Showing posts with label offer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label offer. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Soap & Glory Girl-O-Whirl Special Offer - 15th November

Remember the Soap & Glory hatbox which sold out so very quickly when Boots reduced it a couple of Christmases back?  Well, here's another limited edition set which may well go the same way - Girl-O-Whirl (no, I don't understand the name either) contains luminous face powder, bronzer, six poured lipsticks, six eyeshadows, mascara, kohl and a nude lip crayon, as well a a couple of brushes.  Having seen this one in the flesh I'm a bit disappointed that the blush brush is so small, and I really dislike poured lipsticks - unless the kit is portable (which this one isn't), they don't help with top ups.

This set has an RRP of £40, but for a week starting 15th November, it'll cost just £19, which is a decent price for so much makeup however you look at it.  Find it at Boots.

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

NUXE summer sale - 30% off all products

French favourite NUXE are offering 30% off all products until 26th July - which is a damn good discount by anyone's standards.  Get it now by using the code SUMMERSALES at the checkout.  What will you be buying?  I quite fancy a full size bottle of Huile Prodigieuse.....

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Soap and Glory The Best of All Set - Half Price at Boots!

Boots Star Gift this week is this Soap and Glory set, which costs just £27 instead of £60.  It contains a truckload of lovely products, including:
  • The Righteous Butter Body Butter (300ml)
  • Hand Food Hand Cream (125ml)
  • Sugar Crush Body Scrub (300ml)
  • Smoothie Star Body Milk (500ml)
  • Clean On Me Shower Gel (500ml)
  • Heel Genius Smoothing Foot Mask (125ml)
  • Peaches & Clean Cleansing Milk (200ml)
  • Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumper (3ml)
  • Thick & Fast Mascara (10ml)

Bargain!  Already sold out online, but do have a look in store to see if there are any left near you!  The offer ends on Thursday 20th, so be quick!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Free (ish) Facials at Organic Pharmacy, Selfridges

To celebrate the launch of the Organic Pharmacy in the new Selfridges Beauty Workshop, you can get a 45 minute facial tailored to your skin type for £45, which is then redeemable against Organic Pharmacy products on sale at the new counter on the day of your treatment.  Which, by my highly dubious shopping maths, means that you get a free facial.

The offer runs for one week only, between the 16th and 22nd of September, and you can bet it'll be a popular one.  Worth popping in to book your timeslot in advance, I think..

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Illamasqua's Bank Holiday Nail Polish Sale

Cause it's a good old Bank Hol, Illamasqua are putting 15 of their most popular polishes on sale at a 45% discount. They're the most popular according to the Illamasqua Facebook page, where readers have been voting to pick the candidates for the Bank Holiday bargain-fest. They'll be £7.50 each, reduced from £13.50.

There are 5 polishes going on sale each day. Today (Saturday) the shades are:
Gamma (neon orange)
Radium (chartreuse creme)
Vice (Burgundy-plum rubber finish)
Rampage (bottle green jelly)
Faux Pas (Cadbury-purple rubber finish)

They're pictured above.

Sunday's shades:
Bacterium (ochre/beige with silver shimmer)
Scorn (black with matte finish)
Poke (bright purple shimmer)
Load (opaque cream)
Collide (bright guava pink creme)

Alarm (orange-red creme)
Phallic (navy blue shimmer)
Jo'Mina (vivid neon lilac creme)
Lament (dusty mid-tone coral creme)
Scarab (metallic burgundy-brown)

To see nail swatches of all these polishes in one place, have a look at this page on the  Illamasqua Social site

There's surely enough here to kill off a few lemmings. I'll be ticking off Bacterium and Jo'Mina. I'd also have liked to pick up a backup of the lovely Muse. I wonder why that cult-status shade didn't make the ranks?

Will you be indulging your inner polish fiend?

Friday, 13 April 2012

Spend £20 and get 2 free full size products from Ojon online - ends today

Attention fine-haired readers! You can get a full size Volume Advance shampoo AND conditioner from Ojon with a £20 spend when you enter the promo code VOLUME on their website. The offer ends today (13th April 2012), so if you're interested, don't hang about.

The benefits you can look forward to from Volume Advance are, according to Ojon:
  • lifts hair up, fills it out
  • cleanses and nourishes fine, flat hair
  • provides texture, volume and body
  • detangles and adds softness and shine

The products would normally cost £37.50 (£18 for the shampoo, £19.50 for the conditioner), so you're effectively saving more than you've spent. As if that weren't enough, you also get free shipping. And to tip you over the edge and banish the last of your resistance - every order includes 2 free samples.

As someone with long fine hair that has a tendency to become flat and boring quite quickly, I think I'll be taking advantage of this offer, especially since they take PayPal and I have some funds lurking in my account. My £20 (or £22) spend will be the Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Serum which I'm counting on to help reduce my ever-multiplying split ends.

