Friday, 10 May 2013

Haul post ~ recent purchases!

Yes, I know I had a spending ban, but I didn't stick to it very well...although I did do pretty good by my own standard. Plus some of this was bought after the ban ended, and some of it was bought for me by my lovely mothership. Some thing have been omited since they're presents for people who may or may not read this here blog. Let me know if you've bought anything awesome recently - I love a good haul post!

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Family Crests of Japan ~ £8.99
The Virgin Suicides ~ £3
American Psycho ~ £2
The Ticket That Exploded ~ £2
Elephants On Acid ~ £3
DIY Couture ~ £3
I keep buying more books, this needs to stop! What's worse is there are loads more that I want to read. Ugh! But seriously, I did not realise the untapped source of cheap books that is HMV, I got four books for £10. So good! I was really impressed by their selection as well, The Ticket That Exploded is a sci-fi book that was part of a the 100 Must Read that I mentioned in this post. The book on Japanese crest was from an awesome crafts fair at Penshurst Place and the DIY book is from an independent book store in Brighton.
Also, sorry for the lack of regular posting at the moment, uni got a bit busy but also due to having a new laptop I don't currently have any image editing software which means I have to get the boyfriend to do everything.

La Mort Dove T-shirt ~ £20 (gift)
The other day I found this tattoo parlour/shop I had completely failed to notice in a small town near where I live. These shirts immediately caught my eye; I love the weird, creepy designs (I mean, who doesn't love a dove that's been shot with arrows wearing a crown?) but as always be as tight fisted as I am with my money my mum pretty much forced me to chose my favourites so she could buy them for me. She is ridiculous.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain ~ £6.99 (bought with Boots points)
Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in Orbit ~ £7.99 (bought with £2 off voucher)
I don't know why but I just really wanted Apocalyptic, it's the brightest goddamn pink I've ever seen and it doesn't really suit me but I just couldn't help myself, plus it was on sale on ASOS for a while. This new Rimmel foundation is lightest I have found, if any of you have pale skin you know how hard it is to find affordable, light foundation. This one definitely seems promising, I've worn it a few times and it colour is definitely a huge improvement to the usual offerings, but it is a bit too liquid for my liking and the coverage isn't amazing. I've already reviewed the Nail Candy, which can be found here.

 Ladybird and leaf brooch ~ £9
Normally I wouldn't spend that much on a brooch (because I'm ridiculously cheap) but it is so realistic and hand made and everything I love. I got it from the same craft fair as the Crests of Japan book, and I remember seeing them last year and being tempted and this year I gave in. It literally took me 15 to 20 minutes to decide on which to get, there were loads and each was just ever so slightly different. I also bought a little ladybird pin for £2 which I'm currently wearing on my bandana. I may not wear this brooch, but it was worth buying it just as a piece of art.

Cute stickers ~ around £3 together
A~ha is a shop in Brighton that specialises in cute Japanese-type products, including loads of Studio Ghibli plushies, but they're closing down sadly. On the upside I got these stickers for super cheap, but I will be sad to see the shop go.

Tiger Spice Jars ~ two for £1 Has anyone been to a Tiger? They are these amazing shops kind of like Ikea meets Muji - it's full of loads of super cheap, cool products, mainly home ware but really, there is everything you could ever need there. I am in love and every time I got in I try to resist leaving with half of the store. These jars were insanely cheap and I think I will probably paint them, they may end up being part of a birthday present.

Bath bombs ~ £1 each
Another shop in Brighton having a clear out, but for re-purposing as opposed to closing down was Purple Heart, so I nabbed a bunch of bath bombs, bought a few for my mum that I knew she would like. And the shop is also from the craft fair.

Tattoo pattern fabric ~ £18/m
This material was crazy expensive but also crazy awesome. I intend on making a simple circle skirt with it, hopefully. I saw it at another craft fair (the IHCF in London) and sort of needed it. It'll look pretty weird but I dunno, hopefully I'll be able to pull it off.

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  1. I just bought the match perfection in the same shade the other day too,it's pretty good!

    1. :) yeah, I'm thinking of mixing it with a thicker foundation though, to get the coverage I want.

  2. Hannah "Stalky" McStalkerson10 May 2013 at 23:05

    Oh mah gah that Sacred Stitching top is gorgeous! I may have to buy it. Damn you and your good taste.

    1. I know right, it's pretty awesome.
      P.s. you're creepy
      P.p.s. Guuurrrrllll.

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    1. :) they'll probably get a mention in Book Club once I've read them.

  4. brought so many books in HMV before it closed in town! gotta massive pile to read and an even bigger list of more to buy!

    1. Haha, I know exactly how you feel!


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