Shopping : The Boxing Day sales.

Monday, 30 December 2013

I'm never one for going into town for the boxing day sales really. I'd much rather sit on the sofa wrapped in a blanket and search for some bargains online. This year however was different. I decided to brave the crowds and head into town to see what bargains I could snap up. I got a nice selection of things so I thought I would share them with you all.

acessorize-bag-topshop-court-shoes-sales-shopping-blog-postBeing a fan of accessorize, we headed there on search for some handbag & jewellery bargains. I ended up buying a bag which wasn't in the sale but did have a 'faulty' tag on it. Turns out the shoulder strap was missing a clip to attach it to the side of the bag, so they took £25 off the original price, making it only £10. Well I had to snap that up didn't I! This was the bag I'd told Tom not to buy me just incase it went into the sale afterall! I did have a mooch around the store and spotted a clutch bag I already own in the sale. It's the black and tan heart print oversized clutch which is very burberry-eque. - See Alexa Chung sporting a Burberry clutch here It's been marked down to less than £10 so I think that's a really good deal which should'nt be missed!

The night before the sales I was discussing outfit choices for a girls night out and realised I didn't own any classic black courts. When popping into TOPSHOP, Shelley spotted these courts in the sale, in my size so I had to have them. They are the MAPLE Suede courts and are only £18 in the sale! Such a steal! They have them in Red, Magenta & Blue Leopard print for a little bit cheaper at £15. They don't have a massive heel so they are really comfortable to walk in. They'd be great for a 'work shoe' or a comfier version of a night out heel!

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Of course no boxing day sale shop would be complete without a trip to boots. We made sure we got there for 10am to snap up the good gift sets. The Boots in our local town can be a bit hit and miss with the gift sets but I managed to get a good selection of things in the sale! You cant resist 50% really can you!
First I picked up the Tony & Guy with Matthew Williamson haircare set, which includes a dry shampoo, hairspray and heat protection mist. I'll admit I bought this for the little bag, I thought it would be great to carry my everday makeup essentials in my handbag! It was only £6.50.

I'd seen the Ted baker lip crayon set featured on Beths blog so I knew I had to keep an eye out for it in the sale. There were only a couple of tins left on the shelf so I got one for myself and one for charli. The crayons are extremely pigmented, I was very impressed! I wanted to incorporate a bit more colour into my daily makeup and I figured these would be a good way to do it. The set cost me £7.50 in the sale, which made each lip crayon just under £2 each. I couldn't say no really!

The same goes for the Soap & Glory Loved and glossed set. After hearing many good things about this glossy sticks I had to look out for those also. Again just like the Ted Baker lip crayons there were only a few on the shelf and while I was there they got cleared completely! All the shades are great everyday neutral shades which will go perfect if I want to do a bit more of a dramatic eye look and keep my Ted baker lip crayons for another day! I think I paid £8 for this tin, which isn't bad considering on their own they are £8 each! 

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Sticking with the Soap & Glory theme I also bought this eye Kohl set. You may have read this post I wrote a couple of weeks ago stating I've been switching up my makeup and incorprating more coloured eyeliners into my routine, when I saw this set I thought... I need more coloured eyeliners! So snapped it right up! They apply really smoothly and are very long lasting. The green shade is very bright whereas the blue comes across more navy and the purple a more deep shade than a bright pop of colour. I haven't used the eyeshadows yet but I am sure they will be a nice trio to use for a smoked out evening look! This set cost me £9 in the sale which is fab considering I would have had to pay £25 for these 5 eyeliners if I bought them on their own! - I LOVE THE BOOTS SALE! 

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Finally from Boots I bought these Fearne Cotton eye set, which includes four metallic eye crayons and one felt tip black liner. I love using eye crayons as a base for shadow or on their own if I am in a rush. This set includes a nice selection of neutral shades and then a purple and olive shade. They are really creamy to apply and last for an okayish time. I didnt experience any creasing at all but then that may be because I dont really get oily eyelids. It's something I think will differ from person to person. This set only cost me £6 which was a nice little bargain to add into my basket! 

I did get one other bargain which was a leather look skirt from River Island, however it came to my attention when purchasing it, that it infact it shouldn't have been in the sale! Someone had clearly gone a bit label happy when tagging everything! The skirt in question is this one, a fab A-Line leather look skirt which I saw featured on Katy's blog and knew I had to have it! I did only pay £10 for it, but like I said this was the shop's mistake! But I will suggest going into your store and see if they made the same mistake too! You might be able to get yourself a little bargain there!

Did you brave it and head into town to grab some bargains, or did you do it from the safety of your own home? If you've done a post/video on your sale bargains. Link them below! 

Much Love,