Five Under £5 March

March 7, 2016

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It’s time for the March Five Under £5 already, February always seems to fly as it is that little bit shorter and as I write this the sun is shining through the windows so I really hope spring is here to stay. As always I’m linking up with the wonderful Julia from Rainbeaubelle and I’ve spent the last few days trying to remember a few things I have bought this month and gathering them all together.

The postcards are a set from IKEA  I bought them before Christmas to display a couple then put the rest away. I just came across these two in a draw and thought they would be perfect to go on my picture ledges for spring. I’m sure they were only £1 for a set of five.

I am so in love with these two Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing nail polishes, I picked these up in Boots after seeing them on a Five Under £5 that Lisa did a few months back and I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say they have revolutionised my nail polish habits! I think they were £4.99 each but were buy one get one half price. The idea is you buy your favourite shade from the Sunset range (I went for Vengeance is Wine) as well as the Sunset topcoat and they do the same job as gel manicures without the UV lamp. You have to get the topcoat for it to get the gel finish and protect the nails and I have managed six whole days without chipping which is astounding considering my nail polish sometimes doesn’t even last a couple of hours! Even better they come off easily with regular nail polish remover. I am totally sold on these and will be going back for more shades.

I had ordered some things from Matalan for Lucas new bedroom so when I went to collect them I had a mooch around and picked up a few more bits. They have the cutest home and gift range at the moment with lovely spring colours. I bought this ‘Hello Sunshine‘ enamel mug for Lucas’ room to put is colouring pens in. I love it and it was only £3, they had so many nice hand-painted mugs I really had to stop myself from adding a few to my basket.

While I was there I spotted these giant chalks which I thought would be great Easter gifts, I don’t buy chocolate for anyone any more after seeing the sheer amount we receive so I try to go for something for the outdoors in the hope the better weather will be here. I can’t find these on the website but I only bought them a couple of weeks ago so they should be in store. The chalks were only £3 and I know it keeps my boys entertained for ages drawing outside on our patio. I bought a few sets for my three and to give away to family.

That is my Five Under £5 for March and everything I have picked seems to be a little brighter than previous months, It has been a subconscious decision but must be sign that I ready to brighten up the home and add a little more colour to our days.

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  • Natalie

    I adore that mug Hayley! Gorgeous! I might have to make a sneaky trip to Matalan to get one as the nordic designed tin mug that you got me as part of the summertime surprise project is one of my favourites. It keeps the hot drink hotter for longer – crucial as you are well aware when you have kiddie winkles!

    March 7, 2016 at 5:11 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ah yes! My friend bought me a tin mug and I noticed the same, shame I keep using them for other knick knacks rather than drinking tea out of 🙂

      March 8, 2016 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Esther @ Inside Out & About

    This is such a lovely idea for a post! Adore those chalks – so chunky for little hands! xx

    March 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I hope they are as good as they look, so much fun in the summer! xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:43 am Reply
  • Donna

    I love that mug and very nearly bought that set of chalk when I was in Matalan the other day. love how bright and colourful your purchases are! x

    March 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Donna, just put them all together and noticed how colourful they all were! Time for a bit of colour I think xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:44 am Reply
  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    I love all of these Hayley, the chalks look fab and I love the mug, perfect for a little boy!
    Cute postcards too! xx

    March 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I hope the chalks are good fun, they do look good but my three will put them to the test 🙂 xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Natalie

    Ooh a few good little bargains, love the mug and the chalks, always hear good stuff about Matalan x

    March 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They have some great bits in there home range and always reasonable, well worth a little mooch round 🙂 xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    That mug is so happy and lovely, think its a brilliant thing for pens. We have about a million! And you can never have too much chalk to draw with!

    March 8, 2016 at 8:17 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I had to get it when I saw it as I say that to Lucas every morning 🙂 I have too many mugs for tea so I’ve started buying them for decorating now! xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:48 am Reply
  • Georgia Barrow

    Love this Hayley! What a great idea. Will most definitely be checking those nail polishes out.

