Winter 40 results

Chill Out And Soothe Tired Eyes

We all know the old kitchen beauty trick of popping cucumber slices on the eyes to reduce puffiness, and while it can be effective, Dirty Works have come up with a better alternative. Cucumber Eye Pads, £4 for 10 pairs (Sainsbury's) are pre-moistened, so you just pop them on eyes and sit back and relax for 10 minutes. They're so soothing you can almost feel the puffiness and dark shadows disappearing. And to really make the most of the relaxing time, get out that face mask you've been ...

Cute Minis On Offer

If you're thinking about packing for a trip soon you'll be trying to cram as much as possible into your toiletries bag. We've found some lovely mini products at M&S, such as this pack of four shower gels - in coconut, aloe vera, shea butter and lemon - for £3.99, and they're currently on offer, at buy one get one half-price. The Nature's Ingredients collection is very pretty, and with this offer on, there are some great bargains. The last thing you want is a big, heavy case weighed down ...

Bargain Tanning Products

It's definitely self-tanning season, and if you choose the right tan, you'll find it won't cost a fortune. A bottle of St Tropez can last around six weeks if applied regularly. Every three days is a good benchmark for reapplying tan, that way you don't have to use as much as you're topping up the colour, and it also looks more natural. TJ Hughes is a great place to look for bargains - in stores right now, St Tropez Bronzing Mousse and Bronzing Lotion starts at £9.99 - half the price of the ...

Cheaper Than … Lip Fillers

Gone are the days when lip plumpers felt like a constant electric shock through your lips. These days, although you can generally feel the plumping agents working, they're comfortable enough to use daily. We've come across an amazing new lip-plumping product - and if you're think of getting filler injections around your lip area, it would be a good idea to try this first. From American brand Fusion Beauty, LipFusion XXL Advanced Priming Plumping pencil, £19.50, is a chunky crayon that is ...

Beauty Box of Goodies For £10

There's something about buying a beauty box that makes it feel like a really indulgent treat. Even if you throw the box away, just the act of having some goodies all packed together feels like a present from yourself. We love this new bargain Beauty Box from Accessorize, £10 (heathcote-ivory.com) which contains three products - a Body Scrub, Hydrating Body Butter and a Cucumber and Aloe Face Mist. It comes in either Lychee Sorbet or Sweet Lotus scents, and as well as looking lovely, the ...

Save Up To 50 Per Cent At Debenhams

Remember the days when January sales started in January ...? Or maybe not quite, but they certainly started after Christmas. Nowadays, it's quite usual for stores to cut prices on Christmas Eve. Take Debenhams - this Marc Jacobs Daisy gift set has one-third off, reduced from £56 to £37.34. There is also 50 per cent off Jimmy Choo Flash scent, reduced from £62 to £31, and £25 off Tommy Hilfiger Citrus Brights for Men and Women, down from £51 to £25.50. These are just some of the ...

Our Favourite Xmas Candle

Tis the season to light a candle ... there's something festive and cosy about having a scented candle flickering as you go about your Christmas business. And this delightful Snow Globe Piped Candle from Bomb Cosmetics, £8.99 (bombcosmetics.co.uk) is perfect. It's scented with crisp apples and spicy ginger and fills the room with festive fragrance. Bomb have a fabulous selection of these well-priced candles which burn for 30-35 hours - that's a few days of lovely smells for less than a ...

Bargain Boutique Make-Up Range

Now you know we love a palette in this blog, they're great value and can save you a fortune. This make-up set isn't exactly a palette but it's actually slightly better. It's a full face for £15. The Boutique Party Edit Kit (Sainsbury's) contains a bronze eyeshadow palette, blusher, lip gloss, bronzer and nail polish. It's a great little pack for taking to work if you're going out festive partying straight from the office. Or perhaps a gift for a make-lover in your life - either way, ...

Festive Nails For £2.50

For an instant Christmas makeover, these nail wraps come top of our 'I'm too busy looking after everyone else' list. They're delightfully festive, take a couple of minutes to apply, and guaranteed they'll make you smile every time you look at your nails. From House of Fraser - you may have seen them on the Christmas TV advert - each pack has four pages of stickers, with a total of 90 tiny stick-ons. They're currently reduced from £5 to a bargain £2.50 - we can't do the sums, but that ...

Bargain Beauty Box From No7

Another brilliant bargain from Boots, this big gift box full of No7 best-sellers is half-price this week. It's down from £75 to £37, with the offer online from today, and in stores from Wednesday. The offer lasts for one week. Called the No7 Ultimate Collection, it has skincare, bodycare and cosmetics, and really is a great buy. It includes Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream, Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream, Beautiful Skin Blissful Body Wash, Beautiful ...

Liquid Gold …

I believe that bathrooms should be a place to showcase some of your loveliest products. Not necessarily to impress others, but for the sheer joy of looking at a beautiful bottle or a pretty product. And this is definitely one for displaying. This M&S Opulence Bath Elixir, £12.50 (marksandspencer.com) is like a big bottle of molten gold. The bottle is smooth and tactile, and the liquid shimmers like something precious. It also smells pretty special - of warming orange and ginger, with ...

A Little Handbag Jewel

If there was ever a perfect lip balm for Christmas, this is it. Those clever people at Balmi have launched this Roseberry version of its best-selling lip balm, £4.99 (River Island) encased in a rose gold pyramid. The attraction of Balmi is two-fold - the balms look fabulous and fit perfectly into the tiniest handbag or pocket, and they're also a joy to apply. They're designed so that you purse your lips together, swipe the balm across and bingo! You have moisturised lips in a fraction of ...

The Secret to a Festive Glow …

Today's glittery offering is this beautiful new powder from Bourjois. Illuminating Java Rice Powder, £9.99 (feelunique.com) is a limited edition version of the Bourjois rice powder first launched in 1879. Amazingly, this little pot of glow powder has stood the test of time and the original version is still a huge seller. This updated version has shimmery pigments all the way through it, so it sets make-up, stops oily patches popping through and also adds a subtle shimmer that catches the ...

Save £33.50 on Skincare

I don't know about you, but I like to treat myself when I'm buying gifts for other people - it makes it all the more pleasurable, I find. And one of my favourite gifts to me is a big boxed set of new skincare. I'm not picky about always using 'matching' products, but it is nice to get a full range, as you're more likely to get the full benefits from the products if you use everything together. Which is why I'm particularly taken with this Merumaya Moisture Marvels Gift Set, which is just ...

Free Juicy Couture Backpack

All this month, The Perfume Shop is offering lots of lovely gifts when you buy perfume and aftershave. This Juicy Couture backpack - which is great quality - is free with any purchase of I Am Juicy scent, 50ml or more, from £50. There is also a lovely dusty pink leather-look Paco Rabanne handbag with the new Paco Rabanne Olympea fragrance, 50ml or larger, from £54, and an Issey Miyake men's messenger bag with any purchase of men's scent from Issey Mikaye, 50ml or larger (thefragrances...