Saturday, 15 October 2016

Recent Purchases I am Loving


shirt with eye details on the collar


Autumn/Winter is by far my favourite season to buy for. In terms of practicality I get much more wear from autumn/winter clothing living in Scotland than I do summer clothes, which I have very little of. In fact dressing for the summer for me usually means not wearing a vest, and most of the time I still do. I love the summer though, I wish we got more of it here but alas I just have to settle with a bit less rain (sometimes). This year though, I’m trying to cut back on my spending so I’m only adding a few new items to my already overflowing wardrobe and just soldiering on with what I’ve got. It’s hard work.

I was pretty happy with my clothes but when I saw Bo from the wonderful Stromvoe had bought the above shirt from Zara I knew I needed it and I’m so glad I bought it. I live in shirts and I love one with unusual details. It’s only £19.99 too. I went for a size L which is a solid 14 I’d say. It does go up to a XXL but unfortunately that’s sold out online. So yeah, I’m very happy with this addition to my wardrobe and I can just wear vests on colder days. (I'm sorry I like vests).

boots similar to acne jenson


Pregnancy ruined my feet, they got wider and just stayed that way. I’ve always had problems getting footwear that I find comfortable due to spinal damage and some other assorted mobility problems so extra foot problems really are the icing on the shitcake. I can’t wear really high heels but something too flat isn’t great either so it is a bit tricky finding something both practical and not horrible looking. I was looking for a pair of Acne Jensen dupes when someone kindly linked to Primark on Twitter ( thank you Cardigan Jezebel). I went along the other day to have a look but they didn’t have any of the ones in but I did see the above boots which are kind of similar. They don’t have the detail at the front and the heel’s are slightly higher/different shape but they’re close enough for me plus they’re only £12. Besides this the budget Primark boots are actually really comfortable to wear. If you are usually a wide fit I’d definitely recommend having a look at these boots. Another purchase I’m really pleased with. You can have a look at the selection Primark has here, although I can't seem to find the ones I bought on there. Seriously Primark needs to start selling online. Your shop is too big and vast for someone with mobility/chronic pain to cope with, sort it out please.

powder to set and brighten the complexion


I see NYX HD Finishing Powder coming up on Instagram a lot. I was planning on getting the transclucent version but it IS ALWAYS SOLD OUT, ALWAYS (having said that I now see it’s in stock in Boots online). Anyway, I decided to pick up the Banana version and it is BRILLIANT. The soft, pressed powder is a yellow colour (my camera isn’t picking it up for some reason). When I’m using this I definitely don’t need to use powder as much through the day. It sets makeup wonderfully plus has a really nice brightening effect on my pale skin. Initially I thought it’d be too powdery but I can barely detect it sitting on my skin. There’s also a mint green version to help colour correct redness. I will also be picking up the translucent version. (You can purchase NYX HD Finishing powder here)

treatment to smooth and shine hair


Finally is the wonder product Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. Pregnancy also did a funny thing to my hair. The left hand side now as curls/waves in it that it never had before and it’s become quite coarse, it was always thick but it’s actually become thicker. Also I haven’t been able to get to the hairdresser’s for months due to poor health so yeah my hair needs a little bit of help. I’m always wary of these much-hyped products, usually when I try them I just don’t have that much success but Elasticizer is different, it actually works, and works amazingly well. This pre-shampoo deep conditioning treatment was created for Audrey Hepburn no less to help with lifeless, over-treated, coarse hair to give back bounce, shine and sleekness. And it really does deliver. I am so impressed with this treatment. If your poor hair is suffering with too much heat or dyeing or in need of a serious pick-me-up I highly recommend giving Elasticizer a go. It’s absolutely brilliant.



Have you made any brilliant purchases lately?


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  1. Wow those Primark boots look stunning! I can never find good shoes in there. Will have to head back to scout these out!

    Kirstie | www.behindthescent.co.uk

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    1. they're brilliant! I couldn't believe it when I spotted them, plus they're really comfy too xx

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  2. Wow those Primark boots look stunning! I can never find good shoes in there. Will have to head back to scout these out!

    Kirstie | www.behindthescent.co.uk

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  3. I'm still hunting for the perfect pair of boots. Those New Look loafers I bought are a bargain though!
    Bo x

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    1. I ordered the premium version of those loafers from new look but unfortunately they didnt fit, life is so cruel sometimes :(

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  4. I love love love the Zara shirt - I need it in my wardrobe ��

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    1. yes, yes you do! It's gorgeous, I'm so pleased I picked it up x

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  5. I can highly recommend the NYX translucent powder - in my experience, if it's not in one of the Glasgow Boots it'll be in the other, though I appreciate there's a bit of a walk in between! I hadn't heard of the banana powder though, as a fellow pale-skinned one I am intrigued!

    Lis / last year's girl x

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