Hello everyone, I’m sorry that my posts are seemingly slim and far between at the moment! I’ve been working full time since I’ve come home from travelling and I’m finding it quite hard to adjust to splitting my time between work / boyfriend / family / friends /alone time / social life / blogging haha!
Today I wanted to write about all my little saving tips and tricks that I try (try VERY hard) to stick to! Saving is of course, very important – however, shopping comes right under that!
My first tip is – perfumes.
I’m one of those girls who love to drown themselves in perfume, which always ends in me running out very quickly! Sad face. It’s especially annoying if you’ve spend £60 plus pounds on perfume that’s gone in weeks!
I’ve been buying Next’s perfume for years, to wear day to day and saving my expensive perfume for occasions. They smell amazing let me tell you! Even better is they range from £4 – £12. I’m really liking “Sparkle” at the moment for £8. They smell strong (in the sense that you can actually smell you have perfume on) and they have amazing lasting power for the price!
My second tip is slightly contradictory! Spend more, save more.
In the sense you get what you pay for. I’m trying now, to buy make-up and clothes that are slightly better quality. Which means that I buy less of them and keep them longer. I used to buy quite a few essentials from places like Primark and they just fall to pieces or go see through or break! I feel like if you get a number of good quality pieces that you can mix and match with, you’ll save a lot more!
My third tip is charity shops and boot sales!
You can find some asolute gems at boot sales and charity shops! Designer items, never been worn garments and brand new styles very often get dropped off at places like this. Quite often, people don’t realise the worth of clothes and let them go for peanuts!
Another good tip of mine is, rummage in the sales!!! There is no shame!!!
I think Topshop do really good sales, a really big range. I always have a good look in the sales, if it has stains on or buttons missing – it’ll come off no doubt and you’ll find new buttons on the inside of the garment of buy them new for pennies! If you comment on the problem you may even get more money off.
If a style is a few sizes too big, but I love the item. I always think, will it look good over sized? Can I put a belt with this? It’s worth a try!
My last tip is buying online.
You can get so many discount codes online too. If you’re a student sign up to Unidays! You will not regret it, so many discounts!
I also think, signing up for newsletters is a bit of a bonus. It may be quite annoying getting numerous emails, however you get lots of codes and offers! Some offers you can only redeem if you sign up for a newsletter.
What are your top tips for saving? What do you think of mine!?
Have a lovely week! Xo