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StriVectin Volumizing Hand Cream
 
4.7
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"If money was no object and I could be assured..."
Cougar Snake Venom Day Moisturiser
 
4.2
Reviewed by catsholiday
"Pleasant to use and di leave my skin feeling moisturised..."
Caudalie Vinexpert Eye & Lip Serum
 
3.4
Reviewed by catsholiday
"This is a nice gentle serum that has instant results..."
Lancome VISIONNAIRE ADVANCED MULTI-CORRECTING CREAM
 
3.6
Reviewed by catsholiday
"I think Lncome are charging for their upmarket name and..."
Lancome Absolue Premium Fix day cream
 
3.9
Reviewed by catsholiday
"Excessively expensive and not especially effective"
Woody's Beard Balm
 
2.7
Reviewed by catsholiday
"This does have some quality ingredients but it also has..."
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm
 
3.7
Reviewed by catsholiday
"This is a decent product for very dry skins but..."
SVR TOPIALYSE Palpebral irritated eye cream
 
4.0
Reviewed by catsholiday
"I would buy this product again as it is not..."
Kleem Organics Professional Age-Defying Vitamin C Serum
 
4.0
Reviewed by catsholiday
"A nice natural serum but it is hard to tell..."
WILLOW SONG LUXURY BATH & SHOWER GELLAVENHAM WALK
 
4.6
Reviewed by catsholiday
"The company needs to be more open about the ingredients..."
ESPA Gradual tan Face Concentrate
 
4.2
Reviewed by catsholiday
"Shop around as it is cheaper from the manufacturer than..."
Whish Three wishes Pomegranate Body butter
 
3.7
Reviewed by catsholiday
"Nice enough but there are others with a smaller carbon..."
BioEffect EGF Eye Serum
 
4.2
Reviewed by catsholiday
"A very effective eye serum but not one I will..."
Bumble & Bumble Thickening Go Big Treatment
 
4.4
Reviewed by catsholiday
"I would recommend this to anyone with fine limp hair..."
Body Shop Spa of the World -French Grape Seed Scrub
 
4.4
Reviewed by catsholiday
"Personally I will not buy this again. I love the..."
Filorga Lift Structure Treatment
 
3.7
Reviewed by catsholiday
"This is an ok day cream but it didn't do..."
Neom Inspiration: Hand Cream
 
3.9
Reviewed by catsholiday
"This is a very expensive product that is average as..."
Performance Hydrating Night cream
 
4.9
Reviewed by catsholiday
"This is a great value natural night cream."
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Created On: 2019-06-12 08:28:54
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Dear catsholiday,
Could you please let us know if you will be in interested in trialling lookfantastic beauty box June 19 edition?
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Created On: 2019-04-07 20:10:53
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Dear catsholiday,
Thank you for your interest in last month’s giveaway, March 2019:
E:31/03/19, Win a Nip+Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix 75ml
Please note that you have been shortlisted for this trial and the scrub will be dispatched to your delivery address in the coming days.
Enjoy & click here to review!


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Created On: 2019-02-10 22:16:06
Edited By admin On: 2019-02-16 20:22:01
     


Dear catsholiday,
Thank you for your interest in this month’s giveaway, February 2019:
E:03/02/19, WIN 1 of 3 L’Oréal Paris 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal Detox Masks 50 ml
Please note that you have been shortlisted for this trial and a mask will be dispatched to your delivery address in the coming days.
Enjoy & click here to review!
Kindly add a mobile number to your profile. It may be used to assist delivery.


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Created On: 2017-01-24 22:46:27
     

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Thanks Dese I have heard of this brand as an ethical natural perfume company
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The Great Perfume Smell-alike Test 2018 (where Primark beat Jo Malone) Forget Strictly, this is the pre-Christmas contest that matters - and it may help stop you paying through the nose Many turn to fragrances to treat loved ones, and as perfumes are a classic late Christmas gift, we've a host of MoneySaving tips that are not to be sniffed at. Full help in our 19 Cheap Perfume Tricks, here's just a taste whiff... The top 'smell-alike' perfumes - at a fraction of the cost. Shops such as M&S, Next and Primark sell own-brand perfumes that mimic designer brands. We wanted to see if cut-price versions really do smell similar, or just cause a stink. So for a bit of fun, we recruited 20 of the finest noses from our team to run a non-scientific, blind experiment. We asked them to sample 12 brand-name perfumes, matched against their cheap alternative. In nine cases, the majority of our fragrant panel couldn't tell the difference, or actually preferred the cheap smell-alike. See the full results of MSE's Great Perfume Smell-alike Test 2018, but here are the top five based on the percentage of our testers who preferred the cheaper one or couldn't tell any difference: - Primark 'Pomegranate & Black Tea', 100ml, £8 (vs Jo Malone 'Pomegranate Noir', 100ml, £94). Score: 80% - M&S 'New York', 100ml, £18 (vs Chanel 'Allure', 100ml, £110). Score: 75% - Zara 'Black Amber', 100ml, £10 (vs Dolce & Gabbana 'The One', 100ml, £78.95). Score: 65% - M&S 'Azure Breeze', 100ml, £16 (vs Dolce & Gabbana 'Light Blue', 100ml, £59.45). Score: 65% - Next 'Just Pink', 100ml, £14 (vs Ralph Lauren 'Romance', 100ml, £42.75). Score: 60%
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Beauty Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’? Eg, £20 Benefit bronzer vs £6 Aldi look-alike Rhiannon Moorhouse 31 August 2018 | Updated 28 December 2018 Facebook Twitter Print Mailme At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save money on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – a look-alike product, where often even the packaging is similar to the more expensive brand. I’ve looked into just how cheap these cheaper versions are, though I must stress this is purely a price comparison and I’ve not tried them all myself, though as you’ll see below many beauty bloggers and MSE users like them. Nevertheless, as they’re cheap, you could always try them and if you like them, great. If not, you’ve not lost much. What are the key things I need to know about dupes? Many are widely praised by beauty bloggers and MSE Forumites for being just as good, if not better than, their pricier counterparts. Of course, we’re not skincare experts and we haven’t tested all the products ourselves – but since publishing this blog, we've had many positive comments about dupes from MSE users including these... Aldi's hot cloth cleanser is virtually identical to Liz Earle's! It smells the same, the consistency is the same. I would recommend anyone to try it out. A great product with great results! – Sarah F. Snap! I’ve been using Liz Earle’s hot cloth cleanser & really can’t see a difference! Lacura’s moisturisers are just as good as Clarins also... I can buy the whole range I need from Aldi & still have money left over! – Justine W. Whilst duplicates might have very similar ingredients and properties they most likely won't be exactly the same – always read the packaging and check ingredients if you have any allergies or skin concerns. The exact formulation of most beauty products (especially perfumes) are a closely-guarded secret. All these products are sold by reputable retailers – like Boots – so they're quality checked and aren't the same as something you might buy at a car boot sale. The British Skin Foundation told us all cosmetic products are subject to the same stringent tests and just because a product is cheaper, doesn’t mean it’s less effective or unsafe for the skin. I've picked out some of the most highly-rated beauty dupes I’ve heard about this year at Aldi, Boots and Superdrug, along with how much you can save if you take the Beauty Downshift Challenge. While you can usually find dupes at other retailers throughout the year, these are the biggies. Only make a switch if you’re happy to try something cheaper to see if you can achieve the same results. Check our Cheap beauty & make-up deals page for more offers. Here's a comparison of what’s available in stores now, subject to stock, and how much extra you’d pay for the similar big-name near-equivalent. We've noted below where products have been confirmed as cruelty-free or vegan – it doesn't mean the rest aren't, we just haven't had confirmation. Aldi dupes - incl £6 'Aloha' bronzer vs similar £20 Benefit 'Hoola' bronzer, 71% saving Aldi has a host of beauty dupes on its shelves – look out for its own-brand ‘Lacura’ on everything from blusher and bronzer to a ‘Liz Earle-alike’ hot cloth cleanser – though stock may vary from store to store. Aldi product Similar branded product Lacura blush, 4.5g (cruelty-free) - £4.49 Nars blush, 4.6g - £21.60 at John Lewis Lacura 'Too Legit' mascara, 14g (cruelty-free) - £5.99 (sold out online) Benefit 'They're Real' mascara, 8.5g - £17.50 at Lookfantastic Lacura 'Aloha' bronzer, 8g (cruelty-free) - £5.99 (sold out online) Benefit 'Hoola' bronzer, 8g - £20.40 at Lookfantastic Lacura 'Illusion Touch' 2in1 concealer & foundation, 2g/30ml - £7.99 Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Foundation, 30ml - £40 at Feel Unique Lacura 'Snapshot Ready' primer, 30ml (cruelty-free) - £7.99 (sold out online) Smashbox photofinish primer, 30ml - £26 at Smashbox (vegan & cruelty-free) Lacura exfoliating mud mask, 