Sunday, 16 May 2010

Another year older...

On Thursday I became another year older which means I am now the lovely young age of 24 (eek)!

I had a lovely day-I took the day off work (I have never worked on my Birthday) and I spent the day with my gorgeous other half shopping-what more could a girl ask for.

My friends and family were very kind this year and I received lots of money to take shopping with me, so off I headed to the Trafford Centre in Manchester.

So without further ado, here are a few of the items that I spent my moola on:

Laura Mercier Secret Under Eye concealer #2, and the under eye perfector mauve/rose: I’ve mentioned before that I suffer so much with under eye circles and I strive constantly to find my HG concealer to hide them! I had heard lots of good things about the Laura Mercier concealer so I thought I’d take myself off to the stand in Selfridges and see whether it was any good. I have to say, I’m not all that comfortable usually having my make-up done in the middle of a department store, but the lady at LM made me feel so at ease and seemed to really know what she was talking about.
She suggested that I try the under eye perfector which is a cream designed to help conceal, awaken and provide complete coverage for even the most intense dark eye area, so she did one eye with just the concealer and the other with the corrector and concealer and there was a noticeable difference so I was sold!

(sorry, I have been using the products)

I then took myself off to Topshop to check out the much talked about make-up range and to be completely honest, I wasn’t all that impressed! I’m not a lipstick fan (I know, what’s wrong with me) so I didn’t even look at them. I had a brief look at the nail varnishes, but there’s other brands out there with similar colours at cheaper prices and my thoughts were much the same about the rest of the line expect for the cream blushes (which reading other blogs etc seem to the star of this line).

I did however only come away with one cream blush which was the Neon Rose which is a beautiful colour. I don’t actually own any cream blushes so I thought this, at £6 would be a good one to start with and I love the way the consistency goes from cream to powder when applied. I think I’ll definitely be trying out some more cream blushes in the future (if you have any recommendations please let me know).

I also bought myself a new handbag from River Island

I have been lucky enough to have tickets for next Sunday’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend and I saw this in H&M and thought it would be perfect for a day at a festival-it has a pocket which fits my camera perfectly, another pocket for my phone and then a pocket for money!

I also got this lovely dress from H&M-I think this is part of the ‘Garden’ collection and thought it would be so pretty for the warmer weather – I’m thinking of wearing it next week for Radio 1’s Big Weekend I love the flowery detail on it.

I did get lots of little bits n bobs too but these were the main purchases! I do have one more gift travelling to me too off the OH so I will post about that when it arrives!

Cat xoxo


  1. I love the H&M Garden collection- it's so pretty! As is that dress! I was talking about it at work and everyone thought that H&M did garden tools- haha.

    Happy belated Birthday! x

  2. Oh I LOVE that River Island bag <3

  3. @Daisy it's gorgeous isn't it! I had bought it a while ago in the wrong size as it was the only one left and I just had to have it but it was far too big-so glad I have it now!

    @tor-it's lovely isn't it and only £24.99-I think that's a bargain for a bag :-) X

  4. I bought the belt the other week, such a great find! Festival must have! =) xx

  5. That dress is beautiful :) so pretty & will look gorgeous with a tan too :) *fingers crossed we get some lovely weather*

    I live pretty close to the Trafford Centre but try & avoid going all the time as it can get very samey but i love it when i do go :) xx

  6. Love the dress and LOVE the concealer :)
    thanks for the comment xox

  7. Ohh that all looks very pretty!

    I'm now a firm follower of your lovely blog xxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Ohh that all looks very pretty!

    I'm now a firm follower of your lovely blog xxxxxxxxxxx

  9. Love the dress and LOVE the concealer :)
    thanks for the comment xox


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