10 Packing Tips – Win A Beauty Travel Case From Hideo Wakamatsu

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Omg 2 competitions in a week? That’s pretty awesome! This week is giveaway week and next week is craft tutorial week, I have a lot of sewing things coming up now that I’m home for a little bit 😀

Before we get to the winning part, I wanted to show you guys some packing tips using my new Hideo Wakamatsu luggage set because I often get questions about this kind of thing.


Here’s the video I made about it while we were away!

I have been lusting after Hideo Wakamatsu suitcases for far too long as I first saw them in 2007 when I researched luggage for a trip to Japan. I was basically over the moon when they offered to send me a suitcase and the matching beauty case for review!

A Hiatus

Morning everyone!

Just a quick note to let you know about my absence. I’ve been gone from this section of the blog for quite a while sorry!

Recently my life and schedule has changed to include a lot of new things including more travel, a possible big move and of course my lovely little puppy Lottie. With this year up in the air I’m reorganising my life both online and offline. I am going to concentrate on what I’m good at and do more things that make me happy.

So what does that mean?

I most likely won’t be posting here for a while longer. I may return again later this year but at the moment I just don’t have the time or motivation to review products in this format. Ironically I’ve just started hitting pan on a lot of products I had wanted to review XD

I have been toying with the idea of doing product reviews on my Youtube channel and if I do I’ll be sure to post them here too for you. Either way, I will be updating my terms, conditions and PR information to reflect everything as soon as I have finalised exactly what I want to do.

In the mean time please come and find me over here:

Blog: http://www.violetlebeaux.com

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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/violetlebeaux

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Either way, I know this is going to be an awesome year and everything that’s happening is going to be for the best! Thanks for all of you being here with me so far and can’t wait to talk to you all again soon!

<3 Violet

Sailor Pin Up Girl For A Day? Smiffy’s Costume Review

Phew with all of the Home Sweet Home posts out of the way we can get into to some other things!

Recently I was contacted by Smiffy’s Costumes to try out some of their outfits.

A chance to dress up? Why yes please! So let’s get into the review and the fun part: sailor pin up style photos!


Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner Review – All Time Favorites

It’s been a long time since I’ve done any make up reviews here but I want to start sharing my all time favorite products. I’m saving reviews for stuff I’m just testing for the Beauty Review area of the website but things I love and use every day are going to go here so I can share them properly.

I started using liquid eyeliners recently because they’re a lot more convenient than my beloved gel liners to travel with and keep in my handbag. I wanted to find the ultimate liner, something that stayed on perfectly, didn’t smudge or take forever to dry.

My plan for this post was to test out 5-10 liners and put them in an Iron Chef style showdown. There was going to be a proper battle and everything where I duelled with myself to find the ultimate winner.

Then I tested the first one I was sent and realised that I didn’t need to keep looking because it ticked everything on my check list >_< Yay?

I guess I’ll be saving my Ultimate Iron Chef Make Up Battle for something else then XD


Bergamot Bunny Spreadshirt T-Shirt Review

YAY!!! My Bergamot shirts arrived!


These have been a long time coming so excuse me a little while I camwhore a bit to celebrate 😉


New From Illamasqua About Their Australian Prices!

Good news for Australians who are sick of paying more for the same products! Here is the press release:

Since Illamasqua entered the Australian market in 2009 there has been frustration at the inflated pricing of cosmetic products compared to the rest of the world. For too long now, Australian consumers have been forced to pay extortionate prices for beauty products.

So we have a clear message: We are making a stand against the ruthless global giants of cosmetics, who abuse the system by forcing customers to pay up to 61% more than UK prices.

It’s not fair. It’s not right. And it’s not how we want to treat our customers – so it falls to us to make a stand! We are determined to bring a lasting change to the Australian beauty industry by slashing our prices across the entire range and bringing them in-line with the rest of the world.

“As an independent brand we have made it our objective to challenge those aspects of the cosmetics sector that are clearly wrong but remain in place due to the dominance of the cartels who it suits financially to leave things as they have always been.

“The Australian price premium is simply wrong and at best unjustifiable it today’s world. Any principle worth having can come at a cost to uphold.

“For us we are happy to place our future success in Australia in the hands if the Australian cosmetics buyers. If they back us and support our price decrease, I’m sure other brands will be forced to follow suit. The end game could see the Australian beauty buyer better off by thousands of dollars – within a year or two!” Julian Kynaston, Illamasqua Founder

Illamasqua will lead the way in a fight against the greed and exploitation of the beauty establishment in Australia. But first we need you to demonstrate to the industry that if we can make this change happen, you’ll commit to buying our products.

Say ‘Hell no!’ to ruthless global cosmetic giants, and ‘Hell yeah!’ to Illamasqua and a fair price for beauty!

Spread our campaign and help us make as much noise as possible.



Here’s the video!

I’m excited to see where this goes because I’m sick of paying more for the same products.

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