earlier that day, however, i roused myself from slumber earlier to peruse the shops - merely window shopping, until i found this absolutely stunning dress in h&m of all places! its absolutely gorgeous and it just FEELS like summer!
i also treated myself to Lush's "I Love Juicy" shampoo for abominably greasy hair, from which i unfortunately suffer - i shall review once i have used it, but meanwhile it smells yummy - kiwis, oranges, pineapples and other fruity scents.
anyway, moving onto a recent mini (very) mini Body Shop splurge, i am so impressed with their brushes! having suffered for the last year with disgusting handmedowns from my mother, i decided to treat myself to some makeup brushes from the Body Shop after hearing good things (and 20% off on all makeup), and im so glad i did! i got the face and body brush and the blusher brush as well as a blusher. (i apologise for the poor quality of the pictures that follow: i don't have a personal camera, and my fone camera is about 1pixel, so i have to borrow my mum's phone to take any photos! how shameful...)
the face & body brush is the perfect size with THE softest bristles that sooth your face. i use it for applying my translucent powder to set my makeup, and it picks up JUST the right amount on and dusts the perfect layer of powder on - my previous brush just caked it on, giving me a really awkwardly nasty texture on my face.
the blusher brush is not a shape that im accustomed to: its alot flatter which i was initially unsure about. however, like the face & body brush, the bristles are gorgeously luxurious and it applies nicely along the cheekbones. yay!
lastly, is my blusher from the Body Shop - i bought the Cheek Colour in Golden Pink 04, taken in by its name and pinky/peachy appearance. i am disappointed by the packaging - its oval and the silver casing is horribly cheap and tacky. the colour is nice, but not very pigmented at all - you have to apply quite alot to get enough colour on your cheeks and its alot pinkier than i anticpiated, i wanted peach! i'm very disappointed - i definiately won't be buying it again!