Sunday, 7 October 2012

Things I've Won

Gosh I am so inventive with my post titles, but I couldn't think of anything witty or snazzy so I just went for something basic. Now, I love entering giveaways as much as the next blogger, but I consider myself a very unlucky person which was why I was so amazed to discover I had won not one, but TWO giveaways! I waited until both deliveries had arrived so that I could blog about them together, so here goes. 
The first giveaway I won was by Abbie at ohabbie. Her giveaway was very festival themed, and because I love festivals I decided to enter. I won a very colourful bracelet, an equally colourful peacock feather headband, and some dainty heart earrings. Even though festival season is over for this year, I'll definitely be wearing these things next year, and I like to wear the feather headband just for fun because it reminds me of summer. 

The second giveaway was held by Molly at The Geeky Peacock where I won $50 store credit at FragranceNet who sell well known brands in makeup, perfume, skincare, haircare and aromatherapy. It took me a long time to chose what to buy but eventually I picked a smokey eye makeup palette by Lauren Luke, Bed Head Treat Me Right peppermint hair mask and Bed Head Ego Boost Split End Mender Leave-In Conditioner (what a mouthful!). I thought I'd treat my hair especially as the cold wintery air is arriving and I have noticed my hair getting dryer. I've also vowed not to get it cut at the hairdressers until it's long (they always cut off too much anyway) so it needs some extra TLC. In the parcel that arrived early in the morning I also received two little perfume samples and a free compact mirror, nice one!

The makeup also came with a super fruity lip gloss which I have been using daily. I've been needing some new makeup as my current makeup is getting a bit old and clumpy, the colours in this palette are nice and simple, and there's even a little message on the mirror saying "I just want you to feel special, Lauren :)" Well thank you Lauren, I do feel special now. This complete makeup palette for eyes, cheeks and lips has now become my new daily makeup set.

The Ego Boost split end mender is a bit of a lifesaver as I get terrible split ends and dry hair. This Ego Boost not only leaves my ends feeling silky and smooth, but it smells incredible and I'm pretty sure it's the same stuff hairdressers use once they've cut your hair, so it's nice to give my hair this little treat, and only a small amount is needed each time so the bottle will last ages.
The Treat Me Right peppermint hair mask is also something I've been needing for a while. I never have time for baths so I tried it out in the shower in the morning which was a great idea because the strong peppermint is perfect for waking me up. It felt very refreshing and I could feel the cool peppermint getting to work on my hair. I left it in for 5 minutes and could instantly feel the results, my hair felt very soft and lightweight and still smelt of peppermint! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quick way to revive their hair, or looking for a bath-time treat.

So those are the things I've won, be sure to check out Abbie and Molly's blogs and head over to FragranceNet for some great deals on well known brands. The only negative feedback I have is that even though this was an international giveaway, I still had to pay for shipping and VAT so bear that in mind when entering international giveaways.

Have you used these hair products before, or have I persuaded you to buy them?


  1. What lovely giveaway gifts! I recently won a giveaway and I never win anything either haha. xx

  2. How lucky! Enjoy the products. The hair mask looks amazing!

    Wherever the Sunset is

  3. Great gifts indeed:) Love it! Let's follow each other via Bloglovin' and FB? Would mean a lot to me! Add me and I will add you back directly dear!


  4. talk about lucky hey?
    it all looks great.
    you have a great blog, i've just started following.
    i hope you an pop over and say hi, it'd be lovely to chat to you.
    laura x

  5. Hi han,
    Just found your blog and it is so cute, I'm following.
    Big kiss


  6. Thank you for all your comments girlies, I'm following you all :) xx

  7. I used to love that peppermint hair mask!havent bought it in forever though,thank you for reminding me.& well congratualtions on your winning streak haha looks like you got some really nice bits xx

  8. Oh, this is heaven!! <3

    Maybe we can follow each other dear? :)

  9. Your blog is so lovely :)!
    Do you maybe want to follow each other?
    Would love to!!

  10. Wow these stuff are really awesome! I'm jealous! :)

    1. Haha thanks Katie, I love your blog :) x

  11. How pleasant it is to win a thing or two every now and then :)


  12. I love everything yo u got it looks super cool! Could you please consider following each other? I think you could like my blog it is this amount of creativity made blog LOL anyway here is the link Twitter:@shineonbyandrea Youtube: Pinterest: shineonbyandrea

  13. Well done on your wins!
    I rarely win things, but the two things I have I cherish; a giant teddy & video tapes of an old cartoon called Wolves, Witches & Giants.

    Your blog is lovely by the way!

    le fresne x

    1. Thank you, I seem to have come across a bit of luck when it comes to giveaways. Aww cute prizes :) xx

  14. Oooh fun, congrats! It's always exciting to discover you've won a giveaway. Hope you're enjoying your things. ;) <3

  15. Ah, you lucky thing! I won a couple in a short space of time last year and couldn't believe it either!

    Rosie x

  16. nice!

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway from She Inside if you'd like to check it out! xx

  17. Nice things.;-)
    Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
    My Blog

  18. Thank you so much for the follow.^^
    Follow you back on gfc. Do you also follow me on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back again.;-)

  19. Oh wow, you are one lucky girl! Love the make-up palette - the colours are beautiful! x

  20. Hi dear,

    Just wanted to let you know I;ve nominated you for a Liebster Award!
    (details on my blog) x

    They are actually the best.
    I've won so much this year and i don't even enter them so often, haha.

    1. Hi Annika! Oh they're the best! Same here actually, I'm not usually lucky, but I've won a few giveaways :)

  22. Hey nice blog here! Visit mine and let me know what you think, maybe we could follow each other!

  23. Hello there! would u like to follow each other via gfc? let me know! :)

  24. lucky girl! I would love to try out those products thatnks for the introduction!

  25. Stunning photography! You are super lucky to have won all this lovely stuff! I have recently just won my first competition and am eagerly waiting its arrival! Loving your blog, definitely following you now! :)

    My blog:


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