Magazine Freebies – ‘June’ 2019

Hi Everyone

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.

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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

Magazine Freebies – ‘March’ 2019

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

Elle=  – I got the Elle and Cosmopolitan magazine pack for £4.99  – A Free 70ml Percy and Reed Smoothing Styling Cream worth £11 with this months Elle, a new product from Percy & Reed so lovely way to try.

 

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 plus receive two gifts from Body Shop worth £30 for FREE with the subscription as well, 100ml Shea Body Butter & Coconut Body Scrub, 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.

 

Free Gift in next month’s Elle as well – April edition:

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.

Hope you have a good week.

Take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Review: Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

If you have been following me for a while I am sure you will know by now that a black eyeliner is one of my must have makeup items, always has been.  So when I was in Australia last year and I purchased a number of items in Sephora (love that store) I accumulated enough beauty points with purchases to redeem them against a number of deluxe sample size beauty items, was v lucky that at the time a deluxe size Fenty flyliner eyeliner (full size RRP£17) was among the selection of beauty award items so I got two. Although loved the packaging, all Fenty beauty packaging is stunning, I still was not sure what to expect from this eyeliner as quality and staying power of different eyeliners can be so hit and miss.

Packaging:

Love the rose gold triangular packaging which sets it apart from other eyeliners and also makes it easier to hold when applying – ignore the scrapes that is what happens when you carry it in your makeup bag on a daily basis.

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Application & Results

It has a precision felt tip which is so easy to apply, glides like a gel,  either as a fine line or  built up to a thicker line by pressing slightly heavier when applying – make sure to shake well before application.    I have had absolutely no irritation when wearing.  Good strong black colour which doesn’t take too long to dry, though recommend applying gently to start with as it is quite ‘wet’ so if you apply too much the line may not apply as straight as you want.  As I have said before although I am not a master of the ‘flick’ this eyeliner is perfect for it as well.  I have found this liner to be long-lasting, waterproof, does not budge, and I do not need to reapply as often either which is perfect.

Currently this is my favourite go to eyeliner and will be a definite ‘repurchase’.  As with most eyeliners you are recommended to store it tip down but as I carry it with me daily in my makeup bag not really practical but have not noticed any adverse effects because of this – though have stored my spare one the recommended way.

Although long wearing still easy to remove with a cotton pad & micellar water, my favourite is the Bioderma sensitive one but I then I always go on to cleanse my face with the L’Occitane Shea cleansing oil which also helps to remove any makeup residue left on the eye area.

You can currently purchase the Fenty Beauty eyeliner from Harvey Nichols – keep checking as well as sometimes there is a gift with purchase(s) on.

If you are not a follower would love you to subscribe / follow my blog too, would mean a lot.  More posts to follow soon.

Thank you, take care and hope you have a great week.

Best Wishes Liz x

Liberty London ‘Beauty Lottery’ – Free Mystery Gift with Purchase(s)

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Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I seen this offer at the end of the week and thought by the time I got chance to post about it stock would be gone but delighted to see still available.

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Currently Libertylondon.com have a ‘beauty lottery‘ on, when you spend £95 or over or over on beauty at libertylondon.com or in store you will receive a free mystery beauty gift while stocks last. Mystery gift is added to your shopping bag with the qualifying spend, in store you will receive a scratch card to see what your free gift will be.

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I do love this offer as it is a bit different – there are a lovely selection of mystery gifts – see link here for list and more details of offer.  There also are some excellent value beauty boxes / kits available online, see photos and links below them for details.

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Party Kit was £65 REDUCED to £45 (worth over £160)

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Mens Kit – £65 worth over £150.

Also when you sign up to libertylondon.com using your email you will get a code to get 10% off your first online order.

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

If you are not a follower would love you to subscribe / follow my blog too, would mean a lot.  More posts to follow soon.

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

Inserts – Credit libertylondon.com

Review: Birchbox UK January 2019

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It has been a while since I posted about Birchbox, mainly as I was away for a while. However when I received the January box last week was impressed so thought I would let you know why. Theme of this month’s box is ‘Shake you Pom Poms’ and I definitely think Birchbox are doing this.


