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Win a Limited Edition Urban Decay Eyeshadow Vault Worth £195!

Posted on September 2, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’m really excited to bring you a fantastic giveaway today!

I’ve teamed up with one of my favourite beauty brands, Urban Decay to offer THREE lucky readers the chance to win a limited edition Eyeshadow Vault worth £195! 😀

This amazing vault contains 20 full sized individual Urban Decay eyeshadows, with ten from their original range of eyeshadows, and ten from their super sparkly moondust collection. There’s a real mix of shades included in the Vault, from deep smoky greys, to metallic plums and shimmery silvers. As expected from Urban Decay, all the shades are intense with plenty of shimmer, 3D sparkle and lots of pretty colour shift!

I’ve included a description of all the eyeshadows as well as photos –

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  • Shockwave (Moondust eyeshadow) – deep berry with pink and blue 3D sparkle
  • Mushroom (Moondust eyeshadow) – medium grey with bright silver sparkle.
  • Vortex (Moondust eyeshadow) – smoky black with green shift and gold 3D sparkle.
  • Zodiac (Moondust eyeshadow) – smoky black with blue-green shift and 3D sparkle.
  • Scorpio (Moondust eyeshadow) – a matte black with 3D gold sparkle.

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  • Rockstar (Standard eyeshadow) – deep aubergine shimmer.
  • Mushroom (Standard eyeshadow) – warm grey shimmer.
  • Mildew (Standard eyeshadow) – mossy green shimmer with gold shift.
  • Lounge (Standard eyeshadow) – brick red sating with green shift.
  • Blackout (Standard eyeshadow) – blackest matte black.

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  • Solstice (Moondust eyeshadow) – metallic pink-red with green 3D sparkle and shift.
  • Space Cowboy (Moondust eyeshadow) – light champagne with bright silver sparkle.
  • Dak Force (Moondust eyeshadow) – taupe-brown with gold and iridescent 3D sparkle.
  • Interstellar (Moondust eyeshadow) – antique gold with pink and gold 3D sparkle.
  • Cosmic (Moondust eyeshadow) – metallic white with iridescent 3D sparkle and shift.

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  • Last Call (Standard eyeshadow) – metallic plum shimmer.
  • Scratch (Standard eyeshadow) – rose gold shimmer.
  • Busted (Standard eyeshadow) – deep brown shimmer.
  • (Standard eyeshadow) – peach shimmer with gold shift.
  • Sell Out (Standard eyeshadow) – pinky champagne shimmer.

So now for the giveaway! As ever, all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below – this giveaway is open internationally and will only run for ONE WEEK, so be quick! And there will be THREE winners. If you have any questions please feel free to me, and good luck!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is in collaboration with Urban Decay

Lookfantastic £200 Summer Beauty Giveaway!

Posted on July 21, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I’ve just teamed up with one of my favourite beauty sites, Lookfantastic to bring you a giveaway including over £200 worth of summer beauty and skincare goodies! We’ve got haircare from Moroccanoil and Kérastase, skincare from Eau Thermale Avène, and Elizabeth Arden, and makeup is covered by NudeStix 😀

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From Kérastase, I have the Shampoo, Conditioner and Mousse from the Densifique range, which is made specifically for fine hair –

Kérastase Densifique Bain Densite 250ml (£17.90) – this is a gentle cleanser designed to leave your hair feeling denser and more resistant to damage. It’s enriched with Stemoxydine, a state-of-the-art densifying molecule, as well as containing hyaluronic acid to plump up the hair fibre for a fuller and thicker appearance.

Kérastase Densifique Conditioner 200ml (£20.90) – the perfect partner for the above Bain Densite, this conditioner has nourishing formula that works to improve the texture and fullness of your hair without weighing it down. It’s infused with moisture binding Hyaluronic Acid and Intra-Cylane to hydrate every strand whilst enhancing body, lift and resilience.

Kérastase Densifique Mousse Densimorphose 150ml (£20.90) – formulated with gluco-peptides to help to repair past damage, this lightweight mousse contains hyaluronic acid to give plumpness to the hair, leaving it bouncy and full.

