Monday, 19 September 2016

Trinity Walk Shopping Haul! (Back-to-School Edition) 🛌

Last week I went shopping to a local shopping centre near me with some old friends from college. I had to get a few bits and pieces ready for university starting in just a few weeks and had lots of fun hanging out!

From bed spreads to toiletries, here's a few of my must have items!

To start I headed to Debenhams to grab my key toiletries and make-up products. I needed to replace my make-up so I got a new foundation and my mineral veil which is basically a setting powder from BareMinerals. I usually use the Original formula foundation but as my skin is quite oily I decided to try the Matte formula and see if it reduced my shine. Read my daily make-up routine here, evening routine here and watch it here.

While in there, I also got a sample of Clinique's new foundation, a free 10 day sample of Clinique’s Superbalanced Silk plus a primer trial which I saw it being advertised on Twitter. Unfortunately, the Clinique counter wasn't manned so I couldn't get matched or the primer but I did get the foundation to test. I've been looking for a liquid foundation to fall in love with but I haven't quite found it yet. Maybe this will be it!

The final products I needed were my daily moisturizer from Olay and a new blusher from No7 as mine is almost reaching the end of it's life. I got both of these from Boots.

From Clinique I also got my face wash and face mask. I love the anti-blemish range and have now been using it for a number of years. I feel like it's massively helped with my acne and it also lasts a long time so it's well worth the £20. To see how I use them, read my night time routine here or watch here.

On to Lush where I got another sample. This time of the Self-Preserving Mask of Magnaminity in the smooth formula. I've gotten the rough formula before but found it to be a little abrasive so didn't use it all that often. When I saw this I thought why not give it a try! I also learnt, and here's a quick tip(!), that if you save the lush pots and take them back, you get a free full pot of face mask for every 5 you return! How amazing is that?

In terms of stationary, I have most of it from last year, I did need to get some ring binders though. I headed to WHSmiths but they literally only had block coloured ones so I decided not to get any and to get them in London instead.
 My favourite clothes shop has always been Dorothy Perkins and so I repurchased my favourite pair of jeans in two colours, black and blue-washed. These are literally the only jeans/jeggings I where. In fact, they're the only trousers I wear other than Warehouse black leggings but unfortunately the ones I like are no longer sold and all mine are ripping. I even managed to convince my friend, Sarah, to get a pair! In addition, I bought a new worktop ready for my hospital placements which is a gorgeous cut and has just a little bit of colour to pop on it.
Finally, I went to Asda LIVING and got a plain white fitted bed sheet and then found this gorgeous butterfly bedding which matches my blue colour scheme perfectly.

I love all these products and I'm now ready for university! All the products are linked directly to the sites. Are you ready to go back-to-school or otherwise?