Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of others who will happily do that for me!

Either way, if you’re in the mood for a truly wonderful giveaway, look sharp because beauty emporium Escentual have kindly provided today’s prize!

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And what a prize it is…

Givenchy’s latest fragrant release: Very Irresistible L’eau en Rose takes the lead from the much-loved original Very Irresistible and gives it a fresh, Spring 2014 look with a sublime coral jus and soft fruity, floral accents that pay homage to the Mother of all flowers, the Rose.  Described as a universal fragrance, one that can be enjoyed by all ages and at any time of the year, it will make an absolutely perfect gift for a lucky someone in your life.

Want to win a bottle?

To enter the competition, simply leave a comment and tell me which men’s Marc Jacob’s fragrance is likely to give you the most “___” for your buck?       (need a clue?: click here)

T&C
1. Start date for this competition is 18th March 2014
2. Closing date for this competition is 25th March 2014
3. Winner will receive 1x bottle of Givenchy L’eau en Rose. No cash alternatives.
4. Competition is open worldwide.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform & dispatch the winner’s prize.
7. One winners will be selected at random from all correct entries received.
8. Winner will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED!

WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!

 

It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another weather warning for the South and South East of England. I think it mentions the word rain, why are we not entirely surprised?  Have you been paid yet?  I haven’t… although I did finally get around to filing my pesky tax returns with more than the usual 24hrs to spare… maybe I’m getting more organised in my old age?

I spent last weekend clicking through holiday websites and drooling over far-off climes on Pinterest.  I think this means that I’m long overdue a little getaway, no?  Problem being that next month I’ll need a doctor’s note to allow me to fly… and ain’t no-one got time for that.  Plus, Mr. L is convinced that were we to jump on a plane for a last-minute escape to somewhere gorgeous, the baby will use this as a cue to put in an early arrival and we’ll all be stranded.  Ah, ever the optimist.

With all this in mind, and the fact that it’s a bloody horrible Wednesday anyway.  Here, have a little treat from me to you.

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The prize includes three fabulous products, from three fabulous brands and is worth over £75!  If these three don’t inject your days with some get-up-and-glow, then there’s no hope for you!

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Baked (worth £22)
New CID i-glow Compact Shimmer Powder in Sirocco (worth £24)
Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter (worth £31)

To be in with a chance of winning this treat, all you need to do is leave a comment telling me your secret to achieving a good glow!  It may be naughty, it may be nice… but let’s send January off with a bang and welcome a more illuminating February!

T&C
1. Start date for this competition is 29th January 2014
2. Closing date for this competition is 5th February 2014
3. Winner will receive 1x Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Baked, 1x New CID Cosmetics i-glow in Sirocco and 1x Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter. No cash alternatives.
4. Competition is open worldwide.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
7. One winner will be selected at random from all entries received.
8. Winners will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.
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CLOSED – Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 20 - 2014

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s because today is officially the “bluest day of the year”… maybe it’s because I’m dragging my heels over doing the last bit of my tax return and you know… tick-tock.  Or maybe it’s just because I looked out of the window and saw a sheet of ice about an inch-thick covering the car just before the realisation that I forgot to buy de-icer this weekend.

Whatever the reason, I feel that it’s my mission in life (today, at least) to spread a little joy.

And what could be more joyful than the opportunity to win a brilliant brush set from The Body Shop?  Nothing!  You see, these brushes are a makeup bag staple for any ladies getting serious about makeup.  I cut my teeth on The Body Shop brushes… their softy-synthetic loveliness is gentle on the face and kind to the bunnies.  They’re well-cut, solidly constructed, hard-wearing, and give a beautifully-polished finish day after day.

Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

To make buying a little easier, the UK brand has recently released a trio of Brush Collections (Essential, Expert, and Ultimate) which take the effort out of trying to decide which brushes to add to your arsenal and today, I’m giving away one set of The Expert Brush Collection.

The set includes:

Eyeshadow Brush
Lipstick & Concealer Brush
Blusher Brush
Foundation Brush
Face & Body Brush

Basically everything you’d need to create a full face of beautifully-applied makeup!  The set retails at £30 online, but is worth a staggering £58 were you to buy each brush individually!

To enter the competition and stand a chance at getting your hands on the brush set, simply leave a comment below, telling me a silly joke.  Go on, let’s have a bit of cheer among the misery of Blue Monday!

