It’s our “A few of our Favourite Things” Giveaway!

Happy New Year TNLers!

Sing with us! “When the dooog bites, when the beee stings.. When I’m feeling saaaad. I sim-ply re-mem-ber my fav-ou-rite things… And then I don’t feeeeel soooo baaaaad!” *spread arms and twirl*

So now that you feel like watching The Sound of Music, we ask that you finish reading this before grabbing that DVD. We wanted to share a few of our favourite things; these are things we can not imagine our lives without, or simply make us smile when we think about or look at them.

So let’s get started, shall we?

Hey TNL! What’s you Favourite…


ASH: Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf

CHRIS: Givenchy Play

Beauty tool:

ASH: Ahhh. Just one? Eyelash curler. But, I don’t need it anymore (Thanks Mync!) so…maybe my BeautyBlender. For those who may not be aware of the BeautyBlender…what rock are you living under? Haha, I kid. The BeautyBlender is a teardrop shaped sponge that you use to blend makeup. you wet it, then squeeze out the excess water ( it will double in size) and dab away on your face. There are loads of copycats, but the real deal is the best.

CHRIS: BeautyBlender – hands down it’s a game changer. It walked into my life, threw its stuff everywhere and settled. I had no say in the matter and I welcomed it with open arms…. and skin.


Beauty tip(s):

ASH: Always wash off your makeup before bed. ALWAYS!

CHRIS: YES Ash! Whenever I wash my face I let it air dry because towels leave “debris” behind, plus my face always feels less stripped. I also dry my hair with a t-shirt to avoid the fluffies again.


ASH: Embryolisse

CHRIS: Yonka (summer) Embryolisse (winter)


ASH: Hard Candy Glamoflage in Medium, Maybelline Fit Concealer in 20

CHRIS: Vasanti in V12, Nacara concealer stick in Porto


ASH: Glam Glow Supermud

CHRIS: It doesn’t get better than the mud we got while visiting the Hot Springs in Panama. Once I run out, I’ll have to return – naturally. If you’d like you can check out my skin care regimen.


ASH: Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Plus

CHRIS: Bare Minerals in Medium Tan, MAC MSFN in Dark or lately Give me Sun! or Nacara Pressed Powder in Cayo Largo. I swear I’m low maintenance!


ASH: Estee Lauder Double Wear in Honey Bronze and CoverGirl Stay Fabulous in Golden Tan. Read about my top 3 foundations here.

CHRIS: Mary Kay in Bronze #5 remains my fave even after I’ve tried others. Read about my first Mary Kay experience here. Nacara is a close second.

Hair Product:

ASH: Dove makes great hair products that leave hair super soft without feeling weighed down.

CHRIS: Okay, just click here.

Body Lotion:

ASH: Garnier Body Intensive 7 days Soothing Gel Cream

CHRIS: I use either cocoa butter, raw shea butter or virgin coconut oil.


ASH: Jason Natural Cosmetics Aloe Vera Deodorant Stick

CHRIS: Degree Ultra Clear

Body Wash:

ASH: Irish Spring Cool Scrub ( I love the men’s scent one!)

CHRIS: Dove Deep Moisture or Go Fresh Rebalance.


ASH: Irish Spring



ASH: MAC Harmony

CHRIS: I wear blush all the time and Nars Exhibit A has given my life new meaning! Also MAC Dirty Plum is gorge in the winter.


ASH:  Rimmel Lash Accelerator, Lancome Definicils, CoverGirl LashBlast ( I love them all equally)

CHRIS: Rimmel Lash Accelerator and L’Oreal False Lashes. Together? HEAVEN.


ASH: Milani Liquid Eye ( formerly called Liquif’eye pencils)

CHRIS: Funny you should ask, I love Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. Say the 5 times fast!


ASH: I love MAC shadows. The price, colour selections and pigmentation are on point. Some of my favourites include Ochre, Sketch and Plumage.

CHRIS: I also LOVE MAC shadows and my Urban Decay Naked Palette.


ASH: Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee. It’s just the perfect nude glossy throw-it-on with no liner lippy.

