Hauls are always a little tricky to blog about because I feel like one runs the risk of looking like they're trying to sell off the items pictured. (Maybe a Youtube video would serve me better... *wink*) But here's a "collective haul" -- some things that I have newly acquired!
Necklace from H&M (similar here) | Strappy Bandeau Swim Top from Garage | Sunglasses by Guess by Marciano from Winners
Even though statement necklaces are everywhere, I've found it really difficult to find one that looks "right" or that I really liked. But upon seeing this one, I knew I "had to have it", as they say LOL. It's a little more my style with the edgy spikes and layered chains, although I do hesitate to call myself 'edgy' haha. I admit it's the same sort of vibe which drew me to the swim top -- I'm so happy about this purchase because look at the back! I think the straps are so interesting and maybe even a little sexy -- definitely the selling point. ;) It has removable halter strings too. As for the sunnies, I would say this is the only pair of "legit" sunglasses I own -- all the others I have are either "free swag" from volunteering, or from clearance sales haha.
Silk Crop Top from H&M (similar here) | Houndstooth Pants from Suzy Shier Outlet
So much for my pact with myself not to buy any more grey -- my closet is literally saturated with the colour, er, shade. But this crop top, which I got on sale, was too hard to resist. And I really don't have anything like these houndstooth jeans. Recently though, I've been contemplating my wardrobe and have decided to invest some more in basics, rather than trend items. It also doesn't help that my wishlist is miles long (I exaggerate). Some things on that list: high-waisted jeans, a structured leather purse, and a denim jacket! ;)
Here comes the beauty items! In the past year (goodness has it only been that long) somehow I've found myself a new
Most of my beauty and skincare comes from The Body Shop, as you can see. The only exception is the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution (link here), which is one of those much-hyped items in the beauty world for being an amazing makeup remover. Next is the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (link here) from (where else?) The Body Shop! Again, a reportedly amazing product for cleansing and removing makeup, and also The Body Shop's take on the cleansing oil trend. Lastly, there is also the Passionfruit Body Butter (link here), which is limited edition from The Body Shop and smells amazing.
On to the makeup! The Body Shop has been having some pretty intense sales as of late -- definitely worth checking out. I'm a huge fan because I think they have great quality and aren't too outrageously expensive. I got this Extra Virgin Minerals Powder Foundation (link here) and the Love Gloss for Lips in Tropical Pink (sold out) for $5 each. Plus, the Lip Roll-On in Rose (link here) was only $2! All of them are products I don't use much -- never used a powder foundation before, and rarely wear lip gloss -- but I'm really enjoying them at the moment. As for the Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (link here), I had been wanting it for ages, especially after seeing beauty blogger Essiebutton rave about it (I'm such a fan) and managed to catch it half price at $10! (:
I'm going to do reviews of these products (and others) in a later blog post, so look out for that! :)
So that is all for this summer haul~ I wouldn't be surprised if there happened to be another one before the summer is over! I don't know why but summer puts me in such a shopping mood. Please tell me I'm not the only one...
Anyway, have you tried any of these items from The Body Shop? Or what sort of things have you bought recently? (: