Today is my birthday. It’s the big ol’ 33 for me (say what!?). I’m celebrating this special day with Neal and my fur babies – what better way to spend your birthday than with loved ones, right? It wouldn’t be a birthday without a celebration, so while I will be having my own one with some cupcakes and a delicious Woolworths Vanilla & Cinnamon Latte, I wanted to celebrate with you all with a special giveaway.
I’ve been really excited for this blog post because I really wanted to give back to your guys for always being so supportive and lovely to me. The giveaway hamper isn’t huge but it contains some really special prizes – most of which you can’t find / buy in South Africa. There’s a little something from Tarte Cosmetics, a yummy-smelling goodie from Bath & Body Works, and 4 of my current favourite Essie nail polishes. As luck would have it, there’s a colour scheme to this giveaway (totally unplanned though) – and I kind of like it!
I’m not going to make this blog post very long, because I want to take the day off & just relax. Maybe stuff my face with at least 3 cupcakes, and spend the day with Neal and the doggies.
Let’s get to the good stuff, the hamper includes:
The limited edition Tarte Party of Four Deluxe Blush Set – If you don’t own a Tarte blush yet, then you’re in for a treat! Tarte Cosmetics is known for their amazing Amazonian Clay blushes, they last for absolute ages on the skin, and they blend like a dream. I own 6 of their blushes, and they definitely have the BEST formula out of all the blushes I own (compared to the likes of MAC, Elizabeth Arden, NARS, and Clarins). I bought one of these sets for myself as well, and I’m loving it! The set includes 4 blushes:
♥ Supreme – A matte summery melon shade (perfect for all skin tones).
♥ Surprised – A satin cool-toned rose shade (perfect for any skin tone).
♥ Stellar – A gorgeous glowy peachy pink shade (this one reminds me alot of NARS Orgasm, it contains beautiful golden shimmers with a peachy pink base).
♥ Sincere – A beautiful golden mauve shade (this is one of those all-in-one shades – bronzer, blush and a touch of golden highlighter).
Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Shower Gel – There’s nothing quite like a shower gel from Bath & Body Works. I placed an online order towards the end of last year and had the parcel shipped via Aramex Global Shopper. By the way, my discount code to sign up for an Aramex shipping account has been extended until the end of February 2016 – you can read all about it here and here. I also ordered a double of the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin shower gel for myself, and I really like the scent. It doesn’t smell too much like pumpkin, but it definitely has both sweet and spicy notes in the scent (plus it’s not too overpowering).
Essie Nail Polishes – These are all 4 of my favourite Essie nail polishes at the moment, and ‘Tart Deco’ has been a staple in my nail polish collection for years. It’s the perfect bright pastel Orange Creamsicle shade. ‘Tuck It In My Tux’ is a beautiful ivory jelly shade, and ‘Back In The Limo’ is a stunning pastel peach shade. And then there’s ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low’…if you like metallic shades, then this is definitely a nail polish that belongs in your collection. It’s a gorgeous silvery white-gold with some bronze flecks in the mix (it’s not textured, and applies nice & smooth).
To enter, all you have to do is complete your chosen entries via the Rafflecopter widget below. Simple and easy! If you are not sure how to use the widget below, take a look at this blog post (I cover a ‘How To’ towards the end of the post).
Please note: I’ve added another Twitter entry to the giveaway (usually I only have one tweet option) because I’ve noticed not everyone uses to Twitter button in the Rafflecopter widget to tweet the generic giveaway message that includes a link to the blog post. So I’ve added another option for you to RETWEET my giveaway tweet (the one with the photo). See below:
♥ This giveaway is open to ALL my readers – South African and international.
♥ The giveaway will run until 11:59pm on Monday, 22nd February 2016, with 1 winner being selected at random shortly afterwards. I always announce the winners of my giveaways on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you follow me on both social media platforms.
♥ If no reply has been received 7 days from the initial winner announcement, another winner will be randomly selected.
♥ Please only enter the giveaway if you plan on sticking around, unfollowers give me a sad face.
♥ All entries will be checked and any false entries will be removed.
Happy Monday! I really hope you enjoy the giveaway, and I wish you all the best of luck!