Sunday, 3 January 2010

Some Seriously Cute Sales Purchases

Firstly, Happy New Year everyone!
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all the very best for 2010!

I've been staying at my bf's parents for awhile over the Holidays and I'm still here so that's why I haven't been able to blog as I haven't got much of my own stuff with me.

Now on to the cute stuff!

I never used to be the type who got up early to go shopping on Boxing Day. But since I became a 'Lush' fanatic two years ago, I have been up bright and early on boxing day to head down to Lush to get a bargain in their Boxing Day sale. I did get lots of lovely Lush but this post is dedicated to the other sale items I picked up afterwards when I went to Accessorize and Next for their HALF PRICE (or less!) sales!

First up is this purse (or could be used as a make-up bag) which I absolutely LOVE!


It's was £4 reduced from £8 from Accessorize.
 It's very 'me' as I love multi-coloured, patchwork and unique looking items and I really adore this.



This cute Russian Doll coin purse was £3.50 reduced from £7 from Accessorize.
I have a thing for Russian Dolls and I thought this was very sweet.



Similarly, I thought these cutsie stickers were a bargain at just 75p reduced from £1.50 from Accessorize.


























This pretty bow ring was just £2.50 reduced from £5 from Accessorize and I love it.


Next is the items I got from Next (lol).


This Russian Doll Hot Water Bottle was £4 reduced from £10 from Next.
I think she's lovely and I got it because it's a mini hot-water bottle (around 25x18 cm) as I find normal size hot-water bottles can feel pretty heavy on your stomach when full with water so this is a lovely smaller size. I saw a very similar Pink Russian Doll HWB in Accessorize after which was probably a little nicer though.






























This Christmas stocking caught my eye. It was £10 reduced from £20 from Next.
It's very shabby-chic and I'd been after a pretty stocking for a while so I'm very happy with this. I would've paid £10 for the stocking alone but this actually contained a pyjama set (as pictured) so I got some nice red PJ's as a bonus!


And last, but certainly not least, is this little guy which I'm crazy about:




An Owl tape measure! He was £3 reduced from £6 from Next.
His left wing pulls out as the tape measure and there is a button on his back which you press to wind the tape measure back in. I like to measure things to give people more info for my blog and this little fellow will put a smile on my face every time I measure from now on :)

I do think both Accessorize and Next have a lot of overpriced items to start with but that their sales can be a great way to get them for less money. I  think the quality of their stuff is fabulous though and if you have the patience to shop in the sales then it can be a great way to buy next year's Christmas presents (or decorations) for half price! But the queue in NEXT was UNREAL. Still, I waited paitiently cuz no way was I going home without my owl tape measure!


Did anyone else brave the Boxing Day (or New Year) sales?

L.xXx

58 comments:

Laura Jaye said...

How cute :)
Love them. I saw the stocking - but the Q was massive.

Laura jaye xox

Lu said...

Hi Laura :)

Yeah I mentioned the queue in my post, it was HUGE! But I REALLY wanted the things I picked up so I stayed hehe. Most people had about 20 bags of stuff and I only had 3 things in my hand lol! x

Oh and after I post, the pictures always go wonky etc so I'm still editing so sorry if it looks a big mess to anyone. x

Alice said...

Love the Russian Dolls :)
You picked up lots of great stuff. I agree sales are great for getting stuff which is sometimes overpriced in the first place!

Lydia said...

Welcome back on blogger Lu LOL...I missed your posts!

I love all of those pretty colored things that you bought (and I absolutely adore the ring!) and I do agree that Accessorize and Next have overpriced items. But everytime I come across an Accessorize store I can't resist.......I'd live there :/

Jen said...

I have a HUGE thing for Russian dolls and am now planning my next trip to Accessorize and Next to see if any of these cute things are still available! I also ADORE owls - man, I'm so jealous of all your cute buys! :)

Victoria said...

Everyone u got is really cute.xx

Peonies and water lilies said...

Very cute purchases, love the ring and the stocking x

JULES // CHAMMY said...

