WIN PürMinerals Jupiter Ascending Collection

I’m sure you’ll have noticed the trailers for Jupiter Ascending… with Channing Tatum!? ….thought so! Makeup brand PurMinerals have made a collection inspired by the film, and have set a handful of bloggers a challenge. You may have seen Zoe Newlove or Laura Louise Beauty’s challenge posts… but this is the last of the challenges, and your last chance to win the collection, which is exclusive to Feel Unique, (plus pair of tickets to see the film)… with me!

I was sent a parcel from PurMinerals, with some products to use for the challenge, as well as a photo taken from the film which is the makeup they wanted me to recreate. 
Those that know me know I am a Double Wear wearer, but the PurMinerals Disappearing Act Concealer with the 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (in Shade Golden Medium) over the top worked a dream. The foundation buffed into the skin easily, great coverage, and fab staying power. I am definitely going to be adding this one to my regular makeup bag.
I also used the Mineral Glow Bronzing Powder, and warmed my face up slightly, to make the look a little more wearble than that of Jupiter Jones in the film. I finished off with Kinky blush, a gorgeous coraley-pink, then it was onto the eyes.

The Jupiter Ascending palette comes in a great set along with a black liquid liner, and pale pink light-up gloss. The products all compliment each other beautifully.
There is a good range of colours in the palette – nice warm, rich, earthy tones with a good mix of matt and shimmer. Be sure to check out Zoe and Laura’s posts (mentioned above) to see some alternative ways of using this palette.
The look I was challenged to recreate was pretty full-on, eye-wise. To ensure I got a strong, punchy colour, I used a wet brush to pick up Jupiter, then packed the colour on all over my lid, before blending it out at the edges using Majesty on a fluffy brush.  I added some Jupiter under my eyes with a dry smudger brush, before finishing with a slick of Big Look Mascara on curled lashes.
I finished off the look using the Lip Gloss Stick in Game Day – a rich, glossy tomato-red… and this is what I ended up with…. what do you think?!
The best news is, that you can win the collection for yourself! Included in the prize is the 4-in1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in your choice of shade, Mineral Bronzer, Big Look Mascara, Chateau de Vine Mineral Lipstick, the Jupiter Ascending Palette, Gloss and Liner, and of course, a pair of cinema tickets to see the film for yourself. Basically everything in the photo below, plus a night out at the movies!
To be in with a chance of winning, please enter your details into the Rafflecopter widget below. Please note that this giveaway is open to residents of the UK only, and will end on Sunday 8th February. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. Good luck!

WIN! A pair of RayBan Erika Sunglasses!

Summer has finally hit the UK – hooooray! It’s been a long time coming, that’s for sure, so it seemed like perfect timing that I was contacted by Sunglasses Shop to offer one of my lucky readers a pair of RayBan Erika sunglasses.

I have a pair of the glasses myself (in matte black) and I adore them! They are a classic, but feminine shape (although try telling that to my boyfriend who tries to ‘borrow’ them at every availability!), really lightweight, and wearable.

Sunglasses Shop give really fast delivery, and they arrived in a leather case with a RayBans cloth to keep them nice and clean.

If you would like to win a pair of these gorgeous glasses for yourself, all you need to do is like the Sunglasses Shop facebook page, then comment below (along with a way for me to get in touch with you, should you win) saying which colour you’d like. Please note that the giveaway is open to international entries too.

There’s lots to choose from, from classic black or tortoise shell, to funky purple or red! You can check out the colour options on the RayBan Erika page.

The giveaway will end on Friday 20th June – best of luck!

WIN! Nivea Sensitive Range

Nivea have recently launched their Sensitive Range, designed to be gentle to the skin while still providing other skincare benefits.

The range contains Sensitive Cleansing Wipes, Sensitive Day Cream, Sensitive 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water, Sensitive Night Cream and Sensitive Cleansing Milk. They contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant licorice extract to help defend the skin against irritants, Dexpanthenol to allow the skin to retain moisture and promotes skin cell regeneration, and Natural Grape seed oil to provide intensive care and to reduce dryness and tightness.

