What does £2 buy you?

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 19 - 2010

Ordinarily… not a lot… a bag of Twiglets and a can of Rio Tropical.

But log on to Wahanda today, ‘cos they’re changing all that!

If you’re lucky enough to live near London, Birmingham, Manchester or HOT new Wahanda location LEEDS, then you can bag yourself £20 worth of treatments for a measly £2!

None of the links above are affiliated… though if you’d like to use my personal link to sign up (it bags me a £5 Wahanda voucher, you can do so here).

I’m going for this deal, I need my roots doing… with the voucher, it’ll cost me £10!  Could I love Wahanda’s Mob Deals any more?  Seriously…. I’ve never experienced such indulgent pampering in my life!


Summer Beauty Sales Round Up

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 8 - 2010

I’m on a little self-imposed no buy… it’s not time-limited, it’s more ‘sale’ limited.  I’ve splurged over the last few weeks.  First in the Harrods Beauty Hall (whoop, whoop sales!), then at MAC (bloody In The Groove) and then courtesy of some lovely Shu Uemura on Goss’ blog.  Yeah, I’ve been a little too tempted recently… and that doesn’t even include a few online shops and 1 or 2 sneaky counter stops.

So, what’s the best cure for a woman with shopaholic tendencies?

A great big internet-wide Summer Sale of course!!!

Nnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh.

That’s the sound of me physically restraining my fingers from whipping out the debit card.

Seeing as I’m not allowing myself to physically “checkout” the various things in my basket, I’m putting them here instead… it’s therapy.

Here’s my top buys from the various Beauty Sales around at the moment.

1. The only thing that tempts me on HQHair at the moment is this Urban Decay Preen Palette marked down to £12 from £18 – That’s £2 a shadow, not even including the 24/7 pencil!  You gotta love beauty spending justification maths right? 😉

2. Second up is an item from one of my favourite beauty sites BeautyBay.com, they mostly have awesome sales and I’m not disappointed this time round.  Becca eye shadows with a 70% saving?  I’ll have Chintz, Jacquard and Shantung please… no one wants the white one.

3. Another BeautyBay.com temptress is this Paul & Joe lipstick in 20.  I initially though, “Oh… it’s one of them dark, grungy colours that no one really wants”, but it’s called Milk Chocolate… and I reckon it’s probably a nice sheer cocoa.  Probably.

4. BeautyExpert only had one thing I’d take a flutter on… (get it!) – Every girl needs a pair of Shu Uemura feather lashes right? RIGHT?  This pretty pair can be yours for a very reasonable £13.50…. again, I say… NnnnGGGGHHHH!

5. ASOS, YOU BASTARDS!  Oh my god… I’ve been checking your sale pages for weeks and now I’m on a nooooooooo-buy, you go and update!  Check this out!  Everyone wanted a bit of Illamasqua Jo’Mina Nail Polish right?  Well, now it’s on sale at nearly half price!  Well… nearly…

oh… Baptiste is also up there… *bites knuckle and sobs*

6. Also reduced on ASOS… By Lauren Luke… £10 off each palette.  My Vintage Glam was the one that caught my eye back when they were released.  £25 was a teeny bit too steep for me… £15?  Rip your arm off.

So there’s my virtual shopping list… I’m so freakingly dreadfully tempted by the ASOS stuff… even some of the BarryM lippies are up there for £2.50 each.  I may console myself with one of those instead.  Or you may be seeing a slightly larger haul post next week.  Stay tuned.

If you buy anything, let me know…. I can take it!

Still resisting Barielle?

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 5 - 2010

Maybe this will change your minds…

ARGH!  Stop!  Must. not. buy. more. polish!

But yano…. if you wanted to, here’s the link

Liz Earle fans…

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 3 - 2010

… don’t forget to flick over to Sky Channel 640 today to check out today’s QVC TSV (Today’s Special Value).

All this for £39.96!

Contents:

  • 1 x Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Tube (100ml)
  • 1 x Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer (30ml)
  • 1 x Skin Repair Moisturiser (50ml) – choose from Dry/Sensitive, Light or Normal/Combination
  • 1 x Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion (150ml)
  • 1 x Daily Eye Repair (5ml)
  • 1 x Energising Body Wash (100ml)
  • 1 x Energising Body Scrub (50ml)
  • 1 x Foot Scrub (100ml)
  • 1 x Foot Repair Moisturiser (30ml)
  • 1 x Sheer Pink Lip Shimmer (5g)
  • 2 x muslin cloths

It’s beauty month at QVC so I’m looking forward to finding out what other TSV’s they have up their sleeves!

What’s been some of your favourite QVC Beauty bargains over the years?

Cherry Culture 20% off Everything!

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 27 - 2010

Naughty Cherry Culture, just as I was on my way to bed went and announced a site-wide 20% off sale!

Yep… 20% off your NYX and Milani ladies!

Go forth and shop!

Clinique Summer Skin Event!

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 25 - 2010

From the 25th June – 22nd July 2010, Clinique are offering custom fit skincare consultations.

Pop along to your nearest counter and they will help you determine your skin care needs.  Whilst stock lasts, you will receive one of five concern kits, free with any two skin care purchases.

For images and specific kit info, read more after the cut…

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Did you guess? Wahanda Mob Deal – Fish Pedicure!

