The Trainer Treasure Hunt

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puma trinomic xt1I’ve been so in to trainers lately, not only are the comfortable and practical footwear but they’re now acceptable fashion footwear – score! Puma & JD Sports are celebrating the release of their new Trinomic XT1 with a little treasure hunt in FIVE major cities. It’s pretty exciting and it’s kicks off in London tomorrow (18/03) but the hunt will continue on to Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool & New York before it ends with 2 days rest in each city. To help promote the launch Puma are collaborating with 5 local magazines who will be leaking information about the hunt in their areas.

So what are you looking for?

An empty shoe ‘Krate’.. I know.. needle in a haystack, right? BUT there are CLUES! To participate you will need to follow your local magazine – London: @Flavourmag /Bristol: @Wordplaymag / Manchester: @Fluxmagazine /Liverpool: @Halcyonmag /New York: @ComplexMag – on twitter for info and hints throughout the competition. If you find the promotional Krate all you need to do is upload a Selfie to twitter tagging in your local magazine as well as @JDSportsFashion using the hashtag#JDXPUMA to claim your prize! In the empty Krate you’ll find a token for 2 pairs of XT1’s in your size so you will know if you’ve found the winning Krate.. and for those wondering (like I was) what a ‘Krate’ actually looks like.. it’s a clear shoe box.. who knew?

So if you’re feeling adventurous and will be in one of the 5 cities at the right time keep an eye on twitter for clues and pop in to your local JD stores to be in with a chance of winning this monster game of hide and seek!

Shop the range online here

Miss BB

Puma-StickerTs&Cs

Events are taking place in London via Flavour mag on the 18th of March 2015, Bristol via wordplay mag on the 20th of March 2015, Manchester via Flux mag on the 22nd of March 2015, Liverpool via Halcyon Mag on the 24th of March 2015 and New York via Complex Mag on the 26th of March 2015.

There will be one puma branded trainer display box to find in each city, once the box is found, to claim the prize, the winner would have to follow the instructions which are located in the box, which will include instructions on how to contact us. When the winner contacts us, we will respond either via Twitter or email within 2 days with full details of the prize and how to claim the prize. The winner may forfeit their right to the prize if they fail to respond to communications from us within a reasonable period.

The prize is two pairs of the Puma XT1’s in each colour way, sizes are restricted to what we have in stock, the puma XT1 do not come in ½ sizes.

The Competition is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

The winner will receive their prize within two months of receiving confirmation that they have won the prize.

The decision of JD Sports Fashion PLC is final and binding on all the entrants, the running of the competition and the winner.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection of the winner. JD Sports Fashion PLC has the right to change, alter or withdraw the competition at any time if circumstances make this necessary.

Employees (and their immediate family) of JD Sports Fashion PLC, its associated companies or anyone else professionally connected with this competition are not eligible to enter the competition. The prize may not be exchanged for a cash value, nor is it transferable. If the prize is not available JD Sports Fashion PLC is under no obligation to supply an alternative prize.

B. Brushes

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsually drugstore brush ranges are pretty lackluster. They’re cheap but basic and inevitably are replaced when your budget allows but the new line from B. Beauty is actually really impressive. They’re not the lowest cost option but they’re far from the highest and they’re super accessible, stocked in Superdrug stores across the UK. Much as I like the odd makeup splurge I do NOT like the predatory eye of the makeup counter staff as I browse so if I was to buy something on the higher end it would likely be online but when it comes to brushes, don’t you want to see them in person first? I like that these are lined up for you to see somewhere you will be totally bother free while you decide which you ‘need’. That’s why I’m a budget beauty girl at heart.. I like to swatch and peruse at my leisure!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA…but enough about WHERE you can find them and more about whether you would want to. I have tried A LOT of brush brands over the years and (first impressions, I’m yet to wash them yet so stay tuned for an update) these definitely hold their own against the likes of Sigma & Real Techniques. It’s a new line so it’s bound to launch with the basics but I do hope to see expansion in the future as there are core brushes I feel are missing that I would need to supplement from elsewhere but those that I have been using in place of my regulars are doing the job perfectly. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne thing I’m always on the look out for are smaller, travel sized brush kits.. most are missing the brushes I would most want and I can’t tell you that this set is perfect because it’s not but I think it’s so tough to create something that will suit everyone. What I consider to be my essentials others may not be able to work with. The kit comes with a mini Powder, Foundation, Eyeshadow and Lip but if I had my way this would be the line up..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPowder, Blush/Contour, Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow Blending. I could get by with those as an absolute minimum and you can watch out for more on my travel essentials very soon as we’re going away in less that 2 weeks time.. I’m thinking at LEAST this cute Powder brush will make the cut but there others have time to win me over.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe handles are matte and a little rubbery which I like for grip (not that I’m twirling them like batons but you know what I mean.. they feel nice) but they could get dirty easily.. not something that bothers me but something to bear in mind. The brushes themselves are uber soft and the Blush/Contour is unlike any other I’ve tried in this shape.. most are almost stiff as I assume they’re designed to pick up a lot of product.. this is softer but not too much so, perfect for a heavy handed blush-applier like myself! Like I say this is just my first impression for now as I’ve only had them for a matter of days but you can expect an update in the future and if you watch my videos and spy them in a GRWM you know I’m loving them.  The range starts at £5.99 for a single brush but there’s currently 25% off B. Beauty (don’t quote me on that, it’s my remedial maths!) so you can actually pick up the travel set for just £13.49 which I would say is the best way to try a selection of the range before shelling out on the full size brushes.. plus the mini Powder brush is adorable!

Browse online here

Miss BB

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NARS – Sin

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI recently picked up a few bits and bobs from NARS, it’s a brand I haven’t tried much from and I’m trying to broaden my beauty horizons this year. Sin was top of my list as I’ve had it before, I sold it thinking I wasn’t getting enough use from it to keep it but missed it when it was gone. It’s a cool, rosy mauve with a subtle shimmer running through it which catches the light when worn but isn’t too ‘glitter ball’. I should probably have applied it a little heavier as the camera doesn’t appear to be picking much up on the ‘face swatch’ but on my pale skin I do wear it quite sheer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt doesn’t blend as nicely as some blushes I’ve tried and doesn’t last all day but the colour works well against other shades I wear on my eyes and lips so it’s had a lot of use lately. It fits in nicely with the new 90s trend that seems to be sticking around. The packaging is the same sleek compact that we’ve come to recognise and much as the rubbery texture DOES  pick up finger marks left right and centre I still really like it. I have a couple of blushes I LOVE and want to take on holiday with me but the packaging is HUGE.. at least 4 times the size of this one. Fine for every day but not so much for travel..

Available online here

Miss BB

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