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Post Weekend Catch Up: Starbucks, Beauty Boxes and Magazine Freebies

I hope everyone has had a good weekend?  I noticed I gained a few more followers so I would like to say Hello, Thank You and I look forward to your comments.  It also gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that I have now nudge over 100 followers.

For me the weekend was about simple pleasures and some new discoveries.  I was like a kid at Christmas when I discovered Starbucks have re-launched their Frappucinos - yes I am late to the party, I don't frequent Starbucks regularly.  The new Frapps can be made Dairy Free perfect for those of you who are Vegan or have a Milk Allergy (the latter being me!).  My local Starbucks was a little bit sketchy with the details so there is still some research to be done because I am not sure if all varieties are suitable.  You can definitely have the Strawberry & Cream and it is delicious.  I will be fully embracing my new found freedom but my bank account might not be thanking me.  Why is Starbucks expensive? Plus they charge you extra for Soya Milk *sigh!*

As you are probably aware subscription beauty boxes have been launched in the UK.  You can guess why I do not subscribe to Glossybox so I have been keeping an eye out to see if anyone would cotton on to the fact that there would be a gap in the market for a natural beauty box. Well I found one girls....Amarya have launched a £10 a month box.  I have not subscribe just yet as I am still weighing up the expense and waiting to read some blogger reviews. 

I made some savvy purchases at the weekend so look out for upcoming reviews. Red Magazine has included a Balance Me shower gel with the September issue.  You get a 125ml tube for the price of the magazine £3.80 not bad considering the full size retails for £12 - one of the reasons why I have never tried it before.  I had a mooch around Superdrug (I am a Boots Girl) and discovered Superdrug's own brand Feminine Wipes (£1.49). They are paraben free so I grabbed a packet to try.  I also bought Naked Perfect Getaway Cleanser because it was on special offer (half price £2.24).  This is another product which I was determined to track down but the mistake I was making was only looking in Boots *doh!*.

I also kept the Postman busy this weekend with parcel deliveries.  I have been on the look out for products to try and have made a few requests for samples. Cornish Creams and Earthbound have been kind enough to fulfill my request, so keep an eye out for a review in a couple of weeks.

Monday Morning Blues hit me hard this morning and I am counting down to the next weekend. Tell me what new discoveries did you make this weekend? 

Images from shabbyblogs.com & mycutegraphics.com


  1. I am addicted to bubble tea these days, those Asian teas in so many flavours with "pearls", yumm! I was thinking of you as they have everything in soy, you'll love it!

    My weekend was great, caught up with some online girlfriends. Moving on through the boring week, it is almost mid week here :(

  2. @Su I have heard of bubble teas but I haven't seen them in a cafe yet, I imagine you probably could track them down in London. Sounds like a nice weekend for you. I hear ya when you say boring week roll on Friday