Five under 5

Five under £5 for December

Five for December

Five for December

When I started doing these Five under £5 posts, it was an idea I’d seen on other blogs – mainly beauty ones – but thought it would work for my little space too. I’ve been choosing to feature five things each month, some for me, some for the kids, some things I have chosen as gifts. I’ve included make-up, jewellery, things for the home, food, whatever I fancy really – the only rule is that everything should be under a fiver.

I’ve had so many comments from people saying they love these posts and would love to join in, so from this month you can do your own five under 5 and leave a link below.

You don’t have to have a blog, you could create your five things shot on instagram or twitter, and add the link on the form below. If you could link back to this post in yours that would be lovely, and please make time to comment on a few others while you’re there. If you could use the tag #fiveunder5 on your twitter or instagram posts that would help too. It’s very relaxed – but I will say, just because it’s Christmas, my favourite post will win all of my five things for themselves!

So – my Five under £5 for December. I’m afraid I’ve gone slightly over on one of my products this week but I just really wanted to include it and I’ve had so many compliments so here goes.

iphone case

My iPhone case from H&M was £5.99, but seeing as it began with a five I thought I’d bend the rules a little! That’s what they’re there for, after all. I’ve recently upgraded my phone and while I was deciding which case to buy saw this beauty.

Hair clips from Sweet Thing at Ohh Deer. These are so sweet and even though I can’t persuade Flo to wear them for more than five minutes at a time, I love them and hope she’ll come round eventually! I bought them online but can’t seem to find them on the site now, so hope they’re not sold out.

Nail polish duo, £1.99 H&M. These colours are fab, and they don’t break the bank at all. I’ve tried the nude shade and it looks really natural and glossy.

Glass, Ikea. 50p I love these little glasses and have a few different designs. I only go to Ikea once or twice a year, but when I do I am dangerous! This year I bought some really nice baubles and a copper star light from there, as well as the kids’ chair I went for!

Washi tape, Ohh Deer. Christmas is here, and finally there’s an actual use for all that washi tape you’ve bought – to wrap presents with! This one is really nice and I think the gold scallop print would look great on plain brown paper.

In case you’re admiring the fairy lights, well I’m afraid they weren’t under a fiver but aren’t they pretty? They are from Utility and cost £13.99.

So what do you think of my five things this month? Are you ready to join in? I’d love to see your faves. If you need inspiration, why not check out my #fiveunder5 posts for September, October and November?

x Julia

UPDATED 21st December… Thank you so much for joining in with the first Five Under £5 linky. It has been so hard to choose a winner, I wish I could send you something each but in the end I decided to go for the person who actually made me go out and buy something on their list.

That was a little initial purse from Matalan, so I have to say my winner for December is the lovely Vicki from Let’s Talk Beauty! x x x x

Ikea glass with lights

Nail polish H&M

Hair clips

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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    December 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve asked people to join in with this, I’ve loved putting my post together, I had so much to choose from!! The nail polish from H&M looks great, they’d make a fantastic stocking filler and I love the iPhone case too. The hairclips are so cute too, I’d I’d be tempted to wear them myself if you can’t convince Flo 🙂 xx
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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    December 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    I love this little series, Julia. It’s such a great idea and fab for affordable inspiration. I will try and join in on Instagram. I have a few stocking fillers that I can share. I’ll get on it tomorrow!!
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    December 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    That phone case is a bargain AND I haven’t looked at H&M for ages, so off to look! x
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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    December 8, 2015 at 7:08 am

    i’m off to try and put mine together too! I am so terrible at taking the photos after work at the moment though!
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    December 8, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    What a fun way to do a five for list! And I totally agree, rules are there to be stretched (maybe not broken) from time to time 😉



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    sarah christie
    December 9, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I love the nail polishes Julia and omg when I go to IKEA which is generally twice a year too I also go mad. I love the glasses, they are such great value and the way the kids drop them, I need to have a good supply x
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      December 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Oh yes Ikea is always good for lots of cute things you don’t need isn’t it! xx

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    December 10, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I love this idea! I will try to get round to doing one to add to your linky. It’s nice to find little treats that you don’t have to splash out too much on xxx
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      December 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Ah thank you that would be great! Xx

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    December 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I love Five under £5 Julia. And this one is great. Those hair clips are so darn cute.
    Thanks so much for inviting us to join in, I’ve done mine and linked to you too.

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      December 10, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much Shrads! And I am so happy you joined in, it’s the first time I’ve done it as a linky so was really hoping people would want to have a go! xx

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    Everything Mummy
    December 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    How cute it that phone case! what a bargain I love it love this linky idea will be joining in every month x
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      December 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks Amy and I’m so pleased you joined in! Love your things too xx

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    Mrs H
    December 11, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I do love these posts, Julia. You have such great taste. I adore that phone cover and those hair clips are too cute. I will have to get my arse into gear and join in in January. As I do think that this is a fabulous idea for a linky. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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      December 13, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks Lucy, would love it if you joined in too! xx

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    December 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I would LOVE to join in with this next year Jubarb!!! What a fab premise for a linky!!! Can it be any day of the month — or are you having a set day??? xxxx
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      December 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Oh yes please do! Well I haven’t really decided yet! I think it will be mid-month, about the 15th, but this month I went earlier so that it could be before Christmas. I will keep you posted! xxx

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    New Mummy Blog
    December 14, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I love this idea, and your choices are really fab, particularly those hair slides! I just love how cute they are. I do agree ikea is addictive, luckily last time we went we were on our way back from holiday and were extremely limited on space 🙂 It’s a good trick!
    Hope you continue this each month X
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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    December 17, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    You could do something very fun with those nail polishes. And I am in love with that tape!… do you think I could decorate my front room in it?!?!?! xx
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