Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Hello everyone! 

Little post to let everyone know who the winner of my Sigma brush was!

The Winner is Olivia from Love Letter so well done to her!

Thankyou to everyone who entered and remember not to be too dissapoointed about not winning this time as I will be doing anther giveaway in September after the long summer break!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Giveaway has ended!

Hello everyone! 
Just to quickly let you know that my giveaway has now ended, so thank you for everyone that entered and I will now be gathering all the entries together, sorting them out and letting you know later on who won! 

Remember if you don't then well done for taking part and there will be another in a couple of months!

Good luck!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mini Soap and Glory Haul

Popped into town briefly today with my friend Hannah and went into Boots to find that Soap and Glory were doing a 3 for 2 offer on all products (except mini's). I thought this was a perfect opportunity to get some sprays I had been wanting for a while along with my usual "Clean on Me" body wash I get regularly!

Here they are :)

Mist you Madly Body Spray £6.13 (250 ml)

Glam A - Lot Body Spray £6.38 (250 ml)

Clean on Me Shower Gel £5.11 (500 ml)

I have used Clean on Me for a while now and I think its brilliant and priced reasonably well! It smells great and  I think its good for your skin too, I have to be careful as I have sensitive skin but this has been brilliant! I have a small version of "Mist you Madly" and I really like it so thought getting a big one would be a good idea and my friend Hannah that I went into town with has "Glam A - Lot" and has worn it quite a lot and I think it smells great and is brilliant to quickly spray before you go out if your in a rush! 

Do you like Soap and Glory products? Have you got any that you would recommend?
Have you bought any recently? 


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sigma E25 Blending Brush Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

Sigma recently sent me the travel size E25 blending brush, and also provided me with another to give away to one of my lovely blog readers!

The winner will receive the travel size version of the brush above!

The rules:

You must be a public follower via GFC (+1)
You must leave a comment with a valid email address incase you win, and let me know how many extra points you have for doing extra things!
You must have a genuine blog - not just one for giveaways!
This is open internationally! 

Extra entries:

Follow me on twitter here (+1)

Tweet the following... '@ShannonMakin is having a  Sigma Giveaway here ( enter now! x' (+2)

Put the above picture in your sidebar with a working link (+1)

Do a whole blog post about my giveaway using the above picture. Include a link too please! (+2)

Follow Hannah's blog 'Which way to wonderland?' here. (+1)

All together you could get 8 entries, and remember, the more entries, the bigger the chance of winning!

Good luck everyone! :)
Closing date - 2 weeks from now... 5th July!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Managed to get the entries sorted out quite quickly and using on the internet I got my winner!

The winner is

Robyn from Rott Band!

Well done to her and thank you to all the people that entered! Robyn has up to 48 hours to reply otherwise another winner will be chosen so you never know!

Don't be too disappointed about not winning this time as I will be doing another giveaway either when I get to 100 followers or just after the summer so watch out for it!

thank you again for entering!

Giveaway Ending Early


Sorry for not blogging all of last week, I've been really busy with school and completely forgot about it so I will try to get back into it this week!
Just blogging to let everyone know that my giveaway is ending a day early as no more entries have been put in since last weekend and I have time on my hands to sort it all out! I'll get all the entries together and let you know this evening who has won!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Small Haul again!

Good morning!

Just quickly posting the picture of the things I got from town yesterday as the shopping sites weren't working yesterday which was a bit annoying! 

Anyway here they are :)

1. Creme D'Nude Lipstick - MAC £11.75
2. Hot Pink Jersey Runner Shorts - Topshop £8.00
3. Mushroom Super Skinny Jeans - Miss Selfridge £37.00

Total - £56.75

Maybe post later! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Small Haul!

Today I went into town with my Mum to get uniform for my new school and some other things we needed for the house and happily picked a few other things up for myself too!
I got 3 things from Miss Selfridge, Topshop and MAC.

I can't show you what they are yet as the shopping sites aren't working due to a refresh of new clothes and stock etc so I'll do a post showing them tomorrow. 

Hoping to have a relaxing day tomorrow as I'm really tired!

Have you done anything nice this weekend?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What would you like to see?

I have recently been looking through my new blog posts and old blog posts and a lot of them are quite similar and I was thinking about what different things I could blog about and I was rather stuck apart from the ones I had previously posted about!

I had a few ideas but they weren't anything special so I thought it might be helpful to ask my followers and readers what they like to see on blogs and what they like reading about. I was hoping to get a few ideas so that it would give me a more variety of things to talk about instead of doing the same things but spread out. 

If there is anything in particular that you like to read about or would like to see on my blog please leave a comment below because it would be really appreciated! It would be extremely helpful as I need new ideas too! I'm really in need of your help!

Thankyou :)

Night girliesss :)

Collection 2000 Eyeliner Review!

Hello everyone :)

Going to review the Collection 2000 eyeliners I got sent to me today! I tested them on my hand as I don't usually wear eyeliners and especially not to school!

