March Favourites ’17

Wow it’s April already? I know I say this every month of every year but this year really is going fast already. It’s April now and with this month comes Dane’s birthday as well as us having some time off of work to do some stuff to the house. I can’t wait for mine and Dane’s week off together to be honest.

So it’s time for me to talk about my favourites from March, yay! AND don’t forget I now talk about lifestyle favourites every month now too. Double yay!

  • NSpa Fruit Extracts Strawberry Shower and Bath Gel.

I recently picked up this shower and bath gel on a random visit to Asda. I love the NSpa products and have never faulted them for their products, especially the shower and bath gels. I’ve tried various flavours but I’d never seen the strawberry one until that visit. We snapped it up straight away and both gave it a go in the shower the next morning. Oh my it is amazing! It smells just like strawberry lace sweeties which Dane loved. It reminds me of The Body Shop strawberry shower gel but this isn’t as nice. BUT I did find that this one is more moisturing! It’s also BRIGHT RED which is amazing, especially if you pop it into the bath. It smells amazing first thing in the morning and really wakes and perks you up for the day ahead. I definitely recommend giving it a go if you love strawberry flavoured things.

  • Blistex Relief Cream.

I mentioned last month in my February favourites (which you can read here) that my lips are suffering quite a lot lately and are constantly sore, uncomfortable and splitting. Since buying this lip cream it’s not been so bad, BUT my lips are still very sore and splitting. I’m going to blame stress and being in the cold quite a lot at work right now. If it doesn’t go though in the next week I’ll be going to the doctors as it’s becoming a joke now. It isn’t cold sores, it’s just weird. xD

  • Marc Jacobs Oh Lola EDP.

I recently dug this out of my perfume box recently and I actually forgot how much I love the scent. It’s very floral and refreshing and not only does it remind me of summer days, but also of Bristol, where me and Dane went for our first anniversary together. I think when this is finished I’ll be repurchasing it in the future. I want to get through quite a bit of my perfume collection at the moment so I can try some new scents.

  • Superdrug Refreshing Hydrogel Eye Patches.

I found these in Superdrug of late when buying my mom’s Mother’s Day present and I couldn’t pass up the chance to give them a go. I bought three as they were on a 3 for 2 offer and they don’t break the bank at almost £1.50 each. I’ve given two of them a go so far and they really do help if you have tired eyes. I haven’t found they help my dark circles but they don’t really claim to help with this. I’m currently working very early shifts right now so after a tired week of that these really do help when used before bed. I leave them on for a good 15-20 minutes whilst reading a book or playing with an app on my phone. Lovely!

  • St.Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub.

I mentioned this back in August on my favourites and I’m mentioning it again because I was recently reminded how good it is. I have always used it with a wet face and hands and although it did scrub my skin and leave it feeling lovely and soft, I didn’t feel like it was leaving me as soft as I wanted to be. However I recently tried it without wetting my face and hands and I find that it works so much better! You are supposed to use it on wet skin but meh. Although I have sensitive skin I don’t scrub too hard and don’t have any issues. It leaves my skin feeling baby soft and gorgeous. My love for this scrub has been renewed!

So now my beauty favourites are done, time to talk about the miscellaneous favourites of the month!

Favourite TV Show – K-On

Dane recently introduced me to K-On, an anime about a group of high school girls who meet through the band club at school. You see them as they all develop as a band and how they do with their music. We’ve now finished season one and are soon to start season two. I love it so much! All the girls are adorable and the songs throughout the show are catchy and right up my street. My favourite character is Mio, the bass player who is the mature one of the group, but who is also scared of most things, especially singing on stage. 😛 I love her for that, as well as her being a left handed bass player like myself.

Favourite Film – A Silence Voice

I was so excited to go and watch this anime film! I wanted to book the first showing with Dane but sadly due to him working we weren’t able to. It looked like we had lost our only chance to go and watch this in the cinema but with a random Google search I found out they were doing one showing at The Electric in Birmingham. I booked it straight away and not long after I did it had sold out. This is definitely one of my favourite films of the year (including Logan) and I wish I could go and watch it again! I’ve attached the trailer above so you can see what it’s like.

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Favourite Book – A Silent Voice

I had wanted to read the manga of this whilst I was reading Your Lie in April, as it was advertised at the end of each volume. I had already bought the first two volumes before we went to watch the anime film version, however just before going to watch it I ended up buying all seven volumes as I knew I wanted to read the rest after reading the first two. It has fast turned into my favourite manga series and I cannot wait to write a blog post about it as well as the anime when I finish the series. It’s about Shoya a cocky school boy who becomes a bully when deaf girl Shoko joins his class. She ends up leaving the school and he’s left on his own as a punishment for his actions by the rest of the children in his class. Years later he learns sign language so he can apologise for his actions years previously and from there we see how their friendship grows, as well as many more. It is a beautiful manga and one I recommend everyone to read.

Favourite Song – Sex Whales & Phantom Sage – One Day.

I LOVE songs that are brought out by NCS for so many reasons! Most of them I find are of the chilled electronic style which I love and are free to use. I can’t recall where I heard this song, but I’m pretty sure it was from a blogger or YouTuber. Either way it’s amazing and very chilled, something I can see me blasting throughout the summer both at home as well as on the move. I’m hoping to start doing YouTube videos this year and NCS songs are what I’d be using on any future videos.

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Favourite Game – ???

