Collective Haul: December + January Sales #1

Thursday, January 08, 2015
I do like to treat myself and purchase some goodies every so often...ok, quite often but one time of the time when I do not feel at all guilty about spending money is during the boxing day and January sales as they do only happen once a year and the deals are usually pretty amazing. I have picked up quite a few things in the sales online from Asos, Matalan, Boots and The Works which will be shown in this post although there will be one/two more sale haul posts. 

Asos: Firstly, one of my favourite sale buys. I bought this gorgeous Petite Aran Red Jumper (was £28, now £12) in the Asos petite sale (I love the Asos petite range, it is fantastic!). I have the cream version too but I purchased when it was full price a month or two ago. The jumper is incredibly soft, thick and cosy, I LOVE it!

Boots: The Boots sale was a bit of a miss for me this year, some of the items I wanted were not on sale and even though I starting shopping the sale online before 9am on christmas eve I think it was, there were some items already sold out. I did manage to pick up the gorgeously packaged Ted Baker Beau Box which was £5 in the sale. I also picked up a Yankee Candle in Soft Blanket which was reduced to £4.20 and it smells cosy and clean. Champneys make great gifts and I pick up a nice duo for my dad which again was £5. Lastly, the cute Starbucks Hot Chocolate Trio for my sister, again £5. 

The Works: I love the sales at The Works, there are always amazing bargains and I did find some fantastic books/gifts. My ultimate sale buy was the Mock The Week Book which was reduced from £14.99 to....99p! Some of my friends and family are avid bakers so I bought a cupcake recipe book and icing nozzles set for one of them and it was around £2.99. Another amazing buy is the Gordon Ramsey Ultimate Cookery Course Book which is priced at £25 but I think I paid less than £5 for it! My last book buy is another one for my sisters birthday, it is a book all about cakes that you can make in mugs! I didn't expect it to be a hardcover book and I'm so impressed with it and again it was around £1.99 or £2.99. 

Matalan: When it comes to my go-to shops, Matalan isn't top of my list but their sales are always fantastic. Myself and my sister made a joint order and I bought a cute pair of polar bear socks and some cooking utensils all of which were only £1 each. But my exciting purchase (well, it's exciting if you are a granny like me and adore homeware) which is a copper/brass glass box container which was only £3 and it was originally £8. It looks so much more expensive than it is. I've been using it to store my current makeup favourites. 

I will have a small clothing haul come soon as well as another Boots order and a mini Wilkinsons order. Have you bought anything in the sales? If so what bargains did you pick up?

21 comments

  1. Oh wow, everything looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  2. I haven't done much shopping yet, i'm quite proud of myself! x
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

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    1. That shows a lot of restraint! I couldn't help myself although the sales aren't as good as last year x

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  3. Looks like you picked up some really great bits here, well done!
    Megan x meguana.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Love all the things you picked! I was looking at the mug cakes book today! xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love the polar bear socks, they are the cutest!!

    Rebecca Coco

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  6. You found some really interesting bits! I missed out on going to the matalan sale this year, I'm gutted!
    Sam xx
    Knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Great items! I'm obsessed with candles so I'm definitely interested in trying out this Soft Blanket scent!

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. It is a really nice, subtle, clean scent x

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  8. I received the Mug Book for christmas and I love it, it's perfect for a cake for one.

    GreyWalls 

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    1. Great, I think my sister will love it too x

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  9. I love that candle, it smells so good!

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  10. Everything looks so lovely! Really love the colour of that jumper!!

    Poppy xx
    http://poppyonpaper.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love the asos petite sale it's so fab, I got some amazing bargains under £10 but love that jumper, red is such a beautiful colour at the moment xx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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  12. This is such a nice haul. I have the Ted Baker set too. Your photo's are amazing.x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  13. Fab haul sweetie, the jumper looks lovely :) I managed to get a Prada Candy gift set in the sales which I was chuffed with :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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