Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Give and Make-Up ....................

The scale of domestic violence in the UK is staggering: one woman in four will experience it at some point in her lifetime and two women are killed by a current or ex-partner every week.

When these terrified women are fleeing for their lives the last thing they think to pack is their make up bag!
 
Give and Make Up is a philanthropic initiative based solely around the hard work of their volunteers and supporters. They have liased with Refuge, Women's Aid and businesses to provide some daily essentials for these Ladies and their children.
 
We in the beauty community on You Tube and blog land have all manner of lotions and potions many unopened and will remain so for a while. Please have a look at what you have that could make another woman's day a little more bearable.
 
You can find a local refuge, contact them directly or with the help of BeautyBay.com make up a parcel and send it. BeautyBay are offering to pay for the postage and give you a 10% discount code once they receive your parcel.
 
These are the things they are looking for:-
 
Everyday Essentials
Shampoo
Conditioner
Bath/shower gel
Deodorant
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Body lotion
Feminine hygiene products
Shaving products
At-home hair dye colouring kits

Skincare
Cleanser
Toner
Moisturiser

MakeUp
Foundation
Concealer
Powder
Blusher
Eyeshadow
Eyeliner
Mascara

Tools
Makeup brushes
Makeup bags
Hairdryers
Curling tongs
Straighteners

Baby Products
All of them!

*please note - they can only accept new items of anything with an applicator wand e.g. Mascara/lip gloss/concealer

GWP (Gift with purchase) sizes are fine, as are samples.

Anything that has been lightly used is also fine - if you would happily give it to a friend - they'll take it!
 
 
For all the information go to http://www.giveandmakeup.com/
 
And please try and out a smile on someone's face :0)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

My Review of Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml

Originally submitted at Fragrance Direct

Vera Wang Princess is a charming, fruity vanilla fragrance. Sparkling in a breeze of lady apple and waterlily... Sweeping into ripe pink guava and Tahitian tiare flower... Tempted to taste wih dark chocolate and pink frosting accord, Forbidden woods and chiffon vanilla. Jewel cut heart shaped bott...


Meh!

By Jools from South Yorkshire on 2/19/2011

 

2out of 5

Pros: The bottle is nice

Cons: Smells weird, Doesn't Last Long, Too Weak, Expensive

Best Uses: Use to layer with another, Not at all

Describe Yourself: Young At Heart

Fragrance Type: No idea

Didn't like this at all, the Glam Princess is much nicer in my opinion but perhaps if this was layered with another it may work.

(legalese)

My Review of Vera Wang Glam Princess Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml

Originally submitted at Fragrance Direct

Glam Princess is the new Sparkling, Enticing and Delicious fragrance from Vera Wang.
Inspired by the signature princess botlle, Glam princess shows the enchanting side of a Princess.

With top notes of Guava, juicy pear and crushed red berries, with a heart of Liquid honey, orange bl...


Floral fresh

By Jools from South Yorkshire on 2/19/2011

 

4out of 5

Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Cute Bottle, Great Price

Cons: Doesn't Last Long

Best Uses: Everyday

Describe Yourself: Young At Heart

Fragrance Type: Floral

Cute bottle, nice smell, not overpriced :0)

(legalese)