Pastels // The Face Shop & Zara

9 March 2012

So you know when you keep seeing something you want and then you can't stop it playing on your mind? 

Well this has happened to me, with not just one item, but a whole spectrum of colours instead - pastels

I already own a few pastel things but I've been loving a lot of items that are (given the current trend) popping up all over the Blogsphere at the moment. So, when I went shopping a few days ago there was one thing going through my mind... 

..."MUST OWN MORE PASTELS! MUST OWN MORE PASTELS! MUST OWN MORE PASTELS!"

Every minty green and pale sherbet yellow I passed evoked a little 'ooooh' or 'aaaahh' in my head, some even prompted an out loud one, which must have been strange to nearby shoppers. I pretty much wanted all the pastels I saw and believe me when I tell you, there is no shortage of them in the shops right now!!

But....I reigned myself in, calmly reminded myself that I do not need more clothes and walked away with only four new things. Yes, four! Now, I appreciate this may not seem like an achievement to you but trust me, it could have been a lot worse, I could have looked like Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony threw up on me.
Mint green crepe t-shirt - similar!, sherbert yellow clutch bag - here!, pastel coloured aztec print scarf - here! - All Zara.
Pastel Nail polishes 'GR501', 'YL701' & 'PK106' - The Face Shop
Okay, so I did get three nail polishes which technically means I bought six items but the The Face Shop nail polishes are seriously cheap here, about $3 per polish, so I'm counting them as one. Surprisingly, they're good quality too, they're a breeze to apply and I find they don't chip very easily.

The Face Shop isn't in England as far as I know, but they do have stores in the U.S and some other countries. If you haven't tried any of their nail polishes then I'd definitely recommend you do, you can find your nearest store using their store locator.

Has anyone tried any of their other products? Would you recommend any of them? 

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have a great weekend!

58 comments:

  1. You know I love me some pastels! I'll have one of each from the photos, please :) Never heard of The Face Shop but those colors are so pretty. I'll need to check them out.
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo

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  2. Pastels Pastels everywhere!!!!! I love all the nail polishes at the moment, I found loads of lovely pastel blazers in Mango and H&M lately. Stunning!

    xxxx

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    1. I should definitely avoid those shops then, I love blazers but reeeally don't need any more!!! x

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  3. I'm so jealous!!!! Great pieces!

    <3
    Samantha
    biochicgeek.blogspot.com

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  4. Love pastels, they are so light,airy and fresh! Lovely collection you have got!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  5. The nail polishes are so cute. I need to add some pastels to my collection now. I tagged you in a 11 questions tag btw (: x

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    1. I've been out and about all day so I havent had chance to look at the post yet but I'll make sure I check it out first thing in the morning! Thank you so much for tagging me :) x

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  6. I am so loving all of these pastels! I need to go on my own pastel shopping spree asap! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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    1. Be careful, there's so many pretty things in the shops right now!! :)

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  7. We have The Face Shop here... or we did for a while anyway, it might not have done so well and thus closed. I loveee those nail polish colours and like you, I want everything pastel these days.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Yep, it's bad isn't it! They just look so pretty! x

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  8. these colors are so adorable , i have been seeing so many post about purchasing pastel colored fashion pieces , made me realise i need to go shopping and get some of those sweet buys too !

    btw i taggeed you in a post n hope you will join fun
    http://fashion-journal-bysuzannemarie.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-have-been-tagged.html

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    1. I've not had time to check your post yet as I've been out today but first thing in the morning I'll check it out! Thanks for tagging me :) x

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  9. Pastels are so pretty! Bet they'll look great with your blonde hair, spring is coming!!!:)

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    1. Thanks hun, I hope they will otherwise there's a lot of stuff I won't be wearing much! haha! :)

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  10. i love pastels xx

    http://missslauren.blogspot.com/
    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    @MissLauren____

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  11. I'm having a love affair with pastels too right now and Zara has sooooo many pieces, i'm slowly spending every penny I have in there at the moment!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah, tell me about it!! it's a dangerous place right now :/

      x

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  12. I love everything,ZARA has the best options in pastels for this season.Great finds!!!Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I agree. Zara has such lovely pastel pieces in right now. I had a hard time not buying them all! x

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  13. I really need to get my hands on some yellow polish now, I really like that shade you have picked out! And your pretty matching yellow clutch is perfect! I can't wait for all the pastel colors spring will bring to my wardrobe!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  14. gorgeous colors, love zara

    http://www.yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  15. It´s great to see this blog.

