1. Oh. My. Word. Look at that blender. It doesn’t go with our existing kitchenware at all (black and red) but my word. It is beautiful. It also comes in a mint version and a gold version, if you are so inclined. But the coppery colour has set my heart a-flutter, personally. £18.99 is a frikking STEAL for something so darn attractive. There’s also a matching kettle for £14.99. Avail for a limited time at Lidl from 16 Oct. Buy it, take photos, make me jealous. Read More
1. Library win
Everyone and their grandma seems to have recommended The Day of the Triffids as a chilling autumnal read, and so I was pleased to nab it at the library. Also – how nice (and coordinated) is that box of tissues? I think it’s v similar to the Orla Kiely print. 50p in Aldi – of course. I’m a bit of a weird fan of nice boxes of tissues… Read More
So, as you’ll recall from yesterday’s post, I set myself the challenge of spending the £13 I could have paid for a Body Shop body butter on an alternative replacement, and to see what else I could get for that amount. Well, I did go slightly over, but I am feeling like a massive WINNER right now, as everything you see in the above photo totalled £13.15. Cha ching! Here’s the run down… Read More
Goodbye, sweet body butter.
I bought this passionfruit body butter from The Body Shop at the beginning of summer, and only have a couple of uses left. I love body butters for feeling a bit pampered, and for getting an all over body scent. I’d usually pick one up from The Body Shop site using one of their 40% off vouchers. However, when I clicked across to repurchase, I found the only offer available was 40% off when you buy five items (it’s now 50% off a £50 shop). I just don’t need that much stuff at the moment, and I ain’t paying £13 for a body butter. So, I set myself a (rather arbitrary) challenge. Read More
My feelings are mixed toward Liz Earle’s Eyebright. It’s a liquid that you pour onto cotton pads and then wipe across your lids or plop them on for ten minutes and chill out. I have eczema on my eyelids and work on a PC all day, so my eyes are forever in need of comfort.
Here I’m going to sum up the good, the bad, the would I repurchase, and the alternatives. Read More
I have been to a lot of weddings the past few years. A LOT. And to be honest, much as I love a wedding, I didn’t feel great as a guest. We weren’t exactly flush for cash and so I never felt very special – I’d be wearing the same H&M dress over and over and usually a pair of either uncomfortable or unfashionable shoes. Because if you don’t know whether your other half will have a job next month, you can’t spring on a new outfit.
If I were being bold, I would say this is a Christmas gift idea post. But I’m not. It’s only October. So it’s just… a wishlist. Here’s a roundup of some luxe-looking items I’ve found for less…