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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Body Shop Haul

The Body Shop Haul

If you saw my recent First Ever Online Body Shop Order Post, you may already know that I've been busy acquiring some new beauty products lately. My order arrived yesterday so I thought it might be an idea to share my experience and update you on what I think of my purchases now they've arrived!

Firstly, I have to say that the delivery options were great. My order came via DPD and I was able to choose another day that better suited me for delivery after the first one wasn't convienient. On the day of the delivery itself, I received a text message letting me know a one hour window when I could expect the package to arrive which meant I didn't have to stay in all day listening for a knock at the door!

The package itself was a huge cardboard box and everything was well protected and nothing was damaged except for the tiniest dent on the Hemp tin lid. 

The Body Shop Haul

The Body Shop Haul

The Body Shop Haul

The Body Shop Haul

The Body Shop Haul

I really like the look of everything I ordered although I haven't had chance to try any of them out yet. You can expect to see some reviews appearing once I've thoroughly tested some of these out. 

I would recommend the Shea Ultimate Luxuries gift set as a good potential Christmas present or even as something to treat yourself with as it does work out better value for money than buying all of the products individually. Plus, always look out for discount codes that can give you up to 40% off!

I'm really happy with my first ever Online Body Shop ordering experience and I'm looking forward to doing it again sometime!

Do you buy yourself Christmas presents before Christmas?

Hanna x

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Review I Let's Go Lashes

Let's Go Lashes in #1 Tease

I don't wear false eyelashes very often but with the party season upon us, it's the perfect time to go all out glam! Falsies are great for helping to achieve that ultra glam and polished going out look, making us look and feel ready to party all night long!

Let's Go Lashes #1 Tease

Let's Go Lashes offer a range of 40 different styles of false eyelashes in four different categories: Tease, Heartbreaker, Temptress and Flirt. I have the Let's Go Lashes in the style Tease #1 which I think are alluring and sultry yet still very natural looking.  

Let's Go Lashes #1 Tease

One of the first things that struck me about these lashes is that they have a clear band which makes them a lot more subtle and wearable than most of the other more typical black banded lashes I've tried in the past. I also like the way that the individual lashes are various lengths as this also create a more natural effect.

 I found applying these to be quick and easy, even though I really don't consider myself to be all that great at applying lashes! I didn't need to trim mine down to size at all, so I just applied the lash glue and let it go tacky for around 30 seconds before I placed them on my upper lash line using a pair of tweezers. I then firmly pressed down the outer and inner edges to make sure they were stuck in place

These can be further blended in and disguised with the use of eyeliner and mascara but I prefer the look these give alone. The finished look these create is natural but very fluttery! 

These lasted well and didn't do that annoying thing that some false lashes do where they start to come unstuck at the edges and you have to keep touching them up with more glue! I will also be able to get at least one more use out of these as they are quite durable.

Let's Go Lashes #1 Tease

These normally retail for £6.50 but there is currently a 3 for £9 offer on all full price lashes with this code: LG3FOR9

And what's more, 28 out of their range of 40 false eyelashes have now been reduced to £2 each! 

Will you be fluttering any flirty falsies this party season?

Hanna x

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Monday, 24 November 2014

AMAZING Budget Christmas Shower Gel

nspa Sweet Treats Cheeky Cranberry Chocolate Shower & Bath Gel 500ml Review

There are always limited edition Winter shower gels available at this time of year. Lush's Snow Fairy is an ever popular choice but at £11.95 per 500ml bottle, it's not cheap. The Body Shop also do some very nice seasonal shower gels including a Frosted Cranberry scent this year and although these are cheaper at only £4 each, you only get a mere 250ml of product. 

Enter the nspa seasonal shower gels, currently available for only £2 from ASDA for a generous 500ml of product and available in a range of four deliciously festive flavors.

The basics at a glance:
Packaging: Round, clear plastic bottle with a red flip lid
Scent: Fruity cranberry and rich chocolate
Consistency: Red gel with slight gold shimmer
Designed for: The body / all skin types
Size: 500 ml
Price: £2.00
Available from: ASDA

I couldn't resist picking up this Cheeky Cranberry Chocolate scent during my weekly food shop as it's the perfect sweet and indulgent fragrance for this time of year. There were also three other foodie flavors to choose from including Decadent Caramel Chocolate, Warm Yummy Gingerbread and Golden & Sweet Caramel Fudge, which all sound delicious to me! 

I really like the nspa shower gels as they lather up well, don't dry out my skin and the 500ml bottle seems to last for ages! Although this shower gel has a subtle golden shimmer running through it, I'm pleased to report that doesn't transfer onto the skin! 

Another great thing about the nspa bath and shower gels is that they can be used as a bubble bath as well as a body wash. This is a versatile product, making it even better value for money in my opinion! 

I also adore the nspa Fresh Sweet Raspberry Shower Gel (review here) but that's definitely more of a summer scent for me.  

I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy using this in the run up to Christmas and you'll probably be seeing it featured in a favorites post soon!

Are you tempted to try one of these limited edition flavors? 

