Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Collective Haul - Books, Boots and Beauty
I've not blogged for a while, and in that time I've managed to accumulate a couple of things here and there which I thought I'd share with you all.
Beginning with the beauty stuff, I was so lucky to win Angel's giveaway which was for the Clearasil Vitamins and Extracts Daily Wash. She was so generous to also include a Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips and the Maybelline Illegal Lengths mascara.
A while ago when Chemist Warehouse had 50% off cosmetics I snapped up two Maybelline colour tattoos as I was dying to try them out after seeing all the hype. I really wanted the Bronze shade but they had run out so I ended up purchasing Barely Branded and Bold Gold, both of which I have enjoyed using.
I was also at Target and saw that they were selling the Party Girlz (ugh that brand name makes me so uncomfortable!) dry conditioners for $1 and dry shampoo for $2 and I simply couldn't resist!
For fashion I made three purchases in Target because they were having a 50% off sale. I really needed some Winter shoes and fell in love with two pairs of boots. The black boots were only $20, down from $40 and the tan coloured boots were $24 down from $50.
I also bought a summery T-shirt (even though it's going to be months and months before I can wear it) for $12. The photo isn't terribly good and does not do it justice but it is a flattering sheer floral collared shirt.
And then comes the books...my goodness have I gone crazy with books lately. I will say though, I only purchased one from a bookstore full priced and the rest were from second hand shops or libraries getting rid of old stock.
The second hand books
- The Piper's son by Melina Marchetta Free
- The Kite runner by Khaled Hosseini $3
- My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult $3
- Ursula by Eileen Naseby $3
- One foot wrong by Sofie Laguna $1
- Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut $2
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman $2
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen $2
- Geisha by Liza Dalby $2
The old library books
- A stolen life by Jaycee Dugard $1
- What the birds see by Sonya Hartnett $1
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy $0.50
- Room Temperature by Cath Kenneally $1
- Ursula Under by Ingrid Hill $0.50
The bookstore book
- Running with scissors by Augusten Burroughs $20
I think it is pretty obvious that I am such a book worm and am obsessed with collecting books. I am so thrilled that I am able to get some amazing books for such affordable prices. Often I struggle to find decent books in second hand stores but lately I have hit the jackpot.
I feel obliged to give a little warning to some of my readers - I have read some of the books (not all) and many of them aren't appropriate for younger readers. Running with scissors, One foot wrong and A stolen life are ones that I have read which are pretty full on and have disturbing elements within them that would impact any kind of reader, especially younger ones.
Well, that's my haul and I am so excited to play around with all my new things. If you have read any of these books I would love to hear your thoughts because there is nothing more exciting that chatting about books with other people!