Christmas Presents!

Merry Christmas one and all! Even if it is a tad too late to say now… Everyone is saying, “Happy New Year!” at the moment, aren’t they?

ANYWAY! Christmas has come and gone once again, and as you can tell from my absence the past couple of days, I’ve had a really good one this year. I spent the morning over at my boyfriend’s house with his family, which was lovely. We hadn’t done this yet, so it really did make a nice change. Then in the evening we came over to my house, which was super chilled out. Perfect Christmas!

I worked Boxing Day, which sucked but it was a laugh with my colleagues and we all talked about our Christmas Day’s, and what we got for Christmas.

Tonight I’ll be sharing what goodies I received for Christmas! As I’ve stated the past couple of years when writing these sorts of posts, I am in no way bragging, or showing off about what I received for Christmas. I love reading posts like this (because I’m a nosey cow!) so I always imagine people would enjoy reading mine too… Especially anyone who loves foxes, and anime/manga related goodies, as that’s what the majority was which I received.

I also want to apologise for crappy pictures. These were taken late at night, I was shattered after a busy day, and I knew if I didn’t get something taken, I would have nothing to write about now as I’ve literally not had any time.

So, here are my presents!

As you can see I received a lot of gifts, and this isn’t even all of it! Nope, there is more…

As I mentioned in my holiday haul post here my dad bought me this gorgeous Michael Kors Riley handbag! It has been my go to bag ever since the holiday, and I can see it being used pretty much forever now… I love using it for work as it’s so light to carry and it fits the right amount of items in.

One of the best presents I received for Christmas was nightwear. I haven’t received any for quite some time, so when my boyfriends parents bought me this fox slipper socks, and my boyfriend bought me these woodland animal pajamas, I was thrilled! The pajamas he bought me are so damn comfortable as well! I wore them from Christmas Day to this morning, and I wish I could be wearing them now. I love long-sleeved pajama tops!

My boyfriends family were really generous and lovely this year with their presents to me. My boyfriends brother and his girlfriend bought me Lush, and although my boyfriend states that they didn’t know which gift set I was after, they bought me the exact one! I’d eyed this set up only a week ago in Lush, due to it coming with Twilight Shower Gel, which is a limited edition product, and only comes out in the Lush Kitchen. I haven’t used it yet, but I can’t wait to.

My boyfriends parents bought me various little bits and pieces, from the fox slippers mentioned earlier, a cute little candle with squirrels on it, and this beautiful fox pillow. I snuggled it all morning after opening it, and it now sits lovely on my bed… I’m leaning against it right now, and it’s so fluffy and comfortable! They also bought me some Pandora, but I’m saving that until last.

My families gifts were lovely, and to the point. Alongside all these my mom also bought me a navy dressing gown, but I never got a picture of it, sorry. One of the nicest presents she bought me was this gorgeous fox mug! I had told her I wanted it from Avon for a while, and she offered to pick it up for me. Alas she told me it had sold out, and had secretly hidden it for Christmas. She also bought me a cute little fox purse. I’m unsure what I’ll use it for at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll soon find a use for it. The hair towels were a complete surprise, and I was keen on getting some new ones, so these pink ones will do just the job! I love using these towels to dry my long hair, they really do the trick. As my mom did last year, she has done it again and bought me a new face powder, only this time on by Laura Geller. So far since getting it a few days ago I’ve been using it and it’s lovely, I cannot complain.

My brother is great when it comes to presents, he always gets good ones, and usually he’ll get perfume. He never knows what perfume I’m after (because I don’t really talk to him about that sort of thing) but he always seems to get me something that I think, “Ooo that’s nice… Meh too much money…” and it makes me smile. This year he has bought me the latest scent by Marc Jacobs, Decadence. I can’t even describe the scent for this. It’s pretty unique, and reminds me of something that Thierry Mugler would come out with. The bottle for this does astonish me too, with its little handbag design. This came in a gift set with a shower gel, which I used on Boxing Day. I intend to wear this on my birthday.

My boyfriend bought me so much stuff! Like SO much stuff! But in return, I also bought him lots of things. The majority of what he seemed to pick up for me, they were fox themed. He’s never bought me this much fox related stuff before, which surprised me. He bought me a fox umbrella, and a fox car air freshener from a company called The Fox Project, a charity which helps foxes that have been hurt, and need urgent treatment. Along these he also bought me two pairs of fox socks from M&S, as well as a fox mug. Said mug now lives at his house, as I’m always pestering him for tea and coffee.

