Sunday, 29 June 2014

Magazine Freebies in July - Instyle, Glamour & Marie Claire

There are some great Freebies in the magazines that are due out in July (by the way sorry there are no photos in this post, but my computer won't download anything from my camera or phone.  Unfortunately, it looks like its time to invest in a new computer).

Marie Claire (out 3rd July)
Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream - 25ml - worth £15
Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm - 40ml - worth £10

Instyle - (out 3rd July)
Neal's Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Hand Cream - 50ml - worth £10

Glamour - 7th July (4 to choose from) 
Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry
Clinique Chubby Stick Woppin Watermelon
Clinique High Impact Mascara 
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion 

All 4 items together are worth over £30.

Let me know if there are any freebies that I have missed.


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Cult Beauty Free Goody Bag

Cult Beauty are offering a great Free Goody Bag worth over £100 with any purchase over £80.  I think this is a great deal and there are some lovely brands in the goody bag. 
Cult Beauty Free Goody Bag

Here's whats inside the goody bag:

  1. Tammy Fender - Epi Peel - A natural exfoliator-come-mask-come-peel that gently refines and resurfaces skin. It combats blemishes, draws out impurities, tightens pores and leaves skin feeling velvety soft and smooth
  2. Sunday Riley - Good GenesGood Genes is like faking better genetics! A serum wonder-treatment that smooths, refines, clarifies and brightens your skin, whilst improving its elasticity, it works to undo damages caused by sunlight, acne and pollution.
  3. Lea Journo - Hydra-Riche Shampoo or ConditionerLea Journo’s Hydra-Riche range is a rehabilitative treat for stressed tresses – restoring moisture and boosting body without adding weight. Locks are left feeling silky-soft with a salon-worthy shine.
  4. Oskia - Renaissance MaskA natural buttering balm designed to stimulate cell turnover, boost radiance and reduce fine lines. Passion fruit and papaya grant you peachy-soft skin in seconds.
  5. Verso - Super Eye Serum & Day CreamVerso’s signature ‘Retinol-8 Complex’ trains cells to mimic the behaviour of younger skin, to improve luminosity and texture, and decrease the depth and visibility of wrinkles.
  6. REN - Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream - This everyday moisturiser has been specially formulated to comfort sensitive skin. The ultra-mild product protects your skin from pollutants whilst working to calm and strengthen sensitive areas.
  7. Jouer - Moisturising Lip Gloss Jouer’s non-sticky lip glosses have more hydrating ingredients than most daily moisturisers! Loaded with vitamins, shea butter, jojoba and pomegranate oil, this works to soothe, condition and tint your lips.
  8. Studio 10 - Brow Lift Perfecting LinerA smudge-proof pencil that complements all hair shades and skin tones, whilst perfecting and sculpting your arches. The flesh-tones highlighter enhances your brow shape.
  9. Anastasia Beverly Hills - Clear Brow GelIdeal for giving brows added definition and taming strays without looking stiff. Used alone or over a powder or pencil, it sets the hairs to whatever shape you want. 
To receive this offer just enter BDAYBAG at the checkout.  There's also Free Shipping with any order over £50.

Will you be taking advantage of this great offer?

The link in this post is not sponsored

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Primark Haul

Here's my most recent Primark haul.  It's always so easy to pop into Primark and come out with a big bag of items. The Primark store in Trinity Leeds is really spacious and everything is set out nicely, so it's always good to have a browse in.  Here's my latest haul:

I bought 2 pairs of shoes with crossover straps in black and tan which will be perfect for work.  They were £12 each.
Tan Shoes from Primark

Black Shoes from Primark
I also purchased a pair of casual black flats that will look great with a skirt. They cost £3.
Black Shoes from Primark
I bought 5 pairs of plimsolls in different colours for £3 each.  
Plimsolls from Primark
I also bought a couple of pairs of black flats for work. They also cost £3.  
Black Shoes from Primark
I picked up some colourful summer t-shirts for £4 each (they are very similar to a t-shirt that I bought in New Look for £8 and also similar to a t-shirt that was available in Topshop for about £16.  The material is a little thinner but that's really the only difference.
T-Shirts from Primark
I bought a striped pair of pj bottoms for £6.
PJs from Primark
A stripy bag for £4.
Bag from Primark
An accessory hanger for my necklaces so that they don't get tangled up.  This cost £1 or £2.
Accessory Hanger from Primark
Finally I  bought a canvas shopping bag which was either £1.50 or £2.
LA Bag from Primark
Have you been to Primark lately?  Here's my previous Primark Haul if you are interested.

