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Magazine Freebies in July - Instyle, Glamour & Marie Claire

There are some great Freebies in the magazines that are due out in July (by the way sorry there are no photos in this post, but my computer won't download anything from my camera or phone.  Unfortunately, it looks like its time to invest in a new computer).

Marie Claire (out 3rd July)
Balance Me Moisture Rich Face Cream - 25ml - worth £15
Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm - 40ml - worth £10

Instyle - (out 3rd July) Neal's Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Hand Cream - 50ml - worth £10

Glamour - 7th July (4 to choose from)  Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry
Clinique Chubby Stick Woppin Watermelon
Clinique High Impact Mascara 
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion 
All 4 items together are worth over £30.
Let me know if there are any freebies that I have missed.
Leighlee




Cult Beauty Free Goody Bag

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Cult Beauty are offering a great Free Goody Bag worth over £100 with any purchase over £80.  I think this is a great deal and there are some lovely brands in the goody bag. 
Here's whats inside the goody bag:
Tammy Fender - Epi Peel - A natural exfoliator-come-mask-come-peel that gently refines and resurfaces skin. It combats blemishes, draws out impurities, tightens pores and leaves skin feeling velvety soft and smoothSunday Riley - Good Genes - Good Genes is like faking better genetics! A serum wonder-treatment that smooths, refines, clarifies and brightens your skin, whilst improving its elasticity, it works to undo damages caused by sunlight, acne and pollution.Lea Journo - Hydra-Riche Shampoo or Conditioner - Lea Journo’s Hydra-Riche range is a rehabilitative treat for stressed tresses – restoring moisture and boosting body without adding weight. Locks are left feeling silky-soft with a salon-worthy shine.Oskia - Renaissance Mask - A natural buttering balm designed to …

Primark Haul

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Here's my most recent Primark haul.  It's always so easy to pop into Primark and come out with a big bag of items. The Primark store in Trinity Leeds is really spacious and everything is set out nicely, so it's always good to have a browse in.  Here's my latest haul:

I bought 2 pairs of shoes with crossover straps in black and tan which will be perfect for work.  They were £12 each.

I also purchased a pair of casual black flats that will look great with a skirt. They cost £3.
I bought 5 pairs of plimsolls in different colours for £3 each.   I also bought a couple of pairs of black flats for work. They also cost £3.  
I picked up some colourful summer t-shirts for £4 each (they are very similar to a t-shirt that I bought in New Look for £8 and also similar to a t-shirt that was available in Topshop for about £16.  The material is a little thinner but that's really the only difference.
I bought a striped pair of pj bottoms for £6.
A stripy bag for £4.
An accessory hanger for…

The British Beauty Blogger Dream Box from Latest in Beauty

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I love, love, love the latest beauty box from The British Beauty Blogger (BBB) which was sold via Latest in Beauty (it sold out within 24 hours).  It cost £19.95 including postage and contains products worth over £100.  Its taken me a while to get round to posting about this box because I wanted to try out some of the products first.  Here's what was in the box:
Bourjois Cream Blush in Nude Velvet - I love these cream blushes and already have one in a different shade.  This is a great coral colour which is easy to apply and suits my fair skintone.BEE Good Honey & Wild Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water - This is a really nice cleanser that felt like it gave my face a deep down clean without leaving it feeling dry and tight.La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water - these are always handy to have when the weather gets warm, just to freshen up and cool down when its humid.Essie Nail Polish in Fashion Playground -this is a full size product and is a lovely shimmery mint green colour.  Essie i…

Starbucks Freebie in Grazia Magazine

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Just a quick heads up that there is a voucher in this weeks Grazia magazine for a free salad, panini, sandwich or wrap from Starbucks to use between the 17th - 23rd June. Limited to 1 free product per voucher per customer. There are some really nice salads in Starbucks which are a little pricey so paying £2 for a magazine and getting a free one is a good saving.

Leighlee I bought this magazine with my own money

7 Days in Paris and Disneyland Paris - Bonjour Mickey et Minnie

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I recently visited Paris for the first time in many years and thought I would let you know what I got up to.  I had a really great time and managed to pack in a lot of stuff in the 7 days I was there.  This was a holiday where I didn't do much shopping which is unusual for me but at least it's a good excuse for going back again ;)  
I travelled on the Eurostar for the first time ever and it was a really good trip. I really recommend spending a little bit more money to travel on the Standard Premier service as it was spacious and quiet and we were served a drink and meal during the journey. It took just over 2 hours to get to Paris and then 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel.  I stayed at the Crowne Plaza Paris Republique which was on the Place de la Republique in the Marais District.  It was walkable to many of the tourist sites, but also has easy access to the Metro if you don't fancy walking. We stayed in a family room which has 2 double beds so was very spacious. This was a…

Birchbox Review - June 2014 - One of the best ones yet?

