Pre Holiday Haul

In a few weeks time I will be jetting off to much warmer climes and as much Root Beer as I can physically drink. Yes my friends, it’s that time of the year where the Bradleys head off on their annual trip to Florida.

In my usual fashion I declared that there was nothing I needed to buy before we go away. So off to town we went, to post a parcel, grab a mascara and NOT BUY ANYTHING ELSE. Oops.

First was Lush. I’ve been hearing fabulous things about their shampoo bars and wanted to know what all the fuss is about, so I got my hands on Squeeky Green. It has Nettles, Rosemary, and Peppermint in it and it smells divine! I can’t wait to try it out.

Lush Squeeky Green shampoo bar


Lush Squeeky Green shampoo bar
 My next slip up occured in Primark. Isn’t that where most of us fail?

Primark shorts

I love these shorts. The pattern makes them look Zara-esque and yet they were only £10! Perfect for holiday time!

Detail and pattern of Primark shorts

This slouchy jumper (£10) will be what I travel in. I’ve been doing long haul flights most my life and not only do I want to be comfy, I want to be warm too, planes make me cold and grumpy! This’ll be great with a tank top underneath for when we arrive in the sunny States, but will keep me cosy on the flight.

Primark slouchy jumper for flying in
Detail of Primark slouchy jumper

I have no excuses for why I bought these, apart from the fact they are pretty. There, I’ll admit it! These were £12.

Moccasin shoes from Primark

Detail on Moccasin shoes from Primark

I think this is meant to be a wash bag/makeup bag but it will be great as a clutch. I couldn’t leave it behind as it reminded me of the MCQ Alexander McQueen clutch I blogged about here. Plus it was only £4. Ok I’m creating excuses again….

Laser cut Clutch bag from Primark

Detail of clutch bag from Primark

My last item from Primark is this little sundress, a steal at £13! The floral pattern is really delicate & pretty and it’ll look cute with some wedges and the laser cut clutch to add a pop of colour!

Primark blue and white strapless sundress with laser cut clutch bag

Detail of Primark blue and white sundress floral print

Finally I hit Superdrug, intending to buy only the Barry M mascara I had originally gone into town for. However, amongst other things I ended up with the St Ives face scrub. I’ve been singing the praises of the Invigorating body scrub so thought I’d give the face scrub a go too. It was down to £3 (normally £3.99) so a perfect price for trying something out.

St Ives Invigorating facial scrub
Superdrug didn’t have the Barry M mascara I usually use so I thought I’d try out another from their range, and this was £6.19.

Barry M Lash Modelling mascara in black

Finally the draw of the 3 for 2 on all things nails was just too much. I caved in and bought the Nail Art Pen in black (£4.99), a Gelly polish in Papaya (£3.99) and a Confetti polish in Sour Apple (£3.99)

Barry M Nail art pen in black

The Papaya polish is going to look fab with a tan! 

Barry M Nail Varnishes - Gelly in Papaya and Confetti in Sour Apple

Now I’ve just got to resist buying anything else before I my holiday…easier said than done!


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