Monday, 6 January 2014

500 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY INC. SOAP&GLORY, LUSH, CATH KIDSTON, YANKEE&MORE *CLOSED*





I think I'll follow a Mean Girls speech on this one. Oh and quick disclaimer if you will, this is predicted to be a post filled heavily with 'Thank you's" and generally a lot of soppy sentences.

500 followers. Wow. When I started this little blog on August 12 last year, I never though that I would get 50 followers, yet alone 500. I can't believe this day has come. That so many of you would choose to follow my random ramblings really makes my heart very happy. In 6 days' time I will have been blogging for 5 months. That's 100 followers a month, which equates to around 3 followers a day. Although much as the numbers don't bother me a great deal, it is lovely to know that you enjoy my blog enough to hit that follow button.

I'm going to go Mean Girls style with this one. Let's imagine that the Spring Fling Queen Crown is one big thank you hug. I would like to share that hug with every single one of you. Every little tweet, comment, email and follow always manage to put a huge smile on my face and makes me extremely happy to think that people are reading my ramblings. A piece of the crown goes to my family; for listening to me ramble on about blog post ideas, for triple proof reading posts and always going me snippets of encouragement. Without you, I wouldn't have had the courage to press the big orange 'publish' button for the first time. Another part of the thank you hug crown goes to the 7 wonderful friends who I have confided in with the knowledge of my little blog. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't receive an out of the blue 'I love your new post!' text and I wouldn't have anyone to squeal with when I reached 100 followers, or when a PR brand contacted me for the first time. And the final piece of this crown goes to the entire blogging community. Over the past few months I've truly found my place in the bloggosphrre. I'm in a place where I have friends I can tweet with woes and within minutes have a reply that dissipates all of my worries. Friends that share my passion for writing, my addiction to skincare, my love for books and make up, and at the end of the day, my need for perfect grammar. The blogging community has enabled me to discover some amazing blogs that I check on a daily basis, without mentioning the abundance of amazing bloggers ho I know consider to be some of my true friends. 

If I had a budget as big as Simon Cowell, then rest assure each and every one of you would be receiving a big box of lush goodies, a £100 voucher to Boots and my top ten books. But seeing as I'm no Simon Cowell and simply a 14 year old girl from England, my £5 a week pocket money doesn't quite stretch that far. But let's be soppy and say that in our hearts, we all deserve this prize. 

So as a huge thank you I have put together a little giveaway made up of prizes that girls a cross the nation love. I was considering going down the incredibly stereotypical blogger route of giving away a MAC lippy (which doesn't make them any less great) but instead I chose a few of my favourite things from my favourite shops.

So, what does this giveaway include I hear you ask? The giveaway includes:


A gorgeous Cath kidston notebook to kick the new year off with; whether this be a new blogging notebook or a doodling notebook, it's perfect for pretty much every girl out there.

Lush 'Shoot for the Stars' bath bomb. One of my personal favourites; an abundance d glitter and colours reminiscent of Joseph and the technicolor eainxoat; it leaves your bathroom smelling amazing and your skin energised and soft.

A travel sized soap and glory 'Flake Away' scrub
is probably the nicest smelling body scrub in the world. It's perfect for getting rid of those cobwebs from wearing trousers all winter!

Travel sized soap and glory 'Butter me' body lotion this body lotion not only smells delicious but it's one of the best body 'butters' out there.

Travel sized soap and glory 'Clean on Me' body wash Carrying on with the Soap and Glory theme (don't' worry I'm not saying you smell bad) is the soap and glory 'clean on me' body wash. It's really foamy and like all soap and glory products, smells eat-worthy.

A Vintage cosmetics nail file. Use this to prim and prep your nails-it's a bit of vintage glam as the Vintage Cosmetics Company's designs are the perfect eye candy.

One Yankee candle tart in 'Christmas Cookie' This from the most famous candle company in the world and smells quite literally of cookie. Again with the nice smelling theme, it's eat-worthy.

One Yankee candle tart in 'Pink Dragonfruit' This is again a Yankee wax tart that smells amazing, almost a fruity smell to match the bright pink colour.


