BooHoo & Cambridge Haul

Two Saturday’s ago I visited Cambridge for the day with some friends for Lunch and some Christmas Shopping – as none of us were feeling particularly festive. I managed to buy a few presents for people, and some presents for my boyfriends which was on Monday – but I also picked up a few things for myself. I’ve also ordered a hell of a lot of dresses for up coming Christmas Parties – but have decided to just keep two, so these will be at the end as well!


 Freedom Makeup

Glycolic Acid Toner (£6), Brush Shower (£5), Ambient Diffused Highlighter (£3) + Innocent Eyeshadow Palette (Free!)

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If you saw my winter wishlist you will have seen that I had a few freedom items on my wishlist, and this is the first time that I’d seen freedom in store. Unfortunately they only had 1 item from my wishlist, but there has been a few other items that I’ve been eyeing since then. The Glycolic Acid Toner is a dupe for the Pixi Glow Tonic which I’ve been dying to try and it’s a fraction of the cost!

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I really needed a new spot brush cleanser and I really liked the one from sister brand Revolution that I’d tried, I’m guessing this is the same just in a different bottle (although it is smaller, and the same price)!

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Diffused Highlighter is a dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders and at 10 times cheaper it was a product which again I’d been wanting to try.

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 When you spent over £10 on Freedom you received a free Innocent eyeshadow palette with 32 shades in, worth £8 on their own website – I wasn’t planning on keeping this until I opened it and actually the shade selection looks really pretty!


Joules

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I would never have headed in to Joules had my friend not have asked to pop in, I’m so glad that we did as I spotted these beagle socks for £5.95 – I almost bought 2 pairs I got that excited! For those who may think that’s weird, I have a beagle – and anything with beagles on needs to be mine!


 Primark

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I’m not a big Primark shopper – I’m not a Primark snob per se but I do believe you get what you pay for – and most clothing I’ve bought from Primark doesn’t last very long in my experience. My main problem with Primark is how overcrowded and busy the stores are and I feel like I can never browse at my own pace. But there are a few “essentials” I like to pick up when I do go in. Luckily the Cambridge store wasn’t too busy, I picked up a new winter bobble hat – I wore this to go Christmas Tree shopping, and I’ve also been wearing it quite a bit around the house – I love the mix of bright shades with pastel shades, it makes each pop – a bargain at only £3!

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Lastly from Cambridge I got a marvellous Santa Dress which came with a matching hat and complete with annoyingly awesome bells so you jingle as you walk, it’s a little big, but was the last one left on the shelf, wearing this to work for Christmas Jumper day at work at only £16 it was a steal and I can see me wearing this on Christmas Eve too!


Boohoo

Christmas party dress shopping was an absolute chore this year, I felt like I went in every shop, browsed every website and I bought and sent back about 20 dresses. I’d never shopped on Boohoo before and bought a dress on ASOS which I ended up sending back because it was slightly faulty, BUT it fit really nice which inspired me to place a boohoo order.

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I ordered the same dress (Gina caged dress) as I sent back in white and ended up wearing it to my work Christmas party last week – I was aiming to get a picture but I didn’t get chance, I think I might wear this for Christmas or Boxing day – so hopefully it will give me a chance then! I liked the slutty boob gaps, the white colour made me look like beyonce and generally I felt comfortable, and it was very flattering if I do say so myself and – £20 + 20% off discount code made it super cheap too!

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I picked up several other dresses for choice but ended up sending them all back – bar this one (Amy Mesh), which again was super flattering and I liked the fit/shape of too. I probably would have wore this one to my Christmas party however I need to get the right bra to wear with it. This has a see through mesh waist panel and I need to find a strapless bra which doesn’t come down super low or a stick on one, as my strapless bra was peeking out the bottom (and being white it was also quite obvious!) I can’t remember how much this was but I remember again it was super cheap like the other one.


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Have you been treating yourself lately despite the run up to Christmas? Or have you managed to keep yourself well restrained?

rachael

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19 thoughts on “BooHoo & Cambridge Haul

    1. Yes they’re on my list of things to try in the new year, unfortunate
      Y the stand in the store was tiny and was mostly eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks so they weren’t there to pick one up! I believe they offer delivery from their website internationally and I think it’s quite inexpensive… 😊

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  1. Lovely haul! I love your dress picks too! I had to buy a dress for a Christmas party I went to this past weekend and I feel like that’s the only place I will ever have gotten to wear it or can wear it lol. xx

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      1. You’re welcome Rachael! Now if I knew I had a great New Year’s party to go to then the dress would work again maybe but that’s not going to happen lol. xx

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