Showing posts with label competition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label competition. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Review & Competition: Too Faced A Few Of My Favourite Things Holiday Set

Too Faced are good at palettes - and one of this year's Christmas offerings is an absolute corker.  A Few Of My Favourite Things may be quite wordy, and even worse put a certain annoying song in your head, but it's full of gorgeously soft eyeshadows and well pigmented cheek products, and comes with a mini mascara and a lipstick.  What more could you need?  Read on for an in-depth, picture heavy review and EVEN BETTER!  A competition to win one of your very own.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Review & Competition - Fudge Urban Hair Chalks

Fudge have released some hair chalks - and unlike the L'Oreal Professional chalks doing the rounds at the moment, they're powder based, rather than a liquid.

The powder makes for a slightly easier, albeit less intense application.  Simply rub the domed top of the product onto the hair, set with hairspray, and go.

I do wonder how quickly this product would run out - the colour isn't particularly high above the neck of the packaging, and once the colour dips below the neck, I'd imagine it'll get pretty hard to use.

Anyway, to show you the full effect I needed to test out this lovely red hair chalk.  Obviously, my hair is already red, so I couldn't do it myself.  Luckily, there's someone else in this house with plenty of hair.

This is my husband.  His name is Carl.  I won't refer to him as Mr London Beauty Review as other bloggers do, because he's from the North and wouldn't be having with that.  As you can see, Carl has plenty of flowing hair.  It's longer than mine.

A few minutes later, and he now has long, flowing, red hair.  Yes, I artfully arranged that lock atop his head.  Yes, he had a shower pretty much immediately after I took this photo.

And no, the Fudge hair chalk doesn't really change the texture of the hair that much - the soft, powdery texture coats the hair but doesn't weigh it down or make it sticky or crispy.  They also don't stain the hair at all, washing out easily with normal shampoo.

They're available at Superdrug, and at a mere £5.99 each, you can give yourself a DIY ombre, a bright streak, or similarly attack your other half.

But wait!

I have four chalks to give away - in white, red, blue and pink.  The competition will run for the next week, and you can enter via Rafflecoper below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: PR samples

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

WIN! Too Faced The Return Of Sexy Palette

I purchased and reviewed Too Faced's rather beautiful The Return Of Sexy palette a couple of months back, and then received another one from the brand's PR this week.  What to do with the brand new palette?  Give it away to you guys of course!

I'm running this competition through Rafflecopter, and basically if you tweet about the competition, follow me on Twitter, or like my Facebook page, you'll get one entry.  If you do all three, you get three entries.  The winner will be chosen by random selection after the competition closes on Friday 29th October.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Sunday, 20 October 2013

COMPETITION: Carex Hand Cream in Aloe Vera and Vitamin E

I don't really get excited by hand cream.  When I was offered the chance to review two new hand creams from Carex and the opportunity to give away 6 tubes to readers of LBR, though, I was interested - because these aren't just hand creams.  Carex have formulated them to provide instant hydration, long lasting moisture, and an antibacterial action.  It's that last bit which is a little unusual - most hand creams are concerned with moisture and nothing else.  These hand creams are plenty moisturising but come with the additional benefit for antibacterial action - and they're much, much nicer than using antibacterial hand gel.  You know, the alcoholic stuff which leaves your hands feeling rather dry.  Not nice, but a necessity if you travel on the Tube regularly.

There's not a great deal of difference between the Vitamin E and the Aloe Vera varieties - the scent is slightly different, with the Aloe version smelling ever so slightly more medicinal.  Both sink in quickly into the hands, leaving them feeling velvety soft and not at all sticky.  Fingers back on the keyboard within a minute.

If you're the kind of person who carries hand sanitising gel as well as hand cream in your bag, you might find that this two-in-one product gives you the best of both worlds in one tube.  I'll be slipping one into my bag from now on.

I also mentioned I have 3 tubes of each variety to give away.  This'll be a Twitter competition - just follow me and retweet the competition tweet, and you're good to go.

Disclosure:  PR samples. Competition prizes provided by Carex PR, and will be posted to the winners by Carex PR.  

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Monday, 27 August 2012

Mystery Vaseline contest!

