Saturday, 19 July 2014

Review: Skinetica Anti-Blemish Super Toner*

Recently, I was asked if I'd like to try Skinetica*, an Anti-Blemish Super Toner aimed at those with blemish-prone skin. My skin has been something of a nightmare over the past couple of months, having breakout after breakout for no readily apparent reason, so I was quick to say yes please! Skinetica claim their product, "Uses the very latest in molecular science to produce a new and revolutionary product which combines 3 functions in one: Anti-blemish skincare treatment; Super toner; Base to make-up foundation. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, and all ethnicities." I've been using it now for around a month; I was sent a 15ml sample bottle as well as the full-sized 70ml bottle which is in the new-style packaging. I have to say I much prefer the classy new blue and silver packaging to the old white bottles with green & blue print, which to me look a little too much like an acne range for teenagers... The new blue bottle looks much nicer and less obtrusive on my bathroom shelf.
Skinetica
Following the instructions, I've been applying my Skinetica morning and evening, after cleansing and before moisturising, using a cotton pad to sweep the clear, colourless liquid generously over my face and neck. Even after cleansing twice of an evening, I find that more often than not a little bit more make-up comes off on my cotton pad, which is depressing considering I thought my skin was clean! However, it should also mean that the Skinetica will make a difference, right!? Within the first week or so of using it, I found that my skin all but cleared up completely; going from literally around forty blemishes on my chin, cheeks and forehead to only a handful. I was mightily impressed. However, since then, my skin has gone downhill a little again; I've had new spots spring up in the same places and I can't honestly say I've noticed them going away any more quickly than before I was using Skinetica. I'm a bit bemused by this to be honest, as I had high hopes for Skinetica and at first it seemed like the product was going to live up to them, only to end up almost back where I started. I was a little concerned that the alcohol in the ingredients list would dry out or irritate my skin but thankfully this doesn't seem to have been the case. I'm not entirely convinced by the claim that Skinetica makes a good make-up base, either; I haven't found that my make-up "locks onto" my skin as their website suggested it might, and I certainly haven't found it stops my make-up melting in the heat - as always, I rely on a primer and liberal helpings of powder to avoid this curse of the oily-skinned!
Skinetica Review
Using Skinetica has highlighted for me the importance of using a toner and this is definitely a step I'll be adding into my routine on a more permanent basis to ensure all traces of make-up are removed each evening. I'm planning to stick with Skinetica for another month or two and see if my skin settles down. If so, I'd definitely repurchase as after the first week of use my skin looked bloomin' amazing! If I can get that back, I'll be thrilled, and if not, I'll try a different toner. Skinetica can be ordered directly from the Skinetica website, with prices starting at £9.99 for a 70ml bottle and getting cheaper the more bottles you order. Have you tried Skinetica? Did you find it effective right away? Are there any other toners you'd recommend for oily, blemish-prone skin?

xo
*This product was provided in return for an honest review; as always, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.
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Friday, 18 July 2014

Review: Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream

You may have seen in my post about this month's magazine freebies that I picked up a tube of Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream with the August issue of InStyle; I thought I'd pop up a quick review in time for you to hopefully track one down yourself if you like the sound of it!
Neal';s Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream
[Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol,
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax),
Cetearyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed,
Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate,
Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate,
Xanthan Gum, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.]
Presented in a pretty lavender and navy plastic tube with screw cap for easy dispensation, the packaging states the following: "Moisturises and softens with the uplifting sunny scent of rose geranium and vibrant sweet orange essential oil." ...Sounds pretty nice to me! The tube came foil-sealed for hygiene purposes, which I always appreciate, and once the foil is removed it's easy to squeeze the cream out into your hand. I suffer quite badly with dry hands due to a combination of eczema and having to wash my hands a lot at work; even so, I find that large-pea-sized amount of the thick, white cream is plenty to moisturise both hands, leaving them feeling soft and hydrated but not greasy. It spreads easily and absorbs quickly - I can still feel the cream on my hands but it's in no way sticky or unpleasant; it just feels like it's protecting my skin. The scent is, as expected with Neal's Yard products, gorgeous; quite a strong one which lingers on the skin, with the obvious scent being the orange, and the rose geranium being a more subtle, background scent. Personally I really like the scent but if you don't, I feel like it would be a deal-breaker just because it's strong and does linger after application.
Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream Review
All in all, I really like this hand cream and feel like even at full price, it's a pretty good buy due to its kind ingredients list and the fact that a little goes a long way. Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream is available with the August issue of InStyle {UK edition} at £3.90, or you can order from Neal's Yard, at £10 for the 50ml tube. Did you pick up the Neal's Yard Hand Cream with InStyle? Will you be trying to track it down before the end of the month? What's your favourite Neal's Yard product?

xo
PS, Remember to enter my 500 Follower Giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a Mystery Box of Beauty Goodies!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Budget Beauty Buys

