E:31/05/20, Win a Benefit Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo, RRP £30.00

Time to triple your styling power! Add your reviews this month for a chance to win a benefit Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo in 06 Cool Soft Black shade.

This dual ended brow powder & wax pencil is all you need to get 3 brow looks in minutes! The waterproof, 18-hour wear wax-pencil sculpts and shapes brows for a clean & shaped look while the loose filling powder builds easily for soft & full brows. The precise angled tip allows for mess-free application. Wear them together for bold & defined brows! 

How to apply?

All reviews posted in May 2020 will be considered for this prize. The winner will be selected taking into account the number and the quality of all reviews. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before applying. Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook.

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E:15/07/17, Win a Pure Radiance Restore Skincare 30ml, RRP £54.86

Embrace a beauty revolution to get the look of dermal fillers without injection, downtime, or price tag! This month we are offering one of our reviewers the chance to trial a full-size Pure Radiance Restore Skincare 30ml, RRP £54.86. This newly launched serum uses pioneering Instant Volume and Lift Liposome Technology to restore the natural radiance of skin and turn back the hands of time.

What is advanced Liposome Technology?

Liposome is a phospholipid molecule that helps deliver into the dermis all of the skin fortifying, natural and smoothing nutrients you need. It is absorbed by your skin and fills out those troublesome facial lines: lip lines, forehead and lines around the eye area to make skin smoother, fuller, more vibrant and youthful.

How does it work?

After you apply the cream to the desired areas of your face for plumping, the liposomes work their way into your skin, penetrating its tough hard-to-breach outer layer that normally stops a cream dead in its tracks, fusing with cell membranes to release the natural nutrients they carry directly inside the cells. Read more.

Which nutrients are used?

The complete list of active ingredients contained in Restore is available here however the most important, providing the greatest benefit,are:

  • Hyaluronic acid: Excellent moisturising properties that can properties can also prevent moisture loss at the level of the skin. Guarantees a smoother and suppler appearance.
  • Guarana seed extract: Works at the level of the skin’s structural matrix, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Makes common signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, less visible.
  • Vitamin C: Antioxidant properties, fights against the damage done by free radicals. Brightens the skin and evens out the complexion.
  • Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate: Skin rejuvenating properties, works to remove the damage done by free radicals.
  • Coenzyme Q10: Antioxidant properties, makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.

How to apply for the trial?

Apply before the 15th of July 2017. To enter, follow us and retweet this article on Twitter or like us and share it on Facebook and add your comment below this article. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before entering this giveaway. 

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E:30/11/16, Win 1 x bareMinerals READY-TO-GO Complexion Perfection Palette, RRP £38.00

In the run-up to the festive season, we are offering our reviewers a chance to win the beautiful and handy bareMinerals® READY-TO-GO Complexion Perfection Palette - R250 - worth £81.00. Get naturally flawless skin in a flash with this set designed for medium to neutral skin tones and featuring a must-have mix of products to smooth, even and illuminate your complexion for the upcoming end of the year parties.

What is inside the palette?

This perfecting palette includes everything you need for a flawless, radiant complexion with a no-make up look and feel — all in bareMinerals® innovative solid mineral technology. Even better, these bareMinerals® READY® complexion essentials are powered by bareMinerals® proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex to reduce visible signs of ageing for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin:

  • bareMinerals® READY® SPF20 Foundation in R250 in Medium/Neutral Tone, 4.5g
  • bareMinerals® READY® SPF15 Touch Up Veil in Medium, 4.5g
  • bareMinerals® READY® Bronzer in The High Dive, 3g
  • bareMinerals® READY® Luminizer in The Love Affair, 3g
  • bareMinerals® SPF20 Correcting Concealer in Medium 2, 1g
  • bareMinerals® Mini Precision Face Brush
  • bareMinerals® Mini Tapered Face Brush
  • bareMinerals® Keepsake Make up Clutch

Which shade is perfect for you?

Discover which foundation type and shade is perfect for your skin with bareMinerals® foundation finder. Place trust in this brand to help you find your perfect match. With 6 foundations to choose from, they have you and your complexion covered. Click here to discover yours.

