Working in York City Centre, although convenient, can be pretty lethal on my purse strings. Working in a small office environment, during my lunch hour I find I really need to stretch my legs and get a little breathing space and fresh air. However, it is little difficult not to pop into the shops, especially when they have huge red sale banners in the windows. It is a little miss-matched but I thought I would write a little haul post of things I have picked up on my lunch breaks over the past few weeks. 

I have been in need of a new pair of gym bottoms. Boring I know, but I have been on the hunt for some comfortable, breathable, black leggings, that cut off just below the knee. Sports Direct had a huge January sale on and so I picked up a pair by USA PRO that were originally £35 down to £8 - quite a bit of a bargain. Another bargain I picked up was a book from Urban Outfitters titled "712 More Things To Write About". This was supposed to be about £15 but was reduced to just £4. I picked this up to get my creativity flowing as it is filled with lots of little writing exercises designed to get your brain pumping.


I seem to have developed a new obsession with The White Company and can't resist having a look around this beautiful shop. The other week I popped in for a very innocent peruse when I stubbled upon with lovely little trinket dish. It was reduced to just £3 and thought that it would look really pretty in my living room with a little candle placed on top.

I am also a huge fan of the Gorjuss designs and actually picked up this years calendar with their pretty little images all over it. I discovered this really cute Iphone case in the pound shop of all places and knew that I needed it in my life. I love this design and for just £1 I couldn't really let it pass me by.

Beauty wise I was in need of something to help get rid of black heads. Not the nicest thing I know, but I seem to have had a bit of a run of them lately and so I bought these Tea Tree Witch Hazel Deep Down Detox 2Step Nose Pore Strips. I have only used them once since buying them but I feel as though it has made a huge difference already. You use the first Charcoal infused strip to clear your pores then the second to soak, cleanse and close them. I also picked up two beautiful little nail varnishes in the Accessorize sale for just £1 each. They are such pretty little bottles and the polish itself isn't too bad either!


Are you tempted by the sales on your lunch break?