Sunday, 9 March 2014

HAUL: MAC, River Island, Superdrug & Waterstones

A few days ago I went into Guildford, for the soul purpose of buying some Jeggings from River Island that I had had my eye on for a while. Although I'm now working a couple of days a week, I am still a poor student so after trying on and buying the (freaking amazing) Molly Jeggings, the plan was to eat and come home. As you can probably tell by the title of this haul... it didn't really happen! I decided to 'just look' in MAC, and before I knew it I was asking if the lady there could try NW10 Studio Fix Fluid foundation on me, and when she asked 'anything else?' I found myself saying 'oh, the ruby woo lip liner please!'. The madness then continued as I walked though Superdrug, and then on to Waterstones. Everything I bought in this haul where things that I have been wanting for a long time, but it does mean that my next few weeks wages will go towards refuelling my bank! I'm very happy with my purchases though, and I do think that I will use these all a hell of a lot.

So.... to MAC!

A few months ago I finished my beloved Pro Longwear foundation, but it was always just a little bit dark for me. I wanted to see the difference between NC15 and NW10.

The lady who served me in MAC was trying to convince me that NW10 was way too light for me - I thought it looked perfect! She was a lovely lady, and really helpful but personally I thought her foundation was a bit too dark. I stayed with what I wanted, and and I'm very happy with it. It's the first full coverage foundation I have ever owned, and I have to say that I am super happy with it. The Lip Liner in Cherry was a bit of a naughty afterthought, and I also bought the pump for the foundation - because aint nobody got time for bottle lids.

In Superdrug I purchased a new moisturiser as I had run out of all of mine, and, having dry skin, it was a bit of an essential. I am really loving the Simple moisturisers recently! For the cost (I think I got this on offer for £2.99) they are really amazing. I also picked up the Lasting Perfection concealer in '1' because my last one is on it's last legs and it also a '2' which I was annoyed about. This one is a much better match to my skin tone.

I think by this point in the haul, I was just a little over excited by spending money and fuelled on my the delicious Nando's I had just consumed. Jack wanted to 'have a look' in Waterstones and this soon became my I've-just-finished-my-book-and-need-something-new mission. The Maze Runner and Ready Player One I have heard such great things about, and I am really excited to get stuck in to. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book that I have been aware of for a while, and bought on impulse because I suddenly just needed to read it. It combines fiction with photography in a fantasy / horror / dark kind of genre which pretty much makes me go all tingly with excitement. Despite not having much time to read it, I am already half way through and loving every single word of it!

From River Island I bought these Molly Jeggings and oh-my-stars they are so great. I hate jeans and trousers because they just never fit right, and are really uncomfortable compared to tights or leggings. These are so soft and stretchy and make my legs look so long and toned that I will probably live in these for life now. Well worth the money, and I thoroughly recommend them if you usually hate jeans and are looking for Jeans / Jeggings that are really comfy.

 Watching: -
  Listening: -
 Reading: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
 Looking Forward To: Finishing uni and moving house :)
 Feeling: Happy


  1. We all have to have a naughty little purchase every now and again don't we?! Miss Peregrine's Home for peculiar children sounds very unusual - I don't usually go for 'dark' books but I might have to give this a try, thank you for sharing!

    Love, Lou x
    Bluebird | Beauty and life blog

  2. How is it that so many women selling beauty products, especially high make up, have such a bad make up themselves? I think I can count the women I've seen with a decent make up on one hand and I've seen a hell of a lot :P I'm always so unsure whether to believe what they say when all I can do is stare at their too dark foundation or their overly drawn eyebrows….
    Anyways, great haul!