Sunday, 21 June 2015

Summer Topshop & Primark Haul

Hi Guys,

I promised myself I was going to save, well its not gone entirely to plan... Mainly for three reasons, Ive grown and a lot of my Summer dresses may as well now just be tops. Topshop must of known I was saving and decided they would do their Summer Sale, thanks Topshop! Then finally I have a serious shopping addiction... send help! I really cant say no to a Summer Topshop & Primark haul!
Just like a lot of hauls, I promise I was only really popping in for 1 or 2 things, but when does anyone actually manage to go shopping and just buy what they planned on buying? Certainly not me...
I cannot put into words how excited I was to find this skirt overall, let alone in the sale. This Peach Pleated Sport Midi Skirt has been on my wish list since it came out last Summer, however it sold out pretty quickly and Topshop never seemed to restock it. So to of gotten it now, i feel like my midi skirt problems are complete!

Of course I had to buy something in Black, as I just seem to live in it. I have been wearing my Scallop Vest from my last Topshop Haul all the time, as the material is so thin and lightweight, its been lovely now that its getting warmer to keep me cool. So I picked up its sister the Scallop Frill Tee, I can see myself getting so much wear out of this over the next few months.
I have sort of cheated when it comes to my idea for these two items. If you've seen my Topshop Wish List, then you'll know I fell in love with a set of 90's style Pyjamas. They seem to of flew off the shelves and I never actually managed to pick them up. But I noticed the Ponte High Waisted Shorts in their sale and they look a lot like the bottoms from the set, they are slightly thicker material, but I think these would be so comfy to have for lazy days. 

To go with them, also similar to the 90's style set, I picked up the Ribbed Cropped Cami, I've realised this isn't actually the one I meant to pick up. But it goes and intact I can see myself buying a couple more of these as it also looks great with the skirt. 
 I've come to accept the fact that I cant go shopping and not pick up something beauty related. But I couldn't really pass up on the Topshop Cheek Jellies, when they're only £3 just now in the sale. I got the shades Sibling; Plum, Museum; Burgundy and Reign; Raspberry. As Ive been loving the gel formula of the Illamasqua Gel Sculpt, I wanted to give these a go, I thought they'd be lovely for Autumn/Winter too. 

I confess that the main reason I got the Nail Paints in Parma Violet and Boy Next Door are because they're in rose gold packaging. But they are both beautiful pastel shades for Summer and Parma Violet seems to be causing quite the stir in the beauty community recently too.  I also grabbed Chiffon at the till, its so unusual a shade, I have a lot of polish but nothing really reminds me of this. Its a pale pink with a slight lilac pearl shine running through it. 

Ive never tried Topshop Powder Blusher's so I got Let Her Go, a bright coral, with more of a red undertone. Which I cant wait to test and also the Cream Blusher in Pulse, which is a metallic almost cranberry shade, but really blended out it comes across more rose gold. 

I don't think I can really do a haul without including Illamasqua, although these are from TK MAXX, I really wanted to include them to let you know they're in there! For only £3.99 a polish which is fantastic. I picked up two of the shattered stars polishes, Fire Rose; dark pink with silver glitter and Mazarin; a lilac with silver glitter, which the UK never got, as its actually an American exclusive, so definitely see if you can find it!
I only got a couple of things in Primark, all impulse buys! Firstly I picked up the High Waisted Watercolour Bikini Set, I've been eyeing this up for ages, ever since I saw it on their website. (Plus it looks rather similar to the Triangl Bikinis) It then took a good few months for it to come to my local store. I really don't "need" this right now as Im not going on a beach holiday and I live in Scotland so I won't be sunbathing this Summer either. But with a lot of Primark stuff, if you see it, buy it, as you may never find it again! 

My last two buys are both Minions, as I love these little guys and I couldnt leave them behind. They were also by the till purchases, which always catch you out. I got the Shoe Liners, which I think are just great for around the house as they'll probably show through any ballet shoes. Then I finally got Pez Sweets, which I used to love when I was younger and I've not had them for years and he was just adorable...

Im now going back to my spending ban... Which I'll be lucky if it lasts the next three weeks!

Eloise x


  1. Topshop have some amazing pieces for summer! I particularly love the nail varnishes you picked - their nail polish is such good quality! : ) Ohhh and I LOVE that bikini xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. I LOVE that Primark bikini! I haven't shopped there in ages and I can guarantee that this will be sold out before I make it home again!! Grrr.. Looks like you picked up some gorgeous bits! x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  3. That skirt is soooo nice! Trying to resist hot footing it down to topshop right now to see if they have it haha...

    Amy x

  4. I have to say I've been so tempted by some of Topshop beauty's recent makeup stuff simply because of the rose gold packaging!

  5. I really want to try Topshop makeup I love the look of everything you bought there! That Bikini is amazing too!! <3 xx

  6. I would've never guessed that was a primark bikini! So beautiful
    -- // x

  7. Lovely haul, you got some great pieces! That bikini is gorgeous, so summery! I LOVE minions, if i see something minion related i have to buy it. Really want those PEZ sweets, used to love them!

    Courtney |

  8. That bikini is amazing! I've been looking for something similar for so long!

  9. What are those Topshop jellies like? I was looking to get them from Feel Unique but I never did in the end. I also love the skirt - such a gorgeous colour!

  10. I absolutely love your bikini! I've never heard of the cheek jellies before but they look so cool, going to have to give them a try! x

  11. I love the peachy accordion skirt! I hope to find one next summer

  12. I love the peachy accordion skirt! I hope to find one next summer


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