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Showing posts with label Free Gifts. Show all posts


Back To MAC = FREE Lipsticks!

I'm sure you already know this. Take back 6 empty (or just old & useless) containers to MAC and get 1 Lipstick from the permanent line absolutely FREE!

You can take back anything with Back 2 MAC written on the box. I took 13 (just in case), and brought back 1 (the lipstick) for the next exchange.

My Pile: Cleanse Off Oil, Fix+ Spray, Cream Colour Base x 2, Studio Finish Concealer, Fluidline, Lipstick (Patisserie), Lipglasses, Brow Set.

I got 2 lipsticks. TWO! Oh. the joy! Especially since I'm on a Lipstick Buying Ban. Yes, I've been a good girl, since the last time I had to cheat =D

I picked Lady Danger & Relentlessly Red.

 Yay! High 5 to all the clever ladies who guessed correctly on Facebook & Instagram! =)


Ted Baker Bow Bag DUPE ~ For FREE!

Hola! How are you all doing? I'm back from my mini vacation. But more on that in the next post. I wanted to get this post up first.
Seriously, the best things really are FREE! I hauled quite a bit, but this particular haul's the one that got me the MOST excited! This.Bag. I can't even! If you've been haunted by the bow-tiful, but pricey, Ted Baker bags, go get one of these ASAP before they sell out!
Ted Baker bags are available in India at a store called 'The Collective', which has a few outlets in Delhi/NCR, like at Ambience Mall Gurgaon. The bag similar to this one costs Rs.3500. I crossed it off my wishlist, now that I have this free version =D


Makeup Haul: Bourjois, Revlon, Ardell, Maybelline + Freebies

Let's call this a collective haul, coz I didn't buy them all at once.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss Mirrored Mauve
Revlon Moisture Stay Lip Color #53 Pink Sunset ~ FREE with my Revlon purchases.

Ardel Invisibands Beauties Black & Ardell Individual Flare Short Black (Look, one is missing for some reason!)
Price: Rs.370 each. Ordered online from Jabong 


Bourjois Goodies + FREE Gold Leaf Top Coat

I ran to the end of the mall where Debenhams is to get the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. It wasn't launched yet, even though I heard it's been seen in counters. SA said she hoped it'll be in by this Saturday, she crossed her fingers. She also blissfully closed her eyes to show me she's wearing it, said she got it as a gift from the brand. This was the second time I left there feeling super disappointed, and this time I wished I was a UD SA.
I also ran to 2 H&M stores to get a much-needed warm black coat, which is also the only coat I like (length & shape fit for petites). Not available in 1st store, only one Size 14 available in 2nd store (which is next to Debenhams).
Then I ran to Superdrug to see if the Mascara with a bow  & Revlon Matte Balm Stains have been launched. They weren't. I stood there for a while. I could either walk another 20 mins home empty-handed, or.....


Fudge Nude Nails ~ Ciaté Pocket Money

On my nails this week is Ciaté Paint Pots Pocket Money, a fudge nude shade. Here, I'm wearing Bourjois So Laque Top Coat on top. 
Price ~ £9  |  Rs.828.
BUT I got mine for FREE with Marie Claire May '13 issue, as shown here

Yes, that's a nail polish bottle of my dreams =)


FREE & Fabulous Bourjois Sunglasses & Haul

I think Bourjois gives out the best freebies! I saw these sunglasses, and I was literally forced to buy more products just so I can take them home! I don't know what I wanted more- the sunglasses or the polka dotted pouch. You tell me.....
The 3 products I had to pick:
  • Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon Peach On The Beach ~ I am IN LOVE with this color! The finish is creamy & glossy. I will do a post on it soon. For now, swatches of all the shades posted here  (I think I'm going to grab Red Sunrise too now) Price: £7.99  |  Rs.722
  • Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation, Shade 54 Beige ~ This has 3 correcting pigments to even out complexion: yellow for dark circles, purple for dullness, green for redness. I've only worn it twice, and it's too soon for a verdict, but I think it could be the best foundation I've ever tried. It has a matte finish that doesn't look too dry. Price: £10.99  | Rs.993
  • Bourjois Fan-Tastic Volume Mascara ~  Nah, not great. I need to apply at least 5 coats to build volume. Lashes do look fanned out, though. I think it could work better with another mascara underneath, let's see. See the fan brush here. Price: £9.99 |  Rs.903.

