1) I’ve become a little bit washi tape obsessed this last month or so and I’ve shared a few washi tape creations (including our washi tape manicure and a DIY savings jar with washi tape embellishments) but this week I did something super simple. I simply wrapped some washi tape around the metal container of some tealights I had to add some extra sparkle to them and they look brilliant.
I used some of the maxi tealights that we got from Morrisons last year after we had a couple of powercuts in the space of a week so I had to go round the tealight twice with the washi tape but if you’re just using the normal little ones then once will be fine.
2) You know the junk you get posted through your letterbox that usually consists of pizza menus and other random things like that? Well I usually put it straight into the recycling bin but this week I had a look through and found a local freezer shop’s leaflet which not only has some great deals but it also have a £2.50 off voucher when you spend £25.
I’ll definitely be checking in future as this is a shop I shop at anyway so any saving is great!
3) I have the palest eyelashes in the world and the only mascara I can wear that doesn’t smudge and give me panda eyes is the Benefit For Real mascara (which I wrote about here) but obviously that isn’t the cheapest mascara in the world. I considered getting my eyelashes dyed this week to save faffing with mascara on a morning when I’m at work but instead I decided to dye my own using a 30 day mascara kit that I picked up at Asda for £7.50. The kit does up to 12 applications so it’s great value and is so much cheaper than getting my eyelashes died professionally. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out and surprised at how quick and easy it was and how good it looks.
This is the one I bought on the Amazon website if you want to have a look but I *think* it’s cheaper in Boots if you have chance to have a look.
4) I bought some reduced price ricotta and spinach last weekend and made an amazing (if I do say so myself) pasta dish by stirring some ricotta an spinach leaves through some cook pasta and then the following day, I used the rest with some puff pastry that I bought reduced a while ago to make a ricotta and spinach puff pastry thing.
5) Did you see the washi tape manicure I did on Miss Frugal last month?
Well, this week I’ve been attempting to do a good old fashioned french manicure on her, pretty unsuccessfully if I’m honest. I just couldn’t get the white nail polish neat across the top of her nails no matter what I did so we went on a journey to try and find those little stickers you used to be able to get that you stuck on to use as a guide and then peeled them off when the while polish was dry. I couldn’t find them anywhere so we came home and I managed to find them on ebay for £1.49 which I’m really pleased with as there’ll be enough to do 22 french manicures for that price. The £1.49 price tag is less than 10% of the cost of one professional manicure and if I remember rightly these little stickers make it easy to get a professional finish.
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