Tuesday 31 December 2013

What I got For Christmas - Part 2 | Sale Haul

For Christmas I was fortunate to be given some incredible gifts and along side that vouchers and money. On Christmas eve I spent some of that money at Boots in the sale, then found on Christmas day I did in fact have a Boots gift card - which meant more Boots shopping in the sales. I was also gifted some Love2shop vouchers and spent one yesterday. I thought I'd share with you, what I managed to pick up.

I didn't pick up this calendar in the sale but it was pretty cheap on Amazon with most (of the same calendar) going for around £10-£15 this was less then five! I'm a little obsessed with The Mortal Instruments since reading the book's and watching the film that this ended up being my go to calendar this year, I tend to go for Eeyore every year because he's my favourite and thought I was due a change. This is such a good film and the book's are amazing too, I've can't wait for the DVD release at the end of January.

I picked up this Champneys exotic retreat collection in Boot's - which is full of decent sized mini's. It was only £6.00 in the sale. I also picked up these Barry M nail art pens in pink and white to complete my collection (was a bit gutted to find the pink one had been opened and tampered with once I got home, but I can't exactly prove this) and if you spent £6 or more you got this limited edition nail polish. Nail art pens are £4.99 each.

I've heard a lot about Katy Perry' Killer Queen perfume that I decided to pick up the gift set, I paid less then £12.00 for this. I also kind of fell in love the Charles Worthington volume and bounce shampoo and conditioner, I was fortunate enough to go to the Charles Worthington cinema event where we were given goody bags with the new collection in and I just loved it so finding this little beauty amongst the web for just £8.00 was the icing on the cake for me and look at the size of them bottles, absolute bargain! I picked up another Baylis and Harding shower gel set this was only £2.00 and I mainly got it to qualify for free in store delivery. I then picked up this Sanctuary hand wash duo which was down to £5.00 from £10.00 - I really love sanctuary. Yesterday I picked up some slippers from Tesco for just £5.00, (it must of been fate because these were the last pair available and also in my size, when getting a photo online - because I can't photo them nicely - I found they were actually marked at £10.00 because they are in fact new stock) I am more of a slipper sock, fluffy sock kinda gal but my obsession and it is an obsession is so crazy that if I buy one more pair, I'll have to buy new drawers too, it made sense to go for some slippers on this occasion though I had to drag myself away from the sock section despite the slippers being in my basket. I also picked up these jeans from internacionale for only £9.99 using a Love2shop voucher. My town isn't great for shops, so I couldn't get much else therefore will have to go out of town to spend the rest.

I said to myself, I don't need anymore bath sets and I went out and came back with one bath set. My Boots didn't have much left in the sale that I was interested in buying and the Champney's set had one of my favourite scents in the set. I will NOT be making any Body Shop orders in 2014 (new year resolution alert lol) - I really own that much bath stuff! Come end of Jan and I'm going to get my hands on The Mortal Instrument, Glee Season 4 box and probably a few others.

Have you managed to get any great bargains in the sale? Drop a comment and let me know!

Hope you all have a fab night and a happy new year ♡


  1. It looks like you got some great things! I've never seen The Mortal Instruments, but I've heard it's amazing! I see Danielle nominated you for the Liebster award, and I was nominated as well. I followed you on Bloglovin, and it wasn't working to let me follow you on GFC, but I would love a follow back! Best of luck in the new year.

    Maggie D. xx

    1. I'm really pleased with what I managed to find in the sales. Really glad I took the decision to order online - my boots store didn't have a great selection of goodies really when I managed to get into town. The Mortal Instrument is brilliant (out 27th of Jan, UK) the book's are equally has amazing.. you can order all five from The Book People for just £6.99 the last installment is out this May in the series.

      Oh dear! I think GFC is having a few issues at the moment but feel free to stay up to date with the content on Google+ though even that seems to have disappeared today, but it does come up on a mobile device. I will pop by your blog now, thank you xx

  2. An amazing Christmas for you hun, you deserve it. Good luck with your driving lessons too, I need to learn also, maybe in a few years lol, xoxo.

    1. Well these were my sale items that I bought using Christmas money and a Boots voucher. I did get spoilt though. I'm looking forward to starting just the waiting game at the moment :) xx


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