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Primark Try On Haul 2017! (No. 1)

Hey guys!

After I found out that I had gotten onto my degree , I decided to treat myself by going shopping in Primark. I didn’t feel confident in the clothes that I owned at the time. Clothing is extremely important! It covers up the majority of your body, and feeling unconfident in your clothing feels pretty crappy. It was about time that I bought some clothes that really make me feel good when I wear them. I prefer shopping in person (as opposed to online shopping) when it comes to clothes – I get to try on the clothes in store, and take them home that same day! I also chose Primark because, well, I need a lot of new clothes, and figured that it’d be best to try Primark first to pick up what I like there before trying other, more expensive stores.

My first trip to Primark was extremely successful! I arrived at the Oxford Street Store (the most popular Primark local to me) on a Wednesday morning (when it tends to be the least busy.) I only went to the checkout once I realised that my basket was in fact, overflowing with clothing items.

Let’s get onto the haul!

Note: I obviously didn’t bother taking photos of separate items that come in a multi-pack when they are identical to each-other (e.g the tights and the socks in this post.)


 

First off, I bought this absolutely gorgeous “wine” coloured dress! It’s a suedette bodycon, and I absolutely adore it- the colour really drew me in! It’s actually amazing quality too. This dress was £13, and I bought it in a size 10 – I’m around 5 ft 4 and 9st 2lbs for reference. I wore this on my anniversary to see Aladdin in the theatre. It makes me feel very elegant 🙂

Next I picked up this gorgeous dress! It is another bodycon dress in the colour black (they had a nude pink colour option too.) It has a peephole back with a little button, a high neck and a lace-up panel in the front. I really love this one! It cost me £13, and I also got this one in a size 10. It is a really good quality dress made out of nice, thick and comfortable material!

I spotted this gorgeous dress, and just had to get it! It has a really colourful leaf design on it, with a grey background. It also has cold-shoulder sleeves, which I love! It’s in a T-shirt dress style, which makes it really comfortable to wear. This beauty only cost me £3 – reduced from £6. 100% worth the money – it’s going to be absolutely perfect for my trip to Mallorca! I also grabbed this in a size 10.

I bought this pinafore dress in the colour “wine”. It is made out of this thick, corduroy material, and has two nice deep pockets in the front. It is super comfortable and is absolutely adorable! I’ve been wearing it all day today 🙂 It was £12, and I bought it in a size 10. They also had exactly the same pinafore dress in black and pink, and also had a blue denim and black denim version of the dress.

The black T-shirt in the photo was also part of my haul – it was £2.50 and I picked it up in a size 12 🙂 Also of very nice quality – it isn’t see through at all!

Next we have this gorgeous pair of dungarees! How absolutely amazing are they – especially for Primark?! I admit, I hadn’t been to Primark for a while prior to this haul, so my expectations were pretty low. They’ve really upped their game! They are black and have two simple suspender straps at the back, and the legs of the dungarees are in the skinny style. They have a nice big pocket in the front, as well as pockets in the front and back of the jeans. The jeans part of the dungarees also have belt loops – handy! They undo from the straps as dungarees usually do, but also have some buttons on the sides of the jeans to help get the job done. These were £17, and I picked them up in a size 12.

The T-shirt was also part of the Primark haul. It is a warm red colour, and cost £3. I bought this in a size 10. This top is made really well – it has a high neck, and is made of the most cozy material I have ever felt a T-shirt be made from! It is also completely opaque.

The socks were also part of the haul! They are just a pair of plain black trainer socks, that came in a 7 pack for £1.80 – absolute bargain! I got them in a size 4-8.

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Next up is this adorable Pusheen T-shirt! It’s my perfect T-shirt “My Perfect Weekend – Eat, Blog, Party and Sleep.” Okay, so I’m not big on partying, but I do enjoy having a few drinks over the weekend with my partner if that counts! It cost me £6 (fairly pricey for Primark I must say,) and I picked it up in a size 10/12.

I also picked up the black leggings – they are viscose, full length and were, insanely, only £2.80! I got them in a size 10. These leggings are amazing – they’re completely opaque and are insanely comfortable. I could actually live in these.

Next are these two shirts. The first is a checked boyfriend shirt, and is really oversized and comfy. It is red and dark blue, does up by poppers and has 2 pockets in the front. I picked this up in a size 8, and it cost me £9.

The second shirt is an adorable blush-pink and grey tartan shirt. It also has 2 pockets in thr front, and has these little bits of material so that you can easily roll up the sleeves. It buttons up at the front, and the buttons go down the shirt only partially. The back is longer than the front, and the entire shirt is made out of this really silky, slinky material. It comes with a little spare button 🙂 I bought this in a size 10 and it cost me £10.

Next we have these 3 tops. The first is a bright, warm red v-neck T-shirt. I picked it up in a size 10 and it cost me only £2.50! It’s made pretty well, and isn’t see-through at all.

