On Saturday I headed to London for the first time in what felt like forever for the Bloggers Ball (Post on that tomorrow!). Pre-attending with my little sister, we decided to hit up Oxford Street, with the intention of me looking at Wedding Shoes – and us looking at some high street bridesmaid options, but we didn’t really make it past two shops!
We spent a significant time in Topshop and didn’t even leave the ground floor! Staying in accessories and beauty (to which I nearly bought some sunglasses, but they didn’t have any new pairs of the ones I’d settled on left 😢 ) but still managed to find a few bits.
First up was these hair grips from a brand which I’d never heard of before called Her Curious Nature- and I think only stocked in the massive Oxford Street empire. Priced at £12.50 I thought these may be a pretty grip should I need them for my wedding, with a 1920’s vintage matte gold design and milky opally hue to the gems – so I’m going to keep these by for a few months until I’ve picked my dress and have a better idea how my hair might be as a result, but if not they’ll just fall into my hair accessories pot!
I’ve not been getting on fantastically with the Fudge Dry Shampoo that I’ve bought recently, I will use it up, but if I need a dry shampoo that doesn’t give me a slightly powdery feel and white cast to the hair then I’ve ran out of options. I couldn’t resist picking up a can of the new Colab Active Dry Shampoo, not only doing what you’d expect a dry shampoo to do, but adding UV & Pollutant protection, suitable for those who are on the go and active. Expect reviews on this as soon as I’ve tried it!
By the checkouts they had a load of discount items, literally a few days before going to London I felt the need to buy some frilly socks – because you know, I want to look like a child – and when I saw this pretty coral and mint pair reduced to £1 each they had to come with me!
Lastly a slightly disappointing one, was this eyeshadow, as I was purchasing it the girl dropped it and I asked if it was broken and she said no, but it has come loose from the bottom and sadly my local topshops only have tiny sections so I can’t easily replace it. This is a gorgeous duo-chrome shade with a really lovely buttery texture that reminds me a lot of the Makeup Geek duo-chrome formula I picked up at the beginning of May.It’s a pretty yellow/orange/pink, not something I’d normally think “yes I need that” to, but there was something about this I just couldn’t resist! My swatch of this at the bottom doesn’t do it justice – the sun was setting and it wasn’t looking quite right!
We perused the H&M clothing section for a long while – but alas most things I liked were way to short for my curvy 5ft 11 frame, but I did walk out with a t-shirt with sequinned flamingos on, I already had a black pineapple one from H&M I picked up a few weeks ago which I love so I knew I’d love this too!
Next was the first time I’d come across H&M Beauty in person and to be honest, there wasn’t that much I was tempted by, the busy oxford street store seemed like it had been the victim of a lot of grubby fingers and maybe that had something to do with it. I did pick up a face mask (cause we all know I don’t have enough of those 😉 ) in Kiwi and Watermelon a self warming mask suitable for combination skin. I also picked up one blush, which looks in the same vein as NARS’ Orgasm, which I was planning on picking up after I finished my similar sleek one (which is now almost all gone), but actually really liked the buttery feel of this one called ‘Golden Peach’, as well as the pretty hexagonal packaging – not to mention it’s a whole load cheaper too.
The penultimate stop for me was at Kiehl’s – I got back to King’s Cross 20 minutes before the train was due to depart, and no known platform – which dangerously meant I had a bit to time to kill before I knew which platform I needed to go to. I ended up with the Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Mask – one of the one’s I’ve been eager to try properly since being introduced to it at the Kiehl’s Nottingham Bloggers event in March when they launched.
Somehow the sales assistant convinced me to try out their newest shampoo in the form of a small, and albeit pricey sample size (£8.50) – ‘Superbly Smoothing’ with Argan Oil. I actually loved the Olive Fruit Oil Shampoo I was given to try at the event and finished that up about a month ago, so finger’s crossed this is just as good. I was also given a few extra samples, as always to try and take home.
On the last stop of my journey before jumping on the train I was only intending on getting a bottle of water, but I spotted Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman – a book I’ve been dying to read and waiting for the paperback version to come out on as it was so expensive on Kindle and hardback. I also intended to read this on the way home on the train, however one of my friends was drunk and being quite entertaining on What’s App – so I didn’t make it past the first page!
What do you think of my purchases? And what have you treated yourself to lately?