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TSNC Advent Giveaway: 12 Days of Christmas Alcohol Gift Box!

Posted on December 19, 2016

Hi Guys!

Today’s Advent Giveaway is brought to you by The Advent Gift Box Company…

The Advent Gift Box Company, which for several years has produced Gift Boxes to celebrate Advent, is this year aiming to re-capture the joy of the whole period of Christmas having produced a 12 Days of Christmas Gif Box.

Filled with 12 spirit and liqueur miniatures it is designed to be given as a Christmas gift, and opened each day on the original ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

The Gift Boxes can be filled with a whole range of different miniatures of your choosing, from liqueurs such as Malibu and Cherry Brandy, to more exclusive malt whiskeys or vodkas or Gins, and given to ‘your true love’. Or perhaps to a relative or friend!

I have one of these boxes to give away to one lucky reader!

You can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to UK readers only that are aged 18 or over, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

TSNC Advent Giveaway: PIXI Beauty Bundle! #TSNCxmas

Posted on December 16, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve been enjoying my Advent Giveaways so far? Today’s competition is brought to you by one of my favourite beauty brands, Pixi Beauty…

Created over 10 years ago and launched in their flagship boutique in Soho, London, Pixi has a loyal worldwide following thanks to its pure, awakening & skin-loving products that create a naturally radiant “just had a good night’s sleep” look. Passionate about skincare, Pixi founder Petra Strand creates innovative formulations that are infused with botanicals and beneficial ingredients. Petra has real-world experience as a busy working mother of four, therefore Pixi is truly about multitasking, flaw-fixing, youth-enhancing products for women on-the-go with no time to spare. Pixi’s mission is the same now as it was on the first day the Pixi store opened: simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – to make women look like themselves, only better.

Pixi are kindly giving away an Ultimate Beauty Kit worth £28.00, including 40 eyeshadows, highlighters, bronzers and much more, as well as a Fairy Dust Favourites in Matte Classics (£12.00) and Metallic Warmth (£12.00).

As usual, you can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post – make sure you come back tomorrow morning for another fantastic giveaway! xxx

Christmas Gifting with Zoeva: Plaisir Box, Lip Lacquers & Strobe Gels

Posted on December 15, 2016

Hi Guys!

Out of all the beauty brands in the world, Zoeva is definitely up there with my favourites. Their products are always of a high quality, as well as being beautifully packaged. But when their new Plaisir Box arrived a few weeks ago, I actually couldn’t contain my excitement…

The Zoeva Plaisir box (pleasure box) is a beautifully presented gift box containing three of Zoeva’s stunning eyeshadow palettes. The theme of the set is chocolate, with each palette representing a type of chocolate – white, milk and dark. The set contains two brand new palettes – the Blanc Fusion Eyeshadow Palette and Caramel Melange Eyeshadow Palette as well as their best-selling Cocoa Blend Eyeshadow Palette…

An ode to the fine art of confectionary and a revelation to all beauty gourmets and sensualists, the ZOEVA PLAISIR BOX merges the full pleasure and varieties of chocolate, transferred into cosmetics. From dark brown to fawn and white, indulge in a carefully selected assortment of three tempting eyeshadow delights: sumptuous pralinés, creamy caramel and exquisite white chocolate.

The Cocoa Blend Palette is possibly my favourite out of the three. It contains a selection of warm truffle tones with both matte and shimmer finishes, and the shades are both intense in pigmentation and silky smooth to apply. I absolutely love the shade range in this palette, with Warm Notes and Freshly Toasted being two of my favourite shades – this palette is just perfect for create a glamorous evening look.

The Caramel Melange Palette is slightly lighter and brighter in tone than the above Cocoa Blend Palette, but still warm and definitely vibrant. There are some gorgeous bronze and butterscotch shades in this palette, as well as Aftertaste, which I love, it’s a striking matte cinnamon orange, which would make for a beautiful transition shade.

And lastly the Blank Fusion Palette, as you can probably guess this one represents white chocolate, and has a distinct milky white, cream and yellow theme. This palette again contains a lovely mix of matte and shimmer shades, enabling you to create a plethora of eye looks.

When you put all the palettes together, you really have a stunning selection of eyeshadows that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content 🙂

And if you didn’t know, Zoeva also have a fantastic range of lip products on offer, including their Pure Velour Lips (£9.75) which is a matte finish liquid lipstick offering a lightweight, full coverage formula. I have shades All is Calm – a dark rosy brown shown above top, and Clear Message – a pretty blushed nude, shown above middle.

