A couple of weeks ago I went along to an event being held by Dove & Sure deodorants. Now whilst deodorant is hardly the most glamorous of beauty related products to write about, they are actually something I quite like to cover on the blog – as I like to write about everything beauty related from the basics to the luxe make-up collections. Especially since, to me, deodorant is just another part of the world of fragrance and the scent of a deodorant is something just as personal as a persons perfume choice.
Anyway, I digress – the event was a ‘black ‘n’ blog’ evening, based around the launch of the two deodorants that promise no white marks. Nothing that new or revolutionary for a deodorant brand to claim, but pretty essential all the same. To be really honest the appeal of the event for me was the Dove brand, which I really do like. I adore the scent of the original Dove products.
|The prize selection!|
As part of the evening there was a ‘luxe lotto’ to win a selection of three rather exciting prizes – a black Swarovski ring, a black patent Vivienne Westwood handbag or a fabulous Vivienne Westwood dress (black of course). On arrival each guest picks up a raffle ticket, and I chose number 1. Who ever heard of ticket number one winning in a raffle?! Well it did and I was over the moon! I was the third winner chosen so got to take home my first ever designer dress, this beauty:
A beautiful, classic black wrap dress with a quirky Vivienne Westwood twist. The only teeny tiny downside is that when I tried it on, I discovered I sadly did not have the sleek, statuesque figure of the model pictured and so the dress fell to my mid-calf rather than knee. Yep, that’s how much shorted I am than a model. Depressing. But the lovely PR who organised the event has been very helpful & sent the receipt so I can exchange the dress for a size/style that suits me. Regardless of the shock discovery that I am not a 6ft catwalk model (ahem), I am still beyond over the moon to have won a beautiful designer dress. It will be treated with so much love that the boyfriend may get a little jealous.
|There’s me with the yellow bag of happiness next to me!|
|The style booth at the event.|
Post-event, I have tried both deodorants out and can completely vouch for the fact that there are no white marks to be seen. On the fragrance side I do still prefer the Dove over the Sure as find it a little softer/less noticeable so less likely to interfere with my perfume. But again, this is a personal choice thing.
But, more exciting than talking about deodorant.. you can win some! I have a goody bag from the event to giveaway, that contains a selection of both Sure and Dove deodorants plus some rather lovely ‘black’ themed make-up goodies. Including the following:
Rimmel London nail varnish in ‘Black Pearl’
Black eyelash curlers from Topshop make-up
MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara
Bourjois Smokey Eye Trio
All you have to do to enter is comment below with the answer to the following question:
Q: What three beauty products would you take to a desert island?
– You do have to be a follower to enter the giveaway
– Must be over the age of 18 or have parental permission to enter
– UK only
– Giveaway will close at midnight on 10th March
– Please leave an email or twitter handle for me to contact you on if you win
– Winner will be chosen at random
– Winner will be contacted directly after the close of the comp, if I don’t get a response within 3 days a new winner will be chosen.
Goody bag provided by PR for giveaway.
Products mentioned are PR samples via event.