However, there are a few rules to this giveaway:

  1. This Giveaway is UK ONLY because worldwide postage is extortionate (I'm sorry)
  2. If you are under 16 then you must have parents/guardians permission to enter so they don't think its somebody creepy sending stuff to your house.
  3. This giveaway is open to everybody, apart from SPAM or COMPETITION ACCOUNTS.
  4. Any invalid entries will be removed.
Once again, a huge thank you, and best of all? GOOD LUCK!


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84 comments :

  1. Congrats girl! I can't enter because I'm from Belgium, but that's okay! I will always be following your blog anyway! And hope to write as good as you on my own blog. (I'm not that great at writing so far but I hope my blogging will improve that) :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for your support since day one! I'm going to Belgium on a French exchange next week, who knows, we may bump into each other! Your writing style is incredible, and what's even more impressive is that you write in two languages! Thank you so much:-) good luck:) xxx

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  2. congrats on 500 lovely! i love your fab fiction series i hope you keep it up! X

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    1. Thank you Alex! They're one of my favourite posts to write, so I'm glad you enjoy them:-) Best of luck!xxx

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  3. congrats! :D I hope one day I get as far as you :D.

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    1. Thank you so much, and best of luck:-) xxx

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  4. Congratulations on 500 followers! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites! I'm so sad I can't enter because I'm from Ireland but I can see where your coming from with the postage rates! You are such an inspiration to my blog!
    Thank you ! xPippa
    www.thesimplelifeoffashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Pippa:') I think postage would be about a tenner, and as much as I love my readers, thats a little extreme haha! Thank you so so much for your kind words, comments like that make my day on a regular basis, so thank you so much! Good luck Pippa:-)xxx

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  5. Congrats. So happy to see how far you have come in a short period of time. I hope i will get as far as you did.
    http://itsaleyna.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm sure you will Aleyna! Thank you and good luck:-)

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  6. Congrats on 500 - that's awesome! :)

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    1. Thanks Belle! I love your name:-) good luck!!xxx

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  7. Brilliant! I love your blog and I read every single blog post! We've spoke a few times about books and have a very similar printed word taste. Keep going and I can't wait to see your notebook grow :) x

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    1. Aw Amy thank you so much! Haha, books are always a great conversation starter! Thank you so much, and good luck!!xxx

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  8. Congratulations! I really love your blog the way it is, but maybe you could post some more tags or OOTDs?

    www.beautybubblesx.blogspot.com <3

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    1. I hope to posts some more #ootd thoughout this year so that's a fab suggestion! Thanks Bethan, and best of luck!xxx

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  9. Congratulations! :) I love your blog the way it is, i particularly love your fab fiction series! <3
    wanderingnot-lost.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Ellen! Best of luck!xox

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  10. Congratulations, 500 followers in 5 months is a very impressive achievement! I absolutely adore your writing style, your posts are always so enjoyable to read :) x

    www.justineelucyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Justine:-) This comment has put a huge smile of my face as my writing is one of the only things that I'm really proud of! Thanks once again, and good luck!:-) xxx

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  12. As I tweeted you last night, these prizes are gorgeous! A massive well done for reaching 500 followers in such a short space of time :) here is to the next 500! On your blog it would be good to continue reviews etc - as boring as it seems I am always on the look out for new products! xx

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    1. haha, I do indeed remember! As we said, all girls love these things:') Thanks so much Jess, and that's a good improvement! I love chatty posts but without reviews a blog simply wouldn't be is we're honest! Good luck!!xxx

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  13. Wow 500 followers, congratulations!
    http://theameeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Congratulations on reaching 500! In such a short time aswell :) well done :D x

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  15. I can't join the giveaway because I am not in the UK, but I will share it on my Twitter so others can see! ^_^

    www.amiciarai.com

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    1. You live in Croatia which I think is a nice consolidation prize! haha, thank you so much Amicia!:')xxx

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  16. Congratulations! Can't wait to read your blogs to come! Well done! xx

    http://shanz101beauty.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Thank you and best of luck to you!:-)xxx

