Thursday, 23 November 2017

The Best Black Friday Bargains 2017

I think it is fair to say that Black Friday is already a 'thing' here in the UK. This year it starts on Friday 24th November and there will always be one of two brands which start earlier, some will run their campaign longer than others and some are so quick that if you blink, you miss it. After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday so be on the lookout for those last minute bargains.  This year I am sharing some of the beauty bargains that have caught my eye. 

Some are brands that I am familiar with and some I am not so familiar with, but they have my attention.  So here is my guide to the Best Black Friday Deals for 2017.
The Best Black Friday Bargains 2017

Amazon - Whether you want an Echo Dot or even the Amazon Advent Calendar, there is no denying that Black Friday is huge for Amazon and there are hundreds of deals to be had right HERE.

ARK Skincare - ARK are made in Britain and formulated by UK chemists using bio-active natural ingredients that deliver on the result and they champion an ageintelligent approach to skincare and have ranges to support the skin through different life stages – ageprotect (teens-20s), defend (30s-40s) and age defy (50+).Starting on Tuesday 21st November and runs until midnight on Monday 27th November there is an offer of 30% off, site wide (excludes gift sets) and you simply use the code BLACKFRIDAY (to be entered at the checkout at

ASOS - Now I love me an ASOS bargain and they will have offerings of up to 60% so well worth keeping an eye out as well as some amazing upcoming Black Friday deals.

BarryM - If you like your BarryM Nail Polishes then you need to grab this set quickly from Argos.  You get 30 nails polishes for less than £30! 

Beauty Mart - One of my favourite stores to grab some K-Beauty and quite a few offerings for Black Friday which include up to 50% off including Isle Of Roses, Romantic Bear, Japanese Exfoliating Towels and Fairydrops Mascara.

Benefit Cosmetics - Running throughout the week, Benefit Cosmetics have an array of offers to tempt you from now with free samples, money off deals and on Black Friday until Sunday, if you use the code BLACK20 it gets you 20% off.

Boots - This year Boots have some incredible Black Friday deals (here) which includes 1/2 or better deals on gift sets, perfumes, male grooming, makeup and so much more.

Charlotte Tilbury - Everyday there is a brand new offering from Charlotte Tilbury, so if you are fan, get looking HERE

Crabtree & Evelyn - This year they will be offering 25% off everything on with 30% off if you spend over £50.

Cult Beauty - There are two offerings coming from Cult Beauty for Black Friday:
15% off £20 spend with code 15BLACK
20% off £250 spend with code 20BLACK

Elemis - From Friday 24th until Monday 27th November are running an exclusive buy one get one half price offer on all full-size skincare products. And on Cyber Monday (Monday 27th) the offer opens to include full-size bath and body products too.

Elizabeth Arden - Another brand I have featured on my blog many times and one I absolutely love.  Their Black Friday offerings will be 25% off all Elizabeth Arden products at Debenhams (23rd Nov), FeelUnique and ShopDirect (20th-27th Nov) and (20th-30th Nov). Also get 3 for 2 on all Elizabeth Arden products at LookFantastic from 20th-30th Nov.

Erborian - One of my favourite brands without question and all week you can find up to 40% off on selected products online PLUS... if there is a free gift offer if you spend over £69 and use the code BLACK at the checkout.

Escentual - One of my favourite sites to procrastinate on aside from Pinterest. This week there will be an offering of 50% off many beauty products; from Decleor hydrating serum to Vichy Radiance Boosting Serum and Michael Kors fragrance gift sets.

ESPA Skincare - For their Black Friday offering, ESPA have a 3 for 2 deal in that if you  purchase two products from the ESPA website you then select another product from the range for free.

Foreo - My most loved and most used facial brush is made by Foreo and from 24th until 29th November there will be offering of up to 25% off on The sale will include 22% off their most popular device – the LUNA mini 2, 22% off the IRIS and 25% off the bestsellers in their ISSA range, for which every sale is also eligible for a gift with purchase.

GHD - GHD are having a Black Friday week and are offering £20 off on their website on the following products from Monday 20th November until Monday 27th November:
  • ghd Curve Soft Tong Curl, original RRP £120, Black Friday RRP £100
  • ghd Curve Classic Wave Wand, original RRP £120, Black Friday RRP £100
  • ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand, original RRP £120, Black Friday RRP £100
  • ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong, original RRP £120, Black Friday RRP £100
  • ghd Aura Professional Hairdryer, original RRP £145, Black Friday RRP £125
  • ghd Air Hairdryer, original RRP £99, Black Friday RRP £79
  • ghd Platinum Styler (white or black), original RRP £165, Black Friday RRP £145
House of Fraser - This year the offering from House of Fraser is 40% off selected lines which includes beauty and there are some amazing gift sets from BarryM, but worth looking at what the daily offers are.

