Shopaholic Sunday | Moana, Urban Decay, St Tropez

!Hola Amigos!

Although I’ve been doing really well with saving my money these past couple of months, I haven’t allowed that to completely stop me from treating myself a little here and there (who am I kidding when I say ‘a little’, we all know I’ve treated myself a lot). It’s been a while since my last haul, but today it’s finally time to share with you all the amazing bits and bobs I’ve purchased these past couple of months.

There’s a lot of variety in this post as I’ve bought quite a few different things recently from cosmetics to DVDs to accessories.

The first couple of things I have bought recently are two DVDs, the first one being Moana which I just had to purchase as soon as it came out. I didn’t get to see it at the cinema and I’d been waiting ages for it to be released on DVD, now I’m so glad I’ve finally seen it. I love everything about Moana, the storyline is inspiring and powerful and I love how brave and independent of a character Moana is. Of course the beautiful island settings definitely add to the films appeal, not to mention the incredible sound track which I love to listen to in the morning to put me in an upbeat, positive, Summery mood.Ā Moana isĀ a 10/10 movie and up there as one of my favourite Disney films!

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ShoppingĀ in HMV for Moana, I only intended to buy the one filmĀ but whilst I was there I spotted another DVD I just had to purchase – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Oh my God, I saw this film at the cinema last year and it literally had me in tears crying of laughter. Mike & Dave is such a funny film and the perfect movie for girls night, of course it helps too that Zac Efron plays one of the lead characters. Isn’t he gorge?

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Back to Moana, I made sure to treat myself to this amazing Moana phone case which I discovered whilst having a little mooch in the Disney Store. Isn’t it the best phone case ever? Every time I pickĀ my phoneĀ up nowĀ I feel so happy and positive. I can’t wait to use this phone case when I go to Disney Land next month, it’s perfect.

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Moving on to accessories and beauty, anyone who knows me will know I love a good choker and in my opinion, Boots sell some of the best ones. I spotted this gorgeous tan colour choker in one of my local stores when browsing with my friend Hannah recently and even though I wasn’t intending to buy anything that day I just couldn’t resist. Isn’t it gorgeous? It goes so well with my beautiful floral playsuits and I think it’s the perfect choker for a Summers day.

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How good is the price?? OnlyĀ Ā£5 for such a good quality, pretty choker.
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Rocking the tan choker and floral playsuit look!

A few weeks ago I had to go to Debenhams to pay off the last instalment of my holiday (finally, YAY) and when thereĀ I found myself a little distracted by the make up counters, which I’m sure comes as no surprise. Urban Decay was specificallyĀ the brand which caught my eye, as I was after a navy blue lipstick for Electroland next month andĀ if anyone would have one it’d be them and I wasn’t disappointed. I found exactly what I was looking for in the ViceĀ range, a lipstick in the shadeĀ ‘Heroine’, a gorgeous solid navy blue matteĀ which is just perfect for me and although being a more ‘out there’ colour is still super wearable.Ā I didn’t stopĀ at the lippy though,Ā as whilst browsing the lip products a beautiful sparkly blue gloss in the shade ‘Ritual’ caught my eye which I thought would go perfectly withĀ Heroine, so of course I had to pick one up. This gloss is long wearing and water resistant too which is an added bonus and I’m really looking forward to wearing these lip products together when I go to Electroland.

