Wednesday, March 30, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway Winner!

Hi dolls!

So it's finally time to announce the winner of my 100 follower giveaway!

I had over 100 comments to sift through so I'm sorry about the wait, I didn't want to miss anybody out :)

With no further ado, the winner is...


Well done lovely!

I have emailed you asking for your contact details :)

Thankyou so so much to everyone for entering, I didn't antisipate getting THAT many entries & it made me a very happy girly.

Sarah xx

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blog Lovin' Tuesday - #1

Hi lovelies!

I've decided to start doing a weekly round up of my favourite posts from the past week.

I thought it was a good idea to show some of the hard work that people put in & you might even find a blogger or 2 that you don't currently follow :)

Daisy's fab post about the gorgeous Alexander Wang lookalike bag :)

How amazing are those shoes?!? I need them in my life!

What a lovely perfume collection, it's given me lots of inspiration to bright up my spring perfume collection, my poor bank balance!

I loved this post, I've been eyeing these powders up for a while and will certainly check this out before parting with the £69.00 for all 3!

I've never tried any Botanics products before but this has inspired me to broaden my horizons and give this a go!

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!

If I don't already follow your blog please feel free to pop a link in the comments below, I don't want to feature the same blog week in week out & I love checking out new blogs :)

Sarah xx

Sunday, March 27, 2011

NOTD: Revlon - Peach Smoothie 345

Hi dolls, I hope you all had a great weekend :)

I thought I'd show you all a new favourite of mine...

Revlon - Peach Smoothie [345]

As you can see this is a gorgeous peach nude, the perfect shade for spring!

This was 2 coats with a topcoat, it was tricky and quite streaky but I got there in the end. Are all Revlon polishes like this?!

This is a polish from the new scented range and this one smells DEVINE! I wouldn't say it smells peachy but it's sweet and yummy, I can't resist having a sneaky whiff every now and then!

Revlon polishes are currently 2 for £8.00 in Boots which is a steal considering they usually cost £6.29 each.

I also picked up 'Tropical Temptation' & I'll do a NOTD on this when I get around to trying it out.

What are your favourite Revlon polishes?

Sarah xx

Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Eylure - Lashfix

Hi Lovelies!

I bought this eyelash glue as part of my mini ASOS haul & I thought I'd share my thoughts on it :)

Eylure - Lashfix

This is the applicator, a really handy and easy to use plastic spatula.

It makes applying the glue to the lash easy, although it can get a little messy!

Like most eyelash glue it applies white and dries clear...

You'll have to excuse the shoddy application, I only applied the lash for photographic purposes. I didn't go out like this, honest :)


The price
The amount of product you get
Long lasting
Easy to use
No negative reaction to product


Availability (Only seen this on ASOS!)
Bottle can become messy

As you can see I like this product... alot!

Priced at around the £2.00 mark (I can't remember exactly) It's a bargain, I've paid much more in the past for worse eyelash glue... Revlon... Ahem!

I was going to pop a link to the product on ASOS but I can't find it! I think it might be out of stock at the moment.

I really want to try Duo glue and I think this may be my next choice once this has run out.

What is your favourite eyelash glue?

Sarah xx

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Currently Loving - March

Hi lovelies :)

I don't do this type of post often as my favourite products rarely change but these are my 'go to' current favourite products...

1 - Revlon Photoready foundation

I loved this foundation last year and I recently bought another bottle of it and it has reminded me just why I love it. This foundation leaves me looking fresh and dewy but still covers imperfections, lovely!

2 - Rimmel Silky Loose Powder

This has been a long standing favourite of mine & I love setting my foundation with this powder. It isn't too matt & being translucent doesn't end up looking cakey at all.

3 - Garnier Intensive 7 Days Moisturiser

Love this! Smells gorgeous and leaves my skin feeling very soft. Not thick and hard to work with like a body butter, perfect for spring/summer!

4 - No. 17 'Forever' Nail Polish

The perfect nude polish, for my NOTD post on this nail polish click here.

