Five Under £5 For March 2017

Five Under £5 For March 2017

Five Under £5 For March 2017

I haven’t joined in with the Five Under £5 tag since last November, a combination of being busy and also I forgot all about it a couple of times too.So I got my butt in gear this month because I really missed taking part and there is nothing I like more that hunting out a bargain.

If you want to get involved and link up your monthly 5 Under £5 finds then head over to Julia’s blog at Rainbeaubelle and join in. It’s a lot of fun & you get to see all of the cute bargains that everyone finds, I always end up purchasing so many things from everyone else’s roundups.

The Little Paris Book Shop

The Little Paris Bookshop £4.49

One of my goals this year was to read more and 2 months into 2017 I have read 5 books, which is decent for me. I read The Little Paris Book Shop last month, I purchased it on Amazon for my Kindle and thoroughly enjoyed it and finished it super quickly. It is a story about love, loss and friendship. It is heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measures and if you have a romantic soul like me then you will love this story. It is mostly set on board a book barge in the centre of Paris and that in itself was enough to make me purchase this book. I love that the main character Jean Perdu doesn’t let people pick their own books, he chooses their books for them almost like a prescription from a doctor. It follows his journey to try and mend his broken heart and you’re taken along for the very scenic ride. I 100% recommend adding this to your reading list for 2017.

Primark Wild Orchid & Honey Room Diffuser £1

I use these in my small downstairs toilet, there is no window and I don’t like to leave a candle burning in there as I am worried I’ll forget its lit. So a diffuser is a great way of giving the room a lovely subtle scent. These Primark ones are so affordable and this scent isn’t too overpowering or synthetic.

Aldi Fairy Lights

Aldi Rattan Ball Fairy Lights £2.99

My friend Hayley bought these for me and I adore them. I like the colours and just how sweet they look in the evening when it’s gone dark outside. I like to have fairy lights around my house and my motto is you can never have too many! So thank you so much Hayley, these are going to get a lot of love. I’m not too sure if Aldi will still have these in stock as they’re Special Buys seem to sell out pretty quickly.

Essence Make Me Brow £2.50

I am super lazy when it comes to my brows and I like to use products that are quick and fuss free. I love the Benefit Gimme Brow but I don’t like spending when there are such decent dupes out there. This tinted brow gel from Essence is a fantastic dupe, I get the darkest shade and that is a very good match for my bows. It provides a good amount of colour and covers any sparse areas and I like that it keeps those unruly brow hairs in place too. The brush is small and helps you to be precise with the product and only £2.50 everyone should add this to their makeup bag. If you haven’t tried Essence Cosmetics yet you really need too, it is available in Wilko Stores.
Essence Make Me Brow

Lidl Star Washi Tape 3 Rolls £1.99

Yes, yes we all know that I’m a washi tape hoarder but in my defence I have actually found a few uses for it and have started to use it in my Bullet Journal and also when decorating envelopes when writing to my lovely niece. So it is useful as well as pretty. I bought this pack from Lidl and they had a good selection of patterns and colours, I was quite restrained and only bought one pack, I liked the star patterns and bright colours so I am chuffed with this bargain.

Five Under £5 March 2017

Poundland Creative Colouring Book £1

This is an Easter gift for my niece. I bought her one from Amazon for Christmas and she really enjoyed it, so I was pleased to come across this more affordable one in the Poundshop. The pictures are really beautiful and the paper is good quality. I think there were 3 options to pick from and because she gets so much chocolate for Easter I thought I would be a little different and buy her something creative to do. I might have to colour in a page before I send it.

Let me know if you join in this month.

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Cheerz – Print Your Digital Photos

Instagram Cheerz Photos

La Boîte å Photos from Cheerz

Cheerz is French company who love nothing more than to bring your digital pictures to life. Their products are a great way of printing your photos and they have so many fun and creative ways of doing that. I think it’s nice to have photos as a memory and if you’re like me I hardly ever get them printed these days.

With Cheerz you can print photos from your Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox or Camera Roll so you can select your favourites, upload them and pick how you want them printed. I picked photos from my Instagram feed and I’m so happy with how they came out.

I opted for the La Boîte a Photos* as it looked like a great way of being creative and I have always wanted to display my photos like this from cute string with mini pegs & this box gives you all the supplies that you need & if you’re feeling extra crafty/creative you can add a little extra flair with supplies you have at home. It’s that easy!

1. Choose 40 of your favourite photos
2. Customise them with cropping and filters
3. Receive your DIY home decorating kit
4. Let your creative juices flow!

Instagram Photos from Ceerz

You get a box full of treats including 40 photos which are incredible quality and very glossy. A sweet bag of mini wooden pegs, cute red and white string, washi tape and photo corners. It really is a great DIY project.

Instagram Cheerz Photos

Get creative with your Instagram-photos

Next up I picked the Strip Photos*, these look like the kind you used to get in the old school photo booths. I thought they would make great bookmarks or frame on my desk.

Cheerz Stip Photos

Instagram Prints from Cheerz

1. Select up to 40 photos (4 photos per strip)
2. Customise your strips with border colours and filters
3. Add some text
4. Receive them all in a cute little envelope

These were so easy & quick to make – I tried to theme my strips so I have one with Amsterdam photos on, one with Cornwall photos, Christmas in Scotland, family & one with Liverpool photos on. I love how well these came out, the quality is perfect and they look bright and glossy.

Get your Instagrams printed from Cheerz

Each strip is 9.8”(20cm) long and 1.8″(5cm) wide, containing 4 photos, each 1.6×1.6” (4x4cm). The strips are printed on high-quality matte paper and can be customised with orientation, border colour, filters, cropping and text to make them unique to you.

The prints come beautifully packaged and presented, I found the site very easy to use and I loved their selection of products. You have such a great choice of products from the standard Polaroid-style photos to the more fancy photo albums. Your prints feel luxurious and are printed in incredible quality. I was very pleased with the two products I picked and they were delivered within 2 days (and that was during the busy Xmas period).

Cheerz Photo Options

You can use the Cheerz app via the App Store or Google Play Store I used the Cheerz website which was easy to navigate & very quick to use. I have been impressed with the service from start to finish & I am already planning on using them for a few birthday presents over the next few months.

Why not print some of your memories & have them to keep. I think photos always make such a beautiful gift too, no matter what time of year and Cheerz have some really creative options for you. I have a discount code for you that will give you £4 off your first order. Use the code VICITK at checkout.

*PR Sample