Recent Purchases Spring 2019

I’ve been shopping recently (let’s be honest, when am I not?) and wanted to share what I picked up. I’m really loving all of them and would definitely recommend having a look for yourself!

First up is TopShop. They’ve just boosted their student discount to 20% off and you know I had to take advantage. I picked up a khaki green pair of trousers which I’ve literally worn everyday since I bought them. They’re super comfy and have a paperbag waist to really draw you in and balance out the looser fitting legs. I also found this pink top, I thought it looked kind of boho with the buckles on the straps and have found it goes really well with those khaki trousers. The trousers were £39 and the top was £12, but with that 20% they both came in at under £41.

I popped into New Look a few days ago and saw a cute little black dotted mesh top. I wore it on a night out a couple of weeks ago with my lounge mesh bra underneath and loved how it looked. I think it would look great with a little skirt on a night out or dressed down with jeans or some casual trousers.

I picked up one of my favourite things I’ve ever got in Primark the other week (big statement I know). I found this black and white horizontal striped bodycon dress and I’ve completely fallen in love. I’ve worn this whenever its warm enough to get away with a dress (and even when it’s not) and it still looks new. On top of that it was only £6, I’m definitely keeping my eye out for anything similar.

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently picked Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, you can read my review here. I’m still loving it and it has become my go too mascara both for everyday use and when I want something a bit more dramatic.

Finally, in a recent trip to Superdrug I got myself a bottle of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish foundation. I’ve seen this foundation around for years and have alway been curious about it so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m liking it a lot, it has a medium coverage with quite a natural ‘skin-like’ finish, I’m definitely going to keep testing it out.

I hope you enjoyed my little list of what I’ve bought recently and maybe given you a bit of inspiration next time you’re out shopping! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first.

Hollie x

Review: Essence Lash Princess Mascara

£3.30 for a fab mascara? Yes please!

This is not a particularly new mascara but I saw it the other day in Wilko and decided to pick it up. I’d already heard great things about it and when I saw the price I couldn’t say no! Keep on reading to see my thoughts.


I’ve not tried much from essence in the past apart from one of their blushes (which I’m a big fan of btw!) but I had heard good things about the brand in general. In short, I’d heard they offer good quality makeup at a very low price and I think this mascara proves that to be true!

I’ve tried this a few times over the past few days and I’m really impressed with how it manages to give me great volume, length and separation. The formula is quite wet but this will dry out within a few weeks which should make it slightly easier to work with, until it gets too dry and it’s time to chuck it away (and most likely run out and buy another one). The look it gives reminds me somewhat of the L’oreal Unlimited Mascara, however that one comes in at £11 whereas Essence’s Lash Princess Mascara costs only £3.30, less than a third of the price! Ngl, I’m not sure what you’re still doing here and why you haven’t run out and bought yourself one!

Just a quick one today but I hope you enjoyed this mini review, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram so you know when I post first.

Hollie x