Monday, 12 January 2015

Pickle's Payday Purchases - January 2015

New blog series alert! I've been thinking about starting this for a while but as the few months before Christmas were mostly made up of buying presents for people who read my blog I thought I'd wait until the new year to start. And here we are! I always treat myself to a few things each payday and thought it would be a fun idea to do a monthly haul on my blog. And what a good time to start too, as this month's includes some January sales goodies wooo!


Balmi Cube Lip Balm Bauble - Coconut

I picked up this cute Balmi bauble with a coconut lip balm inside. I've been wanting to try these since reading Kirstie's review on A Yellow Brick Blog and as it was only £2.50 in the sale I thought now was the perfect time.

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons Set

I first tried Soap and Glory last Christmas when I bought their festive limited edition lip balm. I absolutely loved it and have since bought nearly all their regular shades / flavours of A Great Kisser. I have been wanting to try more of their make up range but never quite got round to it and my eyes lit up when I saw this Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons Set in December. I decided to chance my luck and hold off buying it until the sales and thankfully managed to get my mitts on one! (And actually trawled every Oxford Street Boots until I did!) It's a really lovely set with three glossy lip crayons in - Bashful (a pinky nude), Raplumsel (sheer plum) and Fuschia-Ristic (a buildable coral pink). I got it for half price - only £8 which was a bargain, especially as to buy them separately each crayon costs £8 itself. Wahoo!

Soap and Glory Santa Gloss - Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Laquer 

I also saw this cute candy cane packaged Soap and Glory Lip Laquer and as it was only £3 (reduced from £6) I couldn't resist adding it to my basket too. Inside is a lovely browny nude shade Charm Offensive.


Soap and Glory Think Pamper Set 

Obviously on a Soap and Glory rampage at this point I also nabbed the Think Pamper Set (£9 reduced from £18). It includes 6 mini products and a body polisher which I thought was the perfect introduction to Soap and Glory bath and body products which I also haven't tried before. I'm particularly looking forward to giving Hand Food a try, as I'm always on the quest for a good hand cream. I'll let you know how I get on!


Primark Christmas socks

No shopping trip is complete without a look in Primark, and I nabbed this set of five festive socks for just £1! Yes I know this was post-Christmas sale shopping but I know I'll be all sorted in the sock department for next Christmas now!

Primark White Jasmine & Amber Candle

This was another £1 steal! I really like the monochrome tin packaging of this candle and it goes really nicely in my bathroom. It smells really pretty too - white jasmine and amber. Lovely!


Accessorize Midi Ring

I'm not a huge fan of Accessorize normally as I find a lot of their jewellery quite over priced, however they do put on a great sale! I picked up this sweet but simple sterling silver cut-out heart midi ring for just £3 and know I will get a lot of wear out of it over the coming year.

ASOS Watch

I saw this watch before Christmas and absolutely loved it! I thought I'd wait and see if it went into the sales (which it didn't) but I decided I liked it so much I'd buy it anyway! I love the slim white strap and oversized rose gold face and every time I wear it someone asks if it's Olivia Burton (and I smugly reply nope, it was only £20 from ASOS!) This is the watch which inspired my rose gold ombré glitter tips mani the other week :D

MAC Captive 

New year, new lipstick! I have been longing for MAC Capive for quite some time now and figured with the savings I'd made on my other purchases I should totally treat myself! (Sure that's some pretty warped logic but hey! It made sense at the time!) It's a really lovely plum colour in a satin finish so keeps my lips nice and moisturised too. 


I'm really excited to give all my new beauty products a try and will be doing more in depth posts on some of these so let me know if there are any you'd particularly like to see. 

What did you buy in the sales this month? Leave me your links below I'd love to have a looksie! 

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  1. I really want to try the Balmi lip balms too! Captive looks like a gorgeous colour lipstick.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  2. Lovely purchases! Soap and glory are so nice - they have great gift sets!
    Alex //

  3. I love this blog series, I think its a really good idea. That lipstick from Mac looks gorgeous and I've never heard of it before! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for that!

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  4. oooh bargains! That watch is lovely x

  5. Ah I love the socks! Totally needed for this time of year. I love all the soap and glory kits, they are such a bargain and get to try lots of bits and bobs! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog


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