Monday, 28 March 2011


Happy Monday everyone, hope it hasn't been too bad! I am now home from Uni for 2 weeks so am becoming a lady of leisure for a fortnight, although I have got a whole brand book to write but I'm not worrying too much at the moment! Yesterday and today I have been doing a little bit of shopping. As is the way, I seem to have run out of all of my toiletries and make-up at once, not a great time for the bank balance! I mixed up my usual products a bit and decided to try out a few new things. Heres what I bought:

I bought 2 new mascaras, as I am an absolute sucker for them and seem to need a new one every month. I normally stick to using the same one, but I was feeling brave and decided to give some others a go to see what I was missing out on. The first one is Maybelline's 'One by One Volume Express.

This one was on special offer and was only about £6 if I remember correctly. I am a big fan of volumnising mascaras, and much prefer to have extra volume rather than length.

However I think this mascara did the complete opposite, it made my lashes really long but didn't give any volume. My eyelashes resulted in a kind of 'spindly' look (the only word I can think of that describes it) I wasn't a big fan of this mascara and probably wont use it again.

The second mascara I bought was L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes.

I have wanted to try this one for a while after seeing it on a couple of other blogs. I think it was about £11.

This mascara, again, gave great length and slightly more volume than the other. It goes on really easily and feels nice to put on. These pictures make my eyes look slightly creepy and spider-like, but my eyelashes did look a lot better from further away and I would definitely recommend this mascara. 

Of course I couldn't of gone shopping without purchasing a few items of clothing!!

I have wanted some trousers like this for a while as I think they are perfect for the transition from winter to spring. These are from H&M for a mere £9.99!  

And obviously I had to buy a top to go with the trousers. This is also from H&M, a snip at £5.99

I found these cute little shoes in New Look which I will be wearing with a floral summer dress or playsuit. I like that they have a slight heel, as I am not the tallest of girls, but they are still incredibly comfortable.

Finally I got this hat from Primark. I saw it in there a couple of weeks ago but convinced myself I wouldn't wear it. However, I kept thinking about it since and when I saw it was still in stock I just had to snap it up!


  1. I think, the one by one-mascara is pretty cool, but I admit, that on your lashes it looks not that nice. You have such long lashes - without mascara - you need volume and this mascara didn't gives you that! ;D
    ...Personal favorite of your purchases: The hat! awwwwwsome!^^

  2. Oo those shoes from new look are fab :)

  3. great haul, and omg i love that voluminous mascara, i have two tubes as extras already! your lashes look fab with them ! x

  4. I see what you mean about the different mascaras. You are lucky to have such long eyelashes. :)
    Nice post

    Thx for stopping by mine too.

  5. Love all your new buys chicky, My fav mascara is Ysl Faux lash effect, its a bit on the expensive side but I always buy it at duty free. You have amazing long lashes lucky girl.
    Adore the hat I got it in black want the brown now too lol. Shoes are fab too new look do some fab summer shoes.

    Enjoy your time off


  6. AHHHH why is everything so amazing..Cute little shoes and those trouser ND SO SOCHEAP and that top to go with it..infactI thnk you got your whole outfit right there. British fashion best and so cheap x


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