AMAZING HAUL! | Liberty Gift With Purchase!

Posted on September 21, 2014

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Hi Guys!

If you’re a fan of Liberty you may have heard they had a fantastic gift with purchase (GWP) offer that started last week. With a beauty purchase of £150 or more they were offering £300 of beauty goodies for free! Well the thought of all those brand new products to try was just too much for me, so I had to take up the offer! And yes, all these amazing skincare products above were completely FREE! Space NK had a very similar offer shortly after, which I was very tempted to go for but I couldn’t really justify the purchases after spending so much at Liberty!

I know I know, yes, I had to spend £150 to get the goodies in the first place, but hear me out! My original plan was to take this as an opportunity to stock up on essentials… but actually instead I decided to try out some products I’ve been lusting after for a while, so this is how I’ve justified it to myself… :)

Firstly though, here’s a wee list of all the freebs…

  • Diptyque Candle in Roses, mini size 70g
  • Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick
  • Liberty Rose & Lemon Rind Body Wash 400ml
  • Chantacaille Faux Cils Black Mascara 4g
  • Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift 71g
  • Eve Lom Cleanser 30ml
  • !QMS Medicosmetics Hydro Foam Mask 75ml
  • NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien 1.7g
  • AESOP Coriander Seed Body Cleanser 50ml
  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer 30ml
  • Omorovicza Cleansing Foam 30ml
  • Sisley Gentle Makeup Remover 30ml
  • Anne Semonin Botanical Milk Cleanser 40ml
  • OPI Nail Polish in My Dogsled is a Hybrid 15ml
  • ESPA Love Your Lips Mandarin Lip Balm 10g
  • Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Rose Skin Tonic 30ml
  • Decleor Aroma Solutions Energising Gel 50ml
  • Khiels Ultra Facial Moisturiser 30ml
  • Malin & Goetz Rum Body Wash 40m
  • Liberty Rose & Lemon Rind Soap 200g
  • Shu Uemura Skin Purifier 50ml
  • REN Micro Polish Cleanser 30ml
  • Margaret Dabbs Nail File
  • Vouchers for hair treatments in store (not shown)

There’s some pretty awesome products in there so I’m a happy bunny! This little lot oughta keep me busy for a while!

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And here are my actual purchases!

I went for the AESOP Alacrity Set, which includes -

  • Fabulous Face Cleanser
  • B & Tea Balancing Toner
  • Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream
  • Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste

A 30ml bottle of Molecule 01 and an ESPA Mandarin Lip balm – which without me realising was already in the GWP set, DOH! Never mind, a girl can never have enough lip balms hey!

I won’t go into too much detail about the products as I want to have a chane to try them out properly first, then I’l probably write up some individual reviews for you. :)

So what do you think? Do you think this is a good deal? And did you go for it yourself? Let me know! xxx



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MAC A Novel Romance Good Kisser Lipstick | Review

Posted on September 20, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Well, you know when you order something, and you wait for it to arrive, and it doesn’t arrive, and you check your emails and realise you didnt actually order it. Yeah that. I swear I’m going crazy. As soon as they came on sale on the MAC site I ordered A Novel Romance & Good Kisser lipsticks from the A Novel Romance collection, and Grand Pumpkin from the Simpsons collection. But my order never arrived, I have no email receipt and no paypal receipt. I. AM. CRAZY.

Anyway, of course everything sold out in about three seconds, so I was proper miffed when I realised my new goodies weren’t going to turn up. I then happened to notice they popped up on the Debenhams site the week after, phew! The Simpsons collection wasn’t on sale but I managed to get both lipsticks I wanted so I was happy!

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So, I went for Good Kisser, described as a mid-tone fuchsia with a matte finish. Good Kisser is a gorgeous bright fuchsia pink, with awesome colour payoff, as expected. As soon as I opened this colour I thought YES! This really is my kind of pink! I wore it all day yesterday and considering it’s a matte, it was really comfortable to wear, and lasted for hours and hours (I wasn’t timing exactly but around five hours I’d say) before I needed to re-apply. It did stain my lips though, but this doesn’t really bother me.

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I know everyone’s getting into ‘autumnal’ colours at the moment, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but I just love how bright and vibrant this shade is! What do you think? I’d love to hear if you purchased anything from the A Novel Romance collection?I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx



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Rimmel & Tesco Gold Envelope WIN!

Posted on September 19, 2014

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Hi Guys!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be one of ten winners in Beauty at Tesco’s #RimmelGold giveaway! I just replied to their tweet with the hashtag and luckily won, woo hoo! My prize was a golden envelope filled with some awesome Rimmel makeup goodies!

