Showing posts from June, 2019

Money Saving - Car Breakdown cover

It's been a while since I wrote any money saving posts so I thought I would write one now as I have just renewed my Car Breakdown cover.   As I have previously posted, whenever I get any renewal letters I always check a comparison website to see if any other company I am interested in using can offer me the same deal or better for less (if I haven't heard anything about a company I am reluctant to use them no matter how much money it would save).   I also check to see if the company offers any cashback if I use Quidco or Topcashback (I don't just use cashback as a reason to change companies as there is always the risk that the cashback doesn't get paid so always go with the best quote first and then look at the cashback).  Finally I get a quote with my current company as a new customer just to maker sure that I am being offered the best deal as they can offer new customers better deals.    On this occasion my renewal price was the best offer available, which is unus

TK Maxx Bargains - Chanel Nail Polish

I often browse in TK Maxx during my lunch break as they sell some great brands at bargain prices, but I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a shelf of Chanel nail polishes for a mere £7.99 each, when they usually retail at £22.  I quickly checked out all the colours available and whilst some of them were not the greatest colours I have ever seen, there were a few that were right up my alley.  I ended up buying 3 shades, Tutti Fruitti a gorgeous shimmery coral colour, Pink Tonic , a hot pink shade with a hint of shimmer and Rouge Moire which is a beautiful burgundy metallic shade. They are all colours that I would pay full price for (well at duty free anyway) as they are just lovely. I will definitely keep an eye out for more Chanel products in TK Maxx in the future. Have you picked up any bargains in TK Maxx recently? Leigh I bought these products with my own money

Dr Jart+ Shake & Shot Rubber Brightening and Soothing Masks

If you're wondering why I bought these products, then I will totally admit it was because of the unusual packaging.  It's so weird, like a coffee cup with a lid in the shape of a babies face with what looks like a straw coming out of it's mouth.  I mean come on how can you resist that sort of weird and wonderful packaging.  Well I can't anyway.  I picked up these 2 face masks in Sephora when I was in Florida recently.  They were $12 each and come in 4 varieties.  I bought the brightening and soothing masks (you can also get hydro and firming masks).  You can buy them on online at ASOS  for £8 in the UK. So yeah, I like the packaging, but what about the actual product.  Well you have to do a little bit of work to get to applying the mask on your face, but that's part of the fun (admittedly,  I will probably get bored of it soon).  In each cup (which is the mixing cup), you get 2 sachets.  Step 1 is the Super Booster and Step 2 is the soothing or brightening a

TEMPLESPA AAAHHH! Soothing Balm for Aching Feet & Limbs

The TEMPLESPA AAAHHH! Soothing Balm for Aching Feet and Limbs has been a godsend after a gym workout. It's a lightweight lotion that cools and refreshes my legs. I have tried products like this before, but let me tell you this product really packs a punch. It takes a while to kick in, but when it does you can really feel it. You massage it into your legs and nothing happens and you start thinking that this product really does not work, but then the cooling sensation gradually builds up until it's like the lower half of your body is a totally different temperature to the top half of your body it's very weird, but I like it. I've never used a product that is this intense and it does tell you on the box to wash your hands after use and let me tell you, you do not want to put your hands near your eyes after using this product as I imagine it will really sting. After using this product my legs really do feel soothed and refreshed and the ache is not as intense. I usual

We Are Paradox Secret Weapon 3-in-1 Conditioner Review

I went to an event at Harvey Nichols in Leeds and happened upon a brand that I have never heard of before.   We Are Paradox is an Irish haircare brand and the CEO Yolanda Cooper founded the company when she realised that her bathroom shelf was filled with natural, organic makeup, skincare and bodycare, but the haircare side of things was sadly lacking. The Paradox products are natural, organic, rich in powerful extracts and free of toxic ingredients. Inspiration is taken from Ireland and ingredients include seaweed, moss, shamrock, whisky, hops and cider.  I was slightly worried that my hair would smell like a brewery, but luckily that's not the case. This company cares for the environment and they use as little plastic as possible and instead use aluminium packaging.  It is a company with a conscience and donates 1% of it's sales every year to non profit organisations which are caring for the environment in order to protect our future.  They are also cruelty free. Y