Magazine Freebies – ‘March’ 2019

Hi Everyone

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

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

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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’

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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

FREE CULT BEAUTY STARTER KIT OFFER

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Starting my regular posts again with a quick post to let you know that Cult Beauty have a great offer on at the moment – a FREE Cult Beauty Starter Kit, worth over £100, with your first £50 or over order on Cult Beauty.co.uk while stocks last, not sure exactly when this offer started or is over.   Simply enter your email via this link to subscribe to their newsletter and Cult Beauty will then send you an exclusive code to redeem at checkout (code comes up once you enter your email so take a note of it then) – please see photo below of what is in the free goody bag and link here for full details as well.   This offer does not work with other codes, additional free samples at checkout but there are a number of free gift with purchase offers on The Cult Beauty site at the moment which it should work with if spend is over £50.

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I do love what is in the goody bag as always if there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you still need to get – good time to get them if you can, from past experience free goody bags do not last long.

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 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 Cult Beauty.co.uk 

Magazine Freebies – ‘December 2018’

Hi Everyone

Sorry this post is late but I have been away in Australia and not long back home long but as so many lovely freebies this month thought I would let you know about them while they are still available.

Harper’s Bazaar= £4.70 – Choice of 3 shades of Leighton Denny nail polishes worth £12 each I chose the Creme de La Creme neutral shade.

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Harper’s Bazaar for £18 and a FREE Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Lotion worth £32, 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.

Marie Claire = £4.20 Free Rituals Soothing Hand Balm (worth £9.50) with this months magazinelove Rituals hand balms, feel and smells so so good – delighted to get this one.

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

Elle = £4.40  – a Bella Freud Close to the Heart 10ml spray fragrance worth £19 with this months magazine – good size and so cute but fragrance is not for me although name is perfect as reminds me of fragrances my precious Mammy and Granny used to wear sometimes.  Still a nice gift to give to someone if you know they like this fragrance.

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 and a FREE This Works Sleep Plus + Trouble Shooter Spray (120ml) worth £35, 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.

(Once again a little reminder for any new followers, that magazines always are dated a month in advance i.e. you get the December issue in November).

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.  Regular posts to start v soon again.

Thank you, enjoy the rest of the weekend and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

SpaceNK Free Gift with Purchase November 2018

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Just to let you know the latest SpaceNK FREE Gift with Purchase is still available online and in-store while stocks last – ‘The Party Piece Gift’.  When you spend £300, or over (excludes gift cards, sale items and delivery charges) and enter the code PARTY18 at checkout you will receive a FREE gift worth £500 (photo below), while stocks last. Gift contains 12 Christmas Crackers, 31 products and a £25 SpaceNK Gift Card.

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You can find out full details of what is in the gift via the link here.

I definitely would recommend taking a look at the SpaceNK site and although I understand it is a large spend this time, the FREE gift is still impressive so if you had intended to treat yourself or get a number of gifts anyway,  it is a good time to get them if you can while this free gift is available as the FREE gift could be split into a number of smaller gifts / few for yourself as well.

As advised before I do like the selection of brands / products available in SpaceNK – although as always I try to purchase when gifts with purchase, special offers are on. Therefore if you have been wanting to treat yourself / someone else to a more expensive beauty advent calendar as well, you could purchase it as part of your £300 spend.  The calendar is £250 (worth £600), contains 25 items,  see photo below and link here for full details.

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I also love the extras you receive when you sign up to their N.dulge scheme as well – you  receive / can collect a free gift in store on / in the month of your birthday (just need to remember to enter your details – usually will receive an email to remind / advise you when to collect your gift), special offers throughout the year and money off once you obtain enough points from purchases, which can be redeemed online or in store.  If you use my link to sign up thank you in advance.

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Thank you – take care.

