Saturday 14 December 2013

GIVEAWAY & Preparing for Party season!

beauty prep for party

The party season is nearly in full swing and it's time to think about getting yourself looking your best. I have been trying out these items above to see if they fit the bill!

Of course my number one must have for any night out is a bit of tan! I was kindly sent the Sienna X express tanning mist by The Salon Look. They are an online e-commerce that offer the latest luxury beauty products and it runs alongside a chain of salons called 'Love The Salon'. As I hadn't tried any of Sienna X before, I thought it would be a good thing to review for you lot. Applying it was quick, I love the 360 degree nozzle that allows you to spray holding the can at funny angles, although I did still find it difficult doing my back as I still like to rub it in with my hands. This is only personal preference though and is something that happens with any tan! It went on streak free and was easy to work in compared to some other tans I have used. I wasn't put off by the smell however, I don't think you can ever get away from that biscuity fake tan smell no matter what tan you use, it always develops at some point. The colour it gave was lovely, not the darkest but I don't like being too dark in the winter anyway, I like to look natural but still sun kissed. Thumbs up from me! They also have this great gift guide for your Mum if you fancy getting her some more bits and bobs!

Next up, nails! I think gorgeous nails always stand out even if you have a plain, casual outfit on so I always make an effort with them for any special occasion. I have actually been taking Colladeen Visage advanced formula for skin. Yes, skin. So why are they under my nails category? Well, apparently Nadine Baggot, Beauty Editor recommends them for helping your nails be in their best condition as well as your skin. I couldn't pass them up after hearing that, I was intrigued to see if they worked as my nails are forever breaking, weak and peeling. After a good couple weeks of taking these I can definitely tell my nails are strong and not peeling anymore. They have a little length and I am sure by NYE they will be much longer. If you want better nails too, you can purchase them at Natures Best.

Of course, great nails need great colours. This Mavala Collection includes the 3 winners from the That's My Colour Campaign. Earlier this year, Mavala asked for the public to post pictures via Twitter & Instagram of colours they'd love to see turned into a Mavala polish. The winners from thousands of entries were Argentum, Hearth and Iridescence; 3 stunningly unique shades that deserved to be shown off this season.

Glowing skin has to be the one thing all women want, especially in the colder months. The Elemis FreshSkin Exfoliating Face Wash was in our #southwestbloggersmeet goodie bags and I have been using it ever since. It really makes my skin feel fresh and clean and thanks to the jojoba beads, smooth and bright as well. Teamed with a richer moisturiser your skin will look all lovely and glowy in no time!

To keep your hair secure in whatever style you opt for this year, Schwarzkopf professional osis+ hairspray is THE most extreme hold hairspray. This is the only thing that will keep my curls holding for most of the day.

Last but by no means least, a mirror for your clutch bag is essential to make sure all that hard prep is paying off and you still look great a few hours (and cocktails) into the night. This Pebble Grey LED Cosmetic Mirror is the perfect size and will allow you to see clearly no matter where you are thanks to the handy lighting. As a little Christmas gift, Pebble Grey and I have teamed up to give THREE of you a chance to win a LED mirror for yourselves. All you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below, don't forget you need to do ALL the mandatory entries to be in with a chance, I do check :)
UK only, no cash alternative and only 18 years old or over.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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