T&C
1. Start date for this competition is 20th January 2014
2. Closing date for this competition is 27th January 2014
3. Winners will receive 1x The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection (worth £30). No cash alternatives.
4. Competition is open worldwide.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
7. One winner will be selected at random from all entries received.
8. Winners will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.

Advent fun with Urban Retreat, Clinique, Escentual, and more!

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 2 - 2013

If you’re left feeling disappointed by the synthetic aftertaste from your el-cheapo Advent Calendars, never fear… I’ve got something here to perk up your taste-buds.  Some of our favourite stores and brands are running Advent promotions and competitions to get you back into the Christmas spirit, here’s a quick run-down of some of my favourites…

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Clinique

Every day from the 2nd – 8th December, the brand will be unveiling a Christmas treat available with online purchases.  I’d love to give you a full run-down of what will be on offer but the bods at Clinique HQ are keeping their secret’s firmly under wraps until the morning of the offer.

They have, however, released a few teasers which include…

Monday 2nd DecemberThe Christmas party must-have
Tuesday 3rd DecemberAll you need is Comfort & Joy this season
Wednesday 4th DecemberTreats for everyone
Thursday 5th December - All you’ll want for Christmas is this
Friday 6th December - A Happy Friday it shall be
Saturday 7th December - A cracking treat
Sunday 8th December - You’ll wish it could be Christmas everyday

Log on to www.clinique.co.uk each morning to discover the latest treat….

Urban Retreat

If you’re feeling a bit bleary-eyed, you’d better reach for the Optrex.  Your peepers will need to be in top condition to scoop the prizes on offer at Urban Retreat’s Beautique.  Starting today, the company are relaunching their Great Christmas Quest campaign featuring a decadent array of prizes up for grabs!

Simply log-on to the site from 12pm daily this week and begin the treasure hunt, scouring the site for the standout present icon selling for only 1p.  When you find it, add it to your basket and checkout to claim the prize but be quick about it, you’re in a race to be the first to secure the item!

For more information and find out more about the prizes up for grabs, follow the brand on Twitter @URBeautique and keep an eye on the #XMASQUEST hashtag.  You can also find more details online at Urban Retreat.

Escentual.com

The beauty emporium are once again running their ever-popular #EscentualWish promotion on Twitter!  Hooray!  Starting this Thursday and running for one week, the company will be randomly selecting a winner each day on Twitter to receive their most wished-for Escentual product!

If you want to join in with the fun, simply get involved using the hashtag #EscentualWish and follow the brand on Twitter @escentual

Superdrug

For Facebookers everywhere, this one’s for you.  Head on over to the Superdrug fan page and jump on board with the high-street retailer’s 25-day Christmas extravaganza!

Every day from now until Christmas, open the virtual door and discover a new prize up for grabs.  Make sure you enter your details into the prize draw form which resets every night at midnight.  Good luck!

Big Green Smile

Last but not least, natural beauty experts Big Green Smile are running a 12 Days of Christmas promotion featuring a host of beauty bounty from some of the world’s best-loved brands.

To be in with a chance of winning, head on over to Big Green Smile and check out the entry form and T&C for this promotion.

 

Hope you’re feeling lucky folks!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! (Or, cleanser).

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 4 - 2013

Morning all, here are the lucky winners of my recent competition to snaffle a bottle of Face The World Cleanser…

Leanne M. (@LilMissStylish)

Charlotte G.

Peter G.

I shall be in touch with the lucky winners later today!

If you weren’t lucky enough to win a bottle this time around, you’ll be pleased to hear that Face The World are currently offering a BOGOF promotion on their mini gift kits and cleansing lotion – no code needed, just in time for some bargainous Christmas shopping!

Have a great week everyone x

Win a £100 voucher to spend at Zalando!

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 12 - 2013

Well now, hasn’t February been a gloomy month so far?

At least in January, we had the promise of a fresh new year… well, that novelty has worn off somewhat along with many of our resolutions.  As for the weather… more snow?!  Where where you in December when I actually wanted you?!  For me, February has been all about the no-buy and judging by what I’m reading across my social bookmarks… many of you are joining me in the unpleasant but ultimately sensible endeavour to save some pennies this month.

So how the opportunity to win a little splurge?

Win a £100 voucher to spend at Zalando!

My zalando.co.uk picks! (the boots, the boots!)

