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


WIN IT! Boots 17 NEW Blow Out Mascara

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 30 - 2012

Morning campers!  It might be early but I’ve got something to encourage you out from the bottom of that coffee mug… look lively, it’s giveaway time!

Boots 17 have been setting lashes a-fluttering across the country with the release of their latest mascara, forget big hair… we want bigger lashes.  SIX lucky winners will each receive a tube of the NEW 17 Blow Out Mascara (£6.29) which promises up to 12x volume thanks to an oversized brush and a thickening, argan oil-enriched formula.

Sound good?  Enter via the widget below to throw your name into the virtual hat – good luck ladies!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&C

01: Start date for this competition is 30th August 2012 at 00.01 BST
02: Closing date for this competition is 6th September 2012 at 23.59 BST
03: There are six prizes to be won, each comprising of a tube of 17’s NEW Blow Out Mascara (worth £6.29) varieties will be chosen at random and specific product requests cannot be accomodated. No cash alternatives.
04: UK entrants only.
05: Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
06: Only one entry per email address will be accepted.
07: 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.
08: Six winners will be selected at random from all entries received.
09: 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.

The beautifully illustrated Mamechiyo for Shu Uemura collection celebrates everything there is to love about Summer, from the greater clarity of colour on the landscape to the striking fauna and flora that spend the colder months hiding away.

The contemporary Japanese Kimono Artist has taken inspiration from some of Japan’s most beloved Spring floral wonders including: Fuji, Sakura, Botan, and Ume and these elegant designs grace the packaging of both the iconic Cleansing Oils and UV Under Base Mousse primers.

At the core of Shu Uemura’s well-tested philosophy lies the words: “Beautiful make-up starts with beautiful skin” and our skin is in for a treat today because I have FIVE Mamechiyo for Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil and UV Under Base Mousse sets to give away to lucky Lipglossiping.com readers.

Want to be in with a chance of winning one of these limited edition sets worth £85.50 each?  Read on…

Shu Uemura is globally renowned as a pioneer of cleansing oil after introducing the first oil-based cleanser to the Japanese market back in 1967.  The following short video explains a little more about this iconic product (and also reveals the answer you need to enter today’s giveaway nestled just below – you may need to wait a second or two for it to load)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&C
1. Start date for this competition is 10th August 2012 at 00.01 BST
2. Closing date for this competition is 17th August 2012 at 23.59 BST
3. There are five prizes to be won, each comprising of a Mamechiyo for Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil & UV Under Base Mousse Set.  Cleansing Oil/UV Under Base Mousse varieties will be chosen at random and specific product requests cannot be accomodated. No cash alternatives.
4. UK entrants only. (sorry)
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. Five 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.

Good luck!

To keep up with the latest news from Shu Uemura, you can follow the Shu Uemura UK team on both Twitter and Facebook.

WIN a GHD Gloss IV Styler

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 9 - 2012

Happy Monday morning to you!

Well, when I say “happy”… I’ve actually got my sympathetic face on.  You see, when I wake up in the morning, I’m blessed with more time to get ready than most – thems the benefits of working from home.  It’s not as luxurious as it sounds, half the time it just means that I end the day looking the same as I did when I rolled out of bed that morning.

None of you glamourous lot would ever dream of being so slattern would you?

Oh, you would?

Well in that case, keep reading because I have an early-morning hair saviour up for grabs that might just encourage you to change your ways.

The ghd Gloss IV Styler not only promises your hair the glossy finish it’s been craving but creates its own style tribe with a high-shine, patent finish in addition to all the usual features you’d expect from the best-selling brand.

When you’re as bleary-eyed as a panda, you’ll be grateful for the long, swivel cord that won’t leave you contorting your upper torso into impossible angles and the safety-conscious sleep mode will ensure that the only burnt aromas you’ll return home to are from the remains of your morning toast.

Wanna win a pair?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&C
1. Entry open to UK residents only.
2. One winner will be picked at random from ALL entrants and this winner will receive a limited edition ghd Gloss IV Styler.
3. Email details are only required to enter the competition, no details will be kept once this competition is closed and personal information will only be used to contact the winner.
4. Competition closes on 16th July 2012.
5. Winner will be notified within 5 days of the competition’s closing date.
6. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.

Did you win my Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore Giveaway?!

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 2 - 2012

The sun is finally shining!

At least, it has been over the weekend in my part of the world… this post will go live tomorrow afternoon, by which time, we’ll probably all be pushing for space on the Ark.

Remember this bundle of beauty goodies?

Well, lucky lucky…

Claire (sea.walker@****)

…scoops the lot with her memories of Summer’s past in Ireland.  Congratulations!

