August favourites so far!

Hey everyone! Now I know we are only half way through August, but somehow I seem to have amassed lots of new and exciting products that I just couldn’t wait to share with you 🙂 They are a mixture of fashion and beauty goodies, but all of them were bargains (of course!)

I won’t be going in to detail about all of the products in this post, but I will do follow up review posts on some of these very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for those. As well, if there are any products featured that you really want to know more about, then please let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to do one!

August's halfway haulThe main items you can see are the latest fashion goodies I’ve purchased so I guess this is the best place to start!

At the beginning of August I took a trip to Northweald Market to see what there was to offer there and I must say, if you live nearby and have a spare Saturday afternoon, it’s definitely worth checking out! They have a great range of stalls including all of the latest fashions, food and home ware and that is where I got the two dresses that you can see 🙂 If you don’t live nearby then I would definitely suggest getting online and checking out markets local to you as they are a great place to pick up some bargains and also make a really nice,affordable day out.

The pink dress on the left was £10 and is a gorgeous skater dress in a hot pink scuba material with a cut out in the back. I bought it because I needed something to wear for an engagement party I went to last night (I’ll be doing a get the look tutorial on this in my next post) and thought this was a good candidate and at only £10 for such a high quality dress I just couldn’t say no! I didnt even wear it in the end, but am already looking forward to the next party or night out I can wear this to! The other dress in this pic was an even bigger bargain at only £5 and is a strapless skater dress in a really interesting thick crepe material. Normally, I hate strapless dresses, however this had loops to attach straps so I ordered some white ones off of eBay for 99p and added these to the dress and then ended up wearing this to the engagement party! It got loads of compliments, and when people found out it had only cost me £5 they were shocked (which is always a good thing!) If you haven’t seen already, I uploaded a pic of my outfit to Instagram (@leebee91) so head on over there and check it out. Anyways, moving on to the rest of the haul, I decided that I NEEDED a pair of nude heels as I didn’t own any and they work with any outfit in any situation, so seemed like a solid investment. After trawling round the shops, I couldn’t find any that I liked that weren’t stupidly expensive, so I turned to my favourite place for online shopping… eBay! (I’m sure by now you can all see how much I love eBay)

Searching for UK sellers with fast delivery I managed to find two pairs of nude heels that I loved and couldn’t decide between so ended up ordering them both. When they arrived, both were every bit as beautiful as expected and with a combined cost less than a pair of similar heels from the high street I definitely felt like the cat that got the cream (or the blogger that got the shoes :p) The pair on the left are a suede platform with leather top and cuff which cost £9.99, and the pair on the right are a slightly lower heeled suede pair with a demi wedge which cost £19.99. The pair on the left are one of the best shoe purchases I’ve ever made and I really don’t want to ever have to take them off. Unfortunately, they are a bit too high to wear to work, but if I could I would, trust me! They are so comfortable and look amazing on and luckily for me they also come in black so I expect to be purchasing these soon too – my new favourites for sure!

Anyways on to the beauty haul – now I won’t go in to too much detail here as most of these items I’ll be reviewing but in the haul so far are:

Maybelline Baby Lips 

Maybelline Better Skin Foundation

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Minimiser and Primer (life changing product!)

Wilkinsons Foundation and Blusher brushes

Cheap eyeshadow pallette (not sure of the brand sorry)

Eau Thermale by Avene 

3 Essence quick dry nail varnishes (Wilkinsons own brand of beauty products)

Definitely check out the products I’ve linked as I’ve already tried these and so far am pretty impressed!

Anyways, as I write this it’s getting pretty late so I’m going to leave it there but please do keep an eye out for follow ups to this post to find out about the new beauty products that I’ve purchased to see what I think of them. As always links to any products I’ve already purchased and that are available online are below and if you liked this or want to know more please like, comment, share and subscribe 🙂

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Links to products:

Suede and Leather nude heels

Suede demi wedge heels

 

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6 thoughts on “August favourites so far!

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