What’s in the bag – 19th March

IMG_0962.JPGA typical, and in fact an ideal, Saturday for me always starts with a ‘light’ spot of retail therapy, followed by a spot of street food for lunch and thankfully this Saturday was just that.

Even though I work in the city centre I try and avoid it during the week, I tend to find that my post work shopping trips are always more expensive, so I usually take a direct line to the train station, avoiding all temptations. It’s nice to do a spot of shopping at the weekend, I always aim for one day out of the house, and one day resting, usually watching box sets – on a weekend as that seems to strike the perfect balance for me.

What’s in the bag – 18th March

IMG_0923.JPGFriday was all about the free – free gifts that is! With only two purchases I managed to amass quite the haul.

I am a complete sucker for free gifts in shops when you spend a certain amount. It’s how I’ve amassed quite the L’Occitane collection in only a few months – though it isn’t always a good thing and often means I spend more than originally intended.

Birchbox #1 : March 2016

So as you may have seen I recently signed up to Birchbox, my first delivery arrived last  week and I thought I would let you know what I think.

I received six items in the box, half of those being full-sized products, there seems to be a good range and balance of items – not all of them are creams, or lip products and I like that as it gives me a better spread of things to try.

Rainbow Rolls

IMG_0455.JPGThere wasn’t much I knew I definitely wanted from Selfridges, apart from these; Rainbow Bagels!

Easily noticeable the moment I stepped into the bakery with beautiful marbled effects, –  yellows, greens, blues and purples I knew I just had to try these. I had seen them on Instagram in the weeks before my visit and had set my sights on them pretty early on, claiming a bag for my own and then clutching it for the rest of my time in Selfridges!

Birchbox Beginner

After a few months of deliberation I have finally taken the plunge and signed up to receive Birchboxes. My first one is due to arrive any day now, but I though I would share with you a few of my initial thoughts!

Birchbox seems to work in much a similar way to Graze boxes, that is you input a few preferences, likes, dislikes etc. and you receive a tailor-made product through the letterbox each month. Graze was my go to subscription service for about five years with regular snack boxes, though I decided to move on from Graze at the end of last year and have been looking for a replacement ever since.

Lavish in London: A Short Break

I’ve just returned from a three day jaunt in the big smoke and thought I might share some of my adventures! June was the first time I visited London since childhood, and my first mini trip on my own. Work has been intense these past few months with lots on so I was glad to have time away to relax, unwind and return to the capital.

Boots Haul: 1st March

It’s a little late but I thought I would share with you my latest shopping trip to Boots. I always seem to find myself in the Trinity Leeds store, whether to fill time before a train sampling the perfumes, or just looking for something new to try. I’ll try and keep you updated with the things I buy, and try so long as you promise to share with me any recommendations!