Win a £50 gift voucher!

If you had a £50 voucher to spend at Topshop, what would you buy?


That was the question put to me by Sheenie recently, to which I replied without skipping a beat, “Make-up, obviously!”

I am in no way shape or form a fashionista, and frankly the clothes in Topshop are either not my style or out of my budget. Their colour cosmetics range on the other hand, is absolutely chock full of gems at surprisingly affordable prices.

Having bought a fair few Topshop make-up bits before, I knew you could get fair bang for your buck. But when Sheenie surprised me by actually giving me aforementioned £50 voucher* (knows how to treat a woman, that one!), I was still quite surprised by the amount of things I managed to add to my basket. Check ’em out:

Eye Palette in Game On (£12.50)
One of my absolute favourite make-up items is cream eyeshadow – it’s so versatile and a real staple in my arsenal to use as a base for powder eyeshadows. Along with classic silver and gold, there are also two quite unusual shades in here in the form of a denim blue and a rosy mauve. The texture isn’t dissimilar to Topshop’s revered Cream Blush – soft and creamy on application, drying down to a smudge-proof, unbudgeable finish.

Cream Blush in Morning Dew, Afternoon Tea and Head Over Heels (£6 each)
Speaking of the Cream Blushes, I couldn’t resist adding three more to my blush stash. I am a big fan of these, for the easy-to-work-with formula mentioned above along with the cute polkadot packaging, handy mirror for on-the-go touch ups and most of all, their ridiculously purse friendly price. I mean £6, really? It would be rude not to. Morning Dew, the peach shade, is the perfect colour for my pale skin to see me easily through Spring and Summer.

Lip Liner in Ceramic (£5)
For someone who owns an obscene amount of lipsticks, I definitely don’t own enough lip liners to pair with them. This nude shade is very close to my natural lip colour, perhaps a shade darker, which makes it an ideal base for nude lip colours to prolong their wear and prevent any feathering. If you don’t own a lip liner whose colour falls into the ‘my lips but better’ category, you definitely need one and if you’re fair like me, this might be a good bet.

Lip Bullet in Heartbeat (£8)
I think these twist-up Lip Bullets are quite a new addition to the Topshop range, and this gorgeous hybrid of coral, orange and a hint of red is my favourite of the shades available. Leaning neither too cool or too warm, this should suit most skintones and is as long-lasting as it is easy to apply, not to mention it packs a serious punch in the pigmentation stakes.

Sugar Skull Mini Wipes (£1.25 each)
More of a basket-filler than anything else, I think I underestimated how useful these would be for me. I am the sort of person who can’t walk past Boots without wandering in for a swatching session, so keeping some wipes in my bag at all times is infinitely handy and I don’t know why I didn’t do it before. These cute little packets are the perfect handbag size (who wants to lug a bulky pack of Johnsons baby wipes around every day?) and let’s be honest, the sugar skull design is pretty much a dealmaker.

That brought my basket total up to £46 – add on £4 for standard delivery and bam, that’s my £50 Topshop make-up splurge!

So, I’ll finish where I started: what would you buy with a £50 Topshop voucher?

Leanne Do Not Refreeze


Well, this can become a reality as there is a £50 gift voucher up for grabs from the lovely folks at Appliances Online for one lucky person to spend on whatever they choose. It can be Topshop, Boots, or ASOS – it’s entirely up to you if you win.

Just tell us what would you spend £50 on and why, and post your answer in the comments box below with your email address. The best answer will win a £50 e-gift voucher to spend on their wish-list. Sounds good? Get cracking then!

*£50 Topshop voucher courtesy of Appliances Online

Competition rules:

  • This competition is open to UK residents only – sorry!
  • Multiple entries will not be accepted.
  • Closing date is Sunday 2nd June 2013.
  • No alternative product or cash alternative will be offered.
  • Winner will be given 48 hours to respond, after which another winner will be selected.
  • Email addresses supplied will NOT be used for marketing or mail-out purposes by Just Nice Things and Appliances Online.


  1. 22nd May 2013 / 7:13 PM

    I would spend my vouchers on decent haircare from feelunique, my hair is feeling a bit dull and frazzled and needs sorted oyt!

  2. Rucksana hussain
    23rd May 2013 / 5:20 PM

    I would take myself to boots and run straight to the Chanel counter, where I woukd buy one of their rouge allure velvet lipsticks, the packaging of those lipsticks is simply exquisite and the quality is divine…!
    I would then go over to the eyeshadows and buy one of their illusion D’OMBRE eyeshadows, they are so pretty, easy to apply and long lasting..!!!