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  17. I am seriously proud of how far your blog has come Lauryn, and I can't wait to see it expand even more and for you to get loads of opportunities from it. You're one of the few people who really truly deserve to be noticed and I am always impressed by your talent. I've said it a million times but you seriously do have an amazing talent when it comes to writing and I'm so glad you share it with the internet and gave me the chance to find it! You've been a great friend to me for the past few months even though we've never met and I'm very happy at what you have achieved! I hope that one day I'm buying books with your name on them!
    <3

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    1. Laura without kidding this comment has honestly put a tear in my eye...I don't think you're words could have been more perfect and they ahve made me such a happy bunny, as well as an extremely lucky bunny to have you in my life! i often refer to us two as Zoe and Louise; we may not talk each and every day but when do its like we never stopped. That last sentence made me laugh because you know my dreams so well:') I love you billions and once again thank you for being such an amazing (online;)) friend! BEST OF LUCK!!!!

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  18. Congrats lovely (: I love your blog the way it is (: xx

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  19. I adore your blog! Congrats on 500 followers!

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  20. Congratulations on 500 honey. would love to see more ootd

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  21. Yoyr blogs brill! I would love a few more reviews or ootd posts!
    http:siansbeautybook.blogspot.com
    Sian Xx

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  22. Congratulations on reaching 500 followers! You are so amazing and deserve every single follower. I look forward to reading all your posts coming up in 2014 and I would love to see some OOTD posts and maybe some This week I... posts or something similar as I love finding out what people get up to! Thank you for doing this giveaway and keep up the great work!
    Love Becca xx

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  23. I don't think I can think of any 'improvements' as I LOVE the new redesign!!!!!
    Thank you so much for this gorgeous and congratulations, would deserve 500 and way way more!!!
    Hope you're having a fab 2014 so far :) xxxx

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  24. Congrats on reaching 500 followers! You are one of my favourite bloggers and reading your blog makes me so happy and you deserve all the success you can get!
    I think I'd love to see OOTD's because I like seeing other peoples outfits? Sounds weird haha!
    Congrats once again Lauryn! x

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  25. congratulations!! I don't think it needs any improvements! love the new layout! x

    Naomi x http://penniesforapound.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Ooh congrats! Improvements? I can't think of any!

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  27. I don't have any improvements, it's amazing as it is xxxxx

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  28. Your blog is lovely - I've only just discovered it and I've already been drawn in. Congrats on getting so many followers. At a quick glimpse, I'd love to see more Outfits of the Day from you! :)

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  29. Congratulations! Your blog is so lovely & you deserve even more followers :-) I can't wait until the day I have 500 followers (if I ever get that many, haha) xx

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  30. You don't need any improvements lovely! You have so many followers which are well deserved, you know I love your blog & I love you to pieces too xxx

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  31. Congrats! :) You deserve all of those. :) Wish i can join but I'm from the Philippines.

    http://thewallflowersecrets.com

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  32. I feel very strange about recommending things you could improve on this blog when you're already doing such a fantastic job, I'm 5 years older than you and let me tell you, you're really showing me up right now. 500 followers is such an incredible achievement, you're doing amazing - I wouldn't change a thing xx

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  33. Congratulations, I don't think you need to make any improvements you are clearly doing fantastic the way you have been blogging already.
    x

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  34. You're blog doesn't need any improving! Congrats on reaching 500 followers! xoxo

    gemstrends.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Congratulations on 500!! Sounds like you don't need any improvements, keep doing what you're doing and you will go far! Your blog is lovely :) xxx

    Kate | Raspberry Cheeks

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  36. Congratulations, that's a fantastic achievement! I really like the blog as it is, keep up the book reviews, I love books and beauty in pretty much equal measure!

