May Wish List ’17

I swear this months wish list should be called “holographic/metallic wish list!” as most of the items on here are just that. That and holiday related items too. As I mentioned in one of my posts recently, me and Dane are going on holiday this year which is super exciting! I didn’t mean to find so much holographic and holiday related stuff to be honest… I kind of just ended up stumbling upon stuff out of boredom last week… Oops! 😛 Oh well, it makes for some reading today for you guys. ^_^

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  • New Look Turquoise Metallic Lattice Longline Bikini Top – £16.99 (link)
  • New Look Turquoise Metallic Tie Side Bikini Bottoms – £12.99 (link)

I discovered this bikini recently through a Google search whilst looking for holographic/metallic bikinis. I don’t really need a new bikini but I wouldn’t mind picking up a new one for my holiday in September. This is gorgeous and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before to be honest. Not only does the design of this look unique and have a grunge style to it (which I LOVE!) but it’s also a beautiful turquoise metallic colour which is the perfect holiday and beach colour. Although this is gorgeous and probably my perfect bikini for Fuerteventura it’s kind of impractical for sunbathing in due to the lattice design. Due to this I’d probably use this mostly for popping down to the beach and on very hot days to the shops. Of course I would pick up both the top and bottoms. I’ll definitely be buying these on payday next week so I don’t miss out the chance of getting them!

  • Your Lie in April Part 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray – £44.99 (link)

I LOVE Your Lie in April and especially around the start of the year when I first started watching the anime series, as well as reading the manga. Since then I’ve finished the manga and been awaiting part 2 of the blu-ray to come out and be added to my collection. I haven’t actually finished watching the anime yet as I wanted to binge watch it all on the blu-rays with Dane, so of course I am really excited to be able to finally do this!

  • New Look Silver Holographic Mini Backpack – £17.99 (link)

I don’t NEEEEED a new backpack but it never hurts to add a new addition to your collection… Does it? I’ve owned backpacks similar to this from New Look before and they’re definitely some of the best ones I’ve owned to be honest. They’re comfortable, look great and are a bargain for how much wear you get from them. I really am on a holographic kick at the moment, like a holographic magpie so I couldn’t help but eye up this backpack. I’d love to try and pick it up in the sale (if it goes into sale obviously) before I go on holiday, but we’ll see what happens. I’d want to try and cutesy this bag up by popping a couple of badges on it and some cute Japanese gatchapon keyrings.

  • Truffle Collection Truffle Flatform Holographic Sliders – £14.00 (link)

Again I was looking for some holiday ideas and the first thing I thought to search for was (yet again!) holographic themed items. I found this flatform sandals and I’m unsure what I think of them to be honest. I don’t love them enough to buy them as soon as possible for the holiday, but I don’t know if I hate them enough to not warrant myself buying them at all. I would love another pair of shoes to take with me to wear around the house, to the beach and in the evenings as something light but I have my flip flops to do that. I’m definitely more of a Vans slip on trainer and flip flop girl when it comes to going to Fuerteventura. If these went to a dirt cheap price I’d definitely pick them up as they’d be great to wear casual in the day and dressed up in the evening a little. I think what puts me off the most is that they’re white. Black would have been SOOOO much better!

  • Forever 21 Holographic Windbreaker Jacket – £24.00 (link)

When I saw this jacket it just reminded me of the 90’s and of the style of jackets my mom and brother used to wear… But not holographic obviously. 😛 For the final time on this blog post I’ll be talking about something holographic… I do apologise about how much stuff there is on here that’s either that or metallic. Again due to the holiday I was having a look around to see what else I could find on Forever 21’s website to buy in the future and this jacket looks cool! I’d want to pick it up to wear over the summer, as well as for the holiday. As cool as the turquoise colour is I don’t know if the jacket itself would look good or even feel comfortable. I’d want to go in store and have a look at this first before buying it, or at least read a handful of reviews.

  • Good Smile Company K-ON! Yui Hirasawa Nendoroid – Prices vary depending where you buy.

Finally we come to the last item on this list and it’s one that me and Dane both want to try and find next month! We were really naughty this month Nendoroid wise and bought quite a lot in one go. We’re part of a Nendoroid group on Facebook and someone on there was selling all of her K-ON! collection so erm… We bought all of the ones we needed. We picked up four out of five she was selling which means the only girl we need now is Yuki! She’s the main character of K-ON! and is Dane’s favourite character. We’ll try and keep our eyes peeled for someone else on that group to sell a Yui Nendoroid or we’ll end up buying a new or second hand one from Japan. These Nendoroid figures came out years ago, not long after they started being made so they’re not as easy to get a hold of now, but this being said they’re cheaper.

So that’s my wish list for this month! I really need to stop spending money now and put it in savings to have towards the holiday. I don’t really want anymore manga at the moment so I’ll definitely be saving money not buying those. I’ll also be saving money not buying much else too because besides the stuff on this list I don’t want anything. 😛

What items do you have on your wish lists? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’re having a great week.

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February ’16 Wish List

We’re down one month of 2016 already! Only 11 more to go and it’ll be Christmas and New Year all over again. 😛 I was a little spend happy throughout January, so I need to watch my money this month and be good. Lipsticks won’t help me buy a house, sadly. This being said, there are a few bits and pieces I am still after this month, and it never hurts to lust after things, does it?

