Monday, 28 May 2012

Giveaway win from Haute Future

A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to win the beautiful Gabriella Sofia's blog giveaway on Haute Future! 
If you haven't seen Gabriella's blog you HAVE to check it out! I absolutely adore Haute Future, it's really different to all the other blogs I read as Gabriella's not afraid to tackle more serious issues as well as the usual fashion and beauty posts. 

I find it makes a nice change to read about some meaty subjects as, with lifestyle blogging you can so often get caught up in small issues. I don't like to think of myself as too materialistic (whether I am or not is another matter) but I just find it refreshing to read a blog that keeps everything in perspective. I really admire her honesty and how down to earth she is. Keep on keeping it real, Gabriella - your blog is all the better for it!

Anyway, enough of me gushing over Gabriella's blog. Here are the goodies I won from her 150 follower giveaway:

Quite a collection, huh?

It's been a little while now since I won the giveaway so it's given me a good chance to really try everything out. Here are the the top three products that I absolutely LOVE!

1. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Body Lotion - The smell of this. I can't even describe it - it's incredible. My hands have been quite dry recently so I've been using it on them... I've also been known to just sit there smelling my hands for a while after using it. Which often results in "who's the weirdo smelling her hands?" sort of looks. It's worth it. Seriously. Mmmmm.

2. Barry M Nail Polish in Coral - This is my favourite item of the whole giveaway - It's such a bright, summery colour. I've used so much of it in the past couple of months that I'm going to have to buy a new pot of it soon. It's also great to create some bright nail art patterns, as Blue Peter would say, here's one I made earlier:

(It's the orange colour, in case you hadn't guessed...)
3. Barry M  Dazzle Dust - This is a beautiful ashy colour that just catches the light perfectly. I'm not going to embarrass myself by showing you my absolutely feeble attempts at creating a smoky eye, (It's appalling - I look like I've been hit in the face several times with lead piping) but you'll have to trust me when I say it's a gorgeous colour and, once I've practised a bit more, maybe I'll prove it to you.

So there we have it! This is the first giveaway I've ever won so I'm absolutely thrilled and thanks again to Gabriella - it's given me a great opportunity to try out some products that I'd never think of buying.

That's all for now - I'm off to smell my hands some more. Ha. (Weirdest sign-off ever?)


  1. Such a lovely set of goodies, and I reallllly like your aztec thumb haha.xx