Relive the weekend: An interview on the Urban Retreat Beautique

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 14 - 2012

This weekend, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for The Urban Retreat Beautique’s We ❤ Sundays feature.  A weekly installment that offers up a dose of informal chit-chat with beauty contributors from around the globe.

If the alternative is doing some proper work on a Tuesday morning, I invite you to click through to discover some useless knowledge about me such as: what’s in my handbag, the last three things I whacked on my debit card and even my favourite day of the week.  If the alternative is making love to a hot, hot man (it is Valentine’s Day afterall), you’re forgiven… move along.  Just click and read later yeah?

Grand bisous xx

Festive fun courtesy of Urban Retreat’s Beautique!

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 2 - 2011

If you’ve been around long enough to remember their Easter egg-stravaganza then you’ll already be familiar with the kind of fun and games Urban Retreat’s Beautique love to engage their customers in!

If not, let me give you a little bit of inside knowledge to one of the best treasure hunts around.

Log on to the Beautique website from 1pm every Friday up until Christmas and scour the pages like a mad woman (fella?) in an attempt to hunt down one of those lovely pressie boxes as shown in the image above.

Once  you’ve found one, add it to your basket and checkout as quickly as possible to claim the prize as your very own from a single penny!

A few of you lovely lot managed to scoop some goodies in the Easter treasure hunt so I hope you’ll be as successful this time round!

Good luck pressie hunters and let me know if you manage to bag yourself a prize!!


Deal Alert: Hold it right there lady!

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 15 - 2011

Uh, I mean, don’t go anywhere until you’ve read this post ‘cos the clock is ticking and to be quite honest, I’m not sure how long you’ve got left to take advantage of this extraordinary offer from

What offer?  I hear you say…

Well, how about a free O.P.I nail polish AND free UK delivery?  At the same time, all at once with no minimum spend?

If the deal takes your fancy you have until an unspecified time TODAY to claim the offer.  I know, I know… it’s my bad, I found the email in my god-damn junk folder last night didn’t I?

RUN, RUN LIKE THE WIND AND BUY SOMETHING.  Um.  Only if  you want to of course… don’t be waving your credit card bill at me like that!

Fancy a Beautique Easter prize hunt this morning?

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 21 - 2011

Beautique are giving away 15 prizes for the princely sum of 1p each!

Get your sleuthing skills sharpened pronto because the hunt begins this morning at 11am!  Scour the site for the hidden eggs and checkout your loot first to claim the goodies for a single penny.

To read the rules and learn how to take part in the Egg-stravaganza, head over to the competition landing page to check out the finer details.

They’ll also be live updating the competition status on their Twitter and Facebook pages.

Good luck bunnies!

Deal Alert: Beautique choose their winner and a DISCOUNT code!

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 6 - 2011

A BIG thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my recent Beautique/Urban Retreat competition!

They were so pleased with the response (and super cool answers) that they wanted to offer everyone a 15% discount code to use online at

But who was the lucky winner of an amazing £100 Urban Retreat voucher and pamper hamper?  Well, turns out – it was this lady – congratulations Stephanie!

If you want to have a read of some of Beautique’s favourite entries, click here to see if yours made their top list!

A Quick Reminder: WIN with Beautique and

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 29 - 2011

UK ladies, you don’t have long left to enter to win a fabulous prize…


Head over to the secret page on Beautique that’s been reserved for Lipglossiping readers and answer one simple question.

Get your skates on and don’t forget that aswell as London, there’s an Urban Retreat in Manchester too!  Northern ladies – you’re not left out.  Good luck lovelies!

Win a FABULOUS prize with Lipglossiping &!

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 18 - 2011

I’m hugely excited to be collaborating with for this giveaway. These guys are in my “oooh la-la don’t touch till payday” favourites folder!

Once upon a time (thanks to fat fingers)… the Beautique store link ended up in the same online shopping folder as my shortcut to WilkinsonPlus.  It was like the Sun and Moon colliding and I only just escaped with my debit card intact. have a seriously lust-worthy stock inventory that should probably come with a health warning. Or at the very least, a purse one!

Haven’t got a clue what I’m on about?  Well… listen to what they have to say about themselves (they’ll be far more eloquent than me). is the sister site to Urban Retreat which is a beauty treatment paradise located in Harrods, London and Harvey Nichols, Manchester. stocks hard to find, luxury brands such as Laura Mercier, Clive Christian, Connock London plus old favourites such as OPI, Daniel Sandler and Kerastase. Thanks to Beautique’s close links with the world renowned Urban Retreat, the girls behind the keyboards have access to hundreds of beauty insiders and experts and are able to bring you the best and latest beauty information and products.

Plus every new customer benefits from 10% off their first order with code welcome, so if you’re in to your luxury beauty is worth a click!

For a full list of treatments available at Urban Retreat click here:

Told you.  Posh side of t’internet.   So what the hell are they doing getting in touch with me?

Well, Beautique have got a fan-flippin-tastic prize up for grabs and they want to offer it to one of you awesome lot!



You know Urban Retreat right?  That bolthole of heavenly pampering and lavish treatments housed in Harrods, London and Harvey Nichols, Manchester?  Good, thought you did.

So… clearly, you want to win – but how?  Simple.


Head over to the secret page on Beautique that’s been reserved for Lipglossiping readers and answer one simple question!


I wish you the best of luck with this one my UK lovelies!



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