Monday, 3 May 2010

More Shopping than Making

Well, this is neither sewing or jewellery related but just wanted to post about some bits I bought this weekend that made me happy!

I am not one for spending money on myself, almost everything I wear is from the high street (cheap end :) ) or charity shops, there are very few things I spend much money on but one of them is makeup! I fell in love with Estee Lauder many moons ago when I was young with a disposable income; fast forward two marriages and four kids and a few wrinkles and I still have to have it.
My complexion is a bit of a mess at the minute, not sure why, I am eating well and drink loads of water, take vitamins and still my skin is spotty - like a teenage skin. I am putting it down to hormones and hoping it will pass. So on Saturday I indulged myself and bought some new foundation to hopefully cover the worst of my blemishes:

Tried it out straight away and it’s worth every penny! Whilst in Boots buying makeup, I spotted these rings! I never usually buy jewellery as I tend to see something I like and make it myself, but I couldn't make these so I bought them, they were all 1/2 price and ranged from £2.50 - £3.
Following Boots I headed to the Yorkshire Trading Co and had a good look through their fabric section and came away with handfuls of ribbson and lace and these Gutermanns cottons in little tins that I just needed to have (only £4 each) ~ aren't they lovely?:

So fast forward to today and I have been to the local car boot sale, I love a good rummage. This time we went without kids which was so much easier and my stash included:
Bed sheet to cut up and make stuff with - think this may be a nice lining fabric or some shabby makeup bags and tote bags - £1.00.

Russian Dolls, I just love these - £1.00.

Fab battered old letter rack, the wood is sound so it will shabby up nice - £1.50.

Lovely old mirror - looks like someone else has attempted a bit of shabbying - £2.50.
Good day's bargains all in all. Now it is time to reign in the spending and get making again.

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Vintage Vixen said...

What lovely finds! I'm a sucker for a vintage mirror. Loving the Gutermann thread, that tin is adorable!

daisychain said...

Wow your buys are awesome! I have such a weakness for rings, I want to steal yours.

Vicki said...

You did so well at the Boot Sale, I'm going Sunday and will definitely be looking at things in terms of using them to make other things from!
I like the Doublewear too, but the Revlon Colourstay is worth a go too.
Vicki xxx

Amanda said...

Hi Kandi. I would like to send you something to say well done on your new blog. Would it be ok to email me an address to post to? I love catching up on your blog and getting all the encouraging comments over at mine! Lots of love,Amanda xxx

Legyviel said...

Hi :) seems like nice purchases you got there. The mirror is really pretty and the cotton tins are so cute!

Crafting in the beach hut said...

Hi Kandi - I'm loving the fabbo tins of cotton - just lovely. And your bargain finds easily make up for the spend on good ol' estee lauder!

I had a disappointing couple of carboot days so I'm glad to see some inspiration on your blog - I still have faith that bargains are out there!! Let us know how you get on with the mirror and letter rack, xox

Alex said...

Ooh a Boots sale? I love their jewellery so I think I'll need to check that out...

The Gutermann tins are just amazing. I'm not surprised you couldn't resist them!

Kandi said...

Thanks again for the kind words ladies, I have a bit of a thing for mirrors ~ my DH commented at the time, Ooh great another mirror :)
Kandi x

Craftygirl said...

Hi Kandi,
Just wanted to say you wont go wrong with the DW foundation, my skin is abit of a nightmare, I use the DW concealer and the foundation, I wouldn't be without them for the world!

Kandi said...

Thanks Craftygirl - I have not used the DW concealer before only the foundation, this might be next on my list.
Kandi x

hartfelt said...

I just love it when you find a bargain, it makes you feel good all day. I love the Gutermann tins :)