Vaseline have another mystery flavour in the pipeline, and they've decided to begin the launch with a blogger crafting competition. Mystery tins were mailed out to UK bloggers with a juicy selection of crafty bits including sequins, ribbons and glitter. Our task: guess the new flavour and jazz up the blank tin using our creative skillz. The payoff: a trip to Paris for us if the tin is picked... and a trip to Paris for a lucky reader too.

My eyes generally light up at the prospect of anything crafty, so I was thrilled to empty out a Jiffy bag full of these exciting art supplies.

Also inside the bag were some clues as to the mystery flavour.

If that weren't enough, one of the ingredients on the tin is "wine extract"... so I think it's pretty safe to say that the new flavour is... Pink champagne.

I based my design around the famous quote attributed to Dom Perignon, the 17th century monk who was involved in producing the first champagne. On first tasting the bubbly, he supposedly said "Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!"

Whether or not that's true, it was good inspiration for my star-covered tin. I also gave it a studded edge with some some pink gem decals, and added a bit of glitter to some of the stars.

The new Vaseline flavour will go on sale in Selfridges on 5th September, costing £3.49.

We've also been told that the people at Vaseline would really like to hear your suggestions for future limited editions. So if there's a flavour you'd like to see created, let us know in the comments.

Disclosure: tin and craft bits supplied by PR

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Mavala Giveaway - The Winner Is....

Thanks to all who entered our Mavala competition in the past two weeks - without further ado, the winner (courtesy of is....


Congratulations Sarah!  We'll be in touch to get your address to send you your prize!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Grand New Year 2011 Competition: Win Stuff!

For many of us, the Christmas break is over, and we're all back at work.  Boo.  As a little lift to your spirits, we're having a great big New Year giveaway - with products worth over £140 on offer.

The rules:

  • You must either Like us on Facebook, or follow the blog via Google Friend Connect to enter
  • Leave us a comment telling us about your star product of 2010, mentioning your name on Facebook (if you Like us over there) and/or your Google Friend Connect user ID (if you follow us)
  • If you Like us and follow us, that's good for two entries per comment!
  • The competition will run for two weeks - closing at midnight on 18th January. Comments posted after this time will not be accepted.
  • Each prize is up for grabs individually, so there are eight products for eight winners!  
  • This competition is open to people all over the world! 

The prizes on offer are...

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Corrective Powder, with bonus mineral colour correcting concealers 
value $15 / £10 approx

Yaby 40-pan Magnetic Palette + 5 eyeshadows to get your collection started
value £22 approx

NYX Makeup Bag (10 makeup brush slots, 3 spaces for pencils, and zip compartment for makeup)
value £10 approx

Royal Brush Silk Pro 12 piece brush set
value £35

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in Black
value $8 / £5 approx

CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Sparkling Mascara in Black Platinum
value $8 / £5 approx

Royal Brush Essentials 12 piece set 
value £25

Sephora by OPI Mini Polish set (18 polishes)
value $48 / £30 approx

Good luck!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Winners

 Thanks all for entering!  Without further ado, our three winners are:



Talula B

Congratulations ladies!  You should have email from us at LBR asking for your addresses.  Hope you enjoy playing with your prizes.

Thanks all for entering, and we hope that Instant Nail Effects makes its way into your collection soon!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

WIN! 3 x Barry M Instant Nail Effects

I popped into town this morning and managed to bag three bottles of Barry M's latest product, Instant Nail Effects, which is causing a stir with it's magically easy crackle effect.  It's been selling out as fast as Barry M can restock it - so if you've been having trouble finding yourself a bottle, now's your chance.

The competition will close on Monday night at 9pm, and assuming the three winners give me their addresses quickly enough, I'll post the prizes the next day, which should allow the winners to get their paws on them pronto!  Unfortunately, due to restrictions with posting nail polish internationally, this competition is open to UK readers only.

To enter, all you need do is:

  • Follow the blog via Google Friend Connect
  • Leave a comment using the account you use to follow us
It'd be helpful if your comment included your email address so we can get hold of you as fast as possible, but if you'd prefer not to - just make sure you check back late Monday night when we announce the winners!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

L'Occitane Divine Immortelle Serum + Eye Treatment: The Winner

Our competition to win L'Occitane's latest anti-ageing serum and eye treatment closed on Saturday, and now it's time to announce the winner.  So, without further ado, our lucky winner is:

Anna Maria 

Congratulations!  And thanks to all of you who entered; there were some great entries and we really enjoyed reading them all.

