Usually on boxing day I’ll lay in my pyjamas eating ferrero rocher, then have a bath in the afternoon and step into a fresh pair of pyjamas to waste my day eating left over turkey and listen to my brother’s argue. This year was a little different. My sister and I decided to pop into town since she needed to exchange some clothes and I was itching to check out the Lush sale. Lush is extortionate at full price nowadays so I was hoping to grab a bargain like I managed last year. Sadly when I got there the queue was outside the door and easily a 30 minute wait. My sister, in all of her wisdom exclaimed “no one needs a bath that badly!” And we turned on our heels and walked the other way.
So instead of Lush I popped in Superdrug and Boots to see if anything was worth getting.
In the last part of this year I have seriously eased off buying makeup, my last post from September (EEK) was actually the last thing I bought! BUT the sales have been calling me back.
So here’s what I got. Boots has a half price sale on all of their Christmas gift sets and Superdrug gifts are generally reduced, but to no set percentage.
In Superdrug I got this makeup revolution ultimate blush & light & contour palette.
Reduced from £20 to £3.99. I had my eye on this last year and was pleased when it was re-released for Christmas this year, but I didn’t want to put it down for Santa to get me since I knew it would be put on sale. The colours are pretty, not extremely pigmented, but I do like MUR highlighter and blush. I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of most of it anyway.
Next in boots I bought the NYX Beyond Basic set (£20 now £10), the Skinny Dip Lip Paints trio (£12 now £6), the Hello Super Spa Soap and Glory set (£20 now £10) and the Soap and Glory Party Popper set (£6 down to £3 I think).
I probably wouldn’t have bought any of these items full price, mostly because I feel like whacking a Christmas label on things bumps the cost up so much. But I do feel like I got lots of nice products for my money. The lip trio has applicators that push too much out, but are very nice, rich colours and I really like Soap and Glory products in general. I’m especially excited to try out the NYX palette though, the colours are really pretty.
Anyway, I have more makeup arriving from the John Lewis sale in a couple of days from BareMinerals and a couple of Benefit bits too.
Looks like my makeup dry spell is well and truly over!