BEAUTY | A Little John Lewis Haul

Hello lovelies!

Don’t you just love John Lewis? There is something extremely magical about that place. The adverts at Christmas say it all. Whenever I visit my boyfriend in Liverpool I could literally spend HOURS walking around that store, and he really doesn’t understand why.


I could honestly buy that entire store. It is the kind of store that makes me want to grow up fast and have my own little home filled with all of their lovely home and kitchen ware. But for now, I love it for their BEAUTY SECTION. 

Having worked at Waitrose for a few years… (joined in 2010, oh maaa god) I have been very blessed to have a discount card at John Lewis… a rather generous 25% off everything except electrical items at 12.5%. This will be the reason I have 9 MAC lipsticks…. I mean 25% off MAC lippies?!?!

About a month ago now I had my final shift at Waitrose. I woke up on the morning and was like RIGHT. I need to have my final discount spend. I took myself to twitter, and you all said I needed to buy EVERYTHING. Which OH I would have loved to, but we had to be a little bit more realistic didn’t we 🙁 

Let’s see what I spontaneously purchased! I didn’t go too crazy by the way, but I picked up some lovelies!

John Lewis Haul Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Sorbet

Marc Jacobs, Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet

Now this was a little bit of a naughty one. I definitely did not need another perfume… I still have about three others on the go. But this is a perfume that I just kept smelling every time I went into Boots. I felt so guilty buying it, but I knew that if I didn’t buy it whilst I had discount, I KNEW I would 100% regret it! It smells sooooooooo amazing. It smells… fresh, which sounds really obvious because of the name, but it DOES. Marc Jacobs scents ALWAYS smell amazing, I was lucky to receive one last Christmas and aren’t the bottles always stunning?! Packaging is always something that sells to me! 

It smells lovely, very florally and sensual. It isn’t overpowering, the perfect scent for an everyday wear. I don’t know how long it lasts… because I think you get used to the scent on you, but it is honestly lovely. AND it is on offer at Boots at the moment – you lucky things! £37.50 for 75ml! I fully recommend giving it a sniff, and it will look gorgeous on your dressing table! 

John Lewis Haul Mac Plumful Lipstick

John Lewis Haul Mac Plumful Lipstick

Mac Plumful

Now, I love this gorgeous lipstick so much that it ended up in my July Favourites, so I won’t bore you lovelies too much by saying the same things again. But BOY I love this lipstick, in every single way. It is such a gorgeous everyday shade, that keeps your lips nice and moisturised. It doesn’t have the best staying power, but because it is so sheer, you don’t look silly when it wears off, so you can either reapply or just get on with your day. 

John Lewis Haul Origins Stay Hydrated Set

Origins Stay Hydrated Set For Normal / Dry Skin 

Oh Origins. A brand that I have wanted to get my little mitts on for quite a while now. But it is just so so expensive. Was there a way that I could try a few products without the hefty price tag? YES 

This little set is super super cute, and would make such a lovely gift for someone who loves their skincare routine. I know you can go into store and request for samples, but I wanted to get a proper feel for the products. The set includes:

– Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask 50ml

– Origins Modern Friction 50ml 

– Origins Mini Facial Brush

I had heard amazing things about the Drink Up Intensive Mask, and I will admit, it really is an amazing product, however, it is DEFINITELY a luxury product, and by no means an essential. It does make my skin feel amazing though, really moisturised, healthy and glowing, I try to reserve it for special occasions. 

The Modern Friction is a lovely product, but I don’t think I like it more than my Liz Earle Gentle Exfoliator, I truly love that stuff. The beads in the Origins one I would say are bigger, and don’t necessarily exfoliate as much, but do provide a very gentle exfoliate. Does that make sense? I think it depends how much you want it to exfoliate… and your skin type. I would say mine is quite ‘normal’ whatever the hell normal means… but I hear this is amazing on acne prone skin. 

The mini facial brush… hmmm I found it quite rough and sore on the skin, I would much rather use my muslin cloth, but totally all down to personal preference! 

For £15 (I got it for about £11 with discount) I thought it was worth a shout, particularly when the Modern Friction for 50ml is usually worth £13.50! £33 for 125ml BARGAIN! If you are looking to even just try one of these products, then this set is very good value! 

