Shop Finds : Pound Shops

So this shop find is a little different as its not about one shop/stall/seller, its about general finds in Pound shops.
Now I used to be a complete snob when it came to Pound shops. Thinking that only the lowest of the low shopped there and that the product quality was absolute trash. Nowadays I tend to have a wonder and see what’s about. You do have to be careful about what you buy and what you are going to use it for but there are somethings in there that are fairly decent for the price. There are some bargains to be had and there are some not so good deals to be had. As was seen on watchdog some things are cheaper in supermarkets when they are on offer but even then make sure the offer is genuine but that’s a topic for an other post.
So in prep for the post I did a little digging around online to see where Pound shops are likely to get their stocks from. Hoping that the fraud never popped up. You know what it didn’t. It seems most of the stock comes from surplus stock from the big chains, or stock that is end of line, or has an issue with the packaging. That issue can be that the label is changing or that there is an error. Neither factor would affect the actual product quality. It also seems that they commission some stock from the suppliers direct and promise to sell a certain about of product if the supplier can provide what they are asking. So the stock seems legit. Again the amounts that are sold in pound shops can be different to what’s found in the main supermarkets so if you’re comparing prices bear that in mind.

Right, I mainly nip into pound shops for nail varnish as odd as that sounds. Because my job is very practical my varnishes don’t last long, a day is normally the standard for me. So I started not wanting to spend £4 or upwards on a bottle. I was in there with a friend and I noticed that they had a couple of bottles of sally Hansen, I thought what the hell lets give it a try. Since then Ive been hooked. Not going to lie, I tend to stick to the branded names when I’m picking up nail polishes and more recently I’ve even found some of the dazzle dusts from BarryM but I haven’t used them as make up yet. I bought them for using in my crafting.Here are a few of polishes I’ve collected.

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I still buy certain polishes from the big shops, if I’m after a certain colour or if I want something specific but if you are just looking around and are happy with opportunist buys then check out what you can find.

I always have a little wonder around to see if there is anything else, on occasion Ive managed to pick up some nail tools, which Ive had for 6 months now and they are still in great shape. Ive also picked up a few storage containers, but they are a bit hit and miss. Some can be really flimsy and break really quick others seem to be half decent.

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