Will be back soon.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit: Inserts – Space NK.com

Marks & Spencer 2018 Beauty Advent Calendar

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Just wanted to let you know that this year’s Marks & Spencer 2018 Beauty Advent Calendar  will be available to purchase from today 1st November, earlier if you had a sparks card which I do so I have purchased it already as such great value – needed to make a purchase anyway –  it is worth £280 but same as last year you are able to purchase for £35 while stocks last when you spend £35 on clothing, beauty or home items  – please see photo* below and link here for full details of what is included.

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It  contains 25 beauty items and I think this year again Marks and Spencer have managed to offer one of  the best 2018 beauty advent calendars – great selection of products and excellent value for money. Remember you need to add items from either clothing, beauty or the home range to your basket before the calendar will show at the reduced price of £35.  If you are interested I would recommend you purchase as soon as you can, as from past experience it sells out pretty quickly.

In addition do not forget to claim your cashback on any M&S purchases – you can sign up via my link here 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. 

I think this would be a perfect gift or a lovely treat for yourself, or both.

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

* Credit – Inserted Photo Marksandspencer.com

Review: NOTE Terracotta Blusher in ‘Oriental Pink’

Hi Everyone

Hope you all have had a good week so far.

I purchased a number of Note Beauty Cosmetics products recently and have been really impressed with one of the items already, the  Note Cosmetics Terracotta Blusher 


A little bit about Note Cosmetics

Launched in 2014, NOTE Cosmetics was developed by a team of leading European chemists to provide a luxurious, wallet friendly experience for people around the world. Their mission is to embrace the art of beauty, inspired by the passion for living, the colours of life and the notes in nature.

Description

Note Cosmetics Terracotta Blusher is available in 4 colour options (1-4), 10gr/0.35 RRP £13.15 and comes in a black practical click closure compact with a v good built-in mirror.


I purchased the Blusher in No 3 Oriental Pink which I thought was a natural sunkissed look – however not really a ‘pink’ maybe better in a different shade as a ‘blush’ but more on that later.


Note Cosmetics Terracotta Blusher  is for all skin types, states both brightens and moisturizes thanks to its unique formula  and claims to give:

  • A youthful glow;
  • A more radiant appearance;
  • Macadamia Oil helps retain moisture and balance sebum levels;
  • Is infused with botanicals; and
  • Is paraben, cruelty free and vegan.

Product / Application / Results

As above the packaging is practical and sturdy which ensures the product is well protected which means it is great for travelling with as although a number of brands have gorgeous patterned ‘intricate’ packaging they are quite fragile when travelling.

Terracotta blusher is recommended for all skin types who like to have a luminous, healthy look on cheekbones and contain Macadamia oils which are said to help balance sebum and hydration levels.

You are advised that before applying the blush, lightly tap on a tissue to avoid intensive application and apply from the temple right in the middle of the cheek.  

It is a pressed powder which comes in the shape of a slight dome, is v pigmented  and although does give a slight glow to the skin, it is more a gleam, which I prefer.  No strong aroma either which is great. Looks so beautiful on the skin as a blush but the colour I purchased gives more a healthy, natural bronze glow than a pinky blush so I apply a pink blush over it when going out but going to check out the other colours in the range v soon. However because of this I think this shade is perfect for contouring under the cheek bones and also as a transition / contour shades on the eyes, can also be worn over the eyelid as will. Whichever way I wear it I love it as so easy to apply, long-lasting, no irritation to the skin – perfect multi-purpose product.  If you prefer a completely matt blush this product may not be for you.

I am so impressed with this blush, quality great, love the formulation and you get so much product for your money, so reasonable and will last for ages.  I definitely would recommend trying this product for your self as although the packaging may not be very exciting  to look at initially, it is v sturdy, practical and main thing is product is amazing, however try to test all colours first if you can to see which is best for you.    There a number of stores stocking the Note beauty range and you can purchase at a number of stores online as well including Notebeauty.co.uk – currently 15% off offer when you sign up using your email, but as always if you do decide to purchase check around for best offer before you do.

If you have already tried would love to know what you think of it, do you like it as much as me?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog / me on instagram as well via link here – would mean a lot – intend to have more posts up prior to the end of this week, or beginning of next weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Thank you and take care.

Best wishes Liz x