Thinking I was done with my Urban Decay spree, I was all ready to pay when I thought a harmless look at the eyeshadows wouldn’t be a bad idea and that’s when I saw it… the MOONDUST palette. Oh my word, I knew as soon as I saw this it would have to be mine. It’s the most beautiful, sparkly, magical eyeshadow palette I’ve ever seen and it goes perfectly with myĀ Ritual gloss. The quality of the Moondust palette is incredible, from the first time I used it I was so impressed as the shades are all so pigmented with incredible colour pay off, and so sparkly too. This palette has such a great variety of colours, with the more neutral shades being ‘Specter’, ‘Granite’ and ‘Lithium’, ‘Specter’ also making for the most magical of highlighters – think Unicorn style. The brighter, bolder shades are found in the aptly named ‘Lightyear’ a colour pretty much the same as the actual Buzz Lightyear, the wonderfully electric ‘Vega’ and the pretty purple ‘Magnetic’. The shades ‘Element’ and ‘Galaxy’ are not to be forgotten either as they are both such gorgeous, strong shades which are perfect for a smokey eye blend, ‘Element’ working well with ‘Specter’ for a pretty in pink look and ‘Magnetic’ being the ultimateĀ intense smokey eye shade.

Lastly, my most recent purchases include the St TropezĀ In Shower Gradual TanĀ in the shade Medium and I bought three as they were on offer in Boots. I’ve never been one for fake tan as I’ve always feared I’d mess it up and it would go patchy, but oh my goodness this stuff has completely transformed my life. This tan is honestly the easiest tan to useĀ ever, I don’t even exfoliate before I apply it and it finishes so well. To use this tan, all you have to do is simply get in the shower, massage the lotion on to wet skin and wait for a few minutesĀ before rinsing off.Ā More often than not I leave the tan on for about 10 minutes before washing off as I find it develops quicker that way, by doing this I’m literally glowing like a bronze Goddess within just a couple of days. I’m so impressed with this St TropezĀ tanĀ and I would highly recommend it, especially to those who are maybe a bit more apprehensive when it comes to ‘fake bake’ as it’s just so simple, quick and easy to use and leaves skin looking naturally gorgeous and bronzed.

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I am so happy with the fabulous purchases I’veĀ made these past couple of months, my favourite items definitely have to be my Urban Decay Moondust Palette, my Moana phone case and of course my amazing St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan.

What have you treated yourself to lately? Have you ever used any of the products I’ve mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you all for reading,

love,

Jennie.

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Shopaholic Sunday (On a Monday) – Ted Baker, Bershka & More.

Hi guys!

Last month was a crazy month for me in the shopping department, I sure as heck treated myself a lot. Forget ‘treat yourself Tuesday’, I treated myself everyday.

The first couple of things I bought last month were dedicated to haircare. Since last year I’ve gradually been dying my hair blonder and blonder and I am just loving it. Recently my friend Emily recommended to me a couple of products which are designed to enhance the blondeness – John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Colour Renew shampoo and PRO:VOKE Touch Of Silver hair toner. Whilst the shampoo I’ve been getting on with and would definitely buy again, what’s really impressed me is the hair toner which is amazing. I’ve only used Touch Of Silver three timesĀ since I bought it and from the first use I noticed such a difference in the colour of my hair, it looked a lot brighter and more blonde. I love using this hair toner!

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I then picked up a Buddha statue from M&S which is something I’ve wanted for a long while. Buddha’s are supposed to bring good energy to the home and be good for the Feng Shui, so I’m enjoying having one in my living room.

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One of my first real splurges of the month came when I was browsing the Ted Baker section of House Of Fraser and I fell in love with the most gorgeous skirt which is long, sassy and elegant. I just had to have it and I may have accidently picked up a pretty floral top to go with it…

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After buying such a pretty new outfit, I obviously had to get a nice new bag to go with it. I picked up a brown shoulder strap bag from Accessorize which I really love, the main selling point for me was definitely the long shoulder strap which makes it so much more comfy to ‘hold’.

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Thinking I was all shopped out, Emily and I decided to take a day trip to London last week where I full on intended to spend the bare minimum. Surprisingly enough this didn’t happen and I ended up spending way too much but when in London…

One of my favourite purchases from London has to be this ‘Fuck Off’ eye mask from Cyberdog which was just too brilliant not to buy.

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From Urban Outfitters I picked up a really cool and quirky shell shaped drinking cup which although I wasn’t sure whether to buy at first, in the end I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t.

