New Purchases Show & Tell – February 2018

New Purchases Show & Tell February 2018

February may be the shortest month of the year, but I’ve still made some interesting purchases within it.  In fact, my New Purchases Show & Tell February 2018 could be the most random mix of purchases yet.  You’ll see why in a minute.

In my attempts to spend my money more wisely, I can say at least one of the items ticks this box.  This may not seem a lot, but I do only have four items to discuss, so one out of four isn’t bad, right?

New Purchases Show & Tell February 2018 video

Although I was still on the tight side this month (thanks to our boiler needing a new pump), here’s what I’ve been buying with the cash I had spare…

GoPro Wrist & Hand Strap – 22 seconds in
I was spoilt at Christmas by David, with my main present being a GoPro!  So looking ahead, we both have a big holiday coming up (which I’m yet to announce/talk about) and it’s about time I get some accessories for this baby!  I can definitely see a hand and wrist strap being useful on our trip and they both feel very secure when being worn.  Now I really want to get some more accessories, so please fill my comments box with recommendations!

GoPro Wrist Strap being worn

Thermal Curtain Lining – 2:06 minutes in
This is what I meant by my New Purchases Show & Tell February 2018 being random.  Thermal curtain linings?!  Yes, I know.  I’m not sure I would’ve known about thermal curtain linings before buying our house, or even buying our curtains!  After getting curtains from Ikea, because of cheapness (oh the cheapness!), they needed altering and lining sewn in too.  Luckily my mum is a whizz with a sewing machine, so she managed to alter and sew in these £22 curtain lining that I bought from Dunelm Mill.  Thus, saving us a lot of money on curtains.  Thanks mum!

Liz Earle Botantical Shine Shampoo – 3:53 minutes in
You’ve probably heard me mention this product before, but it has never featured in my New Purchases Show & Tell videos.  To tell the truth, I haven’t been too loyal to Liz Earle in the past year or so, mainly due to the price hike on it.  (A hike of £4 from a few years ago, when I bought it for £8.)  I have shopped around but I still really like this shampoo, so I treated myself by spending my Boots points on it.  (Still a bit annoyed about spending £12 for it though…)

New Purchases Show & Tell February 2018

The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation – 5:00 minutes in
Although I’m aiming to spend my money on more “important stuff”, I want to try and treat myself to a little beauty gift per month, to hopefully keep me from splurging!  So this month I gave The Body Shop Matte foundation a whirl.  I usually don’t like matte foundation (as it doesn’t suit my skin type), but this doesn’t dry me out, gives a natural coverage and, despite being a liquid foundation, doesn’t need a powder to finish.  Lovely!

Next month…

I was planning to spend more money on homely things this month, like getting our first house plant (so rock n’ roll).  Sadly though we spent money on the house in another way (thanks to the boiler, as I said).  Alas, at least we’ve got the curtains sorted.

There’ll be more home purchases to come next month and sadly my car MOT.  (Please pass, please pass, please pass…)  March is a longer month too, meaning more time to spend money on more things!  Spending wisely though, of course.


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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

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