I was planning on getting this post up last week but completely ran out of time… sorry! Here are the products I’ve loved so much I’ve managed to use up this month.
As you all know my love for BarryM Nail Polishes it makes me very sad when I use the last bit of one! My growing collection now consists of nearly 80 polishes (I promise I’ll do a blog post on them all soon). This is one of the crackle effect polishes, I’ve got these in four different colours and they add instant glam to any plain nail polish. Just don’t leave the top off for too long whilst you’re painting you nails as they dry up VERY quickly.

 

Next are a few of my bath/shower time empties. This was part of a set from my Grandma last Christmas, it came with an Exfoliator which I’ve already used up and a body spray which I’m still yet to use. I’m not too fussy with shower gels, this one smelt lovely.

 

What is it about Matey Bubbles that just makes us love them? I have tried countless ‘grown up’ bubble products but I always always come back to this. You want a bubble bath and this gives you just that and reminds me so much of my childhood. The only bubbles that I love just as much are LUSH bubble bars. Also pictured with this is a M&S Shea Butter Bath Essence which gives your bath a gorgeous aroma. I’ve since started using a Lavender Essence I received from Paris which is ahhhmazing!

 

Again, another childhood/teenage favourite which I just cannot get rid of. I almost always had a Charlie Body Spray in my bag at school and when they were on offer in Boots I had to buy a few. This has a nice scent to it but doesn’t last very long. Perfect for ‘smelly showers’ as someone I work for likes to call it!

 

This was featured in my latest purchases post last month and I’ve only just used it up, this is perfect for those in between washing days or to give your hair volume (and a lot of it) when it’s looking flat. I’ve annoyed myself by replacing it with the same product as they have so many to chose from and I want to try them all!

 

Lastly, TRESemme conditioner, this seems to last forever as they’re massive bottles, I’m not the sort of person that will open a new product until another is empty so by the end of this I find myself putting loads on my hair to get rid of it so I can move on to something new. I loved this conditioner though, I brought it after I coloured my hair and I did feel it helped my colour last longer and not fade as quickly. I never use the same conditioner twice in a row as I feel it does your hair good to change products, I’m now using an Argan Oil conditioner from Avon.
What products have you used up this month and what was your favourite?
Ami xxxxx

Happy October Readers! It’s been nearly a month since my weekly latest purchases post (oops) so I have lots of new buys to show you!
I have wanted this for so so so long, I love Vaseline and they’re perfect to carry around in your handbag or keep in your car. I’m so stingy though and when it came out there was no way that I was going to pay nearly £5 when the others weren’t much over £2. This was until I saw it in Tesco’s last week on offer for £1.49 and I just had to add it to my collection.

 

I brought this at the same time as the Vaseline in the ‘Reduced to Clear’ section, I couldn’t actually tell you what it was (I think it’s a sea salt spray) but it was only 65p. I’ll let you know what it’s like after I’ve used it!

 

I have a Body Shop ‘Love Your Body’ card (if you don’t have one of these I suggest you get one, like right now!). It gives you 10% all purchases, all year round as well as a Birthday Gift worth £5, and two other gifts equalling £15. I needed one more stamp to get my £5 gift and I’d read about this ‘Vitamin E Overnight Serum’; I brought this along with ‘Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash’ then recived this ‘Satsuma’ Body Scrub for free and I looooove the smell of their Satsuma Range.

 

The lovely lady at the checkout also gave me this to try so I’m looking forward to that.
Like I’ve previously mentioned I’m a sucker for a bargain and now winters getting closer and the days are turning colder I snapped this up from Superdrug, this gives relief to dry or chapped lips so I’m looking forward to using this.
One good thing about summer drawing to a close is the ahhhmazing sales. I brought these for just £12! They’re got so many colours to chose from which makes it difficult but I loved these. I’ve had my last pair for over 4 years and pretty much worn them throughout all 4 summers, I’m glad I’ve now replaced them though at they were starting to become a bit tatty.

