Friday, 5 January 2018

Boxing Day Sale Haul: Illamasqua, Boots + Superdrug


Firstly sorry to bombard you with haul after haul. I'm just very conscious that things tend to sell out rather quick and I'd hate to post about something for someone then to want it and not be able to get their hands on it. I promise there's lot's of non shopping obsessed posts to come! Apart from a Topshop post, as I didn't want to add it all to this one, so keep an eye out for a more fashion related post from me for once! 
I've gone a wee bit nuts this Boxing Day, but I'm really pleased to of managed to get mainly items I've been eyeing up for months. That I put off buying as they have gone down in the sales in previous years. (Zoella, Tanya Burr and Cath Kidston I'm looking at you!)
My name is Eloise and I'm a Cath Kidston Mug Addict. I've calmed it down over the years, bar the disney purchases. But I do love a Christmas mug. I didnt really like last years design, so I left it. But this years Polar Bear Mug - £7.50 (NOW £5) was too adorable to pass up on.

I also fell in love with my first ever Cath Kidston Snow Globe - £30 (NOW £15), again in the Polar Bear design. I promise not to get addicted to collecting you! I also grabbed the Polar Bear Christmas Organiser - £25 (NOW £10) to put away for next year, as I must admit I was far from organised this Christmas and I'm determined to get things together next year. I'm glad I only paid £10 for it though, as it's really just a lot of note pages, there are some cute little stickers and handy pockets to store things in though. As well as an address book and recipe pages, for you to add to, so it is at least a little bit more interactive than I first thought when I opened it.
The trusty Boots half price sale, how can you say no... I cant say there was a lot in the Boots gifting range that really took my fancy. But I did really like the scents Zoella Lifestyle released this year. So 
I added the Cosy Christmas Candle - £12.50 (NOW £6.25) and the Reed Diffuser - £14 (NOW £7) to my basket. I'm not usually one for foodie sweet candle scents at all either, but the subtle vanilla scent of Festive Cookie is actually quite appealing. So I also grabbed the Candle - £12.50 (NOW £6.25) and the matching Diffuser -£14 (NOW £7) in this scent too.

I think the design of Zoella's Lifestyle gifting range this year was the best yet. The dark green and golden accents are festive, yet the palm leaf design of the Journal -£14 (now £7) makes it perfect for all year round. Plus they're just massive journals and have well spaced lines inside.
Superdrug know how to have a sale. I kicked myself last year for buying everything beforehand when I saw how much they reduced things by. So I took the risk and put off, buying a few of their bigger items, in the hope I'd get a better bargain the year. I'm glad I did, as I cant believe the Zoella Treasure Me Pamper Collection - £40 (NOW £19.99) has gone down half price. I have a post that details everything inside, HERE.

Also in the sale is Zoella's, You're Cracking Christmas Cracker - £12 (NOW £4.99) which include, her Winter Wonder hand cream, Snow Fresh body wash and Snow Silky body lotion. All great sizes to travel with.
Also in the Superdrug sale are the Real Techniques All About that Glow Gift set - £25 (NOW £6.99). I'm not usually a fan of double ended brushes, they're an absolute nightmare to store, but at this price and as they're Real Techniques I'll make an exception. I really like the looks of the dense spotlight brush for highlighting though.

I finally picked up both of Tanya Burr's Palettes. The Day Season to Sparkle Palette - £18 (NOW £6.99). The more natural glowy one or the two, with liquid illuminator, Champagne Cream shadow stick, a lip gloss in the shade Sweet Sundae and an eye shadow trio. Which consists of a shimmery vanilla apptly named Vanilla Pod, a warm golden shimmer; Honey Truffle and a cool matte brown in Toasted Coconut.

Then there's the Night Jingle and Mingle Palette - £18 (Now £6.99), the more dramatic kit. Again it contains a lip gloss in French Fancy and another eye shadow trio. This time more purple in tone, Frosted Violet; a glitzy taupe. Latte Love; a warm matte brown and Chocolate Drop; a purple toned matte brown. There's also a bronzer in Toffee Crunch, a standard black eye liner and a fun little pot of silver glitter in Silver Ice. Superdrug actually have loads of Tanya's range in the sale, I reviewed it - HERE, If you fancy a peek.
I usually go nuts in the Illamasqua sale, so I cannot believe I only picked up two products this year. I must admit its mainly because I seem to have most of the sale items already, I'm adicted I know! I made my purchases through the Cult Beauty website this year too. I got a new Fly Sketch Stick - £15 (now £7.50) as I damaged the one I have and I love it for fun eye looks.

The only other product I grabbed was the Powder Shadow in Forgiveness - £17 (now £8.50) which is a purple toned chocolate brown matte shade. I did get another item, (I'll review soon), which was full price. So as I spent £50, they also gave me a free makeup bag, filled with a full size Prescision Gel Liner, Hydraveil, Gel Sculpt in Silhouette and a full size Climax Lipstick.

Kinda completely randomly I also picked up the Aromatherapy Associates Space Nk Bauble- £10 (now £5) as it was too good a deal to mess for a vial or the Support oil and I've completely forgotten to photograph it! But if you see it in Space NK, definitely grab it! 

Well I'm all shopped out now for quite a while.. Though it's perfectly alright to have a browse through other boxing day sale hauls right...

Eloise x

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