How to get free beauty treatments
We all love a good pamper but finding the money can often be difficult. There always seems to be something else to buy or pay for such as the kids needing new clothes, school trips, a higher than usual gas bill… it never ends!
Well now it’s time to take some much needed time out and enjoy a few beauty treatments… without spending a penny (Ok, you may need the bus fair into town).
Many beauty counters offer free treatments at many of their counters in hope you like their products and return later on to buy them. It’s a great way of trialling their products before you part with your cash in the hope you like them.
You can get a mini make upper from Benefit and they will apply your makeup giving you a new look. Benefit products are great quality and very popular, now you can try them before parting with your cash.
Smashbox gives 15 minutes make up tutorials at their counters. You can usually choose from full face makeup, a new lip look or a new eye look. This can be a great way to master the smokey eye.
Clinique offers an express lip makeover (3 minutes) or a full makeover (10 minutes). they also do an eye makeover which lasts between 10 – 20 minutes.
Head to your nearest Chanel counter and get a 15-minute masterclass on a flawless face, killer eyes and signature lips.
Bare Minerals offer a make-under which will see you freeing your skin of harsh makeup and simply using a tailored range of products to create the perfect look just for you. They apply the product to half of your face then you apply the other half. They can also teach you the art of the perfect lips or smokey eyes.
It is best to head to Mac on a midweek when it’s quieter as their 5-minute makeovers can turn into 20 – 25 minutes. They have master classes to show you how to create the perfect eye look, lip look or full face. I have used their full face makeover class and it lasted about 20 minutes and the final look was amazing! I did go back and purchase some of the products because I was that impressed.
No7 Match Made service uses the latest technology to find your perfect shade from foundation to lipstick. They’ll then apply the product and show you how best to do this. Again, it’s best to head here at a quiet time because No7 counters get very busy.
Skin care treatments
Have you tried Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Hot Cleanser? If not then you’re missing out! Head to your nearest Liz Earle counter and they will give you a 15-minute treatment to show you why it’s so popular. They also gave me a free miniature bottle to take home with me.
I haven’t tried Kiehl’s products yet but I have heard that they will help you find the perfect products for you and give you some free miniatures to take home and try before deciding if you want to go on and purchase them.
Your visit to Origins will start with a personalised skin care consultation so you can explain any concerns and problems to their consultants. You will then be given a 20 minute facial with products suited to your needs.
Head to your nearest L’Occitane store or counter to receive a free 10-minute hand and arm massage. If they have any free samples in-store they may send you home with one, not everyone gets them though so I’m not sure what you need to do to get one.
This is another one I have yet to try but I hear Molton Brown you get 5 – 10-minute free hand and arm massage. Head to your nearest counter or store at a quiet time and I’m sure the treatment will last 10 minutes.
Again, Liz Earle will treat you to a hand and arm massage using their best products.
Head to your nearest Jo Malone counter and select your favourite fragrance. You can get yourself a hand and arm massage with this fragrance and it won’t cost you a penny.