In honour of the fact that ellemma is eight months old today (woop woop), I’ve decided to run my first ever giveaway for my lovely readers and followers! Partly as a celebration for me actually sticking with something for longer than a few months, and part thank you to everyone who has taken the time to subscribe/follow/comment or like my posts, because that truly means the world to me.
Eight months ago today I hit publish on my first post for ellemma. I’d been blogging for a whole year before that too so I wasn’t technically a beginner, but I was new to the genre of beauty blogging.
My previous blog (which I’ve now actually deleted) involved writing family and lifestyle posts completely centred around my children and being a mum. But like I’ve said before, when I made the decision to change focus with the blog’s content for privacy reasons, there was really only one direction for it to go in…the beauty one.
I’ve been interested in make up and skin care since I was about thirteen and started wearing a god-awful shade of orange foundation and purple eyeshadow….We live and learn people. We live and learn!
But rather than just buy the make up and skin care products that I liked, I started reading up on reviews beforehand. I would even make lists of products to try out after getting recommendations from a beauty editor’s article or a magazine feature. In short, I was a bit of a beauty geek, so I guess in some ways I was possibly always destined to blog about it.
I’m going waaaay off track here as I always seem to do, but I’ll just finish my ramblings by saying that I feel in a pretty happy place with the blog at the moment. It had its makeover a few days ago and I’ve got five posts planned for this month already so lots of content coming up; some usual reviews along with a couple of collaborations which I’m really excited about.
At the end of the day, I always write with someone in mind, because I feel that for me personally, that’s the best way to get my true thoughts onto the screen. I really hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as I do writing posts for it, and this giveaway is basically my little way of saying thank you for your support.
I bought everything myself (except for the Neutrogena samples which I was sent), so there is no sponsorship going on here. It’s just a selection of highstreet makeup and skincare items, along with a couple of stationary pieces and a cute little piece of jewellery up for grabs.
The full contents is as follows:
Rimmel Insta Flawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint in Light Medium
x3 Rimmel Royal Blush Cream Blushes in shades: Peach Jewell, Majestic Pink and Coral Queen
Rita Ora for Rimmel Nail Polish in Neon Fest
Rimmel Wonderfull Wake Me Up Mascara
MakeUp Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in ‘Trying For You’
MakeUp Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic Elements
MakeUp Revolution Advanced Complexion Expert Soft Make up sponge
Superdrug B Complete Long Lasting Nail Polish in ‘Piglet’
x3 sample sachets of Neutrogena Hydro Boost
CoLab Dry Shampoo (mini) in ‘New York’
Superdrug Cooling Cucumber Clay Mask
Polka Dot 2017 Diary
‘Sparkle’ mini wall art
‘Sparkle’ star necklace
As you can see there is a fair amount in here! I had a lot of fun choosing and collecting what to put in. Some of the items are personal favourites (the Make Up Revolution palette and liquid lipstick are SO good), and others are products which I haven’t tried before but have heard great things about.
The giveaway runs for a week, and all you have to do to enter is click on the button at the bottom of this post. You can also head over to my Twitter (@ellemmablog) and enter there too.
I wish you all the best of luck, and thanks again for your readership/following and general support of the blog! It’s much appreciated x