Nivea have given me TEN sets to give away to my lovely readers! If you would like to be in with a chance, please fill in your details in the Rafflecopter Widget below.

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Interview with Holly Smale – Author of Geek Girl – WIN!

This year, The Clothes Show celebrated their 25th anniversary – I headed down experience the excitement for myself, and caught up with Holly Smale, author of Geek Girl, and Geek Girl 2 – Model Misfit for a little chat about her books and how she got into modelling, and more recently, writing.

I have five sets of the books to give away – if you would like to enter, please leave a comment with details of how to contact you if you win. For an extra entry, tweet, tagging @Super_Gorgeous in it too. The giveaway will end on 30th December and winners will be picked at random. Good luck!

To find out more information about the Geek Girl Series, check out the Facebook Page or follow Holly on Twitter @HolSmale

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WIN a pair of tickets to Clothes Show Live!

Marking their 25th anniversary, Clothes Show Live 2013 is set to be the hottest ticket on the fashion
calendar this year! Over 500 leading fashion and beauty brands, non-stop catwalk shows, gorgeous 
celebrities, tempting bars, and inspirational fashion demonstrations will all be spread over five 
exciting days. There’s something for everyone so whatever your style, it’s time to make space in your 
wardrobe. This fashion festival is not to be missed! 

Take your seat in the spectacular ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fashion Theatre and watch in awe as more than 40 models and dancers showcase the latest high-street, designer, boutique and couture fashion collections on the world’s largest catwalk. Hosted by fashion icon and designer Henry Holland, you’ll be immersed in the ultimate fashion frenzy. 

Why not recreate your favourite catwalk styles with the help of our industry experts? Find the tools 
and techniques to shimmer, shine and gloss with make-overs, style transformations and inspirational 
trend reports all under one roof. Shop ‘til you drop and discover your perfect party outfit from the 
top fashion and beauty brands on offer. 

Keep your eyes peeled for some familiar faces at the show for a chance to get snapped with all your 
favourite celebs. The star-studded event will also see the launch of Take Me Out Live, hosted by the 
king of dating, Paddy McGuinness. A selection of bachelors will aim to impress a line-up of 30 singles 
girls all in search of Mr Right, with 10 girls being chosen at the show each day. 

Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model will also bring TV to the stage as this year’s contestants will be 
giving the inside scoop on model life, holding exclusive autograph sessions, and strutting their stuff 
on the catwalk in their first public appearance since the show. Fancy a modelling future for yourself? 

Learn the tips and tricks of the industry in a Model Masterclass and look out for casting 
opportunities as the big names in fashion scout the crowds for emerging talent. 

Super Gorgeous has teamed up with Clothes Show Live to offer one lucky reader and their ‘plus 
one’ the chance to attend the year’s most prestigious fashion event, absolutely free! 

To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous tickets, leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to go and how to get in touch with you if you’re the winner. For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway tagging @Super_Gorgeous in your tweet.

If you are picked you will receive a FREE pair of tickets for your choice of Friday (6th December) or Monday (9th December).  So what are you waiting for? Send your entry today! Good luck!

 The winner will be picked at random and notified on Wednesday 5th December.

Win a Month’s Supply of Innocent Smoothies!

To celebrate 10 years of Innocent’s Big Knit, Innocent have teamed up with Lily Cole’s The North Circular to design a collection of life-sized bobble hats, hand-knitted by grannies in the UK, and will donate all sale profits to Age UK, helping keep older people warm this winter. 

The limited edition hats are available now, at costing £85 each – they are made with 100% British wool and feature the identity of the granny that knitted the hat. What a cute touch! They are in a gorgeous slouchy pulled back style available in grey or blue dip-dye.

They’ve also decided to give one lucky Super Gorgeous reader the chance to win a month’s supply of free Innocent Smoothies! If you’d like to be in with a chance of getting your hands on this lovely prize fill in your details in the box below!

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The giveaway ends on Wednesday 27th November – the winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

Geek Girl Inspired Make Up Tutorial & WIN!

