Friday, 30 January 2015

The Haul That Was Too Big

I think I push Zoella out of the park as I shall now reclaim her title as ‘Queen of Haul’. Regret once filled me as that bag of items I had recently purchased across the pre & post-Christmas/January sales period taunted my every dream. But now I see all of those items e.g. hanging beautifully and I think it was all frickin worth it.

A couple pounds later, a frighteningly low bank balance and multiple shopping trips, I present to you the haul of all hauls…in video and blogpost format. Hell yeah

I took this post as an opportunity. Not only to share with you guys my most recent purchases but also to try my hand at filming, playing around with editing and doing something special especially for you beloved blog readers. (This video is only available to watch with the link just for you peeps)

So I hope you like it. Whether you prefer to read my thoughts or watch the video J BUT if you read the post as well, there are some things that aren’t in the video
On to the post :)

In the video I left these until the end so I guess I will start with SHOES! I have a small obsession with shoes but everyone has their thing right? Mine just happens to be shoes…and bags…and clothes and well the list could go on.

The first pair I set my sights on back in the summer of 2013 I’ve wanted forever. No real reason except for the fact that they were nice shoes and were in keeping with my style. And when I found them in store, in my size and I had money, I took that as a VERY clear sign from god. I owe this purchase to the heavens. The next pair are the timberland lookalikes but ain’t nobody got that kinda money so I settled for these from shoe zone and I love the more masculine touch it gives to outfits. Now the ASOS pair got me a little upset. Although I adore them, they are not the rounded toe they said on the website. But I will keep them because they were in the sale and are nice more formal boots for the odd formal occasion that pops up onto my schedule. If you saw my post christmas and 2015 anticipation post then you will know that I got a pair of black puma suede’s for Christmas. I fell so head over heels in love with them that I got another pair in maroon.  Again the versatility is key for my style and comfort. They add a nice sporty edge to outfits without looking to masculine.

Clothes are another obsession of mine. I have a lot and don’t wear all of them. Cliché, I know.

I picked up this kimono from H&M in the sales for about £7 as I’ve had my eyes on it since the summer. You can be sure that I will be wearing this a lot when England decides to warm itself up again. I also picked up a maroon and black and white striped crop top because they were £3 each. Literally, there was no other motive behind those purchases. I got an olive green regular length top from Primark as I was drawn to it because of the crochet detailing on the hem. Plus it is a great transitional piece and colour from winter to spring.

Kimono (H&M) – not onlineCrop Tops (H&M) – not onlineGreen Top (Primark)

 think it’s important to pick up some basic all year round pieces so I picked up a navy blue v neck t shirt from H&M because you can never have enough of those. They go with anything and everything. I picked up the infamous green checked shirt from H&M that everyone and their mother has. Although it fits in slightly awkward places, it’s probably a sign telling me to lose some weight but regardless, the versatility is just…on point.

Green shirt (H&M) – not online but usually in stores
Navy v neck basic top (H&M) similar -

In the video I was wearing a grey turtle neck sweater from new look and I go on a little too much about it. The simplicity is bliss and it goes with everything. Formal, casual, smart or even comfort, the turtle neck just makes it great for everything.


Now whilst my mum does the weekly shop in Morrisons, I use that opportunity to browse some of the homeware and stationary isles. And that week was a hit. I picked up some woven brown baskets I have wanted to repurchase for some time now and I think I will save them for my university room. It’s all very exciting (wow I am sad). I also picked up some good old revision/a levels essentials. You can never have too many of those.

Another key revision essential which I am forever running out of is revision cards. I took full liberty of their 3 for 2 offer in W H Smith and got some coloured and plain ones. This is the perfect reminder to me to actually start revising.
A random purchase from amazon was some shaver’s plugs to go with my new toothbrush. This haul really does just get better and better.

I also took a trip into Superdrug which seems to be a rarity for me these days but I decided it was finally time to repurchase my collection liquid eyeliner. I have loved this for a long time now and although it burns a little when it gets too close to the eyeballs, it is a great budget friendly option that gives precision and control with the blackest of black wings. Thank you Hello October for reminding me I had this buried within my makeup collection. I then treated myself to one of the ever so talked about Bourjois velvet liquid lipsticks in the colour grand cru. Although it was a splurge at £9, well for me anyway. I am just forever poor; I never buy lipsticks so it’s okay …:)

My sister was kind enough to give me her black backpack and I thought I would give this trend a whirl. I have been toying with the idea of trying it out but I could never bring myself to spend the money on a trend item. I managed to get my hands on Girl Online by Zoe Sugg in asda for £5 to have as like a piece of history. And I got a free sports direct mug the size of my face with my puma trainers. I have a love hate relationship with it.

Now that a Poundland has opened up about a 15 minute walk from my house, it definitely spells trouble – for my bank account that it. Sometimes they just have really good stuff in there that I just end up getting for the sake of it. Sally Hansen and Rimmel London are two makeup brands that tend to be in bulk in there so I most definitely took advantage of that. The name of everything I got is annotated on the picture.

And for the bonus purchase which only arrived on my doorstep a couple of days ago. I was browsing the Zara website and just landed on the handbags sale page. Would you believe it? I don’t know how it got there. I purchased a vibrant yellow clutch/side bag that I have seen Zoella sporting for about a year now and when I say it on sale, I had to get my hands on it. Now there was a black bag too which goes with everything, I couldn’t decide what one to get and somehow both ended up at my doorstep.

Yellow bag -
Black bag not online anymore L
Ugh god I’m terrible.

That was my haul so big I think I need shoppers therapy. I hope you liked it whether it be video, blog post or both and let me know of any post or video requests you would like to see from me.

I’m gonna go and drown myself now in all of my new purchases and my low bank balance. Have a great rest of your day
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  1. ok all these shoes are amazing! espcailly the second pair! im so jealous you have so many new things! id love it if youd comment back xx

  2. Poundland is such a great place for getting cheap nail varnishes! Great haul :)

  3. Woah this is such a huge haul. It was awesome to see all of those great things you picked up! I'd love to see follow up reviews of some of them! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles


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