Monday, 24 February 2014

Zara Mini Office City Bag

Mini Office City Bag £29.99
If you've been reading for a while you may remember that around this time last year I ended up buying the very popular Zara Office City bag under the pretense that it would be perfect for my trip to Hong Kong. I was so very wrong, however, because it turned out to be incredibly bulky and awkward to carry for long periods of time because of it. Don't get me wrong, I still liked it and felt as though I was finally part of the Office City Bag Elite whilst toting it around, but there's only so much an inner arm can take. And Lord knows that a metre-long shoulder strap is useless on a bag the size of an ironing board.

So, can you imagine my excitement when I noticed that Zara were selling a MINI version of this bag!? At £29.99 it comes in much smaller and much cheaper than the original, though it is missing the two extra zipped compartments that the larger version has. And I really miss those. As much as I like this smaller version and find it easier to carry, I am completely paranoid that everything is going to be snatched when I use it, so I had to take some serious security measures and punch a hole on the inside (I bought a tool specifically for this -__-) and into my purse, so that I could attach the two together with a chain. I KNOW

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Liebster Award

For the most part, I write A Brimful of Tasha for myself, but for as long as I can remember I've had one loyal reader who keeps coming back, keeps commenting, and keeps making me feel that at least one person is out there enjoying this blog as much as I do. That person is Angi from iidifferentworlds, and to top off being one of my loveliest readers, she has nominated me for a Liebster Award, which is a wonderful little accolade that recognises the efforts and achievements of blogs with under 200 followers. So, many thanks to Angi for recognising me and my tiny bit of internet space-- it absolutely made my day. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Life: Gundam KUMA-03 Bearyguy III

Gundam KUMA-03 Bearguy III
Whilst most other people my age were probably out making shapes on the dance floor a couple of Saturdays ago, I was building a fighting, robot teddy bear and my boyfriend was putting together his own more serious model at the same time. What can I say? That's just how we roll in our house. 

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Glossybox: January 2014 - the end of the Glossy road for me...

Left to Right: Yu-Be Hydration Creme that can be used anywhere on your body; travel-sized container of Vaseline essential moisture moisturiser; balance Me toning body wash; anatomicals under-eye patches; and a pair of tweezers from the Vintage Cosmetics Company.

I received the first Glossybox of 2014 late in January, and when the only thing I seemed to be excited about was the new, literally glossy box design, I knew that it was time to call it quits and cancel my subscription. 

I have to point out that I don't think this is an issue with what Glossybox are providing, but more of an issue with what I want as a consumer. I just don't like getting random samples, 80% of which are of no interest/not suited to me whatsoever. I've found that unless there are at least a couple of substantial full-sized and interesting products in the box (i.e. the December Glossybox) I just feels as though I've spent £10 on a bunch of useless knickknacks.  

So, there you have it: this Glossybox system just isn't suited to me and my needs at all. Here's to hoping that I don't regret cancelling my subscription after finding out what's in next month's box...

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