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.


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.


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

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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.


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

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Review: NOTE Terracotta Blusher in ‘Oriental Pink’

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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.


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 – 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

Magazine Freebies – ‘November’ 2018

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Not too many free gifts this month however the Elle magazine does have a free gift again this month.

Elle = £4.99  for it and a copy of Cosmopolitan  – a Benefit Cosmetics Hoola deluxe sample is free with this month’s magazine – choice of two, either a mini Hoola Contour Stick or a Mini Hoola Powder.  I chose the powder as love this multi-purpose product, perfect for using as a bronzer, contour or eyeshadow.  However both are lovely products and perfect travelling sizes as well.


Subscription offer this month is 12 issues of Elle for £18 and a FREE This Works Sleep Plus + Trouble Shooter Spray 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.  Will definitely have more posts up v soon.

Thank you and take care.

Best Wishes Liz xx

Review: Feelunique Pick ‘N’ Mix – Sept 2018

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Wanted to let you see what I chose for my latest Feelunique’s Pick ‘N’ Mix  selection. Most of the items I got are now out of stock but always keep checking as some may come back into stock again.

As advised previously you can choose five ‘free’ samples from a selection of samples available while stocks last (one selection of samples per month) – you are charged £3.95 for shipping and handling fees although you can redeem this against any future order  (excluding Pick ‘n’ Mix) via a £3.95 gift voucher you receive in your follow-up email.

This ‘service’ is so good because as well as being excellent value, great way to try different brands / products you are not ‘tied’ into a subscription i.e. you do not need to make a selection each month, only when you see items you like, want to try.

This month I was delighted to see / get the following five samples:

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (40ml x 2 – worth approx £9 each) (full size is 75ml RRP £18.50) – I chose two; the original and the pomegranate & cassis fragrance – I was pleasantly surprised and over the moon to see the size of the samples – they are deluxe sample sizes. I was delighted to see these both in the item selection as love, love this product. It is a pre shampoo treatment cream.  Best results when you use regularly and you are advised to wet hair apply in sections, work into hair with fingertips, cover with plastic cap (I use a tight towel wrap), leave for 10-20 minutes before washing off styling – for an intensive treatment you can apply to damp hair overnight and wash off in morning.   I do use both ways and both work well but my favourite way to apply is as an overnight treatment – your hair just needs to be slightly damp and then I apply to the whole of my hair – when you wash off in morning your hair is silky smooth, no nasty residue and your hairstyle seems to last even longer throughout the day, although I do still use my normal finishing oils sprays with it as well.  I love the pomegranate & cassis fragrance one now, it smells divine but not too overpowering.  Although quite expensive, I feel results are worth it, but as always check where best offer is on prior to purchasing.  Have already purchased full size as these two are in my travel bag already for my forthcoming trip.  Highly recommend trying if you can if you havent already.


Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss (1ml) (full size 7ml RRP £15.00)– another quite generous deluxe sample.  I received the shade ‘naked’, a light pink with a slight glimmer.    When you swatch on your hand it does seem quite tacky but then on the lips it is ok, a v slight sticky feeling, but still comfortable,  However there is a strong mint fragrance like an ‘aftereight’ and when you apply there is a slight tingling, warming sensation, it does go away but takes a while.  I will use but not sure if I would purchase because of the feeling and the strong fragrance/taste, as was ok with it at the beginning but it now feels a little bit sickening at times.  Worth checking out though to see for yourself especially if you love a gloss finish as does work well over lipsticks.  Still available in selection at time of posting.


Givenchy Le Rouge Liquide Lipsticks Sample Trio (3 little samples in a card with a brush applicator – full size is 3ml RRP £28)- I havent used yet and although only small samples there are three shades to try – the little applicator is cute too.    The full size packaging is gorgeous though as with all Givenchy lip products.  


Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation (6 swatches on a card) (full size is 30ml RRP £29.50)- I chose this just to see what the foundation was like but although nice to get six shades to ‘sample’ they are that small not really enough for you to see if this foundation is for you – better  if they only give eg. 3 shades but bigger samples. However I intend to try one of the shades properly in store, not sure for me though as prefer a slightly dewy finish and think this may also make my pores more visible. Still available in selection at time of posting.


Happy with my selection this month, especially as I managed to get 2 deluxe samples of one my favourite hair care treatments, would have been happy to get even 1 of these for £3.95.  Might not be my favourite selection to date, but close, as adored my July selection (see link to it here, which will be hard to beat).  As always I will continue to use the Pick ‘N’ Mix as and when I see samples I want to try or already love. Remember the more generous sample sizes / make up samples  go quickly but as long as you regularly look through the sample choice you should always see something you want to try.  

