Friday, 4 January 2013

Things I never knew I needed..

I have to admit, since entering the bloggersphere and seeing the beautiful photos of make up and beauty posts on other's blogs, I suddenly have this strong urge to own a make up case full of designer make up, and want beauty products I wouldn't usually lust after. I have to admit, I don't own much (actually, any) designer make up, and it's all from the high street. But I find that's good enough for me really, and don't understand how people can afford to buy all these amazing products! As well as that, there are things that I always have in the back of my mind, that I never really want desperately until I come across them. Heres a quick list of some things that I never knew I needed until recently..

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1. Designer Make Up. 

Mac seems to be a brand that is posted all over blogger, and everyone seems to own at least an eye shadow or three. The nearest I have to this is an eyeshadow palette from H&M, which lets be honest, does the job pretty well, but I can't help but lust after these beautiful colours and products, but I would be completley broke if my make up case contained nothing but this. To be honest with you, a brown eyeshadow on your eyelid is a brown eyeshadow, weather it cost £2 or £20.. well that's what I'm telling myself anyway..

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2. Lush Products
 
With everyone showing their Christmas pressie hauls, it seems there isn't a girl out there who didn't get a lush bath bomb, or product of some kind. I bought one of my best friends a gift set from there for Christmas, and it was so hard to choose, with all the amazing smelling bits everywhere! I don't usually shop in lush, it even though there is one in my town, because the prices usually put me off, but I adore the stores. The only thing I've bought in there in the last couple of years was a bottle of 'body tint', which was the best fake tan I ever bought! It was £10 for a bottle, but smelt amazing, and lasted me about a year, and I'm still scraping the edges of it today because I love it so much. but when I'm back to university I'm defiantly craving a few fizzy treats for my bath, and perhaps eyeing up some other products.

 3. Vintage Clothing

Towards the end of this year, I'm really getting into vintage style again. I asked my mum for a scarf she used to wear when I was little as it was really similar to one I saw in H&M and I love it. I bought a vintage jumper from Urban Outfitters the other month and I'm in love with it and haven't stopped wearing it, and I'm becoming a bit more experimental with my style. Me and my friend Becky recently stumbled across a vintage shop in Southampton that sold cut off levi shorts for £15 and had racks of vintage jumpers, which I was dying to buy but I didn't have any money! I can't wait to visit again once I get my loan in and get some key bits in there. I think it's amazing how certain clothing can last so long, you know it's really well made, unlike alot of today's fast fashion!


4. A digital SLR

Ok, so to be honest I kinda knew I needed an SLR camera. I've needed one since I started college years ago, and have had to hire them which is a pain! I'm dying to own one myself, although I'm not sure if I can save up the money. It's my 21st this year, so I may ask for money towards one, or try as hard as I can to save up. I take photos on my phone everywhere, but it would be amazing to take it to places and capture some really great photos, and for my blog of course! It would be so good to use for my uni photos too. There are times when I really wish I had one, and I am determined to get one before my last year at uni is over.

Hope you enjoyed that little insight to the back of my mind there! Do you know what I mean though when you come across things you just never knew you needed..?!


19 comments:

  1. look out for deals on SLR's- i got a really good deal on mine, it worked out £700 for the camera, 2 HD SD cards, 2 uv filters, a decent camera bag, lcd screen protector, charger and battery, a flash gun and a second lens. the camera full price was 700 quid alone, the flash gun another 90 the second lens £250! so its worth checking out the deals!

    also definitely get some lush! last year my bf got me a hat box with LOADS of treats, this year he got me the Lush Legends box which has almost every product in!!!! so happy:)

    http://todaykaylaiswearing.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm glad you did a post like this. I TOTALLY get where you're coming from! Ever since I started to blog and read blogs, I've had this huge urge to buy everything that I see. It takes so much restraint to convince myself I don't need so much stuff and be content with the products I already own. So far.. 0 MAC products and 0 Lush products [but I'd love to try them!]

    I do have a DSLR, which is useful for much much more than blogging and very fun to mess around with. :)

    Though... I wouldn't mind seeing a review/swatches or a tutorial on an H&M palette. I've always wondered what their cosmetics are like. :)

    fun size beauty

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    1. Hi steph! I know right, I'm going to have to control myself not to buy the whole lush store once my student loan comes in! H&M eyeshadow is actually really good! I may do a post on it, thank you so much for your comment! :) x x

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  3. I really want a dslr too but they cost the same as a vacation :(

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    1. I know, but I desperately want one! I need to save like mad!! x

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  4. I need a decent camera as well! I'm stuck with my iPhone4 for now but it isn't actually too bad! Great post

    xxx

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  5. I totally agree with your comments about designer make up! I want everything I see on these blogs but I just can't afford to fill my makeup bag with them.. x

    www.laurenjaneloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I agree with you 100%! This blogging and YouTube world just made me realise how much I want (and need) certain things. Great post :)x

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  7. Hey, I’m loving your blog! Great post :)
    Who made your header.. its so sweet !

    Come check me out – elliebeaa.blogspot.com
    Love, Ellie x

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    1. Thank you! I made it myself! I love to use dafont.com and just create things from the previews, so I don't have to download it tehe! x

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  8. I absolutely love vintage clothing too! I love popping in and out of fairs picking up great finds. I'm not sure where you live, but in London, Covent Garden is the place to go for cheap vintage finds. You can pick up jewellery for one pound a piece
    Lovely blog- so very pretty xx

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  9. Girl, your blog is amazing.. I'm totally in love with it, just discovered and already become an addiction! would you like following each other? Let me know <3

    http://gowestyoungcowgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes I will defiantly check out your blog :) x

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  10. I have the Canon EOS 600D I really love it. A pricy pic but a definite investment. I take mine everywhere!
    I nominated you for an award...
    http://champagnelifestyleonalemonadebudget.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-liebster-award.html

    xxx

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    1. Yeah we used the 600D's at uni and they seem like really decent cameras. I just need to save up! THank you! I'll check it out! :) x

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  11. The Canon 60D is what I shoot with and I love it Like Katie said, pricey but well worth it! Lovely blog you have! :)

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    1. Yeah I think it'll defo be worth the money if I did get one! Thanks so much! :) x

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  12. I know exactly what you mean. I was never really into Lush products but I heard so much about them I'm now addicted... Who knew blogging could bleed your bank account dry. I also really like you template, its really pretty.

    Grace x
    http://toptenbeautsdaisiegrace.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I have to agree with Vintage fashion! its the most original. I am actually searching now for a good camera like the cannon ;)
    Thanks for following me, I really appreciate it!

    xxx

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