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The last hair product is the brand new Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light Tones 205ml (£14.85) – developed to refresh tired, lack-lustre locks between washes, Moroccanoil’s Dry Shampoo for Light Tones is fortified with ultra-fine starch, to instantly revive hair between washes and banish any signs of odour, product build-up or grease, it also has subtle violet undertones to balance brassiness in blonde hair.

On to skincare now, I have a trio of fantastic new Eau Thermale Avène products in the prize bundle –

Tolérance Extrême Soothing Cream 50ml (£15.00) – specially developed for hypersensitive and allergic skin, this Soothing Cream targets redness, itching and tightness. With a hydrating formula, the lightweight cream gently moisturises skin, whilst delivering long-lasting comfort and shielding skin from environmental stresses.

Tolérance Extrême Mask 50ml (£15.00) – this intensely soothing and calming mask for all skin types give skin an instant boost of hydration. It contains a combination of seven skin friendly ingredients to leave skin comfortably nourished. The formula is enriched with Avene thermal spring water, known for its anti-irritating benefits, and glycerine, a plant based moisturising agent that locks in hydration for long-lasting relief.

Tolérance Extrême Emulsion 50ml (£15.00) – this is a light, soothing and hydrating daily moisturiser formulated to mimic the way the skin naturally keeps itself hydrated, soft and supple. It contains only six essential ingredients to leave skin feeling nourished but not stifled, allowing it to breathe.

And from Elizabeth Arden we have the Prevage City Smart SPF 50 Hydrating Shield 40ml (£55.00) – this is a moisturising lotion with a hydrating, anti-ageing formula to protect skin from pollution, UV rays and visible signs of ageing. This lotion expertly shields skin from harmful UV rays with 100% mineral broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, and supports the skin’s natural repair process to help strengthen and protect from free radicals. Anti-Pollution technology creates an invisible barrier to help prevent the penetration of harmful toxins, and its sheer, universal tint and optical diffusers leave skin with a smooth, radiant appearance.

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Onto beauty now, there are two fantastic Nudestix products in the prize bundle –

NudeStix Lip And Cheek Pencil (£24.00)  this multi-use pencil can be used as a lip liner, lip colour and cheek cream. It provides excellent colour payoff, blendability and coverage that will last for hours. As well as looking great, the NudeStix pencil will also nourish your lips and skin, packed as it is with shea butter, vitamin E and peptides.

NudeStix Blur Pencil (£24.00) – this is basically a wonder-primer, in pencil form! It minimises the appearance of fine lines, creases and crows feet, as well as diminishing visible pores. The formula has a slightly waxy texture, that expertly ‘fills in’ furrows and disguises imperfections to create a more even base for make up. Infused with plumping hyaluronic acid alongside soothing, antioxidant vitamins E and C, this pencil effortlessly gives skin an immediate ‘soft focus’ finish, so your complexion appears smoother, firmer and virtually flawless.

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I hope that all sounds good to you?? 🙂 The giveaway is open internationally, and will run for three weeks. All you need to do is enter via Rallflecopter below – good luck! xxx

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Glossybox July 2016 Beauty Box Review + Giveaway!

Posted on July 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

July’s Glossybox has just landed, and the theme this month is ‘Life’s a Beach’. The box includes an edit of seaside inspired beauty products – let’s see what’s inside…

  • Soft & Gentle Hair Minimise Anti-Perspirant, full size worth £2.99.
  • Utan & Tone Nourishing Night Creme, 25ml worth £12.50.
  • Hawaiian Tropic Island Berry Lip Gloss in xx, full size worth £6.99.
  • Hairon De-Tangle Brush, full size worth £6.99.
  • Blank Canvas F20 Flat Brush, full size worth £11.95.

Total value of box = £41.42.

The Soft & Gentle Hair Minimise Anti-Perspirant is actually a really good idea, you can probably guess by the name that apart from being an antiperspirant, this product also helps to combat unwanted underarm hair. It uses hair growth minimiser Keliosoft – a natural plant molecule that reduces the protein that stimulates hair growth. I’ve just started using this so fingers crossed it works!

