Sunday, 29 December 2013

Sale Shopping...

I have always previously worked in retail, since I was 16 and therefore my boxing day has always been spent working! Having left retail in November I actually had the opportunity to do what I wanted, so of course it was spent having a lie-in and the rest of the day in my pj's before heading to my mum and dad's for nibbles and card games. I really wanted to hit the sales, but told myself I really didn't need anything! But that didn't last long! I only worked half a day on the 27th and 28th so I decided to hit the shops to see what was left in the sales, and I was actually quite surprised by what was left! Here's what I got...


The first shop I popped into was next, they didn't have a great deal left to be honest, but I saw this nightie, which I actually really wanted for Christmas, and they had one in my size left! At just £6 I couldn't resist!

I then spent forever between Debenhams and Boots looking for some perfume as I've ran out and only had a purse spray for Christmas which won't last me two minutes. I eventually decided to go for the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Toilette, there is an Eau De Parfum but I asked to smell the testers and they couldn't be more different! I really don't like the latter, at all, but I fell in love with this one. At £17.75 how could I not?!


I've wanted to try the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream for so long, and I thought that I would check their prices for the festive sales. This limited edition little pot was down from £20 to £13.33 in the sale which I thought was pretty good, especially for this 30ml jar which in a multi-purpose balm should last a while as a little goes a long way with this.

Although these weren't technically on sale, I got some great bargains from The Body shop so I thought I would include them anyway. They do however currently have an offer on of buy one product, get one half price...

I decided I wanted to save my Guerlain perfume for best, which meant I needed an everyday perfume and I fell in love with this White Musk Smokey Rose scent a few weeks back. Honestly I thought this would have been on some sort of offer as it was in a Christmas package offer, but it was only £14 for both the Eau De Toilette and body wash so I was still pretty happy. 

When I got to the till, the sales assistant asked for my membership card, and it's been that long since I've used it, as I always forget, she informed me that it had actually run out last year, as in 2012! How bad is that?! However for just £3, which was the signing up fee, it's usually £5, though I'm not sure why I got it cheaper, I got a free Warming Mineral Clay Mask worth £10 and because I forgot to collect my birthday gift last year, they still honored it, even though I didn't ask, and I got to choose a £5 gift for free. I chose this Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner as my face has been so sore lately with painful lumps under my skin and breakouts galore, lovely I know, so fingers crossed this works.

So in body shop I got four products and a membership card worth £36.50 for just £17.60, now that's what I call a bargain!

Overall I'm pretty happy with my purchases, I was pretty tame, I could have bought lots more and I am still considering going back for a Benefit set that I've seen on offer but I like what I got and I'm now stocked up on perfume :)

Did you brave the sales? What did you get?


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