Winter Beauty Essentials

Winter Beauty Essentials

Sponsored by Single Edition Media

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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.
katy perry mad love perfume

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. 

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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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katy perry mad love perfume

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!

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  1. 17th November 2016 / 11:47 am

    Obsessed with the Nyx Liquid Suedes at the moment!

  2. 17th November 2016 / 12:08 pm

    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

  3. 17th November 2016 / 1:42 pm

    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

  4. 18th November 2016 / 12:42 am

    I am loving Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

  5. 18th November 2016 / 2:12 pm

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

  6. 18th November 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I love perfumes and my favourite right now is Channel no5 🙂

  7. 18th November 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I love the Smashbox master class balance and brightening palette

    Lynsey Buchanan

  8. 18th November 2016 / 4:40 pm

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

  9. 18th November 2016 / 6:46 pm

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

  10. 18th November 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Love Bobbi brown cream eyeshadow

  11. 18th November 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Clinique 'Anti Blemish' foundation.

  12. 19th November 2016 / 2:05 am

    Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

  13. 19th November 2016 / 10:12 am

    I love clinique smart serum

  14. 19th November 2016 / 11:11 am

    Obsessed with garnier moisture bomb mask x

  15. 19th November 2016 / 12:57 pm

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

  16. 20th November 2016 / 10:04 am

    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.

  17. 20th November 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I am obsessed with my mac foundation it is super smooth and makes me look great haha 🙂

  18. 20th November 2016 / 10:25 pm

    No 7 serum I love the stuff!

  19. 21st November 2016 / 4:57 pm

    Channel no5 always has a place in my heart!

  20. 22nd November 2016 / 1:29 pm

    I absolutely love the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant!

  21. 22nd November 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Gotta love Miss Dior

  22. 23rd November 2016 / 2:11 am

    Urban Decay Revolution High Colour Lipgloss xx

  23. 23rd November 2016 / 7:36 am

    Benefit Hoola 🙂

    Thanks for a gorgeous giveaway! x

  24. 23rd November 2016 / 9:26 am

    Lush Rose Jam shower gel. I smell gorgeous!

  25. 23rd November 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I haven't found anything awesome to rave about yet

  26. 23rd November 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I'm loving Liz Earle Hand REpair at the moment

  27. 24th November 2016 / 12:23 am

    loving my urban decay nude palette

  28. 24th November 2016 / 12:27 am

    LOreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Eye Roll-On

  29. 24th November 2016 / 12:28 am

    at the moment it is soft musk deodorant and perfume

  30. 24th November 2016 / 5:16 am

    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!

  31. 24th November 2016 / 8:06 am

    Benefit eye brow pencil it's fab x

  32. 24th November 2016 / 9:01 am

    No7 mascara 🙂

  33. 24th November 2016 / 9:45 am

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

  34. 24th November 2016 / 11:07 am

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

  35. 24th November 2016 / 12:46 pm

    I'm in love with my urban decay liners x

  36. 24th November 2016 / 1:41 pm

    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

  37. 24th November 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I love Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

  38. 24th November 2016 / 4:07 pm

    I love younique liquid foundation xx

  39. 24th November 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Clinique 'Anti Blemish' foundation.

  40. 24th November 2016 / 9:06 pm

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

  41. 24th November 2016 / 9:58 pm

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

  42. 24th November 2016 / 10:25 pm

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

  43. 24th November 2016 / 10:44 pm

    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

  44. 24th November 2016 / 11:34 pm

    BURTS Bees tinted lip balms are so BEE-UTIFUL

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