How to apply?

All members posting reviews in November 2016 will be considered for this reward. The winner will be selected taking into account the number and the quality of all the reviewer's findings. Carefully read the Terms & Conditions before applying. Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook.

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E:31/10/16, Win 1 x Benefit They're Real! Sexy on the Run Kit, RRP £28.50

On the go and need to get sexy in a flash? Review for a chance to win the best-selling benefit they're Real! 'Sexy on the Run', an essential make-up kit including four star products for the eyes. Ideal for travelling and use to achieve your desired look with ease.

What is inside the box?

Get bigger-looking eyes and long lashes beyond belief with they’re real! mascara & liner kit. This portable kit includes the signature Tips & Tricks to be truly unbelievable and has everything you need to create sultry eye looks.

  • benefit they're real! Push-up Liner, 36g: Create a long-lasting, smudge-free look. With a soft, AccuFlex™ tip that has a customised angle, the eye liner offers precision and control to achieve your desired results, whether dramatic or natural. Its flat guard enables you to get even closer to the lashline and the wide handle allows easy application. With a matte gel finish and waterproof formula, it is a make-up essential.

  • benefit they’re real! mascara min in Jet Black, 4g:
  • benefit they’re real! mascara min in Beyond Brown, 4g: Create luscious lashes. Its long-lasting, smudge-free formula lengthens, curls and lifts lashes from the root for voluminous results. With a customised dome tip and precision bristles, the mascara defines eye lashes and the specially designed wand allows ultimate control for easy and mess-free application.
  • benefit they’re real remover, 7.5ml: Remove mascara and eye liner. Its creamy gel formula powerfully lifts away even waterproof eye make-up, whilst remaining gentle to the delicate eye area. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
  • benefit Tips and Tricks: Bonus.

How to apply?

All reviews posted in October 2016 will be considered for this reward. The winner will be selected taking into account the number and the quality of all her findings. Read carefully the Terms & Conditions before applying. Follow us and share on Twitter and Facebook.

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E:24/04/16, Win 1 of 10 Bourjois 1001 Cils Lashes Mascaras 72 Brun Infini | 8ml , RRP £7.99 each

A mascara that only thickens or lengthens the lashes is no longer enough! Bourjois 1001 Cils go further and multiply them. This month, we are offering our members a chance to win, trial and review 1 of 10 Bourjois 1001 Cils Lashes Mascaras 72 Brun Infini worth RRP £7.99 each.

Bourjois 1001 Cils Lashes Mascaras 72 Brun Infini

This high-tech mascara containing vitamin C & E derivatives visually multiplies the number of lashes for a full fringe of eyelashes. more dense, more beautiful. The revolutionary patented double helix brush has astonishing powders: with its twelve rows of bristles, it works on every single lash, even the very smallest. In just one application, every lash is reached and fully coated from root to tip without clumping. Its lengthening, rich in pigments glide-on formula intensifies and gives maximum body to all your lashes. Enriched with natural waxes, vitamin E and C derivatives, it is suitable for sensitive eyes.

How to apply?

To enter, either follow us on Twitter @beautyontrial and retweet or like us on Facebook beauty on trial and share. Apply before midnight on 24 April 2016. Read carefully the terms and conditions before applying for this prize draw. Thank you for entering and good luck!

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E:14/12/14, The Rose Tree | Win 1 of 2 Best Sellers Collections - Try-Me! Size | RRP £21.00 each

In the run-up to Christmas, we have teamed up with British producer of luxury organic skin care, body care and candles, The Rose Tree, to introduce their newly launched Christmas Collection 2014.

Discover their sumptuous selection of gift sets and apply before the 14th of December for a chance to win two lavish Best Sellers Collections – Try-Me! Size worth RRP £21.00 each, in time for the celebrations.

Whatever you are looking for this festive season, be inspired, take a pick and treat someone very special with a taste of luxury and pure indulgence!

