If you have never heard of it before, Ali Express is an online marketplace where you can buy things from hundreds of different sellers based in China. There are literally millions of things that you can order; you can pretty much buy anything you want!  I’ve been using Ali Express for a few years now and I always have people ask me where something is from and are surprised when I tell them I bought it super cheap (sometimes things cost only pence!) from China. So I thought I’d put together a little list of my top Ali Express buys…

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I wasn’t planning on going shopping today but when I woke up this morning and realised I have to go back to work tomorrow I decided to get up nice and early and head out. I chose not to go into the city centre shopping mall and instead I visited a few edge of town retail parks around Milton Keynes which were much nicer and quieter!  So yes… I am one of those people that goes out sale shopping on Boxing Day! And I don’t regret it at all. I didn’t get there until after 10am so I wasn’t one…

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I thought I’d do a little pound shop haul blog post, as I’ve picked up some great stuff lately, especially beauty stuff! I tend to spread my pound coins between Poundland, Pound World, and the 99p Store. I think Poundland is probably my favourite store, but they all do a good variety of stuff and they get new stock in fairly often too. I bought these skincare products from the 99p Store. They’re all branded bits, and much cheaper than the retail price. The tinted moisturiser sells for £6 usually, the anti redness moisturiser £6.99, the Clearasil rapid action cream…

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Christmas is coming! Here’s one of my first festive blog posts (I’ve already showed off my Christmas jumper!). Poundland is one of my favourite stores at this time of year as they get new deliveries of all kinds of goodies and this year they have an amazing range of Christmas bits. Not the usual cheap and tacky bits, they have some actually nice things in! Check out these Christmas pretties… I couldn’t resist this cute little star shaped ceramic dish. I thought it would be nice to put Christmas sweets in or a candle. Dunelm sell a really similar one…

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I know loads of fashion savvy shoppers hate shopping in the sales on the high street, but as I like to think of myself as a bit of a bargain hunter; I love it! If you have patience to look through rails of ridiculous things in unpopular sizes whilst being elbowed by fellow cheapskates then it can be a treasure trove of goodies. I can see why this may be not very desirable though… But as I get quite a buzz out of sale shopping, I will always look through the sale rails, and here are some of the bargains…

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Happy November! Sorry for my absence, I’m aware I’ve not posted in well over a week (oops) which I’ve never done before. But I’ve been super busy lately, including finally landing a nice new job! It’s similar to what I do already except for a totally different company and I will save 30 miles and over an hour a day in traveling. So I’m very exciting to be starting that next month, although I will be a little bit sad to say goodbye to my first real ‘grown up’ job. But onwards and upwards!  Last week I popped into Dunelm…

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