Autumn Shopping Haul

Last week I went on a shopping spree – my first in ages – and treated myself to some bits and pieces. I wanted to share what I bought as I love reading haul posts and seeing what new items people are trying out or repurchasing. I’ve got everything in this haul: makeup, fashion, craft and beauty. I made a list prior to going shopping and was successful with some purchases, others not so much. Sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy reading this post!

Top Row:

My first purchase of the day was black and white striped washi tape. I wanted a plain pattern as I have a project in mind and the person I am making it for will like these colours. I love washi tape, the patterns and designs are incredible and it is so useful for crafts and decorating.

If there is one fashion trend I love but find difficult to wear it’s cardigans. They are a great layering option but the majority of cardigans I’ve tried on in the past don’t look right. I’m short and curvy so the cardigan is either too long or doesn’t flatter my body shape. I saw a batwing style cardigan and fell in love instantly. I tried it on and it looked really nice. I love the salt and pepper colouring and the style so much I purchased a second one in pink online the next day. The cardigans were my find of the day!

I have a couple of scarfs but I wanted one in a lighter colour to stand out when I wear darker clothing. I picked up one in ‘Milk’ which is a gorgeous cream colour and feels so soft. The scarf is quite long so it can be styled in a few different ways.

Middle Row:

Rimmel is one of my preferred makeup brands and when I saw a Buy One, Get One Half Price offer I was happy. Because I also spent over $30 on Rimmel products I was entitled to a free lipstick. I picked up another bottle of Match Perfection foundation as it is my favourite for everyday wear and the new-ish Scandaleyes Reloaded mascara. The orange tube looks funky and vibrant and I’m big fan of Rimmel mascaras. For the free lipstick I opted for one of Kate Moss’ nude shades – #45, a rose nude. I have worn the lipstick already and it is beautiful, the formula is comfortable and the colour looks subtle and natural. This shade is going straight into my everyday/most used makeup bag.

Bottom Row:

It’s been a few months since my last visit to The Body Shop so a trip was long overdue. I hadn’t intended to buy anything specific but I did want to test out the new Almond Milk and Honey scent. There was a multibuy on hand cream so I purchased one in Almond Milk and Honey and the other in Shea. I took advantage of another multibuy which offered a travel size (50ml) body butter and a travel size shower gel; I got Shea for both. I plan to give my mum the shower gel as I have sensitive skin and use the body butter when I stay with my boyfriend.

Have you been shopping recently? What have you purchased?


17 thoughts on “Autumn Shopping Haul

  1. thoughtfulpigeon says:

    I love cardigans, they’re so easy to layer and I really like the style of the one in the photo. It’s great when you find something that suits you and they have multiple colours. I haven’t been in the body shop for ages, I used to love the body butters and shower gels but don’t think I’ve ever tried their hand creams.

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    • Chanelle says:

      For some reason I’ve never found the time difference and seasons weird lol but it’s totally understandable. The cardigans are so nice, I wore the grey one on Monday. The best part is I bought an XS in both and I’m never extra small so as well as looking good they make me feel good haha. I feel the cold easily too but it’s far easier to warm up than cool down.


  2. danniijane says:

    Aaw nice cardigan and scarf. You pick items that look really cute and I can picture you in๐Ÿ˜Š I’m still in jumpers and cardigans as it’s been chilly here. The rose lip stick looks really prettyโ˜บ Love the Shea body butter too. It has a lovely smell x

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    • Chanelle says:

      Aww thank you! I can’t wait to wear the scarf, it’s so snuggly and soft. Most of the year I wear jumpers too, I even wore them a bit in summer at the start when it wasn’t quite hot yet. The lipstick is another of my favourite items from the day, and it was free! Shea is such a beautiful scent xx

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      • danniijane says:

        Haha then you’d fit in nicely in the UK๐Ÿ˜Š Most of ths time it’s jumper or cardigan weather. It’s good when there’d offers and you get a nice freebieโ˜บ It is xx

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  3. stashy says:

    Loved reading what you got! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m a big fan of cardigans too. I own one in almost every colour. ๐Ÿ™‚
    What do you use washi tape for? I bought a few to wrap presents with but I dont’ know what else to use them for… I just liked how pretty they were!
    I have that Rimmel lipstick that you got for free – it’s a lovely shade and Rimmel’s formula is outstanding.
    How do you like the Almond Milk & Honey scent? I smelled it and wished it was more almond-y.
    I have my monthly accountability post coming up next week so you can see what bits I’ve been getting last month! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Chanelle says:

      I’ve never been able to find the right cardigan to fit until these! I use washi tape to decorate, mostly pages in my diary/planner. I’m glad you’re a fan of that Rimmel shade too! I only smelt the hand cream briefly in store so I’ll have to use it before I give an opinion, it seems pleasant though ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be starting that tube of hand cream in a few days as my current one is about to run out. Looking forward to your post as always!

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