The other day I popped into my local with some friends and I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't as crazy hectic as I remembered, and I managed to get lots of lovely bits and pieces for a gift basket that I've been putting together for a friend.
I have always found Primark's candles a little iffy. Sickly sweet and just a generic candle sort of smell. This time round I was really impressed with their candles - they've really upped their game. A good mix of church pillar style candles, tea lights and candles in jars. The ones in jars are really presentable and look far more expensive than £2 (well, to me anyway!). I picked one up for my friend's gift basket and couldn't resist picking up a couple for myself too!
The citrus and ginger is my favourite. It's really fresh and perfect for spring / summer.
The berries and orchid candle is a close contender but is more "perfumed" rather than fruity.
Primark isn't somewhere I really go looking for lingerie - unless I'm stocking up on basics - but this time I was pleasantly surprised:
I love the dusky mauve colouring, the silky front panels and the polka dot details.
My favourite find was this black and white check dress for a mere £10:
I have yet to try it on - hopefully it won't come up too short on me. Long limbs mean I'm a nightmare to buy jumpers and dresses for! I also picked up a couple of rolls of wrapping paper because they satisfied my love of everything that is French:
At just £1 a roll, I may be going back for more! I love the miniature Eiffel towers, random French phrases and the whole "carte postale" style they've gone for. I used to live in France and I'm feeling pretty nostalgic right now! France, tu me manques...