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 24 - 2010

Remember this post?  I hinted at today’s Wahanda Mob Deal.

How cool (and completely freaky) is this?

Aqua Sheko are offering a 30 minute fish pedicure treatment for a pretty amazing price of £12.  Saving 60% off the usual price of £30.  I’m in London and away from home today and tonight, but if I can get my iPhone working on the Wahanda site, I’m totally in!

From the Wahanda site:

The Garra Rufa, a native Turkish fish are also known as doctor fish, the tiny toothless carp thrive in warm water and live off anything available – including dead, flaking skin.

I’m having an “OMG that’s gross but I wanna try it anyway” moment.  I’m guessing that if you’re REALLY ticklish, you may want to give this one a miss… but I kinda like it *blush*.

Mr. L hates anything touching his feet, so I think I’d be going on my own… which doesn’t sound half as much fun – spoilsport!

Anyone else up for a nibble?  I mean bite?  I mean… um…. anyone else fancy it?

Bargain of the Week…

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 17 - 2010

No, really…

Unboxed Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks in Nectar and Rose for £16 each with free postage?

I’ll take both thanks.

Rose

Nectar

Let me know if you indulge, who needs boxes anyway?

Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream goes Supersize

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 11 - 2010

Elemis, who were recently voted “Best British Brand” at the prestigious UK CEW awards are marking a special occasion with a rather special release.

Celebrating their 20th year, one of their most celebrated products has undergone a transformation!

From the 31st May until the 27th June, you can purchase a supersized 100ml pot of Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream for £99.  Taking into consideration that a 50ml pot retails at £75 and if I do my maths correctly… that makes a saving of £51!

Now, I’m not gonna pretend this is the “bargain du jour”, some skincare is just pricey, and Elemis’ Pro Collagen Marine Cream most definitely falls into the luxe range.

It’s been a product that I haven’t been without since I first got a sample from the Elemis counter last year… infact, I think I posted about it.  Yes, I did!  I’ve never actually reviewed PCMC other than to declare random love for it occasionally (I will put that right soon!).  Anti-Ageing skincare reviews are HARD, I think they’re so personal and more often than not based on how a product makes you feel rather than any immediate effects.

By the way, Elemis are hustlers with their generous sampling policy!  That 15ml sample I innocently picked up last Summer has cost me a bleedin’ fortune since!

You can buy the Limited Edition 100ml Pro Collagen Marine Cream online from their website at TimetoSpa or from your nearest Elemis counter or Spa.  But only until the end of the month!

Purses at the ready…

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 11 - 2010

…Bargain hunters may not want to miss this quick public service announcement!

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Liz Earle’s cult Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and for one day only you can purchase Cleanse & Polish for the original launch price of £9.50, saving over 25% off today’s retail price of £13!

“Quick, tell me how!” I hear you ask…

You can purchase it at this special price online through the Liz Earle website on Tuesday 15th June.  Set your alarms!

Barielle Wildflower Collection – June Bug NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 9 - 2010

Taking advantage of Barielle‘s current ‘buy one get one free’ offer, I find myself the new owner of four new Barielle shades.  I should have behaved and gone for two… but I even had a hard time narrowing it down to four.

I chose two shades from the Spring Wildflowers Collection (which was WILDLY late to arrive in the UK) and two from the High Steppin’ Summer collection.

I’m being a bit of a kid in a sweet shop, because I still have a couple left from the Urban Decay Summer of Love set to show you, but I simply couldn’t resist cracking open June Bug (£8) first.  After all, I’ve been desperately desiring it for the last 5 months.

I’m delighted and annoyed with it all at the same time.

I mean, once applied… I love it and I’m very pleased that I bought it… It’s like nothing else that I own.  But my God I turned the air blue during application.

Gloop, gloop, gloop.  This polish is thick.

It spread like marmite on my nails and with the addition of the glitter gave me a horrible satin bumpy finish that needed two coats of quick dry to stop me from reaching for the nail varnish remover.

However, once all is said and done… it’s one of those polishes that ends up looking far neater and more uniform than you would have thought possible during application.

The glitter is subtle and it mixes in beautifully with the shimmer that is present in the muted baby-blue base.  Mr. L couldn’t detect the fuchsia glitter from a distance of 4 foot until the sun caught my nails and it gave a litte sparkle.

I’m talking myself round as I’m writing this and casting glances at my fingertips.  I was cross with it as I was trying to work with that 2nd coat that was drying as quickly as I could put it on… but you simply have to forgive a polish that ends up looking as pretty as this does.

That pesky reflection below makes my nail bed look bumpy, it’s not… two layers of top coat sorted that out nicely.

Barielle are still offering BOGOF on their new Spring/Summer collections, but I’m not sure for how much longer.

What do you think?  Do you like it?

Look out, Look Fantastic have got a sale on!

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 8 - 2010

Click the image to go to the sale!

They could do with having more on offer in the most impressive 61%-99% savings range, though I like the look of this Urban Decay set containing a super-sized bottle of UDPP amongst other things for £18.50 (usual price £35):

and this Bare Escentuals set for £23 (usual price £37.50, though it’s come to my attention that it was never sold in stores at a markup of £37.50….)

Anything on there catch your eye?  Let me know if you buy anything… I’m incurably nosey!  And let me know of any sales you find… I’m also incurably addicted to spending money 😉

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