5 - ELF Studio Powder Brush

I've been using this brush for my liquid foundation and setting powder, I actually did a full review on this brush a while back, click here to read it :)

6 - No.7 Eyeshadow Blend & Contour Brush

The perfect eyeshadow blending brush & for the bargain price of £1.75 when bought using a No.7 voucher!

Sarah xx

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mini ASOS Haul

Hi dolls :)

I'm sure you're all aware of the ASOS deal that Groupon had last week, you bought a voucher for £9 and got to spend £20 on ASOS.

I can never resist a bargain so me and the girls at work all bought the vouchers and eagerly awaited our codes.

I placed my order on Friday and this is what I picked up:

Black Camisole Top
Black Bow Belt
Eyelure Lashfix Eyelash Glue
Soap & Glory Heel Genius
Batiste Diva Dry Shampoo

Can you believe that this little lot only cost me £9?!?

I'd also like to add that I placed my order on Friday evening using the free saver delivery and my order arrived today (Tuesday) how quick :) I've paid for delivery in the past that has taken longer!

I can't wait to try my bargains out & I'll be sure to review the beauty products.

Did you use the Groupon voucher? If so what did you buy?

Sarah xx

Monday, March 14, 2011

NOTD - No.17 'Forever'

Hi lovelies! I Hope you're all having a good Monday :)

What a bloody day I've had! I started jury service today, if you ever have the misfortune of being called up all I will say is make sure you have plenty of books and others things to keep you occupied. The waiting is redic!

On the way home I missed my stop on the train and had to get off at the stop after, not a problem I thought. An hour later I was wandering around the park/woods totally lost bawling my eyes out! My stepdad came and rescued me in the end, I've never been so relieved! You'd never know I'm a grown woman :)

Anyway... Onto the NOTD...

No.17 'Forever'

How pretty is this nail polish :)

It's a pinky nude, very on trend for spring!

This is 3 coats and a coat of Seche Vite (which for the record is going gloopy, bad times!) I'd say 3 coats is needed, any less and you will see VNL.

I can't recommend this nail polish enough and at £2.99 I'll be picking another one up!

What are your favourite spring shades?

Sarah xx

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge - I Just Don't 'Get It'

I don't write many negative reviews, I much prefer talking about products that I like and want to recommend to others but I need your help!

I recently purchased two Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection sponges, one for myself and one to include as part of my 100 follower giveaway. I'd seen lots of positive reviews from fellow beauty bloggers and I couldn't wait to try it out. The only problem I have is...

I just don't get it!

I've tried using the sponge damp and dry, dabbing, rubbing and using it in circular motions and nothing seems to work. It doesn't leave me looking flawless or airbrushed as others have said, it just leaves me looking patchy and I have to re-do my foundation. I really want to make this work as I've seen so many rave reviews about it. So my question to you lovely bloggerinos is... How do you use yours?!?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Sarah xx

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway! ** NOW CLOSED **

Hello ladies!

So I know this is a little late (21 followers late to be exact) but I've finally got all of the prizes and it's time for my 100 followers giveaway!

One lucky follower will win 15 prizes! I had alot of fun choosing these so I hope you enjoy them :)

The prizes are:

Soap & Glory Hand Food
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Soap & Glory Clean On Me
Chapstick Flava Craze 3 x Lipbalms
Take A Brow Eyebrow Kit
Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge
Barry M 'Mushroom' Nail Polish
Barry M 'Dusky Mauve' Nail Polish
Barry M Black Kohl Eyeliner
MUA Blush 'Shade 4'
MUA Lipgloss 'Shade4'
Rimmel '100 Glam Ice' Eyeshadow
Rimmel '500 Posh Peacock' Eyeshadow
Sleek 'Pink Cadillac' Pout Polish
Sanctuary Thermal Detox Face Mask

Phew! That took some typing!

This is my way of saying thankyou to my gorgeous followers, I never thought anyone would read my blog & I appreiciate every follower and comment :)

So thankyou!

