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The TSNC BIG Christmas Giveaway 2018!

Posted on December 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again, time for the TSNC BIG CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

This one is my biggest giveaway yet, and I have some fantastic prizes from some amazing brands for you! There’s makeup, fragrance, skincare, candles, jewellery, gift sets a-plenty and much much more up for grabs! Take a look below to find out exactly what you could win –

First of all, I have three gorgeous gift sets from Marks & Spencer. I’m not going to go into detail for every prize, so I’ll link the products so you can check them out –

Latest in Beauty have also provided one of their amazing Advent Calendars! Inside you’ll find some fab beauty brands, such as The White Company, Molton Brown, Charles Worthington, Bondi Sands and many more. I know it’ll be after Christmas by the time the giveaway ends, but you can sill enjoy all these gorgeous treats! The contents are worth a massive £255.00!

For fragrance, luxury eco friendly brand Clean Reserve are treating you to one of their gorgeous fragrances, worth £129.00!

Add some spice to your life with Clean Reserve Avant Garden Hemp & Ginger Fragrance, an invigorating fragrance that combines woody and spicy aromas in a tantalising blend of the simple and the exotic. Appealing to both men and women, this fragrance is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

And talking about luxury, the W=Hb2 Power Duo Serum worth £110.00 is also part of the prize bundle. This sophisticated; sleek, two-phase, triple action skin care treatment helps promote balanced skin health, and a radiant, supple complexion. Check out the link above for more info!

And how about an Advent Calendar for the New Year? The Body Shop Countdown to New Year Calendar worth £40.00 is also included in the giveaway. It contains 8 vegan beauty surprises, housed in a beautiful star-shaped box.

I’m excited to say Cohorted are also on board again this year with an amazing selection of high end beauty treats. Here’s what they are providing 

  • Laura Geller Baked Hydrating Bronzer- worth £26.00.
  • Ciate Dewy Stix in Gleam – worth £22.00.
  • Laura Geller Retractable Powder Brush – worth £12.00.
  • Jorgobe White Tea Balancing Cream – worth £22.00.
  • Doucce Lip Definer Pencil in Lyra – worth £15.00.
  • Doucce Matte Temptation Lipstick in First Date – worth  £18.00.
  • Tom Ford Soleil Tinted Moisturiser – worth £58.00.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette – worth £43.00.

Dower & Hall Jewellery are also back again for 2018, this time with a stunning Twinkle jewellery set including a beautiful topaz necklace and earrings, together worth £176.00.

 

And how could I hold a giveaway without my favourite wig destination, Hot Hair? This year, they’re providing a voucher for £200.00 to spend on anything on their site! They offer an amazing selection of wigs, extensions and hair pieces from a variety of premium brands.

SBC Gels, also known as Simply Beautiful Collection, is a local skincare brand I’ve had the pleasure of trying out this year (Check out my review of their products here) They are providing some of their gorgeous new Cinnamon & Chai Christmas skincare products that smell divine, as well as a couple of must-have products from their best-selling Collagen range –

  • Cinnamon & Chai Hand Wash 750ml – worth £21.00.
  • Cinnamon & Chai Glimmer Skincare Gel 250ml – worth £18.00.
  • Cinnamon & Chai Body Polish 450g (tub) – worth £30.00.
  • Collagen 3-in-1 Cleanser & Skin Cloth – worth £26.00.
  • Collagen Ultra Rich Cream – worth £36.00.

For something a little fun and different, Find Me A Gift are offering an amazing selection of prizes – there’s an actual Slush Puppie Machine (with raspberry syrup), a massive personalised retro sweets hamper, and a lovely bath bomb set up for grabs.

  • Slush Puppie Machine – worth £59.99.
  • Slush Puppie Syrup – worth £6.99.
  • Personalised Retro Sweets Hamper – worth £34.99.
  • Bomb Cosmetics Bath Bomb Set – worth £24.99.

One of my favourite niche fragrance brands, Shay & Blue are providing a trio of products from their gorgeous Atropa Belladonna range, worth £106.00.

Atropa Belladonna is an award-winning modern fragrance, inspired by deadly nightshade, it is daring, chic and mesmerising. The richly decadent scent of dark cassis berries are blended with the heady, white flower blooms of narcissus and jasmine on a base of sandalwood and patchouli.

Crabtree & Evelyn are back again this year with two beautiful gift sets, the Psychedelic Scents Home Fragrance Set, worth £80.00, brings the woody scent of snow-dusted trees inside your home with a scented candle, aromatic room spray and diffuser. And the Pinkie Power Hand Therapy Trio, worth £20.00, includes three best selling hand creams in one botanically fragrant gift set – restorative herbs, calming lavender and sensuous rose.

And another new brand! I’d like to introduce you to Olive & Bloom, who create beautiful handmade luxury gifts including natural bath, body and home products coupled with delicious edible treats, that fit straight through your letterbox! They are providing three of their beautiful gift sets – take a look at their site for more info!

  • Citrus Trio Candle Gift Set – worth £28.95.
  • Lime Gift Set – worth £28.95.
  • Rose Gift Set – worth £28.95.

And last but not least, Soap & Glory are giving you eight, yes EIGHT of their awesome Christmas gifts –

  • Naughty But Spice Duo – worth £5.00.
  • Make Your Smooth Set – worth £5.00.
  • The 4 Scent-Sations Set – worth £12.50.
  • The Pink Credibles Set – worth £10.00.
  • The Flatterbox Set – worth £20.00.
  • Perfect ten Eyeshadow Palette – worth £16.00.
  • Eyes Queen Set – worth £18.00.
  • The Mask Force 5 Set – worth £12.50.

Firstly, a big thank you to all the brands that are teaming up with me this year to make this amazing giveaway possible! And if you fancy being in with a chance of winning this massive bundle of goodies, worth a crazy £1858.81, all you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run for five weeks, and it’s also open internationally! If you have any questions please do drop me a line, and good luck! xx

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Amazing Shay & Blue QVC TSV Upcoming Collection!

Posted on October 9, 2018

Hello friends! I’ve had a bit of much-needed time off lately, but behind the scenes I’ve been planning plenty of awesome content for the blog, as well as something exciting for Christmas!

Today though, I wanted to share a rather exciting upcoming offer from one of my favourite fragrance brands, Shay & Blue.

Shay & Blue have teamed up with QVC Beauty to offer their second ever QVC Today’s Special Value (TSV) deal. Debuting from midnight on Thursday 18 October 2018, Dom DeVetta, Shay & Blue’s founder will reveal the exclusive opportunity to purchase two different Shay & Blue 4-Piece Fragrance Collections, for one day only.

Each set includes 1x100ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 1x200ml Body & Hand Wash, 1x200ml Body & Hand Lotion in either Atropa Belladonna or Black Tulip scents, and 1x10ml Eau de Parfum Spray in yet-to-be-released White Peaches.

Here’s a bit more about the products –

I have the gorgeous Black Tulip set which firstly includes the Black Tulip Natural Spray Fragrance 100ml (worth £55) – I won’t go into too much detail about this fragrance as you can read all about it in my previous review, but I will just say that this is a stunningly unique scent, it’s smooth and warm and just perfect for this time of year. Here are the fragrance notes –

  • Top Note – Snowdrops and cyclamen bring instant floral freshness.
  • Heart Note – Black tulip and plum bring a rounded richness to the heart of the composition.
  • Base Note – White chocolate and soft woods for a smooth finish.

The set also includes Black Tulip Extraordinarily Nourishing Light Lotion 200ml (worth £16) – This beautiful scented lotion is enriched with high performance ingredients including Aloe Vera leaf extract, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil. As it says in the name, this is a light feeling lotion, that’s quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving residue.

And Black Tulip Gentle Skin Conditioning Wash 200ml (worth £16) – This gently foaming body wash leaves skin scented with the gorgeous Black Tulip scent, whilst cleansing and conditioning the skin.

And lastly, the set includes a yet-to-be released fragrance – White Peaches EDP Fragrance 10ml (worth £25.00). White Peaches won’t be available until Spring 2019, so this is the perfect opportunity to be one of the first to try it!

‘Enjoy the essence of summer with the delicate, cooling fragrance of White Peaches. Fruity notes of soft ripe fruit are balanced with refreshing elderflower granita.’

  • Top Note – Juicy soft fruit exude the essence of summer.
  • Heart Note – Cooling elderflower granita lifts the sweetness.
  • Base Note – Earthy silver birch wood lingers for a warm finish.

This Shay & Blue 4-Piece Fragrance Collection is worth over £112.00 and will be only £50.00 for ONE DAY ONLY, from midnight Thursday 18th October 2018 at QVC – get that date in your diary now!

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Fragrance: Shay & Blue Black Tulip EDP

Posted on January 31, 2018

Hi Guys!

