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Beauty | How to get £120 worth of beauty products for £10.

YES. You did read that title correctly. I currently have in my possession £120 worth of beauty products all for a measly tenner!

I think the offer's been around for a little while now but as per usual I'm late to the party (would you expect anything else?) Today I'm going to be introducing you to the M&S Beauty Box, an amazing little beauty box which you can pick up for a real bargain - Ten whole British pound coins.
Basically all you have to do to qualify for the offer is to spend £40 across Marks & Spencers' beauty, clothing & home ware ranges... Which lets face it, can be so easily done! We all know M&S is the place to shop for super comfy underwear so why not jump on the bandwagon & add this beauty box to your basket too?

In the box you will receive fifteen sample size versions of a whole host of beauty products ranging from skin care products, hair care goodies & makeup products. I haven't tried anything yet, in fact a few of the pieces are currently sat in my hand luggage ready to take on holiday, but today I wanted to give you a quick introduction to what you can expect from the M&S Beauty Box.


Pure Natural Beauty Instant Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser.
Pure isn't a brand I've actually heard of but knowing they contain over 95% natural ingredients can surely only be a good sign. My current cleanser is literally on it's last legs so I'm really looking forward to trying this out, not only because it's so much more affordable than what I'm currently using, but it smells flipping delicious too - It's floral yet zingy at the same time.

M&S Beauty Sun Smart.
We all need a bit of SPF in our lives don't we whether it's here or abroad, sun protection is really important so this little goodie is making a welcome addition to my collection. I'll actually be taking this in my hand luggage when we go on holiday as the 50ml size bottle makes it perfect for travelling.

Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing Sun Protection For Very Sensitive Skin.
Well that's a mouthful isn't it! Being a spring chicken, I'm not sure how the anti-ageing properties of this SPF will affect my skin or if they'll even affect it at all, but I've always thought there's no harm in starting young. I'll more than likely be taking this on holiday with me too, so I'm looking forward to seeing what/if it makes a difference to my skin.

REN Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Body Shot.
I'm not sure how much this face brightener is going to affect my skin as it's not something I really struggle with yet... I have just changed jobs though & am currently having 6am getty-ups so maybe this is something that'll save me towards the end of the month. I'll definitely give it a go though as I've previously tried some amazing skin care products from REN.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic.
Possibly the product I am most excited to try! I've always heard such amazing things from Rodial & this is the first product from them that I have in my possession so I am super duper excited to give this a go. I really think this is going to work wonders as hyaluronic acid provides the skin with long lasting hydration and generally helps the skin look more radiant & healthy, which I'm more than up for!

Hair care.

Percy & Reed Smoothed Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil.
When I use hair products, which if you read my blog isn't often at all, I find they often weigh my hair down & I can constantly feel the product in my hair so the no oil oil concept from Percy & Reed massively interests me. Hopefully this hair oil is going to meet my high expectations. Let's wait and see!

Philip Kingsley Citrus Sunshine Swimcap.
I don't know about you guys, but I never really think about protecting my hair when I'm on holiday. I'm 100% down with using SPF on my skin, but when it comes to hair care I'm a bit of a noob & it's not something I ever think of. I assume the sunshine swimcap is especially beneficial for blondes, so how it'll work on my dark brunette locks I'm not so sure, but I'm going to take this on holiday with me & will let you guys know.

Swell Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum.
If you can't tell I'm a complete hair care novice so these products are definitely going to make welcome additions to my collection. The serum is 97% natural and you definitely get a whiff of the natural goodness it contains. I mainly get tea tree when I give the product a smell, but it contains so many different natural oils. I'm sure this is going to be a goodie!


Stilla Lip Glaze (05 Raspberry)
I haven't tried any of these products yet but this looks like the most perfect summer lip product. The lip glaze looks super dewy as if it'd be really comfortable on the lips, which is exactly what you want during summer. I'm usually a matte lip kinda gal, but on holiday especially I want something with more of a sheen.

Pur Correcting Primer.
I seem to be gaining quite a few primers now to my collection however none of them so far have been tinted in any way, so this is a first for me! The colour shade at the moment, looks pretty much perfect for me and I'm looking forward to giving this baby a go. I'm always intrigued by primers as to how long they actually prolong your makeup wear for, so once I've given this a try I'll let you guys know.

Nails Inc Gel One Coat (Chiltern Park)
We all love Nails Inc polishes don't we! There isn't an awful lot I can say about this little goodie other than I'll definitely get loads of wear out of it this Summer. It's such an amazing punchy shade!

Leighton Denny Crystal Finish Quick Dry Top Coat.
How amazing does this glass bottle look! I absolutely love the design of the Leighton Denny packaging as I feel it looks much more designer & looks really luxurious upon my dressing table. I bet this beaut is going to leave my nails looking super slick & shiny.


M&S Beauty Island Escape Sea Salt & Bergamot Eau De Toilette.
Firstly how amazing does this bottle look! It' looks and smells like summer in a bottle, it's absolutely divine & I can't wait to start spritzing this on my bod! I love it when scents remind you of places & take you back to relaxing holiday times so this is definitely going to be my summer sprtiz. I want to wear this in years to come & for it to remind me of sunning on the beach in Portugal. YES please!

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Purpose Dry Oil.
I've tried a couple of multi purpose oils in my time & have found they work wonders for my skin. They've always left my skin feeling soft, supple & healthy so I'm hoping this one's going to be no exception.

As you can see I have SO many new additions to my 'to try' pile of beauty products & quite frankly I can't wait to get started! Have you tried any of these goodies before? I'd love to hear your thoughts on them.

Thank you for reading | Claire.x
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