Wednesday, 18 June 2014

NOTD - 101 Dalmatians

Who else saw the "101 Dalmatians" sticker on Essence's black and white glitter topper and instantly had to buy it? However, despite buying this topper weeks ago, I only got to playing with it this week. I debated what to layer it over for ages, and after seeing it over many pastel shades online I decided to go with something bright instead.

essence special effect topper in "black dress and white tie"
over Catrice Ultimate Nail Lacquer in "I'm Not A Greenager"*

This particular topper from essence has a clear base with some fine silver glitter/shimmer and a selection of black and white glitter pieces - I'm pretty sure it would look great over just about every colour!

I'm really enjoying the Catrice nail lacquers as well. They're a little more expensive than the essence ones, but also have a great formula. This shade looked rather sheer on the first coat but evened out nicely on the second.

Friday, 13 June 2014

[Giveaway Winner] THANK YOU! Giveaway

And, the winner of the Stila In The Light Palette is....

Congrats Alice! I will be emailing you later to arrange delivery.

Thank you to everyone who entered! I loved reading all your comments about what products you would recommend, as well as all your kind wishes.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, 2 June 2014

[Giveaway] "THANK YOU!"

This little blog of mine, started on a whim and filled with my various ramblings, recently hit 100 000 page views. Which is about 99 990 times more than I ever in my wildest dreams thought it would see that lazy February night that I hit the "Create New Blog" button. So I want to say thank you to you, my readers. Whether you're new around here or if you've been here since almost the beginning, thank you for your support, your audience and for allowing me to have this creative outlook.

And so, as a little thank you present, I thought it was time for a giveaway! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to give as a prize, before eventually settling on my current (and possibly all-time) favourite makeup item - the Stila In The Light palette.

I reviewed this when I bought it way back when, but the basics are this: A gorgeous array of neutral shades for day or night that will suit all skin tones, lovely pigmentation and amazing formula. Plus there's a silky smudge stick eye liner pencil in there as well. What more could you want? (Psst, although the cult favourite shade is Kitten, I'm going to have to say my favourite is Sunset!)

So, what do you have to do to enter to win this palette? Well, the only compulsory entry is to leave a comment below this post. But, of course, there are a bunch of things you can do to earn extra entries. Just make sure you log them all using the Rafflecopter widget to make sure that they will be counted! Entries close on 13 June. This giveaway is open to South African residents only.

PS: This giveaway was paid for by me personally, not sponsored. Sorry the photo quality is a bit sh%t, it's currently very grey and rainy.