Monday, 29 December 2014

Boxing Day Sales 2014

As the shopaholic that I am, I can never pass up the Boxing Day sales, even if that does mean getting into town between 8am and 9am the day after Christmas!! I just never really see much in the online sales and I prefer buying in-store anyway.




My first stop was Boots, as always! I love buying the reduced perfume sets and rarely buy perfume for myself at any other time of year. I picked up the Moschino Pink Bouquet set for just £21. I've never had this perfume before but I was totally drawn into the sweet fruity and floral scent. I also picked up the Dolce & Gabbana The One set as I've bought this perfume about 3 times previously and love it so much. It's quite a citrusy fragrance and it's just divine. I can't find a link for this 30ml set, only the 50ml version from Debenhams here.



Last year I was hoping to pick up the set of Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons but I think they sold out before Christmas so there wasn't any in the sale. This year they had a few so I managed to pick one up. Not bad getting 3 full size crayons for £8 since they cost that each normally!


This Clinique Party Prep set was a purchase I made the following day as I couldn't decide whether to get it or not on Boxing Day. I realised I had £20 worth of Advantage Card points to spend though so decided to spent £16.66 on this fab set. You get a full size Lash Power Mascara which is worth £18 alone then minis of the Chubby Stick, Nail Polish and Deep Comfort products. I love the cute makeup bag you get as well. I did buy a few more sets in Boots but I'm not showing those as they are for January birthdays!



I went to Debenhams to see what other perfume sets they had but there didn't seem to be much. I did end up spotting this amazing YSL Radiant Makeup Christmas Gift Set though and thought it seemed like you got a lot for your money. It was £33 and you get a full size Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara, a full size Touche Eclat and a 15ml Forever Youth Liberator Serum. I worked this out to be around £90 worth of product. Amazing! I haven't used the mascara or Touche Eclat for years so I'm excited to have those in my stash again!


Whilst passing Whittard on one of my many trips to Lush (which involved me walking in, picking up some items then deciding the queue snaking round the entire shop was too much too handle then walking out) I spotted some half price hot chocolates in the window. Being a massive Amaretto lover, I had to have Amaretto Hot Chocolate for just £2.75.


I had to wait until 11am on Boxing Day for Space NK to open, which was slightly annoying since I'd done my other shopping before 10am so had to hang around but I was almost first in the shop so was able to choose what I wanted. I wouldn't say they had too much though to be honest. Their online sale wasn't very good either. I did pick up two Laura Mercier sets that I'd been interested in before Christmas so I'm really happy I got those for £12.50 each. I got the Lip Transformer Trio in Pink Spark and the Eye Transformer Trio in Rose Quartz.



John Lewis didn't open until the 27th December but I managed to pick up a fab OPI set when it did open! It's the Rollin' in Cashmere set containing 3 full sized polishes and I only paid £14.98 for it. Even the sales assistant who served me was surprised at the price and wanted one for herself!


Two days after the sale started in Lush, I managed to get in without there being a queue. Unfortunately it meant the gift sets were long gone so I had to make do with a few random products that were left. The main thing I wanted was some Rose Jam shower gel though so I was very happy to see a few bottles of that on the shelves. I also picked up the So White shower gel as I thought it sounded lovely, some of their 'Fun' with the scent of Honey I Washed the Kids, which I love, and a Santa's Lip Scrub. I bought this cola scented lip scrub last year and loved it so I was glad to pick up some more as my other one went out of date.

I'm really happy with everything I managed to pick up in the sales. Plus I only spent Christmas money and didn't put any of my own money towards it. I was determined not to go too overboard and spend for the sake of it. It's very easy to buy things just because they are half price, rather than because you really want them!


Did you manage to pick up any bargains?
Please leave links to your Boxing Day sales hauls too :)
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  1. You got some GREAT deals!! I went in to town today which was a huge mistake as there was nothing left, but that was my own fault!! Very jealous.
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. Aww man! That sucks! I HAVE to go to town on Boxing Day haha xx

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  2. Wow you did really well. By the time I got to space nk in town there was nothing left. I did get the Laura Mercier lip set in red for Christmas. Katie x

    www.katiejaneonline.com

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    1. Aww they didn't seem to have much on their little table. It's a lovely set :) xx

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  3. The online Lush sale was a nightmare - not sure if that or going into the shop would be worse! My mission was to get the Rose Jam and Snow Fairy shower gels, but only managed to get the latter in a gift set xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm a bit disappointed I didn't get any Snow Fairy this year xx

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  4. Looks like you got some amazing deals! Great job (:

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  5. You got some great deals! I was eyeing up the Laura Mercier set on Boxing Day and now I regret not picking it up. x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  6. Wow I’m swooning over some of the things you bought! I love all the gift sets, those perfume sets are stunning! I got a Whittard hot chocolate set for Christmas, I’m looking forward to trying their brand. My sales haul should be up soon. I love your blog! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  7. Oooh you did so much better than me in the sales! I didn't manage to get out to the shops on boxing day itself though :(

    Elesaurus | elesaurusrawr.blogspot.com
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  8. I've had my eye on the OPI Rollin in cashmere set but I picked up just the Rollin in cashmere shade on its own in TK Maxx recently so it's not worth me buying the set now. The cheapest I've seen it in the sale is just under £21, so that's a fabulous bargain x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Ah that's fantastic! I'm glad I paid less :D xx

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