Thursday, 28 February 2013

Lime Crime Velvetines Giveaway!


While waiting for a new delivery of Lime Crime, we thought we’d do a giveaway for you guys!

For the chance to win a Lime Crime Velvetine in sumptuous Suedeberry, just go show some love (or like!) on our Facebook page and leave a comment on the giveaway post!  

The closing date is 3rd March - best of luck! xxx

Saturday, 23 February 2013

New in: Lily Lolo Prime Focus Eyelid Primer


A product that conceals dark circles and holds eye makeup in place while feeding our skin with goodness - all at a great price? Yes please!  Lily Lolo has come up trumps with Prime Focus Eyelid Primer, enriched with luxurious Argan and Jojoba oils to gently nourish the delicate eye area.

The colour duo, Buff and Lemon, help neutralize shadows while covering redness, working well alone or to ensure your eye shadow looks just as fresh at bedtime as it did at 7am!

We found the best results from patting a fine layer on gently and blending with the ring finger… it helped our eye shadow apply smoothly, look vibrant and stay crease free.  Also great worn alone for a brighter, wide eyed look with a simple slick of mascara!

Priced at just £8.29, what’s not to love?!  Get yours here

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Valentine's Day inspired makeup look from Louise

We’re delighted to bring you the second in our series of Beauty Blogger Tips & Tutorials from Louise of Louise shares a bright, fun and sparkly look that she created for Valentine’s Day this week......

My name is Louise and I run a cruelty free beauty blog. I'm a 21 year old almost maths graduate (long story) and make up artistry student! I love animals; we have 4 cats and I'm currently pescatarian, and plan to go vegetarian when I move out. I also love reading, singing, eating and irn bru.

Twitter: @LooweezBx


My Valentine’s Day inspired look was created with the following:

MUA e\s in Shade 16 all over the eye
Neve Cosmetics e/s in Collier on lid (used wet)
Nars e/s duo in Kuala Lumpur II in crease
Black gel liner
Black mascara
The Lip Tar and Lipgloss were sent to me to include in this look.  Yaoi is amazing! It's so bright and the finish is very unusual for OCC, it's metallic and slightly shimmery.  As with all OCC Lip Tars you hardly need any, and it comes with a handy little lip brush for applying it.

I added the Lime Crime Lipgloss in Snowsicle over the top for even more sparkle.  It is a clear gloss filled with multi-coloured sparkles, it is so pretty and it smells amazing.  My lips are ridiculously dry at the moment so once my lips are back to normal I will do a swatch on this without anything underneath it to show how lovely it is.

I hope you enjoyed this and had a great Valentine's Day - I was at home with my four cats ;)

Louise is Editor of
- do pop over & give her a visit!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

New & Coming Soon… ncLA Life is a Beach! Neve Pastello Lips & Bdellium Pink Bambu Buki

NCLA Life Is A Beach!


ncLA’s Spring 2013 pastel nail lacquer collection has us longing for mild days & bright evenings…

  • As If! - lavender crème 
  • AM Beauty Sleep: PM Shopping Spree - mint crème
  • Tennis Anyone? - the perfect pale lemon
  • Don’t Call Me Peachy - pastel peach

The classiest pastels in town…  £12.50  Buy now


Neve Pastello - Bella Bellissimo Lips!

Photo: NEW in! Neve Cosmetics Pastello Lip Colour pencils - great natural & vegan formula. Which is your favourite?

Pucker up for the perfect Valentines pout with these gorgeous Pastello lip pencils from our favourite Italian brand, Neve Cosmetics. Designed to be used all over the lip for a lasting lipstick finish with pencil precision, choose from eight shades from pretty Ballerina Pink to vampish Burgundy. 

At just £3.95 each, one will never be enough!    Buy Now



Pink Bambu Buki

Photo: Pink Bambu Buki anyone? ♥ plus all Bdellium tools restocked :)

We’re ticked pink by the new Pink Bambu Buki from Bdellium! ♥  This eco-friendly professional makeup brush is made with sustainable bamboo handle and super soft vegan synthetic bristles.  Perfect for applying powder, bronzer and mineral foundation, it’s also available in sunny yellow.

