Monday, 8 March 2010

retail therapy

Yippee...Monday is over. I day down, 4 to go... Although I am feeling rather smug with myself as I have this week off work to spend time with my bf. We are enjoying some a few days off and making the most of every day, scheduling little day trips out and catching up with friends! On Wednesday, we are off to Tamworth SnowDome which is uber exciting! We have decided to learn to shoop shoop snowboard! Eeek! Little bit random but we have always dreamed of getting some winter sun but before enbarking to the Alps, skis in hand, we thought we had better see if, firstly, we enjoyed it and secondly, we could actually stay upright for more than 10 seconds!
I will keep you updated!

Anyhows...back to what I've been buying recently.
So as you are all aware, the new MAC collecions came out last week. There was the Too Fabulous Collection which focused mainly on lips and cheeks - mineralised blushes and pretty cremesheen glasses.

And then there was the Spring Colour Forecast Collections ~ Pink, Coral, Plum and Amber, bringing us a selection of gorgeous lippies, Blush Ombres, lipglasses and shadows.

I only bought two things initially when these collections came out. Stupidly, I thought I would go back later and peruse more in depth and pick up a few more bits...but silly Milly didnt anticipate how popular some of the products would be and now a few of the items I was lusting after have sold out! Boo.

So I picked up...
Victorian lipstick
Rhasody in Two Mineralised Blush (Duo)


Victorian lippie is a beautiful pink frost with gold pigments running through it. I couldn't believe that I almost passed up on getting this until my lovely twitter buddy Bicky got her hands on it and she convinced me that I needed this lipstick in my life!! And she was so right. I'd like to describe it as a grown up Barbie pink! It's just divine!

Rhapsody in Two is a gorgeous Mineralised Blush. I have quite a few m/b duos already, and I personally love the pigmentation and the shimmer finish you get from them. This one is no different and doesn't disappoint. It is a combination of a stunning peachy coral and baby pink, swirled together into a delightful yummy mixture. It's how I imagine Ripe Peach Ombre Blush to be...minus the shimmeriness!! I however won't ever find out as it is SOLD OUT everywhere...sniff!!

Today, Rob and I sauntered down to Cambridge for a little amble about in the sunshine, and I found myself being drawn towards Primark...against my own will you understand! I was drooling over darling Paula's recent Primarni haul and it had inspired me to go and have a recky and a rummage and see what I could behold...


The infamous Chanel-esque quilted bag that has been banging around every blog and website possible! Not wanting to feel left out... :) ~ £6
Tan brown pumps with gold detailing ~ £8


Pretty baby blue floral print tea dress, with puff sleeves and back lace panelling ~ £13!!
So...a rather bargainlicious trip if I do say so myself! :)

Let me know if you have indulged in the new MAC collections or have found any gems in Primark recently?

31 comments:

♥ Makeup Kitten ♥ said...

I love MAC's mineralized blushes! I got the Two Virtues one (pink & purple) on saturday and I loooooove it! They are so shimmery and just gorgeous to look at!! I was looking at the one that you bought, but it kind of swatched a bit like Moon River, which I already own, so I didn't buy it... May change my mind though :)

Bag and shoes from Primark look super cute btw!

x

steph0188 said...

gorgeous hun :)
That lippie is stunning & I'm in love with that dress.
xx

Paula said...

OOoh lovely dress hunnie love your primarni bargains :D thanks for the shout out darling ;)

And you know i love that lippy :P

xxxx

MW said...

I want that bag =)
xo mw

The Fashion Teller said...

Eekkkkk I am hoping to get that lippy next Monday when I have a day off work shopping :)
Cute Primark bits too doll xoxo

Caitlin said...

The mineralize blush duo looks great, I'm thinking of picking one up next time i'm at MAC! I love the dress too! xo

India said...

Love those Primark pumps! xx

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

I got Rhapsody in two aswell, it's so gorgeous and glowy!
I have that Primark dress in black too, I find it quite cleavage-y!!

♥ ChloĆ« ♥ said...

Ooooh I want that blush!! xxx

♥Catriona-GoldielocksBeauty♥ said...

everything looks great! aint been to primary in ages but treated myself to mac a few days ago :) xx

Lauren ♥ said...

Ooooerrr I want that blush!!
I have that primark bag! :)
I didnt put a primark haul up..I forgot dammit.
xxx

ipehishere said...

ur blue dress soo cute :)

simpleelegance said...

babe i found this girl sellin ripe peach on twitter... ive linked to it from my last blog post if u still want it

Thedicegirl said...

That lippie and blush look gorgeous!! Wish i had the money for all the recent mac collections :(

essjay23x said...

No wonder Victorian is sold out, it is soo gorgeous! Sounds like you're gonna have a fab week, enjoy!

Hollywood said...

Sweet Haul I want me some Victorian !!!! all the swatches I see are so pretty <3

Bicky said...

Aww I'm so glad I got it before it sold out too! :D

Kizzy-online said...

Those flats are so cute!! Are those from Primark as well?

holly said...

that dress is so gorgeous! i might have to get myself one of them haha (:,X

Kate Gene said...

I love everything you picked up! That lipstick is classic, but very bold. I want it!

Claire said...

I'm after that dress! I really really want one ha its so lovely.
xox

Phuong said...

Love your new buys! nice stuff and blog ;)

Scientific Housewife said...

Love the blush and the bag and shoes are cute!

Tink in My Closet said...

That floral dress is adorable:)

Nikki said...

Ohh I wish I picked up victorian!I really want it now! but all SOLD OUT! :( It would look so gorgeous and fresh! I need a dupe! lol

Nikki
xx

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LauraAlexandra90 said...

Hey ive tagged you for an award on my blog :)

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Steph x said...

I tagged you on my blog :-) http://stephaniejays.blogspot.com :) xx

Susan said...

I nominated you for a Sunshine Award on my blog http://susysmakeupbox.blogspot.com xx

Sara said...

Love everything you got doll! I have nominated you for 3 awards doll! ♥ best wishes*

Kelly said...

If you're still after Ripe Peach Blush Ombre, grab Estee Lauder Tender Blush in Peach Nuance. It's exactly the same :)

Kelly x

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