Mini Beauty & Skincare Haul!!!

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‘Ey up!

I don’t do this all too often however it is my birthday month and I’m certainly allowing myself to splash out a bit more than normal, you’re only 21 once! Sadly. So to start off my ‘buying loadsa STUFF’ month, I did a mini Boots haul. They had 3 for 2 on both Maybelline products AND all facial and skin care products. It’d have been rude not to right? I’ve had my eye on a bunch of this stuff for a while but never got round to buying it, but me and a friend had a nice day out in the city centre last saturday and mooched round some shops. You know those ‘mooches’ that turn into walking out of the shop with ten more items than the one or two you expected to walk out with. It was one of them. And I loved it.

I bought some other bits and bats, some clothes and shoes too but I’m going to do them seperately otherwise this blog will go on foreverrrrrrrrrrrrr.

SO. The first thing I just had to get my hands on was the Lash Sensational by Maybelline. I’ve heard soooooo much about this product and seen so many ‘first tries’ and reviews, all of which have astounded me. So I needed to get some for myself. This mascara has absolutely lived up to it’s name. My lashes have never looked so good, not ever. They’re separated perfectly, they’re about as long as my arm, last all day and it’s only £7.99! This product beats probably about 90% of the high end mascaras you pay triple the price for. Honestly, you can’t fault this, it’s amazing. I highly recommend it to everyone!

Moving on to the one and only – Soap and Glory. I LOVE THIS BRAND! They do some unbelievable products, for such reasonable prices. I’ve wanted to give the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub a go for a while. It’s full of natural ingredients such as, “organic cupuaçu, bananas, almond and honey extracts”. It also has this gorgeous smell of maple syrup too. Nom! It smells so good you just want to eat it! Because the scrub grains are almost like sugar granule size I use it every day to give my skin a good buff on an evening. It’s only £8.00 too!
The other product I got from here was the Rub Your Nose In It pore refining masque which was £11.50. It’s supposed to be applied to your T-zone to help reduce the size and appearance of pores and aid in the reduction of excess oils produced on and around your T-zone. I’ve been looking for a new interesting masque now for a little while, so I figured I should give this one a whirl. Why not. It’s also got a pepperminty smell which is interesting, it feels quite cold and refreshing on your face which is lovelyyy. As it’s a first time buy I can’t really say all too much about it, so I’m going to keep using it for the next week and do a follow up review on it, so keep an eye out for that one!

As we’re on facial skin care, I also purchased another first time buy. One I haven’t seen before, although I may just be slightly blind. The Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser which was £4.99. I’m umming and ahhing about this product at the minute and I shall tell you why. Firstly it’s a really bizarre texture when it comes out of the pump, it almost begins to separate in your hands a bit like jelly. It’s weird. Secondly after about 45 seconds of rubbing it into your skin it feels super cold and begins to sting. Now, I’m not really on board with this, because initially when it felt like that, it’s worryingly similar to feeling like you’re having a bad reaction to it, so instantly I wanted to get it off my face. Turns out I wasn’t having a reaction to it, that’s just how it feels. So I stand by my comment: It’s Weird. Due to it’s weirdness I’m going to give it a test period of about 2 weeks to see how it does and if it makes any difference to my skin at all, then it’s review time!

Back on with the make-up! I bought the Maybelline Line Refine Expression Kajal Liner in Black. I’m used to the Master Drama, I absolutely adore that eyeliner it stays put longer than any waterline eyeliner I’ve ever known in my life! However, on a sad, sad note, they had none left *sniffsniff*. So I figured why not give this one a go instead. It’s not as thick upon application BUT, it sits strongly on your waterline and hangs about for quite a while and considering it’s £1.50 cheaper, I’m okay with that until I get my hands on some more Master Drama!
I also got myself another Baby Lips, but this one is the Dr Rescue one. So lets see if it’s any different shall we! So far the only difference I can tell is that when you put it on it’s got a menthol-y kick to it, so no fast head swishing or running or moving around much in the cold, you may experience mental issues due to being convinced your lips are going to freeze off. You get used to it though. I think… Other wise I’m going to use it daily for the next week or so and see if it makes a difference to my original Baby Lips Maybelline brought out. I believe a comparison blog is in sight. This balm from the Baby Lips range is slightly more expensive than the basic ones at £3.49 as opposed to £2.99, so not by much!