Erm I can’t lie I haven’t played any games this month… Most of my time has been focused on reading manga in all honesty… Is that bad? 😛 I really do need to pick up Pokemon Moon again though! As well as some of my Lego games. We did buy Lego Worlds when it was released and whilst Dane loves it, I’m not a huge fan. I’m not used to playing Lego games like that and as silly as it sounds it creeped me out a tad. 😛

So those were my favourites from March. It was hard to think of stuff I loved this month apart from the shower and bath gel and the Blistex cream. Only because I just didn’t take much notice really. That and due to my lips being sore lip products other than balms or creams are a no no, which makes me very sad. 😦

What were you loving throughout March? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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March ’16 Favourites

Hello April, where did you come from? This year really is flying by, and quite frankly I’m pretty happy about that right now… But I can’t say why yet. 😛 SORRY (not sorry)!

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  • Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! EDP (link)

I bought this perfume nearly two years ago when I went to Bristol for a long weekend for our first anniversary. I had wanted it for ages, so when I picked it up for a bargain I was super pleased! It’s a lovely light scent, which lasts agggges! I’ve been using it loads at work lately for the transfer from winter to spring. The bottle itself is beautiful, but due to how clunky the lid is, I often take it off when I take it out with me. I would recommend this scent for anyone, as I find alongside Decadence it’s one of the nicest scents.

  • Antipodes Deliverance Hand Cream (link)

My friend Poppy bought me this for Christmas, which I only recently received from her. It’s a gorgeous light hand cream, that really packs a punch! Lately my eczema on my hands is REALLY bad and this hasn’t worked on its own. However when I used this alongside my eczema cream it works like a charm. It smells beautiful and zesty too, which I love for when the summer comes around.

  • Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood (link)

I bought this liquid lipstick from my friend Claire (from memory) in February, and I really do love this shade! I’d had my eye on it from the day Jeffree Star announced it, but was never able to pick myself up a tube due to it being forever sold out! I bought it from Claire (check her blog out here) for £10! BARGAIN! I don’t wear it alllll the time, but I do love it when I do. It applies like a dream, and lasts ages. OH and it doesn’t stain either. I’ll be reviewing this very soon.

  • Snow Fairy Shower Gel

How can this not be on my favourites? Like every month of the year!? I’ve been using this every other day when I fancied using it, and I always forget what an amazing shower gel it is. It smells gorgeous, the scent lasts ages, and my skin always feels and looks gorgeous after use too. I just need to get a body lotion of this now, and I’ll die happy. 😛 I still have my one 1kg bottle of this, as well as two 500g bottles. So I think I have enough to last me until Lush bring this out again in October. 😛

  • Miss Sporty Clear Mascara (link)

I have used his clear mascara on and off since I turned 14, so well over ten years now! I’ve used it on my eyelashes, as well as on my eyebrows, but I just use it for the latter now. I have big eyebrows (as you can probably see…) and it can be hard to keep them in place sometimes, so I use this clear mascara to keep them in place. It’s cheap as chips at just £2.99 too! It helps keep my brows in place all day, so it can’t get any better than that.

Those are my favourite beauty products from March! What products did you love using throughout March? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, take care all, and here’s to April! 😛

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July Favourites 2015

Wow hello August, where did you come from? July went by super quick and I was sad about it passing by so quickly, what with London and everything. It’s also been a stressful month money wise. It’s been a real mix match of good and bad, and I can safely say I’m happy to have August upon us. I really want this month to be the start of a new start for me.

Throughout July I’ve loved loads of products, but I can only really talk about five… So it was tough to only pick this many!

  • Aussie Shower Gel in Shower Smoothie.

I bought this shower gel whilst it was on offer, and I also wanted to pick it up for when I went to London. It smells so yummy, just like the shampoo, a very unique scent, and a gorgeous one at that! I haven’t used this loads, but for how much I did use it, I know I’ve loved using it the times I did last month. It’s creamy, lathers up beautifully, and just smells gorgeous. It also leaves me feeling soft and smooth after use too, which is always a bonus. From memory this is the only shower gel that smells like the shampoo… But don’t quote me! I picked up the big bottle on offer for £2, so I recommend stocking up on these whilst they’re on offer, as whilst they’re amazing shower gels and worth every penny, nearly £5.00 for a shower gel that isn’t a high brand is a bit cheeky…

  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder.

I stopped using this a couple of months back as for some reason the screw on the pot went funny, and so did the filter area too so I grew too paranoid to use it. As my MAC finishing powder is coming to an end, I decided I would start using this again, and I’m so glad I did because I forgot how damn amazing it is! This is a light finishing powder that really does go a long way, and leaves my skin looking matte and oil free. I don’t even need to top this up either throughout the day, which is great of course. The only problem with it is the packaging, but I think I just got a dodgy pot, sad to say.

  • EOS Lip Balm in Blueberry Acai.

I’ve owned this lip balm well over a year (which I doubt is a good thing!) and I loved it when I first picked it up… But I soon began to fall out of love with it and the hype behind EOS soon disappeared. However I’ve started using it again recently during pole dancing classes, whenever I just need to pop out the house quickly to run some errands, and especially before bed. This stuff alongside The Body Shop’s Lip Butter in Coconut has really helped my lips recently. I seem to be getting a lot of cold sores, which sucks but these have both really helped. I especially love the scent and taste of this lip balm. EOS really aren’t worth all the hype, nor the price but they do the job and are cute to pull out of your handbag when out on the go.

