Saturday, 12 November 2011

I've been spending money, yet again!

I bought a lot of the following things weeks ago, but I never got round to posting about them!

Boots - 17 Wild Metallics cream eyeshadow in Wild Nude - £3.99
I rarely wear eyeshadow, but I thought this would slowly ease me into wearing it because it's a subtle, day time shade.

eBay (Joy017) - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha and NYX Concealer in a Jar in Green - Around £3.50 including P&P and around £5.40 including P&P
I've been using the Jumbo Eye Pencil on my lower lash line and then applying a taupe eyeshadow over the top. I needed another green concealer, so I thought I would try this :) I highly recommend this eBay seller. Great prices and fast delivery from America.

The Body Shop - Inflatable Bath Pillow and Vitamin E Facial Cleansing Bar - Originally £8 and £3
The Body Shop had yet another discount code floating around (this time it entitled you to 30% off) so I thought it was the perfect time to get what I needed. The bath pillow is one of my dad's Christmas presents. He's really hard to get for, so I tend to buy him things I know he'll get a lot of use out of. The cleansing bar is my favourite cleanser and is my third one!

Claire's Accessories - Ladybird and fish earrings - £3.50 and £6.50
I love the ladybird earrings and have been wearing them a lot recently, which makes a change because I haven't worn earrings in over a year. The fish earrings are part of my sister's Christmas present :)

H&M - Basic cardigans - £9.99 each
I was looking for some basic blue cardigans for ageesss, so was delighted to see some in H&M for a great price. These have been getting a lot of wear because blue is my favourite colour.

Primark - Thick tights - £3 (I also bought some other thick cotton tights, which were down to £1.90)
I am really impressed with these tights! They're very opaque. A lot of tights I've tried in the past haven't been very opaque once they've stretched around your legs.

I've also just got a new bed (my Christmas present from my parents). For it, I've bought a new duvet, two duvet cover sets and two fitted sheets. I still need to buy some new pillows, a valance, lamp and fairy lights. Here is a phone camera snap shot of one of the duvet covers:

It's from Tesco and was £13.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Does this look familiar?

Firstly, sorry for the quality of this photo. Us bloggers are having a difficult time photographing with the dark lighting we've been having!
So, does this necklace look familiar to you? It is in fact identical to the one seen in Accessorize stores. However, mine is from eBay. You can buy it from this seller for around £1.60, including P&P. Before buying costume jewellery from high street stores, I would suggest looking on eBay first if you would like to save yourself some pennies. It all comes from the same place anyway!

Thursday, 3 November 2011


(The Fairy Hobmother is currently out running errands, so Fairy Godmother has offered to take her place until she gets back)

The Fairy Hobmother paid me a little visit today. She was ever so kind and gave me an Amazon voucher! I have no idea what to treat myself to. I'm so indecisive! 
"Who?" you ask. The Fairy Hobmother is from Appliances Online UK and has been bringing joy to bloggers across the blog land.

Leave a comment below with what you would like The Fairy Hobmother to gift you, and she may just pay you a visit!


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Someday Summary

I haven't written one of these in ageesss (since the 1st September to be exact). I simply have not had anything to write about because my life is so boring. I don't really have anything significant to write now, but I had the urge to blog.
  • Since my last Someday Summary, I have changed my blog header and theme. I think these plums and purples are more appropriate for Autumn/Winter. I've also added a disclaimer page, just so I can back myself up in any future disagreements. What else? Oh, I've been posting more this week (this is my third post so far, if you include Sunday). Other posts that should be up very soon include a 'haul' (again), a necklace dupe and a mineral make-up review.
  • I've nearly finished my Christmas shopping (I normally finish it in October). I'm only buying proper presents for my mum, dad and sister this year. For my extended family, I'm making them homemade shortbread. I'm going to put the shortbread in pretty boxes and decorate with edible glitter.
  • I handed in my first assignment a few weeks ago. It only had to be 500 words, but I'm still proud. In the next month, I have to write another three, which are a lot bigger. I'm extremely stressed, but if I gather the readings I need and knuckle down, it shouldn't be too hard.

I saw this top in Bershka and couldn't resist taking a photo. They had some nice tops in actually, including smurf ones!

I bought another cactus! This is my tenth one. It's from Lidl and cost £1.99. I don't think I'm going to buy anymore, just because I don't have any room left on my windowsill! It's an agavoides and from the Google images I've seen, it flowers beautifully. 

I like taking photos for my Someday Summaries on my phone. I don't have to make them 'perfect' and obsess over details.


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

New Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks

Price: £1.09 each

Today, I will be talking about three new Montagne Jeunesse face masks* out of four, with the other one being Iced Crystal.

Hot Chocolate
Doesn't this one sound perfect for Winter? I love self heating masks. They're probably my favourite type of face mask actually. Combine this with the subtle scent of hot chocolate and it really does feel like you're putting the popular hot drink for cold nights on your face (that doesn't sound very nice, but trust me, it is). Be warned though, this is very dark, like chocolate sauce, so it does make a mess when you're rinsing it off. The results? My skin felt extremely cleansed and smooth, and I could no longer feel the pores on my nose.

Very Berry
This lilac number does exactly what it says on the tin packet. It left my skin very cleansed and moisturised. Because my skin was so moisturised, I had to pop a little powder on my nose in the morning, but it wasn't a problem. It did sting ever so slightly when I first applied it, but most of the face masks I've tried do this, apart from the self heating ones.

Virgin Olive
This was the mask I was least excited to try, simply because I prefer chocolate and berries over olive oil! Thankfully, the mask doesn't look like oil and is a mint green cream. I'm not keen on the scent because it smells like olives. It is only subtle though and disappears as it dries. Again, this mask left my skin very cleansed and smooth, especially around my nose area.

Before this review, I had forgotten how well face masks worked. I got it into my head that they slightly cleansed, and that was about it. Also, I've never reviewed face masks, so in the past, I didn't pay as much attention to the effects they had on my skin.
I'm in the mood to try some more now. With the face masks being £1.09 on their website (click here) and delivery only 50p (or free when you spend over £7.50), it's not going to break the bank if you indulge a little.

Just for the laughs, here is a (rubbish webcam) photo of me wearing the Hot Chocolate self heating mask:
Gorr ;)

Oh and, does anyone else scrunch their face up and pick at the mask once it's dry? I can't resist!

*PR samples

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