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Wednesday 31 October 2012

Collective Haul | River Island, Primark, Sleek & Sallys Wholesale

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope you are all well and had a spookalicious Halloween haha :) If your a new reader or stopped by to take a peek from the #bbloggers chat tonight then Heyyy :D 

Tonight's post is quite a large collective Haul from last Thursday. It was VAT off day at Sallys Wholesale and i couldn't resist getting a few goodies i'd been eyeing up for a while. I then popped into town and ended up walking through Primark, now if your a regular reader of my blog you'll know my obsession with Primark. Every time i walk through i always seem to spot something and then walk out with bags full of clothes :O it's actually scary haha I then stopped by River Island just to have a quick browse and ended up picking up a few things. By this point i was on a roll so i decided i wanted to get something from Sleek, i've never tried the brand before and thought it was about time, theirs always so many amazing reviews floating around in the #bbloggersphere :D

I wont make this a super long post as it is quite picture heavy, i will be reviewing certain items in more detail in future posts :D 

First Stop - Sallys Wholesale 

We decided to get a variety of 'Sleep In Rollers' i'd heard such great reviews about them and decided i wanted to try them out for myself. I got the Mega Bounce 10 Pack above and the Sleeping Beauty Glitter Set below. I have yet to try them out but will be doing a review soon for you all :) I have naturally wavy / curly hair and on a night out i tend to use some Hot rollers for a bit more umphh and staying power so it'll be great to see how these will curl my hair.

As soon as we saw the 'Breast Cancer Awareness' polishes we just had to get them. They are such stunning pink colours but purchasing it is going towards an amazing cause. 

We then got the famouse 'Duo - Lash Glue' I recently misplaced my lash glue and have no idea where it is haha, i'd always wanted to try this particular make as it's highly recommend around the bbloggersphere. Can't wait to whip out some false lashes for the party season :D

We'd been eyeing up the 'Gelish' nails sets for a whole now, i had my Acrylic nails taken off and i had Gelish applied to my nails twice just to try and keep their length and strengthen them up a bit as they are very very thing at the moment. Well, they've all broke now :( and i'm waiting for them to grow back so i can experiment with our new set. As you can see we got the Mini starter set, just until we get to grips with it all, it has everything included for you to start going. 

We also got our first Gelish polish in - Passion It's coming up a lot darker in the photo than what it really is. It a lovely subtle pink shade perfect for everyday :)

Then the big purchase of the day, the UV lamp. We decided on the middle range as it's a popular one that beauticians go for, as we were told in store. It has great reviews and comes with a great guarantee. 

So we will keep you all posted on our Gelish journey haha

Next Stop - River Island

We got 2 items in River Island, the first top is mine, i was planning on wearing it with a Skater skirt for an event but i decided on a different top in the end, as you do haha ;) i still absolutely adore it and can't wait to rock it! I absolutely love the studded detailing on the shoulders!!

The second top is actually for my Mum but i decided to throw it in here for you guys as it's stunning! My mum has this top in a grey colour also, she adores leopard print and when we saw it we knew it was a sign haha It's not as clear in the photos but there are a row of studs just under the black fabric, i love how it gives a modern edge with the leopard print - grrrr ;)

Next Stop - Primark - AKA Primarni ;)

I actually fell in love with this jumper as soon as i saw it, it instantly reminded me of CANDY FLOSS :) It's not as clear in the photo again but it actually has pink, blue and purple thread throughout the fabric, i think it's absolutely stunning, it's plain but so very effective :)

Who isn't loving a bit of burgundy for the fall/winter time?! I absolutely adore it :D I'm actually going to wear this to University tomorrow with some black riding leggings and my Classic Small Grey UGGS ;) Yeahhh Buddyyy 

I then saw these blouses and though they were so pretty! Yet again i opted for a classic black and also the beloved burgundy shade, i love the subtle stud buttons, i think it adds a little something as the overall cute of the blouse is quite classic and simple. Also, you can just about see in the picture that the back is actually scooped and backless, it's so beautiful on. I wore the burgundy one with some leggings to my trip to London yesterday and it looks so classy. 

I then got this blouse, my mum really loved this particular one. Yet again it's very simple, but has some textured detailing on the collar and the cuffs. Also the back of the blouse has been stitched so it cinches in and rouges in, it really accentuate your waist. 

This is the most comfortable slouchy jumper you could own, and it was sooo cheap. It literally feels like your lounging in your pyjamas all day. i love how it comes off one of my shoulders for a more 60's look. I love wearing this with simple leggings and UGG boots :D

How stunning is this collection?! I just had to go for it. I initially went in looking for this particular statement necklace and fell in love with the other items in the collection. It is quite out there and not for everyone but i think each item worn alone could really spice up a simple outfit :) 

Last Stop - Superdrug - Sleep Counter

Last but not list i opted to get this Sleep Face Form Contouring & Blush palette. I havent tried any Sleek products before so i went into Superdrug not knowing what to expect. I was instantly drawn to this as it has everything you'd need to sculpt your face in the morning :) Can't wait to use this and give a review for you all. If you'd tried this before i'd love to know what you thought of it :D

Right, that was my Collective Haul, so sorry if it's super long, hope it wasn't too boring to read ;) If you'd tried anything or purchased anything the same i'd love to know what your thoughts were also :D don't be shy i love hearing from you all! 

If you have any requests or questions please do not hesitate to contact me :) i'm on twitter, Instagram and email.

