bareMinerals Surprise Collection

Recently, I've been trying to live frugally. I say trying, because, obviously, there are some things you just need, like shampoo, new socks and Warburton's Giant Crumpets. But on the whole, I've really cut down my spending. I haven't really bought any make up, for example, for ages, despite seeing piles of newly launched fabulous looking stuff I want to try, AND despite me running out of some of my favourite daily products. I'm trying to use up everything I already own (This should take -  ooooh -  around ten years, I'd think).

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque

I've been in a bit of a skincare bubble recently, as I've been trialling some yet-to-launch skin products for a well-known cosmetic brand (all hush hush at the mo - I'll post more details as soon as I'm allowed!) and was told to use that and only that for the month of March. All well and good, but the range I was trying out didn't include a masque. And I love a good masque, me.

#IntuStyleGarden at IntuMetrocentre, Gateshead

I've written plenty of blog posts on the fact that I live conveniently close to IntuMetrocentre and can often be found dashing through the mall after work laden with emergency purchases. Not only is Metrocentre dead handy for me, but every once in a while they also put on UH-MAZ-ZANG events. Take last night, for example. It was the launch of Metrocentre's Spring/Summer '16 showcase, which is taking place this weekend.