Friday, 16 November 2012

e.l.f. Christmas Nail Art Competition

It's never too early to get into the Christmas spirit and have a little fun! So, to celebrate the arrivals of the new Nail Polish Trios AND the fast approaching Festive Season we dove head first into a little nail art session in the office!

NEW e.l.f. Nail Polish Sets £4
So after an hour of playing, oohing and ahhing over all the pretty colours we've managed to muster up little Bobbi the Christmas Robin! Ohhhh he's so cute!!

So without further ado... please meet Bobbi....

Colours used

Base: Mint Cream from Vacation Trio Set £4
Snowflakes: White e.l.f. Nail Polish £2.50 
Bobbi's Body: Smoky Brown from Nice & Natual Trio Set £4
Bobbi's Chest: Punk Purple from Vacation Trio Set 
Innocent from Nice & Natural Trio Set £4
Bobbie's Beak: Yellow from Beautifully Bright Trio Set £4
Bobbi's Eyes: Black Nail Polish £2.50
Bobbi's Santa Hat: Light Red Nail Polish £2.50

Feeling inspired? Create your own Christmas Nail art using elf nail polish and share them with us on our Facebook Wall! 

We will pick our Favourite Nail art Photo to win an elf Prize worth £10 next Friday 23.11.12.

If you would prefer to send in your photo please do so at

Happy Painting guys!

e.l.f x

Friday, 9 November 2012

Friday Favourites: New Nail Polish set giveaway!

Hi Guys!

Time for out Friday Favourites again! This week we have three gorgeous new Nail Polish sets to show you!

These little trio sets are idea gifts or stocking fillers for your friends or even as a little treat for yourself! Each set costs just £4 for 3 x 6ml mini polishes!

First up we have Mysterious - gorgeous collection of luxurious purples and metallics! This one is great for teaming with your favourite Grunge/Rock outfit! Get those studded heels and leather jackets out girls!

Next we have Nice & Natural - a Delicious set of beautiful nudes and natural browns! This set is a classic and timeless collection that will see you through any season! Just gorgeous!

 And last but not least Glam Bam - the ultimate accessory for all those Festive Parties you have lined up! This ultra glam set will have you dazzling any crowd with your perfectly polished nails!

This week you can get your hands on your favourite set by telling one simple thing! Comment below to let us know what your favourite elf Product is and why? and we will pick our Top 3 Favourites to win one set of your chosen Nail Polish set featured above!

Winners will be picked on Monday :)

Thanks for reading guys!

Distribeauty supports Children in Need with "BearFaces"

I think I speak for most in the elf office that we love our makeup! I can't remember the last time that I walked out of the house Bare Faced!

But Today in the name of Children in need, we brave ladies are facing our worst nightmares and going "BearFaced" to help raise money for the fantastic Charity!

Today all the elf ladies will be walking around with not a scrap of makeup on our faces! Without sounding dramatic at all this is painful for us! ESPECIALLY since we are surrounded by so much amazing make up here at e.l.f HQ!

All our family and friends have been supporting us with their donations and so far we have a raised a humble £35 since this morning and its still increasing!  You can donate to Children in Need via their website here:

I know you'll all be dying to see our before and after photos so here they are and please be kind...

Here are the elf ladies looking lovely in their elf makeup:

From L to R : Sara from Customer Services, Kelly from Finance, Amy & Kamen from Marketing and Naomi from Design.

and here are we all braving "BearFaces"

BearFaced from L to R: Kamen, Amy, Sara, Kelly and Naomi.

You can read up on or join in the fun of the "BearFaced Campaign" by visiting the Official BBC Children in Need website for more details!

Will you be going "BearFaced" Today too? We'd love to see photos if so! Please send them to our Facebook Page!

Thanks for reading guys!

Kamen x

Thursday, 8 November 2012

FREE SHIPPING with elf cosmetics! 24HRs only!

Let us treat you to a little elf love with our current Free Shipping offer! It's only for 24 hours so hurry if you'd like to stock up some elf goodies ready for the party season! Or perhaps be really ahead of the game this year and start your Christmas shopping early!

We have a whole range of exciting new products on the site and we're pretty confident that you will find something for everyone! 

Check out our earlier post on the 100 pc Eyeshadow collection! The perfect treat for yourself or a very special friend!

elf 100pc eyeshadow palette - the perfect gift for £15!
To shop elf with FREE Shipping simply enter the following codes before you check out:


Min spend £15/18€ before shipping and before the code is applied. Codes valid from 10:00am GMT 08/11/2012 until 10:00am GMT 09/11/2012. FREE Shipping applies to standard shipping only. If you choose any other shipping method other than standard, the cost of standard shipping for your territory will be deducted from your shipping price, UK: £2.95, EU: £3.95 and IT: 5.25€. You must apply the code to receive FREE Standard Shipping. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Click here to shop now!