Alongside fox related items he had a habit for buying me lots of books this year (as I did for him too), and Umaru-Chan related goodies. He bought me two of these later items, one being a t-shirt, the other this adorable little notebook! I’ll be using that for work as a blog writing book. As I already mentioned, he bought me books, four in total. Three being books 10, 11, and 12 from the Nana manga, and one being the Pewdiepie book, This Book Loves You. I intend to go through it on my day off Wednesday.

As well as that he also picked up this cute little polar bear, as something I can snuggle when at his house, a Simon’s Cat calendar for next year, and a little Yankee Candle Christmas Eve votive candle.

He also bought me a special Pandora charm, but I’ll be going into more detail about that shortly.

These were two of the best presents I received from my boyfriend. I knew I was getting the Umaru-Chan Nendoroid, but the Baymax Pop! Vinyl was a complete surprise to me! I had told him I wanted it, but I didn’t know if he would buy him for me or not.

I am a massive fan of Big Hero 6, and Baymax really melted my heart. I can’t even remember how many times I cried when we went to watch Big Hero 6… It was a lot though! I’m not a huge Pop! Vinyl fan, I think the majority of the figures they release and sell look crap with how their paint work has been done. HOWEVER some of them do look amazing, and Baymax is one of these. He’s pearlescent in colour, and is bigger than normal Pop! Vinyl’s, which I actually really like.

As for Umaru-Chan she’s a gorgeous little figure, and one I fast fell in love with. I have spoken on my blog before about how much I love the anime that she originates from, and so when I got into the anime, my boyfriend knew he had to order the figure for me. I want to open her so badly, but she’s just too nice to open her. Instead I shall just gaze at her from afar and one day-dream of opening her.

Finally we have the two Pandora charms I was given this year. One from my boyfriend, and one from his parents. His parents gave me the little puppy charm (on the right) that is wearing a cute little red Father Christmas hat. It is such a little cute charm, and I wish I could have got some better pictures of it, but alas I couldn’t at the time. He’s sitting down, with his tongue sticking out. It’s a real cutie to add to my bracelet.

The charm my boyfriend bought for me is the fox (on the left) and it isn’t actually an official Pandora… But I don’t care about that! Pandora are taking too long to release a fox charm (you watch, they will now!) so when my boyfriend saw this one for sale on The Fox Project he snapped it up. It’s a cute little fox lying on a log, and I imagine trying to have a snooze. I love this charm so much because it really does stand out on the whole bracelet.

So that’s all… Wait… That isn’t ALL my presents? Is it?

My mom bought me a Kitchen Aid for Christmas. You know, like the ones they use on The Great British Bake Off? YES ONE OF THOSE! I was gobsmacked when I opened a massive present to not only see this, but a ceramic bowl, as well as a five piece kitchen/culinary set to use with the mixer as well. For weeks my mom has been lying about this massive box in the living room, saying it was something my brother had ordered… But it never budged. Until I came home for Christmas, and it had moved and was covered in wrapping paper. I am so excited to use it, even though I’m not 100% sure when I will yet. When I do, I’m sure I’ll have some sort of blog post about it.

Now, that IS all I received for Christmas. Although I did receive a wash set from my sister-in-law, and nephews, and I am yet to see what friends have bought me.

But yes, that is all my presents from Christmas ’15! What did you get for Christmas? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below, or even link me to your blog post about it if you’re a blogger.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you have a nice rest after Christmas. I would love one, that’s for sure. 😛

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November Favourites

I am currently on holiday, but that isn’t stopping me from getting my favourites post written and scheduled on time like I always do! I’m actually writing this up the early hours before I fly… I’ll still get a lie in of course, but I won’t allow for my blog to miss out on posts… So my sleeping is missing out instead.

That probably makes zero sense, but it makes perfect sense in my half asleep, exhausted state. I graduated earlier today which was amazing, but more on that when I get back from my holiday as I want to talk more in depth about how it went, as well as show off what I wore.

So onto my favourites for November. Still cannot believe it’s December now! Not long until 2016.

  • Victoria’s Secret Body Mist in Snow Mint.

