eBay Guilt Free Treats #3

It’s been a few months since I’ve scoured ebay for some great deals for you – to be honest I just haven’t had the time to look through pages and pages of stuff to find what’s worth a little impromptu treat that won’t break the bank! I’ve bought myself a few bits over the past few weeks, and also have a few things which I’m eyeing up getting to, so here. The first 2 posts were all items that were just 99p, but I’ve decided to expand this to things under £15 as it was getting too hard to find things that were different!

Z Palette Dupe – £8.99 (link)


I’ve just bought this and I was super impressed with the quality of it! When I came back from the Beauty Bay event I had so many new Makeup Geek pans I had not enough space to put them, I wanted to create a specific Makeup Geek Palette to home my collection and didn’t really want to splash the cash on a real z-palette, and this one from ebay is just as nice quality as the z-palette I do have. It’s sturdy and gives me growing room to keep adding new shades to the palette to, it’ll hold around 25-30 shades I think when full.

Wire Lights – £1.29 – £1.54 (link)


These lights come in both warm white and cool white, and also come in different lengths that feature 20, 30 and 50 lights on a string. I’ve just ordered the Warm White 50 pack (£1.94) as we want to use these on tables at our wedding and were way cheaper than the ones I’d seen in shops, which were around £10 for shorter lengths. I’m impressed with the quality of these and will be ordering the other 10 once I’ve worked out what length I need, but I just bought one to check the brightness and quality. It’s exactly what I needed! I already have one set of these in my home which often pop up in the back of blog photos and have a lot of questions on them, so here’s an affordable option, and they’re battery operated so you can put them anywhere! They’re also great for Christmas and adding a festive touch to some things already in your home!

Lick and Lash Palette (Morphe 35O Dupe) – £13.95 (link)


 I’ve been eyeing the Morphe Palettes and on a blogging group someone suggested that if you’re looking for a Morphe palette then to get a Lick and Lash Palette. Morphe do not make their shadows, they private label them, so this palette is the same, and it’s cheaper. This is on my list to get in December, since I already have a whole load of new shadows to play with and want some breathing space. This is the dupe for the 35O which is a gorgeous selection of copper toned which I’ve been reaching for a lot, but I’ve seen dupes for a lot of the others too.

W7 Shade & Swap – £5.48 (link)


I recently bought one of these, although not from eBay. Spoiler alert, I love it and I’m not sure how I’ve lived without it. Essentially it’s a dry sponge to wipe off colour from your eyeshadow on, I have some brushes which I only have one of but love for lots of different tasks on the eye so I can now use this and switch up colours instantly without having to wet my brush and it effect application. Thoroughly recommend.

Kawaii Cat Pens – £2.99 (link)


Okay, how adorable are these? Definitely cute props for blog photos and accessories for your desk. Would also make a fun stocking stuffer!

Ring Hair Tie – 99p (link)


Available in gold and silver I think this is a super cute option for a pony tail, and if you’ve got a chic event planned for christmas and want a minimal hair-do to compliment an amazing dress this is a great option.

Sass and Belle Unicorn Ring Holder – £10.95 (link)


Okay, this is just over £10, but it’s adorable and would make a great Christmas Present. I have one of these ring holders and absolutely love it for keeping all my ‘fashion’ rings to hand and some of the bracelets and earrings I’ve been wearing recently on the side too.

Mermaid Blanket (link)


I’ve been dreaming of getting one of these blankets. trouble is the loose knit is going to be a nightmare for dogs who insist on being cuddled. There’s loads of different colours of these available, but this crochet multi coloured one would make a brilliant gift for someone who is dreaming of becoming a mermaid.

Hope you enjoyed this post and seeing some of my favourite eBay finds this month. I’ll make sure I bring these back more recently as they were requested and well liked!

To see the other posts in this series, you can click here – of which the posts so far are all 99p totally guilt free treats!


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  1. November 30, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Omg! I want a mermaid blanket too!!! I was just looking at them online lol. 😍😍😍

  2. November 30, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    LMAO that mermaid blanket. Are you kidding me? 😆
    Hmm I should look into empty palettes off ebay – I need to do some depottting.
    Those cat pens are so kawaii! 😉

    • November 30, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      If you can spot one in the same design I got mine in – kind of a subtle reptile print, I’d really recommend it, I don’t know why Z palettes need to be so pricey – this one is just as good, the equivilent would have been about £30 for the same size. I also ordered mine from UK rather than china so was a little more expensive but wanted it quickly!

  3. November 30, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Wire lights for your wedding will be perfect! I saw some wedding decorations using them, it looked pretty dreamy. 🙂 lots of good picks 🙂

  4. November 30, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    These are really great! I love the string lights, ring hair tie & unicorn ring holder. And howwwww cute are those cat pens, omg!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  5. December 2, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I purchased a purple mermaid blanket a couple of weeks ago and it arrived this morning 😊 That dupe palette for the Morphe 35O is gorgeous, and the colours will look so lovely with your hair and your eye colour! Those lights are a steal too! x

    • December 2, 2016 / 9:29 am

      I’m definitely going to order that palette I think, skirted around getting it and now I need it! My lights arrived yesterday – they’re no different quality to ones I bought last Christmas which were £10, plus they’re longer as well – bargain!
      How is your mermaid blanket?

      • December 2, 2016 / 10:48 am

        I can’t wait to curl up with the blanket although that might not be for a little while seeing as it was the first day of summer yesterday. I tried it out this morning and it seems very warm x

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