New Purchases Show & Tell – March 2017

New Purchases Show & Tell March 2017

Catch up & Watch

Spring has sprung, sort of, and it’s time for my New Purchases Show & Tell March 2017!  It’s around the time of year I usually start daydreaming about warmer days ahead and what I might plan for summer…

I’ve certainly done the daydreaming part, as for summer plans there is a little something I’ve planned and purchased this month.  Find out below!

New Purchases Show & Tell March 2017

If my video isn’t NSFW then no worries, I’ve written a list below about what appears in my video.

Stardew Valley – 18 seconds in
I had no other option but to talk about this game first – as if my video thumbnail isn’t obvious enough!  I downloaded my first ever game from Steam, which is very exciting!  Way back on Playstation 1 and 2 I loved the Harvest Moon games and I miss them sorely.  So a work friend recommended me Stardew Valley, a game that’s apparently better than them both!  I know, quite a statement.  I’m enjoying it so far though and it was only £10!  Downloadable for both Mac and PC.

Gorillaz / Demon Dayz Festival tickets – 1:41 minutes in
Okay, this is what I was talking about in regards to making the first of my summer plans.  When I first heard news of this gig I had to get my hands on tickets.  Margate is just a stones throw away for me so how could I not go to the town’s, or even the county’s, biggest gig of the YEAR?!  It’s going to be awesome and I’ll try my best to vlog it.

TopShop PETITE Bow Back Body – 2:40 minutes in
…and the remaining New Purchases Show & Tell items don’t seem quite as exciting after that!  This top was another bargain winner for me, I tried it on in Oxford Street’s TopShop and wasn’t convinced to spend £24 on it.  I then saw it in the sale not too long after and whipped it up.  All I need now is some matching ballerina-like pumps!

New Purchases Show & Tell March 2017 two jumpers white background flat lay

Zara Floral Lace Top (not exact name) – 3:06 minutes in
The same day I luckily got the chance to stroll around Oxford Street I’d ventured into Zara too, which seems like a shop I haven’t been into for a long time.  I spotted this on the Last Chance to Buy rail and thought it looked too pretty to miss.  I think it’s definitely versatile as a ‘nice top’ for festival season and the boho trend.

H&M Basics Jumper (again not exact name) – 3:37 minutes in
Lately the weather has been quite sunny, so I feel a bit silly showing this to you.  But, at the time of purchase it was rainy and summer, or spring even, still felt a long while off.  Big chunky and cosy jumpers are probably the clothing item I wear the most, so buying one more can’t hurt right?

Next month…

New Purchases Show & Tell March 2017 owl teddy and macbook pro with stardew valley

In last month’s New Purchases Show & Tell I did set out to buy some Nars make up.  As you can see that didn’t happen, so it’s now moved over to this month’s list instead.

I also mentioned that I was tempted by a GHD curling tong, as I’m growing my hair longer I really want to master the art of waves.  I do have my own curling tongs already but they just don’t seem to cut it (and GHD have never let me down).

Hopefully next month I would have made a few more summer plans too.  Only time will tell!

I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!


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New Purchases Show & Tell – August 2016


Catch up & watch

August – the Sunday of summer?  Sadly yes, although that doesn’t exactly reflect what I’ve been buying and loving this month.

Whereas last month my focus seemed to be mostly on fashion, August has been totally different.

In this month’s New Purchases Show & Tell there’s been a real mixture – I’ve even surprised myself!

Topshop Petite Embroided Gillet – 7 seconds in
This might be the only fashion piece I wanted to include this month.  I’ve been trying to save and I’ve so far resisted going on any big shopping spree for clothes.  But when I saw this gillet, which I tried on back in January, reduced to only £15 from £78 I almost bought it for the sake of a bargain!  I do like it too though, but I could need some help styling it >_>.

A Song of Ice and Fire – A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin – 1:02 minutes in
Oh yes. I cannot bear the long wait until series 7 – Game of Thrones fans will relate!  So to try and still get my Game of Thrones kick I’ve started reading the books.  I’ve dusted off book 1 (A Game of Thrones) and I am already over half way through book 2 (A Clash of Kings).  I’d seriously recommend it to any fans feeling the itch and also enjoy reading – good for picking up on the bits you’ve missed, with some extra scenes!

Spotify Premium – 2:05 minutes in
I got sucked into the 99p for 3 months deal and although I wasn’t expecting to find that much difference in listening to music through premium, I’m actually really enjoying it!  A real pleasure to now be able to listen to albums in the order they’re meant to be in, and not shuffle.  I might even make my own playlist.  Let me know if you’d be interested in following it!

Gordon Ramsay Dash – 4:02 minutes in
I never thought a mobile game would fit into my New Purchases Show & Tell, but nope, Gordon Ramsay Dash has me totally hooked!  If you’re into fast paced cooking games, that are way more exciting than they actually sound by that description, give this one a try.  So addictive!

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops – 5:06 minutes in
If, like me, you’re one of those people who enjoy trying to tan in summer (or fail instead and slap on the fake tan), you might look a bit mismatched when applying your foundation.  Instead of buying a whole new foundation for your summer skin tone, The Body Shop have brought out these rather handy shade adjusting drops. Just mix with your foundation before applying.  Lifesaver!

Stranger Things – 5:51 minutes in
You’ve all heard about it, read about it on your friends statuses and yes, it really is worth watching if you like the sound of an 80’s inspired film that’s quite Stephen King, Goonies and E.T. all mixed together.  Watch it!

That’s all for this month – make sure you follow me through my blog or any of the social links below to see what next month brings!

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Emma x

I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products.  I just like to shop!

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