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Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer Makeup Giveaway 2018 Open Worldwide

Now that the results of the Mid-Year Giveaway are published, let's get on with the Summer Makeup Giveaway 2018. There are two gorgeous palettes up for grabs this time.
There will be ONE winner, and you need to use the Gleam widget to enter. This giveaway is open to my subscribers/followers/readers. As usual, the giveaway is open worldwide.
The main reason for this giveaway is that I now have 2,500 subscribers on YouTube, and 5,000 followers on Instagram - what better way to thank you all than have a giveaway? I couldn't bring myself to go on blogging/posting/uploading without your continued support! That said, I know I've been very lax about keeping up with this blog, and have been concentrating on YouTube. Hopefully that will soon change, and I will become regular on the blog as well as YouTube.
Enough rambling. Let's get on with it!

Scroll down to enter the Summer Makeup Giveaway for 2018!

Summer Makeup Giveaway 2018 Open Worldwide Till September

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway 2018 Results

I know I haven't been blogging recently. I have been YouTubing regularly instead, and keeping up YouTube, Instagram, this blog, and Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, while doing life things, is a bit much. At the same time, this blog IS my first baby. I'll be glad to sacrifice a lot of other socmed channels in favour of the blog. So I'll be back to blogging from the coming week, particularly now that Advent Calendar Holiday Season is almost upon us!
So, huge thanks to those of you who have been supporting this blog, as well as my migration to YouTube.
I will be having a huge giveaway starting in within the next few hours, and I can assure you that there are two large palettes, one of which is from Anastasia Beverly Hills. So, don't go anywhere. 
Now for the winner of the Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway for 2018. The reason I stayed up all night for two nights verifying entries is that I want to get your prize out in the post before I travel on July 24. So, please, PLEASE, do get in touch with me asap so I can get going with the shipping!
I will need your:
  • Full name 
  • Full address
  • Post code
  • Country
  • Telephone number (Sorry, I can't ship without one, because the shipment needs a signature on delivery, and they won't accept packages unless they have a way to call you in case you're out at the time of attempted delivery).
Please send me these rightaway, to save time. Otherwise, there could be a two-week delay in shipment thanks to my travels.
And no, I'll never share or store your details/information.
Right, your identity. Off we go - here's the winner of the Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway 2018.
Mid-Year Makeup Giveaway 2018 Results

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Karl Lagerfeld x ModelCo Lip Lights Matte Liquid Lipsticks Review, Demo, Swatches

When I heard that fashion supremo Karl Lagerfeld had collaborated with Australian beauty brand ModelCo to bring out an exclusive, limited edition makeup collection for Summer 2018, I was as excited as any makeup lover. This has been touted as the most anticipated makeup launch of this year.
The collection launched on May 14, and is 100% cruelty-free. There is a whole gamut of products in here - eyeshadow palettes, mascara, eyeliners, highlighters, makeup sets, makeup brushes, lip toppers, lip glosses, matte liquid lipsticks... pretty much everything except foundation itself. All products are one-stock-drop only.
I have the matte liquid lipsticks to show you. These are called the Lip Lights - as you've probably guessed, there is a light when you open the tube, which means you can apply this lipstick in the dark or in low light without accidentally endowing your ears in scarlet. There are eight shades in the matte liquid lipstick range, and each one costs £22 - for a 6ml tube.

Scroll down for the review, swatches, and demo of the Karl Lagerfeld x ModelCo Lip Lights Matte Liquid Lipsticks, and my thoughts on the whole collection.

Review, swatches, and demo of the Karl Lagerfeld x ModelCo Lip Lights Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

GRWM: Summer Night Makeup Look With Givenchy

It has been a while since I did a full-face makeup look or tutorial. A bad breakout - as usual - was the reason. Now that things are slowly clearing up, I've been playing with makeup again.
My YouTube and Instagram followers may have seen my first haul of the year, from Sephora, a couple of months ago. I bought quite a bit of Givenchy makeup, including my first cream eyeshadow - a gorgeous purpley black affair. These are the products I used for my makeup look.
This is a purpley-black smoky eye makeup look for Summer nights out.

Scroll down for a Summer night out makeup tutorial with Givenchy products.

Summer night out makeup tutorial with Givenchy products, including a purple black smoky eyeshadow.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Foundation Review, Demo, Test, Swatches

Revolution Pro's Full Cover Camouflage Foundation promises to cover blemishes, scars, and even tattoos. It is a vegan, cruelty-free foundation that costs just £7 for 25ml, and comes in 18 shades, just like other foundations and concealers from the Revolution Beauty range of products.
There is also a Full Cover Camouflage Concealer available, in 18 shades as well - review of that to follow soon. I call this one the best drugstore foundation of 2018, and the best drugstore full-coverage foundation.
I've live-tested it on VERY severe cystic acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation - as you will see further below. For reference, I have very oily, acne-prone skin.

Scroll down for the review, live demo, and swatches of the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Foundation.

Review, live demo, and swatches of the Revolution Pro Full Cover Camouflage Foundation

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Goody Bag Ships Worldwide: RUSH!

WAIT till you even SEE what the latest free Goody Bag from Cult Beauty contains. TEN full-sized products, including a Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette, an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, and lots more!
For those who came in late, Cult Beauty is a retailer who ships worldwide; they carry a large range of skincare and makeup. They do seasonal Goody Bags as gifts with purchase every quarter, and these are HUGE value for the money. Not exaggerating here - the latest one is a whopping £240 in value, and contains ever so much free makeup!
This one is their 10th birthday Goody Bag, containing 10 cult classics - Cult Beauty says this one is their best Goody Bag yet! 
To get yours, go here, and buy products worth £170 - your Goody Bag is added to your cart automatically. Hurry - it should disappear in a few hours!

Scroll down for the full contents of the Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Goody Bag.

Contents and spoilers of the Cult Beauty 10th Birthday Goody Bag - ships worldwide.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments Review, Swatches, Demo

The Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments are long-wearing cruelty-free liquid lipsticks from the professional range of Revolution Beauty. They cost just £4 each, and are supposed to be dupes for the NARS Power Matte Lip Pigments.
They come in a whopping 30 shades. Very impressive - there are foundations out there that don't have half as many shades. The shades range from white to black, and include neutrals, pinks, berries, brights, reds, and corals.
These claim to be transfer-proof, fully-pigmented, and long-wearing. Let's see if all that is true.

Scroll down for review, swatches, and demos of the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments.

Review, swatches, and demos of the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigments, the best liquid lipsticks of 2018.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Privacy Policy Updates And Email Newsletter Consent

My readers' privacy is very important to me, and I am committed to protecting your personal information. I have made some updates to this website's Privacy Policy, in line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.
You may view the updated privacy policy here.

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However, should you wish to unsubscribe and not participate in my giveaways, you may do so here

There is nothing you need to do, but if you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy of this blog, or your data, or anything else, please contact me.