    I woukd collect my purchases and skip all the way home..!

  3. 26th May 2013 / 11:38 AM

    I’ve been lusting after white jeans for a few years now, and think I’ll take the plunge this summer. So I would stick with Topshop and pick up white Baxter skinnies for £40, and a pair of aviator sunglasses at £10 to look super cool all summer 🙂

  4. Hayley Sellick
    26th May 2013 / 12:01 PM

    Oh wow… Mine would definitely have to go for Boots. Think of how much you could buy for £50!

    I would get a couple of the nail varnishes from the Sinful Colours collection – I have a few already and they are such good value! Probably a nice coral colour and then their lilac shade, which is perfect (£2 x2).

    I’d also get some Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo so my hair actually grows and I can do a nice fish tail plait in the summer, haha (£5.49).

    Then I would buy the Flaming Rhino – Blackbirds Photo Album 6×4 80Photos for all the photos I will be taking (if we actually have a nice summer this year!) (£8).

    Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Apocoliptic would also definitely be on the list – I want to see what the fuss is about! (£5)

    Collection 2000 Intense Colour Supersoft Kohl Pencils in Bluebell – nice and cheap for a pop of colour 🙂 (£2)

    I would treat myself to the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in l’eclatante, because I’ve always wanted to try a Chanel lipstick and the colour is gorgeous 🙂 (£25)

    Then I would spend the remaining 50p on a packet of Fruit Pastilles or something because they are great 🙂

    Sorry for the long entry! Boots is like heaven to me, haha.

  5. 26th May 2013 / 1:21 PM

    Fab giveaway!

    I need to try more Topshop makeup, that is for sure!

    I would go to Boots and buy lots of makeup from Loreal, Max Factor, Maybelline and No 7 for my family members in Iran.

    Since political and financial sanctions have been imposed on Iran, foreign goods are very expensive – 2 or 3 times the price of what we pay in the UK. They are simply out of reach for most of my family, so I would love to treat them.

    They, like me are massive fans of beauty and makeup products 🙂

    Good luck everyone! xxx

  6. Gemma
    26th May 2013 / 7:38 PM

    I would head straight to Boots and treat myself to my first every Chanel nail polish – Paradoxal (major lemming but at the moment I can’t justify the expense!), and when I got it home I would savour the amazing application and colour that everyone has talked about!

    With the rest I would treat myself to some other polishes, the new Barry M Gellys are calling my name, and some pampering, indulgent products to spoil myself for the first time since becoming a carer for my brother-in-law recovering from a major trauma!

    I would also send everyone I know to your blog, to thank you!

    29th May 2013 / 6:54 AM

    would pop into my local boots at get a camera for my grandaughter

  8. Pat Stubbs
    29th May 2013 / 7:50 AM

    Be off to Boots to buy skincare – my ageing skin needs lots of repair!

  9. Elaine Savage
    29th May 2013 / 8:01 AM

    I would spend it on my grandaughter’s birthday present as she is just at the age where she appreciates all kinds of lovey pampering treats and we can have great fun together!

  10. Rey
    29th May 2013 / 8:56 AM

    I’d go to Boots and treat myself to some perfume and some new lipstick shades

  11. Karen (@Swimstar2000)
    29th May 2013 / 11:25 AM

    I would treat my daughter to a shopping spree at Top Shop , she is just at the age where clothes are a big deal and I would love to be able to ay go on get what you want rather than having to worry about cost !

  12. donna davis
    29th May 2013 / 12:23 PM

    I would prob end up spending it on my children….make up fpr my 14 yr old and nappies for my little uns

  13. Sue Buckman
    29th May 2013 / 12:32 PM

    I would let my twins spend it at Topshop to celebrate the end of their GCSE exams

    29th May 2013 / 1:48 PM

    Well, so much to choose, where shall I start?
    Now, off to the shops I shall depart,
    Window shopping, all the lovely things!
    Fifty pounds to spend, how my heart sings.

    First spend is a maxi dress for me,
    Something gorgeous and extraordinary,
    Not exciting but my wardrobe’s bare,
    And I really have nothing to wear!

