Showing posts from September, 2014

Sally Beauty Haul - Leeds Flagship Store

Sally has opened a flagship store in Leeds, which is their first shop in the North of England.  It's on Albion Steet in Leeds City centre.  It's a really great shop that sells a wide variety of hair and beauty products. When I found one in Leeds I couldn't resist going in and browsing (who am I kidding I mean buying).
There was loads of stuff I was tempted to buy, but I managed to restrain myself and only buy a few things.  Here's what I bought. The Wet Brush Detangling Hairbrush.  I am very attached to my Tangle Teezer as it makes brushing my curly hair a breeze, but I heard really great things about this brush on a few blogs so thought I would try it out. This was £8.99.  I did find this easy to use on my hair and it is just as good as my trusty Tangle Teezer.  It really gets through the knots, without pulling my hair out like most normal brushes. Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum.  I've never heard of this before so thought I would give it a try.  It says on the bottle…

Balance Me Shopping Evening with 15% Off and Free Goodie Bag Worth £75!

Marie Claire are holding a Balance Me shopping evening at Debenhams in Leeds and Browns of Chester.  Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased here.   This includes:
15% of Balance Me products on the nightA goodie bag worth over £75Sian Jones, co-owner and director of Balance Me will address your individual needs with her team of natural skincare expertsFree prize draw for the chance to win a Balance Me Hamper worth £150
Balance Me is a British Natural Skincare company and you can check out their website here.
I've already bought my tickets and I will review the event on my blog.

Leighlee I bought the ticket with my own money and no links are sponsored.

The Original WACKY Sox

I thought I would write a quick post on some wacky sox I couldn't resist buying recently.  I was just browsing around some shops at an event I attended recently and the bright colours caught my eye like a magpie.  I really liked the look of them and they will go well under my Hunter boots this winter.  I couldn't decide on just one pair, so in the end I bought 3. They were £10 each or 3 for £25 (it would be rude not to buy 3 with that offer surely). You can find their website here.  I can't find the offer online where you can pick 3 of any style for £25 but there are some special offers on the site that are worth looking at if you fancy more than one pair.  They generally seem to range in price from £7.99 - £9.99 depending on size.  Sadly I have big feet so have to pay top whack.  If you are really creative you can even design your own socks, although I think there is a minimum order for that so it would have to be for a group of you. 
I thought these were really fun.  Norma…

You Beauty Discovery Box Review - September 2014

I have just received the September You Beauty Discovery Box and as You Beauty Discovery is now a year old, it’s the birthday treat box. Everyone received a discount of £25 off your first order with Hello Fresh (I haven’t decided if I will make use of this yet). We also received two soothing Crabtree & Evelyn tea Bags – Classic Afternoon Tea and New Green Tea with Blackberry (I really wish that beauty box companies would stop putting tea bags in their boxes as not everyone drinks tea). There is also a little face sponge, which may come in handy for applying foundation on the go. 
As a birthday treat everyone also received a full size tub of Toni&Guy GLAMOUR Volume Plumping Whip(90ml worth £7.19). This gives your locks body and bounce from the roots (again not a product I will use as my curly hair has enough body and bounce already).
Now onto the products that I chose: Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch (2 sachets containing 2 eye patches in each worth £7.50) – this product prom…

InStyle Magazine November 2014 Edition Freebies

I thought I would just let you know that in the November 2014 Edition of InStyle magazine there are a couple of freebies available.
Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream or Hydra-Nourish Night Cream (15ml each). They are worth £24 together.  Only 1 freebie is included in each magazine.
The magazine is on sale 2nd October.
If you know of any other freebies let me know by leaving a comment.  I posted about some freebies that are still available this month here if you are interested.

