I love shopping for knick-knacks and things for the home, Since I started joining in with the five under £5 feature I’ve found so many great things that don’t break the bank.  In fact If I see something I like that costs more then £5, I try to seek a cheaper alternative.  My husband will be pleased! 

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So here are this months finds…

Mason & Purse


The ‘Daydreams & Ice Creams’ purse was a little impulse purchase from New Look for £3.99.  I think I will be using it to put my business cards in at #BML16. 

I love mason jar drinking tumblers, but up until this month didn’t own any.  I couldn’t resit these ones because they are plastic so great for the garden.  They were £4 each from Matalan.  I bought two, along with this fantastic drink dispenser for £6.



Candle & Impulse


I like to have a little spritz of something in the middle of the day to freshen up.  Especially during the summer.  I think I’ve had various bottles of Impulse on my dressing table since I was 13 years old!  What’s not to love for 95p though.

The Cotton Blossom candle was another find from Matalan.  They come in a range of colours and scents at £3 each.




There is not much in life that makes me happier than a new handbag.  Although my penchant for bags has now extended into the reusable shopping bag kind.  I have so many.  I have now started to buy hessian bags like the one above instead of gift bags for friends birthday presents.  In many cases they are cheaper than a gift bag, and the recipient gets an extra gift!  This one was £1 from Poundland and was also available in pink.


What bargains have you picked up this month?

Five Under £5 was started by Julie at Rainbeaubelle.  You can read all about it and get inspired by lots of other posts on her website.


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7 Comments on Five Under £5 – July

  1. Hayley Smith
    July 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm (4 months ago)

    I love the candle from matalan, what a bargain and I’ll be looking out for those, so pretty in the tin. That is a great idea to use a reusable bag for a gift bag, I will be doing that more often now! xx #fiveunder5

  2. Angie Vincent
    July 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm (4 months ago)

    I love the idea of using hessian bags to put birthday presents or gifts in rather than gift bags. A gift within a gift!

  3. Julia @ rainbeaubelle
    July 7, 2016 at 5:48 am (4 months ago)

    That’s funny that it’s made you more thrifty! I’m not sure it has with me as I probably buy more little things than before! Love that little purse x
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  4. Mummy here and there
    July 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the purse and that water bottle/cup is uber cute. Awww impulse takes me back to my yoof! X #fiveunder5

    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      July 7, 2016 at 11:01 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks Nicole. It still feels a strange departure from my normal stuff, but it’s lots of fun to do.


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