Week 4 In Pictures

Torn a muscle in my shoulder, doctors orders! / Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath / Blueberry Park sandwich
Preparation for the fight against the bad weather / Home made mini ciabatta spinach pizza / New training at work
Spent my sunday feeding squirrels - super cute!

A (very small) Primark Haul

So basically, I went in with the intention of buying just some socks, and came out with a few things. Oops. Sorry January spending ban!

I actually didn't feel like there is a lot of good stuff in Primark at the moment. Which is lucky for me, I guess. I did manage to pick up a couple of things though, along with what I intended to buy!


Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Cream

I work in an outlet, and we recently had a Crabtree & Evelyn open up. I haven't really had much of a chance to look in there, so whilst I accompanied my mum shopping we had a good nose around. She bought herself a hand cream kit and picked this up for me as well. The information about the product instore wasn't very helpful, so I chose it on a bit of a whim - how it smelt and how it made my hands feel.

This is the 25g version, and is on special offer at the moment for just £2..

Week 3 In Pictures

free nail polishes donated by my mother / broke my spending ban with er, floss & shaving cream.. / hot chocolate to celebrate my essay hand ins

appraisal at work / a brand new coat! / generic snow picture

stuck in due to the snow so tidying up parts of my room starting with some of my jewellery..

What did you get up to this week?


Week 2 In Pictures

Testing my Ayesha face mask / Collecting my bonus at work / Burning Snow in Love wax tart 
Lush bubble wand / printing with the print space / essay research
hopelessly writing 3000 words

Sooo I'm trying out this week in pictures, seeing how I get on with it. A very essay orientated week! Hopefully next week will be more interesting..must remember to take photos!


Another ASOS Wishlist

I'm on a spending ban this January, but if I wasn't, I'd definitely be buying these..

Leather Doctors Bag, £75 / River Island space dye column dress, £22 / Pearl & chain collar tips, £6

Ciate Mother of pearl manicure set, £18 / Blouse with detail front and drop neck, £30 / Melissa incense wing heeled shoes, £90

Michael Kors rose gold watch, £219 / Shift dress with cropped sleeves in navy, £35 / zip based handheld bag, £38

What are you buying at the moment?


Nip + Fab Shine Fix Mattifying Gel

I've had this for a little while now and bought it as an early christmas present for myself for the bargain price of £3 at TK Maxx. It retails at about a tenner so I thought I would give it a go for such a cheap deal. I wanted to try it before writing a full review on it, and I can safely say I'm hugely impressed with this product.

The Shine Fix Mattifying gel claims to prevent shine and reduce the size of visible pores by controlling and absorbing excess oil.

Pout Perfect Kisses Lip Kit

One of my favourite make-up brands has always been Pout. They had everything; good makeup, good prices, pretty packaging and a following of celebrities raving about the products. Unfortunately the brand was discontinued a lifetime ago but you can still find bits of it floating about on the internet, particularly ebay.

I was lucky to get some of it for christmas, in particular this beautiful Perfect Kisses lip kit. The lip kit contains a lip scrub, a lip balm, a lip plumping gloss and a lip liner, all in a minature kit with stunning packaging and a silky tie up bow.


The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

"Absinthe, the drink that makes you want to kill yourself.."

Absinthe hand cream is a new hand cream from The Body Shop, along with a hand gel and a hand wash. I've got my mitts on the purifying hand cream and I'm quite taken with this product. Is it because it contains such a potent alcohol? Probably. Lets get it straight though, absinthe comes from Wormwood and this contains that has a major ingredient. Not the alcohol that we've all watched in Moulin Rouge and Black Books. Either way, its a definite talking point when someone asks if you have any hand cream..

A Lush Package

I realised I haven't wished everyone a happy new year yet, so I hope January is treating everyone well so far! I also hit my 100th post without realising it..oops! I shall be organising a belated 100th post giveaway very soon, once I've gotten back into my routine after the mad christmas rush. You may remember my post on the things I'd just bought from lush... so my Lush parcel turned up...here's the goodies!

(everything minus my Ayesha shampoo, which is already living safely in the fridge)


Lush Gift Card Spend

I'm wallowing in illness and self pity at the moment, having taken a day off work to recover, I am currently feeling quite sorry for myself. I can't do much as I am somewhat confined to my bed so I decided to spend my £50 Lush giftcard. I'm too impatient to wait for it to turn up before I share what I got with you.. I was also lucky enough to catch their Happy Hour sale where I grabbed a couple of good bargains. I've put myself on a spending ban this January, but giftcards don't count right?

The Comforter bubble bar / Avobath bath bomb / Yuzu and Cocoa bubbleroon / Rehab 100ml Shampoo

Ickle baby bot bath bomb / Ayesha fresh face mask / Floating Island luxury bath melt / I love Juicy 100ml shampoo

x4 So White bath bomb / x2 Popcorn Lip Scrub

What are your recent purchases?