My usual trip to Primark is an unplanned mess where I end up with a million items I don't need spilling out of my arms as I queue up for twenty minutes trying desperately to leave before I do my purse some real damage. This time around I actually planned to go as I wanted some things for DIY projects that I have in the pipe line. I strategically decided not to look at the clothes and bee-lined straight for the accessories. I was looking for sunglasses and charms (I had remembered seeing some little charms in another branch) but got a little side tracked by everything else. I ended up with some jewellery, some sunglasses, some nail polish, some hair clips, a Hello Kitty Pez and no charms.
So.....feast your eyes on the jewellery that I had no intention of buying. I couldn't resist. There's quite a lot of religious looking stuff thrown in there which is odd as I am not religious at all. I do love a good bit of kitsch though like those plastic bracelets adorned with the faces of random kids with a bit of Jesus and Mary thrown in for good measure. My favourite item is the triangle necklace. I just know that someone will ask where I got it and I will relish in seeing their shocked face when I say Primark. It was the last one in the Stratford branch but you can probably pick one up in another store. For £3.00 it's a bargain and will look great in summer.
In the words of that wise fellow The Mask, somebody stop me! I picked these nail goodies up on my way to the till. A caviar nail polish kit for £2.50? That's just ridiculous. Of course I was going to buy one (or two). I will give you a little peek once I've tried them out. I also got some nail art pens for £2.00. Last time I bought this kind of nail art pen I paid £6.00 for two so I felt like this was a good deal. Again, I'll let you know how they fare. If they are crap they obviously won't be worth the cheaper price tag.
Finally what I actually went into Primark for. I wanted some black sunglasses for an upcoming DIY project. At £1.00 a pair I don't mind if the project goes tits up. These aren't the specific kind that I was looking for but hopefully they will do. Not sure why I picked up these hair clips - they just looked cute and girly which is as good a reason as any I suppose (not really but have to justify it somehow).
And lastly - the Hello Kitty Pez dispenser. I defy anybody to resist picking this up on the way out.
So there you have it, my most recent Primark haul. I picked up all these lovelies for a mere £22.50. Bargain. I have a real love/hate relationship with this shop. It is fabbielous for fast fashion - all those trend based items that you know you will only wear for this season - swimsuits, and accessories but if it's atmosphere, quality, and service you're after it may be best to steer clear.
Have you guys picked up anything good on the high street recently?