Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giveaway! And a Review: London Look Beauty Tools

I was recently introduced to a new line called 'London Look' being carried exclusively at London Drugs, a Canadian drugstore that I frequent often. London Look is an innovative line of beauty tools for your eyes, hands and feet, grooming and makeup application. The LD marketing team sent me two gift bags - one for me to sample their tools and one for one of my lucky readers! But first, here is my review of all of the tools, from left to right, below. (And yes, I tried them all!)

Large Callus Smoother $6.99 - It has two sides: one side has large grit for removing skin and the other has fine grit for smoothing. It worked well with the foot scrub I used although I was giggling the whole time because it tickled. (You should see me at the nail salon, I can hardly sit still when they smooth and exfoliate my feet, I slither like a fish.) The handle provides a comfortable grip as well so it's super-easy to use, even if you get it wet.

Powder Brush $22.00 - Made with natural fibers, this extremely soft brush was designed for the application of loose, mineral or bronzing powders. I used it with my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation and it left a flawless finish. It worked just as well as my Sigma F30 Powder Brush although the Sigma brush is much more dense than this one.

Large Fluff Eyeshadow Brush $5.99 - I love this! Also made with natural fibers, this tool is perfect for applying color all over the eyelid, even in the creases and/or highlighting the brow bone. I used it in the picture below before contouring:

And it's only $5.99! Lot's of bang for your buck.

Pointed Eye Liner Brush $9.00 - I paired this with my Maybelline black gel eyeliner in the above photo as well. The gel liner actually comes with a little 'pen' to apply it but I prefer to use the London Look brush which gives me a more precise, smooth lining. You can see how well it worked in the above photo. It's a bit expensive at $9.00 though, which is more than the eye shadow brush. That being said, I was impressed with the results after using it.

Glass Nail File $8.00 - It got the job done but it has a very wide filing surface which I don't like. I like my nail files thin (but strong), so that I can get under the nail if I want to. But that's just my personal preference. This file still worked well. And if you prefer using thicker files like emery boards, you will like using this.

Brow Groomer/Scissors $10.00 - This groomer functions as both a brow trimmer and cutting scissors. There's an attachable comb to brush brow hair upward and trim with the scissor edge. Okay, I lied. In the first paragraph of this post I told you I tried everything but I haven't tried this one yet. To be honest with you I'm a bit scared to. I'm afraid I will chop off all my eyebrows by mistake! Once I gather enough courage to use this puppy I promise I will review it at a later date. Or maybe I'll use it on D. instead of me ; ). If he'll let me...

Soft Touch Pink Tweezers $11.00 - I love that these are pink ; ). You can use the tweezer point to extract smaller hairs and the slanted slide for general tweezing and shaping. At first I found this difficult to grab on to and extract my eyebrow hairs but when I adjusted my grip it was smooth sailing and I was able to pluck out all the unwanted hairs.

Full Lash Curler $16.00 - Works as well as all of the other drugstore eye lash curlers I've tried in the past and comes with an extra pressure pad. $16.00 is a little too expensive for an eyelash curler though, in my opinion.

Partial Lash Curler $3.99 - I have to admit I had never seen one of these before! With this beauty tool you can curl small sections of lashes for an eye brightening curl. I used it on the outer lashes in the photo below, after curling all of them with the Full Lash Curler:

You can see how nice it worked on the outer lashes of my eye on (your) left. I highly recommend purchasing one of these! It really opens up the eyes.

Large Nail Clippers $10.00 - This is crafted with a wave-shaped lever and has a little nail file underneath it. Very easy to use. A tool that will last for years.

Pink Precision Makeup Sponge $9.99 - This egg-shaped sponge is great for applying liquid or cream foundation in hard-to-reach areas of the face, like in the crevices around the nose, under the eyes, around the upper and bottom lip and into the hairline, using the pointed end. With the rounded end you can blend foundation over large areas of the face. Blends extremely well. It's fun to use, too!

Combo Foundation Sponge $4.99 - Also used to apply liquid or cream foundation to the face, this is a double-sided sponge: the light side you can use for a sheer application and the dark side creates more of a full-coverage effect. It blended my foundation fine but I prefer to use the Precision Makeup Sponge, which gets into those hard-to-reach places a little better.

All in all, I enjoyed using all of these beauty tools but what really stood out for me were the makeup brushes and the pink egged-shaped sponge, I will definitely be re-purchasing them in the future.

And that's my review. Now for the fun part: a giveaway for my readers! For a chance to win all of these beauty tools (a $118.00 value!) here's how to enter:

You must be a follower of Marie a la Mode via Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'. Leave a comment in the comment section below saying you would like to be entered into the contest and how to get a hold of you if you win (1 entry)

***For extra entries:
- 'Like' me on Facebook (2 extra entries)
- Follow me on Twitter (1 extra entry)
- Tweet about this giveaway (1 extra entry) My Twitter name is @marielamode

This contest is open to anyone who lives on Planet Earth, meaning it's open to everyone! I will choose the winner randomly2 weeks from today. Good luck!

