Monday, 24 September 2012

Guildford shopping haul: Primark, Topshop, Lush, Boots and Liz Earle


I've been using the £1 liquid eyeliner from Primark and I have to admit - I'm really impressed with it!
It's really easy to apply, it lasts all day and doesn't smudge. It's a matte, black shade (not glossy/wet look like some are) and really accentuates your eyes. 

It takes a second to apply but lasts all day - I will definitely be re-purchasing this!

Here's a pic of me with the eyeliner on:
 Definitely try it, ladies!


Hey loves!

I hope you're having a good Monday :-)

Recently, I went shopping in Guildford, which is one of my FAVE places to shop - especially now there's a Primark there, haha.

Here's what I picked up...

I bought a couple of bits and bobs from Primark, including bags and accessories. No clothes though, sadly...

Tan leather bag - £12.00
I bought this beautiful bag for a bargainlicious 12 quid! The handles of my last bag broke but this one has held up well so far. I loved it so much I also bought it in black...

Black leather bag - £12.00
I'm using this bag at the moment and I just LOVE it! It looks way more expensive than it is and it holds all my stuff, from my iPad to my diary to my make-up bag, perfectly. Stock up, ladies!

Black loafers - £4.00 I have these in white already and they're just SO comfy! My family say they look like nurse shoes but I don't care, I love them and I had to have them in another colour.

Black brush - £1.00 Just a bargain brush, haha. My old one is looking a bit tatty so this one fitted the bill.

Gold earrings - £1.00 Just perfect for adding a little bit of glam at the last minute, and at 10p an earring you can't really complain!

Black liquid eyeliner - £1.00 I figured it was worth a try for a quid! I've used it a couple of times and I've been really impressed with it actually.

Leopard print iPhone case - £2.00 Leopard print lover! Let's hope it fits my iPhone and doesn't break lol.

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Yellow skirt - £5.00 This is an absolute bargain - I tried it on in the changing rooms as well as loads of other Topshop stuff, and this was the only item I liked. It was priced at £7 but when I got to the till it was only 5! I love it when that happens. I wore this skirt to the Paralympics at the Olympic Park as it seemed very 'sport luxe' to me...

Lemony Flutter cuticle butter - £6.25 I picked up this cuticle butter after reading Laura rave about it. I love massaging it into my cuticles and then pushing them back before I do my nails. It smells amazing, like lemon meringue pie!

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I also picked up a couple of cult beauty products from Boots...

I read about this product on Jennie's blog and I really wanted to try it for my dark circles! They're something I really struggle with on a daily basis - I literally look in the mirror and stare miserably at my dark circles haha. It was a toss up between this and MAC's Select Cover Up but I went for this as it sounded more brightening (although more expensive!) We shall see...

I read about this on Estee's blog and, like the rest of the world, ran out to get it immediately! It sounds perfect for popping in your handbag and applying when your lips start to feel dry. I'm an avid Carmex lipbalm user though so we'll see how this shapes up against my other fave lipbalms.

I've really started taking care of my brows recently and this sounds ideal for taming my brows after I've coloured and shaped them. And it was £5 off, result!

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Liz Earle
I've been using Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish on and off for about a year now, but I've recently gone back to it after I received it for my birthday, and I wanted to complete my little Liz Earle skincare set.

I debated buying Liz Earle products online but I'm glad I didn't because the Liz Earle store in Guildford was LOVELY! I'd definitely recommend paying a visit if you're in the South East - I know it's only one of four in the UK - as it's so immaculately laid out and the staff are so nice. Probably why I ended up buying so much...
Skin Repair Moisturiser Light 50ml tube - £18.75 I received the Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal skin for my birthday but I realised, after reading reviews and descriptions online, that the Skin Repair Light was more suited to my oily skintype. I hope it has that signature Liz Earle scent that I LOVE! Also, the lady just let me swap it straight over- I didn't have a receipt but it was unopened FYI... I know not all shops do that...

Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion 50ml + 2 muslin cloths - £5.25 I find that my Cleanse & Polish doesn't remove every last trace of eye make-up so the member of staff at Liz Earle recommended I use this eye product afterwards to finish off. I'm told it will be quite a nice treat for my eyes whether it works or not!

Gentle Face Exfoliator 15ml tube - £5.25 I'm a massive fan of the No7 Microdermabrasion face scrub as I find the sand-like texture works really well to clear up my skin, and I've heard that this one is quite similar. I normally scrub my face twice a week but I may use this tester size more frequently as it's supposedly so gentle.

Deep Cleansing Mask 15ml tube + 2 sponges - £5.25 Lastly, I picked up a small sized deep cleansing mask because I've heard from Corrie it works really well to clear up problem skin. I like nothing more than indulging in a face mask on a Sunday so I'll certainly be adding this to my routine!

So that's all I've hauled recently, but no doubt I will do another haul soon - haha!

What have you hauled recently? Leave your links in the comments and I'd love to take a look!





  1. Lush buys :).. I lOve the look of the bags , I've not noticed any in my local primarni, il have to have another gander xx

  2. Lovely post honey! The cuticle butter is soooo good and lasts forever! Xxxx

  3. @Sophie Lou Thank you hun, I hauled quite a lot looking back! YES defs have a look for the bags, they're really strong actually :-) xo

    @Laura Aww thank you so much :-) I am loving Lemony Flutter too, I've only used it a couple of times but I've hardly made a dent in it! Amazing! xo