Zohara Range & The ‘New’ Port Collection

Hi Everyone

Hard to believe October already and almost the weekend again.

As you know one of my passions is fashion which includes all types of handbags and one local brand I love and discovered almost two years ago was the Zohara handbag and accessory range.

Zohara is a Northern Ireland company which launched in 2016 specialising in Handbags, Purses/Wallets, some jewellery pieces etc.    Their bags and purses/accessories I would say are at a mid price range at full price and the quality is superb, in my opinion equal to or higher than a number of high-end ‘designer’ bags – see my earlier post here for more details about the brand itself.

So imagine how delighted I was when I was v kindly invited by Zohara to preview the launch of their new Port Collection.  As an extra bonus they also give me a discount code to share with all to enable you to get 15% off the New Port Collection – only valid until 5th October 2019 (have shared it on my instagram but have had problems loading my blog posts) so if you were thinking of purchasing anyway, good time to do it if you can.

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As I said I already love Zohara bags and although thought the preview photos of the Port Collection were amazing they could not do the bags / accessories justice enough – the whole range is stunning, I think if had to pick a collection this may be my favourite to date and that is high praise indeed as adore all the other collections as well.

There are 31 beautiful pieces in the NEW Port Collection with prices starting from £29 for a Mola Card Holder to £209 for a Arcadia Box Handbag – delivery is free to UK / Ireland for orders £60 or over and £4.20 charge for orders below £60.

I love all the pieces and the new range also contains best sellers like the Camden and Glenada in different colours, but if I had to pick just three would be the following:

The Tide – £159

This bag is available in tan and navy and is in pebbled leather which I prefer as although lovely and soft, is also so hard-wearing.   The addition of the beautiful goldtone leather entwined chain just sets it off and the twist lock closure on the front is the perfect finishing touch.  Think it is perfect as well that the removable tassel for this collection is in black, one of my favourite colours – you can wear this tassel on any bag to change the look or match an outfit.  This is such a versatile bag and the adjustable straps means it can be worn both as a shoulder bag or crossbody which is perfect for that day out,  going shopping.


Zohara also v kindly gifted us each a bag on the day and The Tide in Tan, pictured above, is the one I was v, v lucky and grateful to receive – I adore it and will treasure it always.

The Strand – £179 – comes in Tan or Pewter Grey

I love the size of this tote bag, again in pebbled leather and the addition of the removable pouch just adds that special finishing touch.  Perfect for college, travelling, shopping work in fact any occasion.

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Now on my wish list.

The Camden – £189 (in Classic range in Black) but now in Navy and Winter Berry 

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Love this bag as well as think it is the perfect everyday bag,  adore the goldtone chain detail and perfect to take from the office to a night out as big enough to carry all your essentials in.

This bag in the navy or the classic black is also on my wish list too.

As before I definitely recommend checking out the full Zohara range if you havent already as know you will be so impressed, maybe a bit more expensive than you are thinking of spending but I personally think worth every pound as quality is so good especially if you purchase when an offer is on like now, when you use my code PORTLK15 until 5th October 2019 you can still receive 15% off the new Port Collection at Zoharauk.com.

I think these bags / accessories are a lovely treat for yourself, as gifts for anytime but especially will Christmas coming up, know anyone who loves bags / accessories would really appreciate these as gifts; and as they are from Ireland perfect gifts to send overseas or to take back with you from your holidays –  always will hold v special memories.

If ‘my’ discount code offer finished when you read this post, keep checking on Zoharauk.com  or call into any of the Bellamiaboutiqueuk stores if you can (staff so friendly and helpful, even if a bag is not for you call in if you can as so many beautiful brands / items) based in Ballymoney, Coleraine, Derry / Londonderry or online via link here  as they stock the Zohara range as well and both sites do have regular offers on as well.

I hope you enjoyed this post – love to know if you have you heard of the Zohara brand, or ever purchased anything from the range and if so have you been as impressed as me?

Thank you, take care – hope you have a good weekend and chat soon.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit insert photos – Zoharauk.com 

Magazine Freebies – ‘October’ 2019

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A few magazine freebies this month ‘October’ editions – a little reminder as always for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the October issues in September usually but sometimes they can come out a little earlier i.e. near the end of the previous month i.e August.

Red =  £4.75 –  There is a choice of 3 Nails Inc Nail Polishes worth £11 FREE with this month’s Red magazine – I have resisted so far as I already have so many nail polishes and had already received the magazine (as have a subscription) – however still a fab offer.

Marie Claire = £4.20  A FREE 50ml Sanctuary Spa Body Butter included this month, worth £2.50 so only really a good freebie if you had intended to buy the magazine.  I did get the magazine as wanted it anyway so body butter is a bonus / treat for me especially as it does feel & smell amazing, perfect size for travelling.

No free gift with subscription this month but usually regular offers on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Harper’s Bazaar = £4.80  A FREE 20ml Lixirskin Universal Emulsion Moisturiser worth £11 with this month’s magazine.  Had never tried this moisturiser before but as I have been so impressed after only a few days using it, I have bought another magazine just to get it.  It is a multi task moisturiser which as well as using on the face can be used on the eye contour area, lips, neck, decolletage arms and hands – loving it already so will do a separate post on it once I use it for a longer period of time but at this stage definitely recommend trying.