Can I just say, I am dying to see how Chris could possibly  choose just one lipstick for this post.

CHRIS: Sigh. Please click here and scroll to #10: Getting to know Chris & Ash. That’s a modest condensed list *cough*. But I’d like to say the CG Embrace? I can’t remember life without it. I also started a Love for Lipstick series here. And HOW CUTE is Ash with her one answer?


ASH: Estee Lauder Blush

CHRIS: Bath and Body Works Cranberry

Lip Balm:

ASH: Anything super minty that tingles. The Aquafina one is good for this.

CHRIS: Carmex and Maybelline Baby Lips

Nail Polish Shade:

ASH: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Also, this isn’t a nail polish shade but honorable mention goes to Kiss imPress nails. Amazing product!

CHRIS: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue


ASH: Nail Tech and Seche Vite

CHRIS: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength

Nail Polish Remover:

ASH: Ok, so there’s this nail polish remover from Dollarama called Delon and I swear it works better than any name brand remover I have ever tried. Great for dark colours!

CHRIS: Yep – I also only buy nail polish remover from Dollarama. I refuse to spend loads of money on it. Well unless I’m removing shellac.

nail polish remover


ASH: Hoop earrings. Again, Chris may have issues with this question.

CHRIS: SIGHHHHHH. This post is a set up!! Please click here: DIY Earring Art Display.


ASH: Rachel Roy. I just want to own her entire line. Is that too much to ask? I adore her. Oh yeah, and this happened:


CHRIS: Hayden Williams – I stumbled on his page on instagram and the kid is good. I would love to own one of his designs someday. But to wear right now? Anything from ASOS.

Hayden.Williams Hayden_Williams HaydenWilliams

We hope you enjoyed reading about some of our favourite things. Now, here is the exciting part…

We want to give some of our favourite things to one of you! Don’t worry; we won’t upstage Oprah…. this time around. Here is how you will be eligible to enter:

  1. Subcribe to our blog on our Home page.
  2. Like and share our Facebook page.
  3. Follow us on Twitter.
  4. Follow us on Instagram.
  5. Comment below and tell us one of YOUR favourite things!

**We understand that not everyone may have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram but don’t worry – please ensure to subscribe and comment to be eligible. After entering your email address, you will receive an email with a link that you have to click to confirm subscription.**

You have until Friday January 17th at 11:59pm EST(Eastern Standard Time) to enter. We will then choose a winner at random using This giveaway is open to North American residents only.

And now on to what the giveaway will include….

  • Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
  • Estee Lauder Lipgloss in Blush
  • Rimmel Kate in #11 (deep red)
  • 2 KISS imPRESS Press on French Manicures
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue
  • MAC Nail polish in Shirelle
  • Rimmel The Max Volume Flash Mascara (with kohl eyeliner) in Black
  • Rimmel Volume Accelerator Mascara (with kohl eyeliner) in Black
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Heaven & Earth
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Plumage
  • Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Charcoal
  • Dove Cool Essentials set

The Neon Leopard giveaway

Happy Commenting! 🙂

31 thoughts on “It’s our “A few of our Favourite Things” Giveaway!

  1. Love your blog!
    Here are a “few” of my favourite things…

    Fragrance: Love of Pink, by Lacoste
    Hair: John Frieda Frizz-Ease, Coconut Oil Hair Shine, Body Shop (I don’t leave home without it!)
    Face: Vitamin E Face Mist, Body Shop, perfect for hot summer days
    Body: Vaseline Total moisture, Cocoa radiant, with cocoa butter

  2. Oh gosh….where do I even begin?? The glam glow mask is hands down the most amazing, revolutionary mask ever!!!!!!! I swear by African black soap for my fave soap and cleanser. My fave moisturizer is rose hip oil or even argon oil! And I love me some rose water for my everyday toner. Happy Annuversary TNL !!! Love you xoxo

  3. Just saw someone retweet your blog on Twitter and I love it. Can’t wait to check out so of the things on your list…of course it’ll be even better if I win them!

    Here’s a couple of my favorite things.

