Beauty bargain klaxon! The clearance shelf

Beauty bargain time

You know how bloggers often do haul posts about fabulous arrays of goodies that they just had to treat themselves to?

Well, here is mine:



nails inc bargain set

Three whole quid! As you can tell, I live the high life here in (intermittently) sunny Brighton. This is my pruck* from the Boots clearance shelf.

If you have a decent-sized Boots or Superdrug near you, keep your eye open for the clearance shelf. They’re normally tucked away at the back, near the prophylactics and tubes of creams for embarrassing rashes. Not in the glam bit of the store anyway.

The clearance shelf is where you’ll find bargains that have been kicked about the shop a bit, so they might be slightly scuffed or have ripped packaging. You do have to be a bit cautious and check that whatever you’re buying is still complete, or as complete as you’re happy with, given the bargain price reduction.

This Nails Inc set is so old that I can find no mention of it online, though similar sets seem to be around the £30 mark. It’s a canvas pouch with two full sized polishes – a tomatoey red plus a lovely purple; two minis in vibrant shades of pink; plus a mini topcoat. It’s a bit scruffy on the outside (aren’t we all) but everything is new and intact otherwise. Crazy-finger Spring, here I come.


*Pruck = unexpected treasure.

What was your last pruck find?

Best of Worst
  • Only THREE POUNDS?! How could you NOT treat yourself? I just adore that purple nail varnish. I think Mac have a new liquid matte lipstick that would match it perfectly. Fab post! xx

    • See that’s the danger – you start buying things to go with it and suddenly you’re many squids down.

  • Adam McKinley

    I have to say who doesn’t love a bargain, i’m always looking for the best deals, great post!

    • Thanks so much Adam! May all your pruck be delightful.

  • LOVE a good clearance shelf bargain, amazing!

    Sophie x

    • I went back again on Saturday to see if there was anything else to snag but alas no such luck.

  • Abi Kelly

    That is seriously impressive bargain hunting. Sad to say that I was not aware that Boots or Superdrug have clearance shelves even in the less glamorous parts, will definitely check them out.

    • Definitely worth keeping your eye open Abi. I don’t think they advertise them too much otherwise nobody would pay full price.

  • Mummy in Training

    Good tip and what a bargain too! #bestandworst xx

  • Run Jump Scrap!

    oooh bargain! I never knew about this one. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Thank you! Hope you find a good bargain now that you know.

  • Carol Cliffe

    ooh Pruck! That’s a new word for me! I love a good bargain, well done on your find!

    • Thank you Carol. Now you have to drop pruck into conversation as often as possible.

  • Moderate Mum

    Ugh! What a find, I was scanning the clearance shelf a couple of days ago but no such treasures. I love NailsInc but only get them when they come free with a mag #bestandworst

    • Well if you like Nails Inc, the other place I would try is TK Maxx, because they often have really nice sets, well reduced.