*3 for 2 offer at Superdrug, so I only paid for the 2 products. Bourjois Mascaras are ridiculously pricey here in the UK =[
Look at that pouch! ♥_♥ I wonder if there are shoes just like it.

You all have a great weekend! More tutorials coming next week. Was gonna post one today, but some unpleasant things had to happen. Okay, bye bye before I start saying unpleasant words ;)


Alert, Alert! Swap Your Current Mascara For A Clinique Mascara!

Don't like your current mascara? Take it to Clinique, and they'll give you one of theirs in return. No money, no fuss. Ah, I'm so jelly of you all in India right now!

About Clinique's Mascara Exchange Program: 
Swap your current mascara for a 6-week supply of allergy tested, fragrance free Clinique Mascara at select Shoppers Stop stores from 15th – 31st May, 2013.
Whether you’re feeling flirty, dramatic or naturally pretty, there is a perfect mascara for every effect you seek. And here is an offer too good for any girl to miss: Make a personal visit to a Clinique Store and select Shoppers Stop outlets** to trade your current mascara for a new, 6-week supply of allergy tested, fragrance free Clinique Mascara from 15th – 31st May 2013*. Our ophthalmologist-tested formulas have passed stringent safeguards to assure there isn’t the slightest sign of bacteria, which is great news for delicate, allergy-prone eye area skin, sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
While you’re there, make sure you also meet with one of our highly-knowledgeable and trained consultants for a personalized consultation. Let the expert build a complete eye makeup look based on the lashes you want! 

*Customers can exchange any one current mascara for one Clinique mascara. Limited time offer valid until stocks last.  

**The Mascara Exchange can be available at the following Shoppers Stop stores across the country and standalone Clinique stores located at: 

Shoppers Stop
Mumbai - Andheri, Juhu, and Inorbit Mall at Malad
Delhi – Rajouri Garden and Ambience Mall at Vasant Kunj
Bengaluru – Garuda Mall at Magrath Road
Hyderabad – GVK One Mall at Banjara Hills

Standalone Clinique Stores
Mumbai - Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills Compound
Delhi - Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi
Bangalore - 1MG Mall and Phoenix Market City
Chennai - Phoenix Market City
Kolkatta- Forum Mall


FREE Ciaté Paint Pots With Marie Claire May 2013!

I've always wanted to have some Ciaté Paint Pots only because of the bottle with a bow (look!), but  I find £9 (Rs.740) too steep for a nail polish. Hell, I don't even want to shell out 200 rupees on any nail polish! Yes, nail paints are where I'm most kanjoos at =D
But on a quick trip to Tesco today (to buy a Double Decker chocolate bar for Mr.CZ), "I saw, I squealed, I bought." *Jumps*
This shade is called ~ Pocket Money. 
Oh ya, there's another freebie with it- Jergens Ultra Healing Body Moisturiser! Ah, the joys!


SHOPPED! Revlon (FREE Sequins Nail Polish Alert)

I went into Boots to get a hair dryer. Typical me went straight to the makeup counters first. I decided to pick up some Maybelline products because of the 3 for 2 offer.
I couldn't decide on the last product, so I strolled over to the Revlon counter. There I saw the Sequins Nail Polish displayed proudly. I want it! I want it! Then I saw FREE not for resale, and you get it ONLY if you buy 3 Revlon products. I'd already picked Maybelline products, and we had to get home!
Mr.CZ: "So are you going to start all over again?"
Me: "Nah, it's okay. I'll come pick it up another time." 
In the queue to the cash counter:

Mr.CZ: "Are you happy with the stuff you got?"
Me: "Not so much. I think I'd be happier with the Revlon products. Sequins!"
Mr.CZ: "Come on then. Go get the Revlon products only."
Haha.... I think he knows me better now. Remember the Accessorize Bow Necklace episode? Btw, I just picked these products in a hurry, but they're all nice.... 


