Monday Giveaway: Skin79 BB Cream & 10 Pairs of Lashes!

Monday is grey, so here is a giveaway!

Nothing to fancy, but I have two Skin79 Mini BB Cream Keyrings (yes! It’s a BB cream that also doubles as a keyring/phone charm!) in the triple function and super beblesh balm formulas!


I am also throwing in a box of TEN pairs of lashes and some of my fav lash glue!


Wanna win?
Method 1.

Answer this:

I already have a impressive collection of books – mainly non fiction – from my years as a literature student and from general hauling (book hauls don’t count as reckless spending if you ask me!). So…

Recommend a book (fiction) to me.


Everyone should read Coming Up For Air by George Orwell.

Another diamond I found, is a book called, ‘The Roaches Have No King’ by Daniel Evan Weiss. It’s hilarious!

Method 2.

Follow me on Twitter and retweet (RT) the following message:

RT @cosmetic_candy: Follow and Retweet to Win 2 x BB Creams & Lashes. For info go to –

*Note: if you change the tweet, it will not count as an entry.

Note: winner of last giveaway (Radox Shower Smoothies) is GALEN.

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  1. says

    Gee, the last interesting fiction book I read could have been The English Patient.
    Alternatively, I would recommend The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones – an old favorite of mine and a short but entertaining read.

  2. says

    I highly recommend Wild Ducks Flying Backward by Tom Robbins (even though it’s a mix of essays and short stories). That and anything by Robert Heinlein, ’cause classic science fiction rocks.

  3. says

    Geee !Okay that’s tough , I love to read and I “seriously” Love to read, and fiction is my so far fav category … I have.. like so many books which I can recommend , but top of my head Douglas Adams ‘ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ,The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian ,by Stephen KingA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey , The innocent, by Harlan Coben , and THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, by Mitch Albom.
    Tweeted as @Glossicious

  4. Jan says

    I would recommend “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay
    It’s a book which explores the racial tensions between South Africans through the life of an English boy born into this time period. It’s an inspiring, almost magical book. I would definitely recommend it- Bryce Courtenay is Australia’s best selling author.

    Check out this site for more info:

  5. Karina says

    I recommend Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind. The plot is just fascinating and I loved how the art of perfume-making was wound into the story.

  6. Clare says

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly close – Jonathan safran foer is a book I recommend everyone to read. It’s beautiful and I could NOT put it down the first time I read it. I’m now halfway through reading it my 5th time this year.

  7. Elizabeth says

    Perdido Street Station by China Mieville, – yes it is slightly over written but the majority of the prose and characterisation is so wonderfully and deliciously descriptive you can forgive the author when he gets a bit too carried away. It really throws you head first into the strange and twisted squalor of the city (New Crobozun) that he creates. (in summary..if you like Martin Amis you might like this).

  8. baby in a corner says

    Oh! the girl with the dragon tattoo if you haven’t already read it! its really addictive! my dad who never reads is reading it around the clock! we all think its hilarious!

  9. says

    I would recommend my new favorite series “The Belgariad” by David Eddings. Beautifully written and an enchanting story :)

    Retweeted! 😀

  10. Emily says

    Just read The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters – not her best book I thought but pretty good all the same, anything by her is worth a read.

  11. Elaine W says

    Hey there ^^,

    Honestly one of the best books i have read is “Empress Orchid” by Anchee Min, if you have been brought up watching olden day themed series on chinese channel then you will totally get this , its full of love romance and what a woman is willing to do in order to stay top of the game,

    Very interesting indeed ^^
    Hope you like it

  12. Sita says

    I highly recommend “The end of the world” by Ken Follett, as well as its prequel “The Pillars of the Earth”. Awesome books :)

  13. Galen says

    Note: winner of last giveaway (Radox Shower Smoothies) is GALEN.

    Yaaaay! That’s amazing – thank you so much! I’ve emailed you back my address.

    And a couple of quick book recommendations:

    In fantasy, I love Scott Lynch’s “The Lies of Locke Lamora” (very clever con men living in your typical fantasy city with swords and stuff), George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series (a fantasy backdrop that takes second place to a broad landscape of political intrigue. Has been compared to the War of the Roses in scope and setting) and anything by Robin Hobb!

    For escapist modern-day urban-chick-kicks-ass in the supernatural style of Buffy, I absolurely adore Kim Harrison’s series of books – the books are funny and fast-paced, the world she’s created is clever (a genetically modified plague kills off half the human population, so the werewolves, witches and vampires reckon they’d better out themselves and take the world in hand until the humans get themselves sorted out. Forty years later, the dust has died down, but it makes for an exciting world in which to drop a detective agency run by a witch, a vampire and a pixy) and they’re all named after Clint Eastwood films (Dead Witch Walking, The Good, The Bad, and the Undead, Every Which Way But Dead, A Fistful of Charms, For A Few Demons More, etc.) – what’s not to like?!

    I’ll be reading the rest of the responses to find some new reading material for myself!

  14. Alexandra says

    Im a major bookworm . Some of my favourite authors are.
    Dean Koontz,
    Virginia Andrews,
    Danielle Steel,
    Marian Keyes,
    Sheila O’Flannagn,
    Sophie Kinsella,
    Mary Higgins Clarke

    I could go on,but will stop there lol.