If you'd like a chance to win then this is how you can enter:

For ONE entry: Leave a comment on this post with your name & email address.

For ONE extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway, remember to mention @xbeautygeekx in order for me to see it! (the link to follow me on twitter is on the left)

For ONE extra entry: Write a blog post about this giveaway leaving the link to the post in your comment.

For TWO extra entries: Feature this giveaway in the sidebar of your blog with the link to your blog in your comment.

It's upto you how many entries you decide to have, the more you have the more chance you have of winning! Please only enter once though!

Now for the boring bit... (the rules)

You must follow this blog via Google Connect.
You must be 16 or over to enter this giveaway or have your parents permission.
This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
New & old followers can enter, just make sure you follow via Google Connect.
All qualifying entries will be entered into and a winner will be selected at random.

This giveaway will close on sunday 27th March 2011 18:00 GMT.
Any entries after this time will not count.

Good luck!

Sarah xx

Monday, March 07, 2011

Glamour Magazine - Clinique Goodies!

So I know this is probably the 50th post this week you've read about this great offer but I couldn't resist putting my two cents in!

If you're not aware (& I'm sure you are!) Glamour magazine are giving away a free Clinique product with every copy, there are 10 products collect worth a massive £80.00 in total!

I hunted high & low and ended up visiting 3 different shops to pick up 4 copies!

This is what I managed to get my mitts on:

Clinique 7 Day Scrub
Clinique Moisture Surge
Clinque High Impact Mascara
Clinique Take The Day Off

I'd really like to pick up 'all about eyes' & then I'll be a happy bunny!

What products did you manage to find or what are you hoping to snap up?

Sarah xx

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Mini March Haul

Hi girls, this is just a quick post to show you what I've picked up this week. When I say mini haul I really do mean MINI! Now that I'm learning to drive I'm spending alot of money on that rather than clothes/products. This will not stop me from picking up the occasional treat though!

River Island nude jelly shoes - £12.99

Garnier 7 day moisturiser - £2.99
Revlon Photoready Foundation - £12.99
No.17 Lasting fix nail polish 'forever' - £2.99

All purchased from Boots.

Primark aviators - £2

Lipsy grey mac - £45.00

The mac is my favourite thing I picked up, a bargain at £45.00 reduced from £65.00! I couldn't resist picking it up.

Have you bought any picked up any bargains recently?

Sarah xx

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Primark Take A Brow Eyebrow kit

Hello girls, I hope you all had a great weekend!

I originally saw this 6 months ago if not longer when Amy (Dazzledust25) mentioned it on her blog & YT channel & I wanted to try it so so much!

Everytime I went into Primark I would check the beauty stand and it was never there, Fast forward 6 months and to my utter shock it was there, I grabbed it at lightening speed!

Primark - Take A Brow kit.

Included in the kit:

Light powder
Dark Powder
Eyebrow pencil
Eyebrow brush
3 x eyebrow shapers

As you can see you have everything you need to create the perfect brows.

The only thing I think that could be added would be an eyebrow comb. However most people have these and they are very cheap to buy so it's not a big deal.

The brush is also not great quality but I have others I can use instead.

There is a set of full instructions printed on the inside of the lid if you are unsure of how to use anything. I personally didn't use these as I have my own way of using the products but these would be great for a beginner.

Eyebrow before using kit.

Eyebrow after using kit.

As you can see it makes a massive difference to how my eyebrows look. I'm not one for really dark or prominent eyebrows but I do like to fill in the gaps and make them look tidier.

If you haven't already guessed I am in love with this kit.

I can't believe such a good make up item has come from Primark & it has completely exceeded my expectations.

The best thing about this kit is it's price. £3.50!!!

Similar kits cost well over £20 so this is a BARGAIN!

If you haven't already tried this then I cannot recommend it enough.

I liked this kit so much that I decided to pick up another to include in my 100 follower giveaway where 1 lucky follower will win 15 products! I will be posting the giveaway later this week.

I hope you all have a great week xx