Jurlique - I adore the Rosewater Balancing Mist which is one of my most used products and for Black Friday, Jurlique are offering 20% off* selected lines at the Oxford Street Jurlique concept store and

L'Occitane - One of my favourite brands have decided not to celebrate Black Friday but instead Yellow Friday and to that end they are offering 20% off all full priced and best selling gift sets from Thursday 23rd November through to Sunday 26th November right HERE.

LookfantasticYou can currently get 20% off your entire order at Lookfantastic with code ‘PREBF15’ (some exclusions apply).  You can also get 15% off gift sets using the code LF15, 20% off Kerastase using the code KERAX15.

Neal's Yard Remedies - For those of you who are a fan of Neal's Yard they are offering 20% off everything for two days... Plus, for every £2 a customer spends with Neal’s Yard Remedies they buy and protect 1m2 of endangered forests with the World Land Trust. Find out more HERE.

Origins - If you are a fan of Origins then you will love the Holiday Gift Set which has a RRP £105 but for Black Friday it is just £42 HERE and it contains:
  • A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea, 30ml
  • A Perfect World Age Defence Treatment Lotion with White Tea, 150ml
  • Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, 15ml
  • GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff, 15ml
  • Make A Difference Plus+ Ultra-Rich Rejuvenating Cream, 50ml
  • Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst, 30ml
Pai Skincare - Pai Skincare are doing something slightly different to other brand. As well as having 25% off its range over the Black Friday weekend they have also committed to donating £1 from every product sold to cancer charities through their partnership with GIRLvsCANCER.

REN Skincare - If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know that I am a huge fan of REN skincare and there are a bundle of offerings available from Thursday to Monday:
  • Thursday 23rd November 2017 – all day 25% off our top 25 bestsellers – no code needed. Plus use code DREAMCREAM to also receive a free full size Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream when you spend £50
  • Friday 24th November 2017 – all day 25% off our top 25 bestsellers including Perfect Canvas – no code needed. Plus use code DREAMCREAM to also receive a free full size Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream when you spend £50
  • Saturday 25th November – all day 25% off everything* – no code needed. Plus use code BLOOM to also receive a free full size Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash when you spend £50
  • Sunday 26th November – all day - 25% off everything* – no code needed. Plus use code FREESHOTS to also receive a free full size Keep Young And Beautiful™ Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift when you spend £5 
  • Monday 27th November – all day 30% off everything* – no code needed. Plus use code HANDITOVER to also receive a free full size Limited Edition Atlantic Kelp Hand Balm when you spend £50
*Discounts can be used on all products except for bundles, gift sets, Perfect Canvas and & Now To Sleep unless indicated otherwise.

Real Techniques - If you love these brushes as much as I do, then you will be wanting the Full Faced Gift Set which will be on offer in Boots for half price!

Rituals - If you have not been to the Covent Garden Store, then you need to because it is one of the prettiest stores that you will ever see. For Black Friday the offering coming from Rituals is 20% off a £40 spend.

Roccabox - If you read my blog regularly, you will know I am a fan of this Beauty Box and for Black Friday they are offering 50% off all purchases HERE.

Soap & Glory - If you love this little pink and quirky brand like I do, then there are some amazing gifts sets to grab HERE and the top Black Friday gift is this less than half price Winter Wonder Glam Kit HERE.

Spectrum Brushes - if you love your Instagram-worthy brushes from the Welsh Valleys then an offering of 25-50% off between the 22nd and 27th November on many of its ranges HERE

Superdrug - If you are still looking for that last minute bargain then Superdrug will have offers which are said to have up to 60% off and you can find them all HERE.

TAM Beauty - If you are a fan of Makeup Revolution and all of their sister brands then TAM Beauty have some incredible offers such as £10 off a £50 spend using the code BFXMAS as well as 70% off across the entire site.

Tarte Cosmetics - They are offering 25% off almost everything right HERE and all you need to use is the code PREVIEW.

The Body Shop - Starting on Monday 20th November, The Body Shop will be offering 40% off if you use the code 19806 and alongside that there are further details to be found HERE.

The Fragrance Shop - The Fragrance Shop is offering an extra 15% off Gift Sets using the code GIFT15

Toni & Guy - For Black Friday there are offering HERE of up to 75% on Accessories, hair care and electricals.

TopShop - This year Topshop have announced they will have deals of up to 50% off both online and in store so again, one to watch out for.