    -Burberry’s Brit Sheer – It’s light with a mix of fruity and floral.
    -Sexual Sugar from Michel Germain – whether you find the name sexy or silly, the fragrance is downright addictive.

    ‘L’oreal Advanced Haircare and EverCurl conditional and treatments. I’ve got very curly hair and these products work great at keeping them hydrated and cutting down on frizz.

  4. Hey TNL Ladies! Here are a few of my favourite beauty products:

    Fragrance: Gucci Guilty
    Eyeliner: Stila liquid liner
    Mascara: Benefit They’re Real!
    Eyeshadow: Chopper by Urban Decay (also in the Naked II Palette)
    Hair: Goldwell Spun Shine shine cream (gives a beautiful finish after blow drying or flat-ironing, with a lot of gloss and tames frizzies! Also, you only need a tiny bit, so one jar will last up to a year).

    So many of my favourite things are my favourite things thanks to products I learned about from your blog! As I was reading I found myself agreeing with most of your faves, and again learning of a few new ones that I must now go out and try. I love reading about your faves and those of your fans too – so many good ideas!

  5. I love Favourite Things posts!! And this giveaway is amazeballs. Fingers crossed!
    My favourite thing has got to be OPI Drip Dry. It’s this little bottle of liquid that you drip onto your nails right after painting them to INSTANTLY dry them!! Yup. It’s magic!! I use it I paint my nails (which is a few times a week because I have commitment issues.) Here’s a link for what it looks like

  6. Hi, thank you for the giveaway!
    1. I subscribed to our blog via email ( and Bloglovin (kylorii)
    2. I liked and shared your Facebook page: Niki Turley & shared:
    3. I followed you on Twitter: @NikiTurley1
    4. I followed you on Instagram: @kylorii
    5. One of my favorite things ever is Tarte Gifted mascara. I can’t live without it! =)

  7. One of my all time favorite things is Urban Decay’s NAKED palette! I absolutely love it!!

    subscribed to emails – stefanie.gladden(at)
    Like and share our Facebook page. – Stephanie ann

    Follow us on Twitter. – stephieannx

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  8. I have so many favorites right now I love the Suave Moroccan infusions line for hair, I have never been a fan of Suave but this stuff is great. Right now my favorite polish is Zoya Dahlia pixie dust and one thing I can never go without is my clarisonic. 🙂

  9. hey..i subscribed to your page, liked your facebook and followed u on instagram and twitter 🙂 great giveaway! one of my favorite things is Seche Vite topcoat! 🙂 my username for twitter and instagram is nickees_chickee, facebook is Lu Abuzaid. email is

  10. my favorite, can’t live without it, item would be eos lip balm. i also love my mineral foundation powder. and nail polish, especially china glaze or butter london … or zoya, opi, and so on. 🙂

  11. faves:
    – Maybelline Gel Liner, BB Cream, and their Colour Sensational Vivid’s l/s
    – MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle
    – OPI polishes from the James Bond collection
    – a single shadow from Sally’s Beauty Supply called Sally Girl Eyeshadow in the shade Beige
    – Urban Decay Naked I
    … I could go on forever!

  12. I Subcribed to our blog on our Home page :
    I Liked and shared our Facebook page : valerie theberge
    I Follow us on Twitter : @valerietheberge
    I Follow us on Instagram : valerietheberge
    My favourite things is nail polish! OPI nail polish!

  13. Some of my favorite things are Skinn Cosmetics Crease Release, the Skinn Ultra Luxe Mascara and their Plasma Fusion foundation. If my skin is extra dry I use Cetaphil at night. I use John Freida for my hair and since I’m in the midst of a Lupus flare up, I’m sitting here with a homemade mixture of coconut oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil and rosemary oil to soothe my scalp. Hopefully my hair doesn’t start falling out again 😦

  14. OH GOSHHHHH I cant say how excited I am about this giveaway. I love love looove make up and playing around with new items and discovering new favourites. Its so dangerous for me to be at Shoppers or Wal-mart because I never make it out without at least one product. So reading your blogs and some of the comments on here and hearing about everyones favourites, I was inspired to play with my make up collection and pick out my absolute faves and everyday go to’s. I have discovered that I have wayyy too many faves so i’ll list my top 5 for my everyday “no make-up” make up look. =P

    1: Benefit: YOU REBEL tinted moisturizer (BB cream) – This is my everyday go to coverage. It evens out my skin tone enough, and its so light that it doesn’t even seem like i’m wearing any make up at all. Which is exactly what I want because I work in the oil sands industry where everyone is basically wearing coveralls. It would be so silly for me to look all glammed up just for work. So the “no make-up” make up was what I was going for.