I also purchased some cutlery, but that is in Leeds, so no photos sadly 🙁 but *heart eyed emoji* John Lewis do BEAUTIFUL high quality cutlery, I really feel satisfied when I pick up my new knife / fork, they feel nice and sturdy. I feel I am growing up because I get excited by pretty cutlery on a daily basis. I am buying myself some Cath Kidston cutlery when I finish University next year! EEK!

Hope you enjoyed this post lovelies! Don’t you just love a good spontaneous spend? I am rather proud of the items that I purchased! All lovely little treats, because sometimes you just gotta treat yourself!

RIP discount card, miss you already!

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  1. August 11, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I love looking at the homeware things in John Lewis, although it does make me cry at how poor I am! Marc Jacobs will always be my absolute favourite!! xx

    Abi | abistreetx

  2. August 11, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Awhhh so jealous that got 25% off, I'm sure it was amazing while it lasted! I've had Plumful on my mental shopping list for ages now – it looks great on you chick! x

    Always, Alice

  3. August 11, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    The packaging of Marc Jacob perfumes are always gorgeous! And the MAC lipstick looks stunning on you!

    Melanie xo // Lilies Beauty

  4. August 11, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Omg you look beautiful that shade is perfect for you! And I LOVE LOVE Origins they are the only brand that sort out my spots!! xx

  5. August 11, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    I LOVE that lipstick! It looks soooo nice on you. I must have a look for some of these products.

  6. August 11, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Ace choices for that final discount shop! I'd love to get my hands on the origins product but I don't see that happening any time soon aha. I love walking around homeware stores and mentally compiling lists of all the pretty pretty things I WILL have in my future home 😀

    Fii | little miss fii

  7. August 12, 2015 / 6:59 am

    I could spend hours in John Lewis…. actually I DO spend hours in John Lewis haha! Homewear bits, garden furniture (that's totally out of my price range… but next year??? *wishful thinking*) and the makeup counters….. I could go on. The only thing my local store doesn't have is a MAC counter. Which is probably for the best…

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  8. August 12, 2015 / 7:16 am

    25% off all John Lewis make up?! I HATE YOU! (Lol jk, I love you, but you know, I'm jealous! Haha) That lipstick looks gorgeous on you girly xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  9. August 12, 2015 / 10:34 am

    The John Lewis adverts are definitely one of my favourite parts of the Christmas holiday and this is such a lovely haul! The Daisy perfume bottle is so pretty and I don't think I've seen this particular one before. My local JL doesn't sell MAC but I wish it did – the shade of this lip is gorgeous and really suits you 🙂 x
    Charlotte's Road

  10. August 14, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I have exactly the same feeling in John Lewis! I want to be a proper grown-up woman and spend £100 on a perfume and spray it in the air and laugh as I saunter away to my cab. Sigh.

    The Persephone Complex

  11. August 16, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    25% off make-up is amazing and i'm dead jealous haha! do you know what, I've NEVER owned a mac lipstick, but I want to try one so bad! That colour is lovely Kayls 🙂 also, Origins. Oh my god *heart eyed emoji*.

    Soph x |

  12. August 27, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    I so need to work at JL/Wait to get that discount haha! I've been eyeing up the Alex Monroe bumble bee necklace for so long now but it's just too expensive to justify the splurge! Also, make-up and homeware because, duh. haha! Love what you picked up, and I totally respect you for not going utterly mad 😛 I would hae gone a lot more cray cray! & ah I keep seeing raving reviews about the Origins' Drink Up Intensive Mask! I may have to put it on the Christmas wish list 😉 – can't wait to read your review!

    Congratulations on leaving the job!
    Hannah x

  13. September 15, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    I ADORE MAC lipsticks! I purchased my first every one at the start of summer and just bought another last week 😛 I argued that i needed an "autumn shade", but i LOVE it. I love the texture and how long it stays on! John Lewis is one of my favourites, there's a huge one in Exeter (where i go to uni) and my family nickname it "the mothership". Sounds silly but if i've had a stressful few days i pop in and it just calms me!

    Writing Possibility

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