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  • Benefit The POREfessional: Instant Wipeout Masks – £24.50 (link)

Benefit have a few new goodies coming out for their POREfessional range, one of them being the Matte Rescue gel, which I was so excited to try and pick up! These are little face masks which you can use all over the face. They’re like nose strip style shape and size, BUT they aren’t pore strips. They’re a liquid face mask which you can apply to the nose, chin, forehead, and cheeks, as they have up to 10 uses from what the woman told me on the Benefit counter. I would have bought some when I was there the weekend, but they’re not cheap and these will be a product I’ll pick up as a real treat to use once every fortnight. I don’t really have issues with my pores, I just have an oily t-zone. My boyfriend would probably love these mind. I want to look into these more though, they sound cool.

  • New Look Black Turtle Neck Cold Shoulder Jumper – £22.99 (link)

I’m a huge fan of the cold shoulder look on long sleeved, black garments and I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHY! Is it a trend from the 90’s that I love? Or grunge? What is it people, can anyone tell me? I have a black long sleeved t-shirt from New Look that shares the cold shoulder look, and it’s one of my favourite black t-shirts to wear now. So why not add a jumper into my wardrobe to throw on when it’s nippy? Not only do I love the cold shoulder look, but I happen to love turtle necks too. I think it’s the whole wrapping up warm aspect for me. I wish I had gone in New Look and had a butchers for this when I was in town last weekend, but I never thought of it at the time. I would love to pick this up though to rock with a skirt, some denim shorts, or a light wash skinny fit jean. The Dr Martens in this wish list would look great with them too, as well as my Jake Dr Martens (post about those here)

  • ASOS Swing Dress In Star Print With Eyelet Detail – £15.00 down from £30.00 (link)

I wouldn’t have known this dress existed if it wasn’t for Hannah Gale, who recently featured it on her blog, as well as one of her vlogs. She looks gorgeous in it and I loved how she teamed it up with a belt and some boots (you can view how she dressed it up here). I don’t know how the hell I would dress it up if I bought it, but I’d rock it all over the spring and summer months. I showed it to my boyfriend and he isn’t sure on it, but that being said I will keep my eye on it and see how I feel. It looks beautiful on Hannah, but it might not look as nice on me. :’) It just look so airy, and the perfect dress to wear if you want to look great, but feel like shit.

  • Dr Martens Serena Faux Fur Lined Boot – £110.00 (link)

I have wanted a pair of these boots for years… Since before I even met Dane and I met him three years ago this year (God that’s flown by!). I’ve found a pair cheaper on eBay, and although I would jump at the chance to buy them usually and still say, “BUT IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!” I need to be a little more realistic now. I need to save money, and I still have my Jake Dr Martens, which I only got in September when I finished university. I love those Dr Martens… BUT yellow Dr Martens with silly faces on aren’t always practical… Especially when I just want to rock some black clothing and look like the inner goth that I am. 😛 I shall see how I feel in the future, but Dr Martens want to be something I rock more this year and onward. They’re amazing boots, and a shoe brand that I really adore.

  • Marvel Deadpool Men’s Varsity Jacket – £29.99 (link)

I wanted to save the best until last, and it’s hard to choose between this and the last item! As everyone knows, the new Deadpool movie is out next week and let me tell you, I am so fucking excited! I have been a fan of Ryan Reynolds for 10 years, and Deadpool is my favourite Marvel character too. I came across this having a nose for some present ideas for my boyfriend and have fallen in love. I don’t really need anymore jackets, but this one is just too nice to pass up. I love wearing my boyfriends jackets, they’re just so comfortable and as this is a man’s jacket I could get away with buying a small size and rocking it with some skinny fit jeans, and boots or Vans. It isn’t expensive either for an official licensed product!

  • Pokemon Yellow on 2DS and 3DS – Price TBC

This is the item I saved until last. The only thing I know about it is that it is due to come out on the Nintendo eShop on 27th February, the same date the original three Pokemon games (Red, Blue, and Yellow) came out 20 years ago! I don’t know how much they’ll be, I imagine something like £10-£20. Anymore than that would be a bit of a rip off to be honest… I will be getting Pokemon Yellow, as this was always my favourite to play. I know my boyfriend is going to get one too, so we can play and trade Pokemon together. Anyone who isn’t going to be buying these bad boys, WHY NOT? I’m hella excited.

So that was my wish list for this month. I need to save money so the only things I can really see me buying is the Deadpool jacket, and Pokemon Yellow. Two nerdy things I am super excited for this month.

What goodies are my readers after this month? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and hope you’re having a great week.

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Boxing Day Sale Haul

I can’t believe how fast the past couple of weeks have flown by! It only felt like yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas, than New Year, and yesterday it was my birthday. I have so many posts I need to write-up, but I’ve just been so busy with the celebrations, as well as work, and spending time with loved ones. So in hindsight I’m only just able to write about what I picked up in the Boxing Day sales! I have so many posts to get sorted, so please be patient with me over the rest of the week as I’m busy with work all weekend.

I mentioned in a post on Christmas Eve about what goodies I was contemplating or had even already bought in the Boxing Day sales. One of the main things I bought caused me so much hassle I nearly rang customer service and had a massive bitch out at them… But I was calm and collected (surprising for me in situations like this!) and I got the problem sorted. That item I shall talk about first, to get it out-of-the-way.

