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Some sweet sale buys!


Evening all!

I am trying to make my christmas money last so I can spend my student loan on exciting stuff like rent etc. So even though I have money to treat myself, I still delight in finding mega bargains.

This happened the other day when I popped into Paperchase. All of their festive stuff is SO cheap now! My £6 stretched so far!

I bought these adorable nesting dolls, but Alex has already put them in the loft with the rest of our christmas decorations! I wanted to keep these up all year, they're so cute! (I got the image from Amazon).



I thought these ice cubes were pretty cute for all year round, so I'm glad I nabbed them cheap!



I got this little eye mask for only 75p! Perfect for my headachey days!



These are a bit lame but i thought they were too cute to abandon!



I also found this lovely gift tag stamping set in Oxfam which I figured would be a good lifetime investment! You just stamp onto plain tags and gift wrap and hey presto! A highly adorable DIY gift tag! You can also get a notecard set with a little owl stamp (I know a lot of you owl lovers will love that!)




In other news, I got my hair cut off in a big way today. I think it's a bit too short at the moment but by next week i think I'll be loving it. Anything has got to be better than the hideous all-one-layer 'do I was sporting before! Sorry for the cruddy Photobooth image. It turned me blue so I had to turn it black and white! I have it shaved a bit on the sides and at the back but you can't really see in the pic. Will post a better one soon!



In yet more news, we're off to Brighton for a couple of days tomorrow to see our friends we had over on new year's eve. I am trying to be excited about seeing our friends but it's being eclipsed by my excitement about eating my weight in Krispy Kremes!

I am actually trying to eat a low fat diet this year but life keeps getting in the way. For example, we went out to Nando's with friends last night and they offered us 10 free wings because we spent over £20! It was such a double edged sword... SO fatty... But oh so delish! And now Krispy Kreme is giving me no choice but to pay it a visit when I'm in Brighton. *Sigh*! Looks like my winter insulation (car tyre) will be warming me for just a bit longer!

Hope your week is going nicely? I feel so excited about this year and may have some cool news to share soon!

51 comments:

  1. Love your hair, and can't wait to see a better picture! x

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  2. Ahhh Nando's! I am going tomorrow and am really excited, is that sad? The hair looks good, I love it when girls can pull it off!

    R x

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  3. love love love the hair! you suit short hair so much (i wish i did) and i love all the little bits you bought. so cute, have a great time in Brighton tomorrow. I warn you Krispy Kreme is right near my college i tend to spend lunchtimes in there (lolz) you never know you might see me! hahaha xxxx

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  4. loveee the hair! and the paperchase stuff is soo cute! cannot believe it was so cheap! X

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  5. loveee the hair! and the paperchase stuff is soo cute! cannot believe it was so cheap! X

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  6. Your hair is looking fab. I think it really does suit you.
    x

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  7. Hair Rocks. Krispy Kremes - oh my word, just another thing I miss about the UK. And Brighton, this post has too much awesome in it x

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  8. Love your hair! And lashes!

    I just got back from Paperchase too and bought similar goodies. Got the nesting dolls, pink glittery deer and a mini silver Xmas tree for £8. Very happy!

    Will actually be ready next year!

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  9. Oh my God! You've found some right bargains haven't you! Shame my nearest Paperchase is about an hour away :( I love those Oxfam stamps too!
    Your hair looks great! You really suit short hair.
    Have a great time in Brighton!
    xxxx

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  10. I like your hair this short Gem! It really suits you. And those are some mega bargains from paperchase, wish I'd had a look in there when shopping in the sales.

    Hope you have a good time in Brighton. x

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  11. Ahh I love paperchase, I sense a visit soon after reading this haha! I love your hair too! xx

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  12. Great buys! I love how paperchase put cute little faces on everything. Very Japanesey. I wish all things came with cute little faces on. Bread, petrol pumps, money etc it would make life a lot more enjoyable for someone simple like me (hehe). Have fun in Brighton lovely xxx

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  13. Oh love the oxfam stamp kit, that will last for ages. Great buys x

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  14. Love your paperchase bargains! I picked up some cute wooden decorations in the sale too.
    The hair looks lovely as ever! It always looks like it does as it's told, if my hair was that short I'd look like an upside down bog brush!
    Apologies if I've lowered the tone!

    Pen x

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  15. My lord if they did not have Paperchase life would be one dull dull place. I did a big-glittery-deer stock up there today. It's the only place that fuels my big-glittery-deer addiction...

    x

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  16. Loving your new hair, I always love what you do with it. Getting mine cute next week and think of something similar ie massive fringe at the front and shorter in parts but I'm not 100% as it's quite long now and I might want to keep growing it so who know! Love the tag printing set so much, so adorable, practical and perfect to customize make unique!