Hanna x
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Sunday, 23 November 2014

My First Online Body Shop Order

My First Online Body Shop Order

The Body Shop regularly has deals and special offers on, but I personally find that the best time to bag yourself a brilliant bargain is just before and after Christmas. 

I made a cheeky Body Shop Order online for the first time recently and it's due to arrive on Tuesday. I wanted to detail in this post some of the savings I made so that you can keep a look out for any similar deals that may be of interest to you. 

Last December, I bought a Body Shop membership card (£5) and became a Love Your Body Member for the first time ever. The card lasts for a year and gives me 10% off all my purchases plus a free £5 gift on my birthday as well as £5 off with my 4th and 8th in-store purchases over £10. As a LYB member, I was recently offered 40% off and a free gift worth £25 with any £30 spend (after discounts) in-store or online. I chose not to pass up on this deal and that decision has resulted in this rather large order being made!

*Cheat tip: You can't currently get your LYB card stamped with online purchases but I'm going to take my invoice for this order into my local store so that I can still get my 4th stamp on my card. This will then give me my free £5 to spend as well as the regular 10% off anything I want to buy! 

The Body Shop Love Your Body Members Event
The Body Shop Love Your Body Members Event

So, here's what I ordered!  

Shea Ultimate Luxuries Gift Set £35.00 

Shea Shower Cream 250ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £4.00
Shea Body Scrub 50ml - Small Size - Individual 200 ml RRP £13.00 / Equivalent 50 ml RRP £3.75
Shea Body Butter 200ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £13.00
Shea Beautifying Oil 100ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £9.00
Shea Eau De Toilette 30ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £8.50
Shea Whip Body Lotion 250ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £8.00

Individual Total =  £46.25 - Gift Price £35.00 = £11.25 Saving 
£35.00 - 40%  LYB Member Discount =  £21.00

Shea Ultimate Luxuries Gift Set
Shea Ultimate Luxuries Gift Set - Image Source

Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil 200ml - £10.00
£10.00 - 40%  LYB Member Discount = £6.00

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil £10
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil - Image Source

Honeymania Lip Balm 10ml - £4.00
£4.00 - 40%  LYB Member Discount = £2.40

The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm £4
The Body Shop Honeymania Lip Balm - Image Source

Shea Lip Butter 10ml - £4.00
£4.00 - 40%  LYB Member Discount = £2.40

The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter £4
The Body Shop Shea Lip Butter - Image Source

Hemp Head-To-Toe Body Care £25.00

Hemp Hand Protector 100 ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £11.00
Hemp Body Butter 200 ml - Full Size - Individual RRP £13.00
Hemp Lip Protector 4.2g - Full Size - Individual RRP £4.00
Hemp Foot Protector 15ml - Sample Size - Individual 100 ml RRP £10.00 / Equivalent 15 ml RRP £1.50

Individual Total = £29.50 - Gift Price £25.00 = £4.50 Saving
£25.00 - My LYB Member Offer = FREE!

The Body Shop Hemp Head-To-Toe Body Care Gift Set £25
The Body Shop Hemp Head-To-Toe Body Care Gift Set £25 - Image Source

Standard Home Delivery = FREE! 

Total Spend = £31.80!

As you can see, delivery for any order over £5 was also free on this occasion which saved some more money. The package is being delivered through DPD and I'm pleased to say that I was even able to change the delivery day to another one which was more convenient for me!

I've been pacing my spending all year in order to allow for indulging in some of the best pre Christmas deals and Post Christmas Sales. This is my first festive treat but it almost certainly wont be the last! I wonder if any of the makeup brands in boots will be doing the free gift with purchase offers this year?

Do you use the festive period to stock up on beautilicious bargains?

Hanna x 

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

£1 Bargain Nivea Lip Butters!

Nivea Lip Butters Raspberry Rose, Vanilla Macadamia & Caramel Cream

I appreciate a whole host of beauty products, regardless of price, but I do like to think that my real specialty is in finding bargains and sharing them with you guys! I recently found these Nivea Lip Butter in some of my local £1 shops and I've already managed to build up quite a decent collection! 

I got the Raspberry Rose and Vanilla & Macadamia Lip Butters from my local 99p Stores. They also had the Original version but I didn't pick up one of those because I already have a lot of plain lip balms. The Caramel Cream Lip Butter was one I spotted in my local Poundland.  

Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose
Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose

Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla & Macadamia
Nivea Lip Butter Vanilla & Macadamia

Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream
Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream
I really like how rich and creamy these are and they're really moisturising too. So far, I would say that my pick of the bunch is Raspberry Rose as it's wonderful and seems good enough to eat (although I wouldn't recommend trying it!)

Nivea Lip Butters Raspberry Rose, Vanilla Macadamia & Caramel Cream
Nivea Lip Butters Raspberry Rose, Vanilla Macadamia & Caramel Cream

These generally retail for over £2 but they can sometimes be picked up on a special offer for less from places like Boots and Superdrug. I would say that even at full price, they're well worth the money but for £1, you really can't go wrong in my opinion! They would also make great little stocking fillers!

Have you tried any of the Nivea Lip Butters before?

Hanna x

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