I was recently sent Geek Girl and it’s sequel, Geek Girl – Model Misfit by Holly Smale to read, and create a make up tutorial inspired by the books. 

The books are based around self confessed Geek, Harriet Manners, who is 15 and hates anything to do with fashion. She’s quite comfortable leaving the house wearing Winnie the Pooh clothes, or last years Halloween costume. Facts are her thing, and she is always reeling them off throughout the book. Her best friend, Nat, on the other hand, is fashion obsessed, and as payback for making her sit through a history programme, drags her along to The Clothes Show Live. Harriet ends up getting spotted by one of the world’s leading modelling agencies, and in the hopes it will make her cooler (and less picked on at school), she signs the contracts and we get to see her travel the world and the funny things that happen on her modelling assignments. 

The author, Holly Smale, is an ex-model, turned writer, and from my own experience too, you can see that she has experienced it all first hand as so much of it is very true to life. In Model Misfit, Harriet gets the chance to go to Tokyo to become the face of a new brand – and it’s the tales of friendship, mishaps, and of course there’s a bit of love thrown in too for good measure. Although the books are probably aimed at a younger audience than myself, I thoroughly enjoyed them and couldn’t put them down. I think I drove my boyfriend mad as I was a book-worm for two days and read them both straight through, giggling all the while. You can find out more about the books on the Geek Girl Facebook page.

The only parts of the story where Harriet wears make up is in her modelling jobs – which tended to be pretty full on looks, like blue glittery eyes, or a completely gold face. For my tutorial I took inspiration from Harriet and created really quick and simple look for people who perhaps would like to wear make up but don’t know where to start. All of the products I used are available from high street stores – I hope you enjoy it!

I have been given a copy of Geek Girl – Model Misfit to give away to one of my readers. If you’d like to be in with a chance then please enter your details in the Rafflecopter widget below. I will pick a winner at random on Wednesday 30th October. This giveaway is open internationally – good luck!

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I’d love to hear what you think of the book and make up tutorial, please leave me a comment below letting me know your thoughts. 

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Giveaway – Exclusive Veet & Felder Felder Goodie Bag!

I am finally recovering from this seasons London Fashion Week – it was a hell of a busy one this time round! 

I caught up with the Veet camp, to hear all about their collaboration with Felder Felder – Veet were the sponsor for Felder Felder SS14 collection at Somerset House…. 

Annnnnd, Veet have very kindly given me three exclusive goodie bags to give away to my readers containing a Felder Felder t-shirt, essential Veet goodies including the electrical EasyWax kit, and some nail art products too!

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, please enter your details into the Rafflecopter widget below. I will pick the winners at random on Monday 7th October and will notify them by email. Good luck!

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They also hosted a giveaway with Annete and Danni Felder following their showcase, and here it is…