  15. Faye says

    Already re-tweeted but, Less then Zero – Bret Easton Ellis or Year of the Flood – Margaret Atwood. :)

  16. says

    I recommend my favorite book of all time Blindness by Portuguese author José Saramago. It’s a bit graphic but GREAT 😀

  17. Ashley says

    I watched The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo before reading it. I honestly prefer the book over the movie but it doesn’t hurt to watch/read both.
    I’ve just finished reading The Girl Who Played With Fire & soon to watch the movie. Stieg Larsson’s books wasn’t a bad writer but everyone has their preferences!

  18. Halifax says

    I’m reading The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, don’t know it’s your cup of tea :)

  19. Amylou says

    The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice is really, really good or The Pact by Jodi Picoult :-)

  20. rebecca ho says

    i definitely recommend the time travellers wife by audrey niffenegger, its soooo sad!!!!!

  21. jennifer says

    I’m in the middle of reading Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis recommened to me by my boyfriend. It’s very funny, a bit odd and old detective novel-like in tone.

  22. Lisa. says

    Hmm…I would reccomend “Before I Die” – By jenny Downham, if you haven’t already read it.

    It really is a book that will make you happy to be alive, and since it is also written in first person, we get to experience the confusing, yet enthralling personality of the main character.


  23. nana says

    omg! you should definitely try emily giffin’s something blue. it’s so amazing! it’s actually about how someone who is very perfect and has a very perfect life can ruin almost everything by committing stupid stuff. it’s so good that you really do feel like you are in the shoes of the character once you start reading the book… do give it a try! and congrats to galen!

  24. Jen says

    Well, I’m not sure if they really count as they’re kind of based on the authors’ lives, but two of my favourite reads have been “Falling Leaves” by Adeline Yen Mah and “Ugly” by Constance Briscoe. I guess I kind of like how the characters manage to triumph through adversity =)

    As for proper fiction, I’ve always been fond of the Adrian Mole series of books, Dan Brown (always manage to keep me gripped to the end!) and Bridget Jones!

  25. Lakshmi says

    I’ve just finished reading East Of The Sun, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read all year.

  26. says

    The “In the Skin of a Lion” by Michael Ondaatje is a good book you. A little old, I read it during high school but its a good book :) It’s about marginaised immigrants and their part in history.

  27. Jane Adair says

    We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver……absoblooming fantastic book. You’ll never want to leave it down. Everyone should read it…. trust me!

  28. layla says

    Right now I’m reading This Charming Man by Marian Keyes. I haven’t been able to put it down and have been sneaking a few pages of reading every now and then at work. I love all her books actually – perfect for light and fun reading.

  29. @kohsamui14 says

    Janey Lee Grace- Look Great Naturally.. without ditching the lipstick
    A great book for dipping into, covers most aspects of modern day life with helpful hints to do the best thing for your self naturally
    On page 84 there is a simple guide to yoga positions with stick men to help put you in position. And the whole book has a friendly feel to it- punctuated with ‘girlfrends’ natural secrets and aspirations…

  30. says

    Hello! :)

    I think you should read “Kitchen” by Yoshimoto Banana. Or “The Song Reader” by Lisa Tucker.

    Love your blog!

  31. stefania says

    I read “Marley & Me” by John Grogan,I think is a very nice book ( I cried at the end)
    I found in the book many similar things that happen with my dog and me, is so real story_

  32. says

    I highly, HIGHLY recommend anything written by Neil Gaiman, although my favorite has to be his book “American Gods” =). Thanks for this giveaway!

  33. Sarah says

    It’s got to be The Passage by Justin Cronin, An absolutely amazing book, but be prepared to put your life on hold, there’s alot of it to read!

  34. Jenny says

    House of Leaves, by Danielewski, is my recommendation. I read a lot too, and it is the only book which to me is unlike ANYTHING else I’ve ever read, though I guess it falls into the Calvino, Perec, Borges etc. self-referential genre if anything. It doesn’t seem to be well known, but deserves to be, for the bravery of the author in attempting something like this, for its originality, and for what is underneath a wonderful story. It is possibly the greatest psychological thrill/horror I have ever experienced from a book – imagine a house that is longer when measured from the inside than outside…
    Otherwise I think it is all of our duty to read Primo Levi.

  35. Julie Brett says

    I love anything by Jane Green and Sophie Kinsella, so I recommend Twenties Girl By Sophie and The Beach House by Jane.

  36. Jess says

    I love Jodi Picoult’s books. If you haven’t already watched the movie, read My Sister’s Keeper.

  37. visenya says

    I second the Neil Gaiman recommendation – although my favourite of his works is the Sandman, a graphic novel series.

    Also, Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles is the best work of historical fiction that I’ve ever read, spanning Europe, Russia, and the Ottoman empire – the first book is Game of Kings. This is one of those works that I’ve never forgotten.

  38. Sharlene says

    Fiction that I have read/liked recently are:

    Girl with a Pearl Earring and the Girl who played Go. :)

  39. says

    If you’ve not yet read Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, it’s an absolute must. I was an English Lit major in college & took a lot of heat for enjoying the Sci-fi genre, but I’d defend it’s worth to the last. I first read this book in High School, and loved it so much I made my boyfriend read it. He loved it so much, he petitioned his teacher to read it- it’s now part of the school curriculum!

  40. says

    The Inner Circle by T.C Boyle is a good read. Made me feel really weird with all the cheating and secrets. I got abit overly involved in my head! ha. xx

  41. Amanda says

    I loved ‘Valley of the Dolls’ by Jacqueline Susann – a cult classic where three women become friends and struggling to reach the top of the entertainment World. Good page turner!!