Finally, a polish purchase. You can’t leave with out a new one. Well, I can’t anyway. Do I have a problem??? I’ve got a similar colour to this Rimmel polish before from this Salon Pro line however this one is slightly darker. I love the colour I put it straight on when I got home and the quality is amazing! It’s application is fab and it lasts very well. I saw some other gorgeous colours in this range aswell. And it’s only £4.49…
God help me.

Anyhow guys that’s it for my mini Boots haul. I’ll be doing quite a few review/follow up blogs on these purchases as there are quite a few first time buys here, so I’ll be letting you know my very honest opinion on these as always.

I hope you’re all well! Don’t forget it’s mothers day soon for those of you out there with a sieve brain like yours truley!

Love&Hugs

Roobes xxxxx

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Home Haul!

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Hey my lovelies!

I sent myself off to the shops recently, I’ve decided to finally do some of the things with my house I’ve been wanting to for ages. I got a few little bits and bats to brighten it up too which I wanted to share with you

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I got these awesome little storage pots from IKEA to help store my hair accessories in. There’s 3 of the little square pots, 1 large rectangular pot and 1 large square box that fits all the other pots in too, so you could use it for them or as a separate box for stuff to. These have really helped organize my dressing table!
£10

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I got this beautiful vase too! I got this from Asda to put in the middle of my new set of drawers in my room (they looked so empty and boring). I love the colour of this vase specifically, it’s lilac but in the sun it’s a chrome/silver it’s gorgeous!!
£8

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I’ve got my vase all ready and set for halloween! I got the flowers from my local supermarket, the purple, cream and pale pink colours are just beautiful, I love cabbage roses too so I’m super happy with these! Accompanying the vase and flowers is these awesome skill candles for £2.50 each at Morrisons, they’re not scented but they look epic. You can’t really tell in the light (sorry it was really late!) but they’re like an emerald/black colour.
£2.50/each

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I LOVE THESE! They’re so good for keeping your bathroom stuff together. The little knit boxes are fab, there’s 1 big square box, 1 big rectangular box and 2 mini square boxes. These are amazing for keeping certain things together and in one place for example I have my everyday skin care and requirements in one, my serums in another, my scrubs in another and my make up wipes and moisturiser and other little bits and bats in another. Definitely a major organization aid!
Secondly I got the matching pouches. These are great for the things you don’t want crowding your sink and bath sides, or ‘go-to’ things you need to hand all the time. I keep these by my sink, as I keep my daily scrub, make up wipes, deep cleanse face wash and daily moisturizer in the little one and all of my skin care aids in the other, like my beloved back scrubber/massager, face exfoliating brush, scrub mitten and sponge mask removers etc in the other. They’re a brilliant help for keeping your things in one place and freeing up other space too 🙂
Boxes: £8     Pouches: £8

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All make way for the best cushion I’ve ever seen. (except this christmas one which will be welcomed into my house next month, I can’t cope with how adorable it is!) I got these as accessories for the top of my new set of drawers also. They’re great for this season, but also just as general cushions as the colours could work for fall and for all year round. I love how cuddly they are and over anything 1: PUG, 2: PUG WITH HEADPHONES!, 3: LEOPARD PRINT. I love pugs, can you tell :P. I just love these two cushions and I didn’t feel even slightly bad about the fact that I walked out with the last pug cushion in the shop. He’s mine! Muahahaha.

 

Hope you liked my little haul, have you been buying any bits and bats to make your home a bit more snug for fall or a bit more scary for halloween?? Tell me all about it!! I’d love to hear 🙂

Much love and kisses to all fellow Pug lovers!

 

Love&Hugs

Roobes xxxxx

 

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Fall Haul!

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Hello there!

It’s so cold outside! I felt like I had woken up in the Arctic this morning, I couldn’t believe it, getting out of bed was virtually impossible! One of the things I love the most about this coldness is that when you do finally drag yourself out of the bed and race to the hot shower, you can almost get back into a walking bed because of how comfortable your clothes are. Woolly, cable knit, thick, snuggly clothes is what fall is all about, which is evidently the route I went down on this very satisfying little haul I took myself on at the weekend. I desperately needed to re-vamp the comfort zone in my wardrobe, so I went out with my heart set on something along those lines and turned up with these!

