So far I've managed to use:
- 1 x Nails Inc Belgravia Hand Cream
- 1 x Soap and Glory Hand Food
- 1 x Topshop lip balm (a first for me, I never use up my lip balm although James does!)
- 1 x Fructis Hairspray (about 3 to go, I really bought these in bulk)
- 1 x GDJ Glossy Brunettes Shampoo
- 1 x Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation
- 2 x Nail varnish removers
- 1 x Waitrose 3 in 1 Facial Cleansing Wipes
- 1 x John Frieda Frizz-Ease Mirror Image Heat-Activated Laminator
For me this is pretty good going but my goal is to be tidy and organised, also frugal, at this rate I won't meet my goal.
Although not to be down on myself, I did get a step further to being more organised. At Christmas I had a couple of products in the Boots catalogue circled. A Betty & Walter Vanity Case and a Betty & Walter make-up Purse. I wasn't really bothered about the toiletries contained I just wanted the cases for their design. Now I circle a lot of things at Christmas, like a child would, I don't expect everything, I didn't receive these at Christmas but my Mum plans ahead. My birthday is in early March so after Christmas she picked these up in the sale, I believe half price, she showed them to me straight away but I had to wait patiently until March to receive them.
Both items are better than I thought they would be, both bigger and better quality. The toiletries smell divine although I'm yet to try them all out, the Elderflower & Lemon Hand Cream is really effective and smells delightful. I love the feel of the make-up purse- it could really be considered a wash bag and the vanity case is huge. I always had a plan for the vanity case but I didn't really have a plan for the make-up purse, I thought it would end up being another make-up bag, instead I have used it as a convenient, under the desk bag to stash my hairbrushes, combs, bobbles and clips. Now the plan for the vanity case was to actually use it to store cross-stitch, even with the bag James bought me I thought I would use this case to fit in all the larger kits but today I changed my mind.
|Contents of the case before I filled it|
Next to my computer desk I have the 'currently using' collection of toiletries, every day I knock them all down and James picks them up. This won't be a problem in future as now everything is stored in the generously sized, easy to open vanity case.
Now Boots don't have any of the Betty & Walter items currently but I hope they have more sets this Christmas. There is the Betty & Walter site where you can buy their gorgeous, retro inspired pieces unfortunately not their toiletries.