I HAVE MISSED YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU! <3

AHH! Cute overload! As usual :}

Dead cute things - I love all the items you bought - sales are the best! If I didn't live so far away from the city I would totally tackle my way through the bargains LOL .. best I don't though huh, my goal is to really buy things I truly need ;) Hahaha.. I'm doubting myself already :P

The birdy stocking and hot water bottle {ok and everything else let me admit} are so kawaii and sweet! Seeing them makes me smile :D

xxxx

Lu said...

@Alice Yay the dolls are so cute. Ya I only actually went to those two shops but I think next year I might take the sales a bit more seriously and go sales-clothes shopping too :D x

@Lydia Awww thanks :) Just realised I actually forgot to say why i've been away but i'll edit that in! I rarely buy from those shops because of the price but it was nice to get some really nice things for cheap (ish)! x

@Jen Yay for Russian Dolls and Owls, i hope there is some left! :D Accessorize had quite a few more Russian Doll things in the sale like Christmas decorations and a nice jewelry box too. They also had a Russian Doll Necklace and earrings at normal price (so those should still be there) but they were on a gold chain and I like silver. They also had an owl tape measure but I liked the Next one more. Good luck. x

Lina said...

Ahh, your purchases are so cute! xx

Lu said...

Eeek more people posted inbetween soz hehe:

@Victoria Thanks hun, I think so too :) x

@Peonies+WL Thanks :) I don't own very many rings at all so I've been looking at this one a lot since I got it lol. There was also a red stocking with white snowflakes on that I wanted my bf to get so we could have similar stockings when we move in together but he didn't want the women's pyjama set lol! x

@Jules Awww thankies, I've missed you too hun :) But I did truly NEED all those things hehe. I didn't buy too much as I'm on quite a tight budget too but sometimes you just see things that you LOVE and have to have. I put back a lot of things which I 'quite liked' and kept the things I 'loved' so I'm quite proud of that :) I'm thinking the same as you about beauty products though. I have so many that I really need to use A LOT up and only buy things I NEED in the mean time. Defo plan to give that a go as I'm running out of space lol! x

Carrsky said...

Ooooh I love everything you bought! I really like the ring and russian doll purse xx

Lu said...

@Lina. Thanks for the comment sweetie. x

@Carrsky Thanks C. I can't decide what is my fave out of all the things I got. I'm loving the ring as I don't own many. x

Phew hope I'm caught up with the comments now lol. x

The Brunette said...

Just found your blog and its so cute.

I love that bow ring, in fact all those things are gorgeous xx

Sher said...

Oh these are all seriously too cute for words! The bow ring is my favourite! I have a serious obsession with bows!!

And I think the russian dolls are sweet, I've always liked looking at them:)

xx

Happy new year!

Lipstick on the cup said...

I love every single piece! Amazing stuff :) Happy New Year!

Lu said...

@Brunette. Thanks for the comment :) x

@Sher :) I remember that you like bows. I like how the real russian dolls fit inside each other hehe. x

@Lipstick Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!:D x

Monika said...

Fab haul, I agree those stores are overpriced but in sale they are amazing. I love all the quirky stuff you got, I'm the same!
x

jennie said...

That owl is beyond cutee! xo

Pyxiee said...

I've not really been out in any sales but you picked up some gorgeous things! I love the hot water bottle case, and it sounds like a good size. I doubt there will be anything left in accessorize now! xx

Lu said...

@Monika. & @Jennie. Thanks for the comments girls :)


@Pyxiee. You never know as Acessorize wasn't that busy when I went in. Next was MAD, you could barely move, then I went a couple of doors down to Acessorize and there was only a couple of people in. I also saw on someone's blog today that they got some Acessorize items for 70% off so I might go back hehe!x

Obsessed.Makup.Addict said...

Oh em gee I love the mesh ring!!! It's the cutest.

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CHERRIES IN SYRUP said...

Oh, I am also completely in love with Accessorize purses, have never seen so beautiful. I own some and sincerely don't know what to do with them - but they are sooooo cute - XOXO from Brazil.

Ahh, and the russian dolls are just perfect :)

Juicygirl said...

Loving everything you picked up especially the cute russian dolls x

Lu said...

@ObsessedMA Thanks so much lovely. Will post it up soon when I do another award at the same time.

