Saturday, 29 March 2014

1st Birthday Giveaway - Win a MAC Lipstick

Hello Lovelies, 

Miss Nyss Beauty Magpie is a year old today!

I can't believe it has been a whole year since I posted on Miss Nyss Beauty Magpie for the first time. I've really enjoyed the last year, especially meeting some lovely people and doing things I never thought I would like attending my first Bloggers Event earlier this year (which you can read about here). I am so thankful to everyone who has supported Miss Nyss Beauty Magpie over the last year whether you have been a follower since day one or have only just started following.

To celebrate Miss Nyss Beauty Magpie's First Birthday and as a thank you to you all I decided to hold a Giveaway.

I am giving one of you the chance to win a MAC Lipstick of your choice (from their permanent line).

To enter just complete the steps in the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This Giveaway is open to UK entrants only.

If you are under 18 please make sure you have parental permission because I will need your address if you win.

I will be checking entries and any false entries will not be counted.

The winner will be picked at random and notified by email and on Twitter. If I receive no response within 48 hours another winner will be picked.

I may have to order the Lipstick if I cannot get to a MAC counter and will let the winner know when I will be able to post it to them when I notify them they have won.

Any questions just ask :)

Good Luck :)

Nyss x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

A Little Beauty Haul

Hello Lovelies, 

I recently went for a shopping trip with Hayley from Haysparkle and Dee from Dee's Beautiful Life and I have already posted about what I bought from Lush here, but today I wanted to share with you the make-up bits I treated myself to. 

  No girlie shopping trip would be complete without a visit to MAC and after swatching lots of beautiful things I decided to get the Limited Edition Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick, which I have been wanting for a while. It is a gorgeous shade of red with a frost finish and the packaging is different to the usual black packaging, which I think is nice. The proceeds from the sale of these lipsticks go towards helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, so if you buy one, not only are you getting a gorgeous lipstick you are also helping a good cause. :)

In MAC I was also colour matched for their Pro Longwear Foundation and left with a little sample in the shade NC15, which I am looking forward to giving a try. 

We spent a while browsing the make-up stands in Superdrug and I spotted this MUA Luxe Palette in Pretty Edgy. I have wanted this palette for a while after seeing a couple of reviews of it, but my local Superdrug never has it in stock and it was only £8 so I couldn't resist getting it. The case is black with gold studs on the top, with a large mirror inside and the eyeshadows are gorgeous. I'm really looking forward to experimenting with this. 

I also got some MUA Matte Lipsticks in the shades Pouty Pink, Wild Berry and Scarlet Siren. I already had one of these in the shade Peachy Keen and really like it, so I thought I would try some of the other shades. Hayley recommended Wild Berry and I have already worn that shade a couple of times and love it. These are only £1 and an absolute bargain! If you haven’t tried them yet then make sure you do!

Have you tried any of the things I bought? What do you think of them?

Thanks for reading :)

Nyss x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A Small Lush Haul

Hello Lovelies, 

Last week I had a lovely day shopping with Hayley from Haysparkle and Dee from Dee's Beautiful Life and although I hadn't planned on buying a lot I did end up getting a few bits. I love reading haul posts so I thought I would share with you some of the things I bought. Today I am going to share with you what I got from Lush. They have an Easter Collection at the moment and before we even went there I knew I wanted to try some things from their Easter Collection. 

Straight away I was drawn to the Bunny Bubble Bars, they smell like Lush's Creamy Candy Bubble Bar which I love and I couldn't resist getting two.

 Bunny Bubble Bar  - £3.25

I also got a Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb, that smells quite like Lush's Snow Fairy, so I had to try one.

 Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb - £2.95

The Dragon’s Egg Bath Bombs aren't part of the Easter Collection, but I haven't tried one before and I really liked the smell of them, so thought I would give one a try. 

 Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb - £3.25

I wanted to get the Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bars, but when we went they had sold out. Luckily when I went back to Lush a few days later they were back in stock so I got some then. These are like the Bubble Bar Wands and are reusable so I think are really good value for money. They have a kind of tropical scent and I can't wait to try these.

Bunch of Carrots Reusable Bubble Bars - £5.95

If you haven’t seen Lush’s Easter Collection then next time you are near a Lush Store make sure you have a look!

What are your favourite things from Lush's Easter Collection?

Thanks for reading :)

Nyss x

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Premae Harmony Multi-Vit Smoothie Serum

Hello Lovelies,

Today I wanted to share with you something I have been using for a couple of month’s now and have been really impressed with and that is Premae’s Harmony Multi-Vit  Smoothie Serum.

I am a bit fan of Premae, especially their Crème Balms, in particular the Harmony and Triumph ones and when I first received a sample of this Serum in a Glossybox I was excited to try it and I have since got a full size one.

This is a ‘lightweight shine-control serum’ that not only mattifies your skin ready to apply your make up but also ‘provides a protective second skin barrier and shields the skin against free radicals, environmental changes and chemicalised make up’ and ‘leaves skin healthy, fresh and smoothed’.

This Serum has a light consistency that absorbs into your skin really quickly, leaving it feeling fresh and shine free and you don’t need to use much of it as a little goes a long way. I have oily/combination skin and am always looking for something that will help keep my skin matte and help my make up last for longer and this does exactly that. I apply this all over my face before applying my make up, and you can also mix it with your foundation to make a light ‘BB cream’. 

I really like using primers before applying make up and I love Benefit’s Porefessional, but one of the reasons I prefer this Serum to Porefessional is that it feels more natural on my skin and like it is benefiting my skin as well as keeping it shine free.

If you haven’t tried anything from Premae I would definitely recommend you do and I am so pleased I was first introduced to Premae by a sample of their Harmony Crème Balm in my May 2013 Glossbox.

Thanks for reading :)

Nyss x

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Beauty Box Swap with Row Bow

Hello Lovelies,

A couple of weeks ago I did a beauty box swap with the lovely Row from What Row Chose... and today I wanted to share with you what she picked for my Box.

This is the third beauty box swap I have taken part in and I think they are a really nice way to get to know  other Bloggers and to try things you might not have chosen for yourself or discover products and brands you haven't tried before.

Here is what Row included in my Box…..

I love trying different lip products and I was really excited to see that Row had chosen three Lipsticks for me. The L.A.Colors Lipsticks she chose for me are in the shades Frozen Berries and Fresh. I haven’t tried any lipsticks from this Brand and I am looking forward to giving these a try.

She also chose a Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss Lipstick in the shade 110. This is a gorgeous red shade and just the sort of colour I love. I don’t think I have tried a matte lipstick before and I am looking forward to trying this.

Row also included for me a Miss Ballantyne Honeybee Lip Balm that she said she loves using. I haven’t tried anything from Miss Ballantyne before but I use lip balms a lot, so I will definitely give use this.

I had mentioned to Row that I have been using liquid eyeliners a lot recently and she chose for me a Dainty Doll Mascara and Eyeliner Duo, which she recommended and I am looking forward to trying it. 

Row knows that I love trying different things with my nails and she chose for me some gorgeous spotty Nail Rock Designer Nail Wrap. She also included in my Box a 7 in 1 Nail File, which is always useful :)

Row also included for me a Mudd Deep Cleansing face mask and some Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub which will both be perfect when I want to have a little pamper session.

Finally Row chose for me a Body Shop Pink Grapefruit soap that smells lovely and fresh and some cherry hand and face wipes, which are a perfect size for me to keep in my bag :)

In my Box Row included a letter telling me why she chose what she did, which I enjoyed reading and thought was a really nice touch.

Thank you Row for all my lovely things :)

If you want to see what I sent Row in her Box, check out her post about our Beauty Box Swap here.

Have you ever taken part in a beauty box swap?

Thanks for reading :)

Nyss x