Discount Haul-ith – January Edition

Like every January, people tend to pull back a little on their spending to recover their finances from the holiday season. Or maybe it’s part of their resolution to spend less and save more moolah. My reason for spending less is to save more moolah. On the other hand, it isn’t as if I spend frivolously on anymore but there are some days when I just want to treat myself and my son.

If you’re following me on Instagram then you may have noticed some of my discount indulgence and fashion posts this month.

Last week there was a winter sale at H&M. My original plan was to look at clothing for my son. Whoops! Their sale on other things (i.e. apparel & accessories) were too good to pass up! Technically, even with the sale, the items I purchased were considerably less than my son’s clothing – I actually spent more money on my son than myself, however, I got a lot more items than for him. Funny how that works! I also picked up two cosmetic items from Target using coupons. Yay, me! Yay, for coupons! I did also get the Ted Baker bag from my wishlist using a giftcard, however that was at full price.

The bags/handbags + accessories.

On sale $5 + an Extra 50% off = $2.50
On sale $10 + an Extra 50% off = $5
On sale $10 + an Extra 50% off = $5
On sale $5 + an Extra 50% off = $2.50
On sale $5 + an Extra 50% off = $2.50
On sale $3+ an Extra 50% off = $1.50
On sale $1 + an Extra 50% off = 50 cents
Ted Baker $60 Nordstrom

The apparel

On sale $7 + Extra 30% off = $4.90
On sale $10 + Extra 30% off = $5
Reg. $12.95 (Not on sale, but had to have it! okay, I don’t HAVE to have anything, but I wanted it!)

Beauty Products

$3.99 after $3 coupon at Target
$5.99 after $2 coupon at Target

I’m actually pretty proud of how much I saved! haha Did you go shopping this month? Did you take advantage of any winter discounts?

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It’s Another InstaNatural and It Isn’t the Last! – Probably

When it comes to InstaNatural, they really know how to branch out outside of facial skincare and into body skincare. Along with all the other products they have provided me (which you can read here, here, here, oh, and here!) they have also given me their Premium Enrichment Cellulite Cream: For Flawless Tone & Texture.

InstaNatural Cellulite Cream is packed with a powerful blend of retinol and caffeine that helps to tone, tighten, and improve the look of skin. It also hydrates using the power of Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and other soothing organic oils. The product is packed chock full of antioxidants like green tea, vitamin E and vitamin C – to help promote youthful and healthy skin, of course!

This richly infused product comes in a 5 oz. jar for $23.75, which means it’s going to last a long time depending on how much you use.

I’ve been using this on my thighs, buttocks (hehe – buttocks), and stomach areas. When using this, I have noticed a sort of cooling effect especially on my thighs. I don’t really feel this in the other areas, so it sort of seems as if this product is working its magic!

The texture of this product is non-oily, thick, and absorbs quickly. This cream also doesn’t not leave a shine. It does, however, hydrate skin. I’ve noticed, when using this after I’ve showered and toweled off, the very next day my thighs, arse, and stomach feels hydrated. Like I can tell the product hasn’t rubbed off from my physically manic sleeping behavior. I tend to move a lot, sometimes.

I can’t really tell if it has done much in the way of reducing cellulite, but I do enjoy the hydrating aspect of this product.

To be clearly honest, I don’t love this product, but I don’t dislike or hate it either. It’s just something that I don’t immediately need. I do find it interesting that they’ve included Retinol in their list of ingredients, as it would help with anti aging effects – for instance, using it on your knees or elbows would probably help significantly make it look smoother.

Do you use a cellulite cream and what’s your experience with it?


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using from InstaNatural. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.