Zoeva’s Pure Lacquer Lips, in contrast, is a moisturising liquid lipstick with a striking high-shine finish. I have shade Unrefined – a warm beige nude which is highly pigmented with a lovely glossy finish.

And lastly, one of Zoeva’s newest releases is their range of Strobe Gels (£11.00). These weightless highlighting gels are ideal for adding a touch of dewy luminescence to the complexion. The super lightweight gel formula is easy to use and blend, and comes in three wearable shades –

  • Halo – a pearl gel with silver shimmer for fair to light skin tones.
  • Corona – a peachy gel with rose gold shimmer for light to medium skin tones.
  • Aureole – a bronze gel with gold shimmer for medium to dark skin tones.

I really can’t get enough of these products right now, and if you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas, I highly recommend you check out Zoeva’s fantastic makeup and brush range.

The Plaisir Box is currently sold out in the UK, but available direct from Zoeva for £48.00, and the Strobe Gels and Lip products are all currently available at Beauty Bay.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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TSNC Advent Giveaway: The Dressing Room Designer Watch! #TSNCxmas

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Hi Guys!

Today’s advent giveaway is brought to you by The Dressing Room – a multi award winning independent fashion retailer, with a unique edit of collections sourced worldwide, delivered with five star boutique service.

The Dressing Room are giving away a beautiful Olivia Burton Monochrom Ditsy Floral watch worth £70.00 to one lucky winner!

Bang on trend for this season, Monochrome is everywhere and this gorgeous floral face Ditsy is a must. This Olivia Burton floral watch is perfect for adding to your summer outfit this summer, style yours up with an American Vintage tee for a cool casual day outfit.

As usual, you can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post – make sure you come back tomorrow morning for another fantastic giveaway! xxx

Christmas: The Best Beauty Stocking fillers & Tree Ornaments

Posted on December 14, 2016

Hi Guys!

Welcome to the next instalment of my Christmas gift guides! Today is all about beauty stocking fillers and tree ornaments. I’ve included a variety of products covering makeup, skincare and body care, with a range of prices starting from only a couple of pounds – with nothing over £30.00. So there should be something to suit every beauty lovers’ taste and budget. Enjoy!

Starting with one of the more high end items in this guide, the Rahua Jet Setter Hair & Body Set (£29.00) is a fantastic luxury set containing a shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion. Enriched with the label’s fortifying Amazonian Nut Oils, these four travel-friendly products will leave your hair and skin looking and feeling lustrous, strong and healthy, and they’re neatly packaged in a presentation box that’s perfect for gifting too.

And straight to the other end of the pricing spectrum, the Dirty Works Bath Bomb Set (£3.00) is perfect for those of us that are on a tight budget. This bargain set contains three large fragranced bath bombs – this is such a great bargain and a perfect stocking filler!

Dry and chapped lips can be a problem for many of us in the winter months (including myself) and one of the best as well as most affordable lip balms you can but is Carmex. This Carmex Keep Carm and Carry Bag (£12.00) would make a fantastic gift for anyone that suffers with their lips in the winter. This set contains an assortment of Carmex’s best selling lines, including a Carmex Classic Pot, Carmex Cherry Tube, Carmex Vanilla Stick, and Carmex Moisture Plus Pink.

Next we have the L’Occitane Shea Butter Festive Bauble (£10.00) – L’Occitane have SO many amazing gifts available this christmas, suitable for all budgets, and this sweet little bauble contains a selection of L’Occitane’s Shea Butter favourites, including a 30ml Ultra Rich Body Lotion, 25g Shea Butter Milk Soap, and 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream.

For the candle fans out there, the Flamingo Candles Bah Humbug Stag Christmas Candle (£12.00) would make a fantastic stocking filler. This statement candle is made with blue wax and a gold and pastel pink acrylic stag decoration, the fragrance is a refreshing mouth-watering peppermint with soft sweet candy notes, and it also burns for an impressive 50 hours.

Next we have the Molton Brown Festive Frankincense & Allspice Bauble (£10.00) – this beautifully packaged limited edition bauble contains a spicy hand wash blended with allspice, aromatic vetiver and opulent frankincense. Perfect a luxurious secret Santa treat, stocking filler or as a little treat for yourself 🙂

Another brand worth checking out is Patisserie De Bain (from £1.00) – this budget bath and body brand offer a large range of affordable treats that a perfect for gifting (as well as stocking up on yourself) They offer hand cream, shower creme, and bath melts in a variety of sweet scents. I have the Strawberry Cupcake hand cream which smells good enough to eat!

