Project Pan and Haul!

Firstly I have to admit that I have failed on my giving up buying beauty products unless I’m about to run out. The title of this post most likely gives it away. On the plus side I am trying to use up what I have before opening more items.

Today’s use up has become a firm favourite from The Body Shop – Vitamine E Aqua Boost Sorbet. I’ve had this jar for about 3 months and have probably used it 4 out of 7 days of the week so it’s lasted a good amount of time. However this morning I reached the bottom of the jar.

And now for the dilemma. I have another one of these in stock (I actually have 6 new moisturisers waiting in the wing!) but I also have two other moisturisers that I would like to use up before I open it. So I’m going to try my hardest to resist opening the new one. Thankfully one of the two I need to use up probably only has about a week left in it if I use it twice a day.

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And so onto my haul. This is the first time I’ve ever had a serious case of buyer’s remorse and I felt it as soon as I got home. I popped into the local supermarket on Saturday and they have a huge beauty section with masses of different brands. There were a couple of products I had my eye on (Collection Nude palettes) and I wanted to browse the new stuff that was out.

I was pleased to be able to pick up all 3 of the Collection Nude palettes and have already tried one out (I’ll do a separate review on those). I also got 4 jars of the Nivea hydrating primer which was reduced to £3 a jar. Into the haul went a selection of mascaras, a couple of concealers, nail varnishes and some pressed powders.

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However I then spotted that they were selling Glam Glow and it had a third off.

Uh Oh.

I bought a tiny jar of the hydrating Glam Glow in New York but as my eczema has only settled in the last few weeks I’ve not tried it yet. So what an earth possessed me to buy two more large jars totalling over £60!

I knew it was a mistake a soon as I got home so I’ve put them away in the cupboard and will most likely be returning them (hence why they aren’t in the haul photo). I will likely take back the Revlon items I bought and they are not needed and a couple are a little gimmicky so probably won’t end up being used.

I’ve not had regret like that for a very long time and it will definitely make me think a little more before parting with my cash. I’ll consider this lesson learnt.

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My Dressing Table

I’ll keep this post pretty short but we redecorated our bedroom last year and did it properly with new built in wardrobes and everything. However my biggest joy from the new room was my dressing table. This was custom designed for me and I am over the moon at how beautiful it looks and how organised all my essentials are. I’ve done my best to keep the top of the dressing table looking tidy but have slipped over the past few weeks. So a couple of days ago I took the opportunity to sort through everything, ditch any old or almost empty products and the results are as below.

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Weight Watchers – Progress Update and Presents

So I posted a few weeks ago that I had gone back to Weight Watchers and I did promise that my blog wouldn’t become all about weight loss. However I wanted to give you a quick update. I’m in my fourth week now and I’ve lost 10lbs. My losses each week are:

Week 1 – 6lbs

Week 2 – 4lbs

Week 3 – Stayed the same

Week 4 – due to weigh in on Thursday 12th March

Week 3 I overdid things and ended up having pizza two nights in a row but I worked hard for the rest of the week to bring things back in line and was happy to have not gained.

I also like to update my weight loss on Twitter (on a different account to my blog account) and after my first two weeks Weight Watchers contacted me and said they would like to send me something to help me on my journey and asked for my address details. To be honest I was expecting them to send me something like a money off voucher for their branded food but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Now I didn’t get the joy of opening the parcel that was sent as my husband took delivery at home, messaged me to say I had a pink box waiting for me and as I have no patience he opened it for me and sent me pictures!

Inside was a note from Weight Watchers along with a set of 4 stacking Joseph and Joseph storage boxes – very exciting as I love Joseph and Joseph – and they also sent a Weight Watchers Graze box with lots of yummy treats.

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I’m not naive enough to believe they did this out of the kindness of their hearts and I know it’s all about publicity (which they’re getting as I tweeted thank you and am now writing about it here) but I thought it was very generous and made for a lovely surprise on a Friday, especially as it was the end of a week from hell at work!!