Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Rain, Haul and Painful Shoes!!

Today whilst I was in Superdrug paying for my goodies I thought how I would update my blog tonight and write about my 'mini haul'. Then when the cashier asked for £59.65 I realised it wasn't so much of a mini haul at all, more of a throw-everything-in-your-basket-without-realising-how-much-it-will-cost haul. But I'll get to that later.

I had a total clear out of my drawers on Saturday and re-arranged my wardrobe, hoping to make space for new clothes but it seems that I don't have any to throw out/eBay/jumble. I got rid of two tops? The rest of it is fine. So I just sorted it into work and casual/going out clothes but I have no space. My wardrobe is a fairly big one, well, it's not technically a wardrobe. It's the alcove of my chimney brest with two big sliding mirrored doors over, a shelve at the top resting on the dado rail with a ton of books and old paperwork etc, then two rails of clothing. When I go into anyone elses wardrobe I realise how small they are and how I have such a big one..yet it is so full. I did manage to write lists of most of the clothes I will be taking away with me (three weeks tomorrow!) and as it's only a week I won't need too much. I do need probably anoher pair of flip flops and a costume - I have somehow acquired four pairs of bikini bottoms and no tops?! I am hoping to get this from Marks and Spencers:

I went shoppping last night after work and only decided about half an hour before I finished that I would be going. As I was meeting a friend I didn't want to slum on my greg skinnies and trainers - I hate trainers and these have to be one of the most uncomfortable pairs I have ever owned - so I left my work trousers and ankle boots on that I usually wear around the office. I managed around two and a half hours shopping in them and could walk no longer. I had to get home! I bought a bra from M&S which is very nice and just browsed other stuff as I didn't get paid until today. So today at work, with feet still aching, my friend asked if I wanted to go again tonight, this time with money. I agreed, thinking I would be able to wear the jeans and my flat suede lepoard print shoes which are a hell of a lot more comfy than the heels. By the time I came to leaving work the heavens had opened - I mean it had been drizzling all day but not this bad - and there was no way I wanted to ruin my shoes doing the good ten minute walk across town to the bus stop so I had no choice but to put on the trainers. Honestly, my feet were throbbing when I was sat on the bus and it hurt knowing I still had to do a shopping trip!! In the end it wasn't overlly bad, we didn't stay as long tonight but my feet are still killing :( I soaked them in a nice bath tonight and as I stayed in ages when I got out it was so steamy I opened the landing window and just stood looking out. I don't particulaly like the rain, especially on a morning or when I have to walk in it, but there was something about it tonight that was so peaceful! It reminded me of being abroad - it wasn't cold weather, just nice, and the rain was not heavy, and the smell outside was so nice. Weird how little things like that can make you feel happy.

Soooo, onto my haul.

First up, I got the following four nail varnishes. Three Miss Sporty ones and a Barry M. The Barry M polish is 'Coral'. I'm disapointed that I didn't bother checking my mums nail varnishes before hand as I found she has the same one, but oh well. I wanted a silver cheap polish and picked a Miss Sporty one as I find these don't chip, and they were on the 3 for 2 offer. I can't see any names on the bottles and according to their website the orange looks like it is the Manga but I could have sworn I put the Manga down to pick this other one up. It's a bright orange which I am looking forward to wearing on the holiday, or afterwards with a tan. The other colours I got were the light blue - I think this is called Mercury - and the silver.

With flash above and without below.

I have visited four Superdrug stores in the past two days trying to get my hands on the GOSH Darling lippie. I was more successful today than other days as I found a tester, but none for sale. The assistant said they didn't have any left and after trapsing to another store and found they didn't either I consoled myself for the time being by buying this Miss Sporty lipstick.

Its number 20 and called Strip Tease. The above pics are without the flash - I don't know how you lot take pictures with flashes, everytime I try it just goes white?!