This is actually from last Christmas, but this is just how long it has lasted me since I bought it a year ago. This is a limited edition scent that only comes out for Christmas in Victoria’s Secret. I love the smell of this, it reminds me of sweet candy canes! I’m a massive fan of mint scents so when I first gave this a sniff it was right up my street. This has come back out again this year too, so if you like the sound of it you can pick it up! The packaging is different now however, so make sure to keep eyes peeled for it. What I love the most about this body mist however is how long it lasts for! I find most you’ll spritz yourself with them, and the scent disappears after a couple of hours. I’ve sprayed this on me before going to work, and when I’m getting changed at home after a long shift I’ll still smell of it! Due to this I especially love to use this after a late bath before bed, so I can smell of it all night.

  • Lily Flame candle in scent Fairy Dust.

Oh my I have been after this candle for years! First in the tin, then as the reed diffuser, and now I finally have it in the glass jar version! I picked this up on a whim when I was in Waitrose one afternoon after work. I always go and have a nose at the candles in there as they always smell amazing! They had this beauty and I just couldn’t leave without it. I can’t even describe the scent to be honest. It’s floral, but a little musky and sweet too. I hate floral scents to be perfectly honest with you, but I think this is the sort of candle where if you hate floral, this is a must have because it has all those notes, but just something else in there too! This wasn’t cheap to be honest at £12.00 but when I want something comforting after a long day at work, this has been what I go to. I definitely want to get the reed diffuser soon.

  • Lush Reindeer Rock Soap.

I love Lush, as regular readers will be aware of, and I especially love this soap. So far this year this is the only Christmas item I have picked up. Not even joking. Why (after I was so hyped about everything)? Because I am on a Lush ban! My boyfriend actually bought this soap for me after he treated himself to some goodies from there, and kindly offered me to have one thing. I picked this. I kinda wish I had picked up Yog Nog soap instead, but I am happy with my choice nonetheless. I picked up a bar of this last Christmas and the formula and colour of it has definitely changed somewhat. The one last year was burgundy, this year it’s a rich, dark purple. I don’t know which I prefer to be honest! Either way I’ve been using this soap none stop and I’m actually sad I can’t buy this whilst on holiday otherwise I would pick one up there to use as well.

  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in shade HoeHoeHoe.

I LOVE this lipstick, and to be honest I can’t wait to review it when I get back from holiday! It’s a beautiful deep red shade with pink and purple shimmer running throughout. I haven’t been able to wear it as much as I’ve wanted to due to a very painful cold sore, but before and after that I wore this all the time. I have noticed it isn’t as good as Jeffree’s permanent line (this one is out for Christmas as limited edition) but I’ll save all those details for a review!

  • L’Occitane Shea Zesty Lime Hand Cream.

I first picked up this hand cream about a year ago as a sample in a magazine. So I had one full size tube… Then I picked up a free one thanks to a voucher in the same magazine, making me the owner of two full size tubes, and then after all that my mom went in store to buy something and got given a set for free, with a matching lip gloss/balm! So now I own three of these bad boys. It was so long ago that I got these that I completely forgot that I owned them, and to be honest they have done my hands wonders these past couple of weeks. The weather has dropped in temperature and my eczema prone hands have really taken it hard. The Lush hand cream Love & Light (review here) really hasn’t done anything for my hands which I’m rather sad about. Thanks to L’Occitane my hands will keep soft and supple throughout the winter. I really want more of these in the future, especially the vanilla scented one!

So those were my favourites for November! What were you all enjoying using last month? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, take care all and see you when I get back from holiday!

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My Yankee Candle Collection… So far!

Since last January my Yankee Candle collection has grown quite rapidly. I love Yankee Candles as regular readers of my blog will know and I felt it was the right time to talk about the candles I own.

I did write a post all about my Yankee Candles back in March 2013, but since then my collection has changed dramatically! So I wanted to show you all the new additions.

In the next week or so I hope to create another post similar to this one BUT about how to take care of your Yankee Candles.

If you are interested in reading the previous posts I wrote, then please check those out here:

Yankee Candle small jars, samples and wax tarts.

Small Jars

The first and only new small jar to my collection is Sweet Apple, and I didn’t even have to pay for it! I was given this free at Christmas for purchasing two large Christmas jars, which I thought was a good deal really. I’ve wanted this for ages and it smells of fresh apples, which I’ve always been a fan of. It smells like a crisp red apple, which of course is what the picture on the jar shows. I didn’t find this was a light or an overpowering scent, which I liked. I can do with a happy medium. This is classed as a fruit fragrance, which makes perfect sense and this is ideally perfect for spring due to the light scent of fresh apples. I will definitely be picking up the large jar of this in the future.

