Bloom With Harrods Beauty

Bloom With Harrods Beauty Spring GWP

If you like your skincare / makeup more on the side of luxury then this incredible Bloom With Harrods Beauty Gift With Purchase* is going to knock your socks off. This Spring Harrods are giving away one hefty GWP featuring a great selection of luxurious beauty must-haves worth up to £300, when you spend £250+ on skincare & beauty products. My mum was quite shocked with how much you had to spend to qualify for the offer but when we went through & added up how much the products she uses on a daily basis cost, she soon realised how quickly & easily she could spend £250.

So if your favourite highend foundation, moisturiser, perfume or indeed any beauty product is coming to an end & your looking to repurchase anytime soon, then NOW is the time to browse the Harrods beauty hall, either in store or online and get your hands on this beautiful exclusive offer. This Gift With Purchase is absolutely jam packed with luxurious treats and only available for a limited time.
Blooms With Harrods Beauty

So before you even get to peek inside this bag of treats you notice the pretty metallic rose gold makeup bag, its quite large, has two compartments  and is very well made, it would make the perfect travel makeup bag. I have no idea how Harrods have managed to squeeze all these beauty treats inside but you get up to 18 cult, luxurious and some of Harrods top selling beauty products. So many brands and products you will recognise.

A few of the items I’m most excited about are,

Rodial Dragon Blood Eye Masks Pack of 6 – I love using eye masks, they’re so good for giving your peepers a pick me up after a long flight or late night. I haven’t tried anything from Rodial but I have heard lots of good things about their Rodial range. These are designed to hydrate and refresh whilst also de puffing and giving an instantly bright eyed appearance.

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base 5ml – I have only heard positive things about the Burberry makeup range and it always looks so beautifully packaged. This is a multi tasking base that will protect, moisturise and illuminate your complexion. It can be used alone, as a primer or blended with foundation.

By Terry Baume De Rose 3g – I have had one of these super cute mini pots before & absolutely fell for the hype. I can 100% see why this is a cult favourite in the beauty world. This lipbalm is soothing, hydrating and nourishing, so your lips are getting quite the VIP treatment with this. Its so good to have this back in my makeup bag and I am going to enjoying using it.

Bloom With Harrods Beauty GWPHarrods Gift With Purchase

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer 8ml – A great quality nail polish & a sweet Spring shade. This will be going straight on my toes. All I need now is for the weather to bring some sunshine & my feet will be flip flop ready.

Decléor Life Radiance – Double Radiance Scrub 15ml – A wonderful spa brand with an emphasis on quality, I have tried a few products from this brand & never been disappointed. This scrub combats dullness and restores radiance to your skin. Perfect for using during Summer when you want to wear a light base, this will help your skin look full of life & radiant.

Diptyque Roses Scented Candle 70g – This is my first Diptyque candle & its just beautiful. The scent is floral & fresh, so this is the perfect time of year to burn it. I was so very happy to see this included in the GWP. Its a mini version but still it will last a decent amount of time.

Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth 30ml – This pioneering beauty balm was first introduced to the beauty industry 29 years ago, so it is a cult classic & very much at the forefront of balm cleansers. I am addicted to cleansing and think this will be so good at taking my makeup off and leaving my skin soft and clean.

Givenchy Phenomen’eyes Mascara 4g – This mascara has spherical brush designed to be precise and give you ultimate control over the brush. I love trying new mascaras, especially high end ones, so this is a very exciting addition to my makeup stash.

Kiehl’s Créme De Corps 30ml – I have used this quite a few times and have to say its one of the best body lotions out there. Its jam packed with so many skin beneficial ingredients including vitamins A & E, beta carotene and aloe vera. You apply this lotion to damp skin and you’re left with nourished, smooth & beautiful looking skin. This is 100% a body lotion you need to try.

Harrods Beauty GWP 2015

Products also included are,

Lancome Absolute Nuit Premium BX 15ml

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Nourishing Oil 3ml

Natura Diamond Life Infusion Retinol Eye Serum 3ml

Philip Kingsley Ltd Edition Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer 40ml

Revive Moisturising Renewal Cream 5ml

Robert Piguet Rose Perfection De Robert Piguet 10ml Rollerball

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infiusing Concentrate 10ml

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 30ml

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer 10ml

Also to tie in with the Spring theme Harrods have included a cute Seed Bomb – so you can spread the love and grow some pretty Spring flowers. So if you’d like to get hold of this amazing Gift With Purchase you have until the end of May – so get shopping.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

BeautyCon London 2015

BeautyCon London 2015

I am sure everyone has heard of BeautyCon the YouTube convention which is normally held in America, well the good news is this is the first year that its heading to the UK & 23rd May 2015 sees the first BeautyCon London. Are you planning on attending? Sadly I will be in Scotland but I would have loved to attend and meet up with some of my blogging friends. BeautyCon was first launched in the US in 2012 and is dubbed a beauty, fashion and trend summit where content creators and viewers get the opportunity to share ideas, attend panels & interactive discussions, learn about new beauty products and get together as a community.BeautyCon London Guest List

London BeautyCon is playing host to some of my favourite YouTubers such as Caroline Hirons, Lily Pebbles, Helen Anderson & Vivianna Does Makeup. Click here if you’d like to see the full Guest List & Schedule for the day. General Admission is £35 but there are Pro Tickets £95 and Platinum Tickets £175 available too. So depending on what you want from the day you can pick your ticket.