The HairOn De-tangle Brush also caught my eye – this ergonomically designed brush fits into the palm of your hand perfectly and is designed to gently detangle wet hair, preventing snagging and breakage… I also quite like having my back scratched with it whilst watching TV 😀

Next the U-Tan’s Tan and Tone Night Creme – this product combines the qualities of a hydrating, vitamin-rich night cream with the golden colour of a gradual tan. The idea is you apply before bed and the formula works overnight so you wake up with a golden tan in the morning – what a great idea!

The Hawaiian Tropic Island Berry Lip Gloss is also a lovely product too, this tropical scented gloss really does smell good enough to eat! It provides lips with 12-hour moisture as well as advanced UVA and UVB protection.

And lastly the Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 Flat Brush – this is a dense synthetic fibre brush, perfect for buffing in foundation. I’ve never heard of this brand before but this is a fab quality brush with amazingly soft bristles. I look forward to trying this out!

I’ve also teamed up with Glossybox this month to offer one lucky winner a 12 month Glossybox subscription worth over £100, and 8 runners up a July Glossybox each. All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open until 31/08/16 and is open to UK and Ireland entrants only. Any questions please ask, and good luck!


I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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WIN a Limited Edition Jeffree Star Beautylish Liquid Lipstick Set!

Posted on June 18, 2016

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Hi Guys!

It’s giveaway time again! Some of you will know that US site Beautylish offered very limited edition boxed set of three brand spanking new Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks last week. It sold out within minutes, and I was SO PLEASED that managed to pick a set up for myself, as well as one for you guys! 😀

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The set contains three of Jeffree’s latest Liquid lipstick shades:

  • Gemini – a terracotta warm-toned nude.
  • Rose Matter – a soft neutral rose coral.
  • Mannequin – a light cool toned nude.

These shades really are must haves for fans of a nude lip. Personally I think Gemini is absolutely stunning, and I’m a Gemini too so clearly it’s a match made in heaven! Today I’m giving away a full set of three Liquid Lipsticks in an exclusive Beautylish box to one lucky reader. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below –


As usual, the giveaway will run for four weeks, and it’s also open internationally. If you have any questions please feel free to ask – good luck!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Palette & Lipsticks Review + Giveaway! #UDinWonderland

Posted on May 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, all beauty addicts will know by now that the latest limited edition collection from Urban Decay has just landed. The Alice through The Looking Glass collection contains a stunning eyeshadow palette as well as five outlandish lipsticks, and you really do need them in your life – read on to find out why!

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We can definitely relate to the Cheshire Cat’s proclamation, “We’re all mad here.” Urban Decay introduces the Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette. Inspired by the new fantasy-adventure film release of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, in theaters May 27th, 2016, this limited-edition, pop-up palette is a trippy tribute to our favorite characters from the film. Using this visually stunning film as our inspiration, we painstakingly created the perfect mix of 20 ALL-NEW shades, then arranged them all in columns by character and put them in an intricately designed, collectible palette. Match up the columns to steal their looks or mix up these shades to create countless others. From softer shades inspired by Alice’s look in the film to bold, bright shades like those seen on the Mad Hatter, it’s all here.

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Firstly, let’s take a look at the palette. This palette is EVERYTHING. You lift the top up to reveal a mirror, then pull up the tabs to reveal a 3D pop up butterfly – how awesome is that!!

It also has 20 all new and rather gorgeous eyeshadow shades hidden in a drawer underneath the butterfly, there’s matte, satin and shimmer shades in there, and of course a double ended brush as per usual from Urban Decay – it really is just as exciting to open up as I’d anticipated!

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Ok so let’s take a closer look at the shadows – there’s a fantastic range of colours included in this palette, from soft nudes and browns, which are some of the easiest colours to wear, right through to some crazy bright and intense shades, such as Metamorphosis, an intense periwinkle blue, and Cake, a bright fuchsia pink shimmer.

I have done some swatches but I should point out that they really no not do these shadows justice I’m afraid, the colours are way more intense and beautiful in real life –

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  • Looking Glass – a pale pink demi-matte.
  • Hatter – a vibrant green with micro-sparkle.
  • Lily – an iridescent opal pink pearl.
  • Heads Will Roll – a vibrant bright turquoise with gold micro-sparkle.
  • Time – a black-navy satin with soft iridescent micro-sparkle.