  15. Catherine Whittall
    29th May 2013 / 2:04 PM

    I’m currently losing weight and so I would spend £50 on some new clothes for work, my clothes are now starting to get too big so I definitely need a new wardrobe

  16. debbie anne hume
    29th May 2013 / 2:06 PM

    I would spent it on some new clothes or hair and beauty products…both so needed. xxx

  17. Michael Rattray
    29th May 2013 / 2:09 PM

    Some nice aftershave for Fathers Day

  18. Amy
    29th May 2013 / 4:55 PM

    I would love to spend £50 on clothes in topshop as I need to keep refreshing my wardrobe for sixth form.

  19. Beverley
    29th May 2013 / 6:52 PM

    New jeans! I have lost a lot of weight through jaw surgery and whilst I am delighted about that and about the ongoing pain being relieved, my jeans no longer fit! So I would head straight for the denim!

  20. Emily OMara
    29th May 2013 / 9:25 PM

    I would love to buy a fashionable statement necklace to update my LBD!

  21. Ana Goncalves
    29th May 2013 / 9:26 PM

    Thank you for the great Giveaway. I would spend £50 on Summer wear from Asos as I need a new look and wardrobe.

  22. Hazel Rea
    29th May 2013 / 9:29 PM

    My daughter really doesn’t have very long
    To turn from student duckling to professional swan.
    I’d spend an ASOS voucher on the transformation
    And look forward to the stylish revelation.

  23. Chris
    30th May 2013 / 9:00 AM

    If I won I would definitely buy these culottes from Asos. In fact, I am going to buy them anyway. I have just found them and I love culottes as they are so wearable and they have not been about for ages. They are great for holidays and especially on windy days. They give a great up to date look and suit all ages.

  24. brenda heads
    30th May 2013 / 11:52 AM

    I would give the voucher to my daughter in law, she has just gone down a shoe size and could do with a bit help replacing her entire collection of shoes.

  25. claire griffiths
    31st May 2013 / 9:01 PM

    i would spend my voucher on some nice nail polish from for the summer i would also buy some nice hair product and a bit of summer make up 🙂

  26. Laura Pritchard
    31st May 2013 / 9:08 PM

    Some skater dresses – one of the few styles in Topshop I can pull off as a 32 year old mum!

  27. Samantha Atherton
    31st May 2013 / 9:22 PM

    I’d proberly pick a feel unique voucher and buy myself a fancy eye cream so i can try and fight of those ‘fine lines’ for a bit longer.

  28. June Gaynor
    31st May 2013 / 10:22 PM

    This is my Boots wishlist:

    No7 Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser £11.50
    I have used this for years and would not be without it!

    Badedas Essence Bath Gelee 750ml £12.99
    I am a lady of a certain age and have never forgotten the advert “things happen after a Badedas Bath”. But seriously, this is good bubble bath and a bottle will last longer than you can imagine. Just as you want the things that happen after a Badedas Bath to last 😉

    James Bond 007 Eau de Toilette – Gold 50ml Limited Edition Online Exclusive – £25
    Finally, after preparing myself with a Badedas Bath I would want my man to smell lovely for the things that happen after……

  29. Dawn Henson
    1st June 2013 / 7:19 AM

    I would spend it on my daughter to say thank you as she really helped me when I had money problems.

  30. Patricia Edwards
    1st June 2013 / 8:16 AM

    I would spend my £50 on a new hairdryer, mine keeps cutting out, most annoying

  31. SUE HALL
    1st June 2013 / 9:36 AM

    With a voucher to spend at this fabulous boutique, I really would be delighted to win. This ‘Top Shop’
    has some of the most fantastic, modern garments and accessories available on the High Street.
    I am attending a wedding this year, and would love to buy an outfit to wear for this occasion, because I love ‘Nice Things’ that make me look and feel good….x

    1st June 2013 / 1:22 PM


  33. Sarah S
    1st June 2013 / 1:54 PM

    I love the Freedom Jewellery from Top Shop. People always remark on it whenever I wear any. I particularly like the Mixed Bugs Collar which is £22.50 and matching bug brooch which is £10. On a bug theme, I’m sure my daughter would love a couple of the Ladybird stretch bracelets which are £8.50 each.

  34. Hannah
    1st June 2013 / 2:38 PM

    I would love a feelunique voucher as I have had my eye on some posh Philip Kingsley shampoo and conditioner. In fact I have saved it my wishlist ever hopeful – the only thing is its so very expensive and a luxury item that my hair desperately needs but I just cant quite justify it! So this would make my hair and me very happy!

  35. Angie Hoggett
    1st June 2013 / 4:00 PM

    I’d treat my mum to afternoon tea, she needs a break and a sweet treat! ( can’t we all!!)

