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TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway: Day 4 – Ivy Joan

Posted on December 4, 2015

Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a good week so far?

It’s now Day 4 of the TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway, and today you can win a massive £50 voucher from fabulous home and lifestyle store, !

I discovered Ivy Joan at the recent Suffolk Bloggers Meet, and I was instantly attracted to their eclectic and unique collection of home accessories and gifts. They have a fantastic selection of clothing on sale too, from brands such as Neon Rose, Vero Moda, Alphabetbags, Sass and Belle as well as a huge vintage range. Their online boutique also sells gorgeous Christmas decorations and humorous cards too – I highly recommend the cards! It’s worth mentioning that their price point is very reasonable, so you’d be able to pick up a whole load of gorgeous things with a £50 voucher! Trading from their studio in Suffolk Ivy Joan’s main focus is always service, so each order comes beautifully wrapped and has a little present included, just to say thanks!

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To win a £50 voucher, just enter via Rafflecopter below! This giveaway is open internationally and will run for four days only, so be quick! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to find out what gorgeous goodies will be coming up on day 5 of the TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway!

Good Luck!

(P.s – Don’t forget you can still enter the three previous day’s giveaways too, just click on the dates on the advent calendar)


TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway: Day 3 – Azuni London Jewellery & Shearer Candles

Posted on December 3, 2015

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Hi Guys!

It’s day 3 of the TSNC Advent Calendar Giveaway already, and I have a gorgeous duo of jewellery and home scents to tempt you with today!

Azuni London is a fabulous jewellery company that I’ve had the pleasure of working with before, and I’ve also included the amazing  in previous giveaways, so I’m excited to bring you some of their wonderful wares today!

Azuni London are kindly giving away their stunning Stellar collection bracelet and earrings set shown above, worth £67!

Ashley Marshall, founder and designer of Azuni seeks his inspiration from his extensive travelling. Discovering a style of jewellery that quite literally sat ‘Between Two Worlds’ enabled Ashley to use his most creative ideas and apply them to pieces that were unique, yet accessible. Combining his passions for tribal and ancient art with modern pop culture and fashion, Ashley’s concept of ‘Urban Tribes’ was born.

Take one look at the Azuni range and you will see that each collection is unique. Ashley gathers his inspiration from many different sources and interprets it into eclectic, individual pieces of jewellery. Techniques such as hand texturing, beading, engraving and oxidizing are carried out throughout our team in central America and add a unique edge to his designs.

Love for Azuni has certainly spread, most notably when Kate Middleton wore Azuni’s Semi- Precious Drop Earrings on a visit to Australia and on many other occasions since.

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And Shearer Candles are giving away their Hogmanay Whisky Goblet Candle and Diffuser, worth £39!

Shearer Candles are the UK’s largest lifestyle candle manufacturer and were founded in Glasgow in 1897.

Over the years it has transformed from a small company which produced church candles, to a business that makes millions of candles each year. Each of its two production lines at its factory has the capability to produce six tonnes of candles every 24 hours which are then shipped to major British supermarkets and department stores as well as to destinations across Europe, North America, Japan, China, South Korea and New Zealand.

George Michael, Ed Sheeran and Janet Jackson are all lovers of the brand as well as top interior designers including John Amabile.

To win the Shearer Candles Hogmanay Whisky Goblet Candle and Diffuser, and the beautiful Azuni London Stellar Collection bracelet and earrings set, all together worth £106, just enter via Rafflecopter below!

Remember this giveaway is open for four days only, and it’s open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Don’t forget you can also still enter the giveaways for day’s 1 and 2 here too! Good luck!


TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway: Day 2 – Object Style

Posted on December 2, 2015

Hi Guys!

Day 2 of the TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway has just started, and today I have some gorgeous copper home goodies from  up for grabs!

If you haven’t heard of Object Style, the store was born out of passion to create a virtual home for artisan design for the house, wardrobe and wedding. Fusing minimalism with femininity, Object’s founder Rachael Adams, seeks after makers and small independents from around the globe that fit this aesthetic. The creative concept store also curates a regular lifestyle blog featuring insightful content including travel, art and culture, interviews, DIY tutorials and current affairs voiced by Rachael and Object’s regular guest bloggers. I’ve included some gorgeous images from their site so you can see what they’re all about –

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Object Style are very kindly giving away a gorgeous set of copper themed goodies from their store, including a copper foil print notebook, a copper candle holder, and 3x copper coat hangers, all shown below and in total worth £37!

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All you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter below, and remember this giveaway will only run for four days, so you need to be quick! It’s also open internationally, and as always please let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!


TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway: Day 1 – Hothair & Freedom Makeup

Posted on December 1, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy December!

