Birmingham Haul - May 2017 by Stephs World

Birmingham Haul // May 2017

This weekend I popped into Birmingham for yet another Original Patty Men burger and to visit a craft beer/pinball bar called Tilt. It then turned into a spontaneous shopping trip, which I am not complaining about as I managed to pick up some items I had on my wishlist.

The shops I visited were Lush, HMV, Harper & Lewis and Paperchase (in Selfridges). I will break the haul down and show you what I managed to pick up…

Lush

After seeing someone mention the Lush Handcream on Instagram I really wanted to try it. I don’t suffer from bad dry hands, but I do think I need to start using it more. That was the main purpose of popping into Lush. I just couldn’t stop there though, we’ve all been there; right?

Handy Gurugu // Hand Cream

The lady in Lush recommended me this hand cream as it is perfect to use through the day and even before bed. It smells quite fresh and soaks into the hands almost immediately. I can’t wait to see the results of this hand cream.

Price – £7.95

Lemony Flutter // Cuticle Butter

This really did draw me in as I suffer from dry/peeling skin around my nails as the weather in the UK at the moment is fluctuating between hot/cold/rain and heatwaves.

The smell of this cuticle butter is lemon which I love! It is very soft when you put it on, but a lot harder than hand cream in the pot. I can tell it is going to last a long time which is brilliant.

As I type this, I couldn’t resist putting some more on and my hands smell like I’ve been eating Lemon Drizzle Cake. Yummy!

Price – £6.95

Charity Pot // Hand Cream

After talking to the lady in Lush she was telling me about the Charity Pot and that all profits go to the different charities mentioned on the pots. I had to pick up this mini £1 handbag friendly pot and she even said I could fill it up with my Handy Gurugu when the pot is empty! Win!

Price – £1

Catastrophe Cosmetic // Face Mask

I have never used a Lush face mask before and after watching YouTube videos about skincare, I decided to give one a go. The lady recommended me the Catastrophe Cosmetic face mask as it is smooth and packed with Vitamin E to make my face brighter. She said it is soothing and relaxing, so I can’t wait to give it a go.

When I tried it out in the store, my hand was super soft and smelt amazing!

Price – £7.25

New // Shampoo Bar

I have spoken about this shampoo bar in my Empties post which you can check out if you want to know more about this shampoo bar. It’s been a favourite of mine for months now, and I think it always will be.

Price – £6.25

HMV

Passengers

My Boyfriend and I love going into HMV and picking up new Blu-Rays to watch together. This week we decided to pick up Passengers as we have wanted to see it for a while now.

Within the first 5 minutes, I loved the film and it had me gripped until the end. It is a bit of a Romance/Space film and well worth a watch. I can’t wait to watch this film again soon.

Price – £17.99 (3D version)

Passengers Blu-Ray

Harper & Lewis

I had never visited Harper and Lewis before but was drawn in by their quirky style of clothing – which included dinosaur and pineapple print t-shirts.

I loved the look of one item in particular which was this amazing Blue Denim Dress. I have been looking for one of these for a while now, but the colour of this dress along with the shape drew me in instantly.

It was £36, but a dress which I can dress up or down and put numerous style of shirts underneath. I can’t wait for the sun to come out now.

Harper & Lewis Denim Dress

Paperchase

Bow & Ribbon

I loved this style bow as I am making a gift hamper and I thought this would look super cute wrapped around it. If you would like to see the hamper that I am making, let me know if you would like to see a blog post about it (obviously it would go live after the person received the gift).

Price – £2.75

Paperchase Bow and Ribbon

Tissue Paper

I love tissue paper for gift wrapping. I always like to keep a stock of it in my gift wrapping box, so I thought this would make a great addition.

Price – £3

Paperchase Tissue Paper

I hope you enjoyed my Birmingham Haul. Have you tried any of the Lush products I mentioned and do you recommend any for me to try out next – apart from Bath Bombs as I don’t have a bath at my house haha.

  • Aqy✨

    Love this haul! There are no more HMV stores in Singapore, sadly. I wish to visit Harper & Lewis now as I’m intrigued by dinosaur print shirts haha. Also is the tissue paper from Paperchase colourful?? That’s so cute!

    skinnydecxflatte.blogspot.com xo

  • Oh that dress is really cute! I’ve been after a denim dress for ages but every time I try one on it just makes me look like a child, don’t think I’m cool enough to pull them off ha. And you picked up some amazing pieces from Lush! As soon as my spending ban ends I think I might have to take a trip to my local store…

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Amy Eade

    Oooh I love that denim dress you’ve picked up! I need something similar for summer. Also I love the charity pots for Lush – I always go for the middle size as they’re perfect for popping in my bag, they last ages and they smell amazing don’t they?!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

  • marclamberts

    The denim dress is really awesome! Great blogpost 🙂 x

  • I’m very intrigued by the lush shampoo bars! I love their shower gel so might need to try another range of products too. Passengers was a great movie too! xx

    G

    http://www.teawithgi.com

  • The charity pot is actually really good, and I love the concept!

    http://www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

  • Aimée Julia Cottle

    I love the Charity Pot from Lush – I always have one in my handbag! http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk

  • Lovely haul! I love lush way too much

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

  • Looks like you purchased some lovely bits Steph! I haven’t been shopping for a good haul in quite a while!! xx

  • Sian…

    Harper and Lewis sounds like such a great little shop; I’ve never heard of it before but I think I might look where they have stores! I’m a Paperchase addict myself although I have enough stationery supplies to open up a shop! Looks like you picked up some great bargains too!

    Sian x
    http://www.theenglisheverygirl.com

  • Olivia Kiernan

    the cuticle butter is amaze, i use it religiously!

    Olivia / Olivia Roses

  • Lucy

    I want to try a shampoo bar but worried it won’t work for my massive frizzy hair lol. Love all the bits you got bet you felt good after that shopping trip! xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

  • Stacey

    Looks like you had a fabulous shopping trip! I love Lush and that Lemony butter sounds amazing! I haven’t seen Passengers yet but It’s high on my to-watch list. I can’t wait until my birthday so I can go on my own super shopping spree!