Monday, 29 November 2010

Follower Giveaway

It's here.

Win cult classic Urban decay Primer Potion and a few other things!

I'm keeping some of the prizes a surprise.  Some of them have been given to Charity and will be replaced.  I urge you to donate something to charity this christmas.  If you have a warm roof over your head, and someone to spend Christmas day with, then you are better off than a load of people.

I challenge you to buy or donate one christmas gift from a charity shop this year.

Giveaway rules:

1) Be a follower. This will be checked.  Don't follow for the competition. It's just not cool.  This is a thank you to those who follow and support.

2)Comment below with.....

"The best free present I could give someone for Christmas would be................"
Fill in the blank with an idea. Get creative and inspire people (think of tasks, gestures i.e iron evrything for my mum!).  Christmas isnt all about spending money and buying gifts!!  Sometimes the best gifts are free!!

3) Post a post dedicated to this giveaway on your personal blog for another entry. Dont forget to link it to this post, and put a link in the comments here so I can check!!

3) For an extra entry, follow me on twitter and RT "I entered @computergirl200 christmas giveaway. Have you?"  Don't forget to let me know your twitter name so I can add you to the list!!

4) Check back to see if you are a winner! I wont be chasing people.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me. Another winner will be picked after then!!

That's it.  Thanks for sticking with me and supporting me!
Closes 20th December 2010 at 11:59pm.
International competition, although might not arrive before christmas.
Sent 2nd class or by surface mail.
I reserve the right to change or cancel the giveaway if rules are not adhered to.  I also reserve the right to disqualify an entrant who breaks any rules.  Entrants from competition websites or forums will not be allowed.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Asos outfit and 20% off!!

This is my entry for the ASOS competition!  I am soooo cold today.  Snow is closing in and I am planning a night of hot chocolate, hot bath and some good tv!  Hope I dont have to leave the house!!

£100 to spend... here is what caught my eye while window shopping!

£34 ASOS Ruched Waist Printed Dress
Gorgous colours and detailing.

£17 ASOS Curved Hem Longline Boyfriend 
Snuggly and warm.

Footless Tights
£4 Gipsy 80 Denier Footless Tights
Extra layer for winter warmth!

£30 ASOS AVATAR Leather Faux Fur Trim Ankle Boots
This season's must have boot style!

£8 ASOS Long Metal Robot Pendant Necklace
A long necklace with a cute robot!

£6 ASOS Ethnic Two Pack Bracelet
Yes this is a man's bracelet, but I like it! adds an edge!

So there is my outfit, total price £99!!! Which leaves £1 for a lottery ticket or bar of chocolate!

If you want to shop at ASOS then visit site to get a 20% off code!

What do you think are this season's must have winter warmers?

Monday, 22 November 2010

Winter Haul (Pic Heavy)

In the same trip I bought this Mac haul, I also bought a few other things.  I saw a few, ahem...'woops'!  In my defence, my work wardrobe needed a few replacements, so here is 'some' of the damage!

Bags, Bags, Bags.. .better that eye bags!

Winter Socks!
Belt, ear muffs, cotton top. H&M

A-Line skirt suit with blue ruffle shirt. Zara
Blue delicate top with lace detail. Topshop.

Topshop Brown bag. Almost matches my purse :)
I might show you the rest another day ;)

What have you been hauling recently?  Do you haul in large amounts for a season, or do you just pick up things as you see them one at a time?

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Christmas Giveaway! Give and Makeup

Yes, the promised givaway is almost here!

It is a thank you to you lovelies for following and commenting!  I started this blog as a personal diary, but the fact people read and comment is such a nice surprise! THANK YOU!

The stash is going to be quite modest.  There might be a few other additions, however I collected some prizes and then put some on one side to donate to Give and Makeup.

This is a wonderful idea.  If you haven't come across it then go to They collect unused (or lightly used) products to go to women's refuges.  Most women (and children) in refuges flee thir home, taking little or no possessions.  We all know how much we use moisturiser, shampoo, showergel... and what difference we feel when we put on a lipstick or lipgloss.  Now imagine that everyday is full of fear..... that your self esteem is rock bottom.  You literally have NOTHING, except the clothes you wear, and the child in your arms.  Any money you do have will go on food.  Having a little boost to your appearance or personal hygiene can really help us day to day- and most of us won't have had half the problems these women have faced.

If you are in the UK then please read and support them if you can.  If you are in another country then I have heard of other schemes like this.

Come on guys- everyone's bathroom collects hotel shampoo, soap, gel, airplane socks, sewing kits, magazine sample sachets- why not donate these?

