30 September 2011

Ruxx and Revlon Giveaway

Don't forget, my 200+ followers giveaway ends tonight so make sure you enter if the prizes take your fancy :)


Click here to go straight to the giveaway page!

27 September 2011

Baked to perfection

This month, new makeup brand, VIVO was launched in Tesco stores up and down the country. With a great range of products and really reasonable prices, it would be well worth popping into your local store and having a look!
I'm a huge fan of baked products and anything remotely shimmery so it wasn't surprising when I fell in love with VIVO's offerings.


The packaging seems a bit dated but after the blusher dropping out of my bag, onto the pavement and surviving, it's proved it's robust! I love the galaxy-style pattern on each of the domes which make them look much more expensive-looking than they actually are, for those of you who are more accustomed to high end brands and snazzy designs.

Bronzer £5/Blusher £4 

Bronzed/Shade 2 (12g)

Rosy/Shade 2 (8g)

The pigmentation is fantastic - even more impressive, considering the cheap-as-chips prices, whilst you also seem to get quite a lot of product. I've been using the blusher every day for the last 2 weeks and there's no sign of a dip whatsoever.

Admittedly, if you're not a fan of shimmer then this isn't for you but even so, if you're on a budget, VIVO seems to like the one to watch this year!

19 September 2011

NOTD: A Galaxy Away (Extravagance - OPI)

The sun's out and it's still feeling like summer at the moment. So when it comes to nail varnish, you're probably thinking about pastel hues and soft shades. But not The Fashion Freak. All I seem to be painting my nails with is dark purples and metallics.


I was sent this mini OPI bottle in my June Glossy Box (a while ago I know!) but unfortunately, it didn't seem to have a name. However, after a quick bit of research, I found that it is called Extravagance and is originally from the OPI Designer collection from a few years ago.


The polish itself is a deep plum purple (glossy but not metallic) and it is accompanied by what seems to be tiny flecks of pink, silver and gold sparkles. Layered together, the sparkles create a gorgeous, almost 3D, look which reminds me slightly of the galaxy-style images I see bobbing about on tumblr and on many a Topshop tee these days.


It applies beautifully and it doesn't seem to have chipped as quickly as my other OPI polishes tend to do.

What do you think? Did you get the polish in your Glossy Box?

13 September 2011

200+ Followers Giveaway

There are now 204 of you beautiful people following my blog! To thank you for all your support and loveliness, I've decided to do run a little giveaway!

As I am a fashion AND beauty blog I wanted to combine the two somehow for the giveaway but I was finding the fashion side of things a bit tricky as I know that everyone has their own style and also their own size!! So after a lot of umming and ahhing, I picked out two lipglosses from one of my favourite cosmetic brands, Revlon, and then I chose a gorgeous pink leather notepad from Ruxx Bags. As I wasn't going for clothes, I thought the notepad would be a good option as everyone can use it I'm sure it'll look very fashionable when you pull it out of your handbag!

If you hadn't realised yet, I have a bit of a thing for pink!




(Orchid 012 and Hot Pink 010)

To enter:

1. You need to be following my blog via Google Friend Connect through either a Google or Twitter account

2. You need to leave a comment asking to be entered and please include an email address or Twitter username so that I can contact you easily if you are the winner

3. For an extra entry, follow me on Twitter (@cwaterworth) and tweet Just entered @cwaterworth's 200 followers giveaway! http://www.thefashionfreak.co.uk/2011/09/200-followers-giveaway.html Have you?


The giveaway is running just in the UK (not international sorry!) and if you are under 16, please get your parent/guardian's permission to enter as I will have to ask for your address if you win. The giveaway ends at midnight on September 30th.

Good luck everyone!
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