    March 8, 2016 at 8:23 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh they are amazing! Well worth getting especially if you can get them on offer, I have been seriously impressed xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Mary @TheHeartyLife

    OOOOOO I really like the sound of those nail varnishes, and Barry M are deffs my fave generally! I need to go get some haha I love that you used the word “Mooch” it made me laugh, love it and the cup from Matalan, its always a shop I forget about but find great stuff in! Lovely #FiveUnder5 x

    March 8, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Haha, I love the word mooch, I use it a lot! Matalan has some lovely home stuff in and their sales are always good. The nail varnishes are amazing, the only ones I’ve tried that don’t chip! xx

      March 8, 2016 at 10:52 am Reply
  • Tracey Williams

    I LOVE the mug Hayley and great idea to put colouring pens in. Perfect way for sneaking cups in past the husband lol. I saw the postcards last time I was in Ikea and I very nearly bought some. I wish I had now as they look gorgeous x

    March 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Ann Currie

    I love the enamel mug, it would be great for camping! Hubby would go mad if I bought any more as we are running out of room in our camper van. Lovely colours and your pics are great.

    March 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you. I know, I can’t resist an enamel mug and I don’t even have the excuse of camper van!

      March 14, 2016 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Angie Vincent

    I really, really love the nail polish Hayley and will look out for it. I am so poor at keeping my nail polish in tact (when I’m wearing it), so this could be perfect for me!

    March 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It is so good, I never usually do my nails because it doesn’t last but it is so much better with this nail polish!

      March 14, 2016 at 9:01 am Reply
  • Clare

    I love that mug! I haven’t been into a Matalan for so long! I’m not even sure where my nearest one is to be honest! I will have to look out for that nail varnish, it looks awesome! #fiveunder5 xx

    March 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They have some really lovely home stuff and it is such good value, great for little bits and bobs! xx

      March 14, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Julia @ Rainbeaubelle

    You know, every time I go to Matalan I end up buying loads of home stuff and presents for kids! Love those chalks, I think I’ll have to get some of those for my patio! Love the nail polishes too, always great for a quick cheering up pressie. Thanks so much for joining in, I always love your five under 5! x

    March 8, 2016 at 10:52 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Julia, it is one of my favourite linkies, I love it! The nail polishes are so good, I really need to go and get a brighter colour for spring! xx

      March 14, 2016 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    I love the playground chalk, we used to go through a phase with Mads where she used to draw all over our patio but we haven’t done it for ages. I might have to get them out again as I think LL would love it too. x

    March 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It does keep them quiet for ages, love seeing them doing things like that! xx

      March 14, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply
  • Sarah Christie

    Hayley I so need to try that nail varnish as it never last more than an hour or two on me either, my toes are fine but not my finger nails, I love the barry M glitter polish for my toes too. I love the chalks too, Joe used to have so many happy hours with chalk on the patio when he was little, is something all kiddies should get too enjoy, making hopscotch and drawing pictures and then watching the rain wash them away ready for the next day and a new picture x

    March 11, 2016 at 10:47 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m exactly the same Sarah, I hardly ever bother painting my hand nails as it really only lasts a couple of hours but honestly this stuff is amazing!! I really want to go and get some more as they had some lovely spring shades out xx

      March 14, 2016 at 9:12 am Reply
  • Emma

    Ohh I love those chalks, will definitely have to pop to Matalan to see if ours have them in #fiverunder£5

    March 13, 2016 at 11:39 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They look so good, I hope they are just as good when we get to try them out though! xx

      March 14, 2016 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    How do I not know about Barry M?! How?! I love a gel polish but always forget to book (not that I really have the time to go). I’m heading to Boots for these in the morning!!

    March 13, 2016 at 8:54 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Honestly Rachel, they are amazing!! I can’t believe how long they lasted on me, I don’t think I’ll ever use another nail varnish again!

      March 14, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    It is a very bright selection, all utterly gorgeous and making me smile! I particularly like those Ikea postcards – I’ve not been to Ikea for a while and now you have me wanting to pop over! x

    March 14, 2016 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    Stunning photos. I really must get that playground chalk it looks fab

    March 17, 2016 at 9:07 am Reply
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