We'll be running another competition shortly, so stay tuned!

Monday, 27 September 2010

A Little Reminder: WIN L'Occitane Goodies!

If you've not already entered our competition to win two products from the newest addition to French brand L'Occitane's skincare stable, there's still a week to enter!  It's ridiculously simple: simply follow the blog and make up a name for your own anti ageing product.

Don't miss out!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

WIN! L'Occitane Divine Immortelle Serum + Eye Treatment

French brand L'Occitane are releasing a new range of (rather dramatically named) anti-ageing skincare, which includes Immortelle essential oil, believed to help with cell regeneration and to have anti-ageing properties.  It's due to launch in October in the UK, and we've got a set of the Divine Extract serum and Divine Eyes treatment to give away to one lucky reader!  Alongside this competition, we'll also be putting samples of the same products through their paces via Sarah's Mum (thanks Sarah's Mum!).

So, if you'd like the chance of trying out these luxurious new products, you need to do two simple things; firstly, you'll need to be a follower of the LBR, and secondly, leave us a comment below (using the account with which you are a follower) answering the following question...

If you were to create an anti-ageing range, what would you call it?

Silly or simple, terrible pun or elegant name, we've all seen some very strange names being applied to anti-ageing products, and we'd like to see what you can do on the same theme!

The competition will close in two weeks, on Saturday 2nd October.  Good luck!

International entrants welcome.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Giveaway - Dove, Vaseline and Sure hampers for 3 readers

Disclosure - prizes are provided by PR for the purposes of the competition

The sun is out in London and to improve the mood even more, we are giving away three massive bumper bundles of goodies from Sure, Vaseline and Dove.

Three individuals will win the following:

  • Dove Summer Glow Beauty Body Lotion  (RRP £4.99) 250ml
  • Dove Original Beauty Cream Bar (RRP £1.54) 2x100g
  • Dove Triple Moisturising Beauty Care body wash (RRP £1.99) 250ml
  • Vaseline Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream (RRP £3.39) 50ml
  • Vaseline Intensive Moisture Locking Body Lotion (RRP £2.99) 250ml
  • Sure Crystal Clear Aqua roll-on (RRP £1.69) 50ml
  • Sure Maximum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant (RRP £4.99) 50ml

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks from today (closing on Monday 7th June). To enter, just write us a comment telling us what your favourite "basics" are. That is, the day-to-day items that work best for you and that you return to time and again. Could be deodorant, nail polish remover, body wash, anything that you buy over and over because it works well for you.

Please also include an email address, Twitter @name, blog URL or similar so we can notify the winners and get their postal details.

Good luck!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Winner of our Hoochie OCC Lip Tar contest is...


Congratulations Sarbeauty - please send us your address via email and we will arrange for your prize to be sent out to you.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Nail polish inspiration - for Illamasqua

Illamasqua are running a contest at the moment to find the inspiration for a new shade of nail polish. It closes on March 14th (Sunday) so get your skates on if you want to enter.

As I'm always banging on about duochromes, and am especially fond of those that appear in the natural world, my choice is pretty obvious. My entry to the contest is below.

Cetonia aurata - the rose chafer beetle, pictured by ParaScubaSailor on Flickr

A polish in tribute to the jewelled beauty of the rose chafer. Clinging to the fingertips like 6 delicate legs, shimmering rose gold and green like the multi-faceted wing-cases of this gentle springtime insect. Vibrant and shining, shifting colours on a blue-black base. An unconventional beauty brought into the spotlight.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

WIN! "Hoochie" Lip Tar, a brand new shade from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

As we reported earlier this week, OCC have just unleashed 4 new shades of their culter-than-cult Lip Tar - Complex, Demure, Hoochie and Vapid. They are exclusively available in the UK, along with the other 20 shades, from The Makeup Artist Boutique.

They can be pre-ordered now, and are expected to ship on 23rd March. (Use the promo code OCCLBR for 10% off your order.)

We are offering you the chance to win one of these new Spring shades - Hoochie (third from left, above) in conjunction with the girls at The Makeup Artist Boutique, who are supplying the prize.

