The winners of the Aussie summer party pack are:
To celebrate Australia’s 110 year Aussie-versary Aussie have released new pretty packaging and are also hosting a little giveaway for the blogging community. Each Aussie Angel has 7 Summer party packs to give away and all you have to do to win one is leave a comment below telling me if you have something to celebrate and what it is, it can be anything big or little – Aussie use any excuse to celebrate! :) Don’t forget to leave me your email to contact you as well!
And best of all? All those who receive packs will have the opportunity to take part in a challenge, with the chance of one person winning 10 tickets for themselves and 9 of their friends or followers to the HUGE Summer party in October! I went to the last party in the Summer and it was a lot of fun!
If you are one of the seven chosen to receive a Summer pack you can choose one product from the Aussie-versary Limited Edition ranges to include in your own pack:
So, each winner can choose one product from the following ranges:
Take The Heat range – shampoo, conditioner, 3MM, heat-protection cream, heat-protection spray – For beautifully blow-dried hair wrap these products around your locks.
Miracle Moist – Shampoo, conditioner, 3MM – These heavenly products infuse moisture into dry damaged hair, leaving hair quenched, luscious, smooth and conditioned faster than you can say ‘shine on me’.
Luscious Long – Shampoo, conditioner, 3MM, leave-in conditioner – Blended with wonderful lovelies like Blue Mountain Eucalyptus extract, these products help transform weak, distressed hair into luscious locks.
The deadline to enter for is Friday 19 August (That’s this Friday!)
I’ve already played with my party poppers (love the smell after you pop them!), put on my flip flops and sunglasses and I’ve only been awake about 30 minutes, lazy day! :P I’m off to try out my new Take The Heat conditioner and leave in spray. Since I’ve been growing my hair I figured I should be using more heat protection to cope with my daily straightening :) Oooh and popping candy for lunch, good day! :D
Terms and conditions
1. This competition is open to the Aussie Angels online communities
2. Winners must be UK Mainland residents and aged 18 years or over
3. Winners of the giveaway are to be chosen by Aussie Angels
4. To enter, community members must write a blog post, OR comment on an Angels’ Giveaway blog post, stating how they qualify for a Summer Party pack
5. To qualify for winning the Summer party pack, they must have something to celebrate (there are no restrictions on their reasons for celebration)
6. Selection criteria: Each Aussie Angel will select their own 7 community member winners. Selection is entirely at each Angels discretion
7. The Promoter will not be liable for applications not received, incomplete, delayed or damaged. Last date for receipt of entries is Friday 19 August 2011
8. There will be up to 7 winners per Aussie Angel
9. Winners must be chosen and notified in writing, by the Angels, by Tuesday 23 August 2011
10. The Angels must also notify Aussie, in writing, who they have chosen, by Tuesday 23 August 2011
11. A list of the prize winners will be available on www.uncoveraussie.co.uk after this date.
12. The prizes are as stated and cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged. There is no cash alternative. Only one prize per household. No bulk or third party entries accepted
13. Summer Party packs will be sent by Aussie, and all delivery costs covered by Aussie
14. By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.
PROMOTER: Procter & Gamble UK, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 OXP
Quick catch up! Sorry for the long pause in posts this week, but I finally had an interview for a phd position and was quite preoccupied with general preparation and fretting! I think the interview went well, so I just have to wait and see now. I’m off to visit my family for a week now that all the interview stress is over, so I’ve scheduled some posts to make up for my absence :) It’s really annoying that I can’t seem to comment on people’s blogs on my phone, so I will only be on Twitter while I’m away and I won’t be able to comment :( If anyone knows how to comment from a phone let me know though, would be nice :)
The Aussie Lusciously Light event was last Saturday and it was a lot of fun. It was nice to meet lots of lovely people, even if I was socially awkward!
This is what I wore on my nails for the day. I recently picked up some Bourjois So Laque polishes and wanted to give them a go. First I used Rose Satin (the pale pink) and then I taped off the tips to add some Beau Model (a turquoise/blue/green/hard to describe colour). I had to use two coats of Rose Satin to get an even finish, but I could get away with only one coat of Beau Model. Next to the rosy pink the turquoise blue looks more of a minty green. It’s really difficult to describe the colour, but it lies somewhere between blue and green, that I know! :P I wanted to add another stripe of yellow on the tips, but I was using Rimmel Sunshine and it was quite sheer, so I only had it on my thumbs. Please excuse ‘the claw!’ nail picture, I wanted to get my thumb in the shot.
I wanted my nails to match my dress I was wearing. I wore a lovely floral number, it’s my only option as I couldn’t really wear my usual black to a Spring/Summer themed party! :P
The room it was held in was amazing! It looked very cool with the bubble machine and balloons!
