Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Haul Time - Beauty, Books & Bags

Over the last few weeks I've been feeling a little bit spendy and I've not really been able to stop myself from online shopping. Sometimes you just need to treat yourself so that's kind of what I've been doing, and as I've picked a few different bits up I thought I'd do a little haul as it's been a while!

Bags

Starting with bags, I couldn't help myself when I spotted this gorgeous Duffle Across The Body from Dorothy Perkins. I really don't buy bags often, in fact I can't even remember the last time I got one because I just don't usually have too much need for taking stuff out with me, but my thinking with this was that it would be perfect for when we go away this year. It will hold my camera nicely and will be big enough for any little bits we buy and also obviously my phone and things like that. As we have a few weekend breaks planned and a honeymoon hopefully not too far off, I wanted to get something that I could take on a plane with me and also something that I could walk around with and it not be too big or fussy. I love the style of it, it looks even better in person than it does online and I'm obsessed with the colour of it! I went for the peach one obviously but they had a few others available too. I managed to get it when it was reduced to £16.50 which I thought was really reasonable but it's usually priced at £22. I'd have probably bought it at that price anyway as it's such good quality and is everything I was looking for. I think it will be perfect for taking on our travels with us.
Dorothy Perkins

Books

I don't often buy books, but as I said in a few of my goals posts last year, this year I really wanted to get back into reading. We were kindly gifted an Amazon voucher from Georges work as a wedding gift so we both had a little bit of an online shopping spree and I was instantly drawn to all of the books. There were a few I had my eye on, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine being one of them. It was only £3.99 so I couldn't not get it. It was the first I read out of these and I was finished within 24 hours. I was hooked right from the beginning, I'm contemplating whether to do a full review on my blog or not, it was that good. I'm just not sure I could do it justice as I struggle to explain things well sometimes! I also really wanted to get Some Kind Of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher. I'd been wanting to read it since it came out towards the end of last year, and also How To Stop Time By Matt Haig. His previous book, Reasons To Stay Alive is one of the best I've ever read so I couldn't wait to pick up more from him. I'm really looking forward to seeing what this is like, I've read so many good reviews. Lastly I got myself another recipe book because I clearly don't already have enough 🙊. I really enjoyed watching the Nigella At My Table series on TV last year and there were some recipes I really wanted to try, so when I saw this was on offer for £8.99 instead of £26 it had to be mine. I've already marked some recipes I want to make including meatballs with orzo, emergency brownies and white chocolate cheesecake.
Book Haul
Some Kind Of Wonderful

Beauty

Whilst I was browsing Amazon I decided to have a quick look at the beauty section as I was desperate for a new foundation. I'd been after the L'oreal Paris True Match and I ended up finding it for only £6.90 so I snapped it up. I was going to buy it from Superdrug where it was £9.99 but as I'd not tried it before, I didn't want to spend too much in case I didn't like it. It arrived in perfect condition and it's exactly the same as anywhere else so I'll definitely be looking for more bargains on there in the future. They had pretty much every shade range available too, I went for Ivory and I'm hoping that will be the same as my current foundation. I've heard such good things about this so I can't wait to try it.
L'oreal Paris True Match
Aswell as the foundation I've also recently ordered a few bits from The Body Shop but they've not arrived yet. They such a good sale on though and I'd pretty much ran out everything I ordered last time so I really wanted to try a few new bits.

I'm a sucker for sales and offers but I think everyone should treat themselves every so often. I can't wait to get reading the other books, have you read any of them?

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