Sneaky eBay shopping…

I don’t know about you but when you haven’t got any money and you know you shouldn’t spend the tiny bit you have left, all you can think about is spending it….right?

On top of that my mum knows how little money I have and is therefore watching me like a hawk!

Because of this I have resulted to scouring the internet in my free time. I managed to avoid actual shops as the temptation is far too high, but online I can browse without feeling the fabrics, smelling the lotions and potions and seeing the deals.

That is of course, excluding ebay, whose low prices and bidding excitement gets me every time.

Particularly when I find a good deal on something I want, and THEN finding an even BETTER deal!

Just cannot resist it and the shopaholic inevitably takes over.

Because I’m sure we all know that spending money online just isn’t REAL money is it??


Anyhow, enough of my ramblings, here’s my random purchases from eBay of the past few weeks.
You can probably see a bit of a theme developing, I hope you enjoy!

Before you think I;m crazy for buying feathers…I’ve been using them in recent nail designs and they’ve turned out awesome! Will be posting about them soon.

Whilst I was searching for feathers I came across the ones below and couldn’t resist but snap them up for the £1.24 bargain!

Look how beautiful they are!

I was hoping these would also look amazing on my nails too but the dyes seem to react with the nail varnish and run all over the place!

So I will have to do something else with these, if anyone has any ideas??

They’re too pretty to hide away.

I also bought some dotting tools in different sizes and cannot wait to use these, I have a normal size one but there are so many designs I wanted to try with smaller and larger dots I couldn’t resist the set.

They were £2.59 with postage and are double ended! They’re from this seller.

I’ve also been meaning to get my hands on some nail tape as I’ve seen some amazing designs with this!

I bought a pack of 12 different colours and finishes from this seller before I realised that actually it didn’t include a black or white which was what I wanted most (silly me!) so I ended up buying them separately.

I bought both black and white nail tape from this seller who does a 3 for 2 deal and I also got another colour for free!

The blue glitter polish was from this seller, and the other two were from this seller 

Both were less than £2 each with postage so definitely a bargain!

Lastly I thought I’d buy some nail stickers as they’re such an easy way of adding a finishing touch to an otherwise simple nail.

These were £1.49 with postage and you pay for 5 sheets.

I thought I’d increase my chances of getting better sheets by buying two but unfortunately they weren’t that great and I had some duplicates which was a little pointless!

There are some nice white flowers and swirls however that will definitely come in handy.

Just the luck of the ebay draw I guess!

What do you think of eBay? Are you a victim of a sneaky purchase on there too?

I love and loathe it.

So many bargains to be had but selling things is a nightmare!

L xxx

(p.s. how ridiculous is my nail art getting?? I’ve gone from not trying anything to buying it all! Obsessed.)


  1. Gemma Button
    September 15, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    for the feathers you havent had good results on your nails with, I would transfor them into hair clips or somehow add them to a simple pair of earings xxx

  2. Maddy
    September 15, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    yeah I'd agree with emma they'd look awesome as earrings or hair clips or maybe some kind of, can't think of the word but not scrunchie, like a hairpiece xx

  3. Sophierosehearts
    September 15, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    Great finds, i love those nail polishes!Sophierosehearts x

  4. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    September 16, 2012 / 5:41 am

    I've also found great stuff on ebay, for like…super awesome prices. Good finds girl!Mom Fitness Journal | Girlie Blog Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  5. Mandy @ makemeupmandy
    September 16, 2012 / 11:28 am

    im hooked on ebay too! anyway its mandy frlm bbloggerschat blog hop! following u now x Mandy @

  6. PrettyInPink
    September 16, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    I love ebay to buy,but you are right about selling. I sold a brand new in box mac lipstick and it went for five pounds. I wasnt happy,got some things ending today,hope they go for more.

  7. Jo BeautyandtheBooks
    September 17, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    I love an ebay bargain! I got some studded topshop boots for under £10 yesterday!Those feathers are gorgeous, I would love to see a post on what you do with them.Jox

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