  • Marc Jacobs EDP in Oh, Lola!.

I bought this perfume a year ago in Bristol and whenever I use it, it always reminds me of there. This is also a must have scent for summer as it’s fruity, yet a warming scent. It’s definitely one I would have lived in during my teen years. It’s a light scent too, which makes it perfect for evenings out with friends. I took it to London with me and wore it loads when out and about, especially in the evening when we went to see The Book of Mormon. It’s just been a handbag staple whilst the weather has been nice. I think this was a limited edition perfume too, as I was having a look for it recently online and hardly any retailers sell it now, which makes me sad.

  • MAC Lipstick in Pink Pearl Pop.

A new MAC lipstick, yes and it was a bargain at £5.50! I bought this from a blog sale recently and it’s been one of my wish list MAC items for a couple of years now. I was worried when I first applied it to my lips that it was too bright for my skin tone, but since the first wear I have delightfully discovered it’s the perfect shade for me and a staple for summer! I’m hoping to go away on holiday again in November/December so this will probably be my go to shade when I go!

So those were my favourites for July! What products did you love using last month? Make sure to let me know in the comments below.

Until next time all, take care and here’s to another month!

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Spring Tag!

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I love spring, it means the weather is beginning to get warmer and lighter nights are just around the corner. Since getting back from my holiday I’ve been lusting after warmer weather and not needing to layer up and wear my parka. I just want to wear my pleather jacket again, as well as my dresses and playsuits.

It’s officially spring today! So what better way to start off spring 2015 on my blog, than a spring tag!

1. Favorite spring nail polish?
I like my cream and pastel shades for spring, and I’ll definitely be wearing my Models Own Speckled polishes (post about them here). They remind me of Mini Eggs, which I love. As well as that I’ll probably be wearing my Illamasqua Raindrops (review here) polish as I love that shade for spring too.

2. What is your must-have lip color this spring?
I’m swaying towards pinks this spring, mostly nude pinks as I’ve recently got into wearing this shade and I really like it. As well as that I always like to rock a hot pink shade too. You can’t go wrong with pink! One I’ll probably wear a lot is Miley Cyrus’ Viva Glam lipstick (review here).

3. Show us your favorite spring dress!
I have so many favourites! I love my Dr. Martens dress (lookbook here), as well as my Miss Selfridge playsuit which I wore on holiday and will continue to wear in the spring and summer in the UK. Here are some pictures of both dresses…

4. What’s your favorite flower?
I don’t reallllly like flowers to be honest and I put this down to having hayfever… But if I had to choose one it would probably be sunflowers and lilies.

5. Favorite spring scarf/accessory?
Favourite spring scarf is definitely my white skull one that I bought three years ago (wow time flies!). It’s light and perfect to wear with dresses in the spring and summer.

6. What spring trend(s) are you most excited about this year? (Makeup, fashion or both!)
I am really liking the look of the 70’s trend, as I find the style that was out then was pretty nice and looked lovely. When it comes to make up and hair, I don’t really bother with those trends as I just wear my hair how I want to, and same with my lipstick too. Clothes wise, I am in desperate need of a make over! So I may go down the 70’s route!

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7. Favorite spring candle?
I’ll burn anything throughout the year, but I think out of all my Yankee Candles the candles I’ll be burning most throughout spring will be Sweet Strawberry and Sweet Apple (post about them both here). They’re perfect for spring and smell delicious too. They’re simple too which is great for spring.

8. Favorite body spray/perfume for spring?
Ooo this is a tough one as I have so many I like to wear throughout the year. I think a few that I really like are Paul Smith Rose, DKNY MYNY, Marc Jacobs Oh Lola, Gucci Envy Me, and Lancome Miracle. They’re all light and floral and citrus scents which work lovely for spring.

9. What is spring like where you live?
Erm… It depends I suppose but usually wet! It rains a lot in the UK as it is, but it seems to rain more during spring than any other month. The thing I like about spring in the UK is how great it is to go into the countryside and awe over all the baby animals, as well as take in the sights. I especially love seeing cherry blossom trees.

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10. What’s your favorite thing about spring?
Baby animals and cherry blossom trees for sure! They just both make me happy, especially when it comes to photography too. I also like how lighter nights come around and you can go out in the evenings with friends, family, partner, etc and just enjoy yourselves for longer. It’s also nice how it gets a little warmer out too.

11. Are you a spring cleaner?
Sometimes, not like hardcore but I would like to do a lot of spring cleaning this year. I’ve done a little already with my clothes, but I need to do some more. There’s probably loads of junk I could chuck away out of my room!

12. Any plans for spring break or an upcoming vacation?
We don’t have spring break in the UK, but we do get Easter break. I’m not at uni during this time for two weeks and throughout that time I’ll be working, as well as doing my uni work. I may also use it to do my spring cleaning and have a bit of me and blog time. I won’t have any holiday’s coming up, but I would love to go out for a day somewhere nice for my boyfriends birthday, which is just after the Easter holiday’s.

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So that was the Spring Tag! I really enjoyed doing it, and I hope my readers have enjoyed reading it.

Who do I tag? EVERYONE! If you take part in this tag, please link me back to said post via a comment so I can come and read it.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you all have a good weekend.

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June Favourites 2014

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I really can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by. It was only yesterday that me and my boyfriend were getting excited and ready for our long weekend away in Bristol, and that flew by us too!

