They See me Hauling, They Hating...

Monday, February 08, 2016

In AJ world there is a three step process that I like to employ every now and again, and it goes like this: 
Step 1: Wake up and feel like crap
Step 2: Buy something pretty you don't need to cheer yourself up
Step 3: Lament the dwindling bank balance and realise that a new notebook won't cure chronic pain
With that process in mind, welcome to my latest mini haul *insert smiley face here*
Isn't it pretty!?! Sidebar: I posted this to Instagram and woke up the next day to over 40 likes-maybe not a big amount to some but for me I'm happy if I hit the magic 11 lol.

Anyhoo as you can see there's a fair few Yankee products here- I can't help it they are an actual weakness!! First up is my all time favourite Mango Peach Salsa...I mean seriously people you need to smell this, if you like fruity scents this is the one. 
The other 2 are brand new Q1 scents for Yankee UK and they are so good. The local store in Aberdeen didn't have these in for ages so I hunted them down on a trip to Glasgow and I'm so glad I did. The Lemongrass & Ginger is lush on cold sniff and I'm hoping that it doesn't give me a headache like some other lemon based scents :-/. I don't really know how to describe Moonlight just yet but as soon as I've melted it I'll let you all know. 

Up next is something that I was so freaking excited about, and then so heartbreakingly disappointed in :-(. Illamasqua is one of those brands that make bloggers go all googly-eyed and I am not immune so when I saw this in their sale I had to have it. Sadly my expectations were not met- and that's a whole other post...coming soon.

Finally the journal-Oh MY GOD the beautiful, beautiful journal. I didn't need another journal, in fact, I went into Paperchase looking for a diary -you know one of those, big, day to a page kinda doohickeys, but alas there were none in store. So here we have another new Journal that I need to fill with more of my spraff. Another plus side to this is that purchasing it qualified me for £5 on my Paperchase card because I give them enough of my money lol. 

Anyway, that's what I bought recently. Come back soon to find out why I'm not impressed by my Illamasqua Nail Polish. 



  1. I love the title of this post, haha. I also love the journal, it's so pretty!

    1. Ha thanks! I love a good pun lol. Isn't it? I haven't got round to writing in it yet but will...eventually maybe 😂 Xx

  2. Oh I love yankee candles! I guess I won't be trying llamasqua any time soon. And the journal is so pretty!

    Be | lovefrombe

    1. Oh I love them too, spend way too much on them lol. I was so upset about the Varnish but I'll still give their makeup a try all those bloggers can't be wrong! Right? Xx

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only person that does this when the blues hit! Also, lovely notebook there, my friend bought me that exact one for my birthday and I've been filling with stories. I love Yankee candles too, I always pick them up and smell them each time I spy one - my current favourite is Kilimanjaro Stars. The Mango Peach Salsa one sounds lovely! Lovely post! - Tasha

  4. Retail therapy is my biggest weakness! My favourite Yankee wax tart is Margarita Party (I nearly wrote pizza there hahaha) but I quite like the sound of Mango Peach Salsa xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels