I love checking out free stuff uk to see what free samples they are offering and if there are any competitions.

Quite often you see offers online for free things but they always want you to sign up and enter so many details and you worry they may sell these on and they aren’t legitimate but with this site you don’t have to worry about anything like that as they are a proper website and only offer legitimate offers and samples.

At the moment there is a competition to win 1 of 100 Maybelline Colossal mascaras

I love entering contests like this and applying for samples as it is a great way to try out new products.

It is easy to enter and they only ask for your name and email and to like their Facebook page.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the competition page.

Do you enter many competitions online?

Sarah x

I have always steered away from false eyelashes as they seemed far too much hassle for everyday wear but there would always be a special occasion I wanted to have more extravagant make up for.

Falseeyelashes.co.uk supply a beautiful range of Unicorn lashes and I tried out a couple of different styles. They have so many different styles to choose from and you can even get a handy tool to help you apply them!

The tool was really useful and easy to use. The lashes themselves are reusable which is great, you just need to keep them clean in between uses. I used the Revlon clear lash adhesive it is was quite simple to apply yo the lashes and seemed to hold them in place really well.

The lashes come in a clear box which is so handy to store them in between uses.

Do you wear false lashes?

Sarah x

The Eve Appeal is launching their Get Lippy campaign again for May in collaboration with some gorgeous beauty brands who have committed to donate a percentage of sales to fund vital gynaecological cancer research and prevention.
Having more open, and anatomically accurate, conversations is believed to save lives through earlier diagnosis.
Lead partners once again are Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) UK and Tesco,
whose fantastic list of partner products includes Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy limited edition Get Lippy 20g tin and EOS lip spheres in flavours including Strawberry Sorbet, Coconut Milk and Chai. The beauty brands are donating 10% of RRP from a nominated product to raise money for vital Eve Appeal research.

The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval. It was set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. The charity has grown and developed in parallel with its core research team, the Department of Women’s Cancer at University College London (UCL), taking place in 31 institutions across 15 countries. It has played a crucial role in providing seed funding, core infrastructure funding and project funding in addition to campaigning to raise awareness of women-specific cancers. The world-leading research that we fund is ambitious and challenging but our vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
Please let me know if you have taken part in #getlippy today?
Sarah x

I love Christmas time when Soap & Glory bring out their gift sets in boots. This year they have released the Glitz and make up set which contains products worth £55 and for Black Friday it will be on a special offer for £25. This is such great value for money as their make up is reasonably priced anyway and always great quality.

The set includes:

Love at first blush – Blush radiance powder

Spectaculips matte-allic – Lip cream in gold dusk

Sexy mother pucker – Lip plumping gloss in bare enough

Supercat – Eyeliner pen in carbon black

Archery – Brow tint & pencil in brownie points

Crazy sexy kohl- eyeliner pencil

Thick & fast – HD mascara

Lid stuff – Eye shadow palette.

Not only would this make a great gift but it would also be worth buying to split down if you needed to buy small gifts for lots of people and if there was something in particular you wanted to keep for yourself 🙂 The box is handy to keep for storage too.

Are you going to be buying this?

Sarah x

BEAUTY/SKINCARE

I have put together some beauty/skincare ideas for Christmas gifts this year:

Ingenious beauty ultimate collagen

£75

These capsules are clinically proven to reduce fine lines by 26% and can be used for:

Smoother and firmer skin

Stronger nails

Thicker hair

Improvement in your body’s overall vitality

I think these are great for anyone that wants to look better as we all know your hair and skin is affected by what you put in your body as much as what you put on it. Collagen is great for your skin as well as your hair and nails. I think it is great you can buy something to help you from within. I know a lot of people that would love to try something like this!

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DHC gift set

£19.95

You will have seen me mention DHC before on my blog and I love their skincare. This set contains: deep cleansing oil and mild soap

I am a big fan of the iconic deep cleansing oil and I think this set is great to try this and the soap. Cleansing oils are so on trend right now and I am starting to prefer to use them rather than my usual cleansers.

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Ooharr dead sea cooler face mask

£1.20

Male or female, everyone loves a good face mask. It has so many great ingredients that are kind to the skin like argan oil, tea tree, sea salt. It would be great if you wanted to put together a few small items to create a “pamper pack” kind of thing. They also do a few other masks that are worth checking out.

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Lab2 green tea make up brushes

£17.99

I have always been impressed with this brand for make up brushes. I have tried them out before and really loved them. They are cruelty free and the bristles are infused with green tea so the brushes stay fresher for longer. The kit includes: crescent brush, flat contour brush and angled kabuki brush so is a great staple set and it is the brushes you will need to create that flawless base for your make up. I like the handles on these as they are quite big and easy to use.

