Gift Set Haul

Its been a little while since I last published anything on here, if you  follow me on Twitter you will know that I have been taking a little bit of time away from blogging to focus on work and catching up with a little bit of blog admin. but it feels so good to be back!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you ALL for 100 followers on Lifewithfernie.com It means the world to me and with every follow I am getting closer and closer to my dream of becoming a full time blogger!

Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!

The Other day, I went into the local town and had a browse through all the old Christmas gift sets. In boots They had a HUGE HUGE HUGE sale on so everything was 70% off! I picked up quite a few bits and pieces and I thought I would share them all with you.


IMG_0097The first gift set I was drawn to was the soap and glory glow maintenance set. I immediately spotted the bag in came in and knew I had to have it. the bag itself has two pockets so will make the perfect toiletry bag and storage bag. I am currently storing some knickers I do n0t tend to wear everyday in them and it fits them in perfectly. The actual products inside the bag are lovely too, I love Soap and Glory so I knew I would be happy with what ever  was inside. The gift set came with miniature;

  • Riotousness Body Butter
  • the scrub of your life
  • Clean On Me Body Wash
  • Vitamin C Facial Wash
  • Hand Food Hand Cream

Next I spotted the Zoella Range. I have had a few bits and bobs from her collection beforeIMG_0090 but none of her Zoella Lifestyle Range. When I saw her weekly goal Planner was just £3 I had to have it! I personally feel that the original price of £10 was rather pricey though so I am pleased I purchased it in the sale.This is a lovely little planner however I would of loved for it too include the weekend days too, as these are the days I find myself to be the most productive.

As I walked along the aisle, I spotted the Make Up section. I had my eye on a few things from here during December so I picked up ALOT from this section! This year so far I have been really enjoying trying new make-up and learning and experimenting new ways to apply it. So I loved picking up new gift sets to expand my collection.

IMG_0086.jpgFirst Up I picked up this beautiful No7 Make up brush set. I have never used any No7 brushes and this looked too beautiful not to try. The bag they came with is also stunning and looks so lovely on my vanity storage.The brushes are super soft and work really well too, I am yet to give them a good wash so I cant give a full review yet but I am so far very much in love with them!

Finally I went a little bit crazy with the Sleek gift sets, I picked up far too many of these gift sets but I am so pleased I did! I adore Sleek Makeup it is defiantly one of my favourite brands to use. I always find their products are such a good quality and I cant fault them so I stocked up!

I loaded my basket with…

The Pout 4 Perfection Set…

The Sleek Surprises Set…

The Pout And Polish Set X2…

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I have so far loved all this products and will definitely be including them in a upcoming make-up post so keep your eyes peeled for that!

I managed to receive so massive bargains I spent just £30 pounds in total and brought so many gift sets! my receipt told me I had made a saving off nearly £80! so I walked out of boots feeling exceptionally good.

I love shopping in boots and I love sharing with you what I have brought with you even more! You can find my other boots hauls here…

Mini Make Up Haul With Mini Reviews

Huge Boots Haul

Now reading all this back it has just hit me just how much I have brought! Please tell me I am not the only one that does this…

Once again thank you all so much for 100 followers its crazy and I still cant quite believe it!

Cheerio For Now,

Fern xx



Mini Make Up Haul With Mini Reviews

The other day, Liam treated me to a mini shopping spree in our local boots. I brought a handful of new makeup products which I decided I wanted to tell you. I have also been wearing the make up for a little while now So I thought I would tell you what I think 🙂

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer


I feel if you have never heard of this product then you must of been living under a rock! this is by far the best concealer ever, it blends beautifully and covers any blemishes really well. this product is amazingly prized as well. It costs £4.99 in most places.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation


This is a foundation I have never tried before and at the £10 mark it was a risk, however I feel this foundation is one of the best if not the best foundation I have ever used. The colour matches really well to my skin tone and has excellent coverage. I like the healthy glow this foundation gives me to! its for me the perfect all round foundation. I am very happy with this find.

Rimmel LipStick “Drop of Sherry”


This lipstick is lovely. I love the colour. for me its a little darker than I normally go for but I love it. its makes me feel all winterey and cosy. this cost a reasonable £4.99 and I think its the perfect everyday lipstick for this time of year.

Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder


I had never seen this powder before so I had to try it, I cant remember exactly but I’m sure it was around the £5 mark. I love that this powder is translucent. I never usually go for translucent powders but I am converted. I love how this looks and it keeps my makeup on my face all day which is AMAZING!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush “050 Live Pink”


I will be honest with this its not amazing, the pigment is not great, but it does give a lovely little highlight when used as a highlighter, I’m not sure if his is just for me though as I have heard a number of people that love this blush, maybe I got a funny one :/ I paid £3.99 and will try other colours.

I hope you have enjoyed this vey small little boots haul, what have you all been loving from boots lately? Any must have items I need to buy? Let me know on any of my social media….

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Cheerio for now,

Fern xx


Charity Shop Gems

Having just moved into our first little flat, ill be honest with you money is tight. So I decided that I would look in our local charity shops to see what they had to offer. I was surprised! In amongst some of the very interesting clothes I found some little gems that I would love to share them all with you! 

All items apart from one came to under £5! I am converted and I definitely feel charity shops are the way forward! New clothes for me and raising money for charities at the same time, Its a win for everybody!!!

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I got all this for less than £25 and I’m super pleased with everything I brought. My favourite item is the pink blouse. I love it so much and I think I will literally be living in it for the rest of the year…

I thought I would include a little price list of everything I brought so you can see just how cheep it all is 🙂

  • Bag—£5
  • Pink Jumper—£3.99
  • White Top—£4.00
  • Checked Shirt—£3.99
  • Black Cardigan—£1.75
  • Pink Blouse—£3.00

I hope you enjoyed this little post, its abit different to what I normally do, what your opinion of charity shop clothes? I would love to hear from you…

as always,

cheerio for now,

Fern xx























Huge Boots Haul

So for the last couple of weeks, I have been spending far to much money in boots. This is honestly one of my favourite things to do, I love wondering round a shop with a basket taking time out of my busy schedule focusing on only one thing and that thing being anything that looks nice, smells nice or anything that will make me feel good! shopping is my perfect pick me up and I cant wait to share with you my latest buys!


I have separated my purchases into three categories to make things a little easier 🙂

Make Up

I love trying and exploring new make up products, I get super excited when I have money to spare to have a big make up splurge. I have recently cleared out lots of my make up and I am in the process of filling out my collection again, If you have any must have products let me know!

  • Maybelline Dream Brightening Creamy Concealer £4.9921246061_10207942598041434_1269478725_o
  • Maybelline Baby Skin instant Pore Eraser Primer £7.99
  • Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara £8.99
  • Bourjois Blur The Lines Concealer £7.99

Maybelline had a brilliant offer on aswell “buy one get one half price” So I only ended up paying £2.99 for the concealer BARGAIN!

21245737_10207942597601423_1225167973_oDuring this time Bourjois had an amazing offer on! “spend £12 on any bourjois products and receive a free gift worth £25”. this was an amazing offer that included three full size products that are of amazing quality. The gift included…

  • Rouge Edition Liquid Lipstick in the colour 07 Nude-Ist
  • Volume Reveal Adjustable Volume Mascara
  • Brow Duo and Sculpt brow Pencil and Highlighter in the colour Chestnut

Skin Care

For me having a good skin care routine is super important, however I am yet to find a perfect skin care routine that works for me. I am constantly buying new products in order hopefully one day find my dream skin care routine. Alot of the products I brought had amazing offers on aswell!


  • St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub £2.79
  • Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion £2.26
  • Clean & Clear Advanatage Spot Control Treatment £2.99
  • Garnier Skin Active Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water £1
  • Garnier Skin Active Purifying Botanical Toner 
  • Garnier Skin Active Botanical Day Cream

The Garnier Skin Active Botanical range had a deal 2 products for £5 and the clean and clear range had a third off all products, Finally the garnier micellar water was on a deal for 125ml for only £1

Hair Care

Hair care is something I am not massively into if I am honest but when I saw the cute packaging of these products and the price could not say no!21268208_10207942623282065_426365704_o

  • Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Coconut mask £3.49
  • Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Shampoo £3
  • Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Conditioner £3 

I brought all these hair care products on offer and save myself a whopping £9.50!


I hope you have enjoyed being nosy into my HUGE boots haul, if you have any recomendation on any makeup, hair or skin care product I need to try let me know in the comments or tweet me @LifeWithFernie 

Cheerio For Now,

Fern  xx