 

Ted Baker are great at emailing their customers about their sales every singe day (there may be some sarcasm there) but I just can’t resist a good sale. I ended up buying three pairs of trousers, not that I need them. I even brought two of the same style of trouser but in different colours because I’m so indecisive. I love these though, I’m wearing the beige ones now and they fit really well and their so soft and comfy.
This is another pair of skinny trousers from Ted Baker although these don’t fit as well (I think their trying to tell me something!) These were £34 from £89.

 

I’m not really too sure why I brought these… are they gym shorts or summer shorts? They’re denim so I can’t imagine running or going to the gym in them but they were reduced from £40 to £4.79 in the outlet so I just had to! I really love them though, I think I’ll probably wear them for home workouts or maybe to the beach next summer.

 

I went to Weymouth with my family last month and they’ve got a really nice shopping centre (Brewers Quay) with vintage items, antiques or quirky one off items. I picked this up for my kitchen as Southern Comfort is ‘my’ drink, I’m going modernise it though and put it in a red gloss frame.
I also saw these – they had about 1000 to chose from – I used to collect these when I was younger and they were all unopened dated from 1998-2003. I picked up this Twinings one for myself and a Teacher’s Whisky one for my dad as part of his Christmas present.
Ami xxxxx

 

Sorry this Manicure Monday is a day late but I have been so so so so so so so busy these last few days and only just found enough time to write this post.
Manicure Monday with NYC
I feel that this week’s Manicure Monday, is a perfect colour for Autumn. They’re a deep purple called ‘Purple Pizzazz Frost’ by New York Colour. I’ve had this one sitting in the bottom of my nail polish drawer for years and I’ve recently moved house so discovered loads of nail polishes, beauty products and old favourites that I completely forgot I had so look out for these in my next posts.
New York Colour used to be one of my favourite make-up brands but I honestly forgot that it existed! I’m going to purposly go shopping this weekend and see what I can find on their stands so I can try their brand again. They’ve got a great selection of nail polishes which start at just £1.79 including some really nice top coats for £1.99!! (Look out for some of these later this month).
Anyway, after painting my nails I remembered I’d recently brought Orly ‘Tough Cookie’ and thought I’d give this a go. Oh my god! I have never seen shine like it, I managed to find time yesterday to rave about this on my twitter (@AmiRoseBlog) but it’s probably one of my favourite nail products of all time.
Manicure Monday with NYC
Wait for it…….
Manicure Monday with NYC
Look! This is perfection in a bottle and can be used over any nail polish to give it this long lasting shiny finish. It’s also a Basecoat to protect nails from drying out and strengthening them. It’s top quality at an affordable price! Watch out, this is going to be featured in all my Manicure Monday’s now!
I also want to quickly mention the SkinnyBoo Teatox I started yesterday. It’s a 15 day detox and all you need to do is incorperate 2 cups daily into a healthy diet. I’m looking forward to trying this and my review post will be up on the 22nd September. It is meant to support weight loss and make you feel energised and healthy too. I can’t wait to find out how it goes.
These are £29.99 for the 15 days but they’re giving you £15 off at checkout with code INSTA15OFF but you need to act fast as there’s only limited vouchers available!
SkinnyBoo Teatox
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What is your Manicure Monday this week?