Christmas Gift Sets

If you are looking for the convenience of a ready-made boxed present then look no further! The team at The Rose Tree Christmas has just unleashed an exhaustive collection of beautifully wrapped luxurious gift sets. 

With a wide-ranging selection of the finest care products and exquisite candles priced between £6.95 and £89.00, you will find that precious surprise for every budget and taste. 

The Rose Tree care products are performant; are handmade from natural and organic ingredients, and are chocked full of skin nurturing vitamins and antioxidants. Their luxury candles are made from a 100% pure vegetable wax blend and are scented with pure essential oils.

Best Sellers Collection of Try-Me! Size

The Best-Seller Collection, all in a Try-Me! Size is the perfect opportunity to taste and try their The Rose Tree's most popular products. 

The box contains not the usual tiddly tip of your finger sized samples but four beautiful presented and perfectly formed products with a sufficient supply for several days or weeks. That gives you ample time to try these skincare favourites over a reasonable period and really get a feel for what suits your skin, use the amazing organic ingredients and see the great results!

All goodies come packaged in a recyclable signature grey glass, the butters and creams in a jar and the serums in one dropper bottle.

1 x Radiance Facial Essence with Rose & Marula - 5ml, £6.50

This award winning Radiance Facial Essence with Rose & Marula in a generous dropper bottle is packed with anti-ageing plant botanicals which will last you a good few weeks. Rose fruit oil is combined with the oil of the marula nut, avocado, camellia, raspberry seed, hazel nut and sea buckthorn extract to deliver intensely hydrated and silky soft radiant skin. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 92% organic ingredients. Review | Photos | Buy

1 x Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter - 6g, £6.50

This super charged Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter pot is formulated for beautifully cleansed, hydrated radiant skin with organic carrot oil, mango butter and a host of skin loving natural butters. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 75% organic ingredients. Review | Add Photos | Buy

1 x Radiance Cream with Rose & Frankincense - 6g, £6.50

This rich and silky Radiance Facial Cream pot is formulated with precious rose otto flower oil and frankincense renowned for their rejuvenating and hydrating qualities. It is packed full of nourishing ingredients; vitamin rich linseed oil, sunflower oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, aloe and vitamin E to leave skin hydrated and plumped up. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 90% organic ingredients. Review | Add Photos | Buy

1 x Rejuvenating Eye Serum with Rose & Starflower - 2ml, £5.50

This rejuvenating Organic Eye Serum with Rose & Starflower in a dropper bottle is designed for the sensitive skin around the eyes. Rose fruit oil is combined with starflower oil to deliver a rejuvenating and smoothing eye treatment. The Try-Me! Size contains sufficient for 1-2 week's use. Made with 98% organic ingredients. Review | Add Photos | Buy

Stay in Touch

Receive regular updates and stay informed about The Rose Tree special offers and giveaways when you sign up to their newsletter, or follow them on social media.

Visit their online shop to discover more about the brand and their organic collections. All freshly made and handsomely packed! To find out more about a product, or even just to say hello, feel free to drop a line to its founder Olga Rumble

How to apply?

Follow the instructions below to apply and increase your chance of winning in 2 easy steps:

  • Use the Rafflecopter module to earn points.
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E:15/10/13, Win 1 of 12 Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara 82 Brun Artiste

This week we are giving away 12 Bourjois Liner Effect Mascara 82 Brun Artiste (10ml, RRP £4.99 each).

This innovative mascara with its flexible new-generation brush enables you to create a perfect doe-eyed look with a double action:

  • Step 1: Use long bristles to stretch the mascara formula from root to tip. Intensely lengthens lashes without clumping.
  • Step 2: Use short bristles to deposit formula at the base of the lashes, emphasising roots for a liner effect. It will look as though you have used a pencil khol in the inside rim of your lashes, without the hassle!

    

How to Apply?

