Sunday, 20 December 2009

Round of applause for eBay

Yay I finally have my MacBook back. It's been a very long 10 days with out it hence the no blog posts and recent tweets. However there was a bit of shopping on eBay.

I go through fads with eBay. Some months i'll be addicted to it and others i'll never be on it. I think it's amazing that it's one online "store" which you can find virtually anything.

I'm currently making a big change in my skin care routine and am switching to high end brands to see if they make a difference. I thought i'd try eBay first to see if any bargains could be found.

I manageed to pick up a 50ml bottle of Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher. That is certainly a mouthful, if your lazy like me Idealist will do.

This retails for £49 and I bought it for £26. This should hopefully last me a while. I also bought a sample size of their Advanced Night Repair to try before I make the commitment of getting the full size. I've only used it once so it's too soon to tell if it's actually doing anything.

As well as these items I am also waiting on an Origins moisturiser (paid £15) and Laura Mercier Perfecting Water (paid £8).

Don't worry I haven't fallen of the no spending wagon already. These are christmas presents from my mum who didn't know what to buy me. Come January and most importantly pay day I will not be spending any money on me so that hopefully in February i'll be able to buy that beautiful Balanciaga handbag.

I have bought myself one present but this was purchased almost one month ago and arrived in the post yesterday.

Yep it's one blingtastic phone case. It's pink and tacky and I love it! This too is also a purchase made on eBay.

All I can say is that eBay, at the minute I heart you :)

Do we have any other eBayer's in our midst? What are your recent purchases?

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Joining in

From the start of the New Year I shall be joining Laura aka Lollipop26 and everyone else who is participating in Project 10 Pan.

This will be a first for me and is going to be tough because I never finish anything so it will probably take me forever to complete this.

There are two reasons behind my decision.

1) My boyfriend doesn't think I can go without buying makeup and I want to prove him wrong.
2) The money saved is going towards buying a special present for myself :)

The present i'm taling about is a Balenciaga Giant City handbag.

I've been hmming and haaing about this bag for the past few months. The pricetag to me seems a tad unrealistic, I'm definately not a saver.

I don't expect to be able to pull together the cash for this bag by just cutting back on buying makeup. Oh no. Therefore i'm cutting back on all unessacary expenditure. Basically i'll not be living much for the next few months. Luckily for me I don't have alot of outgoings apart from rent and paying off a store card.

My justification behind this purchase is that it's a bag for life. It will also be my first designer bag unless you count a Juicy Couture daydreamer which i've owned since my teens. I'm maturing now so feel the need to transition to a more "grown up" bag and I work hard so it's only right to treat myself to something extravagant once in while.

What is your most recent treat to yourself?