So I was naughty yesterday and went shopping… I’m meant to be chilling out now and saving back the money I spent on my holiday, but alas I’ve come back to the UK and there are things I wanted to pick up.
I did get some bargains in the sales, and I also picked up some items that won’t be around long so in my mind it wasn’t SO bad… Yeah… It’s bad.
I just want to clarify that the quality of the images aren’t as good as they usually are as I took these on my iPhone 5, as opposed to my Nikon SLR. I’m at my boyfriends at the moment and I don’t always carry my SLR around with me… It is quite a hefty thing!
So enjoy my haul and how naughty I was yesterday! 😛
The first place I went to was The Body Shop as I had a couple of freebie codes I wanted to use. However this wasn’t as straight forward as I had hoped it would be, but I’ll go into that in a moment.
Another reason I popped into The Body Shop was because I still had my £5 birthday offer to use up so I decided to use it on this foot rescue regime. Before going on holiday I did my best to get my tootsies looking good, but it seemed like a waste of time as during my holiday my feet went into an awful condition. I was pretty sad about it and felt pretty self-conscious about them for the majority of the holiday. Now I’m back home my feet are still a little worse for wear, but I wanted something to perk them up with. I’d been eying this up before I went on holiday but thought it was a waste of money.
The set includes Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion, Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray, Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub and Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue.
The only two products from The Body Shop’s foot care range that you don’t get are the Peppermint Reviving Leg Gel and the Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak. Two products I would love to try in the future!
All of these are full size and the set is worth £30, although it is priced at £22 I only got it for £15.30! Bargain!
All the products smell pepperminty (I know this isn’t a word, but it’s still awesome) and delicious and I can’t wait to try them all out during February! I’m sure if I like them I’ll be sure to review things too.
Due to filling out a survey I was entitled to a free Coconut or Mango Lip Butter… However I almost didn’t get this. This is where I’m going to go into rant mode. First of all I want to say I KNOW the staff in the store I visited were just doing their job but it still pissed me off what happened.
So I received an email from The Body Shop telling me if I filled in a survey I would be sent a code to take into the shop so I could claim my free lip butter. So I did the survey and took it into store. As well as this I also saw something online how members of Love Your Body were able to claim a free body butter too. SO I took this to the store with me as well. The woman who served me instantly said that due to scammers that they wouldn’t accept my codes and I would need the email instead. I wasn’t sent ANY emails with new codes on and as I looked through my old emails I was beginning to get frustrated. So I thought, “sod it doesn’t matter anyway”, but when the woman was trying to sort it out and asking her manager about it at the till I ended up feeling flustered, snapping and said, “Look it doesn’t matter, I’m not that bothered!” to which they ended up giving me the lip butter anyway. Which was nice but personally I didn’t appreciate being made to look like I was trying to scam the company when I spend quite a lot of my money there monthly. Not only that but it made me feel like I was being a pain, which I was intending to do. My anxiety has been okay lately but this really did flare it a little bit, as the last thing I need is to feel like I’m being a pain in the arse when all I wanted was a free lip butter, which I had been told I was entitled to anyway. I know they don’t know how much money I spend there, but I’m also frustrated that I didn’t get any emails about this. Either way the woman who served me was lovely and I understand how in retail if you are told a rule you need to o bide by, you have to! I’m just more frustrated at The Body Shop as a company, not the staff. This being said, a note to The Body Shop, if you weren’t so busy sending out emails about your constant sales, then maybe I WOULD HAVE received my email about the scammers.
Rant over and onto the lip butter I got.
I’ve owned the Coconut Lip Butter in the past and I really do love it! It leaves my lips feeling soft and smooth, as well as smelling and tasting of coconut too, super yummy! I’ll probably keep this in my house to use throughout the day as I don’t like using pot lip balms whilst out and about due to germs and such. I wish I could have chosen something different as I wanted to try something new, but alas this is better than nothing as it was worth £4! If you want to claim your free lip balm then check your emails, fill in the survey and then check your emails again. Take that to store and claim your free lip balm! You only have until Wednesday 4th February so make sure to get yours as soon as possible!
The next store I went into was Two Seasons. Whenever I go shopping in Coventry this is always a store I pop into without hesitation! I love the clothing that Two Seasons sells and in the past I’ve picked up some real bargains. I bought two things in there from the sale, both of which are orange and by Element.
