2021 – Happy New Year! Happy New Deals!

Happy New Year!

Let’s hope 2021 is a whole lot better!

💸 To celebrate, I have gathered all the new discount codes and money off links for the forthcoming months! 💸

As always – If I don’t use it or trust it – I won’t promote it!

Makeup Discounts & Offers;
Ever seen a luxury makeup brand that you couldn’t find online? Well Beauty Bay is your dream come true. They carry brands that are scarce for the UK Market.   With exclusive Outlet offers here, free delivery on orders over £15 – and new TRIBE loyalty scheme where you can earn £10 off purchases -they’re one of my trusted online stores!Spectrum Collections are taking Instagram and the beauty world by storm with their chic, luxurious and vegan friendly brushes!   They have brushes to suit everyone’s aesthetic, ranging from Mean Girls, Marble lovers, Mermaids and Sirens. You can get 15% off your order with my special link! Cult Beauty are beauty curators. Rather than selling full beauty lines, they’ve created a shop where every product is chosen by a world-class expert panel – giving you the “cult favourites”. They’re the exclusive home to brands such as Milk Makeup and give out free samples on orders over £50! Use this code to get £10 off your first order of £50!  
Smashbox have created the best line of premium primers with 8 to choose from you’ll always find one to get you photo ready! They’ve also launched their new Legendary collection of matte and metallic liquid lipsticks!   Click here for 10% off your first order!Benefit Cosmetics are a premium makeup brand which ever make-up lover has dabbled with. They specialise in Pore-fection and killer brows!   Click here  for free delivery on all of your orders, and 10% off for students! Use my special link here for £5 off your order!Revolution Beauty are the masterminds behind many budget friendly makeup brands. You can find my reviews of their collection here. Get 10% off as a student here! Use my special link for £5 off your order!  
Skincare Discounts & Offers;
Space NK is the number one destination for my skincare purchases. Their staff are very knowledgeable and more than happy to give you a personal consultation in store to find the best products suited to your skin.   They’re also very generous with samples – even online you can get up to 3 deluxe samples & complimentary gift wrapping! Use this link for £10 off your first order of £40!.Foreo are the current leaders in the skincare electronic markets with their ultra cleansing and pulsating facial cleaning brushes.   You can find my review of their brushes here! You can purchase their cleansing brushes here at Cult Beauty!Nail’s Inc are one of the most popular nail varnish companies and you can get 10% off your first order here! You can get 15% student discount here. As well as a free fullsized nail varnish on any £35 spend, here!
Lifestyle Discounts & Offers;
Some of you ask where I get my clothes from; the majority of my outfits are from Missguided. Here you will find the most bad-ass, slaytastic outfits and accessories at budget friendly prices! Loved it when I was a student.   I’ve managed to score you this link for free delivery!The other place I get my wardrobe from is New Look. I loved this store during my Uni days and I just can’t give it up!   They have cheap, fashionable, great quality clothing! Find their latest seasonal garments here!FOLLOW ME ON MY SOCIAL NETWORK SITES, AND MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY CAPTIONS FOR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS STRAIGHT FROM THE BRAND THEMSELVES!

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Mask Time – South Korean Subscription Box – You Got It Glowing On – PR {PAID}

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I was very lucky to have Mask Time to reach out to me, and help me share in their new subscription box showing off the new South Korean skincare range from 9CC – Please note I was gifted this subscription box complimentary and paid to feature a review on my website.

The first thing that struck me regarding Mask Time was their wide selection of gift boxes – it’s not just a one size fits all kind of deal; they have a variety of boxes to suit every budget, every skin type and every personality.

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Mask Time have different tiers of boxes, ranging from their £9.95 – Glow Starter box, which is their basic, to their £24.99 – Glow Setter box which contains more full size goodies. Each box has a variety of exclusive South Korean masks ranging from Fibre Masks, Peel Masks and Wash Off masks. These boxes are designed to easily fit through most letterboxes so you can order them and not have to worry about a trip to the post office if you were out!

The box I was sent was their special collaboration with the brand 9CC (Nine Changeless Champion) which contained an 100ml foam cleanser, an 100ml water drops cream, and three fibre face masks. As the products are Korean, they included a handy guide in English to instruct on how to use your new skincare goodies, along with some of their tips! Included with the products is a guide about the brand, and how its making waves in the beauty world with their products that are powered by the energy of the South Korean Sea.

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My first impressions of the products included were how they were full sized, and the quality of them. The fibre masks were thick, not the usual thin “tissue-paper” material with a hydrating and non sticky serum. The foaming cleanser has a iridescent sheen and cleansed my skin without leaving it feeling exposed or dry. The water drop cream had more of a balm appearance, but instantly dispersed into tiny droplets as the name suggested. Mask Time included a guide on how to categorise your skin from the drops appearance. They are very attentive to their customers and ensure we receive in-depth information regarding the products they include in their boxes – which I have found to be unique as I often find subscriptions boxes seem like a jumble sale of uncoordinated items, whereas these are curated regarding the items included.

