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Beauty: An Introduction to IT Cosmetics at QVC

Posted on September 28, 2016

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Hi Guys!

IT Cosmetics are one of those US brands that have been on my wish list for a while, so when the guys at QVC gave me the opportunity to try a few of their products, I jumped at the chance!

For those not familiar with IT Cosmetics, they’re a US based brand that has gained quite the cult following over over some of their base products – such as their famous CC Cream and Bye Bye Undereye Concealer. Luckily I’ve been able to try one of these out, as well as a couple of their other popular products…

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So one of IT Cosmetics most famous products is of course the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, which is available as a bundle including a Dual-Ended Concealer Brush (for £23.64) This is an award-winning full coverage concealer that offers highly pigmented, natural-looking coverage, while the formula treats the appearance of lines, wrinkles and discolouration.

Well this all sounded pretty fantastic to me. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had dark circles under my eyes, so I had very high expectations for this product to work – as that’s exactly what it’s aimed at. I tried out two shades, Light and Medium, and found that I preferred light for my pale skin tone. The formula is very creamy with intense pigmentation, and it gives high coverage that most definitely erased my dark circles. I found the finish to be a bit on the shiny side though on its own, so setting it with a powder really worked for me. I was so impressed with how it literally made my dark circles vanish! I should point out it can also be used for general blemish concealing but it’s particularly aimed at the under eye area as it doesn’t settle into fine lines, and also helps to diffuse the appearance of wrinkles.

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Next we have the Sunshine in a Compact Vitality Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer & Mega Fat Fan Brush (£34.50) – This Sunshine in a Compact Anti-Aging Matte Bronzer is a nice warm matte bronzer in a large compact (there’s nothing worse than a tiny bronzer, don’t you think?) The formula is talc-free, and contains IT Cosmetics Drops of Light Technology to add instant radiance to your complexion without any glitter or shimmer.

The formula also includes anti-aging hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, silk and antioxidants to treat the skin whilst preventing the product from settling into any fine lines, and blurring the look of pores and imperfections. I actually initially thought the shade might be a tad too warm for me, but it applied with just the right amount of colour payoff and gave a lovely glow to my skin.

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And lastly the Hello Light Creme Illuminator (£29.00 including a brush not shown) – Now I am all about the highlighters right now, and I couldn’t wait to try this one out. This product promises to give a lit from within glow to the complexion, offering a light, natural radiance and illumination. It’s also infused with skin-loving, anti-aging and hydrating ingredients; including Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Silk and Vitamins A, C, & E, which work together to hydrate, condition, and nourish the skin.

Now I’ve used a fair few highlighters in my time, and I know what I like and what I don’t like. From the description, this sounded like everything I look for in a highlighter – and oh my gosh it was literally highlighter perfection!

Firstly the shade is on the paler side, which is perfect for my fair complexion – and it’s not chunky, glittery or shimmery in any way – it’s just pure glow! The creme formula is a dream to apply, and really easy to build up if you want a more intense look. It glides on the skin with ease and also doesn’t emphasise the look of pores which some highlighters can tend to do.

I’ve included a bronzer and highlighter swatch below –

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I’ve swatched the bronzer with quite a heavy hand here just so you can see the colour. It’s a really nice warm terracotta, again light enough to suit those with fairer skin tones. And you can see the highlighter is a really light colour, almost white – I love it!

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I really am so impressed with these products – the quality across all of them is just fantastic, and though they seem on the expensive side, in my opinion they are well worth the money – especially the highlighter!

I’ve also had a quick look on the IT Cosmetics US site – and there are so many amazing looking products on there – I hope QVC UK can offer a bigger range soon!

Al the above products are available now at QVC.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains press samples

QVC Tili (Try It, Love It) Beauty Box #TiliBeauty

Posted on July 20, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I hope you’re not melting too much in the heatwave? I definitely am! 🙂

I have a brand new and really rather awesome beauty box to share with your today – this is QVC’s TILI box…

TILI stands for Try It, Love It, and the idea is that the box includes luxury samples of some of QVC’s most popular beauty products, giving customers the opportunity to test out new launches from the brands you love, as well as discovering the brands you never knew you needed. It contains QVC’s beauty buyers favourite picks, across skincare, make-up, tanning and body care, and full size versions of all the products in the box are also available at QVC to purchase.

I should point out that there isn’t a subscription service, but there will be a new box available every 3 months. Each box will cost £20.00 and the products will be different each month, with the next box being available in October.

So let’s take a look at what’s included –

  • Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers, full size worth £8.95.
  • Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner, 89ml each, worth £5.34 each.
  • Vita Librata Phenomenal Mousse, 25ml, worth £6.25.
  • Alpha H Liquid Gold, 50ml, worth £16.75.
  • Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water, 50ml, worth £6.00.
  • BareMinerals Skincare Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion, 7.5ml, worth £8.33.
  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter, 6ml, worth £5.62.

Total value of box = £62.58.

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On first impression I’m really impressed with the contents of the first TILI box. QVC have included some amazing high end brands, as well as covering a range of beauty including skincare, hair care and makeup. Let’s take a closer look at the products –

Alpha H Liquid gold: Arealy a cult product, this powerful revitalising lotion is designed to help dull, tired and ageing skin appear brighter, as well as improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vita Librata Phenomenal Mousse: This self-tanning mousse is fast-drying and is designed to last for up to two to three weeks – which really is amazing! It also has a tailored-to-you formula allowing you to choose your desired level of colour.