Favorites Oct '12: Magazine Freebies, Eye Shadows, Blush, Jane Norman, Etc.

How's your Saturday going? I woke up after 12 today coz I slept at 4 am in the morning obsessing over some things. Nah, not that. The man was long gone hehe....
Let's talk freebies first! 
Instyle: 4.0ml Benefit Benetint. Now this is a sample! This should last me a long long time. Also available to 'collect' are Cha Cha Tint & Sun Beam . (Posted last month's freebies here)
Marie Claire: 30ml L'Occitane Rose Petals Hand Cream (4 types to choose from!) & 50ml Dove Colour Radiance Express Treatment Conditioner. The conditioner smells incredible! Divine! And that hand cream is my very first L'Occitane the not-so-sickening rose scent.
Yup, I almost fainted seeing the Marie Claire freebies. 


FREE Clinique Products With Instyle Magazine & Next Month's Free Gifts Are....

Monday Evening, 24th September '12, Newcastle Upon Tyne:  It rained the whole frickin' day, the internet hadn't been activated yet, I was feeling out of sorts. I just wanted to curl up on the couch with some random show on British tv & a cup of Tetley. BUT we had to make a trip to Sainsbury's (supermarket) to buy some necessary groceries. On the way, my right hand was almost frozen, because both Mr.CZ & I had to hold the edges of the umbrella, so the wind wouldn't blow it into a Y shape. If not for Instyle, some cute table mats & a pack of chilli powder (authentically Indian, mind you), it wouldn't have been worth it.
The magazine section is near the entrance, so that's where I ended up first. Hello, Instyle magazine! Olivia Palermo on the cover. A pretty thing, but who is she? I've seen her somewhere. One evidently famous celeb I do not know. Ooh! FREE Clinique products!
Price: £3.80 (Rs.330)
It took me a while to notice that they had a different free product on each issue: Repairwear Laser Focus Serum, High Impact Mascara, Long Last Gloss Wear, Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer. 'Collect All 4 Amazing Products' they say. Yeah, right. The tactics these people! I picked the moisturizer, coz I really needed one =)


Colorbar Jewelry Box

Shop for over Rs.1500 and get this cute read suede jewelry FREE! I think it's a Karwa Chauth offer.  I think it looks adorable! Great for travel too.
Size: 5" width, 3" depth.


Bourjois Paris Lighted Compact Mirror ~ Free!

I have always wanted a lighted compact mirror! Even if I'm rarely applying makeup in a dark place (thanks to generators), I wanted one. Novelty always has me hooked. Maybe I'll turn off the light in my dressing room tonight to test this mirror. Actually, no. Damn horror movies!

Bourjois' free gifts are always my favorite, and this mirror oh-so-cute!

When you open it, both sides light up

The Best Things Are FREE! New U Pearl Jewelry Set

Let's start off this Monday by looking at some FREE pretties! You know I like me some prese...err...I mean free gifts with purchase. "Give us your monies, and we'll geeve you thees..."

New U is having a "Festival of Beauty", where you get free gifts with your purchase:
  • Shop worth Rs.250 & above ~ Get Pearl Earrings worth Rs.79/- FREE.
  •   "        "      Rs.500 & above  ~   "   Pearl Bracelet & pearl Earrings worth Rs.149/- FREE.
  •   "        "      Rs.1000 & above ~   "   Pearl Necklace & pearl Earrings worth Rs.349/- FREE.
  •   "        "      Rs.1500 & above ~   "   Fancy Pearl Necklace & Pearl Earrings worth Rs.499/- FREE.
*I shopped worth over Rs.1200, so I must have gotten the second last one. I have no idea how the "Fancy" pearl set looks like. More diamantes, I guess.