Archive for ‘shopping diary’

November 9, 2010


More books, in the hope that I can motivate myself to finally finish “C” which has been a bit of a struggle to get through!
September 22, 2010

Etsy Haul – Flourish Bath Body

I really love the idea of supporting small business, and Etsy is a really great way to do this. Whether you want to support local talent, or even just small business around the world, shopping from the hand made sellers on Etsy is a good start. For some reason lately I’ve been really curious to check out some of the beauty products that are available at Etsy. I was browsing through a few different stores tonight, and after reading Dee‘s review of FlourishBathBody’s Almond Milk Perfume Oil I decided to purchase a few things for myself.

I tried to opt for more “summery” scents, but couldn’t resist the addition of the Almond Milk Body Lotion as well as the fragrance. Do you buy beauty products from Etsy? If so, please share your favourite stores!
September 18, 2010


My book purchases for this month. I’m really excited to read C, I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I find the cover art so intriguing on that particular copy. I am also secretly pleased that it was only available in hardback…
August 22, 2010


Yep, still buying books faster than I can read them.
July 21, 2010


Because I really needed more books, (sense the sarcasm?) I ordered 3 more from the book depository tonight. Seems to be a new pay day tradition, although I am buying them faster than I can get around to reading them, which could become an issue…
July 15, 2010

Hey Mr Postman…

I’ve received quite a few exciting packages lately, so I thought I would lump a few of them into the one post to save time (and effort). First of all, some goodies from Adore Beauty, Olay & The Book Depository.

I didn’t realise that The Book Depository split their orders into different packages for shipping, but I don’t mind so much because the 3rd book I ordered (1984 by George Orwell) is a replacement copy and I’m in no rush to read it again as I have about 15 new books waiting to be started. I am excited to get stuck into my new arrivals – On the Beach & A Dog’s Heart. I also received 2 Ole Henriksen products (invigorating night gel & sheer transformation) from Adore Beauty to trial & review and I am absolutely in love with this brand now. I can’t wait to try out some other products from the range! The third item in this picture is a tube of the Olay total effects 7-in-1 anti aging cream which actually came with a little gift, which I will get to in a minute…

I also received a little sample pack from Australian sensuality boutique for women, “Hapsari“. If you’re yet to check this company out, please do so now! (please remember, as it is a sensuality boutique, the website is probably rated MA+ as it has some adult material there. nothing graphic, but consider yourself warned)

Last but certainly not least was this amazing digital photo frame sent to me by Olay Total Effects to help celebrate their 10th birthday! It absolutely perfect for the bedroom as it’s white and blends in perfectly with the decor. I was so excited to open this up! Please stay tuned because we have some exciting Olay Total Effects birthday presents to give away to readers soon!