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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

LIFESTYLE: 26 Years + a giveaway

I can’t quite believe I’m 26. It’s a little scary to be honest. I mean I’m now closer to 30 than 20! I should probably be more of an adult these days, but just sometimes it feels good to build a den and hide away from the world.

Reflecting back, I’ve had a good 26 years on this planet we call home, and I’ve been so fortunate in the things I’ve done and the people I’ve met in my little world.
I’m thankful for every day I get to live in this wonderful, scary and intriguing world, and for getting to share my experiences with some of the greatest people on earth.
I’ve been unimaginably lucky to have met the love of my life so early on in my life, and spending the last seven and half year with Dann has been better than I could have ever dreamed. We’re fortunate enough to own our own home, shared with our beautiful fur babies. We both have happy, healthy families. I have some of the greatest, most supportive friends a girl could ask for, both from blogging, and outside of this little community, where I feel at home.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that even with the hard times, including moving away from home and going through a miscarriage, I’m eternally grateful for my 26 years – even if I sometimes wish I was still 22. 

So onto the exciting news. I'm running my first ever giveaway! I've co-hosted a giveaway previously, but this time I'm going it alone! Basically I want to celebrate my birthday this year big style, and as my blog is so much a part of my world it seems only right for it to be included, and for you to be included as well.
I'm giving away a bundle of goodies for 26 years, in 26 days.

Ginger and Co Hand Cream                           Sugar Daddy-O Hair Conditioner from Lush      
Molton Brown Body Lotion                           Revlon false eyelashes
Layered charm necklace                                 Benefit Pore-fessional mini set            
Vintage style bracelet                                     Benefit Air Patrol Sample
Disney bubbles                                               Hairfinity
Velvet lip laquer                                             Maybelline Nail Polish in Candy Apple
Manuka Doctor sample pack

Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter - the more things you do, the more entries you gain! I'll be chucking in some secret goodies, including some yummy treats too!
Plus if you're a blogger and you win I'll throw in a months advertising for January as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Terms & Conditions
UK Only - sorry, it's too expensive to send abroad :(
To enter you must be on Twitter and Bloglovin - these are mandatory requirements (you do not have to be a blogger for either) Other options are bonus entries.
Winner will be announced via Twitter and email if applicable. If no reply within 48 hours a new winner will be drawn. 
Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter, and double checked by myself that the mandatory requirements have been completed. 
Giveaway will run from the 10th November to 6th December
I will post as securely as possible, but damages will not be my responsibility and will not be replaced.
Items will be posted within one week of announcement with tracking.



  1. Hope you had a fab birthday!!


  2. Happy birthday! What a great giveaway, fingers crossed! Hope things have been looking up for you recently xx

    Such a lovely giveaway too. I hope you have an amazing day xxxx
    Gillian  xx  EyelinerFlicks

    1. Thank you. Glad you like! Good luck! Xx

  4. Happy Birthday!! :) I've entered the giveaway and then read afterwards it was for UK only! Sorry about that!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    1. No worries! Maybe I'll make an exception!! X

  5. Hello! New follower here! Fab giveaway and Happy Belated Birthday :D I turn 26 in January and I'm just wondering where time went. I still feel like i should be a teenager.

    ps. You have such pretty kitties! <3

  6. Happy Birthday!
    Amazing giveaway for your birthday :) x


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