Saturday, 28 December 2013

Boxing Day Sales Haul 2013

If you've ever been Boxing Day shopping, then you'll know just how cray-cray it can be. For my readers who don't know what Boxing Day is, our sales on December 26th are like your Black Friday.

So, in other words, THEY'RE INTENSE.

This year was my first one working the sales (at Sportsgirl!) and there were people lining up as early as 5am for stores to open and then once they were in, it was a free-for-all. Think clothes sprawled all over the floor, people crammed into shops like sardines and a lot of boyfriends and dads not really sure what to do with themselves (poor guys).

After the craziness that was Boxing Day, I decided to skip the sales and do most of my sales shopping yesterday (the 27th) and it was amazing! All of the sales were still on, I had no problem getting a car park and there were no crowds to fight. Next year I'm definitely shopping it up on the 27th again!

Here's what I picked up...


Leonard St. for Sportsgirl Skull Crop Top - Sportsgirl ($20.96 from $60)
I thought Sportsgirl had completely sold out of this skull print from Leonard St. so I was super stoked to find that this had been hiding in the stockroom! I'm a sucker for a loose-fitted crop top like this (great for pairing with high-waisted shorts or a black maxi skirt) and I adore the sugar skull pattern. It's perfect for a flower crown making girl like me!

Tiger Head Graphic Jumper (Grey Marle) - Cotton On ($10 from $29.95)
Okay. Yes, I know that this is a massive copy of the Kenzo jumper, but I can't afford a $360+ top (although I would love to be able to!). I've had my eye on this jumper for a while (it has been sitting in my Cotton On online wish list for the past six months), so when it went down to ten bucks I really couldn't resist. Plus it's super comfy and will look rad with black skinny jeans or a pair of shorts.

Phoenix Tee - Cotton On ($19.95)
I'm not sure why this is called the "Phoenix Tee" when it has a leopard on it, but let's just go with it... I was actually helping my brother find some new threads at Cotton On and I found this in the men's section for myself! It's a bit big (it is a men's fit after all!), but I plan on knotting it over a maxi skirt. I just LOVE that print!

Jorge Swift Sheer Shirt - Universal Store ($30 from $50)
I pretty much live in sleeveless collared shirts in summer so this will be a cute addition to my collection. It's sheer but not so sheer that you need to wear another top underneath. It's funny, when I first saw it, I wasn't a big fan, but once I tried it on it just grew on me! And now I love it. Go figure.


Earthquake Clutch - Sportsgirl ($13.96 from $39.95)
Since I started working at Sportsgirl, I've kept looking and looking and looking at this clutch. There's something so cool about it, whether it's the geometric style, the colour... I barely wear pink, but I think this will give a great pop of colour to a darker outfit. Plus, not only is it massive (it could easily fit an iPad), it can also be worn over the shoulder too!

Moon Shine Feature Necklace - Sportsgirl ($13.95 from $39.95)
Like the clutch above, every shift at Sportsgirl has seen me looking at this necklace. I adore the colours, the pattern around the white stone, the shape... It's just so pretty! It reminds me of a sun, moon and shooting stars and it will look amazing paired with a black maxi dress.


NARS Bronzer in "Laguna" - Mecca Cosmetica ($55)
I know, I know, what kind of beauty blogger am I that I didn't already own this iconic product? I finally hopped on the bandwagon and treated myself to this beautiful bronzer and I cannot wait to try it. I don't wear bronzer all that much, so I wanted to get into it a little more. And my best friend absolutely spoiled me this Christmas with a Mecca gift card, so this purchase was a real treat! Thank you so much!

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner 
in "Natural Nude" - Priceline ($14.97 from $24.95)
I've always wanted to try Physician's Formula, but it's one of the pricier ranges at the drugstore so I've always just admired their products instead of picking anything up for myself. So when this beautiful palette dropped down to $14.95, I snapped it up right away. In person, this palette is tiny (it fits in the palm of your hand!), so it's perfect for touchups. It feels like a baby version of the Urban Decay NAKED2 Palette!

Revlon Powder Brush - Priceline ($9.59 from $15.99)
To go with my new Laguna bronzer, I picked up this super fluffy powder brush from Revlon. I've never tried their brushes (or heard anything about them really), so I'm hoping their brushes are just as nice as their makeup products. I will say though, how gorgeous and luxurious is the red and black design?!

Revlon Contouring Eyeshadow Brush ($4.79 from $7.99)
Gosh, this brush was such a steal at under five dollars! I feel like you can never have too many fluffy eyeshadow brushes because when you're creating a look with multiple colours, not using a new/fresh/clean brush can easily mess everything up. The shape of this brush reminds me of the brush you get free with the Urban Decay NAKED2 palette and I love that brush, so I figured having an extra wouldn't do any harm... :)

Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Wash Gel - Priceline ($6 from $9.99)
This is kind of a boring purchase–I literally just ran out of this and was just repurchasing! I will say that after all of the various cleansers I have used since I was in middle school this is by far my favourite. It doesn't strip your skin of oils but keeps it balanced while removing any impurities. It's gentle, smells lovely and fresh and has kept my skin pretty happy since it went a little crazy in winter.

Bioderma Eye and Makeup Remover / Toner - Priceline ($18 from $29.99)
I was so happy to see this go on sale–I've been hearing nothing but rave review about Bioderma all over YouTube, so when it was finally released at Priceline a few weeks ago, I was really excited to get my hands on it. Then I discovered that a 250mL bottle costs $30. On sale, the large bottle (the one I have) became cheaper than the RRP of the small bottle, so I was pretty happy! I can't wait to try it, but since the label is all in French, can someone please let me know what the best way to use this is?

Did you pick up any great bargains at the Boxing Day sales? Let me know in the comments below!

1 comment

  1. Good haul, I love the bag and the eyeshadow palette! I couldn't face the crowds either, but I did go a little crazy online


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