It was a really fun event, the brilliant ladies who organised it did a really amazing job! There was a lovely lunch with cheesecake dessert(!), a candyfloss machine, champagne tasting, a photographer and great hairdressers! I had my hair done and I said to do anything to it. It was sectioned up, wrapped around tin foil and heated, then backcombed into a large rock n roll giant curly hair do! It looked pretty awesome, I’m really surprised how large it was! It’s pretty different to my usual hair which I normally wear straightened.
I also learnt that I cannot pose for photos without looking stupid. I need to devise some sort of photo face to use that is acceptable and not demented! :P Seriously though what are you meant to do with your arms when you pose for pictures? I just look really awkward :s
(picture belongs to tissueclouds)
It was fun to meet lots of fantastic bloggers, everyone was so nice! There are lots of pictures floating around, but the lovely Maria of tissueclouds took some great pictures like the one above (more here) and she wore the most beautiful vintage dress!
There was also the lovely photographer Sam Whitney taking lots of pictures all day. I had my picture taken after my hair was made gigantic and again I only have my two faces of demented or slightly sarcastic. I shouldn’t be allowed out!
I had a really great day, it was fun meeting such lovely bloggers :)
I thought I’d put my latest hair stuff all in one post, so as not to bore you repeatedly with it! :) Last week, before I went away, I received a new wig from the lovely people at Aussie. I didn’t have time to play, but I was excited to see myself as a blonde. It’s one of the few colours I have never properly tried. I have been blonde, but it was more of a honey blonde, never platinum/white blonde.
The wig is a longish bob cut, very similar in length to my current hair. It has a fringe which proved handy at hiding my dark eyebrows! I guess that I something I would have to bleach if I were to go blonde, I look a bit scary with dark eyebrows and blonde hair. I wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have such substantial eyebrows!
Here I am with the wig on, looking rather scary! I don’t think that light blonde suits my skin tone. I thought dark colours were meant to make you look more pale, but this wig seems to make me look a bit peaky! I whacked some (a lot) of the Eyeko MyCoral Crush blusher on and Sleek lipstick in Candy Cane to liven me up a bit!
I kinda like the blonde because it is so different for me, but I think it would be a nightmare to maintain. I’d have to toner it too death to keep away the yellow. Plus I blush quite a lot and when I was blonde before, whenever I blushed I looked like my head was going to explode! The blonde hair seemed to make my red cheeks look even redder! :s Ok, I have to put the wig away, I’m starting to like blonde and I don’t have time for that kind of upkeep and I’d have to change all my make up again. Stop tempting me blondeness!
The first reaction I had when I put the wig on was that the cut and colour were very similar to the ‘suicide blonde’ in the film ‘The Number 23′. I’m not obsessed with the number 23, nor am I going to jump off a building, but I like the hazy blonde look.
Although if I was to number the alphabet…Gemx = 7+5+13+24=49 and 4+9=13. Sparkle =19+16+1+18+11+12+5=82 and 8+2=10 FINALLY 13+10=23! :o
It was amusing how long it took me to fudge something to equal 23!
I really like The Number 23 as a film, so much so I saw it twice at the cinema, once with friends then I dragged my OH to see it. I like trashy films :)
(My Suicide Blonde look)
(The Suicide Blonde from The Number 23)
As much as the blonde is tempting, when I took the wig off I realised how much I suit and love my hair colour at the moment. Before I went to visit my family I ran out of my usual Special Effects Virgin Rose hair dye and the bottles I’d ordered didn’t arrive in time. So with my rather faded hair I nipped into town to hunt for a similar pink/purple dye, not wanting to face my family looking faded. I went to the alternative shops and found plenty of dye in the various shops which was fantastic! They didn’t have my usual Special Effects, but they did have some Manic Panic, I similar brand that I had heard good reviews about. I picked a colour close to what I thought my current dye was.
The colour I picked was Hot Hot Pink. The dye itself comes in a round pot instead of a squeezie paint type bottle Special Effects come in. It is much easier to get out of the pot than the squeezie bottle and the Manic Panic dye was slightly more watery, but it smelt identical. Because the dye was more watery it went further on my hair, so I needed less dye, which was quite good. I left it on for about an hour and washed it off, then for the moment of truth!
I was left with super pigmented and really soft and shiny hair! Best of all the colour lasted double that of my old dye. I didn’t realise until I looked at old pictures, but my new colour is much pinker and brighter. I think that’s why it seems to last longer because it is a lighter colour I don’t notice the fading from dark purple to pink as much. Hot Hot Pink seems too fade from pink to err…less pink? It doesn’t really change that much, it seems to loose intensity rather than fade to a lighter colour. Here is my new colour:
It might not seem that different. In fact I thought it was pretty much the same colour, but if you see the picture below of the last time I dyed my hair with the Special Effects Virgin Rose dye. It was much more purple before (see below) and now it is more pink.