You'll free up some clutter and help someone in need.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Mac Haul: Twinks Bisque satin taupe

The other week I visited Mac in London. It was one of the strangest experiences because the sales assistant stood on my foot as he was taking to me about the products.  I hear you say, 'that's a normal thing that everyone does!'  Really?

He didn't even noticed that his foot was fully on mine and carried on chatting (without removing it) for a good few minutes!  I was literally pinned to the spot!!!! And I was so thrown by the whole thing that I didn't say anything!  I just stood there like a lemon!! Normally people notice and can feel that their foot isn't flat!!  I laugh about it now, but I must have looked quite bemused!  Maybe he did notice and it was a sales tactic.. 'Um did you know that you are standing on me? Yes, Oh... do you want to remove you foot? No.. ok carry on selling things then!!'

Anyway, I purchased 3 pro pan eye shadows for my palette.

No Flash, Flash!


 I was quite annoyed to see Twinks with a large dent when i got it out of my bag at home :(

Still a good base shade, and some lovely other shadows!
You can purchase these shadows online at MAC, or Debenhams (for free postage and beauty points)!

Have you got any of these?  What eyes hadows have you recently bought?  What is your most used eye shadow?

Monday, 15 November 2010


My luck was in last week as I won Caroline at Beauty Mouth's giveaway.

I won this little (or not so little) haul of stuff!!

This includes StriVectin-SD, REN Glycolic Peel Mask and Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, Armani code, A'kin Rosehip Oil, OPI Sweet As Annie Thing

Thank you Caroline!!!

Caroline has a wonderful blog and is a really lovely person.  She has given me some excllent advice for my skin both personally and through her blog.  What is more, she is a professional therapist, but concentrates on facials.  She has recently presented on QVC, and has worked for many brands.  Her mother and grandmother are/were in the beauty industry so I guess it is in the blood!

Please stop by her blog and subscribe, you wont be dissappointe

I cant wait to try these items out!  Thank you for holding this competition Caroline!

Have you tried any of them?  Is there anyhting you would like me to review from the above?

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Cynol Shampoo and conditioner

My current haircare routine involves these two products, and I thought I would share them with you!  I like to mix things up every now and again, as I find that if I use the same products all the time, that my hair kind of 'gets used to them'.  I guess its like food! Very rarely would we eat the same meal, 3 times a day for months!

Cynol Moisture: Hydrate Shampoo
Cynol Says: Pro. Hydro. Complex, with modified Milk protiens and Panthnol.  For moisture, shine and elasticity.

Computergirl says: Just a normal use shampoo.  Lather, rinse and repeat and lather, rinse, repeat (as Pheobe once sung on friends!).  This makes my hair so soft!  It has a very slight floral smell, but nothing weird or offending.  A little goes a long way, so I find it perfect for travel, as I only have to take a small amount away with me.  (I decanter it into a smaller bottle).

Cynol Moisture Dream: Hydrate 2-Phase Conditioner
Cynol Says: For Normal-Dry Hair.  Pro. Hydro.Complex, with Pro-Vitamin B5 and modified wheat Protein.  For moisture, shine, easy combing and manageability.

How to use: Spray onto towel dried hair. Leave in.

What Computergirl says: This liquid forms two layers in the bottle, I love watching it and shaking them back together! (Never too old to play!!).  It doesnt smell weird, just faintly of a clean 'hair salon' smell.  Great if your skin is irriated by perfumey smells!

It is so easy to use, and I find it is perfect for my long hair.  My ends often get dry, and then knotted with dryness.  I spray this onto the bottom two 3rds and comb through gently.  It certainly creates a nice shine to my hair :)  It also doesn't leave a weird residue like some salon products. Hurrah!

Cynol is available in hair salons, and from places like and Cheap Smells.  Shampoo retails for around £7- £12 and the conditioner seems to retail from £6-£9.  I was sent this to try after a conversation, and chose to review it here.  My old salon used to use Cynol and I have purchased this brand with my own money in the past.  They do not test on animals.  As always, my own opinion.

Do you rotate your hair products?  What are you currently using? Have you tried Cynol?

P.s. keep your eyes peeled for my giveaway this week! Prizes are gathered and I'm quite excited! x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

What I bought in Italy.

Ciao! Si! I went away recently for work (and a bit of play!), and no visit would be complete without a few purchases!

3 Essence nail polishes- A pinky glitter, teal glitter and holographic top coat.

 I also picked up a Carpisa purse in Duty Free.  I badly needed a new purse and this was perfect!  Beautifully made and stylish :)
A great purse with lots of compartments. Exactly what I need!

A silver cross and a glass pendant from Venice.
Just a few little purchases.  I have not tested the polish, but I will do.  Let me know if you want swatches!

What is the best thing you have picked up on holiday or from Duty Free?  Have you tried the nail polish brand?

Would you like me to share what travel products I took?

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