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Deliveries 2nd February 2018


These lovely samples arrived today, I know the bottom one came via a SoPost sampling but I’m not sure about the top one! Anyway, up top I have samples of Alien EDP and Alien Flora Futura, I haven’t opened them to smell them yet but they feel like they have some towelettes inside the packaging. I’m hoping they do as I love it when I receive perfume samples this way 😀

Below that is a small bottle of Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair which from the directions for use seems to be a serum type product. I love a good serum so am looking forward to trying this one out 🙂


Now we come to my other delivery today, I’m putting the picture under the description for a few reasons, I hope none of you mind 🙂 Over the weekend I found a bundle of beauty items on eBay which were a bit disguised (all upside down or covered by other items), it was easy to make out a few of the products that I am very familiar with but most I couldn’t even guess at but I counted around 30 items and with those I knew were there I placed a bid I was happy with.

I won the auction and the items arrived here today – I am totally blown away with what I have received. There are loads more items than I expected – 61 in fact! Yes there are some duplicates but that’s not a problem, not even the 4 identical brushes as I’m sure that whatever I decide I can’t use, someone in our families will find a home for 😉 Also, the observant among you might notice all of the items I received in my Tili box last November are there, these are the items I noticed and based my bid upon and the ones I wanted most as the box did live up to it’s name of ‘Try it, Love it’ 😀



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Deliveries 8th December 2017


It’s D’s birthday in 11 days time and he asked for a new exercise bike this year. I found this one on a good offer from Argos so, since it was expensive enough to qualify for being a protected purchase, I transferred the money to him and asked him to buy it on his card. I know this means he knows what he’s getting but I also have a little something to go with this that he doesn’t know about and he’s a very happy person right now & I have the joy of knowing I can get him to help build it this weekend to check that everything that should be there is 😉

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Deliveries 7th December 2017


Some days it is very annoying that I can’t share with you some of the items I get sent to evaluate, test or review and today is one as I’ve been sent something I have wanted for a long time but never won so it was a very happy moment to be offered one to test! Anyway, on to deliveries I can share!

On the left, the 4 items are another bargain I found on eBay. I got around to trying the Percy & Reed No Oil Oil and found it makes my hair look really good so I hunted around on eBay to see if I could better the regular price and found this little set. This means I also have 3 more items to try out, the little pot is a dry shampoo paste, there is also a sugar texturizing spray and an instant beach spray too!

On the right is the cuddly captain I won from Birds eye last month, he’s cute and guarding my new shelves currently 🙂

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Deliveries 20th November 2017


This is my latest purchase from eBay. I found a few large sample sized products on there from brands I’m interested in trying and this is one of the packs I actually managed to win! The main product I was interested in is the Caudalie Vinoperfect concentrated brightening essence which sounds really good from the write up and reviews I have read. There was also a Caudalie Vinoperfect radiance complexion correcting serum which I am currently using (always handy to have a travel size!) and a Caudalie Vinosource moisturizing sorbet which sounds interesting. I’m really looking forward to trying these out and for my other products to arrive 😀

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Deliveries 15th November 2017


The first thing to say is this photo does not do my new winter coat any justice as it is the most gorgeous purple coat I’ve ever seen and I have been lusting after it for months now but the £££ were a bit too many for me to be comfortable with. Happily it just went on about a 40% reduction and I just had to grab one. It fits like a dream, is really warm and the furry hood is just right too! I’m def very happy with this purchase, it’s listed on the site I purchased it from as Joe Browns Perfect Padded Jacket and it totally lives up to that name!

Nestled in the waist of the jacket are 2 freebies that came today via SoPost from Sanctuary Spa. I received the Body Wash and D received the Body Butter. both smell as lovely as Sanctuary products always do 🙂

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Deliveries 8th November 2017


A bit of a mix of items here today, starting on the left is my L’Occitane Advent Calendar. I know I said I was going to get this one in my post about this years calendars but I decided I wanted another one more, when things went wrong with other orders with that company I simply decided to get this one instead and even managed to find it with a 15% discount (Thanks Debenhams!) That meant that the price of this went a little under the value for free delivery so I had a look around the site and found the cute magnetic ‘Things to do’ notepad next to it. I love having one of these pads on the fridge to keep my shopping list on and it’s always handy to have a replacement waiting to go when my current one runs out!

Back right is a fun cookbook that I won from Hey U Guys last month. I was really happy to win this as I really wanted to have a rummage through it as soon as I saw it on their site as it looks so much fun. I guess now I just have to hope that the recipe’s are as good as the puns!

Finally front right is a tube of toothpaste that I’ve been sent to try by the Home Tester Club. It’ll be interesting to see if it lives up to it’s claims!

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Deliveries 7th November 2017

Today’s is another delivery caused by an Advent calendar but this time it’s because I cancelled one I was getting as we were having problems with the company over a different order and we both just lost trust in them that they would deliver as advertised and in time. There was one item that I was a little disappointed that I wouldn’t get to try out but I wasn’t sad about not getting the calendar as a whole due to some amazing offers that can be found on others if you look at the right time 🙂


This is my latest order from Look Fantastic and I’m thrilled with it. Due to good timing on placing the order we not only received a 10% discount on all of our purchases but also 2 free gifts! The bag/pouch at the back along with 2 samples (Resveratrol [lift] eye lifting balm 5ml & Vine[Activ] 3-in-1 moisturizer 15ml) were free with a spend on Caudalie products and the TanWorx set (Exfoliating Cream 120ml, Self tanning lotion fair-Medium 200ml & Tan maintainer 120ml) was free with a spend over the website as a whole.

And now onto the items we actually purchased! The gift set back left we purchased because I’ve had some amazing results from the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Serum that I received to try out. This set was the same price as buying the serum on it’s own so it seemed sensible to get 2 more ‘free’ products as well! Beside that is the item I spoke about before the picture. It is the Caudalie Divine Oil Bauble and this was the main item I really wanted to try from the calendar we cancelled so now I get to try it and from a company that knows how to fulfill orders that are placed with them (thanks Look Fantastic!) Beside that hiding behind my 2 freebie samples is a bottle of Caudalie’s moisturizing toner. I’m interested to see how this works as every toner I’ve ever tried has just left my face uncomfortably dry and tight!

Along the bottom of the picture, on the left, is the Caudalie body essentials Christmas Cracker. I added this to our basket as all the Caudalie products I’ve tried so far have been amazing and I wondered how their fragrances, shower gels and body lotions would be for me. Finally the last item is a dual pack of their amazing hand and nail cream which works out as buy 1 get the 2nd half price and this is something I will be using a lot of after seeing how quickly I’m going through the tube they sent me to try last month!