Friday, 8 April 2016

Five Under £5 in April

Hello, I am back again linking up with Julia at  Rainbeaubelle for five under £5 for April.  Seriously, I have become obsessed with checking up on the blogs joining in to see what bargains others have found!!

Anyway here are my five.  First up is this lovely owl trinket dish for £1.50 in the sale at Store Twenty One.  My Mum always buys me a few little gifts from the kiddiwinks on special occasions and this time it was Mother's Day where one of my gifts was a lovely tray and wanted some things to display on it.  So when I spotted this lovely wooden owl I knew it would be perfect.

Next we have this fab foxy orange wooden box that I purchased as a treat for my daughter as she loves orange and at £1.50 it was too cheap to pass up.  This again from Store Twenty One.  Had a good day for bargains in there and found other home stuff that I haven't included in this post, which all came in under £5.

My daughter is still doing amazing on the non nail biting front so when I spotted this funky chevron nail file in Wilko for 50p, I had to have it.

I love stationery and can never pass any without a nosy.  This cute little pinky purple love heart set was from W H Smith and reduced to 99p.   Would have been a criminal to leave behind!  I have signed up to a Stationery Swap arranged  Jocelyn over at The Reading Residence and love any excuse to buy stationery.

Finally, I found these funky racoon socks from New Look in the sale for 50p.  I rarely buy patterned socks for myself but couldn't resist these fun ones.  May have to pop back and see if there are any of the other designs left.

Extremely happy with my five under 5 this month with the total for all five items coming in at just under the £5!!  Off shopping again today and hoping to find some more bargainous goodies.

Take care and don't forget to join in as I love reading all the blogs involved.

Michelle x

Monday, 7 March 2016

Five under £5 for March

Well I came across five for under £5 over at Rainbeaubelle in February and never got around to joining in!!  I think the title speaks for itself and this month I was determined to take part.  I loved reading all the blogs that linked up last month and I can't resist a bargain.  So here goes for March.

First up is a nail polish.  I was on the look out for a new nude (hard to tell the colour from the pic) and found this Revlon (Pale Cashmere) one in Poundland for you guessed it a £1 ;).  

Next is another nail item.  This has been purchased as an incentive/encouragement for my daughter to stop biting her nails.  I agreed in February with her that for each month she doesn't chew I will reward with a treat.  So these are some nail art brushes that we can have a play with in the Easter hols.  Again from Poundland!!

I adore vintage and in fact used to have my own little vintage shop on Etsy.  So couldn't resist this gorgeous Kiln Craft mug when I spotted it in a charity shop for an amazing 50p.  Was a very happy bunny that day.

This is one I am saving to go towards a little Easter bundle I put together for the kiddiwinks.  I don't like just buying chocolate.  So I gift a few other treats too.  My daughter adores strawberries and loves fruity shower gels.  So this Strawberry one from Carex will be perfect and only cost 99p from Home Bargains.  Love that shop.

Finally, we have a magazine I purchased (because I forgot my book and had some waiting time).  I have resisted buying any magazines for a while now as I was spending too much money on them and sometimes never got around to reading them.  However, this one was only £2 and included a mini tube of radiance face mask from Balance Me.  So I don't feel too guilty!

Was fab joining in this month and intend on doing so every month (fingers crossed).  Don't forget to check out the fabulous Rainbeaubelle, all the other bloggers who have joined in this month and maybe you could join in too.  There are some fab buys and some canny shoppers.  Let me know of any bargains you have discovered lately.

Michelle x

Monday, 29 February 2016

Winner - Send a Box

Hi, everyone.  Today I am writing about a competition I recently won on Facebook, from the lovely people at Send a Box.  I won just for commenting and liking their Facebook page!!!  How fab is that.  Anyway I got to choose a box from their website and chose this one and decided to gift it to my lovely Mum as a thank you for all the help she provides myself and the kiddiwinks.
  Suffice to say she loved it, yay.  Her favourite in the box was the reuseable shopper bag which has a cute bicycle print.
I can honestly say the service provided by Send a Box was fabulous and would completely recommend them as a gift service with a twist really.  Plus they are currently running an offer which ends today so hurry!!  There are loads of extras you can add to the boxes and would make a great Mothers Day gift delivered straight to the door.  My Mum's favourite in her box was the reuseable shopper bag which has a cute bicycle print.  

Go take a look today and let me know what you think.

Michelle x