One of the things Beauty Markdown is most well-known for is our big annual Advent calendar comparison post. However, shop bought beauty Advent calendars aren’t for everyone; they can be quite expensive, and some of us don’t need or want lots of tiny little samples of loads of different products. We’ve written in the past
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Here’s a heads up on how to get the most for your money at Boots this Christmas. Offer applies to most gift sets and advent calendars.
Last year our Boots Advent calendar sneak peek went down an absolute storm, Beauty Markdown wasn’t even a month old, and it’s STILL one of our most visited pages. So obviously we had to get another invite to the Boots Christmas show. This year we brought along a real camera to take high quality pictures,
Ok, so I might sound crazy, but it’s Christmas soon. 135 days in fact. Let that sink in.
I don’t know about you, but every year I plan on buying presents throughout the year – spacing them out and giving myself the time to find good deals. Of course, as with most ideas I have, it has never fully come to fruition. I never have quite enough cash, and when I do I want to spend it on meee!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to the Primark Christmas show for 2017… and yes, I know it’s July! There were quite a few beauty products on display, including some that you’re probably going to be quite excited by. I’ve split this into two halves, makeup and skincare, so it should be easy
I honestly think Jo Malone is the best place to buy an understated but luxurious gift; you really can’t go wrong with giving someone a nice candle or a carefully chosen cologne. I know spotting their iconic black and cream packaging in a pile of presents is a real treat for me, at least. With
Fancy getting free makeup and skincare in the post? In return for trying out a product and filling in a short survey, Boots will send you something from one of their own brands – it’s not just No7 and 17 that are owned by Boots, they also own Soap & Glory, Sanctuary, Sleek, Liz Earle,
Kat von D’s Tattoo Liner is probably the most hyped liquid eyeliner out there, and it really is good. It was bought for me as a Christmas gift last year, and it’s taken over from the 17 Tattoo Me liner that used to be my holy grail. I’m a cat eye queen, so I need
You may have noticed recently that more and more clothing brands are revamping their make up lines. We’re moving on from the crappy sets of mini nail polishes and lip balms kept next to the queue desperately hoping you’ll pick one up in an impulsive moment of madness, or your out-of-touch nan will buy them for
Today I went into Primark to buy one thing, the beauty spatula – I didn’t find it, of course, but I was very impressed with what I saw in store. So I thought I’d take some pictures to share with you… What I bought I only picked up £3.40 worth of stuff – some cotton pads
Missed us? Sorry for the total lack of posts in January everyone, we’ve been busy 🙁 … Anyway, we went window shopping in TK Maxx again – so much good stuff, and we’ll give links if they’re available online, too. Too Faced By the way, apologies in advance for how dusty everything looks in the
To start 2017, we’re not going to tell you what trends to leave in 2016, so knock yourself out trying fake freckles, soap brows and highlighting your cheekbones until they gleam like the sun. Makeup is supposed to be fun, and we’re always going to be a bit embarrassed by old pictures, no matter what
Not bored of shopping yet? Well, you’re in luck, as the Boxing Day/January sales have just kicked off, and you can score some serious bargains if you’re smart enough. Now is the time to stock up on gifts for Valentine’s, Mother’s Day and early 2017 birthdays while everything is half price. Beauty and body care
OMG – so I just saw this on Twitter so I thought I’d write up a quick post about it, but yes, it’s true, the Anastasia Beverly Hills UK website has literally JUST launched, and they’ve got full stock of pretty much all of their cult products. And the best thing? Free delivery, no waiting
Left it a bit late to buy presents? It’s the last weekend before the big day, but there are still some great bargains out there, and you definitely have time to pick these up. Or ALTERNATIVELY, if you know there’s someone who hasn’t bought you a gift yet, feel free to forward this article over
Everyone loves a good freebie – and if you can get a little something extra while you’re doing your Christmas shopping then it’s a definite bonus. We’ve rounded up the best freebies available at Boots and Superdrug – along with the minimum spend for each one. Usually free gifts like this aren’t all that impressive
A selection of our favourite Black Friday deals from some of the greatest beauty brands!