Medium Jars

This is Ghostly Treats and is a limited edition Yankee Candle that first came out for Halloween last year. I first of all fell in love with the jar and that was the main reason I wanted it, but when I heard that it shared the same scent as Fireside Treats I saved a couple of quid and picked up a large jar of that instead. So when Yankee Candle’s Halloween sale loomed, I kept my eyes peeled for this to be in the sale. So, instead of £16.99, I picked this up for £8.00! Bargain, huh? This is a lovely warm scent that smells like a mixture of smoke and sweet marshmallows, which I really like. I find that this is a stronger scent than Fireside Treats. I’ve hardly burnt this since buying it… I guess because I’m trying to save it for “special occasions”.

This is one of the candles I received for Christmas from my boyfriend and I won’t lie, I hated it at first. This is Sugared Apple, which is classed as a food and spice candle. It came out one or two Christmases ago and I used to sniff it every now and again but never bought it. It’s a sugary sweet apple smell ans isn’t as fresh smelling as Sweet Apple. When I first lit this it gave me a headache as the throw seemed way too strong for me and was way too sickly too. However since then I’ve not had any issues when burning this. The only issues I’ve been having is it welling, which is proving annoying. Otherwise this is a nice candle and works well in the autumn and winter weather due to the warming smell the sugary apple leaves behind. This is a strong candle and if you burn it in one room it will travel as far as it can in the house.

Candy Cane Lane is by far one of my favourite candles out there. I LOVE mint smells and this nails it perfectly. This first came out for Christmas 2014 and came in a gift set alongside Sugared Apple. It’s classed as a festive scent, so is clearly only meant to be burnt at Christmas, but sod it I’ll be burning this all year around! It just carries that beautiful buttery type peppermint scent and it just reminds me of peppermint hot chocolates, my favourite! I would love a large jar of this to see me through the year, but as soon as I burn this medium jar up I know I’ll be picking up a larger one. The throw on this is great and it leaves a good scent in the room it’s in. I imagined this was going to be pretty strong, but alas it’s actually perfect.

Large Jars

This is probably one of my favourite candles out of them all, purely because this was the first large jar I owned and also because my boyfriend picked it up for me for my birthday last year. It’s Sweet Strawberry and I remember wanting this candle for years, and he remembered from me telling him. I haven’t burnt it all that much because I want to make it last, but at the same time I love burning it because it reminds me of him. This weld the first time I burnt it and I was gutted, so I luckily fixed it, which I’m pleased about. This is of course a fruit scent and it’s probably the best one out there! It smells just like the Strawberry Shortcake dolls you can buy (I know because I smell them, okay?!) and when I was five or six years old my Gran bought me one and that is exactly what this candle smells of. If you aren’t a huge fan of strawberries, then I highly recommend this as I’m certainly not, but I adore this candle. FYI this candle is currently one of Yankee Candle’s Fragrance of the Month so you can pick it up with 25% off!

This is one of the last large jars I bought and I got it for 25% off as it was the Fragrance of the Month at the time. This is Fireside Treats and I mentioned it a little before when talking about Ghostly Treats, which shares the same scent… Sort of! This is classed as a food and spice scent and it really is yummy! When you smell it you just wanna eat it and it really does remind me of a bonfire but one that involves like doughnuts and marshmallows. This came out for spring if I remember right, but I feel this candle would work better for summer and autumn due to the warming scent. The best thing about this candle is that the scent isn’t strong at all and out of all of the candles I’ll be talking about, this one is the lightest of them all and I love that. I can burn this in the evenings and it’ll be so nice and relaxing. I can’t wait for summer to arrive so I can burn this until it turns dark. I’d love to one day have my own back garden to have little fires in with my friends and toast marshmallows as the scent this candle gives off is so relaxing and because of that, this is a definite favourite for me.