Lily is just beautiful, and probably my favourite shade from this row, it has the prettiest iridescence to it that I wasn’t able to capture. Heads Will Roll is also a gorgeous shade that I can’t wait to experiment with.

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  • Reflection – a soft matte peach.
  • Gone Mad – an aubergine purple with pink iridescent pearl.
  • Duchess – a peach with a pink iridescent shift and micro-sparkle.
  • Bandersnatch – a deep matte teal.
  • Dream On – a metallic silver-lilac shimmer.

I love Bandersnatch! It’s such an intense matte shade, and Dream On is so sparky and shimmery, it looks beautiful when it catches the light.

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  • Dormouse – a warm brown matte with gold micro-sparkle.
  • Paradox – a vibrant orange with gold pearl shimmer.
  • Kingdom – a copper-bronze pearl shimmer.
  • Salazen – an intense metallic crimson shimmer.
  • Chronosphere – a deep metallic shimmer bronze.

The third row is definitely my favourite though, I love all the shades here, Paradox and Salazen have really caught my eye though, they’re buttery soft and so amazingly well pigmented.

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  • Metamorphosis – a vibrant periwinkle blue with micro-sparkles.
  • Cake – an intense blue-pink with silver micro-shimmer.
  • Chessboard – a medium brown matte.
  • Royal Flush – a light cream shimmer.
  • Mirror – a mid grey-taupe satin.

And on the last row, Metamorphosis and Cake are easily the stand out shades here – both are gorgeous and unusual.

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And the lipsticks! There are five lipsticks in this collection, in an array of loud and outlandish colours…

  • Time – Gunmetal-navy with silver shimmer.
  • Alice – Sheer nude with pink shift.
  • Iracebeth – Bright red matte.
  • Mad Hatter – Bright purple shimmer.
  • Mirana – Matte berry with tonal shimmer.

Apart from the shade Alice, these lipsticks really aren’t for the faint hearted! I love Time, a deep navy blue with a slight shimmer, and Iracebeth is absolutely beautiful, it’s a bright red matte, slightly on the pinkish side, but only slightly – this red is just stunning.

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So what do you think? I must admit I’ve been completely blown away by these products – from the wonderful packaging to the superior formuals, Urban Decay really has hit the nail on the head with this collection. The palette is a fantastic bargain for £43.00 too when you consider how much product you get, and the lipsticks are also £16.00 each. Unfortunately they’re all sold out online and in most stores at the moment, but I have some good news for one lucky reader…

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Yes, it’s giveaway time! I have one palette and one of each shade of lipstick to give away to one of you lucky lot, courtesy of the lovely guys at Urban Decay. To win the whole limited edition and highly collectable Alice Through The Looking Glass collection, all you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will be open internationally and it will run for four weeks. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch – good luck!


I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Hero Project has landed… #BeautyOnAMission #TheHeroProject

Posted on March 31, 2016

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Hi Guys!

 is here! The what?? Well, let me explain… over the last three years a pioneering skincare team with over 100 years of beauty industry knowledge between them have been planning to start a revolution in the beauty world… and they call themselves THE HERO PROJECT. They’re now ready to come to the rescue of millions of women fed up with being disappointed by their beauty products! The team have been listening to what real women want as well as what they don’t, so they could conceive an effective as well as affordable range of skincare products.

We learn what consumers love about current global beauty bestsellers through intense market research, develop out the things people dislike, and sprinkle innovation liberally in formula and communications. We create functional yet chic packaging to excite consumers and allow them to cherry-pick out just the products that are right for them and mix it in with their current at home regime. The mission? To finally give customers what they really want – fabulous products that work at an affordable price!

The Hero Project has literally just launched a couple of days ago, with two brand new and exciting products –

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Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost with multi-weight hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5. This is a lightweight clear gel moisturiser, containing multiple types of hyaluronic acid to penetrate the skin at different levels, resulting in an intensively moisturised, plump feeling complexion. Hylasoft is very similar to Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly and Pestle & Mortar’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum– so if you’re a fan of these products, you’ll definitely like this. It’s a clear, non greasy gel that instantly sinks into the skin – and I felt like my skin literally drank this stuff up! It’s suitable for all skin types, and very reasonably priced at £19 for 30ml.