This photo was taken at 8:00 AM just after I had tested them on my hand :)

This photo was taken at 4:15 PM just after school (8 hours, 15 minutes later)

As you can see the eyeliners have faded a lot but not completely which goes to show that although they are quite faint they are still visible therefore last for a long period of time. 
The eyeliners don't come out as a thick bold color, the pencil allows you to create whatever shade of color you want with them. A couple of them have a slight shimmer to them but not all therefore if you wanted a plain block color as an eyeliner some of these would be perfect. I don't wear pencil eyeliners because my eyes water when I wear them, instead I wear liquid eyeliners. I wouldn't wear these because they are pencils however if the black one came in a liquid eyeliner I would definitely purchase it as its very good and has lasted well considering!

1. Black Magic (Plain Black)
2. French Kiss (Lime Green)
3. Peacock Feather (Turquoise)
4. Love Bird (Grey)
5. Blue Belle (Electric Blue)
6. Birdy Song (Brown)

Have you tried any of these before? Are there any pencil eyeliners or liquid eyeliners that you have used and would recommend? 

Monday, June 6, 2011

June Wants!

Hello! Sorry for not blogging yesterday, I did the Race for Life and when I got home I was really tired so completely forgot about blogger! Anyway, recently I have been internet shopping on lots of different sites and found a few favorites that I would quite like to purchase!

1. Black Floral Bow Short - Miss Selfridge £28.00
2. Jimmy Choo Perfume - Boots (50ml) £49.00
3. Daisy Earrings - Elsie Belle £6.95
4. SJP Perfume - Boots (100ml) £30.00
5. Olga layered effect flowing vest in cream - Missguided £19.19
6. Thrrrob Face Powder - Benefit £21.50
7. Pink Grapefruit Lip gloss - Benefit £14.00

Total - £168.64

Anything in particular that you have your eye on?

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway here!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

MAC Giveaway!

Hello again!

Just to let you know that there is a wonderful MAC giveaway being held here at Fashion Beauty which looks great!

Night girlies! :)

Mini Haul!

Hello! Last post before I go to bed tonight!

Popped into town today with my lovely friend Hannah at Which way to wonderland? and bought a few things but only two for myself! I got some pyjama bottoms and a lipstick. I also managed to get a father's day card for my Dad and saw a birthday card for my brother which I couldn't resist gettting! Even though his birthday is AGESS away its good to be organised! 

Here are the two things that I bought for myself!

Rose Bud Lipstick - Natural Collection £1.99

White Rose Print PJ Trousers - Topshop £20.00

Total £21.00

Was in need of PJ trousers so when I saw these today I couldn't resist as I love floral clothing items and they're really comfortable too!

Have you bought anything nice recently?

Also doing the Race For Life tomorrow over here in Jersey which I'm sort of looking forward to but wonder what its going to be like? Wish me luck!

Collection 2000 Mascara Review

Hello girlies!

As I mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago, Collection 2000 kindly sent me some items of make-up to review and seeing as I received quite a few I'm going to do each item a day at a time.
Today I'm going to review the Mascara.

Skyscraper Length Definition Mascara Black 1 Collection 2000 Mascara

Here is a picture of one of my eyes with the mascara applied.

Right eye :)

The mascara is slightly watery than other mascara's I have used in the past which is good if you have thick eyelashes however I don't. My eyelashes don't hold loads of mascara and because this isn't extremely thick reapplying lots doesn't always work because it starts to clump. This doesn't mean that its bad it means that because of my eyelashes it doesn't stand out amazingly. On the other hand though I think the brush is absolutely amazing, having long strands for your top eyelashes and then small strands for your bottom eyelashes is really really good which is why it makes the mascara better and easy to use. I would probably purchase this in the future as overall the mascara is quite good.

Have you ever tried this mascara? If so what's your view on it?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Collection 2000 Make-up!

Hello everyone :)!

Collection 2000 kindly sent me some make-up to review so here is what I got sent :)

1. Colour Intense Trio (Top -Waterfall, Bottom right - Foundant Fancy, Bottom Left - Golden Nugget)
2. Ultimate Foundation Concealer Powder
3. Top to Bottom:
Love Bird
Black Magic
French Kiss
Birdy Song
Peacock Feather
Blue Belle
4. Skyscraper Black 1 Mascara

I'll let you know over the next few days how each product is and review them so that Collection 2000 and you can see! By the looks of some of them I have a feeling they are going to be pretty good!

Night girlies :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Miss Selfridge and Benefit Haul!

Hello :)!
Popped into town this morning with my mum and bought some things from Benefit and Miss Selfridge!

I have wanted the Benefit things for a while now so I was rather happy after buying them today! My Mum bought Peppy Princess by Vera Wang for herself today which I was quite jealous of but oh well! 