  • Topshop Two-in-One Velvet Cord Playsuit – £60.00 (link)

It took a while to get this playsuit to my home, and safely in my wardrobe but it was definitely worth it! As I mentioned on my post-Christmas Eve, I had my eye on this playsuit during my holiday, as I saw it being advertised in a magazine. When I got home I got onto the Topshop website as soon as I could, and was sad to see it was sold out. So I had a look in some stores, and they had sold out too. I scanned Depop and eBay, but everyone was charging a fortune. So on Christmas Eve I had a look on the Topshop website again and there it was, back in stock! So with my student discount, and a £20 gift voucher, I ordered it. It cost me £34 instead of £60, which I was really happy about.

However, I soon encountered a few issues when it arrived… 1. It was too small, which was pretty upsetting to be honest, for obvious reasons. No one likes feeling like a fatty! 2. The playsuit arrived damaged. Something had ripped the bag it was packaged in, which had gone through to the playsuit itself and caused it to rip and be covered in mud. 3. It hadn’t even been packaged properly and was clearly one that had been sent back and re-sold to me. I’m not a snob by all means, but damn at least make it look presentable! These were all annoying, and frustrating issues, so as soon as I could I emailed AND tweeted Topshop about it with complaints. The complaints department fobbed me off with the email I received by saying, “Sorry you better take it back to a Topshop store to be looked at, and exchanged.” which made the situation even more annoying than it already was. I was going to make a complaint about it, but it’s past now and I have my new playsuit. However, the people who I spoke to via the Twitter page were amazing! They offered me some compensation by saying I could have free express delivery, AND 10% off. I asked if I could still use my student discount on the playsuit, and they said yes! It was incredibly generous of them, especially considering I only paid £28 for the playsuit in the end, including my £20 voucher and 20% off.

So I am now the proud owner of this playsuit and I cannot wait to wear it out soon. I intend to dress it up with some knee-high socks, and some flats for a cute Japanese school girl look. I might just throw my fedora on for good measure.

  • New Look Back Ribbed Cold Shoulder Long Sleeve Top – £8.99 (link)

Sorry I don’t have a picture of this… 😦 I originally ordered two t-shirts from New Look, but I ended up returning the one as it didn’t fit properly. It was extremely annoying to be honest, as on the picture online on the model it looked like a normal length. But when I got it and tried it on, it was more like a crop top. This is due to me having boobs… Big ones at that. The t-shirt was rolling up whenever I lifted my arms in the air. Once again, like the Topshop playsuit it left me feeling less confident about my weight and body, and more like a potato.

However the t-shirt I kept fit beautifully and I’m wearing it right now to be honest. I’ve been after a cold shoulder top for years! Since I first saw my friend Faye (HI FAYE!) wearing one back when I first met her nearly three years ago (wow time flies!). So I’m glad to finally have one of my own. I expect a fashion addiction to start-up soon, especially as I now have my eye on other cold shoulder items from New Look… This wasn’t in the sale, but it was still a bargain at £8.99 and they come in four different colours too! May have to pick up that burgundy one soon.

  • The Body Shop Frosted Plum Shower Gel – £2.00 down from £4.00 (link)

I wanted to try this shower gel all over the Christmas period that it was out in store, but I never got around to it… I was trying to save money, and use up products I already had accumulated in my cupboard. As Christmas loomed I found most of my shower gels had gone, and I needed more. So I thought, “sod it for £2.00 it won’t break the bank!” so I ordered it. It’s a lovely shower gel, that with a little it goes a hell of a long way! It has a fruity, yet floral scent to it which I really enjoy, but my boyfriend doesn’t like. I wish I had picked up the Frosted Apple scent now, but hey ho. Can’t have them all (well I could… It’s still available to buy…)!

  • The Body Shop Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub – £7.5o down from £15.00 (link)

I have used this body scrub since buying it, and wow it is amazing! I don’t think there will be any body scrub to top this and that is just after one use. This is a very thick scrub, which is more like a wax consistency (it isn’t wax!) and a little bit of it really does go a long way. I’ve hardly touched mine. I already know I will be repurchasing this scrub as it has really helped my skin already, and it smells amazing too! I can’t wait to review this in the future. Even at £15.00 this is definitely worth the money.

  • Boots Soap & Glory Get A Smooth On – £17.50 down from £30.00 (link)

I popped into Boots to get some essentials for myself, but I ended up picking up this gift set after having my eye on it for a while. I was close to ordering this online when I ordered my Christmas Eve Yankee Candle but I wanted to be good and not order too much. I eventually decided to pick this up for various reasons, the main one being that I needed a new weekend bag desperately! It’s a gorgeous silver holographic bag, which is pretty roomy to be honest. I used it for New Years when me and my boyfriend went to our friends for the evening, and everything fit in there perfect. I also love the Sugar Crush collection by Soap & Glory, and so does my boyfriend who has been using the shower gel loads since I bought this set. I’ve used the shower gel, and the body scrub before but never the body spray, and buttercream until now. I love the spray, and have been using it for work.

  • Boots Yankee Candle Large Jar in Christmas Eve – £10.99 down from £21.99 (link)

I’ve been after this candle for years, probably 6 or 7 years now… Boy has that flown by! It was a complete steal at £10.99, and I was tempted to buy another Yankee Candle too as they had Christmas Cookie and Snowflake Cookie for the same prices, but I left the last two as my boyfriend admitted he had bought one of them for my birthday (you’ll find out soon which!) so I just bought Christmas Eve. I can’t wait to burn it soon.

