Pay Day Purchases

22 March 2015

Ever since booking Florida, I've been using my wage to chip away at our holiday balance. However,  after a run of bad luck last month (which saw me breaking one iPhone, losing one iPod and having another crushed along with my car) and in celebration of my two stone weight loss, this month I decided that I deserved a treat or two. 

The first thing that I decided to do with my wage was buy an iPod touch. This was an extravagant purchase for someone who's meant to be living frugally, but I'm so happy to have music (and portable technology) back in my life. Next up, I couldn't resist buying something from the MAC x Cinderella collection. It's no secret that I'm a huge Disney fan, and although there wasn't much that appealed to me, I went for the Beauty Powder in Mystery Princess, which is a beautiful highlighter. As this was my first beauty purchase of 2015 I threw in another bottle of my beloved Fix+ for good measure. Beauty wise, my only other purchases were a bottle of the Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil (not pictured), and some Bondi Sands tanning lotion. So far I'm loving both of these purchases, and although the oil isn't the cheapest, it's working far better than its predecessor.
Because I'm a total Disney nut, I can never resist a step in to Primark. I purchased an amazing Finding Nemo pyjama set which has gone straight in to my "pack for Florida" bag under my bed, and these Olaf pyjama leggings and a matching top. I'm not sure about whether to save the Olaf ones or not, I love them so much that I want to start wearing them ASAP, and I do have far too many pairs for my holiday already. My last Primark purchase was these amazing Aladdin flip flops for only £2! Yes, they're probably not the comfiest thing in the world, but they'll be absolutely perfect for the walk from our room to the pool. Plus I love Aladdin, so how could I say no?

My final couple of purchases are both also for my Florida. First up is the beautiful gold "I'm really a mermaid" shell necklace from I Love Crafty. I can't wait to wear this when meeting Ariel because I'm that kind of geek, plus it's such a simple piece that it'll add a touch of mermaid magic to the most boring of outfits. Lastly is the Mickey Mouse moleskin journal. This is for me to keep all of our notes/reservation numbers/receipts etc in so that I can write up a full trip report when I get back from Florida (if I manage to drag myself on to the plane home). It might seem a little early to be preparing like this for a trip that's not until September, but I'm a planning nut and this is the perfect size for our travels.
So there we have it, this is the what I've splashed out on over the last few weeks. I'm going to try my hardest to not buy anything else for Florida for a month or two, but we'll see how long that lasts...

7 comments

  1. The purchases look lovely! I like how you've been stocking up for Florida, there's something so divine about buying specifically to go on holiday with.

    Mel ♥ everyword

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  2. The purchases look lovely! I like how you've been stocking up for Florida, there's something so divine about buying specifically to go on holiday with.

    Mel ♥ everyword

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  3. I bought the Sleeping Beauty version of those flip flops at the weekend! Definitely not the most comfortable (particularly in comparison to my Crocs flip flops, ha!) but they're so cute - I'll probably wear them to the pool or something.

    It's so addicting buying holiday stuff isn't it? x

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  4. It's hard to stay on a budget, but that Cinderella powder is gorgeous ! :)

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  5. Got to love disney! x

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  6. I love your taste for things! Those are great pay day purchases. They make the amount of effort you put in your work truly worthy. It's really nice to reward yourself with the things that you want. Thanks for sharing!

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