My Precious Poundland

I don’t care what a TV program says about Poundland, or how some people thought they were the devil for selling old stock, some of us simply cannot afford to shop elsewhere. It’s a recession and if a documentary is going to try and pee on my parade, I’m sorry it’s just not going to work! (Yeah I know that program was months ago now, but you remember it right?). I love Poundland, and I don’t care who knows it! And if you wanna judge me for that – go ahead! I’ll never be a snob. Anyway, mini rant over, I thought I’d share with you my recent Poundland buys. 

You’e probably already seen these Skittles candles popping up  left, right and center lately. So did I, and as soon as I got whiff they were from Poundland I took a trip straight there! I did have my reservations though, as if you’ve ever smelt some of the candles in there you’ll know they’re not always as delightful as the namesake tends to indicate. I can’t remember what the fragrance was meant to be on the other brand of candles in there, but it smelt like pure turd. Not even after a healthy meal, just dirty turd turd. So when I picked up the Skittles ones I sniffed with caution! Luckily everyone of these scents is a sensation for the nasal passage and not a drop of turd in sight. I love love love the melon berry scent and it’s a really fresh fragrance. Cherry and Raspberry I found are quite a like but neither are unpleasant and remain a treat for the airwaves. I’ve got the melon one lit right now and I can actually SMELL IT. There’s nothing worse than a scented candle that fails to fill the room with it’s odour and for £1 I’m very impressed with them so far. They come in a lovely little glass pot too which is going to be really good to save for burning tea lights in as well after these have burned away.
The second set of bargains I’ve picked up were these two Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Varnishes. I’ve seen Sally Hansen polishes in Poundland before, but they’ve always been a repugnant pink shade I wouldn’t even put on a contestant of Toddlers and Tiara’s. They were also in an older shaped bottle too. The two shades I’ve picked up are Dorien Grey and Lavender Cloud which are two deightfully muted tones. However, I have found they are very sheer and it takes up to 4 coats to achieve full opaqueness, which is not a thing I have much patience for. Nevertheless, an affordable introduction to the Sally Hansen Nail Varnish range!
Have you picked up any Poundland bargains recently? Or bargains from elsewhere for that matter! I’m definitely going to be heading back for a few more candles and keeping my eye out for some more goodness on the trip! £5 well spent.

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  1. March 3, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Poundland is the besssttt I love hunting round and finding all sorts of bargains, you can find a real gem in there sometimes! Someone told me they do a cocoa butter body lotion similar to Palmer's. xx

  2. November 22, 2012 / 10:52 pm

    Those candles sound amazing! Gonna have to have a look in Poundland next time I'm in town! xx

  3. November 16, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Try doing a glitter sandwich with your sheer nail polishes. One or two coats of sheer, one of glitter and top off with another coat of sheer. I've done a version using Chanel Ballerina on my blog.

  4. November 14, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    Omg, I wish I could buy these candles in my country… 😀

  5. November 13, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    B&M Bargains also stock the range of Skittles candles, as well as M&M's and Jelly Belly Candles. They are 99p.

    • November 13, 2012 / 7:58 pm

      Yeah I've seen them too! Maybe next time I have a few quid spare 😉

  6. November 13, 2012 / 4:33 pm

    Skittles candles? I need to get me to poundland! x

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:24 pm

      YEAH YOU DO!

  7. November 13, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    I love the skittles candles! Poundland is pretty awesome for finding some bargains x

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:23 pm

      That it is!! My favourite shop!

  8. November 13, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    I love the look of the candles, and for £1 they seem like a great bargain! I can never find make-up in my local poundland, I don't know if it is hidden or what but I get so jealous when I see such beauty bargains being had and when I go I'm just peeping here there and everywhere trying to find them, haha. It does suck about the opacity of the polishes though, 4 layers would have leave me sighing xx

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:23 pm

      I think sometimes the staff or savvy shoppers get to it first, we have two in my local town and one is always full and the other is only occasionally stocking the stuff!

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:23 pm

      It's my favourite shop!

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:22 pm

      Jealous?! Get yourself to poundland and treat yourself haha.

  9. November 13, 2012 / 10:09 am

    Couldn't agree more!!! I couldn't believe I got Sally Hansen nail wraps in 'Poundland' (the exact ones I've been scanning the internet for) Love it!!

    Hope you can check out my new post! Much gratitude. x

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:22 pm

      Ah yeah I saw those too!

  10. November 13, 2012 / 6:38 am

    Great bargains!:)

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:21 pm


  11. November 13, 2012 / 5:04 am

    Skittles candles? These exist? Really? That is so awesome. Haha. The people who shun places like Poundland (Wish we had dollar-shops in AU) tend to be the ones with plenty of money to burn and a hint of snobbery. It's their loss. 😛

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:21 pm

      Woop yes they exist! Although I don't think they reflect the flavour of skittles very much but who cares they smell lovely!

  12. November 13, 2012 / 4:50 am

    One of my favorite nailpolish brands

    • November 13, 2012 / 6:21 pm

      Really? Can you recommend a colour that's more opaque? I really want to like them and not sure if it's just these two which are sheer!

  13. November 12, 2012 / 11:30 pm

    Oooooo these look nice! I've seen Jelly Belly or Jelly Bean or whatever they're called candles elsewhere and I'm always a little dubious that things like this would be sickly sweet and nothing like the sweets? Loving the nail polish shades also! x x

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:41 pm

      I spent 5 quid once on a jelly belly one which was meant to be bubblegum but just smelt like banana :(!

  14. November 12, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    Ohh I am going to get me some of those Skittles candles!

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:41 pm

      Do iiiiittttt! They had lemon and some other scent too! X

  15. November 12, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    Oh my gosh those candles, why are they not in my life?!

    There is nothing better than a good bargain, don't let a few bad reports put you off 🙂

    lets drive far away

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      I don't think I ever leave poundland empty handed!

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      Get yourself to poundland go crazy!

  16. November 12, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    I am going to Poundland tomorrow, both of them! I neeeed those candles!

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:39 pm

      everyone lurrvvesss the candles

  17. November 12, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    How the hell have I not seen these candles yet?!?! Got a day off work tomorrow and guess wherer I am going………



    Em's Mixed Bag

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:39 pm

      Happy candle hunting! 😉 x

  18. November 12, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Ah I always see the skittle candles but have been reluctant to buy as like you say there is nothing worse than a candle that fails to deliver a good scent. I got one of these nail polishes with Glossy Box this month and I agree they are very sheer. I got a black and was hoping for an opaque high shine finish but all I got was a wash of grey so I gave up on coat 3 🙁

    beckys makeup

    • November 12, 2012 / 11:38 pm

      I do feel a little disappointed with the nail varnishes but at least they were a quid not 6 or 7 like in superdrug!