50ml - £5.99 Glamglow super mud mask, 50g - £42 at Lookfantastic Lacura daily cleansing wipes, 60 - £2.49 (not available online, check in store) NIP + FAB's £13.59 Glycolic daily cleansing pads, 60 - £13.59 at Boots Lacura hot cloth cleanser, 200ml - £3.99 (not available online, check in store) Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser, 100ml - £15 at Boots Aldi 'Aloha' bronzer vs Benefit 'Hoola' bronzer As you can see, Aldi's duplication of big brands even goes so far as to mimic the appearance of the packaging. Reviews on Aldi's page are mostly positive, though it seems the Nars blush dupe is the least convincing, according to reviewers. From the feedback we've seen, if you're a Benefit or Liz Earle fan, it might be worth checking out Aldi's alternatives as you could save up to 71% by downshifting to Lacura. Sadly, Aldi’s £5.99 ‘Naturals’ eyeshadow palette – a look-alike of Urban Decay’s ‘Naked’ palette (norm £40ish) recently sold out online (though some may still be available in store), which perhaps shows how many people out there have caught the bug for downshifting. Aldi also has a £5.99 line of 100ml perfumes that look and smell suspiciously like Jo Malone fragrances – which are also usually much pricier, at £90 for 100ml. See our Cheap perfume guide for more smell-alikes. Unfortunately, a lot of Aldi’s beauty dupes aren’t available year-round as they’re labelled ‘Special Buys’, so you may need to keep your eyes peeled each time you shop there. Boots dupes - incl £7 CYO shimmer oil vs similar £46 Fenty 'luminizer', 85% saving If you don’t want to wait for Aldi’s offers to come back in stock or are looking for something different, it’s worth checking out your local Boots stores as we’ve heard there are quite a few dupes available. Product at Boots Similar branded product Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm, 50ml*, £7.99 MAC Strobe Cream, 50ml - £25 at MAC CYO Gift of Gold Bronzing shimmer oil, 30ml*, £7 Fenty Beauty Lava Luminizer, 90ml - £46 at Harvey Nichols Sleek MakeUP Copperplate highlighting palette, 9g*, £9.99 Huda Beauty 3D Highlighting Palette, 30g - £40 at Selfridges Sleek MakeUP Matte Me liquid lip*, £4.99 Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick, 3.25g - $17 at Kylie Cosmetics (about £13 before delivery) CYO Shimmer Switch bronzing & highlighting palette in 'In the Clouds', 7.2g*, £2.50 (out of stock online, check stores) Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, 10.3g - £30.17 at John Lewis Boots CYO 'Shimmer Switch' vs Bobbi Brown 'Shimmer Brick' Superdrug dupes - incl £4 MUA pressed powder vs similar £28 Nars pressed powder, 86% saving I’ve taken a look at feedback online, and tried a few of these products myself, and these are some of the best dupes I’ve come across at Superdrug. It’s own products often match or exceed the cruelty-free and/or vegan status of the expensive brands they appear to be emulating. Product at Superdrug Similar branded product ELF Mineral face primer, 14ml* - £7.50 at Superdrug, or 30ml for £12.50 at ELF (vegan & cruelty-free) Smashbox photofinish primer, 30ml - £26 at Smashbox (vegan & cruelty-free) B Pro makeup setting spray, 50ml* - £6.99 at Superdrug (vegan & cruelty-free) MAC Prep and prime fix, 100ml - £19 at MAC B Blending sponge, each* - £3.32 at Superdrug (vegan & cruelty-free) Beauty Blender, each - £17 at Space NK MUA Professional pressed setting powder, 9g*, £4 (cruelty-free) Nars Cosmetics pressed powder in 'Transparent', 7g - £28 at Feel Unique Revolution Conceal & Define concealer, 3.4ml*, £4 (vegan & cruelty-free) Tarte Shape Tape, 10ml - £22 at Tarte (vegan & cruelty-free) Nip+Fab highlight palette in 'Stroboscopic', 20g* - £10 (vegan) Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in 'Sun Dipped', 29.6g - £41 at Anastasia Beverly Hills (vegan & cruelty-free) Most similar to discontinued 'Ultimate Glow' Superdrug 'B' blending sponge vs Beauty Blender Superdrug's own beauty dupes can often be subbed for other vegan and cruelty-free products, like the Smashbox photo finish primer and ELF mineral face primer. All Superdrug B's products are vegan and cruelty-free, and all Superdrug-branded items are labelled as being suitable for vegans or vegetarians. Some dupes are hard to compare if they're vegan and/or cruelty free and the alternative isn't, but there are a lot, like Superdrug, that now label what is and isn't suitable. Do I get the same amount? Looking at the sizes of products, in most cases the beauty dupe is a smaller size than the big brand – but even if you were to buy multiples to get the same amount, you would almost always spend significantly less. .
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With Wuntu app on 3 mobile you get vouchrs and freebies from time to time. My husband is also on 3 so w got two face sunscreens SPF 50 -50 ml bottles and the postage was £1 and that went to skin cancer charity melanoma aware. I also got a full sized sanctuary spa scrub, face oil and face mask but I forget where from as I sign up to so many sites!!
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I have received two great full sized sunless tanning products from Vita liberata - sadly I can't remember which site I got them from! I was also chosen for a Clicks research hand cream trial - its absolutely lovely but sadly thy never tell you what brand it is so I wont be able to re buy it! I also got two mini vials of perfume from a freebie site which again with all our wedding excitement I have forgotten what they were!!
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We wanted to let you know we have an Exclusive Manufacturer Promotion – ALL products are £6.99. Only Available until stocks last! Perfect for Gift ideas! Interested? Call us on 0800 112 3939 or visit our website www.evune.co.uk to place your order NOW! Posted on my facebook message today Sunday 20th May 2018
