This year I was adamant I wasn’t going to buy lots in the Christmas sales. My little flat has no more space for stuff I don’t need and I’m desperately trying to save money this year for holidays and to buy a house. The only thing I planned on buying was a decent new frying pan as my old Ikea one is knackered. I blame the excessive amount of bacon sandwiches it made in 2015! I managed to get a great value Tefal pan in my local Sainsburys but couldn’t just stop there could I?! Nope, I also hit Lush, Boots, Superdrug and Marks and Spencer’s. Oh dear…..!
I’m a new convert to Lush baths, having only had my first one over the Christmas period (I know, what kind of blogger am I?! Oh me oh my aren’t they fab?! I have mega sensitive skin so was always a bit wary of sitting in a bath full of fragrances and coloured water but the Lush Butterbear Bath Bombs are divine! Actually designed to be gentle enough for babies and children, it has the least amount of ingredients of the Lush products and is basically just Shea butter and vanilla. It smells lovely and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth for days afterwards. The Butterbear gift set was half price – only £7.95 – and contains 6 bears, and the tin will be really nice to keep my future Lush purchases in (I’ve got a feeling I’m going to get hooked!)
This was recommended to my by my friend Gemma who swears by a Lush bubble bath. I haven’t used it yet but can’t wait for a relaxing soak in the candy floss smelling bubbles!
I’ve never tried any of the Lush make up before either but thought this red lip tint looked like a really beautiful colour and also a really easy way to wear a red lip. I always find red lips quite high maintenance but thought this lip tint would be a great, moisturising way of rocking the trend in 2016.
Seventeen’s Falsifeye HD Mascara is absolutely AMAZING! Definitely my pick of the drug store mascaras, and I included it in my November favourites post last year (though to be honest it’s probably my fave product EVER of 2015!) It’s super affordable at just £6.99 so when I saw this kit in the half price sale I knew I had to have it. For the same price as the mascaras usual sale price I’ve also nabbed myself the Tattoo Me eyeliner, Make Your Mark felt eyeliner and two limited edition eyeshadows. BARGAIN!
Marks & Spencer’s
Marks &Spencer’s always has an amazing sale and I wish I could have bought ALL THE HANDBAGS! Seriously there were some right bargain bangers! I restrained myself – just – and went for these two beauties. The larger black one is a great size and fits all my everyday
crap essentials and fits my Olympus PEN camera too. I wasn’t too keen on the canvas style strap at first but it’s growing on me! And for £17 it was a steal.
I love the second bag I bought, and think it looks so much more chic than its £17 price point. I love the burnt out gold effect and large tassel and can’t wait to wear this on a night out.
I was really hoping to pick up some of the Tanya Burr Christmas gift sets in the sale and was thrilled to find this gold make up bag set for half price – just £3.99. I don’t really like the pattern of the case too much but inside it contains a loose eyeshadow pigment and two of Tanya’s amazing lip glosses. I’m a huge fan of the formula of these glosses and am excited to have a silvery clear one and new pink toned one to add to my collection.