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All Boxed Up logo£20 New CID make-up bundle. Items £67ish separately*Four cosmetics products incl eyeshadow & primer. Online offer

3,000 avail

Go online to All Boxed Up* and you can get a make-up bundle from New CID Cosmetics for £15.99, plus £3.99 p&p. The latest offer from the promotional boxes specialist ends on Tue 18 Nov or when 3,000 boxes are sold, whichever's first.

The bundle includes four cosmetic products which we worked out would cost more than £67 if bought separately. The make-up bundle contains:

  • i-crayon strawberry souffle lip and cheek tint 3.2g (cheapest we found is £14 at New CID Cosmetics) 
  • i-prime foundation primer 30ml (cheapest we found is £24.30 at FeelUnique)
  • i-proof purple rain waterproof eyeliner pencil 1.1g (cheapest we found is £14.98 at SalonSkincare)
  • i-colour cobalt eyeshadow 5g (cheapest we found is £14 at Look Fantastic)

Boxes are limited to three per household. It’s worth noting, these All Boxed Up offers are normally popular so delivery is likely to take close to 28 days.

Confirmation emails are automated, so make sure to check your spam folder. No code or voucher needed, just follow the link above.

Users will also recieve a free nail varnish from New CID or Teeez. Colours will vary with each box.

Cowshed logo'Free' £8 Cowshed hand cream with £4.30 magStandard-sized freebie on the cover of Tatler

9 days left

Buy the December edition of Tatler magazine (£4.30, out now with Princess Margaret on the cover) from stores before Wed 3 Dec and on the front you'll find a 50ml Cowshed Cow Pat moisturising hand cream.

The hand cream usually costs £8 from Cowshed, which produces bath, body and skincare products.

If you have a Tatler subscription, unfortunately you won't be able to get this freebie.

MSE Anna says:

This hand cream would normally cost nearly double the price of the magazine, so if you want one it's worth buying the magazine, even if you don’t want to read it.

Harper'Free' Estée Lauder mascara with £4.30 mag£7ish Sumptuous Extreme mascara freebie on the cover. Out now

Mag freebie

Buy the December issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine by 3 Dec (£4.30, Carey Mulligan on the front) and on the cover you'll get a sample of Estée Lauder's Sumptuous Extreme mascara. The full-size 8ml version costs £20ish and this sample is 2.8ml, so we reckon its value is about £7. 

Estée Lauder are also offering readers a free 30-minute make-up lesson at Selfridges London, Birmingham, Manchester Exchange Square and Manchester Trafford using its Pure Color Envy range. These are limited to one lesson per person, subject to availability and you must bring a copy of Harper's Bazaar with you.

Note for Harper's Bazaar subscribers: We noticed on our forum that people with magazine subscriptions don't always receive the monthly freebies. We asked Harper's Bazaar about this and it said you can pick up your freebie by visiting your nearest Selfridges. You will need to show your copy of the Harper's Bazaar VIP newsletter which came with the December issue at the Estée Lauder counter.

Red magazine logo'Free' Rodial lip balm with £4 mag£14ish full-size freebie on the cover. Out now

Mag freebie

Buy the December issue of Red magazine (£4, Jamie Oliver on the front) and on the cover you'll get a Rodial 10ml Stemcell super-food glam balm for lips.

This product is full size but in different (more handbag friendly) packaging. The cheapest we've found was for £13.95, but it usually retails at £19.

Red magazine hasn't confirmed how long the magazine is on sale for or whether subscribers to Red will receive their freebie with the magazine, check back for updates. But has confirmed that this is not a nationwide offer so let us know if you can find one 

Elle logo'Free' Benefit eyeliner with £4 magTravel-sized freebie on the cover. Out now

Mag freebie

Buy the December issue of Elle magazine by 3 Dec (£4, Emma Watson on the front) and on the cover you'll get a travel-sized sample of Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner.

The full size 1.4g version costs £18.50 and this sample is 0.1g, so we've calculated its value to be about £1.32. 

Note for Elle subscribers: A common complaint on our forum is that those with magazine subscriptions don't always receive their freebies. We asked Elle if subscribers would receive this freebie and it's confirmed that all subscribers

MSE Lisette says:

While the value of this freebie isn't as high as some other magazine freebies, if you wanted to try out this product but were put off by the high price tag, this could be a way around it.

Glamour logo'Free' £11 Nails Inc polish with £2 mag Full-size freebie on the cover. Out Mon 3 Nov

9 days left

Buy the December edition of Glamour magazine (£2, out Mon 3 Nov with Claire Danes on the cover) before Wed 3 Dec and on the front you'll find a full-size 10ml bottle of Nails Inc nail polish.These polishes are usually about £11 if bought separately.

