Poundland, Primark and The Entertainer haul

We went to town the other day because I’ve been seeing some Amazing posts about what people have been picking up in Poundland and I didn’t want to miss out, unfortunately my local poundland is naughty and none of the really good stuff was anywhere to be found. We also had to get some bits from town, it’s my eldest nephew’s birthday and so I needed to pick him up some bits and just things like that.

I did, despite the disappointment at no super exciting stuff, pick up a few bits for The Boy and I, nothing massive, just a few nice little bargains. So here’s what we got.

These are the things I got for the boy, spent a grand total of £5 for the three things, I’m sure you’ll agree that’s an utter bargain.
The little red, diecast car was from poundland as was the Uki book. The Boy LOVES Uki from ‘Show me Show me’ on Cbeebies and, although we don’t watch telly much anymore, he still shouted ‘Mooki!’ when he saw it. It’s a bit young for him now as he knows his colours and numbers but it was £1 and it has Uki in it, why not?
The car was a bit of a no brainer as he’s obsessed with my Mum’s little red car, he even recognises cars of the same model and colour and thinks that it must be Grandma. This little toy car isn’t anything like my Mum’s but as far as The Boy is concerned, it’s just like it. He loves it and has played with it Loads since he got it and it’s been to bed with him a few times too.
Lastly comes the ‘Moon Dough’. I went to The Entertainer toy shop to get something for my nephew and on the way out I saw a display of a Massive box of 20 sachets of Moon Dough for £6 and it seemed wrong to not go back in and have a look. There was no way we were going to get the huge box home as we were having to walk half the way, and the buggy was already heavy enough, but I couldn’t say no to this 10 sachet box for £3. We’ve not played with it yet, but I am quite looking forward to it, it seems really interesting and it might help The Boy become more tactile as he’s funny with different textures.
And here’s my mini haul.
The two bits from poundland are in the middle. There’s a peachy coloured ‘Chit Chat’ lip pencil. I’ve got a couple of their nail glitters and they’re pretty average but I figured, for £1, why not? It’s a nice shade and it’s quite sheer so it only gives a light tint to the lips but that’s what I’m going for most of the time at the moment so it’s pretty good.
I also picked up the tube of Neutrogena Visibly clear gel. I know it might not be the newest, but then the things we get from other places have likely been stored for a long time too. It was sealed just fine and seems ok to me. I’ve yet to try it out because I’ve just come to my one and only clear skin week of the month(!) but  I’ll have plenty of time to use it soon I’m sure!
I picked up the Barry M angled eyeliner brush from Superdrug for £2.99 as I have been really wanting one but struggling to get hold of one for some, weird, reason. I have to say the gorgeous colour of this brush added to the appeal, but mostly it was a great bargain for exactly the type of brush I need. It’s got a really fine end and it works nicely, I’ll need to  use it more to really say, though.

Lastly is my bargain sandals from Primark. I only have one pair of sandals, which I love but have this one bit that rubs my foot, so I thought I’d check out another pair and these were half price down to £3. I used to have spikes everywhere, back in my black clothes, black makeup and black… everything phase, but now that they’re in fashion I haven’t had any. These seem fine though, I tried them on and they feel quite comfy, I don’t plan on walking miles in them but I’m not up for walking miles in any footwear so I think that’ll be fine! Now we just need the nice weather to return so I can bumble about on a walk around the block in them (Yup, it’s an exciting life!)


  1. Claire Brownbill June 18, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    Check the best before dates on the Neutrogena bottle, if you look at my haul from poundland I linked a documentary which shows some of the face products they sell are years out of date so be careful!


  2. Kate Musgrove June 18, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    I've just been town and I've bought a few mags including marie claire (not on the list but couldn't resist) a nail buffer which was on offer for a pound in asda, nail polish remover (yay I remembered) and the Barry M lipstick that I wanted the green one (paid for with boots points) so looks like I will have the treats I wanted sooner then I thought getting beautiful creatures before newcastle so I'm not tempted. Bad news is just had to pay £80 on two new tyres for car and on monday it needs work doing to it another £200. This is additional costs to my already expensive summer bad times xx

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