I would love to know what you have been buying this Black Friday and if there is something you think I need in my life!

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

RoccaBox with Really Ree - November 2017 Edition

This month Roccabox has collaborated with blogger Really Ree who is described as being the of behind the UK's biggest beauty blog. If you have never come across Roccabox before, it is a Beauty Box which comes together by collaborating with bloggers (or Influencers if you prefer) who then create a box of products which they love. For me, in a world saturated with Beauty boxes, Roccabox it makes it a little bit different to any other beauty box I have subscribed too and it is an intriguing concept that has introduced me to some amazing products, brands and some new bloggers!
RoccaBox with Really Ree - November 2017 Edition
RoccaBox with Really Ree - November 2017 Edition
This month Roccabox and Ree have come up with a collection of products which range from skincare, haircare and makeup brands and with it both high end and most sought after brands.

The first item from the box are Ardell Lashes and I am a huge fan of Ardell as a brand, their Wispies are the best false lashes that I have ever tried and my go to lashes when the need arises.  
RoccaBox with Really Ree - November 2017 Edition
Within this months Roccabox we are treated to the Really Ree x Ardell Collaboration lashes and with them comes the statement - Money can't buy these lashes, so quite the exclusive. They come with their own duo adhesive and as three quarter length lashes they are really pretty when worn.

Next up comes Murad and the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. Described as being a gentle but efficient exfoliator, it works in two ways by dissolving dead skin cells and renewing the skin's texture. 
Using salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids to encourage clarity and brightness by dissolving skin cell build-up; jojoba beads to further polish and re-texturise the skin; sodium PCA and jojoba seed oil to help counteract dryness; and liquorice extract to provide anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties to your skin.  What I like about this cleanser is how gentle but effective it is on the skin.

Pureology is a brand I have never come across until now and within this months Roccabox there is a shampoo and condition from the Strength Cure brand and both of these products are designed for micro-scarred, damaged colour-treated hair. 
RoccaBox with Really Ree - November 2017 Edition
Used together, they help your hair to heal and use fortifying formulas that balance strength and velvety softness with extraordinary colour protection.  I don't have coloured hair and my Balayage has well and truly grown out, so they have gone into my sample box to be used at another time.

Finally within this months box is a product from one of my favourite brands Omorovicza and it is the Deep Cleansing Mask. Using Hungary's famous healing waters and mineral infused muds from the thermal Lake Héviz and it is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper, and it actively re-energises and brightens skin, evens tone, matifies shine and draws out impurities. 
RoccaBox with Really Ree - November 2017 Edition
I adore this mask, though I wouldn't use it the night before an important event because it really does draw every nasty little thing out from the skin, which is also why it is so fabulous.

I have really enjoyed this months box and every product is one that I have used or will use at some stage. If this box takes your fancy, then you can purchase it right here for just £10 and find further information about subscribing too.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

I am all for making hair styling as easy as possible and when a device tells me it is a revolutionary 2-in-1 styling tool that puts the Power of a Dryer and Precision of a Styler in your hands, I want it.
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
The Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is just that and I have been using it for the past few weeks and am surprised at not only how easy it is to use, which as far as I am concerned gets a huge thumbs up, but one which actually is what it says it is.  When I style my hair currently, I use a paddle brush and GHD hair straighteners and interchange between the two, it is a bit of a faff and I often pick the GHD's up at the wrong end and burn my fingers, so using this hair tool has been quite a revelation.

Using Ionic Technology, which helps you both dry and style your hair in less time than it would usually take, Negative ions saturate the airflow which works to reduce the size of water droplets for faster drying. Faster drying also means less damage and the use of the Ionic Technology also means less frizz and much less static and the ceramic coating of the brush also helps to evenly distribute the heat.  There are two heat setting (low and high) as well as a cool shot and given that it combines what is essentially a hairdryer and hairbrush in one tool, it is really lightweight, something I hadn't expected if I am honest. 
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
I found the design of the brush and the oval shape brilliant for getting close to my hairs root, which in turn helps to create that much needed volume. Then on the reverse where the brush is slightly flatter, it works just like your paddle brush to help straighten and smooth the hair which in turn is where the less static and frizz is controlledFor me, static is often an issue when I straighten my hair, especially around my face where it literally looks as though I have stuck my fingers into an electrical socket.  

