Sunday, 23 February 2014

Collective Haul // Manchester

Last weekend I took a trip up to Manchester to visit my older sister at university. During my visit we managed to squeeze in some shopping so I thought I would share with you what I got. 

Forever 21:

First of all I picked up this simple black skater dress which is an essential in my wardrobe. I love these dresses because they are simple and easy to style. I previously bought one in Topshop for £20 but I felt it was time to replace it and this was a bargain at just £9.75. It is also available in red and royal blue and can be found HERE.

Also in Forever 21 I bought another essential; a black skater skirt.This was also a bargain at just £4.75. I will definitely picking up some more in the near future. This skirt is also available in blue, pink and grey. It can be found HERE.


I purchased a vest/tank top for just £4 which is shown in the picture above. I think this top is going to be perfect for moving into summer months with its classic daisy print. The only downside to this top is that it is slightly see-through so you have to wear a vest top underneath but I still love it.

I picked up this gorgeous necklace for just £3! It is a triangle/arrow shaped necklace with a pale pink base and smaller gold triangles layered on top.

I came across these 'hairdresser' style clips which will be great to use when I am styling my hair to section parts off. This set of 8 was just £1.50 and you get a variety of black and white ones.

As I was queuing I spotted these super cute false nails for £1.There are 24 nails in this set and it comes with adhesive. They are a mixture of baby blue nails with pink hearts and owls on them. I don't really wear false nails but these were too cute to leave behind and at just £1 how could you go wrong?

Home Sense:
As there is not a Home Sense store near to where I live, I was desperate to go there.  The first thing I spotted was this box with colourful Dachshund's (sausage dogs) all over it. Anyone who knows me knows my obsession with sausage dogs so I could not let this opportunity pass. The box fits A4 sized paper into it and was just £3.99.

Also in Home Sense I picked up these 2 funky notebooks which came in a set for £3.99. They are both lined and will be really useful for anything - writing lists, blog post ideas etc.

As my beloved Bioderma is nearly running out I needed to buy a new makeup remover. As Bioderma in the UK is about £15-£20 I thought I would try this one by L'Oreal. I picked this up in Boots for just £3.32 although it usually retails at £4.99. I am yet to try this but I hope it lives up to its name. This bottle contains 200ml of product and you can buy it HERE.

So that concludes my Machester Haul. I had a really great weekend and I hope to visit again soon.  Have you ever been to Machester? Are there any places you recommend to visit?

Charlie xx


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  2. Those notebooks and that sunflower top is so cool!

    Cathy // helllo, Cathy