Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Collective Haul // October-November 2014

As you found out last time I did a haul post it's not too often I indulge in self expenditure so it's a little weird to have two hauls to share with you in such a short space of time. (Yes, my Disney Haul is coming soon!!) A birthday is definitely an excuse though isn't it?! Dad and Jake gave me my spending money for Disneyland for my Birthday and the purchases below are from the money I had saved up myself for Disney but didn't take.  :)





Mam and I took a super unplanned trip to Newcastle the weekend after we got home from our travels and had a rake around the Metro Center. I am super disappointed in the Disney Store there by the way. It's gotten worse and worse over the years and this time it seemed to stock predominately 70% freakin' Frozen merch, hardly any mugs and a sorry looking Christmas collection!!

I did however get to visit the homeland of cruelty free - Lush and pick up some of my everyday essentials that I had ran out of, my Imperialis moisturizer (the only thing that doesn't break me out) and the best face scrub/cleanser, Dark Angels. You can see I was a little silly and spent money I didn't need to on one of the only Christmas products that I could actually indulge in with not having a bath anymore :( haha

Primark has been a wash of impractical Christmas themed everything for far too long and although the jumpers are cute, I feel there are only really two weeks where it's fun to wear them...so Mam treated me to this cosy Mickey jumper, I grabbed a Mickey PJ top that I wear as normal clothing and a Hogwarts tee as I loved the grey marl burn out type of deal compared to the plain burgundy ones they usually have in. 




Random purchases include a Deathly Hallows necklace (eventually!!) that I got from Northern based Down the Rabbit Hole  and more classic dvds. I picked up #7 and #10 on our day in Newcastle and Jake got me #16 and #34 just for no reason because he loves me :) haha. I adore the Disney Movie Rewards system and take full advantage of any codes I get my hands on and that brings me to adding #50 to the collection!
However!! I am super annoyed that now, all of a sudden they have changed the covers of the dvds. I'm not talking about those waste of a tree cardboard sleeves either, because I pop them straight in the recycling bin, but the actual paper sleeve that is on the case. Just look how odd those two numbers look! Two out of 28 dvds. So if anyone fancies easing my OCD and stop my stomach churning when I look at my shelf, please get in touch if you would be willing to swap covers with me...





Then queue second train trip of the past 4 weeks after me vowing not to leave my hometown for a year after our awful travel experience coming home from Disneyland.
Dad, Mam and I had a family trip to Edinburgh with lots of photo taking, some fun exploring Camera Obscura and a tiny bit of shopping. I picked up some bits for a friend very belated birthday gift, got Jake some slippers after he stretched mine out and myself this cute as anything Highland Cow Cushion!

The beautiful little Christmas decorations were on a 3 for 2 at Tesco when we went to do a little food shop. Love a wildlife wonderland!



Last but not least is actually something the lovely and insanely talented Catillest sent to me! I get a few emails every now and again regarding collaborations and promotion for companies but 9/10 times they have nothing to do with me or my interests and it's so clear they haven't even checked out my blog. This is why Catillest stood out to me. Not only am I an advocate for the support of family run companies and small business like she has, Cat produces beautiful animal kingdom inspired illustrations, which you know is me all over, and she is supported by the Prince’s Trust, which to me proves she is one to watch.

I checked out her website (which is very cool and easy to navigate by the way) and actually took a long while 'aww-ing' over the super cute designs before saying that I would love to work with her!

The goodies arrived in adorable packaging, within just a few days and I was so chuffed to see it was one of my favorite images from Cat's site on the T-shirt. The print is actually very good quality too on super soft, Fruit of the Loom fabric with a great fit. I have to mention that it is a ladies slim fit style of tee though, not a usual plain t-shirt fit - so take that into consideration when ordering! FYI mine was a small and I am a size 8-10. 


I want to send out a huge thank you to Catillest and urge you to check out all her beautiful designs. She also does custom illustrations which I think is such a cool idea and maybe if you are near London you will be able to pop by and check out her creations in person as she will be at a few Christmas markets this season.




12 comments:

  1. I love that Harry Potter tee, and really want that Lush snowman. Great haul! x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. Thanks!
      Yes, it smells really good! I've never bought and Fun before but fell for the Christmas edition haha. Just keep it somewhere really cool because mine melted in the bathroom!

      xo

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  2. I wanted to pick up some bits from Lush but I ended up so annoyed from the annoying customer service that I didn't get to try anything... :(

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    1. Ah no way?? What happened? The ones in the stores I go to are usually awesome and super helpful. You can always order online!

      xo

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  3. I love the Mickey Mouse blue jumper looks so nice and warm too for this time of year! And yayy I love Lush stuff I want some of that snowman stuff haha, I already got way too much stuff from there not too long so though so I'll have to wait haha. I have none of those Disney DVD's dammit, they all look so good I love DVD's haha. Also love that cushion! Abi :)
    MyW0rldMyView

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    1. Yey! Thanks!
      Ah put the Snowman Fun and some Disney DVDs on your Christmas wishlist ;)

      xo

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  4. I love that deathly hallows necklace! I need one! Happy late birthday :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. It's lovely isn't it?! Have a look on etsy. There are lots of different sellers and you can grab some bargains.
      haha and thank you! It was alll the way back on the 12th of October!

      xo

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  5. OMG. DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE DVD NUMBERS. I'm so irritated because now are going to have to have half with the new numbers O_O *calm*...ok, otherwise love the haul. I don't really like the UK Disney stores they're so mundane compared to the ones at the parks. Saying that they had some adorable Christmas ornaments in there which I really want.

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Uh I know right. I don't want it to be like that. I'm gonna have to scour the globe for the old type of swap all the old ones for new ones with people...
      Exactly, once you've been to a boutique in the parks the Disney Store doesn't even compare.

      xo

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  6. I love these items. I have some disney dvds I got from the Disney store a couple of months ago. I promised myself I wouldnt buy anymore dvds, since my collection is over 500.......lol. Ill never learn...........

    http://kimchicakes2.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh wow, you've always something to watch then! We have a collection too but only around 200! Can never go wrong adding Disney ones to the collection though ;)

      xo

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