I’ve previously written posts on how to get beauty freebies so decided to follow this up with how to get high end beauty, skincare and make up products with a minimal spend because it is possible and in more ways than you may have expected.
Freebies With Magazines
I very rarely buy magazines but tend to browse the sections when in supermarkets as many will offer free designer make up brands with the purchase of an issue. I love this as you can get some really great products for far lower than the RRP as well as some reading entertainment. I tend to pass magazines onto friends when I’ve finished reading them too. In the past I’ve seen a variety of colours of polish from Nails Inc worth £11, Benefit mascaras and bronzers and The Body Shop products. Generally you’re spending no more than £5 for these so if you’re in need of a new beauty product anyway this is a good place to look. Boots magazine is also free if you have a Boots Advantage Card, all the reasons I adore it can be found here, these magazines often have promo vouchers in the back for discounts or extra points. I’ve seen a free eye test voucher on numerous occasions.
Feel Unique Pick & Mix
This is a service that you can access once a month after signing up for a Feel Unique account. It costs £3.95 to order 5 samples, new additions are added each month, and you get a discount code for this value to redeem against another order except their sampling services. The vouchers are valid for a couple of months. I personally have only used this service once as I prefer to shop for my toiletries and beauty in stores such as Savers or Boots so didn’t ever expect to use the voucher meaning the samples would never truly be free. However; I did discover they had some really niche skincare items that I’d been keen to try so in August I received my first Pick & Mix selection. It does take a bit of hunting but they do have a good range of decent sized products on there. Some are just 1ml sachets whereas others are 5ml – 15ml mini bottles. Using the browsing filters is really helpful for this service to make sure you’re getting the most sizable products instead of a 1ml sachet.
Feel Unique Beauty Kit
I’ve yet to use this service but could easily see myself doing so in the near future. You pay £12.95 + £3.95 shipping for 5 deluxe minis in a pouch from high end brands and receive a voucher for the £3.95 to use on another order except sampling services. I’ve seen products such as deluxe minis of lipsticks from Huda Beauty, Givenchy and Estee Lauder, eye make up products from Clinique and Estee Lauder as well as a range of skincare, perfumes and hair care samples. I’d consider placing an order if they had some skincare items I’d been keen to try anyway as I like trying travel size versions of new things like toners rather than forking out for the full size option and discovering my skin doesn’t like it. This is definitely a service I plan to keep my eye on. At the time of posting this they have skincare and make up products from Origins, Caudalie, La Roche Posay, Erborian, Aveda, St Tropez, Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bed Head, Elizabeth Arden, Jurlique, Vichy, Burberry and more. The largest product size is 75ml and there are currently make up brushes on there too.
Sign Up For Newsletters
I find signing up to newsletters from big beauty brands useful as every once in a while they’ll have some brilliant deals. I’ve previously seen free shipping and 3 samples on all orders from Clarins which you could redeem by paying just £9 for a travel mini of one of their make up products. Their samples were all 5ml or more which is a great way to try new products. I’ve seen similar promotions from Clinique before where they offered a full size eye product worth over £20 with the purchase of any moisturiser including one shipped for £12. So there are some good deals to be had if you can put up with the emails! I actually have a separate email address connected to this blog which I use for signing up to newsletters so my regular inbox isn’t inundated.
Space NK Nduldge
The Space NK loyalty programme is free to join and enables you to redeem a free birthday gift of 3 deluxe samples which Space NK choose and change each month. Some of the gifts are worth a lot of money as they have some really high end brands. A full post with details on how to get beauty freebies for your birthday can be found here.
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