Thanks everyone for taking part, some of the memories were wonderful little tales that brightened my day to read them.

Stand by for another giveaway coming very soon!

The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore Giveaway

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 16 - 2012

This doesn’t really need much in the way of explanation does it?  Unless, of course, you’re living on the Seychelles or something, in which case… I hate you.  It’s now nearly July and we haven’t had much of a Summer have we?  Sure, I’m appreciating the longer daylight hours but seriously, this rain?  Not so much.  We had one glorious week back in March (that everyone apart from me has forgotten about), and almost two weeks in May… but that’s it – besides those, it’s been nothing but Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death (or something).

So, here’s a giveaway in the hopes of injecting a little summer into our grey skies.  You’re absolutely free to enter regardless of your location, just so long as it’s not sunny where you are.  If you live in the tropics, just wait until it’s night-time and none of us are any the wiser.

You could win a variety of summer-inspired goodies including: Barry M Pink Flamingo Nail Paint, Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette in Blue Had Me At Hello, Le Metier de Beaute Bronzer in Sun Drenched, and a Make Up Store lipgloss in Vide

Interested?

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me about your favourite childhood memory of Summer and I’ll pick out a name at random to enjoy the spoils. [br]

T&C
1. Entry open worldwide.
2. I will choose 1 winner at random, my decision is final.
3. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
4. Competition closes on Saturday 30th June 2012 at 23.59 BST.
5. Winner will be contacted via email.

Win a £100 Groupon UK Voucher!

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 7 - 2012

Happy Bank Holiday you lovely lot. Hope you’re all still in bed or at least indulging in some kind of guilty pleasure on this fine (probably raining) Monday morning!

I’ve got a super giveaway for you today courtesy of deal connoisseurs Groupon!

Fancy winning a £100 voucher to spend on the site? You can fritter it away on all manner of wonderful things… my latest purchases have been a six-session IPL deal which I’ve just phoned up to book and two Odeon tickets for some cut-price cinema viewing!

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CLOSED: Flash Giveaway! WIN Stuffs!

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 16 - 2012

I’ve been doing some Spring cleaning this weekend and thought I’d delve into my over-flowing giveaway drawer for some random bits and bobs to cheer up a sucky Monday!

One winner will receive all the STUFFS in the above photo which includes: an Origins eye brush, Barbara Daly Lip Tint, Sleek false eyelashes, Mr Mascara nail file, The Body Shop Facial Cleansing Pads, and a Boots 17 Travel Makeup Set (containing mini-mascara, nail polish and lipgloss).

To enter the flash giveaway (which closes tonight!), simple leave a comment below and tell me what would make your Monday brighter?

T&C
1. Entry open worldwide.
2. I will choose 1 winner at random, my decision is final.
3. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
4. Competition closes on Monday 16th April 2012 at 23.59 BST.
5. Winner will be contacted via email.

Easter Giveaway: LUSH Winners are…

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 10 - 2012

Thanks to everyone who chimed in with their bath rituals and tales of Easter debauchery!  The Gods at Random.org have wiggled their pointing fingers and chosen TEN lucky winners, each of which will receive a LUSH Carrot re-usable bubble bar.

Claire
SarahC
Vicki
Sydney Kav
Julianne
Gilian
Victoria
Dejeniera
Gemma
Liza

If you’re one of the lucky winners listed above, I’ll be in touch to request your postal details.  Thanks everyone for entering, hope you had a lovely long weekend… next BH is a month away, keep on trucking!

If you’re still crazy for carrots, this is a really cute audio interview with the LUSH product inventors talking about the origins of The Carrot Bubble Bar!

If you’re sworn off the chocolates this year, how about some LUSH goodies instead?  The high-street heroes have released some Easter treats to ensure that even the strongest of wills are unable to resist the lure of some serious bathtime frivolities.

1. What came first, the chick(en) or the egg?  Well… it depends on what you choose to wrap inside this ridiculously cute Chick Knot Wrap!  Let’s face it, whatever you buy to hide inside, this chick is gonna steal the show – especially when the recipient finds out that the wrap is made from old plastic bottles!  Don’t forget to recycle it yourself, it would make an super-cute bag scarf.

2. Ahh, my favourite – ignore the strange looks and raised eyebrows you’ll get carrying a carrot into the bathroom and get that hot tap running.  Wave The Carrot about under the running water and watch as the bath fills up with (non-carrot scented) bubbles.  Leave our favourite orange veggie on the side of the bath to dry out and it’ll be ready to go again, and again, and again!  Reusable bubble bars?  LUSH!