Happy Shopping guys!

elf x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

elf 100pc Eyeshadow Palette - Marble Edition Swatches

The elf 100 pc eyeshadow palette has just had a mini revamp with lots of exciting new shades and finishes including 10 marble effect eyeshadows!

100 shades takes a bit of a mission to swatch, but we are so good to you! We've selected a few popular colour families and have swatched them so that you can see for yourself just how versatile this palette is!

Whether you are aiming for bold and beautiful, smokey or an everyday look, the 100 pc will have you covered! All for just £15!

The palette also contains 10 marbelized shades, each one with a pretty blend of different colour hues!

So without further ado here are the long awaited swatches!

The 100 pc eyeshadow palette is available now from the elf website for £15! These nifty palettes make great gifts for friends or even as a sneaky treat for yourself! What ever you decide make sure you act fast and get your hands on it now before they fly off our shelves, we expect these to sell like hotcakes especially with the festive month creeping upon us!

Thanks for reading guys!

e.l.f x

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday favourites: NEW Baked eyeshadows Giveaway

This weeks Friday Favourites goes to the NEW Studio Baked Eyeshadows! These gorgeous single shadows give off a long lasting and shimmering finish! The silky, soft formula is easily blendable giving a super smooth and even application!

These come in a fab range of colours and today we are giving you the chance to bag yourself two of our favourite shades - 'Burnt Plum' - a rich molten brown with hints of mahogany and 'Toasted' a gorgeous, golden shimmer with a slight peachy tone!

Studio Baked Eyeshadows, £3.75

Studio Baked Eyeshadows, £3.75

Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Toasted

Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Burnt Plum
To be a chance of winning the two above eye shadows all you need to do is enter our giveaway below! One lucky winner will be picked and announced on Monday!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


So last week we asked you guys "How Much is your face worth?" and some of the figures we've received were astonishing! 

Now we're all up for quality make up and we do from time to time treat ourselves with a bit of luxury. However we think its important to find budget alternatives for those essential products that we use every day! After all, those are the products that will wear down the fastest - and splashing out on expensive products regularly is not exactly pocket friendly!

So when we heard how much your everyday faces were costing you lovely lot, we had to step in!

We took your list of everyday products, had a mini consult with the beauty advice team and have come up with high quality e.l.f. alternatives that you could swap your expensive make up for! Potentially saving you some money! Yay!

We've picked three very lucky ladies to win their elf alternatives and here are the lucky three!

So up first we have Hazel, her face costs her a whopping £157.82! Her make up consists of gorgeous taupe and brown eyeshadows for that beautiful nude and natural eye look! Just these eye shadows alone at £12 each was costing her £36! We've suggested Studio single Shadows in Pebble, Saddle and Coffee Bean as great natural eye alternatives! At £3.75 each thats a bargain!

In total our e.l.f. alternatives came to a lovely sum of £40 compared to Hazels £157.82, which I hope you'll all agree is much more manageable figure! :D

Up next is Tea, now her collection was already a very nice £38.35 however, the super elves here managed to knock this humble sum down even further to £23.50!

Last but not least we worked out that Colleen, who was recommended to us by super elf fan Alessandra Peters would save a total of £89.25 if she switches to our elf alternatives!

We'd like to thank everyone for entering our Competition! We have had a fabulous time looking through everyone's Make up collections! We will throughout the next week be showcasing some of our fave entries so if you've submitted how much your face is worth then keep an eye out on the blog for your elf alternative suggestions! It'll be worth noting how much £'s you can save for that beautiful dress, new shoes, or getaway just by switching a lipstick or two!!

To shop any of the above items you may visit the website here

Thanks for reading guys!

e.l.f x

Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday Favourites: Halloween Nails Special!

Halloween is just around the corner and our Nightmare on elf street competition is in full swing! We've had some amazing entries already! Every morning as we sit down to catch up on Facebook we get a little fright as we discover a new Halloween make up entry!

Of course this weeks Friday Favourites will have to be a spooktacular one ready for Halloween!

We were inspired by all the Crazy / spooky nail art on the wall and had to have a dabble at it ourselves! We've created a simple drippy blood nail design using our nail polish and Matte Finisher!

Here is the look!

This week you can win yourself the set to recreate the look! This Halloween Set includes 2 elf nail polishes - Black and light red PLUS a Matte finisher! All you have to do is enter our giveaway below!

Winner will be announced on Monday.

If you would like to enter our Halloween Competition, please see our earlier blog post for full details!  

Happy Halloweed Weeked guys! We hope you have a Spooktacular one!

e.l.f x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Nightmare on elf street 2012!

Hi guys!

So we wanted to do something fun for Halloween and decided on a Halloween inspired Make up and Nails competition!

To win a spooktastic bagful of elf goodies you can submit a photo of your attempt at Halloween Make up or Halloween themed Nail Art to us via our Facebook Page!

The Prize:
To reward you for your amazing efforts we will be giving away a bag full of elf treats! Packed to the brim full of Autumn/Winter shades for nails and makeup! It may even include some of the new fabulous products that are yet to launch!

