.. And here they are:
Before buying these, I tried on several pairs of wedges and thick heels but made a joint decision with my sales assistant that these would go best with my dress to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit! These are unbelievably comfy! I don't like thin heels and hate stilettos mainly because I feel so unbalanced and unnatural, but these fit like a dream. Even with the tall heel and platform sole, my dress is still slightly long.. so I shall need to get the hem taken up a bit. These shoes are called Lorenzo Glitter Wooden Sandals and can be found HERE. They cost £55 - but I got a 10% student discount (Good old Topshop!)
Next, I went to pick up some makeup bits and pieces from Boots:
Firstly I picked up a Dove Gradual Tanner. I'm undecided whether to go natural or sun-kissed in terms of my skin for the ball, so I reckon I can apply this, see how it goes, and remove it if necessary!
Next I got a No7 skin illuminator in the Pink shade. I got this with my No7 £5 off voucher, taking the price down from £11 to £6, and I have been looking to get a highlighter and reckoned this would do the trick! (Please tell me if I'm wrong haha! I'm a complete highlighter novice) This shade is quite a pearlised white, and I had been looking at the Peach one, but they had none in stock so I took my chances!
I needed new foundation, and having watched Tanya Burr's Prom Makeup Tutorial on Youtube HERE settled on the Revlon Photo Ready, and having enlisted the help of a No7 sales assistant worked out I'm shade Shell. (I always find it tricky to guess shades in the yellow lighting of the drugstore makeup section!) This was £12.99
Lastly, I had decided last night with the help of Jen to use the Bourjois Elastic Mascara for my ball makeup look, and as mine is almost dried up looked to purchase some more. There was just one left, and I decided to take a peek at the brush before buying. - Good idea! The stopper seal thing inside mascaras to fine-tune the amount of product which comes out was obviously broken, because it was basically a lump of product on a stick. So instead I decided to try out another Bourjois mascara - the Liner Effect mascara in Black. It cost £9.50
Before heading home I returned to Whittard - the little shop selling fine teas and coffees which I now presume shall be a frequent stop of mine!
My dad is a lover of ground coffees, so I searched around and found this to be the most interesting (Just because my friend has often talked about Guatemala!) It is also relatively strong, so I think it's a perfect Fathers' Day present.
I picked up a card from Scribbler - a seller of funny cards and small knick-knacks found on many high streets.
This was £2.50 and seemed appropriate. haha
Thank you! - for reading yet another haul! I'm so pleased to have found ball shoes so quickly, and I'm certain my dad will be happy with a 'real' present rather than the homemade things I usually gift out to him.. !
What do you think of my shoes?