I hope you all had a fantastic new years eve/new years day and by the looks of it many of you are making new years resolutions or like me, aims for the new year. Yesterday I posted about what I'm aiming to achieve this year, if you would like to read that you can do so by clicking *here*! But, onto today's post which is a haul! This will probably be the last for a while as I am trying not to buy any more beauty items because I really don't need any more and also it's a way of saving money of course! I went shopping at my local shopping centre on boxing day and the day after I went to Oxford Street and I also placed a couple of online orders! So here is what I've bought in the sales...
Victoria's Secret - Unfortunately, not many good deals on the clothing (I love PINK!) but all gift sets by both VS and PINK were half price, yay! I picked quite a few VS sets up but only got two in the end, Sheer Love (£7) and Pure Seduction (£10) sets which both contain a mini shower gel, body lotion and body spray (and pure seduction comes with a cosmetic pouch which was why it was a bit more) both scents smell lovely. I also saw the adorable little makeup bag(?) thing which wasn't on sale at £9 and is a little pricey but it's the perfect size to go in my new bag I got for Christmas and I love the pink and sparklyness of it! Pink didn't have many great sets but I saw the Phone Case (£5) and couldn't resist, it was originally £17.50!! So all in all some great bargains and I wasn't even going to go in as I didn't think they would be having a sale!
Selfridges - In the other beauty bit of Selfridges where they have the 'cheaper' brands I saw Nails Inc had lots of sets on sale! I restrained and only bought one thing, a Full Size Nail Trio (£10 was £25) which has three full sized polishes for less than the price of one! I will probably put up a NOTD featuring them all soon so look out for that! I'm regretting not getting more sets now! I also got an EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Lip balm (£5.99) as even though not on sale I finally found where they have them in store so obviously had to get the one I've been wanting for ages!
Boots - Oxford Street boots had such a small selection of gifts this year, I was shocked! In 2012 the whole top floor was covered! There wasn't much there that I wanted so got the Joules Phone Case (£12.50 was £25) which I really wanted before Christmas but I waited as I knew it would be going down to half price and I got it so I'm glad I did! I love the stripy navy and pink print. I also got the Philosophy Raspberry Glazed Shower Gel (£7 was £14) as I love Philosophy and the only time we see new products is Christmas, I was a bit disappointed with the scents this year, this was the only one I liked. I got both for free as I paid with my points I've been saving up, yay!
Debenhams - I wanted another mini of the Purity cleanser (£4.50 was £9) and since boots didn't have them, I bought one in Debenhams. I've had this before for Christmas 2012 and quite liked it but I didn't use it consistently so didn't know if it worked well for me so I bought it again to hopefully use with my clarisonic.
Lush - Lush has 50% off their Christmas stock and unfortunately despite going on boxing day about 20 minutes after it opened, they didn't have the gift set I wanted so I bought Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Candy Mountain Bubble Bar and Magic Wand. I love Golden Wonder and I hadn't had the magic wand this year so thought I'd get one and I hadn't had candy mountain but oh my, I regret not getting more it smells so good! I know that it is basically creamy candy from the normal range but it just smells quite different and better! At the till I quickly got the Santa's Lip Scrub which I kind of regret, it doesn't taste that good and it feels weird it's all mushy like it's wet? not sure why but I'll be finishing this quickly.
Finally, an order I placed while waiting for dinner on Christmas day. I ordered the Philosophy Fruitcake Mix (£12 was £24) and Shortbread Cookie Shower gel (£7 was £14) from Debenhams, thinking they would be sold out - wrong they were in the shops when I went out the following day! Anyway, I did click and collect for these too and just need to get down to the Oxford Street debenhams again to pick them up!
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Phew, a lot of things! As I mentioned though I am now on a sort of spending 'ban' and will be doing 'project pan' along side it to try and use up more products. I will have a detailed post soon as I am going to document it etc! Hope you enjoyed reading about all my bargains and I'd love to know what things you managed to find this year, let me know! :)