Friday Favourites

The past few months seem to have gone by in a bit of a blur to be honest (hence the lack of posting). Anyhow, I thought I'd jump back into blogging by telling you about some things I've been enjoying recently.

1. FRIENDS Box Set
Friends pretty much got me through secondary school (which I pretty much hated by the way!). I used to fall asleep watching it every night (hello insomnia!), and since moving to Australia and leaving my trusty box-set at home, I've missed it! Well I recently saw it being sold over here for $20 and couldn't pass it up, so now I'm the official owner of two Friends box-sets!

2. To Do Lists and Weekly Planners
I saw these in Coles supermarket the other day for $2 each and fell in love! It sounds crazy, but they do actually help me be more organised as well as them looking pretty on my desk. 

3. Ulta3 Nail-Polish
I ran out of my trusty Revlon Coral nail polish I brought over from the UK the other week and was on the lookout for a cheap alternative as my toe nails are constantly painted as I now live in flip-flops. I stumbled across the brand Ulta3 in Ray White Chemists which seem to sell every colour under the sun, and found the shade 'carrot top' which seemed to fit the bill. I would never have guessed these were just $2 each, it was great quality and coverage- I'm definitely going to have a mooch at some other colours next time I'm there!

4. Second-hand books: Jools Oliver's 'Minus Nine to One: The Diary of an Honest Mum'
Yesterday me and M went 'op shopping' (charity shop shopping), and I came across this book. In Australia, books are generally really expensive (they don't have Amazon, wah!). Although I've only just started this book, I can tell I'm going to really enjoy it. Although I don't plan on having children anytime soon, it's one of those books that you can dip in and out of which makes a change from the generally heavy books I have to read for my job.

5. Ikea Candles
We took a trip to Ikea a couple of weeks ago to pickup a blanket (it's got so cold here overnight!), and I was on the lookout for some scented candles. I actually ended up getting a few of the cheapest ones (Omtalad) as they were only $0.99 each. IKEA describes the scent as "musk with hints of roses and warm amber" which is pretty accurate. Normally I don't really like rose scents, but I didn't mind this one. They've really helped me relax over the past few weeks and given our room a warmer feel.

6. Burt's Bees Cream Cleanser
After having a great experience with the Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Cleanser (which I can't seem to find anywhere in Australia), when I saw Priceline were having a 40% off all skincare sale, I had to try another one of their cleansers. As my skin is dry and sensitive, the cream cleanser formulation works really well for me. So far I really like this cleanser, although I still prefer the chamomile cleanser as I just preferred the scent.

7. Great British Bake Off
I think I'm going to have to stay away from Twitter on Wednesday evenings GMT time!- one thing I miss so much about the UK is the decent TV programmes. It's just not the same here in Australia and the GBBO is one programme I miss. I caught up today and I'm already hooked!

What have you been loving recently?

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