So that’s everything I picked up in the sales! I don’t think I did too bad in hindsight. I did buy some goodies from Lush, but that’s for a separate post coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

What did you manage to pick up in the sales? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all.

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Christmas Eve Shopping!

As many of you will know (or might not if you are hiding under a tinsel covered rock) Christmas sales start early now, instead of starting Boxing day they now start Christmas Eve. Soon they will start in October! It’s my day off work, so whilst lying in bed watching a movie I decided to order myself a few goodies from the sales. I tell a teeny lie there as I have one item here that wasn’t sale, but I saved £26.00 on it. I’ll go into more detail on that.

As well as what I have managed to pick up so far (which isn’t much but my bank account is crying) I’ll also be sharing some things I hope to pick up in the next couple of days.

The top row is items I have bought, and the bottom items I hope to pick up. Enjoy!

Boxing Day Sales

  • Topshop Two-in-One Cord Playsuit – £60.00 (link)

I’ve been after this playsuit since my holiday, as I saw it being advertised in a magazine. I just fell in love with it, and knew I had to have it. When I got back to the UK I searched for it online and had zero luck, it sold out pretty quickly due to it being worn by a singer (can’t remember her name, nor the band she sings in) as well as by a model (again don’t know her name). So when I was out doing some last Christmas shopping last weekend I asked in Topshop if they had any in stock, to which I was told no, and there wasn’t any left in Birmingham either. Gutted! I was just browsing this morning online and I found it! In my size! Sadly this isn’t in the sale, but I do have my student discount which saved me £6.00, as well as a £20.00 gift voucher from a customer at my old job gave me as a leaving present, so I snapped this beauty up for just £34.00! I’m so glad I have managed to pick this up! This being said, there are a lot of negative reviews about this, mostly to do with the zip being faulty… I’m hoping I’ll be lucky and be sent a decent one. If not this will either need to go back, or I’ll have to fix it myself. Either way a very pissed off Nat will be down to Topshop! I really want 2016 to be the start of me dressing up again, as lately I haven’t given much of a damn, just throwing on a pair of baggy jeans, a baggy t-shirt, baggy hoodie, and my Vans. Which isn’t necessarily a bad look, and I feel lovely wearing this… But I always gain loads of compliments when I dress nice. So why the hell not? I hope to have my first 2016 lookbook featuring this dress, for my birthday.

  • Boots Yankee Candle Large Jar in Christmas Eve – £10.99 down from £21.99 (link) (Yankee Candle link)

I’m just going to quickly vent some mild frustrations at this purchase… Yankee Candle’s UK website actually have this down at £8.80 in the sale… It isn’t much money no, but still it is annoying. However, this isn’t annoying if you want to pick up this deal, as Boots have sold out! Yankee Candle still have some of these left which is good. It was a choice between Christmas Eve, Christmas Cookie, or Snowflake Cookie. I know I have one of the last two for Christmas as I got my boyfriend to choose which one I was going to buy. I cannot wait to burn this now, I’ve been after it for years!

  • The Body Shop Africa Ximenia & Salt Scrub – £7.50 down from £15.00 (link)

I quickly went past this whilst browsing what The Body Shop had on offer in their half price sale. I need a new body scrub so I thought I’d have a look over it. I recently bought a peach and lemon body scrub from The Body Shop and it is safe to say, they were rubbish! The lemon one somehow got into my hair and ruined it for about a week! Leaving it feeling like it was constantly full of hair gel. Not impressed! So I checked out the reviews for this one, and they were all positive, so I added it to my basket! It comes in a really lovely resealable jar too, which I’ll be using to make my own coffee body scrub in future.

  • The Body Shop Frosted Plum Shower Gel – £2.00 down from £4.00 (link)

I really like The Body Shop shower gels, they’re a real treat for me so whenever they have their shower gels on sale I always pick one up. Frosted Plum is a scent that has appeared back for Christmas after a long time of being M.I.A. and I cannot wait to try it. I don’t think I’ve given it a sniff in store either, which is a surprise to me, especially seeing as I’ve been into The Body Shop loads recently. This will be nice to use for winter before work.

These are some of the things I’m hoping to pick up when they go into the sale, or what I’m still contemplating picking up.

  • Lush Sweet Christmas Gift Set – £35.50 – not yet in the sale (link)

This was on my Christmas wish list so I’m keeping fingers crossed that I’ll get it, but even if I do I’m hoping I’ll manage to grab one (or maybe two) in the Christmas sales at Lush, alongside some other bits and pieces. I pretty much want everything in this box. It contains: Magic Wand Reuseable Bubble Bar, Rose Jam Bubble Bar, Yog Nog Bath Bomb, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Tooth Fairy Tooth Powder, The Comforter Shower Cream, and Snow Fairy Shower Gel. Alas if I don’t pick this up, I’ll be buying some other goodies instead: Snow Fairy Shower Gel (the BIGGEST bottle!), Salt and Peppermint Bark Shower Scrub, Yog Nog Bath Bomb (at least 5!), Star Dust Bath Bomb, Bar Humbug Bubble Bar, Christingle Body Conditioner, So White Bath Bomb (at least 5 again!), and Father Christmas (again, at least 5!). Realistically I don’t want to be buying THAT much, or spending that much either really. I’ll be picking up what I can, and whatever I think will last me until next year.

