After what felt like years of saving, I finally got to splash out and spend in London. I can’t remember the last time I really treated myself, so it was amazing to walk into the shops and be able to have a bit of a splurge. The best part is, nearly everything I bought had been on my wish list for months. There’s no better satisfaction than that, am I right?!
Muji Acrylic Makeup Storage – Muji’s prices are insanely high in Dublin, so picking up this two drawer storage set for £10.75 was an absolute bargain. I filled the top drawer with my day-to-day face products, and the bottom with my day-to-day lip and eye products.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation and Harmony Blush – I ran out of this foundation nearly two months ago, and realised as soon as I used it again that there’s a reason I keep repurchasing it. It has really good coverage, and it’s lasting power is incredible. I picked up Harmony blush to use as a contour powder, as I’ve heard so many good things about it and have been trying to get my hands on it since July. After using it a handful of times I can already tell it was worth the wait!
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob – Lip liner was one of the biggest makeup rediscoveries of 2014, and this colour is supposed to be an amazing dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. I’ll be sure to report back!
L’Oreal Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara – A girl can never have too many mascaras, right? Again, I fell in love with this one straight away after using it. It really lifts, curls and separates the lashes.
Nike Roshe Runs – The search for these was long (even the Nike store on Oxford Street didn’t have them) but I finally found them in Selfridge’s. I think they’ll look really nice with skinny jeans, comfortable yet stylish.
Real Technique’s Nic’s Picks Set and Powder Brush – Real Technique’s are my favourite brushes, so it was inevitable that I got my hands on this limited edition set. As a powder fiend, I can see this brush becoming a firm favourite.
Tanya Burr Lashes – Superdrug isn’t great in Ireland, so I raided the stands in London for these lashes. I got Date Night and Bambi Eyes lashes, which will definitely be used over the Christmas season!
Topshop Jamie Jeans – Topshop is my favourite brand for jeans, but recently I’ve moved on from Leigh to Jamie. Jamie jeans are much thicker and have a higher rise, which I love. I picked up a black pair and a denim-blue pair after my blue Leigh’s ripped while I was over there!
Brandy Melville tops – We don’t have a Brandy Melville in Ireland, so going there was a priority on my list. Although I don’t agree with their ‘one size fits all’ standard, the clothes are exactly the kind of things I love wearing.
My bank balance is in tatters after all of the spending, but after working and saving hard for months it was so worth it!