Superdrug Cooling Cucumber Clay Sachet Face Mask

My skin has been playing up a lot recently, with oiliness and spots galore (there's a nice visual for you) which is SO unlike my usual dry-sensitive type. My cleanser has been working nicely to get rid of the oil and cleanse away the spots, but I was just feeling a bit gross in general because of it, and decided that the perfect pick-me-up would be a face mask. I hopped along to Superdrug and discovered their sachet masks were on 3-for-2, so I spent a little while umming and ahhing until I walked out with three, including the Cooling Cucumber Clay mask.

February Haul | Primark, Paperchase & Superdug!

Can I just say: HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE MY NEW SHOES? Everyone I know bloody hates them haha, but I adore them. I don't even know how to describe what style of shoe they are, but I think they're gorgeous. I have quite a preppy/simplistic/Spencer Hastings kind of style, and my two purchases from Primark fit my look perfectly. The shoes were £12, and I also bought this black bowler-type hat for £7. I don't suit tighter hats (ie beanies) AT ALL and the floppy hats with wide brims terrify me, but this is the perfect size. Also from Primark I nabbed this gorgeous grey long sleeved top, that has a burgundy lace trim in the sale for £3! Total bargain.

Wetherspoons, Bristol | The Veggie's English Breakfast

The Berkley Wetherspoons, 15-19 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1QE | 0117 927 9550 | Sun - Thurs 8am - 12am | Fri - Sat 8am - 1am
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I'm sure you know that it was my birthday last week. I turned 20, and I wanted a kind of no-fuss, no frills day. So I went to the Bristol Museum with my boyfriend and younger sister (she had an in-service day at school), and then hopped across the road to The Berkley to meet my Dad for lunch. To be honest, unless my Dad had mentioned it, I would never have thought to stop into The Berkley to eat, but I was so glad we did.

Lush Floating Flower Bath Bomb

I'm very much a sucker for any Lush limited collection, and this year's Valentines Day selection was no disappointment. As I'm sure many of you know, the star of the Valentines collection was definitely the Unicorn Horn, but today's post is all about one of the bath bombs available: the Floating Flower. My boyfriend wonderfully bought this for me for my birthday (you can see what else I got for my birthday here) and on Saturday night (preceded by a huge The Walking Dead marathon) I plonked it in my bath.

What I Got For My Birthday 2015

As my 'What I Got For Christmas' post went down so well, I thought I'd do a little 'What I Got For My Birthday' style post. I sometimes treat this blog like a diary, especially when it comes to personal things like this, and I thought it would be nice to look back on.

The High Street Cruelty-Free Hygiene Kit

Hello! Today I thought I'd share with you my little 'Cruelty Free Hygiene Kit'. In my 'kit', I have all of the products that I've switched over to cruelty free, including deodorant, lip balm, body spray, shampoo and shower gel. The only thing I have missing is my toothpaste/mouthwash, because I haven't bought that yet, and I wanted to get a move on and share this post. I also don't have any other skincare products besides my cleanser, as I'm going to use up all the stuff I have left before replacing it.

Fictional Books About Mental Illness

I've been wanting to write this post for a while, but I was waiting until I'd accumulated a bigger selection of books to feature in it. I actually really like reading books whose characters suffer from mental health issues, although a lot of people think that it's quite morbid.  I also think that people can think it's quite distasteful. Personally, as I myself suffer from some mental illnesses, I like them as I can relate to the character a lot more. And when you have a mental illness, you can sometimes feel really alone and like you can't express how you feel. And for me, there's nothing like reading a book that makes you feel a little less alone. I think that books about mental illness are amazing because those who suffer from them can understand the character better, and feel comforted by them, and those who don't can actually get a little insight into what it's all about.

January Favourites

I think I've finally got this 'favourites' thing worked out: the trick is to actually write down the things I've been loving, because I have a memory like a sieve.
Aside from the things pictured, I've been really loving Pretty Little Liars (which I'm now all caught up on, boo) and getting this 'cruelty free' lifestyle switch all sussed out. I'm planning on doing a blog post about this change within the next few weeks, so let me know if that's something you'd be interested in. Another thing I've been loving recently is the 'travel' section of Pinterest. I've been feeling so wanderlusty (?) at the moment, like I could honestly just pack up my life and tour Europe for a few months.