Monday, 13 December 2010

From Slummy Mummy to Yummy Mummy - thanks to Cocktail Cosmetics



Thank you for all your entries - this competition is now closed.  The winner, drawn at random was @pipersky1 



In the days BC (before children) I used to spend ages on myself, doing my nails, hair and make-up.  Nowadays the most I can manage is a scrape of mascara and a dash of lippy as I hurtle out of the house in the mornings dragging Ruby behind whilst yelling 'We're late!!"

This is partly because I don't have the time, but mainly because said daughter decided to completely trash my make-up bag one morning while I was in the shower.  Lathered up with shampoo I thought she was being ominously quiet, and when I emerged from behind the shower curtain and my eyes had adjusted to the steam-filled room, I discovered her caked from head to foot in foundation, lipstick and eyeshadow. There were mascara streaks up the wall, my brushes were clogged with lip gloss, my pressed powder had been gauged and stabbed and the bathmat was smothered in nail varnish.  She'd had a wail of her time with her 'Bourjois dirty protest' I on the other hand was fuming!  Re-stocking a make-up bag from scratch is a costly business.

That's why I'm so pleased to have found Cocktail Cosmetics.  Not only is the name itself glamorous enough to make you instantly feel more yummy, but they have a great range of products and offer fantastic service.  With the party season upon us, it's time I smartened up my act!

I'm delighted that Cocktail Cosmetics have offered me the chance to try out some make-up brushes from ecoTools, and they've given me another set to as a competition prize for my readers.



The ecoTools 6 piece brush set is the perfect set for anyone who wants beautiful make up and wishes to be eco friendly.  Made up of brushes that are made from synthetic cruelty free bristles, recylced aluminium ferrules and sustainable bamboo handles. The set retails at £14.95 and includes a blush brush, eye shading brush, eyeliner brush, lash and brow groomer and a concealer brush, all presented in a cosmetics brush roll made from hemp linen and cotton.

I love the eco-friendly credentials of this product, added to the fact they are great value and perform as well as other much more expensive brushes.  I found them great to use, each one performing its function well and there was no hair-loss which you sometimes get with low-cost brushes.

EcoTools have received great reviews from many beauty bloggers and experts, and overall I have to agree.  This set would make a perfect gift or stocking-filler for someone who likes to look good and cares about the environment.  Check out the ecoTools range from only £2.50 on Cocktail Cosmetics.

If you'd like to win a set of these brushes either to keep for yourself, or give as a gift, here's what you need to do...

1. Follow my blog (use the buttons over on the right to subscribe), this makes it easier for me to track down winners!

2. Visit Cocktail Cosmetics online store and tell me which of their stocked ranges is your favourite, or which new line you'd like to see them introduce.

You must complete steps 1 & 2 for your entry to qualify.

You can get additional entries by doing the following, BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT BELOW FOR EACH EXTRA ENTRY.


4. Post on your Facebook wall "I'm entering Missie Lizzie's blog competition to win ecoTool make-up brushes from Cocktail Cosmetics. Read here to find out how you can enter too http://bit.ly/fCRH4y 


6. Tweet the following: "I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win ecoTool make-up brushes from #CocktailCosmetics http://bit.ly/fCRH4y"

The winner will be picked at random. Closing date is 9am on Saturday 18th December - I will do my best to get the prize to the winner before Christmas, but please make sure you leave a way of contacting you - twitter ID, Facebook name, email etc.  Sorry, due to postage costs this competition is open to UK only.

Giveaway kindly sponsored by Cocktail Cosmetics who provided both the prize and the product for review purposes. No financial reward has been received for this promotion and any views are my own honest opinions. 

101 comments:

  1. Great prize and wonderful website - thanks for introuducing it to us. I LOVE anything by smashbox, it's affordable and very, very good. My favourite would have to be O Plump lip plumper as it really does what it says on the tin!

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  2. already following blog

    I like Dual sharpener from Japonesque as wd be handy just to need the one & the brushes are fab too

    @kikicomp

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  3. have liked facebook page @kikicomp

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  4. have tweeted @kikicomp

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  5. have signed up to newsletter @kikicomp

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  6. i am following your blog already. my favourite is the mac beach bronze @ashlallan

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  7. i have signed up for the newsletter

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  8. i love ShadyLady Vol 2 theBalm Eye Shadow Palette im following u on here @twinklenicci on twitter

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  9. have liked the facebook page @twinklnicci on twitter and nicci cowdell-murray on fb x

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  10. ive now signed up for the news letter x

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  11. and last but not least ive tweeted the giveaway @twinklenicci ...this is a fab prize, good luck ladies x

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  12. I love the Urban Decay Eye Shadows. I am following you.

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  13. I have liked Cocktail Cosmetic's Facebook page.

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  14. I have tweeted @joanneblunt

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  15. How did I not know about this site?!!! It's has amazing selection, love the Mac cheeky colour refinisher
    @Kemcaflipflops

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  16. Lucy @pied_wagtail14 December, 2010 12:46

    following your blog. I'd like to see Cocktail stocking Nails Inc as the colours are always really fashionable.

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  17. Lucy @pied_wagtail14 December, 2010 12:49

    liked on fb (Lucy Taylor)

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  18. Lucy @pied_wagtail14 December, 2010 12:49

    posted on fb wall

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  19. Lucy @pied_wagtail14 December, 2010 12:50

    signed up for newsletter

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  20. Lucy @pied_wagtail14 December, 2010 12:51

    tweeted ;-)

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  21. I've started following you and I've checked out their website - my favourite range on there is Stila. My daughter is already showing an unhealthy interest in my make up bag and she's only 17 months!