I bought these with my own money

Saturday, 21 June 2014

The British Beauty Blogger Dream Box from Latest in Beauty

I love, love, love the latest beauty box from The British Beauty Blogger (BBB) which was sold via Latest in Beauty (it sold out within 24 hours).  It cost £19.95 including postage and contains products worth over £100.  Its taken me a while to get round to posting about this box because I wanted to try out some of the products first.  Here's what was in the box:
The British Beauty Blogger Dream Box from Latest in Beauty

The British Beauty Blogger Dream Box from Latest in Beauty
  • Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet - I love these cream blushes and already have one in a different shade.  This is a great coral colour which is easy to apply and suits my fair skintone.
  • BEE Good Honey & Wild Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water - This is a really nice cleanser that felt like it gave my face a deep down clean without leaving it feeling dry and tight.
  • La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water - these are always handy to have when the weather gets warm, just to freshen up and cool down when its humid.
  • Essie Nail Polish in Fashion Playground -this is a full size product and is a lovely shimmery mint green colour.  Essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands (Zoya is my absolute favourite) and I love this colour.  It needs 3 coats, but dries reasonably quickly.
  • Makeup Revolution Awesome Eyeshadow and Eyebrow Palette Sticks & Stones - I have heard so much about Makeup Revolution in the blogosphere lately so I am glad to finally have one of their products to try out.  At first I was disappointed that I got such a bright palette rather than a neutral one, but now I am rather glad that I got this one as I already own loads of neutral palettes, so this one will allow me to experiment with brights looks. There are quite a few shimmery shades which will work well as eyeliners I think to brighten up a look and make my eye makeup pop.
  • Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge Perfume sample -  The gingery scent hits me right in the nose, but in a good way.  Its a lovely fresh summery scent and I think I might just buy a full size of this.  You can buy this is M&S or
  • L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion - This is a softening lotion for the skin to be used after cleansing and before moisturising.  I can't wait to try this and see if it makes a difference to my usual skincare routine.
  • Too faced Better Than Sex Mascara - Love the name and loving the mascara.  This really does enhance my lashes and does not flake or smudge around my eyes.  This is a full sized product.
  • Lola Kabuki Brush - This is a great little brush that will be handy to take with me when I travel.  It's great for blushers and bronzers and doesn't shed hairs on my face which is a big plus.
  • Kneipp Herbal Bath Stress Free - This makes for a lovely relaxing bath and the natural mandarin and orange essential oils smell wonderful.  
  • Janjira Art of Siam Argan Oil Hand Wash - This has a lovely refreshing scent and is a useful addition in the box, it has a lovely creamy texture and leaves my hands feeling clean and nicely moisturised.
  • Elemis Spa Home Treat Your Feet Foot Cream - Elemis is one of my favourite spa brands, so its always nice to receive one of their products in a box.  This rich, luxurious cream is a real treat for my dry feet and I love to use it at bedtime and wear socks (attractive I know) to really let the cream nourish my feet overnight.
  • Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream SPF 15 - I really prefer BB creams to foundations in the summer as they are much lighter and easier to wear. This BB cream has become one of my favourites and its another product that I will be purchasing a full size of shortly.
  • Benefit Its Potent Eye Cream - I have never tried any of Benefits Skincare range although I do love their makeup.  I do love a good eyecream and a little goes a long way with this product.
  • Finally I received a Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Kiss Sample in So Marilyn - You just kiss the sample and it transfers the colour onto your lips. What a great idea.  I love this little sample its amazing how much colour it transfers onto my lips.  I have to say this colour isn't for me as I don't wear reds, but I love the formula and I will be purchasing a lipstick or 2 from the range next time I am on a shopping spree.  This sample is a great way to try before you buy.  I wish I could try all the other lipstick shades from the Charlotte Tilbury range this way so I can decide which ones I want to purchase.
Overall this is a great box and there is nothing that disappoints (and how many beauty boxes can you say that about).  I am not sure when the next BBB Beauty Box will be available as they are not a regular occurrence, but I would suggest you sign up to British Beauty Blogger, so that you receive regular updates and will be one of the first to know about future beauty boxes.

