The big news has finally been revealed; my boyfriend and I are officially homeowners. With a mortgage to start paying and a house to look after, it’s no surprise my New Purchases Show & Tell September 2017 is filled with buys that reflect that.
Looking back on my New Purchases Show & Tell for last year however, I was buying clothes for a new job and still reminiscing about Adele’s set at Glastonbury. What a difference a year makes…
New Purchases Show & Tell September 2017 video
I lol at just typing this item into my post – I mean, who puts PAINT in their monthly favourites/new purchases?! But it’s true, this paint saves SO MUCH TIME when painting white walls. After giving our living room 5 coats at least, with the usual matte paint, it’s the room that has taken us the longest to decorate. Whereas our bedroom only took 2 coats! I rest my case.
Ikea Vimle 3-seat Sofa – 1:25 minutes in
I’ve been looking forward to the day I first stepped into an Ikea store since we decided to move out. Having never been in one before, it was an interior heaven, but also a bit of an interior hell. I explain more in my house vlogs, but what’s important is that we successful bought a banging yellow sofa. I absolutely love it!
Simba mattress – 2:17 minutes in
I was so relieved David agreed with me when I said it’s worth spending a little bit more on a bed, considering the average human might spend up to 25 years of their time sleeping in it. So after weeks of being targeted by Simba mattress ads on social media, I caved in. But, after all, they did sound damn comfy and if we aren’t sure after 100 sleeps, we can send it back. Although I doubt we’ll be doing that.
Stylus pens – 3:05 mintes in
Okay, this is a bit random, but I can explain. After attempting several times to achieve that ‘cool’ handwritten look in my Instagram stories, and failing, I’ve bought these stylus pens. I’m convinced Instagrammer’s must use these in their Instagram stories for that pretty handwriting, which is impossible to draw with just your finger. Hence why I’ve bought these, here’s hoping I’ve figured out their secret.
ASOS PETITE Stretch Skinny Trousers – 4:08 minutes
In my previous New Purchases Show & Tell post for August, I could have pretty much renamed it WHAT I WORE instead (there was a lot of clothing buys!). However, this month I’ve hardly bought any clothing (although I haven been weeping inside when I check the ‘New In’ section in the ASOS and TopShop apps.) For £7.50, I had to whip these up and I’m glad I did! They’re a skinny fit, without the uncomfortable digging in, making this bargain entirely worth it.
I feel like my New Purchases Show & Tell September 2017 has been a really weird one. I’ve still not got over the fact I’ve included a tin of paint and a mattress in this, but don’t worry, I think next month I’ll be back to my normal purchases.
I’m also planning to go away at the end of the month, so I’ll be buying some travel purchases too. (Although after spending a lot on the house, don’t expect this to be anywhere far flung. A clue: it’s somewhere just a hop on a train away…)
I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!