I had such a lovely day on Saturday, I went into Norwich with my friends for a spot of lunch and a look round the shops, with the intention to buy gifts for another friend’s baby shower that evening. Well it would be crazy to go to the shops and not take a proper look around right? We stopped at Cath Kidston as one friend wanted a bag in the sale, which was unfortunately out of stock. As we walked into the shop though, we were asked if we would like a banana (?) Erm yeah ok!? And we were each given a banana with a Cath Kidston sticker on as told to get in the queue as we could win a prize. Woo! So there we waited in the massive queue clutching our bananas in hope. We got to the till and found out we’d both won a £5 voucher, result!
So next up was Primark, which I love even though it’s a complete jumble sale and it was crazy busy and really stuffy! I always go straight for the jewellery as they often have some nice pieces in there. I also checked out their makeup, with nail polishes and lipsticks at £1 each, and an eye palette at £2.50 I thought they were definitely worth a go! So I’ll be reviewing these shortly for you. I don’t have my hopes up that they’ll be amazing but you never know!
After Primark we went to a few other shops to stock up on baby essentials, and ended up at House of Fraser. Again I couldn’t come all this way without at least checking out the candles! I’ve only recently started getting into candles as I bought this set uber cheap in the sale at Space NK. I’ve been looking into all the popular brands but couldn’t decided what to go for. I decided I really needed to follow my nose and smell some candles in real life to see what I liked before just buying some willy nilly! After lots of sniffing I ended up going with two small jar candles in Vanilla Lime and Turquoise Sky, and a sampler candle in November Rain. I loved the richness of the Vanilla Liime, and the other two smelled very natural and fresh – again reviews will be up shortly!
After our long day at the shops, we came home to prepare the baby shower goodies in a decorated crate, and stock up on party food. Then off to the baby shower! It was such a fun night, Claire’s mum did an amazing job of decorating the house and creating baby themed cakes and snacks. We played games including who can drink the juice from the baby’s bottle the fastest, pass the dummy (with no hands and just straws in our mouths) and my personal favourite ‘Nappy Surprise’ where we had to guess which chocolate bar had been melted in 10 nappies, you can imagine what that looked like!
And with the next day being mothers day, I had a fantastic weekend! Shame it didn’t last longer though! (Ps – I’ve decided to change things around a bit and add the images below the post this time, let me know if you think this works or if you’d prefer them in with the text like I usually do) xxx