Contactless Shopping Haul

I was recently contacted by TSB and they challenged me to go on a little shopping spree and spend £100 using only contactless in celebration of their new offer in which you'll receive 5% cash back on your first £100 of contactless payments each month when opening one of their plus current accounts - not a bad little offer at all. I'm a self-confessed shopaholic and already a massive fan of using contactless so I was obviously well up for the challenge!! The reason I love contactless so much is because it makes shopping so much easier and quicker - all you have to do it place your card over the screen and wallah, payment has been made. I know that probably sounds really lazy as entering a pin isn't exactly the most difficult of tasks but when you're going from shop to shop and are weighed down with all your bags, it can become a pain in the butt! Especially if you're forgetful like me and regularly have those moments where you go completely blank and think 'oh crap, what's my pin?!?!'. 

Armed with my new TSB contactless card, it was time to hit the shops. I went for a shopping spree in Manchester city centre with my mum and Nanna and we had lots of fun - we even got ourselves some yummy Christmas Costa coffees using my contactless card! I could have gone mad in the shops (so much beaut stuff around at the moment!) but due to the £30 limit on contactless transactions, I did have to hold back a little. I kind of wish the contactless limit was higher than this as it's SO convenient but I can totally understand why it isn't - lets face it, if you lost your card, someone could easily go on a huge contactless shopping spree without the need to know your pin number so its definitely safer this way! Anyway, let me stop rambling and show you the goodies I bought...

I ended up going to Boots a couple of times throughout the day as my mum and Nanna were buying Christmas presents and I knew there'd be some bits and pieces in there that I just *had* to have. The first thing I spotted is this French Connection hand wash and hand lotion duo and I just LOVE the packaging (is that marble effect I spy?!) so I had to have it for my bathroom. Now I'm living in my own flat, I love treating myself to nice hand wash and hand lotions - it may sounds completely sad to those of you still living at home but trust me, little things like this make a house a home. Also, I'd just ran out of my beloved Molton Brown hand wash so this will be a lovely little replacement!

A few more thing I picked up from Boots are a clean cotton Yankee candle jar and the matching tea lights. This is my favourite scent ever ever ever so I just had to stock up on one to keep my flat smelling lovely and fresh. Now I'm working from home, I always have candles lit throughout the day - I find them really calming and when they smell as good as this one, I just want to have it lit 24/7. If you've not smelt this, you need to give it a sniff next time you're passing Boots. It smells so clean and fresh - I love it!! I also picked up this months Glamour magazine as it has the beautiful Tanya Burr on the cover. As a blogger, I'm all for supporting 'team internet' and its amazing to see Youtubers and Bloggers getting theses amazing opportunities. I can't wait to sit down with a cup of tea and read this!!

My boyfriend and I LOVE the TV show Supernatural and season 10 is now on TV but we haven't yet seen season 9 so when I saw this in Tesco, I had to pick it up. It will give us something to watch in the evenings again now Pretty Little Liars is finished - yep, I made my boyfriend watch PLL!! If you haven't seen Supernatural, its about two brothers Sam and Dean (who by the way, are rather dishy ladies) who are 'hunters' - they basically hunt supernatural creatures such as demons, vampires and werewolves. Most episodes are about a new case which the brothers are trying to solve but there's also a contenting storyline throughout about their relationship and you get really attached to the characters! It's definitely one worth watching!!

Okay so this is a super practical and boring purchase but I was in desperate need of some new bedding so whilst passing Argos, I popped in to see what they had on offer. Unfortunately this packaging doesn't have a picture of the bedding on it but it's a lovely grey and white set which matches the colour scheme in my bedroom perfectly. I'm sure I'll be tweeting a pic when it's all ironed and on so make sure you're following me on Twitter @k_leexjx to see how it looks!!

It was my friends birthday recently so I popped into Pandora to pick her a charm up. I'd seen a best friends charm I liked the look of online so I grabbed her that and she loved it! We always seem to get each other Pandora charms has we both have the bracelets and its not something you'd really buy for yourself! I also bought myself MAC 'Velvet Teddy' lipstick - I've wanted it for such a long time but its usually sold out so I was very excited when Selfridges said they had it in stock and I can't wait to give it a try. I'm hoping it'll transform me into Kylie Jenner (keep dreaming Kayleigh)!

So there we have it, all the things I bought on my recent shopping spree. I think this came to slightly over £100 (told you, shopaholic) but that's cool as I'm super happy with everything! PS - please ignore the bottle of Too Faced foundation in the top image - I have know idea why I added it in as that was an online purchase!!

Have you used contactless yet?

*This post is sponsored by TSB but as always, all views are my own.


  1. Yay another Supernatural fan, we are a rare bread haha, 90% of people I talk to have never heard of it! Great haul! xx

  2. Velvet teddy is my absolute autumn favourite at the mo, i wish my boyfriend would take an interest in Supernatural too!


  3. Looks like such a fun day out! Loving the Costa drinks this time of the year! x

    Marianne Sophia x

  4. I love supernatural! My and my boyfriend watched all seasons together :D

    Lisa's World

  5. My best friend got me hooked on Supernatural! They are on season 11 here in the US, but I always watch on Netflix so I don't have to wait a week in between. I started going back and watching my favorite episodes as background noise. The French Mistake and Yellow Fever are two of the best IMO.

  6. I've always wanted Velvet Teddy! Make sure you post what it looks like! xx

    Blog:: Hannah Rose

  7. Wow! Thinking about it, you actually managed to pick up quite a lot of stuff. I forget that £100 can actually go a long way if you budget yourself X


  8. I lost touch with Supernatural after around season 6 so I need to make an effort to get back into that because it was brilliant! You got so much for your money and I love contactless it's just so much more convenient!

  9. Can TSB challenge me to do this, please?

    Claudia Harriet

  10. You're living the dream, getting to go on a (free) shopping spree! :) My boyfriend keeps bugging me to watch Supernatural (he's seen most of it), maybe I'll have to check it out. And I totally agree that it's those little touches that make a house a home ...I say, as my bathroom sink currently only has one tap and is in a sad state of disrepair. Well I agree with you in theory! :)

  11. j'aime cet article cela me change un peu les idées, merci et le velvet teddy est trop génial..

    I love this article it changes me a little the ideas, thank you and the teddy velveteen is too brilliant
    have a nice day
    sarah xx

  12. Lovely haul, Im very jealous of you getting your hands on Velvet Teddy

    Maddy, xo

  13. I always love reading your blogs on your hauls :) So lovely xx

  14. Yay for Supernatural! I have to buy the box sets too as I'm so far behind, Season 8 here! Contactless is so handy!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  15. I have virtually the whole French Connection boots christmas collection it's so lovely!! :) x

  16. I love using contactless payment, although it is lethal!
    Looks like you've picked up some great items.
    Great post as always!

    Love Charlotte Elizabeth xo

  17. Ah Yankee Candles <3

    I’m currently living in Paris and have been blogging my time here, I’ve just written a post about the recent terrorist attacks which happened just 10 minutes away from where I live. It feels so surreal right now.


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