Saturday, 5 October 2013

Accessories and Beauty Haul

A little earlier in the week I shared my recent clothes haul with you guys, and today I've got an accessories and beauty haul for you. I decided to divide my haul up in to a few posts since I've splurged a little (a lot) on myself lately. It would've been a bit overwhelming in one post, but I can't deny it's been lovely to have the freedom to treat myself to a lot all at once without feeling guilty. Hurray for unexpected funds!

I was supposed to schedule this post for yesterday, but I must have gotten too excited at the prospect of hunting for Fall Out Boy tickets first thing Friday morning that I forgot to actually schedule it. I've wanted to see Fall Out Boy play live since about 2005, and I've finally got tickets to see them next March! There are no words to describe just how excited I am! Though I could've done without the two hours of ticket stress it took to get them! I love having things to look forward to, and this one will be something for me to aim for and work towards. I shall get myself there in one piece if I have to crawl! I can't wait! Did anybody else get tickets to see them on their UK tour?

Anyway, enough rambling; this is my haul of random beauties...


So, I made it to Cath Kidston this week. Twice...  On Christmas shopping excursions with the sister. I really shouldn't be allowed near that shop as I just want everything, but I was fairly restrained. At least on the first trip... I bought a basket full of Christmas essentials like cards and gift wrap on the second trip, but to be fair they were all just a £1 or £2 each! And needed.





Ah Cath Kidston accessories! Oh how I love them. I treated myself to these accessories as it's an area I'm lacking in. I bought three brooches and a set of hair clips. 

The polka dot and floral hair clips were £4, the blue tit bird brooch was £5, and the red rose brooch was £6, all bought in store. I picked up the toadstool brooch (isn't it gorgeous?!) from ASOS which was on sale for £4, it's usually £6. I did spot it in store, as well. I adore toadstools, and their new toadstool range is all amazing.


I couldn't leave without this cream rose bracelet, which was £6. I already have it in dark red and I wear it constantly, so I just had to have this one as well.



I got this gorgeous green polka dot purse on sale at Cath Kidston's outlet shop in Bicester Village. I couldn't resist the beautiful emerald green colour, as it's one of my favourite colours, which I can never get enough of. It's beautifully made like everything Cath Kidston tends to be. I just love the quality of CK oil cloth purses, they're so hard wearing and last for years without showing the slightest sign of wear. I've got two other CK purses I've had for four or five years now, and they're still going strong! This one was £12 on sale, and originally would have been £28.


I went in to The Body Shop looking for banana conditioner, which is my new favourite hair product, but they were out of stock. They did have a banana shampoo, though, which I didn't even know existed, so I bought it to try it out. It has the same sweet banana smell that reminds me of those banana yoghurts I used to find it my lunch box at primary school when I was growing up. I can't wait to try it. It was £4.50.

The Models Own nail art pens came from ASOS and were both on sale for just £3 each, down from £6. I bought pastel lilac and pastel blue. I really love the Models Own nail art pens as they're so easy to work with, and I hope to collect the other colours before they sell out.


Some of my first purchases of late were these three beautiful scarves. I had been coveting the polka dot and tartan Accessorize scarves for a month or two, so as soon as I could afford to, I had to pick them both up. I used my sister's student discount, so I at least saved myself a few quid. The polka dot one retails for £19, and the tartan for £17; they're both stunning and wonderfully thick.

The pheasant scarf is from TU at Sainsbury's and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I mean, how often do you see a scarf with pheasants on it? It's so very English, and since I love our local / national wildlife, I just had to have it. I didn't buy it straight away, but went back for it and as there was a promotion on, I got it for £6 instead of £8. The quality is fantastic, so you guys need to go check it out!


I bought these boots from Simply Be, which are wide fitting ankle boots by Catwalk Collection. I fell in love with them online, but it took me a little time to warm to them in real life. They just weren't as stunning as I had anticipated, and didn't have studs all the way around on both sides, like in the photos online. However, they are great fitting boots and they do look lovely on. I bought the 7 in EEE, but I think the 6 would've been better. They retail for £45, but I found a 20% off discount code which saved me £9. I'm still considering buying them in black and forest green. These ones are 'wine' and are much more burgundy in real life.

And finally, we have the panda print ballerina slippers from Next, which I blogged about last week. They're adorable and only cost the bargain price of £10! For that price, what's not to love?

What have you been buying lately?

10 comments:

  1. Fall Out Boy tickets! you must be giddy with excitement! and an amazing haul of lovliness, everything is fab!! everything! it must feel like Christmas! ps thanks for the tech advice, it is shocking how rubbish I am at it, I fear pressing a button and exploding/deleting everything!x x

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    1. I'm so so excited that I've got tickets to see them! I've wanted to see them live for so long and if Panic! at the Disco supports them (like they have on their American tour), it will then be two dreams come true! This haul of loveliness did feel like Christmas. It's all lovely. You're welcome for the tech advice. You'll soon get used to it! Just takes a bit of exploring and trial and error xx

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  2. All of those scarves are right up there with some of the best things I've clapped eyes on.... And I had no idea CK did hair accessories! How lovely are they all? Fab.

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com xx

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    1. I think I have to agree with you on that one; I love these scarves! Yeah, CK always have some hair accessories in their collections. They're so pretty :)

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  3. I love those boots and would buy alllll the colours if I had the money! x x

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    1. So do I! I want them all now, but hoping I'll at least get the black before they sell out, since they'll go with everything. Just need the pennies xx

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  4. i love those boots they are so cute ! and your cath kidson stuff is great xx

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    1. The boots are amazing, Rach! They'd look amazing on you, especially with your shorts! Thanks hun xx

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  5. Ohhh Louise you've made me NEED that tartan scarf! x) Great purse too (though I'm that annoying person that always tells people not to carry their NI card around in it haha) and the Cath Kidston things are cute as ever. Do you have a Body Shop Love Your Body card by the way? I just got one the other day in store and I never realised how good they are?! xxx

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    1. You DO need that tartan scarf- it's gorgeous. I couldn't resist the purse because of the colour. Have to carry the NI card around as I'm forever needing it for filling out sick notes and stuff like that. No, I don't have one of the Body Shop cards, I always turn them down! But I do love The Body Shop stuff! xx

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