There are four autumnal shades to choose from: Tate (red), Marylebone Mews (lilac grey), Hanover Square (dark purple) and Wigmore Street (dark blue).

MSE Lisette says:

These products would normally cost much more than the magazine, so if you want one of these nail polishes it's worth buying the magazine, even if you don’t want to read it.

Note for Glamour subscribers: We noticed on our forum that people with magazine subscriptions don't always receive the monthly freebies. We asked Glamour about this and it said you can pick up your freebie by visiting your nearest Nails Inc nail bar. You will need to show proof of subscription either printed or on your phone, along with a copy of the magazine. Do call ahead first ahead to avoid disappointment.

Poundland logo£1 branded beauty bargainsIncl Stila, Rimmel, Max Factor, Eylure and OPI

Ongoing

As the wonderful Dolly Parton said: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap". And she's right, buying make-up isn't easy on the pocket.

So we've done the glamorous job of scouring our local pound shops looking for branded beauty bargains. Some are discontinued (they were the hottest trends once, so we think anyway) and others are still in the shops with a big price tag.

Click the image below to see our haul:  

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Poundworld

  • Stila sheer colour tinted moisturiser 50ml - £21 elsewhere online
  • Boholash, Salonsystem diamond false lashes - £7.99 elsewhere online
  • Elegant Touch Union Jack nails - £6.45 at Boots
  • OPI nail shatter 15ml - RRP £13, but we've seen them for £4.49 delivered
  • Miss Eylure false eyelashes - £4.09 at Superdrug
  • NYC false lashes - £2.99 at Superdrug

Poundland

  • Rimmel Wake Me Up mousse - £5 at Tesco
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes trio - £4.99 (incl delivery) elsewhere online
  • TOWIE false eyelashes - £13 for a 3-pack elsewhere online, so about £4 each
  • Calvin Klein sheer creme eyeshadow - RRP £1.50, but we saw it for £5 elsewhere online
  • Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish - was £3.70 at Tesco, now £2.70

This is what we found in our local stores. Speaking to Poundland and Poundworld, they say you can get these items in most stores, while stocks last.

Can cosmetics go off?

The British Skin Foundation says:

"Cosmetic products will remain safe to use provided they are stored under suitable conditions and not subjected to extreme temperatures."

"To ensure the maximum durability of cosmetic products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and with the lids firmly closed."

It also said the use by date on cosmetics, is from when you open the product. So if it says 18 months on the box, it should last for 18 months from when you open it, provided it's been stored correctly.

Nails Inc logoNails Inc £5 polish sale£3.95 p&p applies

100+ shades

Get £5-£6 polishes online at Nails Inc, while stocks last. Polishes originally cost £11-£13, so this is a good saving. The sale's on while stocks last, and delivery's £3.95.

Shades we've found include Gatwick matte (was £12), Belgravia Place fibre optic polish (was £12) and Mornington Crescent (was £11) all reduced to £5.

Origins logoFree Origins mini-facials & product samplesMake advance booking at ANY of its counters (may not be available at Xmas)

Ongoing
Book ahead at any Origins counter across the UK. After a skincare consultation, you'll get a mini-facial, comprising a cleanse, exfoliation and face mask, plus some free samples (though these are subject to availability, so you'll only get them if they're in stock).

MoneySavingExpert logoCheap Perfume guide

Ongoing
Check out our Cheap Perfume guide for tips and tricks, such as hidden bargains and smell-alikes, to help bag fragrance for less.

Sales and Discounts

Boots logoBoots 10 points (instead of 4) per £1 for over-60sJoin the free Boots Health Club, get a voucher, use it in-store

Age 60+
Boots Advantage cardholders aged 60 or over can get 10 Advantage Card points per £1 spent (usually 4 per £1) on Boots branded products by signing up to Boots Health Club. Once registered, you'll be sent a printable voucher via email to show in-store, with your Advantage card, for the extra points.
MSE Charlotte says:

Each point's worth 1p when redeemed on virtually any Boots-branded product in-store at Boots, so this is effectively a 10% discount on Boots branded items. Don't assume Boots is always cheapest though, if you can buy items 10%+ cheaper elsewhere, go there instead. See full Boost Loyalty Points guide for more Boots tips.

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Skint? ask:
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  • Can I afford it?
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not skint? ask:
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  • Is it worth it?
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Although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards there is something else to fall back on if you paid on a Visa debit or electron card, or Visa credit card under £100 (otherwise go for Section 75). Known as Visa Chargeback, this is part of Visa's internal rules and not a legal requirement. Full details of Section 75, chargeback and how to claim in the Section 75 Refunds guide.

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