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General, Giveaways / Competitions

Closed – GIVEAWAY!! Les Misérables


*UPDATE  – WINNERS: Congratulations to Laura Sheridan, Elisa Fenton, Caroline O’Donovan, Ciara J, Carol Halpin who will receive the Les Mis soundtrack and to Sue Cunningham, Olivia M and Deirdre Rush who will each receive a merchandise pack.

To celebrate the release of the long awaited movie the lovely folks at Universal Pictures Ireland have offered 8 lucky M&B readers a chance to win Les Misérables goodies!

There are 5 soundtracks and 3 merchandise packs to be won. There will be 8 winners chosen at random. Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to those living in Ireland.


Comment on my Post with ‘Your message of Hope for 2013’

Winners will be picked on Wednesday 16th of January 2013 and will be notified via email. I will also update this post on the 16th with the winners.

Best of luck everyone!!

Giveaways / Competitions

Free Revlon Lip Butters on Facebook – Revlon Sweet Boutique

Though this might of interest to those of you dying to get your hands on Lip Butters!

Revlon have launched a pop-up sweet shop from their Facebook page giving fans the chance to win a different lip butter a day as well as the chance to win the complete set.

Here’s the link to their Facebook page if you’re interested :) Link!

I’ll be hosting my own Lip Butter giveaway in the next few weeks so watch this space!

Amy x


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General, Giveaways / Competitions

CLOSED! Giveaway Time! New Impulse Very Pink

Giveaway Time! I have three bottles of Impulse Very Pink to give away.

All you have to do is comment below this post!

‘Inspire romance this summer with the latest fragrance from the Impulse body spray collection – Very Pink. Impulse Very Pink is the ultimate fragrance for everyday wear and is set to enchant with an uplifting scent of pink grapefruit and rose. Fresh citrus notes and delicate feminine florals will leave ladies smelling and feeling fabulous and confident.’


Ádh mór!



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General, Giveaways / Competitions, Make-up

GIVEAWAY!! €50 worth of NYC Products

It’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway. Well, I’m going to make up for it – there are a few lined up for the next few weeks. The first of which is an NYC giveaway.

There are €50 worth of NYC products to giveaway. To enter all you have to do is comment below this post. You gain a second entry by hitting the Facebook like button below the post too – if you ‘like’ that is :) and a third entry by tweeting about the giveaway.

Here are the goodies that are up for grabs:

  • Ultra last Lipstick
  • Lippin Large Plumping Lip gloss
  • Kiss gloss
  • Liquid Lip Shine
  • Expert last Nail
  • In a NYC color minute
  • Mineral Eye Color wheel
  • Sparkle eye dust
  • Metro Quartet Eyeshadow
  • Mono Eyeshadow
  • Showtime volumising mascara
  • High definition Defining Mascara
  • Automatic eye pencil
  • Eyelashes
  • Cheek glow Blush
  • Skin Matching Foundation
  • Sun 2 sun bronzer
  • Color wheel mosaic

Ádh mór cailíní!

Giveaways / Competitions

GIVEAWAY! 10 Earth Lovers Shower Gels from The Body Shop

The Body Shop have launched Earth Lovers’ a range of 100% Biodegradable shower gels (€8.50). I have been using Lemon & Thyme for the past two weeks and it is divine! See the bottom of this post to be in with a chance to win one of ten gels.


Lemon & Thyme

A clean, fresh scent to brighten, cleanse and tone oily skin, zesty aromatic lemon is wonderfully invigorating and stimulating – ideal for an early morning wake-up call – I have this one myself and love it. I was surprised at how uplifting and zesty it smelled. It’s not a sugary lemon scent as I expected. Love.

Mint & Cucumber

Refreshing and reviving with Mint & Cucumber. An energising herb, mint has been used extensively in Eastern and Western medicine for its antiseptic properties and to rejuvenate the skin. There’s a reason why we say ‘cool as a cucumber’; its cooling and soothing powers are often used externally to treat minor skin complaints.

Watermelon & Eucalyptus

Give your skin some love with the unusual, yet perfect, pairing of Watermelon & Eucalyptus. One of nature’s best sources of anti-oxidants and rich in vitamins A, B and C, watermelon extract is known to nourish the skin.

Fig & Rosemary

For a fabulous fragrance boost, lather yourself in the gorgeous Fig & Rosemary blend. Treasured for their warm scent, figs have long been celebrated for their rich, sweetness. In Greece the fig tree is dedicated to Priapus, the god of fertility and gardens, and its Greek name – sykê – is the origin of the word sugar.

Pear & Lemongrass

Alternatively, envelop yourself in the fresh aromas of Pear & Lemongrass. Abundant in vitamin C, pear juice extract is known to soothe and rejuvenate the skin. Ideal in restoring radiance in dull, tired looking skin, pears are recommended for their exfoliating and toning properties.

Apricot & Basil

Wash away your worries with Apricot & Basil shower gel. Apricot fruit extracts are ideal for softening, nourishing, moisturising and regenerating the skin. Basil is considered a cooling herb, and is used as a tonic to relieve fatigue, to balance the mind and emotions, as well as improve and enhance the skin’s texture.

Fragrance Free

Earth Lovers™ also comes in a Fragrance-Free formula for those who prefer to wash without scent.


10 Shower gels to GIVEAWAY!!

The Body Shop have offered me 10 Earth Lovers Shower Gels to giveaway to my readers.

All you have to do for one entry is comment below with ‘Enter me’. You can also gain more entries by tweeting about the competition on Twitter, linking the giveaway on your blog, YouTube video, face book page. Basically the more places you share the giveaway with your friends the more times your name will be entered. Just let me know below where you have shared the giveaway.