As you manoeuvre the brush through your hair, there are massaging ball tips at the end of the brush which are really gentle on the scalp and what I really love is that the cord is a swivel cord, so it means it rotates with you, so no tripping over the cord! Instead, sitting in front of the mirror and actually styling your hair, whilst drying it becomes so easy, I now do it without even thinking about it.  
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
Revlon Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
My hair is just past my shoulders and naturally wavy.  I always used to dry it first with my hair dryer and then tackle it with a brush and my GHD's, now I wrap my hair in my Aquis Towel, wait for it to become almost damp, apply my heat protection product, because again you are using heat on your hair, then section my hair to dry it and style it.  One thing I have always wanted to be able to do is to do a home blow dry without having to be a contortionist to reach the back of my head.  With this brush, I can actually manage it without doing some kind of odd-looking yoga pose to read and the end result is that I have blow dried straight hair with a bit of volume, it isn't flat against my head, it doesn't look lifeless, I have bounce, I have no static, I have no frizz and I have soft, smooth straight hair which takes less than half the time it would usually take to style.

So what you have from Revlon is:
  • A 2-in-1 styling tool that gives the power of a dryer and a volume of a styler
  • An oval brush creates volume at roots and curled ends.
  • A Swivel Cord cable
  • Boosted by IONIC TECHNOLOGY, hair dries faster with less damage.
  • 2 heat settings plus cool setting.
  • Ideal for medium to long hair
So all of this, one happy lady right here and the cost? Well nothing like you will be expecting because it costs just £59.99 from Boots or Amazon - absolute bargain and don't just take my word for it because Gemma over at Gemmaetc is also pretty chuffed with this device.

Now here comes the biggie...I am giving THREE of you a chance to win one of these devices so you can give them a try and all you need to do is use the rafflecopter widget below to enter and it is worldwide.  

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit

The Sleek Ready to Party Kit is really quite something.  If like me you are a Sleek Fan, it is definitely a gift set to be grabbing or adding to your letter to Santa.
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Now as you can see, this is one huge kit and it is described as follows:
Say 'hey' to the ultimate makeup haul! Highlight to the max with Solstice, create an unreal eye with not one, but two liquid eyeliners as well as a pencil eye liner and mascara for extra flutter. Add to that an exclusive I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette Gleaming in Gold, two Matte Me lip creams and a Lip VIP lipstick and you are all set to slay!
I am a huge Sleek fan and have showcased a lot of their products over the last few years. For me they are one of the best brands on the high street and who are not only very purse friendly, but each and every product I have tried has given those high-end brands a run for their money when it comes to pigmentation, wearability, lastability and if you love highlighters, you will love Sleek.

This gift contains:

Highlighting Palette Solstice - It is hard not to be obsessed with this palette. Packaged in this beautiful gold case you will find two baked highlighting powders, one cream formula and one silky, shimmer powder. 
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Pigmented more than I can tell you and suitable for all skin tones.

I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette Gleaming in Gold - This is a set Exclusive and honestly it is just stunning.  
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Like other i-Divine palettes, Gleaming in Gold contains 12 eyeshadows and whilst these ones are not named, they are all shimmery golds and just perfect for party season.

Lip VIP Lipstick Walk of Fame - This is a semi-matte lipstick and as you can see it is a beautiful really pigmented red shade. It claims to be long-lasting and give a velvety finish. Lip VIP Lipsticks are my favourite from Sleek.  

Matte Me Metallic Lip Cream Roman Copper - These Metallic Lip Creams are on trend right now and Roman Copper can be described just as the name suggests. Part of the Distorted Dreams Collection which I reviewed here.

Matte Me Lip Cream Vino Tinto - Given my love for Berry shades, I don't know how this has escaped my clutches because it is every bit as vampy as it is Berry and perfect for now.
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Eau La La Eye Liner Noir - Described as being a pigmented, long-lasting pencil eyeliner, Eau La La is also smudge-proof and if you want a shade other than black, there are 20 shades in total to choose from.

Full Fat Lash Mascara - This mascara was one of the very first I tried from Sleek a good few years ago. It has a domed headed wand which means it grabs onto the smallest of lashes and it also doesn't clump, smudge or give spider leg lashes.

Dip It Eyeliner Black - This is a long-lasting formula which dries fast and therefore doesn't budge, smudge or cake. It has a felt tip style nib to make the art of application an easier task.
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Glitter Eyeliner Gold - Glitter eyeliner is seemingly a thing right now with quite a few brands releasing variations of their own.  For Sleek they have taken their original Dip It Eyeliner and made it a gold glitter one and it is stunning.
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
Sleek MakeUP Ready To Party Kit
This amazing gift set was £50 but can now be found HERE for just £25 at Boots. If you are a fan of Sleek and love their gift sets, then grab this one now before it does sell out.

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