@Cherries Thanks for the comment. I own A LOT of purses too so I didn't really need these but the quality of Accessorize stuff is a lot nice than the stuff I already own :)

@Juicygirl Yay for the Russian Dolls. I might head into Acessorize again soon to see if they have any more Russian Doll stuff left. x

Lydia said...

hi Lu...thanks for noting the header...I keep on resizing it, to make it not too big and not too small, but without success. What's the perfect size? LOL

Sarah said...

Ohh all your goodies are so cute! LOve the owl tape measure that is too adorable for words!!
Ah yes I braved the sales too but I didn't get anything as pretty as you did :)

Sarah said...

P.S. I have an award for you on my blog :)

Lu said...

@Lydia Only just saw your post sorry. I'm not sure what size it should be, mine is pretty small. Hope you got it sorted. x

@Sarah Thanks for the comment and thanks so much for my award :D x

I have 3 to catch up on now so will get round to them soon, i kinda like to post them in groups.

AudreyAllure said...

very cute ring!

love your blog! :)
- Audrey Allure <3
http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Really cute things! I have a purse the same but instead of Russian dolls I have little birdies :) xx

Lu said...

@Audrey. Thanks sweetie :)

@GirlWithTheGoldenTouch. Aww how cute. I have a feeling that I MAY have seen that purse there. Not sure though. Might just have dreamed that hehe. x

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I love that bow ring! I'm so into wire mesh on jewelry.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi again, thanks for your lovely comment adore the Russian Doll purse! Sharon xx

Stella said...

hey Lu, I was curious about something: how do you like your bare minerals set? xx

Lu said...

@Post Grad. Yeah it's really pretty. I forgot to mention that it is mesh but a few have spotted that, good eyes lol!

@Sharon. No probs, I loved those hats you posted about :)

@Stella. I like the foundation and brushes but don't use the other stuff like warmth or mineral veil. I'll reply on your profile incase there was something specific you wanted to know. x

Becca said...

Ahhhh I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE the russian doll things!!! I have a thing for russian dolls too, my boyfriend got me the cutest set for Christmas :) I got a hot water bottle as well for my birthday which is soooo cute! Will take some pictures I think xxxxx

Cake Girl said...

omg omg i want it all!!! x

i love the dollies.....

Jacque said...

Ah such cute items! I adore Accessorize! I have several Accessorize purses and they are my favorites! I love that cute colorful little purse! So pretty! And I really love the russian dolls coin purse and stickers! I just discovered your blog! It's so cute! Love it!

Lydia said...

Hi honey, I've just nominated you for an award!

Lu said...

@Becca. Oh cool, would love to see some pics! Primark have some Russian doll bits in just now, might edit the post if i buy some hehe.

@Cakegirl. Ya dollies are my fave :)

@Jacque. Aww thanks for the kind words about my blog :D

@Lydia. Thanks very much Lydia! Will get round to them soon. x

yoli said...

very cute!

Juliana said...

LOVE the ring I wish I could get it here in the states!

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Catanya said...

Amazing purchases! I love love them!

Katy Wilko said...

thanks for the comment about my url, I had no idea that would happen!! I wouldn't have changed it if I'd known, damn. Hmmm maybe I'll post a twitter meassage or something
thanks again! x

Katy Wilko said...

good idea! may as well give it a go, got nothing to loose if it doesn't work, thank youuuuuuu :D

DangerouslyBeauty said...

Awwww, this is so cute you're really into your cosy russia inspired things, arent you? A lovely post, and has made me crave russian dolls of all things. Hehe, please follow me :) xxx

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Lilee▲ said...

so cute!

Jonesy said...

Cute bow ring!

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Vanilla said...

Really cute bow ring, I used to work in Accessorize, I'm still obsessed with the jewelry :)

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Christina said...

Such fun purchases! The owl tape measure is my favorite, I can't believe it was only 3 pounds!

The Coveted Mag said...

love love love the bow ring! I have a bit of a russian doll obsession too! xx

Melissa~ said...

I LOVE that ring.

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patukiii said...

the ring is super cute!!!
:)xx

The Cookie Button said...

Wow, so many bargains!
I have those stickers :D

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