ESCENTUAL * are having a sale today, Monday 11th May 2020.


  • 25% off RRP on all products
  • Code: ESCENTUAL25 at checkout
  • Starts: 11:59:59 11th May 2020
  • Ends: 23:59:59 12th May 2020
  • Free delivery on orders over £30.00

Anything currently labelled ‘Special Price’ is not included (sneaky) but, 25% is a nice slice off full retail prices IF you can’t find them cheaper elsewhere. John Lewis * and AllBeauty * are always worth checking.

I haven’t bought any makeup, hair or skincare for 7 weeks. I’m using up what I’ve got (including all my ‘good stuff’) and rediscovering old favourites. I’m just restocking products I know and love.

Just checking the AllBeauty website now and on offer is an Elemis Gift Set for £74.95

  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 200ml (cheapest £28.95 for a smaller 150ml tube)
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Mask 50ml £34.95
  • Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 30ml £63.00

The website site states it’s a saving of £78.00, but I would say it’s closer to £52.00 if you really shopped around and bought each product as cheaply as possible, still excellent value though.

Back to Escentual.

Clarins Eau Ressourçante Silky-Smooth Body Cream £30.00

Clarins Eau Ressourçante Silky-Smooth Body Cream

Klorane Chamomile Blonde Highlights Shampoo with Chamomile
£8.00 less 25% = £6.00

Klorane Chamomile Blonde Highlights Shampoo with Chamomile

It used to come in a dangerous slippery glass bottle, and the formula was thin, yellow milk, which took ages to lather, it has a very distinctive, not for everyone, ‘earthy’ scent. But the payoff? Natural-looking highlights and silky, shiny ‘lit from within’ hair. One of the first shampoos I bought when I started work.

Avene Thermale Spring Water Spray 150ml
£8.50 less 25% £6.38

You’d be surprised how useful water in a can is, especially if kept in the fridge.  A summertime must.

Avene Thermale Spring Water Spray 150mlCaudalie Beauty Elixir
£12.00 less 25% = £9.00

Caudalie Beauty ElixirIt took me a long time to appreciate facial mists. I even had two bottles of Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist sprays knocking about unused for ages. A bottle of Caudalie Beauty Elixir from a beauty box changed my mind.

This can be used as a primer under makeup if you need more a dewy finish; as a setting spray or toner. I love the scent, but it’s not for everyone, a floral rosemary/mint hybrid.

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush 15ml Shade So Pretty
£16.50 less 25% discount = £12.38

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush

I wanted to try these blushers for ages, but the price put me off.

Eventually, I bought samples from the official Daniel Sander site – hugely overpriced at £2.75 for a mere few drops of product. The samples really are the worst value for money ever, but I didn’t want to waste even more money on the wring shade.

‘Cherub’ is much lighter than any of the swatches I’ve seen online and was too pale even for me. I love ‘So Pretty’ but wish it was just a beat darker.

However, I am very tempted by these!

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Customisable Colour Set for Cheeks £49.50 less 25% = £37.13

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Customisable Colour Set for Cheeks

Moon Glow – A sheer, pearlescent white illuminator
Sun Glow – A warm, golden bronze illuminator
Luxe – A delicate, matte peach blush
Pop – A medium-toned, pink blush with a satin finish

I tend to steer clear of any kind of illuminating products, but the Watercolour Blushers are so sheer and flattering, they blend seamlessly (if you work really fast that is) and are buildable, you need mere drops of product. Even though I KNOW I’ll never use Moon Glow, I’ll get these.

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer 30g
£29.50 less 25% = £22.13

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer 


I bought 4 out of the 5 samples on offer from the official site. Two of them mixed together created THE perfect shade for me. The foundation is sheer yet it covered all my redness and the finish was flattering with a barely-there hint of glow. The samples come in tiny bottles in clear plastic bags with the shades clearly marked on them – which I mixed up. I’m going to have to buy all four again.

Bumble and bumble Color Stick 3.5g
£23.00 less 25% = £17.25

Bumble and bumble Color Stick

Recommended to me, but it looks like everyone’s beaten me to it, the blonde shade of out of stock. They only have brown and black. Excellent coverage for grey hair I’ve been told.

Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster For Face 15ml  and Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body 30ml

Click on the image below for review. Fail-proof self-tanner. Forever copied, never beaten.

Clarins Self Tanning Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster* = Affiliate links


Code works! £32.00 saving, but site is a bit slow.

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