My UK Spring Beauty Giveaway! | Nationwide ‘Til May 31, 2013

What rocks this nationwide (Philippines only) UK beauty giveaway is it is a leap forward into spring (globally niweiz), it will blind you with coral pink, and frankly these bits of beauty aren’t readily available in retail here. I still haven’t made up my mind on whether I should sneak in past all of you and join in myself under an alias LOL (I kid alright).



  • Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub 250ml £8.00
  • L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray (Extra Strength) travel size 75ml £2.39
  • Jo Malone Travel Candle(Lime Basil & Mandarin) 60g £22.00
  • Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer (Stellar) 5.5ml £5.99
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, (Medium3 /MAC NC30) £4.19
  • Maybelline SuperStay 14-hr Lipstick (Stay With Me Coral)
  • L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara WP (Black) £10.99
  • Givenchy Bloom Compact Mirror, w/ red velvet sleeve (gift w/ purchase)

All this stuff is seriously soooo hard to give away. To join simply follow the instructions given by the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post, there are 3 required actions and 1 bonus action for more entry points. In the meantime click Read More to jump to close-up photos of the prizes and what I know about the praises sung of them. The trivia about a couple of these is quite compelling. The Rafflecopter mechanics follow immediately after.

Just looking at these photos makes me smell AND see the blooming freshness of spring already!


This Soap and Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub with notes of fig, orange, yuzu and pomelo smells yum but cleanly fragrant at the same time. It’s the partner scrub of their Foam Call body wash. I heard about this scent from Anna of “Vivianna Does Makeup”. She was originally talking loads about the Foam Call body wash which has the same fragrance notes. L’Oreal Elnett is the hairspray of high fashion biggies and celebrities alike…what it’s known for abroad is “brushable” hair hold and it keeps hair where you need it without looking like you’ve got hairspray on. The only con about it is the smell is strong for some people, I tried to find the new fragrance-free version but there wasn’t a travel size of it. I read a proper explanation about this mainstay spray from its feature here on bigtime beauty blog ITG (Into the Gloss).


Now, what’s with the candle? Jo Malone London is the Briton answer to Diptyque which is one of their direct competitors. Jo Malone has everything scented from candles to colognes, advanced skincare and bath & body products. On the Royal Wedding Day, reportedly, Kate, now the Duchess of Cambridge, had personally requested a selection of Jo Malone candles to fill the Abbey with fragrance, including Jo Malone’s bestselling Lime Mandarin & Basil candles, yup that’s one single scent but they said she also combined Grapefruit candles to layer fragrances in the Abbey. For lashes L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic is model Ruth Crilly’s staple mascara (A Model Recommends) and it’s currently mine as well. This is the UK titled same mascara as my L’Oreal Shocking Extensions Telescopic Mascara from the US, the waterproof version gives beautiful definition (both volume and length), won’t smudge and holds curl so well. It’s everything I want in a mascara.


The Maybelline 14-hr longwear lipstick, a completely creme matte range, was somewhat of a dark horse drugstore product until Lisa Eldridge practically waxed poetic over the matte shades Stay With Me Coral and Non-Stop Red in her Ultimate Guide to Red Lipsticks video here. The shade I’m giving up (huhu…haha I have my own of course) is Stay With Me Coral which is the first bright coral lipstick that doesn’t make me look like a clown, it’s a warm bright pink and the range smells like raspberry gummi bears. It stays on grandly without completely drying out my lips or making them peel but to be safe I still recommend hydrating your lips overnight with a rich balm before using this the next day. Next up we’ve got Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer (which I saw on FleurDeForce’s channel)… this in particular is having its moment of glory currently as a top drugstore liquid lipstick. I did, however, review something similar by Careline locally, you might want to check those out (they even smell the same, that synthetic watermelon note). Although Rimmel Apocalips isn’t as longwearing as I’d hoped (4-5 hours max) the colors go on strong and fade later on beautifully and this bright coral fuschia shade, “Stellar”, is actually quite…stellar. Last but NOT AT ALL the least is Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer which has been raved on by at least a billion (I exaggerate) beauty bloggers in Europe online. The Lasting Perfection shade Medium 3 which matches MAC NC30, is the shade I got and it is the most exact liquid concealer shade I have ever owned. This, my friends, is the first drugstore product I’ve encountered with this much hype that ACTUALLY delivers following every good word every person has ever had to say about it. It just works…it goes on creamy then dries semi-matte to matte, it covers the under-eye area, spots, and everywhere else fabulously and doesn’t get cake-y on me. I also picked up on how good this was first from Fleur as she mentioned it repeatedly through monthly favorites and also in her Best of Beauty 2012 video. I just can’t say enough about it and the fact that it’s only £4.20 (Php270.00) per tube is a blessing. For most of my time in Europe I was only wearing this concealer and pressed powder on top. There are only4 shades and mine, Medium 3 is the second to the darkest. The darkest is Deep 4 (probably an NC40 match) and it was sold out at the time when I looked in both Boots in Dublin and UK.


