New Purchases Show & Tell – August 2017

New Purchases Show & Tell August 2017

And just like that – poof! – it’s my New Purchases Show & Tell August 2017.  Every weekend was booked this month for me to attend some form of social do.  So, to rise to the occasion (pun intended) I had to get myself all dolled up and prepared.

I attended 2 weddings, a hen do and a day trip up to London – I had no weekend free! The weddings in particular required some new classy robes and so I hope you don’t mind that this month will be heavily clothes related.  (I did warn ya!)

New Purchases Show & Tell August 2017 video

City Goddess Petite Wrap Midi Dress – 30 seconds in
Let’s do this in order… Here’s the dress I wore to the first wedding, at the beginning of the month.  I made a big ol’ Asos order compiled of many dresses before whittling it down to this mint midi dress.  In fact I still wasn’t 100% about it until I wore it on the day, then I couldn’t be more pleased.  I felt super classy and it definitely has wearability for another summer wedding (maybe next year).

Little Mistress Petite Prom Skater Dress – 1:42 minutes in
The very next weekend we attended another wedding.  I had yellow in mind for this one, although I made another big ASOS order that included a variety of colours.  And so after another elimination process this pastel yellow prom dress was the winner.  (Despite the fact I wasn’t keen on the embellishment and the bridesmaid’s dresses were also yellow.  Oops.)

New Purhcases Show & Tell August 2017

TopShop PETITE Pinstar Knot Mini Slip Dress – 2:38 minutes in
…and here’s the part of my New Purchases Show & Tell August 2017 post where my weakness for TopShop is clear to see.  I wore this to the hen do I mentioned, but I would have bought this regardless.  I love the tie-up and cut out detailing, it’s described as a slip dress too so I’m thinking I can wear a t-shirt underneath it in autumn too?

TopShop PETITE Floral Dress – 3:14 minutes in
I’d kept my eyes on this little floral number for a few months.  When I saw the original price (around £40) I kept my cool and was like nope, that can wait until the price drops and drop it did.  I whipped it up for £18; what a win.

TopShop PETITE Spot & Floral Print Jumpsuit – 3:55 minutes in
This wasn’t in the sale, but I got it anyway, can you blame me?  Being a short ass I often miss out on jumpsuits as they’re just too long for me.  Thank heavens for this being in the TopShop Petite range then, with a brilliant print to boot too.

New Purchases Show & Tell August 2017

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation – 4:14 minutes in
Oh my god.  This foundation.  I now question myself on why it took me so long to buy it.  The coverage is literally so smooth, even with applying with a brush (rather than a beauty blender).  I implore anyone to give it a try.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 5:04 minutes in
One final note/purchase, which is yet another book from the Kindle store.  I think I mistakenly said in the video that this was in the monthly deals in the Kindle store for 99p, but it might have actually been in the daily deals.  (As I can’t find it in the monthly deals now.  Apologies if you’ve missed it.)  I’ve watched the film, which I thought had a rushed start, but a better end half.  So I thought I’d give the book a go.

Next month…

As mentioned, David and I have made a very important purchase recently, which I haven’t included in my New Purchases Show & Tell August 2017.  (Reason being is because I want to dedicate a separate video (and maybe post?) for this.  Yes, it’s that important!)

Without giving too much away (which I probably already have), there will be some a lot of purchases to be made because of this.  All will be revealed soon…

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New Purchases Show & Tell – August 2016


Catch up & watch

August – the Sunday of summer?  Sadly yes, although that doesn’t exactly reflect what I’ve been buying and loving this month.

Whereas last month my focus seemed to be mostly on fashion, August has been totally different.

In this month’s New Purchases Show & Tell there’s been a real mixture – I’ve even surprised myself!

Topshop Petite Embroided Gillet – 7 seconds in
This might be the only fashion piece I wanted to include this month.  I’ve been trying to save and I’ve so far resisted going on any big shopping spree for clothes.  But when I saw this gillet, which I tried on back in January, reduced to only £15 from £78 I almost bought it for the sake of a bargain!  I do like it too though, but I could need some help styling it >_>.

A Song of Ice and Fire – A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – 1:02 minutes in
Oh yes. I cannot bear the long wait until series 7 – Game of Thrones fans will relate!  So to try and still get my Game of Thrones kick I’ve started reading the books.  I’ve dusted off book 1 (A Game of Thrones) and I am already over half way through book 2 (A Clash of Kings).  I’d seriously recommend it to any fans feeling the itch and also enjoy reading – good for picking up on the bits you’ve missed, with some extra scenes!

Spotify Premium – 2:05 minutes in
I got sucked into the 99p for 3 months deal and although I wasn’t expecting to find that much difference in listening to music through premium, I’m actually really enjoying it!  A real pleasure to now be able to listen to albums in the order they’re meant to be in, and not shuffle.  I might even make my own playlist.  Let me know if you’d be interested in following it!

Gordon Ramsay Dash – 4:02 minutes in
I never thought a mobile game would fit into my New Purchases Show & Tell, but nope, Gordon Ramsay Dash has me totally hooked!  If you’re into fast paced cooking games, that are way more exciting than they actually sound by that description, give this one a try.  So addictive!

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops – 5:06 minutes in
If, like me, you’re one of those people who enjoy trying to tan in summer (or fail instead and slap on the fake tan), you might look a bit mismatched when applying your foundation.  Instead of buying a whole new foundation for your summer skin tone, The Body Shop have brought out these rather handy shade adjusting drops. Just mix with your foundation before applying.  Lifesaver!

Stranger Things – 5:51 minutes in
You’ve all heard about it, read about it on your friends statuses and yes, it really is worth watching if you like the sound of an 80’s inspired film that’s quite Stephen King, Goonies and E.T. all mixed together.  Watch it!

That’s all for this month – make sure you follow me through my blog or any of the social links below to see what next month brings!

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Emma x

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