Friday 1 November 2013

A Primark, Lush, ELF & Origins Haul

I've recently done quite a lot of shopping, bad I know! But you know, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. I bought a few items from two local Primarks, I made a little ELF order and today I popped into my local Lush store to pick up a couple of Christmassy bath products.

Burgundy Quilted Tee - £6
I've seen quite a few people with the black version of this top, but I really like the colour of this one. I like that the sleeves are slightly rolled up, and this is probably the most casual top I've bought in a while.

Teal Mesh Jumper - £6 
I don't think I own any other clothes in this colour, which is why I think I was drawn to this. It looks really lovely off the shoulder with some black jeans. But I also love how it looks layered with blouses and shirts.

Black Fluffy Jumper - £10 
I finally found it! I've been looking for this infamous jumper everywhere and I've only just found one in my size! It's so soft and snuggly, but truth be told, I do feel like a gorilla when I wear it.

Monochrome Patterned Tee - £5 
I've literally been obsessed with monochrome recently, and when I spotted this tshirt, I obviously had to buy it! It's such a nice over sized fit, and I like that the pattern doesn't continue onto the back. Again, waaay more casual than my usual picks, plus I honestly don't think this looks like I bought it from Primark.

Tartan Pyjama Trousers - £6 // Long Sleeved Top - £3.50 
Yep, I think I've found my Christmas pyjamas. The fabric of the trousers is so soft and fleecey which I really wasn't expecting! I couldn't find a matching top in my local Primark, so I picked up this long sleeved top from their basics line.

Gold Statement Necklace - £3 
The last item I bought from Primark was this lovely simple chain necklace. It looks so effortless with just a simple top, tucked into a skater skirt. Well done Primark's jewellery designer, well done!

Eye Crease Brush - £1.50 // Eye Blending Brush - £1.50 // Small Stipple Brush - £3.75 
I've been meaning to buy a couple more brushes, and when I saw that ELF were offering free delivery, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to buy a couple! I haven't really used these yet, but when I have - expect to see a full review!

Baked Blush in Pinktastic- £3.75 // Nail Polish in Rosy Raisin - £1 // Baked Eyeshadow in Toasted // £3.75 
I've been lusting after a new highlighter for a while (Soft and Gentle I'm looking at you), and when I saw this beauty on the website I added it straight to my basket. The polish - a lovely burgundy shade - was too pretty to turn down. Again, the eyeshadow looked too pretty to ignore!

Melting Snowman - £2.25 // Candy Mountain - £2.65 
I featured both of these product in my Lush Christmas wishlist, and I'm so glad I bought them. Candy Mountain smells exactly like Snow Fairy - perfect! And, The Melting Snowman is the cutest bath melt I've ever seen.

Finally, while at the Origins counter today I was given a sample of the infamous Clear Improvements Mask to try. I've been meaning to get this for a while, and I can't wait to use it! Plus, I love the whole try before you buy thing, it makes skincare shopping so much easier!

If you've read all the way to here - give yourself a congratulatory pat on the back! That was definitely the longest haul post I've ever written!

Have you tried any of these products?
What do you think of ELF and Primark?



  1. How amazing is Primark at the moment? I'm so surprised. Love your picks, especially the first top.
    I've recently discovered my love for origins and I want that! Great haul x

  2. I picked up some ELF things today as well I've never used any of their products before so I'm intrigued. Guess I'm lucky to have an ELF shop in Cardiff. Loving that fluffy black jumper, I've been torn wether or not to add it to my collection. Looking forward to seeing how you'll style it

    Nina from little nomad

    1. Oooooh, yeah definitely!
      I'm absolutely it loving it at the moment!xx

  3. The jumper is the cosiest thing ever. I got that necklace too - such an easy accesory to stick on top of anything xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  4. You've purchased some fantastic things. e.l.f is really good for affordable cosmetics, I placed a nice little order today!
    Love the mesh jumper.

  5. Love this haul, so so good. I was in Primark the other day and they have so many cute things in.
    Becka x

  6. awesome haul..i just love primark jewellery

  7. love your haul! i have the champagne pink fluffy jumper - can't wait to wear it!

    lovely post,
    zofia xo

    1. Thank you!
      Oooh, they didn't have that one in my local store!xx

  8. the melting snowman smells so good, i love it! xx

  9. I just had a face mask myself today with that exact product! Honestly, it's not my favourite, but it does the job ;)

    xx -b.

  10. Those baked blushes look fabulous! Do let us know what your thoughts on that mask are! xx

  11. Look forward to hear what you think of the mask, it is on my wishlist x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  12. never tried anything from elf! going to have to have a look :)

  13. Omg, amazing haul! I really wanna try the makeup :)

    Laura Azevedo xx

  14. Lovely haul - the LUSH Xmas range is so nice this year. I have a few bits to try & can't wait to have some relaxing baths.
    Thats Origins Mask is so good. Works wonders

  15. I'm loving the mesh jumper and the quilted tee!