Five days into May already, how did that happen? I can’t start another blog post with an apology for being behind but seriously, I must admit most of my five things under a fiver were last minute impulse buys this time. Not that that makes them any less coveted, or handy, so here goes.
If you’re a G&T drinker you’ll know that Fever Tree tonic really takes it up a notch, so now they’ve started stocking it in my local supermarket I’ve been buying these big bottles to have in. You don’t want to be stuck on a summer Friday evening with no tonic do you? Plus, my mum has just been staying for a few days and she loves a tonic water (straight up, gin-free) so I had to get the good stuff. They do an elderflower version too, which is also good. This bottle was about £1.50 from Morrisons.
The Vaseline (£1) is actually a treat for my nails, which have been splitting and breaking really easily for months now. I was told a tip the other week which is to rub Vaseline into your nails a few times a day to keep them hydrated and encourage them to grow strong. I’ve only been doing it for a few days but can notice the difference already.
Want to know why I’ve got two pots? Well, it’s because I went shopping with my two-year-old daughter, of course, and she has to have her own basket with her own little tin, and it had to be the pink one. This rose version of Vaseline is slightly tinted, which looked great on Flo when she tried it in the car, all over her face, clothes and even the car window! Delightful, but handy and a total bargain.
The Sally Hansen Hard as Nails strengthener (£3.99, Superdrug) really helps too, and it doesn’t chip or flake as easily as a clear polish.
I love roses and usually have fresh flowers in the house so couldn’t resist treating myself to these. A cheap and cheerful pick-me-up at £3.
I’m afraid I’m cheating a little bit with the final purchase, the bunting from US stationery site Minted was bought quite a while ago, so long ago in fact that I’d forgotten how much I paid for it! I just looked it up and it comes up at about £13, but I’m sure it wasn’t that much when I bought it so I’m sticking with it!
It’s made from cardboard circles and is something you could easily make yourself, maybe by covering discs with wrapping paper and stringing them together? Maybe I’ll give that a go myself and report back.
So I may have bent the rules a little, but technically there are six things in this post so I’m letting myself get away with it. I’m loving seeing so many of you join in too. 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.
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Happy shopping in May!
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