Thursday, 27 November 2014

Best of Black Friday Beauty & Style

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Head spinning at all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers? Yep, mine too. I’ve spent hours wading through (and being tempted by) them and here are my Top Picks - all things I’d love regardless, so the fact that they’re on offer is a true bonus. I’ve included some style picks that were too good not to share!

BENEFIT I’M GLAM THEREFORE I AM: SAVE ALMOST £10

This gorgeous make-up kit includes 4x eye shadows, a blush, highlighter, mascara and lipgloss in really flattering, wearable shades. I think these Benefit kits offer brilliant value even at full price and this will go fast - great gift idea!

Benefit I’m Glam Therefore I am, £19.68 (RRP £29.50)

 sANCTUARY SPA BOX DELIGHTS

SANCTUARY SPA BOX OF DELIGHTS: HALF PRICE

I really rate Sanctuary body products and have used them for years. Packed with enough treats for at least six months, this beautifully presented gift set would spoil one lucky person - or could be split it up for stocking fillers!

Sanctuary Spa Box of Delights, £22 (RRP £45)

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SMASHBOX MINI BEST SELLERS: HALF PRICE

When I featured Smashbox Primer recently, lots of you were interested in trying it - and here’s your chance! This kit includes the original Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Photo Finish Eye Primer (liking the sound of that!) and Full Exposure Mascara.

Smashbox Mini Best Sellers Kit, £14.50 (RRP £30)

 

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HAND CHEMISTRY: 3 FOR PRICE OF 1

A recent brand discovery that I hadn’t yet shared and one that I’m blown away by… you all know how obsessive I am about hand creams and after using this trio I’m completely WOWed. I noticed a difference in the texture of skin on the back of my hands within days. I know that sounds mad - I was pretty shocked too - but then the products did come recommended by people whose opinion I totally trust (British Beauty Blogger + Kenneth Soh, you were right again!). I’ve been using the Hyaluronic Concentrate (aka supersonic moisture in a pump bottle) all over my body and it’s just amazing - my skin practically hoovers it up.

Intense Youth Complex hand cream targets 8 signs of ageing; Hyaluronic Rich Hydrator gives deep above + below surface hydration in very cold weather and Hyaluronic Concentrate provides supersonic levels of hyaluronic acid, nature’s mega hydrator for smoother, plumped skin on the hands and body (trying mine on my face next!).

Hand Chemistry Winter Moisture Bundle, £20 (rrp £54)

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PAI PURE HYDRATION: £90 OF FREE PRODUCT WITH STARTER KIT

Pai was one of the first skincare ranges I discovered and fell in love via my blog and I’ve had several products in my stash ever since. Created to meet the needs of the most sensitive skins, it’s one I turn to when my skin is feeling fragile or overworked - and the skincare brand I always recommend with total confidence that whoever uses it will love it too.  Kits are available for all skin types - I was torn between this and the Instant Calm range and wouldn’t hesitate to try either.

In the Kit: Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Organic Muslin Cloth, Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Skin Tonic, Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream

FREE Extras (all full sized, with RRP fyi): Wild Oat & Sea Aster Instant Calm Redness Serum £42.00, Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream £28.00, Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator £20.00

Pai Starter Kit (inc £90 worth of free bonus products), £75

 

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PHILIPS SONICARE DIAMONDCLEAN: SAVE £150

This is about as glam as tooth brushing gets and I really want one. Not just a pretty face, it’s the No1 recommended sonic toothbrush brand by dental professionals worldwide, promises 100% more plaque removal and whiter teeth in one week.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush, £99.99 (RRP £249.99!)

 

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SENSATIONAIL DELUXE GEL STARTER KIT: HALF PRICE

My favourite beauty gadget… this home gel polish kit by Nailene contains everything you need for 20 professional quality manicures that last around 2 weeks. If you missed this last time it was on offer, now’s your chance!

SensatioNail Deluxe Gel Starter Kit, £50 (RRP £110)

 

 Liz Earle set

LIZ EARLE: 20% OFF TOP SELLERS HERE

This skincare duo includes Liz Earle’s No1 product, Cleanse & Polish with a bottle of Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which is my favourite from the range! The 20% discount offer ends midnight tonight (Fri 28 Nov).

Liz Earle Beautiful Skin Duo, £22.40 (RRP £28)

 

STYLE: DAYWEAR

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URBAN OUTFITTERS: UP TO 50% OFF HERE

I’ve been after a blue plaid shirt for months… throw in a few sequins and I’m sold: Lee blue/black sequin plaid shirt £52.50 (RRP £75). The deep Prussian blue (& lower pricetag) of the overdyed one is also luring me: Overdyed tartan flannel shirt £21 (RRP £30)

 

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I’m on a Hat Hunt and torn between the cuteness of this fluffy beanie and super stylish 100% wool felt hat, which I know would take more oomph to wear (probably giving me some in the process!). I’m liking the grey, which seems more relaxed and wearable than the usual black.

Black Cable Knit beanie, £20 (RRP £40), Grey Bollman Wool Hat, £30 (RRP £60)

 

STYLE: EVENING

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BODEN: 30% OFF EVERYTHING WITH CODE F4V7 HERE | ATTERLEY ROAD UP TO 75% OFF SLECTED (FRI) & 25% OFF EVERYTHING (MON) HERE

With party season approaching, no doubt I’m not the only one thinking ‘what to wear?!’ This Gunmetal bag, £24.50 (RRP £35) is calling me in (total magpie, can you tell?). I think it would tone in well with the gold jewelled flats and jeans for daywear or a little black dress and the black jewelled heels for evening.

The real star of the show from all my finds is this beautiful Day Birger et Mikkelsen black lace top, £35 (RRP £140) which I’ve had my eye on for weeks and CAN NOT believe the reduction (yep, I’ve already ordered it, so excited!). Also comes in an equally pretty short sleeved version.

 

DON’T MISS…

Johnlewis.com - 10% off Beauty, 20% off handbags (inc some premium) & more

HouseofFraser.co.uk - 10% off Beauty, up to 40% off across the site

Selfridges.com - 20% off online with code SELF14 (til Sun)

Feelunique.com - 15% off beauty all weekend with code CYBER15

CultBeauty.co.uk - up to £75 off (codes on site)

Topshop.com - up to 50% off + free delivery

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