Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014
So some of you may already know that my boyfriend of 5 years is moving in with me this Friday. We're staying put in the flat I've been living in and making homely since last September, but I thought there were a few additions that needed to be made! The first of which is this letter holder from Dunelm (£3.99). I believe it's new in as it was right next to this one. There's definitely a heart theme in my flat so this was well suited and perfect for us to keep our letters separately. I love letter racks though as you can use them for magazines or even makeup palettes too! My mum treated us to a few other bits from Dunelm, but none of them are available online which is annoying!
I also bought 'his and hers' storage boxes from Poundland. I'm going to use them for socks and underwear, just because the drawers I used to keep them in are no longer here as we're looking to buy a second wardrobe instead. I also bought a few more of these boxes for storing under the sink in the kitchen for bits and pieces.
So this wasn't a new purchase, but I've donated the whole of my Ikea Hemnes Chest Of 3 Drawers in White (£100) to the boyfriend. I know, I'm a good girlfriend. Until we find a second wardrobe, this is where all of his clothes are going to be homed as my wardrobe has now gone from overflowing to full despite having a major clear out at the end of last week #hoarder. I've completely cleared out these drawers, it's amazing how much stuff you can have even living on your own!
Then finally I've told him not to read this blog post because of this photo. For moving in day I decided to treat him to some of his favourite foods plus some necessities like toiletries and socks. It's not that exciting, but I think it's an ideal gift. I've also added a THFC keyring to his set of keys and put them in a box with a big turquoise bow. As I'm going down to Oxford to say bye to his family and help him bring all of his things up, I'm going to present him with this to let him open the door to the flat with his own keys for the first time, couldn't really get any more soppy could I?
If you live with a guy, what am I letting myself in for?
Monday, 25 August 2014
Bleach London Hair Crayon - £4.00
This time last year (and many months after) I had a bit of a love affair with Bleach London's Super Cool Colour in Rose (review here), fast forward 12 months and I'm back to the brand but this time with a review of one of their hair crayons. Picked up on my way to the till in Boots a few weeks back, this wasn't something I really needed but just something I wanted to have a little play with. This chunky crayon is super highly pigmented and creamy, meaning things can get a bit heavily applied so it's best to go in with a light hand and use your hands to blend it out along the hair. I'm not going to lie, it's not the easiest thing to use and it is rather messy, but it is a lot better than having loads of fall out from the previous chalks I've taken to my locks. I do like that it doesn't dry out the hair or leave it feeling weighed down, and that basically it's just like colouring in your own hair - something gave me quite a lot of unanticipated satisfaction.
Once on, the colour survived a 4.5 mile walk in a downpour, and a thorough hair wash after that with just minimal fading (which actually helped to soften the look), but by the second wash it was completely gone. I like that it's only temporary, especially as the colour clashed (not in the good way) with the majority of my tops , and the fact that you can sharpen it to get further uses out of it. I did find that it wore down quite quickly on my first use, so I knew to go a little more gently after that. It washes off hands easily, and once on I didn't find that it transferred onto skin or clothes even when wet which is definitely a good thing. Usually I fix these sorts of things in place with a bit of hairspray, but I really didn't need it for this. There's 6 shades available in the crayon, all of which are most definitely on my list to get before the summer is out.
What do you think of this colour?