Friday, 24 October 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness month : Shop & Support

breast cancer awareness 2014 products

October 2014 is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better way to support such a brilliant cause by purchasing one of your favourite products and donating at the same time. There are various brands from big names and cult beauty and fashion brands pledging their donations this month and you can see a great list of around 35 beauty and fashion products in this article on Glamours website. Here are just a few of my favourites including a stunning pink 'legendary' lipgloss from Smashbox cosmetics which donates a generous £5 to Breast Cancer Research foundation and a bright, bold and fun tote bag that donates 10% as part of the Leslie Astor slogan collection for Talented; the british sustainable tote bag brand. There are various big name beauty brands including the fabulous Estee Lauder who are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and for every purchase of the Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley dream pink collection, there will be a £10.00 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Or how about some jewellery? This stunning statement necklace from Floozie by French Frost is part of Debenhams 'Think Pink' range with a 25% donation. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wet N Wild UK Giveaway


Here's a quick little giveaway for all you UK beauty junkies who can't get your hands on the infamous Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette. All you need to do to win this gorgeous palette is complete the form below - good luck! 

Ends 24/11/2014 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tiger Haul

tiger haul

Okay, so you guys know I love Tiger - so of course, on my recent trip to the opening of the Cwmbran store (see here) I couldn't resist picking up some goodies. If you're the type of person who loves buying little nik-naks, home bits and random stationary then Tiger can prove to be a dangerous place - a good one, but a dangerous one. Luckily, almost everything is under £5 which is amazing! So here's what I got: 

Owl Tea light holder (£3), I thought this would make the perfect gift for Christmas and he is so cute. A Peach & Mandarin hand soap (£2) which smells delicious and also came in a variety of scents and some Halloween foam stickers (£1) for my niece and nephew enjoy along with the tiniest notebook I could find (50p) just because I couldn't resist. I also picked up two 2 post cards (£1 for 2) just because they were funky and 3 decorative tapes (£2) which come in handy for journalling and being creative in a lazy way. For myself I also spotted this Copper/Rose gold tea light holder (£2) which gives a lovely speckled light effect and a Composition notebook (£2) because I am literally obsessed with notebooks right now. 

As you can see, everything was 100% necessary and I have no shopping problems. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Makeup collection downsizing: Unii Palette review

unii palette review
unii palette review

Makeup palettes are a bit of a weakness .. alongside blushes, brushes, lipsticks or anything makeup related. Just me? The only thing is that palettes often take up a lot of room, or I sometimes only find myself using particular shades from each palette. With smaller and more affordable palettes like those from Sleek or MUA I don't mind discarding the shadows I don't use or damaging the packaging - but I definitely wouldn't risk depotting my urban decay palettes - plus they are pretty compact anyway. 

The Unii palette means that you can create your own custom palette full of your favourite shades. I decided to depot some of my favourite colours from my MUA and Sleek palettes and also the odd single shadows - which often get forgotten about. The unii palette is very sturdy and really substantial in comaprison to the packaging of standard palettes. It's worth noting that some shadow pans are not magnetic - but the unii palette also comes with a sheet of magnetic strip which you simply cut to fit. Of course, I couldn't resist testing the magnets by holding the palette upside down and they didn't budge - always a good thing. 

The Unii Palette retails for £15 and you can find it at Beauty Crowd. I love the huge mirror and this makes it so much more effective in terms of using shadows you like and saving space!