Retail Therapy in Chester

I just want to start this by saying sorry for not posting anything last week. I know I usually post on either a Tuesday/Wednesday and then on the weekend but if you've read my previous post, then you'll know I've been feeling really rubbish lately. I've lacked motivation for anything over the past few weeks if I'm being honest. I think it's because it's this time of the year when I do get quite down very easily and it kind of lingers.

Also I haven't wrote about this yet on my blog but another reason why I'm feeling low is because I quit my job in September. I'm not regretting it whatsoever. I was unhappy there, I was bored and I needed a lot more contracted hours a week too. But because it's been over a month now and I haven't really seen many jobs about in my area that are enough hours, suitable or I have experience for. It it has started to make me feel stressy. I know something will come along at some point but I'm living off savings which I started to save up once I began thinking about leaving my job. 

I do know now after leaving that I'm in a better place mentally than I would've been if I stayed there, but obviously I feel as if I'm living on borrowed time because the money will run out at some point. And here I am writing about a retail therapy shopping trip in Chester... I know. But to be fair I can literally count on one hand the amount of times I've left the house over the past week because of the lack of motivation mood and just feeling low, meaning I hadn't really spent any money. So I thought why not? I'll treat myself to some new things and it might cheer me up... and it has. So here's what I picked up!

Make Up Bag 
I've had my make up case for almost a year which was also from Primark but I felt like a change and it was getting a little tatty. But I'm going to put my nail polishes in there for now. The new make up bag is pretty. It's not something I'd usually go for but it's growing on me. It was only £4 and it fits all my usual daily make up in. It's like an Mary Poppins bag. It looks like it won't fit everything in but it does. Another good thing about the new case is it's a baby blue colour inside, so it'll be easier to find my make up than my old case which is black.

Rose Gold Eyelash Curlers and Tweezers
I'll admit I didn't need new eyelash curlers or tweezers but they're rose gold! I couldn't not buy them especially the fact that they were both only £1! I've used them both since taking the photos and they're both really good. Who needs expensive beauty tools when you have these bargains? 

Cotton Wool Pads
Since I've started using Micellar Water again, I'm getting through so many cotton wool pads. So I thought I'd stock up because I think Primark are the cheapest place to buy them. The smaller pack was 50p and the bigger pack was 90p. (Whilst writing this I've realised I didn't pick up the 2 pack of face wipes for £1 which I usually buy when I shop in Primark. That's annoyed me! lol)

White Lily and Peony Candle Tin
I really wanted to get the pear and blue mint scented candle which I saw online because the tin was so pretty, but couldn't see it anywhere. So I got this one. Really nice scent, very fresh but delicate. Peony is one of my favourite scents too.

Banana Leaf and Mango Candle Tin
The pattern on the tin drew me to this one I'll admit. I thought it'd smell like a really sickly banana scent, like the medicine you have when you're a kid. But the scent happens to be really nice too. So it was a win/win. Think these would make cute little stocking fillers for Christmas. They're only £2 too!

Earrings - Pack of 9
I'm pretty sure it's an unwritten rule that when you visit a Primark, you have to buy their cheap earring packs. £2 for 9 pairs... don't mind if I do. I will say that in the Chester Primark there wasn't as much choice than there is in my local Primark in Hanley but these are still pretty. Love the dream catcher pair on the second row.
Front/Back Earrings
I saw these online before visiting and I first thought they were a pair of earrings you could wear either way. But that's not the case. The golden flower is the front and the round floral ball (which I like the most) is the back. Because they're quite heavy, they tip my ears up a little, so it looks a little strange. I have put them in my ears the other way around, so the side I prefer is at the front but they still don't look right. I don't know if it's because I usually wear small studs and me or my ears are used to something different. But they were only £1 in the sale.
Hair Bobbles (Not pictured)
Even though my hair has gone quite thin (for some reason) hair bobbles snap on me all the time. Especially when I'm wearing my hair in a messy bun. I've found that the Primark bobbles (the thinner ones) are the best for my hair right now, so I always pick some up when I visit. I think think theres either 50 or 100 pairs for £1.

Pink and Blue Check Pyjamas
I wanted the black and white check ones really but there was none in my size. But I do really like these. I always seem to go for check things this time of the year. I think it's because Christmas is on my mind. I will say that the sizing isn't the best for these, so either try them on before buying or go up a size. Best thing is their price... £4! They also have some fairisle printed ones for the same price, if you're wanting to buy yourself or someone else some Christmas pyjama bottoms.

2 Pack Gloves
It's definitely getting colder now. Some days it feels quite bitterly cold, some days aren't so bad. But I thought I'd buy some new gloves for bonfire night next week because I normally forget to take a pair with me. These were only £1.

Sakura Bath Bomb
I'm blaming my cousin for why I had to buy this when I've already got 4 or 5 bath bombs to be used. On my last Lush haul which you can read about here, my cousin bought some things too. When the delivery arrived I could smell one of the products and I thought it was my Northern Lights bath bomb because I knew it smelt floral but it was this one. The one I didn't buy lol. It smells really lovely, pretty much the same as the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub. I never really thought to buy this bath bomb because I knew it wasn't a colourful one but I already know I'll definitely be buying this again.

Snow Fairy 100g Shower Gel

I use the Snow Fairy shower gel as shampoo as well as the shower gel. I usually use it as a shampoo when I'm having a pamper. So I use it a lot quicker than other Lush shower gels I've got. This years batch isn't as powerful as last years which I'd prefer, because the bottles I bought last year were almost a little sickly. It's still got it lovely candyfloss scent which reminds me of going to the fairground when I was a kid. 

Asda Printed Cold Shoulder Top
I didn't buy this whilst in Chester. I ordered it the night before. I almost got the top in the summer but because I've got a big collection of cold shoulder tops I thought I wouldn't buy it. But then when I gave in and went to buy it, it'd gone out of stock in my size. So when I was on their site on Wednesday evening, I was surprised to see it in stock again. And at a reduced price of £3. So I had to buy it. I plan on wearing it to a family party I'm going to at the end of November. Not sure on what else I'm going to wear it with yet though but I'll figure it out.

Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie Wax Melt
I thought I'd already bought this before but it must've been another scent because smells different than what I initially thought. But it definitely smells like you've been baking at home. Really lovely. New favourite Christmas scent from Yankee Candle. Going to be buying more of these. 

I think I spent just over £30. So I think I've got quite a lot for my money here. I do feel better after treating myself to some new things. Retail therapy always works, right? Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Sorry for the huge intro but I thought I'd give you a little update on what's been going on lately. Keep a lookout for a new post later in the week. And as always thanks for reading! x 

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