I generally have mixed feelings about the boxing day sales - on one hand I'm a tight arse and I absolutely love a bargain, on the other hand, the feeding frenzy that happens in Topshop for example - terrifies me. I'm typically British and as such I have a rather large personal space bubble which is often aggressively 'popped' during the sales and I haven't got the grit for it. Hats off to you girls that ride it out and get those bargains!

So this year, I braved it. Me and George got up at 7am Boxing Day - which is a mammoth challenge in itself after Christmas Day - and left for Chester. It was surprisingly quiet, well quiet for Boxing Day. The longest wait we had was in LUSH which was a half hour queue. I thought I'd show you guys what I got! It's not a lot and as you can see it's mainly beauty related, not all sales items. I also included the two items bought online, there are some great deals to be had online this year! 

First off we dropped into some clothes stores, I didn't really see very many things I liked I did however pick up these boots from River Island they were reduced from £50.00 to £25.00 and it's almost become a tradition that I buy black boots on Boxing Day. They are super comfy to wear I'd happily wear them all day shopping, especially once they've been worn in. I also grabbed the checkered shirt from the River Island men's section, I love oversize shirts for throwing on over ripped jeans and I've been looking for a soft red one for a while now - and it was only £12.00 which is a steal.

Then I ran into boots and picked up this set from Origins - originally for £30.00 this gift set contains 3 of their masks; Out of Trouble® 75ml, Clear Improvement® 75ml and Drink Up® 75ml. I've been so excited to try Drink Up after hearing Claire Marshall talk about it in one of her videos so super excited to pick this up. Anyway, the whole set was £19.99 which is crazy really considering the full size 100ml retail for £23.00 each. I'm kicking myself for not getting another set! I've looked online and can't find this set anywhere or I'd have shared it with you guys. Try your local Boots store you might be in luck!

I didn't pick up any sale items in Space NK as the store I went into didn't really have much on offer - although their website seems to have some good deals. I got the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream which I've been wanting to try out for a while now, it'll serve me well especially now the winter weather has kicked in here in the UK. I also got a  NARS eyeliner pencil in Black Moon the finish looks lovely and velvety on the skin and I haven't had a decent kohl in my life for a while now.

I couldn't resist going into Lush - although when we got there all but 3 of the Christmas gift boxes were gone so we weren't left with much choice! We got the Celebrate box which contains Red Fun, Honey I Washed the Kids soap, Ocean Salt, African Paradise Body Conditioner and a mini Peace massage bar. The original price was £23.50 and it was half off so that was a great buy. I also grabbed No Drought dry shampoo, So White shower gel, a bar of Yule Log soap and a Northern Lights bath bomb.

Lastly, on Boxing Day we stopped off in The Cosmetic Company outlet store - if you haven't heard of it it's a discounted cosmetics store that sells brands such as Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Kiehl's etc at discount prices, if you can find one local to you they are great to check in on now and again as they switch up stock all the time. They do have an online store here so you could check that out. Anyway, I got the new Ojon Rare Blend Tamer Wand which I've been dying to try out, I got it for £9.00 instead of the £12.50 retail price. Having not satisfied the shopping demons within me, I jumped on the iPhone and purchased some Real Techniques brushes because I am incredibly slow to this bandwagon but at least I got them for a steal of £16.99 from - they've sold out of the Core Collection but have a few other brushes left including the Starter Set for £16.99 with free postage. Lastly, I finally got my hands on the cult favourite Alpha-H Liquid Gold, and I am so pleased with my bargain find of £19.99 down from £31.50. I got it from which is actually a male grooming site, I bought George some Jack Black from this site for Christmas, but they stock Aesop, Alpha-H etc so it's worth checking out.

So that's it, damages done, coin purse emptied. I'm quite pleased with my finds this year! Let me know if you've come across any great deals, I'm incredibly nosy and will thoroughly enjoy seeing what you've bought!

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