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As if my Ted Baker outfit wasn’t enough I bought more clothes when Emily and I found ourselves in Bershka. I bought a few pretty tops including this gorgeous red low cut crop (which I also bought in baby pink) and a cute whiteĀ slogan tee.

My last purchases from London are these amazing British Pandora charms, the Union Jack flag and Big Ben. I like my charm bracelet to be meaningful to me and to represent what I love and I love London so much, so I’m really pleased to have these two charms on my bracelet.

And finally my last purchase of the month, this gorgeous Disney canvas which says ‘All it takes is faith, trust and pixie dust’. This is from Clinton Cards and when I saw it I knew it would be so perfect for my bedroom!

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I am so happy with everything I bought last month and I am so thankful I was able to treat myself so much.

This month I am trying to save more than spend, so wish me luck and we’ll see how I do in my next Shopaholic Sunday.

Thank you for reading,

love,

Jennie.

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Amsterdam Haul. šŸ‡³šŸ‡±šŸ‘œ

Hello all!

I have just returned home from a brilliant long weekend away in Amsterdam where I had the best time with my best friend Emily.

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I will be doing more in depth posts about my weekend away but for now I will be sharing with you all the goodies I bought whilst in Amsterdam. I absolutely love shopping and this place is a spenders dream… Amsterdam has every shop you could possibly wish for from Chanel, Cartier, Urban Outfitters, ABHĀ cosmetics, Burberry cosmetics, Pandora, Victoria’s Secret, about 1000 H&M’s and even a Waterstones,Ā the list is endless.

Although I have to be honest a lot of things actually worked out cheaper to buy in the UK, for example in one store YSL’s Touche Eclat concealer was ā‚¬39 whereas here in England it’s only Ā£25. That’s a huge difference and with the exchange rate being so poor at the moment (thanks Brexit), it’s not very good at all.

Regardless, I made sure to treat myself to lot’s of Amsterdam exclusiveĀ goodies whilst there…

I knew before even arriving in ‘Dam that I wanted to get aĀ Bike CharmĀ from PandoraĀ to symbolise the trip as the city pretty much has more bikes than people, there are bikes everywhere. When I went into Pandora I was in for a real treat as not only did they have the most beautiful Holland exclusive set of charms, including a pretty windmill, a bright orange charm and of course the dangly bicycle, but all the charms were on offer for 3 for 2. Such a bargain!!

I bought more jewellery at the Hard Rock Cafe gift shop, where I picked up the most awesome pair of jazzy guitar earrings. They are dangly and sparkly and I think they are so cool. I can’t wait to wear them.

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Some of my favourite purchases are the souvenirs I picked up from the Anne Frank House, which is one of the most incredible places I have ever visited, a truly thought-provoking experience, I admit I shed a few tears. From here I picked up a copy of Anne Frank’s diary. I’ve never read Anne Frank’s diary before and I thought it would be amazing to read a copy I bought from the actual place the original was written.

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I also bought some postcards from the Anne Frank house, they are great souvenirs and remind me that Anne was just a normal girl like me, and that her story along with many others is truly remarkable.

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My favourite postcard of Anne’s father, Otto Frank, revisiting the house years after the war. I find this photo so amazing, as it captures such an incredible moment in time. To think of the emotions Otto Frank was feeling as this picture was taken, there are no words, just wow.Ā 

Along with all these amazing purchases I bought the typical souvenirs one gets when visiting a new place. I collect shot glasses so I picked up 3 to add to my collection, although only two actually made it home in one piece. I bought a Red Light District postcard and a Red Light District magnet, both of which I have stuck on my fridge so I’m sure my parents will be very impressed. Ha ha ha.

I am so happy with all my wonderful purchases from Amsterdam. I love them ALL!!!

I think my favourite things I bought have got to be my Pandora charms and the souvenirs from Anne Franks house.

What did you like the best? Let me know in the comments below!

Thankyou so much for reading!

With love, Jennie. ā¤ļøšŸ’™šŸ‡³šŸ‡± xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx