Thursday, 29 December 2011

Purchases and Presents

Hello there!
I'll start with the items I purchased in the sales. I only bought from two stores because nothing else caught my eye!

The prices mentioned are what I paid after the 50% discount (The Comforter bubble bar is the only thing that wasn't in the Christmas sale). Snow Globe soap chunks £1.25, £1.25 and £2.20, Candy Cane soap chunk £1.38, Angels Delight soap chunk £4.70, So White bath ballistic 95p, Cinders bath ballistic 98p, The Comforter bubble bar £3.99.
As you can see, I love the scent of Snow Globe! I also bought a huge chunk of Angels Delight, which should last me a while.

Mugs £3 each
I couldn't help it! I love mugs.

Now, these next items were purchased before Christmas :)

T-shirts £6 each

Dressing gown £9.90

2 pack of gloves £1.50, scarf £2.90

I also picked up some bras and grey pumps from Primark, but they're not worth showing!

900ml bottles of TRESemme £1.98 each! Bargain!

I also thought I would include my Christmas presents in this post because they really don't need a post of their own!
The owl cushion was from my sister, the Impulse set was from my auntie and the Misfits box set was from my parents, along with the double bed they bought me last month and the Primark items seen above.
I was only meant to be getting a bed from my parents, so the Misfits box set was a bonus. My dad also let me choose what I wanted from Primark, which was fun :)

"Iz you taking a photo?"


Saturday, 17 December 2011

Someday Summary

Hello! I haven't written one of these in a while because my life has consisted of assignments and shopping...

Lets see... I had my hair cut yesterday for the first time in... eight months I think. My hair is now three inches shorter :) It's still fairly long though and in my lower back region.
I've completely finished my Christmas shopping now. I normally finish in October, so I'm very late this year! I was baking my extended family shortbread, but decided against it and then had trouble finding them presents they'd like!
Speaking of shopping; the January sales will be commencing soon! My sister and I are going in town on the 27th December. I'm going to make sure I'm comfortable, have food and water at hand and have my own shopper bag with me, so I don't have to carry around multiple carrier bags.
I have a practical for media to do over Christmas, so I've booked out one of the University's fancy cameras. All I know is that it is a Nikon. I'm going to take advantage of it and take a lot of photos for my blog :) I used it last night for the first time and here is how the photos turned out: 

Jessie (she's not old and grey; that's her colouring!)



Considering the lighting wasn't great and it was my first time using it, I think the photos came out OK!

Rare Smartie!

I finally have some bulbs for my lamp! The lamp was £10 from Tesco. I've had the flower magnet that is on it for eight years and I love it. The bedding is also from Tesco and was £13.


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Aka the things we promise to do, but never do for more than a month.
In previous years, I've made multiple New Year's Resolutions. For 2012, I'm just going to focus on one. Maybe then I will actually continue with it!
My New Year's Resolution for 2012 is to exercise. Not exercise more; just exerciseThe word more implies that I actually do some now!
Up until 12 years of age, I exercised like most children; I swam, I rode my bike, I ran (I was actually very good and ran in races. Wish I kept doing it really!). From 12 to 16, I participated in P.E lessons a couple times a week, and up until I was 18, I walked 6 miles to school and back (although I don't think this actually counts). Now, I... walk up the stairs a few times a day? haha
I don't want to start exercising to lose weight, but to become healthier, and maybe tone up here and there.
Have you made your New Years Resolutions for 2012 yet?

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Storing my Lush products

Now that I have more than a few Lush products, I thought it was about time I found some storage for them!

Jar - Wilkinsons - £2.75. Soaps featured (from bottom to top): The Godmother, Rock Star, Porridge and Snow Globe.
M&S dessert pots. Products featured (from bottom to top): Australian Igloo sugar scrub, Candy Cane bubble bar, Shimmy Shimmy massage bar and bracelets.

The idea for the soap storage came from this video. It's practical and also looks pretty. Every so often, I'm going to open the lid to fill my room with an array of delicious scents.
I wanted small glass jars with lids for the other products, but we don't have any, so I've used some glass dessert pots from M&S. Each pot acts as a lid for the previous one. You can fill the top pot with anything that doesn't need a lid; I chose bracelets. I've crushed the sugar scrub and bubble bar so they're easier to use and I don't waste any product.

Apple pot - Wilkinsons - £2.50. Product featured: Avobath bath bomb.

EDIT: Since this post, I have acquired more products, so I have changed how I store them. I now wrap my soaps individually in cling film and store them in plastic containers. My bath bombs and bubble bars are also stored the same way.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

They see me haulin

They hatin, patrolling, they tryin to catch me spendin dirty.
Yes, I did just quote and tweak the lyrics of that song (and I may have sang my version over five times).
Now that I've completed my assignments, I have some time to blog! I have a few posts coming up, but first, I wanted to show you what I've been buying over the past few weeks.


Sweet Soap of Mine stack £5.25, Snow Globe soap £2.50 per 100g, Porridge soap £2.95 per 100g, Australian Igloo sugar scrub £2.75, Avobath bath bomb £2.99.
Some of these are gifts from people and some are my own purchases. Snow Globe smells SO good! It's fresh, citrusy and sheberty smelling. I rarely have baths, but I repurchased Avobath because it's amazing. It smells delicious (just like Snow Globe because they both have lemongrass in) and it leaves your bath a beautiful lime green colour.


Maybelline One by One mascara £8.49, MUA clear mascara £1, Accessorize blush in Sensational £5, Biore nose strips £4.06 (half price), Impulse body sprays 95p each (half price).
The Maybelline mascara is a repurchase because I loveee it. I bought another Accessorize blush because I use my current ones everyday. Sensational is a warm pink and really brightens up your complexion.

Blog Sale:
Sleek Pout Paints in Rosette, Milkshake and Minx £1.50 each.
I bought these from Siobhan just because they were a bargain! They're easy to use and I just dab them on with my finger to create a stain.

TRESemme: Salon Silk shampoo and conditioner, Restructuring Deep Conditioning Treatment Masque 3 for £10.
I really like TRESemme products. They're one of the few brands that work well with my hair. The conditioning treatment smells of mayonnaise, but thankfully, it doesn't leave your hair smelling like it!

My Blue Nose Friends: Needles the Woolly Mammoth, Quiver the Emperor Penguin RRP £5 each.
I had an Amazon voucher so actually paid nothing for these! I now have nine of the little cuties.

Bambi make-up bag £2.99.
How adorable is this?!

Apple ceramic pot £2.50.
I couldn't resist! I have a thing for apple shaped items at the moment.

Footlets £1.50, Seamless Footies £1, Vanilla Snow candle £1.

New Look:

Socks £3.58 for all three pairs (originally £1.99 each), dolly shoes £9.35 (originally £12.99).
New Look had 3 for 2 on their socks and free delivery, as well as the usual 10% off for students. They're so cute! I bought the hamster ones because I always joke that I look like a hamster (because of my fat cheeks).  I then placed a second order because New Look had 20% off and free delivery again. I had a sudden urge to buy some red dolly shoes and I don't regret it because they'll add some colour into my boring outfits.

Boots £12.50.
These are a complete bargain! I find it hard to find boots I like because I only like a particular style; suede looking, slouchy ankle boots. I only like a certain type of brown shade too. I don't like bright, chestnut brown and prefer them to be quite dark, like the boots above.


Cath Kidston: Oil Cloth Book Bag £11.50 (originally £18), Cotton Book Bag £10 (originally £16), Zip Top Purse £3.50 (originally £6).
A few weeks ago, ASOS had a sale on their bags and because I'd been looking for shopper bags for University, I placed two in my virtual basket. I've been using the first one because I absolutely love the print and it is waterproof, so is handy for the horrible weather we've been having! The purse was for my sister. We were expecting it to be purse sized because 1. It's called a purse and 2. The website makes it look really small. However, when it arrived, it was the size of a make-up bag! I'm not too bothered though because I can use it for something else or give it to someone as a gift. 


Saturday, 10 December 2011

University - Three months in

I made it through the first term! Yipee!
Lectures in the last few months have been fine and I've understood what has been taught. Two out of three of my modules are a mix between a lecture and a seminar. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, just like my A Level classes used to be.
Assignments... lets start with the fact that I've managed to complete four! I don't believe in myself when it comes to essays (well, I don't believe in myself full stop!), so I'm proud that I've managed to do them. It wasn't easy peasy lemon squeezy though. To begin with, I found it hard to find the motivation to write them. Towards the end however, I worked hard, because I had no choice. If I worked as hard as I did in the beginning, I would have finished them weeks earlier! I still managed to get them in on time though, so all is good :) Over Christmas, I just have one assignment and a media practical to do (the assignment looks so hard though). Then, at the end of January, I have one exam.
In terms of friends; I have some! I've become close with a girl and a few guys, and they really do cheer me up in our Friday classes, after a long week. We went bowling the other week, which was good (we were all terrible though!), but apart from that, we haven't seen much of each other outside of University. This is because a few of them live hours away and catch the train to Uni. We bought each other Christmas presents and I have a few LUSH products to use up now!
Overall, the last three months have been good! Can I make it to the end of the academic year though?

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