Beauty & Book Haul

Book and Beauty Haul

Happy Monday guys! Today is the first day of my holiday and it just so happens to be pay day so I figured I was due a little treat. Cue a Boots and Waterstones haul. Nothing too out of control, but I wanted to share my goodies with you.

Boots Haul

Let’s do beauty first as Boots was my first stop. I must say, it was a bit of a disappointing trip. I had a list of stuff I wanted but only managed to find a few bits. Models Own seems to have disappeared from Boots so there now seems to be nowhere in Edinburgh that sells it. Major sad face.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Maybelline Lasting drama gel liner

I’ve been very intrigued by the new Benefit They’re Real Gel Liner, but having heard mixed things, I wanted to try a cheaper version to see if I would get on with the applicator. So the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner went in the basket. Trying it on the back of my hand it seems tricky so practice will be needed, I shall let you know how it goes!


Not wanted to completely turn my back on Benefit, I treated myself to a Posie Balm – one of their new tinted lip balms inspired by their famous lip and cheek tints. The packaging on this is unbelievably gorgeous! The balm itself feels moisturising and gives a very light hint of colour, exactly what I wanted.


I wanted a couple of new eye brushes and Ecotools were buy one get one half price so I choose a square eyeliner brush and a set of mini powder brushes. the mini brushes will be fab for switching between matte and shimmer eyeshadows when I’m too lazy to wash my main brushes!


Oh yeah, exciting! Couple of basics but I choose these on account of their smell. I love Batiste and I usually get the cherry one, but recently I’ve been obsessed with coconut so I went for the exotic one instead. I didn’t really need an anti-bac gel but the Carex Strawberry Laces one just smells so damn good!

Book haul

Waterstones has a good selection of book on their buy one get one half price offer so I got four. Hey, reading is always a positive activity right?


I’m dubbing this one my imaginary beach read. Sadly, I’m not jetting off anywhere this summer, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a quintessential summer read. The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh is somewhat controversial. It centres around a middle-aged woman who becomes infatuated with a teenage boy. I’m sure it’ll be an interesting read.


The Humans by Matt Haig is classic me getting sucked in by the cover. About a man who suddenly and unexpectedly begins to feels extremely alienated from the entire human race, it promises to be funny yet heart-warming.


Boasting cover quotes from the likes of Joss Whedon and John Ajvide Lindqvist, The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey looks deeply intriguing. I can’t even say what’s it about other than a remarkable girl with extraordinary and seemingly terrifying powers. Can’t wait to read this one.


I’ve heard lots of good things about The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Flier. About a family dealing with the grief of losing a child and mental illness, it was hugely praised last year and I’m sure I’ll fly through this book.

That’s not all I bought today, I also placed a rather large ASOS order, although it was all basics, so kinda boring I guess. Will have to try to control my spending for the remaining 13 days of my holiday…

5 thoughts on “Beauty & Book Haul

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  2. LOVE the book haul! WHy don’t people show what they’re reading more often? *Goes to instagram nightstand with books all over the place* :)

  3. Happy belated birthday. Loved the book haul. The Humans was one of my favourite reads of last year I’ve been recommending it to anyone who will stop long enought to let me race about how much I love Matt Haig

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