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Today’s read for our animal obsessed boy, it’s been raining so much today so we’ve stayed in and read and napped. We’ve both got this horrid cold that’s been going round and sticking to your chest so I’ve been utilising his nap time and napping too. People never tell you how hard being a parent is when both you and your child are ill it is so draining! Currently whacking the heating on and watching hey duggee under blankets!
We’ve spent our evening making Christmas cards. I know it’s early but considering i take like a month to remember to deliver any sort of card it’s probably right on time😂
Praise be! What I’m reading now! I’ve had this book for about a year and keep going to read it and stop. After being deeply immersed in the tv series and having to watch all of the seasons in every spare moment I had I thought enough time had passed now to pick the book up again. I’m about half way through and loving it but hating it at the same time. It’s a brilliant book but also such a harsh storyline that sometimes I feel a bit horrid reading it but I’m unable to put it down and must learn more and what happens next. Anyone else obsessed the tv series too and can not wait to see what happens next? #praisebe #thehandmaidstale #bookstagram
There’s something about the cold weather that makes me crave chocolate cake and a warm cup of tea ☕️🍰
This is my favourite little plaque in my house. I’m a sucker for cute little quotes and probably always will be. Whenever I look at this little thing I smile and remember to do more of what makes me happy. Just a reminder to “do more of what makes you happy”!
You probably would never think some people suffer with being around others and in public. Having social anxiety has so many times effected my life and always will to a extent. Read my latest post on social anxiety https://lifewiththehazelwoods.co.uk/2019/11/07/dealing-with-social-anxiety/

In a bid to try and relax I went to catch up with a old friend and ended up splurging a little too much in town but who cares. Retail therapy is good for the soul sometimes! There’s nothing better than looking around shops choosing what you like and don’t and trying something new.

So today I brought my usual indulgement which is my shampoo and conditioner from the body shop. I love this range and it REALLY has made a difference to my hair it’s thicker and less greasy and smells great. It’s also softer and I could even say perhaps even a little less frizzy! I also buy the garnier ultimate blends masks in banana and coconut and shear and mix them up so I don’t get bored and hair feels so clean and bouncy when I have used it. It’s a little more pricey than a bottle of Asda’s own head and shoulders but I love the stuff! While in body shop I got carried away and brought a strawberry gift set on sale for myself and have already used 3 of the items and smell glorious!

A trip to boots where I probably should be banned from was next. I always end up buying a ridiculous amount of make up or skincare from there and guess what today was the skincare day. My most recent buy of some natural face scrub had been scratching my skin so I needed to buy something a bit better. I brought an old favourite I hadn’t used since perhaps high school so I thought I’d give the range ago again so I brought their grapefruit daily face scrub and their face wash from the same range. I also got their spot defence toner for when my toner runs out which is imminent (not really it’s full). I also saw two face peel masks on sale so I obviously had too buy two. Obviously.

After I’d come home we popped to shops to collect Elijahs Halloween costume we’d ordered in so required me buying chocolate and some new pjs. They’re very cosy and required me to pamper myself in bath using my new products and use some body lotion I found at the back of my cupboard that I’d cleared to make way for more crap I really didn’t need.

It definitely makes me feel better when I’ve brought new things and I get excited to try them so whenever I feel down I buy myself a little something. From a Fredo at the corner shop to a new outfit it can make you feel good and excited to use what you’ve brought!

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6 comments on “A bit of self indulgent shopping can be therapeutic!

  1. Liz says:

    A nice stash you have. Although I have not got my first wages in my new job, just knowing having a second job has made all the difference for me, I allowed myself to splurge. It’s been mainly second hand dvd’s. But I bought a new pj set too.

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    1. Charlie-Jane says:

      There is nothing better than a new set of pjs and nobody will ever tell me otherwise haha! It’s always nice to treat yourself no matter what it is or how little or how much the expense! X

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      1. Liz says:

        I totally agree about the pj’s. I was long overdue.
        I also treated myself to a pair of jeans and 2 fragranced hand creams. Both these hand creams smell different. But both a relaxing smell, which was the aim. They are Live + Be. Boots own. They smell nice.

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  2. You just have to treat yourself known again, we work hard we deserve it! Plus I love that you’ve already organised the Halloween costume, I’m still deciding what to put my little nutter in haha x

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    1. Charlie-Jane says:

      Haha! I’ve decided to plan early as I’m having a little toddler Halloween party for a handful of friends so they have a excuse to dress up and I’ve brought everything now I’m so excited! X

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      1. Charlie-Jane says:

        Honestly so much fun I’m going to a post on it in a few days with the stuff I’ve brought I brought everything I needed for the party for under fifteen I only need to buy food closer to time and asking guests to bring a plate x

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