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Five under £5 posts are published on the 5th of each month, so I hope you will forgive me if the 5th January one went unpublished.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.
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.
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?
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