Get 2 free full size Volume Advance products online from

What do you think? Will you be taking Ojon up on their offer?

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Offer: 25% Off at Lisa Shepherd London + Free Shampoo & Conditioner

A recent event at Lisa Shepherd's London salon left me with incredibly bouncy, beautifully smooth hair, thanks to a quick trim and blow dry.  Whilst I suspect that the salon was too full of bloggers having a nose around to give me an accurate idea of the level of service you get as a paying customer, I did find love every second of the smooth n'shiny hair I walked out with.

Anyway, if you're due a colour or a cut, consider popping along to Lisa Shepherd, situated in the thick of it in central London on Mortimer Street.  If you quote "London Beauty Review" when booking, you'll get 25% off any services, and a free shampoo and conditioner to take home.  You'll find a full list of treatments and prices at the Lisa Shepherd website.

Disclosure: We received complimentary trims and blowdries at Lisa Shepherd at a recent event

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Diet Coke + Benefit Get Glam

I once gave up Diet Coke for a good month or so in a bid to get healthy.  It didn't last long, but even if I was off the stuff now, I'd probably be jumping straight back on it - Diet Coke's latest collaboration is with Benefit, with the core offer being £5 off a £20 with every can.  Even more of a reason to buy a new lipgloss, or a tube of the UK's best selling mascara, They're Real.

Alongside the promotion, there are three specially created looks - Rock Chick, Romantic and Fashionista - with videos and step by step tutorials to help you recreate them at home, plus a Facebook app which allows you to kiss photos of your mates.  The big attraction for me, though, is that £5 off!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Stila Lipgloss Amnesty: Free Kitten Lip Glaze!

In celebration of the new Stila counter at Harvey Nichols London, Stila are having a lipgloss amnesty.  You know the drill by now; this amnesty idea has become a popular one for brands looking to entice customers by offering them free products in exchange for old ones.  Simply take a lipgloss down to the Stila counter from 10am on January 19th, and you'll be able to exchange it for a brand spanking new one in the classic Kitten shade, worth £15.  I'll see you down there!

Northern ladies can check the Harvey Nichols Manchester website, as the deal (and a shiny new Stila counter) will be making it's way there soon.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Amazing Elemis Set at QVC Today

QVC's Today's Special Value (TSV) items are often a bit of a temptation for beauty addicts.  Today's offering, from Elemis, is no exception - for just £39.96, you get a five piece set containing several cult items:

  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (30ml) - award-winning moisturiser helps to actively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst hydrating your skin

  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (150ml) - formulated to deeply cleanse your skin, gently dissolving make-up and daily grime to a radiant, youthful-looking complexion

  • Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream (100ml) - luxuriously rich hand cream quickly absorbs to instantly hydrate hands and condition your nails. (QVC exclusive)

  • Frangipani Monoi Body Oil (100ml) - super-hydrating oil designed to leave your skin feeling silky soft and beautifully fragranced. It can be used as a massage oil and a hair treatment

  • Tranquil Touch Bath Elixir (300ml) - enriched with cocoa butter, patchouli, cedarwood and vetivert to leave your skin felling soft and delicately scented

  • All of which comes in a sleek navy washbag.  That's a fairly large volume of product for a reasonable price - and if you buy more than one set, you get £4 off each additional one purchased.  I think I'll be buying some of these for Christmas gifts (and maybe a sneaky one for myself!).

    Run, don't walk, over to the QVC site, where this Elemis TSV will be available until midnight or until it sells out.

    Monday, 26 September 2011

    Magnetic and duochrome polish - a good week for nails at Boots 17

    Boots 17 have everyone on tenterhooks with the promise of their new magnetised nail polishes. At £5.99 each, they're some of the best value magnetic polishes around and come in 4 rather lovely colours, due to land in selected stores any day now. While we haven't gotten hold of full bottles of these yet, we were able to try them out courtesy of a very generous friend in possession of all the shades, so here's a quick preview of the finished effects:

    There's also a real gem among the latest releases from 17 - Fast Finish polish in Fury (£2.99), a green-bronze duochrome that BritishBeautyBlogger has pegged as a near-dupe for Chanel Peridot.

    Both the Magnetized and Fast Finish polishes are available online from, and there's currently a 3 for 2 across makeup too.

    Disclosure - Fury is a press sample

    Sunday, 25 September 2011

    Fragrance love: Le Labo Rose 31 + Liberty beauty GWP

    Sometimes it's only when you hanker after something for a while that you really, really get the most out of it when it finally comes into your possession. That's how I felt when I purchased my first full-sized Le Labo fragrance last week. I've been curious about the brand ever since I wandered up to the counter in Liberty's fragrance hall last year and got acquainted with the brand and some of the scents.

