Recent Purchases

10 March 2013

Nine times out of ten I buy beauty related bits and bobs and they never make it on to this blog. I recently started a new job so over the last week or so I've done a bit of a celebratory spending (any excuse). I've collected everything together for a bit of a mini haul/review.

When I left my old team at work they very generously gifted me with some Debenhams vouchers. I absent mindedly strolled in to the store over the weekend and gave Miss Dior a sniff. I have fallen head over heels with this perfume, I keep smelling my wrist and actually can't get over how lovely it is! Expect a full review soon. The purple bottle of perfume (which looks suspiciously like my Marc Jacobs Lola bottle) is called Adored, and I picked it up at a Marks and Spencers outlet for around £7.00. It smells delicious, and because it was so cheap I'm happy bathing myself in it every morning.

I went in to Topshop purely to buy the necklace which I'd had my eye on for a couple of weeks. Whilst there, I browsed the makeup stand and noticed the highlighter cube, which I'd seen in Lily's recent favourite video. Macaroon is raved about in the lipstick world so it went in to my basket too.

I needed another lip balm like I need a hole in the head, but the blogging world has gotten pretty excited about these Nivea Lip Butters and so I bought in to the hype. I initially intended to just buy one, but they all smelt so good that I couldn't resist! They were on 3 for 2 in Boots which eased the guilt a little. Whilst in the skincare section, I finally decided to give the Effaclar Duo a go. I've read brilliant reviews, so fingers crossed it works well for me too. The Origins mask was from a CCO outlet for a bargain £15.00.

The Barry M Gelly nail polishes are everywhere recently, and I really wanted Lychee, but it was out of stock everywhere I went :( so I settled for Green Berry and Papaya instead. Because I didn't have enough rose gold polishes already (really?) I purchased Prim & Proper, and I couldn't resist the bright pink Check Me Out either.

So there we go - a lot of blogger enabled purchases from the look of things! Have you bought anything new recently?

24 comments

  1. I've had my eye on the Topshop necklace for ages! I'm so glad to see it's back in!:) xxx

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  2. Miss Dior is one of my all time fave perfumes! :)
    Congrats on the new job too!!

    Siobhan xxx

    www.glitter-x-couture.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I've also purchased the effaclar duo , great post
    http://goodgollyitsholly.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  4. Ooh I like everything you picked up Josie & congrats on your new job! xx

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  5. I love Miss Dior, there is something so sophisticated but yet still feminine about it! ohh and Greenberry is one of my fave colours at the moment, everytime I wear it I get compliments - its definitely making me feel in the mood for spring

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  6. I picked up green berry recently and I love it so much xx

    Coleoftheballl33.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I've bought the blueberry Gelly nail polish and it's amazing! One coat and you've got a lovely glossy opaque finish. I am so looking forward to buying more!

    Abigail xx

    http://itsastudentthing.blogspot.com

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  8. I really want Lychee too! Greenberry and Papaya are also beautiful shades though, I hope you will swatch them on your nails!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  9. Thanks for reading/commenting!
    I spot the Barry M Gelly polishes which you mentioned ;)
    I love your photography as well :) follow me? i'll follow back

    Millie
    xxx

    Milspiration.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Great stuff! Congrats on the new job x

    Www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I think I love just about everything you bought aha, especially need to try the Effaclar Duo:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  12. Effaclar Duo is my saviour; I love it so much! Hope it works for you too! xx

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  13. I really love the Barry M Gelly polishes too, I bought Lychee the other day and love it! Hope you find it soon :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Miss Dior Cherie <3 one of my all time favourites!
    Beauty Challenged

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  15. I'm not a massive fan of the efacular duo, but those polishes look amazing

    A little bit Unique

    x

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  16. Next time I'm in town I will be sure to give Miss Dior a sniff! Cant wait to see the review.
    I really enjoyed this post! You photographed everything so well and you writing style just makes me want to read more!
    Anna xx

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  17. Wow everything looks great!!!! Congrats on your new job :)

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  18. I'm loving the gelly shines at the money I've got the lilac , the coral and the pale pink! Xx

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  19. oh those Barry M polishes look great!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  20. The h&m polishes are looking awesome! Hope they have them here too!
    <3

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  21. Great picks dear! I love what you got! I'm really curious to try H&M nail polishes! :)) Also, I LOVE your blog! <3

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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  22. I have the mint gelly nail polish its so good isn't it :D Love some of the products, especially the necklace!

    vikkielora.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Ahhh those lip butters and Barry M nail polishes look gorgeous!

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Thank you for all of your comments - I read and appreciate every one :)