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YSL logoSOLD OUT - £50 YSL make-up set £33Products bought separately £85+. Incl Touche Éclat & mascara

SOLD OUT

MSE UPDATE 10am Wed 28 Jan: We originally wrote this deal as a Feel Unique offer, however all 500 sets sold out overnight. There were a few sets available this morning at Debenhams, but they have now sold out too.

For posh make-up at an unusually low price, go online to Debenhams* where you can get an Yves Saint Laurent Radiant make-up gift set for £33 (was £49.50), delivery's £3.99 or you can collect in store for free. We think these sets will go super quickly. Bought separately the products would cost more than £85, £95+ if you include the make-up bag as well. 

What's in the make-up set?

  • YSL Forever Youth Liberator serum - 15ml (cheapest we found, £45 at John Lewis)
  • YSL Touche Éclat original shade concealer - 2.5ml (cheapest we found, £19.95 at allbeauty.com)
  • YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara – 7.5ml (cheapest we found, £19.95 at allbeauty.com)
  • YSL branded make-up bag - black (similar ones go for £10ish online)

All Boxed Up logo£17 'All Boxed Up' Valentine's bundle*Items £37ish separately incl candle, chocolate & teddy bear

7 days left

If you go online to All Boxed Up* before midday on Fri 6 Feb we've blagged you two Valentine's Day gift boxes to choose from – one for £16.98 with £37.50 of items and one for £25.48 with £77 of items.

There are 1,500 of each bundle available from the promotional boxes specialist and when they're gone, they're gone.

The Love Is In The air* bundle is £16.98 delivered and contains four products which would cost about £37.50 if bought individually:

  • Pecksniff’s aromatherapy candle naughty 250g (cheapest we found is £15 at Pecksniff's)
  • Divine dark chocolate hearts 100g (cheapest we found is £3.96 at Ethical Supermarket)
  • Love Hearts teddy bear (7”) plush (cheapest we found is £6.49 at The Gift & Gadget Store)
  • Pecksniff’s naughty massage oil 250ml (cheapest we found is £12 at Pecksniff's)

The bigger Big Love Box* is £25.48 delivered and contains seven products which would cost about £77 if all bought individually:

  • Parks London aromatherapy candle: champagne – citrus & green notes, peach cassis wax: 235g (cheapest we found is £9.99 at TK Maxx)
  • Divine dark chocolate hearts 100g (cheapest we found is £3.96 at Ethical Supermarket)
  • Love Hearts teddy bear (7”) plush (cheapest we found is £6.49 at The Gift & Gadget Store)
  • Pecksniff’s naughty massage oil 250ml (cheapest we found is £12 at Pecksniff's)
  • Organic Surge brightening hot cloth cleanser enriched with natural shea butter 150ml (cheapest we found is £13.95 at Organic Surge)
  • Bellapierre black mascara 15ml (cheapest we found is £15.43 on Amazon)
  • New CID i-glisten lip gloss 6.2g (cheapest we found is £15 at New CID Cosmetics)

Boxes are limited to three per household.

We’ve heard mixed feedback about delayed delivery of boxes in the past and we asked All Boxed Up what it has done to remedy this. It told us it has now signed up with a tracked courier service and all boxes should be dispatched on Mon 9 Feb and will take 2 - 4 working days to be delivered.

Benefit logo'Free' £7ish Benefit mascara with £4 magYet to be released freebie on the cover

Mag freebie

MSE UPDATE 10am Wed 28 Jan: Although the magazine was meant for distribution on Thu 29 Jan we have seen this on sale today.

Buy the March edition of Elle magazine (Keira Knightly on the front) between Thu 29 Jan and Wed 4 Mar (£4) and on the cover you'll get a sample-size Benefit 'Roller Lash' mascara.

Unlike other Benefit freebies we've seen recently this is an exclusive 3g sample of its newest release ahead of the product launch at the end of February. We reckon that the mascara will be a similar price to the Benefit They're Real mascara. The full-size mascara (8.5g) usually costs £19.50, so we've calculated this freebie to be worth £6.88.

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 should receive this freebie.

Grazia logoNails Inc manicure from £9, norm £1850% off Voucher in £2 mag. Booking required

4 days left

If you buy a copy of this week's Grazia magazine before Mon 26 Jan (£2, Sienna Miller on the front) you'll find a voucher on page 75 for 50% off any manicure or pedicure at a Nails Inc nail bar. These can be found in various department stores or stand-alone nail bars. This offer is available nationwide and is valid for use on, or before Tue 3 Feb, booking is required.

Here's what you can get with the voucher:

  • Express manicures from £9 with voucher (were £18).
  • Gel manicures from £19 with voucher (were £38).
  • Pedicures from £24 with voucher (were £48).

Nails Inc has said that appointments are limited during ‘peak periods’ which includes all day Saturday and 12-3pm and 5pm onwards Monday-Friday, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Can't be used with other promotions and the discount is valid on one manicure or pedicure only. One voucher per person which you will need to take along to your appointment.

More info

Excludes services at The Paint Shop in Selfridges.

Boots logoBoots up to 70% off sale*Online and in stores. Selected items

Sales boost

As predicted, on Wed 14 Jan Boots* launched its up to 70% off sale boost in stores and online. Stock is limited so if you want something you might need to move quickly.

Delivery's £2.95 or free if you spend £45 or more. You can collect in store for £1.95 or for free if you spend £20 or more.

Bargains we found in the up to 70% off sale include Sanctuary gift sets for £2.40 (were £8), One Direction fragrance sets for £8.70 (were £29) and Ted Baker nail polish sets for £4.20 (were £14).

Our forumites have been eagerly awaiting the sales boost - join the Boots sale discussion for top tips. 

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.

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 up to 70% off sale*Online and in stores. Selected items

Sales boost

As predicted, on Wed 14 Jan Boots* launched its up to 70% off sale boost in stores and online. Stock is limited so if you want something you might need to move quickly.

Delivery's £2.95 or free if you spend £45 or more. You can collect in store for £1.95 or for free if you spend £20 or more.

Bargains we found in the up to 70% off sale include Sanctuary gift sets for £2.40 (were £8), One Direction fragrance sets for £8.70 (were £29) and Ted Baker nail polish sets for £4.20 (were £14).

Our forumites have been eagerly awaiting the sales boost - join the Boots sale discussion for top tips. 

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 little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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