Thursday, 2 January 2014

Haul: Post Christmas Sales

Hello Everyone!
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.
My friend who is a fellow nail polish hoarder lover, alerted me to the fact the Ciate Mini Mani Month (£21 was £42) had gone down to half price! I looked in selfridges but they didn't have it and I looked on the website and they had sold out too but luckily I tracked it down on John Lewis website and did click and collect! I picked it up the other day and I am so happy with it, 23 mini bottles and one full size for £21? yes please! I'm opening one a day in January as I don't need to take them all out at once (even though I did and looked at them all before putting them back haha) so I'm looking forward to trying these all out.

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! :)



  1. Amazing finds... I've put a post up of my findings/buys.

    Kate | A British Sparkle x

  2. You got some amazing stuff in the sales!! The Joules phone case reminds me of something from Jack Wills! I also wanted the Santa Lip Scrub but they didn't have any left when I got to Lush :-( Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

  3. Wow you got some amazing bargains, those Philosophy sets are brilliant x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  4. Ah so jealous of the stuff you got from VS. I wish they had an online UK store, or an actual store that was a bit closer to home.

  5. I love your picks from Lush! I still have the tiniest bit of my Candy Mountain bubble bar and am trying to ration it haha! xx

  6. You got some incredible bargains!!
    I was so tempted to get the Ciate advent calender but I ended up picking the Nails Inc nails diary instead.
    I wish we had a Victoria's Secret in Scotland but I think I would end up buying far too many body sprays and lotions hehe.
    You've got a new follower here!! :) Glad I stumbled across your blog.
    I just posted about some of the bargains I found in the Boxing Day sales - would love if you could check it out. :)

  7. amazing haul! I've always wanted to try Philosophy. Great bargains!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic