Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Weekend Haul | Primark, Yankee Candle, Good Things, Bourjois, MUA, NYC, Barry M, Right Guard

Primark Black Peplum Tee - £1
I thought this was a perfect basics item, it will pretty much go with anything, especially for work outfits etc. I'll probably put a black vest top underneath too as it's rather see through. But the Peplum just adds a little bit of style to a basic outfit. :) This was originally meant to be £4 but was reduced to just £1.

Primark Burgandy Brown Padded Coat - £13
I was in need of a new Autumn coat, as the weather is not quite cold enough to wear a huge winter coat yet. I absolutely love the colour of this one, and when I saw the bargain price I just had to pick it up! They also had it in a navy blue(which my sister bought) and black The fur collar super cosy perfect for snuggling up to against the wind! The fur is detachable so the coat is easy to wash too. 

Black Floral Dress - £5
I have these dresses in a variety of colours and patterns now, they are all priced at just £5 too! This one I've picked up has a cute floral design and 3/4 length sleeves. The shape is really flattering and I find they are perfect for work because they are a decent length for me too, and worn with a pair of thick black tights and dolly shoes, simple.

Leather Sleeve Cobalt Blue Skater Dress - £5
I absolutely adore the colour of this dress. I'm not normally one to buy bold/bright clothes and I'm not usually a fan of leather detailing either. But this dress actually seems quite understated, so I think I'll get away with it. It will look gorgeous with a pair of black tights and a big statement necklace for a night out!

Boots - £15
I decided it was about time I bought a proper pair of winter boots, I'm forever wearing Ugg boots, but when its raining/snowing they just aren't suitable. This is where these beauties will come in handy! I picked these because they are a really nice height up my calves and they fit nice and snug. I know they are basic black boots, but I think the gold zip and buckle detail adds that little extra style to them. 

Bracelets - £2
These were an instant purchase for me as soon as I saw the cute little owl charm on one of the bracelets, not much to say about them other than that really... but they will add that little something to any outfit :)

Silver Heart Pendant - £2
I've been wearing this necklace a lot since I've bought it, especially because I've been wearing a lot of high necked jumpers lately, and this just adds a bit of jazz to a boring old jumper! 

Owl Candle £2.50 / Cupcake Candle £2
I love love love Primarks Home section lately! They have such cute items from bedding to accessories for the home, these candles were too cute to miss! So I grabbed one of each. They will make great little trinket boxes once the candles have burnt out. The owl one is vanilla scented, and the cupcake one is strawberry cheesecake scented, they smell amazing!

Yankee Candle Summer Scoop Tumbler - £7.46 (Usually around £10) 
Sticking with the theme of candles, this is my first proper sized Yankee Candle, my mom bought it me. It was in the reduced section at Clintons probably because it was part of the summer collection. It smells absolutely gorgeous, but it's just too pretty to light just yet, so I will just admire it for a while ;) 

Yankee Candle 2 Votive & Holder Gift Set - £9.99 (3 for 2 Gifts at Boots)
I saw that Boots stocked Yankee Candles a couple of weeks back, not sure whether its just part of their Christmas Gifts range? However, this little gift set is so cute, I purchased one for my mom for her birthday along with a Soap & Glory gift set, and then picked up another one to keep for myself, all on Boots 3 for 2 gifts offer! Bargain. The little holders are lovely too :) The Honey Blossom candle smells beautiful! Overall, a perfect Christmas gift idea! 

I haven't purchased any MUA products for a while, but when I saw this new palette in Superdrug I snapped it up as it was the last one on the shelf. All the shades in this palette are so useable and really well pigmented. Again, another great MUA release. I'll review this in more detail soon. 

Bourjois Radiance Healthy Mix Foundation - Currently £7.99 at Boots (Usually £9.99) 
I do not know why I've only just tried this foundation!? I've read endless amazing reviews on the product, and I can see why... it's definitely my new favourite foundation, and the shade match is really good for my skin too. 

Another purchase which has quickly worked its way into my favourites. First of all the apple scent is delicious. The pink colour is super pretty, and the product is actually really moisturising for my lips. I'll review this in more detail soon.

Good Things Ultra Rich Creamy Scrub - Reduced to £2.50 (Normally £4.99)
I recently purchased a range of Good Things skincare products and am really loving using them, this was in the reduced section at my local Boots store for some reason, maybe because it was old stock? It's a really nice face scrub for my skin because its really gentle and creamy so its not too rough on my skin, but still has the exfoliation. One of the nice things about Good Things products are the scent, really fruity and fresh. 

Right Guard Shower + Lotion - £1 (Poundland)
This is part of the 3 new Shower + products by Right Guard. I have since purchased the Shower + Oils and Shower + Nutrients, and let me tell you, I absolutely love all 3 of them! This particular one has a pomegranate scent, a lovely way to wake up with your morning shower, and contains a moisturising lotion effect. My skin feels lovely and soft after using these! 

Barry M Lipgloss - £1 (Poundland)
This is the first time I've ever found Barry M products in Poundland. I think this shade could be "Coral", its a gorgeous shade and really pigmented too. 

I don't very often do a weekend haul post, but I thought I'd share with you a few bargains and new products I've picked up. This was last weekends shopping buys, I did do a "little" bit of shopping yesterday too, so I can do another post next week if you'd like? Let me know if this is something you'd like to see? I stocked up on a couple of winter clothes items :)


  1. The summer scoop candle sounds really interesting, I imagine it would smell just like strawberry icecream :o). Xx


    1. It really does smell amazing, just like a strawberry ice cream! :) xx

  2. oooh you got lots of fab thiiiings :)

    I'm loving that blue dress, and I absolutely adore the little things you can buy from primark, that owl candle is adorable.

    Need to get some of these yankee candle sets for xmas, there sold out online booo!

    x x x

    1. I've since bought the dress in black and purple too... I love them, the shape is so flattering :)

      The Yankee candles at Boots are definitely worth investing in, especially being on 3 for 2!


  3. I love all of the things you got, I'm definitely going to be on the hunt for that blue skater dress in Primark! I hope I find one. I've also got to get that owl candle, how cute is that?! x

    Leanne | makeupblast.blogspot.ie | bloglovin.com/blog/3923219

  4. I can't wait to see the swatches of the MUA palette. The Yankee Candle Summer Scoop smells amazing x

  5. Great buys - love the black floral dress x

  6. you got some lovely items Laura! I love them £1 peplums, I've been picking up loads of them lately in all the colours. Such a bargain!:-)

    lovely post:-)
    zofia xo

  7. What a bargain that Yankee Candle was!

  8. You got some fab buys! I love those Primark bracelets, they're SO cute! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. The Good Things body products have been discontinued, which is why the scrub was reduced :( lovely haul, mmm those candles x

  10. you picked up some lovely things, the owl candle is so cute! Hope they have this in my local Primark will definitely be keeping an eye out for it. And the £1 top, amazing bargain! xx

  11. I have the same boots as you #greatminds :-) xxx


  12. Those candles are just the cutest Laura! I need those in my life!