Haul: First Payday!

4 August 2012

Kiehls purchases: Kiehls Creme De Corps - £8.50, Kiehls Scented Lip Balm #1 (Mango) - £9.50
Boots purchases: Boots Extracts Mango Sugar Scrub - £7.95, Chanel Inimitable Mascara - £23

Sorry for the link overload there, but I always find it a bit of a pain when I see a product featured on a post and I don't know where to purchase it! This Thursday was my first pay day at my new job, and my first post-uni 'grown up' wage. Since April I've been working really hard to get on top of my debts, and I've cleared £500 worth of credit cards and £1000 off my overdraft. My family also had some super good news on Friday, so I decided to celebrate by finally treating myself to some of the things I've wanted for months now.

This morning I headed off to Nottingham with my little sister (big mistake - Villa were playing Forest, and so because where I live is sandwiched in between Birmingham and Nottingham the train was packed with drunk brummie football fans). After getting loads of blisters trying to find Space NK, a really lovely assistant helped me select a few products that I'm so excited to use. We also headed over to Kiehls and American Apparel, where I finally picked up the meteor shower polish that I'd actually ordered from their website a couple of weeks ago (it never arrived and no-one replied to my e-mails, really disappointed).

I wouldn't normally be so excessive with my purchases, but I'd been wanting each and every one of these items for so long and spent so long researching the products. Don't expect to see this much every pay day though! It took me absolutely ages to photograph everything, considering I've photographed about half of the products for individual reviews - so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see :).

 Finally, a special mention to this bad boy that my sister bought  for me. I couldn't resist a little bite before posting this, delicious!
Have you fancied treating yourself lately? What would your haul contain?


  1. The American Apparel Glitter Nail Polishes look amaziiiing. I'm such a sucker for glitter x


  2. The glitter nail polishes look so pretty :)! xx


  3. That is my favourite Haul ever! So many goodies! I had a bit of a splurge today too but managed to get lots of samples ^.^
    Looking forward to the reviews
    N xoxo

  4. You got some really good things, think you deserved the splurge after paying all that money back. Cant wait till i get my first proper adult wage. I'll be joining you with a splurge and a treat :)x

  5. I love huge hauls aha:)


  6. Wow that is amazing! So jealous of all of your purchases! And I totally forgot about the football being on today, I was hoping to go to that as well! x

  7. That is a mega haul! Congrats on the new job, great excuse to treat yourself!


  8. You got some AMAZING purchases and very well deserved too :) Those nail polishes made me eyegasm!

  9. Ah so jealous, I've wanted everything in this post for so long too! I love Chanel's Inimitable mascara, Xen tan, Laura Mercier's Tinted moisturiser, Phillip Kingsley's Elasticizer and Bumble and Bumble!
    These are amazing purchases! Great post
    Daniella x


  10. Ahh those glitters look fabulous - I have to check out American Apparel! This is such a satisfying haul, hee her! How are those Kiehls balms?

    1. Only just seen this sorry - AMAZING! Smells like heaven, seriously

  11. Love it all - I'm on a shopping ban so will live my other shopping persona through you! Would love to try the Kiehl's body lotions



  12. Love the nail polish! Sophie at Sophie Victoria xxx

  13. That looks like a very satisfying shopping spree haha. & I don't blame you for treating yourself :) I just finished uni in Notts, I miss shopping there already! xx


  14. I'm very interested in the ones of Caudalie and Ren! It must feel so good to get that many goodies!! :) Are you thinking of posting reviews?


  15. ahhhh all this is amazing! such a good haul (secretly v jealous) LV x

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