I knew that quite a few of the products mentioned here would end up being favourites of mine this month gone, as I just loved using them so much.

I have actually decided to change how and when I make my three monthly posts live on my blog. Instead of having them up on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day of each month, I have decided to have them go up on the 1st, 3rd and 5th day of each month as it spreads posts over a week better… I think anyway!

So let me share with you my favourites!

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  • Oh Lola EDP by Marc Jacobs.

I LOVE this perfume and I used it solidly during my time in Bristol after buying it from there (mentioned in haul post here). When we came back though I realised how much I’d used and decided to give it a rest for a while, as whilst I grabbed this at a bargain price, it wasn’t exactly cheap. It was supposed to be £35.50 for the 30ml size, however due to a voucher I had for The Fragrance Shop I snapped this up for £30.50! Not a bad saving, if you ask me. The first thing I want to mention about this perfume is the bottle. How gorgeous is it, come on now! I feel so happy and girly when I pull the bottle of my bag with the cute plastic flower on the top! Marc Jacobs doesn’t just make great smelling perfumes, but he makes gorgeous bottles for them too. 😛 The smell of this perfume is so fresh and floral but with a teeny bit of citrus. The sooner I can pick up a cheap 50ml size of this perfume, the better as it’s definitely a favourite for the summertime.

  • Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Softening Nourishing Lotion for Normal-Dry Skin (Sweet Almond Oil).

I picked up this body lotion on the way to Bristol as I didn’t pack a body lotion for our long weekend and I needed something to use whilst I was there, (mentioned here). I’m so glad I picked up this body lotion as it is perfect for when the weather is a little warmer. It’s a light body lotion that really does keep you hydrated throughout the day. I used it everyday whilst I was away in Bristol and have done a few times since being at home. I already know I’ll be buying this again and I recommend it for anyone who hates thick body lotions like myself, as I like something that sinks in quickly and feels light.

  • Starbucks cold cup water tumblr.

Another item I bought in Bristol (also mentioned here) and one I have been wanting for a very, VERY long time! Whilst I drink quite a lot of water when at home anyway, I found recently that due to lazyness of keeping filling up my cup, I wasn’t drinking as much as I usually would and I thought that maybe a water tumblr might help. I looked high and low, in all the shops I had seen them in previously for a bog standard water tumblr and had no luck, NONE WHATSOEVER until I popped into the Starbucks in Bristol town centre and they had this plastic one for sale. Since buying it I’ve used it day and night for water, iced tea and iced coffee and it’s safe to say I love it!

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  • Avon Foot Works Cherry Ice Cooling Spray.

This is an old product from Avon and one I have been meaning to get rid of out of my cupboard for quite some time. Due to the warmer weather and being on my feet pretty much everyday, for most of the day my feet do get very warm, tired and they ache so I decided that my tootsies deserved a treat. I love this foot cooling spray for many reasons, it keeps my feet nice a cool, it dries quickly if you’re in a hurry and best of all it smells of cherries! I use this when I get home from work as my feet are usually warm and tired after a long morning or evening. This is discontinued now (well as far as I know!) so sadly you wouldn’t be able to pick this up, but I do highly recommend The Body Shop for foot products, as well as the rest of Avon’s Foot Works range.

  • Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence.

I’ve owned this spray for a while now but I always seem to forget to use it when it comes to drying my hair and it’s a damn shame because it makes my hair look and feel amazing! I spray it onto damp hair just before I blow dry it and the end result is lovely! My hair feels soft and smooth and ready to go! I’ve made sure to remind myself to keep using this whenever I dry my hair as it’s such a joy to use! I don’t know how much this was as it was a freebie product with one of my Philip Kingsley shampoos but I recommend it to anyone who uses heat on their hair as it really does protect it from getting damaged.

  • Avon Foot Works Cherry Ice Exfoliating Scrub.

Hey ho, yet another foot product that I have pulled out of my cupboard to use up! This foot scrub is very gentle on the feet but it does so a good job of making my feet feel lovely and smooth! I use this in the shower before going to work and in the bath before going to bed and it leaves my feet feeling soft as a babies bum. I don’t use this everyday as some days this month I have been in a bit of a rush and just haven’t really had the time to, however I want to try and use this up over the summer! Just like the foot spray it leaves my feet looking great and smelling of cherries, what more can you ask for? This is discontinued too, as far as I’m aware.

  • The Body Shop Early-Harvest Raspberry Shower Gel.

This was something I bought for my boyfriend and me to use whilst we were away in Bristol and we used quite a lot of it, as you can see from the above image. This smells of freshly picked raspberries, by far one of my favourite smells EVER! I’m really glad that The Body Shop have brought this range out into their store as it’s just so nice for the summer and whilst I love their strawberry shower gel, this is just a little bit better to use in the morning during the warmer months. This kept mine and my boyfriend skin lovely and soft, as well as smelling delicious. I’ll definitely be buying another bottle, as well as the EDT perfume too! I can’t get enough of the scent!

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  • MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint & Lip Balm in Broken Hearted.

I reviewed this lip product a while ago (review here) and since then I have used it on and off over the time of owning it. I really do like using this, but usually when the weather is warmer as this is easy to apply, is light and is a gorgeous colour! As it’s a tint and lip balm in one this also makes it great to wear for work if I’m in a hurry and can’t be bothered to take a few minutes to apply a lip colour. I’ve been using this a lot during the warmer days at work and have realised how much I do love this product! If you want to read more about it, do make sure to check out the review.