BareMinerals Skincare Skinlongevity Vital power Infusion: This first-of-its-kind modern serum essence by bareMinerals unleashes your skin’s vitality, youthful resilience and radiance. With the brand’s patented Long Life Herb Extract at its core, this formula leaves your skin feeling empowered, renewed and fortified.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter: This is another must-have cult product, due to the recent popularity of the Becca brand – it’s also been on my wish list for a while so I’m really pleased to find this in the box! The Becca Backlight Priming Filter acts as an instant filter on the skin, creating a diffused, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to catch light for a glowing look. It’s also infused with Becca’s blend of crushed pearls, giving the complexion a lit-from-within, healthy-looking glow.

Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers: A classic shade that all nail enthusiasts will be aware of – Ballet slippers is a beautiful pale pink polish with a subtle, sheer finish. This beloved award-winning essential is an iconic colour for all seasons.

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Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner: This shampoo and conditioner duo is perfect for re-balancing and hydrating dry or damaged hair. They contain 100% pure elastin protein and a precious caviar complex to help restore the hair’s natural protective barrier, leaving hair balanced and flexible.

Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water: This refreshing and clarifying micellar water effectively cleanses the skin, removing make-up and the daily build-up of skin pollutants. Cleansing micelles are combined with a complex of natural surfactants to lift impurities from the skin, revealing a clear, radiant complexion.

I have to say I’m really impressed with QVC’s first TILI box. I think the price is fantastic considering the brands included as well as the decent sizes of the luxury samples. This is definitely a must have for beauty box fans!

The QVC July TILI Beauty Box is available from 22/07/16 at QVC.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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QVC Find A Beauty Brand Competition 2016

Posted on June 24, 2016

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Hi Guys!

For the third year running, QVC have launched their Find A Beauty Brand Competition, where they’re looking for a brand new and undiscovered beauty brand to join their fantastic beauty offering!

The QVC Find A Beauty Brand Competition is a one of a kind money-can’t-buy opportunity, with winners receiving a full mentoring package, including support and guidance from QVC’s experienced beauty buying team, as well as guaranteed on-air appearances on the live QVC channel, a feature on the QVC website and much more.

You’ll probably already know that QVC is the largest TV shopping channel in Britain, offering a wide variety of brand name products, covering beauty, fashion, jewellery, home & garden and more. Did you know you can also shop online or via their Apps? The winning brand will launch on all their platforms – this really is the most fantastic opportunity to give a new and emerging beauty brand the perfect launch to enable them to present to a keen and relevant customer base, and hopefully in turn make their brand a household name.

Find a Beauty Brand has proved hugely successful in previous years, with winners going on to find great success. Last year, QVC was so impressed with the calibre of the entries that it chose two winners – Little Ondine and NIOD – and both proved to be such a hit with viewers, they sold out lines in their very first shows –

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Helene Panzorino, founder of Little Ondine, commented:

It’s been such a wonderful experience! We’ve been so warmly welcomed by the QVC family, and customers have understood and got on board with our revolutionary brand, with sell out after sell out. We hadn’t realised how many glitter lovers there are! Meeting everyone and being so wonderfully embraced has been amazing.

I’m a big fan of Little Ondine nail polishes, I have a post on them here where you can read all about the company, their fantastic peel off nail polishes, and a full review of how I got on with a couple of different shades.

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And NIOD Skincare – Nicola Kilner, QVC Guest Presenter for NIOD, said:

QVC has been an exceptional retailer to work with on every level. The team are second to none, always going above and beyond to make our execution viewer focused and educational. We have continued to be given great shows and supported with new product launches to ensure we always have great fresh content to share.

I’ll be posting individual reviews for both the Little Ondine and NIOD products I’ve included in this post too very soon!

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To enter QVC’s Find a Beauty Brand competition, brands just need to visit the QVC site here for full details on the entry process, and the closing date for entries is 19/08/16.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by QVC.

QVC Find a Beauty Brand + Giveaway!

Posted on July 20, 2015

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Hi Guys!

If you’re a QVC fan you may remember their Find a Beauty Brand Competition which launched last year, and the winner was fantastic Soapsmith founder Sam Jameson. If you haven’t heard of Soapsmith, they create the finest handcrafted soaps, bath and body products with bold and evocative scents which capture the essence of London. Each of nine scents are named after one of London’s more characterful streets and are custom blended to translate that character into a real sensory treat. Soapsmith’s core ingredients have been carefully selected from around the world to best represent the history and diversity of London.

Soapsmith Founder Samantha Jameson began making soap in 2009 and now works with a team of skilled artisans in East London, making the natural soaps, Body Butter Melts, Body Washes, Bath Soaks and Body Lotions with their signature aromas.

She says “Hand on heart every single person we have encountered at QVC has been beyond helpful, kind and just plain fantastic! Natalie our Brand Ambassador absolutely loves appearing on QVC and our products have been very well received by the QVC customers (Soapsmith sold out in their second show). Through being on QVC UK, they have opened doors to QVC channels around the world, we are soon to appear on QVC Germany which is very exciting, they take their first order in September and they wish to have Soapsmith on their channel as a regular brand which is amazing.”

QVC UK’s Find a Beauty Brand Competition is now taking entries for this year (closing date Friday 14th August), it’s a great opportunity for a small brand to become a household name! You can check out all the details here.

To celebrate the Find a Beauty Brand Competition, QVC are giving away Soapsmith’s 3 Piece Bath Soak Body Butter & Soap Collection and their 4 Piece Step Into London Collection. This giveaway will have TWO winners, and each winner will receive both sets mentioned above. Just enter via Rafflecopter below. This giveaway will run for two weeks, and is open to UK entrants only. As always, if you have any questions feel free to get in touch – good luck everyone!

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This giveaway is sponsored by QVC