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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.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Weekly Bargain Round up & My Makeup Box Clear Out

I've been doing quite well with my charity shop buys and swaps. But on the whole I have to confess that I've been a bad bargain hunter. My weakness being cosmetics, perfumes, etc. With a lot of these products, especially make up, I can't bring myself to use the cheapest products. Your face ad hair is on show every day so I believe in spending whatever you can afford to look the best you can.

Anyway, here are some of the clothes I've been receiving in swaps this week! :)

Lovely bundle from my fellow swapper and blogger, Mixnmatch! A pair of gorgeous biker style jeggings, an anchor print vest top and an 'Out of This World' t shirt from a Bigwardrobe swap. The t shirt shows a bible verse but it's is in a gorgeous design and not too 'in your face'. (As a Christian I like finding pieces like this which are not readily available in the UK). 

A also received a couple of items from another Bigwardrobe swapper. As with swapping, you sometimes don't quite receive what was described. I didn't realise that most of the buttons were missing from this lovely mac... luckily they're all in a pocket so I can sew them back on. I received these shoes from the same person and they more than make up for it. Stunning! 

I did pop into a charity shop yesterday afternoon and picked up this Abercrombie & Fitch top for £3.50 and this Anna Sui handbag for £2. Nothing too exciting but I'm more than likely get wear out of both!

Finally, on an entirely different subject, I've been clearing out my makeup box this weekend. Long overdue! I don't like to throw away brand new or lightly tested products so I always sanitize these and list them on Big Wardrobe for swaps. Though a lot of people like to buy their make up brand new, it's important to remember that some people may not be able to afford to. I hate waste and being able to pass on what I don't wear myself works out well for me. Anyway, here's what I've kept! I feel a lot more organized now! :)



  1. I use MakeUpAlley to list excess makeup for swaps :) Like Big Wardrobe but for makeup :)

  2. Meowcake: I signed up to MakeUpAlley but have only used it for looking at product reviews. Sounds silly but I thought the swapping side of it was only for people living in the US. I guess not though so I'll have a look :)

    Mixnmatch: Thanks again, and I'm glad you like the dress!


  3. Invisible Squirrel: I get a bit carried away with makeup and think that every new piece I buy will give me a full on transformation and change my life. Sadly it doesn't! Lol!