  • OPI Kermit To Speak from the Muppets Most Wanted collection.

Yes, another purchase from Bristol, I’m sorry I went crazy when I was there! I’d wanted some of the polishes from this collection for a while and out of all of the polishes in the collection set I picked up (review of it here) this shade is probably my favourite. It’s a gorgeous mauve shade that one minute will be purple under the light and then green! Awesome huh? I’ve just been wearing this loads since buying it and even wore it on my last few days in Bristol. I intend to paint my nails with it after work on tomorrow too, get me eh? If you wish to read more about it, please check out the review.

  • The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel.

I’m a sucker for scented hand sanitizers and if they’re cheap and cheerful like The Body Shop ones, then I’m a very happy (and somewhat poor) lady! I picked up three of these babies in Bristol, Coconut, Satsuma and Strawberry. I gave the Strawberry one away to my boyfriend but I’ve been using the Coconut scented one at work and I really do enjoy using it. I keep it in my handbag anyway for whilst I’m out on the go, as it’s better than a boring none scented hand sanitizer but I’ve ended up using most of this at work, replacing it with the Satsuma scent now. I really do recommend these if you want a change from a non scented sanitizer as they don’t break the bank, come in quite a few different scents and are 3 for 2 pretty much all the time in The Body Shop! Check them out.

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

Until next time take care all and I hope your week is starting off well!

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Bristol Haul & Anniversary Presents (WARNING PHOTO HEAVY!)

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It’s here, my Bristol haul post! I won’t lie, I’ve actually been super excited to make this post because I just love all the things that I bought, or received from my boyfriend whilst we were in Bristol.

I spent quite a bit of money whilst there, which in turn has left me poor and with quite a lot less savings, this makes me very sad. It just means I’ll need to go on a spending ban again and be super good!

So without anymore delays, I want to start my exciting post!

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As you can see from the pictures above I bought a mixture of clothing, beauty pieces, and some random items. I’m not going to talk about anything in any certain order, however I am leaving my anniversary presents until last as they’re special. ^_^

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I wanted to get this dress mentioned out-of-the-way as I actually didn’t buy this whilst I was in Bristol. I did however order it just before I left for Bristol and it arrived whilst I was away. I came home to it on Monday and tried it on and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s by AX Paris and has this gorgeous daisy print on it, as well as a white-collar and some white cuffed sleeves. I’ve seen daisy print dresses everywhere at the moment and saw this one weeks ago in Coventry in New Look, sadly though they only had a size 6, which is way too small for me so I had to leave it behind. However upon going in USC last Tuesday with my best friend I saw one similar to this and wanted to look for it again on the website to order, BUT I found this one on their website in the sale for £18.00! Complete bargain seeing as it was £25.00 and as I was after some more spring and summer dresses, I think I’m onto a winner here for the fact that I can also wear this during the autumn and winter too! I am a tad pissed off mind that this is now £12.50… Not at all pleased but whatever, nothing I can do now.

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This was a random purchase whilst on the way to Bristol. We popped into Morrisons to pick up some travel snacks and drinks, as well as a few other bits and pieces for our long weekend away, which included a body lotion for myself. I didn’t want to pack anything heavy, as there was meant to be lovely weather (which there was!) and I didn’t have a light body lotion to take with me either. This is a gorgeous body lotion, it’s very light which means it will sink straight into the skin and when I bought this it was less than £2.00! Complete bargain and since Bristol I’ve been using it at home too as it’s just lovely and light to apply before I head to work or out and about.

We decided to have a day of shopping, which resulted in being done on Saturday and a little bit on Sunday and Monday, but mostly Saturday and after then I think we were pretty skint!

These were the things that I picked up on Saturday!

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I’ve been after a water tumblr for quite a while now and whilst on the way home from the Lake District last month I had a look in the Starbucks in one of the motorway service stations we visited on the way home. These were priced at over £11 EACH and I couldn’t believe they were so expensive! So of course I left it and ventured to eBay and shops such as Primark, Clinton Cards, etc to see if I could find one, but everywhere  I went no one had one and if they did they were crazy prices or look terrible quality for the price tag. Whilst my boyfriend and I were in Starbucks in Bristol’s city centre getting our morning refreshments I noticed that they had some of the plastic tumblrs and I asked how much they were, this cost me £8.95! Not cheap but it’s what I wanted and as you can see in the images, I’m using it! I’m currently drinking some lemon water out of this bad boy and loving it! Now I didn’t know this until now BUT you can buy these from Starbucks website for I think a pound more than what you would pay for in the store, but don’t quote me! I love this so much, going to use it loads.

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As regular readers will know, I was after this perfume all last month and my Mom was lovely enough to give me some money for my holiday to which I said, “Thanks Mom, I’m going to buy a new perfume with this!” and I kept my word! As you can see I picked up this Marc Jacobs perfume, Oh Lola and I love it so much. I love the Marc Jacobs scents anyway but this is one of my favourites by him due to its light floral scent. Can I also mention how gorgeous the bottle is??? This is by far a pleasure to now have in my perfume collection and out of them all, this one definitely stands out the most. This was meant to be £36.50 but I only paid £31.50 due to wonderful 15% off code that I had to use! I was so chuffed with this purchase due to the huge saving. I only picked up a 30ml bottle, so I’m going to make sure to save it for best occasions.