My favourite products in the box have to be the R&G perfume and the Essie polish, but I really like everything that came in the box.  The beauty of these boxes is that you know what's in them before you buy, which means that you can spend your hard earned cash with full knowledge of what you will receive in return.

Well done BBB for another great beauty box.  Other companies should take note that this is what gets beauty addicts like me excited and coming back for more. In case you are interested here's my review of the last BBB Beauty Box.

Let me know what you thought of the box.

I bought this box with my own money and none of the links are sponsored

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Starbucks Freebie in Grazia Magazine

Just a quick heads up that there is a voucher in this weeks Grazia magazine for a free salad, panini, sandwich or wrap from Starbucks to use between the 17th - 23rd June. Limited to 1 free product per voucher per customer. There are some really nice salads in Starbucks which are a little pricey so paying £2 for a magazine and getting a free one is a good saving.

I bought this magazine with my own money

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

7 Days in Paris and Disneyland Paris - Bonjour Mickey et Minnie

I recently visited Paris for the first time in many years and thought I would let you know what I got up to.  I had a really great time and managed to pack in a lot of stuff in the 7 days I was there.  This was a holiday where I didn't do much shopping which is unusual for me but at least it's a good excuse for going back again ;)  

I travelled on the Eurostar for the first time ever and it was a really good trip. I really recommend spending a little bit more money to travel on the Standard Premier service as it was spacious and quiet and we were served a drink and meal during the journey. It took just over 2 hours to get to Paris and then 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel.  I stayed at the Crowne Plaza Paris Republique which was on the Place de la Republique in the Marais District.  It was walkable to many of the tourist sites, but also has easy access to the Metro if you don't fancy walking. We stayed in a family room which has 2 double beds so was very spacious. This was a nice hotel at a reasonable price (I got a great deal through Expedia), so I would definitely stay there again.

Most people  I encountered spoke really good English (probably used to dealing with English people who know sod all French) but I managed to remember some French from school just the basics bonjour, merci etc which got me by.

On my first day I went to visit the Notre Dame as that was the closest to where I was staying.  I decided to walk and found it really easy to find my way around Paris with the help of a map from the hotel.  They don't charge an entrance fee, but they ask for donations if you light a candle.  They do charge to go up in to the towers but I didn't have time to do that on this visit.  In this photo it looks really clean but if you go round to the back of the building on the outside and look at the spire it shows how dirty it was before it was restored.
Photo taken outside the Notre Dame Paris
Notre Dame
Photo taken inside the Notre Dame Paris
Inside the Notre Dame
The next day I had arranged to go on a guided tour of the Louvre.  I thought this would be a good way to see the key pieces of art and get around as much as possible. It lasted around 3 hours and our guide Raphaela was interesting and knowledgeable.  I saw the Mona Lisa  (major scrum to get anywhere near, but myself and another English lady managed to worm our way to the front without using our elbows and bags to shove people out of the way).  It always amazes me how many people manage to get to the front only to look at the art through their camera viewfinder, rather than just appreciate the fact that you are standing so close to a masterpiece.  I also saw the Venus de Milo. Raphaela gave us loads of the back story which really enhanced the enjoyment of the tour. 

