Last BOOTS Points Event of the Year TODAY

Hello Lovelies!

If you’ve been around this blog since the beginning you know I have a thing for Boots hauls but I only reserve my shopping for when there’s a great points event on. There’s a ton of old posts on this blog about Boots Points Events and the best (ie most parsimonious) way to shop them, but I think my all-time favourite post is this one where I really break it down at the bottom how to decide if the event is really worth your money or not!

discover perfect presents and collect | £10 worth of points | for every £50 you spend*

So the low down on today’s event is that in selected stores (find out which stores here) there’s a special event where every £50 you spend nabs you £10 of points, after 3pm there’ll also be fun in-store activities and drinks so if you’ve the time, make a day of it! If you can’t spare the time, then they’re running the event online as well but online you’ll need to spend £60 to get the £10 of points.

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Amazing Christmas Beauty Box Deal

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Christmas is inching ever closer, it’s finally December and those of you with Advent Calendars must be rejoicing as you finally get to start opening those exciting little drawers.

Ultimate Beauty Christmas Gift!

I spotted an amazing beauty box deal on IWantOneofThose, a site full of random, quirky and fun gifting ideas. To be honest I didn’t realise they did much beauty things but this is the second time I’ve spotted a beauty box deal on their site and they tend to team up with existing beauty box companies offer the old boxes on a deal, usually 3 for 2, which is a great bargain! The ones on offer this time is the Look Fantastic beauty boxes, the Christmas 2015 series which, if you weren’t aware, runs October, November and finally December.

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Quick Alert – 50% off Very Exclusive with AModelRecommends, today only!

An uber quick one for you guys, just spotted the amazing 50% off code for Very Exclusive for A Model Recommends readers (I can’t recommend (see what I did there?) that blog enough, I’m a huge fan!). 
Would be incredibly rude of me to post that code on my own blog so please head on over to the AMR blog here to find the code as well as Ruth’s top picks for the sales (converse for £25?! Yes please!!). 

By the by, Very Exclusive do designer clothes, shoes, accessories but also beauty, so if you’ve been eyeing some new skincare or need to restock, now’s the time! 


Bank Holiday Sales!

Hello Lovelies!

Nothing beats a good deal/sale and somehow whenever it’s a Bank Holiday the stores all put out their best bargains, so if there’s anything you’ve been eyeing in particular or any purchases you’ve had on your wishlist, now’s the time to get them =)

I’ve rounded up the top Bank Holiday offers I’ve seen (there’s loads more out there, honestly I think almost every retailer has something going on even if it’s just free delivery or a 10% off), of course I always mention the caveat that you shouldn’t impulse buy even with a great offer on, only check things out if you’ve been eyeing them for awhile, other sales will lead to you losing out more than gaining!

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My Little Short-Haul Flight Beauty Bag

Hello All!

Hope everyone had a lovely and chocolate-y Easter! One of my top bargain tips is to get your Easter chocolate and eggs AFTER Easter Sunday, so right now, as everything’s now on OFFER 😉 so if you haven’t had an egg yet now’s the time to treat yourselves!

I’ve had a great weekend away in York at my church’s annual Easter camp, we’re a tiny little church but we’ve loads of branches scattered about UK so we all gather together once a year and it’s great to see everyone and really take time to touch base with God out of our daily hectic schedule. But, honesty, church camps are not the most relaxing things in terms of physical rest! There’s so much going on: constant concerts, catching up with friends you saw a year before (having some really deep conversations, I love how people are so willing to open up) and there’s also lots of sports activity areas as well. I’m a bit of an introvert so it all gets a bit much and by the end of it I just want another holiday! Lol. So the boyfriend and I are in Amsterdam for the next 3 days, yay. What a difference huh!


Considering the amount of time I spend on a plane, I really don’t do enough travel posts, so am making use of free wifi at Amsterdam Schipol airport (gotta love free wifi overseas! It’s so useful at an airport especially).

So for this trip I really wanted to keep it light, we’re travelling budget so we don’t have a check in baggage, so all liquids we carry have to be under 100ml and in our hand carry. These aren’t all the liquids I brought with me, just what I like handy on a plane.

1) Tissues – something I try to always have on me, either that or wet wipes.

2) Hand Sanitiser – ditto as above, this Bodyshop Grapefruit one I got in the sale I posted about before, gotta love the zesty scent!

3) Concealer – 17’s Phroarr Paint, a great budget concealer that’s high coverage and has a handy little mirror in it, I always keep it in my handbag for that reason. I don’t wear makeup on the flight (it’s dry enough as it is on flights) but I might put on some concealer and at most a slick of lip tint before it lands). Full review of this to come soon if I’m good!

4) Lip Balm – another I always have on me (how boring is this turning out to be??) this is a Dr Organic one from the latest BBB box, it has argan oil, avocado and spf, so moisturising and great for day time. Also smells like marzipan, very tempting.

5) Oil Blotters – I keep those on me usually as well as I’ve quite an oily complexion, I tend to use these to blot and freshen up just before I leave the plane. These are some Clean and Clear ones but I do find that both cheap and pricey brands work equally well when it comes to blotters.

6) Sweets/Gum – I don’t usually have these on me but more for the boyfriend when we’re flying I try to have either or both, it really helps the ears ‘pop’ when the plane is ascending or descending. These are Fisherman’s Friend Citrus, very menthol and fresh! Great as a breath mint too.

7) The Bag – from Paperchase, I love it it’s beautiful, received it from a friend a few years back now (she’d put some pretty makeup items in it so it was a sort of package) and while I’m sure it’s meant to be a pencil case I’ve used it as a makeup pouch, a jewellery holder, random items purse etc etc. only downside is that it is made of cloth so could stain easily.

Well that’s it! I do tend to have more face and hair mask/treatment bits and bobs if I’m on a long haul flight but for short hour or three flights this is pretty much what’s on my handy makeup and beauty bag. Obviously I also have things like my passport, earphones, phone and portable charger with me. Although you know what, both my boyfriend and I forgot a travel adapter this time!!! It’s going to be a test of seeing how long our portable chargers can last us and how much we can stay off our phones… Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise?

Let me know what you usually carry on your flights! =)