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  16. Love the pastel polishes! So pretty.

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  17. I absolutely adore those gorgeous Pastel Nail polishes! So perfect for Spring.

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  18. Love those nail polish colours! I'll have to get myself some pastel polishes for the spring time!

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    1. yes I think you should, they're the easiest way to wear the trend I think! :)

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  19. Those nail polishes look amazing, I love the Barry M pastel nail paints.
    xxx
    Charlotte Couture Blog

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    1. I hadn't tried any of the Barry M nail paints until just a few weeks ago because I can't buy them here in Korea. I tried Berry I/C though and I LOVE it!! I wrote a post about it a little while back...

      http://www.ducklingtoswan.com/2012/02/lilac-nail-lovin-and-zara-saga.html

      x

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  20. BEAUTIFUL colors!!! The polishes look lovely!

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  21. I want those colors now!!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway, it sounds good, I'll check it out as soon as I have time :) x

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  22. hi love just found your blog and i like your greaat sense of style.
    Follow me on bloglovin and i do the same back.

    kiss

    http://moldiva.com/

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  23. these colors drive me crazy! I know that I am done with them but some part of me tells to buy them because they're trendy. oh god
    btw nice nail polishes!

    http://nastya-said.blogspot.com/

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    1. haha, I know..they're everywhere lately! I think I will be sick of them before spring is finished but right now I really love them!! :)

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  24. Love the clutch and nailpolishes too!What about follow each other?I'll be waiting for you!
    xoxo
    Faby

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  25. Oh Zara I looove you! and I love love love that scarf!

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    1. I used to love Zara but it's making me spend all my money and that love is slowly turning to hate I think!! :S

      x

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  26. Beautiful items! specially the clutch and nail polishes... I want them so much!
    xo
    Ylenia / Ambitieuse

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  27. I love the soft color of the nail polish...
    The three colors above are just wonderful <3

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  28. I really need more pastel shades for summer!

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  29. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love these pastel colors! So perfect for springing into spring ;)

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

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  31. I am OBSESSED with pastels at the moment - and happy to know someone else gets excited by all things pretty!!

    http://jessicasjunkbox.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  32. Wow I love pastels! Cute!

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  33. Thank you for the comment on my blog. :-) I love the colour of them nail varnishes so cute. Xx
    dandelionsandkisses.blogspot.com/

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  34. love it!!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  35. Amazing items! I love it :)

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  36. love the pastel colors! the polishes are perfect for Spring!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  37. Those pastel nail polishes are so beautiful!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  38. so pretty pastel nail polishes, I think you must buy it!

    www.mysweetstrawberries.blogspot.com

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  39. THE COLORS ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL! IS THE POLISH THAT DRESS, GOOD TASTE LIKE ALWAYS!
    <3
    IF YOU MUST GO HAVE A NEW POST!
    A BIG KISS

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  40. I just discovered your Blog, and i'm already Lovin' it!
    Such cuteee nail polishes!

    http://piccolecoseblog.blogspot.pt/

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  41. I just discovered your Blog, and I'm already Lovin' it!
    Such cuteee nail polishes!
    I don't think they have stores in Portugal, but I'm already looking for to buy those nail polishes online xD

    Kiss!*
    http://piccolecoseblog.blogspot.pt/

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  42. I'm loving teal right now! Just bought some stunning OPi pastel mail colours recently and they are really good! X x x

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