My Super Big Summer Haul…

6 Sep

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you’ve had a good week and if you’re back to school, it’s not going completely terrible and you can have a nice lie in tomorrow just like I will be!

Okay, so now summer if sort of officially over that makes me very sad but also kind of excited for crisp cold mornings, hot chocolate, Christmas and of course my 16th birthday, I probably won’t be doing anything like you see on my Super Sweet 16 but oh’ well, it’s a milestone right? But anyway I thought seeing that I’ve done way more shopping than I really should have and haven’t done a haul in a while, now is the perfect opportunity to throw everything together and let you all have a nosey.

New Look Shorts

Aztec influenced not so hot, hot pants.

Aztec influenced not so hot, hot pants.

Okay, so even though these shorts say that they are ‘hotpant’ style on the label, they really aren’t that hot, and by hot I mean butt skimmers or completely letting the butt be free, which I feel is never a great look. These have a lose fit to them, and they have a sort of distressed look, which I really liked in them. I brought these right at the start of the summer holiday because they zip of my favourite shorts had broken but I think I prefer these to them as they were pretty tight. I didn’t wear these a lot when I was out with other people because I felt a bit self conscious, especially when I sit down. (Hope I’m not the only one!) But I think these will see my through Autumn and Winter as they’ll look cute with tights and a big snuggly jumper.

New Look Dress

One of my favourite summer pieces

One of my favourite summer pieces

If you’re a regular blog reader of mine, you will probably recognise this dress because I wore it in a recent OOTD, which you can read here. This has been one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe this summer since I brought it and I’ve worn it to death with different accessories because it’s such a versatile dress, you can make it look super casual or a bit more dressy which I love. It was only £9.99, so I have definatly got my moneys worth, I hope I can wear this when it gets a bit colder but I’m not sure if this will go with tights, I’ll have to try that one out.

Waterstone Notebook

I'm currently drowning in notebooks

I’m currently drowning in notebooks

Did I need this notebook? No. Did I buy it anyway because it was really cute and 99p? Yes. If you know me you would know I have two stationary obsessions which are notebooks and Post-It Notes. Both of these things I can’t live without, because you never know when you need to write a list or make a memo or note. Every time I see a cute note book or a funky post it note design I end up buying it even though I really don’t need them, I should really only buy new ones when I’ve run out of room in my last one. Currently I probably have about 3 or 4 notebooks on the go, but I decided to make this my blogging notebook, where I can write down future post ideas and lists of things that I’ve brought so I won’t forget them and it’s right next to me whilst I’m writing this, so this notebook actually has a purpose to it.

Maybelline Mascara

My everyday mascara

My everyday mascara

I originally purchased Maybelline’s Volume Express, Falsies Look mascara but in mega black, even though I liked the look it gave, it was impossible to get off, I used to have to scrub it with a wipe to get it off and wake up with panda eyes, so it ended up at the back of my make-up draw. But I really wanted a waterproof mascara, so I thought why not get the exact same one in waterproof and also just in the normal black that will hopefully not be completely impossible to get off at night and I haven’t been disappointed by it. It does give a false look and it is still really black, but does come off easily. I really like the scooped wand as it makes sure all your lashes are covered and makes them really long, it also doesn’t clump too much. Me and my eyes are very happy and smudge less, so I really recommend getting this if your looking for a waterproof mascara.

Boots Bobby Pins

Where are you little guys?

Where are you little guys?

One day I think I’ll find a massive pile of bobby pins I’ve lost someone and I will solve the mystery of the disappearing bobby pins that I think we all suffer with. I brought these a few weeks back and I think about half have already joined that secret supply of them somewhere in my room. There’s not really much to say about these but they are really good bobby pins, but they’re just brown bobby pins.

Primark Bag

Vintage is my favourite thing

Vintage is my favourite thing

This is officially the best Primark Purchase I have ever brought in the whole wide world. Please take a minute to admire this bag, well done Primark, you have made a thing of beauty. I never really look at Primark bags because I don’t really think they’re that nice most of the time but then I saw this and knew I just had to have it because I feel in love. I needed a brown bag to match my sandals and vintage is my favourite look so this was just perfect with the rose gold bow detail, and the rose gold rim around the bottom. It’s actually quite a roomy bag, even thought it doesn’t have a phone pocket which is a downside, it does have a large pocket at the back that I normally put make-up in. I love the envelope style and for a tiny amount of money, it is a real steal.

