Monday, 7 January 2013

A few of my favourite things giveaway (NOW CLOSED)

For no particular reason, just because it's grey and miserable outside and the school holidays are over, I am running a giveaway for my blog readers.

One lucky winner will receive a Dramatic (in their words, not mine) eye defining trio which includes a defining eye pencil (black), an intensifying lash lover aka a mascara in black and one and only eye colour (which looks pretty much like black to me, but is probably dark grey). One hell of a trio to get you a smoky hot look.
You will also have a chance to read a book by M C Beaton "Snobbery with violence". If you are a fan of Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, you might enjoy this tale of aristos, servants and murder. This is a kind of light-hearted literature that I read when my kids are finally asleep and my brain is too tired to read anything too deep.





To enjoy your book in tranquility, there is a box of Twinings Jasmine Pearls, a gorgeous green tea which comes in whole leaf silky pyramids (if you want to find out more about this tea, please read my review). And there are two boxes of flavoured gourmet Jelly Beans: mint beans coated in Belgian dark chocolate and raspberry beans coated in Belgian white chocolate.




To be entered in the giveaway, please leave two comments on my blog (please remember, two, if you leave one, it won't count as an entry).

1. Please indulge my gossipy nature and tell me which gifts did you get for Christmas? or which gift has given you the most or the least pleasure? or which gift you enjoyed giving to someone else the most (any of these questions).
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2. Please leave a comment under any other of my older blog posts.

And that's it. You don't have to follow my blog to be entered in the giveaway, though if you do, I'll be delighted of course.

If I get more than 50 comments, I will also add a bar of chocolate.
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This is not a sponsored giveaway, all the goodies are bought by me personally, and I am not promoting any brand in particular. As the title says, just a few of my favourite things: I enjoy a good book with a cuppa tea and something to nibble.

It is open to the UK residents only.

The c/d is as given above in the title, 7 February 2012, the winner, chosen randomly from all the entrants, will be contacted after the closing date.

Good luck!

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Thank you all for your lovely comments, I read them all with great interest.
The names went in the Raffle King.

And the winner is... a round of applause for the lucky lady!

 
Well done, Linda! I will contact you re your address details.
 
 
 

50 comments:

  1. My Favourite was sending a secret secret santa to 2 people who took a long time to work oout who it come from :) xxx

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  2. My wheres wally book that i gave to my mum...even with the magnifiyng glass and her glasses...well il leave that thought with you, im STILL GIGGLING :-)

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  3. A rather strange bedroom top and trouser combination, which im even to embarresed to sell on ebay lol

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  4. I got a really hideous cheap watch, bracelt and earring set.

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  5. Some maternity clothes to fit my ever-expanding bump - due in March!
    x

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  6. oh I was very lucky and got Adobe Lightroom software for the computer, but my favourite present was a new pair of furry slipper boots which are just so cosy, I love them!

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  7. I enjoyed making homemade yummies for my friends.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I was really surprised in xmas my mum gave me quite a bit of money for me to treat myself, i wasn't expecting it at all so that was a lovely suprise for me!
    the gifts i like giving most are for the children - whether its my kids or cousins, friends kids etc i just like to get for kids!

    @ummziyad anna(At)marikar(dot)net

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  9. I know it's a cliche but I do prefer to give than receive, my favourite pressie I gave this year was a braclet for my mum made out of her pony's hair. She loved it which made the giving all the better ! @RuthDunkin ruthdunkin@ymail.com

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  10. I was thrilled and felt quite privileged to get, a beautiful table runner quilted by my aunt. All of my foodie gifts were very well received, which is always gratifying.

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  11. My parents actually gave me a kitchenaid mixer! In purple too - which I had been wanting sooo much. I had purposely not mentioned it for ages so that they didn't know - but they remembered from about July. I was so unbelievably touched and it is just fantastic.

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  12. I got 'The Twelve' book by Justin Cronin, a gorgeous green wooly scarf from Accessorize, a dress from Apricot, and lots of Lush stuff!

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  13. I commented on The Adventures of Achilles.

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  14. Firstly happy happy new year to you and your family Galina. Due to financial restraints this year presents were not bought or exchanged, I was just handful for having long sleep ins, a few days off

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  15. A new dressing gown (my choice!) very cosy , soft & warm - L'Occitanne products and the Muppet Movie from my sons :)

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  16. This christmas my boyfriend bought me a kindle, I previously opposed kindles because i love the feel on a fresh book but its so convenient how I can just get whatever book I want when I want!

