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Five under £5 – February

Five under £5 for February

Five under £5 for February

As February is the month of Valentines, I couldn’t help but add a few little hearts into this post. It may not be something I’m looking forward to this year but I will still be buying a little something for Sam and Florence, as it makes me smile just as much as it will them, and takes the focus off me a little too.

So my first find under a fiver this month has to be these super cute baby heart pumps from Gap. I bought them in the sale a few weeks ago after my friend Clare pointed them out to me online and we had a collective squeal over them. They were reduced to £4 from £9.99 so I think I can just about get them into this post. I can’t find them online anymore I’m afraid, but you may be lucky in store. These are size 18-24, so as they are way too small for Florence, they’ll soon be delivered to Clare’s baby Joy!

Gap heart baby shoes -

The ladybird chocolates are another Valentines special from Marks and Spencer and I bought them last week for about £2. They were so nice, they definitely won’t make it until the 14th in my house.

Another of my five things is from M&S this time, and it’s this lovely pink cloud notebook which I picked up for £3. They have some really great stationery in there at the moment, and seeing as it’s right next to the foodhall in my local store – and I am addicted to their beetroot and goats cheese salad – I seem to have bought quite a few bits and pieces from the range recently.

Lush bath bomb -

My kids love bath bombs from Lush and this one called The Experimenter is so brightly-coloured it looks like a massive jewel and smells gorgeous. I have to say it sparked a bit of a row though, as Sam and Flo tussled over who was going to carry it up the stairs, who was going to get it out of the bag, and who was going to throw it in the bath! To say it ended in tears was an understatement – next time I’d better make sure I buy two the same!

Lastly, this card had to be included as a hint to how I feel about Valentines! I’m sure most of you will be familiar with the blog Hurrah for Gin, it’s a hilarious take on parenting which I often find myself giggling at, and I was lucky enough to meet Katie, the lady behind the blog, a few times last year. She sells her cards at Gin Bunny Prints and I recently stocked up so I always have a brilliant gem when the need arises. I love this little smiling rainbow with the grumpy thoughts.

Thanks again to everyone who linked up last month, I’m so glad other people want to join in with the Five under £5 thing. You can join in with a blog post or just a photo shared on Instagram or even Facebook or Twitter. Just tweet me and let me know you’ve linked up using the hashtag #fiveunder5, and take the time to comment on a few other people’s posts. You might just find something you want to go out and buy! Careful, it’s dangerous.

I have decided to run this feature on the 5th of every month, to make it easier to remember. So see you on 5 March.

x Julia

Gin Bunny Prints card

Lady bugs

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    February 8, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Those shoes are basically the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Apart from Joy, obv.

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    February 8, 2016 at 7:03 am

    The shoes are so cute. I think I will check out their shoe section when j next go. I love Katie’s cards. I need a good stock up too 🙂
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    The Reading Residence
    February 8, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Oh, those little pumps! Adorable and a bargain, too. I love that notebook, so pretty and useful. We’re definitely due a Lush trip soon, the kids love watching the bath bombs fizz! x
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    February 8, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Gorgeous! I want them all! Especially the cute M&S notebook. You are a canny shopper X

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    February 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Sorry my URL was weird in that comment!

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    Tracey Williams
    February 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Oh I love everything this month Julia, those ladybird chocolates look too good to eat. How adorable is the notebook. I know if I treated myself to this, my 10 year old would squirrel it away in her room when I wasn’t looking. My daughter has suddenly got into bath bombs, and I love that kids can literally argue over everything. Sounds very much like my 2 xx
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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    February 8, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Aaah what a lovely collection of things!!! I think my fave is Katie’s card — love her prints — she does make me laugh!! And yep, I feel like this about Valentines too.

    Even though I’m happily married, think Valentines is SUCH a marketing con. Not romantic — just a way of making people part with their hard earned cash. And that’s coming *from* a hopeless romantic!!! 😉
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    Erin - Yorkshire Tots
    February 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Some really lovely finds! I think a trip to M&S is in store for me.. I love those little ladybug chocolates!
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    February 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Ohhhh I didn’t know about this linky! Shall link up for sure 🙂 PS Those shoes are so cute!
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    February 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I bought a whole heap of Katie’s cards and remember that one – love the rainbow! Those shoes are such a bargain for £4. I am going to do my post tomorrow 🙂 x
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    February 9, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Those shoes are so gorgeous and what a total bargain. I have resisted buying those little chocolates because they might not even make it home but I might invest later this week, when I go in for my beetroot and goat’s cheese salad – I absolutely love them too, they are delicious! A great five and a lovely idea, thank you for hosting Julia, I will pop back and comment on the others later. Have a good day lovely xx

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    February 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

    My hubby is made on ladybirds, never know anyone like it! Need those choccies!
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    February 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

    LOVE those pumps and the card is brilliant. More great finds this month lovely x
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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    February 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    That bath bomb looks amazing! I couldn’t get near the bath bomb section when I went in as there were a load of teenagers huddled round them…I was being a proper grump about it, haha. Sadly my boys can’t really use the Lush stuff as their skin in super sensitive, they can usually cope with butterball and that’s about it, such a shame that I have to keep them all to myself 😉 Love that card from Hurrah for Gin! xx #Fiveunder5
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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    February 9, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Those tiny shoes are SUPER cute – gutted they don;t make them in little miss’s size. And that note book – so cute xXx
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    February 10, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Total steal on the shoes, that bath bomb looks amazing as does the notebook, why I have I never thought to look at M&S for Stationery xxx
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    February 2016 Five Under £5 - Let's talk beauty
    February 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    […] This month post seems to have come round so quickly, not that I am sad to see the back of January. So I have some great things in this months Five Under £5. If you want to get involved and link up your monthly finds then head over to Julia’s blog at Rainbeaubelle. […]

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    February 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Oooh what a lovely linky and can I have those shoes in my size please 🙂
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    February 10, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Oh gosh those pumps are amazing!!! So cheap too!! I love the Marks and Spencer chocolates – I got the sprout ones at Christmas and I’m still finding them around the house now!! X
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    February 10, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Love these, Julia. I’m amazed how you find such amazing things for a great price. I went to M&S with the littlest last week but the lure of the deli counter prevents us from hanging around in the stationery department for too long. I need to head back there on my own x
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    Laura @ dearbearandbeany
    February 10, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I love those shoes, adorable! I love stationary and never thought to look in M&S, I am always in there as I am addicted to the cheese scones! I will be having a look next time I pop in. I love this linky and will be joining in, I am always buying bargains x

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    Claire @ life love and dirty dishes
    February 11, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I really love this idea. I’ve been blogging for 18 months now, but don’t normally do life style posts. I’ve decided to step out of my comfort zone and give it a go!
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    February 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Ive just found your blog and it certainly is a rollercoaster! I have enjoyed exploring it and find this linky most exciting as I love a good barg and little purchases! Hope to join you soon and keep reading your journey x

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      February 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Thank you so much Mary! Yes please do join in next time x

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    Keira @ Dekko Bird
    February 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Oh I love the concept of 5 under £5! I too love the M&S stationery but I did spot equally nice paper wares in Sainsburys recently too. Maybe if I get myself organised I can include something from there in a 5 under 5 post. Thanks for sharing, just discovered your blog and really enjoying it. Keira x
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    February 23, 2016 at 11:08 am

    What a lovely collection of things you have found! Love those shoes so cute! And, love the card ha ha. I never go into Lush but this bath bomb sound lovely – I wonder is Miss M would like them… xxx I need to join up to this and doing on the 5th is perfect for my scatter brain x
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