Hi Dolls, I have a haul for you today, this was the stuff that I picked up in the Boxing Day Sales from Boots mainly, I really should of showed you before but when I went to write it when I first bought it all blogger was playing up and would only let me add two photo's per post & that just wasn't very useful, so I thought I'd show you some of the stuff I got and give you a few sneak peaks into what's to come on my blog over the next few weeks. Whilst I'm here I just wanted to say a big hello to all my new followers, since having twitter I've met loads of amazing new bloggers & found loads of great blogs so that's been really good, I've also reached over 10,000 page views which is a massive achievement, anyway on to what I got.
The Boots Sale is my favourite sale every single year, they have 50% off every single one of their gift sets that they have before Christmas, I just think that's soo cool and if you've been eyeing a gift set up before Christmas it's so satisfying to be able to get it at half the price afterwards, you really can grab yourself some right bargains. Anyway I got five of the Christmas gift sets:
Enchanted - Book of Spells Set -
Normal Price £16.00 Sale Price: £8.00
Soap and Glory - Bright Skincare Kit
Normal Price: £30.00 Sale Price: £15.00
17 Lip Pencils -
Normal Price - £10.00 Sale Price: £5.00
Normal Price - £10.00 Sale Price: £5.00
Enchanted - The Fairest of Them All Set - Normal Price - £8.00 Sale Price: £4.00
Soap and Glory - Crazy Sexy Kohl Eyeliner Set - Normal Price: £18.00 Sale Price: £9.00
The first set I picked up was the Enchanted Book of Spells, I love this kit, it's gorgeous, you get 10 eye shadows, 4 lip balms & 2 blushes housed in this really gorgeous purple case. If you stand the box up it looks like a book (hence the name) and in all honesty the packaging was what sold me on the kit. I like the fact that the book has two separate drawers to house the different products and a massive mirror too, I just thought it was a really cute design. I won't say too much about it because otherwise this post will be huge but all I will say is that I think that the eye shadows are a slight disappointment, they are lovely shades with names as gorgeous as 'slipper' a glittery white and fawn a lovely matte brown. The only problem is that they aren't very pigmented at all, it's so disappointing when they're such nice shades. The glosses & blushes do make up with it though & if you're willing to work a bit harder with the eye shadows you could create a really pretty look.
The second set I picked up was the Soap and Glory 'Bright' Skincare Kit, I'm kind of undecided about this kit as well, firstly I think the price is pretty ridiculous, this kit used to be £30.00 full priced, I understand that the products within this kit do actually add up to £30.00 but S&G gift sets are normally good value for money and I don't really think this one is. You get a instant radiance energy balm which is really just a moisturiser with slight iridescent to it, a hot cloth cleanser which is nice but not the best I've ever tried and an eye bright - you won't believe your eyes, which I do love but I don't know if the price is justified, even at £15.00 I'm not too sure. I love Soap and Glory as a brand they're my favourite but maybe their skincare just doesn't agree with me.
The third kit I picked up was the 17 Lip Pencil set, I don't have a huge amount to say about this kit, their nice lip pencils, in a pale pink, a medium pink shade, a dark pink and a gold colour and they do the job well, they're too big to use as lip liners because they're more like chunky lip pencils, but they're super soft and well pigmented and for £5.00 I'm glad I picked them up. 17 are such a great, affordable, brand and I don't think they get the recondition they deserve.
I then picked up a smaller Enchanted gift set known as the Fairest of them all, i'm not overly impressed with this set just for the fact that it has the same pigmentation issues and therefore no matter how nice they look in the pan it's hard to recreate a nice look.
Lastly I picked up the Crazy Sexy Kohl Eyeliner Set from Soap and Glory once again, it's safe to say this was the favourite gift set I picked up I really do love it. I won't go on too much because I've done a full review here.
Anyway let me know what you picked up from the January Sales & I hope you all enjoy your mostly snowy weekends! xx