Sunday, 10 January 2016

Boxing Day Sales Haul


You know that certain week of the year that comes after Christmas and takes all of our money... Yeah, I got caught up in the sales. OOPS! Don't judge me, you got sucked in too, admit it. 

A couple of items I got weren't in the sales (lol, why does that always happen?) but I wanted to include them anyway because everyone loves a haul! The more items the better, right? 

THE BEAUTY

Without a doubt my favourite purchase I made was something very special indeed...


*Loud squealing* I FINALLY BOUGHT MYSELF THE NAKED SMOKY PALETTE.
This little beauty came right from the Feel Unique sale... I mean when you see a Naked palette that's reduced in price, it's pretty hard to say no. I spent days debating with myself whether or not I should buy it but lemme tell you, it was totally worth it. Student discount is a very useful thing!
2016 is the year I will master a smoky eye.


Since Kiko opened a store in the Trafford Centre a few months back, I've been practically restraining myself from buying anything and waiting until the Boxing Day sales. It's fair to say I made the right choice. The products I had my eye on had up to 50% off (I think, don't hold me to that) so I was straight in there! 
I picked up two shimmery nail lacquers in the shades 221 and 214 as well as a 'metallic shine eyeshadow' in the shade 01. I'd say it's quite obvious my inner girly girl is coming out.


And then the Lush Boxing Day sale happened, yikes. It's becoming a tradition of mine to save my moneys for this. 50% off all Christmas products? Yes please! So I may or may not have picked up a couple of gift boxes and some separate bath bombs that are for sure going to take me a while to go through. 
So for the individual bath bombs I chose So White, Father Christmas (my favourite), Yog Nog and Cinders and let me tell you, my bathroom is smelling wonderful right now.


As the Lush website was a bit hectic as I'm sure many of you know, it was a case of quickly decide on what you want and hurry through to the check out as fast as the website would let you. The first gift box I ended up with was 'Merry Christmas'.
This included; Peeping Santa, Lord of Misrule, Golden Wonder, Dashing Santa and another Cinders. Pretty good value for money I'd say. I wish I could remember the prices but I really can't, sorry!


Is it even Christmas without Snow Fairy? Obviously I had to pick up a Snow Fairy themed box, I'm obsessed with the stuff. The 'Snow Fairy's Palace' gift box includes; mini Snow Fairy, Magic Wand, Fairy Dust and another So White.
I find the Fairy Dust product really intriguing but I can't wait to use it properly!

THE FASHION


I've lusted over the CK bralettes for so long and what better time to treat yourself than at Christmas? I picked mine up from ASOS because again, student discount is a bonus. 
The bralette is so comfortable to wear and fits perfectly, I can't wait to get the bottoms ASAP to complete the cutest underwear set ever.



Another item I have been after for quite some time is the perfect bomber jacket, and I finally found one! The one I bought is from Missy Empire which I must admit is a brand I had never heard of before now. I managed to get my jacket for £25 including delivery and with added discounts, win, win! 
The fit is great and it keeps me surprisingly warm meaning I can wear it now if I'm not feeling wearing my Winter coat one day.

THE RANDOM


Yankee Candles are possibly the best smelling candles EVER but their prices tend to be a little steep.
I took a trip to Cheshire Oaks the other day which is a shopping outlet that happens to have, surprise, surprise, a Yankee Candle shop! 
All Christmas scents were 50% off so I picked a medium jar up of Candy Cane Lane for £9.50!!!! My room is going to be smelling minty fresh for quite some time.


Last but not least, I popped into Paperchase at Cheshire Oaks and picked up a couple of goodies.
You are correct, that is indeed a Christmas mug. It was only £1.75 okay?! 
Noticed a new addition to this post's photos? I also got the tissue paper from Paperchase for £2, blogging purposes only obviously. Any excuse eh?

What treats did you pick up in the sales?

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  1. I loveeeee Kiko nail varnish - it wears so well, I have the pearly shade! You got some great picks here, I love the CK underwear sets too!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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    1. Aren't they the best? I need to get some more asap! x

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  2. I love this, and I love that you got the palette you wanted! Looks like you did really well in the sales - they did seem to be better than previous years this time! x

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    1. The in store sales were shocking but online was pretty decent for a change haha! x

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  3. I absolutely love the smoky palette, great choice! :)

    I avoided the sales this time because I want to lose a bit of weight first x


    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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    1. You should treat yourself to something, doesn't necessarily have to be clothes. :) x

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  4. I love the gingerbread mug - £1.75 is a bargain! I really need to get down to paper chase I think :) And I love the palette, so glad you managed to get it xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. I forgot all about the Paperchase sale to be fair until I saw the shop! It's so good. x

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  5. Ooh great sale haul! Especially all your Lush goodies. I love the tissue paper in Paperchase for blog photos :) x

