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Monday, 1 July 2013

Haul | Primark, Boots, Debenhams & Lush

Goodbye June and Hello July! Where is the time going? 
At the weekend I decided to start my holiday shopping. Only 52 days until I go to Cuba hehe! 
I have to say I was slightly disappointed, I didn't really find much I like. I kind of feel that the shops are starting to get rid of there Summer clothes and are thinking about Autumn. It may be a case of online shopping. I usually see lots of bikinis I like in Primark for example, but all was left were tatty mismatch ones. Maybe I have left it to late? Where do you buy your holiday clothes from?
Anyways, I did however pick up a few things and thought I would share them with you this evening....
From Debenhams I picked up CK One for only £15. I walked over to the sale section and a girl had just sprayed this and it smelt amazing. I asked her which one it was and it was this one. I'm rubbish at describing scents but it smells very fresh.
The next place I went to was Boots. I knew exactly what I wanted, so I'm quite impressed that I walked away with exactly what I went in for. Piz Buin sun cream was on offer at half price, so I knew I had to buy it there and then for holiday. Sun Cream - £6.24, Wet Skin - £8.99.
I also bought a Boots own nail varnish remover as the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish remover has completely dried up. This was only £1.25.
Next is the Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream. I have seen these appear over a few blogs and I really wanted to try it. The sweet tooth in me knew that I had to pick up the Caramel one. It smells gorgeous and leaves my lips feeling lovely and soft. £2.25
From Primark, I picked up this hat for only £4. I have wanted one like this for a while now and think it will be perfect for when I'm on holiday!
I also picked up these 'plastic' sandals. I'm not too keen on the bumble bee on them but seeing as they were reduced to only £3, I thought I would get them. I mainly bought them to wear in the sea on holiday. I don't tend to wear shoes in the water, but in Cuba there is apparently coral just as you step into the sea. So hopefully these will protect my feet :).
Also from Primark I picked up this gorgeous midi skirt for £8. I was instantly drawn to the pattern and colours, pink and orange are my fave! The skirt is quite fitted and has a split which comes roughly up to the knee area.
Next up are these patterned trousers. They are a thin-ish material which I expect to be quite cooling and I think they will be perfect to wear for the flight to Cuba. The flight is 9 hours long, so I will need something comfortable. These were a steal at only £9.
I also picked up these cute little shorts for £4. I'm planning on throwing these over my bikini bottoms when walking to and from the beach or pool! :)
When I was in Debenhams I visited the Elizabeth Arden counter and was about to purchase the Eight Hour Cream, as it was in the sale for only £20.58 or something like that?! But I didn't, I walked away empty handed. Luckily I did because when I popped into TK Maxx, I stumbled across the Eight Hour gift set which contained the Original Eight Hour Cream, Intensive Body Treatment, Hand Treatment, Face Cream and the Face Sun Cream all for a bargain of £19.99. I knew I had to have it straight away! A full post on these goodies to follow :).
I haven't visited Lush in a while, but when I do these 3 items normally work their way into my basket. These are my favourite items from Lush and yes, they are all pink! (Oh and of course they all smell amazing!)
Think Pink - £2.50, The Comforter - £4.25, Rockstar Soap - £4.10
From HMV I picked up a couple of DVDs. My DVD collection is looking a bit bleugh at the moment and I was in need of some new ones. I haven't seen either of these films but wanted to watch them both when they came out in the cinema. I think I'm going to watch Bridesmaids first! These were 2 for £10!

What have you bought recently?

Emily x


  1. Bridesmaids is so good, one of the funniest films I've ever seen x

  2. Hope you have lots of fun in Cuba! I've recently done some holiday shopping too for my honeymoon to Tenerife in August, can't wait for August to come. Love the Piz Buin sun cream. I picked up the allergy one because my skin is so sensitive. Love the bits you picked up from Primark and Lush.

  3. I love when you go to another store and get a fantastic deal like you did! Best feeling ever :)


  4. i got some of those shorts from primark, but in a different design, bought them for my holiday, they look soo comfy and easy to wear! LOVE piz buin too, makes it so much easier on holiday, none of the sand and sun tan lotion mess! x

  5. Oh my goodness, Bridesmaids is a hoot! I adore it! I could watch it over and over again and still find it hilarious.

  6. Great haul, when I pop into lush I always get those 3 too, the best smells ever! I also know what you mean about shops getting rid of summer clothes early. I went to egypt in november a few years ago and it was so so so hard to find any bikinis or shorts or genuinely anything lol! from now on I know to shop a little earlier then I would like too :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  7. Reckon I'm going to have to hunt down that hat from primark. Love it! Be careful when packing it though, they can easily lose their shape x

  8. I loooove Nivea's lip butter! I need to collect them all :) Those are great movies you purchased also. Melissa McCarthy was hilarious in Bridesmaids.

    I recently bought some cute shorts and tops from, and a bunch of NYX products which I'll be posting on my blog soon.


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    Lou ♥
    Ps:Saw The Vow just a week ago, cried like a baby haha

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  11. I love those printed trousers I've been on the hunt for something like them recently! Enjoy your holiday


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