Friday, 22 June 2012

Super savvy shopping

My favourite day of the month arrived this week - that's right girls - pay day!! So it's totally time to reward myself for all the hard work I've done. Thanks to PayPal this is all too easy... whoops ;) But you know me, I'm a bit of a Scrooge. If I can get a bargain I will.

As beauty bloggers, we all know that looking beautiful these days can be expensive. There are so many different products, each with a unique way of making us look and feel our best. It can be very easy to get carried away with the latest super products, all promising to make us look and feel amazing. And then there's the great lure of treating ourselves to the latest relaxing treatments, innovative products and exciting beauty tools. 

However, in reality it usually comes down to choosing the most important beauty essentials. These
are the products that we rely on and use as a part of our regular beauty regime. I'm a staples girl over whimsical purchases it would seem! But, what if you could save money every time you make an order? 

A few months ago, a friend introduced me to TopCashBack. Not only can I shop in the sales and use discount codes, I can earn cashback from my favourite retailers. Of course I signed up straight away and I've recouped a small fortune :D

How does it work?

For those who aren't familiar with the website, TopCashBack* offer cashback when you buy products through their site, as well as housing a wide range of beauty coupons and discount codes.

It's so simple to get started - create a free account, search for a retailer, click through from the link given and start shopping! Your transaction is tracked, confirmed by the retailer and then after a short period of time made payable to you.


Which retailers can I earn cashback through?

There's a loooong list of retailers that you can earn cashback from on purchases. Here are 5 top online beauty stores that offer money back through TopCashBack:


Boots are ideal for all your beauty essentials. They offer a wide range of products from false
eyelashes to massage and hair products. You will find lots of your daily products here and using their
8.08% cashback offer you can save a lot of money. Currently, they're also offering a free gift when you spend over £25 on No 7, doubling the benefit. I actually picked this up in store and it's a pretty good gift bag as it includes lots of trial sized products and a full sized mascara!

The Body Shop

The Body Shop is a very popular brand in the beauty world and for all the right reasons. They were
one of the first companies to bring ethical sourcing to the industry. You can get a huge 15.15%
cashback on beauty essentials such as moisturiser, make up and body scrubs from the Body Shop.
You can also snap up some Body Shop discount codes on the TopCashback site, such as their new offer of buy 3 get 3 free!

Look Fantastic

Look Fantastic are a brilliant all round online beauty provider where you can get a huge range of
beauty essentials. They have hair, face, body, make up, nails and perfume products and are currently
offering 7.07% cashback.


Avon is a large, well established beauty brand. They have a new online makeover studio on their
website where you can try some of their beauty essentials. The main products they offer are
skincare, make-up, fragrance and bath products. They are currently offering a generous 10.1%
cashback. I've been loving Avon recently especially as they always have offers on. They also offer sample sized foundations and primers for £1.50 so you can try before you commit to the full size!

Elemis is the new official virtual spa shop by Elemis. Although their products are more
on the more expensive side of the scale, they are offering 8.08% cashback, making some of their
products more affordable. Their site has anti-ageing, skincare, nail care and bath products to choose

You can check out a list of other cosmetics retailers here which include beauty box subscription services and department stores :D

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Have you ever used Top Cash Back? I would totally recommend it, I've earned £50 in cashback over the past few months from lots of different retailers. And the best thing about it is that you can get your cashback paid to you by BACS transfer, PayPal or in the form of topped up Amazon vouchers.

Shopping online has never felt so good!

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* Content provided but I am not affiliated with Top Cashback or the brands mentioned. I just know a good deal when I see one and want to share!


  1. Thanks for sharing,Quidco is also a good cashback site too! Rachelle x

    1. You're welcome :) Thanks, I'll check it out x

  2. I have to wait a whole week till payday still :(