Until recently M&S weren’t at the top of the list as a beauty retailer but since the introduction of their Beauty Halls it has become quite the destination for all your makeup and skincare needs. They have a wonderful selection of brands and products including some well known names such as REN, Living Proof, Pür Minerals and their own brand Autograph. M&S are always introducing new names in to their line up and have recently welcomed Bourjois, Pixi, Barry M and Stila to their already extensive selection.
During the month of October (while stocks last) M&S have an incredible Gift With Purchase. If you spend £25 in M&S Beauty you will walk away with a cosmetics bag full of this seasons makeup must haves worth over £60. Thats a pretty exciting deal. Each bag contains carefully selected products from some of the best loved brands at M&S Beauty and each bag comes with a treat for your complexion, eyes and lips!
The products come in a beautiful luxurious creamy pink cosmetics bag which is a really good size (you can never have too many makeup bags!) so this along with all the products would make a lovely Christmas gift if you didn’t want to keep it for yourself.
As I said the gift with purchase is worth over £60 and includes,
Stila Lip Glaze
Pixi by Petra Brow Powder Trio
Diego Dalla Palma Ciglione Lash Booster Mascara
Purminerals Correcting Primer
Lola Lip Pencil
Autograph Eyeshadow Palette
I think this is one of the best value gift with purchases I have seen in a long time, you only have to spend £25 which lets face it is so easy,especially with the incredible selection of products available now at M&S.
The offer will run until October 27th & if you’re unable to find it online it might be sold out but still available in store. Let me know if you manage to get your hands on one.
INIKA began in 2006 and almost 10 years later the brand has won over 35 awards for product excellence and innovation, even beating big name brands in open categories. And INIKA’s full natural makeup range is now sold in more than 25 countries around the world. They’re a brand committed to delivering quality without compromising on their key ethics, like being
100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free
By using tubes, pots and brushes that are made from recycled materials and all INIKA packaging is recyclable
INIKA is 100% Certified Halal with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils
Their products contain no petrochemicals, synthetic substances, mineral oils or parabens
I’ve tried a few of their products over the years & their eyeshadow and eyeliner are amongst some of my favourite products from them.
Titanium and Zinc Oxides provide natural sun protection with SPF15
Ideal for skin concerns such as acne, scarring, rosacea or pigmentation
This is a very lightweight foundation which gives surprisingly good coverage. I have never tried a mineral foundation and was convinced I wouldn’t get on too well with this, but I have been proved wrong. It’s extremely easy to apply and it gives the skin a very flawless finish and can be built up to give a more medium coverage which is really good if like me you need to cover any redness or imperfections. Unlike liquid foundations, this feels so natural and light on your skin and you don’t feel like you have a base on.
This foundation has incredible staying power and doesn’t end up looking patchy or uneven after a few hours, it also holds up well in the heat which is great. I also like that it has SPF15 in & Its very easy to reapply throughout the day (I carry a small Kabuki Brush to reapply on the go), especially if you’re going to be in the sun.
Highly pigmented minerals offering a long lasting youthful glow
Non-comedogenic – does not block pores or irritate skin
Naturally water resistant
The packaging of this Puff Pot Blusher is so sweet – you get a mirror on the lid and you apply it to your cheeks by tapping the sponge and the product puffs out. I have the shade Pink Pinch which is an easy to wear sweet girly pink shade, with a touch of glowing shimmer. Not disco ball more beautiful glow. The colour is very light but can be built up, so don’t be afraid of applying too much because the product comes out lightly and nothing is wasted.
Pink Pinch gives your cheeks a subtle rosy look and the finish is really pretty & natural on the cheeks. I love the packaging & the puff sponge applicator, it’s easy to apply and travel with.
Let me know if you have tried any INIKA products and what you would recommend.
Throughout September this offer is will be available from Planet Organic, Wholefoods, Lloyds Pharmacies and at INIKA.co.uk
Products that are marked with a * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.
If you like your skincare / makeup more on the side of luxury then this incredible Bloom With Harrods Beauty Gift With Purchase* is going to knock your socks off. This Spring Harrods are giving away one hefty GWP featuring a great selection of luxurious beauty must-haves worth up to £300, when you spend £250+ on skincare & beauty products. My mum was quite shocked with how much you had to spend to qualify for the offer but when we went through & added up how much the products she uses on a daily basis cost, she soon realised how quickly & easily she could spend £250.
So if your favourite highend foundation, moisturiser, perfume or indeed any beauty product is coming to an end & your looking to repurchase anytime soon, then NOW is the time to browse the Harrods beauty hall, either in store or online and get your hands on this beautiful exclusive offer. This Gift With Purchase is absolutely jam packed with luxurious treats and only available for a limited time.
So before you even get to peek inside this bag of treats you notice the pretty metallic rose gold makeup bag, its quite large, has two compartments and is very well made, it would make the perfect travel makeup bag. I have no idea how Harrods have managed to squeeze all these beauty treats inside but you get up to 18 cult, luxurious and some of Harrods top selling beauty products. So many brands and products you will recognise.
