Christmas Giveaway

I am a big lover of Christmas and so I wanted to give one of you the chance to have an extra gift this Christmas! I did write this post up with photos and then my laptop died, so I'm now typing this up the day before it goes live in the hope that I can rustle something together.

I have already wrapped the gifts up ready to be posted out when this giveaway is over, so fingers crossed that by the time I've finished writing this I've managed to find them somewhere in cloud storage online. Otherwise I'm going to have to use images from Google/websites where I bought them from, sorry! Though if you saw the photos for my Secret Santa giveaway, then imagine these ones to be in the same style.


First up, we have a Paul & Joe compact and blusher in the shade Re-belle. I would love to find this under my Christmas tree this year, and if it isn't there then I may just have to pick it up in the sales. I have chosen the shade Re-belle to give away because it looks like a shade that will suit all skin tones.


Next up we have the Lord & Berry Scuba mascara, unfortunately since buying it for the giveaway I have seen a few reviews which aren't great. I've got my fingers crossed that maybe they were a dodgy batch in the Beauty Box the came in rather than the mascara as a whole. 

I have also included two Yankee Candle wax tarts in lovely Christmas scents we have Christmas Cookie and Cinnamon Stick. I know I love having a Christmas candle lit while wrapping my presents.

There will also be a mystery gift included, because we all love an element of surprise when we're opening our gifts.

Right, i guess we should be moving on to the rules, which are the boring part but important.

1. You must be following my on Bloglovin' or GFC
2. You must leave your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.
3. The giveaway is open to those in the UK and Ireland. 
4. Any entries from comping accounts will be deleted.
5. Any fake entries will be deleted.
6. The giveaway will run from 30th November 2013 to 14th December 3013.

Good luck!


Tink x

The Sound Bath

I was invited to the Lush Spa in Leeds to experience one of their treatments in full. You may remember that in July I went to the Lush Spa to celebrate their 4th birthday and I got to have a taster of 2 treatments and one of those was The Sound Bath. When I was given the chance to have the full Sound Bath treatment I just couldn't say no.

The 4th of November saw me hopping on the train to Leeds. After a stressful morning with my car not starting, and then my train being delayed I made it to Lush and was only about 5 minutes late.

I was introduced to Hannah who was my therapist and she took me down to the Spa, where I was offered a drink while I filled out a consultation form on an Ipad. It was quick and easy to do, so only took a few moments before Hannah could tell me about the treatment. I was talked through what the treatment consisted and shown the ear candles they use and the tuning forks.

You start the treatment with a box which contains a chocolate mushroom and an apple drink, it looks very much like something you would find if you fell down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland.

I was then taken through to the treatment room, where I was asked to remove my shoes, and advised to take my jumper off before getting on the bed. When you get on the bed there's a lovely blanket to get under and it does feel like getting into bed!

The Sound Bath starts of with a facial using hot stones, before moving on to a head massage and the ear candles. I loved hearing the candles crackling and it's impossible for any of the candle to get into your ear. Tuning forks are then used, and placed on the body and you can feel the vibrating which I found very relaxing. The treatment ends with another facial using cold stones.

Hannah left me to come round by myself and told me to meet her back in the spa kitchen. When I went through to the Kitchen Hannah made me a homemade lemonade right in front of me. Hannah left me to enjoy my drink and with the visitors book, she also let me know that I was free to use the bathroom. I did make a trip to the bathroom so that I coukd refresh my makeup, and the bathroom had many Lush products in to use. I think it's great that they have a few skincare and makeup products in their bathroom so that you can freshen up, even if you don't take your own makeup.

I really enjoyed my treatment at the Lush Spa. When I came out of the treatment I felt as though i'd had a great nights sleep, and that evening I slept like a baby!

The Sound Bath treatment would cost you £65 for an hour long treatment. I think it would definitely be money well spent, and would also make a perfect gift. I'm thinking i'll purchase my mum a voucher for the Spa as part of her birthday present, and I can't wait to visit again!

Tink x

Secret Santa Giveaway


I’m sure you’re all well aware that Christmas is on it’s way! I’ve teamed up with 6 other bloggers to offer you that chance to win a Secret Santa prize. Secret Santa works in that you don’t know who is purchasing a gift for you or what you are getting, and so we’ve decided that we will each share the prize that we have purchased but if you win you won’t know which prize you have won until it arrives.

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First of all you can take a look at the prize which I have purchased, so if you enter the giveaway on the other 6 blogs then you will be in with a chance of winning it!

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I became a bit of an Elf addict when purchasing this prize, so I hope you’re a makeup lover. I picked up the Elf blusher in Tickled Pink which is said to be a dupe for NARS Orgasm. I have an Elf single eyeshadow in the shade Raspberry Truffle which looks lovely when paired with the Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate (one of my favourite combos this Autumn). I also have an Elf mineral eyeshadow in the shade Wild, I haven’t yet tried an Elf mineral eyeshadow but i’ve heard nothing but good things!

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I absolutely love the look of this Elf palette, I always find that having one with such a great range of colours is handy because it usually has that one colour you never knew you needed, until you needed it. If you want to experiment with your makeup, or love creating makeup looks then this palette will give you the chance to play around!

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Last but by no means least I have Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas which is a film I love, and that I always pop on as we’re nearing Christmas.

Now all you need to do is check out the rules below and enter using Rafflecopter.

Terms and Conditions
By entering you give permission for your address to be passed on to another blog within the Secret Santa Giveaway.
By entering you understand that the prize you receive will not be the one featured on this blog but a prize featured on another blog within the Secret Santa Giveaway.
Any entries from serial competition accounts will be deleted.
You must be following my blog on Bloglovin' or GFC.
Any false entries will be deleted.
Unfortunately this giveaway is UK and Ireland only.
The giveaway will run from 16th November 2013 to 30th November 2013.
 
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Be sure to take a look at all of the other prizes that are being offered by the other bloggers taking part!

Good luck!

 

Tink x




Spending Ban – Update 2

 

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I went shopping only a couple of days after my last update, and I bought a few more Christmas presents. I did get a couple of makeup products but I picked them up as free items in the 3 for 2 that both Boots and Superdrug are offering at the moment. I don’t think they really count do they?

I bought a blouse while in Primark which was in the sale for £5 and great for work, and I also picked up a necklace in H&M for £3.99 to go with the blouse.

I am also thinking that I may do a blog sale with some of my clothes that I don’t wear, and maybe for a few beauty products that I won’t use.

Would you like to see a blog sale?

Tink x

Spending Ban – Update 1

 

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I’ve managed to complete week 1 of my spending ban, I wasn’t paid until Thursday and the end of the month always requires very little spending! If you follow me on twitter you will know that I went to #BloggersHalloween party organised by Becky and we went shopping yesterday with Alyssia.

I was well behaved while shopping and bought plenty of Christmas presents which I will be showing you in a YouTube video soon. I took advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 offer which is a fantastic way to pick up gifts.

As part of my spending ban I’m not supposed to be buying clothes, but as you know I did say I could pick up an outfit for my Confirmation. Well I found a lovely top in Primark which I picked up and I’m hoping to wear if I can find some nice trousers to go with it. I did also pick up one of their £5 dresses to be worn with leggings for work.

We also went into Lush where I picked up a couple of bath ballistics and a bubble bar, which I just couldn’t resist. The Christmas products all look so beautiful and I wanted them all but I managed to resist and only pick up 3 products.

This week I have spent my £12.95 so I won’t be allowed to treat myself to anything else for the rest of the month. It has been a very expensive week for me because I went up to Scotland for a night to visit my Grandad before going down to Aldershot for the #BloggersHalloween party. 

Tink x