 Ami xxxxx

Afternoon readers! I’ve had a busy but fun few weekends here in the Gloucestershire countryside with two of our local Horticulture shows happening one weekend after another. A little insight into Country Life. These are both shows that I’ve been going to since I was little and I love them just the same, if not more now. I feel I’m now able to appreciate the work that goes into organising these shows and the effort that is put in by everyone that enters crafts or produce into the show, understanding that they probably spent the entire year preparing for it!
Country Life
Hawkesbury Horticultural Show is thought to be the longest continually running Horticultural Show in England, running for 129 years without ever being cancelled for war or weather. How impressive is that! I’ve not taken loads of photos and I’m not going to ramble on too much but I thought it would be nice to write about what happens at these shows.
Country Life
Country Life
Country Life
This are some of the craft/produce entries at Hawkesbury show. It reminds me of Calender Girls, or Wallace and Gromit – ‘Curse of the Ware-rabbit’ (both great films and if you haven’t watched them then please do, you’ll have some good laughs).  I’ve said I’m going enter next year (probably a cake of some sort) so we’ll see what I can put together and hopefully I’ll be posting about winning next year. Look at the size of these onions! I tried one after the show expecting it to be sooo strong but it wasn’t actually any stonger than a normal onion. Country Life ay.
Country Life
They have a float/fancy dress competition that they get a fair few entries to each year, some of the children’s floats looked great, especially a ‘Frozen’ one that I forgot to photograph.
Country Life
There’s always a falconry show at the event which has been done by the same person for years. His birds were more well behaved this year though. Last year a young falcon flew off and didn’t come back for hours.
Country Life
I love little village shows like this and I love Country Life, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The same people are there year after year and this ice cream van is no exception. This is Sam’s ice cream ‘Marshmallow Mountain’! He chooses something different each year out of over 50. I had a bubblegum sherbet one which made me so hyper. I feel sorry for the parents buying these for their children!
Yesterday was Kingswood Showday, held in the village I was brought up in. I’ve been to  almost every one they’ve had. This tries to focus on more of a Classic Car Show and there’s always some really nice looking cars there. I wouldn’t mind owning one myself. I may be bias thought considering it’s what my Uncle does as a job and I’ve had them around me my entire life.
Country Life
How cute are these? These ducklings that were bred specifically for the show and there was some chicks too. There’s something about baby animals. Any animal that just makes you coo over them like crazy. I didn’t want to give this little one back.
Country Life
This last photo is of my Uncle’s Rover that came second in the classic car show. He also won best display for his three cars (2 Rovers and a TR6) and received a nice big box of beer. My Uncle doesn’t drink so me and my brother got lucky and were able to share it between us. I may be a beauty obsessed girl but a bottle of good beer never goes amiss!

 What’s your favourite part of Country Life or living in the country or city?

Ami xxxxx

A quick post today on my latest haul and a very very cheap one. I always go into Superdrug to check their damaged/ reduced stand as they’ve usually got some great offers. Although I didn’t expect to end up with over £50 worth of things for £8.77. And nothing wrong with any of it. Check out these amazing Superdrug Deals. It’s always worth checking your local store. It only takes a second and you don’t know what you could find.

Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul
Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul

 

There were loads of VO5 products for 50p as Superdrug are changing the stock. These are currently on offer for 2 for £5.50 at Boots too. I’m looking forward to trying them.

 

Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul

 

Old stock False Eyelashes for 80p, I wasn’t going to miss out on that one. I would have brought loads more if there was any. Especially Bourjois as I love their products.

 

Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul

 

I use this all the time and it was just £3.50 because I didn’t have a lid. Although I’ve just used up an older bottle so voila, there’s my lid.

 

Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul

 

Can a girl ever have too many dry shampoos? The answer is no, obviously. Just £1 because of no lid. I used this straight away.

 

Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul

I needed a new concealer and this was 70p because the packaging is changing. I’ve tried other Witch products before and got on really well with them.

 

Superdrug Deals & Bargain Haul

 

25p each for nail art paints, wow. I’ve not used Andrea Fullerton before and  have no idea why these were reduced. I’d love to hear some of your thoughts if you’ve used her products?

 

I’d definitely suggest checking your local Superdrug Deals when you next go shopping. There’s usually some great deals to be had on the bargain/reduced stands. I pick up at least one thing up every single time I go in there and the items are always reduced for such silly reasons.

 

What’s your best bargain from the reduced stands? Have you picked up any of these Superdrug Deals?

 

Until next time,
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