Jeans for Genes Day & 2019 Limited Edition T-Shirts

Hi Everyone

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.

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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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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.

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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 – ‘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.

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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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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 – ‘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

Magazine Freebies – ‘December 2018’

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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

Magazine Freebies – October 2018

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Last month was not a great month for magazine freebies, however there is at least one this month.   As always I will update post when or if there are any further magazine freebies throughout the month.

RED = £4.50 – FREE Nails Inc Nail Polish 10ml worth £11 with the magazine this month choice of 3 shades, a nude, a taupe and a red – ‘Victoria’ – I chose this colour as I had it before and do like it, although I have too much nail varnish.

Subscription offer this month is 6 issues of Red for £9.99 and a FREE Rodial Gift Set worth £60, 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.

Harper’s Bazaar= £4.70 – FREE Miller Harris Rose Silence Fragance,  10ml spray worth £13 – comes in lovely box and bottle is so cute as well.

 

Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Harper’s Bazaar for £18 and a FREE St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Duo 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.

Marie Claire = £4.20 normally but I got it for £2.50 in WHSmith – Choice of 5 Body Shop handcreams,  30ml worth £5 free with this months magazineI chose the coconut fragrance.

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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 = £4.99  for it and a copy of Cosmopolitan  – a 25% River Island discount card with this months magazine in-store – I got this for my daughter as I received my Subscription copy and there was a 30% discount card with it.

 

Subscription offer this month is 6 issues of Elle for £9.99 and a FREE Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Duo worth over £22 mini high beam mini hola, 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 October issue in September).

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.  Will have more posts up soon.

Thank you and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Review: Zohara Shoulder/ Crossbody Bag

Hi Everyone

Hope your weekend is going well.

As you know as well as loving beauty, another one of my passions is fashion which includes all accessories; all types of handbags which I adore (maybe too much lol).  I personally think the right bag finishes an outfit or different handbags gives you different options with the same outfit.   I own a number of bags from different price ranges but when I go to reach for the same bag regularly which also suit so many outfits I know I am going to get value for money for my purchase.   Recently a few of my bags have got more ‘outings’ than others as everything about them has been perfect for the outfits I was wearing; colour, shape, practical as well, held majority of what I wanted to carry.

One such bag which I purchased at the beginning of the year in the sale was from the Zohara range.

Zohara is a Northern Ireland company specialising in Handbags, Purses/Wallets, some jewellery pieces etc, a local company for me which is perfect as makes it even more special when you love their products.  Their bags and purses I would say are at a mid price range full price.

A little bit about the brand:

The Zohara brand which launched in 2016, was born from a struggle for them to find a quality Real Leather handbag at an affordable price.  They wanted to create collections that featured styles to suit the day to day lives of all types of people – the student, the business woman, the mum and everyone inbetween, and for all sorts of occasions – work days, overnight trips, day trips and everyday life. With bag designs and materials selected, their colour palette was inspired by their location on the North Coast of Northern Ireland – rich blues and navy of the breath-taking Atlantic Ocean, warm stony tans and greys, sky pinks, forest greens – aren’t  we so lucky they have this fantastic inspiration on the doorstep.  Zohara have different collections inspired by different parts of Northern Ireland.

This was my first purchase from the range, as had not seen any of the bags in person as like to feel a bag before I purchase it, is this only me? However could not resist when I seen the bag below from their Notting Hill range on their online site at the beinning of this year, as was reduced to half price £74.50 as loved the colour and the style also appealed to me.

I am so glad I did as loved it as soon as I opened the box, colour was even better than expected a beautiful Ochre yellow colour and the quality of the pebbled leather, so soft but still durable, features, tabs, interior was suberb; as good if not better than a lot of the ‘designer’ bags which in most cases you are paying at least twice the full price for, and that is only usually for a v small bag as well, bags of this size could be anything from 3 to x times more expensive.    Although I do have to admit I still do love a number of designer bags especially if you can get them in the sale, designer outlet, lovely treat for that extra special occasion.


So impressed with attention to detail gold hardware is beautiful, it has also kept its colour and love the way Zohara is embossed on the outside, at the front and on the zipper tab on the back exterior pocket.  As there is a detachable adjustable strap can be worn cross body, on the shoulder and also as a clutch.  Snap front closure may take a little bit longer to get used too but does close the bag securely to give it a streamlined look.  There is an interior zipped pocket and two open pockets and fully lined throughout, quality silk feel material as well.  The tassle comes separate so bag can be worn with or without it and you can also mix and match with other bags as different ranges come with different coloured tassles.  I am hoping Zohara is going to start selling their tassles separately as well soon as love having the option to swap between bags, could also just add that finishing touch to an outfit with a different colour.  One of their representatives I have been talking to recently advised this is something they are considering so fingers crossed.

I have used this bag so much, perfect for all occasions; work, events, days & nights out and it still looks as good as the first day I got it or maybe better as when you first receive it boxed the leather may smell a little bit stronger than you would expect but once you use the bag this smell disappears.  As with all light bags with wear it might become slightly dirty rubbing against clothes, your hands even when out shopping however with this particular bag as you can see below if this happens all you need to do it rub gently with a v slightly damp cloth using just water and any slight marks comes straight off, good as new.  However as with all bags I protect and store it away in its dustbag when not in use.

I definitely recommend checking out the Zohara range if you havent already as think 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 myself.  I  am trying to be good when it comes to purchasing bags at the moment but as Zohara now have 25% off their Rathlin collection online, via link here and the beautiful Bellamiaboutiqueuk stores (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 and  / online via link here also have items from the  Zohara range reduced, might not be able to resist as would love an everyday black or navy shoulder bag.    I am also excited to see the new Autumn / Winter 18 range  in person as seen some photos of the collection at the recent AW18 fashion shows and all the bags looked stunning.

I hope you enjoyed this post – 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 – enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x