Friday, 5 September 2014

Poundland Pleasantries | Stationary Haul

It's probably no surprise that I, and probably every other blogger, like stationary. Cute Korean stationary is what normally floats my boat, but I adore the designs of everything in Paperchase; that shop is my downfall, and knowing that you can get a student discount online makes it all so much worse. Stationary is everywhere this time of year obviously, and normally I like to buy my bits and pieces in the sale at the end of September before I start University again in October.

Occasionally I pop into discount stores like B&M, Home Bargains, Wilkinsons and Poundland to pick up European branded products, be it beauty or food products. I'm a sucker for cheap Garnier products, what can I say? This is where my initial Poundland Pleasantries series stemmed from. 

I would't have expected to find quality products in Poundland, but my mum always raves about the place for all her baking wares so whilst I was out the other day, I popped in (ok more so dragged in my my mum). Barging people out the way with my crutches of course. And what did I see at the end of the aisle? Paperclips, in the shape of ducks; and all the sticky tape and post it notes that I could ever need. After a good rummage through the paperclips, and taking half off the stand, I found these beauties, apples. Oh yes.

I didn't just pick a pack of 10 of those up, I also grabbed a pack of 30 drawing pins that look like ladybirds. Can you see where this is going? I also bought a new pen, presuming it was pink when it is in fact red (sad face); and I presumed was meant to smell like some kind of soda but they meant it was made from soda bottles. The pen is in fact made from 100% recycled plastic soda bottles so that's nice. I also picked up a bendy plastic ruler with sticky tabs on which I'm hoping to hole punch to fit into my Filofax. And last but, not least (actually probably my favourite purchase) sticky post it notes on a roll of sellotape, in three colours. Initially I thought this was Washi tape until I read the packaging. You just roll out how much you need, stick it on, and write. PERFECT. I think my house will be full of sellotaped notes now. 

10 comments:

  1. Uh oh, I have a problem when it comes to buying stationery I don't need. I now feel enabled.

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    1. Haha I never knew I was a stationary enabler x

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  2. Teacher + blogger = HUGE stationery fan. Currently loving Wilkinsons, but will be checking these out <3 xx

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    1. Oh I love Wilko's! They have some fantastic stationary ranges x

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  3. Poundland is the best! I'm a sucker for cute stationary too £££££

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. I never knew how good it actually was, I'll definitely be spending more time in there x

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  4. These are all gorgeous! I've never really checked out the stationery at Poundland - I'm definitely going to check it out next time I go in. What a pity I don't have the excuse of university anymore, I do need to set up an office at home though (there's always some excuse isn't there? haha) xo

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    1. You never need an excuse for amazing stationary haha x

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  5. I bought the apples and the ducks when I went! I'd previously bought ladybird pins at WHSmiths so was a little gutted when I spotted the ones in Poundland aha! I definitely need to have a look for that tape!

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    1. I haven't got around to using it yet but it's awesome haha x

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