Louis and I went to Straiton Retail Park on Friday after his interview and I was overjoyed that there was a Home Bargains, Discount UK and TK Maxx. I'd never heard of Discount UK before, but I was quite pleased to realise it was along the same lines at Home Bargains, B&M, Savers, Poundland, etc. My favourite kind of shops!
I tend to look like a crazy cat lady when I enter these kinds of shops, rummaging through all the shelves seeing if any bargains are hiding away, talking to myself (although that happens all the freaking time, let's be honest!) weighing up what I should get and what I probably should put back.
|L-R Radiance, Dusk Brunante, Mochachino, Kisses|
My Sally Hansen polish collection is growing a fair bit! I got 2 in a pack and each pack was £1. You can get these polishes on directcosmetics prices range from 99p - £1.99 which for Sally Hansen products, I think is fabby! I'm assuming they are older or discontinued shades but I'm not too fussed to be honest. I think I now have 3 or 4 shades of the Insta-Dri range, it's great!
I've seen so much about blending sponges but I've never actually tried one so when I saw this wee one hiding away at the back of a shelf in TK Maxx I thought I'd finally take the leap and try it out for myself. I was quite surprised when I was reading the instructions on the back of the packet when it said to complelety soak the sponge in lukewarm water and rinse it out till it's damp and then use it. I always assumed you just used it how it was, although using it damp makes a bit more sense.
So everyone in the beauty world has probably tried Argan Oil by now but what can I say, I like to be fashionably late to the party! I'm excited to try it though and I'm hoping it makes my hair look fabulous.
99p from http://www.homebargains.co.uk/
I'm always on the lookout for nice lip tints that won't dry my lips out, not had much luck so far so when I saw this Astor one with balm at the other end, I just knew I had to give it a go! The shade is a lovely delicate pink on my lips and the balm is so soft and moisturising. That's only from one quick application though so I'll test run it properly and write up a review on it.
fragrancedirect currently have these for 99p (a whole penny less than I paid for it!) there are loads of shades available as well so I might be tempted soon!
£1 from http://discountuk.com/
|Top 3/4 swipes. Bottom 1 swipe.|
I've never tried any Sleek products before so when I saw this I kinda pounced. I'm a sucker for mascara, love trying out new ones. Although my favourite has been stuck on Scandaleyes for quite a while now!
The brush on this really confuses me, the bristles are so short and stubby! I'll give it a go though, who knows it could be amazing!
Lash Out - 99p from http://discountuk.com/
So this was more of a 'for Louis' item. He had been moaning about his tired eyes then I saw this so I'm going to make him use it and let me know if it makes much of a difference. I will probably give it a go as well although I don't tend to get many under eye problems.
They are putting all sorts into beauty products these days, snake venom, snail slime, what next?!
Eye cream - £1.89 from http://discountuk.com/
Bit of a practical item next, a stand for my tablet. I was in bed a couple days ago trying to watch a film on my tablet and I had to prop it up in between pots of body lotion and bars of soap so it would stay up so when I saw this, I knew it would be better!
99p from http://discountuk.com/
I got ridiculously excited when I saw this. I love trying out new facial cleansers so this was no exception. I looks really weird and will no doubt feel quite strange the first few times I try it but bring it on!
I'll probably write an in depth review once I've used up all the pads in the packet. They look like felt fried eggs!
£1.99 from http://www.homebargains.co.uk/
This was a little hint from Louis. A stop snoring device... 99p from http://discountuk.com/
Last but not least, a health item! A digital skipping rope, it counts how many skips(?) you have done and also count calories burned. I used to absolutely love skipping when I was younger so I'm reigniting my love for it. Just need to remember to strap down my nunga nungas so I don't end up with black eyes!
£4.99 from http://www.tkmaxx.com/
There are other products that I got but I'll be saving them for another post ;)
Are you a fan of discount shops? (Silly question I know but there will be some people out there who don't like them!) What's the last thing you bought yourself?