I’ve named this a boxing day haul, but hardly any of it was actually purchased on boxing day!
The sales start even before Christmas nowadays online and this is a mixture of bits I picked up between Christmas day and 1st January when my spending ban started.
I was so tempted to get so much more, but my bank account disagreed so I settled on the items I really wanted!
Starting with my fave of the bunch – Urban Decay! I’ve been after the shade Backtalk in the Vice Lipstick range for ages now and when I saw this The Ultimate Pair duo down to £14.75 on the UD website I had to get it as you’re basically getting the Glide on Lip Pencil for free! The pencil is in the shade Rush and it’s a great match for Backtalk. UD orders also come in a beaut purple box which I will totally keep for no other reason than I am a complete packaging hoarder!
I was also lusting after the Little Vices Liquid Lipstick set on the UD site but it was out of stock and luckily Feel Unique had it on their sale and it went down even more on boxing day so I swiftly placed an order and it was mine for £16. This also has Backtalk in the liquid range, together with Crimson, Purgatory and Amulet. I’ve never tried their liquid lipsticks before so I thought this was a great way to give them a go.
I couldn’t make a sale order without getting something from my new favourite brand – Stila. I wanted the Star Studded Eight set but it was sold out everywhere, gutted! I got their Big Shot set from their website which has the Huge Big Lash Mascara and Stay All Day Liquid Liner for only £12.50 both full sized so I couldn’t resist. From Look Fantastic they had 18% off full priced items so I was able to snag a Magnificent Metals in the gorgeous pink shade Sunset Cove for £18 odd and I do not regret adding this beauty to my collection.
From Pandora I got a heart ring I’ve been lusting after but never got as it was £80 so at £35 I had to snap it up. I queued for 20 minutes in the shop to be told they didn’t have it in my size, even though the display showed it as being in my size, damn misplaced sales stock! So I ordered it online and despite the £5 delivery it was worth it. It’s lots of little connected silver hearts with one gold heart and it’s super cute.
From Zoella’s collection I picked up the Festive Cookie Candle for £6.25 from Boots as it smells just like her Hungry Hands Gingerbread hand cream from last year and that’s my all time favourite scent. I’m really intrigued as to the scent throw from this! In Superdrug I picked up her Winter Wonderhand for 99p(!) and her Snowella Body Mist for £4.99 (which then went down to £2.99, bummer!). I love the rose gold aesthetic of the range this year!
Superdrug’s sale is always amazingly discounted if you wait a few days after Christmas, so I couldn’t resist picking up a few bits as I’ve always been intrigued by the Tanya Burr Range. I got her Tanya’s Treats Advent Calendar purely for the fact that I wanted the Pink Fondant Lipgloss as I really want to start wearing them over lipsticks (the lady at the Dior counter did it with her lips and it looked lush, although granted this is no Dior!!) and I thought this would be a perfect nude.
I got the calendar for a fiver so I was happy to get all these extra products as well. There were 3 nail polishes, 2 glitter liners, 3 lipglosses, 2 eye glitters a nail file and a mirror. Not bad for a fiver!
I’ve always been intrigued about her matte liquid lipsticks so picked up this Sweet Lip Creme set with a red and a sparkly purple shade in for £2.99 (which went down to £1.99!!). I love the packaging of this it was really nicely presented with a little bow to close the pretty sides.
Finally I only got the Glow de Coco set for the glittery lipgloss as I wanted it as a topper and it also came with a bronzer and a highlighter. This was £2.99 which again went down to £1.99. The packaging is so bulky and I can’t get the pans out so it’s taking up soo much room which is a bit annoying.
From Boots I got two large Yankee Candles for £11.98 each which is a super bargain!! I got Christmas Memories which I will put away for next Christmas and Snowflake Cookie which I can’t wait to burn soon!
So that’s my little sales haul, believe it or not this was me being heavily restrained haha! What did you pick up in the sale?
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