Recently, I have been shopping more than I probably should. The main issue is that the second I set foot into Boots or see something pretty in town, I have to have it regardless of the fact that I need to save to put down a deposit on a flat. This month I have been a bit of a happy shopper and picked up more things that I probably needed. I'm blaming the fact that I have a lot more free time now I am home from uni and don't have to budget for things like food anymore.
I got this Seventeen contouring palette as I wanted try out contouring but didn't want to spend a huge amount on something I just wanted to have a go at. I don't use the highlighter colour so much as I already have another product which is a better highlighter on my skin but I didn't really have anything to create the shadowing with so I am glad I picked this up.
So far the product itself has been quite good but my technique is letting me down in that I just look like I can been out hiking and have caked my face in dirt rather than that I have cheekbones to rival Angelina Jolie.
I also picked up this Collection eyebrow palette in Boots. I thought it was good as it has all the things you would need - including an angled brush which I didn't previously own. The one problem I have found with this though is that the middle colour which is closest to my eyebrow colour is still a little dark and thus I have to be very careful else it looks like a have a pair of slugs shimmying across my forehead.
I got this Collection Lasting Perfection powder as my other powder has shattered and now come out in a shower of loose powder whenever I open it. I was going to get some translucent powder but I couldn't find any so I made do with this.
I had heard that this Collection Lasting Perfection concealer was good so I decided to pick it up as well. It does really stay put which is a good thing and the coverage is great - especially for my wretched dark circles.
Whilst in Exeter, I went in a really cute shop called Hyde and Seek. It has so much lovely stuff in there. And I found this battery powered hurricane lantern style lamp and fell in love. The colour is gorgeous and it has a dimmer switch so you can control the level of light that it emits. I really like the vintage feel to it and how unusual it is.
Admittedly, I don't own many pairs of shoes (well, I didn't anyway) and it is always a pain trying to find ones that fit. After an entire shopping trip devoted to trying to find a pair of heels which fitted without success, we made a final attempt to find some in the M&S Outlet shop. And, boy, did we find some!
I picked up these for the princely sum of £5. I am not really one for a kitten heel but they look quite cute on and I can actually walk in them so that is a win.
I also picked up these wedges for, I think, under £10. I like the look of these although they do make my toes look a bit squadged up but I think that's the style of them.
I also got these for £18 and I absolutely adore them. I am usually a size 7 but I had to get them in a size 5.5 so I was pretty chuffed by that. They are a bit painful but show me a pair of heels which aren't. I really like how they look on and everyone knows that nude heels elongate your legs and who wouldn't want that?
Finally, I picked up this top from Topman. I have no qualms about shopping in the men's section if I can pick up things like this. I loved the colours and the pattern. I think it would look perfect tucked into high waisted black jeans or a black skirt with a leather jacket.
I am usually a size 12/14 in women's clothing and I got this in an XXS which is quite fitted but they didn't have an XS and the S looked a bit big.