Sunday, 11 November 2012

Boots Bargain - Buy Hydraluron get Peptalash FREE!!

 
So I saw this amazing offer as I mooching around Boots the other day. If you buy one product from Indeed Laboratories range, you get Peptalash absolutely free!!
 

This offer is available until Nov 24th and includes one purchase of Hydraluron, Nanoblur, Eysilix and Snoxin, with a full size Peptalash free.

Personally, I'd buy the Hydraluron, as I have wanted to try it for a while now, especially as the temperature has dropped and my skin is DRY! The £24.99 price tag had always put me off buying it before now, but considering Peptalash is £24.99 too, this is a great deal. I've wanted to try Peptalash for a while as well, but again finances held me off. If you're interested in the entire range, Snoxin retails at £29.99 so this really is a fantastic deal.

Yay for bargain deals :D

Let me know how you all get on if you pick it up!

Steph xx

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Review: Good Things Soothing Scrub

I picked this body scrub up the other day when I was mooching around Sainsbury's. I saw that Good Things was on offer with 1/3 off, so as well as picking up some of their face wipes, I also treated myself to this. For £3.50 I figured you can't go too bad. Now I like my scrubs to be nice and gritty, the coarser the better in my book. The Soothing Exfoliating Scrub is not coarse, it is not gritty. It is much more like a cream with little bits in. This doesn't mean I haven't enjoyed using it. It leaves my skin feeling super smooth and soft, and as all Good Things products do, it smells divine. This was a great product to use after I went a little red in the sun over the weekend. It calmed my skin and stopped me scratching, and my skin felt pleasantly soothed after. This is a loveky body scrub if you're only after a light scrub, or indeed have sensitive skin that needs soothing. It ks available from Boots, Superdrug and Sainsbury's for £4.99 but it's on offer in Boots for £3.33 at the moment! Steph x

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Sales Shopping - I finally have some YSL!!!

So I picked up this beauty when I was shopping in the sales a few weeks ago - Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Volupte Perle in Spellbinding Violet. This was a shade in their Autumn look collection from 2011, and is described by YSL as being:

For sensual, full lips with a subtle satin shine. Balancing colour and shine, the rose gold micro-pearl enriched formula spills across the lips to create a pearlescent shimmer. Lips instantly feel soft and supple and are drenched in gorgeous colour with a satiny-pearl finish. ROUGE VOLUPTÉ PERLE comes in a palette of pearly shades that conjure up the magic of the East; browns, purples and bronzes send out slivers of light to gift-wrap lips in a satin ribbon of colour. SPF 15.

Full price this lipstick retails at around £23.50 but I picked it up for an amazing £9.80 in the sale. Spellbinding Violet is a pretty dramatic shade, but when I swatched it at the counter I just fell in love! The shimmer and pigmentation are gorgeous. Here's a few pics.

  Not only is this a fantastic lipstick, but the casing is just beautiful. The white inside the casing has a gorgeous perlescent sheen and it just looks that bit more sophisticated than most of the other lipsticks I own. (sorry the case is upside down!)
Bullet without flash
And with flash.
The picture above of the bullet with flash is a much more accurate representation of the colour. It's so dark and a lovely royal purple shade. I think you could get away with this in the day if you wore it with a very basic natural face, and of course you could glam it up for a striking evening look too.
 
I took a few swatches for you too.
Without flash
With flash

Unfortunately I couldn't get my camera to get the colour to come up perfectly, but this was the best I could do. It is a lot more purple on the lips and a lot more accurate in colour to the picture of the bullet with flash.

I absolutely love this new addition to my collection and have worn it on a few occasions to work already! It does really highlight any dryness on your lips, so a good scrub beforehand is advised, but it isn't drying, and I love that is has an SPF15 too :)

Have you bought anything exciting in the sales?


Steph xx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

My Topshop Sales Haul

Hello lovelies, how are we all?

Now I'll be honest here, I'm not a massive Topshop fan. I have precisely one piece of clothing from Topshop, and rarely, if ever go in, even to have a browse. I find the clothes are too expensive (I'm on a pretty small budget these days) and being rather larger than I would like, I've stopped buying clothes at the moment.

However, I do like to pop in when the sales are on! And seeing as I had a £10 voucher from my sister as a birthday present burning a hole in my purse, I trolloped over to see what they had.

This is what I got, all for the lovely price of £11 - bargain hunter Queen Steph!

Top row: 3 A4 ringbinders, £1 each.
Bottom row: Sunglasses case £1, baked eyeshadow £2, Gloss Stick in Glisten £2, and a notebook £3.

I'd been on the look out for some ringbinders for a little while now, as I am massive geek and like to tear out and keep all my favourite articles, celeb interviews, hair and beauty how to's, all that kind of stuff from magazines, and I wanted to file them away nicely so I can go back to them and use them, instead of them just lying on my coffee table in an ever growing pile!

The sunglasses case is a lovely floral pattern and it's huge too which is great as I'm actually planning to use it as a case for my hairbrush. It normally ends up floating around the bottom of my bag getting all kinds of dirty from the little bits of fluff and rubbish that live there, so I thought a nice sunglasses case would be a great way of keeping it clean when it's in my bag.
No this eyeshadow is a little beauty of a find. For £2 it's an absolute bargain and I really like the colours, especially the black. They're both very shimmery, but I found when swatching them that they rub off quite easily so I think they'd be best with a primer. The colour pay off is quite good though, and I haven't seen much fall out when using it so far.
This is the eyeshadow with flash.
 And without.
 Here's a swatch of both shades. The green shade is quite light, but it's a lot greener that it looks in this picture. The black side is lovely and dark and very highly pigmented.

Now the Gloss Stick is possibly my favourite. I bought mine in 'Glisten' which on the colour sticker looks like quite a bright pink. I was a little unsure that it would suit me, but I thought I'll get it anyway. After unwrapping it and having a look I'm actually quite pleasantly surprised.






















Here's the bullet with flash and without:

The without flash picture is much more accurate for the true shade. It's a lovely dark pink and makes your lips look gorgeously glossy.
Let's have some swatches:


I love this shade on, and it's not as bright as I had feared :)


So there we go lovelies, sorry it's such a pic heavy, long post - I got a bit excited!

Big love,

Steph

P.S. Sorry for the weird formatting, The Man tried to put the two pics side by side but it's gone a bit funny.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Welcome to Beauty Daze

Hi lovelies, how are we all?
Firstly, thank you to all of you who have followed & are reading my little blog - it means a lot! This blog has been a long time coming - secretly this is my second attempt. I've made it a big New Year's resolution to get this blog off the ground & really get into the habit of posting regularly & maintaining it.
Just to keep you all interested, I've got posts on my amazing Topshop haul - I got 7 items for £11! I've also got posts on YSL, Accessorize and, even though it's way gone now, a post on my Christmas nails because they were just so pretty.
So, I hope you're all as excited as I am for what's to come in the future for Beauty Daze and I hope you keep reading :)
Big love,
Steph
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