  • eBay Baggy Cargo Pants – £29.99 (link)

When I was a teenager and starting to really come out of my shell and discover who I was, my fashion tastes developed quickly too, and I always wanted a pair of baggy cargo jeans. The rocker and alternative girls at school wore them, and I wanted to as well. My parents reused to buy me such jeans, but my brother bought me a pair, Levi’s too! I wore them for years, but as I got older I lost a lot of weight and they didn’t fit me anymore. Not just that they were battered from wearing them so much. I would love to own another pair for lazy days to pair with a tight fitted t-shirt. The next two I’ll be talking about would go perfect with this pair of pants. Also, I know these aren’t a sale item, but meh… It’s my blog! 😛

  • New Look White Stripe Contrast Trim T-Shirt – £5.00 down from £9.99 (link)

This t-shirt reminds me of something from the nineties. It also reminds me of Ernie from Sesame Street, and I don’t know why! This would look great dressed up and down! For £5.00 I can see me picking it up, as I could do with some new t-shirts. I find myself gravitating to the same ones and I wish to change that.

  • New Look Black Ribbed Cold Shoulder Long Sleeve Top – £8.99 (link)

I have been after a t-shirt like this for YEARS! Only now have I managed to find one exactly how I pictured it in my mind. The only problem I have with cold shoulder tops is if you don’t have an awesome top arm tattoo to show off it renders it pointless… But alas I still want one and even though it isn’t sale, I can see me buying this too. £8.99 is a pretty good price for what it is to be fair.

So that was my choices and purchases for the Christmas sales! I also cannot believe it’s Christmas Eve. This Christmas has passed us by really quickly and soon enough it’ll be the New Year!

Have you picked anything up in the sales? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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June Wish List 2015

June is quite a nice month. It’s the month me and my boyfriend celebrate our anniversary, and also the month where summer begins. It’s also the sixth month of the year, which means we’re officially halfway through 2015. That’s pretty scary, isn’t it?

I won’t lie when I say this wish list was hard to put together. Most of the products on here I don’t really need, and I’m more lusting after. Some I will need shortly… Okay maybe one. Even though this is my wish list for June, I won’t buy two or three of them until probably after summer ends.

But a wish list is better than no wish list! Even so, I am on a spending ban as I was really naughty in May and need to save my money back up. Oh the joys!

  • Pandora Saint Bernard Charm.

I haven’t had my eye on many Pandora charms since I received my Seahorse charm for my birthday. I used to lust after that one all the time and now I have it, I’ve not really had anything to lust after. I decided to have a look on Pandora’s website recently to see what they had in new and I spotted this cute Saint Bernard charm. I love dogs and this charm looks so detailed and cute! My one Pandora bracelet has mostly animal charms on it, which I rather like, so I would like to keep this theme going. For £30.00 too, this is a pretty affordable charm.

  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Peace & Love & OPI.

This is a pretty old nail lacquer, two years old in fact. This came out in 2013 for the San Francisco collection and I recently stumbled upon it… Don’t ask me how as I can’t remember myself! But it is rather pretty and something I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection. It’s a grey based duochrome polish and on pictures has looked blue and purple, right up my street. I really want to sort out my nail polish collection by throwing away/selling a lot of my polishes and replacing them with better brands. I’ve found this on eBay relatively cheap too.

  • Neal & Wolf Ritual Daily Cleansing Shampoo.

I tried this shampoo nearly two years ago when I received a sample from a blogging event (you can read about that here). This is a sulfate free shampoo, something I’ve been after for a while now and as my Philip Kingsley shampoo is running low, I’ll be in need of something new soon. I’ve found a salon that sells this near me so in June I’ll be picking up the huge 950ml bottle! You can of course pick up a smaller size which is 250ml. I think this shampoo is also decently priced too with the larger bottle costing £21.50, only £10 more than the smaller size. This is a gorgeous shampoo and it made my hair feel amazing when I used it. It also smells divine! I can’t wait to pick it up. I have contemplated picking up the conditioner to start conditioning my hair, as when I tried that my hair felt amazing. I will have to see how I feel… I’m not a huge fan of conditioner…

  • Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub.

I have had my eye on this for as long as I can remember and I won’t lie when I admit that the colour of this product what was caught my eye. I love anything blue… It’s just not normal is it? 😛 BUT when I went out shopping in May the shop assistant in Lush let me try this product out on my hands and it felt beautiful, and smelt just as good too. It’s a fine scrub that foams up as you use it with water and feels like it works rather well. Why didn’t I pick it up then? I was given so many samples in the store that I wanted to go away and try those before settling on something. But another reason was because the store was rammed and my poor boyfriend (who hates busy places and crazy women shoppers, like myself) was waiting outside for me and I’d been in there for at least half an hour looking at products. So to give him a break and some social interaction (how considerate am I, eh? :P) I left it. I will be picking this up in the future, but not until I use up my Soap & Glory Sugar Crush.

  • New Look Black Knee Ripped Skinny Jeans.

