03/02/2015

LITTLE PURCHASES THAT HAVE BEEN MAKING ME HAPPY RECENTLY...

Newlook Pastel Pink Watch £9.99
I really want an Olivia Burton watch but I can't afford one so I thought this was a pretty good substitute when I spotted it in Newlook :) I think it looks much more expensive than it was and I've had lots of compliments on it at work - no one can believe it came from Newlook! I love how the strap is a very pastel pink as it goes with all of my clothes and I've found the quality to be really good so far; there hasn't been a trace of green on my wrist so I'm being extra careful not to spray any perfume near it :)
Maybelline 'Lash Sensational' Mascara £7.99 (currently on offer for £5.99 in Boots)
I usually try not to buy into products that are massively hyped by bloggers and celebrities (my Instragram feed seemed to go insane a couple of weeks ago with everyone and their nan promoting this mascara!) but I've always been such a fan of Maybelline mascaras so when I saw it was on offer in Boots I just couldn't resist giving it a try. The brush takes a bit of getting used to but I find if you start with the flatter side it gives lots of length to the lashes (this side works really well on bottom lashes too!) and then pop a couple of layers with the fuller side on top to create some volume. It's such a lovely consistency to work with as it doesn't clump and isn't too wet so you don't have to worry about making a mess with it. I really love the metallic pink packaging too; I don't think I've been this in love with a mascara since I tried the Benefit They're Real :) 
Primark Bow Pumps £5
I wanted a pair of really comfortable black pumps for everyday wear for work and although it's been way too cold for me to wear these yet I just absolutely love them. I think Primark have really upped their game with their shoes and accessories recently and I think these look so classy for £5! They are so comfortable too they feel like slippers and I just know I'm going to wear them to death. They have them in cream too which I'm going to have to get as they'll be perfect for spring :)
River Island Perfume 75ml £12
I got a sample of this in my Secret Santa from work and as soon as I smelt it I knew I was going to have to get the full size; it's such a gorgeous smell for everyday wear and is a bit more musky than the Next perfumes I usually wear. It's a really fresh smell that isn't too over-powering and is such a bargain for £12 :)

What have you been buying recently?
Love Holly xo

16 comments:

  1. I have been on a spending ban lately, but I love this watch! :) lovely purchases x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. I always admire people who do spending bans, I'm such a shopaholic I just know I'd be useless! Thank you :)
      Love Holly xxx

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  2. That watch is so pretty! And i really wish I'd picked up the maybelline mascara the other day when I saw it in store now :P great post xx

    leah-talks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Isn't it lovely, I was so pleased when I found it :) I hope you've given the maybelline mascara a try now, I'm still completely loving it! Thank you so much <3
      Love Holly xxx

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  3. Gorgeous watch. Gold and blush (or pastel) colors pair well. Happy Tuesday, Holly :)

    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/

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  4. Your watch is beautiful! Everything of yours is so pretty and girly!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. Thank you so much Hayley :) :) I just can't resist anything pink hehe!
      Love Holly xxx

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  5. I love that watch, it's beautiful but I also love that love heart necklace!

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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    1. Thank you Beka, I just can't stop wearing them :)
      Love Holly xxx

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  6. I love how all of your bog posts are really positive. Your blog never fails to make me smile! :)

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    1. Thank you so so much Jenny, you're comment meant the absolute world to me and I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoy them :) :) :)
      Love Holly xxx

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  7. Ooh that watch is SO pretty, and so inexpensive, amazing! Also, love the look of the lash sensational mascara, it's had such great reviews on the "blogosphere" :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Isn't it lovely, I just couldn't believe the price when I found it and the quality is still fantastic even after wearing it every day :) It really is fantastic I don't think I've come across a bad review!
      Love Holly xxx

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  8. Loving the watch and those pretty pumps! Very nice purchases, Holly!

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    1. Thank you so much lovely :) :)
      Love Holly xxx

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