We booked this tour through Expedia (its called Skip-the-Line: Half-day tour of the Louvre museum) and I would heartily recommend it. One of the advantages of the tour was the skip the line access, so we did not have to queue to get in the Louvre as we went in a side entrance for groups.
The Pyramid at the Louvre
The famous Pyramid at the Louvre
I took this photo of the famous pyramid at 9am in the morning, so there were hardly any crowds around.
Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris
Venus de Milo
The Mona Lisa in the Louvre museum in Paris
Mona Lisa (protected by bullet proof glass hence the reflection in the photo)
After visiting the Louvre I walked all the way up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe.  I did stop at a few shops on the way such as Sephora, but I was just too tired at that point to really make the most of it so didn't buy anything (I know, I know I'm regretting it now).  I was planning to go to the top of the Arc de Triomphe but they were doing some building work on it, so I didn't bother.  One to do next time I'm there.
Arc De Triomphe in Paris
Arc de Triomphe
I then spent 4 days in Disneyland Paris.  I have been to DisneyWorld in Orlando a number of times now and Disneyland California last year, but I have never been to the park in Paris.  When I booked there was a great offer on if you paid for 2 nights you got 2 nights free (this included the hotel and park tickets).  I stayed at a Disney Hotel called the Sequoia Lodge which was about a 10 minute walk to the parks which was great.  We stayed in a Golden Forest Room, which meant we had a free breakfast every morning (cue croissants smothered in nutella every day.  Yum).  We also had access to the Golden Forest Lounge where we could get free drinks and snacks everyday.

The room was nice and spacious, with 2 double beds.  The only issue we had in the whole stay was the fact that the bathroom sink was leaking.  We noticed a wet patch in front of the sink on the first day, but just assumed the people that stayed there before us were a bit messy (maybe they had kids that couldn't quite reach the sink or something).  By the next day the wet patch was so much bigger, although we couldn't quite work out where the leak was coming from as there was no water dripping down the front of the sink. It was starting to smell a bit damp and musty in the room, so we mentioned it at the front desk and they said they would deal with it.  It wasn't funny having to wear shoes to use the sink otherwise your feet and socks would get soaked.

Wow this is turning into a long story.  We didn't hear anything from the front desk after than so assumed the sink has been fixed.  That was until my sister was using the sink and the next thing she knew she was standing in a pool of water.  Definitely not fixed then.  We complained at the front desk once again and that seemed to do the trick, although it was the day before we were leaving by the time it was fixed and the carpet never fully dried out.  This did not spoil our trip to Disneyland, it was just a hassle to sort out.

The first couple of days in Disneyland had great weather, it was so sunny and had been since we got to Paris, but the last 2 days it rained on and off. This didn't spoil the holiday as I think it made the parks even quieter as people were put off visiting in the rain. Unfortunately I took my photos on the rainy days (not well planned considering I knew it was likely to rain).  I had a great time there and would definitely recommend it for people who love Disney but can't afford to go to Orlando and people with young kids or visiting Disney for the first time.  As we stayed in a Disney hotel we could get into the Disneyland park 2 hours early each day to get on some of the rides. As not all the rides I wanted to ride were open that early I generally got to the park 1 hour before its main opening time which meant I didn't have to get up too early.  I had a great time in Disneyland and it was really easy to get there on the train from Paris. It took about 40 minutes and cost 7.50 euros one way.  
Snow Whites Castle Disneyland Paris
Snow White's Castle
Disneyland Park in Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios
Sadly my time at Disneyland came to an end, but luckily my holiday wasn't over yet as I went back to the centre of Paris for 2 more days.  I stayed in a lovely boutique hotel called the Ecole Centrale which was not too far from the Place de Republique in the Marais District again.  This was a lovely small hotel and the people there were very welcoming, so I would definitely recommend this hotel as well.  The room was smaller than the previous 2 hotels, but it was nicely set out and sufficient for our needs. It was just across the road from a Metro station and again was in walking distance to some of the major attractions like the Pompidou Centre and Notre Dame.

