Friday, 24 January 2014

January Glossybox

As January always hits my purse strings hard, this month’s Glossybox was a welcome treat and fed my shopping starvation for a day or so.

This month’s box is entitled ‘Back to Basics’, all about new starts and rejuvenating yourself after the tough Christmas period. Here’s what I got in my box this month.

Yu-Be - Moisturising Skin Cream
The sample of this was quite small, so I was grateful to get a couple in the box to try it out properly.  This moisturiser hails from Japan and promises wonders to revamp tired and rundown skin. I certainly hope it works for me!

Balance Me - Super Toning Body Wash
I am working my way through so many body washes at the moment, and I must admit the initial smell of this doesn’t encourage me to try it straight away. It smells very herbal, which some people are a fan of, whereas I prefer floral scents. I think I’m going to try adding this to my bath for a relaxing silk effect instead.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company – Floral Slanted Tweezers
I was a little excited to see these even though I don’t use tweezers all that often (my eyebrows are surprisingly tame), but I like the idea of using pretty floral ones when I do. And as these are full size and not a mini version, they make a great addition to the box.

Anatomicals – Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches
These couldn’t have arrived at a better time! I’m feeling extra run down and tired at the moment, so to look bright eyed, bushy tailed and less like the walking dead definitely sounds appealing to me. The name is great as well; Anatomicals quirky image and intelligent branding definitely attracts me to their products.

Vaseline – Essential Moisture Lotion
This isn’t a new product to me, but always a delight to see. I’ve used Vaseline’s moisturisers and other products for years now and can’t knock ‘em. My most recent fave is the Spray & Go moisturiser they released, if you’d like to read my full review, you can do so here

So that's it for this months glossy. What did you all get?
Thursday, 23 January 2014

Soap and Glory Christmas Steal

For the past couple of years Soap and Glory have pipped all other brands to the post when announcing awesome sale items well before Christmas even shows it's festive face!

This year mid December Boots started selling Soap and Glory's Yule Monty gift sets, which were previously retailing at £60, for just £27! You get so many great classic S+G products that this kind of offer cannot be missed.

What's in the box?

Butter Yourself Moisturising Lotion
Sugar Crush Body Wash
The Righteous Body Butter
Hand Food
The Scrub of Your Life
Heel Genius
Peaches and Clean 3 in 1 Cleanser
Thick and Fast Mascara
Extreme Plump Lip gloss

You also get all the goodies in a limited edition Jonathan Saunders bag which I used for travelling over Christmas. I love Soap and Glory, especially their bath and body products. The sugar crush body wash is my shower fave at the moment, it smells so great.

All in all, this is a yearly offer that cannot be missed. Hopefully S+G will bring an equally good bargain out next year, i'll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for it. Will you?

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

January Sales Haul

Firstly, I apologise for not blogging so much recently, it's been a really busy few months for me but I am excited to be back, and thought what better way to start the year than with some beauty sales bargains!

I love the January sales, but I’ve normally spent all my money over Christmas, which means I can’t afford to go crazy. My new year’s resolution is to save money especially for the Jan sales next year! You really can’t beat the discounts. Despite being all spent up, I did make a few cheeky purchases which I’ll share with you over a couple of posts. The first few things I purchased were in the Debenhams sale.

bareMinerals - An Affair To Remember Palette

This was my biggest deliberation; I must have removed, and then re-added it to my basket about ten times. I have so many eye shadows and palettes, but I eventually gave in as the colours looked so pretty. When I opened the box and saw that the palette was rose gold I was so glad I'd bought it. This product is packaged really well and feels worth every penny of even it's full price. I picked this up for £17.50, which was half price. Can't wait to try these out properly, the shadows have a really nice variation and pigmentation.

Philosophy - Raspberry Glazed  

I love philosophy’s range of products and especially these do-it-all bottles which you can use as shampoo, shower gel or a bubble bath. They all smell amazing but the raspberry scent is one of my favourites. This was half price at £7, which is such a good discount, so I snapped one up.

Benefit - Whole Lotta Lovin' Set

These benefit sets are great, especially for when you’re travelling as they give you a full make up look in one tiny box. This particular box is a Debenhams exclusive and contains some of my favourite Benefit products, including Hoola bronzing powder, They’re Real mascara and the Boi-ing concealer. This was on offer for 33% off the original RRP at £16.66, I considered it a steal!

Elizabeth Arden - Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream

I actually picked this up for my mum, she has very dry skin and struggles to find creams that work for her. I’m always on the lookout for something new for her to try. I love Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour skincare line and have been wanting to try other products from the brand for a while. Costing just £15 this was my best find yet, 66% off the RRP! I’ll be waiting for the verdict from my mum once she’s tried and tested this, I have high hopes!  

So that's the first few bits I picked up in this years sales after trawling the internet for the best bargains. Did the sales tempt anyone else? More to come soon!

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