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Monday, August 13, 2018

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2018 Contents, Spoilers: Ships WW

I am hyperventilating. We have a launch-date, as well as spoilers and contents of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2018. And, this year's promises to be even bigger and better than last year's advent calendar.
Some of you may remember my unboxing of last year's Harrods Advent Calendar - it is here, for those who haven't seen it. Though the calendar cost £250, it was worth more than £595.
This year, the calendar costs the same £250, but is worth more than £680! Apparently, Harrods wants to reward loyal customers by offering even greater value this year. I'm all for it!
Last year's advent calendar sold out within minutes online, and I only got mine because customer care called my phone and took my order. I'm hoping they're equally diligent this year, and that I can get my hands on this beauty.
But before all that, let's take a look at what this year's calendar offers. Harrods ships worldwide, and the calendar launches on October 1, both online as well as in-store.

Scroll down for the full contents and spoilers of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2018.

Full contents and spoilers of the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar for 2018.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

By Terry Lip Powder Essence Is A Powder That Becomes Liquid!

I've been in a makeup rut for a while now. Everything feels same-old, same-old, you know? Warm neutral eyeshadow palettes with lots of orange-ish variants. Filter-ing foundation variants. Matte liquid lipsticks. Meh. I want new, exciting things!
That's when I saw the By Terry Lip Powder Essence on Feelunique, when I was browsing around with a birthday discount code. Guided by my intuition, I decided to buy it.
What is it? A POWDER. A powder that transforms into a long-wearing, highly pigmented, liquid lipstick, upon contact with the lips. I'm completely stunned.
While awaiting my order, I was plagued with doubts. How was a powder even going to go on my lips, let alone stay there? Would I not end up with a massive mess on my face? Would the powder not be drying on my already parched lips? What if I dropped the product and all the powder spilled out?

Scroll down for the review and demo of the By Terry Lip Powder Essence.

Here are review, swatches, demo, and tutorial of By Terry Lip Powder Essence - A Powder That Becomes Liquid Lipstick.
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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.
PLEASE don't put in your email addresses in the comments here! Not only will a billion spammers promptly inundate you with a bunch of unwanted (even repulsive) emails, but I'm also unwilling to publish or share anyone's contact information! So please don't comment with your email IDs here - Gleam picks up your emails when you login to enter, and, if you win, then and then alone it shows me your email so I can contact you. 
Please DO NOT email me your mailing address either! I've received eight addresses so far, and this giveaway ends ONLY on September 5. IF you win, I will contact you!

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!
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
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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.
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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
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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.
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