 

Free Givenchy Volume Mascara worth £23.50 with subscription this month – £18 for 12 issues.  If this offer is finished when you check, usually regular offers on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

 

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

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Hope you have a good week and definitely intend to get back to regular posting from this / next week.

Thank you and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

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Jeans for Genes Day & 2019 Limited Edition T-Shirts

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Just wanted to let you know that the 2019 Jeans for Genes Limited Edition fashion t-shirts are now available to purchase on  the Jeansforgenesday.org website.    I am just after purchasing mine as I do each year.

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What is Jeans for Genes?

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorders.

Who does Jeans for Genes help?

Monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders‘ – please see the Jeans for Genes Day UK site for more details.

2019 Limited Edition T-Shirts

This year Jeans for Genes have teamed up Warner Brothers UK and Kingston School of Art to bring you this year’s Bathgirl / Batman limited edition t-shirts designed by Chayanis Jumrus.

The T-shirts are £20 and come in women’s sizes UK 8 – 22,  men’s sizes S to XL – all sizes still available at time of posting and children’s are £9, sizes 1-14 years.

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The quality of the t-shirts is usually excellent and I am sure this year will be no exception.

As I said last year I would definitely recommend visiting the Jeans for Genes Day website to learn more about this great cause, then by purchasing this t-shirt  or any of the other beautiful products on the site you can also be a part of Jeans for Genes through supporting this excellent cause.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post – much appreciated.  Look forward to any comments you may have – if you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the week and will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit – inserts Jeansforgenesday.org.

Magazine Freebies – August 2019

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Another month has just flown past so magazine freebie time again, ‘August’ editions – a little reminder as always, for any new followers, that majority of magazines are usually dated a month in advance i.e. you get the August issue in July but sometimes they can come out a little earlier i.e. near the end of the previous month i.e June.

Harper’s Bazaar =  £4.80 –  a free Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion Hydrating Sheet Mask worth £15 with this month’s magazine – love Sarah Chapman skincare so delighted with this freebie.

No free gift with subscription offer this month but usually regular offers on so just keep checking online for more free gift with subscription offers.

Red =  £5.49 (a bit more expensive but still love this mag and this months free gift is FAB as well)  –  A Rodial Smokey Eye Pencil Duo both full size and worth £34 – a brown and black shade is included which is great.   Do love these eye pencils so another fab freebie this month for me.

 

Again no free gift with subscription offer this month but usually regular offers on so just keep checking online for more free gift with subscription offers.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

If not already subscribed, following my blog / instagram (link below) would love you to consider following, would mean a lot.

Take care and definitely will be back v soon with more regular posts / reviews.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz xx

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Cult Beauty ‘The Summer 2019 Goody Bag’ – Free with Purchase(s)

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A quick post to let you know you that the Cult Beauty 2019 Summer Goody Bag worth over £300 is now available, FREE with purchases of £150 on Cult Beauty.co.uk while stocks last – please see photos below of what is in the free goody bag and link here for full details as well. There are plenty of beauty offers online now across a number of different sites while stocks last, so keep checking to see which suits you best.

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I do love what is in the goody bag and it is great value & a lovely treat, especially if there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you need to get – perfect time to get them if you can.  Just a well reminder as always that the free goody bag does not usually last that long.

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Also remember to claim your cashback on any Cult Beauty purchases – via my link here (thank you in advance if you use my link), if you are not already signed up for cashback or if would like to see more details on ‘cashback’ please see my earlier post here.

Hope you found this useful – welcome any comments you may have.

If you are not a follower would mean a lot if you followed me on my blogging / instagram journeys.  Link to instagram below.

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

Inserts – Credit Cult Beauty.co.uk 

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Magazine Freebies – ‘July’ 2019

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Magazine freebie time again. a bit earlier than usual as seen one freebie is already out for July – a little reminder as always for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the July issue in June usually but sometimes like the Tatler magazine below, they can come out a little earlier i.e. near the end of the previous month i.e May.

Tatler =  £4.90 –  A choice of 3 styles / shades of sunglasses free with this month’s magazine.  I chose the lilac pair below.  There is a free 2019 wedding guide included as well.

 

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Tatler for £29.90 plus receive a Lisa Armitage Gift worth £69 for FREE with the subscription as well, see below.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

 

Elle =  £5.50 for it and a copy of July’s Cosmopolitan  –  A choice of 3 Benefit Mascaras free with this month’s magazine (a deluxe sample size).  I chose BAD gal Bang! (3g).


Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 plus receive a St Tropez Purity Bronzing Water Gel worth £33 for FREE with the subscription as well, see below.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

There also is a choice of three Leighton Denny nail varnishes, worth £12 each, FREE with this months Harper’s Bazaar magazine (photo below), July edition – on sale 6 June 2019.  I love the look of the cerise shade so will post about it once it is available to purchase.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

If not already subscribed, following my blog / instagram (link below) would love you to consider following, would mean a lot.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Take care and will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz xx

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Magazine Freebies – ‘June’ 2019

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Magazine freebie time again – June editions (a little reminder as always for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the June issue in May).

Harper’s Bazaar =  £4.80 –  A Free Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara (deluxe sample size 3 ml)worth £12.50 with with this month’s magazine.

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Harper’s Bazaar for £18 plus receive a Balance Me Tri-Molecular Hyaluronic Serum worth £30 for FREE with the subscription as well.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

There also is a choice of three Leighton Denny nail varnishes, worth £12 each, FREE with next months magazine (photo below), July edition – on sale 6 June 2019.  I love the look of the cerise shade.

Tatler = £4.90 – There is a  £20 Espa skincare gift card with this months Tatler.  I did not purchase as it is £20 off a £50 spend and there is nothing I currently need.


Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

If not already subscribed, following my blog / instagram (link below) would love you to consider following, would mean a lot.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Take care and will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz xx

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Magazine Freebies – ‘May’ 2019

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Just the one magazine freebie I have seen this month so far – May editions (a little reminder as always for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the May issue in April).

Elle=  – I got the Elle and Cosmopolitan magazine pack for £4.99  – A choice of 3 Nail Inc Nail Polishes / or a Base Coat worth £11 FREE with this months Elle.  I chose the shade ‘Marylebone High Street’ a coral / pink shade.  My first Nail Inc nail polish with the new packaging.

 

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 plus receive a Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion worth £32 for FREE with the subscription as well.   If this offer has finished by the time you read this, always usually an offer on so just keep checking online for more Free Gift with subscription offers.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

If not already subscribed, following my blog / instagram (link below) would love you to consider following, would mean a lot.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

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Review: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Challenge – Recycle & Be Rewarded Scheme

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If you have been following me for a while you will know that I love Kiehl’s skin care and their ‘recycle and be rewarded scheme’ already (details on it at bottom of this post and you can see my earlier review on it here as well). Therefore when I seen their Ultra Facial Cream Challenge that works in conjunction with the recycle scheme I was delighted, excited to share with you all.

Currently when you bring an empty or unwanted moisturiser from any brand into a Kiehl’s ‘standalone’ store to be recycled via TERRACYCLE you will receive a deluxe 7ml sample of the Ultra Facial Cream, see below.  You will also receive a stamp on your ‘recycle and be rewarded’ loyalty card and a complimentary skin hydration check.

 

I managed to get mine last week, it is a good moisturiser so perfect way to try / take with you on a short break.  I love on this occasion that Kiehl’s are allowing any brand of moisturiser to be exchanged for their cream as it is another fab way Kiehl’s are encouraging / reminding more people to recycle.

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Kiehl’s  ‘Recycle & Be Rewarded Scheme’ – When you return empty Kiehl’s ‘full size or travel size’ containers to a Kiehl’s ‘standalone store’  you can receive complimentary ‘Free’ travel-sized products.  Just ask for  a ‘stamp’  card in store (see below*), then you will get one stamp per empty product returned and when you have collected 10 stamps you can choose a free travel sized product.   You can find out more details about the recycle reward scheme here.

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I understand it may take a while to complete a stamp card but it is still a great way to be rewarded for recycling especially if you purchase a lot of Kiehl’s products already.   I got my 5th stamp when I exchanged my empty moisturiser container – see photo below.  (Belfast store had none of the loyalty cards still last week so they are stamping on their business cards until they receive more).


Love to know if you have managed to get your complimentary deluxe sample of the ultra facial cream yet or received any travel size products through the recycle reward scheme before.   If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Thank you – take care and will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz x

* Insert loyalty card – credit Kiehls.co.uk

Magazine Freebies – ‘April 2019’

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Sorry it has been so long since my last post (a month) but 4 weeks ago I was unexpectantly admitted to hospital, I was there for a week and since then on doctor’s advice I have been trying to rest / relax (which I find v difficult to do) .  However I have now so many posts planned, over the next few weeks hoping to post at least two or three (more if I can) per week.

Two magazine freebie I have seen this month so far – April editions (a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the April issue in March).  One I have purchased, but one I have resisted to date, please see reason why below.

ELLE £4.50  – There is a 25% off Warehouse discount gift card with this months Elle – I have not purchased it as nothing I want in Warehouse at the moment and one of my friends has the magazine for me anyway – she only bought it for the gift card.

 

MARIE CLAIRE £4.20   –  A Body Shop handcream worth £5 is free with this month’s Marie Claire –  choice of 3; coconut, mango or shea, I chose the mango fragrance – not as good a value as some of the freebies usually included but if you love Marie Claire and hand creams still worth getting.

 

No free gift  with subscription this month but there are usually regular offers on so just keep checking online for more free gift with subscription offers.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   As always if I see any more magazine freebies will update this post.

If not already subscribed, following my blog would love you to follow, would mean a lot.

Take care and will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz xx