Thursday, 17 November 2016

Winter Beauty Essentials

Winter Beauty Essentials

Sponsored by Single Edition Media



On first impression, it might not seem like a very winter-y post, but pink is a colour that's suitable for all seasons, right? Although my wardrobe is lacking in colour, it doesn't mean my beauty cabinet should be.

Today I have gathered some of the beauty products I’ve got mad love for lately, in the theme of PINK, Starting with the one that inspired this blogpost, Katy Perry's Mad Love Eau de Parfum*.

If I ever get the chance to meet Katy Perry, I’d imagine that Mad Love, her new perfume, is exactly how she would smell. 

On paper, the packaging design of the perfume sounds like it could’ve been dreamt up by a blogger. The outer cardboard carton packaging is a mix of pastel pink with white marble effect. The bottle design itself it a pink potion bottle with a white marble effect lid. Oh, you had me at ‘marble’, Katy.

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Winter Beauty Essentials


It isn't your typical Winter fragrance, but it is definitely a scent that will cheer you up this season, especially if you're more of a summer girl like I am! I'm sat here wishing for sunny weather.

The perfume itself could be described with words such as ‘candy’ and ‘cute’, but that’s the whole brand of Katy Perry and she’s captured it well as a fragrance - ideal for fans of Katy but it's such an inoffensive scent that I think most people would take to it quite well! I actually love the sweet, fruit, girly fragrance which has notes of peonies, grapefruit, apple sorbet and strawberry. 

The most prominent scent is the strawberry, that’s what you smell as soon as the perfume is freshly sprayed. The dry down scent is a creamy coconut and sandalwood which cuts the sweetness down. 

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Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream

I have a few of these lying around (read: never ending supply) as they seem to be included in almost every one of their gift sets. Not that I'm complaining because it is one of the best hand creams ever. Hand Food is Soap & Glory's award winning hand cream made from shea butter, macadamia oil, and marshmallow - all combined to make a hydrating moisturiser to pamper your hands with.

Umberto Giannini Miracle Worker Smooth Serum*

This is a little miracle worker! I use 3 pumps of this fruity scented serum on towel-dried hair before blow drying to add shine, tame and de-frizz me ol' barnet. I recently dyed my hair again so I'm using serums and quick treatments to keep it looking healthy, especially when I know I'm spending the majority of the day outdoors.


Bareminerals BarePro*

This doesn't fit in to the pink theme, I know, but I just had to give BareMinerals BarePro a mention (I also don't have a foundation that is packaged in pink!).

 I have seen mixed reviews but I've personally got on well with it. I think it is marketed as a foundation you can wear on it's own and I think theat the coverage may be too light for some. It *might* make a difference if you use BareMinerals Core Coverage Brush to build the coverage, as it packs the powder on but I keep it simple by sweeping BarePro foundation over a BB Cream to cover, mattify, and set. 

To let my skin breathe for a day, I use it on it's own when I can't be bothered to add a proper base. The selling point for me is that it's non-comedogenic (doesn't block pores).

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Lily Lolo Lip Gloss (English Rose)*

I am very picky when it comes to lipgloss. I dislike that gloopy texture but these days, the formula has improved a lot. A lot of brands have released non-sticky formulas but they're still sticky?! But the consistency is lighter and less-gloopy for which I am happy about! I've been a chapped mess lately, so I've been reaching for the lip gloss rather than the lippy and Lily Lolo's English Rose has been my lip colour of choice.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub

This is probably my all-time favourite body scrub, it's smells like a bowl of oats and syrup... which might sound strange if you've never smelled Soap & Glory's Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub before, but trust me!! If you like sweetly scented body products, you will LOVE this. There's a body lotion with a matching scent if you want to smell like cupcakes all day long!

katy perry mad love perfume

Now for the bit most of you are here for! The GIVEAWAY!


I have one bottle of Katy Perry's Mad Love Eau de Parfum up for grabs and all you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter below. Follow the instructions to submit your entry. The lucky winner will be contacted via email after the giveaway has ended. 