As always I highly recommend trying this ‘service’ for yourself as a great way to try products for ‘free’ prior to purchasing especially if you make a future purchase through Feelunique to enable you to redeem your £3.95 gift voucher (the charge for shipping & handling fees) (if new to Feelunique you can use my code here to get 20% off your first order with a £5 minimum spend). 

Look forward to any comments you may have – would love to hear if you have used the Pick ‘N’ Mix service already, what you thought of it?

If not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too (my * instagram link is below as well if you would like to follow me there too) – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up soon.

Thank you – take care and hope you all have a great week.

Best Wishes Liz x

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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.



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

Cult Beauty Global Beauty Goody Bag – Sept 2018

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A quick post to let you know you that the Cult Beauty Global Beauty Goody Bag  worth over £240 is still available, FREE with purchases of £150 on Cult while stocks last – please see photo below of what is in the free goody bag and link here for full details as well. There several beauty offers online now across a number of different sites while stocks last, so keep checking to see which suits you best.


I do love what is in the goody bag but have resisted this time as just have so many products to use up but as always if there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you need to get – good time to get them if you can, from past experience the free goody bag does 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

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The Body Shop – Instant Smoothing Mask FREE Sample

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A quick post to let you know that you still can claim a FREE Body Shop Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Smoothing 5ml Mask to try through signing up on the The Body Shop page  via the following link, still available at time of posting.

Click link and then enter your details and then you will receive an email voucher which you just need to show on your phone in your nearest Body Shop store before 10th September 2018, while stocks last so the sooner the better – you will receive one mask as above / below.   I personally think this is a great way to try Body Shop products so thank you / well done to them.

Thank you for looking  and 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.  Intend to have more posts up later, tomorrow and / or during the week.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

Review: Zohara Shoulder/ Crossbody Bag

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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

Latest in Beauty 10 Year Anniversary ICONS Beauty Box

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The Latest in Beauty new collection beauty box  is now available to purchase while stocks last – hard to believe it is 10 years but this is the LatestinBeauty 10 Year Anniversary ICONS Beauty Box costs £50 (plus £3.95 p&p) but is worth £238 and is a one-off purchase, so no subscription required (stated on their earlier update that as a thank you for our support over the years, LiB are offering us 10% OFF the ICONS box when we use the code ICON5 at checkout- ).   There are a good selection of brands, high quality items included and it is good value as well.



The following 13 items are included in the box:

  • OMOROVICZA Illuminating Moisturiser – 30ml;
  • MASQD Blusher Brush;
  • BRINKBROWBAR Intense Kayal Eyeliner;
  • OPI Got Myself Into A Jam-Balaya;
  • COLOUR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray;
  • SMASHBOX Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer;
  • STARSKIN The Master Cleanser Detoxing Sea Kelp Leaf Face Mask;
  • STARSKIN Dreamkiss Plumping and Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Lip Mask;
  • RODIAL XXL Lip Liner in Nude;
  • PAULA’S CHOICE Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment;
  • PHILIP KINGSLEY Coconut Breeze Elasticizer;
  • DR DENNIS GROSS Alpha Beta Universal Peels;
  • EVE LOM Cleansing Balm & Cloth.

Good selection of brands / products, mix of full sizes and deluxe sample sizes included in this box, a number of which I have not tried yet which is great but resisting at the moment as I just have so many products to use up first.

I definitely would recommend checking out this box and the other LatestinBeauty box options (site down for a while earlier because of this, so may still be slow, keep trying if you really want one as think they will go FAST though). The other collection boxes are good value as well and all the boxes would be perfect as beautiful pampering treats for yourself or as gifts as well.  As I have said before could also separate contents of box into a number of smaller gifts as well.

Latest in Beauty also have a monthly beauty subscription ‘Build Your Own Box’ which you can sign up to as well and is worth checking out – you can see my earlier post here for more details.   There are a mixture of full size and travel size beauty products you can select from.  As you would expect some products, especially full size items, sell out pretty quickly, however selection of products is updated / refreshed on a regular basis. In addition when you sign up in August you will also get 2 FREE gifts while stocks last; Palmers SPF Lip Balm and a Ciate Liquid Eye Liner.

Hope you found this helpful and would love to hear your thoughts if you have, or are thinking of purchasing this or any other of the current ‘collection’ boxes.

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

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

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