Also, make sure to enter my Krystle Dos Santos Album Giveaway here!


manix said...

i follow u as shadow_alley cat on 'gfc, my email is shadow_alley_cat@yahoo.com, i also follow u on FB as carolina manuela hais and on twitter as manix_linu.
i want to enter pls!

Adventures in Fashion said...

Great giveaway, Marie! Count me in ;)

Nikosmommy said...

great giveaway marie! count me in! Of course i follow you here, on twitter and I'll tweet this good news right now!

Have a great week!

Dress Me Dearly said...

Please count me in too! I need an update in my makeup drawer!

Done all the extras!


Jeneille said...

I follow as Jeneille on GFC

Facebook: Jeneille L

Twitter: Jinjer25

and I tweeted



siilenti said...

Im a GFC follower and I'd love to be entered :)

siilentii27 at gmail dot com

siilenti said...

I liked you on facebook! (ashleykennedy)

Miranda said...

I'm a follower!


Miranda said...

Following you on FB


Miranda said...

Following on Twitter


Courtney Erin said...

How exciting! I'm a follower!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Miss Tapia said...

I'm a follower via GFC

I "Liked" You on FB:Jennifer Tapia

I'm following you on Twitter: @MsJenni84

wintergurl said...

Count me ^ ^

Am your follower

Liked you on Facebook . My Fb 허추연

Followed your twitter :wintergurl88

J. said...

Please enter me!
Thanks for the detailed product descriptions and reviews-very helpful!
I will be tweeting about this as soon as I am finished writing this!
Thanks for the giveaway!
:) J.

rock-or-not said...

Thank you for this giveaway!!
I follow you as rock-or-not
Thank you!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh! What a fun giveaway! The products sound amazing :)
I follow you, derrrr, and would love to win :)

Jo said...

I follow you via Google Connect. You can find me at [dailyjohaiku] [at] [gmail] [dot] [com]

collifornia said...

I would like to be entered. :)
I follow via GFC (collifornia)
holliister at gmail dot com

collifornia said...

#1 I 'like' you on FB (colleen boudreau)
holliister at gmail dot com

collifornia said...

#2 I 'like' you on FB (colleen boudreau)
holliister at gmail dot com

collifornia said...

I follow you on Twitter (@collifornia)
holliister at gmail dot com

collifornia said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/collifornia/status/123828862252621824
holliister at gmail dot com

Couture Carrie said...

Your eye makeup looks amazing, darling!


the nyanzi report said...

good stuff.

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Follow you on GFC.

Like you on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweepstakelover

Follow you on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/sweepstakelover/status/123862107556036608

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Shabby makeup said...

Great giveaway! I would love to enter
I follow you as Shabby Makeup
email: prettyinpink2011@ymail.com
I also like you on facebook- cassierae b

Jessica Weingarten said...

Great giveaway!

My email: jessica@marvelousthingsblog.com

Jessica Weingarten said...

I liked you on facebook!

My email: jessica@marvelousthingsblog.com

Jessica Weingarten said...

I already follow you on Twitter!

skippysays said...

wow, you're a make-up queen. Love how you did your eye in that photo!

Anonymous said...

Following! Thanks! email: heidt@ualberta.ca

Anne-Marie T said...

GFC follower (Anne-Marie T)
I would like to be entered into the contest


Anne-Marie T said...

Following you on twitter as @amt946

amt (at)telus (dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...


amt(at) telus (dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...

I liked your FB page (Anne-Marie Tvete) #1

amt (at)telus (dot)net

Anne-Marie T said...

I liked your FB page (Anne-Marie Tvete) #2

amt (at)telus (dot)net

Sarah said...

Awesome giveaway chicky, I would love to win! x

sarahrachel85 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

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katekata said...

hi Marie! I would love to enter this giveaway!
i follow you via GFC: Katarina
my email is: katekata@net.hr
i like you on facebook: Katarina K.
i follow you on twitter: katarina0149 and i tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/katarina0149/status/124059657043050496

MerciBlahBlah said...

Oooooh, mama - sign me up for that! I'm a follower via googly-oogle. You can contact me with my winnings ; ) at merciblahblah at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the opportunity!


ne-knopka said...

Great giveaway!
enter me please


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

ne-knopka said...

like Marie a la Mode on fb -Anna Ku

ne-knopka said...

like Marie a la Mode on fb -Anna Ku

ne-knopka said...

following on twitter-annakul

ne-knopka said...


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

paulette said...

Love your Blog! Please enter me in the contest! :)


paulette caharel (facebook)

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please! I'm already a follower via GFC (nick fisiwoman).
Following on FB (Ana Belén R M), twitter (@Fisigiawa) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Fisigiawa/status/124137894733549569

Ana Belén R.M

Ashleigh said...

oooh count me in!!
Follower on Google!

