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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Beauty Finds from M&S

This is a really overdue post, but a couple of months ago Mother's day was looming and I still hadn't picked up a present. I would have probably ended up buying something really predictable, but as luck would have it I saw that M&S were doing a deal on beauty where if you spent a certain amount you got an M&S beauty hamper completely free.


So not only does my Mum get a present, but so do I! It did sound a bit too good to be true but after browsing the site for a good few hours I decided to get the Nuxe Lip Cream and Pixi Glow Tonic for myself, and I received the hamper for my Mum. Even in summer my lips were still constantly peeling and they're always so dry, so investing in the lip cream was a must for me. I honestly thought it'd be similar to a lip balm but it's a really intensive lip cream. I can get half a day's wear from it, even with eating and drinking. The only downside of the Nuxe lip cream is that if I miss a day, then I'm back to square one. At the time, I did think £9.50 (here) was far too pricey for a lip balm, but it's worth every penny! My lips would literally get so dry that they'd turn white, so this has been a life saver for me. It's packaged in a fancy glass jar and the lip balm comes in solid form which melts when you apply it, you only need the tiniest bit so I'm sure it's going to last me ages. I've been using it for a few months now and I haven't even got through the top layer yet.

The Pixi Glow Tonic was more of a spontaneous pick, I had read so many positive reviews on it that it was one of those products I just had to try out! I'm always dubious when I buy hyped up products but I haven't been left disappointed at all. I apply it to my face on a cotton pad once or twice a day, and I can really see the difference. My skin feels softer, the dry patches are all but gone and my skin looks more radiant. It is marketed as a toner, but I would say it's more of a low strength chemical exfoliator for daily use. You can get the 250ml for £18 (here), there's also a 100ml for £10.


I'm sure I'm probably late to the party but I was so surprised when I went to M&S to pick up my order. I mean they had everything, from Pixi, Stila, Nuxe to the Roxie Huntlington makeup range, which looks amazing! There's a cream blush and eyeshadow quad with my name on it, I've also seen Pixiwoo do a tutorial using her products and the concealer looks so good.


I know this is a present for my Mum, but it wouldn't be fair if I didn't show you all the goodies! The beauty hamper come really well packaged in a lovely box, so it saved me wrapping it!


One of the products included was the Rodial Stemcell Super-food facial oil. The full size facial oil retails at £60 for 30ml! However, my Mum's feedback on this was that it was decent, but not as hydrating as expected, the consistency is a bit thinner than you might expect.


I have plenty of nail polishes, yet none that could dupe this one in colour. Marsala is from M&S own polish range. I'm sure many of you will recognise Marsala from the Pantone Colour of the Year 2015, it's a stunning shade. This version is slightly lighter but still beautiful, it's still available here for £6.


Another M&S product; the Moroccan Escape bath essence with Argan oil. A bath product is quite a nice addition to the pack, but I can't say that anyone in my house is really fussed about bath smellies.


The main reason I wanted to pick up the hamper is because it included the Alpha H Liquid Gold. The 100ml retails for £33.50 here, so the 50ml was a very generous sample size! I knew my Mum would like to try this because she has a bit of sun damage, but her skin's been on the sensitive side lately so she hasn't tried this out yet.


The Nuxe Hand and Nail cream is a lovely size to pop in your handbag, and again very nourishing! Although, I have to say as a household we have so many hand creams that it'll probabaly be a while before this gets used up.


A lot of skincare companies exaggerate their claims when it comes to anti-ageing, but if there is anything that works, it is retinol! My Mum's pigmentation marks used to be a lot worse a few years ago than they are now, so after doing some research I brought her the Neutrogena Healthy Skin range that includes retinol as one of it's main ingredients. There weren't many retinol skincare products available to buy instore/online here in the UK so I ordered them over from the US. Within a short space of using the range the pigmentation marks had broken up into smaller marks, and in a few weeks they were nearly gone.

Now that she has a few coming back, I'm interested to see how this night treatment from StriVectin-AR work.


The Philip Kingsley Elasticizer is another coveted product, and I'm really interested to see the results from this one too.


The REN Cleansing Milk is a nice addition too, although we prefer hot cloth cleansers, it's a good size for travel purposes.


