April ’16 Wish List

Oh hello April, you’re here early?! Easter has come and gone, and the kids are currently on their Easter holiday’s still. Spring is officially here too, the clocks have gone forward, and people are moaning about not getting any sleep. Oh wow is them! 😛

I’m still on a spending ban, and apart from buying my boyfriends birthday presents last month, I have been really good so far! Alas, a spending ban doesn’t stop me from creating my monthly wish list, so here is it for month number four of the year.

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  • Pokemon I Love Mew Plushie – £27.55 (link)

I remember these cute plushies being announced back before the start of 2016 and I just KNEW that I would need one in my life, mostly this one pictured about. The little cutie is giggling with its eyes closed and hands on its cheeks. I don’t think these are very big plushies, which is nice for popping on the side, or on your bed. There are various people on eBay selling these, at various different prices, and from mostly Japan. I love Mew, they’re my favourite Pokemon (alongside the Eeveelutions) so I kinda need one of these in my life. Childish as it may be, I don’t care. Life is short!

  • Deadpool Pewter Keyring – £4.50 (link)

I love Deadpool… I think people who come onto my blog know this from just reading my profile alone! I loved Deadpool before it was cool by the way 😛 I don’t like to hoard keyrings, this is something I used to do when I was younger and I’ve grown up from that now! I’ve been looking for a pewter Deadpool keyring for ages, and as of yet I haven’t been able to find one. Whilst my hunt for one has somewhat come to a stop, at the same time I’m still waiting, as this is out of stock at Forbidden Planet. OH WOE IS ME! This was actually one of the items I would have bought for my boyfriends birthday, but alas I wasn’t able to.

  • Lady and The Tramp Boypants – £4.00 (link)

There is a lot of Lady and The Tramp items in this wish list this month… I don’t know why! For once there just seems to be a lot of said items on the market at the moment… Which makes me happy! I have enough knickers to last me a life time, but I just can’t say no to anything with these two cuties on. Topshop don’t only do their 3 for £10 on their knickers, but they also do student discount. So whilst I’m meant to be on a spending ban, I may just have to treat myself to these very soon. You can never have enough knickers!

  • Reese’s Pajamas – £25.99 (link)

Just want to first of all say, these are from Primark but as I rarely go out shopping anymore and don’t step foot into Primark when I do, I’m having to resort to eBay for these. I love Reese’s peanut butter cups. Fattening, but oh so yummy! I know loads of people who love them too, and I’ve made my own “healthy” versions of the yummy snack. In the summer last year I picked up some short pajamas from Primark with the same Reese’s logo on. I love the look of these pajamas as they look snug and comfortable, with the awesome Reese’s logo all over the bottoms. I could just buy the bottoms for £14.99 but for another £11.00 I may as well get the whole set.

  • Lady and The Tramp Letters Mug – £7.99 (link)

As I have previously stated, I love Lady and The Tramp so when I saw that The Disney Store had a new mug up for sale, I just fell in love. I want to order it as soon as I get paid from work, or at least pop into the store and pick it up, alongside the Eve mug, which I’ll be talking about shortly. I love Disney mugs, and whenever I get my own house that’s pretty much what all my mugs are going to be! xD

  • Billabong Iti Jacket in Black Cherry – was £96.00 now £48.00 (link)

I am after a new jacket for spring and summer. I fancy something red or yellow. 😛 This is a winter jacket to be honest, but I still really like the look of it for autumn and winter time! It is pretty damn expensive at £48.00, so I am keeping my eye on it to see if it’ll go down even further. I’ve seen this in person and it is a gorgeous jacket and one that is perfect for seeing you from season to season. I love it in the black cherry colour, it’s a gorgeous colour and something different. You can also pick it up in Off Black and Grunge Green, so if you like the look of it but want a different shade to the dark red, you have a couple of options.

  • Shades of Kawaii: A Cute Colouring Book – £4.99 (link)

I LOVE colouring books, and recently me and Dane spend out evenings and days off colouring in together, and watching movies. They’re just so damn relaxing to do, and we just both enjoy doing them together. He has a Deadpool one which I bought him, and I have three, a dog one, a seasons one, and an animals one. Yeah, I have enough to last me a lifetime… But I’m sucker for anything Japanese and kawaii, so of course I really like the look of this colouring book. I can see us doing more and more colouring over the next couple of months.

