5 Frugal Things post 39 – Awards & Holiday time

5 Frugal things post 39

I can’t believe it I have actually made it through these past three weeks alive. The busyness of the working calendar and meetings galore in London have taken their toll and I got an annoying summer cold last week. Bring on the coughing fits when I was with Amazon discussing chocolate and coffee.

I have been manifesting a few things for the past few months. We didn’t have enough money for a big summer holiday like we have done in previous years so I have been ever so keen for a blogging holiday opportunity to come along. This week it did!! We are off to Corsica tomorrow with Mark Warner. We have had to pay towards it, but its basically costing the same as the week in Cornwall that we had originally planned at the end of the summer holidays with no extra expenses when there as everything is included.

So Cornwall is cancelled and Corsica is on. We are packed and ready to go! So I have lots of frugal prep things that I have done this week.

Holiday packing

I had a good root through my cupboards to locate holiday goodies such as insect spray, paracetemol, sudocream, aftersun etc. I found it all without having to buy anything new. Sun cream is an essential and lots of it, Aldi very kindly gifted me lots of bottles. I’ve not really bought new anything for the holiday. I got myself 50 Euros just in case we need any spending money. Hubby is keen on having a week at home with a quiet house, golf to play and watch so hes staying behind and working rather than losing a weeks salary. This also means he can drop us to Heathrow in the morning. Nice. Lots of money saved there.   5 frugal things post 39


Federation of Small Business Awards

On Thursday I attended the FSB London business awards. I was nominated for three awards and was most excited to go along to a black tie event at the Emirates stadium. I received the most beautiful full length ball gown from English brand Alie Street. My bag and shoes were things I already owned. And the beautiful Georgia from Brush Beauty Concierge  met me in London to do my hair and make up. Dobell sent an amazing value tuxedo for my awards show partner my best friend Neilboy. My wonderful friends at PensionBee lent me space in their office to get ready! Here I am on the roof garden with Jasper, the main marketing man.

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I didn’t win the awards. But to be short-listed for three awards, best new business, best digital/technology and best creative/media business is amazing ad such an achievement for Mrs Mummypenny! The companies that beat me where amazing and employed a lot more staff!

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5 frugal things post 39

10 Free things for the summer holidays

Six weeks to fill with the kids is a challenge particularly if you don’t have lots of money to spare. So I wrote a guide, with the help of a few friends with a fab list of 10 free and fun things to do with the family. Take a read.

Nail in fills

I can go for four weeks with my same calgel nails on. I had my nails infilled this week, which means a new layer on top of the old ones. It costs £24 rather than £29 and will last for another four weeks. I love my nails being done and it gives an extra boost of confidence. Since I have had them done ten people have commented on how good they look!

Can you see..my nails are ombre. ❤💖 them a lot. This is stage 1 of thursday operation awards ceremony. The nails are ready. And match my dress and toes😂 Thanks @beauty.by.genevieve as always perfect nails. And perfect timing. #grateful to my baby Jack for spending a mummy day today with me being such a good boy. #3positivethings 1) I was paid for a very old mystery shop today which funded my new nails 2) Hol plans all sorted for Saturday. Boys ever so excited. And not long to wait. 3) met hypno Heather for a coffee this morning for a good chat. So calming. My testimonial video is now live and shared on Facebook and Twitter. . . . . . . . . #lawofattraction #loa #gratitude #dailygratitude #thankful #positivity #lawofattractionquote #moneysaving #frugal #ukblogger #ukbloggerlife #ukmoneyblogger #bloggingyourwaytoriches #hypnotherapy #heatherhall #summerholidays #newnails #ombre #ombrenails #almondnails #instanails #calgel #jackism #mybaby

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Free Mascara

I joined a fab new Facebook group this week run by my amazing blogger/writer friend Lotty Burns. Luxury on a budget is a fab place for luxury deals, the kind of deals that I am interested in. I spotted that Red magazine this week had a free mascara worth £24. And I needed a new mascara! I invested the £4.20ish into the magazine for my holiday and also have a fab new mascara. Which works well for my no spend on make-up mission for the rest of 2017.

I am linking up with CassEmma and Becky in this week’s Five Fabulously Frugal things I have done this week linky.

Have a great summer hols week this week, can you be frugal and save some money?

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Lynn Beattie

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2 Responses

  1. Wow, you really nailed it with the awards ceremony! Well done for doing it so frugally, and well done with receiving those nominations!

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