Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic: Primark and Sephora Haul

This week, my parents were here for some days and I wanted to go shopping. We went to Sephora and they bought me a birthday gift (my birthday is near Christmas I’ll let you know what they bought me in my birthday post).

I was excited to be back at the shops as haven’t been since February 2020 (I have bought makeup and toiletries online since then and have not bought clothes from anywhere).

I wanted some pampering products. I was searching for a face serum as my skin seems dry. I chose 100% Rosehip Oil which cose 5 euros.

I have been wanting to try the Pink Clay Face Mask for a long time, and was happy to find it it stock. It cose 99 cents.

I love apricot-scented things, and found the Apricot and Niacinamide Glacier Water Sheet Mask which also cost 99 cents.

I like eye masks and find them relaxing. I’ve never had a gel-filled one before. When I saw a pink fake fur look one with turquoise trim with purple letters with the word GLOW, I really wanted it. It cost 3 euros.

I wanted to see what makeup was new. There wasn’t much in the makeup and toiletries section, which was really disappointing. I bought the PS Wet Look Lip Kit in the shade Cocoa which is a really dark chocolate shade and the set has a liquid lip gloss and a lip crayon and it cost 5 euros.

I’ve tried a lip kit from Primark before and liked it (a lip kit in the shade Spellbound) which is metallic. I’m looking forward to trying all these.

They also bought me a camel-coloured sweater from there which seems nice and soft and warm.

Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic: Primark Clothes Haul

Today we went to Primark on a whim and I found a mid- length skirt  I liked. It’s dark brown  and cost  16€. I chose some fleece PJs which are a nude colour and they were 10€. I needed some more long sleeved tshirts. I really like Primark’s long sleeved slouchy tees and already have them in black, navy blue sea green and pink. Today they had them in stock in nude, a blue not dissimilar to a denim shade, burgundy and grey. For 2,50€ each they are an absolute bargain and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of them. They are very soft and have a round neck which has a nice silhouette. 

We went to Mango and Mango Outlet but I didn’t find anything I liked. I’ve been searching   for a denim shirt and maybe a denim jacket for awhile. I’m planning to go back to Primark sometime and check out what’s new in their makeup and beauty product  range. I like the sound of the camo makeup. 

What I chose from Primark was my gift from Alfredo to me for 6 months of marriage. 

Review: Team Bride Makeup Mirror (Primark Bridal Collection 2019) 

Another product I bought for my wedding is this make-up mirror from Primark.

 It’s really sturdy and opens out to reveal two mirrors

 and is surprisingly big because it is a very good size for a pocket mirror. It is very lightweight thin and compact yet strong.

It’s a cute unique design and good for me because I can’t use mirrors well because of my eyesight difficulties so I use it for touchups.  
Best of all the mirror is only €1.50.
I would recommend this for the bride or even as a wedding favour.

Review: Primark PS…..Bridal Kit

For those of you who are getting ready to tie the knot, now that my Big Day is a stash of wonderful memories, I’ve decided to start a series of reviews for wedding products I bought and/ or used. The first is Primark’s Bridal Kit.

I was intrigued by this and thought it was a very cute idea. I love the bag and the sparkly Miss to Mrs logo. The bag also has a keyring on the side.

The kit has hair accessories (a hair clip, clear hair ties and bobby pins) as well as a sewing kit a small mirror and a nail file. There are cotton buds and cotton pads. Everything is well- packaged and is quite small but great for travel.

I’ll definitely use the bag afterwards and it is large enough for a lipstick and eyeshadow. Or it could also be used as a coin purse.

The kit cost 5€ which I think was a little expensive but it’s a cute idea and a good way  to have all the small essentials with you on your big day. I love it just for the bag.


Primark Glitter Obsessed Palette For Only 1€

Took another trip up to Primark today because I wanted a look at what was in store since the last time we had been. What a change there was! On a day when the maximum temperature was set to reach 35°C, it was very strange to see the AW2018 clothing collection in store already- fur jackets, slippers long-sleeved shirts and winter jackets were all over the store. I checked the shoe section but it was full of either winter boots, incredibly flat flats or too-high (for me) heels. Not very interesting.

I’m so glad I bought the 3 pairs of sandals that I got during my last visit because they were nowhere to be seen and there were quite a few pairs when I was there last.

On to the main  reason for my visit: PS Custom Eyes eyeshadows. If you read my last Primark post, you’ll know I bought the 9-pan palette and 4 single eyeshadows. Well, today I was really disappointed as there were only 2 shades left, and I have them both (Hot Coco, a dark brown shade and Gold Digger, a light-medium gold). In fact there were about 15 Hot Coco shadows and 4 Gold Digger ones. I was SO disappointed as I had planned to buy another 5 shades to complete my palette. I was actually thinking 6 so I had 6 different colours but the spaces where they were meant to be were completely empty.