  • Eve 3D Mug – £9.95 (link)

The other mug I said I was going to talk about from The Disney Store. I have the Wall-E mug that goes with this one, and when I finally get my own house I really want to get this mug so that I have the cutest (and my favourite) Disney Pixar couple ever. I love my Wall-E mug and how it’s a square shape, so it’d be nice to get this one too, which is a more “normal” shape. Perfect for hot chocolates, and cups of tea. It is more on the pricey side, but sod it. We only live once.

  • Lady and The Tramp Socks – £3.50 (link)

The final item on my wish list that I’ll be talking about is of course Lady and The Tramp themed. Oh boy! 😛 As you can see, they’re these lovely ankle socks, again from Topshop like the boyshorts. I don’t really need any socks, but meh I can’t deny these! Like the knickers Topshop do an offer on socks, 3 for £8 so I think I may have to take up this offer when I buy the knickers. 😛

So that was my wish list for April! I’m still on my spending ban, but I may have to treat myself to a couple of things on this list, it depends how I feel, and also how my bank account feels. 😛

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

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

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End of January 2015 Haul

So I was naughty yesterday and went shopping… I’m meant to be chilling out now and saving back the money I spent on my holiday, but alas I’ve come back to the UK and there are things I wanted to pick up.

I did get some bargains in the sales, and I also picked up some items that won’t be around long so in my mind it wasn’t SO bad… Yeah… It’s bad.

I just want to clarify that the quality of the images aren’t as good as they usually are as I took these on my iPhone 5, as opposed to my Nikon SLR. I’m at my boyfriends at the moment and I don’t always carry my SLR around with me… It is quite a hefty thing!

So enjoy my haul and how naughty I was yesterday! 😛

The first place I went to was The Body Shop as I had a couple of freebie codes I wanted to use. However this wasn’t as straight forward as I had hoped it would be, but I’ll go into that in a moment.

Another reason I popped into The Body Shop was because I still had my £5 birthday offer to use up so I decided to use it on this foot rescue regime. Before going on holiday I did my best to get my tootsies looking good, but it seemed like a waste of time as during my holiday my feet went into an awful condition. I was pretty sad about it and felt pretty self-conscious about them for the majority of the holiday. Now I’m back home my feet are still a little worse for wear, but I wanted something to perk them up with. I’d been eying this up before I went on holiday but thought it was a waste of money.

The set includes Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion, Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray, Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub and Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue.

The only two products from The Body Shop’s foot care range that you don’t get are the Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel and the Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak. Two products I would love to try in the future!

All of these are full size and the set is worth £30, although it is priced at £22 I only got it for £15.30! Bargain!

All the products smell pepperminty (I know this isn’t a word, but it’s still awesome) and delicious and I can’t wait to try them all out during February! I’m sure if I like them I’ll be sure to review things too.

Due to filling out a survey I was entitled to a free Coconut or Mango Lip Butter… However I almost didn’t get this. This is where I’m going to go into rant mode. First of all I want to say I KNOW the staff in the store I visited were just doing their job but it still pissed me off what happened.

So I received an email from The Body Shop telling me if I filled in a survey I would be sent a code to take into the shop so I could claim my free lip butter. So I did the survey and took it into store. As well as this I also saw something online how members of Love Your Body were able to claim a free body butter too. SO I took this to the store with me as well. The woman who served me instantly said that due to scammers that they wouldn’t accept my codes and I would need the email instead. I wasn’t sent ANY emails with new codes on and as I looked through my old emails I was beginning to get frustrated. So I thought, “sod it doesn’t matter anyway”, but when the woman was trying to sort it out and asking her manager about it at the till I ended up feeling flustered, snapping and said, “Look it doesn’t matter, I’m not that bothered!” to which they ended up giving me the lip butter anyway. Which was nice but personally I didn’t appreciate being made to look like I was trying to scam the company when I spend quite a lot of my money there monthly. Not only that but it made me feel like I was being a pain, which I was intending to do. My anxiety has been okay lately but this really did flare it a little bit, as the last thing I need is to feel like I’m being a pain in the arse when all I wanted was a free lip butter, which I had been told I was entitled to anyway. I know they don’t know how much money I spend there, but I’m also frustrated that I didn’t get any emails about this. Either way the woman who served me was lovely and I understand how in retail if you are told a rule you need to o bide by, you have to! I’m just more frustrated at The Body Shop as a company, not the staff. This being said, a note to The Body Shop, if you weren’t so busy sending out emails about your constant sales, then maybe I WOULD HAVE received my email about the scammers.