Lots Of Love


Saturday 20 October 2012

Haul | My Dads Trip To Our Local CCO

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope your all good and have had an amazing weekend so far. I've literally had the most relaxing day ever, no work this weekend and had a pj day watching tv and browsing the bbloggersphere :) 

So todays post is actually a haul which my Dad did for me a few weeks ago. My Dad was on his way home from an all day business meeting and he passed our nearest Outlet which is Bicester Village on his way home. I was so jel because i always love a cheeky trip to Bicester, i can always pick something up in the Cosmetic Company Outlet, Jack Wills, UGG, Mulberry or Ralph Lauren and the list could go on and on haha.

So, bless my Dad he went into the CCO and picked me up a few things and he picked everything all by himself haha This was actually the same day when my Michael Kors watched arrived so i felt really spoilt. I'd had a few stressfull days previous so these little treats definitely made me feel so much better. Thank You so much!!

All images are from my Instagram account 'SophiaMeola' if you have Instagram come and say hi :D

So this is everything Dad picked up for me, i'm not 100% sure but i believe they are all from Limited Edition Collections unless the Sheen Supreem Lipsticks are part of the permanent line now :) but they are all very versatile shades which i'm sure you could pick up either in MAC or another brand of your choice :D

MAC Sheen Supreem Lipstick - Happy Hibiscus

My Dad was spot on when getting this lipstick for me, light pick shades are my favorites to wear and this is so stunning, when i swatched it when i first got it i fell in love straight away. The formula is very creamy and has long lasting power :) these lipsticks have the colour pay off of a lipstick but the shine and finish of a lipglass which is fabulous. 

This is such a beautiful shade, it could be worn on it's own or with a lipgloss on top to intensify the colour or to add a little sparkle ;) this shade reminds me of one of my favorite lipsticks from YSL #9 'Lingerie Pink' 

MAC Jaunty  & Nautical Navy Eyeshadows from 'Hey Sailor!' Collection

When the Hey Sailor! Collection hit the bbloggersphere and i saw the sneak peek photos Jaunty & Nautical Navy both caught my eye and were on my wish list. When the collection finally released i didn't think anything of it and couldn't justify the purchase maybe? but it kind of just passed by and i missed the entire collection. Usually i always tend to purchase something from every collection, bit MAC obsessed here haha

When i saw they were both in the bag i was so happy, they are both very pretty shades which can be used with countless makeup looks. It was kind of fate in a way i guess haha just had to wait and they would eventually come to me haha and we even got them at a cheaper price ;)

MAC Double Feature #3 Eyeshadow Duo 

This is such a stunning Duo Palette, the Taupe shade is right up my street and a colour i usually wear and adore. The turquoise shade is stunning, it's not a shade i would typically use because sometime bright colours scare me a little bit haha but when i swatched these two shades next to each other they really complimented each other. I think using the Taupe shade all over your lid and then adding the Turquoise as an accent colour on your bottom lash line and a pop of colour would look stunning :D

I absolutely love everything my Dad picked up for me and he done a pretty good job picking everything all by himself, so proud haha. 

Hope you liked this quick little haul, was writing it up whilst watching X Factor :D

If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D i love hearing from my lovely followers! <3>

Lots Of Love


Wednesday 10 October 2012

My New Michael Kors Watch

Hello My Lovelies,

Long time no speak, i've been super duper lacking on the post front the last few weeks. Getting back into University has been a little stressful but i'm all settled now and signed up to everything so i can relax a little more haha

Yesterday i had one of the biggest shocks of my life. A package arrived for me around 6.30pm and i was like, what you can get packages this late in the evening?! Anyways, it had my name on it and it was from America. Now, i hadn't ordered anything recently so i had no idea what it could have been.
Mum had a little smile on her face, like she knew what was going on. She was like, well, open it...

So I opened the first box and it revealed a 2nd box which was from Sacks Fifth Avenue, New York. Well, you can image my excitement by now, America is one of my all time faveorite places in the world :D

So i then opened the Sacks Fifth Avenue box to reveal a bubble wrapped MICHAEL KORS box :O!!!

So then i opened the Michael Kors box, which then revealed the ....

Michael Kors Bella Rose Golden Glitz Watch 

I've wanted a Michael Kors watch for the longest time but i never found one that i instantly fell in love with and actually wanted. The past few months i'd been searching the internet for one and i came across this particular one. I'm quite a picky person so when i like something you'll know and i'll have my eye on it until i finally get it haha. So, i added it to my 'Wish List #1' post thinking nothing of it because you can't get this particular watch in the UK. 

Apparently, my Dad had seen it on my blog, i'm guessing through my Mum a few weeks ago. He was searching the internet for hours, he rang up Westfield, Bicester Village everywhere he could think of but they all told him the same thing i knew, you can't get hold of it in the UK. So, he moved onto the internet and came across Sacks Fifth Avenue, he rang them up and they had one shipped out straight away to us. 

I still can't believe it, i wasn't expecting anything haha. I went to go get the straps adjusted today so now it fits my wrist perfectly :D can't wait to post an OOTD with it for you all!!

If my Dad wasn't sweet enough, on his way home from an all day business meeting yesterday he stopped off at Bicester Village for me and picked me up some goodies from the Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO) so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that, he picked everything himself for me, love him so much!!

Hope you enjoyed this post :) if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below :D

Lots Of Love

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