Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Alice's Black Friday/Duty Free Haul!

Everybody loves a bargain and although Black Friday is a deep set tradition is the states, I've noticed slowly but surely it becoming a thing here too. There were fights at my local Asda, and everything! I must admit, I definitely did not plan on picking up any of this stuff, but when opportunity knocks, a girl just can't turn a good deal down. So when I popped into the centre to pick up some last minute bits for my trip to Berlin (if you follow me on Instagram, you're probably sick to death of my weekend in Germany!) I was overwhelmed with as much as 50% off, and so I joined the bargain hunters to see what I could find! I thought I'd also include the beauty bits I picked up in the airport as I love spending my leftover currency on duty free high end beauty bits!

I have been eyeing these beautiful shoes up for a good while now, with these also being an Office exclusive, I was delighted to see Office offering 20% off online and in store, giving me that final push to take the plunge and fork out for them. I haven't bought a pair of winter boots yet this season, and I don't have any shoes in this colour, yet they fit fabulously into my wardrobe, in my eyes, a brilliant purchase!

Linea Cross Body Bag - RRP £40 I Paid £20
Upon writing this post this bag is now permanently half price, which is great, as I think this is an absolute steal!! This bag is just my style, and a fab day/night bag with a surprising amount of room - lovely!!

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque RRP £18.50 I Paid £16.60
House of Fraser were running a 'Brand Event' with the majority of things being around 40% off, although it went as high as 50% off. Unfortunately the discount in the beauty hall was only 10, but I still picked up this much hyped product which has been working for my dark circles!!

I had quite a few Euros left over after my trip, so I decided to treat myself to this well loved mascara which I got in waterproof, as I currently don't have a waterproof mascara!! So far I've found this mascara is really transformed from a good mascara to a amazing one when you use eyelash curlers (I'm currently using Eyeko's) and is also a bit of a pain to get off, but then most waterproof mascaras are!

Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant RRP £20  I paid 7.99 (approx £5.75)
Now I've had a bit of trouble finding the exact product I bought online, this lip protectant is in a tub, whereas online I can only find it in stick format, so my comparison prices may be a bit off!! Either way this is a lovely lip balm which is great for this time of year, keeping my lips nice and hydrated!!

So after a bit of savvy shopping, I've saved myself a whopping £57.65 - which is a hefty sum! There's two other shops I'd love to give honourable mentions to if you're looking to be saving money over this festive season - American Apparel and Boots. I'm on AA's mailing list and have been sent some fairly good deals by them recently, including percentages off, free products after a minimum spend as well as money off after a minimum spend, the offer I took them up on was £10 off when you spend over £20 in store - which could mean up to half off! Boots are also doing their classic 3 for 2 present deal, as well as a different star gift each week (which runs Thursday to Thursday), a 12 days of Christmas deal which changes daily, deals on perfume, points deals on high end beauty AND a lot of gift with purchases with their drugstore make up! So I'm sure you'll be able to find something which tailors to you or your loved ones for a great Christmas gift!!

Have you been eyeing up any deals recently?
Go wild on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Let us know in the comments!!

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