BeautyCon is being held at the Olympia which is a huge exhibition centre on Hammersmith Road in London and it has a dedicated tube station – Kensington (Olympia) but if you need alternative tube options there is a more detailed travel guide here.

When I head to London I always like to make it into a weekend trip or at least a night away trip because there is always so much to do & by that I mean lots of shopping & eating to do. So if you’re heading down to BeautyCon on the 23rd May & are thinking of staying overnight why not stay in a Holiday Inn, they have three hotels quite close to the venue. The closest & within walking distance is Kensington Forum, whilst Regents Park and Bloomsbury are a short distance away. I have stayed in quite a few Holiday Inn Hotels & they’ve always been affordable, friendly and comfortable.

If you want a peek as to what you can expect from the day then here is a look at BeautyCon past events.

So are you heading down for BeautyCon & making a weekend out of it. Let me know who you’re excited to see & what you’re hoping to get out of the experience.

*This is a Sponsored Post by Holiday Inn Hotels 

Armani Acqua For Life #1dayon10liters

Today 22nd March is World Water Day, I wanted to share with you a challenge I’ve been asked to undertake, as a way of brining attention and awareness to the Acqua For Life Campaign.

Giorgio Armani have teamed up with Green Cross International on their Acqua For Life Campaign and are working to give water access to more people that need it. According to Green Cross International 10 litres of water a day is considered a luxury in water scarce areas – in developed nations we use on average 100 litres of water a day.

I’ve been challenged to use only 10 litres of water over 24 hours. For me this is going to be a tough challenge because I like to have long showers & use water to cook with, not to mention I normally have a bath every night. So I think I am going to get through my 10 litre allowance quite quickly.

Acqua For Life 2015

The blue jerry can holds 10 liters, that really isn’t a lot when you look at it. Would you be up to the challenge? Am I? Make sure you check back tomorrow to see how long it took me to use up my water. Also follow the #1dayon10liters on twitter for lots of updates. 

‘Acqua for Life is a humanitarian campaign on a global scale that was launched in 2011 by Giorgio Armani. The project was created in light of a simple, yet fundamental, consideration: water is one of the most important elements of life, yet in many parts of the world, access to this essential is a daily struggle. 768 million people are deprived of a safe source of drinking water around the world. Children, being the most vulnerable, are the primary victims: 4,000 children die every day across the globe from diseases contracted by consuming unclean or contaminated water. It is a Programme / Campaign which aims to stimulate greater awareness about water safety and scarcity.

The Acqua For Life campaign is there to help provide clean drinking water and sanitation for people all over the world. Over 800 million people around the world live in water poverty which means they don’t have safe, reliable access to clean water.

Armani Aqua For Life

They also provide education, for example in Morelos, Mexico Children and parents were invited to participate in educational workshops, where they learnt about water contamination, how to avoid water-borne diseases and how to purify water in their homes. Which is so important to keep people safe and let them know how they can safely drink the water.

For myself and the other people taking part it is a bit of fun, an attempt to raise awareness and see how hard it is to have access to so little water, but this is a reality for millions of people.

If you’d like to get involved, donate or just read more about the project then you can do so here

*I have not been paid or sponsored to write this post.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Benefit Roller Lash Launch Party

The new Benefit Roller Lash Mascara* is the latest addition to Benefits makeup range & it will sit alongside their two already very popular Mascaras, They’re Real & Bad Gal. I was always more of a Bad Gal fan, They’re real was a little too crispy on my lashes & it didn’t separate them enough. Now on to Roller Lash which has been a long time in the development & I think its safe to say they have a fabulous mascara on their hands. As you would expect from Benefit the packaging is fun, girly & very cute, but the product itself lives up to expectations.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Launch

I went along to the launch event in Manchester in the cutest pink lorry which Benefit had converted into a retro hair salon. It was so much fun & the Benebabes where so sweet. We learnt all about this new release whilst eating cupcakes & drinking Champagne (of course!).

The formula isn’t going to crisp up your lashes or clump – NO CLUMPING AT ALL – hallelujah I hate my lashes to look clumpy & messy. Roller Lash grips your lashes with their fancy new brush which has tiny hooks with which you hook & roll the brush up your lashes. Simple & effective, it coats each individual lash so you get thick separated fluttery lashes that look so long and fluttery. I have been using it everyday for a week and really like the effect, my lashes feel soft & bouncy.

Benefit Roller Lash Brush

One coat of Roller Lash

This mascara has been formulated so it holds a curl & I would say it does a good job at that, better than the other two Benefit Mascaras. It lifts the lashes & helps make your eyes look open & wide awake (just what I need). I wouldn’t say get rid of the eyelash curlers but why not use them to add even more curl.

So for me this new release is a bit of an all rounder & I even picked up a copy of Elle magazine to get my free deluxe sample so I have a back up. It was just too cute to pass up. If you haven’t already then make sure you get this months Elle before it sells out as Roller Lash isn’t available to purchase in stores until March & will retail at £19.50.

Elle Magazine Freebie Benefit Roller Lash

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.