Bargain Clinique Freebie with Glamour Mag [Christmas Stocking Fillers?]

Hey All!

Been awhile since I’ve done a nice round-up of monthly beauty mag freebies but one caught my eye the other day that I couldn’t resist posting (the offer is that good). Now the Clinique X Glamour mag freebies seem to come around roughly once a year (I’ve blogged about it last year as well), I picked up a chubby stick and my favourite moisturiser (convenient travel size!) last time and really loved them, there some great freebies this year as well including:

Clinique X Glamour 2015

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Twas the Night before Christmas – Eve Prep

Hello Everyone!

Oooo, by the time you read this we’re just one day away from Christmas *excites*.

So, what is Christmas prep you ask? Could I mean preparing our skin for Christmas, seeing as it’s going to be a 48-hour gorge-fest of turkey, roast potatoes, puddings and mulled wine plus possibly lots of over-stimulation, excitement, some stress and too-little sleep?

Or could I mean preparing the perfect Christmas outfit or the perfect makeup/look/hair for the big Christmas day?

Or maybe I’m going to go down the mushy route and talk about how to prepare ourselves spiritually for Christmas?

Actually, I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this except that I knew I wanted to write about Christmas prep and here I am, writing about writing about Christmas prep. Hmm. Well, it’s a start.

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GGUGGG – Present Presentation

Happy Day Before Christmas Eve!

It’s time for another Gift Guide for the Un-Gifted in Gift-Giving post!

Can I call it Christmas Eve Eve? But then where does it stop??

Anyway, at this point I’m guessing you’ve either got all your presents sorted or you’re giving up (or you’re going with the ingenious idea of subscription boxes that I mentioned yesterday!).

If you’ve actually got everything all together (whow, I’m impressed, since I’m away for Christmas I’m actually going to be giving some people presents after the New Year… is that terrible of me?) then now’s the time to worry about presentation! See what I did there? Punny, eh? 😉

But wait a minute!!! After spending hours worrying, considering, thinking and finally buying the presents… now we’ve got to wrap them?! Even when it’s going to end up like this anyway:

Unwrapped Christmas Presents

Time to cry over the hours spent wrapping…

Actually, no!

Forgot wrapping, I hardly ever wrap anything. By ‘Present Presentation’ I mean, well, ‘presenting’, especially in a way that will avoid any wrapping whatsoever. Because if you’re like me and like to tear the wrapping off (peeling it off cautiously and saving it is just… un-fun) then wrapping presents just leads to waste-generation.
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GGUGGG – Last Minute Gifts You Can Still Get!!!

Happy Sunday!

Wait, it’s Sunday the 22nd, the day before the day before Christmas Eve and you still haven’t sorted out all those presents?! =O

That’s okay, I totally feel ya.

Thing is, this is where online shopping fails us, as it just won’t get to you in time (even if a retailer says it can get to you by tomorrow, don’t risk it, what if it doesn’t?! how embarrassing to explain would that be??).

So there’s no choice, you’ll have to get wrapped up and head out to Christmas shop, facing the cold and, even worse, crazy hordes of late-minute Christmas shoppers who are as equally frenetic and desperate as you are… or do you?

If you’re in this predicament and wondering if there’s a good way out of this mess while still delivering a great Christmas present, I’m here to give you your answer in this latest instalment of wonderfully named gift-guide series: Gift Guide for the Un-Gifted in Gift Giving, or GGUGGG =D

Ah, that elusive perfect Christmas Gift...

Ah, that elusive perfect Christmas Gift again… you can still get it!!!

What is this gift that you can buy from the comfort of your own home, will be a lovely gift anyone would love to get, will be delivered instantly and don’t even require wrapping in most cases? The answer’s so simple you just might give yourself a bonk on the head with a giant candy cane…

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Bargains

Happy Saturday!

So, it’s officially the last weekend before Christmas and you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet???

Fear not! I’ve spotted some amazing deals that just might save you in time…

Firstly, Marks and Spencer’s are doing an amazing 50% off Beauty Gifts, it’s also 50% off of Christmas Gifts/Items and 30% off women’s, men’s and kid’s stuff. There’s actually quite a few useful things in the Christmas section, like half price wrapping paper and crackers but let’s concentrate on the fun stuff, shall we?

In the Beauty section, there’s loads of options, I’ve spotted lots of weekend-bag-type travel sets (who doesn’t love a good one) and plenty of items come in at under £5 too with the half price offer on *win*! There’s skincare, bath + body and even makeup sets in there, even spotted one skincare set for men (notoriously hard to shop for apparently).

On a related note, how gorgeous does the monogrammed Downton Abbey lipgloss set look??

Downton Abbey LipglossThese are just £4.75 and there’s also bath sets and nail sets at a similar price range, or you could splash out and get Luxury Bath and Body Collection for £24.75. Perfect gift for an older female relative I’d say!

Whatever it is, I suggest you browse quick and buy quick from the Beauty section, just yesterday they still had some amazing value Roger and Gallet sets which are now all out of stock as everyone else is probably also Christmas shopping online in a panicked frenzy.
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