The first day back in the centre of Paris I had arranged a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower.  This meant that I didn't have to queue to get into the tower or to the 2nd floor and once on the 2nd floor the tour guide went round each side of the Eiffel Tower and pointed out various places around Paris.  This was really great and there were only about 15 people on the tour and the guide was really interesting. We then had to queue for 30mins to get to the top of the tower and it was quite nerve racking going up in the lift as it is very very high.  Thankfully the weather was much improved that day, the sky was blue and the sun was shining so we had great views from the top of the tower.  I booked the tour with Viator.

I found out later that there had been some tennis stars there that day promoting the French Open and Kim Kardashian was there later that day, just before she got married!! Sadly (or not really) I missed them.
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocodero
View of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocodero
View from the Eiffel Tower
View from the Eiffel Tower
At this point I was so tired that I started using the Metro which was really easy to use and cost 1.70 euros per trip.  This meant I could get to the Sacre Coeur which was the final place I wanted to visit on my last day as it was just too far to walk to.  
Sacre Coeur in Paris
Sacre Coeur
Once I had been inside the Sacre Coeur (which was amazing by the way, but no photos were allowed) it was time to get back to the hotel and pick up my bags and get the Eurostar back to London.  This time there was a delay of about 20mins and the trip back was slightly longer and took 2 hours 30mins.  It was still a good trip back although waiting to board the train there were no seats in the waiting area so that was a bit of a pain, but never mind it had been a great trip.  

I stayed overnight in London at the start and end of my holiday but will do a separate post about what I did and bought there later.  

I would definitely like to visit Paris again sometime as I didn't get to do much shopping (although don't worry there are a couple of hauls to post) and I know there are some really great brands I would like to try out so I will definitely be back. 

Sorry my photos aren't better I never seem to take the time to set them up properly and never take as many as I mean too.

I did quite a few other things, but this post is already long so I won't go on and on.  If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I will get back to you.  I am already planning a quick trip next year to do all the things that I missed out this time (The Palace of Versailles, top of the Arc de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower, The Pantheon and there are loads more museums to check out.  Not forgetting the shopping as well).

None of the links above are sponsored

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Birchbox Review - June 2014 - One of the best ones yet?

I just received my June Birchbox and I have to say that I am super happy.  I had seen some of the boxes that other bloggers and facebookers had received and I was keeping my fingers crossed that I received one or two of the items that I had seen.  I know that you can log onto your account before you receive your box to find out what's going to be in it, but I decided not to just in case I was disappointed.  

Well I can 100% say that I am not at all disappointed.  There are some great brands in my box and I received 2 items that I really wanted.  I would have liked an Embryolisse product, but no matter as I am going to use the Birchbox points that I have saved up from reviewing products on their site to buy it with.  The theme of this months box is Global Strikers (yeah! world cup reference) top beauty players from around the globe.

Here's what I got:
BeautyBlender & BlenderCleanser Solid - this was the product I really really wanted to try as I have missed out on receiving this in a previous box.  I was delighted to receive it in my box and I can't wait to try it out. Worth £16 (not including the mini cleanser).
Caudalie Divine Oil - this is the other product I wanted to try and its a decent size sample. 15ml worth £5.40.
OPI Mini Nail Lacquer from the Brazilian Collection - I received the shade Where did Suzi's Man-Go (love the name) which is a pale orange shade perfect for summer. Worth £3.62 (based on 4 mini set costing £14.50)
Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick (full size) - Shade 21 Litchi - I have never tried anything from this brand before and the lipstick is a very sheer pink wash of colour that feels quite moisturising as its infused with cherry oil (which you can smell and taste). This is more like a lip balm than a lipstick - worth £9.90.
Coola Classic Face SPF30 Cucumber -I go through tons of SPF so this is very welcome in my box.  I have never heard of this range so its always nice to try something new. 7ml worth £3.64
The Lifestyle Extra is a Brazil inspired keyring in the shape of a flip flop.
I think this is one of the best boxes I have ever received from Birchbox so I am super happy with it and I can't wait to try everything out.

What did you receive in your box?

If you want to subscribe, then if you use my referral link we will both receive 50 Birchbox points (worth £5).  

