Win A Boots Gift Voucher With A Beauty Spring Clean - Ends 08/05

Spring is upon us at last, the daffodils and tulips have flowered, the sun is out and life is looking a little brighter.


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It's at this time I start making positive plans for the rest of the year. One plan I have is to start taking better care of myself. Whether this is by drinking more water, continuing with my membership of the gym or by taking better care of my skin.

Skin care is so important, especially as you get older. To take care of my skin I use a foundation with a S.P.F. to prevent sun damage, as well as help preventing skin cancer. It's a well known fact that nothing ages like the sun. This is vitally important all year round, yes, even in the British Winter when you feel it's rained all the time. It's those pesky U.V. rays you want to block out. 


Some Of My Favourite Beauty Products

Other things I feel it is important to do is have a really good spring clean of your beauty products. I shudder to think how long some of us have makeup products in our beauty bags or boxes. Did you know that you should throw out mascara and liquid liner three months after opening and you should never pump the wand in the mascara tube as this will just get more air and bacteria in? Products like face powder and powder blushers generally keep much longer though, up to two years.  I am still using some of these beauty products from last year, so I had better check those items for dates!



If in doubt, most products have a small symbol on the back of the pack called Period After Opening or P.A.O. symbol. This will have a number, standing for the number of months you can keep a product and a symbol m next to it, so don't forget to check this when you buy a new product and frequently throughout the year.  You could always mark the opening date with a marker pen on the back.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Beauty bloggers Pixiwoo recommend twice a week for most brushes, with eyeliner after every use, to get a clean line and prevent infections. They recommend using a good quality brush cleanser, but I must admit a mild soap is what I use and it's considerably cheaper.



With the warmer weather, it's a golden opportunity to let your skin breathe and try some lighter products like BB and CC creams. With a lighter coverage than foundation these creams can give you a glow whilst covering minor flaws and imperfections. My favourite product recently is La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur, which lasts well throughout the day. 

Today, myself and my friend Linda Hobbis from the lifestyle blog Mother Distracted are giving away a Boots voucher to our readers to treat yourself and buy some new beauty products. You will probably need to if you have had a spring clean of your beauty products! To enter follow the steps on the Rafflecopter app below. You can follow our blogs for entries on social media, including my new travel blog Fly Drive Explore, and tweet daily for extra entries. If you are not sure how to enter, check out this link

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Giveaway ends midnight on 08/05/16

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433 comments

  1. Some suncream for the Summer and I would treat my two girls to some nail varnish and lip gloss!

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  2. Getting myself some more makeup i would like to spend it on x

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  3. I would get a nice Clinique exfoliator and cleanser

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  4. A gift for my wife. Maybe it would go toward some perfume. :)

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  5. I would buy some skincare products & nail polish :)

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  6. I would buy some ManCave Prodcts such as their face wash

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  7. Some new make up, most of my makeup was purchased before my daughter was born (she's 9!) OR are magazine freebies!

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  8. I need to buy a daily moisturiser that has a slight tanning effect. Is there such a thing? If not a new foundation! (From my wife)

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  9. id probably get my husband a good razor or put it towards an electric one he's not keen on shaving!

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  10. I would put it towards some nice perfume.

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  11. I would put it towards some new perfume as I am just about out of every single bottle that I own - I really wants some Opium Black so will put it towards that!

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  12. some night face cream nearly out of mine

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  13. Would put it towards a bottle of Flowers of Kenya Perfume

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  14. things for my feet so they look pretty for the summer

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  15. I would probably be selfish and treat myself to new mascara and foundation.

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  16. Holiday essentials, suncream , shampoo and some makeup

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  17. I would get some perfume

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  18. I would buy some new make up for the summer

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  19. BUBBLE BATH ETC FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN

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  20. Lip balm,shampoo and conditioners.

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  21. Some top notch products for my newly 40 yr old skin!!!!!

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  22. on some skin care products

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  23. I would spend it on some new aftershave or nice soap

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  24. I would buy my mother a new lipstick

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  25. Badidas bubble bath , hair dye and deodrant

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  26. I would treat myself to some Bvlgari perfume!

