Due to work, seeing family and generally just wanting to avoid January sales chaos, I didn't go shopping until the 9th of January. I'm not a big fan of sales and would quite happily just look at all the new things instead of trying to hunt down a bargain. However I do work in a shop which makes it much easier to pick out bargains and the first few two are as such!
I needed a new lunch bag to take to work as I'd had my other one for years and it was getting really tatty. This is one of Ted Baker's mini shoppers which are £29 RRP but I ended up getting it for about £15 due to various discounts. £15 is still a ridiculous amount to pay for a lunch bag but I really like it and it's very sturdy so it should last a long time hopefully!
I'm long overdue sorting out all my jewellery and having a big clear out so I bought some Stackers which are really handy jewellery boxes. They come in different layouts so you just buy whatever you need. These 3 would have cost £52 but in the sale with discounts it was only about £18! As you can see I've already started sorting my earrings in the 2nd section, I can't wait to have everything organised.
These items I got using various gift cards I'd accumulated since my birthday and Christmas:
New Look - £12.99
New Look - £9.99 (edit: I actually had to return this as the back isn't lined!)
Topshop Joni Jeans - £36
New Look Necklace - sale £4
Topshop Nail Varnish in Venus Flytrap - £5
Topshop Nail Varnish in Blank - sale £3
I love La Senza pants but I only buy them in sale when they go down to £2, such a bargain! Although they had a pretty rubbish selection this time sadly :(
I also went into Lush because between my boyfriend and his dad I have £30 to spend in there! I'm hoping to make it last as long as possible! I got 2 new items I've never tried before. They are both vegan.
Blackberry Bath Bomb - £2.95
Figs and Leaves Soap - £3.40/100g
Finally I went into Paperchase as I was really needing a new diary and picked up this cute little one for £5 which I think is pretty good!