    Le Labo is a New York fragrance house owned by two French entrepreneurs and fragrance lovers. It's very niche, but also very international, with stand-alone stores in New York, LA, Tokyo and London (as well as the Liberty counter, pictured above). It has a distinctive style of marketing and presenting its scents - each one is made to order at the counter using a mix of oils and ethanol that are hand-blended together. The bottle is then labelled with your name, the date and the place of manufacture. (There's also a "fresh until" date, but Marc at Liberty explained that like any fragrance, how long it lasts depends on how you store it, so provided it's kept out of sunlight, a Le Labo fragrance can last around 3.5 years.) Despite the attentive mixing and labelling procedure, the atmosphere on the counter is very low-pressure. You're actively encouraged to smell and wear the different fragrances at your leisure, with no aggressive sales-pitching or steering from the staff. Bliss!

    It was this approach that really allowed me to get interested in the range. Having spent an idyllic half-hour at the counter late last year, I'd ordered up a batch of sample vials from LuckyScent and spent some quality time trying them at home for several months. The scents are all powerful, original and very gender-neutral, and come in clinical-looking but old-fashioned glass bottles. The names are as straightforward as can be - each one is composed of the fragrance's chief note, followed by a number that reflects how many ingredients are in the mix.

    I knew pretty definitely that Rose 31 was the scent I wanted to try first. It's a rose designed to be wearable by men. For me, the composition couldn't be more perfect - under a delicate rose top note, there's a heart of spices, woods and smouldering incense on top of a base of light, skin-scented musk. I can definitely imagine a man wearing it, but it's equally suitable for women. In fact, when I met a woman wearing this scent one evening it smelled absolutely divine on her; full, dark and complex but not overly masculine at all.

    Liberty's current GWP was the push I needed to take the plunge and buy a full bottle of Rose 31. On offer is a Liberty print makeup bag filled with skincare and makeup miniatures from various high-end brands including ESPA, Ren, Hourglass and Trish McEvoy. The spend threshold is £90. A 50ml bottle of Le Labo EDP costs £90. It was obviously meant to be.

    The service I received at the counter was impeccable. Marc, the sales assistant I met, is clearly a passionate fragrance lover and gave impartial but very knowledgeable advice about the range and about fragrance in general. He took obvious pleasure in mixing, labelling and boxing up my Rose 31, flourishing tissue paper as he wrapped the bottle for transit in its personally labelled box. He placed it reverently in a Liberty bag before walking around the counter to place it in my hands and thanking me by name. In a city where sales assistants are often rushed or tied into aggressive sales protocols, it was a real breath of fresh air to get such attentive and gracious service without a hint of pushiness or upsell. I left feeling really positive and happy.

    So, I'm in love with my Rose 31 and have been wearing it constantly since purchase. If you get the chance, try it (and the rest of the Le Labo line) at Liberty or in the Le Labo Marylebone store. EDP 50ml is £90, and 100ml is £132. You can also refill your empty bottles at lightly lower prices - from memory, the 50ml refill is £72, and given how much I love Rose 31 so far I think I'll probably be taking advantage of this within the next 6 months.

    Finally, a word about the GWP. The contents of the bag do vary, so I thought it may be helpful to show what I received in mine. L-R: Dermalogica daily microfoliant mini, Cowshed Moody Cow body lotion mini, Aesop body lotion mini, Shu Uemura lash application voucher (not sure if this includes the lashes themselves), Korres 2x echinacea facial soap for oily skin, Trish McEvoy eyeliner mini, Bamford bath oil mini, full size Hourglass mascara, Kiehls body lotion mini, ESPA floral toner mini, Ren Rose Otto bath oil mini. (There was also a Malin+Goetz shaving gel mini, but I gave it to a male friend so it's missing from the pic.)

    Tuesday, 20 September 2011

    Liberty Offers High End Gift With Purchase

    Starting tomorrow, Wednesday 21st September, Liberty are offering an excellent gift with purchase when you spend £90 or more in their iconic beauty and fragrance halls, both in store and online.  A cute Liberty print makeup bag contains mini sized products from the likes of Ren, Cowshed, Trish McEnvoy, Hourglass, Kiehl's... a veritable horn of plenty for the discerning beauty lover.  Quick, someone!  Hide my credit card!

    Friday, 5 August 2011

    Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection TSV

    If you've never tried Laura Geller's excellent baked products before, now might be a good time to do so.  Today's Special Value at QVC is the Vanilla Nudes collection, which includes five products in flattering nude shades, offered at a special price for the whole of Saturday 6th August.

