buyapowa – the shopaholics answer to spending

if you haven’t heard by now there is a nifty thing floating around the interwebz called buyapowa. it is a website whereby shoppers can buy together (co-buy) to receive an item at a discounted price. the more people that buy the same item the cheaper it is! great aye? similar to ebay each offer is only available for a limited time or until the item is sold out. i may have had a sneaky indulge into the world of buyapowa :p first is with the infamous shu uemura eyelash curler. these usually retail at around £20 which i managed to bag for £14 + £1 P+P
i don’t use these everyday as have the time i cant be naffed or haven’t stumbled across them when doing my makeup. however when i do use them i notice such a big difference in my lashes. i have long lashes and these curlers really help to effectively and quickly curl my lashes

my second sneaky purchase (which is one i didn’t need) was a pan mac eyeshadow. these usually retail for £11.50 and i got one for £6.50 + £1 P+P = happy me! i got the shade knight divine which is a veluxe pearl
this is a lovely dark smokey silvery grey colour. the colour pay off honestly is pretty pants but if your wanting to create a smokey eye look and are worried about the dark shade going everywhere then this helps you create the look with ease. for a bargain colour i can’t complain :P

also with the buyapowa website you can sign up for notifications for when deals your interested are live and you can also request items you would like to be included in future deals! not like i need an excuse to shop but at least this website helps ease the pursestrings a bit =)

  • Ooh this website sounds amazing! I’m going to have a snoop now, thanks for sharing! :) ♥

  • @Bethany – no worries its great! may have already made another cheeky purchase with it. macadamia hair oil for £9! bargain!xx

  • I have that eyeshadow too. If you want something smokier start off with a coloured eye pencil/crayon and then shade it over the top. It really brings out the colour and makes for a more intense look. I also <3 buyapowa. I may have ordered some Nars goodies this week :-s

  • Wow thats such a good idea! xx

  • @Lauren Alice – thats such a good idea!! i will defo be trying that next time =) wish i had seen the nars goodies tho its probs good i didn’t otherwise no doubt i would have bought those too :P xx

    @ButterflyBoo – it is isn’t it!xx

  • I’ve seen quite a few deals on there since it took Twitter by storm, including Urban Decay’s Naked palette for £14!!! BUT, as I say every time a deal that peaks my interest comes along, I still can’t afford anything – I needs me a proper job sooo bad! :( The lash curler sounds fab though – I want it! I want it! I want it!

    Steph xx

  • @Beauty Days – wow i missed that deal! thats amazing! good luck on the job front lovely xx

  • This blog is beautiful, so beautiful I’ve put it in my ‘Other Reads’ page, a list of all the blogs I find inspiring :) xx

  • @El’ x – aw thank you your too kind!xx

  • Just discoved your blog and love what I see! Visiting from Australia, why can’t we have sites like that here! Is the Shu Umera curler that fab?

  • @beastandbeauty – thanks so much!! hopefully they make the site international soon =) i was more impressed with the shu umera curler then i thought i would be. i thought it was overhyped but i was impressed with the curl it gave me. not necc worth £20 but worth £14 :P xx

  • Oh cool I want that Sisheido lash curler!

  • @Marilou – they are really good!xx