Friday, December 07, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 7

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Hi lovelies,

Today's giveaway is a lip product that I have been really loving lately. It's the Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Sheers.

As you know, sheer lipsticks are my favourite lipstick formula. I just can't get enough of them. Out of all the brands I've tried, Giorgio Armani knocks it out of the park.

I only have two shades at the moment -- not for the lack of want. In my efforts to curb my addiction, I've put myself on a "one high end lip product a month" limit. Otherwise, I'd be stockpiling these beauties.

The two colours I have are #500 (bright magenta) and #301 (an everyday coral). Here's what I love about these:

  • The formula is incredible -- it's smooth and comfortable on the lips
  • The texture is almost balm-like
  • It has a semi-gloss finish
  • It wears about 3ish hours and leaves a slight stain afterwards
  • Most shades, especially the brighter / deeper ones, are quite pigmented
  • Best of all, they are incredibly hydrating given they're not chapsticks / balms

As this is another winner's choice giveaway, the winner will get to choose which shade they would like to receive. I like GA's colour selection because they're simple yet effective. They don't have a hundred different colours... Instead they have the main colour families (reds, pinks, neutrals, purples, corals) and then a select few within each family. There's a shade for everyone.

Just to note, if you happen to win and you'd prefer to try one of Giorgio Armani's Rouge D'Armani lipstick (which I can attest is a fabulous line, too)... I would be more than happy to pick you up a shade from that collection.



If you'd like to win a Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Sheer (or Rouge D'Armani), just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 10th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.


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Hope you're having a wonderful day! x

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 6

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Hi lovelies,

I have been obsessed with this bronzer since I got it, so naturally I had to include it in this giveaway. It's the Dior Nude Tan in Sunlight.

I have already done a more in depth review of this bronzer, but here's the gist of why I love it:
  • The packaging is stunning
  • The kabuki brush is not only good quality, but it's also quite useful for application
  • The rosy / peach tones allows this bronzer to double as a blush, or a simple cheek colour
  • The longevity is good and lasts most of the day
  • The shimmer is subtle and adds to the glow
  • It's easy to apply and blend for that flawless finish


If you'd like to win a Dior Nude Tan bronzer in Sunlight, just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 9th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.



[EDIT]

I have been a little remiss with announcing giveaways winners, so here are the winners so far:
Day 1 - Shu Uemura Eyelash curler - Carley S.
Day 2 - Chanel Bronze Universal - Carley S.

They are two different people, coincidentally with the same name. I've contacted both winners via email. I still have not heard from the winner of the Shu curler, so I may have to pick a new one tomorrow. I will keep you posted!

Also, if you win, I would love it if you would email / facebook / tweet me a pic or just let me know how you're liking your prize!

Hope you're all having a wonderful day, lovelies! x

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 5

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Hi lovelies,

Ever since these new MAC pro palettes were released, I have been obsessed, so I'm going to give today's winner two of these large MAC pro palettes so you can place your depotted blushes / eyeshadows in them!

As you can see, I use mine for an assortment of blushes, not just MAC ones. I have depotted Hard Candy blushes, my Benefit Hoola, a couple MAC blushes, and a Physician's Formula blush.

I like these palettes because they're in the same price range as the Z Palette, but made of a sturdier material (i.e. plastic). I also love the clear tops because it allows you to actually see what's inside the palette.

They're magnetized, but only certain magnetized pans will stick to them. In all other cases, you'll have to stick a magnet to the bottom of the pans for them to stick.

With these pro palettes, you also have a choice of purchasing inserts. I have zero desire to pick one up. They're impractical for me since I don't have a whole bunch of MAC eyeshadows or blushes. The customize inserts (i.e., the one with wells) looks interesting, though. If you're looking to depot a bunch of cream products, like foundations or lipsticks, it would be great for you. Other than that, I think it's a pricey addition considering the palettes work so well without inserts. However, if the winner would like to try one out, I'd be more than happy to pick one up to include as a prize.



If you'd like to win two empty MAC pro palettes, just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 8th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.


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See you tomorrow for the next one! :)

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 4

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Hi lovelies,

Today's giveaway are two of my favourite micellar cleansers from Bioderma.

I will be giving away two bottles, and the winner will get to choose which they would like to receive (i.e., two pink bottles, two green bottles, or one of each).

The Bioderma Sensibio (the pink bottle) is the cult favourite makeup remover. It's perfect for all skin types and removes even waterproof makeup effortlessly. The way I like to use it is by soaking a cotton pad and then pressing it over any eye makeup I'm wearing for several seconds (probably 15 - 30). It helps breakdown your makeup so you don't have to scrub and tug at your eyes.

The Bioderma Sebium (the green bottle) is also a makeup remover, but it's for combination / oily skin types. I actually use this in conjunction with the Bioderma Sensibio. After removing any eye / face makeup, I will use the Bioderma Sebium as a toner all over the face. I find it helps with the oily patches I tend to get on my face (more specifically my forehead).



If you'd like to win two bottles of Bioderma cleansers (two pink, two green, or one of each), just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 8th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.



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12 Days of Giveaways - Day 3

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Hi lovelies,

Today's giveaway is a NARS blush. The winner will get to choose what shade they'd like to receive. I just wanted to show you four of my favourite NARS blushes, in case you need suggestions or are new to the brand. The winner does not have to pick from these four, though :).

I like NARS blushes for a few reasons:
  • The shade selection is great, often colours that are unique to the brand.
  • They blend easily and are highly pigmented.
  • They often last such a long time. You really get a bang for your buck.




Sin
A berry / mauve with gold shimmer.


Deep Throat
A shimmery peach. See my review here.


Taj Mahal
A vibrant burnt orange with gold shimmer. See an indepth review here.


Luster
A warm golden apricot.

(Left to right: Sin, Luster, Deep Throat, Taj Mahal)


If you'd like to win a NARS blush of your choice (powder or cream), just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 7th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.


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Sunday, December 02, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 2

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Hi lovelies, 

Today's giveaway is my favourite sheer cream bronzer for the face: the Chanel Bronze Universal.

The texture of this product is unlike typical bronzers, as it has a balm-like consistency. It applies smoothly and blends like a dream. I typically use a MAC 109 or a Real Techniques Expert Face brush to buff the product into my skin.

If you're fair, it's best to apply sparingly because this product does lean a noticeable orange. Medium skin tones can get away with a little more.

Nonetheless, the beautiful satin finish is great for contouring and adding that sunkissed glow.


(Picture above is my own, winner will be getting the brand new one in the first picture :)

If you'd like to win one, just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 5th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.



Come back tomorrow for the next giveaway :) x

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

12 Days of Giveaways - Day 1

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Hi lovelies,

Today's giveaway is one of my favourite beauty tools: the Shu Uemura Eyelash curler. I've tried a lot of eyelash curlers in the past but Shu surpasses them all. 

It's a great design (the handle fits comfortably in the hand), it doesn't damage / crimp your lashes, it's wide enough to fit all your lashes, it doesn't pinch the eyelids, the spring lasts much longer than other brands, and the gold will look stunning on your dresser! ;)



If you'd like to win one, just enter below. All you need to know is that this giveaway is open worldwide and it will end on December 4th, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be contacted via email. Plus, I will announce the winner here and on facebook / twitter.


Come back tomorrow for the next giveaway :). Have a lovely day! x

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