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

32 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.

InStyle logo'Free' £15ish Elemis face cream with £4 magOn the cover freebie

4 days left

Buy the November edition of InStyle magazine by Wed 5 Nov (£3.99, Leighton Meester on the front) and on the cover you'll get either a 15ml Elemis Hydra-Boost Day cream or a 15ml Hydra-Nourish Night cream.

Elemis doesn't usually sell these products in 15ml travel size, but based on 20ml versions, we worked them out to be worth around £13 for the day cream and £15 for the nightcream.

MSE Frederika says:

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

Marie-Claire logo'Free' £7 L'Occitane hand cream with £4 magOn the cover freebie

4 days left

Out Thu 2: Buy the November edition of Marie Claire magazine by Wed 5 Nov (£3.99, Kate Winslet on the front) and on the cover you'll get a 30ml L'Occitane hand cream (usually around £7). There are four scents to choose from: classic shea butter, zesty lime, vanilla bouquet and delightful rose.

MSE Frederika says:

These products would normally cost much more than the magazine, so if you want this particular hand cream it's worth buying the magazine, even if you don’t want to read it.

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

Crabtree and Evelyn logoCrabtree & Evelyn 20% off (min £20 spend)*Blagged online code, plus 'free' £5 hand cream

1 day left

Go online to beauty retailer Crabtree & Evelyn* and you can get 20% off nearly everything until Sun 2 Nov, including its new Christmas range, when you spend £20 and enter our MSE Blagged code MSE20. You'll also receive a free 25g Pomegranate Crabtree & Evelyn* hand cream (usually £5). Delivery's £2.50.

Discount isn't valid on sale products that are already 50% off or more and can't be used in conjunction with the 10% off members discount or the 20% new members discount.

Boots logoBoots triple points weekend (£35 spend)*12 points per £1 spend. In store and online

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When you Spend £35+ online or in store at Boots* you will get 12 Advantage Card points per £1 instead of the usual four from Fri 31 Oct until Sun 2 Nov. 

It works on most items and existing offers such as the Star Gift and 3for2 mix & match range. There are certain exclusions, see more info for details.

The points are added to your account ready to use straight away, this works out at £4.20 for a £35 spend.

More info

Points are not available on prescription items, infant milks (up to 6 months), gift vouchers/cards, postage stamps, Boots Hearingcare, Boots Insurance (excluding travel insurance) and Travel Services (excluding travel money). In addition, points are also not available on gift boxes and delivery charges for purchases made online. This offer is not available on Boots Travel and Insurance Services and Boots Hearingcare.

Points cannot be spent on prescription items, infant milks (up to 6 months), gift vouchers/cards, postage stamps, mobile phone top-up cards, gift boxes, delivery charges, at our ‘third party sites’ including Treat Street and Boots Kitchen appliances, Boots Opticians products and services, Boots Hearingcare or Travel Services and Boots Insurance. It can't be used with other points offers and you don't get the usual points per £1 spend in addition.

Tesco logoTesco 50% off beauty gift sets*In store and online. Incl Bayliss & Harding and Nivea

22 days left

Go online to Tesco* or to your nearest store to find 50% off a range of beauty gifts for him, her and the little ones. You can select from a range of brands including Baylis & Harding, Nivea, John Frieda and more. Delivery's £3 or collect from a store for free, deal ends Sun 23 Nov whilst stocks last.

Bargains we've found include:

MSE Lisette says:

When I am stocking up on gift sets for Christmas I like to pick up the ones where the packaging doubles up as a little extra gift, like the Extracts body basket*, so you save on the wrapping too.

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.

use the money mantras

Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!

are
you
Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
are
you
not skint? ask:
  • Will I use it?
  • Is it worth it?
Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a secret phrase that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. "Section 75" laws means your plastic must protect anything you buy over £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust you can still get your money back.

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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