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  27. I think id treat myself to a good moisturiser!

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  28. PERFUME FOR MY WIFE

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  29. We need some summer stuff - sun cream, insect bite ointment etc!

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  30. I would definitely treat myself to some new make-up and skincare products! :)

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  31. Rebecca Alderson10 April 2016 at 23:39

    I'd treat myself to a new light base with some SPF in for the summer (hopefully!) coming soon

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  32. I'd get some perfume

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  33. I'd treat myself to some new Benefit mascara and blush!

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  34. I really need some new moisturizer & I'd treat my wife to her favourite perfume

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  35. I would buy some nappies&toys for my son and a little treat for myself.

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  36. Truthfully I really do not know - my whole make up bag needs a revamp

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  37. In desperate need for a really good moisturiser as my skin is unbelievably dry, and new make up, not bought new in a couple of years so not been wearing any, but what with my allergy to the sun's rays (PMLE) a few years ago I am so pale, so could do with a bit of colour to me. xXx

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  38. I think I'd love some new makeup, maybe a really good eyeliner :)

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  39. I'd love to get a new perfume, and the selection in boots is the best xx

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  40. Suntan lotion for summer

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  41. I would love to try out some new mascara so i'd head to the counters with my voucher for some advice

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  42. I'd spend it on fragrance, I'm really short of scent at the moment

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  43. I'd put it towards a new summer perfume.

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  44. My mum some perfume for her wedding anniversary x

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  45. Some perfume for my sister

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  46. some luxury skincare get body ready for summer @msedollyp

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  47. I would give it to my mum to get whatever she wanted

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  48. Lovely Giveaway Mel,
    I'd buy a BB Cream, Lighter Shade of Lippy (love Nude for Summer), Bronzer and Nail Polishes :-)
    Love Jenny @justinepinky

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  49. I would probably spend it on a new foundation and perhaps a Clarins Lip Perfecter.

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  50. SO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM AT BOOTS SO I WOULD LEAVE IT TO MY WIFE TO PICK

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  51. I'd probably treat myself to a really love lipstick or eyeshadow palette x

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  52. I lost my tweezerman tweezers! A new pair would be great

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  53. I am a minimalist, not much to throw out so I would use the voucher to replenish my supplies or buy a new set of brushes, maybe, the ones I have are now past their best.

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  54. Some lovely bath stuff & body lotion

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  55. I'd get some decent makeup - the stuff I have is years old!

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  56. i'd buy myself some eucerin skin products

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  57. I would buy myself some travel toiletries for my next trip :)
    Alex

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  58. Sun tan lotions.

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  59. Something to make by eyelashes and brows grow! I'd get the best advice I could from them.

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

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  60. a NICE MOISTURISER


    KATHY D

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  61. Some baby goods for a new baby in the family.

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  62. I would buy some perfume
    Claire D

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  63. Possibly some gifts, and some toiletries.

    Rachel Craig

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  64. would buy some sunscreen for the family with the warmer weather coming

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  65. Top-up on toiletries

    ~ Anthony G

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  66. I would put it towards some perfume

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  67. Oooh some new make up would be lovely! :)

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  68. I would spend it on a new hairdryer. Mine is kaput and I need to replace it.

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  69. i would buy some makeup! xx

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  70. Soap & Glory treats for my daughter

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  71. I would spend it on some nice new make up for myself as all of mine is so old! x

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  72. I would buy an electric toothbrush

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  73. I'd buy some better quality make-up the likes of which I can't justify spending on myself at the moment!

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  74. I would buy some new makeup, and have a clear out of my old unused stuff :)

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  75. Some new make up would be fabulous, would love some new colours.

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  76. I would buy myself a new pair of hair straighteners and a hair dye maybe.

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  77. Would have to be some facewash

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  78. I would buy some new sunglasses
    Kelly Glen
    glenka@hotmail.co.uk

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  79. I would buy my duaghter some things to take on her holiday x

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  80. I would spend on new mascara, some shimmery creamy eyeshadow and some tinted lip balm for a summery look.

