Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Budget bath time

I run out of face wash yesterday so had a hunt through all my toiletry supplies and came across this Johnson's sachet of gel facewash and moisturiser. I usually throw these samples in the bin, but the sachet contained enough face wash to double cleanse to get all the city grime off which I was pleasantly surprised by. 

Next, not wanting to waste my nice shower cream oil on shaving my legs I grabbed this cheap bottle of conditioner to use as shaving gel. I'd read some good things about this conditioner on another blog and thought I would give it a go as my hair was feeling kind of dry- however it made my hair greasy within one day, so its been relegated. 

Finally, I dug out some scented body lotion which I never get round to using. I'm determined to get through my piles of toiletries, including mountains of Soap and Glory products amongst others before (fingers crossed!) we can move out. I really don't want to move, or throw out this kind of stuff. 

After having a quick sort through of products though I seem to have accumulated a couple of bottles of shampoo I don't really want to use on my hair. Does anyone have any alternative uses for shampoo? If so please let me know.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Olympics...

I don't know if my mind is being swayed by reading the Metro, but I'm really not looking forward to the Olympics. So much so I've booked the main two weeks off work to escape London. We'll be meandering around Surrey trying to avoid the crowds instead.

I was sent these by a colleague this morning though I quite like the green one, and think its pretty funny I can't help but feel its another way to rip people off during this time. By all accounts the food and drink prices are extortionate within the Olympic park too.

Please feel free to share your thoughts on the upcoming Olympics.

PS. thanks Astra for following and advising me to get that follow button back on my blog, I'd completely forgotten about it!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

July's happiness revolution

Happy 4th July everyone- if you can believe it's July with all the rain we've been having. Anyway, moving swiftly onto this month's good stuff... here goes!

1. Looking forward to a birthday surprise weekend away in Bournemouth I booked for the beginning of August with the BF. I planned it so we can make use of the free south-west train tickets I got through buying my annual season ticket, and so that it is in the middle of my two weeks off work.

2. My mum confirming my parents will be able to give us at least £5,000 towards buying a property next year.

3. A girlie university reunion taking place on Saturday night- we haven't been all together in about three years so should be super exciting!

4. Reading the 50 shades of grey trilogy; I treated myself to these as well as the first hunger games book from Waterstones last week when I got paid. At £23 they were kind of a treat for me and my bookshelf. It's been so good to get into a book again that holds my attention.

5. Quality time at the weekend with the BF, never before in our four and a half years of being together have we had this. Last weekend was so nice.

6. Two weeks off work at the end of the month.

7. A surprise job opportunity presenting itself to me last week, fingers crossed it pans out as I hope.

8. Making more progress using my DSLR camera manually. I need to keep practicing as my Aunt has roped me into taking photos of her wedding in November, where I'm also a bridesmaid :S

9. Completing another shoestring month within my allocated budget, and being one month closer to our/my? goal.

10. Listening to the sound of morning rain while dozing in the morning.