Behold my mini Boots haul of the other day…I only went in for a Meal Deal! Excuse the boring wooden background, I took this picture at work so it’s a tad boring! I am aware this is last months issue of Marie Claire, but I got it the day before the new one came out and I really wanted the Body Shop Body Butter, so I’m happy.
Pictured above are a silver photo frame (reduced down to £3 – I gave this to my grandparents for their anniversary on the 8th June), Vaseline Rose Lips (I’m a fan of both the Original and Aloe Vera tins, so I thought I’d go for the whole set and invest in the Rose Lips as well, and I must say, I love it already!
Also, I have the Marie Claire June issue – just because I wanted the free gift, however, having not read the magazine for many months now, I was pleasantly surprised by the strength of some of the articles. I particularly loved Grace Dent’s column, and I will also be blogging about the Marie Claire mentor scheme in the next few weeks. It is an amazing idea, and I think us girls should definitely consider applying for it. They have mentors from every career you can imagine – journalism, retail, authors, CEO’s of top businesses… Just incredible.
How cute is the little Celia Birtwell compact mirror (the black flower)? I had to have it, and as it was in the reduced section, I thought nothing of popping it into my basket! I also saw the last Impulse and Barry M set they had. Now, I know that Boots had stopped selling these, but they obviously had just the one left, so reduced it to get rid of it. Now I’m not one to shirk a bargain, so I snapped it up! I can’t wait to try it out, and reviews of the lipgloss, Vaseline and body butter will be up shortly.
Also, already having seen countless blogs about the Glamour magazine Benefit freebies, I’m not going to bore you completely about them. I was planning to blog as soon as I bought them yesterday, and not be so far behind everyone else. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to work, and last night, me and the Mr had plans so blogging had to wait until today, I’m afraid.
Yesterday, though, the girls at work were all raving about the freebies, and I was the first on break to go and hunt one down. I visited both WH Smith and Boots, who had unbelievably sold out within two hours of getting them! Luckily for me, I popped to the little newsagents across the road, and the lovely man who owns it was only putting two out at a time, so when I took my copy up to the till, he let me choose what product I wanted from his box behind the till! I was so happy to find one believe me!
I got the High Beam freebie, what one did you girls get?
Unfortunately, I am seriously lacking on the money front, and so even though I want to buy Red for the Jemma Kidd lipgloss, and Marie Claire for the free Inika makeup, they may just have to wait until payday. Luckily though, I get paid the day before my holiday, and boy, am I going to need some holiday reads, so hopefully the freebies over the next few weeks in magazines are up to scratch! Haha!
Great to catch up with you all, would love to hear from some of you.