Don’t forget to click the ‘Like’ icon below if you like the giveaway!

*Giveaway ends 15th of Febraury


Best of luck girls!



Giveaways / Competitions

GIVEAWAY!!Murad Giftsets

I have two Murad gift sets from Thérapie to giveaway!

All you have to do for one entry is comment below with ‘Enter me’. You can also gain more entries by tweeting about the competition on Twitter, linking the giveaway on your blog, YouTube video, face book page. Basically the more places you share the giveaway with your friends the more times your name will be entered. Just let me know below where you have shared the giveaway.

Giveaway will close on the 31st of Janurary 2011.

Best of luck ladies!

Amy x

General, Giveaways / Competitions, Hair Removal, Salon Treatments

WIN! 2 €100 Vouchers for Thérapie! Some Yummy Treatments

I’m popping into Thérapie next week to have an Eve Lom facial. I brought home a brochure from my skin consultation the other day and perused the other treatments.There are two more extreme treatments that really appeal to me. But first, the treatment I have booked.

After my consultation the beauty therapist recommended an Eve Lom Ultimate Cleanse. My pores are very clogged up at the moment, thanks to a deadly combination of hormones and Winter. The treatment is basicly designed to remove all the gross stuff from my face. Amen to that!  The therapist said it will also stimulates and regenerate my skin and put life back into my lacklustre complexion, once again – thank you Winter.  Apparently I will leave looking radiant and revitalised.  What really appealed to me about this one was that extractions are done in small sections after a warm mask. The mask is peeled back bit by bit and the extractions are done in that area while the skin is warm. I hear it’s less painful. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll keep you updated on the results.

Here are the other treatments I was thinking about trying in the future…


Jet Peel (€120)

The jet peel is a natural treatment  which uses water and oxygen, both of which are necessary for cell growth and repair. It works on 5  different levels at once; it deep cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates, oxegenates and micro-circulates the treated area. It also improves skins texture, reduces wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation. Apparently the improvements are visible from one treatment but a course of five is recommended for maximum results.

The jet peel appeals to me because it’s also useful for acne and blackheads. It removes comedones without pain or discomfort. I hear it’s quite gentle and that your skin returns to it’s normal colour within 15 to 30 minutes.



If it’s good enough for Kim Kardashian it’s good enough for us! VelaShape contours, shapes and reduces cellulite. It uses an infra red device that shrinks the fat cells. This is followed by a suction device that rids the body of waste and excess fluid. The treatment manipulates collagen fibres and connective tissue and increases metabolism to the trated area through increaced blood circulation. I hear that Velashape is good for Post-Pregnancy Body Reshaping for those of you who are expecting. It’s safe and is FDA cleared. It was also voted No.1 Cellullite Precedure at the American Health and Beauty Awards in 2009. It’s only available in Ireland at Thérapie.

If you have tried any of these treatments let me know your thoughts. If I get around to giving them a whirl I will post details about the results.



Thérapie have given me two vouchers worth €100 for Makeup & Beauty readers. (Clinics in Dublin Cork and Galway)

All you have to do is

  • Like M&B on Facebook – if you like it that is :)
  • Comment below this post to confirm


You might be wondering what you could spend your €100 voucher on at Thérape so I took the liberty of checking – I’m all about the thoroughness :)

  • Eve Lom Ultimate Cleanse (€95)
  • Full set of semi-permanent lash extentions (€99 – includes a lash tint)
  • One Microdermabrassion treatment (if you add €20)
  • Elemis Oxygen Skin Calm Facial (€95)
  • Murad Clarifying Enzyme Facial (€95)
  • Dermalogica Prescriptive Facial (€85) and an eyebrow wax €15
  • Elemis Well-Being Massage (€100)
  • One Jet Peel (if you add €20)

You can also visit their website and see what you fancy

    * Giveaway closes on Christmas Eve.

    Best of luck ladies!

    Amy x

    General, Giveaways / Competitions

    Giveaway from Yes to Carrots – Win a Little Box of Yes!

    Yes to Carrots are running a huge giveaway this season for Irish residants – You can win a trip to San Francisco (see below for more information) To celebrate Yes to Carrots have offered thirty Little Box of Yes‘s for Makeup & Beauty readers.

    To win one of thirty Little Box of Yes’s all you have to do is…

    Like Yes to Carrots on Facebook

    Follow Make-up & Beauty and comment below with  ‘enter me’

    Little Box of Yes

    Here is some more information on how to win the trip to San Francisco….

    When you spend €15 on Yes To products they will automatically give you a fantastic gift – your own Little Box of Yes. All you have to do is write, email of leave a Facebook comment telling them what you say yes to, you could win a trip to the Capital of Yes (San Francisco) for five days and five nights! Now that’s something to say yes to!


    *San Francisco Competition closes on the 12/12.

    Best of luck ladies!!

    Giveaways / Competitions, Previews/Launches

    Giveaway!! The Body Shop’s New Perfume ‘Dreams’

    The Body Shop are  launching a new fragrance on the 6th of December called ‘Dreams Unlimited’ . They have kindly offered a couple of bottles for two Make-up & Beauty readers.

    “Believe in your dreams, we believe in ours – Dream Eau de Parfum is a captivating crisp green floral that radiates pure joy and energy. This exhilarating fragrance delivers a burst of feel-good factor that empowers us to believe that we can achieve our unlimited dreams. Anything and everything is possible”.

    To enter, The Body Shop want you to tell them why you believe you should win a bottle of their gorgeous New Dreams Unlimited Fragrance. All you have to do is leave  your answer below.

    *Giveaway ends 5th of December 2010.