Lastly, there were two masks included for a good pampering session. I don't think my Mum's ever given a mask a go before, so this should be entertaining!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Do you shop for beauty at M&S, or are you new to it like me?


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94 comments:

  1. lovely goodies and such a great hamper. Love that pixie glow.
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  2. This looks like such a great hamper, I hope something similar is still available as my mums birthday is coming up and she would love this! I always forget about M&S for beauty but I definitely need to keep it in mind as it seems like they have some fab things :) x

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    1. I would say keep an eye out at Christmas, they might do some limited edition sets! xx

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  3. These look awesome but yeah that lip cream is way too expensive

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    1. I would say it's a good investment as it lasts forever!

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  4. So many new things! Would love to give these a try... mostly the pixie one :D
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    Ileana

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  5. You got an amazing deal. All the products looks really good.
    GlamupGirls

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  6. The GWP looks so good! I love Liquid Gold! Love Pixi Glow tonic too but I'm not a massive fan of the Nuxe lip balm although I do have one I need to use up!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I might have to give the Liquid Gold a try myself :)

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  7. I've never heard of M&S before, but it looks like you got a lot of great items! I'm interested in the lip balm myself since I also have pretty dry lips (which for some reason never go away) but I really don't like that if you stop using it your lips are back to square one.

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. I would still say it's a good purchase, you need to apply it once or twice a day to see continued results. Although, if you're good at sticking to a routine (unlike myself), then you might get used to it :) xx

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  8. Wow these goodies are so good! I dont think my M&S has these products but I will visit soon in case they have. I think your mum would love the face masks :)

    Yiota
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    1. You should have a look online, you might be able to do collect+ to your store :)

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  9. I have the Elasticizer and the Glow Tonic and they're so good! Definitely look out for the M&S beauty advent calendar at Christmas, I got it last year and it was well worth the money!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thank you for the heads up, I'll keep an eye out :)

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  10. Hey :-) Just to let you know I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award!
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  11. I am into skin care these days. Pixi's glow tonic looks promising, would like to give it a try!


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  12. Great beauty finds! I need to try them.

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  13. Omg I can't believe M&S do all of those brands! I really love the RHW collection - she's so gorgeous! I need to go on M&S website and have a look at the other brands haha x

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  14. Thank you for showing all the lovely goodies. Love your post.
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  15. Some great finds here! The Pixi's glow tonic looks good, really want to try it!

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  16. Oh wow, that is a great hamper and I bet your mum was extremely pleased because I would be over the moon to receive that! I am in the minority as I wasn't blown away by Pixi Glow Tonic, it was okay but nothing special on my skin.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you! Haha that's interesting, normally I don't get on with hyped products, so I wasn't expecting much :)

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  17. I hadn't heard of most of these brands before, it's so good to know there are so many great options. The Pixi Glow Tonic sounds lovely, I keep hearing good things about their skincare and their makeup line, I love when brands have both! And that nailpolish is so pretty! Great nude for a fall look.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. Thank you! I would really recommend the Pixi Glow Tonic, it's a great fix to dry or dull skin :)

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  18. Great post, I've only ever tried a dupe of the Pixi tonic, here, you might want to check it out when your pixi one runs out :) The hamper looks amazing. I think its great that M&S sell Pixi, Nuxe and Stila!

    A Blushing Beauty Blogx

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    1. I have heard about the £4 dupe, apparently it's just as good. I'll definitely keep it in mind, thanks :)

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  19. I like the beauty box. It's a great gift for someone. Too many goodies in it too.

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    1. Hahaha too many, they were very generous with it :)

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  20. I love Nuxe and I've been using it a lot recently! Btw I love those small bottles you added to your photos ^^ so cute <3 Great post


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    1. Thank you, they were from a nail art set, really cheap aswell :)

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  21. These all look like amazing products! That nail polish particularly is right up my alley <3

    Stacey + thebambieyes.com

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    1. I'm contemplating taking that one for myself haha!

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  22. The wrapping is super cute! Love the sound of all these products - you really spoilt your mum haha.