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  22. Enbronze MAC Cosmetics Glitter Eye Liner

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  23. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetics Glitter

    have liked and posted on profile the comp fb
    sherri mse fordham x

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  24. I love the z pallettes - love being organised and tidy. Sad I know.
    Following your blog

    sandy hallett

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  25. am following the blog - my favourite item is the z pallettes

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  26. and signed up for newsletter

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  27. following and have rt @andiecaz, the NYX Cosmetics glitter cream palette is my favourite, thanks another great giveaway. xx

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  28. Hi
    I am following your bog as Brita. I love the Mac Chintz on Chintz lipstick at Cocktail Cosmetics.

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  29. I have liked you at Facebook

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  30. Re above as Brita Bevis

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  31. I have tweeted your message on Twitter as @muskrat16

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  32. I have signed up for Cocktail Cosmetics newsletter as Brita Bevis

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  33. Hi, I am a follower and love the Bobbi Brown Apricot Shimmer Brick Compact @Kahanka

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  34. ShadyLady Vol 2 theBalm Eye Shadow Palette
    have tweeted and a follower
    @cathyjam

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  35. my fav brand is definately MAC - following your blog

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  36. extra enty - posted on FB wall

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  37. Extra entry - signed up to newsletter

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  38. I like the Pure Color Estee Lauder UltraLight Gloss Selection. Love lip glosses - they make you look finished even if you haven't started!

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  39. Have liked Cocktail Cosmetics on FB x

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  40. And tweeted (@pipersky1) ...

    Thanks for the fab giveaway =)

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  41. Have tweeted @suedong, added on facebook and posted on my wall. Signed up for newsletter and been looking thought the site, particularly like;
    MAC Cosmetics Studio Stick Foundation Selection

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  42. I love the bobbie Brown Apricot Shimmer Brick xxx

    Am following your blog x Jude x

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  43. I am following your blog x

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  44. My favourite is Bobbi Brown Apricot Shimmer Brick :)

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  45. I have posted on my Facebook wall x

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  46. I have signed up to the newsletter x

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  47. Summer of love nail kit Urban Decay, is my favorite by far I LOVE painting my nails!
    @MWeston13
    :0) xx

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  48. I have also tweeted
    @MWeston13 xx :0)

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  49. Have liked the facebook page too!
    :0) xx

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  50. Candyfuture Lime Crime Lipstick Selection

    im following ya blog,x

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  51. following over on fb and have retweeted and share to over 2300 on my facebook wall x

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  52. Subscribed to the blog. I love Apricot shimmer brick from Bobbi Brown. Its gorgeous.

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  53. Am following you on Twitter and have tweeted. x

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  54. I am following your blog (Marzena Szymborska)
    My favourite item is
    Kryolan Eye Shadow Primer Base

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  55. Like Cocktail Cosmetic's Facebook page (Marzena Szymborska)

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  56. Posted about this giveaway on my Facebook wall

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=163378313704819&id=100001567699537

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  57. Signed up for Cocktail Cosmetic's newsletter.

    marzutek@gmail.com

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  58. Enbronze MAC Cosmetics Glitter Eye Liner

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  59. I think the Kryolan Eye Shadow Primer Base sounds fab!

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  60. My favourite is the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadows Selection.

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  61. ohhhh what an amazing prize! I've just binned all my brushes so this would make me very happy.I already follow you :)

    I love the Summer of Love Nail Kit Urban Decay

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  62. I liked Cocktail cosmetics on FB
    @mummiafelice

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  63. I posted the FB status
    @mummiafelice

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  64. I've signed up for the emails.
    @mummiafelice

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  65. and I have tweeted @mummiafelice

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  66. I love the look of the YSL Palette D'Artiste Collector Powder For The Eye.

    I have also followed on on Google Friend Connect as garbhein

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  67. Have liked on Facebook as Cathy MacLennan

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  68. Have shared on Face book and tweeted @fraoch1

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  69. My wife likes - The Strip Fusion Body Lights Bronzing Powder & Kabouki Smashbox

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  70. I love the Sigma brushes - they're just like Mac ones but at a fraction of the price.

    I have subcribed to your blog :) Thank you for the giveaway.

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  71. I have 'liked' Cocktail Cosmetic's Facebook page.

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  72. I have also posted on my facebook wall

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  73. Signed up for the newsletter :)

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  74. ... following on twitter & tweeted! xx

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  75. D loves my make-up too, and keeps trying to nick my last few remaining lipsticks. Little menace! I only ever wear make up if I"m going somewhere special tbh. Just don't seem to find the time. I think I may have to remain a slummy mummy for the moment! :O)

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  76. Following! I like Lip Shaping Gloss Pencil Selection Estee Lauder.

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  77. I follow.
    I've tweeted
    I signed up for the newsletter
    I love the eco tools! that's what I'd buy!
    @xcrossthepond

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  78. i love Colour Craft Marbleised Lipglass Selection MAC Cosmetics

    karen s

    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  79. liked their FB page

    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  80. I follow via GFC and i love their bobbi brown range esp the eye shadows!

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  81. i updated my status to - Post on your Facebook wall "I'm entering Missie Lizzie's blog competition....

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  82. I tweeted 'I'm entering @missielizzieb 's blog competition to win ecoTool make-up brushes from #CocktailCosmetics http://bit.ly/fCRH4y'

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  83. Last but not least i get your newsletter :)

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