Beauty, book and accessory haul…


It’s not very often that I write haul posts (quick search tells me its never) and I have to admit that I’m not entirely convinced that haul posts work for me. I’ve tried in the past and I just don’t enjoy writing them, no idea why. But I’m a believer in trying new things, so I’ve determined to try once again, especially as I have recently made quite a few new purchases.

#girlboss by Sophia Amoruso // (£7.49, Amazon) I’ve had my eye one this book for a few months but having received a large number of books for Christmas I vowed to see them off before making any purchases, I have a book problem. Yet clearly that mission failed and purchase this book I most certainly did! I’ve almost finished it and have really, really enjoyed it. It definitely lived up to the expectations that I had. It’s incredibly inspiring, motivating and for those of you that are having a bit of a “what am I doing with my life moment” this is defiantly going to give you the kick up the bottom you need. I think Sophia Amoruso is my new girl crush!

Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr // (£6.49, Amazon) Tanya Burr is my favourite beauty vlogger she just has that girl next door kind of feel to her and I can’t help but wish she and been around when I was younger (ok so technically she was but you know what I mean). Having read Zoella’s book last year, I decided that I had to give this one a chance and am really looking forward to get in to it. While Zoella chose to write a story, Tanya has gone for the advice kinda book, offering tips and anecdotes from her own personal life. I’ve not started reading this yet but I have had a flick through and I am in love with it’s pretty, glossy presentation. I’ll let you know my thoughts once I’ve read it.

Sophie’s Choice by William Stryton // (£3.36, Amazon) I’ve always been interested in the Holocaust and as last week was Holocaust Memorial Day, I decided that it was time for me to reignite my interest. It’s been seventy years since the atrocities of Auschwitz were first witnessed by the outside world and it’s fast becoming actual history as opposed to living history.  I am personally determined to do all I can to stop it from ever happening again. I was recommended this book by a close friend and I therefore decided to give it a go. The lessons of that period seem more important now than ever before.

Revlon ColorStay Foundation // (£12.49, Boots) I’m not a massive Revlon fan, I love their kissable balm stains but little else form their brand has taken my fancy and I was initially reluctant to fall for the hype surrounding this foundation. I have a tendency to hate the foundations that other bloggers love and therefore tried to ride the storm out and to avoid purchasing this foundation. However, as you can definitely see, I gave up and succumbed to the temptation of the beauty devil. It was a recent trip to my local designer outlet that finally forced my hand but I’m kind of already regretting it. Sigh, when will I learn. Admittedly I’ve only worn this foundation once and before I offer a full judgement I intend to give it a few more chances, however at the moment I’m not sold and am beginning to wonder if this is another disappointment. I’ll come back to you with my verdict.

Calvin Klein sheer cream eyeshadow in retro bronze // (£2.14, Amazon) I’ve never tried anything from Calvin Klein before but when I saw this pretty shadow in my local designer outlet I decided that it was definitely worth a go. Despite loving cream shadows I don’t really own that many and I quickly added this beauty to my basket, I needed it in my collection. It’s a pretty bronzed, burgundy type shade that is perfect for a barely there look but can also be built to add definition and colour. I can imagine this will feature in future posts.

Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in light // (£5.99, Boots) This is an old favourite of mine and I recently decided to reinvest. It’s been ages since I used this concealer but I’m definitely going to be incoporating it in to my new routine.

Rimmel ColorStay Moisture stain in India Intrigue // (£7.99, Boots) I honestly don’t know why I bought this incredibly pink lip stain, it’s really not my kind of thing but I think it was more curiosity than anything. I’ll give it a shot and once again, I will report back.

Have you tried any of these?


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  • Reply Melissa February 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I absolutely loved #girlboss. It’s the kind of book that I will read more than once. So inspiring!

    • Reply Kay Page February 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      I am almost finished and I have to agree! It’s really well written too xx

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