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These polishes were an absolute bargain that I snapped them up with both hands as soon as I eyed them up in TK Maxx. £9.99… What a bargain!!! I’d been lusting after these polishes for ages and had contemplated picking them up for a while in my local Sally Beauty for a while but am I glad I didn’t now. I noticed a lady clutching onto these in TK Maxx and eyed up the beauty section closer to try and see if there was another box left and clearly, there was! I love TK Maxx for their bargains and no one beats them when it comes to nail polishes. The shades left to right are, Miss Piggy’s Big Number, I Love Applause, Kermit Me To Speak and Chillin’ Like a Villain. I wore Kermit Me To Speak on all my nails apart from my left ring finger which I painted with Miss Piggy’s Big Number and these were put on as soon as we got back from the hotel from shopping! I can’t wait to try the other two shades this weekend coming, I’m rather excited!

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If you aren’t aware of what the Bean Boozled beans by Jelly Beans are all about, then where have you been hiding? Under a rock!? These are joke beans that are going around the internet, especially YouTube like wild-fire. Basically there are two beans that look the same but one will be a lovely flavour, whilst the other is vile and due to them all looking alike, you won’t know which flavour of the two you’ll get. There are some weird and disgusting flavours in here and I originally bought 2 packets of these from Hawkins Bazaar but my boyfriend and I tried a packet out on Monday when we got back home from Bristol and whilst it was vile to try most of the flavours, it was also fun to try… But it’s safe to say I wouldn’t do it again! These were only £3, so if you’d like to give the Bean Boozled challenge a go, I say go for it! My boyfriend and I recorded us trying these, whether or not it will ever appear on my blog, I don’t know… But if it does I’ll soon link it here. 😉

Although we didn’t mean to go shopping on Sunday, we did pop to one or two shops whilst we were out, but Sunday was mostly a day of relaxation as it was the day we celebrated our anniversary and wanted to just go to Bristol Aquarium, have some couple time and then we went out for a meal in the evening. BUT I will be talking about what we did in Bristol, where we went and why we’ll be going back in a separate post!

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Before we headed to the Bristol Aquarium we popped into a shop called Colab that caught our eyes on the Friday when we cut through the town to walk down to the harbor and we fell in love with the clothing they sold in there. They sold nothing but independent art prints, t-shirts, records, prints and many more which is something my boyfriend and I love! We had looked in there on the Friday but wanted to wait to buy anything and with that we popped back in on Sunday to possibly buy something. We both picked up t-shirt, my boyfriend picked up a white one with some samurai’s on it and I picked up this cute fox t-shirt by Boodle. As regular readers will know, I LOVE foxes and it’s somewhat unhealthy! I don’t think I own any t-shirts with foxes on so when I spotted this I fell in love. It’s a gorgeous dark green t-shirt with a wood scene on it with some foxes camping all sat around a fire and with a little teepee by them. I was so glad this was available for women or I may have cried! They had another fox t-shirt that I liked the look of but they only had that available for men, as well as in an amazing sweater form which I wanted but I didn’t want to pick it up at the time. This t-shirt was only £18.00 and I wore it on Monday when my boyfriend and I made our way home from Bristol and it was so comfortable! I can see me living in this t-shirt.

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On the Sunday for our anniversary treat out we went to Bristol Aquarium as we love animals so we’re suckers for things like that. The aquarium was lovely, but I’ll talk more about that in another post! Whilst we were there I decided to pick up a quirky bracelet, which is this gorgeous leather bracelet with a cute little sea-horse on it. It was just over £2.00 which I thought was a decent price. As well as that I picked up a photo holder, which as you can see I’ve used to hold some pictures of me and my boyfriend. There were loads of photo booths there that you’re meant to use to get some passport photographs taken at, but they also enabled you to take some quirky pictures, which is what we deiced to do. We took 4 coloured pictures inside Cabot Circus shopping centre and some little black and white ones, as well as colour photographs in Colab. These cost £2 each, which were worth EVERY penny as I’ve always wanted to take some pictures like this before. I really love the 3 pictures I have on my little clown fish picture holder and it’s sitting by my bed so that when I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night this is the first and last thing I see.

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These were a VERY random purchase and one I made whilst wandering around some of the shops in Bristol. I’m not 100% sure which Body Shop it was but it stood out like a sore thumb due to the fact it had the old Body Shop logo from the 90’s, if not older and the store inside looked exactly the same too! The girl in the store told me that it was the oldest Body Shop store in the UK and that it was sadly due a refurbishment soon due to parts of the shop falling apart. I picked up a  3 for 2 on the Hand Cleanse Gels but gave my boyfriend one, which was Strawberry. I picked up Satsuma and Coconut, the Coconut scent is currently in my hand bag and I can’t tell you how much I love it right now! It smells so fresh and clean which makes it perfect for summer. These don’t cost a lot each, I think less than £2.00 from memory.

