With buying (and moving into) a new house, you’d think my spending would slow up and I’d be spending more of my money on cleaning products and household items. But, my New Purchases Show & Tell October 2017 is here to prove you and I wrong! (Although, I admit I didn’t plan it this way and being this close to Christmas, I am feeling the sting.)
With a trip to Paris this month (which is where most of my money was spent), I have many exciting things that I’ve been buying and loving, to show you. Which is what’s most important, right? Oh and this is the first video I’ve filmed in our new house!
New Purchases Show & Tell October 2017 video
Purelogy Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner – 28 seconds in
Just before we get onto my trip in the city of love, light and baguettes – I needed a shampoo and conditioner top-up. Having seen a few of my favourite YouTuber’s using Purelogy, I caught an offer on lookfantastic.com and I’m giving them a whirl as we speak; so far, so good.
Paris by Lonely Planet (11th Revised Edition) – 1:17 minutes in
I bought this in preparation for my trip to the French capital and as always, Lonely Planet guides prove to be so helpful, and fun to read. Ever since taking a gap year to travel, I hardly go away without first getting my nose deep within at least one guide book. I’m a fan of Rough Guides too.
Sephora Sheet Face Masks – 2:45 minutes in
Every beauty junkie out there knows about Sephora and if that beauty junkie is British, he/she will know the ache to visit a store, as there are none in the UK. So, when I was strolling down Champs Elysees in Paris I finally took my first step inside one! I was so overwhelmed by the abundance of brands they had on offer, but knew my bank account wouldn’t forgive me for splurging. So, I came out with some Sephora sheet masks instead. I’m still as happy as a clam and can’t wait to try them!
Customised Birchbox Box – 4:17 minutes in
I don’t want to give too much away, but of course I did drop by the Birchbox shop in Paris. I mentioned in my video it was the only one in Europe at the time, but now they’ve opened a pop-up store in London too. A separate video and post on my visit will be coming soon!
Ikea Trysil Wardrobres – 5:29 minutes in
The relief to not be living out of suitcases and bags is real – we finally have wardrobes in our new home! When looking for wardrobes we wanted something we could store a lot of clothes in (obviously), but we were also looking to save room (not so easy). The slidable doors have definitely provided room and along with the accompanying drawers underneath, I now doubt if we’ll need another chest of drawers. Ikea, you are a life saver!
I’ve not learned my lessons from this New Purchases Show & Tell October 2017, in fact next month (now this month) I will be off on my travels again. David and I will be popping over to Belgium for a few days to mostly take in some historic sights, and some chocolate, beer and maybe a quick visit to Bruges.
Then after that, it’ll be ticking off my list for Christmas gifts in the lead up to the big blobbing-out day of the year. (I’m trying to pretend it’s not only a few weeks away.) ?
I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!