Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Spending the Pennies.

Can someone please hide my debit card from me? Online shopping is just way too easy, a couple of clicks and there's something pretty heading your way. I also really love getting post, everyone loves getting post, right? Anyhoo, I was casually browsing Asos & Cheap Smells as you do & before I knew it I had accidentally bought a couple of things. ...oops?
I've never used any high end hair products, I've never thought my hair needed anything special but curiosity finally got the better of me. Is Bed Head considered high end in hair care? I have no idea but I've heard a lot about the Superstar range & when I saw the 750ml duo on CheapSmells.com for only £14 I thought I might as well give them a go. So far I love the packaging, hello obnoxiously bright pink bottles, and they smell gorgeous, the product not the bottles! Fingers crossed they do something for my yucky hair, it certainly needs some help!

Yep, Asos got me again. It's the free delivery option that sucks me in, it really is! I couldn't resist these super cute necklaces, I've got a bit of a thing for peace symbols at the moment, and I caved and bought another Illamasqua blush that I totally didn't need. Not needing something has never stopped me before so in the basket it went.

I've had my eye on this statement necklace for yonks, I was just waiting for it to go into the sale because I'm cheap. When I spied it had, I was quick to snap it up & I love it. It's not going to be to everyone's taste, my mum hates it for example, but I love it and that's all that matters!

My second necklace choice is far more dainty & pretty and I know I'm going to be wearing it a lot. The little peace charm is so tiny & the pearl effect chain just makes it a little more special than it would be on a plain gold chain.

An asos loot wouldn't be the same without something from Illamasqua finding its way into my basket now would it? I am so weak when it comes to blush. Tweak has been on my wishlist for such a long time but I'd been hesitant to get it because it's a slightly red based hot pink and at the time I had a lot of redness in my cheeks from acne. Distilled witch hazel has worked its magic in recent weeks and the redness has calmed down dramatically so I thought I'd go ahead and purchase. I'm so happy I did because it's a gorgeous colour and like all Illamasqua blushes, so incredibly pigmented. At £16 these aren't cheap but they will last such a long time, they're a good investment in my opinion!

Are you someone who can't resist the temptation of online shopping? Please tell me I'm not alone!
xoxo

33 comments:

  1. I'm soo bad when it comes to online shopping! Because I'm not physically parting with any cash it doesn't seem real - till the goods arrive and the bank statement comes!! xx

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  2. the blush looks gorgeous, such a pretty colour! I love Bedhead products, the smell is to die for! xxx

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  3. OOO! Look at your lovely goodies! xo

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  4. Ohh I love bed head products - £14 is so good for those two bottles! Can't wait to see tweak on :D xx

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  5. Ralphie is sooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    x

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  6. Oooh tweak looks just lovely :). I love cheapsmells too! Grr I may have to make a little order :P xo

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  7. Ooooo i want to see the blush on you as i've only got the cream blushes not powder- swatch please :D xx

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  8. I love everything you bought! Especially the statement necklace with the Peacock feather on - gorgeous! Oh and that Illamasqua blush looks lovely too, when i get a job/extra pennies thats the first thing i'm gonna buy. :)
    Felicityxo

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  9. ASOS is too much of a temptation for me, I have to not look on there or I end up spending loads! Looks like you found some lovely things, I didn't know they sold Illamasqua..... uh oh!

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  10. You are not alone, online shopping is so good and bad at the same time!:D

    Lovely buys, that blush is beautiful!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  11. I love your pearly peace necklace! and yeh, get swatching :) x

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  12. @Hanna Elouise - Haha that feeling sounds familiar!
    @Fern - They smell amazing!
    @Victoria India - Hehee yayy for pretty things!
    @Nic - I thought it was a bit of a bargain, always a good excuse to buy. Shall do a face of the day soon! :D
    @Karleigh - Hehe don't let his cute face fool you, he's naughty!
    @Emma - Hehe do it! I'm an enabler. :D
    @Jen - I shall do a face of the day very soon :D
    @Felicity - Good plan, well worth the pennies! :)
    @Rebecca - Haha ohh dear have I tempted you further? :p

    xoxo

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  13. @Marie - Haha I agree there!
    @laurenrhiannon - Hehe I will do!

    xoxo

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  14. i am in love with the little peace charms.
    totally jealous of your retail therapy ;)

    vivatramp.blogspot.com

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  15. loving what you got!the illamasqua blush looks amazing, and your neckllaces are too cute!i must look at these!you've released a monster in me jennie;)
    xxxxxxx

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  16. Online shopping is great..except you have to wait ages for it to be delivered!

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  17. Gorgeous buys mrs, I love the peace necklace, I have one similar to it from ASOS.
    xx

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  18. I love that necklace, although I love peacock feathers full stop.

    I'd say essential buys. Let me know how the shampoo works out, I'm always interested in hair stuff.

    xx

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  19. @bee - peace charms are cuteee!
    @irene - hehee go for it! money is always well spent on pretty things <3
    @cherry - haha yes, that's very true!
    @steph - Aww do you have the little gold/silver one? It's super cute!
    @kelly - They're gorgeous! I will do, first impressions are very good!

    xoxo

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  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous buys, so yes I'll help you hide the card (if you do the same for me), but at least you have excellent taste in buying pretties! Will be interested to hear how you get on with the Bedhead stuff, as it looks promising. Definitely need to look into this Cheap Smells place!

    xoxo

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  21. Agreed - online shopping is WAY too easy! Haha, who can't resist?! You're not alone haha.
    Lovely goodies! Some people may hate that necklace, but i love it! Quite want it for myself tbh teehee :) I wish Illamasqua was more widely available here in the US :/ Everything looks so amazing! xo

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  22. I am so sucked in if anything says free delivery! I love the necklaces you got :)

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  23. I love the peace sign necklace you got! So cute! Can't wait to see Tweak on you...looks gorgeous :)

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  24. Bedhead shampoo is gooooood :) you wont regret it! I have never tried illamasqua... but I am literally so tempted by that blush! I have never heard of cheap smells, going to check it out right now :) xx

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  25. I really need to try them tigi products! as i lurve them please let us know how you get on.xx

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  26. I am more tha happy to take you debit card off you, but I can't promise that it will be safe! :) I'm just as bad as you...online shopping is a very dangerous thing! Great little haul you've got there though and the pictures look fabulous...you've made everything look sooooo much more tempting! :)
    x

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  27. Woah, who did the drawing in the background??? You?? It's amazing! Great haul as well, I've never used Tigi products but have always been drawn to their packaging and creative names! <3

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  28. I love the peace symbols, such lovely jewellery. I wonder if you could get a peace charm for you charm bracelet? :)x

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  29. @dreams that glitter - haha deal!
    @laura - hehee!
    @katie - hehe samee!
    @willworkformakeup - thank you :)
    @ayden - ooh you should give illamasqua a go for sure!
    @lauren - i will do! :D
    @ms. wedgie - haha! thank youu!
    @anna - Ahh I wish, it's a vintage-esque hat box. The packaging is gorgeous! :)
    @alice - Ooh that's an amazing idea, I'll keep my eyes open for a peace charm!
    @daisychain - thank youu :)

    xoxo

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  30. I love Illamasqua products, and the blush you chose looks gorgeous! Just found your blog tonight, love it and I'm going to go through all your old posts now!

    Zoe
    romeoandthelonelygirl.blogspot.com
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  31. I gave you an award!

    http://mallorysbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/award.html

    xxx -Mallory

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  32. I gave you an award!

    http://mallorysbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/award.html

    xxx -Mallory

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