Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Giveaway 101: THE GOODIE BAG!

Hiya Guys!

Thanks for the support over my last post.

To say I’ve been through a trying time is an understatement. I have been really emotionally drained and truly thought my relationship was over. Thankfully, after the initial shock wore off, my BF ended up being really understanding. Things are still a little rocky, but I think we will be okay.  All I can hope is that we will end up with a stronger relationship at the end of this.

What was kind of ironic is that it was only recently that I was making a bit of a song and dance about him trusting me... And even made the lighthearted comment that something was a 'trust exercise'... I'm really lucky he has forgiven me and that we can move on. I do feel like a dodged a bit of a bullet. I want to try and make it up to him, but not as though I am compensating for something I did. Does that make sense? I just want him to know I appreciate him and that I'm sorry- even though after all the apologising I've been doing, I think he gets that. We have had little tiffs in the past, but nothing like this. This was like betrayal, serious hurt feelings, a real grown-up situation, something I've never experienced. I was also blind sighted and it just came up out of nowhere. Any advice on how to make it up to him?

Enough of that, and onto the fun stuff. My Giveaway!!!!

It’s funny, I feel like I have been collecting these treats for ages, but now when I actually group them all together it doesn’t seem like much. Eeep. Hope this isn’t the lamest giveaway in the history of giveaways!

Quick Rules:
Giveaway is open to Australian Residents only (and only because this shiz is quite heavy and would cost an arm and a leg to post OS. Sorry).
You must be a GFC follower of course… This is celebratory 50 Followers Giveaway after all.
Entrant must make a comment on this post.
Entries must be in by Midnight on Tuesday 5th of June.
Winner will be picked at random on Wednesday 6th June and announced in a separate blog post. We can then arrange delivery.


Goodie Bag!
Revlon Lip Butter (Peach Parfait)
Innoxa lipstick (Marigold)
Max Factor  Xperience Volumising Mascara (Black)
Models Prefer Ultra Lipgloss Pencil (Kiss & Make Up)
Ulta3 Nail Polish (Spring Break)
Ulta3 Nail Polish ( Mulberry)
Sally Hanson HD Nail Colour (Digital)
Schwarzkoph Volume Powder
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Nuti-oil Serum
My Melody iPhone case (pretty sure it fits both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s)
Cute Japanese Bath fizzes (4 different types)
Nail Polish Remover wipes (Lemon)

Goodie Bag!
 A few little points about the goodies: I personally own a few of these items... Which is why I included them. The Schwarzkoph Volume Powder is really fun to use and a great dupe for the more expensive Keven Murphy Powder Puff and does give your hair a nice boost without making it feel heavy or causing any build-up. The Dove Nutri-oil is also great and I can feel it nourishes my hair and is lighter than the Moroccan Oil I usually use. The Revlon Lip Butter... Um, what needs to be said? And Peach Parfait is one of the most sought after colours. Oh and the little nail polish removers are AWESOME! I don't think I will ever use traditional nail polish remover again. Yes, really. I usually only need one pad to remove polish on all 10 fingers. The other day I had on OPI Rainbow Connection (glitter to the max) and I only needed one extra pad... Granted I had to work at it for awhile, but I feel as though the pads are more nourishing than traditional removers. They are quite oily, but I like it. Also, the smell is yum- well I haven't tried the Lemon scent but I have tried Mint and Apple and they very non-offensive and no yucky remover smell.

May the odds be ever in your favour!



  1. YAY! What an awesome giveaway.

    OKAY so your conditions...

    Australian resident, tick!
    GFC follower, tick! (long-time follower!)
    Comment on this post, tick! (I think I comment on most of your posts, anyway!)

    YAY I meet the requirements!

    Congrats on this bloggy milestone! xx

  2. Stay strong and know your relationships with your boy is that much stronger now.. Smile and keep your head up and just know that things will be okay in the end! x

    Aussie Res - Yes
    Follower - Hell Yes
    Comment - Above


  3. Congrats!!! Woo hoo a giveaway!!!

  4. Oooh, lovely giveaway! Count me in!

  5. Oh, I also forgot to add in my last comment... I'm glad things turned out ok with the boy. I'm sure there will be some difficult times ahead, but you will get through it, and you will both be stronger for the experience! :) xx

  6. This is a great giveaway, not lame at all.

    As for the boy, I just think time is the only thing that can make things better - time and consistency. It will heal, have faith xx

  7. I'm glad things are working out for the better for you. Only advice would be, don't try to make things 'better' or show him too dramatically, what you need is to be constantly open and honest, re-earn his trust. And as someone else said, keep smiling :-)

    I'm entering your giveaway but I always feel guilty when I do, I win way too many!

  8. I'm glad things worked out with you and the bf =]

    Enter me in the giveaway please, such lovely prizes!

  9. Oh I missed your last post on what happened...but read up on it. Im sorry you both have been going through this hard time and Im glad he's not giving up on the relationship!

    Please enter me in the giveaway, everything sounds sooo great!! I want! =]


  10. I'm happy for you that things turned out better than first expected with your boy. You must have had an up and down, rollercoast-ery time- they are so emotionally exhausting!

    Follower- Yep!
    Resident- Yep!
    Comment- Yep!

    Thankyou for entering me in your giveaway!

  11. Trust is a hard thing to gain, and can be broken in the blink of an eye. Hopefully you guys can get through this!

    Nice giveaway items too :-)

  12. Congrates on the 50 followers :)

    Sorry you have had a such a hard time, at least things look like they are going to work out :)

    Giveaway looks fantastic!


  13. Congrats on 50 followers! I love your blog :)

    Great giveaway! Thanks, that's so generous of you :)
    (oh and I'm Aussie too!!)

  14. Congratulations to your 50 followers! I'm only new to your blog, from Vogue Forums but definitely a follower now :D

    If you head on over to my blog we are also hosting a giveaway which ends on Friday!

  15. I come from VF too and wow your blog sure lives up to its name! Perhaps a bit more than "lashings" though. ;)

    I'm glad the situation with your bf has improved, but as to what to do, I can't really give any advice! I'm sure you'll find a way though, something much more meaningful and personal than any of us followers can suggest.

    And yay, giveaway! Please enter me! :)

  16. Congratz on 50 followers :)
    Love your koi pond by the way, though I didn't know they came in pink ;)

    P.S. Found you via VF.


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