Discounted Beauty Buys

While our coupons amount to very little in the UK compared with our friends across the pond, not even a glimmer of what goes on during an episode of Extreme Couponing, we do have a good number of websites offering reduced rate products. I am a woman who believes in stock piling; nearly everything I buy will be on some offer, more often, a 3-for-2 or BOGOF deal. I have drawers full of spare deodrants, hair colourings, cotton wool pads etc. It’s not a huge number but I’m never going to suddenly run out of these things. So, cosmetics.

Apart from the odd shop, Boots and Superdrug rule the high street and rule our purses. The convenience apart from having your purchase the same day, is you can test the shades. This is great but the prices are so much more than online comparitively. This short blog shows two purchases. The first is from cosmeticsfairy.co.uk who sell brands I know and are likely discontinued shades from the US. No complaints here. The second is from fragrancedirect.co.uk.

I change my nail colours most days and the NYC brand has nice shades at a low price. RRP on the high street: £1.79. Average price I paid for these: £0.49

I change my nail colours most days and the NYC brand has nice shades at a low price. RRP on the high street: £1.79. Average price I paid for these: £0.49

Not the best light

Not the best light

  

Dodgy lighting with this one. Bottom right is nail hardener! Most expensive was the mini Essie bottle in the middle of the bottom row

Dodgy lighting with this one. Bottom right is nail hardener!
Most expensive was the mini Essie bottle in the middle of the bottom row

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Not the easiest to shoot

Not the easiest to shoot

Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts. I hadn't used this brand before but it's very low price and the fact it's great for pale skin like mine was a winning combination

Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts. I hadn’t used this brand before but it’s very low price and the fact it’s great for pale skin like mine was a winning combination

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The second purchase at Fragrance Direct, with postage was about £10 and I worked out I saved over £30 on the retail price.