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NARS Giveaway Time! 1

NARS Giveaway Time!


So as you may have noticed the blog has undergone a bit of a makeover in the past week  or so (Huge thanks to my very clever Brother in law!)

 So to celebrate and say thank you for reading here, as well as honestly wanting to get my readership back up, I thought I would hold a giveaway and what better prize than a NARS product of your choice.*

To enter you need to complete the following 3 things-


  1. Follow this blog on bloglovin’ here
  2.  Tweet  ‘I just entered NARS check it out here!’ and link to this post
  3. Leave a comment on this post with your corresponding social media handles and email address. So that I can easily identify and contact you if you are the winner.


~For an extra entry follow my Instagram account here


Terms and conditions



The prize is a *NARS product of your choice and is limited to the value of £30 GBP.


Giveaway ends on 20th June 2017 at 12:00 am GMT and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards on the same day.


Prize will be bought by me and sent out within 7 working days of the winner being announced

If you are under 16 please obtain permission from your legal guardian before entering.


Your email address will not be used for any other purpose than to contact you if you are the winner.

Good luck!!

Primark Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon VS NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 2

Primark Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon VS NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

I just wanted to share these truly gorgeous lip crayons from Primark (I don’t say that lightly I’m turning into a total cynic when it comes to beauty products) that cost me the grand total of £4! As the name would suggest these are comparable to the NARS velvet matte lip pencils. At a 5th of the price!



Comparing them to the NARS pencils, which I am doing from memory as I sold my NARS VMLP a while ago (telling in itself!) I find the Primark crayons so much more comfortable to wear. As they don’t exactly dry down fully without being blotted. So while that means that the lasting power isn’t quite as long as the NARS pencil which sets fully but feels too drying for my liking. I personally appreciate the comfort over the longevity… I also appreciate the extra £18 in my pocket.

The shades that I have are ‘Ballerina’ which is a warm, Pinky nude….just gorgeous! And the other shade has no name printed on it so no points to Primark for consistency! I have a feeling it is called ‘Mushroom’ and if it wasn’t before then it is now!’Mushroom’ is a stunning Mauve/Pink. If you are after a total Kylie Jenner colour this is the perfect shade!


Top- Mushroom


Shade range wise NARS wins here with 33 shades. I believe there are around 6 shades of Primark crayons, correct me if I’m wrong though.


The packaging is similar, obviously, the NARS is sleeker feeling and without the essay printed on it that Primark favour. This isn’t something that bothers me.


Lastly, NARS VMLP costs £20 for 2.4g product while the Primark VMLC is just £2 for 3.5g

So while, brand wise NARS will always be a firm favourite of mine. I really do prefer the Primark version of a matte lip crayon.

I’m definitely going to be picking up the rest of the shades!

Have you tried either of these pencils? What do you think about them?


Superdrug haul!

As it’s coming up to Christmas I wasn’t expecting to be using the word haul around here at least until the end of the month. But Christmas means cold weather and cold weather means dry skin. Dry skin equals sadness and that’s just not allowed at Christmas time! It’s the law, right?

Oh the guilty conscious, you would think I had just dropped a fortune in Chanel.

…unfortunately not, but I did pick up some nice bits and pieces.



Superdrug Brightening hot cloth cleanser 150ml


I started using this when my last Liz Earle cleanse and polish ran out. I really like the whole cleanse and polish method when it comes to cleansing my skin. And I can’t say that I noticed a great deal of difference between the two in terms of what they do for the appearence of my skin. I actually prefer the smell (and price) of this one so I shall continue to repurchase it.


Garnier Micellar cleansing water 400ml


I got so excited when I saw this! A new contender to be a drugstore bioderma dupe! I’ve never actually tried bioderma. But the whole cleansing water concept has always held my curiosity. I shall keep you posted as soon as I have given this a try.

Garnier moisture match-Dry to very dry skin 50ml

I wrote a full review on this earlier in the year (here) I love it, and my skin loves it too!

Although it is always reasonably priced, it was on offer for a teeny £2.98 today.


-Rimmel Glam eyes Day 2 night mascara

Nothing new here! I remember there being a massive hype around this when it first came out.It was either last year or the year before, I can’t keep up! I didn’t give it a go back then. And I wasn’t really planning to pick it up. But after spotting these nail polishes I grabbed it to make up the 3 for 2.


-Rimmel Salon Pro Kate Moss 711 ‘Punk rock’

Around 2 years ago I was obsessed with a NARS nail polish.‘Galion’ was it’s name.

I speak in the past tense, it is still available. However, as much as I have ogled it on line and stroked it in Space NK, my nails are rubbish, and so I have never justified forking out £14 for it!

This, my friends is the dupe! A dark ‘stormy’ grey with an undertone of purple. This picture does it no justice! It is actually the polish dreams are made of!  (well my very strange dreams anyway ;)) ]

-Rimmel Finishing touch glitter top coat

Who can resist glittery nails in December? This is one of the 3 new topcoats from Rimmel. A clear base laden with fine Gold and multicolour glitter. I swatched this sneakily in the shop, (naughty and not advised especially in certain branches of Superdrug where you will be made to feel like a reprobate for doing so!)

It has to be the most perfect sparkly yet subtle finish for festive fingertips!!

So that’s it. No more spending for me. The word haul is now banished from this blog until Santa has been and gone. But do let me know if you are guilty of buying yourself pre-Christmas treats! (It will make me feel lots better!)


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