Monday 11 November 2019

New in: a haul

It's been a while since I did a round up of the things I've bought or been sent recently, but if you're nosy like me then I know you probably enjoy this kind of post. I've got my hands on some good stuff recently, so here it is. Some of these items have been sent to me by brands and PRs, which you'll know because I'll put a * next to them.


I was placing an order on The Works to get my gran some books for her birthday, because she reads a  LOT of books, and I couldn't resist treating myself too. I picked up three of Holly Bourne's YA novels: Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes?, It Only Happens in the Movies, and How Hard Can Love Be? They all sound so good, and I bloody love YA. I got the three of them for a fiver, which you can't complain about can you? I also got sent Gone by Leona Deakin, The Christmas Holiday* by Sophie Claire and The Christmas Invitation* by Trisha Ashley.


The Body Shop have recently released their Christmas gifting range, and I popped in to see it ahead of a blogger event they were hosting one evening. I couldn't make the event, but did come away with a gorgeous Warm Vanilla shower gel* which I can't wait to start using. The same day, I picked up some microfibre cloths from Primark (5 for £1.50) as that's what I use to take my make up off with a cream/balm cleanser. I needed some new ones and these were just a bit nicer than the plain ones you get in Poundland!

I was also sent the Redken Diamond Oil*, which I utterly adore and have reviewed previously here. It's such a fancy bottle and the product inside is absolutely BRILLIANT. So excited to have my hands on this again. You can buy it here, if you fancy trying it out.

Not sure if this counts as a beauty, really, but I treated myself to the Soph x Skinny Dip make up bag. I got the clear one with the blue marble patterning, and even though I think £15 is a bit much for a make up bag I did need a sturdy clear bag for hand luggage only travel. I have three trips coming up where I'm only taking a cabin bag, so it was a necessity really as those ones you get with the clear bottles in never last! Updating this to say I took this through in my hand luggage en route to Wroclaw and back, and it was absolutely FINE.


Ahead of winter and my upcoming trips to exceptionally cold places, I got a new fleece*! It's from Tog24 and it's pale pink, and it's sooooo cosy I can't even tell you. Can we make fleeces in again? They're just the most comfortable thing ever, and mine is so oversized and lovely it's going to be perfect for lounging around the house or going for long walks.

I also ordered a new Mickey Mouse phone case from Skinny Dip when I got the make up bag - it was £4.50 in the sale and I really needed a new one. For a good quality Disney-themed phone case, the price was too good to say no. It's so cute!

So that's everything I've got my hands on lately - what's new in your life?


  1. I love Redken! I used the dark blue bottles and they always make my hair feel incredible xx

  2. I really love the look of the make up bag it is so cute! The phone case sounds like a dream especially because the skinny dip ones are such good quality x

  3. I've got all of Holly Bourne's books and I can't wait to read them x

  4. Such a lovely haul - the makeup bag looks so cute and I would love to try that shower gel!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

  5. The body shop Christmas range is fab. Warm vanilla is a favourite.

  6. I love that fleece! I saw a similar one in Tesco recently and I'm so tempted by it! x


  7. I really want a fleece again, but I've struggled to find something properly cozy! I'm going to be on a proper hunt for one now haha! That warm vanilla shower gel looks amazing too
    Bella x -

  8. Oh those cloths sound quite nice, I just have some cheap flannels from Wilko's! I'll have a look for these when next in Primark.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

  9. I love Redken hair products, so good for dry ends x

  10. the diamond oil is sold! i need this

  11. Just love your hauls and that travel bag is such a good idea and soo pretty x

  12. That fleece looks amazing, so cosy and perfect for your winter trips! I've heard really good things about Holly Bourne books but I'm yet to read any. Three for a fiver is an absolute bargain though!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  13. I have still not checked out the Christmas offerings from TBS!