Saturday, 6 May 2017

April Purchases: Florida Haul

Baywatch tshirt Primark

Remember that News Years resolution I made where I promised to blog more? Yeah well lets ignore the fact that I haven't managed to blog in a month. SHUSH. No judgement!

Now this blog post which you are all just DYING to read is a selection of my favourite purchases throughout April. Answer me this, do any of you have a terrible habit of getting paid, blowing all of your pay in like the first weekend of the month and then crawling through the rest of the month living off nothing? Yep. me too. Welcome to the shopaholic club. Oops.

Have I mentioned that I am going to Florida of recent? No, okay let me remind you, I am going to Florida this month!! I CANNOT wait. Literally, the inner 5 year old in me is hysterical at the prospect of Disneyworld. *heavy breathes*. So on the prep to Florida, I need a total new wardrobe AND lots of holiday/travel appropriate gear. Naturally I have done the polar opposite and purchased totally unnecessary but necessary things. Like I really need to get me sh*t together and be a sensible adult for once, jeez.

Fudge Clean Blonde Shampoo
Fudge Clean Blonde Purple Shampoo

So lets start off with the Fudge Clean Blonde Purple Shampoo. 'Shampoo? Purple Shampoo for your holiday?!' I hear you cry. Well, a few months back I was tired of looking at my tired grey weary self (Blaming the terrible 2016, you son of a gun) in the mirror and took the whole 'New Year New Me' quite literally and decided to go from being a dark brunette to a very light blondes have more fun kinds girl. Whilst I absolutely love being blonde and look like a totally refreshed brighter me (suck on that 2016 me), anyone out there who has ever gone from dark to blonde fully well knows the battle of the brass. Where your hair basically fights the blonde and tries to go ginger. and no, not the nice natural ginger that you red heads get, the proper straw/orange ginger. Damn you.

My hairdresser introduced me to the wonderful Fudge Clean Blonde toning shampoo, sent from the gods of shiny blonde hair and boy oh boy is this stuff THE best. I have tried all the purple/silver shampoo brands you can get on the shop shelves and NOTHING compares to youuu/this stuff. It's bye bye gingey and helloooo blonde. To fight my hair going ginge on holiday, THIS baby is coming in my suitcase!

WARNING: Do wear gloves when apply this stuff unless looking like Violet Beauregarde is your thing. (Totally had to google how to spell that) 

Gymshark Seamless Leggings and Rhythm Shorts
 'Gym wear, for your holiday?!' I hear you cry even louder. Okay, first of all, before you go and jump to conclusions, no, I will not be working out on holiday. The only working out I will be doing is moving my arm down to pick up a doughnut or burger and lifting it to place said doughnut in my mouth. The reason I bought these lovely Gymshark items is that I needed some comfy leggings for the delightful 8 hour flight to Flozza and some casual shorts to lounge about in in the villa to nurse my food babies. I have to say, the new Seamless Leggings are the best pair of leggings I have ever worn. SO comfy, stylish and flattering! Win!

On a side note: My lovely seamless leggings have a defect in them causing a tiny section on my bum to form a hole when I squat (no one wants to see that!!) and so I contacted Gymshark on Twitter with the issue and BAM they just popped another one in the post. Best. Customer. Service. Ever. 

Fitbit Charge 2 Limited Edition Rose Gold Series
Fitbit Charge 2 Limited Edition Lavender Rose Gold
You see what I mean about the totally unnecessary but necessary purchase? Okay so I didn't buy this for Florida per-say but I have been desperate for this beauty for SO long. I used to really dislike wearable tech, especially as my Dad bought me a gorgeous Citizen watch for my 21st birthday and I have worn it everyday since. However for Christmas I bought bae a Fitbit Charge 2 and he LOVES it. Needless to say after watching him use it daily and seeing the amazing things it can track I was completely sold, especially now I am back at the gym and really enjoying working out. And obviously I couldn't just get ANY Fitbit, I had to get the very beautiful Fitbit Charge 2 Rose Gold series in Lavender. I have never been more aware  of my body and my health and it is fantastic! It even has me running 2 flights of stairs to go to a toilet on another floor at work to get my steps up! 

I can't wait to take this baby to Florida to see how many steps I do a day at the parks! Yeh I am a little geek, lets get over it. 

Primark Minnie Mouse Travel Pillow and Baywatch Cropped T-shirt
Minnie Mouse Travel Pillow Baywatch Tshirt
You know when you go out to buy sensible holiday clothes and you come out of Primark with the above. Adulting Level: Nailed it. But nothing will make my 8 hour flight to Florida more enjoyable than a Minnie Mouse Travel cushion WHICH by the way is SUPER comfy so I believe it is a justified and sensible purchase. 

The Baywatch cropped t-shirt is symbolic for 2 reasons. It represents summer so really it is a good summer purchase and secondly, it is my first EVER cropped top. Ever. You see what this gym milarky is doing to me? It is giving me CONFIDENCE regardless of whether I have a slightly chubs tummy or not. So yay for the Baywatch top! 

Okay I will stop boring you with my materialistic habits and leave you in peace. But if you have any recommendations for items that I should buy for Florida, throw them my way cause I will probably buy them because I am reckless and stupid like that. I'm every marketers dream. 

If you'd like to stay up to date with my stupid and  not so sensible spending habits, you can follow me on insta hear where I post basic pics of my coffee addiction and shopping habits - 

Laura xoxo


  1. You're hilarious gal! Love this post- I need some shorts to nurse food babies 😂😂

    M x

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm so terrible and it sensible in the slightest 😂

      Thanks for reading! X

  2. Ahah this post is so funny and so relatable. This is me. This is all of us. But at the same time, life is short... like you have to make the most of it... but sometime I am like "i'd like to go on holiday but i can't coz my money hangs in my wardrobe"... so yeah, must be careful ahah! xx corinne

    1. Haha I'm glad you agree with me! I have a terrible outlook to choosing things I want over saving for things like holidays 😂

      Thanks for reading!

  3. Such a good reason to have a bit of a spend! The gymshark shorts look like the comfiest thing that I would definitely not wear to actually work out in, probably just to sit in bed haha! I'm SO jealous you're going to Disneyworld OMG! x

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