28 June 2012

Shopping in Sephora - what I bought for me, and what I bought for you (with international giveaway!) [Now Closed]

I’ve obviously come over all flahulach this month – maybe something to do with not being able to see how much money is actually in my account?!  As well as the new Chanel purchases I showed you yesterday, I also picked up a few bits and pieces while I was in Spain. We don’t have Sephora in Ireland so it’s always exciting for me to come across one of these havens for those of us mad about makeup.  Keep reading to see what I picked up for myself…and what I picked up for you lot, as an international giveaway!
I had a basket full of Sephora glitter topcoats but realised they would make a massive dent in my holiday budget and reluctantly put them all back. Then I put this one back in again. I’ve lost the receipt – I know, I’m rubbish! – but I think it was around €5.

The Sephora Collection smudge shadow brush was about €15 and I’m loving this so far! It’s great for creating a smokey eye and building up colour in the outer c up to the crease.

The eye makeup remover and powder puffs are pretty self explanatory, and I also picked up a little mobile charm for my 4 year old niece, with some kiddies makeup inside.

My experience of the Konjac sponge has opened my eyes to new ways of cleansing so I snapped up this Complexion Brush, which was also around €5. It’s intended for cleaning the face and neck and is meant to gently exfoliate as well as cleanse. I’ll let you know how I get on!

And for you guys? This Front Cover Baked Powder Collection box set, which looks absolutely gorgeous and includes 10 domed powder eyeshadows, 8 eye and cheek colours, a shadowline eyeliner, double ended eye brush and cheek brush. Not bad, eh? The colour palette is lovely and versatile, with everything from greys, pinks, blues, purples and peaches.

The giveaway is open internationally, will run for two weeks from today and to enter, just follow the steps below! Best of luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


SmileLucySmile said...

I've used Frontcover before and their eyeshadows are lovely!

melita said...

I'm following via Bloglovin'
email: melita.kresic@gmail.com

Meme said...

I really want to hear about this complexion brush got one in an origins set two years ago but have no idea how to use it
It just sits by my sink taunting me...grr

Zoe said...

Following with gfc: zoe
the complexion brush sounds really interesting, i kind of want to try one out myself now! xx

dreafashionista said...

I'm following on both GFC & BlogLovin: Username: Dreafashionista

♡Missy♡ said...

Ooh wow... That palette looks very pretty .

No sephora in Australia either... But it's quite a fair way for us to get to one!

llellsee said...

Following Via GFC as llellsee

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Karen said...

Look at you being all restrained in Sephora, I'm so proud *wipes tear from eye*

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh Sephora is such a hypnotic place. Even though there are plenty here, I only allow myself to shop there when I'm on vacation--it can be so dangerous!

xo Mary Jo

Priscilla said...

following via bloglovin :)

Emily said...

Following on GFC as Sugar Dusting x

Not Just On The Inside said...

Following on GFC :)

Wish we had a sephora here :(

RedEyeDream said...

I love the colours in the palette and the mobile phone make up thingy is adorable!

Nila Kussriani said...

i'm following on GFC :)
Nila Kussriani

ZatZ said...

Following through GFC - ZatZ

Orla Cummins said...

Following Via GFC Orla Cummins.

I ♥ Sephora! It was one of my hangouts when I was in Prague! :)

The Makeup Buff said...

Wish we had Sephora here in Ireland =/ I'm following via GFC and my username is The Makeup Buff :) xxx

squigglezB said...

Great giveaway! :)

I'm following: squigglezB


Mand0 said...

Ooohhh Lovely! I wish there was a Sephora here too although it might be better for my purse that it stays away!

I'm following as mand0.

blathin said...

oooh pretty! Following through GFC via twitter @BlathinDePaor!

niamh barron said...

would love this was due a baby 2 days ago so have time to experiment with this lovely colours

Amy said...

Gorgeous, would love this amazing prize, thanks for such a fab giveaway.

Jtac said...

Fantastic prize,have never tried this brand but would LOVE to! :-)

Sam said...

This is a lovely giveaway, I also went a bit crazy at Sephora in Spain, I could live in that store, lol.

Sara said...

following with blogloving and GFC username:Sara

NiamhO said...

Gfc NiamhO.
Love this! :)

shelley83 said...

Follow through bloglovin..email: shellrudden@yahoo.co.uk

Natz said...

Fab prize!