Please note that this giveaway is open to the UK only. Good luck!

Edit: The giveaway is now closed.



Katy Perry Mad Love perfume is available to buy from Superdrug and prices start from £24 for the 100ml but if you want to win a bottle, scroll down to the bottom for details on how to enter!

Sponsored by Single Edition Media


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60 comments

  1. Obsessed with the Nyx Liquid Suedes at the moment!

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  2. The soap & glory hand food is amazing, I love it for my dry hands. It's even better that the scent isn't too overpowering.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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  3. I'm not normally one for celebrity perfumes, but I think I need this one just for the packaging! Smoothie Star is one of my favourites too, I NEED to grab another tub of it.

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  4. I am loving Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

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  5. The smoothie star buttercream from Soap & Glory!! I love it!

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  6. I love perfumes and my favourite right now is Channel no5 :)

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  7. I love the Smashbox master class balance and brightening palette

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  8. fab giveaway thankyou ! im loving bioaqua face mask its so good xx

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  9. my Wife is loving Pierre Ricaud Renaissance Nuit Creme, it's her fav product

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  10. Love Bobbi brown cream eyeshadow

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  11. I love chanel perfume :-)

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  12. Clinique 'Anti Blemish' foundation.

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  13. Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

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  14. I love clinique smart serum

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  15. Obsessed with garnier moisture bomb mask x

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  16. I'm obsessed with eyeshadow right now. I'm just a beginner and want to learn all the tricks

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  17. Really love Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

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  18. Clinique 'Anti Blemish' foundation

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  19. Loving Kiss false eyelashes, they look soooo natural. I also couldn't go anywhere without my Khol pencil. I love the smokey look it gives with my eyeshadow.

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  20. Im obsessed with Snake Serum O2

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  21. I am obsessed with my mac foundation it is super smooth and makes me look great haha :)

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  22. No 7 serum I love the stuff!

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  23. I love pixi's glowtonic!

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  24. Channel no5 always has a place in my heart!

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  25. I absolutely love the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant!

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  26. Gotta love Miss Dior

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  27. Benefits Theyre real mascara xx

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  28. Urban Decay matte lipstick

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  29. No 7 beauty serum really helps my skin

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  30. Urban Decay Revolution High Colour Lipgloss xx

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  31. Benefit Hoola :)

    Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway! x

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  32. Lush Rose Jam shower gel. I smell gorgeous!

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  33. I haven't found anything awesome to rave about yet

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  34. I'm loving Liz Earle Hand REpair at the moment

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  35. Benefit Gimme Brow - lifesaver!

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  36. I love my Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume.

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  37. loving my urban decay nude palette

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  38. LOreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On

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  39. at the moment it is soft musk deodorant and perfume

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  40. I love liquid eyeliner at the moment, I've never used it up until a few months ago and now I feel naked without it!

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  41. Benefit eye brow pencil it's fab x

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  42. I am absolutely loving Benefit's Instant Comeback Serum. Since I've started using it my skin is much smoother and more radiant!

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  43. I love coconut oil and use it for so many things!

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  44. I'm in love with my urban decay liners x

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  45. Im loving bronzer, cant start my day if I havent applied just a tad of it onto my skin :) great giveaway! Fingers and toes crossed! xx

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  46. I love Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

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  47. I love younique liquid foundation xx

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  48. Clinique 'Anti Blemish' foundation.

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  49. Bio-Oil is great, it really helps my skin feel normal!

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  50. I love Olay products as they dont make my skin feel sticky or greasy

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  51. im in love with Benefit instant come back serum its perefect after sleepless nights with my baby boy to get my skin looking refreshed

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  52. I love They're Real Benefit mascara

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  53. I love my benefit fragrances! I never knew they did fragrances, they smell so so good

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  54. It has to be a charlotte Tilbury primer, it's from the new goddess skin range and it gives the most gorgeous yet subtle glow to the skin. I received a tester and I'll definitely be buying it after Christmas. It's so lovely

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  55. BURTS Bees tinted lip balms are so BEE-UTIFUL

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