  36. Nicola McC
    1st June 2013 / 5:09 PM

    An ASOS voucher would let me make a start on a smart ‘work clothes’ wardrobe as I’m about to start looking for work soon! EEEEK!

  37. Pauline Dring
    1st June 2013 / 5:45 PM

    I’d spend it on clothes for my holiday

  38. Claire Milne-Smith
    1st June 2013 / 6:12 PM

    I’d spend it on something colourful! I’ve mostly only worn black (even in summer), since I was about 15… I need anything colourful!! 😀

  39. kim sellwood
    1st June 2013 / 7:26 PM

    I would buy the new fragrance chance by chanel,as it is a fantastic perfume

  40. Charlotte Hoskins
    1st June 2013 / 8:43 PM

    I had a beautiful baby girl 8 weeks ago, and in being a busy Mummy I may have let my appearance go for more of an ‘au natural’ look! I would love to get a new outfit which has not been tarnished with baby sick so I feel good about myself 🙂

  41. 1st June 2013 / 9:16 PM

    I’d treat myself to some new clothes from Topshop to celebrate my weight loss!

  42. Diana Croos
    2nd June 2013 / 12:08 AM

    I would buy some gorgeous swim ware from ‘TOP SHOP’ for me and my 1 year old cutee next moth holyday in Spain. 🙂 xx

  43. Janine Atkin
    2nd June 2013 / 7:47 AM

    well with fathers day coming up id have to spend it at boots and buy myself some more burberry body. If i have to spend my hard earned cash on a present for him, its only fair i treat myself too!!

    2nd June 2013 / 9:24 AM

    I’d go to Boots and buy some footcare products to help me prepare my feet for summer sandals. At the minute they need a lot of help before I can reveal them

  45. kellyjo walters
    2nd June 2013 / 10:39 AM

    Some nice sandals

  46. Katarzyna Szewczyk
    2nd June 2013 / 10:49 AM

    I would spend it in Boots for some good haircare, my hair really need some support 🙂

  47. jess cambridge
    2nd June 2013 / 11:09 AM

    I would spend it in topshop because i need a summer wardrobe all my clothes are just winter right now haha 😛

  48. Daphne Mueller
    2nd June 2013 / 1:12 PM

    I would go to boots, need some supplements, and they are so expensive

  49. Kayleigh Butler
    2nd June 2013 / 1:29 PM

    I would buy a dress to wear out for my birthday

  50. Hayley Todd
    2nd June 2013 / 3:45 PM

    I would head to Boots and treat my daughter, who is going to be 14 very soon, to some lovely cosmetics and perfume for her birthday! Her favourite perfume at the moment is Rihanna Reb’l Fleur, so I would buy her a bottle of that, along with Benefit ‘Peek A Bright Eyes’ which she would adore!

  51. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    2nd June 2013 / 5:13 PM

    Boots –

    A touch of fake tan
    A soft beach towel
    A pair of sun glasses

    I can easily pretend I’m somewhere hot & exotic with that little kit from boots!

  52. yasmine choudhry
    2nd June 2013 / 6:55 PM

    Great prize
    i would choose feelunique
    My shopping list would be the
    L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 250ml

    Only £17.50 FREE Delivery been wanting this for Ages

    Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml

    Only £10.35 seen this raved about

    Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask 75ml

    Only £21.50

    if i won i would treat myself to some pampering treats to make me feel a bit better been going through a hard time due to health
    follow gfc yasminec9
    follow twitter @yasminec9
    email is
    thank you for such a great prize

  53. Kellie
    2nd June 2013 / 8:56 PM

    Fantastic prize and couldn’t be at a better time as the Summer looks like it’s finally here.
    I’d spend the £50 on some new sun products for myself and my son to protect our skin and keep it moisturised. It’s great to finally be outside and having fun in the sun, but we need to look after ourselves too. Good luck everyone.

  54. Dawn Adams
    2nd June 2013 / 9:08 PM

    Something nice and Summery to wear.

  55. Caroline Bellamy
    2nd June 2013 / 9:09 PM

    With a Topshop vouchers, maybe some shoes.
    With a Boots voucher I’d treat myself to luxury some make-up or hair products that I can’t justify buying normallyc

  56. Kirsteen Mackay
    2nd June 2013 / 9:18 PM

    I’d love to go to Boots and buy myself some lovely Estee Lauder double wear makeup

  57. 2nd June 2013 / 11:50 PM

    I would get a feel Unique voucher to top up on Darphin products

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