On Sunday, Mama CupandSaucer and I went shopping together for the first time in ages. And I got myself a few little treats, which I thought I'd share with you despite the fact that usually, I'm not a fan of hauls. But I like being a hypocrite sometimes.
And OK, so maybe most of these aren't really "little" treats, but hey- I've got pretty fed up of working full time and feeling guilty about buying myself expensive cleanser or a new work dress, particularly when I know people who aren't working and who seem to be able to treat themselves all the time. What is this!?
I went into town with the mindset of getting myself a new pair of running bottoms, and restocking my skincare favourites. And on the whole, I did stick to that...
I was originally thinking about getting some running bottoms from H&M, thinking that I'd just get myself a cheapy pair to have as a back up to my favourite Nike bottoms. But turns out, H&M running clothes are expensive, and if I'm going to pay that much, I want reasonable quality. So Mama CupandSaucer suggested we take a peek in TK Maxx, and we found a great fitting pair selling for £16.99 instead of an original RRP of $118 (which works out at about £73-£74)! I am so pleased with them.
I ran out of my favourite Origins Cleanser last week, and have been dying to get some more since- it just makes my skin so much happier than anything else I've tried. Damn my skin and it's expensive taste! And I also love using Boots' Botanics Organic Facial Oil before bed, so I made sure to get a new bottle of this, while Mama CupandSaucer picked up some of her No7 favourites. (You can read my review of the cleanser here, by the way)
After this, I fell off the wagon slightly. We wandered past Miss Selfridge, and I suddenly remembered that I'm in need of a new pair of just normal, everyday jeans. Now I'm not usually a huge fan of Miss Selfridge, but for some reason I get on really well with their jeans- I can just walk in, pick up a pair of their size 8 super skinny jeans and pretty much be guaranteed that they'll fit. Makes jeans shopping far less stressful than it could be...!!
Mama CupandSaucer also treated me to this bobble hat- isn't it so cute!? I kind of just jammed it on my head while she was queuing for a few bits and pieces, and she looked at me, laughed, and goes "You look ridiculous. Do you want it?"- and after that glowing endorsement, how could I say no!? And on the topic of Bobbles, we also found a double pack of Bobble water bottles in TK Maxx too, so Mama treated us both to those too, bless her!
I also bought some really exciting things, like hair bobbles (why are they all metal free now?! They snap so easily!), a new body polish-puffer-thingy, and deodorant. Gripping stuff. Overall though, I don't think I've been terribly naughty here. I can certainly justify everything I bought as "necessary"- but go on. Feel free to judge away!
Have you treated yourself recently?