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...)!
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!