Rant over and onto the lip butter I got.

I’ve owned the Coconut Lip Butter in the past and I really do love it! It leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth, as well as smelling and tasting of coconut too, super yummy! I’ll probably keep this in my house to use throughout the day as I don’t like using pot lip balms whilst out and about due to germs and such. I wish I could have chosen something different as I wanted to try something new, but alas this is better than nothing as it was worth £4! If you want to claim your free lip balm then check your emails, fill in the survey and then check your emails again. Take that to store and claim your free lip balm! You only have until Wednesday 4th February so make sure to get yours as soon as possible!

The next store I went into was Two Seasons. Whenever I go shopping in Coventry this is always a store I pop into without hesitation! I love the clothing that Two Seasons sells and in the past I’ve picked up some real bargains. I bought two things in there from the sale, both of which are orange and by Element.

Another product I bought, another rant to get out-of-the-way first. Earlier on today I actually had to take this back into store because the person who served me didn’t take the security tag off! All day I had been setting off alarms whenever I entered and left shops and I just thought it was my student ID in my bag. Alas, it was this t-shirt. The guys in Two Seasons are really nice and dealt with the issue straightaway.

Either way this is a gorgeous t-shirt by Element in the colour (what Element themselves call it) ginger… That’s orange to you and me. I own a red one that is exactly the same and I wear that all the time, so I’m pretty sure this will with be the same. It was originally £20, down to £10, which I think is a bargain! I bought this in a large as I love the baggy look you get and feel with this t-shirt, as it leaves a nice relaxed look and really compliments my top half.

Another Element product! This one is a sweatshirt which is also shares the colour name of ginger. I looked at this when it was full price and tried it on when it was down a little in a sale before Christmas. I was so tempted to buy it but I left it, as the size I tried on didn’t suit me. However when I saw it again yesterday I knew that I wanted it and went and tried on the large, which I had tried on originally. It was still too big and still looked too frumpy on me. However there was a small and whilst I didn’t think I would fit the small size, I DID! It looked perfect, showed off all my good parts and made me feel a little bit more confident in my body (which isn’t what I’ve been feeling at all lately) so I bought it. This was originally £50, down in the sale for £20.

So overall if I’d have bought these new I would have forked out £70, all I had to pay was £30. If that isn’t a bargain, then I don’t know what is.

I love Two Seasons and when they have a sale, they really do have a sale! If you like skate, surf and snow fashion then definitely check them out.

I just HAD to pop into Lush! As not only is it next door to Two Seasons, but they have their Valentine’s Day range out at the moment and the two products I picked up I have been lusting after since I got home from my holiday. I can see me ordering some more online before Valentine’s Day is upon us to order some more, as I doubt I’ll get time to go in store between now and then.

This is the number one thing I went into Lush for, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar. It looks beautiful and it sounded like it smells beautiful too, and it really does. It has a light lavender scent to it and whilst I like lavender, I only like it when it’s gentle. This being said I love Twilight Bath Bomb and this would work perfectly alongside this! I would have taken it out of the packet to show off but I want to keep it in here until I get home, so I can transport it into a sandwich bag to keep it fresher. I’ll probably use this Tuesday night after uni to chill out in the evening before I go to sleep. I want to write a review on this so I’ll be saving any talk about it until the time comes…

Another product I have been lusting over from the Valentine’s Day collection is the Prince Charming Shower Gel. I remember this coming out last year and sort of wanting it, but not seeing the hype in it. This year however I made sure to give it quite a few sniffs to see if I really liked the scent, and I did! I love Snow Fairy but sometimes I find the scent is a little overpowering, but this is a lot milder and something that will be nice to use before I go to uni, before nights out and over the weekends. The scent reminds me of something that Lush has in a bubble bar but I really can’t think what it is! You can for sure smell the pomegranate juice in this and the vanilla and it’ll make for a sweet and warming shower gel. I’m definitely going to order myself a large bottle of this to use over the summer. I wish I had bought a large bottle, but I can just order it online or pick it up next weekend.

