Welcome ladies and gents to Small Fish Big Pond’s 500th post *insert fanfare*. Oh yes, that’s right – 500 hundred whole posts. Can I get a woop woop?! 

Whether you’re new to this blog, or have been here from the start – bravo if so – I just wanted to take a quick tick to say a huge thanks for continuing to pop in and read all of my ramblings. I know I can waffle on a bit sometimes and it’s delightful to know that there are a few of you out there who still take the time to read it all!

So, in honour of reaching this little mini blogging milestone, I wanted to throw in another milestone for good measure – my first ever blog giveaway (would a second fanfare be too much?!) in the form of the Laura Mercier Petite Color Essentials Custom Artist Porfolio complete with a custom eyeshadow and blush palette, a lip glace (in pink prep) and a mini eye kohl pencil. There’s a whole heap of Laura Mercier loveliness in there and the portfolio itself is incredible – particularly for those of you who, like me, are a fan of some intense make up organisation.

For those of you that read this post (all about my own Laura Mercier portfolio), you’ll see that the petite one is essentially just a smaller, more compact version of my own beloved make up bag. It has two removable pouches – which are attached to the porfolio with handy magnets so they can quickly be popped out and thrown in your handbag – and a sleeve for palettes and brushes. Ideal for any gals on the go – plus the hard-ish casing means all your make up will stay protected if thrown in your suitcase or your handbag.

Now, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this bad boy is:

  • Subscribe to my blog – either on Bloglovin or via email (the subscribe button is to your right!)
  • Comment on this blog post and tell me what your current favourite beauty product is – make sure to leave your Twitter handle or an email address so I can get in touch with you if you win
  • For an extra entry, head over to Twitter and follow me there @charlielanks!

That’s it! Simples. 

The giveaway is open internationally and entries will close one week from today.

Good luck y’all!

Disclaimer: I bought the giveaway price with my own pretty pennies – no PR samples or sponsorship here folks!

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27 thoughts on “The 500th post & a Laura Mercier giveaway

  1. sjvella says:

    Well done on your 500th Post and giveaway 🙂 I always keep poping by but being that post of the product you talk about aren’t available in my country I dont comment much. Well my favorite product at the Moment has to be the Maybelline baby lips 😀 x

  2. Bianca says:

    Woo! Love your blog bbz. My fav at the moment is Laura Mercier’s creme cheek colour. bianca_london is my Twitter handle xxx

  3. Emma says:

    My current favourite product is the By Terry Ombre Blackstar. I love it. x

  4. Sarah says:

    I’m lovin the maybeline 24 hour colour tattoos.

  5. Sinead says:

    Congrats on 500 posts, that’s some achievement! I’m planning on doing my first giveaway when I reach 500 too but that won’t be for a few months (I’ve only just hit 400!). My current favourite beauty product is Maybelline Big Eyes mascara – love it!

  6. Maria says:

    Congrats on the 500 ~ such an accomplishment!! Whoop whoop!!

  7. Lisa says:

    Congrats on your 500th post!! My fave product is Glow tonic, o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d. Twitter @LisaMafia13 x

  8. Liz Sanderson says:

    Hi. Great post. Amazing blog. Have I won yet? My favourite product is Bourjois rice powder xx

  9. Poppy Swann says:

    Congratulations! My favourite product has to be my Lancome hypnose mascara…flutter those eyelashes!

  10. Angella Johnson says:

    Fab milestone for a fab blog!! The little fish is getting bigger :). My current favourite product is the miraculous Becca Shining Skin Protector. Does what it says on the can.

  11. Rani says:

    Congratulations! I have been following you for quite a while now and I really enjoy reading your blogposts! I’ve been following you on Bloglovin’ for quite a while also 🙂
    My favorite product of the moment? Hmm, though one! I really have been loving my KIKO 30 Days Extension mascara. This is probably the best mascara I’ve had in a while, I’m so impressed by it and it was only 3,90€! I love how long and pretty my lashes look with it!


    My e-mailadress:

  12. nyrmirez says:

    Congratulations on 500 blog post! My current favorite product is Tarte’s Lipsurgence they have a amazing pigmentation and leave a beautiful tint behind. I am now following you on Twitter 🙂 @Nyrmirez. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

  13. M says:

    Congratulations on your 500th post! That is indeed quite an accomplishment! My favourite beauty product right now is Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone. (

  14. Longtime lurker, first time commenter, haha. Congrats on reaching such an impressive blogging milestone!

    My favorite product at the moment is a tie between NYX’s black liquid eyeliner and Revlon’s Illuminance Creme Shadow in “Not Just Nudes”

  15. Brittany Ann says:

    That’s a huge accomplishment – congratulations! I’ve subscribed through wordpress – I hope that counts! I love Maybelline’s Instant Dark Circle Eraser 🙂 My blog twitter is @budgetxobeauty 🙂

  16. Marie says:

    Congrats, 500 is really very impressive. I hope to read 500 more posts. My current favorite is the cc cream from bourjois. The finish and the lasting power is fab.

  17. adele says:

    congratulations on 500 posts!! My favourite product I’m using at the moment has to be maybelline colour tattoos x they’re fab and last all day Adele x

  18. samanthaq says:

    Congrats on the milestone! My favorite product at the moment would have to be my nars blush in deep throat 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win xx

    (twitter: @ikonisk)

  19. makeascene21 says:

    Congrats on 500 posts, thats huge! I am absolutely loving the 24hr Color Tattoo by Maybelline in the shade 35 – On and on Bronze! It’s so quick to put on when in a rush but at the same time, it also looks like you’ve put a lot of time into your eye makeup! Love the giveaway products, thanks!

  20. cherie shaw says:

    Congratulations on 500 posts 🙂
    I am currently loving Lip Voltage it really works.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  21. congrats on the HUGE milestone! I’ve just recently purchased the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette and I’ve been really loving it. Twitter (@kris_tinaD)

  22. tashasface says:

    Congratulations! My must have make-up product at the moment has to be Clinique All About Eyes concealer. Boring, but essential! @tashasface on Twitter

  23. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    colour match by Boots No 7

  24. latanya says:

    Congratulations!! I like Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara

    1. latanya says:

      dlatany at gmail dot com

  25. SarahC. says:

    Quite the milestone! My favourite product at the moment is the Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in ‘Luminous Fig’ – partly, although not entirely, due to the shade name. (@cashmeremouse)

  26. Charlie G says:

    I think you need to change the name of the blog or find an even bigger pond, because you are dominating this one! I love reading your blog, and your twitter and I am always chomping at the bit for the latest updates. I particularly enjoyed your lesson on contouring. My favourite product is the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, but I didn’t realise I’ve been doing it kinda wrong all this time, the picture you chose to illustrate with the cross cross light patches really helped. (More than Charlotte Tilbury’s video!) Can you please advise whether it is a good idea to put the darker shade along your jawline as she advises? I think it makes me look like I have foundation lines when I do it. All the best, your biggest fan and namesake – Charlie

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