Caren Kennedy said...

If you're not in, you can't win ... I'm in !

Nida Moughal said...

following via GFC n Bloglovin too!
sooooo wanna win it!

Thrifty Girl Loves said...


You've got a lovely blog and I love FrontCover :) Please enter me.
Following GFC Thrifty Girl Loves
Following Bloglovin' Thrifty Girl Loves
Email gallivan4@hotmail.com
Tweeted :)
Liked your facebook Ame Gallivan
And completed the other rafflecopter options.

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway! Glad I found you on BBloggers worldwide on facebook.


AJOD said...

Great Giveaway!

Clare Daly said...

Im in!

sparkle said...

Following with GFC H1sparkle
Love front cover Makeup and this blog! x

pinkshoes76 said...

gfc emily o'regan
what a stash n a fab find

Robyn Morton said...

Such a great giveaway Emma!

I'm following you on GFC as Robyn Morton

Nina said...

Hey hunny
Great giveaway thanks so much for having it :)
Following GFC Ninacarry2011
Following Bloglovin' http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/2703796/ninas-bargain-beauty

Tweeted :)

Lisa Brown said...

Follow via both BlogLovin and GFC.

GFC: smurfette

Email for Bloglovin: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

sewingmema said...

Follow via GFC - Tina Rath

Strawberree Swing said...

I am following via GFC with Strawberree Swing :) xoox THanks for doing this giveaway!

Courtney B said...

im a google follower! courtney b

vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

Amanda Lehrke said...

GFC - Amanda Lehrke

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

following via GFC geekchic21

Scarie said...

Love it! GFC: Scarie ( kmurray3)

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Following via GFC: Girlwiththeskew-earring.
Fab Give away Emma, you spoil us!

Disincentive said...

my gfc is disincentive

Chloe said...

SO jealous of your Sephora haul! :)
I follow via GFC,as Chloe.
Good luck to everyone x

Courtney said...

gfc courtzz
thanks! x

Makeup Over Mind said...

Following via GFC of course! Hope you had a great trip! Wish we had a Sephora, feels like it's been ages since I was in one! x

Sara said...

I'm Sara on GFC. My parents are jetting off to USA in a week so I'm preparing a Sephora list for them to take with them. So wish it was closer to me!!
S xx

Jeccica Simpson said...

I follow thru GFC

jeccica s.

Edel said...

I follow with blogger :)
Cool giveaway,thanks!


linda said...

GFC- linda callaghan

Azslyn said...

I follow GFC-surfersk8terpunk@hotmail.com

I need a shadow brush so bad i have never had one and i want to become a fashion makeup artist so this would so come in handy thank you so much for hosting this awesome giveaway =}

bernien said...

oh love Sephora
following via GFC and Bloglovin

Anonymous said...

Oh this looks gorgeous. I'm following on Blog Lovin

afiasan said...

Following via GFC as Afia Ahmed and blogloving and facebook.

afiasan said...

sorry just following thru GFC as Afia Ahmed and not on bloglovin as mentioned in earlier comment.
and on facebook.

Anonymous said...

Following through GFC - Name: Levin

MsDarkFairy88 said...

I love Sephora! so pretty :) Following on GFC as MsDarkFairy88 :D

Heather! said...

Wow...what a great opportunity! LOVE Sephora!
I follow via GFC as Heather!.
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Chicks said...

Following on GFC as Chicks. The Konjac sponge looks interesting, I'll keep an eye out for your verdict!

YulyaShenka said...

GFC : YulyaShenka
FB/Rafflecopter name : Yuliya Sh

YulyaShenka said...
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Fiona Darcy said...

Following on GFC as Fiona Darcy. Love the blog. great prizes.

Gintare said...

following via GFC as Gintare

VJ ~ vantalee said...

I followed on GFC under VJ :)

ne-knopka said...

Following via GFC -anna_k67


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

Frontcover Cosmetics said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review! So glad you liked Frontcover Cosmetics and we hope you enjoy frontcovercosmetics.com. Wait until you see the new A/W2012 range that features edible lip glitter, Sugar Rush! Gorgeous stuff. Love and lipstick, Frontcover x

Anonymous said...

I've never used Frontcover eyeshadows before, but I'd love to give them a go. Thanks for doing this giveaway :). GFC follower- Sabina Cenusa


Pink Hibiscus said...

