Thursday, 27 December 2012

Discount Alert: Urban Decay's Basic palette £18

Don't pay £20 at Debenhams- skip over to Beauty Bay (link) where all Urban Decay is discounted.
Beauty Bay has a huge sale on the entire range.

Contains 6 eyeshadow shades- some new- but enough mat shades to create some good basic and neutral everyday eye looks- and some night looks too!  UD are vegan, do not test on animals and general I find their products good quality.  Also worth checking out the 24/7 eyeliners as they are all reduced too.  I love Bourbon (brown, but looking at Flipside blue too)!

What Urban Decay products would you recommend?

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The best pick of the beauty Sales: UPDATED

Rather than duplicate the post I have published on my other blog, I though I would put a link here so you can visit it if you like?  www.computergirlsmusings.com

Have you found any good beauty sales?  Where do you recommend?  What bargains have you found?

Updated Midday with a great sale!!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

15% off Illamasqua- what do you recommend?

A brand which I love.  Colourful, different, good quality.  Certainly worth a place in my collection!  15% off at Debenhams!  Run.. quick.. run... I'm off to get another cream blush and some skinbase.   What will you get?


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Free Jemma Kidd i-define Mascara / Jemma Kidd SALE

Simply pick up this month's UK edition of Marie Claire magazine and taped to the front is a Jemma Kidd Mascara.  I haven't tried this yet, but everyone likes a bargain!  The mascara is worth £19 and you can read more about it on the Jemma Kidd website- only it's currently down...


Some magazines have a primer with them instead.  Worth a look!


However if you skip to Space NK (link) then I saw nearly the entire Jemma Kidd range is on sale... I  have tried a few things and like them, so worth picking up a few things.   I get the feeling some new products are about to be launched.....


Anyone picked up any good magazine freebie's recently?  I was going to mention the Glamour/Nail's inc here too, but I've hit a snag- my bottle wont open.  It's glued tight... and i'm gutted!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

10% off beauty, 500 points AND 20% off Debenhams?!I

What a crazy offer!  I have just found out about this and been stocking up on a few essentials, adding a few gifts to my basket and shopping for a Christmas party dress.
I love this collection- so chick, and the images are gorgeous!


While there I spotted the awesome Slendertone system (link to my post) is reduced from £120 to £100.  It basically stimulates your muscles to tense and relax, building tone.  I wear my abdominal one a couple of times a week while doing other jobs at home- so it exercises me while I'm also using the time to wash up, read and type! Link to Slendertone at Debenhams.  Great time saver and a good gift!


The Debenhams beauty department online is one of my favourite places to browse and show (especially when they have sales!).  If you are after Mac, Chanel, YSL, Guerlain, Dior, Benefit, Tom Ford (get this brand on sale if you can- it's amazing!), Origins, Estee Lauder, Urban Decay and so much more- then click HERE to have a nose and drool!  (P.s. spend over £40 and get 500 points (=£5 voucher) and free delivery with the code SHBC.  So you get 10% (or 20% off everything none beauty) free delivery and £5 till midnight!  What are you waiting for!?

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

25% off ASOS 48 hours only!

Visit www.asos.com and get 25% off clothes, beauty items, shoes- all sorts. 48 hours only.


I'm loving this aran jumper.  It looks so warm (which is certainly what we need right now in the UK)!

You can see all their beauty bargains HERE including the 50% off sale.  Great brands such as benefit, opi, Paul and Joe, Bourjois... I'm spoilt for choice.

The only catch is you must be a student (or now someone which a student card ;)


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Free Maybelline Fitme Foundation

Free Maybelline Foundation
Want to try their new Fitme customised foundation.  Simply click this link, it will match you and send you a sample if you are in the first 150000! Go, go, go!!  Contains no waxes or fillers... mine is on it's way :)  I have been impressed with some recent Maybelline products so hopefully this will be good.


Friday Freebie: Makeup Magazine

Every Friday I try to bring you a free offer- something you can do, get, order or experience for free.  I'll try to feature some things that are available regardless of location.

(This didn't post so I'm posting it today and adding an extra freebie!)

Free Makeup Magazine
International makeup artists and sisters Sam and Nic Chapman have set up a free digital magazine all about makeup and beauty.  Subscribe for free at http://two-magazine.com/ You can opt out at any time, but worth a look!
Photo credit to www.pixiwoo.com


Thursday, 1 November 2012

25% off House of Fraser

This Thursday and Friday only 25% off HOF (click THIS LINK for more details).  Included Biba, Coast, Warehouse, therapy, Radley and much more. Sadly excludes beauty BUT you'll get 200 bonus recognition card points if you spend on Clinique Bonus time (everyone needs a chubby stick in their life- especially with the recently released extended colour range!)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

50% off Benefit Makeup?