Q: What was the inspiration behind the collection?
A: The inspiration was about the feeling of being fearless and the underwater world. It’s about overcoming your fear and diving into the dark to discover the unknown. It’s a beautiful world but can be scary.
The textures and designs used had a light feeling and we included a scale print. When you dive deeper into the water, you find the crazy acid fishes that are almost trippy and so some designs are more bright and fun. The felder girl is always fearless, confident and fun.
Q: Describe the collection in just four words
A: Romantic, fearless, modern and confident.
Q: How do you feel this collection has progressed from previous ones?
A: This season we really locked ourselves up in our own little aquarium. We wanted to get back to how we felt in our small german village and venturing out to the big world, and the fearless feeling that comes with it.
This collection is smaller, but we decided to focus on a selection of really detailed looks rather than 60 looks. We played with textures more than the last collection and explored unusual materials like plastic.
It is a more grown up direction from last season, although we still have fun short dresses which is a signature Felder girl look. However it’s also really nice to open up to a sophisticated customer and be more elegant, but keep a cool element and make the collection look modern and almost futuristic.
Q: Being twins, were you always planning to work together or would you ever work separately?
A: We have different tasks in working together, so we can work separately but the collection really includes both personalities. Our contrasts work well together.
Q: How stressful is designing a collection?
A: Preparing for a show is more stressful than a wedding! There are so many things to think about, not just the collection itself. We focus on making our collections timeless, and don’t try to worry too much about what is the next trend – one of the pieces even could become the next trend!
Q: What is the usual process of getting the models ready for a Felder Felder show?
A: It is of course always important for a Felder girl to have amazing legs, and Veet smooth legs are vital. You also need girls who have personality and charisma which is why we did a stress casting, and it’s so much more exciting to be involved in the process.
We found a girl on the street who walked in the show and is amazing – she has already been snatched up by an agency! This represents the fearless Felder girl, and using new faces keeps its modern and fresh as well as mixing them with the more experienced girls.
Q: Both of you have long legs, does this affect your designs?
A: For a long time, it was a signature – even a critique- that we got that our designs were based on the way we look. It is true that you do end up designing for yourself. Over time, we learnt to do fittings to try our pieces on short girls, more voluptuous girls – all different body shapes. 
Q: Could you talk us through the amazing shoes we saw?
A: The shoes were a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik who used our own scale pattern with a silver tip, which gave it a modern futuristic touch. We love them.
Q: As you said the collection is fearless, and there is a lot of flesh on show – how would you work into an everyday wardrobe?
A: The short dresses can literally be dressed down with a biker jacket and sneakers or boots and then in the evening a party dress by throwing on some heels – smooth, hair-free skin is a must! 
Q: How much input do you both have into your show’s soundtrack?
A (from Annette): A lot – my husband (music producer and DJ Arthur Baker) produces the music! We say what songs we love, tell him to do something with them, show him the collection and then he edits the songs to fit in with the theme.
The soundtrack speeds up and gets more intense to represent the collection getting deeper and darker into the unknown.
Q: Who is your ultimate inspirational woman?
A: Our mother as she has always supported us even if we have the most insane ideas. When we grew up, she stood out fashion wise in our small village and was the first one when we said we love fashion to tell us we have to go to Central St Martin’s and set us on our path.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner GIVEAWAY!

John Frieda have recently developed a secret weapon for blondes, ensuring their colour stays fresh and bright for longer leaving blondes feeling salon-fresh. Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo  and Conditioner containing safflower oil and bergamot extract, will maintain the bright colour
and smooth texture of first day coloured hair for up to 12 weeks (based on 3 washes per week).

New John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner can be used on all
shades of colour-treated or highlighted blonde hair. Nicola Clarke, Creative Colour Director at John Frieda says, “Colour treated blondes look and feel their best when their hair is freshly coloured  but maintaining that vibrant ‘day 1’ colour can be a real challenge. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner  are an instant solution, both containing a revolutionary colour locking formula to preserve and protect your brightest most beautiful blonde for up to 12 weeks.’

John Frieda have very kindly given me 10 sets of the Shampoo and Conditioner to give away to my readers so you can experience it for yourself. All you need to do to enter is leave your details in the Rafflecopter Widget below. The ten winners will be drawn at random on Monday 1st July – good luck!

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GIVEAWAY! APIVITA Goodies up for Grabs!

After the success of the express beauty masks (in the sachet packaging), APIVITA decided to give a bit more to it’s fans by launching the Face Masks and Scrubs in tube packaging. 

APIVITA was the first natural cosmetics company that introduced face masks into pharmacies. Now, 22 years later, the line continues to grow not only in number but in size and content, as it’s enriched with 7 new ingredients. Seven of their favourite Masks & Scrubs ensure easier use, more product quantity for those who’s skin is in need of more nutrients, while offering the opportunity to create a ‘menu’ of weekly care for your skin. APIVITA Natural Cosmetics are available in the UK at selected M&S Beauty stores.

APIVITA have kindly given me the opportunity to pass onto my readers, for FIVE of you to win 3 Face Masks and/or Scrubs of your choice (you can view the whole range here) – you could choose 3 scrubs, 3 masks or chop and change – the choice is yours!

All you have to do to enter is leave your details in the Rafflecopter widget below.

The giveaway will end on Friday 21st June. Good luck!

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