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Friday, April 06, 2018

Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs Swatches, Demo, Review

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break. Remember I told you about the Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs a few days ago? I got mine finally, and, as promised, I have swatches, review, and a makeup look for you.
For those who came in late, the Easter Surprise Eggs are Makeup Revolution's Easter launch. They are metallic "Eggs" that contain five eyeshadows and two highlighters apiece. Each one costs just £5. There are six eggs in all. I accidentally ordered only five - don't ask me how; it was an oversight.
The eggs are colour-coordinated, and four of them are named of mythical creatures - Unicorn, Mermaid, Dragon, and Angel. The other two are Gold and Rose Gold, and you can guess the colour scheme inside.

Scroll down for the review, swatches, demo, and makeup look of the Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs

Review, swatches, demo, and makeup look of the Makeup Revolution Easter Surprise Eggs.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks Review, Swatches, Demo

For some reason, the Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks came without much brouhaha. I mean, there is SO much noise about beauty launches these days... leaks on some Instagram accounts, debates over the leaks, pre-ponement of the launch date owing to said leak, PR parties, luxury holidays, massively over-egged packaging, more debates and controversies... I'm actually veering towards designer brands such as Chanel and Dior simply because of the lack of a hullabaloo over new releases.
I found these when Harrods had a 10% off sale, and they seemed a lot of fun. I had already picked up a few Armani Lip Magnets in store, and when I read that the formula was similarly non-drying, I knew I wanted these. They have a whopping 28 different shades - ARE YOU HEARING THIS, BRANDS COMING OUT WITH FOUNDATIONS AND CONCEALERS? - and a number of these are neutral, though some of the subtle shades I wanted were not in stock. I only picked three of them.
There are three different finishes - matte, satin, and metal. Obviously, I went in for matte. These are powdery-matte. Velvet matte. Not at all drying.

Scroll down for my review and swatches of the Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks.

Review, swatches, and demo of the Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks in long-wearing neutral matte lip colours.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Beauty Expert Spa Edition Collection Review, Unboxing

International beauty retailer Beauty Expert - part of the same group that owns LookFantastic - comes out with seasonal beauty collections that are always thoughtfully curated, and contain full-sized luxury products.
You can see their Indulgence Collection here, the Radiance Collection here, the inaugural Rose Edition, here, and the Expert Collection, here
The latest curation is the new Spa Edition, containing six full-sized products from luxury brands, with a total worth of £229, though the cost price of the set is just £70.
The set comes in a nice gift bag, and contains everything you need to treat your face and body to some luxurious me-time over the Spring season.

Scroll down for the contents, unboxing, and review of the Beauty Expert Spa Edition Collection for Winter 2018.

Review, unboxing, and contents of the Beauty Expert Spa Edition Collection for Winter 2018.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Gorgeous Easter Egg Surprise Palettes From Makeup Revolution

I cannot get over the irresistibly cute Easter collection from Makeup Revolution - I need them all, for sure!
These are six colourful Easter Eggs that you open to find five eyeshadows, and two highlighters. PERFECT for travel. Perfect to look cute on your vanity. Perfect to gift someone.
Each egg is perfectly coordinated in terms of the shades inside, as well as the external colour of the egg. Get an empty six-egg box from the supermarket, stash these into it, and place on your vanity to grab Insta-eyeballs.
These are JUST £5 EACH! So that's £30 for the lot. A steal, what? Rush to get yours here in time for Easter!
Stay tuned for my review, swatches, and makeup looks with these - as soon as I saw them, I ordered the lot! 

Scroll down for details on the Easter Egg Surprises From Makeup Revolution.

