Sweet Easter Deals

A 4 day weekend and a celebration means sales and promos a-plenty, so I thought I would share some cool ones that I've spotted going on on my travels.

LUSH have launched a new bathbomb containing rose, rosewood, ylang ylang and geranium fragrance called Error 404, created in the new LUSH Kitchen. It's only available to buy to those that find it on the LUSH site (www.lush.co.uk) but for the next week, anyone that finds it can add it to their basket for freeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Nails Inc are running a competition where if you see this

image on their site (www.nailsinc.co.uk) screenshot it, tweet @nailsinc using the hashtag #quickfindthechick and you will be entered into a draw to win £250 worth of Nails Inc goodies.

Ciaté have a pretty spectacular sale going on, with savings of up to 80% - and another of Easter themed incentive...

Find all five eggs on their site (www.ciate.co.uk), and if you find all five, enter your answers here and you could be in with the chance of winning one of three £50 online shopping sprees (*cough* there's some pretty heavy hints on the results page on where you might like to aim your search *cough*).

Birchboxhave hidden five eggs on their site too - have a look on their e-shop to track them all down...

once you have found them all, let them know by entering your details here and you could win £150 of beauty products.

Models Own are running a fab offer too - 6 polishes for £20 - this not only is online (www.modelsownit.com), but in their bottle shop stores too, saving you p+p. I have already taken advantage of it by getting the entire Polish for Tans collection (plus another to bump it up to 6) - amazing, amazing offer which expires on Monday.

If the four days of rest get you in the slacking mood - how about 20% off the ultimate onsie, OnePiece (www.onepiece.co.uk) with the code QIW73J 

Beauty Expert has a multitude of offers going on - not only can you save £5 when you spend £45 using EASTER45, £7 off when spending £55 using EASTER55, and £10 off when you spend £65 using EASTER65 (you get the idea!?) they have also hidden easter eggs on their site giving you more special offers, so keep your eyes peeled for those ones!

Look Fantastic has got a whopping 20% off site-wide all weekend using the code EASTER20 and they also have massive savings on GHDs

Boots have the fabulous Sensationail starter kit for a mere £40 instead of £65 with the code SENS5E - I love using mine for an at-home gel polish which is so easy and effective

Topshop are offering free delivery online, LOVE have 30% off with the code EASTER14 (minimum spend £30), aaaaaaand last, but by no means least, blogger Amelia Liana has secured a £10 off when you spend £40 at SpaceNK - check out her blog here for more details (expires midnight on Friday).

Phew, it's going to be a busy weekend! Happy shopping!

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What's in my April Birchbox?

This month, the Birchbox theme is 'good enough to eat' - everything inside the monthly-subscription box having some kind of relation to food and gorgeousness.

The open box reveals a concertina of foodie postcards, with lovely ideas on the back - places to go and visit, natural face masks to make in your own kitchen, a recipe for salted caramel cupcakes, more info on some of the products featured in the box, as well as details on how to win the full sized version of all of them.

Enough rambling - on with the contents....!

The Balm Cosmetics - How 'Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream in Pie - 0.57 g ...or I reckon about a 1p sized pan (£26 for the full sized palette containing all 6 shades)
I was just thinking the other day that I would like to try some more of The Balm's products so this was a really well timed surprise for me. How 'Bout Them Apples is a cheek and lip cream palette - I'm guessing subscribers will have received some of the other shades, the one I got was Pie - a corally red shade which leaves a lovely 'just bitten' shade to the lips or can be easily blended down to a natural flushed tone for the cheek. It's super easy to apply with the fingers and a fab product for summer. The size of it means perfect for slipping into your handbag for when a quick touch up or transformation is needed.

Lord & Berry - Couture Kohl SILK Kajal Eye Pencil in Black - 0.6g ....or a half sized pencil (full size is £10)
I'm a big fan of Lord & Berry but was yet to try any of the SILK Kajal Kohl Liners, and in my opinion, I can never have enough black liner - it's one of those things I will always use. This seems to glide onto the skin easily and is a true black. It's smudgeable for a softer, smokier look, although not overly creamy.

Color Club - Gala's Gems Nail Polish in Aquamarine Azulino - mini polish (£15 for set of 4)
Birchbox have teamed up with London-based Spanish blogger Gala Gonzalez to create a collection of four Color Club nail polishes exclusive to Birchbox called Gala's Gems. Each of the polishes is a pearlescent pastel shade - I received Aquamarine Azulino a gorgeous pearly sky-blue colour. I do love Color Club polishes and look forward to giving this one a go - it looks like the perfect spring shade.

Yes To Cucumbers - Soothing Facial Towelettes - 10 wipes (full size 30 wipes £4.99)
I don't really 'do' face wipes, but if I did, these would sound pretty good to me - 95% natural, hypoallergenic, oil free, and packed with cucumber and aloe vera. I think these will go in my kit for emergency situations!

Laura Mercier - Souffle Body Creme in Ambre Vanilla - 25g (full size 170g is £27)
A gorgeously luxurious body cream which sinks easily into the skin leaving a fragrance that sticks around for (seemily) ever! Subscribers will have received a creme or body butter - I'm extremely pleased with mine, particularly that I was given Ambre Vanilla as I love vanilla scents. It's packed with conditioning grape seed oil, vanilla and honey which soothes the skin, and really does smell, and feel, good enough to eat.

And this months lifestyle extra is...

Propercorn - Sweet Coconut and Vanilla popcorn - 8g (90p for 20g)
I'm not very adventurous when it comes to popcorn flavours, but coconut and vanilla certainly sounds interesting! The mini bag contains under 40 calories worth of popcorn, so if it's good, I will definitely repurchase!

All in all I think the April box has been a fantastic one - I can find a use for everything in my box, and the high proportion of makeup makes me a happy girl! It's not too late to order this box if you would like one for yourself. You can check it out, subscribe and shop for all the full sized items featured in the box on the BIRCHBOXwebsite.

Let me know your thoughts!

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Zatchels Flash Sale!

If you have had your eye on a Zatchels satchel for a while (like me!) this weekend is the weekend you can make it happen! To celebrate their third birthday, they are having a 48hr flash sale offering up to a massive 70% off! The sale starts this evening at 6pm and runs until midnight on Sunday (12th April) and applies to leather bags and accessories bought at www.zatchels.com or at their Westfield London boutique.

The good news is that the discount is applied across all of their styles and colourways, even the new items, so be sure to check it out, and make sure you tweet using the hashtag #zatchelsflashsale so we can all have a nosey!

Happy shopping :) Here are a few of my faves...

Metallic Pewter Leather Satchel

Nude Quilted Leather Satchel

Pastel Violet Leather Satchel

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I realise I've been a pretty rubbish blogger recently. I have been so incredibly busy with work, and life, that it's just had to take a back seat - but it's made me sad because I do love blogging ever so much. I am planning on being back, at a proper level again... so please hold tight! About the only place I am constantly active at the moment is Instagram, as it's all I can manage! Please add me on there - my username is supergorgeous

In the meantime, I have had a lot of requests to start up the monthly photo challenge again which I started last year. The reason I stopped was I'd kind of run out of ideas, after 3 months, without them overlapping... I think now this time has passed it doesn't matter so much if they do repeat - but if anyone has any theme suggestions so I can carry it on into May too, please do let me know. How would people feel if I stuck in a bit of fashion, and everyday life into the challenges too? Or would you like them even more makeup based? You can get it touch with me here, twitter (@Super_Gorgeous), Instagram (@supergorgeous) or email (alice@supergorgeous.co.uk)

I've put together something for April, I hope you will play along!

If you're new to the whole concept, fear not... this is how it works....

Post the picture on your own Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Blog - wherever you like, and encourage your friends to play too - the more the merrier. Save it as your phone lock screen if you want to make sure you remember the themes for the day.

The themes are there for ideas for you to take a photo of for that day - so on the 1st of April you will post a picture on your chosen platform based around the theme "what I used" - the themes are to be interpreted exactly how you choose - you might want to show what you used on your face that day, you may want to show the tools you used for your hairstyle, the ingredients of the dinner you're making - however you want to interpret it.

If you can't do a day, don't worry, just jump back on board the following day - it's all a bit of fun!

Lastly, make sure you hashtag your pics with #SuperGorgeousApril so everyone who's playing can see what other pictures are being submitted, plus, as I discovered last time, it's a great way to find new people you might enjoy following on Instagram.

Thanks, as always for your support x
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What's Inside my Latest in Beauty - 'The Glamour Beauty Edit' Spring Edition Box?

Back by popular demand, beauty-box supremos Latest in Beauty have teamed up with Glamour Magazine for the third time to create a Beauty Edit box. Beauty Director of Glamour Magazine Alessandra Steinherr has put together some of her essential products for getting happy and pretty for spring, which are available to buy in one box for a massively discounted price. Here's the run down of what's inside....

Rituals Zensation Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom Foaming Shower Gel - 50ml (RRP £8.50 for 200ml)
This is a gorgeously scented shower gel that turns from a gel to a densely packed foam - super easy to apply, mess-free, and a little goes a long way. The size is perfect for travelling or the gym (if you're that way inclined!) Latest in Beauty have also included a code for 20% off at www.rituals.com which is pretty good as far as discounts go!