Overall I would say this would be a brilliant subscription to have – the items included are quality items, full sized and not discontinued bits-n-bobs that were cheap to throw together you find in other subscription boxes. The variety of prices make them a budget friendly treat, and Mask Time also have their own online store where they sell individual Korean skincare masks and items, so if you don’t want to have a box – you can always pick up a single mask from their store!

Bottom Line: A brilliant box to explore Korean sheet masks and more!

Price: Subscriptions start from £9.95 a month, at Mask Time, or you can purchase individual items from their store! 

Rating: ****

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Herbivore Botanicals – Coco Rose – Luxe Hydration Trio Collection

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A wonderful introduction to the Herbivore brand!

If you haven’t stumbled upon the much coveted Vegan brand Herbivore, then this might be the set that introduces you to their world. Herbivore is a Vegan, natural company which combines the focus on the modern clean beauty movement with result-driven products, in insanely aesthetically packaging.

This is their Coconut + Rose Luxe Hydration Trio set, where you get three stars of their collection in this curated set. This set includes their Rose Hibiscus hydration spray, their Coco Rose lip conditioner and their Coco Rose body polish, in a smaller travel friendly size as a perfect discovery package.

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Their Rose Hibiscus coconut water face mist is lovely to refresh bare skin or to set makeup with a touch more hydration. The Coco Rose smells delicious, but is a harder, solid type balm which takes a while to warm up so applies in chunks rather than a normal lip balm, which is a bit disappointing.

The body polish is one of the drier of exfoliating polishes, which means it does requires a bit of water to lubricate the exfoliating as it does get a bit raw if used on bone dry skin. Due to this, it does make a wonderful exfoliator to use in the bath as opposed to the shower.

Bottom Line: Wonderfully natural, vegan products that give results every time!

Price: £36 at Space NK 

Rating: ****

 

Lifestyle – Event – Lush Bournemouth’s Palentine, Galentine, and Valentine Day!

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A wonderful evening for those looking to self pamper, or with a loved one!

I was very lucky to attend this event for Valentine’s day for me to review for my blog. The lovely ladies at Bournemouth’s Lush welcomed us with lovely Rose and Raspberry mock tail to set the mood, and introduced themselves to us and gave us an overview of what will be happening during the night.

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We also introduced ourselves and then relaxed whilst sipping the delicious mock tails and browsing the store as it was closed to the public – giving us free reign of the stock to try!

To start with we each created the Sex Bomb bath bombs, and was taught how the master compactors at the nearby Lush factory make hundreds each per eight hour shift, as they are seasoned professionals – where as it took me two tries to create one where you can see the Rose!

After this, we were introduced to Lush’s collection of solid massage bars and given information about each type and what they’re best for. Then we all grabbed a massage bar each, and gave each other arm and hand massages after learning the special techniques that Lush utilise in their Spa’s to soothe their clients aches and pains.

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Once we were soothed, we had more mock tails and then made our own Rosy Cheeks face mask from scratch, learning the important properties each ingredient contributes to the mask and the benefits they give the skin.

After all the events and activities we were allowed once more to peruse the shelves and select items we want to purchase, as well as one-on-one time with a Lush expert to have our queries answered! The lovely ladies bid us adieu! and gave us a wonderful goody bag, each containing a few surprise goodies and our personally handmade bath bombs and face mask!

Pop in to your local Lush store to see if they are holding an event soon. The next one open to public in Bournemouth is on the 28th March 6-8pm for Mother’s Day celebrations, please contact the store to reserve a spot!

 

Pro Teeth Whitening Co. – Day and Night Set – Keep Your Teeth Sparkling Night and Day – PR

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Pro Teeth Whitening Co. Day & Night Set – A two in one kit for brightening and moisturising your teeth!

I was lucky enough to be gifted this Pro Teeth Whitening Co. Day & Night set from the use of the new Brandbassador App – you can find my review on the App here! They were also kind enough to sponsor my latest giveaway on my Instagram which was up last week.

I’ve seen activated charcoal kits before, and even tried the SmileLab whitening toothpaste, but have never used a dual kit before. It was a very unique experience, I’ve never thought of moisturising my teeth. My skin obviously, but teeth? Never.

The premise of these toothpastes is pretty self explanatory – you use one in the morning which polishes teeth, whitens their appearance and provides all day protection. The night time one uses to moisturise your teeth and also balance pH which prevents cavities caused by the breaking down of food by bacteria in your mouth. This is why its important to brush your teeth before bed! They say that using a combination of the two is the best way to achieve optimal oral health ensuring all day protection – Day and Night. All of their products are created from natural sources and made entirely in the United Kingdom!