Benefit sent me an email to say that they have an amazing 50% off many items in their pre-christmas sale. 

I snapped up a creaseless shadow for £7,  an eye shadow £6.75 and Cabana glam kit for £14.25. Bargain.  Thanks Benefit!  got to be quick though!

Visit http://www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk/product/collection/sale to grab some christmas gifts at bargain prices :) Everyone loves a bit of beneift!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Hack #1 Broken Nail

Broken Nail? One of those awkward, horrible splits that catches on everything, goes into the nail bed and hurts like chipping the red sole on your Louboutins?  This is where false nail glue is your friend- skip the 'apply nail polish and toilet tissue' routine.  Nail Glue.  Apply the glue into the crack, then split a 2 ply sheet of toilet tissue.  Add a small square of the split toilet tissue to the nail, just over the crack.  Apply more false nail glue and leave to dry.  Next add a coat of (preferably) clear nail polish, to seal.  This nail will hold for several weeks in normal cases.  You can put coloured polishes over the top, but the rock hard dressing will be affected if you use nail polish remover on it.


The bonus is it will strengthen the nail, and allow the nail to grown back underneath without catching on clothes and ripping further!

(For info, the Boot's nail glue is the cheapest I've found and costs £2.50.  Lasts ages :) (link)

More hacks to come so stay tuned :)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sunday blog giveaway directory

Every Sunday I'll be attempting to bring you some of the best giveaways on the blogosphere.  As this is a new thing I only have one, which is my own Chanel or Mac lipstick giveaway on www.computergirlsmusings.com so I'm opening this up for you to publicise your giveaway!


Leave a comment below with your;
  • link
  • Summary of prize
  • Countries it is open to
  • closing date
   Good Luck!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

10% of Cancer Research Christmas Shop

Cancer Research UK is a very worthwhile charity, so shop with a lighter heart by knowing that 100% of the profits will go towards supporting cancer care.  Simply visit http://giftshop.cancerresearchuk.org/christmas-1.html and have a look at their range of new items cards, crackers, stocking fillers, wrap and much more.  You can claim your 10% off with the code XMASCRUK10 



For us beauty lovers, how about a Read My Lips mirror marker lipstick? (link)

Or celebrate french beauty with a french toast Eiffel Tower toaster art marker thingy.  I'm not sure how to describe it, but I want one! (link) And it costs a little over £2.

Of course, Christmas is all about cats.  I'll be indulging in some of these for my friends and family (link)
They also have some cool nail art kits which will be perfect for anyone with a passion for beauty and art!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Boots.com discount code £5 or £10 PLUS triple points

I do a lot of beauty supplies shopping at Boots and superdrug, and basics can mount up so I love to take advantage of discount and triple buy offers.

Use premium5 to get £5 off £50 spend or premium10 to get £10 off £75 spend at http://www.boots.com/ Great too if you are buying Christmas gifts as they have a 3 for 2 on lots of presents, as well as a 3 for 2 offer across makeup and skincare (Link for beauty offers!).  Don't forget to collect your advantage card points too!  Offer ends mid-november!

Plus this weekend you get TRIPLE points- when you spend £30 in store, or £60 online (so spend £60 online and you will get £5 off plus earn £7.20 in points- meaning a big saving.

I hate to use the C word this early, but I'm determined to get my shopping done soon to spread the cost and planning out.  Hopefully this will make the pre-Christmas build up less stressful and more enjoyable!  Anyone else shopping early?

Friday Freebie! Nivea Lip Butter & Honey Nut Clusters

Every Friday I try to bring you a free offer- something you can do, get, order or experience for free.  I'll try to feature somethings that are available regardless of location.  To launch this I am giving you TWO offers!

Free Nivea Lip Butter!

Nivea are giving away 250 lip butter tins on their facebook!  Just click https://www.facebook.com/niveauk?sk=app_276434449135351 to try your luck!

Kelloggs Special K Honey Clusters

These are yummy.  I had some as part of a trial!  Claim yours by clicking their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myspecialkuk?sk=app_279279212191385


Enjoy!

If you have any offers or ideas for friday freebies please send me an email using the contacts page!