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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Summer Wishlist



I didn't get much shopping done in Winter but boy am I making up for it now! There's a few things I've had my eye on for a while so I thought I'd put a little wishlist together.

1) Until last year I hadn't ever shopped at Quiz before, but that all changed when one day my Sister roped me into going jumpsuit shopping for her Christmas party. It got to that stage where I was like 'if you're getting to try on outfits, then so will I!' So off I went and I picked up the glitziest number from Quiz, way out of my comfort zone! I always through Quiz was very prom-esque but I was wrong! The dress looked great on, and even better I picked it up for only £20 in the sales. As I write this it's still languishing in my wardrobe, looking pretty and sparkly. Anyway, moving on, I really want to get a nice gown for wedding season and I love this somewhat modest occasion dress from Quiz, especially with the capped sleeves. The quality from Quiz has also exceeded my expectations by far, so if you love dresses then I would really recommend it.

2) I really want to try out a setting spray, at first I was thinking of the NYX dewy setting spray, but at the same time I want a spray that I can use to increase the vibrancy of my eyeshadows too. So now I'm thinking along the lines of the Mac Fix+ or Urban Decay setting spray, I would love to hear about your experiences with any of the two!

3) I've always wanted a Dune handbag, I've picked up a Dune Clutch in the sales and a Dune side bag in TK Maxx, but the handbag (here) is the dream! The problem is, with all the new releases I can't ever just pick one.

4) A new branch of Jones Bootmaker has opened in my local shopping centre and I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of their products. For example, me and my Sister both brought a pair of ankle boots, and whilst my Dune ones have got indents across the top, my Sister's are still as good as new! I prefer small heels (that I can walk in) so I would probabaly go for something like these to go with the dress.

5) Lastly, with the temperamental weather here in the UK, I could really do with a similar waterfall jacket/trench for when it's summer, but for when there's still a bit of a chill. However, I haven't been able to find one I like so far. I would be eternally grateful if you knew where I could get something similar!

PS. I had the pleasure of working with The Fort Shopping centre quite a while ago and they often keep me updated with the latest press releases, which is super kind of them! Their latest one is a Fort 'Styled by You' campaign where they get local fashion specialists to depart some knowledge and inspiration to make fashion more fun for everyone! You can read more about this here.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

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73 comments:

  1. Fix+ is really good, it holds my makeup perfectly and even after a long day your makeup will still look good. Dune bag is pretty!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  2. The Quiz dress looks gorgeous, I didn't know they did occasion wear!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I've seen some of their stuff in HOF, it's so sparkly!

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  3. I love trench jackets they're so lovely! But fix+ you need in your life, it's an essential!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  4. I have used the Nyx spray to help keep my eyeshadow on (as well as to apply it as a liner) and it worked well! Mind you, I have the matte one.. not the dewy one.
    I love the neutral coat - that would be great for spring/ autumn :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. I thought the matte one wouldn't be the best option on my dry skin but maybe that's where I was going wrong! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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  5. I actually tried the NYX dewy setting spray well, it was a tester at the store but I don't notice any differences to my makeup. But I've also had makeup for like 5 hours already so maybe that's why? Great wish list though and I really like the oversize coat.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I've seen some not so good reviews on it too, so that's interesting! :)

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  6. I want to try the NYX setting spray, I will give it a go now.
    Great blog.
    Love
    Shanel

    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/flat-tummy-tea.html

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  7. I want to try the NYX setting spray, I will give it a go now.
    Great blog.
    Love
    Shanel

    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/flat-tummy-tea.html

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  8. Haha, I always have a hard time picking a new bag because of all the new style and color choices. Black is always a safe bet! Great wishlist!
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  10. Beautiful wishlist dear! Love the pieces!
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
    XO, Pisa
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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  11. That blue dress is so stunning !! :)

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  12. Oh wow that bag is gorgeous! It's an amazing dupe for the Sophie Hulme bag! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  13. I am loving the bag and the heels, super elegant. x

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  14. Stunning dress - I haven't been into Quiz in forever but it used to be one of my favourite stores! I haven't tried either the Mac or UD sprays (though now I really want to as well!) but I got the NYX matte setting spray a few weeks back and I've found it really effective! x

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    1. That's the second recommendation for the matte spray, thank you! :)

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  15. Love this! Thanks for sharing & Happy weekend ♥

    xx OHIAMIHT BLOG

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  16. I had not heard of using the NYX spray to help with my eyeliner issues but now that I have I'm going to look into it. Thanks for posting such an informative review.