I have one of the Front Cover palettes, it's so handy as I'm on the go so much.

I'm a follower on GFC (Pink Hibiscus) and on Bloglovin' too (not sure what name I'm under on that, but the blog is Daiquiris & Denial if that helps, sorry!)


OohLadyBeGood said...

GFC: oohladybegood

excelent choice, I love frontcover


ladjica said...

Following via GFC (Happyfishito). Thank you for this giveaway :)


Shelley Jessup said...

I'm very interested in how you go with the facial brush as I having been umm & ahh ing over getting one.

I'm following on GFC as Shelley Jessup (linked with my twitter account as @sjess82)

My email is jessupshelley@yahoo.com

Thank you for a fabulous competition

Fluffy hugs x

Bea said...

The eyeshadows look great, very nice colours and I love the fact that there are some colours for cheeks as well! Fingers crossed! :)
Following on GFC - Beatrice

Endless Summer said...

I am your follower via GFC /Endless Summer/

Thanks for the great giveaway! I hope I win!

queen-of-pain at yandex dot com

legs21 said...

Following on GFC as Emma Cella

ThinkOrange said...

I follow you via Bloglovin with email kokicezaponeti@msn.com

Great giveaway<3

FB/Rafflecopter name: Neon Gray

Rozzie said...
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xo, Jersey Girl said...

Awesome giveaway! Very happy to be following via GFC - Angela Peters

Francesca said...

Follow your blog with GFC as Francesca

FB: Francesca Biondina
Email: redicoppe(at)inwind(dot)it

Thanks for the giveaway! :)
I hope to win... finger crossed! *_*

dede81 said...

Following on GFC as dede81.
I love your blog, great prizes =)

gfc dede81
email frale81@gmail.com

dede81 said...

I'm following you on facebook as sara martino!

gfc dede81
email frale81@gmail.com

Filomena84 said...

i follow u on gfc filomenapi and on fb Filomena Principe

pippicoco said...

please enter me. new follower.

gfc pipppicoco
fb samantha dalmasso
twitter @samanthadalmass
mail/bloglovin matiotta@libero.it

Christin Love said...

I'm following on both BlogLovin /GFC :Christin Love

piukina said...

entered thanks ^^

GFC Francesca Scirpoli


biba92abc said...

I followed on GFC and also bloglovin :)
GFC: biba92abc
Bloglovin: biba-92@live.it

seresta99 said...

I follow on GFC and Bloglovin'
GFC seresta99
MAIL ricciolidoro1910@libero.it

Martina said...

Follow on gfc: martina
follow on facebook: giovanna d'arco
mail: laperla85@yahoo.it

Irina G. said...

Following blog via GFC, name: Ирина Гнатюк

Loredana said...

enter me please!
gfc: Loredana
fb: Loredana Macrì
email and bloglovin: loredanamacri@yahoo.it

Gothicrise said...

I follow you on gfc as Gothicrise

lebi said...

GFC: lebi
FB: Sunshine's fashion
TW: @Lebi85
BL/email: ruth_jagers@libero.it

caty said...

Im' follower via gfc
gfc: catymariposina
also bloglovin 119
email maison-@hotmail.it
fb: caterina mariposina
twitter: @mariposinacate (caterina luci)

adry said...

enter me
gfc mbilla82
fb adriana costanzo
twitter mbilla82
mail + bloglovin mbilla82@yahoo.it

cheercfa07 said...

Following on GFC as cheercfa07!


Florinda said...

Awesome giveaway! Enter me please! :)

GFC: floryfrancy
FB: Florinda Fraccalvieri
Twitter: PiccolaFlo_82

Bloglovin/e-mail: floryfrancy(at)inwind(dot)it

Finger crossed! ;)

Laura said...

Following via GFC as Laura Milan

Thanks! :-)



Ibtissem said...

GFC : Ibtissem
My e-mail : mztiss@yahoo.fr

Thank you so much!! =)

Camelia Andrasescu said...

GFC : Camelia Andrasescu

arra said...

Hi,joining dear:0

I follwed you via GFc : arra
Nice Giveaway!

Arra M.

Rubia said...

I love frontcover makeup.

Following on GFC: Rubiah

mojemakaze said...

Following via GFC - mojemakaze

stellaaamarina said...

stefy ste fb
gfc abellaa
twitter stefy
email blogvin abellaa@virgilio.it