25/01/2013

Mini Haul - Boots

Once again I succumbed to the pull of Boots as I walked to the bus stop coming back from lectures yesterday afternoon. I don't know what it is about the weather at the moment, but I seem to tell myself that perusing around Boots will keep me warm for a few minutes and then I can carry on walking to the bus. But of course, I end up buying things, and this trip was no exception...

Dove deodorant is currently on 2 for £3, and No7 skincare is £5 off with a voucher, making these wipes £2.
First into my hands were essentials. I needed another deodorant and at 2 for £3 (individual price £2.89) I saved a grand total of £2.78 on these two deodorants from Dove. I have used the pomegranate one before and it smells lovely, but the cucumber scent is a new trial for me, let's just hope they do the job right!

Hands up if you think paying £7 for face wipes is excessive? Yup, me too, so it's always good to get them with a £5 off voucher, be quick though, my voucher ends on the 27th of January. I only ever really use face wipes when I'm falling into bed after a night out, or if I've been wearing a lot of makeup and want to remove the bulk of it before using my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I've never tried No7 wipes before, but I have high hopes.

Maybelline Rocket was £2 off at £5.99, and Rimmel is currently 3 for 2.
I think it must have been a brilliant day to visit Boots because it looked like each brand had a selection of new products, or even products that I have never managed to spot before. Many of the brands I love also had some sort of offer going too, Rimmel and Revlon were 3 for 2, Models Own, Maybelline and Bourjois all had buy 1 get 1 half price.

I had wanted to try the Maybelline Rocket mascara after seeing the shape of the wand in Tesco. Tesco had it on sale for £8 but a lovely person on Twitter (I apologise, I've forgotten who you are) mentioned that Boots had £2 off so I snapped it up.

Rimmel had a wealth of new products available, and on 3 for 2 I picked up two of their Scandaleyes eyeshadow sticks. From swatching they're incredibly pigmented and smooth in application. At £4.49 each they're not bad on the pocket either. I also picked up the Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer. At present I am using a MUA one, but after taking the decision to never buy any of their products ever again following shoddy customer service I feel differently about it and wanted to try something new. For £4.99, this is not a bad price either!

I just had to purchase an Apocalips didn't I! Maybelline was also buy 1 get 1 half price so I picked up two of their new Colour Sensational lipsticks.
My last Rimmel product was one of their new Apocalips, in the shade Nova. I have read that they're a 'drugstore' answer to the YSL glossy stains, and I was spoilt for choice with the shades, opting for a pretty muted pink for £5.99.

The last two new makeup items to make their home in my lip holder are two of the new Maybelline ColorSensational lipsticks in 902 Fuchsia Flash and 910 Shocking Coral which are two beautiful colours, perfect to brightening up this miserable winter weather. They're £7.19 each, but currently part of a buy 1 get 1 half price offer.

So I managed to pick up bargains galore! In total I saved £17.87, and because I spent just over £35 and had visited the points kiosk in store I managed to get a voucher for 350 extra points too - happy me! If you're not on a spending ban (and I should probably put myself on one now!) then I highly recommend having a visit with all of the amazing offers on at the moment!

What have you been buying lately?

12 comments:

  1. The Boots Deodorants are second to none in my opinion. I used the Cucumber ones for the longest time, before I found the pomegranate ones (but whenever I'm home, mum buys me a couple of cucumber ones). Both are brilliant, so don't worry :)
    Why so many sales during my spending ban :( luckily I have a tonne of Boots points so I might be able to "buy" a couple of things with my points (and so won't break the rules). Brilliant saving though! I love the look of the ColourSensational Lipsticks!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Zoe x

    http://thelittleworldofzo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ah that's good then, my Nivea deodrant is on its way out so then I have to decide between pomegranate or cucumber to use first!
      I always find that if I have no money, or I'm deciding not to spend anything, that I see so much stuff that I want, but when I do have a bit of money I can never find anything haha.
      I have a ColorSensational review up early this week, look out for that :)
      xx

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  2. I love everything you bought!!! I really wanna try every bit of makeup you bought, those Maybelline lip products look incredible!
    Gem xx | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I love everything too, literally not regretting one single purchase.
      The ColorSensationals are fabulous, review very soon!
      xx

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  3. I also picked up one some of the face wipes with my voucher, £7 full price is insane, I wonder who actually buys them at that price? x

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    1. I know it's ridiculous isn't it!
      xx

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  4. Why do Rimmel bring out so many new products when I'm on a spending ban?!x
    lifeandlipsticks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hehe, 'cause they're a clever company and just know how to tempt you :P
      xx

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  5. Oh my wow you bought all that at once? wow I could only manage that much over a week, I'd be broke ah x x

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  6. ps Also just seen the last bit, tesco are getting rid of most of their bourjois stock, got a load of nail lacquers for £3 each! Just thought I'd say x x

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    1. Oh really?! I hope my Tesco megastore catches on to this...everything was around full price yesterday :(
      xx

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