First I want to apologise for not having been here for almost a week. I have an ongoing health problem that affects pretty much every aspect of my life and this past week's absence was due to that health problem. So, my first post, now I am back, is just a short one showing you a couple of my freebies and even a prize win, from the past couple of weeks.
Percy & Reed
Glamour magazine this month was giving a variety of Percy & Reed hair care products. I received the Volumising No Oil Oil, which is probably the product I would have chosen out of those available. It was a double freebie for me as my Glamour magazines are from a twelve month subscription I won in a competition last year. The RRP of a 60ml size is £14, therefore this 30ml freebie is worth £7, not bad hey? I haven't tried it yet but will do a full review when I do.
Eau de Lacoste
Next was an Eau de Lacoste roll on perfume freebie. I believe I signed up on their facebook page in the hopes of being one of the people who received this. I apply for so many freebies and enter so many competitions it is difficult to keep up I'm afraid, so hopefully it was from facebook :) I received a 6ml roller ball bottle that is perfect to throw in my handbag and smells wonderful, very light and uplifting, and one I wouldn't mind purchasing in the future. I have never considered buying a Lacoste perfume so this is a great marketing move, much better than the little wipe on samples, which I actually received one of in the post today! This perfume retails at around £40 to £45 for 50ml making this freebie worth around £5, not too bad.
My final freebie worth noting was a 30ml, Elemental Herbology cell plumping facial hydrator, with spf 8. I did have to pay postage for this, £3.50, but considering a 50ml size retails for around £42 and this is a 30ml size, therefore worth around £25, I think it was well worth it. It does feel nice on my face, I feel it fully moisturises even my ageing skin, and even leaves my face with a brightened, almost glowing look. As I have only used it a couple of times up to now I will wait to make up my mind on whether to repurchase or not, but I am very pleased with this product that only cost me the price of shipping.
Competition PrizeMakeon Princess
Finally, I also received a prize that I won last month through a facebook competition with WISHTREND. I won my first Korean make up product and I am thrilled as Korean make up is definitely the current big thing in the make up scene. The products I won are from the Makeon Princess limited edition collection - Super Long Lasting Waterproof Gel Eye Liners. As with all Korean make up the packaging is very pretty, and as it is a tin I will be able to use it to put my little bits and bobs in once I take the products out of it and into my make up storage. There are 5 eye pencils in the tin that range from a charcoal/black colour through brown and right up to a bright gold. They are very pigmented but blend down easily and are so smooth to apply, not dragging my eye at all. I would definitely buy this brand again when I see it, as from the packaging to the quality of the product I am very impressed.
How cute is this packaging? I love it!
What a great range of colours.
Have you had any great freebies or won any nice prizes lately? Let me know in the comment section, I would love to hear about them.
COMPANY #style blogger awards 2013
I almost forgot to mention that I have been nominated for the Company Magazine new comer blogger award. Now I doubt very much I would get anywhere near the short-list but I thought I would let you know and ask that if you have the time, and like my blog of course, perhaps you could go and vote for me here You need to enter your email and my URL, which is http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/ I know it's a lot of messing around to vote but if you do I would really appreciate it, and fully understand that you may have already found a blog to vote for. xx