23 December 2010

New In: Winter Beauty and Fashion

This is a bit of a 'collective haul' post (even though I hate the word 'haul') of a few things i've picked up in the past couple of weeks. The majority of these were bought when I was meant to be Christmas shopping - I always seem to find things I want when i'm buying for other people!

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation

Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on quite a few brands so I picked up a few essentials. I was originally going to pick up my favourite 17 pressed powder but Maybelline products were on 3 for 2 so I opted for their Dream Matte Powder and 2 Dream Matte Mousse foundations. I'll probably review the powder as it was £7.19 and it will be nice to compare it to the 17 one which is £3.99.

Collection Nail Polish

I needed a new white nail polish as mine always seem to dry up and get messy. Instead of picking up a really cheap Natural Collection one I thought i'd try one by Collection 2000. Again they were on 3 for 2 so I chose a clear polish and a trio eyeshadow in 4. Sandcastle. They were all £2.99 each.

I went to Primark because I haven't been in a while and I didn't get chance to look properly last time as it was so busy. I picked up the cream slipper socks because I wanted something cosy to wear on my feet at night as I hate having cold feet. I haven't stopped wearing them and were a bargain at £3, i'm definitely going back for another pair!

Primark haul

I also bought some 80 denier tights because I only have black leggings and nude tights so I thought they were something I was missing out on! They were £2. You saw the purse in my Secret Santa post and I went back and bought one for myself. It was only £2 but I think it looks like something you'd find in Topshop as it's really good quality and is a really pretty design. I'm hoping to pick up a few things in the Christmas sales in the next few weeks so expect a similar post soon :)


  1. lovely buys! i might get that powder if it's any good x

  2. Those socks look lovely and warm! The purse is pretty too :)

  3. The purse is adorable, and the slipper socks look cosy too! x

  4. can you do a swatch and review of the collection 2000 trio?

  5. Oh the little purse is so cute! I'd like to hear what you think of the powder :) xo

  6. I have the powder - I use it almost daily and apply it with my kabuki :).

    I have sandcastle too, when I went on holiday I found my bronzer was too dark; I used this for a lovely light glow kind of highlighty bronzer and I loved it.

    That purse is so cute, I love it.


  7. I need a pair of those socks, been trying to find a nice pair for a while..some are so expensive for socks.

    I might venture down on Sunday if Primark is open..though I know how manic it will be...even moreso than usual.

  8. Love the blog! Very good ♥
    Following each other? What do you think?

    Kiss Kiss Van ♥

  9. I love the Dream Matte Mousse foundation, it goes on so well. I'd love to hear how you find the powder, I haven't used this before.
    I new I'd seen that purse before, how could I forget it, it's so lovely. I couldn't find one when I went boohoo :(

  10. Oooh I would love to know what you think of the mousse foundation (=

  11. Great purchases. I still need to take advantage of Boots 3 for 2 and I love those slipper socks - I have a few pairs from Primark and they're fab for keeping my feet toasty :) x

  12. I got those socks recently too. They are amazing :D! xx

  13. Nice post :-) looking forward to a review on the face powder, (trying to find a good priced one atm :-L) x