The last place I popped into was a card shop in Coventry called I’m A Write Card, which sells Yankee Candle products! I’d never noticed it before and as soon as I spotted it from outside, I was already thinking about what they may have in stock. They had all the new scents for Spring, as well as the two new limited edition scents to. I picked up one of the new summer scents, Shea Butter which reminds me of cocoa butter, and I’m hoping will be a nice relaxing scent, if so I’ll probably pick a jar of it up in the future. As well as that I picked up Red Raspberry, which is one of the two limited edition scents. This is gorgeous and something I have been after since it came out! It’s a very sharp raspberry scent and I can’t wait to burn this tomorrow evening when I get home from uni! I can see me picking up a large jar of this as soon as I can!

So that was everything I picked up on my shopping trip. I’m rather pleased with what I got, but I must be good for the rest of the month now!

Have you been buying anything since pay-day? If so, what did you get? Let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time all, take care and I hope you’re all having a good weekend.

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Preparing for my Holiday!

With my holiday in less than a month, I’m starting to prepare for what I’ll be taking with me and possibly what I may need to buy beforehand too!

I was having a look over at Two Seasons website and found loads of lovely pieces, which are all in their sale too. So I may have to treat myself after Christmas in preparation for my holiday, as well as for some bits and pieces throughout the spring and summer here in the UK too.

I know this seems like a sponsored post (and how I wish it was, I love Two Seasons!) but it honestly isn’t, Two Seasons is just one of my favourite shops on the high street. They sell skate, surf and snow clothing which are all styles I love. So they can never go wrong with the pieces they bring out!

I have to say I didn’t realise that most of these items were Element and I apologise for that… But I do really love the clothing that Element bring out!

I NEED some flip-flops for my holiday, I don’t own a pair and for being around the pool and walking around in the day I could probably do with some. I really like the look of these Hype flip-flops and for less than a tenner, I don’t think I can go wrong really!

I’ve had my eye on this clutch bag for quite a while and to see it in the sale has actually made me happy and the timing is perfect too! I really do want this for my holiday, as well as for nights out here in the UK too as it’s such a pretty but simple piece. I love foxes so this hooked me in the first time I saw it. I’d use this on nights out as well as in the day if I was just popping out somewhere local. Perfect!

This isn’t a must have item, but I have been thinking about picking up a new bag for 2015 anyway! I love my backpack, but I guess I just feel a bit young to have one of those now. But this being said I want a handbag I can settle on for quite a long time now and not feel the need to change it… We shall see about  this however. This bag is gorgeous though and I have looked at it before now in store.

You can never go wrong with boardshorts, especially if you like swimming and such like I do! I’ve already decided on my holiday that everyday will involve swimming and my boyfriend and I are even planning to try surfboarding, so these would definitely come in handy. They come in four different colours (black and white stripes, white and red stripes, coral and hot pink) but I like this colour the best. If I felt up to it I would wear these out and about in the day too. Can definitely see me picking these up.

This was a really expensive t-shirt, but what more do you expect from a high-end skate brand? When Element go in the sale though, they go cheap and are well worth the money. Once again,  I love foxes and have had my eye on this t-shirt for quite a while now. It sold out on the website for a while though and I was gutted, only to recently discover that it’s not back online. I would definitely like to pick this up for my holiday, as it’s just an excuse to buy it really!

I actually like these shorts a little better than the Billabong ones and I think it’s just because they’re not board shorts, so I could get away with wearing these a little more than the others. Either way I love both and you can never have enough shorts! These are a gorgeous banana yellow shade, which I really like and they would work perfectly with a few of my t-shirts I plan to take with me, as well as with my new bikini. Bargain too at under £13.00!

