Over the last few weeks I have managed to pick up a few things that I’d had my eye on for a while. I’d love to say that it was a well-earned shopping trip after exams but I’ll be honest with you, it was more procrastination shopping in town when I should have been revising if truth be told. Nevertheless, here I am with a little post rounding up a few of my most recent purchases.
For a while now I have adored the brand that is Rifle Paper and Co. From the elegant yet not strict drawings, full of both bright colours and pastels I think it is a brand that appeals to many. After what felt like defeat in trying to pick up this set of notebooks I happened to find them when I popped into Waterstones whilst waiting for my train last week. Whilst browsing the stationary section rather thoroughly (if you haven’t had a look before then I seriously recommend checking it out) I couldn’t quite believe it when I saw these shoved to the one side of the book shelf. At £9.99 they’re not the most affordable notebooks, however I do think paying that price is justified when you find something you really do like. All three are lined and have the word ‘notebook’ printed across the front in gold lettering, they really are very beautiful and you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into them.
I’ve also recently had a new iPhone case from the lovely team at Iconemesis. The Cat Sims Feather* iPhone 5s case has made a nice change to my bright blue one that I had previously. It’s a beautifully designed case that features light blue delicate feathers all over, I think it’s super pretty! It also fits my phone perfectly and is really sturdy too which is a huge bonus, as aside from the fact you want your phone protected I have in the past had phone cases which have been of poor quality, this however is great! At the moment it is in the sale for £5 which I think is an utter bargain, it’s well worth checking out the other cases that they have too.
Whilst in Primark I stumbled across this rather cute mint green make up bag which cost me all of the £3. It’s incredibly spacious yet not too big, however this will strictly be a bag that I use at home because I do think that it is a little too big for my handbag. Normally I wouldn’t have picked out something as large as this however the mint design which has little white triangles dotted all over it really did catch my eye, I also liked the fact that it had ‘make up’ written across it in gold letters.
From the super affordable to the somewhat eye watering I have finally made an investment by purchasing the Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa Mirage. We all know I adore my make up and do believe in spending more where it is warranted, eye shadow being just one of them. In particular here I draw attention solely to powder eye shadow because I never find the high street to do those very well at all, whereas in comparison they really do nail cream eye shadows. Despite this I was reluctant to go through with this purchase however I did and that’s pretty much the end of that. As of yet I haven’t used it, blame exams, no time and having not photographed it until today however I will be back with a review as soon as I have tried it out because I’m incredibly keen to assure myself and you that this was money well spent.
Wishing everyone an amazing week and good luck to those of you with exams still, may the odds be ever in your favour!