28 July, 2014

EVENT: MANCHESTER COLOUR RUN





A few weeks ago I was invited to take part in the ColorRun. The Color Run is a huge 5k event that takes place all over the uk. This is how the Color run describes it's self 
"The Color Run is a five-kilometre, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more coloured powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid colour combinations."
I did the run in Manchester at the Etihad stadium. I arrived an hour before the start time of 11am.I had realised that one of my best mates was also doing the run so it was a good opportunity to catch up with him, plus it's always more fun to to things like this with a friend. The atmosphere was great, as was the weather! The event had stalls and music and everyone was having a good time. We set off in the 2nd bout of runners. We paced are selves switching between running and walking and really enjoyed running through the clouds of colour. We made it round in less that 40 min which, may not seem that good to some people it was very good in my books!
The run was totally suitable for all ages and abilities, I saw people racing to the finish line, some people leisurely walking and everything in between. 
It's defiantly something I'd love to do again - even if I did ache the day after!
A huge thank you to LV for inviting me to take part.

18 July, 2014

BEAUTY GIVEAWAY: Shimmer cubes

Shimmer cubes have been going forever haven't they? I remember my mum using them when I was a little girl?
Anyway last week I was sent a set of my very own to review along with a body shop eyeshadow brush.

The brush is gorgeous quality, just as good as the other bruises I own which are Realtechniques and Mac. I love the simple design. The body shop do loads of brushes so they are defiantly worth checking out.



(Top picture applied wet and bottom applied, one swatch dry)

The four shadows can be carried around separately or together, they are intensely pigmented and shimmery and apply well with only minimal fallout. I like that they can also be applied wet. When used wet they almost have marker pen pigmentation and it's really easy to build up block colour.
Now if you like what you see I have the chance to offer one reader a set of shimmer cubess and an eyeshadow brush for yourself
The giveaway is open for a full week and it's open to all UK residents. Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below.