And the Kellogg’s Bubble Bath Cracker Set (£7.99) – includes four christmas crackers with generous 50ml bottles of bubble bath inside. Scents included are Christmas Cranberry, Amazing Almond, Super Strawberry, and Very Vanilla, all presented in a festive gift box.

I love when my favourite beauty brands come up with Christmas gifts, and this Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament (£10.00) is the perfect affordable gift for any Too Faced fan. Their Better Than Sex Mascara has gained cult status for being one of the best mascaras money can buy – and it’s only £10.00 to boot!

And the Christmas Lip Smacker Coca-Cola Set (£8.00) is a sweet and fun little set that includes four lip balms with different soft-drink flavours. There’s Sprite, Fanta, Vanilla Coca-Cola and classic Coca-Cola flavours included – enough to keep one in your bag, one in the car, one at home and one at work.

Next the Bourjois ASOS Exclusive Glamour Set (£16.00) – I love Bourjois products, so when ASOS bundle them up and give you a discount too, how could I resist? This set includes some of Bourjois’ best selling products – the Rouge Edition Velvet Matte Finish in 03 Hot Pepper, Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner in Ultra Black, and Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara – everything you need for a glamorous Christmas look.

And what would Christmas gifting be without The Body Shop? The Body Shop’s Spiced Apple Collection (from £4.00) is just perfect for stocking fillers, Christmas goodie bags or secret santa gifts. I absolutely love the Spiced Apple scent, it has notes of crisp apple, warming cinnamon, orange and white flowers, and just embodies the scent of Christmas. The range includes a large selection of bath and body products such as Lip Balm, Shower Gel and Body Butter.

The Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Party Eyes Bauble (£20.00) would also make a wonderfully luxurious treat for any beauty lover. This limited edition bauble contains a mini Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Eye Liner in shade Bedroom Black and a mini Legendary Mascara.

And lastly we have the This Works Sleep Tight Bauble (£13.00) – this nifty little bauble contains three This Works mini products to help you get a restful night’s sleep. The set includes Deep sleep pillow spray (5ml), Deep sleep stress less (5ml), and Sleep plus pillow spray (5ml). I’ve used these products myself and highly recommend them.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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TSNC Advent Giveaway: Michael Buble Gift Set! #TSNCxmas

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Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great week so far? Today I’m giving away a fabulous Michael Buble By Invitation gift set! This fragrance is just so gorgeous, it would make a perfect Christmas gift, or a lovely treat for yourself. The set contains a 100ml EDP By Invitation fragrance plus a 150ml scented Body Lotion, worth £55.00.

By Invitation is a crisp floral oriental fragrance. The fragrance starts with light, sparkling top notes of red fruits and bergamot then develops its heart notes of lily of the valley, elegant rose, wild jasmine and spicy peony. By Invitation then wraps you in a warm base of sandalwood-musks, blended with addictive vanilla praline.

As usual, you can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post – make sure you come back tomorrow morning for another fantastic giveaway! xxx

TSNC Advent Giveaway: Cohorted Ovali Brush Set! #TSNCxmas

Posted on December 13, 2016

Hi Guys!

Another day, another griveaay! Today’s Advent Giveaway is brought to you by the one and only Cohorted. If you’re a regular reader you’ll probably be familiar with Cohorted as I review their monthly beauty boxes, but did you know they also have their own makeup brush range out too?

Inspired by East Asian beauty innovations, the Ovali collection offers a new and innovative approach to that of traditional makeup brushes. Super lightweight body and brush-mark free as a result of their oval shape and soft condensed bristles, the Ovali collection creates a flawless finish through consistent design in each brush, allowing effortless application throughout your beauty routine.

I have the Ovali Face Set up for grabs today, which is worth £65.00 and includes –

  • Ovali Finishing Powder Brush.
  • Ovali Base Foundation Brush.
  • Ovali Blush Brush.
  • Ovali Blend Brush.
  • Ovali Conceal Brush.

Cohorted have also added a couple more fabulous prizes into the pot, including a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in shade 91 Boheme (worth £25.00) and a NARS Monoï Body Glow II (worth £45.00)

As usual, you can enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for five days. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post – make sure you come back tomorrow morning for another fantastic giveaway! xxx