Topshop Necklace


I’ve been loving statement necklaces for a while now and really wanted a versatile one that would dress up an outfit that would go with most outfits. I was originally going to buy one from New Look, but decided to look around in TopShop first because I love their jewellery and I came across this distressed gold necklace. I really wanted it to dress up my New Look dress (seen above) I’ve worn it so much and goes so well with that dress, and it was also in the sale too. (Bonus)

Collection Eyeliner


A close up shot

A close up shot

I was really looking forward to buying a felt tip style eyeliner because I thought it would mean I could get the liquid/ gel effect but quicker and less effort involved, but this really disappointed me and I learnt, never to trust my cousin’s recommendation of eyeliners again because this was really bad. It was so much harder to apply than I had imagined and after a day wearing it I had black smudges under my eyes which I really hate. I can’t live without my lasting perfection concealer but unfortunately this was not such a brilliant product from Collection.

Models Own Travel Brush Collection

Neon. oooooh' how on trend.

Neon. oooooh’ how on trend.

These are my first proper brushes, so I’m slowly making my way into having a serious make-up collection. The brush I’ve used the most is the powder brush just because it’s what I use everyday, but I’m so excited to start doing smokey eye shadow again so I can use the eyeshadow brush and blending brush, but there’s also a lip liner brush and angled brush in there too. I love the neon colour to them and the bristles are so soft and don’t come off on your face, which I’ve experienced with old make-up brushes I have causing me to have a hairy face. If your a teen like me, who wants to get into make-up brushes, I really recommend buying this set, as it has everything you need for a bargain price of £10.

Ted Baker Wash Bag

I can't believe I own one of these. Am I a blogger now?

I can’t believe I own one of these. Am I a blogger now?

Shut the front door! Maisie owns a TED BAKER WASH BAG!!!! I believe I actually brought this, and for £17. It is very real. I found it  at the Ted Baker outlet shop which is one of my favourite brands at the moment because everything is just so beautiful. As soon as I saw this on the shelf I just knew I couldn’t leave without it, I just needed it and I brought it. I got it in black with a white bow so it matches the large Ted Baker bag I have which is my favourite bag in the whole wide world and I can’t wait to start using this to put my make-up in.

Jack Wills Boyfriend Fit Shirt

I'm off to cut down some trees

I’m off to cut down some trees

A pheasant. How posh.

A pheasant. How posh.

I love the ‘Jack Wills’ look, and recently I got rid of my only shirt recently because it never really fit me and really wanted one for winter, so I got this really soft boyfriend shirt. (Even though I don’t have a boyfriend to give me there shirt) This will have to do, and I can pretend I do! It’s a bit pinky, which of course is my signature colour and I can’t wait until it’s cold enough I can start wearing this snuggly shirt.

Marie Claire in French



You might be a bit confused because I’m British, not French, but I read Marie Claire in French because according to my French teacher it will help improve my French because I will understand sentence structure better. I don’t think that is really happened but I do enjoy reading a fashion magazine in French because it’s interesting to compare the French culture to British and American ones, such as advertising and also how fashion differs in France and the rest of Europe. The majority of the stuff is pretty similar but I did find it weird seeing a picture of someone smoking in a fashion magazine that wasn’t about the negative affects of them like it would be here. Even if you know literally no French at all it is not hard to pick up what they’re talking about and also the glossy pictures always help.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer and enjoyed snooping at my recent purchases. Please follow me if you haven’t already and I will follow you back (and do a happy dance in celebration!)

Every wondered what ‘Because you’re worth it’ is in French? Wonder no longer! People are very impressed when you know this term, promise. You learn something everyday.

Wonder no longer.

Wonder no longer.

Have a lovely weekend lovely lot

Maisie xxx



2 Responses to “My Super Big Summer Haul…”

  1. hiddenbeauty123 September 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I really want the ted baker makeup bag, but I think I’ll have to wait until Christmas 😦 x

    • highstreetspy September 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

      I am beyond happy with it! I thought I was going to have to wait for Christmas too but luckily I came across it at outlet price! Thanks for reading! x

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