This post is sponsored in part by Mr Men (I know, right?)
A P P A R E L
This is a classic case of spending a long time looking for a great black t-shirt, and two coming along at the same time. The nasty woman tee was a redbubble purchase pretty soon after the US election results and I'm going to wear it with pride. Then I was in Primark after watching Fantastic Beasts and feeling pretty bloody magical so I couldn't stop myself picking up a Hogwarts Alumni tee, which I've forgotten to photograph, and walking merrily to the till.
P O P S
You know, it's a really good thing that I'm only collecting Harry Potter related pops because I now completely understand anyone who has a whole room in their home dedicated to their collection of these little plastic figures. Dobby in pop form is a little creepy but my collection wouldn't be complete without him. I also recently got Professor Snape, who I keep referring to as Snap after seeing this HP meme the other day and chuckling all afternoon. Finally, after I saw Fantastic Beasts earlier in the week, I immediately skipped to Forbidden Planet to buy Jacob because he. is. everything.
B O O K S
I was in TK MAXX a few weeks ago and when I'm there I always like browsing their book section because they tend to have quite an unusual selection. Amongst the typical selection of cookery books I came across a copy of The Shakespeare Book, which breaks down each play into easy to understand sections. Shamefully my knowledge of Shakespeare is very limited so I'm looking forward to expanding my Shakespearian horizons. Coriolanus is also on my MA reading list so I think I'll be grateful to my past self for purchasing this when that study block rolls around.
A Most Magical Girl has a truly beautiful cover and I'm hoping that the story inside is packed full of magic and adventures that will be perfect to read on a chilly afternoon at some point next month. I'm also looking forward to reading The Thornthwaite Betrayal, after I finally finish my essay, because it sounds like it's going to be a riot.
M I S C
During the same TK MAXX trip that brought The Shakespeare Book into my life I found a beautiful sun, moon and star wind chime, and I couldn't leave without it. Anything that looks like it could be found at the back of one of Albus Dumbledore's dusty cabinets completely embodies my aesthetic and I don't think it was more than £8 or so.
Growing up I absolutely adored the Mr Men and Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves, which means that I immediately think that being able to buy personalised Mr Men things is pretty exciting. I was given the chance to choose a few items and I opted for three magnets and a Mr Bump tote bag because Mr Bump is my favourite Mr Man. I got a magnet each for Mark and myself, as well as one for my mum's dog Mister Bailey as Mr Nosy because he has the biggest pup nose we've ever seen. I'm so impressed with the quality of everything that I've since made another order for some pieces that are going to make excellent Christmas gifts!
B E A U T Y
After reading endless positive reviews of the Too Faced Born This Way Concealer, it was only a matter of time before I finally got around to trying it for myself. The shade 'Extra Fair' is a pretty great match for me, the formula is nice and the coverage is pretty good. It's certainly a nice concealer that I will continue to use, but I'm not sure that I'm head over heels for it and it isn't the perfect replacement for my favourite Seventeen Stay Time Concealer.
My skin is in for a treat now that the Tropic Skin Care Super Greens Serum is part of my nightly routine. Tropic are a cruelty free and vegan brand, believing in pure ingredients and honest labelling. This serum in particular is packed full of nourishing oils to hydrate, calm and protect the skin. I've been using oils regularly in my nightly skincare routine for around a year now and this serum feels incredibly luxurious. They encourage you to massage the serum into your skin for at least a minute, which is beyond relaxing and the perfect way to end a busy day.
Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette nearly enough to justify keeping it, so I'll be doing a little holiday giveaway sometime in early December and I hope it finds a home where it will be thoroughly enjoyed.
Have you bought any new things recently?