Free eBay listing 18-21 April 2014

eBay

Yay, another free eBay listing weekend is with us – this time covering the Easter weekend, 18-21 April.

Create up to 100 listing(s) with a starting price of £1 or more in an eligible category during the promotion period using the auction-style or fixed price format and you won’t pay an insertion fee for each listing during the promotion period. Full details can be found here.

By invitation only, but sometimes people don’t get the emails, so give it a try on Friday to see if you’re eligible.


Find a penny pick it up

Find a penny pick it up

You see a penny (or any coin!) on the ground, do you pick it up, or walk straight past it?

We love picking up coins from the ground, and starting in January, we decided to dedicate one of our coin jars to what we’ve termed our “roadkill” – money we’ve found on the ground. Today, curiosity got the better of me and I had to count it up. Can you believe that we’ve managed to find £3.01 already?

Sure, it won’t buy us a portion of chips each (we’ll have to share!) but I’m impressed that this was free money, just laying around on the ground. I’ve also seen people just throw coins on the ground because they don’t like having coins on them. Crazy.

Great places to look for coins:

  • The ground around car park payment machines.
  • Change compartment at coin payment machines – car parks, train stations, etc.
  • Around bins.
  • Coin operated trolley bays.
  • The ground near tills.
  • Outside kiosks.

So will you be picking up coins you see on the ground?


Aldi 69p chocolate bunny

Aldi 69p chocolate bunny 1

Easter is around the corner, so I’ve been working very hard for you, my lovely readers, and I’ve been testing out Easter chocolate. I know, it’s been a real struggle to help you all out, but it has been a sacrifice I’ve been willing to make.

A few weeks ago, I spotted these great chocolate bunnies in Aldi for 99p and I tried out the white one. Well move over Tony, I’ve found a new love of my life. And even better, they’re now on sale for just 69p, nationwide! They’re available in white, milk and dark chocolate – I’ve tried the white and milk chocolate, and whilst they aren’t Lindt bunnies, they’re pretty darn close. And a 100g Lindt bunny will set you back £2.50 – the Aldi bunny is 120g. You still get your foil wrapped bunny, complete with a bow around the neck.

Aldi 69p chocolate bunny

You’d think a cheap bunny would use very little chocolate, but the chocolate is pretty thick, especially around the ears and the bottom. And did I mention it is delicious? We’ve bought 10 since seeing them in store a few weeks ago, and we’ll be stocking up again this week before they’re out of stock for Easter.


Reverse washing your hair – thick hair edition

REVERSE HAIR WASHING

I have long, thick hair that often gets weighed down and I suffer from product build up, often resorting to using bicarb to eliminate my greasy hair. I also straighten my hair with GHDs 95% of the time, which means the ends are always in need of conditioning. The condition of my hair is better since investing in a GHD air hair dryer, but I’m always looking for thrifty ways to improve my hair. I have to wash my hair every two days without fail, and sometimes i have to rely on Batiste dry shampoo to make it through the second day.

You’ve probably seen talk of reverse washing your hair all over the internet and social media these past few weeks, and most of the articles I’ve read mention that it is great for fine hair. Of course, my hair is anything but fine. I once made the mistake of buying shampoo for fine hair because it had pink sparkles in, but it did not do good things to my hair. The idea behind reverse hair washing is to use conditioner first (applied to wet hair), leave it on as long as you normally would condition, rinse with water and then use shampoo. So exactly the opposite of how you would normally wash your hair. And the science bit? Your hair still gets conditioned, but the shampoo leaves your hair extra squeaky and removes the residue left behind by the conditioner, making it lighter, easier to manage and gives you more volume. I’m definitely not in need of more volume, so I was slightly skeptical, but I had nothing to lose.

I washed my hair on Wednesday morning. I was working from home, so I thought if it turned out horrific I could just jump in the shower again and forget this whole nonsense. I don’t want to get preachy about this, but even in the shower I noticed a difference. I needed a lot less shampoo to get a lather going, and my hair was lighter. Drying it took a few less minutes than normal, which is always a bonus, and once straightened, it looked great! It felt soft and manageable. And definitely no added volume, phew.

An added bonus was that my hair didn’t need washing again until Saturday, without the use of Batiste! That’s a whole extra day without washing my hair, whereas before, I was relying on Batiste to get me through my second day. Well I am converted!

Does it still work the second time? It did for me. Again, my hair is soft, doesn’t feel weighed down and dried quicker than normal. This is definitely a keeper to my beauty regime, and even better, it’s free!

Love you hair? You might also like the 99p shampoo that leaves hair soft or how you can have your hair done for free or cheap.

So have you tried reverse washing? I’d love to know how you found it.


Awesome competitions 2

Win stuff

Week 2 of Amazing Competitions – a few competitions for you to enter, with any answers provided. Do let me know if you’re successful and win anything!

Online competitions:

Facebook competitions:

Twitter competitions:

Rafflecopter/blog competitions: