Sound the alarm – the sales have started. Cue mass hysteria and prompt emptying of purses for beauty-wise there are some absolute bargains to be had. But you can spare your fingertip the endless hours of scrolling as I have already put my own index through the pain and scanned my way through umpteen sale pages to bring you all the best bits…
Alpha H 4 Piece Radiance & Renewal CollectionÂ fromÂ Beauty ExpertÂ - Â£104.75 down to Â£35. Is this real life? It’s fair to say that before I shared this snippet of knowledge I may have a put in an order for myself. The set includes full-size bottles of the Balancing Cleanser,Â Liquid Gold,Â Essential Hydration Cream and a half-sizeÂ Absolute Eye Complex, all for Â£4 more than the RRP of Liquid Gold. The best bargain I’ve found.
YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation from FeelUnique – Â£34 down to Â£28.90. FeelUnique have 15% off across the board on YSL. Not a huge saving, but to get a penny off the luxe range is a big deal so I propose that now is the right time to stock-up on one of the best foundations I’ve found all year. Full review here if you want the deats.
Stila Colour Me Pretty Convertible Colour Lip and Cheek Palette from Beauty Bay – Â£19.50 down to Â£15.60. The Convertible Colours are the stand-outs from Stila’s line so to have five shades lined-up in one compact is just a little dreamy. Creamy, pigmented and with a sheen-like finish, it also contains my favourite colour of all, Gerbera.
Kevyn Aucoin The Candlelight Kit from Space NK – Â£96 down to Â£48.Â I’d been eyeing up this box of Aucoin goodness at the original RRP, so for half price? I’ll take one thank you very much. Inside there’s a Celestial Glow Powder in Candlelight, two Eyeliners (one white, one black), an Eyeshadow Palette and the bit I’m intrigued about the most – a KA Candle.
bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 An Affair to Remember from Debenhams – Â£35 down to Â£23.33. What a pretty little kit. Featuring shimmering tones from olive to golds with a few mauve-y browns thrown in this could be just the nudge I need to take my first jump onto the bareMinerals bandwagon.
Laura Mercier Line and Define Mini Longwear Creme Eye Pencil Collection from Space NK – Â£31 down to Â£15.50. Well aren’t these just dinky? Small enough to throw in your bag to turn a daytime look into an evening appropriate eye; the ridiculously long wearing and creamy formula of these is fast making them a favourite. Plus, my favourite shade, Espresso, is included in this little line-up.
Clinique Black Honey Beauty Set from Selfridges – Â£25 down to Â£16.50.Â Do you remember my ravings about Clinique’s Black Honey range a few months ago? You know, the perfect choice for red scaredy cats? Well now the taster set is coming in at a discounted price; featuring the Almost Lipstick, A Different Nail Enamel and the Superbalm Moisturising Gloss all in the Black Honey hue. Oh and there’s a sample-size High Impact Mascara thrown in there too.
TOOLS AND NAILS
Real Techniques Core Collection Kit from FeelUnique – Â£20.99 down to 15.74. Do I even need to say any more on this one? Containing one of the best brushes ever (the Buffing Brush don’t you know), if you haven’t already picked it up then now is the time.
Nails Inc Porchester Square Gel Effect from Beauty Bay – Â£14 down to Â£12.46. Not the most amazing saving in the world, but it’s worth highlighting just incase you’re in the mood to top-up your polish stocks; Beauty Bay is the place to head to with decent deals on Deborah Lippmann, OPI, CiatÃ©, Essie and the rest.
Red Carpet Manicure Professional LED Kit from Beauty Bay – Â£89.95 down to Â£67.46. *Ridiculously amazing deal alert*Â Since I got my RCM kit nothing else has even touched my toes and in recent months it’s crept up to my fingertips too. High shine colour that’s Â easy apply and lasts weeks. Seriously.
GHD MK4 Styler from Selfridges – Â£99 down to Â£79.Â I’ve been a loyal GHD user since they first came out; my Mum, sister and I used to share a pair. From straightening to waves to full-on curls, I can do pretty much anything I want to do with my locks with these. The original and still the best. And with Â£20 off. Score.
BATH AND SCENT
Diptyque Philosykos EDP from Space NK – Â£68 down to Â£34. One of my favourite scents that I’ve discovered this year. Warm, slightly sweet and a with a hefty hit of fresh noted fig. Errr and it’s half price? I think, due to the fact that it’s in the old square packaging; an absolute bargain.
Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Collection from FeelUnique – Â£50 down to Â£40. One tip-off; the Aromatherapy Associates sets that they bring out for the festive season always get knocked down post-Christmas Day. Stock up for your own bathroom supplies or next year’s round of presents.
Fig + Yarrow Pink Love Salts from Cult Beauty – Â£40 down to Â£32.80. The sale saving makes these the slightly less wallet-walloping version of the Therapie Detox Bath Salts. With a similar fragrance, appearance, results and dare I say it, cuter packaging.
Laura Mercier Votive Candle Sampler Collection from Space NK – Â£42 down to Â£21.Â Four travel-sized candles in four ‘smells so good you’ll want to eat ‘em’ scents. The scent throw on her signature offerings even when unlit is huge, place one in each room and breathe. One of my top picks.