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The Original Factory Shop Beauty Event is currently running in store and are having up to 70% off RRP on all leading beauty brands. Now don't be fooled by the term leading beauty brands, because I can assure you, these are big beauty brands - Clinique, Clarins, Calvin Klein, OPI, Elizabeth Arden, Max Factor, as well as high street brands such as W7 and Rimmel. A few of my local towns have The Original Factory Shops, however as I've been that busy lately (hence the radio silence on here again) I have never had the chance to call in. However I have made it my mission to go into my local store to see what is actually on offer and what the stores stock.

The_Original_Factory_Shop_Beauty_Event_CliniqueInitially I thought my local store was in Stanley, however from using their online store finder, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were more stores closer to where I live, one in the town where I used to go to school which was a blast from the past as I used to go to the shops there on my lunch. Initially when I went into the store I was a bit sceptical as to what brands would be in store, thinking that the most higher end product brand would be Max Factor. 

How wrong was I. The store I went into had many high street brands such as Max Factor, Rimmel, W7, L'oreal, Olay and Garnier. But they also had a large selection of OPI polishes which included permanent range colours, as well as some of their collections - both full size and minis. In addition to a vast amount of sets by Clinique and Clarins. I picked up their Moisture Surge Set for £12 which came with three products from the range and a small travel bag which fits perfectly into a new designer handbag which I have just purchased.

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All the items in store which I looked at, had significant savings - OPI nail polishes were £5 each or two for £8 which is an absolute steal. Don't be worried that the stock in store is old, as you can see the OPI polishes are all the new packaging and had some of the more recent collections in store. To put it into context if you wanted to purchase any of these items in store, you would need to travel to a city and for me that would be Durham, Newcastle or Sunderland. Why travel that far when you can buy products cheaper on your doorstep.

It is worth noting that the Max Factor range was vast and there was foundations, powders and mascaras which had a wide shade range, however unfortunately the colours were not right for my natural skin. If you do go into store and show them this blog post and state Blogger10 when you are at the checkout you will receive an extra 10% off your beauty purchases. Plus as it's pay week, why not use this as an excuse to treat yourself. I'll be posting separate reviews of the Clinique set and also the OPI polishes over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for them.

*TOFS did provide me with a gift voucher to spend in store, however all views and opinion are my own.