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Holiday Haulin’

Hey! Look at me!! I’m starting to get on board with this blog thingy! Aren’t you all lucky?!

So I am off on my holidays and have, of corse, been doing a spot of shopping in preparation.
Nothing too major – but I hit the sales and have found a few things to take away with me. I wanted to share!!
So firstly, to my holiday shop hot spot, Primark!

I grabbed a few things for myself, and for Luke. I know my boy has more clothes than I do. But just like me, I wanted him to have some new things to take on his holiday.

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I really liked these T-shirts. I decided to get them in 18-24 months so he can grow into then and they will last him well into the summer. It always becomes difficult to know which size to get for babies as they grow so fast.
So to be on the safe side, I always go a size bigger!

Steve also found this Batman rain suit in Tesco! We are very excited about little man exploring the beach and not getting too wet and cold. With the added amazing bonus that is Batman!!! I love to explore rock pools and caves, looking for crabs and fish. I can’t wait for Luke to join me! He’s got his wellies…can we go now please??

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Now my son is a HUGE fan of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, which you can catch on Disney Junior….

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So as this is his holiday too, I had to get him a suitcase!! This came from Amazon for £21, and also comes with a back pack, swimming bag and wallet! He is set!
We also found this awesome Jake sun hat! He will easily look like he is sponsored by Jake, but he loves him!!

Last thing for Luke is this gorgeous jacket my mum spotted in a charity shop this week. It still has the original JoJo Maman Bebe label on it, suggesting it has never been work. And the original price tag of £32. My mum got this jacket for £1.99! Charity shops are absolute treasure troves – I never leave one empty handed!

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Now my stuff – which has an added game of ‘Spot the Theme’…

Firstly, this amazing Minneapolis Baseball inspired shirt – I have wanted one of these for ages! And I finally decided to give in and treat myself. It’s gorgeous! And a bargain at £8!!

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Next, this Brooklyn long vest top – now if you are familiar with my YouTube videos, you’ll know I always wear 2 shirts – it’s a personal preference, but I love layering. Always have done. So this shirt will look perfect with a white, cream or black shirt underneath.

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Can you see a theme yet? Maybe my next purchase will help…

USA inspired socks! I you know me, I muddle all of my socks together – and when they are of a similar theme like these, they don’t look too odd! Haha…

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For some reason, I had a big America theme shop – and I didn’t actually realise until I got home and looked at my new things.

Also, check out my amazing Dalmatian pjs! I got them in a ridiculously large size – but I find Primark sizes to be smaller than other places anyway, plus some have a tendency to shrink slightly in the wash.

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Also, the bigger they are, the longer they are in the leg – which is one feature I struggle with! I have a 35′ inside leg – I find it very hard to find trousers long enough!

We did some shopping in some charity shops too – I love reading on holiday – I’m not sure why I read when I’m away, but not when I’m at home. Odd.
So these books were £1 each! It’s unlikely I’ll finish one, although I’ll take the 2 thrillers just in case.

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Lastly, a trip to Superdrug to stock up on shampoo and conditioner and some face packs. We’re going away with Steve’s family, so the possibility of a girly night with my beautiful sister in law made me get some trusty packets of my favourite mud packs. These were on 4 for 3 at 99p each!

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So hopefully I’ll bring you another blog before I go away on my holiday. Maybe a review – I have so many products!
Any you’d like to see? Leave me a comment!!

Talk soon,
Harriet xxx

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My weekend Haul

In the true Harriet1984 tradition, I am here today with a haul. I went shopping with my mum, and I went a little crazy on things for my cheeky little man.

Luke is now 8 months old, and is easily fitting into 12month old clothes. Finding clothes for him is proving to be a nightmare. But, I was determined to find a few things that would benefit him in the Autumn, and into the Winter.

So the first place we went to was good old Primark, I have noticed people adding photos of bargains they had picked up, and I wanted to jump on that band wagon!

 

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I grabbed a couple of shirts with long sleeves, and as my boy loves Mickey Mouse, I grabbed this shirt for £4. The Elmo shirt was a £1, along with the Little Guy, Big Attitude shirt. The long sleeved white shirt was a present from Nanny (my mum) who loves getting Luke things whenever she goes out!

