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Five under £5 for February 2017

Five under £5 February 2017 - all - Rainbeaubelle

Five under £5 February 2017 - all - Rainbeaubelle

My monthly Five under £5 posts are published on the 5th of each month, so I hope you will forgive me if the 5th January one went unpublished. Like most of you, I was still in semi-hibernation mode at the start of the year and after Christmas, buying small items was not on my radar!

Back with a bang this month though as I finally found a HEMA store to raid, after hearing so many good things about it. The Dutch discount shop has opened in Birmingham New Street station and I had a quick look when I was passing through for work a few weeks ago.

I’m planning a party for my (cough) 40th next month on a Club Tropicana theme, so stocked up on some decorations like these paper cocktail umbrellas, which were 25 for £1.

Korres Wild Rose cream - Rainbeaubelle

I also bought a packet of really cool cardboard snack holders in lots of different animal designs. You can see the green bear pictured but there are is also a rabbit, pig, monkey and lots more in a pack, I think they were £1 for 10. Brilliant for popcorn on movie nights at home.

Staying in Hema (I know, but it’s so good!) I bought these heart hair clips for my daughter, Flo. At £3 they were a bargain and she loves them. More importantly, they actually stay in her hair so a winner all round.

I’m cheating slightly with the next item as this Korres moisturising set was £7, but split it up and it’s £3.50 each so I’m letting it stay. I absolutely love this brand, it was introduced to me by Vicki at Let’s Talk Beauty blog and it’s still my favourite. I found this Wild Rose set in the sale in John Lewis last week.

Goupie chocolate - Rainbeaubelle

I have to mention the chocolate, as it tastes so good and is a real treat. It was sent to me by the lovely people at Goupie as it’s vegan-friendly and I think they must have noticed I was doing ‘Veganuary’ and am a bit of a chocoholic. It has a rich, dark taste which s perfect with coffee. I even took some to work the other day and it was given the thumbs up by everyone. A total hit, and it’s only £4 a box.

So there you are, my five under a fiver for February. Have you found any bargains this month?

If you’d like to join in by sharing five things you have acquired recently you can do so by joining in with the linky below. If you could tag your photos on social media #fiveunder5 so I can find them that would be ace.

x Julia

Hair clips from Hema - Rainbeaubelle

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    February 6, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Ooo thorntons all the way for me here.

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    Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes
    February 6, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Those snack holders look really cute. Don’t have a Hema store anywhere near me to browse 🙁 #Fiveunder5

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    Mary Smith
    February 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Lovely things and what a great idea for a party theme! My kids love umbrellas in their drinks haha I might grab some and have a mocktail night with them soon. I keep forgetting how great Hema is, those clips are lovely x #fiveunder5
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    Tracey Williams
    February 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Fab theme for your 40th Julia, enjoy all the planning. I discovered HEMA at Birmingham back in November and what a fab store it is. We just need more of them around the country, as I could literally spend hours in there. The chocolate looks lovely. One of my best friends is vegan so I will let her know about it #fiveunder5 x
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    February 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve never heard of Hema before but I might have a bit of a nosey. Those hair clips are just so cute, definitely a very good find!
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    Sarah Christie
    February 7, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Those chocolates look so good and I love Hema its full of mazing props isnt it? I was in my element when I discovered it a few months ago x
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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    February 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I’m so jealous you got to go in Hema! I am dying to go in one, I wish they’d open one round here. All their things look so cute. I love Korres skincare too, it’s so good considering it isn’t very expensive and always smells amazing, a nice little treat 🙂 xx
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    Angela Webster
    February 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve heard good things about Hema I really hope we get one local to us soon so I can raid it. The chocolate sounds delicious, I’m not supposed to have too much of the milky kind so I’m always on the lookout for a dark alternative.
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