    All the best
    KaSonndra
    http://livewellbefabulous.com

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  17. The Dune Handbag is gorgeous! I'm similar to you, i can never pick just one bag!


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    1. Haha especially not Dune bags, they're all so pretty!

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  18. I want a pair of cat heels too! So elegant!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  19. Loving your picks, hun! Like yourself, I didn't do much shopping over the winter, but I'm deffo making it up that now too, haha. :D I love the dress and the handbag you picked, isn't TK Maxx just the best place ever for bargains?! :) Also, I've heard such amazing things about the Fix+ spray, and read some really good reviews... I'm tempted, although my skin is super oily so i'm not sure whether I'd actually need the 'dewy' look, haha. x x Let me know how you get on it with, if you decide to pick it up! :) x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Yes, I love TK Maxx, you can pick up some cool things in there. I actually ended up trying one from Balance Me and I really liked it :)

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  20. I absolutely love the Jacket, and the draping nature of it :) & you need FIX+ in your life sweetheart it's a makeup game changer <3 :)


    Serene | I Am Serene L

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  21. Ahh I love that Dune handbag, I don't think that store gets enough credit! I always see so many beautiful accessories in there. Also the waterfall coat is really pretty. I completely understand what you mean about the weather in the UK, it's always unpredictable here. I have a few coats like that from Zara, I purchased them in the Autumn seasons though. But they may have some in their Spring collections babe.

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    1. Aww thank you for the tip! I think I must have missed them because they didn't have anything similar when I went last week, I'll have to see again in Autumn :)

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  22. I just recently bought rose water in a spray bottle from a random natural wholesome market, and my girlfriend informed me you can actually use it as a setting spray!! I HIGHLY recommend it. It's half the cost of one and smells twice as amazing. It gives a dewy skin look too, you might love it!
    xx Belle

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    1. I had some rose water before but I didn't try it as a setting spray because it had alcohol in it, but that's a great tip thank you :)

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  23. Sooo pretty! :) x
    Helena - Swedish girl in Tokyo
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  24. Lovely wishlist!

    Take Care Doll! Kisses,
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  25. I only discovered Quiz recently too, it's great!

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  26. Love the pieces . Style plus comfort . Great choice .
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  27. That Dune bag makes me drool! I remember Quiz from when I lived in the UK and there was always the odd stunning find in there :)


    Rachel xx
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    1. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole selection too, it was much more wearable than I was expecting too :)

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  28. OMG I want this dress, so stunning! *-*
    Have a lovely day dear!
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  29. Stunning wishlist. This dress is so lovely and so chic
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  30. I LOVE the dresses in Quiz and I could probably walk around in one of their stores all day, haha! Loving your blush coloured picks and that handbag is gorgeous <3

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    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Dune handbags are my weakness ;)

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  31. Lovely coat!

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  32. oooh so pretty! I have the Urban Decay setting spray (the de-slick one) and I really love it. It's more for oily skin, so really works wonders for me :)
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. I have heard a lot of great things about that one!

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  33. I haven't tried a setting spray in years but I think the Urban Decay and Skindinavia ones are supposed to be pretty good from what I've heard. That black Dune handbag is really nice as well, I feel like that's a piece you'd be able to wear over and over again really easily.

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    1. I agree, I do find myself going for classic black handbags because you can wear them with anything, and they show less wear and tear as well :)

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  34. "Meet in Madrid" just has my heart popping! soooo in love! xX

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