January Sales Haul

January 9, 2015

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You know when you probably shouldn’t go shopping but you do anyway? Well Pants and I decided that a touch of retail therapy would be the perfect pick-me-up when we went into the city to send my lovely boyfriend back to university in Holland after the winter holidays, in fact the proximity of Debenhams to the coach station means it was all sort of meant to be.

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I knew right away that Christmas money would almost certainly be sent to the Urban Decay stand, but I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted. Luckily Pants is the best friend in the world and already bestowed the gift of the Electric Palette on me for Christmas (as well as Naked 3 for my birthday last year – spoiled I know!) so it was a toss-up between 1 and 2. The extremely lovely and helpful lady at the UD stand swatched practically every colour in both palettes, despite the fact we must have poured over swatch posts for hours, and eventually we both left with a shiny new Naked 2 palette [£37.00] on the premise that we simply couldn’t live without the matte black shade. I also picked up this adorable Beauticology set [£2.50] at the counter which smells delicious and I want to eat it all right now.

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I remembered I had some money left on a Boots card, so we went to take a peek there where I snatched up this Soap & Glory minis set for £5 [sold out online]. I already know I love all the products, and they will be stashed safely away for my next jaunt to the mainland saving me lots of precious bag space!

January Haul004I’m a true bargain lover at heart, so no trip to town would be complete without a a perusal of Poundland where we found a nice stash of Rimmel Apocalips! I already owned the other shades on the shelf so I thought I’d give Nude Eclipse [£6.49]  a try . I’ve also been really impressed by the new Make-Up Gallery range, and have really loved a few of the nail products so I went for this cuticle oil as mine are an absolute state after a Christmas full of construction work (more on that ambiguous statement in another post soon I’m sure!)

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Finally the lure of Primark called out to us, where I composed myself like a proper grown up and definitely didn’t squee with delight at finding a My Little Pony T-shirt for only £3.00. I followed that with a little strop because I saw the The Beatles shirt for the same price, yet only in a size six…so I did what any experienced band t-shirt wearer did and bought it anyway with plans to alter it into a halter shirt.

Opperation: Shopping-trip-to-fill-the-space-my-boyfriend-leaves-with-pretty-stuff was a resounding sucess and hardly damaged my post-festive-season bank balance at all. From this point on thought there’s going to be a serious cosmetics/clothing spending ban whilst I try to recover from going a little overboard with spoiling my friends and family this year!

Did you find any amazing bargains in the sale, or treat yourself to anything particularly nice with Christmas money?

Totally hellbent for shopping with my bestie always and forever


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  • Reply Simone January 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I got Naked 2 for Christmas but it took a while before I dared use it. I’ve got a day and night look using it so far. I love it!

    • Reply Gemma January 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      I was like that with my Naked 3, but I dove right into this one and I’m absolutely loving it! I don’t know how I survived without Blackout and Pistol, I honestly think that I never need to buy another eyeshadow ever again (though of course we know that won’t last long…I still need Naked 1 after all!!!) X

  • Reply Amy January 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Off topic but just seen your bio, how come you spend time in Rotterdam? Praat je nederlands? ;D


    • Reply Gemma January 20, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Mijn Nederlands is niet heel veel goed! My boyfriend is studying at Erasmus University (and is Dutch!) so I spend a lot of time in windmill-and-clog land =P I’ve picked up a bit of the language but his English is near-native so I don’t really use it much unfortunately. x

      • Reply Amy January 20, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        Living the dream then! I’m obsessed with it. Sounds good! (favourite word, PANTOFFEL) xx

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