As a simple, spring bonus I’m also including this super pretty Givenchy Bloom compact mirror. It’s a gift of goodwill for me because the Filipino sales assistant in a Dutyfree I purchased perfumes from was so happy to encounter a fellow Filipino that he gave me not just one but two of these lovely mirrors and they feel heavy, seem to be made of steel with enamel, and snap firmly with magnetized lids. It has a regular and magnifying mirror on either lid and also comes with a red velvet sleeve for classy safekeeping. So that’s it for all the loot folks, now you know what you could be winning so now is the time to KEEP CALM AND JOIN 🙂 I love you guys! From May to you… haha…haha.

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  • The Maybelline Lipstick, definitely. I love lipsticks! I love bright pink lipsticks in particular!

  • i love it all but i like the Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer, the idea of a long lasting concealer…HEAVEN <3

  • Alexis Lane Lim

    I’m so excited for the soap and glory scrub. 🙂 I love soap and glory products but its sad that its not available here in the Philippines 🙁

  • Loving the candle!

  • I am most excited about the Maybelline lipstick!

  • Jas

    I’m excited to try Maybelline’s 14-hr longwear lipstick. Mostly because THE Lisa Elridge mentioned it in her video. Also, I’d love to find out if this coral color will work on me (most don’t) just like it worked on you. Already bought that L’Oreal mascara since I read your review on it and saw its effect on your lashes. 🙂

  • Ley Rivera

    I’m really really really really excited about “Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer”. I’m really dying to have this!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Nel

    I’m excited with the Givenchy mirror and Soap and Glory Body scrub

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    The Jo Malone Candle they are lush

  • I am most excited about Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and the Maybelline lipstick!

    Those are really great stuff you’re giving away!

  • I would love to try the Rimmel Apocalips! been hearing soo much good things about it!

  • I’m most excited about the Jo Malone candle and the Apocalips, as I’ve tweeted with you. The Jo Malone because I love their scents, and the Rimmel lippie because they look like they’re good. 🙂

  • I would love to have all but I am most excited with Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, (Medium3 /MAC NC30)

  • Maria Fe Lanie Pregoner

    Im most excited about the loreal false lashes telescopic mascara! 🙂

  • Emily Walters

    The candle, hear it smells amazing!!

  • Maybelline SuperStay 14-hr Lipstick (Stay With Me Coral)!!!ohhmaaayygawwwd!

  • I also prefer the L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara but the body scrub sounds good too. No, actually I love them all!

  • Marinela Diaz

    I am most excited about the Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Travel Candle. It’ll be perfect for our new abode!

  • Jen Juan

    i want to try the concealer! =)

  • Hey Juls! I’m liking the lip lacquer, the mascara and the travel candle. Er, was I just supposed to pick one? If just one, I’d go for the lip lacquer. 🙂

    Awesome loot!

  • Ella Repollo

    While I’m excited about ALL the products in the giveaway (hehe), I’m most excited about the L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara! I’ve read your review about it and I can’t wait to try it out for myself!

