Every now and then, I buy things that aren't make-up or skincare related - shocking, right?! I'm not really the biggest fan of clothes shopping, so when I'm not scouring the aisles of my local Boots and House of Fraser I'm most likely looking at pretty decorative homeware, bags, books or candles. I think I've picked up some nice bits over the past few weeks (with some absolute bargains in the mix!), so I thought I'd share my findings with you guys.
One of my favourite recent purchases is my new bag, which I picked up in Primark for a steal at £12. I've been on the lookout for the perfect brown bag lately and this structured tote ticks all the boxes. It's simple, stylish and about a third of the price that you'd pay anywhere else on the high street. Primark, you did good! Moving on, I popped into Wilkinson's recently and picked up an artificial bunch of daisies for £2.50. I've had an empty vintage style bottle lying around for a while that was just too pretty to throw away, and now that it has been suitably spruced up with the flowers it makes a very pretty DIY jewellery holder for some of my earrings and bracelets. Pictured with the flowers is my new BRÄDA Laptop Support from Ikea. It is, in a word, brilliant. I can now sit comfortably in bed or on the sofa with my MacBook propped up sturdily in front of me - genius! The two books came from HMV, and were in the sale for between 49p and £1.99 each. I can't resist books at the best of times, and with these being cheaper than most magazines these days they were purchased pretty swiftly. Finally, I bought four candles. Three came from Home Sense - two by Pecksniffs and one by Rodial. Rodial are well known for their luxury, cult skincare and when I saw that their candle in "Lounge" was £6 (originally £45!) I just had to try it. I bought the Pecksniffs candles for their amazing, authentic scents - I have "Cut Grass" and "Morning Coffee" (both around £5) and they smell exactly as you'd hope. I've had the former burning for most of the past week and it's been keeping the summery mood going in our flat even during the dreary rainy days. Lastly is a gorgeous honey scented offering which I bought from Ikea, along with the pretty glass holder - both of which came in together at around the £5 mark.
What do you think of my little haul? Have you bought anything amazing recently?