Friday, 28 December 2012

Boxing Day Haul!

Christmas is over, unfortunately so to get over the post Crimbo blues I did the most likely thing in the woman's prerogative - I went SHOPPING!

I think I spent way to much I must say, but I suppose all is ok since all the clothes are size 8 or 10 (Showing I didn't pig out too much!) and just about everything was in the sales - bonus! 

Well I went to Carlisle - about an hour from where I live - and decided to hit the stores.... It was certainly bargains galore and as most other women around I was battling for a bargain - quite literally in some case - women really are defensive when it comes to bargains in the fashion and beauty world - but I suppose that is out prerogative after all!

My  Fabulous Haul!
Well it's not a HUGE haul, but a little decent one to keep me going over the new year! - Then bring on the January sales...


I decided to hit the Newlook store there as I'd managed to get the last size 10 coat - as in THE coat - My coat that I'd fallen in love with - well I'd phoned up the day before and asked them to hold on to the last one for me and so - It was finally mine!
Me in the BEST coat ever!
That's right it's finally mine - and instead of paying the full £54.99 I payed £32! Yes, I got a bargain for this baby - well thanks to my Mam's persistence in telling me to phone and ask them told hold the last size 10 for me... It's out of stock everywhere now, but here it is on the site - Black Woolly Contrast Sleeve Belted Skirt Coat - Newlook - Now £32 Was £54.99. 

I didn't just get that from Newlook, I also go two fabulous size 8 versatile tops and I was after a pair of inverted heels, but since I was unable to get any I went for the other fab pair I'd been dying to get my hands on...

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Next I went to Lush to indulge in their sale as I'd been dying to get my hands on a few things but I'd never actually managed to go shopping their before Christmas to get them - which I'm quite glad about now as everything I wanted was half price! Man I love sales!


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  • Magic Wand Bubble bar - Was £4.95 - I paid £2.48 - This smells amazing and makes my bath fabulous and bubbly! Also I must admit the fact it makes the bath pink is fab! Plus, doesn't the bell make a cute key ring when you're done!
  • Mr.Punch Soap Bar -Was £6.45 - I paid £3.23 -  Filled with alcoholic goodness this instantly struck me and simply does feel fabulous! It smells divine and it leaves this smell on your skin all day!
  • Snow Globe Soap Bar - Was £5.84 - I paid £2.92 - I got this because it's smells so good the lemon grass and citrus lemon and grapefruit. So refreshing - something to wake you up! I used this on my legs and I felt refreshed and was left with a fresh smell all the time!
Some of the best Lush products ever...
Such fabulous colours and smells - I love Lush and I can't wait to venture to the new Lush Spa in Liverpool Next year! - Girly Days are even needed for me! 

We next headed to Boots to take advantage of the 3 for 2 on all Soap & Glory products - so I decided to try their range for blemished skin and of course get the facial peel off my Christmas List! But of course, it's me so I wasn't going to leave without a few extra's!

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The last bag is the La Senza One - Buuut, I choose not to kiss and tell - even with undies - but I had stocked up on plenty of their No VPL and Seam-free undies for sheer comfort and I HATE HATE HATE knicker lines when it comes to night out's or just anytime....

So I haven't photographed my items - as that's a bit much even for me - so I'll simply leave it to your imagination - thought frankly I am rather pissed off at the fact La Senza's new suppliers won't be getting any sizes above DD - So 34FF me is going to struggle - sigh - I'll have to stock up in their sale then!

So that's my sales haul! I hope it's been interesting and you've liked the items I've bought...

I rather enjoyed my trip out - it certainly cured my hangover I had and I came home with some fabulous items!

Have any of you had any sales hauls? 
Have you got any of the products I've just got?
Tell me what you think!

Rachael
x

21 comments:

  1. Wow that is quite a haul but it sounds like you got some amazing bargains!

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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    1. It was fun getting them - except the stress of fighting for a sale item hehe xxx

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  2. Amazing haul! The jacket is so cute :) I love Toni & Guy stuff, making a mental note to try this curl spray haha!

    Love,
    GillianEtc.com
    xxx

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    1. Oh I've been pining after this coat for a long while! It's now my new baby... xx

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  4. the coat is so lovely! i love the black sleeves :)
    amazing haul, i really wanna try the facial peel as well!
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! It's so nice on and very warm too hehe The facial peel is awesome! Well worth the investment in my opinion xxx

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  5. Looks like a very productive day of sale shopping! Really like that coat, congrats on getting the last one :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It was a fabulous day shopping thank you! Yes, I had to phone like six different Newlook stores to get it hehe xxx

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  6. I live only an hour away from Carlise also; in Kendal. I actually grew up in Carlisle! I can't believe you have the courage to face the sales, I can't bare with the manic shoppers and the stress, I do all mine online :D
    OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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    1. Oh YAY fellow Cumbrian Blogger - this has made my day! I lived in Carlisle for a year hehe yes, I grew some balls and bared the Cumbrian sales hehe I may bare it once more before uni hehe Oooh I'm definitely following you!!! xxxx

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  7. Great buys in the sale! I want to buy the wand from lush.

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Aww thank you - the wand is sooo fabulous! Just splash it under and voila bubbly pink water - it smells almost edible hehe xxxx

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    1. Thank you I pretty much fell in love with it from when I first saw it! xxx

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  9. Wow, you got some great things!! Lush products are awesome! And that jacket looks great on you.

    *now your newest follower via greader. ;)

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    1. Wow thank you! Ohh naïvety showing - I still need to discover more things like greader! hehe xxx Thanks again x

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  10. you got some great deals! That coat is gorgeous!:) xx

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  11. Super jealous of you getting the Snow Globe soap...when I went, my local Lush was sold out :(

    Great haul, you got some fab stuff!

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  12. I'm so jealous that you got the Snow Globe soap...my local Lush was sold out :(

    Great haul, and I look forward to seeing what your blog has in store for 2013!

    Happy New Year :)

    http://jesuis-hannah.blogspot.co.uk

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