So to win all you have to do is submit your Halloween Look photo to us via our Facebook wall! You may enter once for each category.

To enter the Halloween Make up competition:
  • Create your Halloween Makeup using at least one elf product!
  • Take a photo of your spooktacular look.
  • Share with us on Facebook by posting your photo to our wall and tell us what products you used to create your look!
  • Tag yourself in your Photo!
 To enter the Halloween Nail Competition:
  • Create your Halloween themed Nail art using at least one elf product!
  • Take a photo of your spooky nail art.
  • Share with us on Facebook by posting your photo to our wall and tell us what products you used to create your look!
  • Tag yourself in your photo!
You may choose to enter either categories or both  if you like! We will be picking the top 10 entries for both Make up and nails to go up for Public votes! The Photo with most votes from both categories will both win a fabulous bag of elf goodies!

The rules:

Closing date for submissions: 31.10.12, 11.59 pm BST.
Voting Round opens: 01.11.12, 10.30 am BST.
Voting round closes: 02.11.12, 10. 30 am BST.
Winner Announced: 02.11.12, 12 pm BST.

The photo you submit must be a photo of either yourself or your own work! Any invalid entries will be disqualified.

This competition is open to UK and the following Countries:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark^ (inc Faroe Islands and Greenland), Croatia, Cyprus,  Estonia^, Finland^, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece^, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland^ (Republic of), Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia^, Liechenstein, Lithuania^, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, NORWAY# (inc Spitzbergen),  Portugal^, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia^, Sweden^, Turkey, Ukraine.

To give you guys a little inspiration check out last years fantastic entries and Shortlist! Here is last years Winner! We LOVED this!

Nightmare on elf Street Winner 2011

2011 runner up

2011 runner up

2011 runner up

2011 runner up

To see the full 2011 shortlist please visit our Facebook page here!

We hope you'll all take part in our fun competition guys! We look forward to seeing your spooky make up and nail art!

Happy Halloween!

e.l.f x

Friday, 19 October 2012

Friday Favourites: Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter

This weeks Friday Favourites goes to the Studio Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter!

This product contains vitamins A & E, chamomile, caffeine and green tea to moisturize, soothe, and tighten the skin around the delicate eye area. Blends in easily and evenly to provide a smooth and natural finish.

Use the “conceal” side under the eye area to disguise under eye bags and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness while helping the skin around the eyes look firmer and rejuvenated. The “highlight” cream gives eyes an instant brightening boost with light-reflecting pigments that work like an instant eye lift (can also be used as an eyeshadow base). Dot the formula and blend in under, around and ontop of the eye as needed for a youthful glow.

To win simply enter our giveaway below

Winner will be announced on Monday! Good Luck guys!

Kamen x 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How much is your Face worth?

We've been seeing a lot of "How much is your face worth" posts floating around the blogmosphere lately with gorgeous girlies declaring how much their daily makeup routine costs them and this has given us a bright little idea!

Now we all know e.l.f is a beauty brand with quality products at pocket friendly prices, but have you ever sat down and worked out how much you could save if you swapped that expensive high street brand for an elf alternative?

Well we thought it would be interesting to find out! For a bit of fun we would like you to submit a photo of you wearing your everyday make up along with the total cost and list of products that you use everyday!

We will then take a look at your list and our clever little elves will help you find your elf budget alternatives! Our favourites will be featured here and we will pick 3 lucky winners to win their elf Alternatives! Whoop!

 Sound like fun? This is what you need to do to join in!
  1. Take a photo of you wearing your everyday Make up.
  2. Take a photo of all the make up products used.
  3. Make a list of all the items you have used including the price of each item.
  4. Send your Photos and list to
Just for fun I've worked out my elf face value which comes to £33.50! Not bad at all for a whole face!
My elf everyday makeup!
All this for just £33.50!
 Products featured above include:
So get your make up faces ready guys we can't wait to see your faces and start helping you guys save money!

The competition is open to UK and the following:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark^ (inc Faroe Islands and Greenland), Croatia, Cyprus,  Estonia^, Finland^, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece^, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland^ (Republic of), Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia^, Liechenstein, Lithuania^, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, NORWAY# (inc Spitzbergen),  Portugal^, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia^, Sweden^, Turkey, Ukraine.

Closing Date for submissions : 9am BST 25. 10. 2012

Friday, 12 October 2012


 This weeks Friday Favourite goes to the STUDIO BLUSH AND BRONZER DUO 
Create a healthy and natural glow all year long with this beautiful compact. The Blush highlights the cheeks to add a flush of color, while the Bronzer accents and contours cheekbones for beautiful definition. (Blush and Bronze both have a soft shimmer).

To use simply:

Brush on the “bronze” to the hollow of the cheeks for definition and dust around the face line to create a healthy glow. Use the “blush” on the apple of the cheeks to create a subtle healthy glow.

You can win this lovely product by entering our giveway below! We will announce the winner on Monday Morning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Happy Friday!

Kamen x