Primark was its usual heaving self, so we quickly left to visit TKMaxx, which is another shop I love t pick up a bargain in.
I dont live anywhere near any of these stores, so I was very keen to jump in with the other bargain hunters to see what I could pick up!

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All of these things for Luke came to £16, which is amazing.

Luke loves Disney channel, and we spend a lot of time snuggled on the sofa watching Mickey, Jake and Doc McStuffins. So when I spotted this book, I had to grab it! We looked at it before bedtime last night, and Luke was smiling at the pages. So for £4, I was impressed, as this book will keep him going for a few years yet!
The Mickey Mouse book I was semi-unimpressed with, due to the fact it is a ‘teach me drawing’ book, which Luke is obviously not ready for! But he loves looking at Mickey, and even gave the book kisses, so even if I put the book away for a little while until hes ready, this £3 bargain was definitely worth it!

When Luke had a doctors appointment last month, he was absolutely obsessed with the bead maze int he waiting room. I know that bead mazes are fabulous for fine motor skills, but Luke just likes to tip this maze upside down and lick the bottom of it! He’ll get used to it eventually! Still, another bargain at only £6!
The £3 zebra toy is awesome – it has a rattle, bells, beads, scrunchy things and its soft and durable, with an attachment to take it out and about. Luke loves exploring this toy, so I’m glad I picked it up! He has been playing with it for most of the weekend, so he seems to be happy with his new things! This also equals a very happy mummy!

Of corse, a weekend shopping wouldn’t be anything if I hadn’t have purchased a few little things for myself!
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The Lauren Luke palette was an absolute steal at £5.99 – RRP of £25!
I have been huge fan of Lauren’s since I began watching her on YouTube. She is one of the most friendliest and down to earth people I have watched, and was very proud of her when she announced that she had started her own make up line! I was really excited to get my hands on this palette – I will upload a separate review on this palette of anyone would be interested! (Just leave me a comment below!)
The palette is in ‘Sultry Blues’ which is completely out of my comfort zone as I love neutrals, but i have worn this palette and the colours are phenominal! Very Happy Panda!

I also took a little trip to Boots to have a look at their beauty stuff – a favorite past time of mine!
I was very excited to pick up the Real Techniques Cosmetic Sponge – I LOVE the Real Techniques brushes and I cannot wait to try this one out!
The Baby Lips are added to my every growing collection – I was so excited to hear they were coming to the UK, so on this shopping trip, I picked up the Hydrate Balm and the Pink Punch. I now have 3 of the UK releases….3 down, 3 to go!

And I got myself a new nail color – the Maybelline Colot Show varnish in Burgundy Kiss. Its a beautiful color, and I would have posted a photo of my nails, but I am still a novice when it comes to painting my nails. It looks like Luke did them!

Have you brought anything lately? What did you get?

Love Harriet xxx

 

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Lazy Saturday

Good evening!

So I’m laying in bed (wide awake as I’ve just watched Demolition Man, awesome!!!) and thought I would type a few lines on my iPhone as I’ve stupidly forgotten my laptop! Doh!

So what have you fine people been doing on your Saturday?
I always think Saturday to be the best day of the week. It’s lazy, it’s relaxing and it’s 1 of 2 days off!
Of corse, with me being on maternity leave, I have quite a few days off!!

We popped out this morning to choose Steve’s birthday present from his parents. He’s decided he wants a power saw…because man need tools!

Our little man has been thoroughly spoilt by his grandparents, who went to Primark and got him some more clothes. Seriously, this 7 month old not has more clothes than me!

I always find the clothes in Primark to be amazing, especially for kiddies. They grow so quickly, and body shape change continuously, so I think it’s better to buy clothes cheaper.
Coming from a child caring back ground, I know how easily clothes can get damaged, dirty and worn. So cheap is key!

Even though Luke is only 7 months old, he is comfortably in 9-12 month clothes as he is pretty big! His trousers are still a little loose, but the shirts are a perfect fit!

I’m sorry to be so….blah….for this post. I know it’s short and pointless, but rest assured I will have a longer blog for you on Monday. Any requests? Feel free to send them to me via here, or Tweet me!!

Have a great day my lovelies, and have a wonderful weekend, whatever you get up to!

Fancy leaving me a comment?! Go on, it’ll make me so happy!!

