This Weeks Happy #5

After 8 days in Scotland & many miles driven we are back home, Christmas is over and the New Year is upon us. I feel like 2014 passed by in a blink of an eye but I am ready to take on a new year and excited for what is to come. I had a lovely relaxing NYE, I watched The Hobbit and made plans for the year ahead with my husband.

This Weeks Happy 5

Clipper Sleep Easy Tea – This is a lovely tea for the evening, its relaxing and soothing. It has Cinnamon, Chamomile, Honeybush, Lemon balm, Valerian root, Natural orange flavour.  I think this tea has quite festive scent but tastes more of citrus, I really like it. It has been working wonders at helping me sleep.

Heath & Heather Apple & Cinnamon Tea – This is the taste of Christmas, I love this combination and even add extra cinnamon sticks if I’m feeling extravagant. I like putting this tea in my travel cup to enjoy on the go. Its so warming and tastes amazing. If you like the recent Costa Festive Warm Apple Tea, you will like this & its a fraction of the price.

HEMA Stationery – You may remember I bought a crap ton of stationery when I was in Amsterdam from a shop called HEMA. In a bid to get organised and actually use some of the bits I bought instead of just displaying it I have cracked open these pencils and I love them & all of their pastel cuteness. I have quite a lot of stationery to get through.

Polargram – I went all out & bought 80 prints from Polargram on Black Friday as they were 20% off. I love getting my instagrams printed So I now have lots of photos that I need to display in a crafty way. So if you have any posts or ideas on what to do with Instagram Prints let me know.

Paperchase Notepad – I know this says Christmas Lists on but its too cute to only use at Christmas, so I’m going to hang on to Christmas just a little longer & use this to write all me to do lists on. I’m terrible at making lists & being prepared so this is going to help a lot with that.

Giorgio Armani Si – I LOVE this perfume so much & have been without it for about 6 months & my little brother bought me this one for Christmas! I’m so happy to have it back in my life, it smells incredible and the scent lasts longer on me than any other perfume I have tried. It has notes of Vanilla, Blackcurrant, Rose de Mai and Patchouli and base notes of blond amber which give it a sophisticated musky scent. When you initially spray this you can smell the Vanilla which gives it a sweet scent but it calms down to reveal a chic musky scent. I love the bottle and just adore the scent, such a thoughtful gift too.

A Few Empties

Empties

Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Mask – This mask left my hair very soft & glossy. It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Its 150ml and lasted me for 7 months using it once a week, I left it in for a good 30mins and found that worked well. I have the Hair Oil from this range too and love that. I would re purchase this.

L’Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – I liked this but I used it up very quickly. I bought it when it was on offer for £2 so that was quite a bargain. It is good removing mascara, I’m not sure about waterproof mascara as I don’t wear it. I think I prefer my Garnier one & will stick to that.

VO5 Miracle Concentrate Elixir With Argan Oil – This was the first hair oil I used and I have re purchased it a few times now. You only need a little and the pipet dispenser makes it very easy to get just the right amount of product. This is good at taming fly away hairs and keeping your hair in tip top condition. I have dark brown hair & it looked glossy and healthy after using this.

Giorgio Armani Si* – I have a post about this perfume here. It is safe to say it was beautiful and was the first Armani perfume I tried. It won’t be the last and I loved using this.

Empties

Avon Solutions Truly Radiant Vibes Brightening Eye Roller – This felt nice and cooling in the mornings. I used it before i applied my eye cream. I don’t think it was very effective at brightening but it did feel quite hydrating. I wouldn’t repurchase this.

Botanics Skin Relief Ultra Calm Serum – This was a nice serum, I only used it in the morning. I think my skin may be a little old for this. It was calming but I need something which has more hydration and anti ageing properties. This would be more suited to people in their early 20’s.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I also have the full size of this and really like it. I use it at night & when I wake up my skin looks well rested and plump. If you have dry patches this will see them off within a week. It feels quite oily and a little greasy when you first apply it but don’t worry it will absorb very quickly. 2 – 3 drops is plenty for your face and neck. I always have a bottle of this and I will be saving this mini bottle to decant some in to when I travel.

Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara – Wasn’t a fan of this at all. I thought it was watery and it ended up on my eyelids as the day went on. It also smells a little odd too, not pleasant.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer – I think I am the only blogger that isn’t in love with this concealer. It ends up looking cakey and heavy on me. I can never get it to work. I think the Rimmel Wake Me Up & Seventeen Phwoarrr Paint works better. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Bath & Body Works Island Nectar Hand Sanitiser – This smelt like cocktails and holidays. I have more in my stash & this makes me happy.

I know it’s not quite the end of the month, but I’m moving house in a couple of weeks & my husband keeps threatening to bin my empties so I thought I’d do the post a little early. Let me know if you have tried any of the products I’ve used up.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.