Spending some hard earned cash...






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