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Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure Bargains at Superdrug

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I wanted to do a really quick post to let you know that there are some bargain Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure False Nails available in Superdrug stores right now (none of the cheap ones are available online).  I bought 4 different styles for 80p or 90p each (£3.40 in total for all 4 products).  I really like these nails as they are quick and easy to apply due to the fact that they are pre-glued. The 4 that I bought were - Deep Navy, Cornflower Blue, Neon Roses & Pink Foil.  They are currently on the Elegant Touch website for £7.99 each.  If you want to grab a bargain, hurry down to Superdrug to see if they have any left.

Leigh
I bought these products with my own money

Da'Dude Da'Wax Ultra Strong Hold Hair Styling Wax Review & Giveaway

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I was recently sent Da'Dude Da'Wax Ultra Strong Hold Styling Wax* to review.  First impressions of this product are great as it comes in a eco friendly laser bamboo tub inside a reusable bag rather than the standard plastic tub.  The company suggest reusing both the bag and tub once you have finished with the product which I will definitely be doing. The product itself looks like a thick cream rather than a wax.  You just use a fingertip size portion of the wax, rub between your palms and style your hair.  You can use it on dry or towel dried hair.  I prefer to use it on towel dried hair. Easy as that, it gives firm hold with a natural matte finish. 
Da'Dude Da'Wax costs £18.95 for 100ml and can be bought directly from their website here.
The company does not test on animals and their products are Paraben, Sulfates and Phthalates free. 

You can read more about the company here.  If you have any questions about the products you can contact the owners through their website…

Wash Wizard Sponges

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With the festival season now in full swing, it seems appropriate to review Wash Wizard.   It's a complete body wash sponge which is an essential for festivals, camping trips and anywhere where you need to freshen up when there is no access to showers.  Each sponge is wrapped individually for one use.  Simply add water and squeeze the sponge to activate the aloe vera foam.  The sponge generated enough foam to wash my entire body and left me feeling clean without the need for showering and there was no residue left behind.  The foam does not need to be rinsed off, it can just be left to air dry without the need for a towel. The Wash Wizard is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free and the sponge and packaging can be recycled.  The sponge contains organic aloe vera and sodium lauryl sulfoacetate.  I think this sponge would be great for travelling as well, as it's compact so easy to fit into backpacks and carryon bags without taking up much room.
A pack of 5 Wash Wizard sponges costs £7…

Primark Disney Chip Purse Giveaway

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Primark is selling lots of must have items at the moment and one of the hardest to get hold of is the Disney Chip merchandise from Beauty and the Beast.  I happened to be in-store when I noticed a stand with some of the Chip purses on it, so I picked up one for myself and another for you good people to win in a giveaway.  All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  This giveaway is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck everyone.
Leigh

Skinny Tan Giveaway

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I recently reviewed some Skinny Tan products which you can read here.  I have a set of the Skinny Tan products that I reviewed to give away.  Skinny Tan is a vegan, cruelty free brand. 

This is open to UK residents only (I will be doing an international giveaway soon) and you can enter via the rafflecopter widget below.  The giveaway includes the following products: Skinny Tan Express Mousse 150ml (RRP £27.99) Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer 125ml (RRP £9.99) Skinny Tan Exfoliating Mitt (£5.99) Skinny Tan Dual Tanning Mitt (£5.99)

I just want to point out that the boxes that the products come in are a little bit damaged as I put them away whilst I was doing some decorating so they got a tad crushed, but the products themselves are not damaged in any way.
Good luck everyone.
Leigh
a Rafflecopter giveaway

XO Balm

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XO Balm* is a multipurpose natural balm that nourishes and protects skin, hair and nails.  It's made in the UK and contains 100% natural ingredients, beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil and chia seed oil.  I love the fact that it comes with a mini spatula to keep things hygienic when you are using the product, so that you don't have to dip your fingers in.  It's fragrance free and against animal testing.
I love the stylish, simple packaging and another great touch is the mirror on the inside of the lid, which comes in handy when applying the balm to your face.  I think this is a great product to carry around in your bag and I love to use it to keep my lips moisturised.  It's also great for hands and nails and especially dry elbows.  It can also be used on eczema and irritated skin.
XO Balm can be bought direct from the website here for £12.50 for 45g.  You can find out more about how the product came about here.
Leigh
*I was sent this product to review, but the opinions are my…

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL

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You can get Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL free with this months Red magazine which costs £4.30.  The mascara is full size and is worth £24.

Is the mascara any good?  I thought I would do a quick review to see if this magazine freebie is worth picking up. The wand has quite a small brush which is nice, as so often the mascara wands have huge brushes which are hard to use.  I found this mascara so easy to apply and it immediately lengthened and separated my lashes without clumping.  I could apply a couple of layers, depending on how I wanted my lashes to look and there was no flaking or panda eyes after a couple of hours of wear. Is it worth the cost of the magazine (£4.30)?  Yes it definitely is and I will probably buy another couple of magazines so I have some backups.  Would I pay the £24 full price for the mascara?  No I wouldn't, because there is just no need to spend that much on a mascara is there, no matter how good it is.  Even high end ones from brands like YSL, MAC or Dior do…

Magazine Freebies - July 2017

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I thought I would highlight all the magazine freebies that are available this month (July 2017). 
Red Magazine - £4.30 This months magazine comes with a free Rodial Black Glamolash Mascara XXL - full size - worth £24.  I have reviewed the mascara here.
Marie Claire A choice of 3 Eyeko products worth £10 - £12 (brow gel, lash curler or sport waterproof mascara).
Good Housekeeping A travel size Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Moisture Miracle (although I should point out that you can buy the full size of this product for £5 right now at Boots).
Let me know if you see any other magazine freebies.

Leigh

Bare Feet By Margaret Dabbs

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I recently bought some products from the Bare Feet By Margaret Dabbs range from Marks and Spencer.  I bought the Refreshing Foot Powder Spray, the Cooling Foot Spray and the Nourishing Cracked Heel Balm. The Cooling Foot Spray has antibacterial properties and helps to cool and sooth your feet.  Perfect for these hot summer days that we have been having in the UK.  This product is really refreshing and cooling and leaves my feet feeling revitalised which is much appreciated after a long, hot day.  This product costs £9.50 for 100ml.
The Refreshing Foot Powder Spray has antibacterial properties and like the Cooling Foot Spray contains ginger extract and manuka honey which helps to absorb moisture from your feet.  It also helps to eliminate foot odour and reduce sweat.  This product is £7 for 100ml.
Finally, the Nourishing Cracked Heel Balm helps to moisturise and soften heels.  My heels are in terrible condition at the moment as I made the mistake of wearing new shoes when I went shopping …

Odylique Honey & Oat Cleansing Bar

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I was recently sent the Odylique Honey & Oat Cleansing Bar* to try out.  It provides gentle exfoliation for face and body for all skin types.  It's made with hydrating honey and coconut oil as well as soothing oats.  The soap bars are hand-made with 100% organic natural ingredients and is suitable for vegetarians. The Odylique Honey & Oat Cleansing Bar costs £6.50 from the Odylique website.  This is a family owned and run British company and the products are hand-made in Suffolk.  The products are all free from synthetic chemicals and are certified organic and they never test on animals.  You can find out more about the company here.

I found this a really pleasant alternative to strongly scented shower gels.  It was gentle on my skin, even my face.  The exfoliation is barely noticeable, so I wouldn't stop using a separate exfoliator when using this product.  I like the fact that it does not have any fragrance and my skin did not feel dry after use.

Have you tried anything…