In recent years a new day has rivaled Bonfire Night and Thanksgiving as the most popular and famous day in November. I am of course talking about Black Friday, the date when stores and the internet are a treasure trove of bargains and savings on literally everything that come just in time for Christmas. If you are trying to bag a bargain, or have your eye on something specific, then Black Friday, and it’s friend Cyber Monday, are dates to highlight in your diary.
This year’s Black Friday date is 24th November, but motoring giant Halfords are giving you some extra special treats in the run up to Black Friday with their Black Friday countdown deals that have stunning discounts and offers on them. The deals are added to daily, so it is a good idea to bookmark the page if you already have your eye on something on the site. There are currently great savings to be made on bikes, both adults and children’s, tools, and, fittingly for the time of year, toys.
Every little helps at this time of the year, and the savings you can make at the moment are pretty substantial, with some items now better than half price. New items will be released in the run up to Black Friday, and these items can be ordered now, you don”t have to wait until the 24th, meaning you can have them home and wrapped before the rush on Black Friday, and certainly well in time for December 25th.
Halfords are this year also hosting an incredible competition to tie in with Black Friday. The prizes are pretty amazing:-
£2,000 worth of goodies, including a seven night holiday with Eurocamp (worth £1,000) and £1,000 worth of Black Friday deals.
£800 worth of Black Friday goodies.
£300 worth of Black Friday goodies.
Entry is simple, there is a question to answer and some details to fill in. You can find the entry form here.
We spend a lot of time on our feet, but they are one of the parts of the body that is most neglected when it comes to giving ourselves a little TLC. Wearing uncomfortable shoes, walking around in bare feet, it has to be said that our feet are not always treated the best and this can lead to hard, dry and rough skin, particularly on the heels.
The SockShop have come up with a rather brilliant, pain free solution in the form of its Beauty Feet socks. These are socks that have a heel pad, that is also an active nourishing pad, containing a patented nourishing formula, a closely guarded Chinese Herbal recipe and Nano-silver. They say:-
Making your feet beautiful is now as easy as pulling on a pair of socks!
The great thing about these socks is that they are very wearable and perfect for everyday wear. They come in classic black which makes them a great work wear, trouser sock. They are also not too thick, so they can be worn with your smartest heeled boots as well as with Uggs and Wellies when it gets very cold.
In terms of effectiveness, 92% of people saw a marked improvement in the appearance of their feet. It is best to give the socks between 7-14 days to completely revive your heels. The socks work best when you wear them for at least 8 hours a day and are machine washable and remain effective for at least 300 washes.
Beauty Feet would make a great stocking filler, but if you want to try them before Christmas, you can enter the competition below to win.
Songmics Inc is a top 50 seller on Amazon UK and are experts when it comes to organising your beauty products. They have created a stunning range of beauty boxes and cases that allow your to keep all your cosmetics and beauty products in one place, giving you easy access to all your products, stopping you searching around for that favourite nail polish or lippie.
I was sent the Songmics make up storage cosmetic case in the croco pattern to review. This is a lovely large case with an aluminium frame and glossy purple alligator grained PU skin. The case has secure locks on the top, great if you are trying to avoid little ones getting to your make up (we’ve all been there.), and it has a sturdy handle, and a strap if you want to use the case in a portable capacity. (this would work well for a mobile beautician or hairdresser).
Once you open the case you find two rows of shelves on each side, and a large storage unit in the bottom that is ideal for larger bottles, brushes, even for storing a cosmetic bag, it is that large. You can create your own shelf sizes by adding plastic slats so you can make compartments that suit your needs, and these can be moved around if your needs change.
This is a really attractive looking beauty case that is also roomy, practical and strong. For less than £30 it is a great buy. With protective food pads on the bottom of the case, this is not going to be damaged when it is stored on the floor, and the adjustable and removable shoulder strap makes this portable and practical too.
You can win your own Songmics Make Up storage case like the one featured above by entering the competition below.