Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Christmas Sale Purchases

I set out Christmas sale shopping this year with the goal to buy birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Christmas presents. I bought a few things, but not a lot caught my eye.

The two pairs of slipper boots were from Accessorize, and were £10 each down from £20. I bought them for my mum for Mother's Day and my sister for her birthday in August.

The tea mug set was from Boots, and cost £3.75 down from £7.50. I thought this would make a nice little gift for anyone I know. Nothing else appealed to me, though! I wanted the Aroma hand warmers, but they were out of stock straight away, both online and instore.

The Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava sets were from Tesco Direct, and were just £5 down from £15 (£18 on Feel Unique). I worked out that the individual products are worth $28, which is about £17-18. However, this is directly converting. These products are more expensive to buy in the UK, and would cost £25+ (the roller ball perfume alone is £12 on Holland & Barrett). The scent is nice, but different to what I was expecting. It starts off very citrus-y, like grapefruit, and then the coconut comes through. My mum isn't a fan, which kind of killed my buzz about them, but I still like the scent. I'm just hoping the people I bought them for like it, too. My sister bought me my own for my birthday, and I tried out the products last night. The perfume is stronger than expected, which was a pleasant surprise, and doesn't smell alcohol-y. The body butter is more subtle and sinks in quickly. The lip balm feels nice on the lips, and gives them a pink-y, nude-y, can't quite describe-y tint. I'm now hoping the other scents go down in price, too. Tuscan Blood Orange, Indian Coconut Nectar, and Island Vanilla all sound amazing.

Have you bought anything in the sales?


  1. You did really well! I wish I had a plan like that lol! I love the looks of the Pacifica gift sets I've not heard of them before :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  2. The mug looks super cute! I've bought a dress and a top online from New Look but that's it!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  3. The owl slippers are so cute! Happy New Year! Xx


  4. Aww, I love those slippers :)

    Have a fun night tonight!

  5. Love the mug, you got some nice bits :) xx

  6. Such cute slippers, you cant beat a few new pairs at Christmas time :)

  7. Ooh bargains! Those slippers are fab! I've start up a new blog if you fancy a peek :) http://startanewstartafresh.blogspot.co.uk/ x

  8. Love those slippers!! What a lovely blog you have here x

  9. You're so organised, I'd never have thought of doing sale shopping that way, it's a brilliant way to shop. Fair play to you!


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