1. Tickling Stripe Shorts - Miss Selfridge £26.00
2. Cream Pleat Crop Tee - Miss Selfridge £28.00
3. That Gal Make-Up primer - Benefit £18.50
4. Dandelion Face Powder - Benefit £21.50

Total - £94.00

I also got given some free tester samples from the benefit cleansing range so I'll let you know what they are like soon too!

Have you bought any nice clothes or any nice make-up recently?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Barry M Giveaway!

As a little thank you to all of my followers, and as a welcome to my new followers, I'm going to be holding a little Barry M giveaway!

The winner will receive 2 Barry M nail varnishes in the colours of their choice and 1 Barry M lipgloss!

You can choose the nail varnishes here, and the lipgloss here.

As I can only purchase these at the local Boots, I may not be able to get your first choices for both colours, so let me know your favourite 4 nail colours (in order of preference) and at least 2 lipgloss colours!

The rules:

You must be a public follower via GFC (+1)
You must leave a comment with a valid email address incase you win, and let me know how many extra points you have for doing extra things!
You must have a genuine blog - not just one for giveaways!
This is only open to my UK readers, sorry!

Extra entries:

Follow me on twitter here (+1)

Tweet the following... '@ShannonMakin is having a Barry M Giveaway here ( enter now! x' (+2)

Put the above picture in your sidebar with a working link (+1)

Do a whole blog post about my giveaway using the above picture. Include a link too please! (+2)

All together you could get 7 entries, and remember, the more entries, the bigger the chance of winning!

Good luck to everyone!
Closing date: 21st June at 8pm!


Stripey, hit or a miss?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dress Wishlist

Hello! Over the past week I have been internet shopping and managed to find loads of things that I liked, but because my complete wish list is quite long I just picked out a few of my favorite dresses off of it!

Here they are :)

1. Lula Ruffle One Shouldered Dress - Missguided £26.99
2. Terracotta Big Sleeve Dress (which I would put a belt around) - Miss Selfridge £45.00
3. Waisted Dress with Rose Trim - ASOS £40.00
4. Tina Ruffle Detail Dress - Boohoo £20.00

Total - £131.99

Better get saving! Are there are any dresses in particular you want?

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Love Shannon xxx

Friday, May 20, 2011

Any suggestions??

Hello! Just a quick post tonight! 
Im in need of a makeup primer for my face and eyes, there are a few primers that I can think of that would be nice to have but I just wanted to know if any of you knew of any that were really good!

Have you got a primer that's really good? Or have you seen one that you recommend and think will be good???

Please leave a comment with suggestions pleaseee!

Thankyouuu :)

Love Shannon xxx

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Favourite Make-up Products!

Hello! I've seen similar posts about people saying what their favorite makeup products are from different makeup brands such as benefit and MAC so I thought I would do my favorite makeup products form different brands!

I love lots of makeup and have lots of makeup too as I'm constantly buying it even when I don't need it, I just can't help it! I don't own all these makeup products but I've tested them or tried them and they are all really good in my opinion!

Here are my favorite makeup products!

1. Dandelion Powder - Benefit £21.50
2. Erase Paste - Benefit £19.50
3. That Gal Primer - Benefit £18.50
4. Extralasting Black Eyeliner - Avon £6.00
5. Soap and Glory Face Powder - Boots £12.50

Total - £78.00

What are you favorite makeup brands? Are they all from the same brand or different ones like me? :)

Also found a lovely Marc Jacobs giveaway which you can enter at here. Good luck!

Love Shannon xxx

Two lovely giveaways I found!

Hello, just doing a little giveaway post!

A friend sent me the link to these two wonderful giveaways! One is a sigma brush and the other is a mixture of makeup and beauty products so they are both great!

Im blogging about both so instead of doing two posts I thought it would be better to do it one just the one post!

This is the first one which you can enter here.

Makeup and beauty products!

And the second one which you can enter here.

Sigma F80 Brush!

I advise that you enter them, and if you do good luck! 

Love Shannon xxx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Great weekend!

Hello! Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I said I would blog more often after re-vamping my blog so I need to stick to what im saying! Anyway I've had a really great weekend as it was a friends birthday party and about 5 of us went round to her house and played on the wii and singstar etc and it was really great fun!

I also recently got a new bikini from next which is sweet! Sometimes next do some really pretty pieces of clothing and other times there clothes just aren't nice at all!

Here is the bikini and a few pictures from the funny and great weekend I had!

Navy Ditsy Bikini
Bikini Top £12
Skirtini £12

The birthday girl (Hannah P), Me, Hannah J and Phoebe!

Me and Phoebe :)

Hannah P, Me, Phoebe, Kenya and Hannah J

Queen chair lift!
Phoebe, Kenya, Hannah J, Me and Hannah P

Did you do anything nice this weekend?

Back to school tomorrow after the shortest weekend we have had in about 4 weeks! Going to be a long week!

Love Shannon xxx