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Sensational express gel

£10

I recently tried the new peel off base coat here, so I got myself a couple more products from the brand to try. With the express gel you don’t need to use a base coat or top coat or anything it is just the one polish which you need to cure under an LED lamp so I used the lamp from my it. They are so easy to use and it is quick, with no drying time. I only needed two coats for a good coverage and I am really impressed with this brand. These would be great if you know someone that already has a kit/the lamp.

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Design me power dry me

From £9 depending on size and where purchased from.

This fab spray is designed to be used on damp hair to reduce blow dry time. If you spray it on to damp hair it can reduce your hair drying time by 50%. It conditions your hair too and can be used as a heat protector so all in all a hair lovers must have.

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Amphora Aromatics Sage & Ylang Ylang liquid soap

£5.94

I love Amphora Aromatics products. I have always been a massive fan of their candles and now I am trying a couple of other things from them. I love the smell of this hand soap, apart from lavender, I think ylang ylang is one of my favorites. It reminds me a bit of Molton Brown but a lot cheaper! This hand wash lasts ages and is a really great price. I love the simple packaging on their products too, so it will look great next to any sink!

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Ren Love gift set

£38

This set includes:

Moroccan Rose Body Wash, 200ml
Moroccan Rose Body Lotion, 200ml

This body wash is an all time favourite for me. Teamed with the body lotion it leaves you so clean and soft and smelling amazing. This is such a luxurious gift and it works out cheaper to buy this than to get them both seperatly and it comes in the beautifully kikki K designed box! What I like most about the Ren body range is that a little goes a long way and their products last ages.

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Ren Moroccan Rose handbalm

£15

This is the perfect stocking filler or tree present with the little ribbon to hang it up by. This is Rens iconic scent and everyone loves a good hand cream so you can’t go wrong with this! It is a non greasy formula and soaks in quickly and leaves your hands smelling so good. I love the kikki K designed packaging too.

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£11.99

Bomb cosmetics always have a great range of bath products and it is really nice to see this set specifically designed for men. It contains five products so is great value:

  • 1 x The Distinguished Gentleman Body Lotion (200ml)
  • 1 x Man Grenage Bath Blaster (200g)
  • 1 x Dapper Chap Soap (100g)
  • 1 x Wave Hello Shower Gel (200ml)
  • 1 x The Big Blue Soap (100g)

You can smell how lovely it is before even opening it. I came across this when scrolling through www.findmeagift.co.uk, they really do have something for everyone!

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Benecos beard oil

£8.95

This a good idea for any beard lovers, a little less expensive than other beard products I have seen and something more simple to buy. The oil is naturally formulated to absorb quickly and wont leave your face oily or greasy. It also will prevent the beard from itching and calm down any skin issues underneath.

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Soap & Glory – Glitz the girl

£8.50 (on 3 for 2 at Boots)

This cute little make up set contains:

Spectaculips Matte-Allic – Metallic Matte Lip Cream In Pink Charming
Crazy Sexy Kohl – In Smoulder
Goldy-Luxe – Golden Face Glitter Gel

This is great for any S&G or any make up lover. The gold gel is so pigmented and I mean, who doesn’t love glitter on their face, especially around Christmas time? The is great for any age and their make up is always such good quality and well priced. It is always worth checking out the 3 for 2 offers on at Boots.

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Soap & Glory – Merry kiss-much

£6 (on 3 for 2 at Boots)

I love the little ribbon so you could hang this on your tree! It contains:

Sexy Mother Pucker – Lip Gloss In Plums Up
Crazy Sexy Kohl  – In Smoulder

These are two of S&Gs most famous make up products. Their black eyeliner is a staple for any make up lover and their lip plumping lip glosses are always popular and come in a variety of shades. Plums up is a lovely shade and will suit anyone.

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Soap & Glory – Wash come true

£16 (on 3 for 2 at Boots)

The set contains:

1 X Clean On Me™ Creamy Moisture Shower Gel
1 X Sugar Crush™ Fresh & Foamy Body Wash
1 X Rich & Foamous™ Shower & Bath Body Wash
1 X Foam Call™ Shower & Bath Body Wash
1 X Clean, Girls™ Body Wash
1 X Calm One Calm All™ Bubbling Bath Soak
1 X Best Washes™ Limited Edition Spiced Body Wash

I love S&G body washes, I think they are my favourite of their body products and they have so many great scents. Something like this is a great way to sample all of their scents or if you are not sure what someone likes then this is a great option. My favourite is the sugar crush one.

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I hope I have given you some ideas 🙂

Sarah x