Saturday, 28 November 2015

GoSend Featuring ColourPop



There are too many stores that are based in the US and only ship within the US. For us who are outside the US, it does suck to not be able to get my hands on many things or get overcharged if we look for them on eBay. One way we could get out hands on US only items is to either ask family, friends, relatives if they live there or are visiting. Another way is a shipping company such as GoSend to ship the items for you.

GoSend are based in the US state of Delaware where it is one of the five states that are not subjected to the American sales tax which is up to 7%. You can definitely make a good saving on this. The way they work is, when you sign up, you will receive a US shipping address where you can send all of your shopping and it will be stored in a virtual locker. Then you can get them to ship it to you all in bulk when everything has arrived.

From experience, I had used their Shop Assist service which is essentially personal shopping. It's easy to use. All I needed to do was to enter the product URL and the information regarding it then pay GoSend to purchase the items on my behalf rather than directly to the retailer. This is a great tool as some retailers may not accept foreign cards. Once they have placed an order, and the items had arrived at the locker at the US address, I had received an email from GoSend with photos of every item I had ordered. I was able to check that the correct item was purchased as well as if there was any damage.

If you order from more than one retailer, you would be able to consolidate all of your purchases into one shipping box. This will definitely save you lots on shipping costs. GoSend has their own shipping service as giving you the option to ship with other postal services. I had used their own shipping service and it it was shipped on the 10th November then had arrived on the 17th November. I still had to pay for UK duties and tax. I haven't had any issues and their customer support is brilliant. I would highly recommend them.

GoSend offer two membership services, a free service and a £6 per month VIP service which is definitely worth it as there are better discounts and savings as well as better shipping offers. They also show the highlights of the deals and special offers that are currently going around in the US retailers to tempt you even more. Try GoSend here and enter YUKLUISTYLE during the sign up to get 3 months VIP membership free!

Now onto the haul. Hello ColourPop! We all know ColourPop is hard to get in the UK but thanks to GoSend, it made it possible and definitely took advantage of the services.

Super Shock eyeshadow in LA LA, Roulette and Boy Band;
Creme Gel Colour in Call Me;
Creme Gel Liner in Swerve;

Super Shock Cheek blush in Aphrodisiac, Cheerio and Birthday Suit;
Super Shock Cheek highlighter in Wisp;

Lippie Stix in Lumiere, Lady, Bound, Creature and Nevermind (not pictured);
Lippie Pencil in Poison and Bound;
Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle;

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

London Retro with Sunglasses Shop



It might be a silly time to get more sunglasses but you can never have too many right? The Sunglasses Shop has a wide range of brands, from your lower end to the higher end brands.

I had ended up choosing this London Retro sunglasses as it does remind me of a similar pair I had but my sister ended up taking it then it broke. It also reminds me of aviators too. This pair is available in black and tortoise. I ended up choosing tortoise as it was less harsh for my face and the gold bridge hardware suits my skin tone more. I also have an obsession with tortoise shell finish as it goes with everything.

This is only £55 so more on the lower end of the brand spectrum the Sunglasses Shop stock. I will be taking these with me to Cologne in two weeks time because who knows, there might be sun!

Now for the giveaway. You can win your own London Retro sunglasses sponsored by the Sunglasses Shop, excluding London Retro Belles, Estelle, Fernandez and Harris. This is open for 2 weeks and is worldwide too. Enter in the rafflecopter widget below:
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Good luck to everyone who enters!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow



Stumbling towards the MUFE counter, I had come across this lovely brow product. More like brilliant! Deciding the correct brow shade was a challenge. I had asked the sales assistant in Sephora in Paris and she agreed that Ash Brown #25 and Dark Brown #30 was too dark for me. Light Brown #20 was definitely the better choice as it has a warm tone to it; matching perfectly with the red warmth in my hair.

I use the Sephora angled liner brush with this and together, it gives me natural, defined, long lasting brows. The consistency is a creamy gel, not waxy, very easy to get use to using it and not slipping or sliding once it sets. You have plenty of time to blend out the product before it sets without any streaks. It may look unnatural if using a heavy hand but that's the same with every brow product isn't it? It is nicely pigmented. When using a light hand, the shade can be easily buildable. It lasts all day to night and in various weather conditions, sweat or oils! I haven't had the need to refill the brows unlike a pencil. Any makeup remover can remove this easily.

The packaging reminds me of paint tubes. Definitely different as opposed to glass tubs. I do prefer this over the glass tubs as the product doesn't dry out as quick however, you will waste a lot of product when you squeeze it out. You only need a tiny bit. I'm still trying to perfect the amount squeezed. Each tube lasts ages. I've used this non stop for the past few months and it looks like I haven't made a small dent in it.

I would definitely repurchase this even if it is a bit on the pricey side but you definitely get your money's worth though.

Have you tried any Make Up For Ever products?

Monday, 9 November 2015

Glamour Freebies - December 2015 Edition



I remember this time last year, Glamour were giving away Nails Inc polishes but this year, it's Clinique. And I cannot express how happy I am, even if it's sample sizes. This issue, there are four deluxe samples, Nude Pop lipstick, Cherry Pop lipstick (both pictured above), High Impact Mascara and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.

I have been meaning to try the lipsticks but had never gotten round to it and I didn't really want to increase my lipstick collection at the moment. If these are good, I would definitely purchase the full size and in other shades too. As these are lovely, cute sample sizes, I would definitely bring them on my next travels. My sister is on the hunt for these now I've told her!

Are there any great magazine freebies you've got in the December issues?

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Glamour Flare Haul


Touch In Sol Go Extreme High Definition Lip Laquer in Earl Grey; Touch In Sol Technicolor Lip & Cheek Tint in French Burgundy; Chamos Acaci Matte Pore Primer; Skin Watchers Enzyme Powder Wash; Skin Watchers Steam Pore Mask; Regen Cos 2 Step Synergy Effect Mask Sheet For Pore Care; Regen Cos Plastic Skin Solution Pore Minimizing Care Mask Sheet set; Regen Cos Plastic Skin Solution Ultra Skin Moisturising Care Mask Sheet set; Regen Cos Plastic Skin Solution Sensitivity Suppression Mask Sheet set; O'sum O'SUM O-Active Mask Sheet Set;
We all know that South Korean makeup and skin care is advanced and innovative. Korean brands are exploring the natural category a lot more. It is hard to get our hands on Korean brand in the UK without having to resort to eBay but Glamour Flare* hand picks and stocks products that fits in their natural enhancing beauty vision. Lucky for those who are in the UK, they are based in the UK!

Not only do they select products that have the finest ingredients, they look for ingredients that are environmentally safe and animal friendly, leaving the harsh chemicals behind. As a user of Asian brands, I haven't heard of these brands Glamour Flare stock but I am definitely excited to try these and fingers crossed to seeing a difference!

You can get 20% off your order with this discount code YUKLUISTYLE. Enjoy! As said above, they are based within the UK and ship worldwide too!

Have you tried any of these brands?