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Thursday 31 May 2018

How to buy luxury skincare for less!

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Skincare is my thing and I don't mind spending on products that are effective. I get my love of skincare from my mother who has looks a lot younger than her 60+ years and she has had many compliments on how young her skin looks over the years. I don't think that you necessarily 'need' to use luxury skincare brands because a high price tag doesn't automatically mean that a product will work well or suit your skin, however I do find that luxury skincare brands tend to suit my skin very well in terms of effectiveness and with less irritation than some budget brands (due to less filler ingredients and more active ingredients). That being said, I do love a bargain or any kind of saving to be honest and I rarely pay full price for any skincare so I want to share my tips on how to buy luxury skincare for less with you today! This post is not sponsored - these are sites I use and also just what I do when I need to buy some skincare.

Lookfantastic: This is a brilliant site that stocks some of my favourite brands: Omorovicza, Oskia and Sarah Chapman to name a few. They have a weekly discount code that is usually either 15 or 20%  and this can be viewed under the categories section on the site or on the codes list. Standard delivery is free and usually takes around 3 working days, which is pretty good. This will always be my first port of call when ordering Omorovicza as 20% is a great saving and they also regularly have brand discounts of 25% so I keep my eye out for those too.

Cult Beauty: I browse this site daily! It stocks so many amazing brands: Sunday Riley, Omorovicza, Josh Rosebrook, Zelens to name just a few! If you sign up to the newsletter, you can avail of free shipping on your first order but also if you sign up for a customer account and fill in your skin/hair/body types and concerns, you will receive a 15% discount code to use on your first order. In addition to this, every few months Cult Beauty offer a discount code of usually 15-20% depending on how much you spend so I always avail of that.

Space NK: Some brands that I love that are stocked here are Dr Dennis Gross, Verso and Nude. There are a number of ways to save here - the first is to sign up for their reward card and earn points on orders, which are transferred into a monetary amount, which can be redeemed against future purchases. Secondly, they regularly have £15 off orders of £60 and over so its worth signing up to their newsletter to be notified of these discounts and thirdly, they have mega sales twice a year where the discount can be up to 50% off - this is where I will snap up any product that has been on my wish list for a while or a back up of a product I love!

MMCLPRO: If you are interested in buying Verso, you can get 25% discount by using the code BBUKPRO25 at the checkout. Check out my post here. This also works on Touch In Sol, American English & Blaq and it is valid until December 31st 2018. 

Fragrance Direct: Brands such as Elemis, Clarins and Murad are always discounted on this site and they offer free UK delivery on orders £20 or free international delivery on orders over £75. 

Debenhams: I love Debenhams because they regularly have discounts across their Beauty department and also bonus points on their Reward Card. Last week, for example, there was on offer with £10 of bonus points on orders over £50. This is a regular offer and I always shop when it's on and then save the points to spend on later orders. Some brands that I love are Elemis, Estée Lauder, Clarins and Origins.

House of Fraser: Another store/site that has regular discount weekends with savings of up to 30% - some of my favourite brands stocked here are Origins, Clarins, Kiehl's and Estée Lauder. They also do some amazing gift with purchases, which I love because I get to try products from a brand that I might not have otherwise.

World Duty Free: I always buy Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair in Duty Free because it is a staple in my routine and I love to make a saving on it. Other amazing brands stocked in Duty Free are By Terry, Clinique and Dermalogica. Plus, I like to have a little splurge before going on holiday!

As you can see, I really love a discount and I can justify buying luxury skincare products by always looking out for a discount first. The budget can be stretched a little that way and I can buy products and brands that I love. If there's a particular brand or product that you have wanted to try for a while, I hope that this post will have been of some help to you?

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