As this week has been half term, I took a trip with one of my friends to Manchester on Friday because I've been told the shopping there is fabulous, and I was not misinformed - it was amazing! Coming back to where I live and visiting our town was so boring after visiting the plethora of shops that Manchester has to offer. Anyway, on with the haul:
As you may or may not know, I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to painting my nails; I will never stop buying nail polishes, even if I'm 90 and have a room dedicated to my collection. Over the past 2 weeks, I have acquired these three beauties to add to my collection.
Modelsown: Freak Out!
I've been trawling through the Modelsown website recently and lusting after the sparkly polishes they have to offer. My mum actually bought me this one, so I'm not 100% how much it actually cost, but Modelsown nail polishes are usually around the £5 mark I find. I've worn this over a black nail polish and it looks gorgeous, really perfect for a night out or a party if you want to add some sparkle to your outfit!I have a weakness for glitter when it comes to my nails.. It's just a shame how difficult this is to clean off!
Barry M (Gelly Hi-Shine): Watermelon
When I saw this on the shelf in Boots it caught my eye, so I couldn't help but buy it. I love it when my nails are shiny, and I always apply top coat in excess to keep my nails looking super shiny! There's a range of colours in this collection, but I opted for the teal coloured 'Watermelon'. It cost me £3.99, which is really good for the job it does; as when I applied it, I didn't even need a top coat, it's SO shiny, I absolutely love it. In fact, I think I'll have to take another trip to Boots and pick up some of the brighter colours. I really recommend this nail polish, it's a must have!
American Apparel (Neon): Neon Green
Now, this polish I was probably too excited to be purchasing. When I was in Manchester, I suddenly saw an American Apparel store which I had no idea was there, and immediately went inside. I'd seen the neon colour collection on the website and also in some beauty blogs/youtube videos so I was pulled towards the nail polish selection as soon as I walked through the door. It was £7, which yes, is quite pricey however the colour on my nails is just fabulous and I'm so glad I bought it! (If only I'd had the courage to buy myself some of the American Apparel disco pants whilst I was in there, I'd be all set!)
The first item of clothing I've picked up recently is this absolutely gorgeous dress from New Look, it cost me £27.99 which I think is fantastic for such a beautiful dress. It's in this gorgeous teal colour, and the belt on the waist makes it really flattering by just giving that bit of definition to the waist and slimming you down, plus it just adds that bit extra sparkle to the dress. I love how the neckline is higher up, and the top of the dress is quite plain because I could accessorise it with a really pretty necklace. But what really sold this for me is the style of the skirt, there's a stretchy dress underneath the chiffon-type material, which forms the skirt. It falls down to thigh length at the front and then drapes right down to my ankles at the back. Paired with some killer sparkly, gold heels it would be perfect for a Christmas or New Years Eve party. It looks so flattering on, and is perfect for the holiday season! I can't wait to wear it out somewhere, roll on December.
The second and last item of clothing I've bought isn't particularly as interesting as my party dress, however I do still love it to bits, in a more casual way. When I went to Manchester, I had to take a trip to Hollister as, again, we don't have one in the town I live in. On entry of the shop, I felt like I was entering a night club; the dimmed lights, loud music and black floor/walls paired with the overwhelming (in a good way) scent of the Hollister perfume, created a different shopping experience for me. We spent ages just walking around looking at the clothes and I finally decided on a simple t-shirt which cost me £16 - not bad for a brand like Hollister I thought. It's baggy, which I like, and the material is so soft and lightweight, it feels lovely when you wear it. I'm not generally interested in the pricey brands like Abercrombie and Fitch, Jack Wills etc... But I'll admit, I do love this t-shirt!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my latest purchases. I won't make a habit of telling you what I bought every time I go shopping, but sometimes I think it's nice to read about -- or at least I enjoy reading blog posts about what other people have bought - if anything, it gives me ideas of things I want to buy and if they're going to be any good or not! Thanks for reading as always x