04 December 2012

Best in Beauty: November 2012 (with International Giveaway!)

It feels like we're hurtling towards Christmas at the speed of light (to the soundtrack of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, or is that just me?!). But before we get completely absorbed in the festive countdown I want to kick back for a second and pay tribute to my favourite beauty bits of November. Here's what's really impressed me over the past month.

ONE: Lush's new haircare range is fantastic and Blousey is my current fave. This gentle shampoo for coloured and fragile hair looks like a pot of mushed up bananas - they make up 25% of each pot. There's all sorts of other great stuff in there too, from spices to cocoa butter and essential oils, and they're really doing the trick: my hair feels really soft and nourished. Fabulous stuff.

TWO: Some of the credit also has to go to L'Oreal EverSleek conditioning masque, launched this spring as part of the Hair Expertise line of sulphate free products for overprocessed hair. I've tried the shampoo and regular conditioner and liked 'em, but this? This I love. It's incredibly thick and makes my hair feel silky and swishable.


THREE: Liz Earle's latest scent, Botanical Essence No 15, is a deliciously warm and spicy concoction that has been complimented each and every time I've worn it. Smells just like Christmas.

FOUR: I just wrote about this Kate Moss for Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in #110 so I won't bleat on, except to say: LOVE. And also: READ MY REVIEW HERE!

FIVE: Ditto Sally Hansen's exceptionally pretty Gem Crush nailpolish in Big Money. Twinkly and delightful.


SIX: The opposite of twinkly but just as delightful, Chanel's Le Vernis in Vertigo is a fabulous murky purple with tones of gray and brown. Moody and a little bit gothic, it looks fab on shorter nails.
SEVEN: Also from Chanel, my latest beauty purchase is this double sided makeup mirror - one side is magnified for precision application. It cost just under €30, but it's fabulous.

If you've tried anything here, I'd love to know what you thought. And what were your favourites last month?
Oh, and the giveaway! I picked up one extra lippie and one additional bottle of Big Money, for one of you. It's open internationally and to win, you just have to be a follower via GFC and leave a comment below to say why you'd like to win. Good luck!


The Yellow Sunflower said...

I would like to win the lipstick as a small special christmas present to myself! How generous of me!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous giveaway! The make-up mirror is fantastic.


Anonymous said...

That makeup mirror looks fab!! Totally worth it! Love your Bests this month!

Adele said...

Vertigo was a huge favourite of mine!
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo

piedev said...

I would like to win, because I never try all of them and I want to try it,. ^^

thanks for the giveaway

Sarah Lanagan said...

I'm a big fan of the new Lush shampoos too, the Honey one is nice but I think the Banana one just tips it. Smells yum, lathers up nicely and leaves your hair soft - winner!

Sarah Lanagan said...

I'm a big fan of the new Lush shampoos too, the Honey one is nice but I think the Banana one just tips it. Smells yum, lathers up nicely and leaves your hair soft - winner!

Cuti-CLUE-les said...

I'd love to win the Sally Hansen big money. We don't have access to them here and I'm dying to try one out

Fabrizia said...

I would love to win the Chanel mirror!
Come back soon to visit my fashion blog!
Win a Love Obsessed $50 gift card!!

she.is.the.one said...

i would like to win :)

Bravoe Runway said...

Loo fab giveaway Emma! Good luck to the participants

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You are the beauty queen dear! I always love a good sparkly nail polish!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

I have the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107 (gorgeous by the way) and was gonna buy the 110 too looks pretty! And I love anything glittery like that nail polish haha x

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the chanel nail plish ^^
Email: lie-ying_wu@live.nl
GFC: lie-ying

Sinead Waugh said...

I would super love to win as nothing is better than lipstick EXCEPT lipstick (and nail varnish) you've won xx

Stylish By Nature said...

Great Giveaway dear :)

Giveaway- 2 Lucky winners win beautiful Bib Necklace !!
❤ StylishByNature.com

Emma said...

GFC: Emma LF
Id love to win! I've wanted to try that specific lipstick shade for a while now!

P.S Im not sure if my other comment posted or not so ignore this one if it did!

Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon said...

Love your beauty finds...I would definitely love to win! Chanel products seem to be loved by all and I love your choice of lipstick. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season! If you get a chance, I would love for you to stop by and check out my post on some Christmas style and one of my favorite LBDs! Have a great day!

xo Grace

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

Love the Chanel polish! Such a gorgeous color!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win because I don't own any matte lipsticks and everyone's been raving about these lipsticks.
GFC follower- Sabina Cenusa =)

asteride said...

I'm a big fan of Lush! I use Daddy Oh shampoo And Marylin cream for blond Hair. Who does not want to win?

Irina G. said...

GFC: Irina Gnatiuk
I'd like to win, 'cause I've never tried these products.
Thank you for the giveaway!)

Chloe said...

Love Lush shampoos! I'd love to win because I haven't tried the Kate Moss lipsticks & this looks like exactly the colour I'm going for!

SarahMarshmallowSkin said...

<last time I bought something from Lush I was still a teen, don't even know why, but it was a very long time ago, so of course I would love to win it^^


stefanie gladden said...

i'd like to win because I love makeup!! i'm addicted!! :)
gfc - stefanie gladden

Princesa Gr said...

