Beauty, Fashion, Life

Thursday, 29 May 2014

GIVEAWAY (Closed) // Win Up To 6 Month's Free Advertising!!

 Ever since I started blogging I always wanted to hold some sort of a giveaway and after passing 400 Bloglovin and 600 Twitter followers and seeing an improvement in the number of visitors to my blog, I wanted to give something back to those who have supported my blog in one way or another! This is more so a competition that will help to further your blog rather than expand your makeup collection, but I am hoping that soon I can hold a giveaway with physical products that I'll be able to send out to the winners. Whilst I have limited money at the moment, I thought that this would be a great alternative, (but don't worry, a proper giveaway will be on it's way soon!)
 
 
 So I've decided to offer FREE ADVERTISING to 3 different people!! Each winner will need to provide me with some kind of button (no larger than 250x200) which will be featured on the sidebar of my blog for a particular length of time.
 
The lengths of time winners will receive free advertising are mentioned below:-
First place - 6 months
Second place - 3 months
Third - 1 month
 
Rules
- You must enter using Rafflecopter below.
- There are no limitations as to who can enter, as long as you have your own blog, whether it is a week or 5 years old.
- Each person has a maximum of 13 entries, none of which are mandatory.
- I will be checking that the winners have done what they have said they've done to be entered.
- Winners must respond within 48 hours or the prize will be given to someone else.
- I will email the winners, as well as Tweet who has won.
- No personal information (such as your email address) will be made public.
- Winners must provide a button to which I will link to their blog (no larger than 250x200 please, although I can crop them if needed). This will need to be provided to me no later than 2 weeks after I have contacted you! Rude or offensive buttons will not be accepted.
- As there is no physical prize, this giveaway is international!
- The giveaway will end in 1 months time, on the 29th of June 2014.
 
Although my blog is not one of the biggest out there, I'm hoping that my giveaway may be able to give the winners some more visitors and recognition!
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck on the giveaway!
If you have any ideas on what you'd like to see in a giveaway in a couple of months, feel free to mention it in the comments below!
 
Lots of Love
Lizzie xx
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Latest in Beauty // The BBB Dream Box


Last week, Latest in Beauty released a new beauty box in collaboration with Jane from BritishBeautyBlogger. This is her third box which she has released (the first time with LIB) and is by far the best beauty box I've ever seen...and the first one I've actually ever bought!
 
I have been debating as to whether I should start up a monthly subscription with the likes of Glossybox or Birchbox, but I'm always sceptical as I don't want to be spending money on something I may not necessarily like! LIB do not provide a monthly subscription service, but instead you can choose which boxes you want to purchase whenever you like and you actually get to see exactly what's in each box beforehand, making the decision easier, as you know whether you'll like it or not and whether it's worth the money!
 
Once I saw this box I knew I had to have it, as it contains over £100 worth of products for just £19.95 (with free delivery)! Unfortunately this box sold out in roughly 24 hours, but you could be in with the chance of winning one by clicking here!
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Monday, 26 May 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips // Review


First of all, sorry for the lack of posts in May. I've been quite busy this month with finishing university and starting my new job! However now that I'm off for four months, I have plenty of time for blogging!
Anyway, if you saw my most recent haul, then you may remember I picked up one of these Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Lips from Boots. They've been out for a few months now and I'm sure you've probably seen some other reviews here and there but I thought after using this product quite a bit over the last few weeks, I would be able to give a fair and honest review to you. I only picked up one as I don't like purchasing more than one of a product I'm not 100% sure I'll like and in this case I chose Capella, which is a bright pink shade with a hint of purple.

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

My Biggest Blogging Mistakes!

As I've nearly been blogging for a total of four months now, I started to reflect upon everything I've achieved, but along with that I also began to think about all of my personal blogging mistakes. Now I'm not saying that it's a mistake if you do any of these yourself, but they just happen to be things that didn't really work for me or benefit my blog in any way. I am however glad I have made these mistakes, as like you've probably heard, you learn from your mistakes.
 
 
This may be useful for any of you newbie bloggers, to avoid making some of these mistakes early on, but for any of you current bloggers, maybe you can in some way relate to this post, whether you've been blogging 1 week or 5 years.
 
This is a pretty wordy post, so if you don't have the time or energy to read word for word, you can skip to the end where I conclude everything I talk about in a few bullet points!!
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Review // Are Cheap Moisturisers Any Good??


In the recent cold weather, I've found myself struggling to cope with my worsening dry skin, especially as before this year I've never had any major problems with my skin in terms of dryness. I will admit that I'm one of those people who has a very limited skincare routine, simply because I know very little about skincare products and the fact that most of the time, I actually can't be bothered! Also I prefer buying more makeup products as you can 100% see the effect it has on your skin, but during the last few months, my face makeup started to look terrible due to the increasingly worsening dry patches on my skin...so I had to go and try something new!

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

River Island // Summer Wishlist

 
After recently creating a Summer Topshop Wishlist and receiving some great feedback on it, I thought it would be a great idea to create a mini fashion wishlist series on my blog where I will feature one different store every month and show you what I'm currently loving there! This month I chose River Island.

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Monday, 5 May 2014

Review // Maybelline's Better Skin Foundation

 
So looking at this photo you may be wondering why I have a tester instead of a normal bottle of foundation. I didn't steal it from the store just in case you were wondering; I have this because recently Maybelline were giving away free samples of their new foundation online. So because I'd been wanting to try this for a while, I took this as a chance to test it out and see if I should actually buy the full size. And I'm so glad I did because I hate it!!
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