    • Balance n'Brighten Foundation (choice of Tan, Regular, Fair and new Porcelain)
    • Baked Cheek Dream blush and highlight compact in Neapolitan
    • At Long Lash mascara in black
    • Italian Marble Lipstick in Banana Berry
    • Baked Eyeshadow and Eye Rimz in Vanilla Toffee and Black Cherry
    I'm particularly excited to get this collection because of the new Porcelain foundation shade.  Fair is a little bit too dark for me, and whilst I love the glowy finish, I don't think I could wear Fair outside of summer.  No word on price yet - but these sets are always good value, often turning out only slightly more expensive than the Balance n'Brighten foundation alone.  

    If you fancy viewing a few swatches before you buy, Musings of a Muse has an excellent post covering the collection.  Will you be indulging?  I most definitely will!  Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

    Sunday, 17 July 2011

    Ciate Ultimate Summer Gift - £100 of nail product for £40

    Not much more to add to this really - if you like Ciate products, this is a pretty good deal, bagging you £100 worth of product for £40.  It'd also make a really great gift for someone who'd like a whole set of nail products from prep to polish to finish.  I'm quite tempted myself!  Available at for a limited (and unspecified) time only.

    Sunday, 15 May 2011

    Groupon offer £8 for £20 to spend at Naked Bodycare

    Here's another beauty deal from Groupon that's worth taking advantage of. You can get a voucher for £20 worth of Naked products for £8 with the latest Groupon deal, available now and up for grabs until tomorrow night at

    The voucher can be spent at Naked's online store only, so there will be a delivery charge (£3.99) to pay for your order. It's a great deal nonetheless, on a brand whose products are SLS and silicone free, very affordable and of consistently excellent quality.

    The voucher activates on 17 May and expires on June 5th, so if you do take advantage, remember to spend your voucher before it runs out.

    We recommend the Rose facial wash, the hair conditioners and the shower gels. Enjoy!

    Friday, 25 March 2011

    Wahanda Offers £20 Sanctuary Skincare Spa Heroes Kit

    On Monday 28th March, Wahanda will launch two deals that'll see the popular Sanctuary skincare brand partnering with someone other than Boots for the first time.  The Sanctuary Skincare Spa Heroes set will cost £20 - and includes:

    • Radiance Boosting Facial Oil (30ml)
    • Perfectly Polished Hot Cloth Cleanser (150ml)
    • Warming Microbrasion Polish (100ml)
    • Warming Charcoal Detox Mask (100ml)
    That's pretty much a home facial routine which, with its full size products, will last you for a good old while.  Not bad for £20.

    If that doesn't tickle your fancy, there's also a side deal comprising of Pro-Collagen products - again, costing £20.  This'll include:

    • Pro-Collagen Youth Serum (30ml)
    • Pro-Collagen Night Concentrate (50ml)
    • Skincare Collagen Boosting Mask (100ml)
    These are being touted as Mother's Day deals, but I'd be quite happy to buy one of these for my Mum and one for myself - I've tried and liked the Sanctuary facial oils in the past, and at £20 a set, these are too much bargain to miss out on for me!

    If you'd like to grab one of these deals, you'll find them on Wahanda on Monday.  What do you think?  Tempted?  Let us know in the comments!

    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    £12 for £30 of Body Shop Products on Groupon Today

    Today's Groupon deal is a pretty fabulous one - £12 for a £30 Body Shop voucher.  Essentially, £18 worth of free money to spend on things such as banana haircare or perhaps some of the baked makeup.  Or, if you're my Mum, 10 of those blue pumice things which are apparently the best thing ever for your feet.

    If you want to take advantage, head over to the Groupon website - but be quick, the deal closes at midnight.  And let us know what you're planning to buy!

    Thursday, 6 January 2011

    Free £24 Models Own Kit with News of the World

    Collecting two out of three tokens from the News of the World's 'Fabulous' magazine between 9th and 23rd of January will bag you this Models Own makeup kit, which includes mascara, eyeliner, curlers, tweezers, and an eyeshadow duo, as well as 25% off at the Models Own website.  You can find full details over on the News of the World website.  The News of the World isn't a paper I'd ever read - but a bit of a treat in cash-strapped January might tempt me to pick up a copy or two just for the tokens!

    Saturday, 27 November 2010

    E.L.F. Third Birthday Offer

    Until midnight tomorrow, E.L.F. are offering both free shipping and a free eyeshadow palette when you spend £10 or over online, in celebration of their third birthday.  How very generous of them!  The eyeshadow palette is chosen at random for you, and won't show up in your basket. 

    Use offer code 3BIRTHUK if you're in the UK, or 3BIRTHEU if you're in Europe to take advantage.  I'd highly recommend their HD powder, and I've heard great things about their Studio line - I think I might pick up this corrective concealer palette, a snip at £3.50, and possibly a couple of their NARS-a-like blushes, also £3.50.  If you go for it, let me know what you get!
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