The second is a cute, peach coloured cami top. This one is made out of pretty thin material, but I still really like it. It only cost £1.80, and I picked it up in a size 10.

The third is actually a very big, oversized T-shirt. I just knotted it up at the front because I thought that looked really nice! It is pink, slightly ombre and made out of a super comfy, distressed material. The material for this one is slightly see-through, but not particularly noticeably, and is still made really well. This one was £2, reduced from £5! I picked it up in a size 10.

Next are these two green coloured T-shirts. The first is a khaki green stretchy T-shirt. I absolutely LOVE this colour – it makes me feel badass. It’s completely opaque, is really comfy and is made pretty well. It cost £2.50 and I picked it up in a size 10.

The second is a teal-green T-shirt. It has a high neck, and is made out of the same super comfy material as the high-neck red T-shirt I bought! This one is pretty see-through though (I apologize that you can see my bra through it…,) which I’m not a huge fan of but is something that could easily be remedied by wearing a nude coloured T-shirt bra underneath it. This one was £3 and I bought it in a size 10.

Next we have this GORGEOUS knitted, warm-red jumper! It has these beautiful cut-out, cuffed sleeves, and is longer in the back. It is pretty thick and comfy, and is really well made. I believe I purchased this in a size 10, and it cost £10.

Next, I picked up 2 pairs of black fishnet tights for £3. I bought them in a size small/medium 🙂

I also bought some black canvas ballerina plimsolls! These have a nice rubber sole, and have a cute little bow on the side of each shoe. These are insanely comfortable and are really well made – I can’t believe these only cost me £3! I bought mine in a size 5.

Last but not least out of the clothing items are the little socks I’m wearing with the plimsolls. They came from a 5 pack of black “footsies” – little socks to wear with ballerina pumps. I absolutely hate getting perspiration from my feet onto my shoes, so these were an absolute must. They’re made just fine, are of pretty thin material, and are fairly comfy to wear – they certainly make wearing shoes much more comfy! I have heard other people having problems with them falling down their ankle, but this doesn’t happen to me at all with these. The 5 pack of black “footsies” cost me £2.50.

Lastly are these little bits and bobs. First we have some 100% cotton, round cosmetic pads. I thought I’d use these with toners and to help cleanse my face 🙂 There are 120 pads in this pack, and it only cost 50p!

Secondly is this 60 pack of hairbands. They are apparently in the colour “yellow” – I just bought the ones that matched my hair colour the closest! They cost £1.

Thirdly is this pack of 5 toothbrush covers/caps. I thought these would be handy for travel, to help prevent external bacteria from getting into our toothbrushes. They cost 80p 🙂 I gave my partner one from the pack to use so that he could bring his toothbrush to work (can’t for the life of me remember why he wanted to do this,) hence why one is missing from the pack.

Finally, we have this nail polish! It’s in the colour “Make Me Blush” – a cute pink colour. It’s a rather large 10.5ml pot! I think this colour nail polish is my favourite to wear – it’s simple, goes with everything and just makes your nails look cute and fresh. This only cost me 90p!


Phew, that’s all for this haul! I apologize for writing so much – I know most people enjoy just reading simple haul blog posts, but I just have so much to say about each item. I really don’t buy myself anything often, so everything I bought really excites me!

I actually have visited Primark 3 times since this haul, and thus have 3 more hauls to come… I swear, Primark is full of so many great items these days! I’m pretty much replacing my old wardrobe of clothes though, so I don’t consider it a massive problem. Honestly, I’m going to keep going until I stop finding items that I really like because I’d really like to stock up, so that I don’t have to go out buying clothes for a long time afterwards.

I hope you enjoyed this haul!

– Storm

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Lush Snow Fairy Body Conditioner Review

Hey guys! So this is another beautiful product I was able to purchase in the Boxing Day sale at Lush, using my £100 gift voucher that my amazing partner got me as a Christmas gift!

I hope you all enjoy this review!

(Sorry about the terrible quality of the photo below…)


Snow Fairy Body Conditioner (100g)

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This moisturiser can make your hands feels reeeeeeeeeeeally nasty after you’re done applying the conditioner to everywhere you want on your body. Like, super gross! You really need to wash your hands after you are done after washing the body conditioner. This is a bit of a shame because I guess it means that you can’t moisturise your hands with it!

If you DON’T wash your hands after using it and touch your hair in any manner afterwards, I promise you, you’ll regret it! Prepare to have to wash your hair again sooner than usual… Especially if you have a fringe! Because of the transfer of product into my hair, even after very vigorously rinsing my hands in the bath after finishing with using the body conditioner, my hair looked quite greasy the morning after. I had to wash my fringe again less than a day after already having washed it!

Okay, so again with problems with the moisturisation factor of this product. After you’ve done using this product in the bath or shower, that bath/shower is going to be suuuuuuuuuuper slippery – very dangerous! Also, if you use the body conditioner on your feet while in the shower, and then stand up… I swear I felt like I was standing on ice sometimes, trying to ground myself to prevent myself from slipping over! This is quite a dangerous product.