If my memory serves me right, this is a limited edition candle that came out for autumn last year and it appears that it isn’t really available anymore… Which is why this is my least used candle out of them all! It is of course Berrylicious and it really is true to its name. I bought this back in August when I went to visit my friend Gabriella for her birthday. We popped into the Yankee Candle shop in Trentham Gardens and as soon as I eyed this up, I knew I was buying it. It wasn’t cheap at £19.99 but it was so worth it! I hadn’t seen it anywhere else and I was too paranoid to leave it behind and then wonder if I would ever get my hands on it. This is once again a food and spice scent, I have quite a lot of food related candles if you hadn’t already noticed! This one really does smell like a blueberry cake with some sort of icing, basically what the picture on the jar shows. It’s just so tarte and yummy and it makes me want dessert whenever I smell it! The throw was really good and whilst it wasn’t strong, it may be if you have a sensitive nose. I may try and stock up on some other jars of this whilst they’re cheap in the Yankee Candle sale. Sadly the large have all gone and so have the medium. If you want to give this a try I suggest you hurry and do so as this is selling out fast online!

So those were my Yankee Candles! If I had it my way my collection would be a hell of a lot bigger, but due to money and I won’t lie space I just have a little (ha!) collection.

Soon I might create a Yankee Candle wish list as there are so many I want.

Which Yankee Candles do you own? Do you have any that I have? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and have a great weekend.

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October Wish List

Wow hello October! It’s not officially autumn and thus my favourite time of year! I’ve also officially been at university for two weeks now and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying it. However due to going to work and to university day after day, one after the other I haven’t really thought about buying myself anything and if I have it has been for university. However with some thought I finally put together this wish list and the majority of it is things I would like for university, as well as things I can benefit and use in my own time too. Surprisingly there aren’t many autumn items here but I’ve been so busy with university to even look at stuff to buy or lust over.

So whilst the list is small, it’s all things I want and well, sorta need.

 

  •  Yankee Candle Ghostly Treats Candle.

I love Yankee Candle’s and I also love Halloween so whenever they’ve brought out their Halloween range I have usually always been rather disappointed, purely for the fact that I’m not a fan of Witches Brew and whilst Candy Corn smells nice, it isn’t something I would buy. HOWEVER this year Yankee Candle have brought out a new scent to join their Halloween collection, Ghostly Treats. Basically it is the same scent as Fireside Treats but in this gorgeous Halloween themed jar. I can see me buying it as soon as I use up all my none Yankee Candles, as from now on the only candles I’ll be buying is Yankee Candles, as well as trying a Flamingo Candle.

  • Fox T-Shirt by Element.

I love shopping in Two Seasons, they have such great skate, surf and snow clothing and I always go and check them out when I’m near one of their stores. They recently gave out a 20% off code to use in store, so my boyfriend and I headed to the Coventry store to check out what we could pick up. Alas nothing really took our fancy and we ended up leaving our discount codes unused. I did see one thing I thought about picking up but I left it, it was a gorgeous clutch bag by Element with the same fox print on the front as this t-shirt, but at £30 I couldn’t justify it. Only a few nights ago did I pop onto Two Seasons website to check out what nice clothing they had out for autumn and winter this year when I stumbled across this t-shirt. I love foxes and I’m especially a sucker for any clothing with foxes on! I can see me picking this up for university, as well as for my holiday in the New Year as it would look amazing with a pair of baggy jeans here, and a pair of denim shorts abroad.

  • Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Breathtaking Apricot.

After writing a post (link here) in September about how much I love the Maybelline Color Elixir’s I decided that I wanted some more shades and I have two in mind from over the pond that I need in my life. One is Vision In Violet and another is this one, Breathtaking Apricot. These are only available from America and as regular readers may know about me is that if I want something, I go to eBay for it and on this occasion I was lucky. For less than £10.00 I can pick up both shades, yes BOTH shades and also from a UK seller, not bad eh? I love these lip lacquers and they’ve actually replaced my MAC lipsticks because they’re so quick to apply, last ages and make my lips feel and look moisturised and gorgeous. These have especially proven great for university as it means I don’t have to worry about my lipstick feathering or fading away and looking weird. I’ve of course had a look at swatches of this shade online and it’s definitely one I have wanted from day one of the Maybelline Color Elixir’s being for the past year, so I can see me picking it up very soon, especially for my holiday in the New Year.

  • Adventure Time Jake’s In Here Hoodie.

