Red Lace and Blush: Shopping Haul

I don't know what it is about shopping that excites me. Whenever I go to town, I cannot resist a sneak peek in my favourite high street stores or looking in the pretty boutiques. I seem to get an adrenaline rush every time I leave with shopping bags in hand and my new favourite goodies. Heck I admit it, I'm a shoppaholic, but so far I'm handling my money really well and still contributing to the wedding fund. Therefore it's only fair that I grab myself some weekly treats every now and then...usually meaning every couple of days. In this short, but sweet blog post, I thought I'd summarise todays little findings.

When I woke up and applied my makeup this morning, I had a craving for cream blusher. I say that like it's some kind of food, but no, I looked in the mirror and realised how pale I looked. I wanted a little bit of colour to bring me alive and make me look less sleepy. 

I've always loved the Topshop cosmetic range and years ago I purchased the exact same cream blusher and it lasted me forever. Today for the second time, I picked up my trusty old favourite, Topshop's 'Afternoon Tea' cream blusher. The consistency of this product is heavenly. It applies with a simple finger slide and looks fantastic in this highly pigmented shade. Afternoon Tea reminds me of vintage products and anything that resembles old school beauty is definitely a winner for me. 

The second item I bought is this cute little skirt from Dorothy Perkins. You know when you go into a shop, get to the till and it's cheaper than the tag price? Bingo, it happened to me today. This skirt was originally £12 down from £22, which I originally thought was a steal. Imagine my delight when I got to the till and was told it was £7 - an extra £5 saving. This skirt will be great for my casual, yet smart work experience outfits. Teamed up with a little white blouse, I have a feeling this outfit will be a winner.

Finally, I went to be measured at La Senza today. A lot of people I know have very mixed opinions on La Senza, but personally I've always loved the brand. Their bras seem to fit me really well and I've always liked the styles. My friends are more Ann Summers girls, but it's all down to personal preference. I remember going for my first ever bra fitting and feeling insanely nervous about what was going to happen. Would she judge my boobs? What if she saw my stretch marks on my tummy? Gosh, is she going to be some kind of lesbian? These days its off with the top and let it all hang out. For those who have never had a bra fitting - do it. It's somewhat liberating and the feeling when you wear a bra that actually fits is amazing. Of course you're going to be hesitant, it's not every day that someone is clinging a tape measure round boobs, but I've left the store today with two bras that have made the world of difference to my outfits and even notched me up a few cup sizes.

I love the vibrant colour of the above bra and the pretty lace detailing. The bra has removable straps and a cute little bow detail in the centre. This is one of their 4x cleavage enhancement bras that dramatically pushes your boobs up to give the illusion of them being two cup sizes bigger. It's not like I want to be Katie Price or anything, but when you have small B cups like mine, it's a delight to look down and see a fuller cleavage. The second bra I bought was also a push up bra, but instead it's in plain black. It fits comfortably and I'm really happy with my purchase.

 What have you been buying lately?



  1. I definitely understand that feeling! Shopping is always fun and exciting. Everything you got looks wonderful. Love that blush shade!

  2. Dorothy Perkins has really improved recently. Love that skirt! The blush shade is stunning too, so vibrant!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. Love the color of that blusher!


  4. I love everything you've bought! Topshop's cream blushers are amazing and that's such a pretty shade :)
    You got a super bargain with the skirt, and both bras look lovely - I love La Senza too.

    Jess xo

  5. Oooh who doesn't love shopping! I'm a total shopaholic myself and also like to treat myself at least twice a week!


  6. Looks like a lovely haul! Love the colour of the blush!

    Olivia xxx
    Beauty from the Fjord


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