Read carefully the terms and conditions below before applying for this trial:

  1. To qualify you must be a registered member. Sign up if you do not have an account yet
  2. Use the Add comment link at the bottom of this page to apply. Log in first if you already have an account
  3. Offer ends at midnight 15 October 2013
  4. Your application will not be considered if a delivery address is not available by the end-date. How-to?
  5. You will not be eligible if you have failed to review a trial product sent to you in the past. Why?
  6. Like and Share this offer on social media to increase your chance of being selected
  7. Only the winners will be contacted by email
  8. Samples can be delivered worldwide
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A Modern Approach to Natural Beauty that Works for Me

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ThisWorks

After first discovering the organic brand ThisWorks in a stocking filler beauty box from Latest in Beauty just over a year ago, when I received a delicious sample of ThisWorks No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser, I decided it was time to get to know this brand better. At that time, ThisWorks products weren't quite as easy to find as they are now, but larger branches of Boots are now stocking this brand, so everyone can now get hold of items without much difficulty.

I started using four products by this brand, and, to ensure that I would know their effects, I resisted the temptation to dip into all my other delightful beauty box samples, which continued to arrive... I promised myself that I would use up both items which you will find in a duo set plus two addional items I had received from another source and report back to you on the efficacy of this brand. My sizes were travel sizes, but those available at present are full sized items.

I decided that this range would be my 'spring regime' which would need to keep my skin in good condition and stand up to my punishing morning schedule. As I get up at 5.30 a.m. and leave the house at 6.30 a.m., there would be no time for annoying, fiddly containers. Everything needed to be quick and easy, and the same for my evening routine, when I returned, exhausted and ready for bed.

The Products

The duo products plus the additonal items were:

  • perfect eyes recovery cream
  • perfect cleavage firming lotion
  • perfect hands intense moisture
  • enjoy multi-tasking lotion

The multi-tasking lotion was one of the suppementary items that did not feature in the duo, however it complemented the other face products. In addition, being an everywhere moisturiser, I could test it out on my eczema prone patches of skin, to really give the brand a run for its money, and let you know how suitable it is for sufferers. This is always a question for me when choosing a new product, although I am drawn to products with fragrance, which aren't always suitable for my skin.

The product sizes ranged from 15ml to 30ml depending on the product, and they all lasted about a month to six weeks, with daily use. This excluded the hand cream, which I forgot to use regularly, as it was in my handbag, and there was still a little product left after the others were finished.

perfect cleavage firming lotion

This product came in a handy 15ml rigid plastic, pump-action container. The pump action enabled quick and clean dispensing of this product onto fingertips. There was no wastage and the pump delivered cleanly without any residue left on the nozzle. This was very important for my sleepy start in the morning!

The aroma of the product was intense and intoxicating, and I felt as though I was having my own mini spa treatment each day. I felt relaxed by the scent of essential oils contained within the product, even before it touched my skin.

The little went a long way of this product. I used about three pumps for my entire neck and decollete area. With this amount of usage the 15ml lasted about a month. I am quite greedy with this kind of product, feeling my skin needs as much nourishment as possible, and I felt that this was a good length of time for the product to last, given my usage.

The product was quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple, and giving me a feeling of well-being, which was generated by a combination of the silky texture of the product with the amazing aroma it provided.

perfect eyes recovery cream

Next on the agenda was the eye cream. Again, I tend to be quite greedy with this kind of product, feeling my skin needs all the help it can get, especially with such an early morning start, which often follows a shortened night's sleep. Although I know that a minimal amount of eye cream is generally used, as this kind of product can cause puffiness, this is not a symptom that I generally suffer from.  I often over use this kind of product, which I am told can reduce its efficacy. This particular product stated that it helped with dark circles. Again, this is not something I usually suffer from, but last autumn, I found it very difficult to adjust to my 5.30 start and circles were a perpetual and persistent problem for me at the time!

The product had a faintly wheaty smell, but it was barely perceptible. It was virtually odourless. I confess this secretly diappointed me a little, as I have come to associate this brand with strong, natural scent derived from essential oils, and it is a feature that I actively seek when I use their products.

The product size was 15ml had the same rigid plastic, pump action container as the serum, and delivered just as cleanly. The product lasted about six-seven weeks. The cream was light-textured and opaque. I found it a little sticky on my eye lids, but it was absorbed fairly quickly. The stickiness could have been avoided by using less product or limiting use to the browbone. However, my eyes were feeling constantly tired and I hoped the cream would ease the sensation.

