Okay, straight up, I love books.
It’s funny that I haven’t talked about this more on my blog before but more than makeup, skincare, fashion – in fact, while I really writing about those things, none of that actually comes close to how much I love reading. The next best thing would be food, I also love food and that’s a close second to how much I love reading. Growing up, I was such a little nerd that I even got ‘bullied’ for it (but being a really oblivious nerd, I actually didn’t even realise I was being bullied!! Hence why I wrote the word bullied in little quotation marks, I guess it doesn’t really count then?). So, basically, this post is just a happy-feely declaration of my love for books.
I had thick little glasses from age 7, I would always carry a book around and bookstores would be my number one store to zoom to given the choice. Once, my dad bought me so many books, we had to hide them under my bed from my mum, because she thought I already had too many (too many?! impossible concept). Every time the exams rolled around, I was banned from reading because I’d get so sucked into a book I wouldn’t study at all. This is all quite strange as I think I learnt to read pretty late. I can remember learning to read, I think I was 5? My mum started to read me all these Peter and Jane books (anyone else remember them?). It was like a new world opened up to me and all these squiggly symbols suddenly made sense! For a little girl who spent most of her days alone (I had no siblings and both of my parents worked), reading meant I was always in good company.
I remember the one thing that made me look forward to the start of a new school year was all the new books. Continue reading
Summer’s drawing to a quick close and for once, I think I really enjoyed the hot weather. I’m really not a hot weather kind of person (cue gasps and people declaring that they can’t be my friend anymore… seriously, that’s actually happened to me), I love Autumn and Winter and I think one reason I don’t really enjoy summer (apart from me being allergic to heat, that’s a thing right?) is me not knowing how to dress for the heat. This year I really made a effort to plan a summer wardrobe that I enjoyed wearing (with lots of help from Everything5Pounds haha) and I’m actually hoping for at least 1 more week of hot weather before it’s time to put the summer stuff away and take out all the cold weather clothes. It’s honestly never happened to me before!
Whoops, went on a bit of a ramble there. That whole thing was a prelude to me trying to say that the best part of summer is upon us and that is the – SUMMER SALES. I’m a huge fan of saving money (which is what this blog is all about), about not paying full price and also about only buying what you need. Which is where the Boots Summer Clearance sale comes in because, if you’re anything like me (and we’re probably alike, otherwise we wouldn’t be so into beauty/skincare that we read/write blogs about it!) Boots is probably the place where you’re tempted to pop in for on thing and emerge with half the store.
If that’s not enough, on top of the sale, there’s also a points event going on!
Another quick-fire post on Everything 5 Pounds, my last post was about their £1.99 sale (which I nabbed loads of items at, I think I returned about half of them but kept half as well, I’ll do a review post one day).
For a limited time only (just a DAY apparently but they do tend to extend these offers, they’re having an amazing half price dress sale. So half off of £5 means that these selected dresses are £2.50.
Click here to jump straight to the sale or read on to see what half price dress picks I personally bought from the sale and what I liked/didn’t like.
Today we’ll be talking about one of my absolute, all-time favourite online clothing sites – Everything 5 Pounds.
In case you haven’t heard of them already, the name really says it all – everything on the site will only set you back a fiver. I’ve really got into shopping from them recently and I’ve a whole host of posts planned including an in-depth review, reviews of all the hauls I’ve done recently (including the good and the bad) plus tips on how to get the most out of shopping with them. However, today’s post is going to be a quick one because I’ve spotted something that I really wanted to blog about asap while the deal’s still on.
For a limited time only, Everything5Pounds is a misnomer, because not everything is £5, some things are £1.99!
I know it’s been a really long time, life has caught up I’m afraid and while I’ve had a great couple of years, coupled with an effort by myself to stop buying so much makeup, this blog became sadly neglected. I began to get the itch to write again when a couple of weeks back Boots held one of their amazing points events where you get £10 worth of points for a £50 spend, I missed the chance to post about it but, surprise surprise, they’re holding another one this Thursday! So I thought I’d better fire off a quick post now while I still have the chance.
This isn’t as good as the £7.50 worth of points for £30 spend that they’ve had in past summer points events but it’s better than Triple Points events and 10 points per £1 events as well, so if you missed out on the same event that happened a couple weeks ago now’s your chance to get it! I’ve scouted out a few good deals/promos that are going on at Boots now too, so you can double up your savings: