I have to admit that whilst I have been a signed-up member of Brandalley.co.uk for a while, it isn’t somewhere that springs to mind when I think of bargain beauty shopping online. The idea behind Brand Alley is basically that it is an online destination for designer sales. But with a bit of a twist, in that different brands are launched at different times so there is never a guarantee as to what you might find on the site. This means that the site can be a combination of shoppers frustration, and addiction!
On one hand it’s addictive – checking online each day to see what they have on sale. But it’s also frustrating as once a product is gone, it’s gone. There is no coming back into stock and whilst I’m about to tell you what I bought, if you look on the site today you will find a totally different selection of products. In fact, I have just checked and there is a rather fab sale of DuWop make-up and a selection of salon-style products on at the moment, with upto 50% off the DuWop range. When I made my purchase (more details in a moment) there were some great bargains to be had from St Tropez & Benefit (plus some non-beauty ones from Ravel…)
One thing I want to note is the delivery side of things. If you are looking for something for next day delivery then Brandalley isn’t the place to go, it’s a place for bargains but not necessarily speedy ones. My delivery is due to arrive at some point in the next month – but when exactly is anyones guess! I think delivery time is what you have to compromise on to get the deals.
So, about my purchase – I was invited by the Brandalley peeps to make a purchase on the site and then run a competition for you guys to win a £50 Brandalley voucher, to spend on anything you like. The trick being that to win, you have to guess how much money I saved on my order. So here are the details of what I bought & how much they were (but not the RRP, that would be cheating)..
Benefit Slippin n’ Dippin Creaseless Cream – £7
Benefit Lipstick in ‘Do Tell’ – £6.50
LA Miracle (see British Beauty Blogger for info) – £13
St Tropez Perfect Legs – £9.50
Rochas Pink Nail Varnish – £3
Ravel Leopard Print Peep-Toe Shoes – £30
Ravel Brown Court Shoes – £31
Total price: £100 (+£4.95 delivery)
But… how much WOULD that have cost, if bought at full RRP?
If you want to win a £50 Brandalley.co.uk voucher then comment below with your guess/estimate and the closest to the total to win (if more than one gets close to the total then winner will be picked at random from all those with the correct amount).
– Must be over the age of 18 or have parental permission to enter
– UK only
– Giveaway will close at midnight on 25th March
– Please leave an email or twitter handle for me to contact you on if you win
– Winner will be person closest to correct total that the items above would have cost at full RRP, or chosen at random from all closest if more than one.
– Winner will be contacted directly after the close of the comp, if I don’t get a response within 3 days a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway prize and voucher for items purchased provided by brandalley.co.uk