L'Occitane Instyle Shopping Night Haul

I went to my first shopping event at L’Occitane last week which was organised by Instyle Magazine. It cost £10 for a ticket and there was a free goodie bag and a 15% discount on skincare available for those who attended. There were also treatments and snacks available.
I arrived at the store just after 6.30pm to be greeted by a staff member who explained what would be happening. I then went downstairs to the main shopping area to check out some of the products. There were about 12 people there in total and there was a group of people already sitting down near the treatment area, so I browsed around the store and was offered a glass of champagne which I happily accepted. Someone came over and explained some of the products, but luckily there was no hard sell.  I was then  offered a skin consultation where the assistant applied some of the products from the Immortelle and Divine ranges and explained how and when to apply them and what the benefits were. That was really n…

Degustabox Review - August 2014

I just received the August 2014 Degustabox.  Degustabox is the food equivalent of a monthly beauty box and costs £12.99 per month.  If you are interested in signing up you can check the details out here.  Here's more details of what was in this months box: Mexican Dave's Legendary Tortilla Chips (225g worth £1) - I do like tortilla chips to dip in salsa and guacamole, but sadly I haven't been able to taste these as they had burst open in the box.  I contacted Degustabox and they will send me another pack in next months box. BerryWhite Organic Drinks (330ml worth £1.59) - these organic drinks are made from premium, organic ingredients with no added sugar or fruit sugars and no artificial preservatives.  I received the Goji Berries with Peaches, White Tea & Echinacea. I have tried this and it's got quite a weak taste which is ok, but I wouldn't rush out and buy another.
Caribbean Twist Cocktails Strawberry Daiquiri (70cl worth £2.50) - A sparkling, strawberry & …

Space.NK Goodie Bag With £150 Spend

UPDATE - THIS OFFER IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE (September 17 & 18). Spend £150 or more online and receive 28 Beauty Favourites.  Limited stock so order as soon as possible. The gift bag will be added automatically at checkout. 5 Shoppers will win an exclusive VIP upgrade (this includes receiving 10 full-sized products from The Beauty Anthology bag).

Space.NK are offering another great goodie Bag when you spend £150 at their Beauty Anthology Event on Wednesday 17th September 2014. There will be cocktails and canapes available and makeup artists will be on hand to show you how to create the latest catwalk trends.  If you spend £150 on the night you will receive the Beauty Anthology Goodie bag containing 28 deluxe samples.  There are currently no details as to whether this offer will be available online, but they usually send information about the online event nearer the time. Tickets cost £15 and are fully redeemable at the event. Places are limited so if you would like to attend, you sh…

Memebox Special #13 Cooling Care

After buying my first Memebox I couldn't resist buying another. This time I bought Memebox Special #13 Cooling Care (It was very hot at the time and I thought it would be great to try while the weather was good).  This is the blurb on the website for this box.

Get ready for your ultimate summer getaway with this Cooling Box!
This box contains all the essential cooling summer products for the face, body and hair so that you can make the most of your sunny summer getaway! Pamper and soothe overheated skin with products that instantly cool and calm sun damaged skin and also repair the skin from excessive sun exposure!

Be sure to boost your beauty bag with these innovative cooling summer goodies that’ll sure make your hot summer the coolest summer yet! We promise.
I was really pleased with this box as it only cost me $14.99 (£8.93) which I don't think is bad for 5 full size products.  I got $15 off in discounts with this box so it's worth looking out for any discounts before purch…

Birchbox Review - August 2014

Here's my Birchbox Review of the August 2014 box.  The theme of the box is Away We Go celebrating everything that makes summer getaways magical.  Here's what was in the box: Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect (30ml worth £3)– a leave in conditioning spray to detangle and protect against heat and sun damage.Wild About Beauty Crème Eyeshadow in the shade Matilda (1.75g worth £13) - A long lasting satin finish shadow from Louise Redknapp and Kim Jacob’s paraben-free range.  This is a shimmery bronze shade.Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil (5ml worth £9.67) – This nourishing oil is rich in omegas 3,6,7 and 9 for hydrated, smooth skin.Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator (20g worth £4.33) – a multi-action exfoliator to ensure a renewed, refreshed complexion.Supergoop Daily Correct SPF35 CC Cream (I received 2x 3ml worth £4.08) – a natural shade-adjusting CC cream with SPF to smooth fine lines and even out skin tone.Lifestyle extra - The Proposal By Tasmina Perry…