Snow Fairy Body Conditioner is a very sweet product, and could very well not be to everyone’s liking.

Snow Fairy Body Conditioner is also very pink and sparkly, which makes it quite girly. Actually, the concept of the entire product is very girly – the name, the scent, the colour… This might not be one for the lads, although I’d not say that men shouldn’t try the product altogether! I know some men who absolutely adore Snow Fairy Shower Gel! In general though, this is more of a product directed toward females than males.

If you happen to LOVE this product, then I almost feel sorry for you. It is a Christmas Exclusive item at Lush, meaning it was only available for a couple of months during the Winter. It also means that, if you’re unlucky, it might not even return next Winter… If you happen to fall in love with this product, good luck trying to stock up on the stuff!

I found that this product ran out fairly quickly. I bought it on Boxing day and used up the last bit yesterday. Okay, so that’s 2 months and 2 days, which might seem like a long time for some people. But I didnt actually use the product THAT often – maybe around once every week or every other week. This isn’t tooooo bad, but I definitely used it up faster than other lotions I have received from Lush!

It takes quite a lot of product to truly moisturise your body using Snow Fariy Body Conditioner. I found that it would absorb into my skin almost instantly, so I’d keep re-applying the product until there was at least a tiny bit of noticeable surplus residue. I did this to ensure I was fully moisturised, and it would take quite a bit of product to do so!


Pros:

Despite all the cons listed above, I’m kinda in love with this product. The concept is just so adorable and girly, and definitely makes me feel that way too! It is an adorable, light, bubblegum pink colour with a sparkly blue-purple lustre sprinkled on the top of the product. It smells like straight up bubblegum, and is called Snow Fairy… Super girly!

The scent is gorgeous. It is different to Snow Fairy Shower Gel. The shower gel smells extremely sweet, almost like sugar itself. This body conditioner however smells a lot more subdued in terms of sweetness, although it is still very sweet. It smells quite creamy and buttery too, and even has a very slight muskiness to it. It is like comparing the scent of a sickly sweet hard boiled sweet to the icing on a doughnut. It is just creamier and less sugary smelling! I LOVE it!!! Good enough to eat!

This product was able to fully moisturise parched areas of my body that I wasn’t even aware were parched… After applying this product to certain areas of my body, I’d find it would disappear into my skin almost instantly. Once I had added enough for there to be a tiny bit of excess residue evident, those areas of my body would feel extremely nourished and supple.

I actually found that using this product after shaving prevented ingrown hairs and any shaving rash I could have expected after shaving in the past. Absolutely brilliant!

Snow Fairy Body Conditioner is mild enough to be fine to use on sensitive areas of skin on the body. Now my entire body can be super moisturised!

Everything is just easier to do when in the bath or shower. Using this product rather than a lotion meant that it was extremely easy to moisturise anywhere on my body without getting lotion on anything, and being able to rinse off any excess meant that I was able to feel clean and smooth rather than sticky and tacky. If moisturising is a bit of a chore for you, try a body conditioner from Lush. You will still need to take the time to moisturise, but it does make the process a little bit easier and more comfortable.

This product made bath time way more fun. I love taking baths, because it is the time where I get to use a whole bunch of my Lush products. I mostly used this product during my baths rather than showers, which also negated the danger of slipping over after applying the product to my feet! Definitely the perfect pamper companion!

I got this product for 50% off, and if it is available next Winter too, you’ll also be able to get it for 50% off if you are lucky in the Boxing Day sales!!! Absolute BARGAIN!!! The product literally cost £3.98, and even then, I was lucky enough to get it with a Gift card (so it actually cost myself nothing!)


Overall Conclusion:

Overall, I loved this body conditioner. I know this was a super long review, and that’s because it is a very interesting product! It does take a little practice to perfect the application process of this product, but once you have the hang of it, this product is an absolute beauty.

I’m going to rate this product a 5/5* rating. As long as you’re CAREFUL in the shower and bath, and take precautions, I think this product is absolutely amazing. The only real downside to me is the fact that it is dangerous. It really isn’t difficult for me to imagine someone slipping in the shower after applying this to their feet, and cracking their head open… Just please be careful with these body conditioners guys, seriously!

1. If you choose to apply this product to your feel while in the shower, the remainder of your shower should be taken SITTING DOWN. DO NOT risk slipping over, seriously, it isn’t worth it.
2. Try to limit yourself to using this product only when taking a bath! This limits any risk sooooo much!
3. Make sure the shower or bath tub isn’t slippery once you’ve finished your shower/bath. You wouldn’t want to cause any future accidents…
4. I absolutely would not let children use this product by themselves if under the age of 16 in the shower. This might sound ridiculous, but at this age they are still their parent’s responsibility. I’d not risk a serious injury from occurring! Tell them to use it in the bath instead!

Thank you for reading! – Storm