Love Harriet xxx

These are the gifts from Lukes grandparents!! They are amazing!

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Haulin’

So yesterday I uploaded a blog, looking at the Dainty Doll products I purchased from Pound Land. (If you haven’t read it, please go over and have a look-see!)

Anyway, I also purchased some other bits and bobs, as I find it physically impossible to not spend a small fortune every time I go in!
As well as the big bags of sweets and Weight Watchers crisps (oh, the irony), I also picked up a few other extras, which I’ll share with you now!

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So first up are 2 Milani Bronzers.
Milani is a US based company, and these bronzers retail at $9.99 (which works out at roughly £6.44)
So, imagine how happy I was so scoop 2 bronzers up for £2!
The bronzers are accompanied by another shade, here pink and orange, which helps to create a more sun kissed look.

The only thing I didn’t like about these products was the lack of pigmentation. I expected a higher colour pay off, and although there is colour there, it’s a fine line between beach bronzed and burnt lobster. It’s very tricky to apply just the right amount.
Other than that, these are amazing products, a decent size and fabulously priced. They are worth getting if you have the time to apply the perfect amount for your skin tone.

 

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Moving onto the next products I was thrilled to see…O.P.I!
Now, I have bitten my nails since I have had teeth. I have always had stubs, never nails. And sometimes (disgusting I know) I would bite them low enough to make my fingers bleed.
But then, being pregnant helped my nails grow, and I have really loved them.
Once I had Luke, I embarrassingly went back to nail biting again, until Steve made me promise not to bite them again.
So I haven’t.
That was 6 weeks ago…ish…and I haven’t missed biting them. It’s always a hard habit to break.

Totally off point here…

So, I found O.P.I in Pound Land, and I was instantly hooked. The 2 polishes I have are both shatter polishes, so I need to find a complimenting colour to go with them. (Envisioning another shopping trip here!)
I have done some research, and again, O.P.I is a US based company. Their shatter polishes retail for around £11. Great spot by me there! I purchased Black Shatter and Super Bass Shatter (which is from the Nikki Minaj line)
I cannot wait to try these – I was very happy to find that the UK sell Sinful Colors, so now I can purchase O.P.I too, the sky is the limit!!
Although, I must remember I only have 10 nails, so I don’t need a million nail varnishes…I am of coarse kidding, I blatantly do!

Next on my list of amazing finds is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails nail varnish and the Sue Moxley Famous Movie star Mascara.

The Sally Hansen nail collection has always been one that has enticed me, but I have heard so many mixed reviews. A couple of people I know swear it is an amazing company, whereas others tell me to stay away.

Whilst staying with my parents a few weeks ago, I decided to pop into Pound Land to get a nail varnish. I wasn’t looking for any in particular. Just a light, neutral shade that would look ok on short, but growing, nails.
So I found Sally Hansen. I thought it was a lovely light shade, and the colour looked great, considering it is grey. It is called ‘Wet Cement’…yup, a huge turn off. But the colour held and didn’t chip like I thought it would. It smudged slightly, but I’m out of practice at applying nail polish…having never had nails to practice on in the first place!

The Sue Moxley mascara was more an impulse buy, I fell in love with the packaging! It’s so slick. I cannot yet give my opinion on the product itself, as I am yet to try it. But if it lives up to its reputation, I should be impressed.
I purchased it in brown too, to make it easier to create more natural looks.

 

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Lastly, hair care and make up wipes…have you ever known anyone to buy 6 packs of makeup wipes at one time? Well, honey, you do now!!
I am an impulse buyer…I will never go into a shop and buy 1 item. It has to be 4 or 10…never just 1. But Pound Land always has an amazing offer, where you can get 2 packets of makeup remover wipes for £1. Who can pass up that deal!?
The hair care stuff is mainly as a backup, in case in some freak accident, I lose all 14 bottles of shampoo I have in my bathroom. Should this happen, I’m set!
I haven’t tried the shampoo and conditioner yet, but fingers crossed I am impressed, as I usually am quite happy with Pantene.
The other things are deodorant, so I don’t smell, and the Clearasil Overnight Serum, which makes the yucky spots go away – but Ill upload a review blog on that product another time!

What did you buy the last time you went shopping? I’d love to know!

See you next time,
Harriet xxx