I was finally back reviewing having gotten my exams out of the way. But now I am moving house and just before Christmas this makes it an eve more hectic process! I will be back reviewing asap!!
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Cheapsmells.com is a fantastic website in which you can find some fab bargains from premium cosmetics brands. There is also Cheapsmells.co.uk but they are virtually the same site just advertising different items on the first page when clicked on but you can register on either site if you live in the UK.
How I found out about it
I found a small advert for it at the back of a Glamour magazine which gave a voucher discount code for free delivery and I went onto the website to have a look at their products. Since then I have found the small advertisement boxes for this website in most magazines, most of which have different discount voucher codes.
Other places that Cheapsmells.com is advertised on
It can also be found on Twitter and Facebook (two of the most popular social networking sites where you can post invitations about the site on to one another).
Have I bought anything?
When I first went onto the website I saw a range of items I would love to buy. The items can range from 10% to 60% off their retail value so it can be a great saving, plus free delivery occasionally makes it even better.
I bought a small fragrance gift set of Calvin Klein Eternity for my Dad, it contained 3 different varieties of the Eternity fragrance including the limited edition and new version of it, so there were 3 15ml bottles in the set altogether for £11.65 rather than its regular retail value of £35, so it was a massive saving of 66%. Plus my Dad has only ever tried the original which he loves so it gives him the chance to try the others and they are the perfect size for travelling. So this is an example of some of the fab things they have for sale on this website. I am guessing that some of the items on the website are old stock or discontinued stock from certain brands or gift sets that did not sell very well. However this is still great because if you loved a discontinued item from a specific brand you may be able to still purchase a few of them on here to keep yourself stocked up. For example, Clinique have a serum called Turnaround Visible Skin Renewer which is a serum that gently exfoliates the skin without harsh exfoliating granules however it used to be in a slightly thicker consistency which Mum adored having a drier skin which they no longer do... but I can buy it for her on this website.
About the website
The website contains 8 different subtitles at the top of the page to choose from each of which contains different sections within. These include: Perfume, Aftershave, Cosmetics, Skincare, Haircare, Bath & Body, Giftsets and Vouchers.
Some examples of brands that are included in the Perfume section:
- Agent Provocateur - Alexander McQueen - Britney Spears - Calvin Klein - Chanel - Dior - Clinique - Dolce and Gabbana - Escada - Estee Lauder - Sarah Jessica Parker - Paul Smith - Giorgio Armani
Some examples of the brands under the Aftershave subtitle:
- Aramis - Calvin Klein - Creed - David Beckham - Davidoff - Dolce and Gabbana - Joop - Hugo Boss - Prada - Vera Wang
Some of the Cosmetics brands:
- Benefit - Bobbi Brown - Clinique - Clarins - Dior - Elizabeth Arden - Estee Lauder - L’Oreal - Max Factor - Yves Saint Laurent – (cheap Touche Eclat!)
The Skincare range has virtually the same brands as for cosmetics.
- Clynol - Schwarzkopf - Shiseido - Tigi - Wella
Some of the Bath & Body brands
- Decleor - Givenchy - Lancome - Prada - Yardley
This to me sounds like a great idea to give gift vouchers for a particular site like this – because I think everybody could find an item that they like on there. There is such a variety of products to choose from. Vouchers come in £5, £10, £20 and £25.
At the top of the website page
There are several other headings including Home, Register (the link to create an account), Delivery (to describe delivery charges which range from £5.00 to £20.80 – so they are not particularly cheap if you are buying just one item), FAQs, Contact (with email and telephone number), My Account and a Log in button.
Setting up an account
This is very quick and easy just with your name, address, telephone number and email address. Then when you go to actually purchase an item you can decide your payment method and input your details.
Cheapsmells accepts many cards including VISA, MasterCard, Switch and more. Plus the more important PayPal which most people tend to use now which is incredibly quick and easy – it just requires your password for your PayPal account.
Other sections on the webpage of Cheapsmells.com
This is the part of the site which I love because it makes your life so much easier if you are looking for a present or to see the best products on the market at the moment. So there are six other subtitles down the right hand side of the webpage including Autumn Clearance, Free Gifts, New Arrivals , Award Winners, Best Sellers and Gift Vouchers (once again).
Some of the best buys on Cheapsmells.com
This definitely has to be their Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat Radiant Touch which is an undereye highlighter pen which usually retails at £24.00 but you can get it on Cheapsmells.com for £16.55 (saving 31%). Plus in the UK you can only buy this product in one shade whereas on Cheapsmells.com it comes in another shade.
The other great buy that stood out from the rest on Cheapsmells.com was the Tigi Shampoo and Conditioner Duo sets in 750ml bottles which are £14.95 saving 40% since they usually retail at £24.95. Plus these large bottles look great in the bathroom and they last for such a long time!
A fantastic site with a strange name but it definitely stuck in my head! Great products at cheap prices – perfect for those of us that love premium brands but not at their ridiculously high price tags! Go on treat yourself or buy some Christmas presents early! Fool your friends into thinking you spent a fortune on them – that always goes down a treat!