Win a £50 Gift Voucher [closed]



Boux Avenue are kindly giving one lucky winner at a £50 gift voucher to use in their stores or online. Boux Avenue is  a high quality underwear and loungewear store with a difference!

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At the moment they have a special 3 for 2 offer on selected knickers some of which you can see in the video above.


How to win.

  • For an extra chance of winning head over to my Facebook page BeautySauce which will gain you another entry.
  • Once you have done either or both of above comment below to tell me you have entered.

The GIVEAWAY starts today 28th Feb and ends 6th March 2012, one winner will be chosen using a number generator. BeautySauce and Boux Avenue reserve all rights.


The Look: LFW Moschino Cheap & Chic


Make-up Artist Val Garland created a frosty pink lip for Moschino Cheap & Chic by encrusting soft or vibrant pink shades with a shimmery glitter by MAC.

Two looks were created, one for lighter skintones and one for darker skintones:-


  • MAC Soar Lipliner
  • MAC Pro White and Magenta Paints sticks mixed
  • MAC Pro Pink Glitter


  • MAC Magenta Lipliner
  • MAC Pro Violetta lipstick
  • MAC Pro Fucshia Glitter

I had a go at re-creating this look myself using cheaper brands, how it looked it in the picture (above)

What I used

  • OCC Narcissus liptar mixed with MAC St Germain for a bright pink look,
  • Beauty Uk Pink glitter pressed into the lip.

If your in the UK buy your O.C.C from

Header image credit – Glam uk

A Toothbrush That Whitens Teeth?


We’ve seen whitening toothpastes, blue-light teeth whitening gum shields but have you seen a toothbrush that cleans and whitens?

The toothbrush by Blue Illume cleans like a regular toothbrush but emits a blue light which is proven to whiten teeth and counteracts bacteria which are the source of plaque and gum diseases – solely by means of this amazing blue light and ordinary toothpaste!


Visit the site Blue Illume to see the customer reviews and view the blue-light technology for yourself.

Also if you like their Facebook page you get free shipping!

I’ve tried those devices that shine the blue light directly onto the teeth and found they did work however sitting for 10 mins with a mouth piece in is uncomfortable so I’m interested to see if anyone has tried this as it seems so convenient to clean and whiten at the same time!

Let me know if you own one as I’m really keen to try one.

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What’s Inside February’s Glossy Box

SKINCARE | THE BEAUTY LOUNGE – Cheeky Flush With Becca.

In this months Glossy Box I found a very special product, a product I have been meaning to try for ages but didn’t want to spend money buying the full size incase I didn’t like it and don’t have a counter near me to try a sample. Along side getting to try the Becca Beach Tint I got to sample some gorgeous Paul Mitchell purse size hair oil and a perfect Lavender hand sanitizer (I’m obsessed with those things)

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The Breakdown

Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon

This is an award-winning product and a brand loved by make-up artists and celebrities, this is a lip and cheek tint that is wearable on the beach, in the pool and is non-drying so you get that cheeky flush with out the moving or drying out. This one is a lovely rose pink colour that looks perfect on the lips and is buildable.
#TIP – Use a small amount and build lightly, tap into the skin rather than rub.
Visit Becca

Dr Bronner Lavender Hand Sanitiser.

Perfect handbag sized hand santitiser, just a mild scent nothing too strong. (full size)
Visit Dr Bronner

Awapuhi by Paul Mitchell.

Wild Ginger Treatment Oil is a sample size hair oil that hydrates the hair and leaves it feeling really soft and silky, it doesn’t feel oily at all and smells very fresh.
Visit Paul Mitchell

BM Beauty.

This is a loose mineral eyeshadow that is cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The eyeshadow I received was a khaki green with subtle amount of shimmer. I have a few of these eyeshadows of my own and they’re very pigmented especially the intense black.
Visit BM Beauty

Como Shambhala

A energising shower gel with uplifting essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender and Peppermint. Takes me back to my aromatherapy classes!
Visit Como Shambhala

If anything this months box has impressed me just with the Becca cheek tint, hand sanitiser and the hair oil which would be around £6 on it’s own.

Visit GlossyBox for application information, product details, news on latest beauty trends and access to the GlossyBook and how-to videos.

YoungBlood HD Perfecting Powder

REVIEWS – The Perfect Mineral Powder?

Young Blood is a new brand to me, I first heard about it a few months ago but it seems to have a pretty strong following. Young Blood is a mineral cosmetics company with a great range of products from Mineral Foundations, Crushed Mineral blush to Gel Eyeliners.

Today I am reviewing a setting powder that can also be used as a primer before foundation to absorb oil and mattify unwanted shine.

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Very lightweight and fragrance free, it instantly mattes the skin leaving a smooth appearance, only a small amount is needed to avoid a powdery look. If that does happen take a stipple brush and facial spritz and buff into the skin then gently set again. If you have larger areas that need setting use the super soft puff provided.

I have been using this whenever I need to set the skin using a fluffy brush like a MAC 224 for example. See my latest tutorial for Luxe Skin where this HD powder was used Glossy Skin

Available in Translucent and Warmth

Price – £32

Shop – YoungBlood

Ingredients – Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Smithsonite Extract, Rhodochrosite Extract, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).

Have you tried YoungBlood?