Lipglossiping.com have teamed up with Zalando to offer ONE lucky reader a fantastic £100 voucher to spend online at Zalando.co.ukIf the heavens smile down upon you, make sure that you embrace the opportunity to indulge in some guilt-free shopping with everything from the latest fashion to niche beauty buys available online.

The site offers some of the biggest brands around with free delivery AND free 30-day returns, what are you waiting for?

To enter the competition, simply leave a comment below to tell me about the last thing you stopped yourself from buying!

T&C

1. Start date for this competition is 12th February 2013 at 00.01 GMT
2. Closing date for this competition is 19th February 2013 at 23.59 GMT
3. There is one prize to be won, a £100 voucher to spend online at Zalando.co.uk. No cash alternative.
4. UK entrants only.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Only one entry per IP address will be accepted.
7. Personal details will only be used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
8. One winner will be selected at random from all entries received.
9. Winner will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter your comment within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.
10. This giveaway has been made possible by a partnership with Zalando.co.uk

Win It! Miss Sporty Metal Flip Duochrome Nail Polishes!

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 28 - 2012

You guys seemed to be quite taken with the trio of duochrome polishes I blogged about last week, so when I was in London, I picked up three of the Miss Sporty Metal Flip Duochromes to give away.  Ok, it’s not the most valuable competition I’ve ever held, but for those of you who can’t get your hands on these babies, well… it’s hopefully still enticing!

Aren’t they pretty?  They look like miniature galaxies swirling around the bottles!

Miss Sporty Metal Flip Duochrome

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Good luck ladies!

T&C
1. Start date for this competition is 28th November 2012
2. Closing date for this competition is 5th December 2012
3. There is one prize to be won, a trio of Miss Sporty Metal Flip Duochrome Nail Polishes (worth £1.99 each). No cash alternatives.
4. Competition is open worldwide.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Only one entry per email address will be accepted.
7. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
8. Three winners will be selected at random from all entries received.
9. Winners will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 13 - 2012

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too!

So why not have a go at winning your very own EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush

I have three to give away (worth £9.99 each), so read on and find out how you can score yourself your next favourite face brush!  Good luck!

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T&C

1. Start date for this competition is 13th November 2012
2. Closing date for this competition is 20th November 2012
3. There are three prizes to be won, each comprising of an ECOTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush (worth £9.99 each). No cash alternatives.
4. Competition open worldwide.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Only one entry per email address will be accepted.
7. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
8. Three winners will be selected at random from all entries received.
9. Winners will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.

Win it! Rio Airbrush Nails Kit

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 25 - 2012

In recent years, you can’t deny that the world has gone nutty for nail-art.  From gradients to ombres, from accents to stamping, it’s a trend which shows no signs of chipping (geddit?!).  This is all well and good if you’re a dab-hand with a brush… but what about those of us who are lacking in the co-ordination department?  The number of times I’ve had a go at creating some kind of intricate fancifulness on my nails, only to be scuppered at the last stroke by a wayward sneeze doesn’t bear thinking about.

So, forget about the fuss and put yourself in the running to win a rather nifty Rio Airbrush Nails Kit.

From the clean lines of a stylish French tip to the playfulness of a tropical gradient, the Rio Airbrush Nails Kit – part of a wide range of Rio Nail airbrushing tool and stencils – promises to deliver a professional touch to your nail art ambitions.  If you’re not sure how the system works, watch the instructional video to get a better idea of how you can use this tool to its greatest advantage or check out even more nail art kits from Argos.

I’ve got one Rio Airbrush Nails Kit (worth £39.99) to give away, and here’s how you can win it…

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T&C

1. Start date for this competition is 25th October 2012 at 00.01 BST
2. Closing date for this competition is 1st November 2012 at 23.59 GMT
3. There is one prize to be won, a Rio Airbrush Nail Kit (worth £39.99). No cash alternatives.
4. UK entrants only.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Only one entry per email address will be accepted.
7. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
8. One winner will be selected at random from all entries received.
9. Winner will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.
10. This giveaway has been made possible by a partnership with Argos

I do have an A Level in French but everytime I add any of the beautiful language to a blog post I just get reminded of this scene from Only Fools and Horses!  Anyway, I’ve received all of your lovely entries, have had a fully sleepless night over choosing my single favourite interpretation of the brief, of which I shall now remind you….

Create an artistic representation of Paris, with one catch.  You have to use the medium of BEAUTY to create it.

