Small, Unexpected HAUL – Boots, Waterstones and WHSmith

I am back on the blogging scene! I deleted my last blog, mainly because I thought I couldn’t keep up with a scheduled maintenance. Now,…


I am back on the blogging scene! I deleted my last blog, mainly because I thought I couldn’t keep up with a scheduled maintenance. Now, I have decided that I will freely blog, whenever I have the time (or anything to talk about!)

So, I wondered into town today to see my friend, Tom. We luckily had Wagamama for lunch, before scampering into Boots as I needed Lip Liners (that is all I needed).

I came out with a little more, than expected.

I decided to grab a few lip liners as I don’t own any! So I went for Rimmel’s Lasting Finish and Exaggerate liners, in the shades (top to bottom, in previous photo): 024 RED DIVA (a classic red shade), 004 INDIAN PINK (a plum-mauve colour) and then I picked up 063 EASTEND SNOB (a mauve, light pink).

The one thing that really annoys me about these Rimmel lip liners, is that Boots label the Lasting Finish as 1000 Kisses – which is written small, underneath Lasting Finish on the pencil. A little confusing whilst in a rush, but hey ho, nothing major I guess!

A pleasant surprise was that when you spend £10+ on Rimmel at the moment, you get ScandalEyes Lycra Flex mascara worth £7.99, for free.

Afterwards, I went for a browse at the nail varnishes as I am constantly wearing winter burgundies on my nails! So I thought I would get some variety in the ‘winter’ end. I came across the Maybelline Colour Show polishes, I found one colour that I really liked and then it turns out that they were 3 for 2 – so I couldn’t resist leaving another two there!

I bought the three shades (left to right): 265 WINE SHIMMER, 354 BERRY FUSION and 118 URBAN CORAL.


Then I visited WHSmith on the way home, and couldn’t help picking up a magazine as I have heard there’s a lot of amazing freebies this month! I decided to go for Marie Claire, which featured a free L’Occitane hand cream – they do all four scents, but I went for Passionate Jasmine.

I almost forgot my last pick-up/purchase – I ordered this ‘Seven Hundred Penguins’ book last week and had to pick it up today! I was super excited to see that this had finally been delivered to my local store – it is basically a book full of classic and well-designed Penguin Book Covers (yes, I am a Graphic Design student).





Whilst on twitter, I saw one of my followers mention that the Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets had been discontinued but were selling mega cheap on ebay – so I decided to get some, to keep in my bag handy for oily days! I will find the link for you all, if they are still available (there weren’t many left).


That’s it for my quick, unexpected shopping trip! I am trying to be cautious about my money spending, so I am trying to cut down on drugstore purchases (I now have a motto in my brain, that if I save on the drugstore spends, I can treat myself to a cheeky purchase such as MAC!)

I am planning on getting a few more posts up this evening for you all, so expect to see more of me for the next few hours!

I will be uploading this blog to bloglovin too, as I find it a lot easier to view blogs!

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    1. Luckily, I didn’t do the damage in one go haha!
      I just went into MAC again though.. so be prepared for another small MAC post – oops!

      I’ve been making lasagne, soups and stuff for lunch in university – I’m saving £5-6 each day, so money for MAC! 😀

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