Friday, 2 December 2011

Mid-week purchases & a Starbucks addiction.

I've been trying not to spend too much on myself in the last month or so, due to Christmas being around the corner & me having about a million people to buy presents for (possible exaggeration.) But I just cannot go through the week without buying myself a few little treats! And I most definitely cannot deprive myself of my almost daily Starbucks soy latte - they taste like heaven in my mouth.
Do you think I have a problem? Ha.

So anyway, here's what else I bought:

The top was £12.75 from Forever 21. Forever 21 are such a good shop for budget, good quality clothes! Everyone should check them out online or in-store; there's such a wide variety of fashion & beauty products such as make-up bags, pocket mirrors & brushes for brilliant prices.
The heart shaped loofah/nail brush & raccoon socks were from there too, both £1.10! Raccoon was one of my nicknames school (I know right, what the hell?) so I saw them & it instantly reminded me of old school friends - plus they are cute.

The ring was £1.50 from the Topshop sale - bargain! I love massive rings.

Whilst in Topshop I couldn't resist buying one of their lipsticks in the shade 'Pillow Talk' which I've read a lot about in the blog world. I am absolutely not a lipstick person but due to the excellent reviews & it's apparent creamy/moisturising texture I thought I'd give it a go. I am super pleased with this £9 buy! Not going to give a full review (as there are hundreds of them out there already) but I really love it; it is not drying like most of the other lipsticks I've tried & it's a gorgeous colour that I think really suits the blonde hair/blue eyes I've got going on.

The St. Tropez  bronzing mousse says it all for itself really. It's an amazing self-tan & I'd run out. I apply 2 layers on consecutive days during the week. It's an important part of my beauty routine nowadays - easy, no streaks, great colour. Quite pricey at around £30 but worth it.

I also grabbed the VO5 'Revive Me Daily' shampoo for 99p from Superdrug. I love V05 products (they smell divine) & I'm nearly out of my Bedhead 'Dumb Blonde' shampoo (my favourite.) Seeing as I'm too poor to repurchase this at the moment, I've decided to give this a whirl for the time being. I will let you know what I think!

What have you bought this week? :) Have you tried any of these products?


  1. i am still wanting to try a topshop lipstick but they dont sell them in my nearest store :( x

  2. Awww that's a shame! What about ordering online? x x

  3. Hey, thanks for following my blog :-)
    Fab purchases.
    I LOVE soy lattes, they are all i drink when im near a costa or starbucks. i cant go past without buying one. Mmmm...

    Holli x

  4. i love that top, the sheer sleeves are wonderful! :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

  5. i've been dying to get my hands on that Topshop lipstick haha x

  6. @Dragon Mommy: Not a problem...I came across your blog & loved it! I'm so addicted to them - for Christmas someone needs to get me a Starbucks card haha x x

    @musicandmollie: It's really good quality as well, very soft and silky material x x

    @Jess: Do it! :] x x

  7. I LOVE soy lattes! and that topshop lipstick is a gorgeous colour! Nice purchases!<3

  8. You have Starbucks in your name....ahaha, awesome. It is so pretty. Looks kinda similar in colour to the Rimmel one you have on your blog don't you think?! x x

  9. I adore that jumper! I love pieces of clothes that have sheer, leather or lace panels.
    That Topshop ring is cute too, a steal for £1.50!
    I really want to try Pillow Talk aswell after seeing it on so many people's blogs.

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  10. Ah just did a post on that lip pie too! <3 it x

  11. I do too FrancesCassandra! Especially pleather. Put it on anything & I'll probably be a fan. :)x x

    @Thedreamsofanizzyinabigwildworld (wow, that is a long name) yay! Can't wait to try other colours x x

  12. aww sweet purchases. I love the socks, I love wearing them with vans and brogues. Such a quirky style xxx

  13. That lipstick looks gorgeous! I really want to try it :) xx

  14. @Jess: I like your style. I have such a thing about cute socks! Strange girl x x

    @Emily: Are you going to get it? Do it, do it! x x

  15. I have a Starbucks addiciton too! But for Frappucino's though, almost daily - what is my life?! Aha, I love St. Tropez too, deffo the best on the market x

  16. Ahhh what are we like! I haven't had one for a week, booo to being poor. Will make up for it after Christmas for sure.:] x x

  17. Mmmmm starbucks. I love Starbucks. There is nothing wrong with a daily one :-P

    I love all your buys. I don't own any topshop lipsticks, I think I may have too soon!

    Also have you tried St Moriz Tanning Mousse? I think its a bit of a spin off. But much much cheaper, and really good.


  18. It seems everyone loves a Starbies! They're taking over the world. Yesss do it, I hate lipsticks but I love this one! I'm going to get a nude one & generally try out lots more Topshop make-up. :]

    I have actually & I got into a streaky mess. Maybe I'll try it again sometime though. x x

  19. Jealous of the Topshop lipstick in Pillow Talk. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Lovely post :) xx

  20. Yeah I was on the website yesterday looking at the other colours and noticed it's not on there anymore! That's just crazy...they need to bring it back. x x