Saturday, 30 June 2012

ASOS Sale Haul: Pre-Birthday Bargains

I can never resist a little look at the ASOS sale and even though they're known for their clothing items, I always end up finding more bargains in the beauty sale.

I always have to be cautious when shopping in sales as the idea that something has some money off makes it so appealing, and the definition of a true bargain is something you would of bought full price which I was actually considering doing with these items. I also thought I'd pick up some bits before my birthday as a little present for myself and luckily they arrived on my birthday (unfortunately the courier came a-knocking at 8.30am! boo!).

Firstly I've noticed lately that my tweezers aren't as good as these used to be and seeing as they were cheap ones I've had for ages, it was the perfect opportunity to invest in Tweezerman ones that I'd be pining for. Just a few days before I'd nearly bought similar ones on Beauty Bay, as they had a small discount, but problems with their site stopped me getting through the checkout at the time.

Luckily the gorgeous 'Cheetah Print Slant Tweezers' were reduced from £22.00 to £15.00. I got the colour Pink but they also come in 'Blue Jewel' and 'Orange Coral'. I've heard so many good things about this brand of tweezers so I couldn't resist. Also it's so true that some people will buy something or pay more if it comes in a form of animal print!

"Animal print slant tweezers by Tweezerman. Featuring an award winning design, the slant tweezer is perfectly aligned 
with hand-filed, stainless steel, precision tips, grabbing every hair and finished with a vibrant animal print."

Next I was deciding whether to get a O.P.I mini designer polish set from the sale for my friend's birthday in a few months but once I had decided they were out of stock. Serious sad face! I seem to have bad luck when it comes to the O.P.I mini sets, I always want them after they've been discontinued or miss certain ones when they're on BuyaPowa - obviously not meant to be.

Then I spotted that some shades of the Nicole by OPI: Kardashian Kolor collection were reduced from £9.00 to £6.00. I was finally tempted by the gorgeous sparkly sensation that is 'Something Spar-Kylie' inspired by Kylie Jenner - a mid pink glitter polish with particles of silver glitter and a sheer pink base.

All of the polishes were designed by the Kardashian/Jenner clan (or machine) and each reference a Kardashian phrase e.g. 'Disco Dolls' or a Kardashian/Jenner family member 'Kim-pletely in Love'
Find out more about the collection here

"The Kardashian Kolor collection from Nicole by O.P.I. Featuring a collection of shades created by O.P.I and the Kardashian sisters, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, the fun colours range from a classic scarlet red to shimmering glitters and the perfect pale pink. The hard wearing nail polishes give a gloss finish and are chip resistant."

In the UK we unfortunately don't typically get the Nicole by O.P.I range and my friend is a massive fan of the Kardashian Klan, as am I, so I picked us both up this shade. We're always spending loads of time and money in the beauty departments of Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams, Fenwicks etc. so it's nice to be able to get her something a bit special.

I haven't worn this shade on my nails yet but when my current polish needs changing I'll be swapping it for this. When I swatched it on a nail wheel, the colour and formula was impressive.

I was also very impressed (as always) by how quick the delivery is from ASOS, especially as I always choose the free delivery option. The items came by a private courier who when I wasn't down quick enough to get my parcel, left it in my recycling bin - #winning.

Just be careful at the checkout on their website as it will default back to Next Day delivery for £3.50! Sneaky sneaky.

Love Georgia xxx

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