Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Haul

Tanya Burr Cosmetics have a great range of products out, the new collection Soft Luxe launched just last week and consists of matte lips and new palettes, todays post is a haul of lip glosses from the previous collection launched in 2015.

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Haul

Firstly I love the sleek packaging and the gold lids have the signature heart logo on top. Tanya created a great range of colours that apply easily, aren’t sticky and smell like watermelon!

Tanya Burr Lip Swatches

From left to right we have Afternoon Tea, Aphrodite, Champagne Toast and Berry Picking. 

The prices usually range from around £5.99 however, more recently you can actually pick some colours up for 99p in Superdrug, im not sure if these are being discounted to make room for the new range or whether they are just on offer.

Tanya Burr Lipglosses

I absolutely love Berry Picking which leaves a nice stain after the gloss has worn off, I managed to get it for 99p as well as Aphrodite. I love all of the colours, however I find that Champagne Toast works better when applied on top of a lipstick or crayon etc… this is just due to being a sheer gloss.

I can’t wait to try Tanya’s new range!

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Yankee Candle: Sampler Votives

Autumn weather is the perfect time for candles and Yankee Candle have a great range of scents for the Autumn and Christmas periods. If you’ve seen my previous post which was a Wax Melts/Tarts haul then you will know that the home section of Asda sell the candles for as little as £1.Yankee Candle Sampler VotivesSampler Votives are a great purchase as they last ages and the scent always burns quite strong, if you prefer a subtle scent then you may prefer to use the Wax Melts/Tarts in a burner. I picked up what I’d describe as perfect scents for the season, I also managed to pick up a sneaky Christmas Treats candle!

So far my favourite scent is Cranberry Zest but I very rarely dislike a Yankee product!

Look out for my Halloween Yankee Candle Post!

Boots Boxing Day Sale Haul 2014

The annual Boots Boxing Day sale consists of 50% off all Christmas gifts and Fragrance sets, this mini haul will show you what I managed to pick up for some great prices!

Cute or What Bath BagCute or What Wash Bag

I managed to get this cute wash bag set for £6 which includes a body wash, body butter, bubble bath and a small body puff. I picked up one of these last year which featured a fox bag, I love the consistency of the animal theme which changes each year.

Cute or WhatCute or What: Bath Fizzers and Lip Balm Trio

Continuing with the Cute or What brand I managed to pick up a trio of bath fizzers with a kitty design and a lip balm trio for £2.50 each. This is a great price and will make lovely gifts so it’s worth picking them up!

Fearne Bath CollectionFearne Bath SetFearneBath Set

A firm favourite of mine this year is from the Fearne Cotton collection. This set cost £5 and features a body puff, body butter, body wash, body scrub and a hand lotion all packaged neatly into a little drawer inspired box. The packaging for this looks great and the productshave a ‘musky aroma’ scent which is subtle yet smells amazing.

Sanctuary Spa Little Bag of TreatsSanctuary Spa: Little Bag of Treats

The final gift I picked up was this stunning little Sanctuary Spa set which is held together in a floral silk bag. The contents include a bath puff, body wash, body lotion and a body scrub. This set looks quite elegant so again it would make a great gift and best of all it only cost £4!

Sanctuary Spa BagHave you picked up anything from the Boots sale?

*Images taken on HTC Desire 610

Primark Mini Clothes Haul 2014

In celebration of Student Finance being in the bank I thought I’d celebrate with a trip to Primark and picked up some great items for going back to university.

£3 Beanie
£3 Beanie

First up is this novelty beanie hat for the small price of £3, I love cats so it was the perfect match and I also like getting a new animal beanie every year; last year was the Raccoon hat also from Primark and a year or 2 before the Panda beanie from River Island. This cosy hat will be perfect for when the weather becomes much cooler and it’s also rather cute!

