IT'S November already, which means it's about time to buy an advent calendar and start prepping for the big day.And make-up fans with a few quid to splash could do a lot worse than John Lewis' exclusive beauty calendar - a new, if very expensive, way to count down to Christmas.While the £149 price tag doesn't exactly scream bargain, the Beauty Advent Calendar is certainly luxurious, containing 25 fashion and beauty treats by a range of big-name brands.And, to be fair to the swanky department store, John Lewis has managed to ram the festive calendar with an impressive £300 worth of goodies.These range from sample-sized minis to full products, with "radiant skincare heroes, makeup must-haves and beautifully scented fragrance favourites" all in the mix, according to JL.Behind each door, you'll find products like Marc Jacobs eyeliner, MAC lipsticks and Sarah Chapman serum to give your skin a timely boost as the air gets dryer.Other advent highlights include a Fresh Soy cleanser … [Read more...] about John Lewis’ £149 beauty advent calendar has £300 worth of products… and it’s already being sold for almost twice the price on eBay
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CHRISTMAS is only a few days away but if you are relying on click and collect services to buy your last minute presents be warned - stores are cancelling them early due to record demand.For the first time in five years December 24 falls on a Saturday, leading to forecasts that an estimated 900,000 shoppers will spend £50 million in the capital's stores.Some retailers may be faced with a choice between cancelling click and collect services at the last minute or making customers wait until after Christmas for orders. Retailers have said they were expecting record numbers of click and collect orders this year.Here is everything you need to know about click and collect dates for major retailers...John LewisEarly reports suggested John Lewis had brought forward its click and collect cut-off date to December 22, but that is not the case.The cut off time will be 8pm on December 23 for pre-Christmas collection.A spokesman for John Lewis said: "With Christmas Day falling on a … [Read more...] about When is the deadline for click and collect orders? Christmas deadlines for John Lewis, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and more
MORE than mulled wine and maybe even tinsel, the John Lewis Christmas ad is now one of the biggest festive traditions in the UK.A closely-guarded secret almost until the day of release, it’s the thing we look forward to just as much as our advent calendars.But what we can hope for from the retail giant this year? And, more importantly, when is the advert released? We make our predictions and look back on our favourites.The ad is usually released long before Christmas, to allow time for children to fall in love with the associated merchandise and put in on their Christmas lists.Last year’s advert, The Man on the Moon, was released on Friday 6th November on Channel 4, with a teaser during the advert break of ITV's X Factor the weekend before.This year, that ad is released on Thursday 10th November - that's today!The ad launches on the retailer’s social media channels including Facebook and Twitter at 8am. It will also be available to watch on demand on … [Read more...] about When is the John Lewis 2016 Christmas advert released, what’s the song and how can I watch it first?
SALES of slimming undies Spanx have spiked since the release of the new Bridget Jones movie - just like they did first time round.They are one of the products we are buying more of along with wireless headphones, white trainers and avocado-based beauty products, according to John Lewis.But families have stopped buying CD and DVDs storage units, laptops with disc drives and selfie sticks.John Lewis has put together a list of what is in and out at the tills as part of its fourth annual report on our shopping habits - plus how key events over the year affected what we bought.Spanx undies were famously worn by Renée Zellweger in hit chick flick Bridget Jones's Diary. The big pants are made of stretchy material that squeezes in bumps and makes girls look slimmer.John Lewis’s how we shop, live & look retail report also showed how other hits like Pokemon Go affected how we shopped. Players out hunting for the virtual monsters were draining their batteries - which lead to a … [Read more...] about Sales of Bridget Jones Spanx soar as John Lewis reveals the must-have products of 2016
Christmas is just around the corner, and with the festive season finally here many high street stores have already revealed their top toys of the year. These toys are set to be the biggest sellers in the lead up to the festive season, and the lists include some nostalgic favourites plus a few eye-watering price tags. Hatchimals are once again gracing the list, with an updated version of the classic toy that ended up selling out last year, leaving parents scrambling to get hold of one in time for Christmas Day. NERF and Star Wars also top the toys list on a number of retailer's lists this year, alongside new editions for 2017 like the popular Luvabella doll (which is getting mixed reception from parents) and tech-focused toys like the LEGO Boost and Fisher Price's ‘Teach n Tag Movi’. So whether you're trying to get the Christmas shopping done early or just want to see what's on offer, here's a round up of what the major retailer's predict will be flying off the shelves … [Read more...] about Top Christmas toys for kids 2017 – Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Tesco and Hamleys reveal the best gifts for girls and boys