It’s springtime, and Easter sadly didn’t have too many deals that tempted me, so I’m keeping an eye out for some good deals and new products this month. Here are some of the ones that I have found so far that I feel are worth taking a look at…
The May edition of Marie Claire ( £4.20) comes with a free 15 ml Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream worth £28, which is an ideal travel size. Among the other freebies this month are Red magazine with a free Rodial mascara, and Elle has a free Nails Inc nail polish (choice of four shades) as well. Next month in Marie Claire is a free 50 ml Neal’s Yard hand cream, out on 10th May.
Latest in Beauty
Things have changed at LiB with fewer choices (less than 160 at last count) available in the build your own box selections, with many of the same products that have been there for the best par of a year. They do now offer pre-paid subscriptions with a small discount depending on which one you choose. The monthly options are still available, where you can cancel 7 days before your subscription is due to renew:
- 3 items ~ £9
- 6 items ~ £15
- 9 items ~ 18
Other options include:
- 3 months pre-paid and save up to £6 for the 9 item box (£3 for the 3 item box/£5 for the 6 item box)
- 6 months pre-paid and save up to £9 for the 9 item box (£4.50 for the 3 item box/£7.50 for the 6 item box).
- 12 months pre-paid and get one box free for all options.
Currently they have teamed up with the Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards, where you can pick 6 items from a selected shortlist for £25 plus £3.95 postage (free for subscribers). The items will vary from week to week, so check daily, and it’s while stocks last. This can be excellent value for the full sized items, which include:
- Trish McEvoy Fast Track Bronzer Stick
- Espa Fitness Shower Oil
- MAC Lipensity lipstick in Clouds in my Coffee
- Dr Hauschka Rose day Cream
Cougar Beauty Products
Recently the company has been holding a ‘freebie Friday’ where each week they have a free product available, and you simply pay £3.95 postage and packing. This week they have on offer a White Truffle Hyaluronic Acid Facial Oil which is worth £22.95. The product is full sized (30 ml) and is free with the code WHITETRUF18 until 13 April 2018. http://cougarbeautyproducts.com/
I’ve tried a few of the facial oils and serums and they are gentle and not too stimulating, and so it’s worth trying if you are looking for a new facial oil that hydrates and that is also anti-aging.
L’Occitane has a new range out called Aqua Réotier which comes in a gel for normal to combination skins, and as a cream for normal to dry skin, both priced at £28 for 50 ml These are hydrating moisturizers containing water from the Réotier springs in France. To complete the range is an Aqua Réotier Water Gel Cleanser priced at £19 for 195 ml (a light foaming cleanser); Aqua Réotier Moisture Prep Essence, a softening and hydrating lotion, priced at £22 for 150 ml, and an Aqua Réotier Moisturizing Mist, which is £14 for a 50 ml spray.
See online for specially priced duos and sets starting at £35 for a cleanser and moisturizer, or the complete set for £59 instead of £83. Plus, there are bonus gifts of a free cleanser with purchases over £55 (one to be skincare) with the code CLEANSER, and a free hand cream (code 30HC) with a fragrance purchase. Offers are until May 2 or while stocks last.
- *Get 15% off face care when you buy two full priced items (one to be face care) with BEAUTY15 until April 15th.
- FREE Well Being Petite Tin When You Spend £25
Offer code: AROMA
- Create Your Own Travel Collection
Buy 3 Travel Sizes and get a FREE cosmetic bag
Offer code: MINI
Nuxe also have a new range out called Aquabella, with white water lily and rich in hyaluronic acid and w is aimed at combinations skins. The full range comprises of a Micro Exfoliating Purifying Gel (150 ml) @£12; Beauty Revealing Essence Lotion (200 ml) @£13.50, and beauty Revealing Moisture Emulsion (50 ml) @£21 or get the whole set for £39 online from Nuxe.
Birchbox and Cath Kidston
This month, Birchbox has teamed up with Cath Kidston and each box contains a limited edition Cath Kidston hand cream. For fans of her prints, the drawer box is a must, and each subscriber can choose from a Model Co baked highlighter in Moonshine or Frose. A monthly subscription costs £10 a month plus £2.95 postage. Birchbox now offers click and collect, which makes it easier for you to pick up your box at your own convenience.
FREE blush and brush duo with your April Birchbox! Use the code DUO for a free Spectrum brush and Cargo blusher.