Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Newness || textbooks and a treat!

A fiver for two hefty textbooks?! Errr yas please! Abe books is the best website for cheap textbooks, ordinarily these would cost something like £70, and even second hand can still be expensive. No this post isn't sponsored, Abe books is just another student lifesaver, like the book How to be a Knowledge Ninja that I am continuously banging on about (though I was asked to review that one-probably the most excited about an email I'd ever been!), and I would like to share it with you!
I bought Practical Techniques of Biochemistry to help with my practical techniques, duh, mainly because when I go to France I'll be working full time in a lab so I want to make sure I am prepared when I arrive! It will also carry me through to next year and is apparently still great for students doing their masters or PhD. The other textbook I bought 'cos why not at that price?! 

I also decided to treat myself to the Cupcake Lush facemask. Which I was gonna do a beauty review on but... naaaah, so let's do it here! It smells yum, feels so refreshing, and leaves my skin soft and clean and not irritated and red! I think that's all you need to know? If you've been here a while you'll know I've had some bad luck with Lush products, especially their facemasks, but I reckon I'll be buying this again one day. Not regularly, I don't see how some students can afford so many products, but I understand the temptation!
I was also very kindly sent some more face masks to review by May Beauty which I haven't tried out yet simply because you leave them on for 45 minutes and I just haven't had the time! They sound intense and kind of scary though... I'll let you know how I feel about them in a few weeks.
I feel very very spoilt at the mo with all these! And the matcha tea that Tea Pigs also sent me to try for their #MatchaMay campaign. I made a smoothie with it but used rubbish orange juice so it tasted so bitter bleh. I'm sure you guys could come up with better recipes for me! Any of you tried matcha tea or like it? Let me know some things I can do with it!

Let me know if abe books comes in useful to you, I hope I've let some of you in on a secret you didn't know before! And I'm sure you can finally die happy knowing that I found my one true facemask. Have you been doing any shopping recently? I try to avoid posts like these so I'm not tempted but I feel sufficiently treated now! Lots of love xo


  1. Cheap textbooks for the win! After I finished uni I sold my textbooks to Amazing and got some money back, which was nice :)
    I wouldn't worry about practical skills, it's really easy to pick up :) Plus you get into your own rhythm and your own way of doing things in the end.

  2. I love the Lush facemasks! x

  3. I'm just glad I don't have to go to school.


  4. I'm so happy with them! The practical techniques one is awesome, explains things really thoroughly (unlike some of my lecturers) and basically is cool :P
    That's so good to hear! I am so looking forward to getting stuck in and growing confidence in my lab skills! :D xo

  5. I've tried a few, and so far I only like this one! I find the rest too drying :/ xo

  6. I love masks! Although I never tried anything lush before.. I have been into a lush once before but I didn't get anything.. not sure why. Working in a lab? well that sounds interesting.. mixing things and stuff. really cool! good luck!
    Jade x