Wednesday, 25 July 2018

July Used Book Haul

Hi – Today I’ve got another book haul, I wanted to share my latest secondhand purchases from The British Heart Foundation, a local church fair as well as my local used book shop. The British Heart Foundation is one of my favourite charity shops for book shopping, they seem to stock some great reads. I picked up three for one pound each and was pleased with my bargains. My Grandma and I visited a church fair, we had fun looking at the used book stall, and I picked up two interesting titles. Lastly I acquired a book from my local used book shop. On a side note I love all the vibrant colours on the covers!

Titles I picked up:

Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christensen
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern
A Christmas to Remember by Katie Flynn
The Muse by Jessie Burton

Let me know what you are currently reading! 
Do you ever go charity shop book browsing? :-) Xx

Friday, 20 July 2018

The Snack Diaries | Part Nine

M&S Calming Lavender, Limeflower & Camomile Tea
(From M&S, £2.00 for 25 teabags)
I was very excited to try this and the other tea featured, the flavours sounded unusual and I was drawn to the beautiful packaging. You seem to get a lot for your money too. This one was more of an experiment, but out of the two I enjoyed it the most. The taste was really hard to put a finger on – but I loved it!

M&S Bursting Blueberry, Pomegranate & Acai Berry Tea
(From M&S, £2.00 for 25 teabags)
The name on this appears super fancy but really it’s just like an everyday berry tea, it was nice though! My Mum seemed to like it however the other one I bought was my favourite.

Fox’s Fruit & Seeds Granola Cookies
(From Heron Foods, price unknown, 5 per box)
I was gifted these biscuits and was really pleased with them. They had a lovely, earthy taste and were chewy on the outside, soft in the middle. These were my favourite of the two.

Fox’s Honey & Ginger Granola Cookies
(From Heron Foods, price unknown, 5 per box)
The ginger flavour was way too prominent in these which wasn’t really my cup of tea. I still liked the texture of the biscuit and the small snack sized boxes were great for experimenting with.

Do you enjoy fruit/herbal tea too? 
What brand of biscuits do you favour? :-) Xx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Superdrug Extracts Grapefruit & Papaya Hair Care

Hi and welcome, I’m going to be talking through this shampoo and conditioner from the Superdrug Extracts range. I’ve previously reviewed the coconut and almond version for damaged hair, link here, which I found was just a little bit drying on my hair weirdly. I was in need of a new shampoo and conditioner, the grapefruit and papaya scent sounded incredible and offered an uplifting effect to fine locks. I wasn’t really sure what to expect after my previous experience but I found I preferred the grapefruit and papaya much more.

As predicted the scent was phenomenal, perfect to get me in the mood for summer. Luckily I found my hair felt really nourished during and after use. I know some products for fine hair can be a bit harsh but this wasn’t the case at all here, my hair appeared smooth and soft. Like all Superdrug own brand products, these are completely cruelty-free. The packaging is striking with the typography and bright colours. The price point is excellent too and the range is currently on offer reduced from £1.99 to £0.95 for the shampoo and also the conditioner. Click here to buy.

Have you been gravitating towards summer scents recently? 
What hair care are you using at the moment? :-) Xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

My Latest Used Book Haul

Today I’m back with another book haul. I picked up this collection from a church library, a coffee shop selling books for charity and lastly a free community book shop all located near where I live. I got each from a variety of places but they are all secondhand. I think if you are looking for a cheap hobby, reading is a really good thing to pursue. I’ve already read two of the books in this haul, one was a 5/5 and one was a 4/5 stars. I do reviews of my recent reads so look out for those coming up.

Are you interested in reading?
Do you buy secondhand too? :-) Xx

Titles I picked up:

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
The Last Dance and Other Stories by Victoria Hislop
The Silk Weaver by Liz Trenow
Forgotten by Susan Lewis
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Barry M That's How I Roll Mascara

After a long while of having the same mascara I was pleased to purchase myself a new one. The Barry M selection interested me the most, and on the Superdrug website there were lots of great reviews for the one I picked. I paid £4.99 which really is a great deal for what I got. The packaging seems extremely special, more high-end than drugstore, the tube feels weighty, and the shiny purple looks pretty. This is my first cruelty-free mascara, and my first Barry M mascara, so I particularly enjoyed my experience of trying this product out.

The idea behind the That’s How I Roll caption, is to produce long curved eye-lashes; the wand has longer bristles on one side and shorter on the other. I found the brush gave my lashes a wide-eyed feel and the shade was a true black. More layers of the mascara can produce a more dramatic look, but I’m quite pleased with two swipes. My last mascara gave me a bit of panda eyes, this one had much more lasting power on the whole and didn’t leave marks under my eyes. Also the product was easy to remove with make-up remover at the end of the day. Overall I’m thrilled with this product! Click here to buy.

I thoroughly recommend this product, I can see why it got so many good reviews! 
What’s your favourite mascara at the moment? :-) Xx