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?


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

    Perfect Imperfections

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

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

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

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

    Abi |

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

    Rebecca Coco

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

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

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


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

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

    Poppy xx

  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

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

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  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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