    Georgina x
    www.rentorchanel.com

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    1. You gotta get Lush in the sales, it's a must! x

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  6. I really want one of those CK bralettes! Also that UD palette looks stunning, I've got the Naked2 and love it but I'm definitely tempted by this one! x

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    1. Get one!! They're so comfy, I never want to wear a normal bra again. x

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  7. You managed to get so many nice things in the sales, I always seem to miss out on the decent bargains. The mug is so cute x

    emilyclairewrites.com

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    1. I thought the clothing sales were horrendous but the beauty bits always have good deals! x

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  8. Hey, I’ve nominated you for the Beauty Blogger Award :) My post with all the info is here: https://ericakinsella.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/nominated-for-the-beauty-blogger-award/

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  9. I would love to hear a review of the smoky palette from someone who's unsure about a smoky eye too - I can never seem to get the right balance of shadow without looking like I have a black eye!

    Holly | www.thekittyluxe.com

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    1. I put a picture on Twitter before of a look I tried with it before, I'm definitely going to be doing a review! x

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  10. You have to do posts with the smoky palette!! It looks stunning! Love the jacket, it looks like such a staple XX

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  11. Oooooh this looks like a lot of lovely things! Boxing day is called Black Friday for us (I think) as it's the day after Thanksgiving, but boxing day is an interesting term! xx adaatude.com

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    1. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, we have Black Friday sales the same time as you x

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  12. How beautiful is that palette, super jealous that you got it!! You need to do a full review, so I can decide whether I need it or not!! Ps. Also lusting over that CK crop, I need to buy it asap...

    Karishma xx | http://www.beneaththebrush.com

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  13. OMG a naked palette! You lucky thing, i wish i grabbed one argh.
    Lovely post xxx

    www.zyaanddaizy.wordpress.com

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  14. You definitely picked up some amazing things in the sales. Everything you got from Lush is so pretty and I'm so excited to see a Urban Decay palette here. Although now I'm kicking myself for not buying one!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

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  15. So happy you finally got the smokey palette I LOVE it. Also that lush haul... dreams are made of that!!

    Hannah xx

    http://thatthoughtfulgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I need to see more of that palette it looks STUNNING! And omg isn't that mug just the cuttest! Great finds as always Kat x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I've been eyeing up the UD smokey palette in Feel Unique for ages! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Wow, you picked up some lovely things. I'm so tempted by the Urban Decay palette, even though I have the others! And it is definitely not Christmas without Snow Fairy - my favourite!
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

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  19. I am so loving your little fangirling moment at the Naked Smoky palette, haha! Such a lovely haul, Kathryn!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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  20. I just love it ALL! I want the Naked palette more than life, fancy giving it away to a pal? ... Please? Hehe! LOVE the calvins too!!


    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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  21. Can't wait to see your makeup looks using Naked Smoky, babe. Ok, now I am about to say something you might wanna slap me for lol. My hubs asked me if I wanted "Santa" to bring me a Naked palette (the boy knows the stuff lol) and I, being a little moron, said 'no'. Ok, now, my motivation was I think I am quite good with makeup but still learning my way around eye makeup. I feel like I have to reach a certain level of competency to start using this iconic palette. Plus, being super shy I didn't want him to spend so much on one single palette. So there we go :) I'm cray cray, right? But, just like you, I really want to master a perfect smoky eye look, hon ;)
    Lovely purchases, esp love the CK bralette & all the Lush goodies. Never enough <3
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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  22. Turning down a reduced Naked palette price may be blasphemous in the blogging world. I wish we had Boxing Day sales in the US, but alas, we just have Black Friday. AND YES YOG NOG BATH BOMB. It smells so good. I haven't been able to bring myself to use mine just because it smells so good and I want to cherish it forever.

    brooke | brooke elise

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  23. How good is the Naked palette!! So jealous you got it in the sale! I got the Merry Christmas box from Lush too, really excited to use the cinnamon one! That jacket looks so soft too, I haven't heard of them either but need to have a peek now x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  24. I hope to see lots of posts featuring the smoky palette! You managed to grab some good lush goodies. The Yankee candle was such a good price and that little cup is adorable! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Love the Lush stuff you bought, wish I liked baths because I get so jel when I see other peoples Lush baths!

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  26. What a lovely haul! I need an UD palette in my life, can't wait to see how you get on with it! Wish I could've gone to the lush sale but i was working :( x

    hannatalks

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  27. You can't go wrong with an Urban decay palette - they're so versatile!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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  28. Ohhhh!! Looks like you have picked some lovely beauty products <3 I cannot wait to see what looks you create with the Ubran Decay palette hun! I'm waiting for your review on the palette now ;D
    Ramsha | Rose
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  29. You got some great products here, Kat! Lush always has the best boxing day sales!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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