Friday, 14 September 2012

Small Haul: Primark, H&M, The Body Shop and Body Care.

Today, I started back at university as a third year student- scary! Glad to be getting back in to a routine after six months of slobbing about, even though I am definitely not looking forward to the stress of deadlines and dissertation writing. I had a mooch around town after my induction session and treated myself to a few things so I thought I would share them with you! :)

 Black Bucket Bag: Primark £12.00
This is the main reason why I ventured in to Primark. I have seen this Zara-esque bag floating around on quite a few blogs recently- I was half expecting it to be so hyped up that I wouldn't be able to get my hands on it but I was glad to see that there were quite a few still on the racks when I went in. I have been needing a new bag and this one is definitely going to be my go-to one for carrying all my things around. I am now looking forward to doing an updated "What's In My Bag" post, as I love reading other people's and I had been putting off doing my own as my current bag is falling apart!

 Black Rucksack: Primark £9 
Whilst I was looking at the bucket bag, I spotted this one next to it and suddenly couldn't decide between the two. As they are so different I decided I would treat myself to both of them- at £9 this was hardly leaving a hole in my wallet! I love this kind of rucksack after seeing them become quite popular recently and I think it will be great for days when I don't need to carry as many things.

Shorts: H&M £6.99 £3.00
This is a bit of a boring purchase really, but I spotted these shorts while having a quick rummage through the H&M sale racks. They feel so soft and are just going to be used as a comfy pair of shorts to throw on on those lazy Sundays.

Cucumber Freshening Water: The Body Shop £4.00 £2.00
The next few purchases I actually bought earlier in the week, but I thought I would throw them in to fill out this post! I had been needing a new toner to add to my daily cleansing routine so I thought I would give this a go as it was reduced and I am usually a fan of cucumber products as they are so light and refreshing!

Wild Cherry Lip Butter: The Body Shop £3.00 £1.00
I also thought I would pick this up at the same time as the toner as it was another bargain and I am an avid lip balm collector haha! This smells lush as well, which is always a plus!

Technic Carnival Nail Polish
Technic Mermaid Nail Polish
Body Care 99p each
I have always had a quick look in Body Care to see if they have the infamous OPI Rainbow Connection dupe in stock, and had no such luck until I walked in earlier this week and they were fully stocked up on them! I also fell in love with Mermaid, which is a mixture of chunky blue and turquoise glitter that really does remind me of the ocean, or a mermaid's tail, so at a bargainous 99p each I snapped them both up!


I hope you liked this post! Have you picked up any bargains recently?

46 comments:

  1. I love the zara lookalike bag, I may have to hunt for it!xx

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    1. It's a great dupe, feels really good quality for the price :) x

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  2. I'm starting my 3rd year soon too! I should start some dissertation work but I'm too busy hunting down the Zara dupe bag aha. I saw the backpack in Primark this week and now I'm kicking myself for not getting it, it's so pretty! xx

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    1. Ooh good luck with your third year! I should probably start dissertation work too, absolutely dreading it :( Ooh go back and get it, it's lovely! :) x

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  3. I want that rucksack bag!!:)


    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a total bargain! Get it if you can find it near you :) x

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  4. love the bucket bag - I need to get me one of those! x

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  5. oh the bucket bags gorgeous, may have to take a look! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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    1. It's lovely :) Definitely glad I got my hands on it! x

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  6. ooh great finds i love all of these - I've actually just started a blog about beauty and fashion e.t.c when your a student on a small budget. Love stuff like this :))

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    1. Thanks lovely! Ooh I'd love to read that, I'm always trying to save money, I don't get much of a student loan! :( haha x

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  7. Great bargains! I love the rucksack!

    Good luck in your 3rd year :) x

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    1. Thank you sweet, I'll be needing it haha! x

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  8. I love the bags! Definitely have to get myself down to Primark :D
    http://elettravelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You do! They have gorgeous bags in at the moment, I want to go back for a studded clutch as well! x

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  9. I saw that bag the other week and I'm thinking of getting the tan one. The cucumber water is really nice btw :) x

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    1. I couldn't decide between the two but the black one would match more of my outfits I think :) I've used the cucumber water for a couple of nights now and I am liking it so far :) x

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  10. Great buys hun! :) Love the zara dupe bag!!
    I just done a post about the technic polish in carnival! :)

    egtx3.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. Thanks lovely! Ooh I'll have to go and check out your post :) x

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  11. The black rucksack is so cute, I'm itching to buy something similar in brown!
    x

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm sure they had it in brown too :) x

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  12. Eeek final year! Good luck! Adore both those bags - so gorgeous!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I'm going to need it haha! :) x

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  13. I have the Cranberry Joy Lip Balm from Body Shop and I love it, can't wait to try a new one :)x
    shameta.blogspot.com

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    1. I really like The Body Shop lip balms, they smell amazing! x

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  14. Great buys :-) love the bag.

    Holli x
    Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the carnival nail varnish, I bought it on a whim and didn't expect it to be good but it's probably one of my most worn nail varnish. Lovely purchases.

    B xxx
    backfortea.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't had chance to wear it yet :( Can't decide on a combination haha! x

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  16. You bought some really lovely items. I never knew how good backpacks were till i discovered my mum's vintage one. I use it non stop now! Your primark one is really good, i could do with one like that of my own! :) xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I've been wanting one for ages, I think they look so cute :) x

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  17. Love the Primark bucket bag... what a bargain!

    Ava Tallulah

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    1. It was definitely a bargain, it's such a handy bag, I'm using it as my every-day one now :) x

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  18. Love the Technic Carnival nail polish!
    Xx

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  19. The nail polishes are gorgeous. I'm about to start 3rd year too, good luck!

    I'm having a giveaway at Sophie Rose Beauty Blog, make sure to check it out! :) x

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    1. Ahh good luck lovely! I'm terrified haha! x

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  20. Those are all great finds! i love the nail polishes but my favorite is the zara esque bag!!!
    check out some of my looks on BestTrendsForever.com!!
    XOXO
    Ty

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    1. Thanks lovely! The bag is my favourite purchase too! :) x

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  21. Ahh both of those Primark bags are amazing, such bargains! I'm definitely a wear-it-to-death bag kinda girl too so these are perfect. Great post lovely! X

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