I’ve mentioned this hoodie on a wish list post before (link here) and it’s found its place on a wish list again as I just want it that much! I want this for 2 reasons, 1. Because it looks amazing and 2. Because with university I am currently living in one hoodie, so I am in need of another one now! The hoodie is just super cute and it looks really warm and good quality for the money. I’m hoping to pick one up on my week off from university. If you want to know more about my views on this, click the link!

  • Yankee Candle Moon Pie Swirls Candles – Set of 2.

Oh how I love QVC, especially when they sell Yankee Candles. Yes another Yankee Candle, but I don’t care it’s autumn and that only means one thing, CANDLES and plenty of them! This is a special edition on for grabs from QVC, especially considering that this candle isn’t available in the UK, only in America, plus the fact QVC are giving them away makes me laugh. For £25.00 you’re getting two medium candles which would usually cost nearly £10 more if you were to buy them separately. The Moon Pie swirl candle is said to be a mixture of both Yankee Candles Whoopie Pie and Buttercream candles, which I can tell you both smell delicious! I know if I were to buy this set then I would keep one and give my boyfriend the other, because I’m a nice girlfriend! 😉

  • Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella.

I LOVE the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and I have fond memories of university because of it. I started to read it in my first year and went on to finish it just as I left university. It was an enjoyable series and one that I have waiting in anticipation for to continue after the last book, which may I add came out four years ago! I don’t care if they hardback copy costs £9.00, as soon as I spot it in the shops, I’ll be picking it up and starting to read after I finish my current book (An Abundance Of Katherine’s by John Green).

So that was my wish list! My boyfriend suggested that I try and do a university wish list, but considering that I’ve already bought all my stationary and such I wasn’t really able to do such a thing, but with the t-shirt and hoodie I would like to think this is included in what I would like/need for university.

What do you have on your wish list this month? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a great week.

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May Favourites 2014

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Wow I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the year and this weekend I’ll be off to Bristol for mine and my boyfriends first anniversary together. I’m beyond excited!

Also I apologise that this post is all of a day late but I had a rather busy weekend and I sadly didn’t get time to get anything written down, apart from notes on which products would be featured on this post this month.

So let’s get on with it!

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  • Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream.

I wrote about this hand cream a while ago on this post and since then I won’t lie, I hardly used it. It sat in my room being unused for months on end until recently I decided that I would keep it in my hand bag to use on the go and boy am I glad I did just that! This hand cream has the Soap & Glory pink scent to it, which is one I can tolerate in the body spray but not in their body products. This however isn’t so bad and has a lovely conditioning feel to it, I love to use it before I leave the house for work as well as when I’m out on the go as it absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy or sticky feeling so it won’t leave your hands feeling clammy. I recommend this if you want a good hand cream for your bag, this being said I probably won’t repurchase this just because I want to try something new when this is finished.

  • Dettol Revitalise Hand Wash.

This was a random purchase during May and one I’m glad that I made! As regular readers will know I love my Dettol E45 hand wash and have always said I will never replace it, however I don’t think this counts as a “replacement” due to the fact it’s by Dettol too, it just doesn’t contain any E45. It only cost 99p from B&M and for that it really does keep my hands soft and smooth, as well as clean and smelling like pomegranate. Can’t go wrong really!

  • Phillip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Shampoo.

I love Phillip Kingsley’s shampoos and you can’t really go wrong with his products as they suit all hair types and do exactly what they say on the bottle. This one is the flaky/itchy scalp shampoo and whilst I don’t suffer from dandruff as much as I used to when I was younger, I do suffer from my hair getting greasy every few days so I like to try and tackle that with a good shampoo. This shampoo is amazing for that and since I started to use it my dandruff has pretty much disappeared and my hair feels soft and looks beautiful all day long after use. Not only does it leave my hair feeling and look good but it also leaves it smelling delicious as it has an apple scent to it! I love this shampoo so much and this huge bottle should last me ages too.

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  • Lady Million by Paco Rabbane.

A while ago over on a guest post I wrote for my friend Amy over at Von Dork I announced how I hated the smell of this perfume… I’ve kind of taken that back now as I’ve been using this perfume none stop for the duration May. Yes this does smell of fresh towels and clean bed sheets but that’s actually pretty nice, especially if you’re feeling a little down in the dumps and need a reminder of your nice warm bed. This was actually my Mom’s perfume but she wasn’t getting on with its scent and ended up giving it to me to try out. My boyfriend loves this perfume and when I say to him, “Hey help me pick out a perfume to wear.” he’ll usually pick this one. If I’m not feeling too well I won’t wear this as the powerful scent can give me a headache and a bit of an irritated throat, other than that I love it and it’s become my favourite perfume to throw in my bad so far this summer.

  • Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant in Sensitive.

I’ve spoken time and time again of how much I love this deodorant but there is one reason why this is being featured on here this month, besides the fact that I love it anyway. As regular readers or even new readers will know I went to the Lake District with some friends during May and it was amazing! I also mentioned how we all climbed up a very tall mountain whilst we were there and without my deodorant I would have sweated loads, as well as being smelly and shown sweat patches on my t-shirt. Luckily this didn’t happen and if that isn’t some sort of marketing ploy then I don’t know what is! I love this deodorant and I wouldn’t go a day without using it.

  • Maggie James Candle.

I have to first add that I don’t actually know the scent of this candle but when I’m sniffing it it does remind me of a latte, a caramel or a vanilla one, a sweet coffee anyway! I bought this from TK Maxx about a year ago and since then I’ve not burnt it all that much, due to neglecting it for my Yankee Candles. However whilst I had the house to myself I’ve been able to burn it, as well as the fact I decided it needed to start being used. It leaves a lovely strong scent behind, which doesn’t fade straight away after blowing it out either, which is always good. Although this is a strong candle it doesn’t leave you a headache or a dry throat, which is always good in my books! Apparently Maggie James do a lot of different scented candles, but where I do not know! I paid £3.99 for mine.

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  • Bath & Body Works PocketBac Hand Sanitizer in I Love S’Mores.

I love my PocketBac’s and I always make sure there is one by my bed, as well as in my hand bag for when I’m on the go and at the moment the one I seem to be reaching for the most is my favourite, I Love S’Mores. It’s such a yummy cake scent to it but not as strong as the cakey PocketBac scents, if that makes any sense! Sadly this was a limited edition one for autumn last year and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find a replacement bottle of it on eBay somewhere, which is where I got this bottle from. As well as keeping my hands smelling gorgeous is leaves them lovely and clean, leaving me less worry about germs so I can concentrate more on how good my hand smell!

  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm.

An old favourite and one that’s come back around again for yet another favourites post. My lips have been  pretty dry this month and I don’t know if that is due to being poorly, using too many satin lipsticks on my lips or just the dramatic weather changes. I know there is only one lip balm that can save the day when my lips get really dry and sore and that’s this baby! It’s a thick formula that applies like butter and feels super moisturisng as well as smelling and tasting of chocolate. I had a cold sore at one point in May and this did really help soothe it and calm it down too. I’ve actually missed using it and since beginning to use it again I’ve been making a habit of using it for work.

  • L’Oreal Paris Glam Shine Stain Splash in Milady.

This was a new purchase I made mid May and since buying it I have done nothing but wear it out, both day and night! It’s a gorgeous purple lip stain that can be applied light or heavy to get the type of purple you desire. It lasts ages on the lips so I’ve been able to wear this for work and not have to worry about applying anymore, same can be said about nights out and when I’ve been out in the day time with my boyfriend and friends. I’m going to be writing a huge review on this soon, I have the images ready and everything, I just need to get some better pictures of myself wearing it. If you’re after an affordable and gorgeous lip stain then try out one of these by L’Oreal as they’re really worth the money.

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

I literally finished reading this book today and it has been one of my favourite reads for quite a while now. The film version of the book is one of my favourites and it always makes me cry when I watch it so I KNEW I had to buy the book to read and for £3.99 I knew I wasn’t exactly spending  fortune on it. I’m so glad I bought this as it was such an enjoyable read. I’ll be writing a full blog post about it because I just loved it so much. If you’ve watched the film version then I recommend you read the book as you’ll love it and if you’ve read the book but not watched the film because you’re worried you won’t like it, then I suggest you give it a go as the film is pretty great! Stephen Chbosky who wrote the book also directed the movie, so the film is pretty much how he pictured it to be. Definitely a good way to end May, such a lovely book!

So those were my favourites for May! I hope that June will be full of lovely summery things so when July comes along I hope to have lots and lots of lovely summery things to talk about with you all, if not a few new bits and pieces.

What were your favourites during May? Let me know in the comments!

So until next time take care all and see you soon!

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