I have to admit to indulging in a little retail therapy over the past few weeks, which is pretty easy to do when you’re staying in the city and there are tempting shops everywhere you go! I thought I’d share with you some of the treats that I’ve picked up for myself and munchkin.
Baby Gap Dungarees
These were a brilliant bargain, they’re good as new and I picked them up in a charity shop for £1. My little munchkin looks so cute in them!
Vtech Colours and Shapes Piano
I think this was one of my best buys ever, this little piano was 50p in the same charity shop that I got the dungarees from. It was a bit battered, and I wasn’t sure about a musical toy, but I brought it home and my Dad put some batteries in it for him, and it’s been a success from the beginning. Frey loves playing with it, and even dances every time it plays music. It can be in French or English, so I’ve gone for French, as I think the French lady has a nicer voice.
Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Body Butter
It is probably a mistake to have a Sunday afternoon mooch in the local Boots store and sniff some Soap and Glory products. They were all so scrumptious I found it hard to decide, but this body butter smells like cake, and I can’t resist anything that smells like cake. Thanks to my new body butter, I now smell like cake too.
Another charity shop bargain for my little munchkin, this Lamaze dog was also as good as new and cost me £1.95. I keep it in bed with me, and on the odd morning when Frey has awoken at 5am, the little dog has kept him occupied for 10 minutes or so whilst I have a little doze. And that is exceptionally good value for £1.95.
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Coconut’
I have fancied trying a very pale nail polish for a while, so I treated myself to this one by Barry M. I must admit I’m undecided on it, it was a little like painting my nails with tippex, and mistakes are very obvious with such a pale shade. It does make me feel like a trendy young thing though.. if I hold my hands in a fancy pose and squint at them.
Yankee Candle in Vanilla Cupcake
It’s a candle that smells like a cake. Candles that smell like cakes are one of the greatest things ever in my opinion, so this just couldn’t stay on the shelf!
Have you treated yourself lately? What have been your best charity shop bargains?