Look out for more pretty in pink Bdellium Bambu - coming soon!

£14.95    Buy Now


Nails Limited

Regrettably we are no longer permitted to send nail polish outside of the UK due to new Royal Mail rules.  We’re so sorry not to be able to ship our beautiful polishes to our international customers, but this is sadly beyond our control and will affect many other retailers.  You can read more about why here.

We hope you enjoy our new launches… have you tried anything from the Neve or Bdellium ranges yet?

Monday, 4 February 2013

Valentines Beauty Prep & Gift Ideas

We’re delighted to bring you the first in our series of Beauty Blogger Tips & Tutorials from Nic of Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog.  Whether you fancy primping & preening yourself for Valentines Day or planning a gift for a loved one, Nic shares some ideas to get you in the mood for the most romantic day of the year…

Hi everyone - and thank you to CutECOsmetics for inviting me to do the first of their Beauty Blogger posts, featuring a selection of their lovely products, a couple of which I’ve had in my stash and enjoyed using for a while now.


I think we all deserve a little pampering in preparation for Valentines’ Day, even if we’re just staying at home with a lovely meal & bottle of wine, which I must admit sounds good to me as I listen to the storm outside! :)

Bodhi Jasmine Falls Bath and Shower

I’ll be starting off with an indulgent candle-lit bath, pretending I’m somewhere in the sunny Mediterranean with Bodhi’s Jasmine Falls Bath & Shower Therapy, followed by an application of Ylang-Ylang Incense Sensual Body Moisturiser.  Bodhi products don’t just smell good and feel good… they are enriched with pure essential oils and genuinely do feel therapeutic to use!

Gwidihu lip balm

As it’s still freeeeezing outside, I’ll be protecting my lips with Gwdihw Goody Hoo lip balm in Smoochy Lips in the run up to Valentines - ensuring lips stay soft and kissable!  Made with Coconut & Olive Oils, Beeswax and Calendula, this balm is naturally flavoured with Vanilla - yum!

Revolution Organics Freedom Glow

On the day, I’ll keep my make-up soft and natural with a flush of Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in ‘Blushed’ on my cheeks and lips.  Don’t be scared of this delicious bright pink… it blends out beautifully and has the most gorgeous creamy texture on the skin, leaving a really natural flush.  I love it on lips! 

It’s 100% natural and created with 85% certified organic ingredients.

Laqa-and-Co-Nookie-hot-pink-fuchsia-nail-polish Laqa- -Co-Nail-Polish-bottle-Nookie 

Laqa- -Co-Nail-Polish-Nookie Laqa- -Co-swatch-Nookie

Laqa & Co nail polish is now available in elegant slim bottles, which personally I find much easier to use than their original click up pens (cute as they are!).  Nookie is a gorgeous fuchsia toned hot pink, which applies beautifully and the pigmentation is insanely good - this is just one coat!   Mad as it sounds, something about this reminds me of OCC Lip Tars, except for nails - the opacity, depth of colour and smoothness. Try it and tell me if you know what I mean!

So that’s me… smelling Bodhi sensual, with soft Smoochy lips, flushed cheeks & hot pink Nookie Nails!  Click on the green links above for more details on each of these products.

Will you be pampering yourself for Valentines, or just because?  Let’s face it… do we really need a reason girls?! ;)

Nic is Editor of Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog - do pop over & give her a visit!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Working with Beauty Bloggers

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We really value the support we receive from Beauty Bloggers, from choosing to support a small retailer like us, to reviewing our products on their own sites.  We also learn a lot through their knowledge and enjoy their refreshing honesty.

While we’ve worked with some of our favourites for a while (thank you guys!!), we’ve decided to launch a series of Beauty Blogger Tips & Tutorials right here on our own blog.  Not only will bloggers be sharing what they think of our products, they’ll be telling us how best to use them and providing an insight to their favourite beauty tips.

We’re excited to see what they will come up with and hope you are too!  If there’s anything in particular you would like a beauty blogger to share their experience of, do let us know.

If you’re a Beauty Blogger who would be interested in working with us, please do get in touch.  If we feel you and your blog are a good fit for us and our brands, we’d love to have you on board!

You can contact us by commenting below or via Twitter, Facebook or email.

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