Well I thought it might be nice to share with you some of my recent purchases. Hello Boots points redeemed, gift vouchers and treats, thank you very much:-)

From left to right:

Moroccanoil Treatment Light – I have been a long time fan of this hair oil and often bought the small version but decided to invest in the full size that comes with a super handy pump. It is the original and the best hair oil it has to be said and the smell – wow.

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua in 30 Beige – I have wanted to try this foundation for some time but always stayed clear when it viewers said it gives a ‘glowy’ appearance. No thanks to my oily skin. The reason I bought it this time is that my skin seems to be changing to combination so with dry cheeks and everywhere else oily. So the appeal in this foundation has upped. I have worn it now about 4 times with good results. Watch this space.

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in 10 – This curls and lengthens the lashes and it does do a great job but I think I miss the volume too. This is my first try of Chanel Mascara’s so pleasantly pleased with this one.

Another product I have been super curious to try out is Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 05 Tangerine. I do really love this lip oil and it got the thumbs up from my mum. I think the ‘comfort’ in the title is really fitting as it does feel like your lips are mostiurised and the oil isn’t gloopy. Only down side and to be honest this is a big downside it’s a nightmare to apply. The applicator doesn’t come out quickly so you have to give it some force and when you do more often than not the oil spills and lets face it tangerine coloured oil on clothes is a no no. Please Clarins repackage this wonderful product. 

GLAMGLOW Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment – so I have been really eager to try this little pot of apparent magic out. I went for the small point as I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I haven’t tried it yet, apparently you don’t need much and on the instructions you can use this 2/3 times a week or even over night. I love to try masks on a Sunday so watch this space.

IKEA –  I may possibly have went to IKEA on Easter Friday, I hadn’t really planned it but as part of a personal pinterest project I knew I had a few ideas in mind for giving my balcony a bit of a makeover. I will post all that  was bought later, the candle and candle holder in the picture was one such purchase. Can anyone – ever – go into IKEA and not spend a fortune 🙁

There has been lots of other things that I am sure will pop up on the blog in the coming weeks but that’s it for now.

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Have you ever heard the saying ‘buy cheap, buy dear’ well this saying comes to mind when I look at my T3 Twril Convertible Tongs. Why you might ask? Well, I have lusted after these for probably 2 years and just never thought to buy them. Why? Well, in my mind I thought they were so expensive so why would I? Well, I did and do I regret it? NOPE, not a bit. Best money spent on tongs ever. 

T3 Tongs look expensive and they feel expensive with their ceramic barrel but here is the thing – they work so well. Unlike cheaper brands you don’t feel like your hair is being fried by the heat. I can’t explain its just such a joy to use these tongs. In my mind I would love to try there straighteners I think if the quality is anything like these I will be in love with them.

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For me being an introvert and having friends it will always be about quality over quantity every day of the week. I am 1000% comfortable to say that my best friends I can count on one hand. Sure I have a lot of acquaintances and a lot of people I really like but when the chips are down there is a hand full of people I would go to. Well, even that isn’t true as the way I really work as cheesy as it sounds is I really trust myself and my own counsel so I go to me first. That isn’t the way of every introvert of that I am sure but since its my blog and my series I figured I would share this is the way of me. 

That said of the handful of friends I would call on they are amazing. I thrive in good conversations, I work at my very best on a 1-2-1 set up but don’t for one minute think I can’t do networking or group occasions I surely can. Only difference is I need to recharge afterwards. 

I like to make meaningful connections with people, with so much social media I think making the effort and making it meaningful is so important. I get this I think from my folks who brought us up with family dinners at the weekend and well they would go on for hours. Some of my happiest memories are around the dinner table. Where connections are made and fun is had. We have in my family a long standing tradition that when we go out for dinner we are always the last people in the restaurant. To me that is where the magic happens good connections, deep conversations and fun. 

So you will most likely find me with the special people in my life, walking and chatting, having food and chatting, chatting over coffee or wine. Connection is key and whilst on the outside looking in to only have a handful of friends might seem strange trust me the connection I have with these special people more than makes up for numbers. 

Some of the most random of meetings for me has turned in the most enduring and great friendships. I really believe the saying which I have no idea where it comes from but someone told me it years ago and it just really resonated with me and thats ‘friendship is for a reason, season or lifetime’ how incredibly true.

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Whilst wandering around John Lewis I was attracted to the lovely candle smelling department I tried lots of different house fragrances, essential oil burners and well just about every smell you can imagine.  Then I came across this brand SKANDINAVISK and this candle in particular KOTO No Place Like Home – wow, this might be the most amazing smelling candle ever!!

This is everything I have come to expect from Denmark where it’s made. Here is what it says on the box.

KOTO – Old Finnish for ‘cosy at home’

A sanctuary from the rugged Nordic climate, an intimate space to refresh the soul. Promising delicate notes of Baltic amber and schersmin blended with exotic mandarin and vanilla. 

Hand-poured from a blend of perfume and vegetable wax with 100% cotton wick and beechwood lid.

This baby candle costs £15 but your paying for quality. When you blow out this candle there is no smoke. This is the mini version that burns for 16 hours. It is just candle perfection and I would say a truly lovely gift to receive if you were that way inclined to yourself or others. 

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