Monday, 28 September 2015

My HEMA Haul | Lifestyle & Stationery

I bought this little sticky note and washi tape haul from HEMA quite some time ago but have only just gotten around to blog about it. Since then I've managed to get hold of the matching planner/organiser that fits with this theme and I've decided to use it for college with a couple of amazing accessories I've bought too, I'll type up a blog post on this shortly as I know a couple of my followers are interesting in planning and stationery too.

HEMA is a cheap Dutch store, much like Poundland over here but they have a lot better products. I'm likening a lot of their products to the Target 'Dollar Spot' range that you can find in the USA and Australia. I tend to buy their products online and pay for delivery, but they have three stores in the UK that are nowhere near me. Same for the new Kikki K store that's opening down south, goddam you southerners.

Now for some reason when you order online from HEMA you have to buy two of a product, I think this could be because some of the sticky notes are priced at 50p or 75p and they want to make a little more money from you; because I ended up with quite a few duplicates I gave them away as a RAK (random act of kindness) on a Facebook planning group, just because I am amazing and nice. Plus I didn't need two lots of them anyway. I'm enough of a hoarded as it is. 

As well as picking up a whole bunch of sticky notes that I plan on using for college, although I think it's become apparent now that most of my course is practical and salon based so I generally won't need them this year. I might use them for my University module this year although I'm not sure because I had bought a bunch of Target Dollar Spot stationery to use for University, although it doesn't seem to match the kit I bought from Paperchase, so I might decide to use my beautiful Erin Condren notebook and match these with it too. 

I also picked up a set of stickers which I've since discovered ideal for labelling up my kit. Kits are costly and people genuinely do run off with scissors and don't give them back. Well, not on my watch. Plus everything is neon enough to see a mile off. 

I haven't quite decided what to use the small label style stickers for yet, they are too small for mailing so I might just use them for pen pal letters and snail mail etc, just to brighten everything up a little bit. They would also be ideal to use as quick page markers or to make notes with in my text books for my next University module. 

The washi tape will more than likely just be added to my ever growing collection. As I've just been using my Erin Condren Life Planner I haven't really been into sticking and decorating the pages yet, but I think I might do with my college planner as I think I'll be getting a lot more use out of it than I thought I would do. Apparently we have to make a note at the end of every day of what we've done at college to type up on the system, so the diary section of the planner will be perfect for making notes!

The contents of this haul didn't cost that much. I think all in all including delivery (which to be honest was the most expensive part!) cost me around £15-£20 which I think it a good price to pay for this. Not forgetting I bought a load of duplicates of some of the products shown too. 


  1. Ooooo so many pretty things =]

  2. Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I'd never heard of Hema, but it looks like I'll have to plan a trip to the Netherlands!