June 2022 new in

 Well that is June over and done with and the plan to save as much money as possible didn't exactly work did it. I ended up spending a fortune on a variety of items, some that were needed and some that are honestly just random buys that I didn't really need to buy. There were items that I needed to restock for my holidays and there were items I had wanted to help improve my skin condition and other items I just couldn't resist buying. As I say it was definitely a month of spending and here is what I picked up...

One a recent trip to Primark I came across these luggage tags and I couldn't help picking up one for me and one for Liam. I ended up getting Liam the PS5 controller one for his backpack and I ended up getting myself the Donald Duck one because surprisingly although I hate birds I love Donald. These look great and were so cheap I am tempted to pick a few different ones up next time I am in store.

Whilst on holiday in the arcades I ended up going on one of those claw machines and as usual I expected to walk away empty handed. I was pretty surprised though when I ended up winning this Among Us soft toy, granted I have never played the game but I think it looks pretty cool plus the nephew likes it too so I guess we can share.

We ended up going to Alnwick castle whilst on holiday and I wasn't missing out on the chance to get some more Harry Potter merchandise especially from the place where parts of it was actually filmed. One of my favourite characters is Dobby so when I saw this necklace I knew it was going to be an item I purchased as it is nice and small whilst still looking great. 

I then found this Snape's wand hanging ornament for the Christmas tree, now I know it is a bit early to start thinking about Christmas but this was reasonably priced and we already have a fair few Harry Potter bits for our tree so this will be the perfect addition to our tree this year, or it might just get hung in the office all year round. 

We have a couple of Harry Potter wands already from our visit to Universal years ago. Before we even got to Alnwick castle I said I wanted to purchase a new Harry Potter wand for the collection if they sold them but when we got there I ended up being spoilt for choice and I spent far too long debating which one to actually get but in the end I settled on the Sirius Black one and I absolutely love it.

Whilst we were away there was a carboot on in the village we were staying at and I ended up going for a look around not expecting to buy anything but that soon changed when I got there as someone was selling Pokemon soft toys. I ended up picking up 2 then heading back for 2 more. These were £20 for the lot so I think I got a pretty good deal and the Pokemon collection at home has grown nicely.

Also from the carboot I ended up grabbing Uncharted Drakes Fortune for just £1 it is in decent condition and has all the manuals with it so I didn't want to leave it there for that price, maybe I will get around to playing it one day.

Another holiday purchase was this mead from Holy Island I ended up getting me and Liam a bottle each and I can't wait to drink it. Now I haven't had a drink all year, I am challenging myself to not drink alcohol until my birthday so as soon as I get the chance I will be drinking this as it smells gorgeous. This could be the perfect gaming companion for my birthday weekend.

When we were buying the mead we spotted these glasses and we both decided we needed to add a couple to our already overflowing glass cupboard. These are different to ones we already own but they are going to be perfect for the mead or even the whisky we have to get through. Did we really need them... nope but I am glad we did.

I have been on the look out for a bottle stopper for a while now to try stop us both drinking full bottles at a time. This one was only a few pounds so it will keep us going for a while until we find a metal one to replace it plus it looks pretty cool too. 

Finally from holiday I picked up this necklace which actually matches one Liam has owned for a while now. I have always wanted one like Liam's but his is far too heavy and I wouldn't be able to cope with it on a day to day basis so I opted for this one as it is a lot smaller and simpler.

When we got back from our holiday I noticed a package waiting for me behind the door which confused me as I really wasn't expecting anything. When I opened the package I found out it was actually this jersey from Xbox to celebrate their fanfest that was taking place in June. I love this and how it has my gamertag on the back, I can see a lot of gaming sessions happening in this.

 Technically I didn't buy this item but at long last I have a new iPad. My dad gave me his old one as it was just sat around gathering dust and it is still like new. I am hoping that by having this I will be able to be more productive especially with working on the go especially when it comes to photo editing which I have been massively slacking with a lot lately.

My skin has been absolutely terrible lately so it is about time I got that sorted. After a bit of research I settled on these Neutrogena items which should hopefully help me get breakouts back under control. I am really hoping these do the trick and I don't have to go out buying more bits but I guess only time will tell, all I know is it is time to sort this skin out.

Did I need another pair of sunglasses, again nope but Primark have got some great ones in at the moment for under £5. I ended up getting these more rectangular ones for £3 and I really like how these look on me as they are different to other pairs I own. I need to try resist getting any more now though as I already have far too many pairs.