The day one I found bizarre – its black from the activated charcoal, and has a sweet, minty taste. I’ve noticed that my teeth have whitened up a shade over the paste few days, and I hope with continued use they’ll be sparkling white. Using the Night toothpaste I’ve found I don’t have morning breath as much, and my mouth doesn’t taste as weird in the morning – something they’ve put down to the balance of pH which prevents and neutralises the over night bacteria activity! This pack provides a two month supply of toothpaste which I have noticed lasts a while if you use the recommended pea-sized amount.

Bottom Line: A unique product which provides around the clock protection, and over times helps brightens your smile.

Price: Currently £12.99 @ Pro Teeth Whitening Co. 
Get another 20% off with the code “RosemaryHXO” at checkout!

Rating: *** Expected more dramatic results.

Neutrogena – Hydro Boost Cleanser – No Rinse Cleansing Gelee Milk

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A no cleanse gelee that melts makeup away – Too good to be true?

I recently started a new position at work, and the hours meant I was getting home in the early morning – with that I was getting lazy at taking my makeup off. After a 11.5 hour shift, I just want to sleep! But, I broke myself out of this “skincare, don’t care” mindset by investing in a no-rinse facial cleanser, ain’t nobody got time for rinsing at 6am. I stumbled upon this one in my local supermarket and was curious about the gelee and hydration is boasted to provide – as well as the ease of use it described.

I enjoyed the ease of use the bottle has, the pump allows the correct amount to be distributed on the cotton pad so I know I’m not wasting product by over pouring. The gelee milk is a very strange consistency – it reminds me of those jelly sweets you get in the straws that you squeeze out. It has a sweet, somewhat fruity scent which is pleasant, although this could be the cause of the sticky feeling the residue leaves.

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This gelee milk leaves a sticky, mask like residue – which means for me, it is not completely rinse free as the feel of it this residue me feel uneasy. Although I must add it is nothing a quick wipe over with toner on a pad cant fix! It can easily remove my Rodial Waterproof Mascara in a few wipes along with my heavy duty foundation that has been set with my Slay All Day setting spray – which is a really good feat – considering that some of my rinse off cleansers can’t clear it off completely. 

The hyaluronic acid is also a big plus for me – the added hydration this cleanser supplies has cut my dry skin related breakouts so much! I tend to get dry cracked skin on my chin and nose which causes spots – but my skins been supple and hydrated since I’ve started using this in my skincare routine.

Bottom Line: A silky smooth cleaner which removes even waterproof mascara!

Price: £7.99 at all high-street retailers.

Rating: ****

New Theme Approaching! Oh, and I’ve Got Business Cards!

Hi Lovelies!

I’ve started to transition my blog from the old colour scheme to a new “fresher” scheme which will be debuting next week! So keep your eyes open and check back soon! 

For a sneak peak of my new theme, here are my new business cards! What do you guys think?

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The Best Cult Beauty Deals – June 2018

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So I’ve stumbled upon loads, and I mean loads, of brilliant Cult Beauty deals due to them celebrating their 10th birthday! Happy Birthday!!! Offers include free gifts with purchases with brands such as Huda Beauty, Omorovicza, Ouai and Iconic London! Check them out below, p.s. look out for codes to use if the offer needs it!

Here are the creme de la creme of offers this month! 

Huda

Huda Beauty:
Get this Huda hot pink makeup bag for free when you spend £35 on the Huda Beauty range – this offer is automatically added to your cart – no code necessary!  This offer even works on the new Remastered Rose Gold eye shadow palette!
Shop the entire Huda Beauty range here! 

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Omorovicza:
Get this Omorovicza “Best Of” collection when you spend £150 on their range! This is another automatic offer, no code needed, just shop what you want and it’ll add to cart! This offer in on their entire range which you can shop here. I have reviewed a few items from their range as I love it, so you can find my reviews here to give you an idea of their products!

Iconic

Iconic London:
Get this Pro-Evo facial brush free when you purchase £50 of Iconic London cosmetics! Considering this brush is worth £32.99 on its own – this is a deal and a half!!! Check out Iconic London’s contouring kits, illuminators and highlighters here!

These are just my three holy grail” offers that I’ve spotted you can find all the offers here! 

Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Extras!

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With every order over £25 Cult Beauty are giving away a free pack of “I’ve Joined The Cult” stickers, and using the code “CB10BAG” with a £40 spend you can get a free Cult Beauty travel makeup bag to put your new makeup haul in!

What’s even better is that these free gifts and offers STACK!
They’re also doing free delivery over £15! See my haul below!
Plus get your two free samples as well. We’re spoilt! 

