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Lookfantastic logo£28 This Works beauty box (£67ish indiv)*Via £7 off code & free del. Incl pillow spray, moisturiser

1,300 avail

If you go online to premium beauty retailer Lookfantastic*, you can use the MSE Blagged code TW7 to get its This Works beauty box for £28 all-in (norm £35, contents worth £67ish) until all 1,300 boxes are sold.

Lookfantastic regularly offers subscription beauty boxes, however, with this box you’ll make just a one-off payment - there's no subscription. You can buy up to three boxes, though you’ll only get the discount off the first box. This offer won't work with any other discount codes.

What comes in the box?

Here's what's included (see image below):

  • Deep sleep pillow spray 75ml – norm £16.25 delivered at Allbeauty, or £18 at Boots.
  • Light time cleanse & glow 20ml – worth £6.79 based on full-sized 75ml version at Allbeauty.
  • In transit skin defence SPF30 40ml – norm £21.90 delivered at Allbeauty.
  • Perfect legs skin miracle 50ml – worth £12.42 based on full-sized 120ml version at Allbeauty.
  • No wrinkles midnight moisture 15ml – worth £9.84 based on full-sized 48ml version at Allbeauty.

Our calculations show the contents of the box would normally cost £67ish if you bought the same quantities of each item individually, based on the cheapest prices we could find.

It’s worth noting only two of the items included are full-sized (the pillow spray and skin defence cream). Even if you were to take out the value of the samples and base it on the full-sized products only, you'd still be looking at a £38ish cost, so you'll still make a decent saving, whichever way you look at it.

£28 beauty box

Benefit logo'Free' £11ish Benefit 'They're Real' lipstick miniFreebie on the cover of Elle magazine (£4.30)

Ends Today

If you buy the March edition of Elle magazine (£4.30, Rihanna on the front) by Tue 17 Oct, on the cover you'll find a free 0.75ml Benefit 'They're Real' mini lipstick in one of three colours - 'Nude Scandal', 'Revved-Up Red', or 'Pink Thrills'.

The 0.75g mini is normally £10.50 at Boots. As this product is worth more than the magazine, it's worth picking up even if you don't want to read the magazine if you usually buy the lipstick (but obviously, it's better value if you do read it!).

We asked Elle, and it told us subscribers should also receive the freebie. See what MoneySavers are saying about this offer in the MSE forum.

Body Shop logoBody Shop 30% off code*In stores & online via code. Some exclusions

7 days left

If you go online to The Body Shop* you can get 30% off most items (not including sale) when you enter the code 14671 until 9am on Tue 24 Oct. Delivery's £2.49, or free if you're spending at least £25 after the discount's been applied. If the code doesn't work when you cut and paste, try typing it in manually to ensure there are no spaces before or after the code.

You can also get 30% off in Body Shop stores (find your nearest*) until closing time on Mon 23 Oct. Simply show the code to staff at the till, either printed out or on your smartphone. Some products and a few stores are excluded - see 'more info' below for details.

More info

Code can't be used on sale items, at outlet stores, airports, Hove or Horsham branches. Also not valid with other offers, on gift cards, charitable items or any of the following Body Shop products:

  • Gift Cards
  • Charitable items
  • Spa Of The World Range including gifts
  • Oils Of Life Range including gifts
  • Store Made Gifts
  • Drops of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel
  • Expert Facial range and gifts
  • Drops Of Youth Range including gifts
  • Elixirs of Nature Range including Eau De Parfum
  • Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel
  • Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm
  • British Rose and Chinese Ginseng Rice Toners
  • Tea Tree Overnight Mask
  • Advent Calendars
  • Sale items

Soap & Glory logoSoap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' set £16*Incl face wipes, hair brush, anorak & eyeliner

While stock lasts

MoneySavers always love offers from Soap & Glory, and we suspect this one will get you into a lather...If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores (find your nearest*), you can get a Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamping' survival kit for £16 while stocks last.

This gift set includes face wipes, full-size eyeliner, foldable hair brush and a showerproof anorak (not to be worn in the shower). If bought individually, the cosmetic and hair/body care items would cost £23.50. However, as you can't buy the anorak, brush or bag on their own, we reckon it's a good offer as you effectively get three bonus items unavailable elsewhere. Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Boots says stock levels are good, but as Soap & Glory offers are always popular, you may need to go quick if you want to clean up with this one.

Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' survival kit includes:

  • 'Rushower' dry shampoo, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Hand Maid' hand sanitiser gel, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Sexy Muther pucker' red lipstick, norm £3.50 at Boots.
  • 'Original Pink' body spray, 100ml, norm £4 at Boots.
  • 'Off Your Face' face wipes, 25, norm £4.50 at Boots.
  • 'Supercat Skinny' black eyeliner, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'Take Me Any Hair' foldaway hairbrush
  • Showerproof 'Glamorak' anorak
  • Cotton bag

happy glamper 2

Nails Inc logo£100ish Nails Inc set for £25 delivered*MSE Blagged. 10 polishes, incl metallic & snowflake effect

1,400 avail

If you go online to Nails Inc* via this MSE Blagged link, you can get a set of 10 full-size (10ml) Nails Inc polishes for £24.95 delivered. It would normally cost £100ish for all 10 polishes bought separately, so this set gives a strong saving. The deal ends when all 1,400 sets are sold, so go quick if you want to nail this offer.

Here's what you'll get in the set, along with the next cheapest prices we could find if bought individually:

  • Kensington caviar base coat (orange, dries clear) - £11 at Nails Inc (based on 14ml version)
  • Kensington Church Street snowflake (white sequin glitter) - £11 at Nails Inc (based on 14ml version)
  • Chelsea Passage fibre optic (gold and holographic strand glitter) - £12 at Amazon
  • Cadogan Square (beige) - £5.99 at Amazon
  • Victoria and Albert (red) - £11 at Nails Inc (based on 14ml version)
  • Sloane Mews (dark red) - £3.57 at Boots (based on 14ml version)
  • Bruton Mews (forest green) - £11 at Nails Inc (based on 14ml version)
  • Primrose Park (metallic blue) - was £11 at Nails Inc (but no longer available)
  • Wigmore Street (dark purple) - was £11 at Nails Inc (but no longer available)
  • Noho leather effect (matte black fabric effect) - £11 at Look Fantastic (based on 14ml version)

Although you can sometimes find certain individual polishes cheaper than the prices above as part of promotional sets, you'd be hard pushed to find them for £25 all-in.

Boots logoBoots discounts via app*Download app and use offers in stores


If you have a Boots Advantage Card, you can get personalised offers and discounts at Boots* by downloading the Boots app. The offers vary for each person, as they are tailored to your shopping habits.

How to get the app and offers

  • Download the Boots app* via the App Store or Google Play.
  • Go to 'My offers' and sign in using your Advantage Card number. This links your card to the app and you can then select offers by loading them onto your card.
  • Choose the offers you'd like to use in 'Offers just for me' and select 'Load offer to Advantage Card'.
  • Next time you use your Advantage Card, the cashier or self-checkout will ask you if you want to use the offer in that transaction. 

What can I get?

These are some examples of offers we've seen when trying the app (of course as the offers are personalised, not everyone will receive the same ones):

  • £1.50 off when you spend £15 or more in a single transaction
  • 20% off a shower gel or body wash
  • 100 points when you buy two or more shampoo or conditioner products

What if I don't have a smartphone?

You can also use the Boots website* to select offers and load them to your Advantage Card. Just register or log-in to view your account and offers.

MSE Sarah M says:

The best thing about this deal is that the offers usually work on top of other in-store discounts. I got a £2 Nivea shower gel for 80p by using a '20% off' deal from the app on top of a half-price in-store offer.

Superdrug logoSuperdrug 10% off toiletries for studentsIn stores via NUS Extra/Unidays and registered Beautycard


If you're a student, you can get 10% off toiletries at health and beauty retailer Superdrug* with an NUS Extra card, or with a Unidays code, which you can get for free by signing up with your university details.

You'll need a registered Beautycard (Superdrug's free loyalty card) too and the discount's only available in its stores, not online.

Who is eligible for an NUS Extra card?

The NUS Extra card is available to all students aged over 16 years (including distance learners, vocational and part-time students). It costs £12 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can use it to get discounts at lots of stores and websites, including Asos, Spotify, Amazon and Domino's.

More info

Excludes prescriptions, phone cards, mobile phones, postage stamps and baby milk.

You can't use the card with any other coupon offer, discount card (such as staff discount) or with selected in-store offers.

Boots logoBoots 10 points (usually 4) per £1 for over-60s*Join the free Boots Health Club

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.

Poundland logo£1 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:  

Click on the image to enlarge


  • 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.

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 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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