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara - FULL SIZE (RRP £7.99)
The bumph promises that this will build natural lashes to their plumpest, lushest, maximum thickness. I have given it a whirl and it definitely adds volume and doesn't clump. The brush is really full, and is on a very flexible tip - I can't decide if I like this feature or not, but it does mean that you create a nice, even layer of mascara without over-doing it.

*Exclusive* Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Aqua Velvet  - FULL SIZE (RRP £9.25)
Daniel Sandler created this stunning turquoise shade of his famous waterproof eyeliner purely for this beauty box - and what a great exclusive it is! The colour works perfectly with all eye colours, and will be fab for spring. There's also a code for 20% off Daniel Sandler online - score!

Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Paint in 'Tongue 'n' Cheek' - FULL SIZE (RRP £7)
Cheeky is a new brand from the makers of Cowshed - and the nail polishes are amazing! This coraley pink will definitely be making numerous appearances on my nails! High quality, glossy, and gorgeous.

Invisibobble - FULL SIZE (RRP £3.75 for a box of 3)
Well this was a new one to me! These hair bands are like the springy piece of plastic that I used to have on a keyring as a child. They aren't invisible in the hair, but they do leave no trace of a having had a hairband in the hair, so no more kinks - hurrah! Perfect to chuck in your bag to tie your perfect 'do' up with when braving the windy weather, before letting it back out without any tell-tale signs once you're inside.

Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse - 50ml (RRP £12 for 200ml)
Again, the perfect sized bottle for travelling or gymming - this mousse promises to give your hair extreme, lasting volume without the stiffness or stickiness. It's lightweight and smells good too - what more could you want from a mousse!?

Burt's Bees Lip Balm - FULL SIZE (RRP £2.99)
A girl can never have too many lip balms, and Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is definitely one that does what it's meant to do. It's enriched with Vitamin E which really nourishes your lips, and it isn't greasy - so it's perfect for pre-lipstick, plus it tastes of After Eights. They've also included a 25% off code for use on the Burt's Bees website.

The box offers a nice variety of products for beauty junkies to enjoy, there's a nice even spread of make up, hair and body. Skincare is very personal, I feel, so I'm glad there's none of that in this box. The contents of the box are worth £45, but Latest In Beauty are selling The Glamour Beauty Edit box for a mere £14.95 - definitely worth it. They're limited edition, so once they're gone they're gone. If you'd like to get your hands on a box - you can do so by clicking here.

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Whether you choose to believe it or not, Valentines Day is just around the corner... soon enough 14th February will be here. Perhaps you have someone special to buy a gift for - or a good excuse to treat yourself to something lovely... with that in mind, I've put together some ideas to help you along your way, plus something for me to casually leave open on the computer in my house *cough cough*

one - Illamasqua Throbb nail polish £14.50
This beautiful tomatoey-red nail polish has just been released as part of their I'm The One collection. One coat is all you need for a full opaque finish of beautiful, glossy, blood red nails.

two - Tangle Angel Brush £12.95 (+10% discount at the moment)
I spotted this while browsing on the HQ Hair site and thought it was rather cute - angel on the back, and (kinda) heart shaped - it promises to glide through your hair with ease, getting rid of tangles, and has anti-static and anti-bacterial properties and is heat resistant too.

three - Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow  £49
This is the most stunning bronzing and highlighting duo I've ever seen in so many ways. Firstly, the packaging is to die for, and the product produces stunning results. The bronzer is the perfect universal flattering shade, usable for an all-over bronzer as well as for contour. The highlight has just the right amount of frostiness to it to to give a nice subtle highlight for the daytime, or can really be build up for a more extreme look.

four - Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss lipstick £19
From their new Uber Pink collection, this is a beautiful soft pink colour that adds the right amount of pink to your lips for a 'done' look without looking over-done or baby-dollish. It's grown up and flirty, and I love it. It feels silky smooth to apply and leaves a comfortable slick of polish with a slight sheen to it.

five - Guerlain Meteorites Pearls £36
This is a natural radiance enhancer for the face - the brush picks up the properties from the different coloured balls - yellow to counteract redness, mauve to catch the light etc - and gives a beautiful, evened out, radiant complexion. They've just added some to the new Blossom collection - this one is firmly on my wishlist, it looks so beautiful too!

