Hope you’re well and have all had a good week?
I’m very pleased to say that last week’s inaugural “Save, Spend, Splurge” made it into the most-read section, so thank you so much for all of your support!
This week I went back to Devon to finally see my family after a long few months in lockdown. Being by the beach gave me the perfect opportunity to test out some new summer-inspired fashion items, one of which features on this week’s SSS and is perfect for anyone planning any vacations – or staycations – over the coming months.
Now, without further ado, here’s this week’s “Save, Spend, Splurge”.
Poppy & Scrunch face covering
Where to buy: Poppy & Scrunch
With the news this week that it’s going to be compulsory to wear a face covering in a shop from next Friday, I started doing some research on the best place to source my newest accessory from.
Admittedly, I didn’t think my 2020 fashion statement was going to be a face covering, but here we are!
A few friends and followers recommended Warwickshire-based business Poppy & Scrunch, which was founded by Katie McCullough during lockdown.
Katie has a range of handmade masks and face coverings in the most beautiful choice of fabrics, meaning you don’t have to compromise on style when it comes to stay safe.
Starting at £5.95 they’re also a bargain price, and dare I say it, but I’m actually looking forward to wearing mine!
As an added little bonus, Katie donates 10% of all profits to the Trussell Trust – a wonderful charity that is working to provide emergency food supplies to those most in need, in a bid to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
Henrietta Spencer “Framlingham” bag
Where to buy: Henrietta Spencer
My “spend” purchase this week goes to this gorgeous, round, handwoven basket bag from Henrietta Spencer.
With lockdown lifting and many of us now being able to get out and about again, this is a fab, versatile bag that goes with literally anything.
I’m seeing a lot of basket-style bags popping up on the ‘Gram at the moment, and I think their timeless style is here to stay.
This particular bag is made of seagrass meaning it’s also really hard-wearing – I took it to the beach last week and had no worries about sand/water getting on it!
Henrietta Spencer make lots of different styles and sizes, but if you’re looking for something compact, but roomy enough to hold all of your essentials, then the Framlingham is the bag for you.
Priced at £39.00, I think this is a really reasonable price for a bag that you can use literally every day, whether that’s popping to the shops or heading to the beach.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer
Where to buy: Currys
At £299, this week’s “splurge” really is a splurge, but I promise you that it’s worth every penny.
My first experience of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer was at my hair salon, and in all honesty, I thought it was a bit of a gimmick.
However, I was very shocked to see how silky and smooth it made my hair – without the need for any additional styling products.
What makes the Dyson different is that it dries via air speed rather than just heat, meaning less damage to your locks.
As well as this, the super-fast airflow also means your drying time is slashed – a massive win if you hate drying your hair as much as I do!
It comes with a variety of attachments for smoothing and styling and has different temperature settings – plus a cool shot function to “set” your blow dry.
As silly as it sounds, this is the perfect hairdryer for anyone that hates drying their hair as it makes the whole process a much more enjoyable experience.
Mine was a gift, and originally from Currys, but do shop around as there’s occasionally a good deal around.
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