I’m so excited to announce that today is the first day of my TSNC Big Advent Calendar Giveaway! Every day for the whole of advent I’ll be bringing you a brand new giveaway from some amazing companies. Some will be massive names you’ll all know already, and some giveaways will be perfect for discovering lesser known brands – and all are handpicked and loved by me.

You’ll see beauty, skincare, fashion, jewellery and home accessories – and I can’t thank these companies enough for working with me on this! I’ll also be holding some flash giveaways on Twitter and Facebook, so keep your eye out for these too!

Each giveaway will be published at 9am every day of advent, and they will be open for entries for four days only. There will also be an advent calendar link on my homepage where you can click on each day to take you the giveaways directly.

So let’s kick off day 1 with a fantastic bundle of prizes from Hothair and Freedom Makeup!

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Hothair are giving away their amazing 8 Piece, 19 inch Human Hair Clip in Extensions worth a massive £185.00! These 100% clip-in human hair extensions are super easy to use, and add incredible length and volume in an instant, just clip in and go! You can also wash, colour, curl, straighten, and blow-dry them just like your own hair.

Each pack includes a whole head of extensions (8 pieces) and each weft comes attached to comfortable and secure butterfly clips. The 8 pieces of weft contains – 3 pieces of  8 1/2″ wide wefts, 3 pieces of  5 1/2″ wide wefts & 2 pieces of  3″ wide wefts.

These extensions are available in a range of 14 natural colours, and the winner may choose which shade they would like from the website.

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Freedom Makeup comes from the creators of one of my favourite budget beauty brands, Makeup Revolution. Freedom’s aim is to bring you professional quality makeup at affordable prices, and they’re kindly giving away not one but all FOUR of their House of GlamDolls Palettes!

Each palette – Spirit, Vintage, Exotica and Fairy includes a selection of eyeshadows, cheek colours and lip shades to create a different look! The set of four is worth £32 in total.

To win both of these prizes, worth a massive £217 just enter via Rafflecopter below! This giveaway will run for FOUR DAYS only so be quick! It’s also open internationally, and if you have any questions please feel free to ask. Good luck!

(Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to check out the next amazing giveaway!)


Win Every Single Urban Decay Naked Palette!

Posted on October 7, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’m so excited to announce I’m teaming up with one of my favourite ever beauty brands today, Urban Decay, to offer you probably one of the best giveaways I’ve ever held!

If you’re a beauty fan you’ll be aware of one of the most iconic makeup ranges of recent years – the Naked Palettes. Urban Decay’s Naked range has gone from strength to strength, and now includes base products, lip glosses and as well as a whole mass of palettes.

One lucky reader will win every single main Naked Palette that’s currently available. This includes the original Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3 and Naked Smoky palettes. These are worth £38 each, so that’s a prize bundle worth a massive £152!

All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run for four weeks and it’s open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

Good luck everyone!

Prizes will be provided by Urban Decay.


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Neve Cosmetics Build Your Own Palette + Giveaway!

Posted on September 17, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’m SO excited today to tell you about Neve Cosmetics new build your own palettes. I do get pretty excited about makeup, but I’m excited about this especially because these eyeshadows are easily some of the best I’ve ever used, oh and they’re really affordable too!

If you’re not familiar with Neve Cosmetics. they’re an Italian based brand but you can also buy most of their products from Cute Cosmetics and Cocktail Cosmtics in the UK. I’ve previously reviewed a load of their products including an amazing brightly coloured eyeshadow palette, as well as some lovely nude lipstick shades, and I’ve always been impressed.

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So lets take a look at their new custom palettes! Firstly you choose your palette, which has four pan spaces, and comes in a range of six colours. Each empty palette is EUR 5.90 (£4.20), and they’re made out of a sturdy, glossy finish plastic, with the Neve Cosmetics logo printed on the lid.

You then choose your single eyeshadows to add to your palette. Neve have a massive selection of 50 different eyeshadows, with a variety of finishes. They also have single blushers, bronzers and a highlight that fit this palette too. Each single eyeshadow costs from EUR 4.20 (£3.06) meaning your completed palette could cost as little as £16.44. (Also these products are all on sale at the moment, so it would actually work out cheaper still!)

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And this is the palette I created – isn’t it just beautiful!? I’m so pleased with it! The eyeshadows are so much prettier than I could have ever imagined!

If you look at the eyeshadow page on the Neve Cosmetics site , you’ll see that the eyeshadow images really do not do the products justice at all. Just look at Fenice below, it’s such a beautiful shimmer shade, but unfortunately this does not translate on Neve’s site. This just shows how good product imagery really does make all the difference!