The store had new display stands for all the makeup and beauty  products and had rearranged everything  to do with these products which was very confusing as it took us awhile to find them.

There, next to the Custom Eyes range, were the palettes I had heard so much about from bloggers and YouTubers alike: The Glitter Obsessed palette range. They did not have the Glitter Obsessed: Gold Rush palette but they did have the Glitter Obsessed: Unicorn Sparkle one. I have heard mixed reviews about them and especially the Unicorn Sparkle one which I saw a video for last night. The Unicorn Sparkle palette is a mix of alternating rows of shimmery glitter shadows and glitter eye creams and I was not impressed by the colour range on the videos so bypassed that one. For those of you who are interested in it, it costs £4/€5. I have SO many shimmery shadows and so was looking for straight-up glitter shadows all through the palette.

A palette that has more time in Primark’s PS makeup range is the Glitter Obsessed Palette. I have seen a TON of videos and articles about this one and thought it loked very eye-catching on first glance, with dark and lighter colours. The formula is “eye cream,” which basically means it is glitter mixed with a kind of vaseline-type texture. I already have experience of this type of product in Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Glitter Mono Eye Shadows, so I had some idea what I was buying but wanted to see what Primark’s take on this type of product would be like.

The packaging is white plastic with a clear lid so all the shadows are clearly visible There are 28 shades and it costs €6 usually. I was searching through the palettes and saw some red stickers. Primark only uses red stickers if something is on sale, and… was down from 6€ to……JUST €1!!! Not all the palettes were on sale so I had to search, but, yes, there it was, the red sticker. How amazing is that? 28 shadows for €1.

I’m really looking forward to trying this but know from experience and other blog posts/ videos that this will probably be better used layered on top of a matte shadow if the glitter is going to separate out (as I found with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s shadows which I still have to review). But, even so, this palette is a STEAL for 1€. Cannot wait to try it and so this week I am bringing my Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic post forward a day. 

Here are swatches from the palette. 

As you can see, there are a lot of colours, greens blues purples reds gold silvers pinks and also different intensities so you get bright and more muted colours.
What I did notice was that what a lot of people said on videos and in blog posts was confirmed for me – that once a small amount of the product is used, there is a clear gel underneath which is what the glitter in the shadow is mixed with. I used a standard sponge applicator to do the swatches and the glitter does separate out when applied, so I’d recommend applying this over a matte eyeshadow with a primer underneath.
Some of the colours are better pigmented than others (for example the gold /blue/turquoise/green/purple colours). I do like the fact that you have such a collection of colours here end I’m not really sure how long the palette will last. I am planning on hopefully getting at least a month or two worth of use out of it, but we will see. I will update you when I finish the palette to let you know how long it actually lasted .

Have you tried the palette? What do you think?





Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic: Primark Haul Spring 2018

Today, we went to Primark. We had not been for awhile and I was wanting to replace my MP5 case as well as have a look around. There was so much I liked, I LOVE summer fashion! In the end, I bought a light peach 3/4 length sleeved boat neck top. I had been looking for the perfect boat neck top since forever and luckily was wearing my dark wash jeans from Violeta by Mango (one of the pairs I bought in January). It looked great and, for 9€, was an absolute bargain.

I ended up buying 2 purses which were the perfect size for my MP5 player. There’s been a HUGE Harry Potter thing going on at Primark since about Autumn last year. Amongst the backpacks, keyrings and cushions, I found this Gryffindor purse.


And I found another purse. The photo does not do this justice but it is extremely metallic- looking and, being a horse lover, I love the horseshoe design. It was 3€. 

Both are a great size for my MP5 player  with room to spare 🙂

I could not resist another swimming costume and found a leopard print one I loved for 14€. Not bad at all.  I tried on a few skirts and another boat neck top but I wasn’t convinced they were what I was looking for.

The  shopping trip was great apart from the electric ramps on 2 buses not working so we had a bit of a wait for the bus (and I got lifted, chair and all onto one) to save the wait for the next bus, so that was interesting!

Earlier this week, I bought a bright pink sarong from Lidl for 5,99€ so am starting to get ready for pool season.

Primark Haul and Good News

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Last Friday, Alfredo and I went to Primark. I have always liked the shop for budget buys and we are lucky enough to live about 10 minutes away from the flagship store by bus. I use Pinterest alot and that has become my virtual wish list for everything from makeup to clothes and all sorts of other things.

