Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gifts from Spain & a Little Sidenote

This time last week my parents arrived home from Spain, a whole ten days of sun, good food and the beach. I'm not going to lie I was a bit jealous seeing as the weather hasn't been the best in Ireland lately. I may need to take a little holidays myself soon, I'm missing the sun it feels like it's jumped into Winter so quick.

When my parents go away they always bring us kids back a few gifts, this time was no different. They picked up most of the goodies before they even got on the plane in Dublin, only one product was purchased in Spain and you can probably guess what that was. The present I was most surprised by was Jo Malone's English Pear & Freesia. I already have another Jo Malone perfume in my collection, Nectarine Blossom & Honey, I picked it up on the way to Manchester in July and I love it. I'm so happy my parents bought me this scent as it can be worn on it own or over Nectarine Blossom & Honey to give it's own unique scent. On the airplane my Mom picked me up these two sets, Liz Earle's Beautiful Skin Kit and Bourjois 5x Colour Pop Nail Kit. I can't wait to start using both of these, the latter contains so many pretty bright shades which I'll be rocking on my nails very soon, keep an eye out for some NOTD posts soon. You all know I love Liz Earle so I'll definitely be using this little travel kit alot, all the products included are not full sized but still decent and perfect for holidays. Last but not least the folks actually picked me up two bits from Spain, first is this gorgeous owl necklace, it's quite big so I think it will dress up any outfit. The other gift was the most sought after Bioderma, I haven't ever tried this before and after hearing so many reviews I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I've used it once or twice already and I do like it but it hasn't completely blown me away. I'll use it a bit more and let you know in a future review how I've been getting on with it.  I was so happy with everything my parents picked me up they are seriously way too good, I don't think there enjoying the weather were having at the moment at all.

Just a bit of sidenote for you all, I start college tomorrow YAY! The time has certainly flown by since I announced I was going back. I'm nervous and excited about the whole experience, I'm hoping this will be third time lucky. I think I have everything sorted for going, I went a bit over board with the stationery shopping, which was to be expected I think. My Nanna got me a lovely bag in Warehouse for college, I adore it and I have a feeling I'll be using it outside of college too. Enough of the rambling I'll get back to why I wrote this sidenote to start with, as I'll be working and going straight to college from there, none of my time will be mine anymore. I want to give a 100% to college this time not like previous years so I may not be able to post as regularly as usual. I will be putting up posts but maybe only once or twice a week so I won't be gone completely, I hope you all understand.

Laura<3

13 comments:

  1. Good luck with your college Laura, it will be great for you!

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    1. Thanks so much hun:) I hope so, I'll keep you updated on how I'm getting on xx

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  2. Good luck with college, you got some lovely gifts! :)

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com x

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    1. My parents were way too good to me!!:D Thanks so much Lucy:) xx

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  3. Ooh you have some lovely gifts there :) Looking forward to hearing how you get on with the bioderma as I'm really interested in that. Good luck with college tomorrow I'm sure you'll have a blast :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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    1. Thanks Charlee, I'm a bit nervous so hopefully everything goes smoothly. Oh I'll definitely put up a review post soon, I've only tried it a couple of times so I can't give my verdict as of yet xx

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    1. I know the folks are way too good to me xxx

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  5. Lovely goodies, good luck with college :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. oooh some very nice goodies. The Jo Malone looks lovely!!

    www.mintyessence.com

    xx

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  7. Some gorgeous things there! I'd looove to try a Jo Malone perfume! And Bioderma as well for that matter!

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  8. Beautiful gift idea..awesome gifts you have shared..i wish to receive them..thanks.Gift Card envelopes.

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