As the summer holidays have begun, I've had a bit more money to spend from working overtime than usual. Over the past month, I've managed to accumulate a few new things worthy enough for a haul I thought I'd share today.
H&M is my favourite high street shop recently. It's ideal for basics and all their clothing items are of great quality - I've managed to wear my staple H&M pieces for years without signs of wear and tear!
I was looking for simple t-shirt dresses to wear with long shirts and cardigans in the summer months. I found a grey, black and striped t-shirt dress for £6.99 each. The sleeves are rolled on all of the dresses. I say dresses, but they're actually described as 'long t-shirts' on the website, so I find it a bit risky wearing them out without tights (I'm only 5"5!). Regardless, I've been living in these t-shirts recently, mostly paired with an army print or denim jacket as it's quite chilly in Scotland to wear it on its own.
I also purchased a new rucksack. Previously, I was using a black and white daisy rucksack from New Look but it was starting to look a bit frayed and worn. I bought this white rucksack from H&M for £29.99.
The bag closes with a drawstring and a popper button so my belongings are relatively secure. I love the cut out detailing on the flap and the bottom of the bag. Although it's a bit smaller than my old rucksack, I'm excited to wear this with some summer outfits.
I was then searching for some black and white underwear. I usually purchase my underwear from Marks and Spencer, but I was curious to see what the other high street stores were offering.
I'm not a huge Primark lover nowadays, but I had a quick browse in their underwear section as I had heard some friends rave about their collection. As I have quite a petite body, I find balcony bras suit me best and unfortunately I didn't find Primark had a huge range of this type of bra. However, I did manage to select a white and black bra paired with matching underwear. Each set was only £5 and I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and fit so far.
I also purchased a 3 pack of black scrunchies in Primark for £1.
Finally, I popped into Boots to pick up a few things I needed. I was on the lookout for my usual pencil eyeliner (Rimmel London Exaggerate Eyeliner) and a new concealer. After finding my L'Oreal True Match Concealer was too yellow for my skin tone, I was after an oil-free liquid concealer in a lighter shade. I picked up the Maybelline FitMe Concealer in the shade 15 Fair. The colour is perfect and I'm really impressed with the consistency.
I went into Boots the day after watching Zoella's May Favourites video and was intrigued by the Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter she showed, so I gave it a try and it really is great for shaving my legs. My legs feel super moisturised afterwards and now I can't shave my legs without it!
Boots have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment on haircare, so I couldn't resist picking up some Batiste dry shampoos. My go-to scent is 'Oriental'. I work my way through the cans so quickly that whenever they're on offer I always bulk-buy.
What's on your shopping wish list right now?