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The bus was quite busy as we went around lunchtime. We still had a few hours there on the 1st and second floors. There’s a mixture of ladies’ formal clothing and beauty supplies like stuff for hair and makeup. I was drawn to massive makeup storage chests, flowy blouses or the latest palettes, but decided to focus on what I was there for (although I did pick up a treat or two!).
I love the Friends TV series, and knew that there was official merchandise online on many websites, but I didn’t expect to find it in an unexpected place.
During my last trip to Primark, I spied the Friends logo on a pair of black jogging bottoms, and vowed to go back for them the next time.
So, I did a week later (which was last Friday). I’m attempting to lose weight, and I have managed to lose some kilos since August so we picked up a size 16 (EUR 46 or US 12) and a size 18 (EUR 48 or US 14), and waited in the hugely long queue for the changing rooms. The size 18 was too big, baggy and long (I’m only 1metre 60 or 5ft 2″). The 16 fit like a dream, so I bought them, and I didn’t think that €12 was bad, especially as they aren’t like the other thinner joggers I have- they are a thicker material, although as it’s hardly truly autumn weather yet, I think I’ll be putting them by until I can wear them when the weather is cooler.

Looking forward to wearing them-I’ll post a pic in whichever post I write whilst wearing them 🙂
On my way out of the changing rooms, I scoured the makeup section (which, I may add, is quite small at the store and made up of mainly brushes and makeup accessories like makeup bags, cases and mirrors.)

There, amongst all the lipglosses and lipsticks was a whole stand dedicated to Instagirl lip topper in two shades. I chose a lilac one. There was also one called “18K,” which is a gold colour. Each are €3/£3 each.

I picked up these. chokers, too, because I looked at their jewellery range and didn’t see anything else I liked.

I just got my Rumba powerchair back after it was in the shop being repaired all last week, so now I have my spare chair back. The problem, it turned out, was more serious that we’d imagined- the chair’s control box was not working so the chair wouldn’t move. Over €200 later and the chair is working perfectly. We have no idea how or why the control box gave out, as we charge the chair regularly and since I got my TDXSP2 NB a year and a half ago, I don’t use the Rumba much at all apart from when we need to my new chair a long charge. It’ll do as a spare, although it’s not nearly as comfortable as my new chair because of not having electric options for tilt, recline elevation or footrests. Good to have a spare powerchair though. I’m going to write a post about why that’s a good idea sometime, so look out for it.j

Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic: Kiko Primark and Lidl Haul

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great Sunday. This Wednesday, I bought some summer clothes from Primark- 3 pairs of shorts and some trousers.
I’ll upload photos of the rest of the clothes very soon. I also bought s cute pair of summer pyjamas. You can see some photos of what I bought in the gallery for this blog post.
Outfits aren’t complete in my opinion without gorgeous accessories, so I bought these earrings. As we were going towards the changing rooms, I spied a watermelon keyring I couldn’t resist these earrings, either! 

The pearl earrings cost 3.50€ and the black hoops cost 4€. There are burgundy hoops in the same style as these black ones on the website, but I couldn’t find them in the shop. Maybe next time….

I adore eating watermelon in the summer. I’m a fake fur addict too, so the keyringt seemed perfect! 


We thought it was a little expensive for 5€, but my motto is “if you see something you love, get it as you never know when you’ll see it again.” 

I find this especially true of shops like Primark, who are increasingly popular nowadays for their fashion-forward buys at great prices.

Found these cute detangling brushes in Lidl and  bought some new  makeup blending brushes (all €1.99).

I’ve had my eyes on the new range of Smart Lip Palettes by Kiko. They had one that had red tones, one with pink and this one, with a mix of current trendy tones. The palette is called Glam Rock and costs 12.45€. It’s on offer for 9€ (I saw the offer online just days after I went to the shop). All the Kiko palettes are currently on offer.


Looking forward to using it. I’ll review it for you on this blog soon, as well as all the other things I bought this week.

Kiko mascaras have been in my makeup bag for at least the last year off and on. I decided to buy another tube of the building base (second photo) which gives volume, as I love it so much. I also bought a mascara which I haven’t tried, the Luxurious Lashes one in the waterproof formula. Each were 3,95€.

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My Experience of Black Friday Weekend 2016

This weekend my parents were visiting. Despite the cold and rain, we decided to go to the Black Friday sales that were on. I have never been to any Black Friday events before and was excited. I love a bargain! Finances have always been difficult for me, but I really wanted to buy something for Christmas for my sister and nephew. I also wanted an early birthday celebration as my birthday is near Christmas. 
 I wanted to show my parents the Primark flagship store and so we went there. The store was full of people and the lifts were really busy but we made it. On the way, we stopped for a hot chocolate at a café which surprisingly had really good wheelchair access. 

