I am a complete sucker for sales, and the post- Christmas ones always make me super excited as it’s an excuse for me to spend hours browsing stores online and choosing my items. Normally New Look is my go to sale but I’m going to be honest I was kind of disappointed with it this year and didn’t buy anywhere near as much as I usually do and a lot of what I did buy is going to be taken back. Despite this though I did manage to nab a few good bargains/ treat myself to some bits and pieces.
The first thing I bought about 5 days or so before Christmas was a brand new pair of Vans direct from Vans. I wear the all black ones pretty much all the time and therefore when I inevitably wear them to gigs/ festivals etc they get a bit destroyed so I grabbed this pair which have nice corded edges to keep as my nice pair and then my current pair can be bashed around a bit.
Next up was H&M where again the sale went live before Christmas I picked up two homeware items including a beautiful tea towel which I actually already own but it’s so pretty I had to grab another and a black storage box with gold detailing. I have no idea where I am going to use the box but it’s so pretty. I also grabbed a pair of marble affect sunglasses as I bought some off Ebay last year for my holidays but they never arrived.
Next up was obviously Lush. I spent a large proportion of boxing day in various queues on their website as items disappeared, reappeared and wouldn’t add to my basket, it was a disaster. I actually made a trip in store where I bought a couple of box sets and some bath bombs (all half price yay), but of course, Snow Fairy was sold out. Fortunately, by about 7pm I managed to get online and there was snow fairy so I put in so many bottles to my basket I might have enough to last until October when it comes back out. I bought 2 x 500g bottles, 1 x 250g bottle and 2 small 100g bottles which are great for traveling.
I had wanted to get an extra large Roxy suitcase for ages as I knew it would be really practical for my trip to Hawaii in April but at £130 they were quite pricy so I was so happy when I saw them on sale. I quite liked most of the prints but my decision was made when this blue one was down to £65 so I snapped it up with some Christmas money I had been given.
I had totally forgotten about Yankee Candle until about a week into January when I got an email from them so I jumped straight onto the site. I had originally given myself a candle buying ban because I have so many but at half price I couldn’t resist. I bought three small Christmas ones in scents Macaron Treats, Candy Cane Lane and Star Anise & Orange, a medium pillar candle in Christmas Cookie and some tealights in Snowflake Cookie.
I bought quite a few items in the sales to keep as birthday/ Christmas presents for this year (yes I am one of those people) but I don’t want to put the items on here incase the people in question read this, but the Debenhams and Selfridges sales were pretty good this year. The final item I bought was a brand new Fitbit which was the Charge 2. A few places like Currys’ and Argos had them on sale but I got mine through Very as it had 20% off and I had a 10% voucher because it was coming up to my birthday so I got it for under £100 which I was happy with.