my trip to Devon soon! The cut out is a bit out of my comfort zone and the lack of padding in the breasticle area means that I will have to be very aware at all times. Nevertheless I really like it!
My hair is huge and thick, and hair clips are sometimes the only things that can tame it. These 4 large clips were £4.00, absolute bargain! Admittedly they are a lot bigger than expected, I actually laughed out loud when I opened the packet. BUT, they have now become life savers. They’re big enough to hold my hair (a very rare thing) and are very good quality so they won’t break under the stress of such a head full of curls!
Then I found myself on BeautyBay, dangerous territory. I managed to control my urges and actually removed things from my basket; I’m very proud of myself. This is what I allowed myself to keep in the basket:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (shade auburn). I’ve needed an eyebrow pencil for so long and this is my favourite that I’ve tried so far. It’s one of the only pencils with a colour close to my eyebrows (that ginger life) and I really like the circular shape of the pencil. It’s easy to brush out if you accidentally go too dark and really easy to create hair-like strokes with it, I highly recommend!
L.A. Girl perfect precision eyeliner. I like black eyeliner, but for my complexion and hair colour I thought brown would be better. When I tried this eyeliner pencil for the first time the top of it broke right off. I don’t know if it was the heat in the process of delivery, or maybe the eyeliner is just quite soft. A few more uses will tell me for definite, but for £4.00 it was expected and it’s still usable so im not too bothered.
My collection of makeup geek eyeshadow just weren’t enough for me, and I’ve always wanted a green/blue shadow. This gorgeous duo-chrome shadow called secret garden is just what I wanted. It’s gorgeous and the duo-chrome effect is so clever, I cannot wait to try it out!
Thank you for reading, and sorry for the lack of posts the last few days!