Five Of The Best Things I’ve Bought Recently

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I am a self-confessed shopaholic and I am always buying things be that going to the shops after work or ordering things online so I always have a host of delights to use and try out which is where this post has come from as I had some things I just had to tell the world about.

Silicone Brush – Primark

This might seem like the most boring thing but my god has it been amazing. At full price they retail for £1.50 but they seem to be selling them off for cheap at 50p (probably because most people think what use is a silicone brush?!) I thought that initially until I got home and had a brain wave, I could use it for face masks. Now I love sheet masks as much as the next person but I never feel that they have as many benefits on my skin as a proper face mask but I put them off because they’re messy. This silicone brush means I can smother my face with a face mask without getting my hands messy which is a godsend.

Tangle Teezer Compact

I absolutely love my tangle teezer and always use it when brushing my hair but it can get a little tricky to take away on holiday as the bristles get caught in clothing or bent. This is where the newer compact version comes in. It isn’t much smaller than the original but it has a protective base which clips in meaning it doesn’t get caught on things it shouldn’t and it doesn’t get damaged when thrown in a suitcase to go away. Now I have my at home one and my travel one.

Anastasia Glow kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sundipped – Sephora

The second I got home from New York I regretted not buying this at the time because even though I’m not a huge highlighter fanatic I knew this was good quality product and the shades were beautiful. I decided to place an online order as I wanted some other products and had to make a shade decision going on swatches online and I am so glad with the choice I made. There are two lighter but highly pigmented shades, there’s a darker highlighter and a bronze highlighter and I have to say I am in love. For your money you get so much product but because you don’t need much to use I know it’s going to last a long time.

Men and Cats Book – Amazon

This kind of needs no real explanation really but on each double page spread of this book there’s a man on one side posing, then on the other side there’s a cat pulling the same pose. There’s beautiful men and cute cats so whatever mood I’m in there’s something in here to make me smile. It’s crazy how much random stuff is made but this is a great purchase and pretty much the epitome of single female but oh well.

LED Mirror

Full-Length Mirror Cabinet With LED Lights – The Range

The full-length mirror which is currently in my bedroom is attached to a door on my wardrobe and isn’t really in a position within my bedroom where I can see myself properly in it or it has enough light to be useful so I’d been looking for a freestanding one for a while. This one from The Range is spot on amazing not only is it a great size without being too bulky but it has LED lights the whole way round which are powered by batteries so no need for pesky trailing wires. But also there’s incredible storage inside designed for jewellery with so many hooks and shelves and rows upon rows of ring storage it’s going to look amazing once I’ve filled it.

Whats the best thing you’ve bought recently?
September 8, 2016
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  • Little Steps

    Oh my goodness, T will love that full length mirror and the fact that it has lights on it. Haven’t really bought anything lately, only for T and her school stuff, that’s about it. You’ve just given me an idea – I need to go shopping! 😉

  • Gemma Nuttall

    I saw that mirror last week Rhian!! I loved it but didn’t get it, kicking myself now! It is ace and I have just the spot in the bedroom for it… Do you think the hubby will notice if I get it?? 😉 x

  • Aurelie

    I never really take Primark brushes seriously but never thought of using them for my masks…really good idea! Thanks for sharing x

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    Great idea for the silicone brushes. I’d like to try that myself

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Ahh I bought my tangle teezer on a plane when I was 16. I have LOVED it ever since. I use it for me, the kids… everyone! It’s the best thing ever!

  • My coffee machine. Is the best investment ever. Fab post.

  • That cabinet is awesome! And clearly I need the men and cats book in my life, too!

  • Francesca Nelson

    I LOVE my tabgle teezer! Nothing compares! I also love my ABH glow kit its amazing! That light mirror cabinet looks amazing!!!

  • I am very impressed with Primark and their range, I do love the mirror I need that in my life x

  • Joanna

    I love my tangle teezer and that glow kit looks good too.

  • Angela Milnes

    Oh the mirror lights are cute. I love tangle teasers. They are great for Sylvia.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I have that exact silicone brush and do the exact same thing as you do with facemasks x

  • WonderfullyBookish

    I have a Tangle Teaser and I love it, I can’t go back to normal brushes now! Also that Men and Cats book sounds great 😀

  • I love out tangle teaser! I am well jel of your full length mirror – it looks like something you’d find in a VIP dressing room – Sam | Life As Mrs R

  • A silicon brush is fantastic, and you got it at a great price! The full length mirror is beautiful, especially with the storage space in it, so great!

    Jordanne ||

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    The silicone brush and using it for face masks is a great idea. I don’t like how messy my hands get either

  • GlamourGlitterGloss

    I really need a full length mirror, mine is inside the cupboard door and I’ve always got stuff piled up in front that I can’t get to it. I really want to get one of those silicon brushes though, I love a face mask

  • I absolutely love the idea for this post! Such a great idea with that mirror!

  • Cliona Kelliher

    Wow, that mirror is so cool! I love the idea of having storage inside, what a brilliant way to tuck away all your little things. The brush from Primark sounds good too, must have a look and see if they have them in my local store.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I need to get that glow kit – it’s so pretty! X

  • Beautiful Men and Cute Cats?! Sounds like our kinda book! My mummy needs to treat herself 🙂

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    I love that mirror. I could certainly do with one

  • That mirror cabinet is so cool – pretty AND useful!

  • Sarahjane

    OMGH I want that book so much!! Hot men AND cats!? Yes please!!

  • ive been meaning to get that silicone brush too and use it for masks as well. thanks for reminding me 😀

  • Sam Bresnahan

    Silicone brushes for face masks? That is a genius idea! I am fed up of getting it all over the place and this seems an easy option. Fabulous idea, thanks!

  • Yvonne

    Oh wow, I REALLY need to get me that mirror! What a fabulous idea to have storage inside for jewellery! I have never seen anything like that before, love it! x

  • Love that full length mirror, so great!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I have been really impressed by the beauty section in Primark recently!

  • Evelina

    I absolutely love a full-length mirror cabinet, I definitely need one as well.

  • OH my gosh!! I love that cabinet! What an amazing idea and so practical. I was in Primark yesterday but didn’t spot the silicone brushes, wish I had!!

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