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

14 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

14 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.

Bare Minerals logoFree 3ish Bare Minerals foundation sample'Like' on Facebook, get in-store vch for 3ml sample in-store

140,000 avail

From Thursday, 'like' Bare Minerals' Facebook page and enter your details to get a voucher for a free 3ml sample of bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. The offer's available until Fri 31 Oct or until 140,000 have gone, whichever's first.

Once you've liked the page you can choose to print the voucher immediately or get it sent to you in an email or text message. Getting a voucher doesn't guarantee you a sample, as it depends on stock per store, so go quick.

To get the sample, you'll need to go to a Bare Minerals counter to have a 10 min "shade match" consultation. The full-size version of this foundation costs £26 for 30ml so we've calculated the value of the sample to be around £2.60.

More info

One foundation sample per person, subject to stock.

Poundland logo1 branded beauty bargainsIncl Stila, Rimmel, Max Factor, Eylure and OPI


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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  • 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


  • 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 sale3.95 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)

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

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

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

32 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.

Eyes Lips Face logoEyes Lips Face 75 make-up bundle 26*Special link for beauty package including nail polish, lipstick & more

800 avail

Get a make-up bundle for £26 via our blagged Eyes Lips Face* link. Bought separately, we worked out the bundle would cost about £75. Delivery's free.

The deal is available until Fri 31 Oct or before 800 are sold - whichever's first.

Not every bundle will be the same, but e.l.f. told us that each bundle will contain 29 items and will include some of the following:

  • Nail Polish -  Champagne, Mint Cream, Mango Madness, Skinny Jeans, Dark Glitter Purple, Party Peach, Smoky Brown, Party Purple, Golden Goddess and Fairy Dust
  • Cuticle pushers
  • Nail block
  • Toe separators
  • Blending wedges
  • Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick - Bali Bound & Check Me Out
  • Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick - Coco Loco and Movie Star
  • Shimmer Lip Gloss - Believe
  • Lip Stain - Berry Blush
  • Lip Balm Tints - Berry
  • Liquid Eyeliner - Copper
  • Mineral Eyeshadow - Royal
  • Eyelid Primer - Champagne
  • Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil - Grassy Green
  • Eyeliner & Shadow Stick - Midnight/Blue
  • 2 in 1 Conditioning Gloss - Golden
  • Moisturising Lipstick - Cheeky and Wink Pink.
More info

One bundle per person, per transaction. Can't be bought in conjunction with any other vouchers or codes.

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!

Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
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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