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What can I buy for £5 that will make me look nice and feel like a treat

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ReallySpicyCurry Tue 29-Sep-20 13:12:50

I've been losing weight since July, and have just hit one of my mini goals. I have a horrible attitude to myself whenever I feel like I've "failed" at something, so I've been breaking the weightloss down into chunks, with small (non edible) rewards once I've hit certain goals, rather than trying to do everything all at once then telling myself I can't because I'm shit (and should therefore cry into my wine and crisps)

So £5 is my current budget for achieving this particular goal - and today I'm feeling really good about myself, pretty even, so I'd quite like something to reflect that. It's been ages since I've taken proper care of myself.

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Feelingpoorlysick Tue 29-Sep-20 13:15:11

Do you wear make up? Maybe a new lipstick/gloss in a colour you wouldn't normally wear?
Well done on the weight loss

TotheletterofthelawTHELETTER Tue 29-Sep-20 13:15:52

Ooh. Well done you!

A little lipstick? Make Up Revolution are reasonably priced and should come in under a fiver.

A nice tube of hand cream?

Bunch of flowers?

grey12 Tue 29-Sep-20 13:18:42

Cheap fun jewellery?

stepmotherofone Tue 29-Sep-20 13:20:13

Face mask?

Bath bomb?

PurpleDaisies Tue 29-Sep-20 13:20:15


Lisa78Lemon Tue 29-Sep-20 13:20:28

Great idea!
Fancy coffee, new nail varnish, a book.
Ooh or have a browse around your local charity shop for clothes?

Prufrocks Tue 29-Sep-20 13:21:10

I just got a couple of pricey perfume samples for free, just £5.50 delivery. Something like that?

Rowenberryjelly Tue 29-Sep-20 13:23:40

Everything5pounds.Com for a new item of clothing, although you may have to pay postage. Or I second nail varnish or a nice bunch of flowers.

SilenceOfTheEmu Tue 29-Sep-20 13:28:51

I’m doing the same thing! Yesterday I bought myself a soap and glory bubble bath that was £5 on offer at boots. I know it’s not the most extravagant treat but I never spend money on myself and especially not on trivial things!

ShalomToYouJackie Tue 29-Sep-20 13:30:42

Nice bathbomb from Lush, nail varnish, lip gloss/balm/stick, face mask

Jbck Tue 29-Sep-20 13:30:48

I would put it away and spend £10 next time, get some flowers, theyre my non edible treat or nice hand lotion.

Thesearmsofmine Tue 29-Sep-20 13:30:59

I’d go to Superdrug and buy a nice bubble bath and a face mask(they do a range that are about a pound each. Or a Barry M gel nail polish(about £4)

ImEatingVeryHealthilyOhYes Tue 29-Sep-20 13:34:44

The Ordinary squalene is about £5, will make you glow, really hydrating, lasts ages.

When I’m home alone I smother it on. I believe it’s essentially teenage face grease grin that we lose as we age

iwantavuvezela Tue 29-Sep-20 13:36:18

Pair of lovely new undies !

TheNinjaWife Tue 29-Sep-20 13:36:45

I would buy a pair of exfoliating gloves. These usually cost around a pound. And a nice moisturising shower gel. This way you give your body a bit of a treat.

ImEatingVeryHealthilyOhYes Tue 29-Sep-20 13:36:58

Sorry I mean “go down the path of life” as Trinny says grin

molifly14 Tue 29-Sep-20 13:37:17

Go to the charity shop and get a new dress? Get lots for £5

ReallySpicyCurry Tue 29-Sep-20 13:40:26

Oooh. Some brilliant ideas here. Perfume samples or teenage face grease currently leading the way grin

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nibdedibble Tue 29-Sep-20 13:41:04

Well done you

Lip balm
Fabric and hand hem it into a scarf, French style
Half-price Footner socks (amazing)

ReallySpicyCurry Tue 29-Sep-20 13:41:42

Our charity shops don't open until the weekend at the minute! There is a dearth of elderly old ladies to man the Good Ship Marie Curie. I'll have to fit that in soon though, as I'm running out of clothes.

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Leimarel Tue 29-Sep-20 13:43:33

I'd go to Poundland and buy shampoo, conditioner, body butter, bath oil and hand cream. Congratulations on the weight loss!

Mmn654123 Tue 29-Sep-20 13:48:44

A good book - reward yourself with a long undisturbed* day of reading on the sofa with a roaring fire and a blanket - a proper chill out do nothing day lost in a good book. Followed by a long bath while you read the final chapters. I love a good book binge!

*may require negotiation with others!

NotJustACigar Tue 29-Sep-20 13:49:47

Definitely something from it's a gamble but I've had really nice stuff like jumpers that would retail over £100.

polkadotpjs Tue 29-Sep-20 13:51:20

Where does one buy perfume samples ? I'm in! This can be my treat. Otherwise would be a slightly nicer lip balm than I usually use

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