Primark Mini Haul

Ever since the Primark opened in Broughton Park, I just can’t get enough of shopping there. I literally spend hours in there working my way through each department and making sure I don’t miss anything. So I thought I’d show you what I came away with on my most recent visit.

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Every girl ALWAYS needs tweezers – and it just so helped that these are rose gold so how could I say no? For £1 for 2 pairs of tweezers, these were an absolute bargain and actually work. Normally people say that the price reflects the quality, but that certainly isn’t true for these because they’re some of the best tweezers I’ve owned.

I’ve wanted to try the likes of the clarisonic face brushes for ages but I just can’t justify the price of them.. So when I saw this simple, hand version for £1 I obviously had to at least give it a go – so far, so good! The bristles are so much softer than they look, but you can vary the pressure you use to get the desired exfoliation you want. I tend to use this with my daily cleanser either morning or night to freshen up my skin.

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Next on the shopping list – shoes. Or as me and my best friend like to call them: “momflops”, super comfy sandals that you wear with everything. First off are the Harry Potter flip flops which I reeeeallllyyyy wanted, but didn’t buy. And then I ended up going back for them.. £2.50 really isn’t going to hurt my bank balance, so no harm done.

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Next up are the Birkenstock dupes which only cost me £4!!! I’d been considering investing in a real pair of Birks this year because I got so much wear out of my H&M dupes last summer. However, thanks to the British weather I held off.. And aren’t I glad I did now?! Saved myself major pennies for a pretty convincing pair of sandals that are so comfy I can wear them throughout an 8 hour shift!

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And, of course, I didn’t leave without any clothes, because that’s just not me.. I came across the cutest Game of Thrones t-shirt with this ‘Mother of Dragons’ slogan on. And as a big fan of Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of her name, the Unburnt, Queen of Mereen, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons (!!!) I couldn’t leave it there. Especially not for £7!

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And last, but not least, my Harry Potter nightshirt.. I went into Primark knowing full well that I wanted some Harry Potter pyjamas of some sort. I tried on different bottoms and wasn’t all that keen on the fit. I’m much more of a night shirt girl so was happy to find this on my second pyjama hunt, for only £10.

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That concludes this Primark mini haul! But the odds that I’ll be back with another one soon are pretty high – I just can’t get enough!

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March Wish List

So, I’m 4 weeks into my shopping ban – I decided to give up shopping (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories) for lent because I am that bad. Although I’ve stuck at it, I have been doing a bit of window shopping!

Maison Valentino Rockstud Ballet Flats

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I’ve been head over heels (excuse the pun) for the Maison Valentino Rockstud collection ever since its launch. Obviously, they are way out of my price range! But I am desperately seeking a dupe version – so if anyone knows of any good dupes, please let me know!

Timberland 6inch Premium Light Grey Nubuck Mono with White Outsole

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Yes, another pair of shoes. What can I say? They’re my favourite thing to buy! Ever since I saw Hailey Baldwin in a pair of grey Timberland boots, I’ve wanted a pair. I love grey as it’s a neutral colour that goes with everything. It’s also a bit lighter which means these boots would be perfect for Spring! The only thing is that I prefer the Nellie Chukka boots, so I may hold out and see if they bring them out in the same colour. Also, these are £160 which I sadly can’t justify.. £120 (+student discount) for the Nellie Chukka boot, however, is a price I’m willing to pay.

Zoeva Rose Golden Vol.2 Complete Eye Set

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I really am a sucker for pretty makeup brushes! I know in my last wishlist I mentioned the Real Techniques Bold Metals collection.. Now I’ve spotted this beautiful set of 12 eye brushes. I really want to up my eye makeup game and feel that a full set of brushes will help me do that, and I mean, you can never have too many eye brushes right?! Casually just talking myself into a £56.95 purchase..

#Girl Boss, Sophia Amoruso

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Sophia Amoruso turned her hobby selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies in America. Her rise has been covered by major media like The New York TimesForbesFortune,Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This is the sort of woman that I want to take work advice from! Which is exactly why I want to get my hands on this book on pay day!

Leave Your Mark, Aliza Licht

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So, another book! This one is a careers/mentorship book from Aliza Licht who is the Senior VP (Vice President) of Global Communications for Donna Karan International and the former voice behind the popular Twitter account DKNY PR GIRL. Another successful business woman, who I’m keen to take tips from. Seeing as I want to go into the PR/social media/content creation side of fashion and beauty, I think this book will be perfect for me.

Let me know in the comments if you have any of these and what you think, and please let me know if you know of some good Valentino dupes!