Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Bargains


























I've recently had some really amazing purchases, collectively everything in this post cost £6.94 - not bad!

Recently I've had an afternoon tea for my friends hen party. The girls spotted these Mason Drinking Jars and picked up four from Home Bargains for just 69p each. I headed there and picked up my own soon after. They don't feel cheap either, which really impressed me. The glass is quite thick, with the only downside being the paper straw. Am I the only one who HATES paper straws? I just don't like how they feel in my mouth, so I picked up a pack of normal straws for pennies!

Next door to my local Home Bargains is Matalan, which had been transformed into a clearance store. Everything was in the sale and these sunglasses were £5, down to - 50p.! Yes, just 50p. Amazing. I picked up two other styles for 50p and it felt very strange going to the till for a basket totalling £1.50. 

A routine trip to Tesco was enlightened by finding that all of their stationery was on a back to school discount. This immediately made the shopping trip about a billion times longer than it should have been.  The diary was half price at £2.25! Since school I have been stuck on an academic year diary style and this one - at a day per page - was exactly what I was looking for. I also totally copied my work neighbour in buying this. Oops. Finally the pens - oh the pens! Down to just £3.50 there was no way I was leaving without them, they did stop me from buying the 28 sharpies reduced down to £7 haha. 

What bargains have you bought recently? 


Sunday, 9 August 2015

Death



































Death leaves heartache that no one can heal, death leaves memories that no one can steal. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Blogger Bookclub: The two of us by Andy Jones


My first ever book club, ever! I rarely read, unless it's going back over my favourite series - Harry Potter and this had to change. I'd seen the girls posting about the book club and thought this would be a great way to get back into reading. This month was a book chosen by Leanne so I quickly downloaded in and settled down. 

The book is classed as a "chic lit" but it's written by a man, to be honest I couldn't tell - but having never really read any "chic lits" before.. I wouldn't know what I was comparing this to. 
So, I'm not sure how much detail I need to go into for a book review, do you rewrite the book? Do you just say "yeah I liked it?"... here it goes. 

The story is based around a couple, Ivy & Fisher, who haven't been together very long. You quickly learn, with some not so subtle hints, that they are going to be parents. It's this situation they find themselves in that is focused on in the story, but from the man's point of view - I guess this is the telling point that this was written by a man? There are many ups and downs throughout the pregnancy and I found myself smiling whilst reading on some occasions, there are some real hard points for them and you do really feel sorry for Fisher. 

I read the book in two days, that's two evenings of reading before going to bed. So this one wouldn't be a holiday one for me. I like to read long books where I can really loose myself in a book for days and days. As I mentioned before there are so many not so subtle hints that tell you whats going to happen and this sometimes annoyed me. I did however like the change from just reading social media in the evenings. Like I said, I've never really read these types of books before and I'm not that convinced they are the books for me. 

Have you read this book before? What did you think?

Don’t forget to check out LornaLizzie's and Leanne's posts to see what they thought of the book. 

Monday, 20 July 2015

Boots Haul

























Here's the run down of what I've recently been purchasing in Boots. 

I picked up another of the Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm. This is now my third pot of this, which is unusual in for me as I tend to be a bit of a product flirt and never remain loyal to things. I enjoy using this because you can really get lost in a facial massage and work the balm in to break down your makeup. I use this in the bath and then sit for a couple of minutes with a hot cloth on my face. 

I do not need any more lip products and after being high disappointed with this, I won't be making any more purchases. Time to use what I have! I've give this away now so I can even look to see what colour it was or the name of the product * off to google I go *. Google tells me it's the Loreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss (£6.99) and I think I had the colour Hot for Hawaii. For me the colour just bled out over my lips and ended up looking awful. 

I've decided to get into my gel nails again so have purchased the base and topcoat from Sensationail, pots of gel from a salon in the UK and now this glitter also from Sensationail. I'd had a pretty crappy day when I went to boots for these so I was treating myself. I really like this colour, a subtle pink glitter that makes a nice top colour for most bases. 

Forever trying to break away from using foundation everyday has left me wanting to try every BB CC DD and whatever face products there are around. So now I am currently using the Nivea Daily Essentials BB Cream in light. I've actually had people complimenting my skin when I've been wearing this, so that can only be a good thing. Granted I've only started to wear this after having a fake tan, so I shall report back on how this wears when I am good and pale. 

Finally, a micellar water. Standard. 


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