I have the latest offering from niche fragrance brand, Shay & blue to share with you today. I only had my first experience Shay & Blue fairly recently, when I visited their beautiful Mayfair Flagship Store last Autumn, and I was absolutely blown away by their fragrances! I left with my two favourites at the time, which were Salted Caramal and Blood Oranges (you can read my full write up here)

Shay & Blue have now added a brand new fragrance to their collection for 2018 – Black Tulip. I must admit I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this scent, but I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that Black Tulip is absolutely beautiful! The fragrance is described as a modern floral, but it’s really so much more than that. It has the most wonderful combination of white florals, juicy fruits, smooth woods and delicious creamy white chocolate. I honesty don’t think I’ve tried another fragrance like this before.

Black Tulip is most definitely a unique modern floral scent. It opens with notes of Snowdrops and Cyclamen offering an inviting hit of crisp floral freshness, leading to a juicy heart of Plum with intense and velvety Black Tulip. The base rounds the fragrance off beautifully with warming notes of deliciously creamy vanilla White Chocolate and Soft Woods.

To me this is very much a wintery scent, that’s both elegant and refined, yet offers a cosy warmth – it makes me think of evenings by the fire, snuggling in cosy soft blankets and long winter walks. The freshness of at the top of Black Tulip is perfectly counterpinned by the warming and indulgent base, give a fantastic new statement floral EDP. This is just a beautiful scent all round, and in my opinion a must try!

  • Top NotesSnowdrops and Cyclamen.
  • Heart Notes: Black Tulip and Plum.
  • Base Notes: White Chocolate and Soft Woods.

Black Tulip is very reasonably priced at £55.00 for 100ml and available now at Shay & Blue.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Fragrance: Discovering Shay & Blue Boutique Perfumery

Posted on August 25, 2017

Hi Guys!

I was recently introduced to Shay & blue – a cruelty free, award winning boutique perfumery established in 2012. I visited their flagship store in Marleybone, London, to experience their fragrance range first hand, and hear more about the brand.

Very much in the same vein as Jo Malone, Shay & Blue offer an antidote to the mass produced ‘off the shelf’ fragrances we are all overly familiar with. Shay & Blue founders Dom De Vetta and Julie Massé joined forces and combined their talents to create a brand that offers richly decadent fragrances which convey their personal passion, as well as attention to detail where it comes to boutique perfumery.

Shay & Blue tick all the boxes when it comes to packaging too; their bottles all follow a classic style that is nether too feminine or masculine. Their striking sky blue packaging is instantly recognisable, and all purchases are carefully boxed, detailed with an individual bow, and packaged in Shay & Blue bags. I know packaging is just packaging, but these extra touches really do make the buying experience that much more enjoyable.

I was invited to try out Shay & Blue’s extensive range of 20 perfumes, and to select my two favourites. The first scent I was instantly attracted to was Blood Oranges EDP – Blood Oranges is just the most mouth wateringly juicy scent I’ve ever come across. I’m a big fan of any fragrance with orange notes anyway, but Blood Oranges really is something else. Handcrafted with real flowers, fruits and spices, I was amazed to find out this perfume contains three pounds of real fruits!

Blood Oranges opens with quite an unexpected intense and juicy hit of Blood Orange segments at the top – I say unexpected because this is a very different orange scent to anything I’ve tried before. This bright and refreshing opening soon develops into a heart of sensual and intense Nappa Leather, which is then rounded off perfectly with a base of sultry and passionate Musk blended with charred Woods and Amber.

This is such an unusual scent, refreshing and mouth-wateringly delicious, then within a matter of hours, warm and sensual – it’s definitely a must try. 

  • Top Note – Blood Orange.
  • Heart Note – Napa leather.
  • Base Note – Musk, Woods and Amber.

The second scent I chose was Salt Caramel EDP – this is basically an indulgent dessert for your nose, I honestly can’t describe it better, it actually smelled good enough to eat (and I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!)

Ok so Salt Caramel is obviously a fragrance for those with a sweet tooth – it was inspired by Charbonnel et Walker’s luxury Sea Salt Caramel Truffles after all! It’s an amazingly rich and multi-faceted scent opening with top notes of gooey liquid Caramel offset with Sea Salt, to give a fantastic olfactory contrast. The smooth heart of Tonka Bean then leads to a base of refined Bourbon Vanilla with Sandalwood as a woodsy counterpoint to the sweetness.

Salt Caramel is a simply irresistible fragrance – indulgent and rich, a naughty dessert that you just have to have.

  • Top Notes – Caramel and Sea Salt.
  • Heart Note – Tonka Bean.
  • Base Notes – Bourbon Vanilla and Sandalwood.

If you’re a fan of fine fragrances and you’re yet to try Shay & Blue, you’re definitely missing out, I really can’t recommend these scents enough. Shay & Blue fragrances are vey reasonably priced at £55.00 for 100ml and £30.00 for 30ml, and are available now at Shay & Blue, John Lewis and Harvey Nichols.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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