Saturday, 9 July 2016

Mini Haul | July 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I treated myself to a few little bits and pieces, so I thought I'd do a mini-haul, and show you what I've been buying lately.

As a self-confessed Cath Kidston and stationery addict, I couldn't resist treating myself to a new notebook and sticker pad in the Cath Kidston sale a couple of weeks ago; I'd been eyeing them both up for months. 

I already own a few Cath Kidston notebooks, but I couldn't resist the Guards and Friends design, which features beef-eaters, the queen's guards, and police men on the front and back cover; it's so adorably British! Inside, there's also a character or two in the corner of each page, and the pages are thin-ruled. which I find are perfect for writing lists and ideas in. They're probably my favourite notebooks to write in, and they're so inexpensive at £6 each. This one was on sale for just £4, which you can find here.

The sticker pad is filled with page after page of cute pastel-coloured labels and stickers. Twenty pages, to be precise. There are two different sheets of designs, one floral, and the other floral with little birds, and they're all so pretty. Each page features seven stickers, so there are fourteen different designs in the book, and one hundred and forty labels altogether. Not bad for just £4 (on sale)! They'd be perfect for journaling, scrapbooking, planners, snail mail, gift tags, labelling... all kinds of stuff. 

I also bought the cutest Queen's guard money box to give to my best friend's little boy for Christmas, but I've already packed it away in the present stash.

I took advantage of The Body Shop's recent 40% off promotion, and saved a few pennies on a few of my essentials. I bought a pot of the Vitamin E moisture cream, and a bottle each of the satsuma body puree and shower gel. I've been using all three products religiously for well over a decade, and I couldn't (okay, I could, if I had to but wouldn't want to) live without them. All three products are amazing, give me super soft, clean-feeling skin, and smell incredible, too. I've yet to find a beauty product that smells better than The Body Shop's satsuma range; I don't think such a thing exists, but if it does, I don't want to know about it.

I treated myself to this fun tutti frutti juice box bag in the Accessorize sale after coveting it for months. It was reduced to £17.50 (originally £35), and I saved a further 10% using code RWDAW15, which brought it down to £15.75! Talk about a bargain. The bag is so cute and colourful and surprisingly roomy for a little bag; I can fit my purse, phone, camera, medicine, keys, and lip balm inside with room to spare. It's so different to any bag I own but fits in nicely in my novelty bag collection, and will go perfectly with so many of my Summer clothes. It doesn't appear to be available online any more, but it could be worth checking in store if you want to get your hands on one.

And I also picked up some new red and pink nail polishes from Boots and Superdrug, since it's been ages since I last bought any new shades. I hunted down a bottle of my favourite nail polish ever- Barry M's Bright Red (the colour is so classic), and came away with three new Sally Hansen salon manicure polishes to try. Clockwise from bottom left: Frutti Petutie. New Flame, and Aria Red-y? They were on promo for £4.99, and I have to say, I'm really impressed with them so far. I may have to go back for some other colours soon. Knowing me, I probably will!

What have you been buying lately?


  1. Oooh, I like your handbag! It's so pretty!! The other items are lovely too but that one is stand out and well done on the discount!!!
    I WISH I wasn't buying/hadn't bought anything, I just can't seem to stop at the moment! I just bought an orange lollipop dress in the Bryony&co sale (have you seen them? You'd love them!) and I bought a luckydip glitter box from someone on Etsy and a really cute Fox collar from Love Hetty and Dave! BAD girl!!!

  2. That handbag!! *dies* So cute!! I love your new stationary and you're so good for putting away things for Christmas already. I recently treated myself to a new cardi with Frankenstein's monster and bride of Frankenstein - I guess I'm always a sucker for creepy cute!


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