Big Shopping Haul: Zara, Primark, Topshop, NYX Cosmetics etc

Hooray I have finished my Bachelors degree! My last exam was Tuesday so on Wednesday I celebrated in true Nicole style and went on a shopping spree. No alcohol or late nights for me, my idea of celebrating is a day of shopping followed by a day chilling and ordering a Pizza Hut. Which is what I did 🙂

Today I managed to photograph everything to share with you!


Lets start with what I picked up in Zara!


Stripe Printed Skorts £19.99
Light Camel Drawstring Trousers £25.99

I didn’t expect to come out of Zara with two bottom half clothing pieces but that is exactly what happened! I am so into the stretchy waist everythang at the moment (as was apparent in my recent ASOS haul) so these two pieces are amazing for that. The striped piece is really cool in that it looks like a midi skirt but is actually basically a pair of culottes! It feels so flowy and lovely on.

Let’s go for Primark next…

Striped Top £8
V Neck Tees £4 each
Bunny Travel Pillow £5 | Copper Tealights £2.50 | Paisley Candle £2



I wasn’t planning on buying any clothing really in Primark as it really isn’t the most durable and I’ve been much more picky about the feeling of material lately. However, the V Neck Tees felt so lovely and soft and they’re something I get a lot of wear out of. The main test will be to see how they wash as I’m worried they may go all misshapen… But it’ll be good to find out for future! And the stripe top was just another simple piece that felt nice  enough quality and I like the style. Then I just picked up some quirky pieces that Primark are brilliant for!

I next went into Boots in hopeful anticipation that a NYX stand may have arrived in the Bournemouth central store and lo and behold there it was! I may have gone a bit crazier than I would have liked but seeing everything in the flesh was just SO exciting. However, as a little pointer if you’re a student, if you can find what you want from NYX on the ASOS site that is probably the best place to get it as you can get the 10% discount on it 🙂


NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown £7

NYX HD Concealer Wand in Fair £5.50

NYX Mechanical Lip Pencil in Nude £5.50

NYX Slide On Lip Pencil in Sugar Glass £5.50

NYX Lip Suede Cream Lipstick in ‘Tea and Cookies’ and ‘Soft Spoken’ £6.50 each

NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural £6.50

I will do a separate post with the swatches of all of these products soon and share any thoughts I might already have on them 🙂

Onto Topshop…

Double Strap V-Neck Cami £16
Crochet Lace Sundress £26

I am loving blue at the moment! Look at those shades, just absolutely stunning; I couldn’t resist. And the design and style of both pieces is just beautiful too. Both such amazing finds imo.

And lastly, another print I am loving at the moment in the form of a beach bag that I hope to use on my upcoming holiday… From none other than Paperchase of all places!

Let’s Squawk Beach Bag £20

Isn’t it cute? I ummed and ahhed over whether to buy it but I thought I’d regret it if I didn’t.

Back soon.

Love Nicole xxxx

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5 Replies to “Big Shopping Haul: Zara, Primark, Topshop, NYX Cosmetics etc”

  1. All these items are so cute! I would love if you did a little review on the NYX brow pencil, as I’ve been on a search for a cheaper alternative to my Benefit Gimme Brow. And, who doesn’t love Asos?


    1. Thank you for commenting Kyia! I recently did a ‘NYX Collection’ post where I talked about the brow pencil and did some swatches! In short: it’s really great! xx


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