I paid particular attention to the product's effect on my circles, but I didn't really feel that it was effective for me, even after a month of use. The circles persisted and I didn't feel that the product changed the degree to which I suffered.

enjoy multi-tasking lotion

This product did not come in the duo set, but complemented the other face products, so I used them all together. Of all the products used, this is turned out to be my favourite, as its versatility makes it a great all-rounder.

This travel sized product was contained in a squeezy plastic tube with a screw cap, on which it stood. Dispensing the product was not as simple as with the other items, nor regulating the quantity used. However, the full sized product comes in the usual rigid container with a dispensing nozzle.  The scent of the product was delightful and uplifting. It had a powerful aroma, which encouraged me to breathe deeply, and which I found relaxing to use. The density of the product was mid-textured, and it smoothed across the skin very easily.

I found that I wanted to use a little on my hands, which reduced my usage of the dedicated hand cream. I put a little on the patches of skin where I suffer from eczema, as I generally moisturise these sections of skin morning and night with aqueous cream to prevent flare up. I swapped the aqueous cream for the product to see if my skin could tolerate a scented cream for this purpose.

I found this product a delight and my skin lapped it up. It left the surface a little damp for a few minutes, and I wasn't able to apply SPF straight away until the cream had been absorbed. However, I felt it was worth it. The scent of this product is quite strong, and some might find that they dislike this aspect. For me it was a bonus, as I was actively seeking a product that delighted all senses, and didn't upset my sensitive skin.

perfect hands intense moisture

This product had less use than the other items, partly because of the versatility of the Multi-tasking lotion, and partly because it was in my handbag, and I often didn't have time to apply it once I arrived at work.

The container is made of a squeezy tube with a cap that has a flip top. I found this useful as it doesn't undo itself and make a mess in your bag, nor will you accidentally lose the cap, especially when out and about or you are trying to do a balancing act on public transport, as is generally the case for me. The cream itself has a mid-to-rich texture, which is readily absorbed by the skin. It hydrates well and is effective for extensive periods of time. Despite the fact that I didn't get to use this product as often as the others from the set, the rose scent was delicious and relaxing, and I really enjoyed every moment of its application. However, I would say that I felt rather self conscious using it in a crowded location, such as on public transport, during the commute to work. I was aware that the scent was exceedingly powerful, and may not be to everyone's taste in the early morning. I thought this might bother fellow passengers.

Brand Ethics & Awards

Since their launch in 2003, ThisWorks has won many prestigious awards, including those from Beauty Bible, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Red and InStyle as well a being a CEW finalist brand.

The brand boasts 'all natural' products, and they don't use unnecessary chemicals in formulations including: phthalates, sulphates, synthetic colours and fragrance, parabens, GMOs, mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol.

As well as being 'results driven' they are a socially responsible brand ensuring that their products use recyclable materials for packaging, their ingredients aren't tested on animals, those raw ingredients come from sustainable sources and fair traded products, use of organic ingredients where possible, and they support Kid's Company as their charity to give back to the community.

For more information about this charity, click this link: http://www.kidsco.org.uk/

Price and Convenience

Two of the four items used are available as part of a duo set of full sized products. I had travel sizes for my trial and I found that the sizes contained enough product to last at least a month of twice daily use for face, neck and decollete (plus hands and forearms daily). The sizes were small enough to carry to the gym or for overnight for travel, which I felt was a bonus, without having to purchase a separate, small sized item.

  • the current purchase price of the duo set which includes both perfect cleavage firming lotion & perfect hands intense moisture  60ml & 75ml respectively costs £37 and I am aware that this is a reduced from the normal price of £55. 
  • enjoy multi-tasking lotion 120ml £25.00
  • perfect eyes recovery cream 15ml £28.00

Currently the items available from this brand are full sized items in the sets, however you should keep a look out for travel sets, which are often available during the summer, as these are a convenient and less expensive way to explore this award winning, and truly ethical, brand.

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