Here are the entries I received (click to enlarge, hover to see who created them!)…

As you can see, the standard runs pretty high, as does the obvious misuse of recreational drugs (I want what some of you are on!)

But without further ado, the one that stood out is this one… a portrait of Coco Chanel, done in the pointillist style, in nail polish.

The entry features one of the most iconic women from the world of beauty and fashion, from perhaps the most iconic Parisian brand of all time created using a technique made famous by Parisian painter Georges Pierre Seurat.  You can’t get much more Parisian than that!  It pays excruciating attention to detail and embodies all aspects of the required brief.  Plus, it simply looks flippin’ brilliant.

So, please join me in delivering a huge congratulations to Sophie, a.k.a @Radiofireworks who has just won herself and a friend a 5* weekend in Paris with £500 spending money!

Here’s a couple of bonus images Sophie sent through showing the “arteest” in action and a scan which displays the technical details more clearly.


Congratulations Sophie, bonnes vacances!

I’m so pleased you guys got into the spirit of things and threw yourselves at the challenge.  When I say that I wish I could award you ALL with a prize, I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  Thank you so much everyone for joining in and a big thank you to Vaseline for allowing me to host such a wonderful and generous competition.

I won’t blather on, instead I shall direct you to this post where you can find out all you need to know about entering this brilliant competition.  UK entrants only I’m afraid.

Competition closes tonight at midnight, get a wiggle on ladies!

 

WIN IT! So… You wanna go to Paris?

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 24 - 2012

Well, this has taken me a little longer to post than I anticipated.  I mean, it’s not everyday that you get to give away a 5* break to Paris for two with £500 spending money now is it? (thank you Vaseline!)

It quickly became apparent from an impromptu straw poll on Twitter that you guys wanted a competition that required a little more effort than a couple of clicks with your mouse and I agree.  So, without further ado… read on to find out what you have to do for a chance at winning this fantastic prize!

Right then my lovelies…

I want you to create an artistic representation of Paris.

The catch?  You have to use the medium of BEAUTY to create your masterpiece.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to do a makeup look or paint your face (although you absolutely can).  You could draw on paper with cosmetics, make a collage from beauty adverts/product packaging, sculpt a statue out of false eyelashes – the choice is yours BUT there must be a clear link between three things: BEAUTY, PARIS and ART.

Clear as mud?

Once you have created your BEAUTIFUL PARIS – I want to see it!

You can upload a photograph to Flickr, email it to me, post it on your blog (if you have one) and link me to it in the comments, or shout at me on twitter – I don’t mind how you show me, but I need to be able to SEE IT!  I will create a gallery of all the entries that will be viewable by everyone at the close of the competition (you must be OK with this).  I will update this post with the names (twitter/facebook handles) of everyone whose entries I have received, this way – you can be sure that I have seen your entry.

As for choosing a winner?  Well, that comes down to me.  I will simply choose my favourite.  I’m not gonna cop out with a public vote/popularity contest and I’m hoping that there will be one STANDOUT entry so I don’t lose sleep over it.

Does this sound good?  Any concerns or questions?

The competition will go live tonight from midnight and is only open to UK participants.

Entries currently received (as of 02/10/2012)

@GlowormHan

@Kixens (2)

@BeautyLoveNotes

@Angela_Corr

@Shortiee31

@CarrieYead

@CityGirlFashBox

@Radiofireworks

@6inchstilettos

@Sarah_sentiment

@Waxandkohl (5)

@Aimeemariecom

@LillianLow (4)

@Notjustpowder (2)

@Jenniretourne

@Sarahashwick

@Vickypainter

@EternalLife_

@LevanahLoves

@Tsunimee

@Computergirl200

@KerryW

@KatQuinn (2)

T&C

01: Start date for this competition is 25th August 2012 at 00.01 BST
02: Closing date for this competition is 2nd October 2012 at 23.59 BST
03: There is one prize to be won, a weekend 5* trip to Paris for you and a friend with £500 spending money. No cash alternatives. Travel within the UK is not included.
04: UK entrants only.
05: Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
06: You may create more than one entry.
07: Contact details of the winner will be forwarded to the company handling the prize booking but will only be used in the context of this competition.
08: One winner will be selected by me (Lipglossiping.com) from all entries received.
09: Winners will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply within 3 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.
10: My decision as judge is final

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