Glow Drops – the second product from The Hero Project, Glow Drops is a lightly scented facial oil, made with over 98% naturally derived ingredients. It contains a blend of essential oils a shot of vitamin C to instantly help smooth, nourish and brighten skin. Again this is non-greasy and fast absorbing, so you won’t need to wait around for an age for it to sink in. Glow Drops is very similar to L’Oreal Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil and Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, and it’s suitable for all skin types, though those with dull or stressed skin may find this to be particularly beneficial. Glow Drops is £21.00 for 30ml.

And just for fun, I’m also giving away ten tubes of Hylasoft, to ten lucky winners! All you have to do is look through my social pages and find where I’ve hidden either Hylasoft or Glow Drops in one of my images, then comment on the image letting me know you’ve found it, including hashtag #BeautyOnAMission. The two best comments out of the first ten will also receive a bottle of Glow Drops too – so make sure your comment is a good ‘un! This giveaway is open to UK participants only, and will end once ten winners have been chosen. Keep an eye on my social sites for winner announcements too – good luck!

The Hero Project’s Hylasoft and Glow Drops are available now exclusively at .

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Templespa Double Truffle Review & Giveaway!

Posted on February 15, 2016

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Hi Guys!

I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s day?

I have a brand new and exciting product to show you today – this is the new and rather fancy Double Truffle from Templespa. Double Truffle is a 50ml jar containing two different products – one half is filled with Skin Truffle and the other half with Truffle Noir, hence Double Truffle!

If you’re not familiar with either of these products individually, I’ll do a quick rundown for you…

So firstly, Skin Truffle – Described as happiness in a jar. Templespa’s team of experts spent five whole years perfecting this product, so it should be good! It also has a unique patented formula including a massive selection of luxury ingredients –

  • HappyBelle-PE: This is a breakthrough phyto-endorphin complex, giving you the ‘I’ve just had good news’ glow.
  • Syn-Col: This is a pro-collagen peptide which aids collagen production.
  • Black Truffles: These are natural antioxidants, used to brighten skin tone, whilst firming and smoothing skin.
  • Cocoa Butter: To soften and hydrate the skin
  • Grape Seed Champagne: No this isn’t for drinking! It’s a natural antioxidant, that also fights free radicals.
  • Strawberry Extract: This is rich in nutrients, to tone, purify and freshen the complexion.
  • Gold & Silk Actives: To protect against skin stress, as well as offering moisturising and antibacterial properties.
  • Diamond Powder: This iluminates the skin, giving an instant glow.

Skin Truffle promises increased radiance and reduced dullness pretty much instantly – now that is a big claim! It also visibly reduces fine lines, regulates moisture levels and protected from age spots and hyper-pigmentation.

And Truffle Noir – this is basically Skin Truffle’s night time equivalent. Truffle Noir is designed to repair, restore and renew skin while you sleep. Again this has a luxury formula that’s quickly absorbed as well as non-greasy. This product targets loss of collagen, fine lines, deeper wrinkles, skin slackness and dull skin. It promises to restore elasticity and boost collagen to help strengthen skin. It also slows down the development of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst leaving skin feeling soft and plump, with a satin-matte finish.

Both of these products would definitely be called pricey by anyone’s standards – they’re £85 each, so Templespa have come up with the genius idea of creating a duo product, so you can get the best of both worlds, at the same price as a single jar… and Double Truffle was born!

I’ve used Skin Truffle before, so I knew I’d be on to a winner with this. It’s just such a luxurious product, it feels like you’re pampering your skin every day. Now I’ve started using it again I’ve been reminded of how much I loved it before – and the added night cream really is a welcome bonus. I’ve only been using these a few days now and I can already see and feel the results. My skin is feeling amazingly soft when I wake up in the morning, as well as clearer and brighter too.

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So do you fancy trying this out for yourself? Well you can because I also have 5x jars of Double Truffle to give away!

To win your own Double Truffle worth a massive £85, your choice of cleanser, mask and toner from the Temple Spa site, just enter via Rafflecopter below. This giveaway will run for 10 days and is open to UK entrants only. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch, and good luck! xxx