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Let’s take a closer look at the shades. First up is Fenice – an intense warm coppery duochrome shade with a pink glow. This is definitely a wow shade for me, I love copper shades and I think they look stunning on any colour eyes too. This shade is just perfection to me!

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Next up is Abracadabra – this is a pale cerulean blue duochrome shade with a very light green shimmer. Again a gorgeous shade that would look lovely as a wash of colour across the lids.

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And Chimera – this is a stunning deep purple duochrome shade with pink shimmer and auburn glitter.

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And lastly Mela Stregata – this is a really interesting colour, it’s described as a fuchsia purple duochrome with aqua green shimmers. It looks amazing when it catches the light!

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I’m just in love with all of these shades, you really could create endless looks with them and I can’t wait to get stuck in and start experimenting! Also, I love that they’re all a decent size, so you’ll get plenty of use out of them.

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And of course the all important swatches. JUST LOOK AT THE PIGMENTATION GUYS! I really was wowed when I first tried these out, the shadows were all buttery soft, easy to apply and blend and the pigmentation was just out of this world.

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These shadows truly are stunning, as well as being beautiful to work with. I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to try them out, I’ll have to make myself another palette soon – maybe as a Christmas treat!?

I have another one of these gorgeous palettes up for grabs, kindly supplied by Neve Cosmetics. Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below! This giveaway will run for two weeks, and is open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to me. Good luck!


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Affordable Skincare Solutions You Need To Try + Giveaway!

Posted on August 24, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Now I’ll be the first person to admit I have a bit of a thing for fancy skincare and makeup, if it’s expensive, the consumer in me instantly thinks ‘it must be good’ – and especially if it’s pretty, it’s most likely I’ll want to buy it. This is pretty ridiculous though, price does not necessarily indicate how good or effective a product will be, and how nice the packaging look definitely doesn’t reflect on what’s inside, it just entices us to make a purchase.

I do try to look beyond fancy packaging, high end names, and crazy price tags though, and give more purse friendly skincare and makeup a go. Just because something is expensive, it doesn’t mean it’s any good, and jus because something is budget, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s of lesser quality. I’ve tried some excellent makeup that’s cheap as chips (Makeup Revolution for example) and now I’ve discovered some effective budget skincare products too…

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So, this brings me on to . This is a new brand to me, and I was surprised at their extensive range of skincare, as well as their very affordable prices.

Balance Active Formula offers high performance skincare at realistic prices, and they use only the latest clinically proven ingredients to give visible results. It’s refreshing to see they don’t overprice their products to pay for expensive advertising and excessive packaging.

These products can be purchased from a site called Beauty and the Bunch, which specialises in ‘bunching up’ beauty and skincare products so you can save money, rather than buying items singularly.

The Balance Active Formula ‘Youthful Bunch’ includes three products –

Hyaluronic Moisturiser – this contains active levels of Algisium C2, a multi-functional skin perfecting ingredient, as well as Hylasome EG10, a powerful type of ultra-moisturising hyaluronic acid. Together they work to moisturise and even skin tone, improve radiance, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth skin’s texture. This is a lovely ultra-hydrating gel-cream product that soaks into my skin, leaving it feeling plump and refreshed.

Stop Puffy Eyes Eye Gel – this is a refreshing and revitalising eye gel with Aloe Vera and active levels of REGU-AGE to help reduce the appearance of eye puffiness and fine lines. REGU®-AGE is an active complex of rice & soy peptides, and it’s clinically proven to help brighten the eye area and help reduce the appearance of eye puffiness & fine lines. I have a real problem with dark circles and puffy eye bags, so this product sounds perfect for me! The gel definitely feels cooling and refreshing on my eye area, I think I’m starting to see improvement in my eye puffiness, I’m hoping that longer use will bring even better results!

Vitamin C Power Serum – this is a light-weight and non greasy pro-radiance serum that contains active levels of Illumiscin and Stay-C 50. The synergistic action of these two forms of stabilised Vitamin C Zinc PCA and Oleuropein results in reduced age-spots and a brighter, smoother more radiant and even toned complexion. Now I do love a serum, and this Vitamin C Serum is just fantastic. I’ve been using it on a daily basis and my skin has been feeling better all round, my complexion just looks more healthy and radiant.

Beauty and the Bunch are also kindly giving away some of their Balance Active Formula bunches to you guys!

There will be THREE winners in his giveaway, the first prize will be three beauty bunches of the winners choice, from any brand and at any price across the Beauty and the Bunch website. Second place will win two beauty bunches and third will win one beauty bunch.

This giveaway is open internationally, it will run for 2 weeks, if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. Good luck! xxx


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