At 27 year old I didn't think I would be buying myself Spider-Man trainer socks but at £3 I thought I might as well pick these ones up as I needed some trainer socks with the nicer weather coming up. These should last me a while and no doubt the nephew will be wanting matching ones. 

I needed some new sports socks too and the 5 pairs at Primark for £5 make a nice alternative to my Nike ones. I love these with the little stripes of colour at the top and with them being nice bright colours they will be perfect for the summer.

I absolutely loved the Powerpuff girls when I was growing up so I am loving seeing items appearing in Primark with them on. I don't usually bother with the women's pyjamas but I couldn't resist these ones although I have sized down in them and they are currently a little bit too snug for me. I am really looking forward to fitting into these properly.

I am absolutely loving the £2.50 range in Primark at the moment and I have really stocked up on these t-shirts as they are cheap for my weight loss. I don't have to spend a fortune to get clothes that fit which is great. I wanted a grey t-shirt to go with some shorts for my holiday and this ticked all the boxes and fit nice.

I also picked up this New York t-shirt for just £2.50 and I love how it fits and the print on it. The family have started saying 'well it's a you t-shirt' and this one got the seal of approval straight away. For £2.50 I might end up getting this one a size down too as I love the design and it goes well with a lot of my wardrobe.

I have always loved printed shirts but have never been confident enough to wear them due to my size and body shape but this summer I have caved and picked up a few to wear with my shorts. I got this Crane one from Primark for £10 and it feels great it is a nice soft, cool material and is going to look perfect on my upcoming holiday.

My nephew picked this leaf print one out for me and again at £10 from Primark it feels like it is going to be great in the warmer weather. This will also be getting packed for my upcoming holiday and I have a few ideas in mind on how I am going to style it.

the final t-shirt I picked up was this one for £4 from Primark. I love the washed colour of this one and the back print gives it tour merchandise vibes. It fits really well too which at the moment is a great bonus and I am looking forward to styling it.

I realised just before my holiday that I didn't have any black denim shorts so I went to Matalan and purchased these raw hem ones that are actually the best fitting denim shorts I have owned in a long time. The raw hem helps them fit the rest of my wardrobe well and gives them a bit of a vintage look. These will be worn a lot over the next few months.

I had no grey jeans that fit me and it was starting to annoy me that the colour was missing from my wardrobe as I love grey jeans. I picked these up from Sainsbury's and I am glad that I did as they are perfect for the summer months when it is too cool for shorts plus they are going to be perfect for some autumn looks later down the line. I also picked up another blue pair whilst there just so I have more options that actually fit.

My mum got me these jeans from Primark as they were reduced down to £4. Unfortunately at the moment they don't quite fit me but I don't think it will be long until they do if my body keeps changing the way it currently is. The aim is to be in these by autumn as I have a few ideas in mind for how to style them.

I am getting a little bit hooked on these Nike academy sets, this is my 3rd one in two months but with the fit and colours you really can't go wrong. The set was £30 in total and I am already on the look out for more colours of them and items that are more suitable for the colder months. Nike is slowly becoming my go to fitness brand once more.

JD were having a big sale recently and I wasn't expecting to buy anything however, these Adidas tracksuit bottoms were just £15 and I am definitely planning ahead with this purchase. With me being back playing football I know I need something for colder weather sessions so why not buy these now whilst they are reduced. They are a bit tight at the moment so lets hope I can get into them when the time comes.

I ended up taking the nephew football training and then we stopped off at Sports Direct after as I wanted to treat him to a new pair of football boots. In the end I got both myself and him matching pairs at his request and to be honest he has picked well. I opted for the turf version like him too so I can wear them whilst practising in the garden.

Finally of course I had to buy the new England shirts, I couldn't decide if I wanted the home or away shirt but in the spirit of the Euros I ended up purchasing both of them. I know I am definitely going to 1 England game but let's hope they get to the final so I can say I wore both of the whilst watching England live in the Euros. I think the away one might be my favourite though. 

So there you go that is everything I picked up in June, I am really hoping to stick to my budget in July as football will be taking up the majority of my time and money but I do have my eyes on a few things so I guess only time will tell if I manage that budget or not. It is time to get saving again. 

What was your favourite purchase from June 2022?

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