£6 T-Shirt
£6 T-Shirt

Jurassic Park brings back memories of watching it as a child and being terrified of the dinosaurs! so naturally I had to pick up this top as it is such a cool film, I also love the retro/vintage look the top has with the rose floral print. Primark are doing well in terms of film and TV t-shirts as they’ve had a great range over the past couple of months; it’s also nice to see that they didn’t subject Jurassic Park to Menswear.

£7 Skinny Jeans
£7 Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are essential to me and having had my favourite pair now get a hole in the knee I decided it was finally time for me to buy some more, I picked up two great pairs for £7 each in black (not pictured) and grey and funnily enough they feel quite soft and not like jeans at all which is a bonus! I love that the cost is so little so if the unfortunate hole in the knee happened again I could easily replace them.

£8 Boots
£8 Boots

I thought I’d end my haul with my wish list boots, unfortunately when I decided to go back and get them the queue was far too large and I would have missed my bus resulting in another hour wait! The boots cost £8 and also come in blue and green, I adore the colours and have a blue pair from last year. Only problem being they are a suede material so not great for the rain!  I’m not personally a fan of the Chelsea boot trend which I seem to be seeing everywhere so it’s a great change for people like me what want a simple pair of pixie style boots. 

Have you had a Primark haul recently? Drop your links in the comment box I’d love to see what you’ve brought! 🙂

Back to University: Stationery Storage

Pen StorageAs you may have read on my previous post Back to University:Stationery Haul, im a huge stationery enthusiast and this post will share the different ways I use to store my stationery goodies with the use of cute everyday items, it will also include a mini haul of the latest items ive obtained.

Coca Cola Tin and Highlighters
The Range: £1 Each

First up in my mini haul includes a retro style Coca Cola pencil case tin I picked up for £1 which I plan on taking to university with me as there’s nothing worse than digging around in your bag for pens before a lecture starts!

I also picked up a mini highlighter set containing 7 pens in a plastic storage pot, personally I think the storage pot is a bit flimsy so I’ll most likely end up taking them out! I picked up both these items at The Range in store however they have a large selection of stationery online. (www.therange.co.uk)

Staedtler Pens
Staedtler Pens: £4.49

Next up in my haul includes a 10 pack of Staedtler rainbow ballpoint pens for £4.49 I picked these up on WHsmiths online on the 3 for 2 offer. As they only came in a plastic pack I needed a method of storage for these which comes in the form of an unused takeaway cup I purchased last year from Primark.

Primark Takeaway Cup

As stated above I picked up this cute ‘takeaway’ cup from Primark for around £2.50 (cant remember the exact price), upon realising the cup doesn’t actually seal on the inside and being too cute to throw away it’s just been hidden in a cupboard. This cup although not fit for it’s original purpose now holds my Staedtler rainbow pens securely and sits nicely on my desk.   

Jack Skellington Mug

I own so many mugs it’s unreal! but being I no longer had room in the cupboard for my beloved Jack Skellington mug it’s now found a new purpose for various pens, pencils and highlighters. Im not really a fan of pencil cases as I always find myself digging threw them in order to find the pens I need, but this way allows me to see the pens making them easy for selection and I can also put odd pens in there that may be lying around the house.

Mike Wazowski Cup

If you’ve read my previous post then you’ll know I picked up a large selection of gel pens which I plan on using for university notes, as I don’t plan on taking these into university I needed the perfect place to store them; this comes in the form of an adorable Mike Wazowski from Monsters University tumbler cup. This cup was a Christmas gift and I personally don’t enjoy drinking from large or plastic cups so it’s sadly been sitting away in my wardrobe until now. The tumbler cups I believe cost around £5 in the Disney Store and can be purchased with different characters on them.

Candle Tins

The final ‘DIY’ method of storage comes in the form of candle tins, after the candles had burnt out I scrapped the excess wax out and decided to fill them drawing pins I use for my cork board, the pins were previously in a plastic box which wasn’t very easy to get the pins out of so this way I know I wont end up having to try and dig through the box to get a pin, it’s also a less painful way of picking them up!

Do you have any DIY storage methods?

If you haven’t seen my previous stationery post then why not check it out!

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