Christmas Beauty Event with Boots

Forget Halloween - October is all about the beauty goodies!

Whether you’re treating yourself to a pampering Advent Calendar (pop along to the fab LBQ blog for a beautiful countdown summary) or just treating yourself, as I did during the Boots Advantage Card points event last Thursday, the middle of Autumn isn't all about pumpkins and bats.

Beauty Crackers

I love the right kind of novelty, and the Boots team have nailed it this year with some cute crackers full of beauty treats.  I opted for the Soap & Glory Soaprise box of 6 crackers (£16.00) to decorate my tree with this year.  I also spotted some gorgeous crackers from No 7, Sanctuary, Champneys, Nails Inc.,St Tropez and Crabtree & Evelyn. 

Luxury Beauty Bargain

I've never used Lancome products before - where do you start when trying out a new brand? Beauty subscriptions are great for sampling new products, but each Christmas a vanity case of mini products appears to offer the same mini insights, wrapped up in a beautiful case. 

I'm aware that my skin is changing with age, and I'm inspired by the work of the Ambassadresses of Julia, Kate, Penelope, Lupita and Daria - I know I'm never going to look *that* good, no matter how much I spend, but we share the same optimism within our lives, and for that I admire the Lancome leading ladies.  

And, oh, my goodness - the packaging is gorgeous! The compacts are so cute, and the branding of the black flower, is just adorable - I feel beautiful just holding the products.  

I had a makeover during the Boots event, as I'm always on the look out for a BB cream, and was introduced to the Zen from the Lancome associate - normally priced at £30, however there was a 10% discount during the evening.  

I also picked up the Hydra Glow illuminating primer, at £29, so was well over the £35 purchase threshold required to pay the £52 (instead of £300; who would?) for the O Beauty gift set with 12 products included.  

And of course I received the £20 worth of points.  Similar holiday gift sets are also available from Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden.  

Also with age I hear a lot of people tell me that I'm difficult to buy for, so I shop for myself with other people's money at this time of year.  I suggested that my Mum might like to treat me to a pot of Clinique's Moisture Surge - have you ever tried this? It's like actual velvet on my face; the assistant referred to it as a cult product, and she isn't wrong.  

The usual price is £34 for a 50 ml pot, however, for £40 I picked up a fab gift set, featuring All About Eyes, an overnight moisture mask and a chubby lip colour - not bad for an additional £6!  

I also picked up a Davidoff gift set for my brother-in-law (£32), taking advantage of additional items included in a lovely presentation box, for the same price I would pay in August.  And keeping with the gorgeous theme, I treated myself to a Starbucks (£10) dusting set (Cinnamon, Chocolate, Nutmet and Vanilla) to herald the arrival of the red cups.

Come on, Winter; the most wonderful time of the year! 

Don't worry if you haven't made it to a Boots points event yet, there's another one on the way at the end of November (check your local store for details). 


  1. Aah, gotta love Boots for Christmas gifts! Great gift guide, can't wait to pop in and see what they have this year myself :)

    Thanks for linking up to the #LifestyleLinkup

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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