Today’s post has been a long time coming, but I’m still just as excited to share it with you.
A little while ago I entered one of my favourite bloggers’ giveaway as it was such a lovely opportunity! Sarah of Things Sarah Loves chose to host the most amazing competition where she selected three brands, three product types and the competition entrants could select which colour/shade they wanted.
This was the first giveaway I had come across of this kind and I thought it was a clever little touch, as it meant that the prize would be tailored to the winner’s tastes and more likely be something which they would appreciate.
The options were:
- A Charlotte Tilbury Cheat Re-Shape & Re-Size Lip Liner (colour of your choice).
- A L’Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss (colour of your choice)
- A chunk of Lush soap (you chose which)
- A little Scottish surprise goody.
So with a list like that I’m sure you can imagine I was absolutely astounded to have won. I am so grateful to Sarah for her generosity and personal touch…
As every blogger knows, when it comes to certain brands there are popular products which seem to get everyone hooked, so I placed my trust in my fellow bloggers (Sarah included) and went for the beautiful shade Pillow Talk (Charlotte Tilbury). Despite having matching names I am ashamed to say that this is my first product by Charlotte Tilbury, although with the brand’s recent announcement of a collaboration with John Lewis I think I may just become a regular, as the make-up counter will be more accessible, as opposed to just in Selfridges.
So as you can probably tell in this photo I used the liner before I photographed it (patience went out the window!) and I love it! Fortunately I have a L’Oreal lipstick to match perfectly and together they make a brilliant combination!
Now who doesn’t love Lush? I hadn’t actually tried any of the soaps before, but I am so glad I did! It smells delicious for a start, and I love body products which smell especially fruity.
As mentioned I am a fan of L’Oreal lip products, and so choosing an infalliable mega gloss was no problem at all! I went for a candy pink shade named ‘For The Ladies’ (206) and it literally does what it says on the tube, and gives an amazing glossy look without being sticky. It’s a dream to wear and I simply adore the colour.
The surprise Scottish goodie was absolutely adorable! I couldn’t believe how cute Sarah was by completely personalising the package, it added to the excitement of receiving a jam packed parcel in the post. I have never been to Scotland and it’s on my list, so to receive a souvenir from a beautiful blogger at the other end of the UK was amazing.
Finally, this card is something I will treasure forever, it might sound ridiculous but to receive something from somebody I have not met (yet!), which has been handwritten is the perfect touch to this already amazing giveaway win!
So thanks a million times over to Sarah, be sure to check out her fabulous blog here, she’s so lovely, with with something different for everyone to enjoy. Plus, Sarah has just taken over #ltbloggers (lunchtime bloggers) so if you are interested in hosting a chat or would like more information, follow the link here or you can send her a tweet.