Posts tagged e.l.f

e.l.f Giveaway Winner

My e.l.f giveaway is now closed and I’ve picked a random winner!  Thanks to everyone who entered. :-)

The winner is…..


Congratulations Molly, I will send you an email now so you can let me know your address!


e.l.f Giveaway

Now that summer seems to have arrived, at least for now, I’ve got some summery e.l.f products to giveaway to one lucky reader!  So far this summer (can I call it summer yet?!) my favourite beauty product is the e.l.f nail varnish called Purple Dream.  It’s one of the nicest colours and is amazingly hard wearing.  Hopefully, you will love these e.l.f products as much as I love their nail varnish!

The first product is a set called the Shimmer Glow Kit which contains Natural Mineral Glow and a Kabuki Body Brush inside a travel makeup case which is perfect for the summer.

The second set is a natural mineral eyeshadow set, Expert Eye, containing eyeshadows, brushes, eyeliner as well as a tutorial on how to use them to create a natural look.

To be in with a chance, you just need to comment on this post and answer the following question:

What is your favourite summer beauty product?

For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway and tell me that you’ve tweeted in the comment.

The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday 13th May.

Good luck!

(UK entries only sorry)


e.l.f Nail Polish – Purple Dream

This is another brilliant nail varnish by e.l.f.  The colour is bright and summery, it stays put for days without chipping, is easy to apply and dries really quickly.  Definitely a thumbs up from me!


e.l.f Nail Polish – Copper

Here’s another of the new shades from e.l.f……

I really like this colour although it wasn’t what I was expecting after seeing the nail polish online.  The photo to the left is straight from the e.l.f website and you can see that in real life, the colour of the nail varnish is much warmer.  I actually prefer the real colour to the online image!

Like other e.l.f nail polishes I’ve tried, this one is really hard wearing and easy to apply.  e.l.f is fast becoming one of my favourite places to find good nail varnishes and I’m amazed by how cheap they are!


e.l.f. Nail Polish – Teal Blue

Last week I tried out one of the new nail polishes by e.l.f. and was majorly impressed by how long it stayed on my nails without chipping.  Another new shade that they’ve just released is ‘Teal Blue’ which is a lovely, bright blue / green – I can’t quite decide which!  After the summery weather last week, I thought it would be the perfect time to try out this summery shade but unfortunately it seems to have been raining ever since I applied it.

The colour is quite hard to photograph… it looks more like mint green here but it is definitely more blue in real life.

I kept this on my nails for five days before it started to chip!


e.l.f Nail Polish – Dark Purple Glitter

This e.l.f nail polish is such amazing value at just £1.50!  It is really easy to apply and the photo below shows two coats along with the top and base coats.  I put the nail varnish on on Wednesday morning and by today (Saturday), only one nail had chipped which I don’t think has ever happened for me with any other nail varnish I’ve used.  Usually they start to chip by the second day.  The chip is tiny as well so I’m hoping I won’t need to remove it for another few days yet.

I really like the colour but I’ve got to admit that I was slightly disappointed when it came out of the bottle.  It looks as though it will come out really glittery but, as you can see in the photo, the glitter barely shows up on my nails.  I did give the bottle a good shake before I opened it, and again after doing the first nail, but I think the glitter is just not very sparkly!  The colour is still lovely, just not what I was expecting.


Girly Christmas Stocking Fillers

Have a look at some of the Christmassy make up and other beauty products I’ve found which make really good stocking fillers or even presents all by themselves.

  • e.l.f have a great range of mineral eyeshadows for only £3.00 each.  There are lots of different colours and the eyeshadow itself is really good – it stays put all day.  The e.l.f nail varnishes are brilliant (read my review here) and I also like the Brightening Eye Color sets which again come in loads of colours and only cost £1.50 each.
  • I’ve found a website called Fushi which sells ethical beauty products.  They have some nice gift sets but I really like the lip balms (except the Organic Rescue which smells disgusting!).  Their Hydrating Lip Balm (£4.95) smells really spa like and works well.
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