Best Bargains: July

Last minute shopping spree in vacations? Souvenir-centered.

In Greece, I hoped to dedicate my last day to souvenirs. But, to my surprise, I discovered awesome gems during my trips, beautiful, traditional and fairly cheap. This July holiday, I left with something more than fridge magnets (must-haves, right?), which turned out to make my luggage extremely hard to close and heavier with 5-6 kilograms.

I won’t babble about everything I came home with – I wrote all about it here – but I will show you what were my favorite buys/best bargains:

1. Greek vase 

I spotted this Greek handmade vase in a souvenir shop in Chora (Ios), if I remember right. Imagine a wall with vases of all shapes and sizes, pretty and colorful – impossible to pick one, right? In the end, I chose the only one that fits perfectly on my upper shelf, in the livingroom.

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It has a beautiful teal shade and is carved with battle scenes from Ancient Greece. It might not be centuries old, but it’s definitely an unexpected piece in a modern house that somehow blends easily. Oh, and it has the cutest interior – all for 15 euros.

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2. Watercolored Santorini desk clock 

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First, I saw the fridge magnets painted with watercolors. They seemed so cheerful, beautiful and unique, that I had to bring two back home. Then, T. suggested we buy this clock for my tiny desk, where I love to be surrounded by colorful clips and pens, but don’t have a clock. I know, I know, you have the laptop watch – well, maybe, but since I brought it home, I’m always looking at this desk clock for the right time.

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Plus, the Oia cityscape is so dreamy, I love looking at it all day long and remember the good times we’ve had there. How much did it cost? Around 5 euros.

3.Evergetikon Face Scrub 

 

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This was one of the few beauty purchases in Santorini. I bought it in Oia, after walking in a shop full of natural cosmetics. It’s a Cretan product, with apricot and orange. The smell is unbelievable, and the texture is creamy from the olive oil extract, yet does the job thanks to the exfoliating particles.

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My skin felt super silky and smooth after using it, but be careful – don’t overdo it. Just a small amount of product is enough for a good exfoliation.

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I payed 18 euros for it and don’t regret one bit since I’m sure I’ll be using it for a long time.

4. Striped cover for my livingroom sofa

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Last but not least, I bought this simple, cotton striped cover for my livingroom sofa. I’m all about creating a space that’s refreshing and dreamy, in bright colors, with lots of white, so this was the perfect touch.

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It’s called India Nubia probably for the similar texture and I must say it’s perfect for summer. I can lay on it all day without getting warm. It’s heatproof and it only cost me 28 euros.

See what Best Bargains June brought here!

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