Ashleigh said...

Follower on Twitter!

Ashleigh said...

Just 'Liked' you on Facebook!

Ashley said...

I'm from Pluto, though. Can I still enter?

Nice, detailed review! $5.99 is a great price for an eyeshadow brush. And one can never have too many eyeshadow brushes, can they?

I think I follow you on both GFC and Bloglovin'.

Ashley said...

I alsoooo follow you on Twitter. @2ysub2ysur

Lolita Lemon said...

what a lovely giveaway! please do enter me! lolitalemon@hotmail.com

Tri▲ngle said...

Nice giveaway! I hope to win!
I would like to be entered into this contest!! Thank you dear!
Follow you everywhere


ryanac32 said...

gfc follow
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

ryanac32 said...

#1 fb fan
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

ryanac32 said...

#2 fb fan
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

please count me in.. wow now you're never short of a beauty tool! I liedk you on FB as Nicola Nakamura :) my email is bangbangsheshoots@gmail.com thank you Marie!

goodbadnfab said...

The pictures are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing! Please check out my blog when you get a chance.

the personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane

Mimi said...

wow! i would love to enter this giveaway, thankfully i am a follower via gfc! :D

p.s. i love how you really tried all of them. that's remarkable! :)


<3, Mimi
Stages of Beauty Giveaway :)

Mimi said...

i am following you on twitter too. :D

<3, Mimi
Stages of Beauty Giveaway :)

Mimi said...

i tweeted about it. :D


<3, Mimi
Stages of Beauty Giveaway :)

Claudia said...

I would like to enter this giveaway.
My GFC: ClaudiaG
My FB: Claudia Hatcu
mail: aida5891@gmail.com

Cara said...

oh la la count me in please!
Lilac and Grey

hélène said...

I've been a longtime follower through bloglovin :)

LOVE makeup, hope i win!

Ana M. said...

Thanks for amazing giveaway! Please count me in!

I'm already following you on GFC and just followed on Twitter :)

GFC name: spider girl
Twitter: @techspidergirl

techiespidergurl at gmail dot com

A.M. said...

I'm a follower by GFC as A.M.S. and on facebook as Anca Serban. also my email is la.hanul.ancutei [at] gmail [dot] com.
thank you for this giveaway! :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

OMG if ANYONE needs make-up tools it's ME - i'm tooless pretty much *boooo*

sorry for being MIA latley ..

u know i'm a follower!!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

following on twitter and tried to tweet - i just don;t know how to use twitter - PATHETIC i know!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

now ur my facebook croney too! - LOVES IT

hey Universe can u add a like star dust to my comments and add a lil pull so i can win - PWEEEEAZE!

KIM STAM said...

fantastic giveaway... thanks!!

I follw you via gfc: KIM STAM
email: kim(dot)stamiris(at)gmail(dot)com

Yicell V. said...

Everything is done :)!
tw @yicell
fb yeviur
email yicellviur852(at)gmail(dot)com
Grettings from Venezuela!

Anja said...

Enter me please:)
Following your blog via GFC:Anja
Folowing you on Facebook:Anja Statebrigakako
Following you on Twitter:@cleptomania


soccermom1 said...

gfc follower please enter me!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

fb fan
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

fb fan
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

greatsol said...

how exciting and useful post.


iulika_ct said...

Hello !!!
Please enter me in this giveaway.
I follow you via GFC with the user iulika_ct. My email address is iulika.ct@gmail.com
I like your facebook fan page, my name on facebook is Iuliana Gondos.
I also follow your twitter page and twitted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/#!/iulika_ct/status/126641403160829953
This is a great giveaway. Good luck to everyone !!!

soojing6 said...

Hi Marie!
Thank you for entering me hahahaha! You can be sure that I tweeted about this great news too!:)
My email address is elizabethquah@gmail.com
GFC: BethQuahSooJing
twitter follower @BethQuahSooJing
Facebook fan: Beth Quah SooJing

Have a great week y'all!
God bless!:)

Sadi said...

I follow via gfc as Sadi

I follow on facebook as Sadia Latif

I follow on Twitter: Sad20ful

and I tweeted here :

email : sadia.latif10@gmail.com

Cristina said...

Hi, please enter me I follow you via GFC as Cristina and on Bloglovin with the email cristina.gondos@yahoo.com
If I win write me on my email address (is the same on bloglovin)
I like you on facebook as Cristina Gondos
I follow you on twitter as @GondosCristina
I twitted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/GondosCristina/status/127303189186883584
Thanks for the giveaway. XoXo

miha.ela said...

Hi, please enter me
I follow you via GFC as miha.ela and on Bloglovin with the email mihaela.mihordea at gmail dot com

follow you:
FB: mihaela pojogu


Patricia said...

I follow on bloglovin' and would love to be entered!

simpility (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chichaul said...


Your haul looks really great.
If you don't mind please share it with our fashion haul community.

Hope to see you around there!
xoxo :)

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