Sure & Dove Black & Blog event: win a goody bag!

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.



  1. March 6, 2011 / 12:34 am

    Veet cream [sensitive preferably]


  2. Laurenxx
    March 6, 2011 / 2:21 am

    I would take:
    and definately some deodarant…hey its a desery island, its bound to be hot eh? haha.


  3. Annette
    March 6, 2011 / 7:25 am

    Ooooh !

    1. Tweezers (no tweezers = gorilla mono brow + hairy legs)
    2. Ambre Solaire in at least 40 (i don’t want to turn to old brown leather)
    3. A kohl pencil (which could also double up for writing if i find paper & an empty bottle)

    P.S. Love that dress – stunning. Will expect a OOTD photo;-)

  4. March 6, 2011 / 10:04 am

    Congrats on winning the dress – so lucky!

    My three essentials would be:
    1. Vaseline – I get such dry lips
    2. Batiste – so I look respectable when some handsome guy rescues me
    3. Mascara – so not completely bare-faced xx

  5. Rachel
    March 6, 2011 / 10:21 am

    sounds like an amazing event! congratulations on winning the gorgeous dress!:)

    the three items I would take:
    Avene eau thermale
    Vaseline – its multi-purpose! 🙂
    body shop vitamin E moisturiser

    My e-mail is:

    thank you! 🙂

  6. March 6, 2011 / 10:51 am

    What a lovely giveaway! And congratulations on the beautiful dress you won! So, my three Desert Island items would be:

    1)Clarins UV PLUS Protective Day Screen SPF 40
    (for keeping wrinkles at bay)

    2)Philosophy Bath, Shampoo and Shower Gel
    (does the lot and keeps me feeling fresh)

    3)Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Spellbound Perfume Oil (in case someone luscious comes to rescue me)

    Thanks! ~Siobhan xox

    My twitter: moonslipper_

  7. March 6, 2011 / 11:21 am

    Congrats on winning such a gorgeous prize! I hope you found a dress you like x Great giveaway too 🙂

    My 3 Desert Island items would be:

    1. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

    2. Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3-in-1 (it smells amazing, plus I can wash my hair with it, bathe in it & shower with it!) The bottle will last ages too!

    3. Deodorant (Dove 48hr cream)

    Boring I know, but I don’t want my bad smell to be the reason I’m not rescued!! 😉

    Catherine x

    My Twitter ID is: @beautyblogbycat

  8. Sophie
    March 6, 2011 / 11:44 am

    Hmmmm I would have to take :
    1. Blistex intensive moisteriser lip balm
    2. l’oreal voluminous mascara
    3. Sure 48hr deoderant 🙂

    Sophie xxx
    My email is

  9. March 6, 2011 / 11:46 am

    Shame the dress didn’t fit 🙁 Let us know what you get instead! I would take a Simple moisturiser, my Body Shop passion fruit exfoliator and tweezers!

    Claire x

  10. SultryRed
    March 6, 2011 / 12:08 pm

    Oh tough one, I’d take:

    1. Be Somebody shampoo, shower and bath gel. By Philosophy. 3 in 1 saves space.

    2. Gillete Venus razor, wouldn’t want to end up hairy

    3. Elizabeth Ardens 8hr cream, can be used on dry skin and grazes and lasts forever.

    I’m a follower of your blog, and my twitter name is @redsbeautyblog

  11. Salari
    March 6, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    Hmmm it’s a tough choice but:
    1. High factor sun cream. I am very fair and “tomato” is not a good look!
    2. Liz Earle cleanse & polish. Totally keeps my skin this side of acceptable
    3. Chanel allure sensuelle – I love this scent and always fell ” dressed” when I’m wearing it!

    Nice dress, excellent prize!!!


  12. March 6, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    I’d take Maybelline dream creamy foundation, Benetint and some vaseline. 🙂

    touledkitten on twitter

  13. Cotton
    March 6, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    lovely giveaway!
    I would take 1. Vaseline
    2. Mascara
    3. Tweezerss

  14. Cho Cho
    March 7, 2011 / 12:23 am toothpaste a beauty product is that like just personal hygenie? I would take Olay complete care bcz it has SPF15 n its a great moisturizer, mascara and MAC powder foundation.

  15. Ms Bubu
    March 7, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this giveaway!

    i would take:

    1-deodorant (either Dove or Nivea!)
    2-Balck eyeliner
    3-Sunscreen, because you need it in a desert island!

    msbubu26 (at) gmail (dot) com


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