A Primark Haul

Last week I went to Primark for the first time in ages. I had a list in my head of what I wanted to get and only got 1 of those things! As usual, I grabbed a basket and threw things in, not really totting it up until I see the price on the till! OOPS I picked up a few lovely things and it came to around £46 in the end which for me is not bad at all.

Here is what I purchased…

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First up the shoes. the pair on the left cost £10.00 and the pair on the right are £8.00. I was after some sandals for my trip to New Zealand in November and don’t want to leave it to late or all the summer clothes will be gone and there will only be Winter stuff then. I love both pairs and they feel really comfy when on.

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Next up the clothes. I didn’t buy too many; a Game of Thrones Tee costing me a whole £6, some gorgeous black and white Aztec shorts which were £6 too and a blue and white floral cami that cost £6 too. I love cami’s and this one will be perfect in the summer with some jeans or a maxi skirt. The shorts I will keep for my holiday and the tee is just a treat for myself since I absolutely LOVE GOT!

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Next up I treated myself to 2 ring sets. I don’t normally wear a lot of jewellery but I love the midi ring trend that is happening right now and really wanted some myself, At a bargain price of £1.50 and £2.50, how could I say no?!

Lastly I picked up a travel pillow for £3 for my immense 27 hour plane journeys later in the year. i havent photographed it as I have put it away in my suitcase to start gathering bits and pieces together but overall I am really pleased with what I bought, but not doubt I will head back to primark several more times before November.

What Primark bargains have you picked up recently? leave your links in the comments section.

Laura x

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Bleach London Dip Dye Kit

Back in March I decided to have my hair cut short after having it mid-way down my back for the last 6 months. This meant most of my ombre locks were chopped off in the process and my idea was to wait a while and leave my hair natural for a while. Needless to say this lasted a whole 5 minutes and I wanted my ombre putting back in. I have paid for salons to do it in the past and paid a fortune to have the smallest amount of hair bleached so this time I decided to put to test the Bleach London Dip Dye kit.

I am fortunate enough to live at home with my mum so she came to the rescue and helped me out with this one as I can’t reach the back of my head to do the back bits properly. Mum got on her gloves and sorted my do out. The packet contained Bleaching powder, Blending lotion, developing lotion, Brush, Gloves and a reincarnation Mask.

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You start by splitting you hair into 3 sections and go to the point where you would like the ombre to start from. At this point you rub in the blending lotion into a couple of cm’s of hair. You should mix up the bleaching powder and developing lotion and start brushing it onto your hair from where the blending lotion stops. Where both parts meet you should massage your hair slightly so the blending lotion gives it a nice fade in to the ombre and doesn’t make it look blocky.

Repeat this all over your hair until happy with the results and leave to work its magic on your hair for about 40-45 minutes.

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After this you rinse your hair twice before lathering on the reincarnation mask and leaving it on the hair for around 15-20 minutes. This stops the bleach from drying your hair out and gives it a super soft texture. Once all the time is up you wash your hair as normal and style as you see fit.

I was pleased with the overall results and plan to use the kit again in a month or so to give it a refresh and maybe start the blonde a bit higher next time. Here were my results….

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The kit is on sale from Boots for a bargain £7 and to say the results were so fab, it’s a fraction of the price I paid in the salon for not as great results. If you are wanting to ombre your hair or re-ombre then I would thoroughly recommend Bleach London.

Hope you enjoyed

Laura x

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My Favourite Spring Nail Colours

Now we are heading into a bit better weather and its officially May, I feel its high time to change my nail colours from dark and luxurious colours to bright and fresh colours that remind me more of Spring. I have a huge collection of nail varnish after receiving a lot from family members last Christmas and the odd splurge from me in the Models Own January sales.

I love experimenting with my nails even though im not very arty but do have lots of varnishes with glitter, glitter on its own, nail art pens and velvet texture to add-on top. I have picked a selection of my favourite colours to share with you now the weather is getting lovely.

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First up is the Models Own Apple Scented varnish, this is one of my favourites as to my surprise it actually does have an appley scent to it. The green is a lovely pale colour that looks lovely with a couple of coats.

Next up is the BarryM gelly blue colour, which again I love. It’s a gorgeous sky blue colour but the gelly part means only one coat is required and it still looks great.

I also love the BarryM gelly lilac colour which again only needs 1 coat of varnish and still has a fab shine to it. I can always rely on the BarryM varnishes to have some staying power and not chip much.

Lastly,I love the pink colour couture varnish which needs about 2 coats to really give it a great pinky colour and shine. I got it as part of a huge set from BHS one christmas but it doesn’t chip easily which is always really impressive.

and Here is what they look like on….

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I will share more of my many colours in the next few months as the seasons change again and I hope you enjoy the colours I have chosen.

have you tried any other colours you could recommend to me?

Thanks

Laura x

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