January Sales Haul

I can't deny it: I love shopping. I know it's awful, but I'm terribly materialistic. Things just make me happy, so sales are obviously wondrous things for me. Despite this, I was fairly restrained this year although I still managed to pick up some lovely bits I'd like to share.

John Lewis
Call me a loser, but I was actually hitting up the John Lewis sale on Christmas Eve. I was compensated in vouchers for this post I wrote last month and had my eye on the Christmas Diptyque candles. Unfortunately, they weren't in the sale, but I did buy this gorgeous Ted Baker purse. I've needed a new purse for about a year now since my old one is starting to fall apart, and this one is absolutely perfect!


Every year, Lush gets me with its sale! I actually set an alarm every hour from 6am onwards so I could check the website and see if the sale had gone live. Unfortunately they had some technical difficulties so it didn't actually start until 11am, but I still managed to get the White Christmas and Cosy Christmas gift sets. Due to the computer problems, I also accidentally bought 9 Green Bubbleroons but, seeing as they're my favourite bubble bar, it wasn't an issue.
The next day we went to London and Lush Waterloo had a huge amount of stock left. We ended up buying a Santa Claus is Coming to Town gift set as well as two each of Christmas Penguin, Christmas Eve, Butterbear and Melting Snowman. I'm good for a while now!


Finally, I bought this gorgeous Filofax. I wasn't intending to buy one but I got hung up on the idea of a diary. Every day, I scribble my to-do list on the back of an envelope or a receipt, and thought a diary would be a much more efficient way to keep track of daily tasks. Then I stumbled upon this Filofax and realised what a better investment it would be. I can use it year after year, just with different inserts. I'm so glad I bought it as it's organisation heaven!

OK, so I might have bought quite a lot, but I don't think it's too bad that I restricted it to three shops. I just went a bit crazy with Lush, that's all. I'd love to know what bargains you got in the sales, so please do let me know in the comments. 


  1. This is a nice sale haul. I tried to get onto the Lush Sale and had issues. That filofax is a gorgeous colour :)x

  2. Oh my gosh, I wish Lush was here in Pakistan! Everything from Lush is so cute and just lush!!!

  3. I got so so much in lush, more than I probably should but at least I am all set until summer :D xx
    LemonaidLies - Lifestyle & Beauty Blog

  4. Just a little bit crazy ;) Can't go wrong with a little sale shopping! I'm quite tempted to pop into town on Saturday to have a peak around at the sales... but I really really need to save my pennies :(

  5. Great Lush haul! There's no such thing as too many Lush bubble bars! I managed to buy some Lush xmas stuff on Boxing Day, but I'm still waiting for them to arrive and have pretty much forgotten what I ordered. I just know one thing was a gift set. I can't wait for it all to get here. xx

  6. I got loads, went mental on ASOS and now have 3 fluffy jumpers, a coat, some leotards & tops, a playsuit and a dress. Oh and three pairs of trainers! Might do a haul post soon, wish I'd thought of lush for the sales I never get any beauty stuff!

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  7. That Filofax is really nice. I was never really a stationary person but I have found pretty notebooks having a magpie effect on me lately. I do need a journal so may keep an eye out for one this weekend. We don't have a WH Smith in Berlin but I am sure I will find a good alternative.

  8. I have to find it hilarious that you ended up with nine bubble bars!

    Nicola //

  9. aww haha so funny that you ended up with 9, luckily you love them :) - the diary is so pretty too! I'll be honest I have been rifling through what is left over from the Christmas stock for ribbons and ties, ones that can be used for birthday presents too :)

    I've also been rummaging through the paperchase sale - it's so good!

    meimei xx

  10. Oooh great choices! I didn't buy anything from Lush this year as I got quite a few beauty bits for Christmas (enough Soap & Glory to last me a life time!) but I'm in dire need of a new purse so have been on the look out for a nice "investment" piece x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  11. what an amazing haul! I got a few things from lush but you have got so much more haha!!
    the ted baker purse is fabulous too :)

    Melissa ||

  12. You got some really lovely things! I resisted the sales but if I'd have set an alarm for the LUSH sale I might have bought lots too!
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  13. What a lovely cheerful sale haul! So bright and colourful and positive. No better way to ease yourself into the new year than feeling organised (and having plenty of Lush baths!)

    Happy new year!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  14. I also go so crazy when it comes to lush sales! It just pulls me in with their splendid smells and I end up buying far too much!

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

  15. Welcome to the world of filofax. A warning - its addictive! Check out Philofaxy and also Pintrest has loads of filofax stuff!!

  16. 9 bubble bars???
    I bloody love you.
    I didn't get anything in the sales, I was so deprived! My bank balance rejoices though.

    Dannie x

  17. I tried to go sale shopping but I didn't find anything! I was so disappointed as I actually had money (and I still have wedding gift cards) to spend for a change! I wish I had a bath because I'd absolutely love to buy some Lush bath bombs. I suppose I'll just have to make do with their awesome shower gels instead!
    Debi x

  18. Oh gosh. Your Filofax is so pretty. I'm jealous. D: Kind of wishing I'd shopped around now!

    Sara Bloo xo

  19. You got some lovely sales bits! I'm seriously eying up that filiofax..!

    Louise x

  20. I gave up with the Lush online sale! Everything I wanted said out of stock, and the two I managed to put in my basket wouldn't go though xD
    Sounds like you got some awesome bargains though!

  21. I love that you accidentally brought 9 of the lush bath bombs! Although Im jealous of all the sets.
    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine


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