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This is a mixture of Lush buys from both Saturday and Monday. We popped into the Lush in Bristol’s town centre where the staff were lovely and helpful, as well as chatty about all the products! I bought my boyfriend a couple of things as he hasn’t yet tried Lush and I wanted him to. I bought him Pink Fun and Creamy Candy Bubble Bar. He tried both of them out in the hotel room both Saturday and Sunday night and he loved them! As well as that I bought myself May Day Bath Bomb and The Comforter Bubble Bar. May Day Bath Bomb was a limited edition bath bomb from May for badgers and is a gorgeous citrus smelling bath bomb and reminds me of Whoosh Shower Gel. I picked up another two of these in Cribbs Causeway shopping centre on the Monday after trying out some of the May Day Bath Bomb on Sunday night. They only cost £2.95 each and all the money goes towards a good cause, SO if your local Lush shop stocks these, pick some up! As I mentioned I also picked up The Comforter Bubble Bar which surprisingly enough I hadn’t tried before although I have done for years! It reminds me of Ribena, which I love and when I popped this in a bath for my boyfriend and I to share on Saturday night, we both fell in love with it! These aren’t cheap however at £4.50 each but so so worth it!

SO basically that is everything I bought whilst I was in Bristol. Now onto what my anniversary presents were from my boyfriend.

My boyfriend really did spoil me for our first anniversary together and I do feel bad about it but at the same time it’s nice to be spoilt, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like it to be fair. I love what he bought for me and I know I’m going to wear the things he bought me fondly in the future.

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This was the first present he bought for me and the most expensive one at that! It is a Dr Martens tartan dress. We popped into the Dr Martens shop just for a glance at what they had nice in store and we spotted this dress and I mentioned how I rather liked it but after looking at the price tag I kind of left it. My boyfriend noticed how much I liked it and encouraged me to try it on. The Dr Martens store in Bristol doesn’t have a changed room so I had to pop this over the top of my clothes, which was okay. I tried this on, fell in love but said I would see as I wasn’t 100% sure, however later on that day we popped back in, I tried it on one more time and my boyfriend bought it for me. Would you like to know the price of it? Well tough, I’m not going to say. It wasn’t cheap though and is a very cherished gift and one I know I will wear all year round, especially with my Dr Martens boots! I did get some lovely pictures of me wearing this on the Sunday for our anniversary which will be on my blog in the near future!

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This was a random purchase and one my boyfriend and I agreed that we would both get whilst in Bristol. We’ve been excited for TomoDachi Life for quite some time now and we both knew we would want to get it! It only came out on the Friday and we picked it up the next day. This is an amazing game and if you like games like Sims and Animal Crossing then you will LOVE this! This was nice of my boyfriend to pick up for me as when I noticed the price tag I was in two minds of whether to pick it up or not, so he offered to get it for me and since buying these all we’ve done is play this game!

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My final present from my boyfriend and one I’ll love forever is my Pandora Mouse In The Cup charm. He had wanted to get me this charm for quite a while, but for my birthday opted for my Waving Cat charm instead, which I love too. As the store in Cabot Circus didn’t stock this charm we had to ask for it to be put on hold at Cribbs Causeway which they certainly did for us for two days and we picked it up on the Monday on the way home from Bristol. This charm is absolutely gorgeous and has a lot of detail into it. It’s a cute little mouse sat inside a tea-cup which has a heart by it which says, “Be Mine” which is so cute, soppy and romantic, perfect for an anniversary present. I love this charm so damn much and so far I’ve only been able to wear it on my bracelet for one day, so I can’t wait to wear this more to show it off!

So after a very long and photo heavy post, I have come to end of this post. I loved everything I bought and especially loved the presents my boyfriend bought for me.

I don’t think I will be buying anything for quite some time now as I’m not only skint but I don’t think I need anything else for a while now!

Look forward to some more posts about Bristol over the next week as well as plenty of other posts.

Until next time, take care all and I hope your week is going well, the weekend will be upon us soon!

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May Wish List

I can’t believe it’s May already, this year is really flying by and I can’t believe in a year I’ve had so much change in my life (will be making a post about this me thinks!).

My wish list for this month isn’t very long I’m afraid as there isn’t much I REALLY want or need… I say need, I never reallllly need anything I add to my wish lists. 😛

So let’s get on with the wish list for this month!

May Wish List

  • Dr Martens 1460 Boots in Black – £100.00.

For a long time I had wanted a pair of Dr Martens boots and in 2009/2010I bought my first pair! They were the same style as these ones but they were  patent bright red leather, very much different from these black ones! For a month I never wore them due to the fact they were a size too small. The girl who sold me them stated that I should go down a size due to the fact that they would give way with wear and if I was to buy my actual size they would be far too big. She was a bit of an idiot because these killed my feet to wear which she stated was “normal”. I took these back after a month and bought some black ankle boots instead, which I still love to this day. A couple of years later I bought my Dr Martens Triumph Boots (post about them here) which I’m in love with! As much as I love them mind they’re a tad long and bulky for the warmer months but at the same time I really want to start wearing Docs again and I’m also craving another pair of Docs anyway. Although I also love the red cherry pair, the black pair will go with everything so those are the ones I’m really craving to get right now. A part of me wants to try and pick up a second-hand pair so that they won’t be as much money and they’d also be broken in and look more grunge and awesome… But I shall see!

  • Oh Lola EDP by Marc Jacobs. 30ml – £37.00, 50ml – 47.00 & 100ml – 63.00. (FYI you can pick this perfume up cheaper on certain websites online)

As you can see from the picture above I have a couple of perfumes on here that I’m really wanting and this is one of them. For quite a long time now I’ve been craving to get a  Marc Jacobs perfume as they just smell so damn good and last ages on the skin and the one I’ve been finding I like the scent of most is Oh Lola. It’s a gorgeous fruity and floral scent with notes of effervescent raspberry, peony heart and vanilla. I’m not sure what ml I would like, but a 50ml bottle would be lovely as that would be a good size for my handbag, as well as the fact it would keep me going for quite a while! With Marc Jacobs fragrances they not only smell lovely but the bottles themselves looked lovely as well! Oh Lola is a pink bottle and the lid of the bottle is a plastic flower that is three different shades of pink, as well as green to symbolise the flowers leaf. Marc Jacobs perfumes are just wonderful and I would like to own quite a few in my perfume collection!

