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Its strange to think that shopping used to be my worst nightmare. I hated it! I'm not a hunter. I really hate digging through piles of clothes to find that hidden gem. Which is probably why my wardrobe in the past was to be perfectly honest... bland!

I still have issues with shopping, I still hate digging through those piles, Primark is a frightening experience for me. If its not easily seen & doesn't grab my attention from a distance I wont see it. I'm also still very picky about clothes and shoes so if it doesn't look exactly right I wont touch it. Come to think of it, I think I'm the nightmare when it comes to shopping.

But every now and then I have a day when it is the easiest thing in the world. Today was that day. I had a small list of essentials that I absolutely needed, new black pumps for work, a cardigan if possible & nail polish remover. I got the shoes... 


... and a few other things too.

I think my first mistake was making House of Fraser my first point of call, those Benefit girls know me all too well & suckered me in with two easy words, "Free Samples" I bought their Stay Don't Stray Primer (I needed a primer anyway!) & newly released Moisture Prep (shall be reviewing that over the next few weeks!) and got their Refined Finish Facial Polish & Triple Performing Facial emulsion free. Not too shabby, but I pretty much ran away from the make up counters after that... Just in case.


I'm not sure how I ended up with 3 pairs of shoes but I'm pretty chuffed with them and they were really really needed. Like, in an "I threw my old ones out as soon I left the shop" way. If you check out the above picture the patterned black ones in the middle are from New Look, the plain black (see right) & pewter pumps were £4 from Primark & so comfy!
Ps check out me rocking the bare legs! A rare sighting.



Now speaking of Primark, I've been examining my receipts and I'd like to give a wee shout out to the girl that served me because thanks to her I got my gorgeous new handbag completely free... Oops!
Not sure how she missed it because I made a point of setting it on the counter but hey, I'm not one to look a £10 gift horse in the mouth! 
Here it is in Green, which I loved but it didn't suit anything I own so I opted for the plain Black version.



I'm not sure who came up with concept of a denim trilby but for the sake of hats everywhere I'm putting my foot down. This is awful. How did it make it into mass production?!?!

From the ridiculous to the sublime. I love this ring, it's so cute and a bargain too!

I complain about Primark but they do deliver the goods sometimes. We'll just ignore the hat fiasco.

So that was my haul, now I'm off to sort my mop of  hair out & go see a comedy gig with my bestest of bests, Gayle. What an awesome Tuesday! x

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