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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  23. Wow! so many cute products here, I will give the a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Great product review! I have been thinking about investing in a good lip balm. I hate products that get you back to square one after just skipping one day though!
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    1. Haha I am quite lazy though! If you put it on every morning or before going to bed you should be fine :)

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  25. These items all look so fun! I love that nail color!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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  26. These items look so good.will definitely try them out.nice colours.
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  27. Wow there are so many great products here!

    Gemma
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  28. I've never really shopped at M&S but I'm a major user of Reve de Miel :)

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    1. I hadn't really visited M&S much before, but it's certainly made me consider it more :)

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  29. Nuxe is very expensive too in my opinion, but the quality is amazing. Local M&S doesn't carry anything other than their brand's body products, but I really love them, too!

    Selene Addicted

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    1. It is very pricey, but it might be a good treat every now and again :) I've heard a lot of great things about their body butters too! My Local has a HUGE range :)

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  30. What a fantastic beauty offer, that free box looks amazing and there's some real beauty gems in there too. I love my NUXE lip balm, I've had it for almost a year now and I'm only half way through the pot x

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    1. I've barely made a dent in mine either, although I'm sure it'll come in handy this winter :)

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  31. great post :)

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  32. I have never bought anything from this store but I love the sound of a lot of products you've got. NUXE is a brand I'm yet to try but I heard so many amazing things about it! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you! Same here, their skincare/body products do get a lot of positive reviews :)

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  33. I love the Pixi Glow Tonic! I really do want to try the Nuxe lip balm. I always hear such good things about it :)

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. I would really recommend it, especially with Winter creeping in :)

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  34. Great seletion!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  35. I received NUXE products in my birchbox this month and I KNEW I'd seen them somewhere, lovely post!

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  36. The Pixi Glow Tonic is amazing, dreading the day I finish my bottle it's getting closer sadly!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. Snap! Is it just me or does it get used up super quickly?!

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  37. What an awesome deal. Your mom must have been very pleased. Enjoy darling.

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  38. That hamper is such a brilliant idea, your Mum will love it! And it's nice you got something out of it too. ;D You've reminded me I have a bottle of PIXI in my cupboard, god knows my skin could definitely use it recently! You also definitely need to try out some of Rosie H-W bits, the lipsticks are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! I did like the look of the lipsticks, there was also a cream blush and an eyeshadow quad with burgundy tones that I loved :) xx

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  39. Oh wow what an incredible hamper! Love those products. Reminded me that I need to repurchase the Alpha H Liquid Gold. It's so amazing x

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  40. I swear by the Nuxe lip balm! I need to check out more from M&S, I always forget they have such a good selection

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    1. I was gobsmacked by everything they had!

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  41. Wow getting a M&S hamper for free sounds amazing (: all the products inside looks really good.

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  42. What a lovely hamper! Gifts with purchase offers always make it a good time to buy and it's great that you could get yourself something too. Even though that lip balm is expensive it sounds like it will last a long time!


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    1. Agreed! I'll definitely be taking a look at GWP more often now :) xx

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  43. Nuxe lip balm has been on my wishlist for so long that I keep forgetting to purchase it! My lips are the same, even in summer they feel dry. I think I will also purchase the pixi glow, I didn't want to purchase it as most of the time hyped products end up being a failure, however, my skin would probably benefit from it! Also what an amazing hamper it is!

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    1. I would really recommend it, especially for the upcoming Winter! I was exactly the same, I was like nope it's just going to be another hyped up product! I was so surprised when I could see the results the first time after using it :) xx

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  44. Glow Tonic is probably my most favorite skincare product ever if you were to ask me right this second, haha. It's sooo good! Also, LOVE that Nuxe lip balm. If you get a cold in winter and your nose gets really drying from blowing it, put some of the Nuxe balm on it at night time and your skin will feel SO much better in the morning!

    Olive & Ivy

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    1. Thank you for that tip! I normally put vapour rub on it, but this sounds much more pleasant :)

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  45. The Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm is literally my favourite product EVER! I have been wanting to try the Pixi Glow Tonic too, might need to give that a try!

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    1. I would definitely recommend it, it's a really good all rounder :)

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  46. Wow,what a beautiful review,and the products looks great,nice post.xox

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