This weekend I was in town early on Saturday morning and decided to take a look in Homesense. Turns out going in early in the morning, really pays off because I manage to bag myself some great bargains.
I originally went to have a look at the stationary because I wanted to get myself a few new notes books and I ended up picking up a blue A5 notebook and a 3x pack of exercise style notebooks. There were quite a few different notebook packs available all from the brand Paperlove and these caught my eye because of all the gorgeous different styles and prints they came in. Restraining myself not to buy all of them, I opted for these beautiful monochrome with gold detail notebooks. I also wanted a more of journal style notebook, so I also picked up this lovely light blue, leather bound, snap popper fastened notebook. When I pick this up it didn’t have a price tag on it, but I presumed it would be around the £10 mark as this notebook felt very high quality. Instead, when I took it to the till to check the price they couldn’t find the proper price for it either so they put it through at the price of another A5 blue notebook – which wasn’t as nice, but I therefore brought at only £4.99! One tip when shopping in Homesense, if it hasn’t got a price take it to the till anyway – you might get yourself a bargain!!
I then had a wonder around the beauty section. Generally when looking around the Homesense beauty section, you are faced with either a lot of strange brands which you’ve never heard of before or the decent beauty finds are always damaged. Going in early morning however, I managed to get first pick of what was on offer that day. When I arrived there was a girl still stacking the shelves with anything that was new in, and getting in her way (I feel kinda bad at!), I had a good snoop around to see what was on offer! There were quite a few beauty finds I really wanted to pick up (brands like Elizabeth Arden, Nip & Fab, Burts Bees, St. Topez…) but as I’m trying to be good with my spending at the moment I just picked up two items – Jean Pierre Moisturizing Lip Masks and Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks. I picked up the lip masks as I’d recently read an article in Stylist Magazine about masks for your lips, and I was intrigued to find out what they were like. At only £2.99, I picked these up to try for myself. My biggest bargain however was the Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks – retailing at £19.99, I picked these up for just £6.99! I think you’ll agree, a great find that I couldn’t leave behind!
Making my way to the till, pleased with my Homesense finds, I then came across some Kate Spade phone cases by the till….! I love Kate Spade and all the cases on the stand looked so pretty. On closer inspection, I found that these beautiful phone cases which usually retail between £35 – £40, were only £12.99! Well, it was another bargain I just couldn’t turn away from, so picked myself up a gorgeous rose gold, chevron pattern iPhone 6 case too!
I’m so pleased with my finds from Homesense, and I’ve definitely learnt that it’s better to go in early in the morning once the shelves are freshly stacked with new stock because that’s when you will find the best bargains!!
Are you a fan of Homesense? Have you got any great finds recently?