Like everybody else that didn’t get paid for 6 weeks, I was so excited for payday to come around. Now that I’ve been paid I can afford train fares and nail varnish and I am now only eating noodles with toast BY CHOICE NOT NECESSITY! WOOO!
I could also afford my ticket to Download Festival, a bit of a heavy night out with friends AND online shopping!
Since hauls are soooo 2014, here’s a nifty list of the places I spent my January pay…
Sugar and Vice are becoming something of a cult favourite among alternative and roller derby girls and with good reason! Their laser-cut funky jewellery is affordable, long lasting and surprisingly, there’s something there for everybody. From Tropical collections (where the pictured necklace is from) to a Witching Hour collection inspired by American Horror Story, there’s usually something to fit to everybody’s tastes and there’s always something topical surrounding pop culture!
Similar to Sugar and Vice:
Living in Lala Land is for anybody who’s a fan of quirky pop culture treats at affordable prices. From stationery to clothing, Living in Lala Land is a one-stop shop for those who like to own things that are a little quirkier!
Empty Casket isn’t a new business but it’s new to me and I am in LOVE! From the Witches Coven Russian Dolls pictured above to precious stones and crystals to ‘witchy’ clothing. I haven’t heard a bad word about Empty Casket yet and I’m so excited to shop around on their site and get myself some beautiful goodies.
Similar to Empty Casket:
Noxious. I have already spoken on here about my love for Noxious and the owner Carrie but now that the site is fully up and running with some beautiful, unique pieces I just had to include it. Noxious is for anybody who likes their jewellery and accessories to be a little more cosmic.
I bought my boyfriend the December box and it was jam-packed with Star Wars, Transformers, Pacman and Nightmare before Christmas goodies as well as a fabulous t-shirt that was of considerably good quality. Geek box is only £15 a month with a new theme every month and since seeing my boyfriend’s, I feel obliged to get myself a monthly treat.
Similar to Geek Box
Kawaii Box is unsurprisingly ideal for those who love anything ‘Kawaii’. Past boxes have included cute desktop calendars, stickers and cute plushies. The waiting time is two weeks but if this is up your street, two weeks is probably worth the wait!
Looking to find some small businesses yourself?
Love From Indie Street is a gift site with a difference. You can choose by occasion, gift type and price range but unlike their mainstream counterparts, Love From Indie Street focuses solely on Edinburgh’s small businesses.
There is also an option for those who like myself are allegedly ‘impossible to buy for’ to create a wishlist! Supporting small businesses, delving into your own egotistical desires and getting some one-of-a-kind trinkets along the way… what more could you want?