I’ve really been trying to save my pennies lately, but a girl can still lust after things, am I right? So I’ve put together a Wednesday wish list of homeware items I really cannot wait to get my hands on. I figured if I put them in a list, I can keep an eye on them and buy them when they go on sale or a discount code pops up, therefore saving me money! Smart, eh?

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First of all, I’ve got my eye on one of these adorable vegan lunch bags. I actually have a really cool, um, My Little Pony lunchbox (I use it ironically and because it’s vintage, alright?!) but it’s pretty small and I actually need a bag to put it in. So when I spotted these I thought they were perfect! The bags also use recycled cotton and eco friendly ink, so you know as well as your lunch being vegan, the bag itself is super great for the environment.

I love this edgy but glam skull cup and saucer set. I mean it is pricey at £38 so I probably won’t end up parting with my hard earned cash for it but it is on my wish list now meaning hopefully someone will buy it for me as a flat warming/moving in gift. Plus all my plates and bowls are black (excellent choice from my brother) so this set would totally match everything else.

How cool is this bath mat?! I spotted it on the Urban Outfitters website (the last place I’d expect to find cool homeware) and fell in love with it immediately. I don’t even know if it would fit into my tiny bathroom but god help me if there’s a way I will find it, even if it means trimming/cutting the bathmat down. Plus I do actually honestly need a bathmat. I swear. My nan would totally hate it. But that’s the benefit of having your own place!

These tall moroccan candle holders are really edgy and cool. I’ve blogged about my love for Little Lies before but have yet had the chance to buy something from their website. They’re only £9 each which makes them a total steal, and I know a tall black candle from Tiger would look ace in one of these. I say this because I always buy black candles from Tiger (it’s the only place I know that does black candles) but never buy the tall black ones as I never have any holders to put them in. Problem solved.

Finally, I’ve had my eye on these milo deer heads for what seems like years now, ever since I spotted one for sale during a trip to Amsterdam. I love them and think they’re so funky – they’re really pretty and the fact that they’re cardboard and not actual deer heads is even better! They come in so many beautiful designs (and sizes) I kinda want them all. I think I’ll get this one first and stick it above my bed..

What do you think of my wish list? Would you buy anything from it for your own place?

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Single or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself. Even if you’re not in a relationship, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t receive gifts – Valentine’s Day is the day where you show appreciation for the most important person in your life and in all honesty, this person should be YOU.

There may be a lot of pink involved (hey, who doesn’t like overly feminine fluffy pink heels? Oh, okay, so not everyone likes them, but this is my wish list at the end of the day), but I’ve still compiled a small wish list/guide of some things you can buy for yourself (or hint at your other half to buy) as a treat this Saint Valentine’s Day.

Who said you had to rely on cupid to do all the dirty work for you?!

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ONE | VICTORIA’S SECRET WICKED UNLINED UPLIFT BRA, £38.89
This beautiful beautiful bra from Victoria’s Secret is exactly the kind of subtle but luxurious thing to treat yourself with. Even if no one will see it, the pink ivory design with velvet is what dreams are made of. I don’t know about you, but if I’d be wearing this out in public I’d pair it with jeans and a really soft oversized jumper for the ultimate feminine feels.

TWO | H&M’S SANDALS WITH FEATHERS, £34.99
Unpractical? Sure. But who says waltzing around the house in these pretty fluffy heels in just your underwear (or maybe a matching silk kimono) won’t make you feel like a million dollars this Valentine’s Day? If you are in a relationship, complete the look with lashings of mascara to create vintage lashes and a plump red lip. If you’re single? Do it anyway. We’re women. We don’t dress up or wear make-up for men. Single or not, these heels will certainly make you appreciate yourself (and feel feminine and sexy).

THREE | MISS DIOR EAU DE PARFUM, FROM £52.00
I’m not one who’s big on perfume, but I found a tester of this in the new issue of Cosmo and was impressed – especially since the design of the tester resembled the way you spray perfume (very smart advertising). This fresh rose-like scent (can you tell I’m not very good at describing the scent of things?) is really rather feminine without being too overbearing, and is perfect for this time of year as we transition from winter to spring.

FOUR | LIME CRIME’S M$LF VELVETINES SET, £24.47
Lime Crime is a brand that’s been on my radar for a while now, not least because they’re a) entirely on brand right now and b) entirely vegan too, so I’ve just been looking for an excuse to treat myself to something Lime Crime. This cute – and somewhat edgy – set of lipsticks includes four neutral shades, perfect for ‘a modern woman on-the-go’. Oh, and M$LF stands for Moms I’d Like to Follow – now I’m no mother, but I can understand the hard work that goes into raising a child, so if buying this set is showing my support for hard working mum’s everywhere than that’s certainly an excuse to drop money on this. And if nude colours aren’t your thing? You can mix and match with other shades too.

FIVE | LUSH’S WHOLE LOTTA LOVE BUBBEROON, £4.75
It’s a bubble bar. It’s designed like a heart. It’s Lush. What more do I need to say?!

SIX | SOPHIE KINSELLA’S SURPRISE ME, £7.03
And finally, there’s no better treat than a good book. Paired well with a bubble bath (and Lush’s Whole Lotta Love Bubberoon!), make sure to take time for yourself this Valentine’s Day and get lost in a good book. Surprise Me tells the story of happily married Sylvie and Dan who panic when they realize just how long they’ve got left in their happy marriage; sixty eight years to be exact. To keep their relationship fresh and spontaneous, they decide to create little surprise for one another. But of course, life isn’t that simple and soon enough a scandal from the past is uncovered…

If you’re single and dreading Valentine’s Day this year, or even if you’re in a relationship but you’re other half isn’t great at buying gifts, without a doubt take note of this wish list. From a plush velvet bra to a book you won’t be able to put down, take the matter into your own hands make sure you get at least one thing you want this Saint Valentine’s Day.

What do you think? Will you be treating yourself to anything from this list? Let me know!

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