September Haul: Missguided & Bodycare

iyaaaa! Right, now the politeness of the day is over, let’s get on with it.

Today we have a super fun haul post for you all. Yes we are officially still on our spending ban (and are delighted to announce that it’s been worth it thus far as our application for our new house has been accepted! AWOOGA) but in our defence, many of these products were absolute life necessities. I mean, do you really expect us to go through life without false eyelashes? What sort of barbarian are you?

As it was payday on Wednesday we actually ventured away from our desks at lunch time and went into town. Like the big spenders we are, we headed straight to Bodycare to stock up on all of our cheapy cheap beauty essentials. We then came back to our desks and placed some orders online because we’d scratched the shopping itch, but just made it more itchy and needed to scratch it some more. Hate when that happens, don’t you?

Here’s a little run-down of some stuff we purchased:


DSCN3005T Zone Pore Strips | L’oral Elvive Triple Resist Hair Mask | Schwartzkopft Supersoft Volumising Hairspray | St Moriz Tan Dark | Aussie Miracle Mask | L’oreal Hot & Smooth Serum | Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser | Nivea Harmony Time Shower Gel | Eye Candy Lashes | Rimmel Lasting Finish 200 | Rimmel Stay Matte Powder | Gold chain from eBay

Gut gott in himmel, I accidentally spent £30 in Bodycare. As Drizzy would say however, you only live once and my life required lots of new beauty products. CUFF ME.

I won’t bore you too much, but a couple of these products I would thoroughly recommend. First off, Eye Candy eyelashes are a big favourite of mine and they are amazing quality for the price. When I get the chance to go to Bodycare, I always stock up on these badboys. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Eylure, then these are your man!


I also have loads of love for this heat protecting serum, L’Oreal Hot & Smooth. I used to use this all the time when I was younger and first started straightening my hair and sort of forgot about it until I saw it the other day. They’ve changed the packaging to be a bit more jazzy, but it’s definitely the same product inside. 100% recommend it, especially if you are skint like I am but still want to protect your locks. HUZZAH.

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I put in an order with Missguided after spending about 300000 hours trying to figure out what to buy. This dungaree dress was the result, which I LOVE. Unfortunately it’s way too big so I’m going to have to return it and exchange, but it’s the perfect A/W addition to my floordrobe – 90s you are back with a vengeance, my son!



September Haul 1

September Haul 2

September Haul 3Kimono | Crop Tee | Bodycon Midi Dress – Missguided

I also bought quite a few bits in Bodycare, but as I started scooping up my various shower gels and body scrubs to photograph it occurred to me how massively boring they all were so I thought ‘EFF THIS!’ and threw them all back into the shower. My Missguided order was thankfully a little more interesting; I snapped up this kimono (there’s 15% off them this week, so go go go!) and crop tee to wear over the weekend as we’re going to the Bullring’s tenth birthday catwalk show so I fancied something new – don’t worry, I’ll also be wearing something on my bottom half, I’m not trying to be the most scandalous person in Birmingham (Lauren already has that title).

I also finally bought this midi dress that I look at each time I’m on their site. I’ve always been put off buying it as the sizes only some in ‘S/M’ or ‘M/L’ (which is something that annoys me more than you would even believe, how can they narrow down all the shapes and sizes of women in the UK to just two sizes? How? How and why and how?!) but it’s part of the Sweet Deal range and only costs £5.99 so I decided it wasn’t the end of the world if it didn’t fit. It’s an okay fit; as I expected it’s too baggy on me to really be called bodycon, but it still sits quite nicely and is a good length so is fine for work – and still amazing for the price!

What have you all been buying lately? And what do you think of this haul?

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8 Responses

  1. Hannah September 27, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Love all of these things, especially your kimono Claire!! I also love Eye Candy lashes, genuinely amazing quality 🙂 Fab post, jealous of all your stuff girls! xx

    • Lauren September 30, 2013 / 1:24 pm

      Yeeees, it’s great being part of the Eye Candy gang! Such a bargain 🙂 Thanks for your comment lovely xxxx

  2. jenn September 27, 2013 / 6:45 pm

    Totally agree with you on the eyecandy lashes, they’re so good for the price!
    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


    • Lauren September 30, 2013 / 1:20 pm

      They really are, you can’t go wrong with them! It’s ridiculous paying over £5 for lashes these days, there really is no need! 🙂 xxxx

    • Lauren September 30, 2013 / 1:21 pm

      We do, we frequently raid it for our beauty essentials! You can’t go wrong at all, I love that you can get big brands for cheaper – great for skanks like us pahaha! xxxxxx

  3. Hanna Rose September 29, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Great haul! I remember when that Loreal Hot Smooth stuff first came out, I’m sure Beyonce used to be in the advert! She said something like ‘it’s hot, it’s straight and it lasts’. That was enough for me, I went out and bought it immediately but that was years ago! Might have to try it again 🙂 xx

    • Lauren September 30, 2013 / 1:23 pm

      Hahaha YES, it used to be my standard heat defence product – I don’t really know why I stopped using it! It’s not as if I went to pricier brands (I had a spray from Wilkinsons pahahah). I totally prefer using serums than spray, I feel they get into your hair a lot more evenly 🙂

      Thanks for your comment lovely xxxxx

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