I bought this box with my own money

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Empties Post

As its been awhile since I did an empties post (I think my last one was April) I thought I would do an update today.  I think I have done pretty well over the last couple of months using up products and the photos below don't even include the ones I used up on my holiday last month as I didn't take photos of them.  I will just write about the ones I really love or don't like today.
Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel - This was a nice shower gel which foams up really well.  It did take ages to get through as its a massive bottle. I usually buy the Soap & Glory large gift set every Christmas when it is on offer in Boots. 

Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish - I received this as part of a gift set in the Christmas sales and I really like it.  It has small exfoliants and is very creamy and rich.  It smells divine too.

Rituals Touch of Happiness Sweet Orange & Cedar Wood Rich Nourishing Body Cream - This product does what it says on the tin, its rich and nourishing and a pleasure to use.  I love the fruity, woody scent combination. I still have the matching shower gel and sugar body scrub to try out, so can't wait for that.

The Body Shop Cucumber Freshening Water - This is a cool, fresh toner that is perfect for everyday use.  I think if you have sensitive skin, this will be gentle on your skin.

Eau Thermale Avene Very High Protection Emulsion 50+ Broad UVB & UVA Protection - I like to use this lotion on my face before sun exposure due to its high protection. Even though it is 50+ it is easy to rub into your skin without leaving it looking greasy and pale.
The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cleanse Gel - I go through a ton of these as they are my favourite hand sanitiser.  I get them at The Body Shop Outlet as you get 40% off if you buy 4 products, so I get 4 for £6.  The normal price is £2.50.

Kiehl's Creme de Corps - Kiehl's is one of my fave beauty brands but it's expensive so I only tend to buy it in America.  I love this body lotion but I do find it hard to get all the product out of the bottle.

Crabtree & Evelyn Himalayan Blue Hand Therapy - I think I got this in a beauty box at some point and its taken me awhile to use but I took it into work to use throughout the day and I did like the smell and it wasn't greasy and sank into my skin pretty quickly.   

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm - I always pick this up when there are offers on as its a great lip balm that keeps my dry lips in good condition.

Pixi Skintreat Honey Almond Polish - I got this on offer when I purchased the Pixi Glow Tonic, so it only cost £4.  It's a regenerating , natural deep cleanser and exfoliating face scrub in one.  It works really well and you only need a small amount of product to mix with a few drops of water, so it lasts quite a while.  I would definitely pick this up again if it was on offer. 

Balance Me - Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm - This is my favourite Balance Me product and it's a great balm cleanser that is 100% Natural Origin. I would definitely purchase this again.
Viva La Juicy EDP - I really love the smell of this perfume and the fact that it comes in this 10ml bottle and is a spray rather than a roll on is great as it's a good size to put in your handbag to freshen up throughout the day.

Vanitas Versace EDP - This was included in one of my first Use It or Lose It posts (I must do an updated one). I like this perfume.  It has a light floral smell that is not too overpowering so can be worn throughout the day.  I have a couple of these small bottles to use but I must admit that I prefer a spray bottle rather than one you have to dab on your wrists like this one.

Kate Moss Lilabelle - I do like Kate Moss Fragrances and always pick up a couple of gift sets on offer at Christmas time.  This is a lovely, light floral fragrance.
Percy & Reed Finishing Polish - I got this free with a magazine last year (they have had free Percy & Reed products free with magazines for a couple of years now).  I have frizzy hair and this is a great product for smoothing down the stray strands.  I would definitely repurchase this one.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Super Hand Cream - I do like this hand cream as it smells nice and isn't too greasy.  This brand always seems to come free with beauty boxes or at least it did when I used to buy a few every month, so it's easy to get sick of the products, but this hand cream is great.  I would purchase it when I run out of my other hand creams which will probably take a while.
Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss - This isn't my favourite lip gloss as I did find it very sticky and my hair just kept getting stuck across my face. 