  • Issa

    I am most excited about the Maybelline 14 hr lipstick because I don’t like retouching in the middle of the day, hihihi…. I love long wearing lippies… And I would also love to try the Loreal mascara! 🙂

  • Monika

    I am most excited about the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer. I’ve been seeing this all over instagram and Iwould really love to try it. It’s too bad it’s not available here in the Philippines.

  • kerry anne lim

    I’m most excited about this giveaway is to get my hands on Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub!
    I don’t own any S&G products since it’s not available locally, but I heard that their products smell great not too mention the packaging is so CUTE!

  • I am most excited about Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and Jo Malone Travel Candle!

  • Stephanie Lee

    I am most excited about Collection Lasting Perfection concealer 🙂 Hope to win!

  • Champ

    I cant wait to try the concealer, the mascara and the candle…although, I luv all. Thanks for the generosity!

  • Therese Decena, so amazing giveaways!!
    so excited to try the Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub I’ve been hearing good things about it..& also the Jo Malone Travel Candle..thank’s for the chance!! 🙂

  • Erica M. Baylosis

    i super duper want the concealer 🙂 its really powerful

  • Would love to get the chance to try the Maybelline Lipstick. Im in a lipstick kick and loving creamy ones right now!

  • I want the Collection concealer and Rimmel Apocalips! I’ve been reading about it but just can’t find the will to source it.

  • Hey Juls! I am most excited about Soap & Glory’s Fruity Scrub. I am imagining it’s a fragrant as the TIGI BedHead products?

    Nice to see you yesterday at the launch! 🙂

  • Neri

    Most excited about the Maybeline Lipstick! woot 🙂

  • henley

    Soap and Glory Pulp Friction Body Scrub

  • Clarence Ann

    The L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara WP for my chinita eyes! 🙂 but all of the products are soooo good! 🙂

  • Charina Espinosa

    Im most excited with Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer,, this is what im really raving to try 🙂

  • Irene Tuazon

    I’m excited to try L’oreal False Lash Telescopic mascara because I really love mascaras and I love to have volume on my lashes.

  • Irene Tuazon

    I’m excited to try L’oreal False Lash Telescopic mascara because I really love mascaras and I love to have volume on my lashes.

  • I want to try Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer as a remedy to my panda eyes =P The Maybelline 14-hr lippie also has a nice shade — i love coral! Hope I would win it =)

  • jamil

    oh wow! i got so excited when i saw that APOCALIPS was in the giveaway! i wanted to have one since i saw it from a make up tutorial on youtube. i do hope i win! belated happy birthday btw 😀

  • i am very excited about your giveaway, particularly with the loreal elnett hairspray. with the line of work that i have, i always have to put my hair on a bun. i think this product would greatly help me in making sure that my hair would stay in place.

  • I’m so excited with all the prizes! raaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

  • Maybelline SuperStay 14-hr Lipstick (Stay With Me Coral) this is what i’m excite for!!!

  • Mayann

    The candle spuds intriguing

  • Daily Woman (Lacey)

    The Lasting Concealer

  • Karen

    im addicted to anything that says …scrub! im excited with the soap and glory body scrub! 😀

  • trism

    Most excited about the concealer, the long-wearing lipstick aaaand the mascara because when you say a mascara is THAT good, it really is. 🙂

  • Rovilyn Ferrer

    I would love to have the Maybelline Super stick lipstick in Coral shade because that would mean less touch ups ! 🙂

  • Super excited about all the products but the Givenchy Bloom compact mirror is the very special one for me. As you said, it’s like a little spring bonus and a product of goodwill. We can’t win it or purchase it so it’s definitely that little extra something that gives an oomph to these lovely goodies! 🙂

  • Andrea Mae Baltazar

    Do I really need to choose 1? Ugh, that is so difficult especially I’m excited on the three things in the stash: the L’Oreal false lash telescopic mascara, Rimmel Apocalips and the Collection Lasting Perfection. Knowing how these goodies were raved on the internet and youtube makes me want to have them! Lucky you, you were able to get your hands on these. And LUCKIER for the one who will win them all! The apocalips and concealer were familiar because of FleurDeForce via YouTube. I am so enviouuuuusssssssssssss! Wish me luck! 🙂