As many of you know, I love entering competitions. And obviously I love beauty products. So when my favourite Aussie beauty blogs host giveaways, it's a win win! I wanted to feature some of the lovely beauty prizes I've been lucky enough to win lately, and along the way mention some amazing beauty blogs for you to check out!
I won this Real Techniques Travel Essentials makeup brush set from Kimberly at The Plastic Diaries. I never used to get excited about makeup brushes and I have a pretty poor collection, so this was a really handy win. Lately I've been watching a lot of makeup tutorials on YouTube, and as a result, my makeup brush usage has increased. This pack contains a foundation brush, multi task brush, domed shadow brush and a dual carrier and stand to keep everything organised!
This is a three pack of Fudge haircare products that I won from Sarah at More Than Adored. I hadn't tried much from the Fudge brand before, but I can honestly say I love all these products! The Detox shampoo is fantastic for me because I tend to have a lot of dry shampoo build-up to remove come hair-washing day. I initially used the Matte Hed paste on my son to funk up his hair at the front, but it's great in my pony for added volume and texture, too. The Cement fixing spray really holds my style in place, yet gives a flexible hold that looks natural.
I haven't tried this Bhave Deep Intense Conditioning Masque from Kate at Seduced By Beauty yet, but as an award winning product, it must be great! I've heard people rave about Bhave, so this is something I'll definitely be incorporating into my haircare routine (sparingly at first since my hair does tend to go flat quite easily!).
More hair products! I won this Clear shampoo and conditioner duo from Jessica at The Belle Lumiere and they look lovely. They contain cactus extract for stronger hair and ten vitamins and nutrients for a hydrated scalp. Also, so much product! Each bottle is 350ml. That's a win indeed!
I recently won this cute Dr Hauschka Freshness & Energy Kit from Renee at Lifestyle and Beauty Honestly. I was so excited to see that she had included many samples, including a Rose Day Cream, entire Arbonne RE9 Advanced sample set and a People For Plants Pomegranate and Seabuckthorn Organic Lip Balm. How lovely of her! I love citrusy fragrances and these lemon-scented body products will be put to great use (not to mention all the anti-wrinkle samples!).
Last year I won these Revlon Crayon Balms from Michaela at Where Is My Mind?. It's always exciting to win makeup, and these pretty puppies were photographed toot-sweet so I could play with them immediately. The colours are Showy (the bright pink Matte Balm) and Provocateur (the red Lacquer Balm).
And the final two prizes both come courtesy of Angie from An Obsession With The Fabulous. Her Days of Christmas giveaway was amazing and I was lucky enough to win on two different days. I scored a beautiful OPI Two Tone Manicure VIP Set which just looks so classic and elegant, and a stunningly designed Physicians Formula Bronze Booster. I still haven't touched it because it's hypnotizing to look at and I don't want to ruin the pattern (but I will).
This is in no way a bragging post, and keep in mind I won these products over the course of last year and this one. I wanted to highlight some amazing Australian beauty blogs that I love reading, and show my appreciation at the same time. These are just a few (the ones I've managed to win from), but there are many other fabulous Aussie beauty blogs to check out. My favourites include:
The Minted Beauty
Emma Bovary Beauty
The Best Beauty Blog and
Fabulous and Fun Life who happens to be running a giveaway right now!
Phew! Go check them out!
Feel free to list your Aussie beauty blog in the comments below. I love finding new treasures :)