Wednesday, 15 January 2014


RUN FOR THE HILLS. OR, if you'd prefer, your nearest Boots store. 

It's that time of year again, folks. That's right! It's the Boots, Mega-fantastic-super-duper-very-very-good-and-very-very-cheap 70% off sale! Okay, so it's not quite as bargalicious (new word) as previous years when it was 75% off all the left over Christmas gift sets but it's still PRETTY DAMN GOOD.

And, me being the savvy (or intensely tragic - you decide) person I am, I headed down to not one but TWO of my local Boots stores to experience the chaos. In fairness, one of them was just a little pharmacy that was up the top of my road, so that doesn't really count. Ahem.

The other store I went to was in Lakeside and was basically a free for all. People were swinging from the rafters, scratching at each others eyes out and playing 'human bowling' with shopping trolleys all in the name of bargain bubble bath and an apron bearing Gino D'Campo's face.

I really wish I'd taken pictures of the store as I've never seen anything like it in my 22 years upon this planet.

Anyway, here's what you came here for... pictures of my bargains:

1. James Brown Seductive Shine Hair Set - Was £15, Now £4.50

Included in this set are a high shine shampoo and conditioner and hair mask. I've been looking for some decent good shampoo to take to the gym with me so I couldn't pass this up. It was also the last one in the shop so that probably played some part psychologically in this purchase...

2. No 7 Total Colour Compact - Was £16, Now £4.80

This is the first on two No 7 products I picked up. I really love No 7 for skincare and nail polish but I've never really tried their make up so this was the perfect opportunity to do so.

3. Jenny Packham Compact Mirror - Was £10, Now £3

This is a crystal-clear mirror, it is normal on one side and x2 on the other and comes in a lovely little pounch. Couldn't say no.

4. No 7 The Skincare Collection - Was £16, Now £4.80

Really excited about this little lot. I really think No 7 skincare is amongst the best and there's a few bits in here that I've never tried.

5. Soap and Glory Girl-O-Whirl Cosmetics Kit - Was £40, Now £12

I've wanted to try out Soap and Glory's make up for ages now but have never got round to purchasing it. This set includes Thick and Fast Mascara, Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick as well as loads of eye shadows, lip glosses and bronzers. It also comes in a really cute case that I can use for my Ipad too!

Originally this would have come to £97 but in total I paid just £29.10! What a barg, eh?

So what do you think of my sale haul? Have you been to the Boots sale? If you've written a post about it leave me your link as I'd LOVE to see!