A few of the items I’m most excited about are,
Rodial Dragon Blood Eye Masks Pack of 6 – I love using eye masks, they’re so good for giving your peepers a pick me up after a long flight or late night. I haven’t tried anything from Rodial but I have heard lots of good things about their Rodial range. These are designed to hydrate and refresh whilst also de puffing and giving an instantly bright eyed appearance.
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base 5ml – I have only heard positive things about the Burberry makeup range and it always looks so beautifully packaged. This is a multi tasking base that will protect, moisturise and illuminate your complexion. It can be used alone, as a primer or blended with foundation.
By Terry Baume De Rose 3g – I have had one of these super cute mini pots before & absolutely fell for the hype. I can 100% see why this is a cult favourite in the beauty world. This lipbalm is soothing, hydrating and nourishing, so your lips are getting quite the VIP treatment with this. Its so good to have this back in my makeup bag and I am going to enjoying using it.
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer 8ml – A great quality nail polish & a sweet Spring shade. This will be going straight on my toes. All I need now is for the weather to bring some sunshine & my feet will be flip flop ready.
Decléor Life Radiance – Double Radiance Scrub 15ml – A wonderful spa brand with an emphasis on quality, I have tried a few products from this brand & never been disappointed. This scrub combats dullness and restores radiance to your skin. Perfect for using during Summer when you want to wear a light base, this will help your skin look full of life & radiant.
Diptyque Roses Scented Candle 70g – This is my first Diptyque candle & its just beautiful. The scent is floral & fresh, so this is the perfect time of year to burn it. I was so very happy to see this included in the GWP. Its a mini version but still it will last a decent amount of time.
Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth 30ml – This pioneering beauty balm was first introduced to the beauty industry 29 years ago, so it is a cult classic & very much at the forefront of balm cleansers. I am addicted to cleansing and think this will be so good at taking my makeup off and leaving my skin soft and clean.
Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Mascara 4g – This mascara has spherical brush designed to be precise and give you ultimate control over the brush. I love trying new mascaras, especially high end ones, so this is a very exciting addition to my makeup stash.
Kiehl’s Créme De Corps 30ml – I have used this quite a few times and have to say its one of the best body lotions out there. Its jam packed with so many skin beneficial ingredients including vitamins A & E, beta carotene and aloe vera. You apply this lotion to damp skin and you’re left with nourished, smooth & beautiful looking skin. This is 100% a body lotion you need to try.
Products also included are,
Lancome Absolute Nuit Premium BX 15ml
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Nourishing Oil 3ml
Natura Diamond Life Infusion Retinol Eye Serum 3ml
Philip Kingsley Ltd Edition Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer 40ml
Revive Moisturising Renewal Cream 5ml
Robert Piguet Rose Perfection De Robert Piguet 10ml Rollerball
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infiusing Concentrate 10ml
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml
YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer 10ml
Also to tie in with the Spring theme Harrods have included a cute Seed Bomb – so you can spread the love and grow some pretty Spring flowers. So if you’d like to get hold of this amazing Gift With Purchase you have until the end of May – so get shopping.
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.
Whilst i was in Boots i noticed that No7 were running a promotion. Spend £25 and get a free gift. I have had a few of these in the past. They are always in a good sized makeup bag and have sample sized products. Perfect for travel. So i picked up a couple of items as a beauty junkie i NEEDED the free gift. Right?!
Always nice when they package it up all lovely. Easily pleased.
I repurchased their Cleanse and Care Eye Makeup Remover. I think this will be the last time I repurchase this as they say they haven’t change the formula but I’ve found it really greasy since they repackaged it, I also seem to go through a bottle very quickly. I will use this bottle up then look for something new. Any recommendations. This was £7.75 for 100ml.
The next item was their Protect and Perfect Eye Cream. I’ve used and loved quite a few things from their Protect and Perfect line and eye cream is always something I like to try. I’ve not started using this yet as im currently using up my Germaine de Capuccini eye cream which has been great. I’m excited to use this eye cream, you get 15ml for £15 which is a great price compared to alot of my other eye creams.
Lastly I got their Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask. I have used this twice since i purchased it and its really weird. It heats up upon touching your skin and you rub it in and it acts like an exfoliator. Not too abrasive but you rub it in for about a minute then you leave it on your face for a further 2 minutes before washing it off. It’s not a mask that hardens or goes tight on the skin, it justs sits on top of the skin sinking in then leaves your skin really soft after washing off. I like it so far. So you get 75ml for £12.50 quite a fair price. A little goes a long way with this product s should last you a while.
OK so those 3 products added up to £35.25 then i used my lovely £5 No7 Voucher which took it down to £30.75 (I B Well Good at Maths). So i qualified for the free gift. Am I the only one that gets a little excited by a free gift?!
This free gift is in a blue coloured see through bag, i quite like it and its waterproof so perfect for travelling and for things like suntan lotion. No7 say the free gift is worth £23. So thats fab
The Free Gift is Blissfull Body Wash, Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser, Protect and Perfect Serum, Exquisite Curl Mascara and Liplicious Moisturising Balm. I’m excited to try the tinted moisturiser & the mascara. Have you got your hands on a free gift & of so what did you purchase to get to the £25?