L'Occitane & LUSH Sales Haul

Friday, 4 January 2013


I didn't really buy much beauty-wise in the sales this year (I feel so old saying this, but most of my xmas money went towards buying a new sofa.  Oh the joys of being an adult!  It is a gorgeous sofa though), but I did manage to pick up these goodies from L'Occitane and LUSH.  As I received some L'Occitane gift vouchers for xmas, I decided to pop in there first:-


The first item I got my greedy mitts on was this incredible Almond Gift Set.  I spotted it ages ago on Angelica's blog (One Little Vice) and was really hoping it would be reduced in the sales.  And it was!  This lovely lot cost around £40 and inside the box were the following:-  

2 x 50g Delicious Almond Soaps, 30ml Almond Smooth Hands Hand Cream, 50ml Almond Delicious Paste, 100ml Almond Milk Concentrate and a 500ml bottle of their amazing Almond Shower Oil (with a pump!).  

Out of these, I've only tried the Shower Oil before, which is divine to say the least, so I'm excited to try out the rest!


At the counter, they had these gift sets on offer for £12 if you spent over £30 in store.  It has a great mix of some of L'Occitane's best selling products so I couldn't resist picking one up.  It contained the following:-

3ml Precious Cream, 30ml Essential Water, 5ml Precious Eye Balm, 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream, 100ml Lavender Foaming Bath,  75ml Pivione Flora Shower Gel, 50ml Verbena Shower Gel, 100g Honey Soap and a cute little make-up/wash bag.  

I've only tried the Shea Butter Hand Cream, so again very much looking forward to giving all of these products a go!  I'll probably include them in future 5 Mini Reviews posts so keep an eye out for those.


I went to LUSH a few days ago, so I missed out on the mad sales frenzy that always ensues.  Luckily for me, they had a couple of things still left on the shelves when I got there, so I picked up a 250g bottle of Snow Fairy Shower Gel and a little Winter Wonderland Gift Set which had a Snowcake Soap and a 45g pot of Dream Cream in it.  As these were half-price, my total at the till came to about £6.50, so not bad at all!

Did you pick up any beauty goodies in the sales this year?

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51 comments

  1. The L'Occitane products look lovely, I'd love to give the brand a proper try. I'm kind of bored and fed up of Lush to be honest, I have so much of their products to use up in my bathroom and I just feel like they're heavily overpriced and not that great - apart from in the sales of course! xx

    Nav @ Navilicious Beauty

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    1. I'd highly recommend the Almond or Shea Butter range from L'Occitane, love them both :) I've been feeling the same about LUSH recently, I think it's one of the reasons I wasn't all that fussed about their sales xx

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  2. I love both Lush and L'Occitane stuff. I've not bought any beauty products in the sales, I was sorely tempted though! I got so much at Christmas though xx

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    1. I got some make-up bits from friends but it's been a mostly beauty-free xmas for me this year. Glad I picked these up :) xx

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  3. Great choices, I love L'occitane! Love the blog!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  4. I went on the 27th and they had no Snow Fairy left at all! :( Did manage to grab a bottle on Ponche though x

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    1. Ah mine had lots of Snow Fairy left but no Ponche! :( x

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  5. Everything looks so beautiful! I have Snow Fairy and the snowflake soap too, I love them both :) xo

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    1. Thanks Catherine, happy to hear you're a fan too :) xx

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  6. I would buy the whole of L'occitane if I had the money lol. I buy the Almond soaps for my other half and he loves it, its great for dry skin he says, xoxo.

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    1. I hear that! That's great to know, I can't wait to try one out xxx

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  7. I still have a massive bottle of snow fairy left from last year lol I think I over purchased.. I missed the sales this year =( it's probably for the best as money is a bit tight. Can't help being sad about it though. I hope you had a lovely Christmas xx

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    1. I've done that in the past! I think I did well with restricting myself to picking up just one bottle and not three lol. I was really lucky to get some L'Occitane gift vouchers this year from my family otherwise I don't think I'd have been able to pick anything up, it's pretty pricey :( Hope you had a wonderful xmas too :) xx

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  8. Oooh you pick up some lovely things hun, I got a L'occitane shower get set for Christmas and I'm in love with it, would love to know what you think of the dream cream :-)

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    1. Oooo nice! They'd completely sold out of the shower gel gift sets in my local L'Occitane so they were certainly popular this year! I love Dream Cream, did a mini review of it here :)
      http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/my-7-winter-skin-saviours.html x

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  9. I recently posted my beauty sale purchases but I didn't get as much as you did! The l'occitane sets look gorgeous and I can't wait for your reviews! X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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    1. Will have some L'Occitane reviews up soon :) x

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  10. L'Occitane gift boxes are beyond gorgeous. I'm so jealous of your big bottle of almond shower oil.
    xo

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    1. I'm so happy I managed to get one of the sets - so handy that it has a pump! xx

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  11. There was no Snow Fairy left in my local LUSH so I'll have to rashen my last little bottle until next Christmas now! Waaah! X

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  12. You managed to get the Almond box that I wanted but they had the set but without the scrub so I decided against getting it. I got the shower oil and it's lovely!
    X

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    1. Yeah I saw a different set that didn't have the scrub or the milk concentrate in it, so I thought for the extra few ££s I'd get the big set instead. The shower oil is amazing! x

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  13. You definitely bought some bargains from L'Occitane! I have the almond gift set and love everything in it. I'm still waiting for my Lush sale bits to come in the post :) xx

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    1. Can't wait to see what you bought in the LUSH sale! xx

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  14. The Amande line from L'Occitane is my favourite! I had everything except the hand cream (which of course you couldn't buy on its own) so I didn't end up buying the set, but I'm sure you will love everything in it!

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    1. That's good to know! Can't wait to try everything out :) x

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  15. Those are some great products! I really want to try the shower oil! :-)
    www.ruelalips.blogspot.com

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  16. I have a L'Occitane shop at my local center but I have never been in there before haha! I think I will have to have a look :)
    x

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    1. They might still have some sales stuff! x

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  17. Great haul, I really wanted to get the Almond gift set but couldn't find it anywhere. x

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    1. I was pretty lucky to get one because there were only another 2 left on the shelf and I went the day after Boxing Day. They sold out so fast! x

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  18. Love the goodies you managed to grab! I so wanted a bottle of Snow Fairy for myself but they were all sold out :'(

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    1. Oh no :( I wanted to get a bottle of Ponche but they'd all sold out when I got there :(

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  19. The L'Occitane gift sets really have tempted me, but I've so far managed to resist! I did pick up a Snow Fairy in the sale too though :-) xx

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    1. Yay for Snow Fairy! Glad you managed to pick one up :) xx

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  20. So envious right now, esp of the L'Occitane products xo

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    1. I'm so lucky that I got some vouchers for xmas! xx

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  21. My mom is obsessed with l'Occitane! It's good at making kind of vintage, kitschy smells. Which one is your favorite out of your new collection?

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

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    1. So far, I absolutely love the Almond shower oil and the matching hand cream, they both smell wonderful and leave my skin so soft. I'll have some reviews of the other products coming up soon once I've tried everything out :)

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  22. I love the L'occitane gift sets, tempted to order some online but I really need to stop spending. Especially with the next Lush collection releasing soon!! Though I may hit Lush to see if mine has any left, doubtful.

    Lucy xx

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    1. I'm excited to see what's going to be new in LUSH soon! xx

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  23. The almond gift set is amazing, I love that line!!! Xx

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  24. I really want to try the almond products! I purchased the hand cream and I love it so much!
    A MakeupHabit

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    1. They are lovely! I'm really enjoying using the hand cream :)

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