I love a bargain (who doesn't?) and usually manage to bag a few in (what used to be) the January sales! Didn't really happen this year - my intention was to go the day after Boxing Day but the large dump of snow put paid to that. We set off but had to turn back. I was disgruntled to say the least! Not to be beaten I decided to have a look online and ordered a couple of bits from New Look ...
Brave Soul Chunky Knit - £10 - a change from my usual grey/black and is so warm on ... my resistance to the cold is going from bad to worse so this is a keeper! My mum likes it apart from the huge 'B' logo - ah well you can't win 'em all!
Lace collar dress - £10 ... couldn't make my mind up - I mean I don't really 'do' dresses that often so would this turn out to be one of those items that ends up living out it's life in the wardrobe and no place else? Anyway - right or wrong I decided to keep it at the last minute ... suppose if push comes to shove I could always wear for work with opaques and boots ...
Leopard fur coat - £25 ... I really liked the idea of this baby but unfortunately it didn't fit properly on the shoulders and the collar stuck up in a funny fashion so it had to go back - gutted I was!
The only thing I managed to pick up in-store was this V-neck knit from H&M at £10 - it's slightly over sized, warm and not black . Need to find something to layer underneath though as that V is a tad deep on!
How pathetic is this? The single beauty item I managed to bag in the half price sales at Boots this year was a Soap & Glory Righteous Butter ... I don't know whether to feel ashamed or proud ...!
And now for the treat ... I couldn't resist this recent TSV (Today's Special Value of course!) from QVC. Supersizes of the Liquid Gold and Absolute Eye Complex and full size Balancing Cleanser. This kit is now priced at £70 on their website but the crazy TSV price was £30ish - it was a no brainer! The Balancing Cleanser and Absolute Eye Complex I've used before and although I have tried Liquid Gold a couple of years ago, I didn't really get on with it ... but the beauty blogger in me wants/needs to give it another go to help with dull winter skin - I have to say the signs are promising this time round! I shall report back once I've given it a good going over!
So what do you think? Was I pathetic, sensible or just in the wrong place at the wrong time?! Did you manage to bag many bargains in the sales?