Guest Post | Collective Haul

Hello to all you lovely readers! I am guest posting for Shona today. My name is Sarah and I blog over at Sparkles and Stories. My blog is a mish-mash of everything; beauty, fashion, wellbeing and staying positive!

Today I thought I'd share with you a few miscellaneous items, in a haul post. I went to London in the summer and I had a fabulous time. We visited Warner Brothers studios, Spitalfields market and lots of shops. You can read about all of that on my blog, but for now, here's what I bought on my trip!

We visited Harrods and the Topshop opposite it in Knightsbridge. I have been dying to try topshop makeup for ages but unfortunately my local store doesn't stock any. I finally picked up a lipstick in the shade Macaroon. It's a gorgeous corally-pink shade as you can see. I've been really getting into wearing coral lipsticks at the moment. I also picked up (well my Mum did) a nail polish in the shade
Relapse. Lipstick - £8. Nail Polish - £5. 

I also spotted a jewellery stand that held some beautiful pieces by the brand Orelia. I couldn't decide between these two, so I ended up buying them both! They're both really dainty and go with most outfits. They were £12 each. 

When we visited Spitalfields, we had to pay a visit to the MAC store. We don't have a MAC store or even a stand anywhere near us, so my Sister and I had been dying to finally see it in all of it's glory. I wanted to try out one of their foundations and was matched to Studio Fix Fluid in their palest shade, NW10 which retails at £21.50. I also had to buy the pump along with it, which was £4. I have extremely pale skin so it's beyond rare to find a foundation that doesn't make me look tango orange. This one is doing well so far, I'm in the process of writing a review over on my blog, so follow me if you're interested in seeing that. We also had a gander around H&M. When I saw this diddy pencil case near the tills, I just couldn't resist. It was £3.99. It fits just the necessary items in without having to carry around any extra weight. Not that I needed another one but I just can't help myself, I'm a bit of a stationery nerd. 

Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed a pry into my new purchases. I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and have a nosy. Hope you all have an amazing week. A massive thank you to Shona, it's a privilege to have written a post for you. I'd love it if you could all send her get well wishes too, as she's recovering from her operation.

Lots of love,
Sarah xxx
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  1. the topshop lipstick is absolutely gorgeous! might have to go make a cheeky purchase next time im in town!!!

    1. I've never tried topshop's lipstick, I think I might have to! :)

  2. I love the MAC Studio fix, it's my ultimate go-to foundation, it's great!
    I must try out Topshop makeup, I still haven't bought any.
    Great haul, hope you are well Shona!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    1. I've never really looked into MAC foundations as I think even the lightest shade wouldn't match me!

      I am feeling a lot better than expected, thanks Lyndsay! :) x

  3. The H&M pencil case is super cute!