    2: Benefit: HOOLA bronzing powder – This stuff is absolutely amazing. The best contour/bronzer i know of, and believe me
    when I say I have gone over board with trying out bronzers from everywhere. I even choose this over Nars Laguna.. anyway this is a matte powder so I usually use it to contour my cheeks and it does the job =)

    3: Covergirl: CLEAN GLOW blush (100 roses) – this is my go to for some colour on my cheeks. It’s a three colour blush and I swirl my brush to get all the colours in and lightly brush it on my cheekbones for a subtle glow of pink. I use the other colour (120 Spices) too as a bronzer/blush if I don’t feel like contouring my face, its a quick

    4: Make up forever: AQUA BROW waterproof eyebrow corrector (30): its in a gel form from a squeezable tube and You seriously dont even need to put a lot on our brush to get your eyebrows looking fab.

    5: Almay: COLOR+CARE liquid lip balm (800 rosy lipped) – see, the thing isssss I have this thing for lipsticks, lip balms, lip gloss, lip stains, and anything that has to do with lips… but this right here is an awesome go to for an everyday care and color, exactly what the same says. It leaves your lips looking juicy and plump with a bit of a tint and its not sticky or annoying and I find that unless you eat your gloss (like I do sometimes) you don’t need to reapply this as often.

    BONUS: my fave MASCARAS lol … Yes I use three in one make up routine lol. Below is the order of application hahaha
    1:Maybelline: MEGA PLUSH volum’ express: it expands my lashes and it separates them and makes them look full
    2: Maybelline: the FALSIES volum’ express: I only apply it to the ends of my lashes to add some length
    3: L’oreal: TELESCOPIC EXPLOSION: the wand of this mascara is awesome for getting the little guys in the corner and using it for the bottom lashes.

    P.S. I follow on FB and I subscribed but I don’t have twitter or IG. Sorry ladies lol. But i’ll be sure to follow your updates =) love loveee this blog and I have used some of your advices and followed some of your regimens too lol keep it up ladies you’e doing amazing things for women out there. smooooches!

  15. Long time subscriber on all platforms and shared your page on my FB:)

    One….hmm well a product that I must use or my day is off is a spray of my Pink Sugar perfume. So that’s my fav. lol 😀

  16. Hmmmm Where do I start???

    Mascara- Volum’Express the Colossal or the Falsies. I always stock up when they’re on sale.
    Eyeliner: L’Oreal Infallible lacquer liner or MAC Feline
    Lipstick: have way too many but right now my go-to’s in berry are MAC Rebel and WnW Cherry Bomb. My red’s are e.l.f Matte Lip Color in Rich Red, MAC Ruby Woo and Sephora cream lip stain in 01.
    Foundation- Liquid: Mary Kay. Powder: MAC Studio Fix powder plus foundation

    And food!!! Does that count cause it’s definitely one of my favourite things?!?!

  17. Fav things:Cleansing oils and lotions, Black Opal foundations, Maybelline Dream fresh BB cream, body butters and that’s basically it

  18. What a great giveaway! Here are a few of my holy grails! 🙂

    Bioderma Make Up Remover
    Smith’s Rosebud Salve
    Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Perfume
    Too Faced La Creme Lip Stick in Spice Spice Baby

  19. I’m a subscriber and am following you on all social media!

    A couple of my favorites:

    China Glaze Nail Polish
    Weleda Skin Food for my dry feet & hands
    Lush Solid Shampoo
    Bourjois Happy Light Foundation
    Lancôme La Vie est Belle perfume

    Thank you for the giveaway xx

  20. One of my favorite things is nail polish!! I’m obsessed with nail polish!

    I subscribed to your blog, liked and shared your FB page, following on Twitter, and following on Instagram.

