Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Do I really need it?

As much as I would love to be able to buy all of these things without thinking about it, I'm not in the best financial position after paying £300 in car repairs since New Years :( After thinking about the number of things I've been mentally planning to buy, I thought it would be interesting to decide whether I really need them or just want them so I can prioritise my spending and saving! Getting straight into it...

I've never used a hot cloth cleanser before and I definitely want to try one out to see if they are worth the hype. However my current 'face wash' routine of baby wipes, exfoliating face wash and toner does the job just fine for me so I can't say I'm in desperate need of a new cleanser! I also wouldn't want to spend upwards of £10 at a time when I don't have a lot of money, in case I end up disliking the product and regret it.
Verdict: Don't need (but will give it a try when I have some spare money)

I know this is sooo random haha! I have no idea how long this has been sold for or anything but I've only just seen that it exists, and seeing as I love strawberry laces and it's only £1.80 in Tesco I see no reason not to buy it :)
Verdict: Need (buy next time I'm in Tesco!)

This is going to be a hard one because I have been meaning to buy a Revlon lip butter for months, I honestly don't know how I haven't got around to it. I've probably swatched Tutti Frutti every single time I've been browsing Boots, I think fate wants us to be together!
However, I find that you can achieve the same look as the lip butters simply by applying a bright lipstick over vaseline to make it more translucent and shiny.
Verdict: Don't need (but still want and WILL buy soon)

I saw that Zoella bought this in her newest haul video, and like she said it is basically a stripped down version of the Clarisonic where you use the brush with your normal face wash to exfoliate your face gently. I'd like to try it because the worst that can happen is I don't see a difference in my skin, or I don't like the way it feels. For only £6, I think it will be worth it to try out something new.
Verdict: Want (but a reasonable want)

If I had the money to buy a new pair of Converse right now I would :( I have a white pair of real converse but I absolutely destroyed them by wearing them to a rave. I have a black pair and a camouflage pair of lookalikes from New Look but they are battered now too, so I think it's definitely time to reinvest. I wear these type of shoes pretty much every day so I know they are worth the money.
Verdict: Need (but also need the money)

BORING and I already know the answer to this but I really need to buy a new project notebook to take and keep notes in. I'm bad enough at revising without the added trouble of trying to find my notes and sheets from various random piles in different places around my room. I should buy some highlighters and A4 plastic sleeves while I'm at it too.
Verdict: Need (but yawnnnn)

I already own the Real Techniques core collection set and stippling brush and use them everyday so I doubt these eye brushes will disappoint. I don't wear eye shadow everyday and if I do it tends to be a basic crease colour and highlight, for which my current brushes do the trick just fine. I would like to use these brushes to practise blending techniques and more experimental looks but I think I also just enjoy the idea of having a whole set of the same brushes and being able to display them and know they are there! 
Verdict: Don't need

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, or your thoughts on them :) xx


  1. The pukka pads (although boring) are really great for uni/college notes! I asked for one as a xmas present! aha :') supper boring!
    I've also been wanting to try out the liz earl cleanse and polish for sooo long... trying to save for holidays as well though! x

    1. Haha boring but useful! yeah me too, but after reading a few reviews of the Sanctuary hot cloth cleanser I might end up buying that to start off with as its a wee bit cheaper xx

  2. Love real techniques brushes, and really want to try Liz Earle products!



    1. they are amazing quality for the price! love mine xx

  3. The Real Technique brushes are amazing :D once i tried the first one i got completely hooked haha and completed my collection yesterday :D

    Yay, found a fellow blogger who's a Business student :D

    Just stumbled across your blog and coudn't resist not following :) i'm your newest follower.

    Would love it if you'd stop by and take a little peek through mine - http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/


  4. I'm actually after that pukka pad on eBay as although boring very useful


  5. I really need to start doing this! I convince myself I need these things!

    I've nominated you for the Liebster award, sorry if you've already done it!
    The rules are back at my blog

    Emily xxxxxx

  6. nice products *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!


  7. love the colour of that lipstick! have you ended up buying it yet ?

    lovely blog - following :) would love it if you could check mine out sometime