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  37. This is a great giveaway, I entered! Congrat on growing your blog so fast!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  38. Congratulations on hitting 500 subscribers! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway too, I really love reading your posts :)

    Eloise x

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  39. Congratulations hunny all i can say is keep writing what your passionate about and shoot for the stars is my favourite lush product

    Carrieanne xx
    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. Hey, congrats darling! I can't participate because I don't live in UK, but I will follow you for sure. Your blog is lovely! :)
    My blog is new gere, so make sure to visit it one day camixra.blogspot.com. Thanks!

    xxx

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  41. Massive congratulations on reaching 500 followers! :) You have so much support behind you and I'm convinced that you and your blog will go far :) I'm very happy that I follow your blog (and other platforms too!)
    I'd love to see maybe some outfit or 'face of the day' type posts, they can really add a personal touch to a blog!

    Hannah
    www.cosmeticcrave.com
    xxx

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  42. Congrats on reaching 500 followers! I hope your blog continues to grow this year, I'm sure it will as it's a great blog! More lifestyle-type posts would be great, I love being nosey in to other people's lives and seeing what they get up to!

    Lizzie xo
    www.whatlizziethinksxo.blogspot.com

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  43. Congratulations. I only recently found your blog and am loving it so far. I clicked that I had followed your blog with Bloglovin, but think I got my username wrong....it's crazygirlgeek. I think.

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  44. Your blog is perfect! I'm so happy for you for reaching 500! You deserve it so much Lauryn!
    Serena xo

    serenatalks.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. congrats on your big 500!! well done you! heres to lots more!

    i think its great as it is! i love reviews though the most so cant say no to more ofthose :)X

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  46. Congratulations! :)
    Your blog is wonderful...I don't think any improvements need to be made!

    Katrina xx

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  47. Congrats, Lauryn! I'm so happy how well you have done in such a short amount of time but I'm not surprised because your posts are wonderful. A lovely giveaway with lot's of my fave brands in! I'm not sure what I would say to improve, I love your blog as it is and especially your Fab Fiction series!

    Jessica
    xox

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  48. congratulations and fab giveaway!
    I wouldn't say "improve" but I love beauty reviews, lifestyle and crafty posts best!
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  49. Congratulations! Amazing giveaway, some of my favourite things/shops/brands in there! There's nothing I'd say to improve about your blog - it's amazing the way it is! But I love lifestyle posts and OOTDs :) xx

    I've also got a Soap&Glory giveaway running on my blog (Incase you're interested in entering!)
    Sarah xx
    www.sarahsbeautyemporium.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Congrats on 500! I would love to see more lifestyle posts and learn more about you :) xx

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  51. Congratulations on 500 followers! I would like to see a few more OOTD's. This give away is brilliant xoxo

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  52. This is such a lovely and thoughtful giveaway! Congratulations on 500 followers and my only thoughts on your blog would be to keep posting as you do because I love your blog :) xx

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  53. I'd love to see lots of nail tutorials and dupe products! :D

    Frankie x

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  54. I'd love to see more reviews as they are my favourite kind of posts to read! :)

    http://ellistuesday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. Oh my, I need to win this. Purely for the Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb, it's so lovely! Congratulations on 500 Followers!


    Samantha at Nashbag | UK Personal Style & Beauty Blog

    xoxox

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  56. I really need that notebook, its totally my style! Ahhh!
    You could incorporate some baking posts into your blog, although your blog is perfect enough already!
    We share the same love for reading, which I love! xox

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  57. Oooh pure indulgence, love the soap and glory bits. As for this blog improving, I think its great already, maybe you could add a high street - high end bit, same products, completely various prices, compaire the products and there quality

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  58. Congratulations on 500 followers, that's amazing! There is no need for improvements of what I can see :)

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  59. Congratulations on 500 followers, lovely giveaway :)

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  60. I would love to see some more reviews, your blog is lovely :)

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  61. Well done, that's an amazing number of followers! I would like to see a couple more reviews, you can never have too many reviews ;)
    misshappy8p@gmail.com
    xxx

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  62. Well done for reaching that many subscribers!
    To improve you could do more reviews!
    Thanks xxx

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  63. These are just a few of my favourite things!

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  64. i think its a good blog keep up the good stuff i love to see shopping hauls xx

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  65. Congratulations! I love your book series as it gives me ideas of what to read next :) x

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  66. Congratulations,
    You want us to follow? Please let me know in the blog. Kisses.
    http://prettytendency.blogspot.com.es/

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