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037: meet prickle and spike!

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✿ förtjust tealight holder: £2.25 ikea here 
✿ cactus: £1.50 wilko  
✿ bright pop fabric covered box: £6 cath kidston (sale)

i'd like to introduce you all to prickle and spike my two new desk friends. i'm a huge succulent lover and i'm dying to get my hands on some terrariums. however, having just killed one of my baby cactus i don't think i can trust myself just yet with too many! prickle and spike are the perfect new additions to my desk side. they keep me company whilst i spend far too much time dedicated to my new found hobby, cross stitching, and perusing amazon and ebay.

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036: le disque d'or de sidney bechet record

✿ crosley cruiser briefcase style vinyl turntable: £66.38 amazon here 
✿ le disque d'or de sidney bechet vinyl: €3.99 discogs here

after searching high and low to find this record i can finally welcome you to the crème de la crème of my vinyl collection, mr sidney bechet. after seeing midnight in paris and falling in love with the opening scene i've always related sidney's 'si tu vois ma mère' with some awesome memories be it in paris or england, it's always been able to cheer me right up. so there was no wonder when i opened it and set the needle on it for the first time that i welled up a bit... sad but unfortunately very true, we've all got 'that' one song well this is certainly mine!

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035: bumble and bumble favourites

✿ bb thickening spray: £21.50 boots here 
✿ bb quenching masque £30 boots here
✿ bb prêt-a-powder: £21.50 boots here 

admittedly i've kind of fallen in love with bumble and bumble, having been introduced to b&b by kate, i'm a little bit addicted. recently i had a little splurge whilst at the b&b counter in boots and i've loved all the products i bought. the only bumble and bumble product i've used and did not like initially was the surf spray however, after having my hair cut i found it worked a lot better on shorter hair.

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i had my heart set on the oribe texturising spray however, i definitely couldn't justify £39. so after trying to look for a high street alternative and eventually giving up i opted for the bb version and i'm definitely not disappointed. it's awesome for creating 'that' undone look quickly.

bb quenching masque
i probably should just have a hair cut (since it's been a while!) rather than using this but it works so well at conditioning the ends. ideally i'd prefer to apply this to dry hair as i hate having to find something to do for ten minutes in the shower to let it work.

bb prêt-a-powder
after using the tresemmé volume powder and finding it effective but leaving 
my hair with so much residue i explored the market to find something else that did the job. this powder is so fine you don't have to worry about white roots or any sticky residue and since it's got such a fine constancy i have a feeling it'll last a long time.