  • DC Vista Snowboarding Jacket – Was £195.00, Now £65.00. (FYI you can pick this perfume up cheaper on certain websites online)

As old readers will know I’m hoping to start snowboarding lessons this year after my boyfriend got me into the sport around the time when we first started going out. If not there’s about it here. I’m needing to get myself some gear together first before I start my lessons and the jacket is one of the main pieces I wish to try and get my hands on next. This jacket is gorgeous and it’s also a very good snowboarding jacket! It’s 10K which means that the jacket will keep me nice and warm, as well as dry. It’s a lovely blue colour that will go well with my snowboarding pants and whilst I don’t have a colour scheme in mind right now, I can see it going down a blue and yellow theme, seeing as my pants are a banana yellow! £65.00 for a DC snowboarding jacket is a very good price and one I don’t see me letting go!

  • BONBON EDP by Viktor & Rolf. 30ml – £50.00, 50ml – £68.00 & 90ml – £94.00.

In January this year I heard about this perfume coming out and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited for it! I’m still to smell it and I already know that I will love it already and quite frankly I can’t wait to get my mucky paws on it! I love Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf so I’m pretty sure I would love  BONBON too, especially due to the fact it’s a sweet scent, which is something I love, especially during the spring and summer. The notes for this perfume sound so sweet that I doubt I’ll have a sweet tooth whilst wearing it! The main note is caramel, which is said to be the first thing people notice when they smell this perfume, as well as some citrus and musky notes such as sandalwood and amber. Not only does it sound delicious but the bottle is incredibly adorable too! It’s a dark pink bottle in the shape of a bow, which just makes it look so quirky and cute and reminds me of something you would buy when you’re a teenager. This perfume is definitely something to bring out the young teenager in all women and I’m super excited to finally give this a smell later on today!

  • Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Chocolate Truffle and Espresso – £6.49 each.

When I first heard about these I wasn’t too fussed about them due to the fact that there are or have been so many scented nail polishes around before that it didn’t seem like anything new or special for that matter, however the last weekend of April consisted of me popping into Boots with my boyfriend so that he could pick up a late Mother’s Day present and whilst he was paying for his goods I went to have a mooch at the make up, including the Parfumerie collection. On the stand they had some little paper stickers that were scented to the nail polish the were in front of. Not all of them had these but the ones that did smelt gorgeous! Sadly Chocolate Truffle and Espresso weren’t there but that doesn’t bother me, I’m sure I’ll get to smell them eventually. I have looked at swatches and reviews of both of these shades and the colours themselves have been praised, but the scent, not so much on some occasions. Chocolate Truffle is a gorgeous dark chocolate-brown shade, which looks gorgeous and would make a nice change to a dark blue or even a black! Espresso is a black glossy shade and whilst I have black shades, you can’t go wrong with a black shade that smells of coffee, even though that’s all I smell all day at work! Either way at £6.49 each I can see me picking one of these up, more likely Chocolate Truffle.

  • Love Hearts and Crosses Silver Origami Fox Necklace and Ring – £12.99 each.

The final item on my wish list is one I discovered literally two days before this post was due to be up on my blog and a jolly good find at that! I only own 2 necklaces and I don’t really wear either. One was a 21st birthday present from someone and is a Storm necklace and another is one my Mom bought me, which has been featured on my blog before. It’s a red locket with a silver chain and the reason I don’t wear it much is when I get anxious I faff and fiddle with it which tends to annoy myself, as well as other people. The only piece of jewellery I wear really is my Pandora bracelet, which I love dearly! When I stumbled across this necklace on Love Hearts and Crosses I fell in love with it instantly! They have all sorts of animals to choose from including a rabbit, elephant, fox (which is the one I’ll be talking about), hummingbird and there’s one called bunny rabbit too I don’t know if this is meant to be for rabbit but I’ll mention it anyway. They also come in 3 colours, gold, rose gold and silver which is the one I’d opt for and finally you can get each animal on a bracelet, as earrings, a necklace or a ring. Upon having a closer look at the Fox Ring too, I have decided I really like the look of that too, it’s light and delicate looking and something I would proudly wear on middle finger. BUT onto the design of the Fox itself. As the name suggests and the pictures show it’s shaped like an origami fox and it just looks really quirky and different from what you would normally find. The only flaw with the necklace and ring is that they aren’t real silver and excuse me sounding snobby, but I only really want real silver. I’ve bought fake silver in the past and it’s often turned my skin green as well as turning green itself and that’s not something I really like, or want for that matter. But for £12.99 I can’t complain and for the necklace I can always pick up a real silver chain if I do so wish. This might be something I pick up before my weekend holiday in June… Keep eyes peeled for details about that!

So that was my wish list for May! I know it’s nothing exciting or special but I really can’t think of all that much I want at the moment. My number 1 item on this wish list is probably the Dr Martens, or one of the perfumes… I’d have them all if I had the money! 😛

What are you lusting after this month? Let me know in the comments down below!

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

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