Friday, 16 March 2012

March Mini Giveaway Winner!

Hello lovelies,

Well, it's that time!

Time to announce the winner of my March Mini Giveaway (which was the O.P.I Nick Minaj Minis), i gave you all a number and entered the details into

The winner is...

Drum roll please....

Number 44- Laura who writes the fabulous blog: Oh So Belle

Image from clipart.

Congratulations Laura, i've emailed you to let you know. Once i receive your address, i'll post your prize!

I would like to thank everyone for following me and taking part. Watch this space, i'm planning my next giveaway.

Monday, 12 March 2012

March Glossybox: The Harrods Edition

Oh my, look what arrived this morning...

Yes it was my March Glossybox! I've been eagerly awaiting it's arrival all weekend as i was aware some of the boxes were dispatched early, some people received their's as early as Saturday.

This months box has a slight twist- Glossybox have teamed up with Harrods to bring us this little beauty.

Heres the contents:

I'm so pleased with the box i received, i know there was a couple of variations- i was praying i got the box with the Burberry Lipstick and the YSL Serum so i was more than delighted when i lifted the lid.

  • Narciso Rodrigues- For her Eau De Parfum
  • Molton Brown- Heavenly GingerLily Moisture Bath & Shower
  • YSL- Forever Youth Liberator Serum
  • Burberry Beauty- Miniature Lip Mist Copper No 202
  • Clarins- Extra Firming Body Cream.
I spritzed some perfume onto my wrist, the scent is quite powerful. Its a rather mature scent that lingers for a long time, great staying power. Comes in a 1ml sample vial.

The Molton Brown Moisture Bath & Shower was the product i was least excited about, mainly because i feel that we have received quite a lot of shower gels, etc over the last couple of months. None the less, it's Molton Brown and oozes quality.

Oh the YSL Youth Serum looks intriguing, can't wait to try this out. I'm only 24 but i understand the importance of looking after your skin early. The packaging looks very chic aswell.

The Burberry Lipstick is so adorable and a fabulous colour, i love it and can't wait to try it. The packaging is just too cute.

Clarins... can never go wrong with some Clarins.

There was also a little booklet about Harrods Age-Defying skincare products, which was quite a good read.

Glossybox are also offering suscribers 20% off glossybox featured items on the Harrods website so i'm definitely going to have a little nose at that.

All in all- a fabulous box! Really pleased with the one i received, j'adore the lipstick.

What did you make of your Glossybox this month?

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Nars Wicked Attraction Gift Set

Hello Darlings,

Here we have the beautiful Nars Wicked Attraction Gift Set, i crumbled and bought this a few weeks ago for a number of reasons. One of them being that i don't own any Nars products and another being that it contained two products that i had been lusting over for a while.
I really don't know what my logic of thinking is, i hesitate at buying a Nars Blusher at £21 but i'll snap up a Benefit Blusher at £23.50 in a heart beat?! I blame it on the pretty Benefit packaging, i'm easily sucked in.

I've been contemplating purchasing the Nars Blusher in Orgasm for a while now and also their Laguna Bronzer. So when i saw this little set on ASOS at £35, which contained them both- i had to have it. The minis are just so adorable and the packaging oozes quality.

The set contains:
  • Blusher and Bronzer duo in Orgasm and Laguna
  • Larger than Life Lipgloss in Springbreak
  • Single Eyeshadow in Pink Tulle Fathom
  • Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

I adore the blush/bronzer duo, the blusher is a gorgeous pink with slight gold shimmer. The bronzer isn't too dark but isn't too light either, it's just right and also has a slight sparkle to it (just a tiny amount though). 
The eyeshadow is a baby pink with some more speckles of shimmer through it, perfect for high lighting your eye brow bone.
The gloss is a lovely nude pink, goes really well with the eyeshadow colour. Unfortunately it is quite gloopy. None the less, it's a fabulous colour.
The smudge proof base is excellent, it applies sheer and keeps your eyeshadow in tip top condition for hours.

Overall, i'm happy with my first Nars purchase. I shall be buying the Blusher and Bronzer in full size once i've finished the duo. I think it's a great little set to introduce you to the brand and their products. I've had my eye on their lipgloss in Turkish Delight for weeks now. However, i'm not too sure after trying out Springbreak, this is purely down to it being so sticky.

Do you own anything from Nars?

Smooch Cosmetics: Oh Give me a Smooch!

Hello Beauties,

Sorry for my lack of posts recently, i haven't been too well the last week (a horible chest infection) but i'm on the mend now and will resume full blogging duties :) Anyways...

Last week I was kindly sent some products to review from the lovely Harriet at Smooch.

This review is 100% my honest opinions on the products, i've not been paid to write this (please read my disclaimer).

The Smooch range includes Mascara, Eyeshadows, Nail polish's to Bronzer and Lipsticks.

Just incase your not familiar with Smooch, heres a little about them:

"The concept for Smooch came quite simply from a drawer of lingerie.

Whilst getting ready for a big night out, Kitty mused over the fact that cosmetics were really like underwear – you have your basics, everyday white, black and nudes. These are the foundation of your lingerie drawer.

Then you have the other section, the items you save for special occasions, the bra with extra lace that offers additional cleavage, the super sheer pants that give you a great bum with no vpl and make your legs go on forever.

Cosmetics are a little like your lingerie drawer, you have your everyday basics that you apply without really thinking about it, then you have the special mascara and uber gloss for that big night out.Why thought Kitty, can’t we have a cosmetics range that combines the two, so Smooch came into being.

Smooch “Cosmetics with Sex appeal”

I received a Lipstick (in Sweet Tooth), a Duo Eyeshadow (in Dirty Martini) and a Liqiud Eyeliner (in black).

First of all, lets talk about the packaging- it reminds me a little of Nars. The packaging really is beautiful and oozes sophisication. It's simple, chic & effective, everything i look for in packaging when it comes to a new product.

Now about the products:

This lipstick is a beautiful medium pink shade called Sweet Tooth and applies nice and sheer. Perfect for every day wear, it's easy on the eyes and nothing too heavy or pigmented. You do have to re-apply it after a few hours or so but thats the usual with most lipsticks. This costs £7.50, there are 12 shades of luscious lipsticks to choose from.

The duo eyeshadow, Dirty Martini (love the name) is two complementary shades- a shimmery light cream and a glistening olive green. Really nicely pigmented and they have great staying power. This costs £9.50 and there is a wide range of duo's to pick from on the smooch site. This wouldn't be a duo colour i would have normally chose myself as i'm more for dark browns, etc but i quite like this colour combo- it's a welcomed edition to my make up bag.

The liquid black eyeliner is fantastic, i'm a huge fan of dramatic feline flicks and this is just the product to create that look. This liner has got a great applicator, stays put all day and doesn't smudge. It costs £6.95.

I'm really impressed with this brand, the products are really good quality and are reasonably priced. I've got my eye on their Bronzer and a couple of their nail polish's: Chic and Chocolate Brownie.

Have you tried Smooch yet?

Oh just a quick reminder that my March Mini Giveaway ends this Friday, the 16th. Be sure to follow me if you aren't already to be in with a chance to win a set of OPI Nicki Minaj Minis.