So what do you think? Blonde or dark and pink or dark and purple? I’m not sure which I prefer anymore! Aussie have booked me in to have my hair appointment in two weeks, so I will have to decide what I want to have done :)
Phew…that is a long post! Well done if you get to the bottom! To congratulate you I will tell you a secret…My blog has been going for a year! On May 5th last year I installed a WordPress blog during a break from exam revision stating I was going to make a beauty blog. I didn’t start blogging officially until the end of the month when my exams finished, but quite cool stuff! So I am planning a giveaway to celebrate. I’ve ordered some goodies and I will put up a post when I receive them :)
I hope you have all had a lovely week! Can’t believe it is Friday already! I will be slightly afk this week due to a wedding this weekend and my dissertation is due in next Thursday, so I hope you all have a lovely weekend and week to come! Think of me slaving away over a large document while you all enjoy yourselves! :P xxxx
I’m away this week visiting my family, so I’ve been busy getting as much work as I could done before I went away. I should be gone the whole week. I don’t have computer access while I’m away so I’ve scheduled some posts, hopefully that works correctly for me! Before I went away I wanted to show you this crazy parcel I received.
I won the chance to be an honourary Aussie Angel for a little while and be involved in the community stuff. There was a choice to either go for a lusciously lighter self or a lighter style. I chose the style one, because of my dislike of most things healthy.
I ordered some new hair dye online the other day as I ran out…not that it arrived in time and I had to go search all the alternative shops in town anyway, but I did receive a dispatch email that I thought was the hair dye I’d ordered. The description was labelled as ‘wig’. I figured it was just a mistake or they just stick that on their instead of writing hair dye or something else. Also the shop I ordered from I thought might sell wigs…I dunno, I didn’t really think much of it. Anyway, the next day I get the delivery, open the box and find it was from Aussie and actually contained…a wig!
How strange and confusing seeing as I was expecting hair dye! The lovely people at Aussie also put in a bottle of the Lusciously Light Aussome Volume Conditioner and a handy tip. I only recently learned to do this to dry my fringe, up until recently I often ended up looking like Something Like Mary where I just blasted my fringe with the hairdryer :P
Apparently we are going to be sent hairstyles selected by Aussie and I am to ask you lovely people what you think. So here it is! It’s a short, dark bob with a fringe and fine red highlights. The cut is quite nice and is pretty much what I used to have, with it short at the back and longer towards my face. I like the colour and I have had it something similar in the past. Although the reason why I don’t have such dark colour anymore I quite obvious below! :P
Here is me looking very gothy/ill and slightly Vulcan/Romulan! I even have quite Romulan-esque large shoulders going on with my poofing shoulder dress!
It looked a bit better if I put the hair behind my ears. I just really feel like a Star Trek character (which isn’t necessarily bad btw!), just add a quick Vulcan/Romulan ear prop and I’m set! :D
Anyhoo, I’ve not had a straight fringe since I was a child, it seems really strange. I think I avoided it due to it looking greasy quite quickly if it’s on your face all day. Also, if it was my real hair it would never sit and behave as nicely as the wig does! :P
So what do you think? Is it scary and sci-fi? I think I should shave my head and live in wigs, I didn’t realise how awesome they are! Imagine getting to change your hair daily/hourly if you liked?! :)
Have a great week lovely people! See you all next week! :) xxxx
I love Aussie products! I’ve used them since I found them when I was 16. Every time I use them, they leave my hair feeling softer than something that is really, really, really soft – and even better, they make my hair smell fantastic! Smelling fantastic is not something that people normally look for in a hair product, but for me, it’s a massive selling point. I even had a friend who used to stand behind me sniffing my hair and telling me it was nice. It was slightly scary! When I heard about the Aussie competition I thought it would be quite fun, any excuse to buy balloons! :p
So…“Put a spring in your spring! Tell us, how would you lighten up your life? #AussieLight”
I think to lighten up my life I am going to fix my scary thick hair and embrace the world of volume! I have been straightening my hair forever and since I’ve been growing it, it just looks a bit flat and lifeless! I’ve even started drying my hair upside-down to give it even move volume. First I tried hanging upside-down from the ceiling, but then I discovered that I could just tilt my head upside-down to get the same result. :P I’m also considering dying my purple bits pink, to be perhaps a bit lighter and brighter for Spring, or maybe I should do something really scary and go a natural colour! :o
My favourite Aussie product is 3 Minute Miracle because I’m pretty mean with straightening my hair. Quite simply, I have no idea what I would do without it. Sometimes I used Colour-Mate because I dye my hair quite regularly. At other times I switch to Miracle Moist because I straighten my hair every day and I feel like it needs a bit of moisture! With all the different types of Aussie products, my bathroom looks like it has been invaded by (tiny) (purple) kangaroos. Either that or it looks like I have set up a shrine to a kangaroo god!
I also love hair accessories! It’s annoying to wear them in winter when the wind is trashing any attempt to style my hair! But now the wind is dying down it’s time to bring back the bright accessories! Butterflies are a definite winner! Having longer hair will mean I will have many more places to fit accessories. What I’d really like to do is get a few small kangaroos in there if I could! I love those little guys :)