I mentioned some items I bought from New Look in May over on a haul post (here) and I had to return one of the dresses I bought as it was too big. I received a £10 voucher to use in store and as of yet, I haven’t. I’ve been into three or four different New Look stores since then and lusted after these jeans. I’ve wanted some new black skinny’s for a while now as mine are faded, but I’ve also been after some that are ripped. These look perfect to me and I would have bought them by now but in all honestly my confidence hasn’t been too great, and neither has my anxiety. So each time I have contemplated getting them, I leave it and look elsewhere. The one time I actually had the courage to try them on, the changing room had been closed. I was a very sad Nat. However, the next time I’m near New Look I’ll be trying them on! I’ve already planned what I can wear these with, including my new shoes, as well as my Adventure Time Dr Martens (post about them here) for in the autumn! These cost £24.99, but with my voucher they’ll only cost me £14.99. Bargain!

  • Lush You Snap The Whip Body Butter.

This is another product I tried out when I went into Lush for AGES. It was also something else I contemplated picking up, but I left it. This is something I have been thinking about buying since I first started using Lush in 2008. I first of all want it due to how amazing it smells, it contains cassis so it smells like blackcurrant. Also it’s called a body butter, but it does infact scrub the skin too. I tried this one on my hands too and whilst the shop assistant told me it’s the roughest of the body butters (WRONG! Buffy is!) it didn’t feel as rough as I thought it might. It also contains charcoal, which is great for the skin. I would probably use this on my face as well as my body. The reason I didn’t pick this up is I’ve heard so many complaints that it doesn’t last long due to it melting when in contact with the body and the shower… So I’ll wait a while to try this out. It’s a shame I can’t get a sample of it really. I may ask when in store next.

  • Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss EDP.

I love Loverdose, it’s one of my favourite perfumes so whenever Diesel bring out a new one relating to it, I have to give it a sniff! I tried Loverdose Tattoo and I didn’t like it, which I was sad about. However when I tried Loverdose Red Kiss, I LOVED it. It reminds me of an old limited edition version of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique (back in 2004, I still own the perfume but have hardly used it!) and it just reminds me of when I was a teenager. I still have the card for it by my bed and it still smells amazing. I have been so tempted to buy this various times but I’m leaving it… I’ll wait until I feel the need to treat myself. I can’t even describe the scent though… Sweet yet somewhat floral and fruity. Perfect if you don’t actually like the original Loverdose!

So that’s my wish list for June. It’s my anniversary in less than a week. I’ve bought my boyfriends present and he’s bought mine. We both know what we have bought for one another… Although I may attempt to buy him a couple of little surprise pieces.

What’s on your wish list for June? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all.

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A Very Much Needed Haul!

I’m meant to be saving money, but for some reason towards the end of my second semester of uni I suddenly felt the urge to buy myself some things. Things that whilst I can afford, I shouldn’t really buy. However a majority of these items were in the sale, so it wasn’t too bad! Plus a couple of things were free and one was a gift, but I’ll go into detail about this.

I’ll talk about each item in order of when I bought them.

Towards the end of April me and my boyfriend decided to treat ourselves to a new game for our 2Ds’s and that game was the latest Pokemon, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Since then we’ve played them loads, but my boyfriend has already completed his! I’ve been too busy with my uni work to play but when I’ve handed my last assignment in Thursday, I’ll be able to complete the story!

I’d read a review recently about Makeup Revolution’s new Iconic Pro lipsticks and whilst I didn’t need anymore (or any new ones for that matter) the two I had spied were dupes of MAC Heroine and possibly Violetta, two lipsticks I have had my eye on for quite some time. So, for £2.49 each I thought, what the hell! I ordered Liberty in both the matte finish and the standard finish, which looks creamy, yet glossy. These are gorgeous lipsticks and since buying them I’ve worn them  nearly everyday. I’ll definitely have to review these in the future as not only are they MAC dupes, but the packaging also reminds me of MAC too. Really can’t go wrong for the price. The only thing I disliked was how much the postage was, and what made it worse was how long it took them to arrive! Not very pleased about it, but they’re here now and were definitely worth the wait!

This was intended to be the only treats I was going to buy myself this month, but alas after ordered those lipsticks, I couldn’t stop.

I use Love Sales to tell me when products I want to buy go into the sale. The second said item goes down in price I get an email about it. This happened a lot that same day due to New Look having a sale. I’ve seen a lot of items I wanted from there, so alas those items were put on sale. A lot of items I wanted weren’t available in my size, but the ones I picked up were.

I picked up this crop top, which I’ve been wanting for ages! It was listed under New Look’s 70’s trend, which I’ve really been liking this spring so far. I’ve wanted some more crop tops for a while as whilst I don’t like my tummy, my waist is pretty awesome! I can wear something high-waisted (probably black shorts, jeans, disco pants, or a skirt) and it’ll look awesome all year around. When I tried this on it felt a little tight, but I think this is how it’s meant to be. It makes my boobs look awesome too, so I’m glad I picked this up! It was originally £7.99, down to £4.00, bargain! I’m really pleased I picked this up. It’s going to be the start of me getting more body confident again. Although this being said, I haven’t yet found anything high-waisted that I like the look of. I’ll have to keep looking.