Another product I bought, another rant to get out-of-the-way first. Earlier on today I actually had to take this back into store because the person who served me didn’t take the security tag off! All day I had been setting off alarms whenever I entered and left shops and I just thought it was my student ID in my bag. Alas, it was this t-shirt. The guys in Two Seasons are really nice and dealt with the issue straightaway.
Either way this is a gorgeous t-shirt by Element in the colour (what Element themselves call it) ginger… That’s orange to you and me. I own a red one that is exactly the same and I wear that all the time, so I’m pretty sure this will with be the same. It was originally £20, down to £10, which I think is a bargain! I bought this in a large as I love the baggy look you get and feel with this t-shirt, as it leaves a nice relaxed look and really compliments my top half.
Another Element product! This one is a sweatshirt which is also shares the colour name of ginger. I looked at this when it was full price and tried it on when it was down a little in a sale before Christmas. I was so tempted to buy it but I left it, as the size I tried on didn’t suit me. However when I saw it again yesterday I knew that I wanted it and went and tried on the large, which I had tried on originally. It was still too big and still looked too frumpy on me. However there was a small and whilst I didn’t think I would fit the small size, I DID! It looked perfect, showed off all my good parts and made me feel a little bit more confident in my body (which isn’t what I’ve been feeling at all lately) so I bought it. This was originally £50, down in the sale for £20.
So overall if I’d have bought these new I would have forked out £70, all I had to pay was £30. If that isn’t a bargain, then I don’t know what is.
I love Two Seasons and when they have a sale, they really do have a sale! If you like skate, surf and snow fashion then definitely check them out.
I just HAD to pop into Lush! As not only is it next door to Two Seasons, but they have their Valentine’s Day range out at the moment and the two products I picked up I have been lusting after since I got home from my holiday. I can see me ordering some more online before Valentine’s Day is upon us to order some more, as I doubt I’ll get time to go in store between now and then.
This is the number one thing I went into Lush for, Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar. It looks beautiful and it sounded like it smells beautiful too, and it really does. It has a light lavender scent to it and whilst I like lavender, I only like it when it’s gentle. This being said I love Twilight Bath Bomb and this would work perfectly alongside this! I would have taken it out of the packet to show off but I want to keep it in here until I get home, so I can transport it into a sandwich bag to keep it fresher. I’ll probably use this Tuesday night after uni to chill out in the evening before I go to sleep. I want to write a review on this so I’ll be saving any talk about it until the time comes…
Another product I have been lusting over from the Valentine’s Day collection is the Prince Charming Shower Gel. I remember this coming out last year and sort of wanting it, but not seeing the hype in it. This year however I made sure to give it quite a few sniffs to see if I really liked the scent, and I did! I love Snow Fairy but sometimes I find the scent is a little overpowering, but this is a lot milder and something that will be nice to use before I go to uni, before nights out and over the weekends. The scent reminds me of something that Lush has in a bubble bar but I really can’t think what it is! You can for sure smell the pomegranate juice in this and the vanilla and it’ll make for a sweet and warming shower gel. I’m definitely going to order myself a large bottle of this to use over the summer. I wish I had bought a large bottle, but I can just order it online or pick it up next weekend.
The last place I popped into was a card shop in Coventry called I’m A Write Card, which sells Yankee Candle products! I’d never noticed it before and as soon as I spotted it from outside, I was already thinking about what they may have in stock. They had all the new scents for Spring, as well as the two new limited edition scents to. I picked up one of the new summer scents, Shea Butter which reminds me of cocoa butter, and I’m hoping will be a nice relaxing scent, if so I’ll probably pick a jar of it up in the future. As well as that I picked up Red Raspberry, which is one of the two limited edition scents. This is gorgeous and something I have been after since it came out! It’s a very sharp raspberry scent and I can’t wait to burn this tomorrow evening when I get home from uni! I can see me picking up a large jar of this as soon as I can!
So that was everything I picked up on my shopping trip. I’m rather pleased with what I got, but I must be good for the rest of the month now!
Have you been buying anything since pay-day? If so, what did you get? Let me know in the comments down below.
Until next time all, take care and I hope you’re all having a good weekend.