  21. Hi girls,

    Eventhough this give away is only for North America, i thought i just share my things. I’m a huge fan of nailpolish and right now i can’t wait to get of work so i can buy a new one. Sally Handsen dubble duty base coat really works for me and i use if for years. Most of the time i use Chanel nailpolish because i love the colour they make, but lately i have been buying more OPI because of the wider brush wich makes it easyer for me to paint my nails and feet. I finish with Chanel Brilliance Extreme, it makes the polish dry faster. To remove the polish i use Essence Nail polish remover.

    I’m also crazy about blush. I have like tons of them, all kinds of brands, from expensive to cheap. But my heart has fallen for the YSL Touch Blush nr 6, but it’s no longer availeble. You could refil them with powder, so i went looking. Couldn’t find anything. Then i got to this store named Flormar in Amsterdam and they sold powder blush there. Saved me like uh 30 euro’s.. Because Flormar is cheap and the quality is good, atleast to me.

    To moisterise my lips i use Burt Bee’s. Once got that in a goodiebagg to try out. I love it!

    I also love to scrub, use it by Sabon. It’s a product from Israel, they specialize in soaps, scrubs, showergels anything-that-has-to-do-with-showering-and-cleaning-yourself.

    To be quite honest i really don’t love to lotion myself every morning, only when my skin is really dry and asks for it LOL!
    I do use daycream by Filorga, anti ageing. Scared of getting wrinkels and lines, eventhough they say black dont crack, well i do.

    Well these are the kind of things i use. Some daily, some every 2 to 3 days.

    Hope you enjoyed it. Bye!
    Love, hugs and kisses from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  22. ooooo where to begin
    1) Fragrance: Lady Gaga Fame- it allows my little monster to escape. ***Fierce****
    2) Eyeliner: Estee lauder’s forest writer- It is the perfect green and I have been trying forever to find a similar color because they have discontinued it 😦
    3) Eye shadow: GIRL YOU KNOW …MAC’S EXPENSIVE PINK ( thanks for the recommendation)
    4) Lipstick: Mac’s Russian red – it got me even trying lipstick which for the longest time I objected to.
    5) Mascara- Lacome’s Hypnotise- I am fortunate to have great eyelashes already ( I GOT IT FROM MY MAMA) but this is just the icing on the cake
    6) Foundation- Makeup Forever’s HD foundation
    7) Concealer – Yabi cosmetics ( support local talent !!! apparently she makes this stuff out of her Toronto Apartment)
    8) YOUR BLOG/ you guys – brownie points 🙂

    I subscribed to your blog, liked and shared your FB page, I do not have Twitter or Instagram ( but if I do get it you guys shall be the first to know.)

  23. I’ve got a question for everyone. I have allergies so I need absolute waterproof/smudge proof mascara. Can anyone recommend one that looks great and stays put?

    (And I’m now following the Neon Leopard on Twitter. I’m @ProudTVJunkie)

  24. My favorite thing right now is the NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting pressed powder, can’t leave home without it!! Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve done it all, subscribed (, FB (Jessi Nutile), Twitter (@JNutile) and Instagram (JNutile)

  25. Hi Ladies…great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

    I’m subscribed to your blog and I follow on Twitter and Instagram: @myzzcryz
    I’m not on Facebook (sorry, I can’t follow you there).

    I think you girls have a great blog and I really enjoy it!

    I have a few faves and I hope you don’t mind if I share more than one. LOL I LOVE nail polish…I mean, I’m a nail polish hoarder. Ha Ha! I’m embarrassed to say how many I own (but there’s always room for more). My favorite perfume is Be Delicious by DKNY. I love lip gloss…I used to really be into lipstick. but lip gloss is my thing now. My favorite lipstick is Milani Black Cherry though. 🙂 I want MAC Rebel…I’m sure I’ll buy it soon. Umm…what else, oh I love my UD Smoked and Naked eyeshadow palettes. Favorite soap is Safeguard – does anybody else still use this besides me? LOL I think that’s it for now.

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