I’ve wanted this dress for months and looked in every store imaginable to try and track it down to try on and buy. I looked in two Coventry stores, three Birmingham stores, Milton Keynes, Cheltenham, and Leicester, and no one could help me! They all told me to order it online. But I left it, I don’t tend to like ordering clothes online… However when this popped up in the sale, I couldn’t resist. At the time of ordering there was only one size left, which is one-two sizes too big for me, but I could get it taken in and it would be okay. And to be honest, with how self-conscious I am about my weight lately I thought, “You’ll probably fit into it anyway… You’re getting fat.” However, when it arrived and I tried it on, it turns out it was too big for me! Deep down I was so damn happy! But the story doesn’t even here about that dress. The next day I had a look online to see if they had any of my sizes left, which they did! So my boyfriend was nice enough to order it for me and so, when that dress arrived and fit okay, I took the one I ordered back to the store. Happy days! I’m so pleased I finally got this dress and at a bargain too, it was originally £22.99, down to £10. TEN WHOLE POUNDS! So pleased! I already know how I want to wear this and will wear it all year around. I wore it to a party recently and I loved it. I had nothing but compliments and it really did make me feel like a blast from the past with its 60’s/70’s look to it.

Both of these items were spoken about on one of my wish list Wednesday’s posts, which you can check out here.

Something else I decided to pick up from New Look were these cute little poodle socks. I’m a sucker for anything with a poodle on it and of course I just had to get these. You can never have enough pairs of socks, especially me! These were originally £1.99, down to £1.00. Can’t complain for that money.

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Out of pure boredom on my day off from work I had a look at Topshop’s sale to see if I could spy anything nice for a bargain and I came across these shoes. I have had my eyes on a pair of Vagabond sandals for nearly a year now and I still don’t own them. Why? Because they’re just too damn expensive! Like the New Look items I had them on Love Sales and waited patiently for them to drop in the sale, but they didn’t drop to as much as I hoped they would. However, on the Topshop sale they had some shoes somewhat similar to the Vagabond ones. I wasn’t sure whether to order them… So I waited until my boyfriend was home from work and asked for a second opinion. He agreed on the reasons why I wanted them and so I ordered. Instead of paying £3.00 to have the delivered home, I decided to opt for free delivery to my nearest store. The sales assistants were lovely in store and I tried them on there and then. They fit me lovely and I was so excited to take them home! These were the best bargain out of the lot at a cheap £15.00 down from £40.00! They’re not real leather, but I’m not fussed about that. These will go with loads of things over the spring and summer months, hell even the warmer autumn days! I’ll probably team these up with the crop top, as well as the dress. I’ve already worn them with the dress and they looked awesome! When I first tried these on they did seem a hell of a lot higher than I thought they would be, but they’re really easy to walk in and very comfortable. I can’t wait to wear these more throughout the summer.

L-R: Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter, and Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Wash Scrub & Mask

I needed to pick myself up some bits and pieces from Boots, these being a face and body scrub. So I took advantage to Boots 3 for 2 offer and decided to treat myself to Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Scrub and although I haven’t tried it yet on my body, I have tried it on the back of my hand and it feels gorgeous and smells delicious! I love the Sugar Crush line and it smells delicious, just like key lime pie! I’ve owned the shower gel in the past and was tempted to pick it up for this offer, but left it this time. This cost me £8.00.

Instead I picked up Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter, which I have had my eye on to try for quite some time. What really encouraged me to buy it is the fact it smells JUST LIKE pistachio ice cream, which I adore. This shares the same scent as Smoothie Star Body Milk, and I can only imagine it does with the Smoothie Star Body Buttercream, and the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub. I tried this out the day after I bought it and it’s really nice to use! I imagine it’s like the Nivea in shower moisturiser as it did leave me feeling moisturised for a while, but my skin soon went dry in patches. This being said, my skin is very dry. I’ll be test driving this out more throughout June! This cost me £7.00

The item I picked up for free was what I settled on as my new face scrub, this being Garnier’s Pure 3-in-1 Wash Scrub & Mask. I’ve heard nothing but good about this and have wanted to try it for a while, but never did. However I thought what the hell this time and also gave this a go as a scrub the day after I bought it too and it really did feel nice to use! I of course haven’t noticed much change yet, but it didn’t dry my skin out which I liked. I can’t wait to try this as a mask as I really want to start using face masks again. This was on sale at the time of purchase for just over £3.00 but it’s now priced on the website as £5.99.

L-R: Ocean Salt, Ultrabland, and Let The Good Times Roll

Whilst I was out shopping with my boyfriend and before I picked up my items from Boots I ventured into Lush to check out their face and body scrubs, as I contemplated buying one from them. I had Ocean Salt and Rub Rub Rub in mind. The woman who served me was lovely and very chatty about Lush products. She also let me try out loads of products which was nice! However some of the things she was telling me about products I know from my personal research in the past were incorrect and I was somewhat confused about that. But I know she meant well and was speaking more from her own experience, as opposed to what they’re taught about the products. She was so lovely though that she gave me enough samples to last me for quite a few weeks. I nearly picked up Rub Rub Rub or You Snap The Whip, but I left it as to be honest, Lush is expensive and in my mind is something you only pick up as a treat.

The samples she gave me are Ocean Salt, Ultrabland, and Let The Good Times Roll. I’m really excited to try Ocean salt and Let The Good Times Roll, not so much for Ultrabland though. I tried this out in store and it felt so greasy on the back of my hand. This isn’t something I want to feel on my face… But I’ll still give it a go!

My family recently came back from a holiday and were lovely enough to bring me back this set of OPI Nail Lacquers with some of the Hawaii Collection inside. I’ve painted my nails and toes with some of the shades already and they’re gorgeous! I’m so grateful for the thought behind these and I know I’ll be rocking them throughout the summer! I’ll definitely be reviewing these soon.

