A Chatty Catch-Up | July

Well, we’re well over halfway through the year, this sunshine thing is amazing (despite our grass looking decidedly brown now) and July has been pretty awesome to be honest 😀


I only went out for food once this month but that was a brilliant trip to Skarlett’s Cafe in Battle with my friend Rachael!!  We both had a Dark Side freakshake (they recently had a Star Wars event), it was absolutely delicious!!  There’ll be a blog post up soon!


Ummm, I “accidentally” bought quite a lot this month, although most of it won’t arrive for ages :/

My friend Charlie kindly went to the London Primark to pick me up a pair of the Harry Potter Honeyduke’s pyjamas and pin set!  I love the Bertie Bott’s beans pin <3  I also bought the gorgeous stag print from Pastel Elixir for £1 and she sent loads of extra goodies along with it!!

I joined the Sugarcubed Studios The Witch’s Cupboard Kickstarter campaign because I fell in love with the potion enamel pins!  Aren’t they just amazing?  This was my first Kickstarter campaign and I love that if they don’t reach the target by the date, then you’re not charged anything!!  This campaign is now over and the target was reached, so I can’t wait to get my pins in October!!  I’m getting the raven feather and dragon’s blood ♥

I then saw the Foxes in the Forest Company were doing a Disney inspired teacup (Rapunzel) Kickstarter campaign so I  accidentally pledged for another pin 🙊  Tangled is my favourite Disney film and I love the design!!  This campaign is already funded but there’s still a few days to go if you want to get involved (ends on Friday 3rd August).

I also bought myself a sort of early birthday present in the form of the August Gobstone Alley box!  It’s a monthly Harry Potter box that will contain between 12 and 15 random Harry Potter goodies including a t-shirt, some loose leaf tea and a hand-made candle!!  It won’t ship until the middle of August though (from Poland), so I’m going to have to be very patient and wait for it to arrive!!  I got 10% off mine thanks to Cherry Wallis, so if you want to check out their previous boxes or get a box of your own, head to her YouTube page and check out her Gobstone Alley unboxing videos to find out more 😀

Home and garden:

We got two new recliner sofas for our lounge; they’re incredibly comfy and you can push them so you’re almost lying down!  It makes watching films amazing, it’s just a shame there’s no popcorn holder 😀

My wild garden is also coming along nicely, although now the flowers are blooming, it’s easier to spots the gaps.  I might just have to buy some more flowers to fill the gaps in 🙂

The best of the rest:

One of my biggest things this month was taking the plunge and getting my brows done for the very first time!  I went to By Emily in Angmering and got HD brows.  I’ve written a post about my experience that you can check out here 🙂

Don’t forget to check out Kathleen.  Kathleen is a premium skin care brand with a passion for all things natural and organic.  They have an incredible range of products and I’ve reviewed the Illuminating Serum, the Sonic Facial Cleanser and their brand new shower gels and body oils!

Don’t forget to check out my other July advertiser; The Hels Project!

Hello! I’m Hels, and I blog at The Hels Project.  I’ve been blogging for around 3 years now and while my blog started out as an outlet for anxiety, it became a “write about anything I feel like” space.  Recently I’ve moved my blog focus more towards books, but there are still parenting and general lifestyle posts thrown in too!

What did you get up to this month?  Have you been loving or hating the incredible sunshine we’ve had?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

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  1. I love reading your chatty posts and those pjs are gorgeous. You deserve to spoil yourself for your birthday. Your garden is looking so pretty, I love being out in ours. I’d be lost without our recliner chairs, they are so comfortable, on a cold winter’s evening snuggled under a throw you won’t want to move, lol. I also love Kathleen Illuminating Serum, not tried the Facial Cleanser yet but absolutely love the body care duo, I’ve got Tranquil Fields.

    Sharon xx


    1. Thank you Sharon!! I love the pjs so much, they’re super comfy!! I’m loving my garden too, it’s so colourful 🙂 Ooooh, I can’t wait for winter now, snuggled up with a good book!! The serum is amazing isn’t it?? 🙂 xx

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