Anyway, on a much lighter note: I wanted to write a haul post today, purely because I love reading them myself. I guess basically I'm nosy and love seeing what other people buy when they go shopping, particularly bloggers who tend to have a keen eye for good products or bargains. I've tried to be organised this year and actually make a start on my Christmas shopping so I've been in the shops a lot recently getting tempted by all kinds of things, so I thought I'd share some bits and pieces that I've purchased within the last week or so. Enjoy!
Frozen, Brightside, Five Gold Rings and Candy Mountain from Lush
I guess there's a lot of Lush on my blog at the moment - I've been really into baths lately, maybe it's due to the cold weather! I went in store lately and picked up two bits I've never tried before: Brightside and Five Gold Rings. Brightside is a citrus scented bubble bar which is super uplifting. It's massive and costs £4.95 but I know I'll get so many baths out of it as the colour and fragrance are potent. Five Gold Rings are vanilla scented and covered in glitter which I thought might be cute as the party season approaches, however they do get glitter on everything! I think they're reasonable at £4.95 each considering you're looking at a minimum of five baths. Frozen is a neroli and grapefruit fragrance, it is so unusual and lovely - I also have the matching fragrance. When you put this in the bath it turns turquoise and shimmery, it's so gorgeous. It is £3.95 so I would prefer if it were easier to break in two so I could get two uses out of it, but I figured it's Christmas so I can treat myself haha. I've already reviewed Candy Mountain here but in a nutshell it's a super sweet, shimmery, girlie bubble bar, and it's only £2.95. These should keep me going for a while!
Dainty Deer Skull Necklace & Balinese Hoops - Empty Casket
I recently placed an order at Empty Casket for the first time and ohh my gosh, I'm in love. There is so much on that website that I could order in a moment's notice, everything is so up my street. I've been making a point to only buy jewellery made from good quality metals to prevent wasting my money on costume jewellery which later tarnishes irreparably. I ordered a dainty deer skull necklace (it's a teeny little deer skull, subtle but cute) and a pair of 15mm Balinese hoop earrings. I'm really pleased with both purchases and can see myself wearing both a hell of a lot!
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Winter Remedy Treatment & Luscious Long Conditioning Spray
I used to religiously use the Aussie leave in conditioner sprays but sometime in the last few months I seem to have run out and not repurchased any. It's the only leave in conditioner I've found to be lightweight to use around the front sections of my hair, which keeps them moisturised and prevents them from looking flyaway without weighing them down, and some of the sprays contain a heat protectant too. I have noticed a negative change in my hair during the time I have been out of this product so I'm glad to have it back again in my life! The Aussie range was on 2 for £7 so I also picked up this "winter remedy" treatment, designed for shine and softness. This product considers itself a deep conditioner but I find it's quite lightweight for my thick, dry-textured hair so I'll be using this for quick hair washes when I don't feel I need a more intensive conditioner. However if you have fine or oily hair this is probably a good intensive treatment to have - plus, it smells amazing!
Bleach London Reincarnation Mask, Violet Skies and Rose Non-Permanent Hair Colour
I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing over these semi-permanent hair colours for a while now and I decided to take the plunge while they were on a 3 for 2 offer. I've not used coloured hair dyes for years because they tend to be a pain to wash out when you want rid of them, but I've heard pastels aren't too bad and mostly I just wanted to pretend I'm a unicorn because why the hell not?! I'm yet to use them as I've been feeling ill and also because I think I need a helping hand to get a decent application, but I'll keep you posted! As for the Reincarnation Mask - now that's what I call an intensive conditioner. I've had this before, I love it and I think it's a steal for only £6. My hair feels truly nourished and repaired after using this, I'd absolutely recommend it.
So these are a couple of the items I've picked up recently. Do you enjoy these kind of haul posts or do you prefer separate reviews? Have you tried any of these items, or will you be trying any?