Saturday, 22 June 2013

Weekend Away Haul

Hey bloggies :)

Last weekend, I went away for a couple of nights with my best friend to a quiet little town in the Scottish borders. We stayed in her caravan while we were there and it was a lovely trip. I've been there with her once before a couple of years ago and it was nice to go back and see the place again. We only had one full day there, but luckily the weather was lovely and we spent most of the day exploring the town and checking out the cute little shops. While I was there I picked up a few things - mostly in small gift or charity shops. The nice weather also meant that I got to take some nice outdoorsy pictures of the items I bought!

First I'll start off with the make-up things: 

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm 'Rose', Gift Shop - £5.99

There was a few different shades available and I was between getting this and another shade called 'Hibiscus' which is a sort of dark pink colour. As you can see from the picture, the colour comes out quite sheer and on the lips just gives a natural boost of colour while doing the job of a normal lip balm. The colour lasts surprisingly well and it's great for an everyday product as it does 2 jobs in 1 which makes it super quick and easy.

Pure BB Cream 'Light', Semichem - £1.99

Despite the recent craze, I have never actually tried a BB cream, but when I saw this for only £1.99 I thought I might as well jump on the bandwagon (although a little late). Although I got it in the shade 'light' my annoyingly pale skin still makes it look a little too dark in the picture. I haven't properly tried it yet but I'm hoping when I do the colour will be alright if I just use a little bit. I was surprised when I did this swatch on my hand at how far a tiny bit of the product went. 

Next, I just got one piece of jewellery:

Spiked Bracelet, Charity Shop - £2.99

Spiked jewellery seems to be everywhere at the moment and I just really liked this. I got it in a charity shop called the British Heart Foundation but it wasn't a second-hand item handed in by someone it's actually from the range of jewellery the sell brand new so you could probably get it if you have a BHF shop near you.

And finally I got a few things for my bedroom:

Jelly Belly Candle Tin 'Toasted Marshmallow' - £2.99 

I thought this little candle tin was so cute and it was on sale down from £5 to £2.99. My friend is always getting Jelly Belly air fresheners for her car and they always smell amazing. Although this candle scent is called 'Toasted Marshmallow' it kind of reminds me of popcorn. The smell is quite strong but I think it smells delicious and I definitely want to try more of these as there are a lot of different scents available.

Skittles Candle 'Framboise', Semichem - £1.99

I have never seen Skittles candles before but since they were so cheap I just couldn't help myself. They had lots of different fruity scents but since the walls in my bedroom are pale blue I thought I'd go for the blue one which is raspberry scented.

Wooden Key, Gift Shop - £2.50

I know this is a bit random but I just thought it was really cute. I love little things like this to display around my bedroom and I think this wooden key on a rope would look quite cool hanging from a door knob or something. I haven't decided yet exactly where I'm going to put it but I'm sure I'll find a place for it.

Glass Leaf Bowl, Charity Shop - £1.99

I found this little glass leaf shaped bowl in a charity shop and I thought it would be good for keeping jewellery, probably mostly rings, in.

Sweet Bon Bons Tin, Gift Shop - £1.99

In a little gift shops there was loads of these little tins and I just thought they were so sweet (get it?). There was lots of different designs but this was my favourite and, as I said earlier, my room is pale blue so I thought the pale blue in the design would tie in quite nicely with that. I just thought it was so pretty and has a kind of 'retro' look to it. I'm not sure what I'll keep in it because it is quite small but I was thinking it might be good for earrings.

Silver Tray, Charity Shop - £2

In another charity shop I got this big silver tray which I am going to put on my dressing table. I'm either going to display perfume or candles on it. By the way, it was surprisingly hard to take a half decent picture of this item because it is kind of mirrored so I kept getting glare from the sun or the reflection of my camera/ surroundings so apologies that you can't see the pattern on it that well!

So, that's everything I picked up on my weekend away and I had a great time!

Have you picked up any little treats recently?

Thanks for reading. x


  1. I love the bracelet!
    Laura. xx

  2. That is such a cute haul! I love the spiked bracelet (I might go and buy that!) and I really love those two candles. I never knew Jelly Belly sold candles!! Great blog!
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    -Jenna <3

  3. Nice things!:D
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    Happy week!

  4. Nice little haul, that marshmallow candle looks to die for!

    By the way, I tagged you for the Beauty Blogger Tag, you can check it out here:

    Can't wait to see your answers! xo