Another t-shirt… Also another Element t-shirt. I do apologise! This t-shirt is beautiful! A deep red and it looks really snug fitting and somewhat thick too. Element t-shirts are great and I already own a couple that I often live in when I’m having lazy days, as they’re just perfect for it. If I don’t buy this for my holiday I’ll buy it for more lazy days.

So that was my holiday preparations list! I can’t believe in just under a month I’ll be off on my holiday! Also it’s Christmas soon too! How exciting is that eh?

Just to say I’m sorry for being so quiet lately, I’m just do busy with uni work that sadly my blog is having to take a step back from my life. But I’ll be having a guest post one of the days this week so keep your eyes peeled for that!

I hope you’re all well and that you’re ready for Christmas now. Are you? If not then who do you have left to buy for? Let me know in the comments down below.

Take care all and see you soon.

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Sales Haul!

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As most of us have probably done, I went sales shopping after Christmas! I wasn’t at all tempted to try and hit the sales on Boxing Day and I wouldn’t have been able to anyway, as I went to my boyfriends Gran’s with his family for a party. Either way we hit the shops last Saturday and bloody hell it was frustrating! Not the shops may I add, the parking!

We went to Merry Hill as we wanted to go to Nando’s for dinner after shopping and I knew all too well how bad The Bullring can be for sales shopping, so I suggested Merry Hill. As my boyfriend is from Coventry he didn’t knew what to expect as he had never been to Merry Hill before and for what he seen of it for the first time, parking wise, I felt somewhat sorry for him.

It only took us 20 minutes to drive there, but to park it took an extra and therefore necessary 20 minutes! I was about to give up and drive us back home when all of a sudden we found a space in one of the tower car parks and I quickly zoomed into it before anyone else has the nerve to steal MY spot. We parked, got ourselves ready and ventured to the shops!

I have to add I was extremely disappointed with what shops are offering in sales for the majority this year and the only thing I actually managed to pick up in the sale that was on my list was one of the diaries I picked up.

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We visited two Calendar Club stands in Merry Hill, the first one I wasn’t able to find the Simon’s Cat diary and instead I bought this cute fox one instead, because everyone knows how much I love foxes! It’s an organiser that has loads of various sections inside of it. This is going to be kept in my handbag for my hours of work, my photography business that you’ll be reading about soon, as well as any other dates I need to know and such. Originally it was £7.99 but I snapped it up for £4.79, total bargain!

When I ventured to the other Calendar Club stand I found that they had one Simon’s Cat diary left and I quickly snapped it up with both hands before someone else came to take it away! It was £8.99 but I snapped it up for the bargain price of £5.39! I nearly bought this on eBay for over £9.00, so I’m really glad I didn’t! This diary I’ll keep in the house but my bed, like I have done with all my previous Simon’s Cat diaries! This is probably my third or fourth Simon’s Cat diary now. I’m not obsessed!

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Sorry to show these off to my lovely readers but I bought myself some gorgeous knickers from Ann Summers to match the bra that I bought in November. These were originally £14.00 but I got them in the sale for £8.00. As my boyfriend and I walked around Ann Summers I began to wonder if they were too much but he persuaded me to buy them (I wonder why!). But either way these are gorgeous and everyone woman loves a gorgeous lingerie set. I did have a look at the other items in Ann Summers sale and whilst some were nice, I wasn’t overly impressed, although my boyfriend and I did both see something we liked the look of, but sadly they didn’t have my size left and by the looks of things have sold out online too. Sad times.

