I'm a little bit late to showcase my sales buys because I did all my shopping online and with all the bank holidays and other savvy online sales shoppers I only got all of my parcels this week and then the debit card had to go into hiding - well until Joel sent me into Asda today to get garlic bread and they'd restocked the clothes bit and a dress fell in my basket. The January sales are my favourite time to shop ever and for one reason - gift sets. What can I say?! I'm a sucker for pretty packaging!
The Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar was the only thing that I knew that I definitely wanted when it hit the sale (apart from the beautiful pink Topshop coat that never did make it to the sale, boohoo!) I don't think I've ever hit the checkout as fast as I did when I saw this on Selfridges for £21. I did intend to make this last the whole month of January like a post Christmas advent calendar to cheer me up throughout the most depressing month of the year and this intention lasted until the afternoon of January 1st but now I have 24 beautiful little nail varnishes to play with!
A few months ago I got a sample of Viva La Juicy Noir in a Glossybox which I shoved in my bag with the rest of them and whenever I had a spritz of this someone always seemed to comment on how nice it smelt. I never really buy myself perfume unless I'm at duty free but when I saw this gift set for £17.50 from Boots I couldn't resist. I'm so glad that I got it because I absolutely love the scent, it's the typical sweet scent that I go for and it even came with a little handbag version which would be perfect for a night out to pop in your clutch.
I think I'd be happy enough with the gorgeous little tin that this Philosophy set comes in even if it didn't have these sweet treats inside! This is something else that I got from Boots and it was £11 which you can't deny is a bargain. Everything in this tin smells good enough to eat, it's all you need for a vanilla smelling bath time.
As if I didn't already just get 24 new nail varnishes I added another 12 to the mix! I don't have any Nails Inc nail varnishes at all except a couple of tiny ones from beauty boxes which weren't my colour so I haven't used them. I think this is so cute and I love the fact that it's set out as a diary with a nail varnish for each month. It's a really good introduction to the brand with all the different effects and colours, there is no way I could have left this behind when I saw it was discounted!
The final thing that I bought in the sales was this Clarins Beauty Boosters gift set from Boots. I haven't really delved into the realms of Clarins skincare or make up but after reading up on the Beauty Flash Balm I went on the hunt for it and the price across the board was £30 for 50ml which was a bit steep for something I'm not sure is going to work for me so I couldn't believe it when I stumbled across this gift set for £20 with the 30ml Beauty Flash balm included as well as some other bonus products, bargain!! This also comes with a hand cream, shower gel and lip perfector all in a white make up bag.
That's it for me spending wise this month - she says on the Debenhams website eyeing up some more beauty goodies! It's also a year today that I wrote my first ever post so happy birthday to my lovely little blog, here's to another year of posts and still having as much fun writing them.