A few days ago swatchgirl.com turned four years old. I’m inordinately proud of that, as it’s a testament to my stubbornness: four years is a hell of a commitment. Most blogs last only a few weeks and after that most blogs only keep going a few months before fizzling out. Four years feels like a heroic accomplishment in the face of such statistics, you know?
And, yet, this site feels so young to me. I’m still in love with blogging, and swatchgirl.com, and the consistent production of three posts a week come hell or high water (video game distractions permitting). I still love talking about beauty products, how they work, the good points and bad points. I still love talking about makeup as the icing on the cake that is yourself, an all-gender all-encompassing palette of glorious pigment and lacquer that adorns and pays homage to you, the most perfect canvas. Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll still be reading this blog in another four years.
And now to the fun bit! In the spirit of swatchgirl.com being the result of many, many, many words dedicated to lipstick, I sat down and made a list of my absolute favourite products. My desert island collection, my holy grails, my bury me with my cleanser all-time greatest hits. Then, once I carefully narrowed it down to the ultimate of ultimates, I went and bought them all. What’s the fun in not sharing? I want you to try my favourites as well.
This, my friends, is my all-time must-have favourite box, just in time for swatchgirl.com’s Fourth Birthday Giveaway.
- Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
- Uriage Gommage Integral Gentle Exfoliating Gel
- Origins Make A Difference moisturiser
- Bioderma Crealine H2o mini
- Benefit They’re Real! mascara
- TheBalm Balm Shelter lip gloss in Valley Girl
- MAC Cosmetics Shroom eyeshadow
- NARS bronzer mini in Laguna
- Original & Mineral Frizzy Logic Shine Serum
- Face of Australia Colour Pro nail enamel in Scream
- Kit Cosmetics nail polish in Move Up
- Kit Cosmetics Tool Kit
Leave a comment below with your name, email address and a short comment about your favourite fast beauty trick.
I can’t wait for you try all my beauty favourites! All you need to do is leave a comment below with your name, a valid email address (only I can see this) and a short comment about your favourite fast beauty trick. Whether it’s an old school nanna remedy (cold teabags under your eyes!) or the latest space age high tech wonder serum that fakes eight hours of sleep and a glass of champagne, tell me all about it! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
- This giveaway is open from Monday 05/05/14 7:30AM to Sunday 11/05/14 10PM.
- Total prize value is AUD$320.
- This is a game of skill. Entries will be judged by me on the basis of authorial enthusiasm, sheer novelty or what makes me laugh the most. Be creative, basically.
- Due to the nature of some items in this pack it can only be shipped within Australia. Sorry!
- GOOD LUCK!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!