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I’ve always loved Element clothing since a young age, but I’ve only ever owned one t-shirt by them and that was a huge large t-shirt with one of Bam Margera’s designs on the front. I only wear this for bed! Either way since meeting my boyfriend he has introduced me to shops that sell Element clothing for women and one of these is Two Seasons. We had a look on Merry Hill’s website to delightfully discover that they had a Two Seasons shop there and as we walked around we spotted it and went in for a look. The women’s section was TINY but when I asked one of the shop assistants why this was, she told me that it was a massive section, at least half of the store but due to the sale they’d sold most of the women’s clothing and had to make it smaller so that the shop didn’t look bare. Seems like a logical reason! I found two Element t-shirts to try on and upon doing so I ended up buying this t-shirt! It’s a gorgeous crimson red and is a size large, which is too big for me but it was the only size left and at the moment I like that baggy look and this tucked into a skirt or with some skinny fit jeans will look great any time of the year! I’m probably going to wear this on New Years Day with some skinny fit jeans and a boyfriend cardigan. This was originally £20, but was reduced to £10 which I thought was a bargain! On Two Seasons website this is still for sale at its original price. Two Seasons have some amazing stuff in their sale for both women and men, so go and check it out if you like this sort of clothing.

BTW as well as seeing this t-shirt in the store, I saw a gorgeous Solomon snowboarding helmet that I may buy in the near future! I just hope the next time I pop into Two Seasons that I can find this helmet again as it was a steal at just £55! I tried on the one on show and it fit me perfectly. I just wish I had more money or I would have bought it there and then.

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I knew I wanted to pop into Topshop whilst we were at Merry Hill as their sale is usually great and I always find something good in store as well as online. I was in search of some new jeans and maybe a jacket but when I had no luck with either I was tempted to leave the store, but I hadn’t had a good look through the clothing so I sifted through each item and low and behold, I found this gorgeous black skater skirt! There were a couple there one in the size I bought and one a size up from this. The one I bought said on the label that it was £15.00, but the one a size up said £10.00. So I asked one of the customer service assistants if she could check how much it was and to my delight she came back over and told me it was coming up as £10.00 on the till! I didn’t want to worry that the skirt may not fit me if I didn’t try it on, so I went over to the changing rooms and tried i on. It’s a very thick skirt which will make it perfect for autumn and winter and was originally £28.00! I knew I had to have it and took it straight to the check out. This was probably my favourite purchase of the day as it was just a great find and for an even greater price! I know I’ll wear this loads during the rest of winter, maybe even during spring and I know I’ll wear it with all sorts too, so that £10.00 will go a long way!

After this we ventured to Nando’s for some dinner. My boyfriend received a £20.00 voucher for Christmas so he decided to use it on us. We bought a whole chicken to share with large peri salt fries and two drinks. We enjoyed our food and after this wandered off to HMV to grab some DVD’s to watch for the night, which were both Studio Ghibli films as we both fancied watching some anime.

As we were walking out of Merry Hill we walked past Build A Bear and I’ve never seen my boyfriend so excited! He’s never made a Build A Bear before and I think it’s one of his goals now to go and make one. Upon going inside for a look we joyfully discovered that you can make a Red Panda! We both love Red Panda’s and it’s what my boyfriend reminds me of as he’s ginger and when we first got together I dyed half his hair black, with his permission of course!

So we have both said that soon we shall be going into Build A Bear to make one of those together. I’m excited!

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This wasn’t a sale buy but I wanted to show it! This was one of the things I was after in the sales, as online Game have this in their sale but not in store… What the hell is with that!? On the way home we ventured to Tesco to buy some food to have for lunch the next day and as I went to the toilet my boyfriend popped this into the basket and offered to buy it for me. It cost £25 and it was lovely that he bought it for me as he said he knew how much I’d wanted it and he wanted to play it too.

My boyfriend has really spoilt me since we got together and I just wish I had more money so that I could spoil him back.

On the Sunday we played this all day and when he went home I finished off the level I was on and I won’t continue to play it until he’s back here for New Year’s Day as I want him to see what happens in the story. If he had a PS3 I would lend it him, but alas, he’s a 360 owner…

So that’s all I picked up in the sales! I have ordered a few pieces in the sales, one is a dress and one are some new skate shoes as my Mom said it was about time I get some new ones. My Vans that I wear pretty much most of the time alongside my Chelsea boots are nearly 10 years old and when it rains my feet tend to get wet. Although I have ordered these, my Mom is giving me the money for them as she’s offered to buy them me for my birthday, bless her!

Those will be shown off in a birthday present post mind.

So, what did you pick up in the sales? Let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, take care all!

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