 Makeup Revolution's Easter Egg Surprise Palettes contain five eyeshadows and two highlighters in cute packaging. Ships worldwide.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LookFantastic Beauty Egg Collection Easter 2018 Contents, Spoilers + DISCOUNT CODE

Remember the amazing Beauty Egg Collection from LookFantastic for Easter 2017? I had unboxed it here.
Their 2018 collection is here, and the eggs look fabulous. There are seven beauty products, just like last time, and there's a total worth of more than £200. Like last time, it contains mostly skincare and haircare products.
What is the LookFantastic Beauty Egg Collection? It is an assortment of beauty products that LookFantastic has been releasing for Easter for two years now, packaged in individual eggs, all collected in a beautiful repurposable box.
Like last time, it comes in the same gorgeous hatbox packaging, with a similar colour scheme. This one is HUGE, people - make sure you have enough storage space before you buy.
This one is priced at £65. I have a code for you further below, towards the end of this page, which will bring down the costs even more.

Scroll down for the contents and spoilers of the LookFantastic Beauty Egg Collection Easter 2018, and a discount code.

Contents and spoilers of the LookFantastic Beauty Egg Collection Easter 2018, and a discount code
Spoilers of the LookFantastic Beauty Egg Collection Easter 2018, and a discount code

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2K Celebration Makeup Giveaway For My Subscribers: Open WW

Sorry I'm a day late with the latest giveaway. To make up for it, I'm having TWO winners this time! I am celebrating hitting 2,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, as well as my upcoming birthday in mid-April.
The giveaway is open worldwide, as usual, and closes on May 5, 2018.
The first winner gets an assortment of 10 makeup products, while the second name to show up in the Gleam widget gets the one product. Winners WILL only be chosen by the Gleam widget at random - NOT by me, thanks very much!
As usual, comments containing profanity, rudeness, racism, hyper-links, promos of MLM, and so on will not be published.
Enough. Off you go; look at the prizes, rules, and entry form.

Scroll down to enter my 2K Celebration Makeup Giveaway.

2K Celebration Makeup Giveaway For My Subscribers: Open WW

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Blogiversary Makeup Giveaway 2018 Results

My apologies for the delay in announcing the results of my fifth blogiversary giveaway. It has been one terribly hectic week, with hospital runs (Thanks, allergies), carpentry work at home (bought a new vanity from an antique shop), and a bunch of other things. I hope to get back to my normal schedule from next week.
I've got the results of my fifth Blogiversary Giveaway. The winner needs to send in the following:
  • Full name.
  • Full and correct address (PLEASE re-re-re-verify this; if it gets returned owing to wrong address, I get penalised, and will not be re-shipping; it has happened before).
  • Postal code.
  • Country.
  • Telephone number (for shipping purposes only), including international code.
With that out of the way, I'll ship your gift out within a week, depending on when I can nip out to the PO. I will send it through registered post; it will need a signature on delivery. As I said, I will pack as well as I can, and cannot be responsible for damage/breakage, delay, or loss in the postal systems, or for customs duties/taxes/surcharges/fees/tariffs.
Scroll down for the winner's name!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Space NK Spring 2018 Founders' Gift Available Worldwide

Space NK's gifts with purchase are legendary, and their first GWP of 2018 does not disappoint at all. Worth more than £350, there are a whopping 28 pieces in this set - the Founders' Gift. Space NK has collaborated with the founders of 27 beauty brands, to curate this set of freebies. The brands include Oskia, NARS, REN, Rodial, Caudalie, Ouai, Vita Liberata, Omorovicza, Odacite, Kevyn Aucoin, Lipstick Queen, Sunday Riley, 111 Skin, Laura Mercier, Natura Bisse, Eve Lom, Dr Dennis Gross, Chantecaille, Verso, Kat Burki, and more!
It is available with purchase of products worth £150 from Space NK's website here, from March 7, until stocks last - make sure you sign up for their N.Dulge programme. Use code BEAUTY18 at checkout.

Scroll down for the contents of the Space NK Spring 2018 Founders' Gift Beauty Bag.

Contents of the Space NK Spring 2018 Founders' Gift Available Worldwide.