Another amazing giveaway of yours!
Why I would like to win?
Those are products that aren't available in my country, and I can either hardly find them or not , or find em double and and triple the price :)

Eimear Mc Keown said...

The shampoo sounds amazing. Will have to pop into Lush, haven't been there in ages x

Amy Fashion Blog said...

have a great week

Sunny & Star said...

I love Lush products, but I haven't tried any of their hair care products. I will have to include this when I make my next purchase.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Lulu said...

The prizes look fantastic! I haven't tried any of these products and it would be so great to try them. They look like a versatile head-to-toe beauty set)
GFC: Lulu

Rozzie said...
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Florinda said...

Awesome giveaway! Enter me please! :)

I'd like to win, because I've never tried these products. Amazing! *.*
GFC: floryfrancy

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

Finger crossed! ;)

adry said...

thank you
gfc mbilla82
mail mbilla82@yahoo.it

eva indino said...

This giveaway is simply beautiful..I love all the prizes, and I really want to win them..
my mail is eva.32@hotmail.it

MakeUp Fun said...

GFC: MakeUp Fun
I would love to win cos it will be a great Christmas gift for me! ^^
Email: sidney_3[at]hotmail.it

Tricia Coffey said...

I've never tried any of the Sally Hansen nail polishes. They all look so fab!x

antonella said...

amazing contest! Oh, and I'd love to win because I couldn't afford to buy such a marvellous loot

liliana leo said...

i like make up mirror <3

Anonymous said...

Not entering as I own both products. Love how luxurious the mirror looks :)

blathin said...

GFC - Blathin De Paor
Love these great giveaway! :)

Johanna said...

That Chanel polish is right up my alley!

piukina said...

I would love to win the Chanel mirror!

GFC Francesca Scirpoli


Haila said...
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Sherry86 said...

I'd like to win because I love beauty products and acccesories, especially Chanel :) but I own just a few pieces of this brand!

Finger crossed
GFC: Sherry86
email: fairywitch86[at]libero.it

joanna said...

I would love to win as the last month has been a bit rubbish - I have had a serious illness which has left my leg discolored/mottled/looking generally horrible. I know I should be grateful I'm okay now but it's a bit of a confidence-drain! Winning this would be such a boost.

GFC: joannacharlotte

(Also: if I have posted twice, so sorry! My GFC login is being a bit strange.)

Amy Jones said...
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Amy Jones said...

Would love big money!! Sparkly nail varnish is weakness...love it <3

Morgana DeLarge said...

Enter me, please!^^
GFC: Morgana DeLarge
I'd like to win because I love Chanel!
Email: giovannamata@gmail.com

Gothicrise said...

enter me please! I want win because I love this prize!
gfc: Gothicrise

Hana's Clay said...

I would like to win because this is amazing giveaway, i love the lipstick ^^

GFC: Hana's Clay
Email: hana_clay@yahoo.com

Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^

trelocat said...

gfc johnmspt

I'd like to win because most of the products aren't available in my country and I'd really like to try them!!!!!!!!!!!!

sonia said...

GFC: s.brandolone

Lorna said...

Amazing giveaway! I'd love to win because I never tried any of these products and their quality is extraordinary.

Thank you so much for the opportunity :)

GFC: Lorna
Email: dupy80(at)yahoo.com.ar

Ciara M said...

I love lush products they're amazing, i use snow fairy shower gel in my hair and it leaves it s shiny! I always get compliments :)

I'd love to win because I've never tried either product before and it would be a nice extra present to get for Christmas :D
GFC: Ciara M
Thank you so much for the chance!

Shaashii said...

GFC : sadi
Email : sadia.marium@gmail.com

i would like to enter this giveaway please..

bernien said...

love the makeup mirror , a real essential for the bag
GFC bernien
Email bernolan1@gmail.com

megha saraf said...

GFC: megha
Email: smartmegha_811@yahoo.co.in
I would love to win as the items r so appealing :)

Karen Hayes said...

you are very good to us, who wouldn't like to win?

ThinkOrange said...

I followed you via Facebook and Bloglovin, and now I follow via GFC too as ThinkOrange.
I'm broke and this would be a Christmas gift for me:)
Have a great dear!

zamoran sa said...

I would like to win because I have never tried this products before.

Thanks for the giveaway

email zamoran3@gmail.com

Coco said...

I'm in! A beauty goodie always makes a great Christmas gift! I've already tried - thanks to you - Lush hair line: I love their Happy Happy Joy Joy conditioner, it's an excellent product. In fact, after trying that I have purchased from Lush a few hair products to give as presents! I'd love to add a Chanel nail polish to my multi-brand collection: I already have one Chanel (shade Particulière) and I love it. This shade you got is intriguing!Lots of love Ems, you are a lovely person and always thinking of others. Thank you!

Marley said...

I like to win because I need something to make me happy! I am in finals week, I look like death and I am getting married next week! Very stressful!

Crossing Fingers!

Ciara H said...

I'd like to win because they would be great gifts and I personally would want to try some of these products! Thanks for the great giveaway!

GFC: Lucy Lee
Email: lucymichelelee@gmail.com

Mia Kenny said...

Fab products. Every girl should have some Chanel (if it's not in her wardrobe, her make-up bag is the next best thing!)