I also got some basic Johnsons eye make up remover pads - I've been buying Johnsons cleansing wipes for years and when I first bought these last September I couldn't believe I hadn't used them before. They're fantastic. The blue bottle is Nivia Visage Young Wash Off Mild Cleansing Gel. I haven't used this before, it was a spur buy so I'll update you on this later. Also in the picture below is the much talked about Ped Egg. I think I bought this for £9.95 at about half 2 this afternoon, then saw it for £5 on a stall in the shopping centre and got home to find my mum had bought one for £4 from the local market! So mad. Have had a go tonight and I have to agree with everyone else, its fantastic. I have the worst feet in the world so this should be great for me! A few other bits - a Babyliss headband with kind of diamante on the top and two pairs of earings. The earings were only 99p each but I lose earings so much when I'm out that I don't really like paying a lot for them. At least at 99p I can't be too mad if I end the night only wearing one. I also got a hair grip/slide/clip whatever they are from Claires later on.

Am sure everyone in the world has a pair of these/has seen these now, the Girls Aloud lashes. I got Nicola and Cheryl. I have never worn falsies before so I don't know how I'll get on with these. I bought a falsh lash applicator type of this - I saw one in Oxford Jasmines You Tube video, and whilst this isn't the same I thought it might help me when I come to putting them on on Friday.

I'm planning on doing a post next week when I get change, albeit a small one, about a liquid foundation I bought last week which has totally dried my skin out. I don't have any liquid ones left so I just picked up a cheap Miss Sporty matt one today, as well as a Rimmel Sun Shimmer. I love it when I buy these - it means summer is finally here! I also picked up the yummy Cherry Carmex and a Collection 2000 eyeshadow -

I really only bought it for the silver for this weekend.

This post seems to have taken me ages for some reason!

I'm going to the cinema tomorrow to see 17 Again I think and then for a yummy Nandos but expect a post on Thursday about my Primark haul :)



  1. Fab haul, its scary how much you can spend in Boots or Superdrug isnt it! Can't wait to see your primark goodies :d

  2. whats the ped egg?I love buying cosmetics so I'll look out for this.Also I didnt know Girls Aloud did false eyelashes,not that I wear them anymore-I used to wear the corner tips on a daily basis when I wa sin my 20's though.Hope youre ok.xx

  3. Love the Coral Barry M Polish, think i'll get one of those tomorrow!! Never knew Girls Aloud did those lashes either. Enjoy Nando's tomorrow x

  4. I had a mini Superdrug haul today too - only problem was the GOSH counter looked like a bomb had hit it :( The girls aloud lashes are by Eyelure I have the Cheryl ones too but I haven't dared put them on yet - I am a falsie virgin too - lol

  5. http://www.jmldirect.com/product.asp?pf_id=P3399&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC&utm_term=ped_egg&utm_campaign=googl_JMLDirect_IRE&changecurrency=GBP

    TRTMY - go on that above link. Honestly, its brilliant, its just one of those JML things they sell near the tills in Boots but I'd def recommend it!

    The GA lashes are a fiver each, or just under, they have all done a pair. If these go well I might get some of the corner ones, if they go wrong I'll have to ebay the other pair!!

    Louise the GOSH counters are shocking - cant people look at make up testers without smashing all the god damn product everywhere or mashing the lipsticks up??!!

    Sadie I didnt go to Nandos in the end :( and Em I can't wait for Primark!!

  6. Ah i love love love Barry M nail polish-'Coral' its beautiful. :)

  7. nice haul! it looks like you got great stuff. i'm sorry about your feet - i hope they feel better.

  8. I have that Collection 2000 eyeshadow set, such a lovely set.

  9. I'm really tempted by the 'Nicola' lashes, will you update with how you get on with them pleeease? I'm crap at applying falsies so have ordered the applicator used in the YouTube video which will hopefully stop me from dropping them, poking myself in the eye with tweezers, getting glue everywhere etc lol.

  10. I put the Nicola lashes on Lisa, I haven't ever used falsies before either. I couldn't get the hang of the applicator thing to be honest and found it easier to use my fingers..I did manage top get the glue on my lid sticking the corner of my eye to teh bottom lol but apart from that I was OK. I found it a bit hard though when sticking to one corner by the time I'd got to the other corner the first corner sprung up again..if that makes sense? Also I saw on a video on YT someone saying the glue dried clear, but the glue in the GA didn't? It dried white. I would use them again though but I also wear contacts and it irratated them a bit - my eye lids felt so heavy as well!