I’m so pleased with my purchases and I’m really happy I treated myself to a few goodies. I’ve just about finished my second semester of university and I won’t lie when I say I feel like a weight has been lifted… Somewhat. I need to wait to see how I did first before the weight is fully gone. But for now I am due to start working on my dissertation, which will be a lot of work, but not as much as before.

This means more blog posts! I’ve really missed writing for my blog, so I’m glad to be back.

Have you been buying anything in the sales? Drop a comment and let me know!

Until next time all, take care and I’ll see you soon.

Wednesday Wish List – New Look

It’s not officially spring and what are you meant to do during this season? Spring cleaning! The first time in God knows how long, I actually did a little bit of spring cleaning. I started on my wardrobe and I found so many pieces of clothing that I hadn’t worn in years and wouldn’t wear again, as well as pieces that I have missed wearing.

As well as that, with the weather getting a little better I’ve started wanting to wear dresses and skirts more than my jeans and Victoria Secret pants. However when I did try some on last week I felt like I shouldn’t have bothered, as so many of my dresses either didn’t fit right, were too big in some places and small in others, or just looked horrible.

It did make me feel like shit to be honest and I think you need new clothes when you try on multiple pieces of clothing and hate them all.

So I think it’s time to sort my wardrobe out, there’s nothing worse than wearing the same clothes day after day and week after week. I’m meant to be saving at the moment but the odd piece of new clothing every now and then won’t hurt.

So I had a huge mooch around New Look’s website to see what I could get nice for spring, as well as summer.

  • Rust Stripe Print Crop Top – £7.99.

I was having a nose on New Look’s website and what trends were out for S/S 15, and this was one of the main ones for the 70’s trend. This would look lovely with some high-waisted mom jeans, as well as a high-waisted skirt or shorts. Of course I’d pair these up with my Star Wars Vans or my Chelsea boots. I won’t lie when I say I don’t have the best stomach in the world and I don’t have the confidence to wear cropped clothing because of it. BUT I want to start trying to be comfortable with my body and I think daring to wear things like this will make me better. If I really don’t feel confident one day I could always pop a vest or long-sleeved thermal t-shirt underneath. Plus at £7.99, this is a really good price! It’s dead set on the 70’s trend that is out for spring and summer this year.

  • Black Open Shoulder Swing Dress – £14.99.

I’m after some new dresses but not just ones I can wear in spring and summer. I’d like some I can wear all year around. I’ve been after an open shoulder dress for years and they’re never that nice to be honest. However I do really like the look of this one. It’s simple and black, a colour you can wear all year around and accessories with pops of colour. I also like how it’s a swing dress as I find with this style of dress it hides my tummy, which on days where I’m not feeling so great *cough* bloated *cough* it means I can cover up my belly and still look nice. I could dress this up with all sorts of things. My fake leather jacket, some flats or maybe even boots. It would be nice to wear during the summer without tights on a night out, or maybe even some patterned or coloured tights.

  • Green Check Contrast Chiffon Sleeve Collared Dress -£22.99.

This is probably the biggest thing I would like off of this wish list and something I may even have a look for and buy before the end of the week. It’s a gorgeous green checkered dress with sheer cream sleeves, perfect for any season! It looks very straight cut though and due to being curvy I don’t think this will look that great on me when it comes to trying it on. I also really like the collar on this dress, as that is something I have always been a sucker for when it comes down to dresses with them on. On the model this looks quite short, so I’m hoping it wouldn’t be the same issue with me. I’d team this up again with my fake leather jacket, as well as with some boots and flats. In the summer this would look great with a chunky pair of sandals for a grunge look!

  • Black Contrast Collar Skater Dress – £19.99.

This dress is gorgeous! It’s the perfect shape for my body and it looks beautiful with the white-collar. I love skater dresses, they just compliment my figure and in turn make me look and feel good. This is in black, which of course will work with everything and anything like the black swing dress too. This looks really short on the model and when I was showing these pieces to my boyfriend he commented on the same issue too. Like the swing dress too, I’d team this up with some patterned or coloured tights, as well as my boots or flats. I have two dresses similar to this one, but due to them both being from cheaper high street stores, they’re starting to see their last days now. So this would be a perfect replacement for both of them.

  • Blue High Waisted Ripped Skinny Jeans – £24.99.

I would love a pair of high-waisted jeans and for a while I wanted a pair of mom jeans, but I don’t even think these are in style and being sold anymore. These are also ripped at the knee, another look I’ve always wanted but never really bothered to pick up. New Look jeans are pretty good and if I did want to plan an outfit I would try the crop top alongside these, as they’d look great teamed up with a jacket or cardigan, as well as my Star Wars Vans. I would like some new jeans, especially ones I can style up as a majority of my jeans are very “skater” looking and what you would team up with skate shoes and not really much else.

  • Wide Fit Black Patent Studded Side Loafers – £17.99.

I really need some new flats and I haven’t been able to find anything that I really like. I’ve owned my current pair since 2012 so I’m in need for a new pair as soon as possible. I searched for “studded” in New Look’s search bar and when these came up in the results, I was pretty happy about it. They’re studded loafers and look really comfortable and nice. My shoe size changes when it comes to flats and I often go down a size so I would need to go in store and try these on. They are on the expensive size, but I don’t mind paying this much for shoes if they’re going to be a good fit and feel good too.

So that was my wish list from New Look.

I really want to start doing a wish list Wednesday’s post. Would my readers like this? If so let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all!

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