Spending some hard earned cash...

Monday, 2 May 2011



Hi Ladies.
I hope that everyone is okay! I took this opportunity to go on a bit of a shopping trip this weekend. Now If you follow me on twitter you will already have an idea of the items I purchased as I tweeted a photo. But now I am going to go into a bit more detail about what I got. Pre Warning, a bit of a long/ picture heavy post! - But everyone loves pictures, right?

So technically, I started said shopping trip in Sainsburys! Tom & I went there to look for bits and pieces for our flat. We picked up a few few things..well I say a fair few, we spent about £124! We got cushions, lamps, towels, bed covers, bathroom bits, washing bits! Also threw in 2 magazines for Tom.. Where were mine?! lol Its official that the colour scheme - Yes I know we are renting but we still want it to look matchy matchy! - is Duck egg blue, black and cream for the living room/dining area/kitchen. Then the bedroom is browns/creams/teal and then the bathroom will be brown - or mocha as it sounds a bit nicer! No pictures of the items as there was too much to arrange and look pretty for a photo! haha.



Moving on to more exciting purchases.... my main mission of the day was to get my bum to H&M to try and find this skirt that my sister and I had seen someone wearing where we lived.. luckily for us, Kate at Gh0stparties had recently posted a OOTD wearing the exact skirt so I knew exactly where to go to get it! I picked it up in two colours (the peachy colour and mint green, although in the photo it looks white?!?!), however after getting home and physically trying it on, I want it in every colour! For £6.99 per skirt it would be rude not to! I may wait till later into May and then make a cheeky purchase online! :-) I also picked up a lint roller for 99p (They are always handy.. i did have to explain to Tom what it was though my definition "It's like sellotape to pick up the crap off your clothes but you can easily roll it". And finally I picked up a little bangle set for £3.99.


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Next up Primark. Who can say they can go shopping in a town where there is a primark and not go and have a cheeky look. I know I have to always go in! I picked up a few things here. Id seen these flip flops appear on quite a few blogs recently, they are really cute and for £6.00 you cant say no. They were the only ones left on the shelve and in my size.. FATE! I picked up this straw bag. It was only £7.00 & I thought it would be a good 'holiday bag' Next I popped up to the mens section to grab a couple of £3.00 t-shirts to customise. Ive seen a fair few people do this so I thought I may give it a go turning them into vest tops...however I do kinda like them as they are, so I am a bit undecided about what to do with them now! Lastly I got some simple bangles for £1.50 and a pair of £2 sunglasses.


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After seeing Vivanna's post  I knew I had to pick up Topshops Lipstick in 'Coy' for £7.00. There was only one left, so again.. must have been Fate! I do really like it and it is similar to Barry M's 147 and another lippy from ELF, but right now I cant remember which one! I may do a comparison post on it. Also after the hype of the wedding I wanted to pickup a nude polish for the perfect manicure! (as I am back to growing my nails again!) Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie Allure were the nail polished used on Kate for her wedding day. Instead of completely replicating it I chose to pick up this manicure set from Bourjois for £9.99 which includes Rose Lounge! Individually these polishes are £5.99 so buying the set was a bit of a money saver, even though they do have the 3 for 2 offer on at the moment in boots!


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Finally I headed to Matalan.. I wasn't even going to go there but Tom ended up wanting to go to argos and Matalan is right next to it, so naturally I had to go and have a browse! Admittedly there were quite a few pairs of flip flops in there which I really wanted to get, but I stopped myself as I had already bought a pair..however I didn't hold back when I saw the satchel! It's so nice and at £10.00 it was in my hand before you could say 'handbag addict'. Tom just laughed.. I tried to justify it by comparing it to buying xbox games but my argument was a big fat fail! Matalan also have a lot of their jewellery reduced at the moment so I picked up two necklaces - I love the black cord one, the gold one with the charms is actually really annoying as it gets tangled very easily! Both of these were reduced to £2.00 from £6.00. I also picked up this plaited headband/wristlet for £2.00 I had seen some in topshop that were about £7.00, but i decided to pick this one up just to see what it was like for only £2 you cant really worry if its gonna be rubbish!

So that's it for my little collection! Sorry its a bit long and theres a fair few photos! Usually when I go out shopping on a trip like this I tend to buy a lot of random unnecessary items but I think this time I have been pretty sensible and got a nice range of things! Oh and I assume you are wondering how Tom coped with me dragging him around all the shops? Well he bought himself this.. or in his words he 'bought a present for the flat....'

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Much Love

19 comments:

  1. Ooh great pics! I love the bags, and some gorgeous colours in there!
    Haha that's a very generous house warming present from Tom to himself! :D

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  2. I love everything you've brought! I really love the bag though, it's gorgeous. I think I'd rather have the TV though haha x

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  3. Leannemariexo2 May 2011 at 12:40

    I know! We set up yesterday to see what it's like... OH.MY.GOD! x

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  4. Leannemariexo2 May 2011 at 12:40

    Ha, im happy with everything, including the TV. Its huge! x

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  5. Lucky thing, that TV is amazing! You guys are so co-ordinated and design-y. We just throw things everywhere here haha

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  6. Emily Charlotte2 May 2011 at 13:52

    So many nice things! They're the exact same colours I got that skirt in too- great minds. Also LOVE the little straw bag from Primark...and of course the giant TV xx

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  7. herestoallourdreams2 May 2011 at 14:03

    Everything you bought is gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to go shopping, our city centre is currently always jam-packed D:
    The tv's a nice little present for the flat :P Atleast it's an excuse to get more dvds! xx

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  8. Dizzybrunette32 May 2011 at 14:18

    Ooh lovely haul :) love the Bourjois nail kit- I am going to get the polish that Kate wore too- hmm I think I am developing a new Kate Middleton obsession!x

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  9. Dizzybrunette32 May 2011 at 14:18

    Ooh lovely haul :) love the Bourjois nail kit- I am going to get the polish that Kate wore too- hmm I think I am developing a new Kate Middleton obsession!x

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  10. Dizzybrunette32 May 2011 at 14:18

    P.S we have the same tv and it's amazing!x

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  11. Charli_dot_dot_dot2 May 2011 at 17:14

    hahaha tom now knows what duck egg blue is then?

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  12. Jessica Dearnley2 May 2011 at 18:03

    Lots of lovely shopping. I'm trying to cut down at the moment but it's not going too well haha :)

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  13. Leannemariexo4 May 2011 at 13:43

    Ha, I think it will end up un organised and stuff here and there! x

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  14. Leannemariexo4 May 2011 at 13:44

    It's all amazing! I just instantly think 'holiday' when I see the straw bag! x

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  15. Leannemariexo4 May 2011 at 13:46

    Yeah its usually busy where we go but you just have to know what you want and be in and out quickly! We dont need more dvds between us we probably have hundreds!! Need a sort out! x

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  16. Leannemariexo4 May 2011 at 13:47

    I know! I would get allure too if it wasnt so hard to find! Waiting till my nails are a bit longer to use this kit though! :) x

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  17. Leannemariexo4 May 2011 at 13:47

    Yes! He said when he read the text he though it was a typo/me being funny. So was going to reply 'Albatross Egg green' haha. x

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  18. Leannemariexo4 May 2011 at 13:48

    This is my last splurge for a while! Happy with what I got though! x

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