Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Mini Haul

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Mini Haul

Well hello!

Just a very quick post tonight to show my mini-haul from yesterday.

I hadn't intended to go shopping at all (oops!) but decided to use my Boots Points to pick up some bits and pieces for my hospital bag (Post re: what to pack in a hospital bag coming soon!), and while I was there I bought myself some make up and a baby bath for Bean!

I then popped into New Look to look for a nice big bag, but they didn't have any....while I was in there, these things caught my eye so I thought I might as well pick them up!


Basic black boyfriend-style cardigan - £14.99

I had a very similar cardi to this from New Look which has lasted me for about 2 years, but now has annoying little tiny holes in the shoulders! So it was time for a replacement. I wear these a lot over short sleeved/sleeveless dresses so it's a wardrobe staple for me that I know will last me a while!

Navy with white polka dot  chiffon dress - £19.99

I love polka dots, and I only have one other navy dress so this caught my eye. I have yet to try it on and it's not from the maternity range, so I'm not sure if it will fit me but fingers crossed!


Benefit "Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow" foundation - My MAC Studio Sculpt foundation has just run out, usually I only use MAC foundations but I couldn't be bothered going all the way into the city centre just to go to MAC so I decided Benefit was the next best option and they have a stall in my local Boots just down the road - so I popped in and asked the girl on the counter to recommend a foundation.
Benefit's foundation range seems a bit lacking at the moment, as aside from this the only other options were "Some Kinda Gorgeous" compact foundation & "Hello Flawless" powder foundation - both of which I have tried and not liked at all! - or You Rebel - which is a tinted moisturiser so I don't think the coverage would be heavy enough for me.

So I plumped for the only liquid foundation they had - this one! I will be trying it for the first time tomorrow and posting a review then, so pop back to see what I made of it!

Collection 2000 Colour Pout felt lipstain pen - I have read about this product on a few blogs lately...I used to LOVE Eyeko's Felt Lip Pen but they sadly stopped making them a while ago, so when I read about this I was very excited as it sounds very similar! I will also be testing this tomorrow and will post a review soon! :)

Has anybody tried either of these products? I would love to hear your thoughts


8 comments:

  1. Love the polka dot dress! I'm going to do a hospital bag post soon too, packing mine is doing my head in, I'm going to take a small case this time I think instead of 2 smaller bags, it's amazing how much stuff you need! :) xx

    Beauty by Emma

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    1. Thanks! :) Ooh good, I like seeing other peoples lists as I always find things on them that I've forgotten! :)

      I'm planning on taking a large bag for me, and a little suitcase for the babys things :D

      xxx

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  2. Loving the chiffon dress :D

    I wasn't keen on the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, however it's the only one of their products that I've ever had problems with so it might just be my colouring.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Thanks! :) It fits!!! I'm so pleased lol!

      I just put my review up....not a fan :(

      xxx

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  3. Love the polka dot dress xx
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  4. Ohh that polka dot dress is beautiful :)

    x x x

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