My Primark purchases were a really soft short fleecy dressing gown in dove grey and a pack of really thick black tights to go with a black and white wool skirt I bought earlier in the autumn.
 I looked for another skirt in Primark as well as in Zara and Mango, but they were all pencil skirts which I find uncomfortable or skirts in designs I would never wear. The best surprise I got in Mango was the fact that they had redone the store and put a lift into it. The lift went down to the Mango Outlet which was great because I had never been able to go to that floor before . Mum bought me a really nice terracotta/rust colour tunic blouse which was €17 down from €30.  
 I saw online that Kiko Makeup Milano had a 3 for 3 sale on. Those of you who follow my blog will know that I am a complete Kiko addict and have taken advantage of this offer every time it has been on this year which is so far a couple of times. The other times I used it were online so I wanted to go to the store this time.
 One of the smaller stores was very full of people but luckily there was another one nearby. It was also really busy but the sales assistants were really helpful and got the products that I needed from the display stands. I was really disappointed that the two water shadows that I wanted (205 Chocolate and 223 Eggplant Purple ) were completely out of stock. So were the 3D lip glosses in shades 18, 22 and 21. 
 I ended up buying the lipgloss in shade 20 (Chestnut) and the sales assistant also checked that I liked the colour before I bought it, which I thought was good customer service. Usually, I find that if I need assistance in shops, the shop workers can be quite unhelpful at times.

This goes for any shop. A couple of weeks ago, I saw that Kiko had bought out a range of eyeshadows for just €2.50. This is called the Smart Eyeshadow range. I looked through the colours online before going to the store, and automatically loved shade number 23, Metallic Jeans Blue. 

I am always in need of really dark deep chocolate browns, so I found shade number 4 Metallic Cocoa was just what I was looking for. 

My fingernails seem pretty weak so I was looking for a strengthener and bought the Longer and Stronger Base Coat. 

I also finally bought the water shadows in shade 203 (Burgundy) and 204 (Plum) that I wanted!


At the drugstore, I bought the Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray by Makeup Revolution and Wet and Wild’s glitter eyeshadows in Brass and. I am really glad that we went to the shops despite the rain and cold and I’m especially happy with the fact that I was able to buy the gifts I wanted as well as everything else I bought.
 On Saturday, we ate at Gino’s, my favourite Italian restaurant which is part of a chain. I decided to have the pizza bread and lasagne. 

We went to the cinema afterwards to see Fantastic Animals and Where to Find them. All through November, the Harry Potter films had been on TV at the weekends and I was really wanting to see the new J.K. Rowling Film. I will review it on this blog soon. The cinema had really great wheelchair spaces with a lot of room. It was mum and dad’s first time watching a film in Spanish. Alfredo and I had been to the same cinema on August 23 2016 to see Star Trek Beyond. 
Sunday was a relaxing day in our apartment. We took some photographs (see below) 

 and had pizza and salad before mum and dad flew home in the evening.
All in all, I really enjoyed my Black Friday weekend ( apart from the weather of course!) Here we are braving the rain and cold. We even saw a Christmas tree and decorations. 

I am really looking forward to swatching and reviewing  my new products for you which I will do very soon.

At the time this post was written, some of the products I mentioned were  and others were not stocked online. To guarantee that you can get them, first check the website in your country before going to the store.

Sunday with a sassy shopaholic: Makeup Revolution, Wet "n" Wild & More! 

This week, I got my Makeup Revolution Salted Caramel and Chocolate Vice palettes through the post at last!:) As with all of the palettes from the chocolate range , each comes in its own box with a sponge applicator and a full-length mirror. I wanted to buy products from different brands, and so when I went to my local drugstore on Thursday I bought my first products by the Korean brand Tony Moly. I had seen the peach lip balm on the Sephora website, but was surprised to see it at my local pharmacy because it wasn’t listed as a product on their website (despite the fact that they stock many products from the range.) I also bought a lip scrub by the same brand. 
 During my “new band” search on the Internet, I found that the drugstore stocked Wet “n” Wild products. I had vaguely heard of this but didn’t know where to buy it. I really wanted to buy the lipliner in Brandy Wine, but when I got to the store they had every shade but that one. I did buy the lip gloss and the protective base coat nail varnish. 
 I had a look through the make up Revolution selection and found two other palettes that I had been looking for: the Iconic 1 palette and the Mermaids versus Unicorns palate.
A while ago, I mentioned on my blog that I needed some new make-up brushes. I liked the look of the Pro Glow Brush Set on the website and so bought that as well. I found my usual moisturisers for €3.99 which is a real bargain compared to other places, and I finally found a Sanex deodorant that I had been wanting to try.
I had been searching for the perfect summer shoes a long time and finally found some in Primark. I bought them in three colours – tan , cream and a reddy orange colour.
 So far, I had not got round to buying a Beauty Blender sponge, and was really surprised to find them in Primark for just €1.50 each! I bought some ergonomic ones and a teardrop shaped one. I found some exfoliating sponges and a very cute set with round sponges with a little case (reduced to €1).