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I just received my June Birchbox and I have to say that I am super happy.  I had seen some of the boxes that other bloggers and facebookers had received and I was keeping my fingers crossed that I received one or two of the items that I had seen.  I know that you can log onto your account before you receive your box to find out what's going to be in it, but I decided not to just in case I was disappointed.  
Well I can 100% say that I am not at all disappointed.  There are some great brands in my box and I received 2 items that I really wanted.  I would have liked an Embryolisse product, but no matter as I am going to use the Birchbox points that I have saved up from reviewing products on their site to buy it with.  The theme of this months box is Global Strikers (yeah! world cup reference) top beauty players from around the globe.
Here's what I got:
BeautyBlender & BlenderCleanser Solid - this was the product I really really wanted to try as I have missed out on receiving th…

Empties Post

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As its been awhile since I did an empties post (I think my last one was April) I thought I would do an update today.  I think I have done pretty well over the last couple of months using up products and the photos below don't even include the ones I used up on my holiday last month as I didn't take photos of them.  I will just write about the ones I really love or don't like today. Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Moisture Shower Gel - This was a nice shower gel which foams up really well.  It did take ages to get through as its a massive bottle. I usually buy the Soap & Glory large gift set every Christmas when it is on offer in Boots.
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish - I received this as part of a gift set in the Christmas sales and I really like it.  It has small exfoliants and is very creamy and rich.  It smells divine too.
Rituals Touch of Happiness Sweet Orange & Cedar Wood Rich Nourishing Body Cream - This product does what it says…

You Beauty Discovery Box - June 2014

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I am once again happy with the selection of products on offer from You Beauty Discovery. Here is what I received in this months box:




The theme of this months box was Beauty Heroes.  Those products and brands that really stick to their word and deliver.  I can't wait to try them out. I picked the following products:
300 Trencento Revitalising Hair Treatment (75ml) - in just 300 seconds (5 minutes), natural plant extracts including Shea Butter, Olive and wheat protein penetrate the hair to rebuild, strengthen and moisturise from within.  I can't wait to try this product as my hair is quite dry and frizzy, so needs all the help it can get.
Transformulas Face Contour & Tightening Creme (15ml) - This cutting edge treatment goes right to the heart of  the skin ageing problem.  Potent ingredients help lift, define and sculpt.
I haven't heard of either of these brands before, but I can't wait to try them both.  I hope that they work.
Every box also included a Montagne Jeunesse …

Harrods £400 Beauty Gift with Purchase Offer

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Here is another great beauty gift with purchase offer, this time from Harrods.com. Spend £200 on beauty products and you will receive a gift worth £400 of the latest beauty treats.  
The gift comes in a vanity case which contains the following:
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml Decléor Aroma Confort Gradual Glow 30ml Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturiser 30ml Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara 5.7g Clarins Eau Dynamisante 30ml La Prairie CSIC Dry Oil 5ml Shiseido Super Slimming Reducer Body Cream 30ml Lancôme Génifique 7ml Diptyque Mini Candle 70g Chantecaille Nano Gold Moisturiser 15ml Lancer Deluxe Mini Polish 14g Deborah Lippmann On a Clear Day 15ml Sensai Ultimate Eye Cream 4ml Eve Lom TLC Cream 15ml RéVive Gel Cleanser 60ml
This is another great free gift offer.  Are you tempted?
Leighlee This is not a sponsored post.

InStyle Magazine Freebies & Offers

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I have just received my subscription copy of InStyle magazine and there are a couple of freebies and offers to make you aware of.  First up is a free 50ml Shiseido Advanced Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Gel worth £11.  All you need to do is head to any participating Shiseido counter for a consultation, then hand over the completed voucher to claim your free gift.  Offer available until 2nd July 2014 while stocks last. The coupon is on page 75 of the magazine. There is a free gift with next months InStyle magazine (on sale 3rd July 2014).  Its a 50ml Neal's Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Handcream worth £10.  Unfortunately you don't get the freebie if you subscribe to the magazine. In this months magazine, there is a code for 20% off Ren Skincare online.  To take advantage of the exclusive 20% discount visit renskincare.com and simply enter INSTYLE20 at the checkout.  Offer available exclusively with online orders until midnight on 5th July.  Free delivery with orders over…