Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Giveaway! DABBA + Ravenscourt Apothecary prize (vegan and organic)

I have previously professed my love for DABBA and Ravenscourt Apothecary for several reasons. Along with a great ethic, their products are crafted with utter care and simplicity. DABBA's organic hydrosols are a must-try if you want to experience the magic of Northern plants. With only two ingredients, their floral waters are superbly soothing. Ravenscourt Apothecary, combines Victorian literature and botanical beauty, offering a range of bath salts, salves, lip balms, and body butters. Most of them are vegan, and all are handmade in the UK. The people working behind these companies are incredibly kind and passionate about what they do. To see the detailed reviews of both brands and products, click (here) and (here).  Both brands hold a special place in my heart (and beauty cabinet) and have become staples. So I wanted you to have a chance to try their products too :)

What you can win:

- DABBA "Power from the forest" hydrosol set : Heather flower, birch leaf and wild raspberry leaf (3x50ml) (here) I know some of you expressed an interest in raspberry lead water ;)

- Ravenscourt Apothecary women's fragrance sampler set (here) All the fragrances are vegan, alcohol-free, with a coconut oil base. (Neroli, rose, basil, ylang ylang among the top notes) Be warned, they smell amazing :)

Due to certain shipping restrictions, this giveaway will be Europe only. (EU/NON-EU). Next time it will be open worldwide, I promise!
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The giveaway will last from February  24 to March 02 . Prize kindly provided by DABBA and Ravenscourt Apothecary, and shipping provided by myself. All informations provided by entrants are confidential and won't be shared to other third parties. Winner will be contacted by email as soon as the giveaway ends. If no response is received from the selected winner 48 hours after the email is sent, another random winner will be chosen.

A heartfelt thank you to DABBA and Ravenscourt for helping me host this giveaway, and to all my lovely readers, fellow bloggers, friends who contribute in making blogging such a rich and wonderful experience <3

Good luck everyone! 
Take care,


Friday, February 20, 2015

Makeup bags round-up!

I noticed that I haven't really done a "What's in my bag?" kind of post, but instead I am sharing my three (empty) makeup bags, until I can finally share with you the makeup bits that actually fit in there.
The travel bag
On holidays, I always try to pack light. For skincare, I opt for multitaskers and samples. Same goes for makeup, everything needs to fit in a small bag. I bought this floral zipper bag online a few years ago, and it's been my designated travel bag ever since. Since it only has one compartment, I basically throw everything I need in there (I make sure that there's no risk of product spillage though). It might not the be the most organized bag, but I'm okay with that ;)
The on-the-go pouch
A perky coral pouch from a Korean brand named Monopoly. Korean, or more generally Asian stationary and accessory boutiques are my weakness. You can find so many quirky, cute, but also inventive products. Small enough to fit inside a handbag, but big enough to put all your makeup essentials, such as lipstick, balm, blush, mascara, and a few other bit and bobs. Besides the aesthetic touch, a clear pouch makes it much easier to pick what I need.

The favorite one
I think it's pretty self-explanatory why I affectionate this one particulary hehe. As soon as it came out, I ordered it on Sewlomax. Designed in London, these makeup bags, created by Emma Lomax, have beautiful hand embroidered details. A canvas outer material, with a pink nylon lining, and an adorable bobbin zip detail, which is the signature of the brand.  The soft nylon lining adds a cushiness, which also protects the products from breaking. You'd be surprised by how much room there is. I can carry more than my essentials in this. Sewlomax ships internationally, and I'd advise you to follow Sewlomax on Twitter, because Emma frequently offers amazing deals and giveaways. The shop is constantly adding cute items to the collection. Right now, they have beautiful pastel pouches.

What is/are your favorite bag(s)?

Take care,

Friday, February 13, 2015

Makeup day! Ere Perez Cosmetics review

I had heard of Ere Perez for quite some time, as it's a popular Australian brand, so I was very excited when I was contacted to try out several products*.
Ere Perez Cosmetics has been active for 8 year, and how could I not be drawn to the crisp white packaging, the variety of the line and the reasonable price (well at least in AUS dollars).