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Abibu London – Nutra-Revitalising Moisturiser – HydraVictuals – PR

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A nutrient full, light moisturiser that hydrates skins!

I was very lucky to receive this product from Abibu London for me to review for my followers  – Please note I received this complimentary!

This moisturiser is part of Abibu’s revolutionary take on modern skincare, ensuring that their products in their new HydraVictuals range are full of nutritious ingredients that have scientific evidence of their beneficial properties – it isn’t some hokum whizzed up in a bottle on a false promise, it’s an elegant blend of luxury and science.

My first impressions of the product is how well presented it is in it’s box, it looks good and sleek and extremely presentable. The jar itself looks chic, a bold clean white with pink and chrome accents making it look very sophisticated on your vanity or nightstand. It’s made of a light plastic making it easy to travel with compared with glass jars that you find with other products – saving vital luggage weight for other makeup…

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This moisturiser is packed full of plant extracts, vitamins C and E, anti-oxidants, biotin, collagen, and zinc – making a treat for your skin and senses – it smells delicious, light floral with a soothing calm and not overpowering which is what I like in my products as fragrance can cause irritation! 

I have been using this moisturiser for a month to ensure I could get the best impression of the moisturiser before writing this review. I was very shocked at how easily this product sunk into my skin considering the thick appearance of the moisturiser, it has a souffle texture within the jar. It’s amazing watching it melt at the touch of my body heat – creating a soft, smooth and hydrated finale for my skincare routine.

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I’ve found it creates a taut feeling to my skin making it feel instantly rejuvenated and plumped. The hydration is brilliant – as you guys are aware I suffer from combi/dry skin and find some products knock my skins balance and can cause oiliness/breakouts – this however just adds the right amount of hydration without the breakouts as it isn’t oily so doesn’t clog up my pores.

I’ve been preferring to use it underneath my primer, or even without primer, as I have found it to sit well and doesn’t create an oily base meaning my makeup is not affected by the product and remains long-wearing. I’ve also found my makeup does not react with the ingredients as some moisturisers can speed up the oxidation of my foundation.

Bottom Line: Became a staple in my routine, even to the point of replacing my GlamGlow Glowstarter!!

Price: £66 at Abibu London , and sign up to their newsletter for 20% off!

Rating: *****

TokStick – Skincare Device – Micro-needling Tool

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As you guys are aware, I am a huge fan of derma-blading as part of my skincare routine and have now decided to branch into the world of micro-needling. For my first device I decided to try out the TokStick as it boasts 49 micro needles compared to other devices who have fewer needles but in the same surface area – therefore making TokStick the best option for ensuring my serums and ampules are delivered more effectively into the skin.
My first look at the TokStick is that the device is sleek and looks good in the black and gold finish. It comes prepacked in a sterilised pouch, much like hospital supplies, so you don’t need to clean it before your first go – you can use it straight away! To sterilise it after use, it’s so simple; all you do is take it apart, and soak it in rubbing alcohol and then let it dry – and its ready to go for your next turn!
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I’ve found this to be very sturdy product, and was worried the needles would bend or be damaged after use – but due to the TokStick’s extremely-high-intensity stainless needles which are plated with pure gold, they are a lot more hard wearing than other micro-needling devices you can buy online.
I was also intrigued due to the delivery system it has for the ampoules. The needles have a V shaped groove inside which help deliver the serums on contact with the skin, rather than other models which require you to apply the serum to your face and then roll the needles over to deliver it to the skin. This makes it so much speedier to use- all I have to do is cleanse my face and fill the TokStick with my chosen serum and then press along my skin for it to be penetrated in to my skin!
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One thing I was very afraid of was whether or not it would hurt – I noticed that the needle size of this device was very small compared to others and the creators of TokStick have said that due to the size of the needles, which are thinner than 1/3 of a strand of hair, the damage to the outer layer of skin is lessened, meaning the pain level is also reduced! When I have used it I haven’t felt any pain, only hotness on the areas where I have applied it – its recommended to use a fibre face pack to cool the skin after use. I’ve found it very helpful to keep a moisturising fibre face mask in the fridge during its use, so once I have finished I can calm my skin down with the cold face mask whilst feeling extra pampered!
I have noticed that my pores are considerably smaller and even had a few of my friends check to see my results, as for my first 3 uses I only did one side of my face to see if there was a difference. One of my friends said that the side I applied it on looked plumper and my pores looked reduced on my cheek and nose area!! From these results I have started doing full face applications with the TokStick the day after my derma-blading, to deliver my Farsali Rose Gold Elixir and Lumity Anti-Ageing Facial Oil!

Bottom Line: I have definitely noticed a change in my skins hydration – I was prone to dry flaky skin, whereas now its plumped and hydrated!

Price: £54 at K Mall 24.

Rating: ****