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A three part sample sachet of John Freida products and also a pack of 4 delicious Divine chocs in the mail today. I think the John Freida was from a freebie site and the chocs through facebook .
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I received a sample sachet of caudaie cleansing oil and 3 sachets from Clarins, hydra sculpt, extra firming day and another of night cream. I applied on line through various sites. ...
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I got a small sample pot of this moisturiser. It came in a velvet draw string pouch which am trying to think of a use for as it is so nice! ...
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Not totally sure Dese, sometimes they are facebook offers otherwise through the usual freebie sites!
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I got a lovely vial sample from Georgio Armani - Si passione EDP. Look forward to using that!
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I was lucky enough to be a winner on talkhealth trials this month and won an Atopic shampoo, body lotion and body cream. All full size so a great prize. So far have used the body lotion and it feels lovely, a very subtle aroma but very nice.
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THIS IS FREE BUT POSTAGE IS £3.95 STILL A BARGAIN http://www.gratisfaction.co.uk/cosmetics/free-wild-caviar-day-moisturiser/
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This was free but I had to pay £3.95 postage. Not tried it yet but hoping for line free eyes soon! ...
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ORDERED A COUPLE OF PRODUCTS FROM THIS SITE - SHEA BY NATURE AND RECEIVED A GENEROUS SAMPLE SIZE OF THIS PRODUCT - JASMINE & ROSEWOOD BODY BUTTER. YOU CAN CHOOSE A SAMPLE WITH EVERY ORDER. I LOVE THE SMELL OF THIS ALREADY!! ...
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I scan my purchases with Neilsen and with my points I bought a free beuer diffuser to use with essential oils. I have become re inspired with my essential oils since the trial with DoTerra on facebook. I got a small sample of John freida Frizzease 6 effects serum - sounds good I also won a foot mask with argan oil from Talk health, strangely I reviewed this foot mask just last week on here!
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I got my two freebies from Dr Botanicals and the other from Skin Chemists. You do have to pay £5.99 fr postage but they refund that a few days after and you can spend it on other products or use it for free postage on another product!! Pomegranate Noir Indulgence Cream from Dr Botanicals and Anti-Ageing Caviar Day Moisturiser from Skin Chemists. I have put the link to join on here previously if interested.
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Competition through facebook entered for Kinvara skincare for a giveaway fora year's supply of our Bestseller 24hr Rosehip Face Serum! Enter the competition through this link : http://upvir.al/ref/Zj11918916/.
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I have liked all that I have bought from them so far. I know they are not exactly "free" as you do pay postage but still great value!
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I got this one through a facebook link. A free natural hair dye but had to pay postage which was £3.50. The dye should be over £10 so still a good deal. I have just ordered another trial product from skinchemists and another from Dr Botanicals but had to pay postage of £5.99 for each but each product costs a lot more. I also got a sample of a new laundry prodyct so will use that in my next wash!
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£3.99 per order and thy often have a product reduced to tempt you to spend more !!
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If anyone fancies being a reviewer for Skin Chemists then this is the link : https://www.skinchemists.com/product-reviewer/ You have to pay postage then leave a short review through an email they send you
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As a member of their "testing" group I got a rose quartz youth defense lip balm plump free but did have o pay postage. The lip balm should have been an astounding £90 + so i am expecting wonderful things!! Nice minty tingly when I put it on but can't say I notice any plumping as yet!!
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Well done Dese. You do well with clicksresearch ! Enjoy!!
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On this site you can get a 50% off voucher to use on Monu Skincare which are lovely products. You have to sign up and they then email you the voucher. There is no date on the page that I can see. http://www.beautyunplugged.co.uk/double-opt-in.html
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I received a nice generous sample from a.g.e stop Switzerland. It is a hydro repair concentrate. I applied through facebook last week I think and was thrilled to get this one. ...
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I joined a review/study group on facebook and as part of the study we were sent two samples of DoTerra essential oils. One is passion and the other Wild Orange. Looking forward to learning what to do with these through their 'course' and the study period.
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Sample of Dior eau de parfum Savage arrived today. Nice little surprise. I think it came from Boots
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I was lucky enough to get a sachet of this John Frieda Frizz ease Dream Curls Conditioner in the post today. Not sure which site I got it from!!
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