Weekend Haul

You know you’re a shopaholic when you have a really tough week and desperately want to go shopping – well I guess it’s better than drinking, right? We took a trip to our local haunt on Saturday morning and finally got Hollister early enough to navigate the store with a puschair in towe long enough to actually look at the clothes. Can we just take a minute actually to talk about Hollister? What is with that store? I mean I get that they’re trying to create a sense of atmosphere and when it first opened I couldn’t get enough but now I would really like to be able to see what I’m buying. Despite the dark I managed to find this jumper for me and a tshirt (not pictured) for Lee for around £10 each which is a total bargain. The jumper is a large but it doesn’t look it, it appears to be intentionally oversized so I dread to think what a small would have looked like.. even in menswear Lee has to go a size up.. unless we’re having a Shallow Hal moment the sizes in there are tiny!

Then I took my obligatory trip to Boots where I was looking for the new Summer Essie minis (check) and a new facial cleanser for when my current balm runs out. I went to Sanctuary as lots of people tweeted me after my skincare update telling me they did one but it was not to be found.. is that right or were a whole hoard of people entirely mistaken? Instead I decided on the Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil from their anti-ageing range (never too early right?) and as I told you guys in yesterdays post there was freebie in the mix of this Body Souffle.. awesome, in case you were wondering. I picked up some Tresemme 60 second hair treats (I bought a Dove one of these the other day so expect a comparison/review soon) on the way out and that was me done.. pretty restrained, huh? Well… I did also pop in to TK Maxx for a new nightie and came out with a box of Lucky Charms for Lee.. and similar thing happened when I went to pick up the new Sims expansion from Asda with a PS3 game to keep Lee busy.. mmm.. I fear current work stresses have made me a compulsive shopper but soon enough my income will be massively reduced so my logic is spend it while you’ve got it – I know I know I should replace that with save..

Miss BB



  1. 9 July, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Those essie mini’s are gorgeous, the colours are lovely and well suited to Summer (or a nice pastel pop for the winter), I can’t wait to get my hands on them!-

    – S xo.

  2. 9 July, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    wow. loved the color of teh jumper/
    and the nail paints too. I wanna get essie’s bikini so teeny now!

  3. 9 July, 2013 / 6:13 pm

    Sanctuary do a really nice hot cloth cleanser – my mum uses it!

  4. Christina Freeman
    9 July, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    Hollister is that dark so you cant see the prices!

  5. Zoe
    10 July, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    I believe Hollister make all of their clothes a size or two down, so that larger people can’t fit into them, and be seen wearing the brand. Unfortunately some other branded companies do this also Topman to name one. My boyfriend is an XL but in Hollister or Topman, the XL is just too small or tight. And yeh, I hate shopping in Hollister due to the fact you can’t see anything, and its usually so crammed full you can’t find the space too browse. Also I find that the staff are usually quite stuck up and unfriendly.

  6. 10 July, 2013 / 10:29 pm

    On the topic of cleansing balms, have you tried the LUSH ultrabland one? I’m currently using it and really like it 😀

  7. 11 July, 2013 / 8:45 am

    Same comments here about Hollister… too dark and sizing is all wrong. My husband is usually a “large” but in there even XL wouldn’t fit!

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