Entries from November 27th, 2012

Revlon Sweet Boutique Competition & A/W Lip Butters.

posted on: 30 November, 2012

I was quite excited when this parcel from Revlon showed up, I love creamy but pigmented lip products and I’m already a fan of the Lip Butters from Revlon, and I adore the autumnal berry shades.
These lip products are perfect for the colder months, my lips get extremely dry so anything matte goes out the window and in come the nourishing, easy to apply lip butters.

I’m really impressed with the application of these, they go on smoothly and make my lips look plump and hydrated. The colour shade is great, I have a few other summer pinks and corals but I’m definitely all about these oxblood and mulberry shades as soon as cold weather hits. My favourite out of the three has to be Raspberry Pie (on the left) as it’s a really rich dark plum colour.

Revlon are running an awesome promotion on their Facebook page at the moment, every day the brand are giving away 100 Lip Butters until the 4th December – all you have to do is like their page and go to the Sweet Boutique App. It’s very simple and definitely worth the few minutes it takes.

What do you think of the berry autumn/winter shades from Revlon? 

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Casetagram Giveaway.

posted on: 29 November, 2012

I got my first Casetagram phone case earlier this year, I stumbled across the website whilst looking for polaroids I could get printed of my Instagram snaps and found the website. I ordered one pretty swiftly and posted about it here.
Since then, lots of my readers/friends have been asking where I got my case from and the lovely people at Casetagram picked up on this and offered me a new case for my iPhone (shown above on the left) and one for my readers too.

I love both my Casetagram cases, they’re so unique and personal and the quality is amazing. They would make a great gift for a loved one too so this is the perfect time to enter my giveaway.

Please enter below, spread the word and subscribe to my accounts. Good luck!

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- The prize is a voucher for the amount of one phone case (you choose the design). You can see a list of phone cases on the [Casetagram website.]( 
- The competition ends on the 13th December 2012. 
- This is an international giveaway
- Casetagram will be providing the voucher as this competition is sponsored by them. 
- You must enter by subscribing to me on YouTube & Twitter as well as the other options listed. 
- I will announce the winner on my Twitter account (@gh0stparties) on the 14th. 
- Winner will have 24 hours to claim the prize. 

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Gift Ideas: Feel Unique Gift Sets.

posted on: 28 November, 2012

As Christmas is around the corner (hooray!), I thought I’d share some ideas for gift buying. FeelUnique came to my aid with their excellent gift set section, and I picked out a few which would be great for best friends, Mums and sisters or even yourself if you’re hinting to your loved ones.

I usually encourage my female family members and friends to try new products, so Christmas is a great time to get them trying brands they might not otherwise have heard of. Feel Unique is perfect for this as it stocks so many brands, there’s something for everyone and it’s not too hard to narrow down a few good gift sets that could be stocking fillers or a main present.

First up is the This Works Perfect Skin Set; included is the Perfect Hands hand cream, Tired Eye serum and Perfect Cleavage for neck and chest. They’re all great sizes, with the hand cream being a pretty standard 50ml, a full size eye serum and 15ml Perfect Cleavage. This Works are a lovely brand and I reckon this kit would be loved by anyone who receives it – perhaps a mum or sister. They’re also a natural brand so it’s ideal for someone who likes to keep their skincare free of nasties.
If you haven’t tried This Works, a kit like this will introduce you to the brand and ensure you get a feel for it before buying lots of full sized products.

Next up is the Elemental Herbology Weekend Facial, a handy little kit that contains the Facial Glow Radiance Peel, Facial Detox Purifying Mask and the Facial Souffle Hydration and Repair mask all together in a little pouch with a muslin cloth. Elemental Herbology is one of my favourite skincare brands as of late, so I picked this out because I know the products work well and I, myself, would be over the moon to unwrap this! It’s perfect for putting on your own wishlist or buying for a best friend as it’s a good size and contains a few products to help her get a feel for the brand if she’s never tried them. 

Lastly, the L’Occitane Discover Our Shea Butter is a gift you can’t go wrong with. The L’Occitane products are lovely, don’t irritate and smell heavenly without being too much. It’s always good to keep something like this on the side incase you’ve missed out someone from work or your best friend is being overly generous this year. It’s quite a generic but gorgeous gift and not too pricey. I love L’Occitane but it’s not a brand I think to get for myself all that often so it’s great to be treated at Christmas. 

I hope this has been helpful for your wishlist or nailing a few gift ideas for friends and family. I tend to go for non-specific gift sets that contain lovely products for anyone, and then get a few more personal things to add to them for my mum and brothers girlfriends (as I’m sister-less).

What do you think of these Feel Unique gift sets? 

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Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, Liverpool.

posted on: 27 November, 2012

Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, the sparkly walls of Sisley, the perfume library, BeautyMart, a Chocolate themed room for the STRIP waxing, my recreation of the ‘Love Thyself’ campaign.

For beauty lovers across the UK and beyond, the opening of the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar was exciting news. I was lucky enough to be invited to the store in Liverpool on Saturday for a tour and a treatment. I hadn’t been to Liverpool before and I was impressed by how lovely the shopping experience was.

Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar is a new concept store which has 3 floors all dedicated to beauty. You can shop some amazing brands, including NARS, Shu Uemura, Laura Mercier and Jo Malone (to name just a few!) on the ground and first floors before heading up to the second floor for an array of treatments such as HD Brows, STRIP waxing and James Read at the Studio spray tans – all held in discreet treatment rooms. I was very impressed by the sound of the STRIP waxing (which you can read more about here) and I was even lucky enough to be treated to my first ever spray tan by Fake Bake in the James Read Studio.
You can’t go to Liverpool and not have a spray tan, right? I’m not really a tanned kinda girl but the girls in the treatment area are amazing, very welcoming and professional, and I left feeling really happy with my new bronzed self.

I can say, after a few days of wear and many compliments, that I’m really, really impressed with my Fake Bake spray tan, there’s been no streaks or patches and the colour is beautiful, not too subtle and not too overdone. The Studio by James Read is kitted out in all the latest professional equipment and the girls make you feel really comfortable, so whether it’s your first time or you’ve been going for months, you’ll feel like you belong.

After a drink in the Champagne Bar (yep, it’s as glam as it sounds) and a quick look around the offerings of the 1st floor, including a Nails Inc nail bar, BLINC lash extensions and even a BeautyMart section to shop all your favourite products, I had a go at recreating the ‘Love Thyself’ campaign from Harvey Nichols, which you can read about in more detail here. The campaign is great, I think it’s perfect for the store and it was really fun recreating it with the help of a mini-studio set up in the personal shopping area.

Lastly, I had a little shop around the store before I left. The shopping experience is great, it’s not over-crowded and everything is easy to find. I love the way the perfumes are laid out like a library, it looks gorgeous and much more welcoming than locked cabinets.
The store itself is beautiful, think lots of sparkles and lux decor.

Overall, I had an amazing day and it was lovely of Harvey Nichols to invite me. I’d absolutely recommend you check out the Beauty Bazaar, there’s something for everyone and a great way of finding new products and brands.
Check out this link for more information on the store, including treatments, brands and prices.

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