Inside the envelope was –

  • ‘How to get the Wonderfull look’ leaflet,
  • Match Perfection Foundation in Soft Beige
  • Brow This Way Brow Gel in Brown
  • Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner in Black
  • Wonderfull Mascara in Black
  • Colour Rush Balm in Not an illusion

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The Colour Rush Balm in Not An Illusion is a lovely mid-tone pink. I can’t tell you enough how much I love the formula of these balms, they feel really, well, balmy! They’re not sticky, don’t dry the lips, and give a good amount of colour which lasts a good couple of hours before you need to reapply. Not An Illusion is the perfect every day shade for me too.

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The Brow This Way product though, hmm. I must say I wasn’t very impressed. I found this product really hard to apply. It seemed to come out really patchy and not stick to my brows very well, and when I applied more pressure to make it stick, the thickness of the wand means it just made a mess everywhere and felt really heavy to wear. I’ve added a look photo at the end of this post so you can see the state of my eyebrows after using this! If you’ve used this and have any application tips, please let me know!

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The Match Perfection Foundation was another good product though. Again this is a great every day product if you’re looking for a foundation you can just throw on every day that won’t break the bank. Soft Beige was probably a smidge too dark for me, but still wearable, and I have been wearing it quite sheer. Which reminds me to mention this foundation is really easily to build up the colour and coverage if you’re looking for a more full coverage look. This is definitely a winner in my book!

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I just realised I forgot to swatch the eyeliner, oops! The Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner reminds me very much of my Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, even down to the style of packaging. This product gives a fantastic intense deep black line that’s super easy to apply with the included brush.

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And lastly the Wonderfull Mascara. I’m afraid this wasn’t wonderful at all and was really bit of a let down for me. I have really short and fine lashes so I need both volume and length, and unfortunately this appeared to give me neither. It just didn’t work for me.

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So here I am wearing the products – you can see my eyebrows are a bit of a state! Maybe I was just applying it wrong? I don’t know! Please tell me if you have any tips for using this product!??

So overall I have three wins and two fails in this little bundle, and I really can’t recommend the Colour Rush Balm enough, I may have to treat myself to some more shades now :)

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx



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Pink Parcel Subscription Box | Review

Posted on September 18, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Having been put off subscription boxes a while back, I’ve recently been pleasantly been surprised by a couple of new kids on the block, one of them being Pink Parcel. If you haven’t heard of Pink Parcel they offer you a stash of your preferred sanitary product, be it tampons or towels (you choose) and surprise beauty treats in a handy monthly subscription. Your first box is £5.95 and further boxes are £9.95 with delivery included.

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When the box arrived, it was larger than I was expecting. I guess this is because I’m used to the standard subscription box sizes. The outer box is dark grey with the Pink Parcel logo, it appears of good quality, and on opening, it was split into three sections – For Now, For Later and For You, with each section having its own individual packaging. I love the presentation, it wasn’t at all what I was expecting, and felt like I was about to open a lovely gift!

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The For Now pouch, included five tampons. I’m guessing this is so you can just throw it in your bag and be on your way – super handy!

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The For Later section held two flat boxes with ten tampons in each.

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And lastly For You – this was favourite box. Described as ‘A little something to cheer you up’. Inside there were a few lovely treats –

  • Teapigs Caffiene Free Super Fruit single tea bag
  • Doisy & Dam 40g chocolate bar
  • Witch Anti Blemish Redness Relief Moisturiser 30ml (rrp £6.79)
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara in Black 01 (rrp £13.00)
  • Garnier 5 Sec Perfect Blur Primer 30ml (rep £9.99)
  • Voucher for a free glass of wine with a purchased meal at Cafe Rouge

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Roughly, the value of the box is just over £30 – on the basis that the tampons cost a couple of pounds. I think this is a fantastic deal for under a tenner a month – with shipping included! Obviously everyone is different, 25 tampons might be perfect for some, too little for others or to many. Pink Parcel say on their FAQ page if 25 is too little then please let them know, so I’m assuming they can be flexible with numbers which is nice.

Overall I’m really impressed with this box, from the packaging, to the thought process behind each of the sections, this is well thought out as well as being good value for money.

What do you think? Will you be signing up to Pink Parcel?? xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review



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Azuni London Jewellery GIVEAWAY!

Posted on September 17, 2014

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Hi Guys!