To enter, just drop us a comment below, telling us what other products you would pair with Hoochie (for example, you might combine it with black cat-eye liner and a matching plum blush). If for some reason you're not yet following us (*nudge*, *wink*), please leave us your email address in the comment too.

The competition will close on Saturday 20th March at 12.00 GMT, when we will pick a winner at random from the entries.

(NB - Get Lippie is also giving away one of the new Lip Tars - head over to her page to enter.)

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Giveaway - the results!

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway which closed earlier this afternoon. We both very much enjoyed reading everyone's entries and feeling the vicarious "haul thrill" from your tales of cosmetic discovery. It's given us both plenty of food for thought and ideas for new products to try out.

The winners have now been selected using

I am delighted to congratulate

Pop the Fashion, who has won Prize 1:
Boots 17 Lip Glaze (Rising Star), Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara (black, waterproof), Cargo Plant Love lipstick (shade Lola), Barry M Dazzle Dust (shade 69), Boots Protect and Perfect serum (small sample size), MUD eyeshadow pan (Sienna)


Lillian Funny Face, who has won Prize 2:
Cargo Oil Free foundation (shade F20, pale/warm), Boots 17 Lip Glaze (Remember Me), Barry M Lip Gloss (Shade 4), Boots 17 Eye Dazzle (shade All At Sea), MUD eyeshadow pan (Sienna), Barry M Nail Paint (shade 284)

Girls, please email in your addresses asap to and I will get the prizes sent out to you this week.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Don't forget - Giveaway ends on Saturday

Enter before 12.00 GMT (midday) on Saturday 27th February for your chance to win one of two sets of makeup.

They're all treasures from my "backup drawer", brand new and untouched, and ready to find a happy home in your makeup bag.

Enter here.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Competitions and Offers

There are a number of beauty competitions and offers floating around on the web at the moment, so we thought we'd sum them up for you.

Firstly, our own competition is running for just over another week, and includes two prizes of lovely beauty things. Open to all, UK based or not, find out more here, and get your entries in by 27th February.

Secondly, SpaceNK are running two promotions of note: firstly, the chance to win an entire collection from both NARS and Oribe - well worth entering, and open til March 2nd. Additionally, they're running an insider only beauty evening in-store; you can purchase a ticket for £10 up until 23rd February, which'll grant you access to the event on the evening of the 24th February. You'll scoop a goodie bag as well as hints, tips, and tricks from SpaceNK artists. Find your nearest store to buy your ticket. are running a Facebook competition; you could win your favourite beauty product just by talking about a product you absolutely can't live without. Only two days left to enter this, so comment quickly!

BrandAlley are having a Pop Beauty and Pixi sale; prices from £2.50 (plus p&p). You'll need to join up to take advantage though, and postage is often slow - most things are posted after the sale ends, which for this is on the 21st February.

MAC Cosmetics are offering free shipping til Sunday: use code SHIPFEB at the checkout.

If you know of any other competitions or offers going on... share the love in the comments!

Saturday, 13 February 2010


We're giving away two prizes to our readers - each is a collection of products, mostly from UK brands. The competition is open to both UK and international readers.

To enter, just leave us a comment below, telling us about your best/biggest/most enjoyable product haul. It could be half of Selfridges or just a couple of bits from Boots, just let us know what you bought and why it made you so happy.

We've also recently introduced Google Friend Connect on the blog, so if you think we're worth following, it would be great to see your name there on the list if you've entered.

The prizes will be allocated at random to two lucky entrants.

Prize 1:
Boots 17 Lip Glaze (Rising Star), Maybelline Define-A-Lash mascara (black, waterproof), Cargo Plant Love lipstick (shade Lola), Barry M Dazzle Dust (shade 69), Boots Protect and Perfect serum (small sample size), MUD eyeshadow pan (Sienna)

Prize 2:
Cargo Oil Free foundation (shade F20, pale/warm), Boots 17 Lip Glaze (Remember Me), Barry M Lip Gloss (Shade 4), Boots 17 Eye Dazzle (shade All At Sea), MUD eyeshadow pan (Sienna), Barry M Nail Paint (shade 284)

The giveaway will close on Saturday February 27th at 12.00 midday GMT. Good luck everyone!
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