Freebie Friday.....

Hi all, it's been a while!!! 
***I will post a seperate post with a catch up over the weekend***

I have found a few freebies recently so thought I would share them with you guys! 

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - 10 day sample link - just enter your email address and take the email with you to any Estee Lauder counter and they will colour match you and send you on your way with a sample, I love Double Wear and have reviewed it HERE.

2. The Tanning Shop Lotion link - Sign up to The Tanning Shop's newsletter and as a thank you they will send you a sample of their lotion (scroll to the bottom of the homepage to sign up).

3. Skin PEP link - Skin PEP are offering you a whole choice of samples, from face serums to collagen drinks, just enter your details and they will email you a code to redeem and you don't pay any postage! I received my freebie with 5 days! 

4. Aveeno Daily Moisturiser link - Fill in your details on their Facebook page and your sample will be with you really quickly, mine cam within a week.


5. H.O.Ds 3D Lifting Cream link - Simply fill out your details!

6. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Cream link - Fill your details into the Bare Minerals Facebook page and your will receive a voucher to take to your local counter for a free sample.

7. H&M £5 Voucher - Take your old clothes (not minimum amount) to your local H&M store and they will give you a FREE £5 voucher to spend in store or online, and if you sign up to their newsletter you will receive 25% off too! This ends of the 15th June so be quick!

8. Gloves In A Bottle link - This is meant to be a brilliant hand moisturiser, fill in your details for a sample.


Enjoy 

xxx

Benefit b.right Radiant Skincare Set.....

I am a big fan of some of the Benefit makeup range and I know many of you are too, but I had never tried the skincare and have wanted to for a long time however I didn't want to fork out for a product or products I hadn't tried. 

With skincare products I like to try them over a short period of time before making a decision....this is why I hate skincare sachets with a passion, how can you tell if something works and is good for your skin after one application?! Anyway that's another story! 

So when I received this gorgeous set of mini Benefit skincare products for Christmas I was over the moon! 


Benefit b.radiant Skincare Set RRP £14.50 (I think this is a total bargain!)


Inside the set you receive 6 mini Benefit skincare products to test out! You get:

~ Benefit b.right Foamingly Clean Facial Wash 8.9g (FS RRP £17.50)
~ Benefit b.right Moisturize Moisture Prep Toning Lotion 8.9ml (FS RRP £23.50)
~ Benefit b.right It's Potent! Eye Cream 3.0g (FS RRP £25.50)
~ Benefit b.right Total Moisture Facial Cream 8.9g (FS RRP £28.50)
~ Benefit b.right Triple Performing Moisturising Facial Emulsion SPF 15 PA++ 8.9ml (FS RRP £21.50)
~ Benefit b.right Refined Finish Facial Polish 8.9g (FS RRP £18.50)
*FS - Full Size*

I have been using the products since I received the set and I am really impressed so far, the scent of all of the products is a light fresh fragrance which isn't overpowering at all. My two favourite products out of the set are the Total Moisture Facial Cream and the It's Potent Eye Cream.


Total Moisture is really luxurious feeling, nice and thick but soaks in really quickly without leaving skin greasy and I have noticed my skin feeling a lot softer and more radiant, I will definitely be investing in the full size version of this!

It's Potent really brightens your eyes, if you suffer from dark circles or bags this will work wonders for you however I think if you are looking for more of a wrinkle buster I would stick to my usual favourite eye cream from Balance Me (Wonder Eye Cream).

You can pick this set up from any Benefit counter or if you want FREE delivery you can buy from Feel Unique or if you a Debenhams beauty card holder you can get FREE delivery there!

Have you tried any of Benefits b.radiant skincare range?

xxx

Round Up: Favourite Posts of 2014.....

I recently read on one of my favourite bloggers blogs (Vicki who writes Let's Talk Beauty) a round up of her favourite posts she had written in each month of 2014 and she kindly let me pinch the idea to share with you! It's great to look back on older blog posts and see what I was loving or up to each month in 2014! If you want to look at each post please just click on each picture and you will be magically taken there ;)

JANUARY: Bargains Galore Shopping Haul.....