Box design is v cute this month in line with this month’s theme.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

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This month every box contains a CLE Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion compact in either Apricot Tinge or Copper Rose (I received Copper Rose).   A product  / beauty information booklet and the following five products which included a little bonus item:

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CLE Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion Palette – ‘Copper Rose’ Full Size RRP £22   – love this is a full size item and RRP is way more than the price of the box by itself so already saving money and getting all the other products below to try as well.  I love the compact, it is sturdy, has a good built-in mirror, highlighter is well protected, comes with a sponge and so easy to apply either with the sponge or your fingers.  V pigmented and as has shimmer need to be careful applying to make sure not too shimmery but does give a lovely glow to the skin either above the cheeks or under the brow bone or on the inner corner of the eyes.  Do think it is a quite good highlighter not as good as some highlighters I already love as prefer more a glimmer than a shimmer, however still v happy I got the chance to try, although not on my repurchase list will use up.

Dr Botanicals Cleansing Bar in Coco & Coconut – Full Size  RRP £5.90  – another full size item.  You may receive one of three fragrances above, Pomegranate or Superfood.  Good size soap in a lovely box although is suitable for face or body I prefer to use on the body as leaves my skin feeling slightly dry although can confirm leaves skin feeling clean and looking refreshed.  Will use up but don’t think will repurchase as soaps are not my favourite body cleansers.

 

Philip Kingsley Flaky / Itchy Scalp Shampoo (Sample size 20ml) Full Size 250ml RRP £24 – I do love a number of Philip Kingsley products already and although do like this shampoo as it did leave my hair feeling and looking clean cannot say how good it is for flaky / itchy scalps as I do not have this issue.  


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If you would like money off your first box you can get £5 off  – (box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link. 
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me?
If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during and / or end of the week.

Hope you have a great week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

 

‘#HITRESET’ Limited Edition Beauty Set

Hi Everyone

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas / New Year.

Back with a quick post to let you know that The ‘#HITRESET’ Beauty Set is now available to purchase for £25, (worth over £68), at smashbox.co.uk and the associated brands online sites (check which online site suits you best i.e. type of samples available with orders, products you may want to try etc.) while stocks last – this limited edition Beauty Set, contains a number of beauty essentials, including a Full Size Mac Scrubtious, Lipscrub in Candied Nectar.

 

The following products are included:

  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Water, 30ml;
  • Estée Lauder Little Black Primer, 2.8ml;
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, 7ml;
  • Origins GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream, 5ml;
  • FULL SIZE! M·A·C Lip Scrubtious, Candied Nectar, 15ml;
  • Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil, 15ml;
  • Aveda Rosemary and Mint Hand and Body Wash, 50ml;
  • Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-powder Très Invisible, 40ml; and
  • GLAMGLOW SUPERCLEANS, 15ml.

All come in a beautiful cosmetics bag, love the ‘gym inspired’ design – Please see link here for full details.

Although the ‘HITRESET’ beauty set / bag is in line with the usual New Year ‘keep fit’ theme, it still may not be the best time for launching it as so soon after Christmas but still a nice beauty offer if you wanted to treat yourself / need to buy a gift.

Thank you and take care – will have more posts up over the weekend.

All the v best for 2019.

Best Wishes Liz x

Insert photo – Credit smashbox.co.uk

Magazine Freebies – ‘January 2019’

Hi Everyone

So hard to believe it is already ‘January 2019’ magazine freebies time (a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the January issue in December).  Freebies this month not quite as exciting as last months but still nice.

Harper’s Bazaar= £4.70 – A Free 50 ml Jo Hansford Expert Colour Care Masque worth £12 with this months magazine.

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Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Harper’s Bazaar for £29.99 plus receive a set of Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Intense Glow Pads worth £30 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.

Tatler = £4.90  –  The Organic Pharmacy Lip Balm worth £13 FREE this month with Tatler.

 

 

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Tatler for £12 and a FREE Prismologie Rose & Rose Quartz Hand & Cuticle Cream worth £30, 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.

Hope this helps – any comments / queries please let me know.   If not already subscribed, following my blog would love you to follow, would mean a lot.

Hope you have a good week.

Take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx