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Five under £5 for April

Soap and badges

Five under £5 April

I think I must have got carried away with the taste of sunshine we had last week, as this month’s Five under £5 is all about ice cream, colour pops and spring. These heart-shaped sunnies look a bit redundant today though, typically I’m off work with my little ones this week and the forecast is rain, rain and more rain. I’m not too worried though, we have wellies at the ready and are not averse to eating ice creams under a brolly!

Let’s hope Florence gets to wear her sunglasses at least once this week – she’s an accessory obsessive like her mama, but her sunglasses never seem to stay in one piece for long as she’s a bit heavy-handed with the arms (she is only two, after all). Her latest pair can be found in H&M for £3.99.

The Hello Sweetie notepad was another recent buy from Paperchase, along with these cute button badges I bought as party bag presents for Sam’s birthday later this month. 

The notepad was £4 and the badges a steal at 35p each. Bagsy the one with macarons on.

Soap and badges

I bought this lavender-scented Luxury Soap when I was in Utility in Liverpool the other day. It’s a design-led interiors and gift shop which is always great for a browse. This soap really does smell amazing and I love the retro packaging.

The ice cream nail files are a fun little essential which I bought in the girls’ department in John Lewis. A set of two for £2.

That’s my five under a fiver for April. If you’d like to join in, you can either write a blog post about it or just join in with a photo of your five picks on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Just tweet me and let me know you’ve linked up using the hashtag #fiveunder5, add your post to the link up below and please take the time to comment on a few other people’s posts.

Thanks so much!

x Julia

Soap from Utility

Badges from Paperchase

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    Amy Elmes
    April 5, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Shut the front door!! -Those ice cream nail files are awesome! All such lovely items x
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    Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes
    April 5, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I want those sunglasses for me! Live the colours in your 5 under £5
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    April 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Such wonderful finds! I love every piece! But my favorites are he nail files and the buttons!
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    Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    April 5, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I love the ice cream colours. Those badges are so sweet, they will go down so well in party bags x
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    April 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Love the colours and the summer theme!! YAY to sunshine. Oh I do need to join in with this fab post again 🙂 xx
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    Vicki Bruce
    April 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Your April finds are so bright & cheerful. Nail files are essential but no one said they couldn’t be super cute too! Loving these ice cream themed ones, what a fun find.
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    Angie Vincent
    April 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    A lovely selection, especially the sunglasses, which I would definitely be hiding away for myself! The packaging for the soap is fab, almost too good to unwrap! Heres to more sunshine….
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    Deborah Nicholas
    April 5, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Love it all and im a sucker for packaging so that soap had me straight away! I have linked up for the first time 🙂 #fiveunder5

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    April 5, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Ice cream nail files???!!!! I think a trip to John Lewis is in order 🙂
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    April 6, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Don’t H&M have such lovely and bargainous accessories for kids? I love it in there and the fact that they are usually a little cooler than your average! She will look fab in those sunglasses!

    I love the button badges too, what a great idea for party bags and how good that they were only 35p! Happy days x #fiveunder5

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    April 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Oh these products made me smile, so colourful and sunny ( unlike the weather). I love Utility I often by my cards from there and they are so quirky!
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    Not A Frumpy Mum
    April 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    How adorable are those nail files? I’m going to have to track some down next time I’m in John Lewis. Love the retro soaps too! xx
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    sarah christie
    April 7, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    You always find such great stuff Julia, I love the nail files I never go anywhere without a nail file in my bag xx
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    Morgana (@little_fierce)
    April 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    We used to have a Utility in our town and I practically used to hand them my purse at the door, I loved everything so much! Those little badges from Paperchase are super cute too. Thanks for hosting xx
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    Michelle Cooper
    April 10, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Super cute nail files – think I will have to go buy some of those 🙂
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    April 11, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    I love the sunglasses and nail files! My three year old wears her sunglasses whatever the weather ☺

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    Siena Says
    April 14, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I found this post via Twitter and was instantly attracted to it because of the lovely colours. I love all of your items especially the soap. I’m a real sucker for soap and can often be found in TK Maxx sniffing them all like a mad woman!
    Utility is such a good shop isn’t it? I love having a little mooch in there to see what they’ve got and they do some funny greetings cards too!
    This looks like a link I would definitely love to join in!

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    Becky wilkinson
    April 20, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Those sunglasses are ADORABLE! I also love the nail files too. Great finds, thanks for hosting 🙂
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