After recently discovering Azuni London it’s fast becoming one of my favourite jewellery sites. I have the gorgeous Etrusca Necklace – it’s a fabulously intricately constructed pendant, made in 24k gold plate. A stunning 6mm green onyx stone dangles in the centre of an open circle featuring delicate granulation detailing, and the pretty pendant is hung from a delicate gold plated chain. I love this necklace so much, it’s so unusual!

If you haven’t hear of Azuni London, the company was created by Ashley Marshall, who uses techniques such as hand texturing, beading, engraving and oxidising to add a unique edge to his designs with many pieces brought to life with delicate semi precious stones. Ashley gathers his inspiration from many different sources and interprets it into eclectic, individual pieces of jewellery.

There is also a story behind every Azuni collection. The beautifully hand textured Luna pieces have been delicately created to resemble the moon’s surface, whilst the passionate Love Twist range is reminiscent of the tattoos worn by sailors leaving their loved ones to go off to sea. From achingly romantic, via edgy, retro and bohemian cool, there is an effortlessly stylish Azuni collection to suit any mood.

Azuni London would like to give away an item of your choice from their site to one lucky reader. (I know, I’m spoiling you with all these giveaways lately!) To take part in the giveaway simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open internationally and will run for two weeks. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and good luck! xxx

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NEW Luxury Brand Overview | Introducing Delilah Cosmetics

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Hi Guys!

Today I want to introduce you to Delilah Cosmetics… a new capsule collection of luxurious cosmetics that are simple to wear and easy to love. Highly distinctive yet timelessly beautiful, the whole delilah range has been created to elevate the experience of using and wearing make-up.

Seriously though, how gorgeous do these products look? The stunning rose gold packaging really reminds me of Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics, so it gets a big thumbs up from me!

The Delilah range consists of an edited collection of luxurious colour cosmetics, where you can shop by type, e.g. eyes, lips etc, or by solution, e.g. Cover Under Eye Darkness or Create A Sculpted Face. I think this is super handy so you have all the products you need in one place!

The team behind delilah include Rupert Kingston, make-up artist and creative director, Hannah Nicholson, beauty buyer, and Juliet White, a photographer. This three-strong team offers the creative vision, knowledge and eye for design that together created Delilah. Born out of friendship, a passion for cosmetics, and the desire to help women of all ages to look and feel beautiful, Delilah has been created as a capsule collection of carefully formulated cosmetics which offers women a touch of understated luxury they can enjoy every day.

I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these products, they look and sound simply divine!

Delilah is available from www.delilahcosmetics.com. I’d love to hear what you think, and if you’ll be trying out these products? xxx



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NEW Lookfantastic September Beauty Box | Review

Posted on September 16, 2014

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Hi Guys!

New on to the beauty box scene is none other than one of my favourite online beauty stores, Lookfantastic! When news spread of their first ever Beauty Box at the beginning of September, I was keen to purchase it. Lookfantastic kept their cards close to their chest, only revealing that the contents would be worth over £50 and it would be a mixture of beauty and skincare products, so I had no idea what to expect! I thought for £15 it’d be worth a punt though, and it turns out it really was!

It’s great to hear the Lookfantastic beauty boxes will always include a minimum of six products, offering a selection of skin, hair, cosmetic and body products, also a mystery gift (worth £149.99) was been added to 5 random boxes. I’m not sure if this will happen every month or if it was just for September as it was the first box. If you got one of these please let me know! I’d love to hear what the gift was!

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My box arrived a couple of days ago and I’m very impressed with the contents. You’ll find no sachets or tiny samples in here! This is what was included –

  • Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum 15ml (rrp about £25)
  • Kerastase Bain Satin 1 Sahmpoo (rrp £10) Currently advertised as a free gift on Lookfantastic
  • Kerastase Lait Vital Nutrition Care 75ml (rrp about £10)
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 5m (rrp about £1)
  • Caudiale Divine Oil 15ml (rrp about £4)
  • St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mouse 50ml (rrp £9.99)

Apart from the St Tropez, all products are smaller than average size, so I’ve checked out the prices of the full sized versions on the Lookfantastic site, and worked out the values of the beauty box products accordingly, so all prices are rough. I hope that makes sense!

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So far I’ve tried the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, and I’m loving it, plus it smells divine. And I gave the This Works Pillow Spray a go last night – I’m not sure if it actually worked but I definitely had a good sleep!

I heard this box actually sold out in the first 24 hours of pre-order, wow! But don’t worry if you missed out, October’s box is now available for pre-order, and as ever there are only limited quantities available so make sure you order now! Lookfantastic have also confirmed to me that a monthly subscription option will be available soon too :)

So what do you think? Will you be ordering the October box?? Join the buzz at #LFBEAUTYBOX xxx



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