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  81. I would buy some Essie nail varnishes - love them!

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  82. I would spend the money on a liz earle cleanse an polish not tried it.

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  83. Cleanser, toner & moisturiser for my face, or maybe some nice aftershave

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  84. Baby due on Sunday so would spend it on things I need for the hospital bag <3

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  85. I would spend it on updating my make up for the summer :)

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  86. I would put it towards a bottle of Opium perfume

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  87. Would use it to buy some new make up especially mascara xx

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  88. I would treat myself to some new make up including a loreal face powder. X

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  89. Some stuff for my hair as it's looking rather frazzled

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  90. I would spend the voucher on some hair care treat and some new lippy!

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  91. I'd treat myself to some perfume

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  92. I'd buy some make up and stuff - I haven't bought any for yonks!

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  93. Some new foundation as I'm always running out.

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  94. I would buy some new foundation

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  95. I would treat myself to some new makeup

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  96. Graham Anderson12 April 2016 at 13:28

    Some perfume

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  97. i would buy a new perfume xx fab giveaway thanyou x

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  98. colour matched foundation, it is hard to get the right colour.

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  99. I'd save the voucher for a birthday treat and pick something then.

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  100. I would treat myself to some new moisturiser :)

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  101. Margaret Clarkson
    Some eyeliner

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  102. I would by my no. 7 products - moisturiser and foundation.

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  103. A little boring, but necessities - wax and new mascara!

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  104. No7 foundation, and some luxury shampoo and conditioner x

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  105. On some suncream for our trip to Yellowstone!!

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  106. Some really expensive, lushious smelling shampoo and conditioner

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  107. I would treat myself to some new moisturiser :)

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  108. Gifts for family and friends

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  109. I'd have a rare make up splurge if I won, it would be lovely!

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  110. I would get a Yankee Candle and some hair dye, to be precise! xx

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  111. I'd spend it on make up - I've not had a big make up splurge for a while!

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  112. I would buy my favourite concealer N7

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  113. A bottle of Marc Jacobs' Daisy. Thanks for the chance :)

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  114. I'd treat myself to a new perfume :-)

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  115. I would spend it on a new bottle of perfume!

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  116. Yardley, its my mums favourite.

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  117. I would treat myself to some new perfume

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  118. i'd put it towards a fitbit :)

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  119. I'd buy some nice new make up

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  120. Some lovely nail varnish.

    @rachiegr

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  121. Suncream for my upcoming holiday! :-)

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  122. I would put it towards a new digital thermometer!

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  123. A Liz Earle Hot Cloth and Polish plus a new nude lipstick for spring for me.

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  124. Boots No.7 makeup and have a makeover

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  125. id love a marc jacobs daisy perfume

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  126. i'd spend it on all things Bourjois!

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  127. I would like some new foundation and a lipstick, or two :) x

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  128. I would spend it on some make up and some shampoo and conditioner

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  129. La Roche Posay tinted facial suncream!

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  130. A new perfume would be lovely :)

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  131. I need to stock up on sunscreen for summer

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  132. I've made-up my mind to go 'cruelty-free' with my toiletries, hair care and make-up so there's lots of stuff to replace and Boots is the best place to start. Thanks for the useful blog I shall be dating all my new products so I don't hold onto them for too long.

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  133. i'd buy myself a meal deal for lunch in work then give the other £27 to my mum so she can get some nice bits :)

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  134. Something special for my wife or little boy

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  135. I would use it to stock up on household toiletries.

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  136. A new razor

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  137. Some new make up as mine is looking a bit tried and tested now.

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  138. Some fake tan to get my skin ready for the hot weather

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  139. i would put it towards a lovely sanctuary spa set for my mum

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  140. I would put it towards some perfume for my OH :)

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  141. i like the natural make up so id treat myself to some of that :)

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  142. some new make up would be lovely x

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  143. some more adventurous make up for my wife

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  144. I would spent my voucher of gifts for friends and family, if I don't see anything then my feet could do with a treat.

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  145. I'd spend it on skin care, I love the super facialist range.

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