    Have fun in B-ton with all those doughnuts =)

    Hannah xx

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  17. Your hair looks gorgeous, as per! I just love what you do with it. I was in paperchase yesterday and got some goodies too, the christmas stuff was insanely reduced and oh so cute!! :) xo

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  18. Alooot of places of reduce all Christmassy stuff soon after, from chocs to decorations,etc, & I always find it's worth stocking up for the next year ;)

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  19. Ohh intrigued about the news you may be sharing with us miss :) you did well with the sale stuff eh! I really like your hair, I know what ya mean tho, sometimes it takes a few days getting used to, but it really suits ya! Have fun in brighton m'love. if we had krispy creme up here my bmi would be through the roof xx

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  20. your hair is so lovely! it really really suits you:D
    when its a dramatic cut it does take a few days to settle!
    i love that gift tag maker, oxfam you say? i think i might be popping in my local soon! :D xxx

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  21. That notecard set is so cute I might have to venture to my local Oxfam tomorrow xx

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  22. oh like i couldn't like your hair more :)
    those decorations are so cute, i wouldn't blame you if you put them out all year!

    http://afluorescentadolescent.blogspot.com/ x

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  23. Hi there :)

    I absolutely love your hair - it's very cute.

    I really love those nesting dolls and I agree with you that they should be kept up all year. I really like the Christmas pudding, cause it looks like my boyfriend when he smiles!

    Sarah Betty xx
    http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

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  24. the paperchase bits are so sweet!

    intrigued as to what your news is...

    www.stilettos-and-cigarettes.blogspot.com

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  25. Your hair looks so good - I wish I could pull of a short cut, but it's just not on the cards for me!
    Your sale buys are so cute too, especially the DIY stamp :)

    Rosie x

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  26. Can't wait to see your new hair, properly!

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  27. I need the gift tag stamping set in my life - it's just what I was after, er, a fortnight ago. Better luck next year eh!? Loving the look of your new hair - look forward to seeing more pics! Have a lovely time in Brighton (and more importantly, at Krispy Kreme!) Sally x

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  28. I love Paperchase so much, I' a right little Paperchase groupie :-)

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  29. Ooh, I'm rather jealous of your little stamping kit, that will be well useful! Might have to peruse Paperchase very soon... xx

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  30. Your hair looks so so so great, Gem! Hair love <3.

    x

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  31. That D.I.Y stamp tag is amazing, I would love to get one for my friend as she is sooo in to crafting.
    I will have to check out the their sale as I would love an eye mask for my headaches too and how cute are the Christmas doll things I would want them out too :) xx

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  32. Low fat diets are bad for you anyway, as long as you get a balance and eat mainly healthy fats your all good. Go for a 80% good food and 20% treats and I reckon your fine ;)

    Love your paperchase buys, I'm a sucker for their Christmas stuffs.

    Love your hair xoxo

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  33. Your hair looks amazing. I'm having serious short-hair envy right now!
    x

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  34. the DIY gift tag thing is such a good idea! I always use luggage tags as gift tags. I am envious of your short hair, I have always been tempted by it but my face is too chubby for short hair really.

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  35. I love your new shorter hair! It suits you so much, I don't think you ever need to worry about looking like a boy :)
    It's almost enough to convince me to go back to having short hair myself...
    Lovely sale buys too! You always seem to find a bargain :)
    Miss M x
    http://secretdiaryofamedicalstudent.blogspot.com

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  36. Love yr haircut, I'm a big fan of short hair and you definitely have the face for it ;-)
    Great finds too and have fun in Brighton! It's on my list of places to visit in the UK.
    X

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  37. Your haircut is very pretty, but I think any hair style would look good when you're as pretty as you are!

    As for your bargain Paperchase buys — I'm so jealous! We haven't got a Paperchase where I live and they're my favourite store ever. I might have to go from here and have a look to see if they have any sale things on their website.

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  38. I'm mad for paperchase and I was gonna go there on the search for a cut-price diary, but i can see me giving in to festive goodies in the sale. Cute buys.

    le-belle-et-la-bete.blogspot.com x

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  39. YAY! Hope you have a lovely time in Btown! :D If I see you around....I probably would have NO idea what to say lol! Can't wait to hear all about it xx

    p.s. NANDOS <3

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  40. your hair looks lush, and those are some pretty cute/awsome bargins!xx

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  41. your hair looks gorgeous! also you will be pleased to know i credited you in my latest post about leopard nails :)) xx

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  42. Great blog!
    I'm now following, hope you can do the same :)

    http://amyssecretcloset.blogspot.com/
    Xx

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  44. Oh no you picked the rainiest days to come! :o(
    Which area are you staying in? Maybe it's my road! :D

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  45. awww your festive buys are cute but confuse me cos i always walk into the store thinking, "why out these on sale now, who's gonna buy christmassy stuff when its not xmas?" lol

    love your quirkiness though, all the same xx

    check out my blog and follow if you love x


    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  46. STAMP! I need it. How long have you had short hair? i want to go pixie but don't have the guts yet. Hmm, yours makes me want to do it!!!

    Glad to see you've forgotten about all the previous silliness and are back to your fab blogging

    lou x

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  47. Mega deals in Paperchase!! The Christmas items are so cute!! Your hair shorter really suits you :)

    L x

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  48. So jealous! I've wanted to go to Brighton (or just England in general) for a long time. I like your new hair cut, you can really pull off short hair.

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