Monday, 29 December 2014

Recent Purchases | Sales Edition

Hello! It's been literal weeks since I've posted - I'm still alive, I promise! December has been a bit of a manic month for me with work, interviews and appointments for new jobs, Christmas shopping and a load of family stuff, so I've just not had chance to post all the things I was hoping to throughout the month. Still, onwards and upwards, hey!? I'm back now and I thought it'd be nice to share the few bits and pieces I've picked up in the sales, although I've been pretty restrained this year (admittedly through financial necessity more than anything else...)!
Sales Purchases Beauty
I love sales at The Body Shop as they're ideal for stocking up on essentials - for me, nothing beats their body butters in terms of keeping my skin soft and hydrated, as my eczema flares up almost at the mere mention of liquid paraffin. So I picked up a couple of body butters, one in Chocomania and one from the Limited Edition Christmas Glazed Apple line. I also treated myself to a sugar scrub from the Chocomania range, as well as impulse-grabbing a tube of Coconut hand cream as I reached the counter. I've got a Love Your Body card which saves you an extra 10% even on sales prices (they are more than worth the fiver per year that they cost) so in all this little lot came in at just over £20. I also, on a complete whim, picked up the Origins mask trio in Boots as I'd been eyeing it up before Christmas, and reduced to under £20 I couldn't help myself! Having tried samples in the past, I know I love the Clear Improvement mask, and I'm keen to try the other two.
I have also bought industrial quantities of Maltesers Merryteaser Reindeer (not pictured) from Superdrug as they're reduced to just 10p each, and I've bought myself a long-sleeved top (exciting, I know) from New Look for the bargain price of £2, (currently in the wash so not pictured either). It's dark pink, if you're interested. What have you bought in the sales? Do you go in with a plan, or just see what takes your fancy? Are you a stocker-upper like me, or an impulse buyer of utter rubbish? I'd love to know!
xo

18 comments:

  1. You picked up some great things Jess. I love the Glazed Apple Body Butter! :)

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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    1. It smells gorgeous doesn't it!? I might have to pick up a couple more while they're still available :) xo

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  2. I have a Body Shop gift card but I completely forgot to take it into town with me today! You can't use gift cards online which is SUCH a pain in the bum!! You got some lovely bits, I love the body butters! I think I'm going to get myself one when I eventually use my gift card.
    x x | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. Ah it's definitely worth a trip into town to spend it as there are some absolute bargains to be had in the sale, I believe they have a 3 for 2 offer on skincare at the moment too :) xo

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  3. Wow you did get some amazing bargains! Especially the Origins set x

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  4. Some lovely sale bargains! That Origins set has 3 great masks in. I love them all
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  5. You picked up some fab bargains! I feel like I need to head over to The Body Shop & Origins to pick up some goodies but I have probably missed all of the good offers. I didn't pay any attention this year!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  6. Great buys! I haven't got anything in the sale yet.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  7. Great haul! I absolutely love the Chocomania scrub! I've not done any sales shopping yet, due to lack of cash, but if and when I can start shopping the sales, I'll be looking at items on my wishlist in the hope that some have been reduced in the sales! xxx
    www.justemma.co.uk

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  8. I've just got one of the Body Shop cards! Didn't realise you still got the discount on sale items - that's very handy to know! I'm also a big fan of their body butters! Have you tried any of their skincare range? I've just bought the tea tree one and love it :)

    Emma xx

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  9. I feel like i have really missed out on a lot of the sales this season but it looks like you picked up some really good deals (:

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  10. Looks like you snapped up some great bargains! I can't wait for all my sale bits to arrive now! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  11. I know what is was like not being able to post much in december, it was the same for me and it was very frustrating! Hope you get back into the swing if things now though! x

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  12. I love the glazed apple body butter!! Enjoy the goodies :)

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  13. Body Shop has always so great offers! You picked up some great goodies :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  14. I've been trying to do less sales shopping this year as I have enough beauty products to last me the year already! :p
    I couldn't resist a few things though - I didn't get the glazed apple body butter but did get the matching bath jelly!

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  15. Fantastic sale picks Jess! I haven't been out to the sales this year so I picked up a few bits online, I'm just now waiting for them to arrive :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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