Alright, how cute are these. As a book lover and literature student these are right up my street. To celebrate their 80th year since the first book was published, Penguin are selling 80 books for 80p each. Just 80p! I want them all! Each book is a short story, piece of literature or poetry which I think is the nicest idea ever. I've picked up a few (okay, six) including Modernist writer Katherine Mansfield, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson and one of Ovid's Greek myths, The Fall Of Icarus. I love these and they make perfect gifts and collectables. They are all very short so it's nice to be able to sit and read them in one sitting. There's a whole load more I've got my eye on!
In the past month or so, I have discovered the wonderful world of personalised planning. I've had a Filofax for a few years but mainly scribbled down my schedule in pencil but this month I've gone all out with making myself as organised as possible. I bought some postcards from Paperchase and use washi tape to stick my to-do lists on the back of them for each week. It has really made me so much more organised and it's so satisfying to tick stuff off. I've was so busy with assignments and my dance show last week that I've had to know exactly what I'm doing when, and my Filofax has been my life saver! I'm also loving these sweet little Ted Baker pens from Flamingo Gifts - you can never have enough cute pens!!
Also from Flamingo Gifts are these gorgeous things. The Matilda mug is my new favourite morning tea mug and takes me back to my childhood a bit! I love (still do!) the Roald Dahl books and I think Matilda was one of my favourites. One of my new obsessions is Flamingo Candles. They are gorgeous, and although I can't really burn them in my student house, they look so pretty sitting there and they slightly scent the room when the lid is off. The Daisy one smells like spring in a jar and the Pomegranate and White Fig has a lovely sweet scent!
I have been testing some products this month that I was kindly sent and they've really impressed me! First up is the Weleda Skin Food which has mended my horrible lizard skin from the winter. It's a very thick cream and effortlessly gets rid of dry elbows, knees and feet. It's brilliant and is perfect for recovery for dry rough skin. I've worn false nails a few times which has weakened my nails considerably. My saviour has been this Jica Nail Magic. I've been wearing it as a base coat under my nail polish and my nails have grown stronger as I've been using it. After 3 weeks use it seems to be working a treat!
Spring seems to have finally sprung and although the mornings can still be bitterly cold, you can smell spring in the air and the sky seems to be more blue than grey at the moment! It's also lovely that it's still light after 6pm, making late lectures a little easier. I've popped some daffodils in my room to brighten things up a bit. I love having fresh flowers out, it really lifts my mood! You can't help but smile at daffodils. They are cropping up all over campus at the moment too, as well as a scattering of crocuses which is so lovely to see.
What things are you enjoying at the moment?