Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Haul: Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Boots & More!


I hope you all had a lovely January! I've been super busy and so rather failed at blogging but today I am back with a little haul for you all! I haven't done a haul in ages, but recently I did a bit of shopping and bought some nice bits and pieces which I thought I would share.

Firstly I bought a couple of bits from Topshop. I have been needing some new dark wash jeans, as my beloved Tophsop Jamie jeans that I have worn to death aren't looking there best :( So I went jean hunting for some similar/as-identical-as-possible ones and these are the pair I picked. They are Leigh jeans from Topshop, which is the other style I love, and I picked them as they are a bit less bulky that the Jamie ones they had, and so I think easier to wear. For the quality and wear these jeans are, I think they are reasonably priced and I know I'll get my money's worth. These are a must-have staple in my wardrobe.

Whilst in Topshop, I saw this mustard-brown coloured cardigan (I think that's how you'd describe it?) across the shop and I literally ran to it. If you haven't already guessed from reading my blog, I have a weakness for chunky knit cardigans and this one was too cosy and cute to leave there. I am super excited to start wearing this.

I also got this headband in Topshop, for £3 in the sale, an absolute bargain, which I am obsessed with and it keeps my ears cosy and warm when I'm walking to school ;)

Finally clothing wise, I picked up this little cropped T-shirt from Title Unknown in Urban Outfitters in the sale. I have a very similar style grey one (see here), which I got in the sale last year, and practically lived in, as it's so comfy and easy to wear. I picked up this one, which at first I wasn't entirely sure on but it looked a lot better on than it did on the shelf. And considering who much I've worn the other, I think it was a sale steal.

As well as my fashion bits, I also had a bit of beauty splurge, which is a rare thing for me, as beauty isn't as much my thing. Firstly, in Boots, I picked up this Tresemme Salon Smooth Serum which just caught my eye when I went in. One of my new years resolution/change-type things is to look after my hair better, so I need to invest in some good hair care products and this is the beginning. This called to me as it has Argon Oil, which is supposed to be good for your hair, yet it was still on the affordable side. I've used it a bit already and so far its good!

These makeup brushes I picked up on the other hand, were not so kind to my bank balance. They are the Real Techniques Duo Fibre Set. I have no idea what duo fibre is or if it's any better than the normal ones, but I chose these as they had a more varied range of brushes. I already own one Real Techniques brush, which I love and use daily, and although they are expensive, I consider it an investment. The one I own has lasted well so I hope these to do the same.

I then popped in House Of Fraser and picked up the Origins Super Spot Remover blemish gel. I have been wanting to try this for a while now as I have heard many good things about it. As a teenager, naturally my skin looks like crap so I am doing everything possible to make it better, and so I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy this. It's the smallest bottle ever, but hopefully it will do the job!

Finally we have a book, which I actually got a while a go as I little after-Christmas present from my grandma, but I wanted to share it with you. It is The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, and it has the most beautiful cover in the world, its all iridescent and it has a cat on. What more could you want?! I have never seen any reviews of this or heard of it (and I read a lot of book blogs) but it sounds fab. I'm bumping this up near the top of my TBR pile.

Have you tried any of these things? What did you think? Or what have you bought on your most recent shopping trip?

Helena xoxo



  1. real technique brushes are amazing! i love the colour of that jumper


    1. I use my Real Techniques brushes so much - I definitely think they are worth the money! Thankyou xo

  2. I love a good haul! I'm trying to save up my money and resist from buying things at the moment so i've ended up just living vicariously through blog hauls:) I love pairing chunky knits and crop tops too at the moment, and that shade of mustard is my current favourite colour... directly after christmas I bought my first Real Techniques brush and I adore it! Good for you for buying more, I wish I could right now, they are definitely a great investment.

    glad you are finding the time to blog again!

    1. I'm trying to save a bit of money at the moment too, but I'm not doing very well ahah! I hadn't seen much in this mustard colour before but I just thing it is the perfect shade for this season! I agree, I think it would look great with a crop top! Thank you Alannah! xoxo


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