3. Finally, you may be sworn off chocolate but no-one would begrudge you a few sweeties.  Especially when they’re of the bathing variety.  Fluffy Egg is a candy-mania(cs) dream, scented to smell just like marshmallow, candyfloss and all that teeth-achingly good stuff.  Stick two fingers up at the diet and sit in your Fluffy Egg filled bath this Sunday, eating your Easter Eggs.  Sick. [br]

Fancy winning one of these Easter goodies? [br]

[br] I have a bunch of Carrots (geddit?!) to give away this weekend.  If you want to chance your hand at being one of TEN bathing belles to win a LUSH reusable bubble bar, leave a comment below and answer the following questions.

1. What’s your favourite bath-time ritual?

2. How many Easter Eggs have you hidden away and which one are you gonna break open first?

T&C
1. Entry open to UK residents only.
2. I will choose 10 winners at random.
3. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
4. Competition closes on Monday 9th April 2012 at 23.59 BST.
5. Winners list will be published on-site on Tuesday 10th April.

Thank you for all the Twitter and email entries for my recent giveaway to win one of five Revitalash Volumizing Mascaras (worth £19.50 each)…

… I’m pleased to announce the following five winners, each of whom will receive a Revitalash Volumizing Mascara to add some va-va-voom to their lashes!

@ladytubedriver

@powderedalmond

Dr. M. Karela (via email)

@theladiesuk

@scarie

Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch over the next couple of days to request address details and will get your prize in the post by the end of the week!

Win it! Revitalash Volumizing Mascara – FIVE up for grabs!

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 29 - 2012

Small children and babies are often bestowed with the gift of incredible lashes.  Have you looked into a four year old’s eyes recently?  Go find one and then come back and tell me that it’s not ridiculously unfair that they get such beautiful lashes.  I don’t know what happens to them over time but eventually, they too will spend their adulthoods trying to recapture the flutteryness of their youths.  Leila has some of the most awe-inspiring lashes I’ve ever seen – she has my curl and her Dad’s length… it’s a killer combination even if I do say so myself.  Me, well I need a little assistance in the lash department.  Not too much, but without a good mascara – they’re pretty insignificant.

Today, I’ve got a really lovely mascara to show you.  Not only that, but I’ve got FIVE of them to give away to you, my lovely readers.

Revitalash, the brand perhaps better known for their length-inducing eyelash conditioner also make a rather nifty day-to-day mascara.  The Revitalash Volumizing Mascara (£19.50) promises both volume and definition, the holy grail for thin, weedy lashes.

The packaging is fairly unassuming and the brush… pretty unremarkable.  There’s nothing about the product that gives you a buzz of anticipation, but they say it’s always the quiet ones don’t they?

The formula is quite, quite lovely… inky black with an almost rubbery texture.  It’s wet but not runny and leaves my lashes super-soft regardless of how many coats I apply.  From the first coat through to the third, this didn’t clump on me at all.  It pulled the lashes together at the base to create a greater emphasis on the drama but kept some really good definition right through to the tips.  One coat yields a distinctly natural result but from the 2nd coat onward, it was easily buildable into something more flutter-worthy.  Want to see?

No mascara on the left, three coats of Revitalash Volumizing Mascara on the right.  You can see the fullness at the lashline, when combined with some careful eyeliner application, the effect is dramatic.  I didn’t experience any smudging or flaking though this isn’t a waterproof product so perhaps not as suitable for those with particularly watery eyes.

Overall, I’d describe the Revitalash Volumizing Mascara as a solid all-rounder that ventures gallantly into the dramatic territory.  It’s not quite false lash effect but will see you through from day to night without any clumpiness headaches.  For stockist details, visit www.skinbrands.co.uk or buy online from lookfantastic.com

Or…

Have a go at winning one for yourself in today’s giveaway!

 

To enter and stand a chance of winning one of FIVE Revitalash Volumizing Mascaras, simply…

1.  Follow @Lipglossiping on Twitter

2.  Tweet: I’ve entered to win one of 5 @Revitalash Volumizing Mascaras in an exclusive competition with @lipglossiping http://bit.ly/xOMl1F

 

The competition closes on the 7th March at 23.59.  You have one week to enter!


T&C
1. Entry open to UK residents only.
2. One winner will be picked at random from all @Lipglossiping followers who have tweeted the required phrase.
3. Competition closes on 7th March 2012 at 23.59.
4. Winner will be notified over Twitter within 5 days of the competition’s closing date.
5. If you don’t have a twitter account you may still enter by sending me an email via the contact page using the subject line: “Revitalash Volumizing Mascara competition” and leaving your name and contact details.  If you win via this method, you will be notified by email.  No email details will be kept once this competition has closed.

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