Have You Checked Out Chemist4U?

When it comes to treating myself, I don’t seem to move too far away from beauty and cosmetics treats. A new lipstick in yet another shade of red, a new perfume, or a refill of an old favourite, or a sharp and sexy black eye liner, all these are treats that are guaranteed to put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. As a consequence, finding new places to get those treats is always exciting.

Chemists have always been a place that I could spend hours in – Boots, Superdrug and Savers are always on my list of must visit places on shopping day.But now I am becoming similarly obsessed with online chemists, and in particular, Chemist4U. It has a brilliant range of beauty and cosmetics products, and the prices are so, so good, making real savings from the High Street.

Here are a few reasons why I love Chemist4U.

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I have been a huge fan of Elizabeth Arden products since I got married in 2005 and discovered the life saver that is Eight Hour Cream, Chemist4U stocks a huge range of Elizabeth Arden products that range from perfume to skincare, and also cosmetics. I discovered a great range of coloured lip protectant sticks that offer colour and protection for your lips.

The Cost

Prices are very good and competitive at Chemist4U. The brand even has a 99p section and basket fillers which easily compete with the High Street. My bargain was Elizabeth Arden Alcohol Free Toner which cost just £2.99 for a 200ml bottle. Those lip protectant sticks were less than £10.

Men are sorted too.

My husband loves his beard products and Chemist4U has a great, and affordable range including a beard wash and care set from BRISTLR that has an RRP of £29.99 but is currently selling for £3.99. This is a great Christmas stocking idea for the hubby, at this price you can afford to buy a couple.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Yes, I am mentioning the ‘C’ word, because Chemist4U have lots of great Christmas gift ideas, from stocking fillers to special gifts of fragrance, I particularly love the variations on Green Tea fragrance that I have not seen on the High Street, the lavender scent in particular is fresh and pretty.

My handbag essentials

What do you consider to be your handbag essentials? I don’t mean the usual – money, keys and phone – we all have to carry those, but what are the other things that you always have in your bag? Brioche Pasquier asked me to put together a post on my most important handbag essentials, the things that travel with me, no matter what, and this led to some serious thinking about what I really can’t do without.

I change the bag that I use everyday on a regular basis, I may use something smaller on one day, or want to use something that’s a different colour to better match an outfit. Maybe it is a more formal day and I want to use a structured leather bag. Or I’m having a boho day and reach for something from Accessorize with tassels and sequins. The thing is, the bag may change, but my handbag essentials don’t – I just transfer them to another bag.

Here are my handbag essentials – I don’t leave home without them.

1. Make-Up

I don’t carry lots of make-up with my, but there are certain things I must have – my lipstick, bronzer, mascara and an eye pencil. This enables me to put my face on very quickly. My make-up bag is a cute design that was gifted by Emma Lomax (you can read that review here) and my current fave brands include the Kate Moss Rimmel nude lipsticks and Bobbi Brown mascara.

Best Mummy Pouch £12.50 click to visit Emma Lomax

Best Mummy Pouch
£12.50 click to visit Emma Lomax

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate Nude Collection £5.49 click to visit Boots

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate Nude Collection £5.49 click to visit Boots

Barry M Glow Bronzer 15g £5.69 click to visit Boots

Barry M Glow Bronzer 15g £5.69 click to visit Boots

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara £23 click to visit House of Fraser

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara £23 click to visit House of Fraser

2. My Camera

It’s a running joke that I am never without my camera, and I have to carry a bag big enough to accommodate it. You never know when a photo opportunity might arise.

 Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera - Black (16.0 MP, CMOS Sensor, 60x Zoom) 3.0 -Inch LCD by Nikon £268.27 click to visit Amazon


Nikon COOLPIX P610 Digital Camera – Black (16.0 MP, CMOS Sensor, 60x Zoom) 3.0 -Inch LCD
by Nikon
£268.27 click to visit Amazon

3. A notebook

You never know when a moment of inspiration might strick you, and I am also a person who loves to do lists, so a notebook and pen are essential. Plus, this comes very useful when I’m out with Joe as he can use this to draw and ‘do some sums.’

 HAPPY JACKSON Random Crap A5 notebook     £9.00 Click to visit Selfridges

HAPPY JACKSON Random Crap A5 notebook
£9.00
Click to visit Selfridges

4. A snack

I often skip breakfast, so having a snack in my bag is an essential. If I don’t eat it, then I know that Joe will (the child never refuses chocolate!). My current elevenses favourite is Brioche Pasquier Pitch, especially the chocolate flavour filled variety. These are great as they are individually wrapped and definitely tastier and more filling than the average chocolate bar. Brioche Pasquier have just launched a new four pack variety, you can find these new packs in Tesco Express, Morrisons M-local and are priced at just £1.39 per pack.

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5. Perfume

I often keep an array of samples and small scent bottles in my bag. There is no better way to freshen up than with a spritz of your favourite scent. My favourite is Miss Dior Cherie, simply the most beautiful perfume around.

 DIOR Miss Dior Le Parfum spray     £70.00 click to visit Selfridges

DIOR Miss Dior Le Parfum spray
£70.00
click to visit Selfridges

So that is it – my handbag essentials. What do you never leave the house without?