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Thick knitted oversized cardigan – Primark – £16
I LOVE THIS! Primark has always been a guaranteed bargain as it is but this cardigan is SUPER thick wool knit so it really keeps the warmth in, on the picture the sleeves look very short but because its oversized they fall to about 3/4’s of the way down your arm. The pattern is lovely too, it’s not too in your face it’s still quite subtle and doesn’t have that staple christmassy look so you can wear it what ever time of year if its cold.

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High neck aztec detail cami top – H&M – £7.99
This is a really pretty top and could be dressed up or down in spring, summer, fall or winter. The material is super soft but slightly see through so it’s best with a little white cami underneath. It has a beautiful mesh aztec print around the chest area and frill detail around the neck line, with a curved front and straight back. I think this top is so beautiful and looks stunning with a dark blazer and skinny jeans or tucked into a high waisted skirt/trousers with a long jumper/cardigan. You could even wear this for work. I just love it.

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Mink grey woolly inside worker boots – H&M – £24.99
Now, I’m a rather large fan of the worker/biker/military boot, but these are just amazing especially for £24.99. The sole of the boot is ridiculously sturdy and thick and they’re fitted perfectly to your foot, so they’re very comfortable. Not to mention the cream woolly inside of the boot for added padding and comfort. They will wear with almost anything and fit tightly round your ankle so I don’t tie the laces, I prefer them looking that way. They have a ‘Timberlandy’ look to them which always wins me over as it is.

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Woolly cable knit cream cardigan – Primark – £12
This is so thick and snuggly and comfy and warm and lovely. All the best things in the world. The cardigan wraps itself so tightly around you it’s like you’re being hugged by a wool monster. Really, there’s not much more to say. That cannot be argued with in this kind of weather. It’s a must. For only £12 too!

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Pink gold stud and diamond necklace – H&M – £6.99
When I saw this I couldn’t get over the colour and the fact that it would literally go with 1) everything I just bought 2) more a less anything else fall shades related. So it’s a win win situation really. I love the stud vs large diamond detail on it and the fact that they are not an ‘in your face’ kind of size they’re just a lovely noticeable, yet edgy enhancement to what you’re wearing. Personally I think the colour and detail fits in perfect with the season, I couldn’t see it working very well in the summer as much as fall and winter. It’s a really pretty but rough looking piece of jewellery, great for adding a bit of umph to your outfit.

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Thick cable knit high waisted skirt – Primark – £8
How cute is this!!!!! This skirt with some tights, knee high brown leather boots, little top and a burgundy cardigan, yippeeeee, sounds like a cold weather wearer to me! I love this skirt so much because it’s got hints of greys in it here and there so it’s not so BAM – LOOK AT HOw WHITE MY SKIRT IS! kind of colour, which means it works really nicely with a range of colours and isn’t limited to certain outfits. I think it’s perfect for looking cute and girly in the chill yet still looking all snug and wrapped up. I can’t wait to wear this skirt, it’ll be fab for dressing it up or down too!

 

So here’s my little fall haul blog, I’ve really enjoyed writing this one as these kind of clothes are right up my street and I’ve been desperate to grab myself some seasonal snugs. Hope you enjoyed it guys, let me know if there’s anything on here that you liked? Or maybe even own yourself?
HAPPY FRIDAY!

 

Love&Hugs

Roobes xxxxx

 

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Seasonal Shoes

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Hey there my lovelies,

The cold has started to come in now, along with the darker evenings and along with cold weather comes snugglier clothes and bigger, thicker shoes to keep your feet nice and warm. Now personally I’m a HUGE fan of boots, it makes me sad that they’re basically abandoned in the summer, but to wear them would mean your feet turning into a sweaty mush and really, who wants that? Who around you even wants that?! Yikes. Anyway less of the talk about smelly feet and onto some of my favourite seasonal shoes!

First and foremost as I adore these shoes, my heeled military boots. I got these in the sale at USC last year for half price YAY! The original price is £80, often unless I’m feeling famous I don’t spend that much on a pair of shoes but even if they weren’t in the sale they’re worth every penny of the full price. The heel is strong, thick, sturdy wood and they’re tailored incredibly well to fit your feet. You don’t necessarily need to tie the laces (I prefer untied), as they’re quite tight around the ankle anyway, so great support. They look amazing with some grey/khaki skinny jeans, a dark blazer and cream/white top. These are my absolute faves.

