Category Archives: Hauls

Haul #2 ¦ New Years Sale – Matalan Haul

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Hello Bumbletons!

After work today I popped into Matalan to see if they had anything in their Half Price Sale.. I spent £33.50 and came home with some gorgeous bits, including a wool blend angora ‘fair isle’ style jumper that I had seen in the shop before Christmas. I had been crossing my fingers that it would appear in the sale and still be in stock in my size.. and it was! Woohoo!

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1. These two gorgeous baskets were £5 each.. what a bargain! The print is reminiscent of these Cath Kidston cushions.

2. Cute gold sparkly earrings.. £1.50 (were £3.00)

3. Glass storage jar, £2.00. I have grand plans for this little jar… Mini Makeover project Coming Soon!

4. The comfiest slippers I have ever owned! £5.00 with a plush lining and adorned with the cutest little flowers, butterflies and buttons.

5. Long gold necklace – £3.00 (was £6.00). I hope to wear this to jazz up a couple of quite bland cream chiffon-y tops.

6. Angora blend Fair Isle Jumper – £9.00, (was £18.00) and I am totally in love. I am already planning how to style this to wear this weekend!

7. Beautiful silk blend tassled scarf. I have desperately wanted a silk blend scarf with gold thread sewn through and was thrilled to find this bargain for  £3.00, (was £6.00!)

Hooray for Matalan – Beauty on a budget, who can complain?

What were your favourite sale purchases this year?

Ciao for now!

xx Bumble Bree xx

Haul #1 ¦ The Accidental Haul!

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Hello Bumbletons!

This evening I popped into Boots intending to pick up some face wipes.. and left with about £45 worth of goodies, oops! On the plus side, they were mostly things I had on my ‘wishlist’ to buy after hearing rave reviews from other bloggers and had some Christmas money to treat myself with.. so here’s what I hauled:

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1 . No.7. ‘Beautiful Skin’ Makeup remover wipes – These are £7.00 for a pack of 30, so I feel these are a real treat to buy, however they were on offer “3 for 2”, so effectively worked out at about £4.60 a pack. I have heard rave reviews about these and after using a couple at a friend’s house recently decided to pick some up.

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2.  Rimmel ‘Metal Rush’ nail polish in shade ‘No.100 Pearly Queen’ – Oh my goodness I loved the whole set of these Metal Rush polishes and had to use a great deal of self restraint to stop myself buying all four shades. £3,99 a bottle, can’t wait to try this!

3. Collection (previously Collection 2000) ‘2in1 basecoat’ and ‘2in1 topcoat’ nail polishes – I had to throw out my previous base and top coats last week as they were ridiculously old and gunky, yuck!! £2.99 each.

4. Real Techniques Blush Brush – I treated myself to the R.T. powder brush a couple of weeks ago and LOVE it – so I used a bit of my Christmas money to buy the blusher brush today. Is it a little bit lame that I can’t wait to put my makeup on tomorrow morning and try it out? At £9.99 some might say its a bit overpriced but if it’s anything like the powder brush it will be well worth it. Review to come soon!

5. Collection 2000 ‘Shimmer Shades’ contouring quad – I saw this used by one of my favourite YouTube beauty gurus, Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter (in THIS video, in which she shows her daily makeup routine). I currently use a really old bronzer and some shimmery eyeshadow (I know, shudder!!) to do my contouring/highlighting so thought this looked like a fab product, especially at £4.19!

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6. Collection 2000 ‘Lasting Perfection’ concealer – Again, I saw this reviewed online and thought I would give it a try. I paid £4.19 for this too.

7. Rimmel ‘Scandaleyes’ waterproof eyeliner in Nude – Some mornings I am up at 5am for work and no amount of sleep prevents me having red rimmed eyes.. So after seeing Sasha over at Ramblings of a Beauty Bird review it (HERE), I thought I’d pick one up. At £3.99 it wasn’t too pricey!

I am so excited to try out my new treats – Collection 2000 seems to have some really good items at the moment, it’s quickly becoming a staple favourite for basic bits and pieces.

What brands are you finding hard to resist at the moment?

Ciao for now!

xx Bumble Bree xx