Cherry Pie : Spring Clean!

1 June 2011

Spring Clean!

Vince and I decided to go home for the bank holiday weekend just gone and while I didn't really get up to much, I do have just a few things to post about! I spent most of Saturday clearing out my bedroom and I must have chucked out 3 bin-liners full of stuff! I can't really tell you what it is because it's just junk that I don't use and don't need to keep so out it went!

While I was having a little clear out I came across two of my favourite childhood books by Jacqueline Wilson! Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite authors when I was a kid, and these two books, as well as Tracy Beaker, were my absolute faves! My parents took me to meet Jacqueline Wilson in Portsmouth and while I can't really remember much, I do remember her wearing a ton of rings on each finger! I remember giving her a letter and she actually sent a reply to me, but I can't for the life of me remember what I've done with it, argh! I managed to snap a few pics of the books that I got signed when I was younger! I wish I could justify reading JW books at the age of 22 but I don't think I could get away with it, haha.

Another of my favourite authors was Roald Dahl! Who didn't love him to be honest? I managed to dig out my Roald Dahl Treasury book! It's a bit battered but these are the sort of things you just can't throw out! I also managed to find a few teeny tiny children's books which are going in my Neice's book collection!

I also managed to fill the only space I have in my bedroom with a hole hoard of beauty products and bits and pieces. My room is the smallest of the small and only has two shelves, no desk, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. All of my stuff is dumped on top of the chest of drawers so I finally got around to organising it into a little beauty product show stand! Once my sister moves out I should hopefully be moving into her room, where I will have lots of lovely space to display my belongings properly!

Of course, I also managed to buy a few new bits to add to my ever growing collection. My mum and I both have similar skin, as in, we both suffer with lots of blemishes, spots and just plain mis-behaving.

Up until recently she has sworn by Elemis products until they started becoming too harsh for her skin so she has started using the Eucerin brand from Boots. She recommended that I try the Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleanser and Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cream-Gel as she has found it to be quite good. For the past month or so I have been using the Avene range but I have noticed that my skin has got used to it and it's not working as well anymore so I'm definitely going to give this brand a try. It might be a good idea to mix up my skincare products, to help keep my skin in order!

Of course, I couldn't go into Boots without having a nose at the make-up. I picked up this 17 'Peaches and Cream' Blusher from the new Candy Collection.

This blusher is gorgeous! The peach shade could be worn on it's own but if you're like me and don't want to look like you've been punched in the cheek, then the pale shade is great for bringing down the brightness of the peach. The two shades look gorgeous when they're mixed together, very peaches and cream!

While I was at home I had a little raid of my mum's nail polish drawer. A few years ago she did a nail technician course and I was her dummy. She brought lots of different nail polishes that she never uses anymore so I quickly nabbed a few for myself including an OPI polish, old school Nails Inc in 'South Molton Street,' an Estee Lauder polish and a few regular high-street polishes too! I think I got quite a good haul to be honest!

This post turned out to be much longer than I expected it to be so well done if you got this far! See you later in the week!


  1. ahh the illustrated mum was my favourite jacqueline wilson! double act was too sad for me it used to make me cry! xx

  2. i loved those jacqueline wilson books too! i remember we had to do a book project and draw our own version of a front cover and i did the double act one :)
    the blusher you bought looks lovely and i'm impressed by all those nail polishes! x

  3. I loved Jacqueline Wilson but I sort of grew out of her... I feel like I wouldn't find them all that gripping any more. Dahl on the other hand I could read forever!

  4. My skin sounds just like yours - have you ever tried Liz Earle? It saved me

    As for Jacqueline Wilson - I bet she loved you with your name. She always used cool names. I remember wanting an interesting name as a kid after reading the illustrated mum! xxx

  5. I used to love Jacqueline Wilson! I see her books sometimes when I'm out and have to resist the urge to put them in the basket! x

  6. aw i proper used to love jacqueline wilson books. i met her once too and got her to sign my copy of girls in love hehe xx

  7. I've met JW too! :D About 4-5 years ago she went to the theatre at Cromer pier and my school book club got front row seats. I actually had the seat right in front of her and remember being so excited that I was so close! It was around the time Diamond Girls was released so I have that signed by her :D

    I also have a much-loved Roald Dahl book, which has stories such as The Twits and The Witches. Just talking about it makes me want to read it again! :) xxx

  8. i love those books,too!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes & inspiration! i am also hosting a rad giveaway, one of a kind Frida Khalo cuff bracelet with an industrial edge! XO

  9. I remember those Jacqueline books, i use to read them when i was younger! Oh btw that eye shadow looks gorgeous =]

  10. i used to love jacqueline wilson books too!!

  11. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I used to read horse books all the time (with a touch of Mr Dahl of course ;) Lovely pics on this post x

  12. Ah The Illustrated Mum and Double Act! Two amazing books <3
    I also love Roald Dahl, just bought The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar :D xo

  13. Great stuff from Boots! I also loved Roald Dahl - this just reminded me of him, haha. I haven't read one of his books since I was a kid!

    x Michelle |

  14. I'm the same age as you and I still love Jacqueline Wilson! The Illustrated Mum and Double Act where 2 of my favourites - I love how even rereading them now takes me right back to being that age!

    It's so cool you got to meet her :P that was like my dream when I was 9.

    Love your blog, I'm following!

  15. My sister used to love Jacqueline Wilson, I don't really think I was ever into her books- maybe it was because I wanted to be different to my sister who loved them?! Anyway love the make up collection, I really love buying it and it's ever expanding just like yours!

  16. i used to love both of these books as a child cxxx

  17. i used to LOVE jacqueline wilson, double act was my favourite! i think i need a spring clean too xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

  18. This makes me want to get my old books out. I was in to the Sweet Valley Twin series - loved it. Not sure where they all are now but this post makes me want to go to the attic to have a look through our box old old books! xxx


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