Friday, 30 May 2014

The Beauty Blogger Bunch $150 MAC Giftcard Giveaway

Hello! I've been part of a fabulous group called The Beauty Blogger Bunch for about 5 months now, and I've been lucky to take part in their Spring giveaway! Details about the giveaway are below, so get your entries in!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Graze - Free Snack Box!

Have you heard about Graze snack boxes? If you haven't, I'm about to introduce you to what might be a gamer-changer to snacking. Graze was started by 7 friends with a passion for food who wanted to get more out of their snacking, and six years on they're still creating inventive new snacks for us to try!

Free Graze Box

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Monday, 26 May 2014

To YouTube or not to YouTube?

I've been thinking about this for quite some time now, although I've never got round to it. I think it would be quite fun to delve into, however I'd have to start either in summer at my parents' home, or in the new flat next year as there just isn't enough space in my prison-like room at University. Also, the walls here are super thin so it'd be so embarrassing to know my flatmates could hear me talking to myself!

I'd love to show off a bit more of my personality to you, because sometimes I struggle to do so in product reviews on the blog. The YouTube channel that I'd be using is pretty much dead at the moment since I've never uploaded any videos before, but it's a challenge that I'd like to take on! My only thought is that since there are just so many people on YouTube these days, I'm wondering if I might just get lost in the crowd.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Win a trip to Vegas!

Quiz clothing are holding an amazing competition at the moment and I just had to tell you about it as you could win... A VIP trip to Vegas!

Win a VIP trip to Vegas with Quiz Clothing

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Batiste Dry Shampoo Pixie Lott Limited Edition

Batiste Dry Shampoo Pixie Lott Fun & Floral 2014

Batiste are well known for owning the dry shampoo market, and it's safe to say their new campaign launch hasn't gone unnoticed! They've teamed up with Pixie Lott to bring out a new, exciting Fun & Floral* dry shampoo. Whether it's a quick fix or a red carpet glam style you're after, Batiste will help you create gorgeous hair in an instant.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Bloggers Do It Better | #4 Trends

A trend that I'm sure we'll see a lot of this spring and summer is pastels, and since this is the topic for this week's challenge, I thought it would also give me a chance to show off a product from Makeup Revolution! You can see the previous blog posts for the Bloggers Do It Better topics here. I absolutely love the pastel trend, it's so pretty and actually matches my hair since it's now faded back to blonde in some place (like raspberry ripple ice cream!). But enough about me, onto the review!

Makeup Revolution Cool Days Nail Varnish Mint Bottle 2014

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Life | Blog Name & Agoraphobia

If you haven't noticed by now, I've officially changed my blog name from 'Curiouser and Curiouser' to 'Crazyblondegal'. I'm really happy I've made the change and now it fits in with the URL so no confusion there anymore! I've also vamped the blog design up a little, so I hope you like the improvements while I continue tweaking a few bits here and there.

I was planning to do a beauty post today but since I've started talking about life, I may as well continue. Since completing my first year at University I've had a ridiculous amount of time on my hands to do whatever I like, but to be honest, I haven't really been up to much. I spend most of my time, okay all of my time, hidden away in my room even on a gorgeous day like today. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be outside tanning my pasty legs while sipping on a drink, but I just can't. I won't. My room is my safe haven and sometimes I don't leave the bedroom for weeks at a time. Whenever I do happen to go out it feels like everybody is staring at me and it makes me so anxious, I've often had to back away from a situation due to what felt was like a panic attack. I don't do people, I don't do phone calls, I don't do outside. I often joke about being a hermit, because what else am I supposed to say? Some of my flatmates don't see me for weeks at a time.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Lush | (Mystery) Bath Bomb

Lush Mystery Bath Bomb 2014 Colourful Specks

Today I bring you... well, actually I don't know! My partner received this bath bomb after a Lush job interview and since we don't have a bath at University he let me take it home for me to try. I really love the look of this bath bomb as it's quite plain with specks of colour all round. If you know what this one is called, please let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Majenta Cheek Shimmer

Majenta Cheek Shimmer Beauty Pink Panther

Not too long ago I interviewed a lovely mother and daughter company called Majenta (you can read up on it here), and I had the pleasure of receiving a cheek shimmer in the shade Pink Panther*. At first glance I was really impressed with this little compact. The packaging is really sturdy to ensure it didn't get broken in the post, with the company's name clearly printed on the lid - I love the simplicity!

