Monday, 14 October 2013

The accidental Boots haul

Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that I am unable to resist a 'bargain' price and I cannot simply walk into boots to buy a bottle of water. I have to peruse the new makeup releases, browse skin care offers and load up my basket with goodies - only to leave the store with a lighter purse. This is exactly what happened on my recent trip to boots, I popped in for a drink and left 30 minutes later with a shedload of products in my carrier bag. Brilliant self control there, Jess. 

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A couple of these items were purchased at the beginning of the week, and these were the Real Techniques expert face brush which came in a £10 and has been used non-stop since being purchased. I've really enjoyed using this to apply my foundation quickly and evenly. I also picked up one of the balmi lip balms in coconut from Boots which I haven't tried out yet but I am excited to do so and a Schwarzkopf Got 2 be rockin it dry shampoo from poundland! 

Then, onto the bargain boots haul which included zero self control. Firstly I discovered a new release from Bourjois which is the 'Happy Light' matte serum primer which is on an introductory offer of £6.99 (usually £10.99). I'm yet to find a 'drugstore' primer I really like so I thought I'd use this intro offer as the opportunity to try this! There is also a skincare offer on at the moment which is 3 for 2, and I knew I wanted to pick up one of the Vaseline Spray & Go moisturisers which are £4.99. With this, I also chose the Biore blemish fighting ice cleanser for £4.99 as I'm looking for some new skincare products to help with breakouts. For my third item in the 3 for 2 I chose this Witch Blemish Gel spot treatment after reading a couple of reviews on blogs about drugstore blemish treatments. This was £3.29 but free with the skincare offer! 

I noticed that Witch Skincare also had a skin clearing primer available and thought that this was something I'd be interested in! It didn't have a price on the shelf, but after asking one of the staff it turned out to be on offer for £2 instead of the usual £6.99. It also happened to still be in the 3 for 2, so the savvy shopper in me decided to purchase 3 of them for just £4 in the hopes that it is something I will like! Off I went to pay at the till, and ended up grabbing a 50ml bottle of ck one which was half price at £11.50 - and this is being stored away ready for an xmas pressie! 

So I definitely got some bargains there! In total I purchased over £85 worth of products for just £43! I'd say that was definitely a bargain boots haul! 

Jess 
xo

22 comments:

  1. Haha I know this feeling I'm pretty sure I've spent a fortune this week because things have been on offer.
    DAMN YOU OFFERS. Love getting things cheaper but the being skint afterwards part sucks :P
    Great post
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    1. The offers never fail to suck me in! Yeah, me too although it's cheaper in the long run to stock up on "essentials" haha! xx

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  2. I know how you feel, i go into boots to get 1 thing and come out with a bag of stuff :L I have the expert face brush, its the only brush i used to ally foundation, I love it :) x

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    1. I've really enjoyed using the expert face brush, I think I prefer it to the buffing brush! x

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    1. Indeed - worked out for the best I think! x

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  4. haha i know how it feels to get carried away in boots! I really want to try that bourjois foundation asap im glad its in stock!

    Emily
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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    1. The bourjois is a primer/base product so I'll be reviewing that soon! They also have another one which isn't matte! x

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  5. Wow you did pretty well here :)
    This is usually my problem in boots everything is usually on such a good offer i have to have it ;)

    New follower.

    Alex ox.
    http://champagneandlemonadeox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! That's everyone's problem with boots I think ... too many offers that I just can't resist! xx

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  6. But did you get the bottle of water? Because I normally forget what I went in for!

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    1. haha YES i did! Although it was on offer, so of course I had to get 2 bottles!

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  7. But did you get the bottle of water? Because I normally forget what I went in for!

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  8. But did you get the bottle of water? Because I normally forget what I went in for!

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  9. Oh I really want to try a balmi. Let us know how you get on?
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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    1. There will be a balmi review coming soon hayley :)

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  10. Oh god! I would bloody love to find a coconut balmi in POUNDLAND!!!!!!

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    1. My bad, it was from boots for £4.99! I'd love to find them in poundland too tho ;) x

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  11. I can't resist a bargain either! you did very well out of boots, great work!

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  12. I keep seeing the balmi lip balm and wondering what it's like! Carly. X

    Carly's Beauty World

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  13. What a bargain haul! I really want that Coconut Balmi Lip Balm! I used to hate my Balmi one but now it has run out I actually miss it! xx

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  14. I'm probably biased cause I work for boots but their offers are always soo good! I swear they may as well pay me in gift vouchers aha will be interesting to know if you find the happy light primer any good, I keep umming and ahhing about getting it! x

    notanotheroneamy.blogspot.com

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