    I commented on this post http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/salad-olivier-and-ghosts-of-past-new.html#comment-form

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  17. My absolute favourite Christmas present was when my Son and his Partner told me I was going to be a Grandmother again. :-)

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  18. My favourite gift was some nighttime tea, my parents posted it to me as they know I cant get it here

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  19. commented on low calorie turkey snchitzel (which I can't spell!)

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  20. I had lots of lovely presents, most used and enjoyed so far are the pyjamas and Kitchen Diaries II!

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  21. For Christmas, I got some lovely cushions which will look gorgeous on the new settee we bought in the sales :) Also some Most Haunted DVDs - my guilty pleasure !

    I've commented on your schnitzel post (amongst others !)

    Thanks for hosting the gieaway, very generous of you xx

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  22. I enjoyed giving my Granddaughter a little ride on car.Her mouth was in a permanent ohhhh! for at least 60 seconds when she opened it,She is only 20 monthes

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  23. I got lots of perfume and smellies, also makeup for xmas. Worst pressie was a broken thorntons chocolate penguin

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  24. My fav present was a middle earth map from my brother.

    Have also commented on this blog post http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/candied-orange-peel.html?showComment=1358620316032#c8506266612722838230.

    Thanks for great giveaway. Maybe if i win the makeup for my girlfriend she'll let me put my middle earth map in the living room!

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  25. I got a truly beautiful ChlBo Bracelet for Christmas,i never go out with wearing it :)

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  26. My name is Isabel Marie Baker Good Luck everyone :) x

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  27. I commented on this lovely recipe http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/saffron-turkey.html?showComment=1358963824101#c627806532872253771

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  28. I got a lot of books and cosmetics :) I also commented on your Vegetarian golubtsy post

    gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

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  29. My favourite gift was a sweet jumper I bought my mum with a cat on it, she loved it so much.

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  30. Commented on Vegetarian golubtsy (yummy!)

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  31. Commented on phase eight and I was delighted to receive a rob Ryan vase this year, lucky me!

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  32. Latest Gadget Wise, I am always about five years behind everyone else! Stuff tends to be 'old hat' by the time I can afford it. But, my lovely uncle, bought me an iPad this Xmas ... Which I love & carry everywhere with me ... It's so light & great! Anyhow, I think iPads first came out in 2010, so I am only 2 years behind everyone else this time!

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  33. I home educate my daughter, so gifts to her tend to be educational. This year I bought her an adopt a donkey .. She wanted a real pony, but not getting everything you want, is character building.

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  34. I have also commented on your "British pork in London Porter" blog post. Looking forward to trying that out!

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  35. I have to say I did rather badly again this year. My parents got me a tobacco rolling kit, despite me desperately trying to quit as well as an IOU for a pair of boots. No boots jut the IOU. Me and my partner split our money for presents this year, and I got a printed off intern of two red letter days out to choose them. He hadn't bought either for me, or saved any money towards it. I just had a printed intern of two days out and he'd spent the money so zero chance of going. :(

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  36. I got a really nice watch from my daughter - she really couldn't have chosen any better

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  37. commented here http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/first-then-poems-from-planet-autism-by.html?showComment=1360176961369#c92637326300971758

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  38. MY favorite is my butler & wilson earings

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  39. my evening dress

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  40. My favourite was a set of three home made sauces in decorative bottles made by my son and daughter in law despite them moving house halfway a across Britain two weeks before Christmas and getting married four days before Christmas.

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  41. My favourite present I gave was a jar of beeswax polish to an elderly friend who hadn't been able to get this brand for years - I found it on the Internet and she was delighted and sat sniffing it alll Christmas Day.

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  42. I commented on poems from planet autism . http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/first-then-poems-from-planet-autism-by.html?showComment=1360220391900#c9202582092293401441

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  43. I got some amazing chocolate from Hotel Chocolat :)
    I have also commented here http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/saffron-turkey.html?showComment=1358963824101#c627806532872253771

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  44. i commented on http://chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/a-snowy-day-in-january.html?showComment=1360260008281
    my partner got me a horribly cheap digital camera from a supermarket, a last minute scramble gift that was quickly returned to the shop :)

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  45. For Christmas I got a lovely new phone from my hubby.

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  46. For Christmas I got a lovely new phone from my hubby.

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  47. I left a comment on Pancake pies (blinchatye pirozhki)

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