Sunday, 11 May 2014

Haul | Primark, Lush and The Body Shop

I was a little bit bored this last Sunday and didn't want to spend a day of the bank holiday weekend just sitting in the house so Gaz suggested we went off to Harrogate to do a bit of shopping.  I've never actually been to Harrogate for a shopping trip before so jumped at the chance, I drooled over lots and lots of things in Space NK but my budget this time only really ran to Primark, Lush and The Body Shop, I did get some fab things though...

Primark Cropped Workout Trousers

Cropped Workout Trousers (Primark, £7) - I've decided to give running a go and whilst I'm pretty much kitted out in terms of a good sports bra, trainers and tee shirts, I really needed something to wear on my bottom half.  Primark to the rescue!  I love the grey colour with the neon trim, goes perfectly with my Nike Dual Fusion trainers.

Primark Marvel Print Pyjama Bottoms

Marvel Print Pyjama Bottoms (Primark, £7) - A few of us were on a bloggers weekend away a few weeks ago, and when we all changed into our pyjamas on the first night (as you do) I instantly clocked Sammie from Little Blonde Life wearing these bad boys.  As my love for all things Marvel knows no bounds I knew it was only matter of time before I had to have these pyjama bottoms in my life too, Katie from Sugarfixx Beauty obviously felt the same as she got the same pair a couple of weeks ago.  I must say Primark has the best pyjamas!  I almost bought some Batman print ones too but felt like that would be cheating on my beloved Marvel.

Primark Shorts

Blue Athletic Style Shorts (Primark, £3) - The first of several purchases for my holiday in July, I figure you can't go wrong with some basic shorts in your suitcase, especially when they're a bargain like these were.  Now I just need to get my legs into some sort of state where it will be acceptable to wear them!

Primark Shorts

Tropical Print Shorts (Primark, £3) - Another bargain, these shorts will be perfect to wear on my holidays and they'll certainly brighten things up.  I really like the white piping detail and white drawstring.

Primark Open Mesh Brazil Vest

Open Mesh Vest (Primark, £6) - The fabric of this vest is very reminiscent of the River Island tunic I got from ASOS recently, this one was less than half the price though, and honestly I prefer the cut; it's a little lower in the front which is perfect for bigger busted ladies like me.  I can't wait to wear this!

Lush The Sacret Truth Fresh Face Mask and Lush Ocean Salt Self Preserving Face and Body Scrub

Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask (here) - I don't know many people who don't love a Lush face mask, especially fresh and cool from the fridge.  Being both cheap and effective, they're great if you want quick results but don't want to spend a small fortune.  It's been a long time since I've used The Sacred Truth mask but I do remember it's packed full of ingredients that soften and brighten the skin.
Lush Ocean Salt Self Preserving Face and Body Scrub (here) - Limes, vodka, grapefruit and salt, sounds like the ingredients of a nice summer drink, but don't you know they combine to make a brilliant exfoliator too.  What's nice about this new version of the classic Ocean Salt is that it doesn't have any 'traditional' preservatives (hence the addition to the name).

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil, The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum and The Body Shop Smoothing Eye Cream

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (here) - I've been hearing a few Youtubers talking about this cleansing oil recently so wanted to give it a go.  I have high hopes for it, the pump dispenser is a nice addition and even better I got this free as part of a 3 for 2 offer.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Serum (here) - Another product that's completely new to me - I've been feeling recently like I needed a serum in my skincare routine just to boost moisture slightly - I don't have the budget to stretch to the Elemental Herbology or Caudalie serums just yet so thought I'd try this first.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream (here) - You guessed it, this is a new product to me too - I enjoy testing out eye creams though, so hoping this one will live up to its anti-ageing claims.

The Body Shop Perfume oil in Indian Night Jasmine

The Body Shop Perfume Oil in Indian Night Jasmine (here) - this was a free gift on the day I was in The Body Shop in Harrogate, honestly none of the perfume oils available were exactly me, but this was the closest with it's Oriental vibe.

Well that was a lengthier haul than I thought it was going to be, oh well I don't do it too often!

What have you been buying recently?  Have you discovered any must have products?

Sharon x


  1. I love Harrogate for shopping. Not been for years so may just have to have another visit soon x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

    1. It was the first time I'd been to Harrogate for anything but work in a long time - I'll definitely be visiting again soon x

  2. Great buys, especially love the body shop goodies.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

    1. Thank you, I've definitely been enjoying testing them out :) x

  3. I've the PJ's in a shorts and T-shirt set too for summer, I really really want them. I've a bit of thing going on for jimmy jams at the moment.
    I also keep meaning to pop into The Body Shop I've seen loads of good products there recently.


    1. Yeah the Body Shop seem to be really on it at the moment with their skincare and makeup - some of their summer releases look really good x


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