It feels like it’s been a while… I’ve been trying to post a video every day in June, which has consumed all of my spare time. So it’s nice to sit down, with my laptop, and write a blog post for once. In other words, let’s get started on my New Purchases Show & Tell June 2018, shall we?
June marks the first day of summer and we (as in me and my boyfriend) have definitely bought something this month to celebrate that. Otherwise I’ve picked up a few beauty purchases too, despite shopping in Sephora while I was in America.
New Purchases Show & Tell June 2018 video
Outback Charcoal Kettle Charcoal Barbeque – 26 seconds
What could be more summery than buying a flippin’ barbeque?! This cool little red Outback model can fit nineteen burgers in it too! We’ve already christened it by hosting our first family BBQ the other weekend and it was a success. Plus I didn’t have to worry about doing the cooking.
Percy & Reed No Oil Oil – 1:27 minutes in
Here’s number one of the beauty products I wasn’t expecting to buy this month. Birchbox were celebrating their 5th birthday and were offering a little discount to their subscribers, so obviously I took them up on it. This is a styling oil, rather than a finishing oil, and doubles up as a heat protectant too.
ModelCo Mega Lash Mascara – 2:18 minutes in
I also bagged this mascara from ModelCo with the Birchbox discount code. Although it’s your normal, run-of-the-mill mascara, it does give a nice fluttery effect to lashes, the main reason I bought it is because it does not smudge! Seriously. And that is like gold dust for mascara.
DIORSHOW ICONIC Overcurl Mascara – 2:36 minutes in
So yeah, I bought another mascara. If it’s any excuse this was a repurchase because this is probably one of my favourites I’ve tried so far, in my life. Now this one does give you good volume that is out of the ordinary. My lashes stay curled throughout the day/night too, as the name suggets. I didn’t film any footage in the above video, but I did here.
Urban Decay All Nighter Make up Setting Spray – 3:11 minutes in
This is a new product for me, one I haven’t tried previously. I’m quite looking forward to trying it if only because it receives some bloody brilliant reviews! I’m also quite intrigued to see if it has any over effect to my make up, other than prolonging its wear. I can feel a full review brewing…
The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon – 3:36 minutes in
I discovered Emma Gannon last year, then binged-listened (if that’s a thing) to her podcast and read her first book of the same name, Ctrl Alt Delete. She’s just released her second book about how there’s not just one career path anymore, or even one job title that people can refer to themselves as. It’s next on my reading list so WILL be appearing on my Reading Challenge. Stay tuned.
Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Spot Wand – 4:40 minutes in
I kind of hope you haven’t noticed, but I’ve been suffering with acne in the past couple of months. Concentrated around my chin/jaw area, it could be the wrong cleanser I was using (which I’ve since binned) or just my hormones playing havoc with my skin. I’ve yet to work out what’s caused it and sadly my skincare regime alone hasn’t moved it. For a spot treatment so cheap (£4.49) this little wand is so effective. Again, I should probably dedicate a review to it!
Last July, I shared some presents I bought for my boyfriend’s 30th. This year he’s already made a pitch for his birthday present; a certain golf club. This isn’t exactly of interest to me, I doubt it’ll be of interest to any readers of this blog either, so I won’t be including it in next month’s New Purchases Show & Tell.
I can’t say I’ve planned what I’ll be buying this month though, which is a change. Hopefully we can buy another thing for the house and I can finally get round to buying some summer updates, in the form of clothes. (Like a particular shirt, if a particular sports team bring it home… ahem…)
I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!