CLOTHING HAUL AUGUST '16
I've done a naught thing this week, I've been shopping. Whilst it's almost not a surprise that I've been shopping - I've been pretty lucky and I've picked up some great bargains. So of course after heading to twitter you all wanted to see what I picked up. I've actually got a hefty post for you today & I'm terrible at taking clothing flat-lays so I'm calling this a try-on haul...I just wish I had the guts to create this as a youtube video, but I just don't have the confidence yet.
Everything is pretty much from new look or primark - I'll link as much as possible, but I'll let you know shops, sales & prices along the way...so let's jump in, b/c I'm so excited:
NOT YOU / BASIC TEE.
This was the first item I picked up once I walked into primark and from that moment I knew that this was going to be a good shop. I originally tried this in a size 18, when it comes to basic tee's I usually go for the over-sized look, but it fit like a dress so I went with a size 14 and it fit's perfectly, and for £6 I'm in love. I adore these patch style tee's but some are so popular that I haven't picked many up, luckily I haven't seen this around and I just like the simplicity of the heart.
BAGGY TEE & MOM JEANS.All my clothes - especially my tee's always have some sort of pattern or design on them and I feel like I have a lack of choice when I want something easy to wear. This black slouchy tee was only £4 as I thought whilst I picking up everything else I may as well. It actually fits amazing and it's so soft. I think this is going to become a over-used tee before I know it!
So the mom jeans? Aren't really mom jeans, they just fit me that way...I've been having a little self-confidence issues when it comes to my jeans lately. I'm constantly wearing jeans but because I'm so damn short they fit me weirdly. These jeans were only £14, have ripped knee's and are technically a straight jean fit, they're a little tight round the waist but they fit at my length...I'll keep them & hope they fit me perfectly one day.
OUI BASEBALL TEE.
OUI BASEBALL TEE.
Honestly, I accidently came across the new look sale but with 70% off, who could really resist? I'm trying to take a page out of Helen Anderz book - I'm a size 12/14 like she is and she rocks the cropped top and I'm jealous of her for it. Whilst my figure isn't like hers, I'm trying to give this a go. This oui, baseball tee only cost me £4, so if it ends up in the back of my wardrobe after a few failed attempts I guess I can cope.
I went quite risky when it comes to this New Look order - admittedly it was 1am and I'd not long come home from work, so my judgement was slightly off. However I'm obsessed with stripes lately, like everything I wear must have a stripe or I'll feel completely uncomfortable. It's a little smaller than I'd like but again at £3 I'm going to cope.
BLUE PLAID SHIRT.
Around christmas time I picked up a plaid shirt and it was the first I'd picked up in yearssss, the others made there way into my wardrobe and were completely forgotten about. Since then I've been very particular with the ones I pick up - and since then, this was the first one in a while. It's a thin feel and fits perfectly...and only £6. There's a few options throughout primark, but I was drawn in by this colour.
BURGUNDY STRIPED TEE.
I wasn't lying when I said I had an obsession with stripes on this shopping trip. I've been on the hunt for plain[-ish] t-shirts, items I can throw on with a pair of jeans, still feel good even when I've made minimal effort, and again it only cost £4!
PEPLUM CAMII actually own a peplum top practically identical to this, both from New Look rather than the £9.99 I originally paid, I picked this one up for £4, here. I find these tops comfortable as they're floaty, so whenever I'm having an uncomfortable day they usually hide my unflattering areas...although, I don't think the photo does this top justice!
ON SUNDAYS WE STAY IN BED.
Would you like to know how this whole shopping trip came about? We'd arranged to play Mean Girls on the big screen at work - and being the cute person I am, I suggested we all turn up wearing pink...without owning anything pink! So I went to Primark and picked up this sweater, it's the softest thing ever - I don't ever want to wash it. I can't wait for winter when I can wear this 24/7!
ROCKABILLY ROSES TEE.
Again with patches, I love this style right now. I've gone oversized with this tee as its meant to be cropped, but I prefer it this way. I really like the simplicity of this tee, the colours and the style. This cost between £4-6 and I couldn't resist for the price range. It's a thin tee so it's going to be perfect for any warm weather days.
I'm very happy with everything I picked up, I'm torn with what to wear next. Yknow that feeling when you buy something new & you can't wait to play with it.. Well that's me with these clothes. I'm currently sat in my pajamas torn with what top to wear first and whether I should wear these new jeans or stick with what I know, it's a good job I've got an hour or two to get ready.
23 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY
It's been far too long since I've shared a LUSH haul with you all, actually far too long. My last Lush post was in January, woah! I needed to pick up some new shampoo and I'd realised it had been a while since my last shop, so it was about time I treated myself a little.
As always the ladies in the store were so welcoming! The lady (I wish I caught her name) showed me a couple of products I've not used yet, some I picked up this time round and others Ill be going back for. I think that's my favourite part about Lush, if you want to be left alone - they'll leave you to it but then they're always a step away to help you find out about new products...which means I'll always walk out with a bag of new bits.
I picked up Daddy-O a couple months ago after trialing a few different silver shampoo products and this so far has been my favourite. Just like most other silver shampoos its' scent is Parma Violets - although the daddy-o is just that little bit stronger and the compliments on my hair just gives me that little boost. It's really helped to remove the brassy tones and the purple tones are more predominate in my grey hair. I wash my hair every-other day and tend to use this every couple of washes.
Although I'd tried the shampoo before & I knew lush did the conditioner bars, I wasn't aware there was one to compliment the daddy-o shampoo and before they lady described the product I already knew it was for me. I have extremely soft hair at the best of times and while you might find this a lucky trait - it's very annoying, I can't do anything with my hair the day or even the day after washing it. All you need to do is run the bar through your hair - which is a little annoying because you can't feel the product once it's in your hair (or whether it's completely washed out). Once you've rub the bar into your hair, you wash it out and you've got conditioned hair, however some of the natural oils remain and it doesn't go too soft.
If I say this one more time, you're all probably going to hate me - but my skincare is always at a minimum as my skin is usually pretty clear. At the time of purchasing this, my skin was struggling a little bit and I hadn't picked up anything for a while. Personally, I just wanted to pick up a face cleanser to give my skin a good scrub to feel the dirt leaving my skin. I kind of went with my nose on this one and I think let the good times roll smell delicious, cinnamon & popcorn to be specific! I've used this only a couple times but sadly so far I've not seen much difference to my skin - I'll continue using this and let you know if it improves.
The soft coeur was amongst one of the first products I purchased from LUSH a couple years ago and it fast become my all-time favourite product. With it's almond oil & cocoa scents, it's like heaven to me. I initially purchase this to use after showers & to give my body that sweet scent - but over time I've been keeping this prepped ready for when I'm feeling over worked and need a little massage...it's rather difficult massaging your own shoulders with this, but the boyf always refuses *cries*. What I like about this product is it's shape, the lumps give me that power to really dig this into the sore spots and just really calms my aches.
Just a little haul this morning - It's been forever since I shared a haul post but luckily I've got a few more to share with you this month. I'd love to hear about your favourite bits from lush and what should I pick up in the future?