Cheap and Cheerful Bargains!

I’ll be blogging something of substance soon I promise, but this is just a weekly haul round up, as this week was a bit shopping-heavy for me – I went to Wilkinsons to pick up two things, and ended up spending £20…oops! I love Wilko’s for home bargains as well as basic beauty essentials. I won’t post everything, as some of it’s boring things like deodorant and craft bits, but here are a few of my favourite picks. I’ve needed a shower cap for ages, as I don’t wash my hair every single day, and this one was just too cute to resist.

How cute is this shower cap (£1.30)?!
False Eyelashes, £1
Falsies for £1? I thought I’d give it a try, but the glue is absolutely horrendous – the lashes themselves are pretty nice though, so I’ll keep them for when my glue’s nicer!

Drawers, £2.75

How lovely are these drawers? I couldn’t resist the price, and they’re perfect for storing my nail varnishes. I’m tempted to go back and get some more for my make-up, which needs sorting out. And speaking of nails, I picked up this little polish set from Primark for just £2 – 50p per polish!! I’m not very into the whole ‘pastel’ trend that’s everywhere at the moment, but I don’t mind a hint of pastel and always think it looks good on nails, so the blue, mint and pink will be perfect for understated candy nails.

Nail polishes, Primark, £2
 This bag was something I got sent at work – it’s meant to be an
advertisment for a bag design competition, but I thought the bag itself
was pretty cool. I whacked some glitter on to spice it up, and I’ve been
using it for my laptop. I have a ton of the bags in my room, so I might
get DIY with them and make them all awesome looking – perhaps even give
some away!

Short Belted Mac, £38, Next

Possibly the most exciting thing, my new jacket came! I’m very fussy about coats, and when I found this Mac in Next I knew it was perfect. I love its vaguely nautical feel, and as a plus when I took it to the till, I saw an advertisment for £10 off your first purchase online – so I did it there instead. After postage, it only saved me about £7 – but every pound counts, right?!

I’m really looking forward to the coming week, although it’s a busy one. I’m only in work for two days, as I’m spending Wed-Fri in London doing a Media Law course through work. I get to be a tube commuter, which excites me – it sounds very lame, but I’ve always imagined myself successfully working in London – and for a few days, I’ll actually have the chance to feel a bit like that. I also get to catch up with some friends I haven’t seen in a while, which is lovely too.

As well as London, I’m having a very understated V-Day with James, pretty much just going to the pub for some food. We were going to go to Chiquitos as we’ve been meaning to go there for ages anyway, but it’s booked up. So the likelihood is 2 meals for £6 and maybe a bottle of £6 wine for a cheep, cheerful alternative to spending a fortune just because it happens to be February 14th!

What are your plans for the week? And for Valentine’s, if you celebrate it?