six - Lulu Guiness Coin Purse with Clinique Super Strawberry Chubby Stick £55
As part of the 10th anniversary of Kiss It Better, Clinique are selling some gorgeous limited edition pieces, including this Lulul Guiness coin purse with a beautiful pink Chubby Stick - and what's more, the full £55 RRP will be donated to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

seven - NARSissist Blush Palette £35 & NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette £50
These much anticipated limited edition NARS palettes come into stores tomorrow and are expected to fly off the shelves. They feature some of the brands most sought after and iconic shades. The blush palette includes Devotee highlighter (limited edition), Orgasm blush, and Laguna Bronzer, as well as a brush. The eyeshadow palette includes 15 of their hottest shades including All About Eve, Madrague, Fez, Bali, Coconut Grove, Madrague ll, Nepal, Ashes to Ashes, Brousse, Mekong, Bellissima, Lhasa, Bad Behavior, Dogon and Pandora.

If you have any more ideas, do let me know... happy shopping!

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What's Inside my January Birchbox?

Birchbox is back in my life - and for that, I am grateful!

This year, it kick started with the Tiny Tweaks box - all about the little fixes you can do to get yourself back on the straight and narrow after all the Christmas partying - to make you feel, and look better. As well as the 6 items in the box, the little magazine that comes with it, is packed with ideas for little things you can do to make yourself happier, little resolutions you can actually stick to - which I thought was a really nice touch.

Although I really enjoy the box subscription services that you choose what products you'll be getting, I still really like the idea of a surprise box, and that's how Birchbox run their ship. You don't know what will be inside your box until you open it. It feels like a birthday when you have no idea what to expect beneath the layers of wrapping, and it's nice. Even that helps to make you feel happier!

So, in this months box there was....

Philip Kingsley - Moisture Balancing Conditioner - 20ml (£7.50 for 75ml)
This product is designed to add a boost of moisture to medium textured, wavy or fine processed hair. It's weightless so doesn't weigh the hair down, and leaves the hair smooth, shiny, and tangle-free. It's also great to use on children because of the detangling agents - I just wish there was also the shampoo from the same range included in the box, to really give the range a good test.

Benefit - The POREfessional - 7.5ml (£24.50 for 22ml)
I absolutely love this primer, so the more little samples of this the better! It's actually rather a large size bottle and a fantastic size for adding to your bag for travelling. I use this primer on a daily basis to smooth out my skin, shrink my pores, and make my makeup last longer. I just love it!

Vasanti - Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser - 20ml (5.07oz for $24)
This is a brand I've never heard of before - I just visited their website to get some info for this post, and the reviews of this product are fantastic! It's a cleanser suitable for all skin types - even acne prone and sensitive skins. The general buzz is that it's really good at removing all traces of make up and controlling oil - sounds right up my street! It also contains omegas 3 and 6 to leave you with radiant looking skin.

Rodial - Bee Venom Moisturiser - 5ml (£150 for 50ml)
This is a revolutionary product which contains honey bee venom to trick the skin into thinking it has been stung, forcing it to repair itself. The result is a great anti-ageing formula, which leaves skin looking firmer and younger. The clinical trials they did to test the results were taken on women over the age of 50, and the blurb on their site talks a great deal about getting rid of the effects of menopause on the face, so I wonder how many people this cream may actually be useful for that have received it in their Birchbox. That said, I will still give it a go, and see if it makes any difference to my skin.

Premae - Anatomy Nutrients Body Oil - 20ml (£9.50 for 100ml)
Another brand I hadn't heard of prior to this, but my research found interesting results. This brand is allergy-free; it contains no treenuts, soy, wheat and oats, as well as petrochemicals, parabens and SLS. I can imagine this must make a world of difference to allergy sufferers that still want to enjoy luxury products. This is a spray-on oil designed to be used after showering to lock in moisture to your skin. I've used it a couple of times, and although the spray is a bit forceful, the smell is really lovely, and the oil sinks into the skin quickly leaving it with a really soft finish.

And Birchbox likes to include a 'Lifestyle Extra', which this month, is...

Itsu - Miso Soup - 25g (£2.25 for 3 25g sachets)
Miso soup is rich in amino acids and antioxidants, aids digestion and strengthens the immune system... apparently it's yummy... to be honest the ingredients list boasting cooked soybeans, natural yeast, rice, barley, wakame, spring onion and tofu doesn't really do it for me, but if it does float your boat this is a handy little sachet to pop in your bag for work.

There are a nice variety of products in this month's box. I have seen on the Birchbox site that other boxes this month contained Aromatherapy Associates and Laura Mercier products, I would have liked to have had one of them, it really is the luck of the draw!

If you'd like to sign up, you can subscribe here for £10 a month (+£2.95 p&p) or save when you sign up for 6 months or more.

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