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debbie's bargain hunt

Photos and comments on my bargain buys... Of course, a few higher priced items may appear from time to time if I feel that the quality outweighs the cost.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Liz Earle Hair Products

I'm a big fan of Liz Earle; I've tried most products available, and love everything from "Skin Repair Light" (which is my all time favourite moisturizer), to the "Vital Oils" candles (which hold their scent and are reasonably priced too)!

I've been meaning to try the "Botanically Beautiful" hair product range for a while now, so I fully intend to take advantage of this offer (from the website) as soon as I've finished this post!

For three 200ml products, a price of £19.95 is not to be sneezed at!

Up to 70% off Lipsy Sale on Brand Alley

I know I'm not the only obsessive Lipsy fan out there so I'm including a link to Brand Alley, a website which is free to sign up to with regular sales on lots of popular brands. This is the first Lipsy sale I've seen on Brand Alley since signing up a month or so ago.

I like this multi coloured gem cuff in particular but can't justify the cost at the moment. It is £19 but P&P wil easily take this over the £20 mark. If it doesn't sell out within a day or so I may reconsider...

As with all good sales, I've been too late and most of the lowest priced items have gone already. Still, if you're quick you could pick this lovely dress for £15:

I get a feeling that some of the dresses are a "too young" for me (I'm 23). If I was younger and slimmer I'd find it even harder to resist them!

Let's see if I can let this sale pass by...... xxx

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Crochet Handmade Headbands for Babies and Grown ups!

So I've been making headbands for quite a while now after getting into crochet a few years ago. These ones with flowers seem to be the most popular for baby girls and grown women alike!

If you'd like any of these I can make to order in any colour combination. I charge £5.50 (through paypal) including postage and they're a great gift for girls of any age!

(Didn't intend this post to be a sales pitch but I've just made a few now for a friend's baby, and thought they were too cute not to include in blog post for today!)

I personally think these large crochet flowers on a thin band are the prettiest and work well in neutral colours.

These are the style I tend to make for babies - they look so pretty on! Wish I had time to make more but I only manage to do a couple a week due to work / being lazy :-O

Friday, 25 March 2011

Bluebell Perfume from Penhaligon's: A Payday treat?

I want this so much and even the bottle is gorgeous! Am so tempted, but don't know if I should buy directly from the website or search for a cheaper deal elsewhere. I'm suspicious of fakes when it comes to buying certain items from ebay, but I don't think this is a brand that is usually imitated....

Anyway, how beautiful is the bottle!!

£72 for 100ml EDT.


Thursday, 24 March 2011

Some favourites I have been wearing recently: Old and New!

I thought it might be fun to take a few piccies of some of the clothes I've been wearing this month. These items have all come from swaps or charity shops, so prices range from £0 for the swaps to around £3.

Lipsy skirt £0 - free in a swap

Kaftan top £0 - free in a swap

Miss Selfridge Angora Blend cardi £3.99 - from Rayliegh (Essex) Oxfam charity shop

Red bubble print dress £0 - free from a swap

Harem Pants £0 from DP's - free in a swap (thank you mixnmatch1 !!)

Worker boots £0 - free from a swap

All Saints black glitter skinny jeans £0 - free from a swap

These days it seems that the large majority of my clothes (and everything else!) come from swaps, charity shops or ebay. I can't say this is saving me money as such, because I make up for buying cheaply by buying lots. But it does mean that I don't have anything in my wardrobe that goes unworn and I have a way bigger selection to chose from :)

Brand Alley

Recently signed up to this website and haven't bought anything so far... Don't know how I've managed this because I've been very tempted!

Has anyone bought anything from Brand Alley before? Some of the prices just sound too good to be true!

At the moment I'm really tempted to get these:

7 For All Mankind Dark Indigo Roxanne High Waist Skinny Jeans 31" Leg - BrandAlley

for a measley £69. But can £69 ever be considered a bargain for a pair of jeans?! Ooh, decisions!


Still haven't been able to list my weekly bargains because I'm still split living between my parents house and boyfriend's flat. Will be at my parent's tonight so I'll hopefully be returning to loads of ebay and swap parcels. Fingers crossed! xxx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Prada Bag: Bargain of the week!

Picked this bag up from a charity shop in Chelmer Village. Me and Scott were having a well earned day off and I stumbled across this bag when we were looking for bedding type items for the cat / kittens...

I've had a few designer bag loving friends take a look and they're pretty sure it's the real deal. For £2.50 I don't mind either way to be honest. I just think it's a lovely bag. Anyway, here is a piccy that I managed to find online:
So if you stumble across this post, bare in mind that it may be worth popping into a charity shop next time you're passing. And remember to donate any unwanted items instead of binning them. They're always looking for new stock! xx

Friday, 11 March 2011

Today I'm wearing: Everything from swaps!

Just realised that I'm wearing all swaps today! So an outfit that was technically free! (Excluding Uggs and handbag that is!). Not bad going :) xxx


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Coat Envy...

Just seen a girl on my way to work wearing a gorgeous pink ruffle coat. After a bit of investigation online I've found out that it's from Dorothy Perkins. No longer on the website and the only one on eBay is a size 18. Boo!

Even though pink does not suit me at all, I still feel like I absolutely need to find this coat! If anyone by chance stumbles across this post, and has this coat they'd be willing to sell (size 10 or 12) please let me know!!!! Bit of a long shot I know :) lol! x

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Week of bargains!

Had some really good swaps and other bargains this week! Sadly, a lot of it has been swapping my size 8 and 10 items for size 12s, but it softens the blow when my new, bigger items are cheap / free I guess!

Really pleased with my black Lipsy tulip skirt... eBay... £2.99 including postage costs!

And some really good swaps this week too! Loving my jewel pocket Lipsy dress, baby blue River Island dress and Madonna for H&M tracksuit!

On the charity shop front, got myself a gorgeous heart quilted / patent beige shopper. Only £1.49 and perfect for carrying swap parcels to the Post Office in style! 
Also, picked up a Rare / The Saturdays studded dress for £4.99 and a Pussycat London dress for £3.

On top of everything else, managed to clear loads of space with loads more swaps on Sunday. So I have a bit of room in my cupboards until the next batch of parcels arrive!