Chanel Eye Definer in Bronze - this was my first Chanel makeup purchase a few years ago and I really liked the colour and the softness of the pencil, but I have had it far too long so it had to go.  I would definitely try some more of their eye liners, but I have a stash of liners to work through so I can't really buy anymore at the moment.
I did use up 30 sachets this month while I was on holiday but didn't take a photo of them, so there were only 4 in my empties box.  I am well on my way to completing my challenge (see post here) of using up 100 sachets this year.

I bought these with my own money or where stated they came free with a magazine.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

You Beauty Discovery Box - June 2014

I am once again happy with the selection of products on offer from You Beauty Discovery. Here is what I received in this months box:

The theme of this months box was Beauty Heroes.  Those products and brands that really stick to their word and deliver.  I can't wait to try them out. I picked the following products:

300 Trencento Revitalising Hair Treatment (75ml) - in just 300 seconds (5 minutes), natural plant extracts including Shea Butter, Olive and wheat protein penetrate the hair to rebuild, strengthen and moisturise from within.  I can't wait to try this product as my hair is quite dry and frizzy, so needs all the help it can get.

Transformulas Face Contour & Tightening Creme (15ml) - This cutting edge treatment goes right to the heart of  the skin ageing problem.  Potent ingredients help lift, define and sculpt.

I haven't heard of either of these brands before, but I can't wait to try them both.  I hope that they work.

Every box also included a Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa sachet and an expandable face cloth that comes in a cute heart shape.

The other choices for this months box included:
  1. Cowshed Slender Cow Extra Firming Body Butter
  2. Herbacin Hand Cream for Protection and Care
  3. Rituals Zensation Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Foaming Shower Gel 
  4. Urban Veda Daily Purifying Facial Wash
  5. L'Oreal Infallible 24h Lip Colour in 2 different shade options
The theme for next months box is Summer Holidays.  The You Beauty Discovery Box is £6.95 per month including postage and you can join up here.

I bought this box with my own money

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Harrods £400 Beauty Gift with Purchase Offer

Here is another great beauty gift with purchase offer, this time from Spend £200 on beauty products and you will receive a gift worth £400 of the latest beauty treats.  

The gift comes in a vanity case which contains the following:

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml
Decléor Aroma Confort Gradual Glow 30ml
Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturiser 30ml
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara 5.7g
Clarins Eau Dynamisante 30ml
La Prairie CSIC Dry Oil 5ml
Shiseido Super Slimming Reducer Body Cream 30ml
Lancôme Génifique 7ml
Diptyque Mini Candle 70g
Chantecaille Nano Gold Moisturiser 15ml
Lancer Deluxe Mini Polish 14g
Deborah Lippmann On a Clear Day 15ml
Sensai Ultimate Eye Cream 4ml
Eve Lom TLC Cream 15ml
RéVive Gel Cleanser 60ml

This is another great free gift offer.  Are you tempted?

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    Wednesday, 4 June 2014

    InStyle Magazine Freebies & Offers

    I have just received my subscription copy of InStyle magazine and there are a couple of freebies and offers to make you aware of.  First up is a free 50ml Shiseido Advanced Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Gel worth £11.  All you need to do is head to any participating Shiseido counter for a consultation, then hand over the completed voucher to claim your free gift.  Offer available until 2nd July 2014 while stocks last. The coupon is on page 75 of the magazine.
    There is a free gift with next months InStyle magazine (on sale 3rd July 2014).  Its a 50ml Neal's Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Handcream worth £10.  Unfortunately you don't get the freebie if you subscribe to the magazine.
    In this months magazine, there is a code for 20% off Ren Skincare online.  To take advantage of the exclusive 20% discount visit and simply enter INSTYLE20 at the checkout.  Offer available exclusively with online orders until midnight on 5th July.  Free delivery with orders over £30.
    In this months InStyle there is a free Ren Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml) and Stay-Warm Cloth. On sale now. 
    In this months marie claire you will receive a Ciate mini caviar manicure kit worth £10. There are 6 sets to choose from.  This magazine is on sale now.

    Let me know if you find any other magazine offers or freebies.