We are all led to believe the big Boxing Day Sale to hit is Next, thanks to the incessant adverts and selfless promotion which bombards us until Christmas.
But, come Boxing Day morning, crisp and cold, I parked up outside Next, strolled right passed the crowd, and headed next door into Boots. It was 9am and although some of those women milling around had been there since 4am – true story – it was Boxing Day and I should’ve been at home in a mince pie coma. But the sales were calling.
I chose Boots to get some amazing deals on box sets, then hit Laura Ashley for a few candles and room spray. Here are some of my purchases:
Soap & Glory Once Upon a Lime // Betty & Walter Bath Salts // Umberto Giannini Full Volume Hair Kit // Laura Ashley Candle and Room Spray in Christmas Pomander // Laura Ashley Glitter Candle in Christmas Pomander // No7 Glitter Nail Varnish Set
Soap & Glory Once Upon a Lime – was £18 now £9
What’s in the box:
- Sugar Crush Body Wash (which doubles as bath bubbles)
- Sugar Crush Moisture-Extreme Re-energising Body Buttercream
- Mini Sugar Crush Body Scrub
- Pink Exfoliator
With the sweet brown sugar and lime scent, these mouth-watering products really do smell good enough to eat. I especially love the body scrub, as it leaves skin feeling so soft and smooth and isn’t too rough on my particularly dry skin.
Betty & Walter Bath Salts – was £6 now £3
Initially it was the cute jar and scoop that made me pick up these salts, but they smell beautiful with soothing fig and pink pepper to really help melt away your stress. I’m a sucker for new products as this is the first time I have tried anything from Betty & Walter, and I have high hopes for this product.
Umberto Giannini Full Volume Hair Kit – was £16 now £8
I have a lot of hair – and I don’t like getting haircuts – so I have a lot to tame. I love the big hair look so the combination of the mousse and volume spray really caught my eye. The rollers are in a cute gold colour, but I don’t know how well that will go with the length of my hair. There will be a full tutorial on this set shortly.
Laura Ashley Boxed Candle, Room Spray and Glitter Candle in Christmas Pomander – was £14, £10 and £16 now £7, £5 and £8 respectively.
The Laura Ashley Sale for home accessories in my opinion is one of the best – beautiful candles with complementing diffusers are just the start. The room sprays are in a league of their own, and the Christmas Pomander is by far my favourite. The scent is light and fruity with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and mulled wine with a slight vanilla scent, perfect for making your home smell like Christmas.
No7 Glitter Nail Varnish Set was £13 now £6.50
Well I love a good nail varnish, and No7 are definitely in my list of top hard-wearing varnishes. The range of colours and glitter is what made me pick up this little treat box. I especially love the pink glitter top coat, which will be perfect for a ring finger mani. My review will be here soon.
– love Carla x