Febraury & March I took a little blogging break while I had lots on my plate, so off too....

APRIL: Prarie Charms Hair Accesories.....


MAY: TAG - Old Beauties.....


JUNE: Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner.....


JULY: Real Techniques Travel Essentials Kit.....


AUGUST: W7 In The Buff: Urban Decay Naked Dupe.....?


SEPTEMBER: Getting Ready For Autumn: Boots At Bargain Prices.....


OCTOBER: Lush Christmas Is Here.....


NOVEMBER: NARS Blush Dolce Vita, Worth The Price Tag.....?


DECEMBER: Obligatory Favourite Beauty Products Of 2014 Post.....


Enjoy!

xxx

GIVEAWAY: 5x Pawsomebox.....

If you have read my blog for a long time or you follow me on Instagram you will know I am a dog owner of my gorgeous girl Darcy, I love my dog to bits and a while back I was sent a box of goodies for her from the lovely people over at Pawsomebox which I reviewed HERE if you want to check out the contents at the time.


Now this is not my usual beauty based giveaway but when I was asked if I would like to give my dog lover readers the chance to get their hands on a Pawsomebox for their pet via a giveaway (as I know many of you are doggy owners too) I thought it was a fab idea! 

THERE ARE 5 BOXES UP FOR GRABS.

(Darcy with her Pawsomebox!)

Pawsome box is a monthly subscription service.....think Birchbox or Glossy Box except for your dogs!!! Each month you receive a tailored box to suit your dog! When signing up you create your dogs profile and the Pawsomebox team will select products to send you, this service costs £19.90 per month.

So, if you would like to get your hands on a box to give to your beloved pooch all you have to do is enter via the rafflecopter below. Once the giveaway ends (8th Jan @ 7:00pm), if you are a lucky winner I will contact you via email and I will need you full postal address sent over before 10th January as this is the deadline for the new January boxes!

Good Luck!

xxx

***UK RESIDENTS ONLY***

Obligatory Beauty Favourites of 2014 Post.....

So it's that time of year, 2014 is ending and we will all make up resolutions we struggle to keep up past January! 

Every year us bloggers like to share with you our favourite products of the year, so here is my 2014 beauty favourites!


I would be lost without my Real Technique brushes, for me they are great value for money and the range is fantastic, they are my favourite brush brand and will be in my 2015 favourites I am sure! 

W7 In The Buff palette is a product I won over on Rachel's blog Beauty Queen UK (along with some of the RT brushes above) and I reviewed it HERE, great dupe of Urban Decay's Naked palette at a fraction of the cost, this is now my go-to palette!

NARS blush in shade Dolce Vita review HERE, expensive.....yes, worth it..... hell yes!

Benefit Brow Zings is always in my favourite posts (it was even in my 3013 favourites post which you can check out HERE), my brows would be wild without this little kit!

The perfumes I have been loving this years are Marc Jacobs Daisy, Britney Spears Fantasy and Lady GaGa - don't judge a perfume by it's crazy creators, they smell amazing!

Rimmel's Apocolips (review HERE) and Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are my favourite lip products for bright, eye catching and long lasting lips!

Again, Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream has been in many many many of my favourite posts, it does exactly what it says on the tin and you can see real results and the Balance Me team are just lovely which makes me love the brand even more.

Benefit's Total Moisture is a product I am yet to review and have only been using it for a short while but I am hooked already. Fresh scent, thick but soaks in perfectly and makes my skin glow, what's not to love?


BB creams: Balance Me BB Cream is amazing for a light summer BB cream (review HERE) but for winter where I want more of a full coverage I have been using Missha M Vita BB Cream which I am yet to review but I will do very soon, full coverage, good for oily skin and lasts all day.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation, as my regular readers will know I used to rave about Estee Lauder Double Wear (which I do still love) but this foundation gives the same fab coverage but feels so much lighter on the skin.

