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M&S's Summer Beauty Bag hailed 'exceptional value for money' by shoppers

We had a first glimpse at the coveted 2024 beauty bargain that's sure to sell out fast.

M&S summer beauty bag
Shop M&S's Summer Beauty Bag for a reduced price when you spend £35 on home and clothing. (Yahoo Life UK)

It's official, summer is within arms reach! And to mark the occasion, Marks & Spencer has only gone and launched its hugely popular annual Summer Beauty Bag — bursting with 12 hero products that span skincare, haircare, bodycare and fragrance.

Back for another year and likely to sell out fast, M&S's Summer Beauty Bag is filled with a huge £170 worth of products for just £30. We'd go as far as to say this is one of the best M&S beauty bags we've ever seen in terms of the excellent value, high-end brands included and the variety of products. One shopper said "I’ve already found a couple of new favourites in this collection which I will be replacing when they’re finished."

We even had a first glimpse of the highly-anticipated summer buy before it launched and you can see what it looks like in real life below.

Filled with a range of sought-after brands like Clinique, REN, L’Occitane and more, this lavish beauty bag, complete with a reusable cosmetic bag, can be yours for £30 when you spend £35 on clothing, home or beauty in-store or online.

£30 at Marks & Spencer

Much like all the other years since the beauty bags inception in 2018, there is one caveat. In order to bag the £30 bargain, you have to spend £35 on full-price clothing, home or beauty in-store or online. But let's be honest, hitting that spend cap won't take long. In order to get the discount simply add the £170 bag to your basket along with the other additional items and the money will come off at the checkout.

Although higher in price compared to 2023's iteration that was priced at £25, this year's buy does come with an additional product which compensates for the extra cost.

Inside there's a mix of miniature and full-sized picks that have been hand-selected by the M&S beauty team, including everything from fruity fragrances to quality SPF and hydrating moisturisers.

There are 12 items in total— six of which are full-sized — which each come carefully packaged in a green reusable bag (that could absolutely double up as your new make-up bag). Shoppers particularly love this year's designs. One shopper said, "Love the transparent bag too. Can take this when travelling, can see what's inside without having to feel around."

This year the Summer Beauty Bag is worth a whopping £170. (Marks & Spencer)
This year the Summer Beauty Bag is worth a whopping £170. (Marks & Spencer)

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Kicking off the item selection, there's the viral Color Wow Extra Large Bombshell Volumiser, a hydrating hairspray that adds *just* the right amount of volume and bounce.

This is followed by a travel-sized edition of REN's Daily Glow Tonic (a Yahoo shopping editor favourite), which works to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and give your complexion a tight and glowy finish.

There's also two highly rated moisturisers, both a full-sized version of Marks & Spencer's Fresh Elements Hydrate Overnight Moisture Cream: a multi-tasking overnight cream which works to restore and retain skin's hydration levels, and a small tub of Clinique's Moisture Surge: a lightweight oil-free moisturiser with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera that gives an instant glow.

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The beauty bag comes with everything you need to overhaul your self-care routine this summer. (Yahoo Life UK)
It comes with a mix of mini and full-sized products. (Yahoo Life UK)
It comes with a mix of mini and full-sized products. (Yahoo Life UK)

£30 £170 at Marks & Spencer

To cover all the bases this summer and stay protected, there's also an Ultrasun Face SPF50+ as well as Dr Paw Paw's SPF Lip Balm.

For those who love a spot of bodycare, there's the L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel and This Works Perfect Body Butter, ideal after an "everything" shower.

✨Color Wow Extra Large Bombshell Volumiser - 50ml
✨Floral Street 10ml Arizona Bloom EDP - 10ml
✨REN DAILY GLOW TONIC - 100ML - 100ml
✨Pixi Lip Lift Max - Honey Sheen - 3.5g - Full Size
✨Ultrasun Face SPF50+ 25ml - 25ml - Full Size
✨Fresh Elements Hydrate Overnight Moisture Cream - 50ml - Full Size
✨Discover Ltd Etd - Sunrise - 30ml
✨L’Occitane Verbena - 250ml - Full Size
✨Clinique Moisture Surge - 15ml
✨This Works Perfect Body Butter - 250g - Full Size
✨Dr Paw Paw SPF Lip Balm - 8ml - Full Size
✨Formula Sleep Cream - 15ml

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Expect to find top picks in categories across skincare, bodycare, haircare and fragrance. (Marks & Spencer)

Not one but two fragrances make an appearance, including a travel-size bottle of Floral Street in the scent Arizona Bloom, and a 50ml bottle of M&S's Discover Sunrise Eau de Toilette; described as "the essence of summer days in a bottle".

For some help to get a restful night's sleep, there's also Formula's Sleep & Replenish Cream that shoppers describe as their "favourite night cream". And to complete the pampering, there's even a gorgeous lip gloss from Pixi.

Shoppers have been quick to snap up the beauty bag and it's receiving rave reviews.

  • "I think this was great value- love having a few full size products- my faves are the L'occitane shower gel, the This Works body butter and the travel size of Colour Wow hair volumiser because I use this anyway. I also like the travel sized of SPF, summer fragrances and Clinique Moisture surge which will be perfect for summer holidays. Even the bag is great!"

  • "Often, these curated collections contain a lot of duds; things that are neither useful nor pleasing, but this is a great selection and offers exceptional value for money. I appreciate the opportunity to trial products before investing in the full size/price version. I’ve already found a couple of new favourites in this collection which I will be replacing when they’re finished."

  • "I actually use 4 of the products, I feel the price has given me a chance to try all the other products for free. Excellent value. I recommend people try. Love the transparent bag too, can take this when travelling, can see whats inside without having to feel around."

  • "This is a fabulous beauty offer - incredible value - the full size L'occitane shower gel, full size body butter and Clinique product are worth way over £50 on their own and then there are all the other products all of which are useful - sometimes with these offers there are products which never get used but not with this one! Well done M&S."

  • "Wow, wow, wow!! This has go to be the best beauty bag ever! So many full size products, everything will be used. Also love the bag itself! It’s just fabulous!"

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