Retail Therapy: Yea or nay? Mini haul: pretty stuff

So today’s #Feb ❤ is about something I really really love: shopping. So, as an answer to very catchy (?!) title; yea of course!!!Now, I know, there are more important things in life than material goods, there are other things I should be spending my money on, and that I am a borderline shopaholic and yada yada yada. BUT I do not care! I work 24/7, I make money, and if I like something even if I do not need it, I will get it. It makes me happy, it’s therapeutic, and that’s that. So, since I like shopping and since today’s focus is on that, let’s see some things I got the past few months and my first impressions.

Marks and Spencer’s

I got a very pretty summery spring-y scarf. I guess it is from an older season but who cares? Scarves are always useful, stripes are always in, and pink, well, we know I love me some pink. It’s nice and soft. I spend my summers in the UK, so something like this will come in handy. I got it during the sales for 5 euro!

I also got a hand and nail cream from Marks and Spencer’s. It is the China Blue  hand cream. I don’t know how effective these creams are but they smell really nice. As a teacher, I need to have hands that are moisturised and smell nice cause I point to stuff a lot. I have loads of hand creams all around my house (even in my pencil-case), so I thought I’d give this one a shot. It says that it smells like linen and it does. Nice freshly washed clothes :). This cost 3.50 euro.



L’oreal Paris: Eyeshadow & Lippie

I got a L’oreal Paris colour riche eyeshadow in the shade wild gold 8.50 and the colour riche collection exclusive Eva’s Delicate Rose lippie for free 🙂  <3. Both are really pretty and I love them! They were having a buy an eye shadow, get a lipstick free. Loreal rocks!


H & M Precision sponge

I started the wrong way. I have not purchased the beauty blender because I was not sure I was going to like it. You see whenever I use a sponge, I just don’t like it. So, I thought I’d give this a shot especially since Tati (one of the beauty Youtubers I watch) said it was good. This sponge is for applying liquids and creams. I also got a traveller’s kit with a little nail kit. Sponge: 2.99, nail kit 3 euro.

Colour crush planner

I got the personal A2 planner in pink. This cost 19 pounds on Amazon. I love it. It is pretty. I will be using it for my blogging schedule and fitness. It is also what I will be using when I travel.

I also got these cute pens which I love for 2 reasons. 1. They are really pretty and girly BUT 2. most importantly they say the colour of the pen ON the pen. Yay!A win for all colourblind people like me!!!

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Skin Care

Vichy Lifactiv supreme Intense Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Corrective Care. I have used this for a couple of days now. It feels nice and light on the skin. I have not broken out. It absorbs really quickly. Odorless. These are my first impressions.

Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes: This is an eye serum for the eyes and lashes. First impressions: It is nice and cooling. It doesn’t sting my eyes even though I put it on my eyelashes. I have not noticed any differences yet. I don’t really know what exactly this is supposed to do if anything. Vichy says that it will make my eyes look youthful and illuminated. Let’s see (disclaimer: my skin already looks youthful for a 40 year old). I have been using both products for 4 days now. If you would like a full review, please let me know in the comments below. I got both products for around 40 euros. Vichy was having 30% off.

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Clinique age defense BB cream SPF 30

I jumped on the BB cream bandwagon probably last and I don’t even know if I got a seat :p.  I just needed something with minimum coverage to wear at home. I teach online and it feels odd to wear makeup when teaching in front of a computer. With this BB cream I get a bit of coverage and moisturising. I have been using this for more than a month now. The coverage is fine for me. I have not broken out. It did sting my eyes a bit when I went to close to the water line. It lasts for a long time. It does feel a bit heavy in the beginning but not too much that you want to take it off. It has a thick consistency. I got this for about 23 euros. Clinique was having 30% off.

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*So, if you are interested in checking out for yourself any of these products, you can click on these links

Vichy Liftactiv Supreme

Vichy Liftactiv Eye Serum

Colour Crush Planner


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So, that’s all for now. Catch up on my #Feb ❤ posts by clicking here. Have you tried any of these items? Any suggestions? Extra tip: If you are planning on visiting Greece this summer, get your beauty products from here. There are always sales cause of the sucky economy!

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