Thursday 5 November 2015

2nd BLOG BIRTHDAY + Giveaway!!!

Hi everyone, tonight there's going to be a myriad of colours in the sky, deafening bangs and bright flashes, and a whole load of sparkle in the sky, because it's firework night Yeay!!  It's also my 2nd Blog Birthday!!! :-D  Wahoo, popping party poppers and waving balloons here (well I can pretend).  So as always when I have a milestone on my blog, I'm running another giveaway :-)

Finally I want to say a massive THANK YOU because I am so, so grateful for every single person that follows my blog or that follows me on Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest etc, anyone who's ever taken a minute to comment on a post or a tweet, or shared and liked one of my posts, you all mean a lot to me because without you I wouldn't have anyone to read my ramblings :-)
***** THANK YOU *****

Now I didn't want to just do this post as a basic 'thank you' post, I wanted to do something extra and because of the particular item I've chosen for my giveaway, I thought I would write a little review on an item I bought the other day, Tanya Burr's gorgeous eyeshadow palette Galaxy, from her new collection.

I picked this palette up from Superdrug last week for £6, now sadly like most of the 'YouTuber' products, they aren't sold in my local store so I order this online and it was delivered within a few days to my local for free.
First let's just admire the adorable packaging for a minute!  Seriously, how cute are these palettes, in fact I'm completely loving the new look of the entire range, it's so pretty, girly and classy!  I love that the palette also comes with a good size mirror, a heart shaped one at that! And the box even has a good strong magnetic closure, so the eye shadows won't get damaged if you pop it in your hand bag.

I chose this palette over the other two available because I just love the selection of shades in this set.  Galaxy seemed to offer the shades that I knew I would really get the most wear out of, I also really liked the highlight shade more than on the Fairytale palette and with Hollywood, I thought those shades might be a little too 'gold/bronze' toned for me.  Also I just have to say, Ioving the names of these palettes, in fact the whole TB range, the names are all so cute, so well done Tanya for picking them :-)

Each individual shade also comes with it's own name too; Snowflake is a beautiful bright shimmery off-white (ideal for highlighting), Moonlight is a shimmery taupe (a perfect everyday shade), Storm Sky is a matt rusty/brown (great for darkening the crease) and Starry Night is a glittery dark brown/black shade (great for a glittery smokey eye or as a smoked out eyeliner).

Each shade is also really pigmented, apart from Stormy Sky which is a little on the pale side, but I think it'll be great for just adding a little bit of dimension and shadow, and for blending the other shades.  They blend really well without loosing density and they don't feel chalky too powdery, the quality is really great for just a £6 palette.  I haven't tested out how long they last yet but going by how they swatched I bet it'll be a good long while.

I really love Tanya's other products in the range too, so I'm looking forward to getting some more, especially the glosses :-)  I have several from her original line which I really love and still use all the time.

And now for the giveaway!!! :-)  As a thank you for sticking with me, I want to give you a gift from me, so I am giving away to one lucky winner, the Tanya Burr Deck The Hauls Christmas Advent Calendar!  This is an exclusive product to Superdrug (which seems to be constantly out of stock), I was even trying for over 3 weeks to buy this for you guys and finally perseverance prevailed and I managed to get hold of one calendar, I don't even have one for myself :-(  This is a limited edition product from Tanya Burr's cosmetic range, so once they are all sold out and Christmas is over, you'll never get them again.

*Just a little heads-up, below the picture I've written a list of the items that are included in the calendar, so if you don't want to know and fancy a total surprise when you open each of the 12 doors, scroll down now! :-)

This calendar contains :- 2 nail polishes (Under The Sea, Carnival Night), 2 sets of eye lashes (Girl Next Door, Party Girl, lash glue), 2 eye shimmer pots (Creme Brulee, Starry Night), 3 midi lip glosses (Bewitching, Candy Frost, Macaroon), 2 nail files and 1 compact mirror.

To enter, use the Rafflecoper widget below.  The giveaway will last for 2 weeks from today and you can enter as many times as you would like.  Please read all the T&Cs below and I can't wait to read your answers to my question.  Good luck :-)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The Rules:
©    To be in with a chance of winning my 'Blog Birthday Tanya Burr Calendar Giveaway', enter via the Rafflecopter widget
©    Please make sure you leave your first name and email address or twitter name in the comments, so that I can contact you if you win
©    There will be only one winner
©    This giveaway is open internationally
©    You must complete all 3 mandatory entries before you can access any of the extra entry options
©    This giveaway will run for 14 days from Thursday the 5th of November 2015 until Thursday the 19th of November 2015, 12.00am gmt
©    Once the giveaway is over, I will contact the winner directly via email or Twitter, once the winner has been contacted they will have 72 hours to reply or a new winner will be selected.

Until next time, stay happy and good luck

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