One product which isn't pictured as I have just ran out is Benefit's They're Real mascara, every one should own this mascara, it lengthens my lashes without clumping them, perfect.

And that's it, the products I have been grabbing every day and I will repurchase every single one!

What have been your beauty favourites of 2014? Have you written a favourites post?

xxx

Merry Christmas.....

I hope all of my lovely readers are having a fabulous day and Father Christmas has bought you lots of lovely treats! Relax, eat and drink too much and enjoy your friends and family.


Lots of love

Em

xxx

Winter Blues & Favourite Blogs.....



Hi everyone!

 Just a chatty post today as some of you may have noticed I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. There is a few reasons behind this but the main one is I have just been so busy! 

With Christmas around the corner I just feel like I have had no time in the day to do anything, I love winter.....the cosy nights in, big warm jumpers.....but I hate the early dark nights, it really makes me feel like I have no time in my day, you wake up, it's dark, you get home from work, it's dark, which doesn't help as a blogger for taking good photos (*note to self, invest in a light box*).

I have been trying to catch up on all of my favourite bloggers blogs and Youtube account at the weekend then once I have done that, it's time for bed again....sheeeeeesh Winter is tiring! I have really loved reading peoples 'Gift Guides' for Christmas and as I am typing this I am still thinking about what gifts I haven't yet got.....It's Christmas in a few days Em, sort yourself out! I am going to try and brave the shops tomorrow!

I have got so much to share with you, I have won a few fabulous giveaways and have discovered some brilliant products so as of tomorrow I am going to try and get myself more festive and make the most of the daylight to take lots of pictures and get some posts written for you! 

I also wanted to share the blogs I have been making sure I catch up on each weekend for the whole of 2014, they are all firm favourites of mine - just click on the picture to check them out if you don't follow them already.....

beautyqueenuk
Rachel writes Beauty Queen UK and is always on the top of my reading list!

Vicki is a Northern blogger like myself and does the best product reviews!

Big Fashionista

Kellie always makes me laugh, her writing is fantastic and she always gives you something to think about!

Beauty Balm

Sandra is always reviewing the most beautiful looking products, from natural products to a bit of luxury.

HONEY GO LIGHTLY

Sam's blog is just delicious, literally! She makes the best food and throws in fashion for good measure.

Enjoy and keep your eyes peeled for a new post tomorrow!

xxx

Perfume At Bargain Prices - Perfect For Christmas.....

If you are planning on buying perfume for somebody this Christmas then before you hit the high street or browse for great deals online you MUST take a look at COSME-DE.com.

I have spoken about this company before (you can read my post HERE) and since being contacted by them a while a go I have become a huge fan of the site! Not only do they have some absolutely amazing prices on top quality perfumes and have a huge range of beauty products from a variety of brands such as.....

L'Occitane ~ Caudalie ~ Clarins ~ Benefit ~ Chanel ~ OPI ~ Weleda ~ Lancome ~ Neal's Yard ~ Moroccanoil ~ Aromatherapy Associates ~ I could go on!!!

They are currently adding 3 perfume samples to all fragrance orders so you can test out some different scents and how could I forget the FREE gift wrapping service too! 

I have spotted great bargains on the website and will be making another order this afternoon, with up to 60% OFF fragrances and many more offers from gift sets, skincare and makeup, it's a beauty lovers dream! Whenever I have used their website I have had my products within 7 days and they are always extremely carefully packaged. See some of the bargain prices below.....


*Marc Jacobs Daisy 100ml RRP £60.00 - COSME-DE price £44.00!!!

Lady GaGa 50ml RRP £31.00 - COSME-DE price £25.00!!!

If these prices aren't enough for you to pop over and take a peek them have a look at this competition they are currently running, top spenders will be in with a chance of winning some great prices and 5 randomly selected customers will win a $25 voucher to spend on the website, not too shabby!

~~~ For Christmas delivery the cut off date is 12th December so be quick! Delivery is FREE on orders over $60 which is approximately £38.00 ~~~


Have you had a browse through COSME-DE.com before?

xxx