Thursday, 30 June 2016

Fragrance Direct Haul.

Okay, maternity leave is dangerous for my bank balance. I've literally spent my first week off browsing the Internet for things that I don't need. My latest purchases have come from Fragrance Direct. I'm actually obsessed with the FD website and always find so many good bargains and this time was no exception.

This haul saw me picking up a good variety of nail varnish- I can't have nice nails whilst I'm off work, so I'm making the most of it! All of the polishes were under £3 which is an absolute steal for the likes of Jessica and Essie nail polish. I can't wait to try the Maybelline nail varnish, which was actually a recommendation from another blogger- hello rose gold nails! 

I ordered two lipsticks, one from Rimmel and the other is a L'Oreal number. They're both pretty pinks, but I think the Rimmel shade is more my colour. These were both less than £3 too, and I'm pretty sure they're still full price in the drugstore. 

Finally some miscellaneous bits. I picked up a Tanya Burr lipgloss, a little late to the game but I thought I'd give it a go for £1.25. A L'Oreal eyeshadow, which I am completely and utterly in love with and I now need to order more. And finally a BB Blush which I'm a little fearful of, but I need to give it a proper go when I'm not leaving the house! 

My entire haul came to just under £20! For the amount of branded products, I'm super impressed with Fragrance Direct, as always.

Have you picked up any bargains recently?

Katie xx 

Monday, 27 June 2016

Third Trimester Maternity Wear.

One of the things I've struggled with since being pregnant, is finding things that are flattering over my bump. I've exhausted all of my "normal" clothes and now at 33 weeks, I have to bite the bullet and wear maternity clothes. Thankfully Frugi* recently came to the rescue and revamped my maternity wardrobe. 

First up is this navy and white striped Swoop top. I've seen a few tops in this style but none with the built in nursing top option. This is a gorgeous tee for pre and post pregnancy and allows easy access for breastfeeding when baby A arrives. The quality of this top is amazing, made from super soft organic cotton and doesn't make my bump itch!

The second nursing top I chose, is this cute boat print vest with matching wrap cardigan. This nips in just above my bump, making it super flattering and doesn't make me look huge. It's a really fun print for summer time and really easy to wear. This again has a secret nursing "flap" hidden to give easy access for breastfeeding but also modesty for me. 

I'm so glad I finally have a few bits that I feel comfortable in and I can move from bump to nursing without worrying about my wardrobe!

Katie xx

Saturday, 25 June 2016

A Depop Bargain.

I have a confession, I'm kind of obsessed with Depop. I could scroll through make up for hours on end and spend way more money than I intended. I'm the queen of bargain hunting and I've managed to pick up some pretty amazing buys over the past few months.

My most recent bargain comes in the form of this Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette in The Rebel, which I have lusted after for forever. Green is my favourite colour so this is my ideal palette. I have two other CT eyeshadow palettes so I knew the quality of this would be amazing. And I have to say, it certainly does not disappoint. 

The shades are gorgeous and incredibly pigmented and buttery. The colours are a little more adventurous than I would usually wear day-to-day but that sort of makes me love it more. All of the CT palettes are super easy to use and the shadows are so blendable they're fool proof. I get so much wear out of my other palettes, I know I will get tonnes of wear from this one too. 

Online these are priced at £38 but I managed to pick this up for £22 including postage! It's been used a handful of times and is in perfect condition. I can't wait to play around with this a little more and create some pretty make up looks!

Have you got any Depop bargains recently?

Katie xx