Boxing Day Buys

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As many people do, I got caught up in the Boxing Day/New Year sales at the end of 2014. I was a little disappointed by most of the offerings, as I was predominantly after some new clothes, but ended up with a few beauty bits instead.

The Clarins "All About Lips" set caught my eye as I was walking through House of Fraser. It was reduced down from £19 to £13, and since I skipped on it way back in 2013 I decided now was the time to try out a few of their lip products. I genuinely don't believe these are worth £19. While the glosses and the lip perfectors will likely last a while, the amount of lipstick you get in the bullet is bordering on shocking if I'm honest. I do really love the colours and the formulas though, they apply smoothly and all have a nice sheen to them.

I also ventured into Lush. I'd already placed an order online on Boxing Day itself (which still hasn't arrived, just like last year...) but I wanted to see what they had in store. The answer was not a lot. In fact, it looked as if they were shutting the place down, the shelves were that empty. I did come away with one thing though, and that was the Hot Toddy shower gel with 50% off. It's warm and spicy and generally smells like Christmas, and I really like it. It's also packed with shimmer, and you really can't go wrong with that.

My last beauty buy was the Laura Mercier Lip Transformer Trio from Space NK. This was down to £12.50 and contains a red lip liner, lipstick and gloss. The amount of lipstick you receive in comparison to the Clarins set is much more acceptable here in my opinion. All 3 products work fantastically together and create a ruby red lip that doesn't look too over the top and isn't drying in the slightest. 

Did you bag any bargains in the sales?

16 comments

  1. The Clarins set does look cute but I'd never pay full price for it. I can't believe your LUSH order hasn't arrived yet! What a joke, hope it comes soon for you! xx

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    1. Same here - I'm glad I have it, but also glad I didn't pay £19! Thanks Claudia xx

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  2. Hot Toddy sounds wonderful (: xx

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    1. It is, smells lovely and perfect for winter :) xx

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  3. I also placed an order on boxing day and I don't think it has even been dispatched yet :( I can't wait for it to arrive xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

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    1. It's so frustrating isn't it? I had the same problem last year too :( xx

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  4. tha clarins set looks precious x

    Wishing you the best in 2015 x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  5. I love the look of the lush shower gel! You picked up some gorgeous things, I also got some bath bombs from lush and some clothes from topshop and miss selfridge! Great post xx

    Beauty Girl

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    1. Ooo I never thought to look at Miss Selfridge, having some regrets now! xx

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  6. You picked up some lovely things! I focused more on clothes in the sales because I tend to go crazy once I get started with the makeup.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally know what you mean, one thing turns into a couple more!

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  7. The Lush shower gel looks amazing x
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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    1. I've tried a few of them now and they always smell amazing :) x

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  8. I didn't manage to find anything in the sale!
    I saw some weird pictures of LUSH on Boxing Day - it was like the end of the world and everyone needed bath bombs for their shelters haha. I hope your order arrives soon!

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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