Tuesday, 19 January 2016

January Sale Haul 2016

January sales are a funny thing really. We all get so many lovely gifts for Christmas but when everything goes down in price it's all so tempting to buy more more more!

...Sickening really isn't it?

I attempted to take a little look at the Lush sale but the website wasn't having any of it and there was no chance I'd be braving the high street for the sales - I've learnt my lesson there! 

I like to keep my sale shopping online. It's best for my sanity.

 I was given money for my birthday which I ended up spending on Mason and on Christmas presents (something I'm guilty of every year!) so I made sure I picked up a couple of treats for myself.

Now that's my sale shopping justified, let's have a little look at what I picked up, shall we?


There were so many beauty products that were miniatures for hanging as tree decorations/presents so they were bound to go into the sales so I kept my eye on a few. Take the packaging off and they have nothing to do with Christmas and it's just a great affordable way to try out some mini products.

I've wanted to try the Philip Kingsley Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer for a while so when I saw the duo set I had to pick it up.  With the words 'award winning' and 'adds elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine' it sounded like it was worth a try - especially a the set was reduced to £9! My hair is always lacking volume and feels a bit flat and this treatment changes everything! It's worn before shampooing and conditioning and it seriously does the trick. I haven't found anything like it before so I'm so glad I picked it up. It is definitely a product that is well worth repurchasing.

I've mentioned the Body Coach several times in the past. Sam did his 90 day plan last year and lost so much weight on it. It's far from a fad diet and he creates incredible recipes that don't take long to cook at all. I had to pick up the Lean in 15 Book to get some inspiration and I've already tried out a few new meals using this.  

I picked up a pair of leggings from H + M for everyday wear. These are nice and thick so don't go see-through so are great for the price (£7.99) They fit brilliantly apart from the tiny tiny foot-hole, I have to really wriggle it in and out and there have been moments where I've thought I was going to have to live in them. Hopefully they loosen up a bit over time. 

Sam bought me some jeans for Christmas but he seemed to think I was the size of a  toddler (I'll try to take it as a compliment..) so they had to be returned and they didn't have my size in so naturally I spent the money on some new Carvela shoes instead. They are so pretty and sparkly and make me feel like a princess! I love Kurt Geiger and Carvela, they are such good value for money and are excellent quality. I actually dread to think how much I've spent on their shoes over the years!


I needed a new diary and I found this Every Day Matters Diary on Amazon. It's perfect for me, I'm trying to make a point of seeing the best in every day and this has quotes throughout and a section at the end of each month to help you look back and see what you're thankful for. I might have to write a separate post on this, I think it's great! 

received a mini  Toni and Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray in a beauty box a while back and I thought it was great so I had to pick up a full sized can when I saw it on offer in Boots for £4.99. It holds so well and doesn't make my hair crunchy. This can had a limited edition Sophia Webster design which is really pretty too.

I needed some more Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturiser and for a couple of quid more I could try out the Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, Drink Up Intensive Mask and Modern Friction with this Origins Shining Stars set. I'm already loving Modern Friction, it makes my skin so smooth! 


The OPI Nail Envy nail strengthener was on my Christmas list and I can see why it wasn't given as a gift as a bottle of nail polish need looks like much - even if it costs £20. So I planned on buying myself a bottle. Ever the bargain hunter, when I saw that the OPI Strength is in the Pair Duo was just over £20 which gave me a pretty pink coloured version to try too, of course I went for that one! I really notice the difference when wearing this stuff, my nails aren't particularly weak as such but I'm not going to turn down something that makes them stronger. Breaking a nail is not only painful on the finger but painful on the heart. That is deep man. 

I've heard some great things about the Dream Sleep range from This Works. Infused with 100% natural essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile it claims to help you get a relaxing nights sleep. This was another product I saw had a mini christmas gift decoration available so when my beady eye saw This Works Dream Team reduced in the sale I thought now was the time to try the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray along with the Deep Sleep Stress Less which is an oil you apply to your pulse points to breathe in as you drift off. The nights I've used these I've slept like a baby. Now this could be because it was after having a couple of days of illness so I needed it but the scent is really relaxing and I love it whether 'it works' or not.

Out of the few gift sets I've now found at least 5 that I will be purchasing a full size version of. They are such great ways to try out products without spending too much on a full sized product.

I'd love to know if you've picked up any treats to beat the January blues a bit... link me up!


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