Monday, 12 May 2014

Life | Smiles All Round & Blogger Awards

Company Style Blog Awards 2014 Crazyblondegal Vote Best International Blog Newcomer
A quickie of a post today, and a bit of another life update! If you haven't already seen my tweets about it, I've officially finished my first year at University! Since January the months seem to have flown by, and I'm feeling more chilled out and relaxed than I have been in a while now that I've finished. This is also my 100th post which made me smile, and I thought I'd also mention that I've been shortlisted for the Company Style Blogger Awards! How crazy is that. It's just surreal and I can't be more thankful to my wonderful readers for nominating me under "Best International Blog Newcomer". I've only been blogging for 9 months, so it's incredible to have even come this far. If you would like to see me go all the way, please vote for me!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Ruby Ruth Dolls

When Ruby Ruth Dolls contacted me about featuring one of their dolls on my blog I jumped at the chance! Each of the dolls is completely unique and they are all hand crafted with a mixture of brand new and recycled fabrics. These unique dolls are the creation of Brighton based Artist, Jenny Mustill, and with each doll comes their own unique personality. I had the pleasure of receiving Polly*, a pink stripy doll with huge button eyes. Her tag line is 'believes in love at first sight', and personally I fell in love with her instantly (and I'm sure she did too!).

Ruby Ruth Dolls Polly Pink Striped Handmade Craft Doll

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Viking Haul

Viking is an online site which sells everything from stationery and craft supplies to electronics and furniture. Recently I was contacted in regards to receiving a bundle* of anything I desired from the website. I spent ages looking through the site trying to decide what I was going to choose, and I'm really happy with what I chose.

Since I'm at University, I actually already own a ridiculous amount of stationery from various kinds of pens, notepads, highlighters... you name it, and I've probably got it. The main thing I don't actually own? Plain. White. Paper. So of course I chose a pack of paper which will come in handy for revision! I'm really interested in doing some craft soon after exams, so the other things I picked were some really colourful cellophane sheets, a Nestle treat size selection pack (a student needs power food!), a 16GB SD card so I can take lots of pretty photos and a six pack of fluorescent ready mix paint. All the products are really good quality and the chocolate has already disappeared!

Viking Direct Haul Florescent Ready Mixed Paint Bottles


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Bloggers Do It Better | #3 Bright & Neutral

I was a bit stumped for ideas for the third topic of the Bloggers Do It Better challenge, but that's when I realised I had the answer right in front of me! You may or may not have seen my post on Instagram displaying a lot (but only half!) of my Dainty Doll collection. Dainty Doll was unfortunately discontinued sadly; however I managed to pick up a lot of eye shadows from Poundland a while ago. The till operator looked at me like I was crazy but the RRP for the eyeshadows is £11.50, so it was an amazing bargain! Excluding the eyeshadow primer (Frankie Girl), I own 4 eyeshadow shades (I also doubled up on them), of which two are neutral and the other two are bright shades.

Dainty Doll Nicola Roberts Eyeshadow Poundland

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

Prairie Charms Spring Pre-Launch Goodie Bag Hair Piece Fashion 2014

A while ago I bought a mystery bag from Prairie Charms, which was quite lucky since they were only 10 available. I'm really pleased with the spring styled hair pieces I received, and if you haven't heard of Prairie Charms before you can read all about them here. The pink sparkly bow is very girly and feels really sturdy; it would also be a lovely piece for a night out too. The other two hair pieces are perfect for spring, with very stylish floral prints. These hair pieces should be available soon at Prairie Charms, so keep an eye out!

If I had to pick my favourite from these 3 selections, I would say the pink glitter hair bow would be my pick as it really complements my pink hair!

Which is your favourite hair piece?

If you enjoy reading my blog and would like to see me up for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award, you can nominate me for Best New Beauty Blog & Next's Best Newcomer here. I'll send virtual pizza to everyone who nominates!


Friday, 2 May 2014

Lush | Sugar Scrub

Lush Sugar Scrub Dome

I saw this Sugar Scrub product in Lush and was really intrigued by it, as I don't really tend to use scrubs. I used the flat side to massage onto my damp skin, and made sure I kept the dome shaped side away from any water as this helped to maintain the product's shape. The scrub is made up of sugar, grated ginger, lavender oil and fresh fennel, all of which help to liven up tired skin and helps dry patches and uneven skin. Although this product has a very faint scent, it's definitely the fennel that makes the biggest impression. As for storage, I need to find some sort of small plastic box to keep the scrub in the bathroom without letting any moisture get to it.
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