Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Mini Collective haul feat. Primark, Tx maxx, Lush and a vintage find.

Hello ♥

Today i wanted to show you a few of my March purchases i have recently picked up. I have been trying so hard to keep my spending to a minimum and even tried to give up spending for lent. As you can see from this post, I failed! 

First up are my two new gorgeous purchases from TX Maxx. I love then both so much. Below is a mustard Bessie Wallet which cost £9.99. At the moment i am using a six year old leather Ripcurl wallet which unfortunately has now seen its last day. This Bessie wallet features three rows of credit card holders and a zipped coin pouch on the side. I also love how it is big enough to pass as a clutch bag. this is definitely one of my favourite finds. 

This handbag was also brought in Tx Maxx. It was a little bit more money than i wanted to spend on a handbag at £29.99 but i couldn't put it back on the shelf so had to buy it. The only other bag i own is a brown cross body satchel so i really needed to buy a larger 'smart' bag. What attracted to me most about this bag was the snake skin pattern and ox blood colour. I have always loved snake skin and i think its coming back into fashion so i will be using this bag a lot. The brand is DSUK which can also be found on Brand alley but these go for £58.

From Lush i picked up two things. A Bubblegum lip scrub for £5.25 and a small piece of soap in Rock star costing £5.64. I have already shown you guys the lip scrub in a previous post and its just the best product have brought this year. The rock star soap was the only one on the lush table i was attracted to. I don't know what is it about me at the moment but I'm just really into Bubblegum scents. This may sound bad but i have left the soap in the packet because i am currently using it as a room fragrancer. Does anyone else do that? When i do get round to using it i will pop a review on here for you guys. 

I also picked up a few things from Primark. I can never go into the city without going into this shop. I did well though as i resisted the urge to fill my basket with all the lovely dresses they have in at the moment. I actually only wanted to pick up some new T-shirts for my new boys but ended up buying three little things for myself. I brought a three pack of cute panda shoe liners (one missing in the pic as it is in the wash), Red flats that were in the sale for £4 and a ox blood maxi skirt also in the sale for £5. 

The other day i finally received my vintage buy from Ebay. I won the bid for £10 + p&p and so so happy with this dress! I think its from the late 70s/ early 80s and is a beautiful light blue skater style dress. The pastel blues and whites are perfect colours for spring. I plan to do a post of me wearing this dress soon, but it probably wont be till the weather warms up a little. 

That's it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post. 

Gem xx

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  1. Some people manage to find such awesome things in TK Maxx! I never have such luck haha XD

    Love Rockstar soap, it was the first Lush thing I tried and converted me immediatly! :D


  2. Wow loved reading this!! youve brought some lovely bits :)

    Love Emily xx


  3. Really cute blog! I love it. :) Follow me back if you'd like!


  4. Hi,

    Can't reach you anyway so decided to post my comment here.

    I was the Christmas Giveaway winner but never received the prize. I left a message on your facebbok wall, you said that you will contact the brands to know what's going on, but since than you never told me anything. You delete the post where you announced me as the winner, block the messagens on your facebook wall...
    Can you tell me something?

    Thanks again

  5. you have a nice blog! mind to check out my blog/ maybe we can follow each other :)


  6. great blog! i love that burgundy maxi skirt so cute!



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  8. I love everything you bought! Especially the handbag! I should check out my local TK maxx :)

    Loving your blog! Following you!



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  11. Great finds!

  12. Great post! Thanks for sharing!:)

    Hugs, Brittany, xx


  13. Awesome haul!! :D Those socks are so cute, and YAY LUSH!! :D
    I just found your blog and am a new follower! :D