Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Alice's January Sales Collective Haul

I'd like to consider myself a seasoned bargain hunter, I am certainly an opportunistic shopper, and know a good deal when I see one. From Boxing Day right through into January, people go bananas for the sales here in the UK, and I definitely did partake in some sale shopping and I think picked up some gems!! This is where I visited and what I ended up with!!

Through the door, bags down, kettle on!!

Emptied out on the floor as I couldn't contain my excitement!

As I was working on Boxing Day this year I thought I would treat myself to a trip to Space NK in Harvey Nichols to see what was on offer. I picked up the GlamGlow duo, which although wasn't reduced, for GlamGlow was a very good deal indeed! I also picked up the Laura Mercier Fig Travel set for half price! This was one of a fair few sets from Laura Mercier which were half price, but out of the selection there, this was the one for me. All products come from the same Fig scent family, an Eau de Toilette, a hand cream, a body wash and a body lotion - all lovely and fresh ready for spring!!

Sprawled out on the bed - my goodies from Boots!!

With my first trip to Boots, I scoured the discounted gift sets to see if any took my fancy. I love the scent of Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto perfume, but I always find the pricing on this a little steep for my liking. The gift set was originally the same price as the 50ml fragrance, and I managed to get this a third off, and it came with a handbag friendly 10ml size and a lovely patent make-up bag!!

With a second trip to Boots and Emma somewhat enabling me, I did the majority of my January shopping. I picked up yet another perfume - this time it was my first celebrity perfume - Beyonce's Heat, I bought the limited edition Mrs Carter Tour version of the scent, which I think is sweet and fresh - which is what I look for in a perfume. I am well and truly set for fragrance for the forseeable future!! Whilst in Boots I also picked up two more gift sets - a James Brown Photo Fabulous set which includes a shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and mousse - all the ingredients for lovely voluminous hair, I'm excited to try this shampoo as I've been eyeing it up for a while now and I managed to scoop this up for a tenner, which equals £2.50 a product!! The last bargain I got in Boots was a biggee in the form of a Smashbox brush set. The RRP of the brushes sold separately is £116, but the set itself retailed for just under £50 - I snapped this set up for £31.99 - which I think is great for some high quality brushes!!

Topshop allowing me to be spooky all year 'round

After trawling through the sale rails, I found a gem in the form of this jumper. Although I'm sure this was a product designed for an early Autumn launch for halloween, I'd wear this all year round!! It is a lovely, well made jumper which fits well and I really like it!!

Sorry guys, not at the 'posting my underwear online' stage quite yet!

I can give or take La Senza, I always find their bra sizes a bit off and feel it can be a bit of a gamble. This being said, buying new underwear can always add up so I thought popping in to see what was on offer and picked up two bras for very reasonable prices, and I must admit they're very comfy!!

Itching to put these notebooks to good use!

As a design student, I've become stationary dork. I picked up a few notebooks, one perfect for travelling and two great for making into scrapbooks/housing pictures! All of which were half price so I totally justified my addiction with it costing me less!

I'm open for naming suggestions

One of my only online sale purchases, but potentially my favourite. As I edge closer to flying the nest, I've decided to start picking up homewares for my place. Whilst cruising the Fab sitewide 50% off I found this absolute gem of a buy in the form of a Kit-Cat Clock. His eyes and tail wag in time - what more do you need from a clock?

I feel I did get through the sales with my bank balance till in tact, all the while picking up some lovely bits. I'm heading to London this weekend so I may not be quite done with the sales yet, but I'm trying my best to show some restraint!! I hope you guys are having a brilliant start to 2014 and I'd love to hear what you've picked up in the sales!!

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