Above those are my Rocket Dog biker boots. I love the colour of these, you can wear them with literally anything, a skater dress, leggings, skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, you name it, they look good, besides their edginess, it’s the main reason I love them so much. I got these from amazon’s outlet store for about £35, however I do believe the standard retail price is around £70-£75. I’ll be honest I wouldn’t pay the normal price for them, purely because the soles cracked after having them for only 3 months, which for me when you’re paying that amount is unacceptable; especially when they’re boots for the chillier weather, you don’t want cold coming in from the bottom! The rim at the top is thick so they sit comfortably tightly around your calf and they’re ridiculously comfortable too.

Next is my black biker ankle boots. They have some slight wear and tear detail around the heel and toes of the boots which along with the worn zip and buckle detail gives these boots a rugged, worn-out look. It looks fab when you’re going for the military/studded appearance. They’re very tight fitting and very comfortable too, but I’ll give warning to anyone with a slightly larger heel, don’t get too excited about these shoes unless you’re willing to go through several painful arguments with these shoes. Like many River Island and Rocket Dog boots (not the ones above though I must say), they’re designed for pixie heels, so if you don’t have a heel the width of 2 fingers/aren’t willing to stretch your boots to fit your heel, don’t go near them.

On a more skirty/dressy wrapped up look, my little beige ballets from George are fab. They look gorgeous with all the staple fall colours and the golden stud and buckle detail makes them look a little bit more dressed up, so they can be worn for normal or formal do’s. I have a super cute cable knit cream skirt from Primark which will feature in my Fall Haul blog later this week, but these shoes just work an absolute treat with this skirt and a cardigan. I wouldn’t wear them too much as you’re toes might fall off, especially closer to winter too!

Finally, another item which will feature in my Fall Haul blog is my GORGEOUS new shoes from H&M’s ‘Divided’ Range, which I bought last weekend. They have a fluffy cream inside (insta-win) and are also really well fitted to your feet, so are incredibly comfortable, great for a long day out shopping/moping around with your friends. They’re really sturdy shoes and the material on them is very thick and strong, including a ridiculously sturdy sole which makes me very happy when the weather is getting this cold and the floor is not so easy to walk on any more. I love wearing these with my big fairisle cardigan, leggings or dark skinny jeans and a t-shirt, they look fab with some white/cream leg warmers too!

So there’s my picks of the season out of my shoe box, I hope these were of some inspiration to you guys, what do you like to wear in this kind of chilly weather? Let me know in the comments below, let me know if you liked it too!

 

Love&Hugs

 

Roobes xxxxx

 

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My home stuff haul!!

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I had an epic home haul which yes is massively covered with candles… 😀

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So the little bark heart candles are beautiful, the light glistens through the bark and is beautiful they were £3 each, the LOVE sign is £7 and looks gorgeous on the windowsill with the candle in the background I’ve put them around the hurricane candle jar with frosted berry glass, this ones definately staying out for the festive season! I put the beads and pebbles inside myself to give it some life (£1 each). The Wicker jar is lovely and great for carrying round your house, its got a lovely ‘snug home’ feeling to it. The Wicker jar in the back ground which is white with pebbles surrounding the candle is gorgeous, the simplicity of this jar makes it so pretty, this was from an independent shop in Guiseley, Leeds or £19.95. Finally my Pen/pencil holder is actually a toothbrush holder for £3 I love it! I’m a pain when it comes to stationery it takes me ages to find the right things so this find was epic!

All except the white wicker candle holder are from ASDA Living.

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The lightshade is from IKEA and also the plant pot, I LOVE THEM! The lamp is £12 and a whole bunch of fun to create (I love making IKEA stuff) with a beautiful modern appearance. I’m a huge fan of these old school plant pots too, they’re £1 each SO cheap and look amazing, I keep my herbs in them in the kitchen, the quirky-ness of it looks great!

Finally:

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My Hello Kitty bin. Quite simply, I LOVE hello kitty, and  I think I paid around £6-£8 for this bin. It’s alot bigger than it looks and it’s great, sturdy too, if you’re a Hello Kitty lover this ones definately for you :D.

Mine was from Amazon 🙂

Love&Hugs

 

Roobes xxx

 

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