Budget Beauty Buys
I popped into Superdrug on my way to work a couple of days ago to pick up some eye make-up remover. Unfortunately, they were out of stock of the one I wanted, but all was not lost; there was a 3-for-2 offer on Barry M Nail Paints, so I had a little browse and picked a few up. As you do. Then I went to Wilko's where I found the eye make-up remover (Garnier's Simply Essentials Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover, which I've reviewed previously here), along with the shiny new Essence stand, also with a 3-for-2 offer on. Three guesses what happened next!?
Barry M Polishes 3 for 2 Superdrug
The Barry M polishes I picked up in Superdrug were 'Mediterranean' (£3.99) from the Aquarium collection, 'Promenade' (£2.99), a Limited Edition to Superdrug shade which is a lovely hot-pink with shimmer, 'Elderberry' (£3.99) from the Gelly Hi-Shine range, and the Matte Top Coat (£3.99). In case you're wondering why that's only four polishes when I clearly mentioned a 3-for-2 offer, I also picked up a couple of shades for my 500 Follower Giveaway so don't forget to enter if you like the sound of those!
Essence Cosmetics UK Wilko's 3 for 2
In Wilko's, I restrained myself to just three items; I went for a Colour & Go polish in 'L.O.L.' (£1.60), Blush Up! Powder Blush in 'Heat Wave' (£3.50), and a 3D Eyeshadow in 'Irresistible Vanilla Latte' (£2.80). I've been wanting to try Essence cosmetics for as long as I've been blogging after seeing them on Irish and European blogs, so I'm very excited that they're finally available in the UK! Expect a post or two very soon with some more detail on these products. Have you picked up any beauty bargains lately? Have you tried Essence's products? Do you like the look of my choices?

xo
PS, Remember to enter my 500 Follower Giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a Mystery Box of Beauty Goodies!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A Bookshop Haul

As I mentioned yesterday, I'd planned a picnic with friends on Monday which was unfortunately rained off; instead, we ended up spending a good hour or so in Waterstones. I really love bookshops, there's something so calming about being surrounded by words, and we made friends with a man called Neil who worked there. I say friends, he was probably a bit scared, but we enjoyed having a chat. I also ended up succumbing to the 'Buy One, Get One Half Price' offer Waterstones were running on a whole host of paperbacks - twice over! Here are the books I've bought...
Bookshop Haul 1
Bookshop Haul 2
Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life, Nina Stibbe (Penguin Books)
"In 1982 Nina Stibbe, a twenty-year-old from Leicester, moved to London to work as a nanny for a very particular family. It was a perfect match: Nina had no idea how to cook, look after children, or who the weirdos who called round were. And the family, busy discussing how to swear in German or the merits (or otherwise) of turkey mince, were delighted by her lack of skills. Love, Nina is the collection of letters she wrote home gloriously describing her 'domestic' life, the unpredictable houseguests and the cat everyone loved to hate."
// I mainly chose this because I loved the front cover (shallow, me!?), but the story does sound pretty intriguing and I'm keen to learn more about the "weirdos" who visited, and why Nina's family were so impressed by her incompetence!
The Girl With All The Gifts, M. R. Carey (Orbit)
"Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh."
// Vague blurbs are like crack to me, I immediately want to know more! Who is Melanie, why is she in a cell? I love anything vaguely related to crime, psychology or both, so I'm expecting this to be right up my street.
Bookshop Haul 3
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared, Jonas Jonasson (Hesperus)
"Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not... Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century."
//I've looked at this book a few times and finally picked it up. Since working with the elderly myself, I've developed a new appreciation of their stories, and I have to admit to identifying a little with Allan here - I'd almost definitely run away from my own hundredth birthday party! I'm looking forward to hearing what he gets up to upon making his bid for freedom.
Never Saw It Coming, Linwood Barclay (Orion)
"Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. So she says. The truth is, she watches the news for stories of missing family members, gives it a few days, then tells these families she's had a vision. She may be able to help. And, by the way, she charges for this service, and likes to see the money up front. Keisha's latest mark is a man whose wife disappeared a week ago. She's seen him on TV, pleading for his wife to come home, or for whoever took her to let her go. So she pays him a visit. The trouble is, her vision just happens to be close enough to the truth that it leaves the man rattled. And it may very well leave Keisha dead..."
//For some reason, this puts me in mind of Jodi Picoult, one of my favourite authors, so I couldn't leave it behind! I'm a sucker for a good thriller and this one sounds a little bit different, I'm really looking forward to it. As a complete cynic with regards to anything psychic-related, I'm interested to see what sort of take this book has on the matter.
Bookshop Haul 4
The Fault In Our Stars, John Green (Penguin Books)
"Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten."
// I didn't actually buy this but was lent it by a friend; another one I've been meaning to read for a while and want to read before seeing the film! It sounds like a real tear-jerker and I really do enjoy stories written around the theme of terminal illness - as twisted as that may sound, it's a really interesting topic to me.
Have you bought any books recently? Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading?

xo
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Recipe: Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake

Yesterday, I went for a picnic with two friends; sadly, the whole thing was rained off (that's what happens when you make outdoor plans in the North of England...) so we ended up shopping instead, before heading back to one friend's house for cups of tea and the crossword. Don't ask. Anyway, the upshot of this change of plans was that my friend had something of a glut of blackcurrants from her garden, and offered me some along with a recipe for Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake, which I made last night and am currently definitely not eating for breakfast... Nope!
Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake Recipe
Preheat the oven to 180°C, and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Start by beating 6oz Unsalted Butter (very soft), 6oz Golden Caster Sugar, 9oz Self-Raising Flour, 2 Large Eggs and 2tsp Vanilla Extract with an electric whisk, until light and creamy. Meanwhile, wash 6oz Blackcurrants and top-and-tail them (if you have the patience...) This took me about eight minutes because my butter wasn't very cold, but the original recipe suggests five. I also added 1tbsp Milk as the batter seemed a little stiff and dry. Spread a third of the batter into the bottom of the loaf tin, then sprinkle with a third of the blackcurrants. Spread another third of the batter over the currants, then sprinkle on more currants. Top with the rest of the batter and bake in the preheated oven for around an hour; mine took more like an hour and twenty minutes. While the loaf bakes, place the remaining 2oz or so of blackcurrants in a small pan with 5oz Granulated Sugar and 2tbsp Lemon Juice, then heat gently and stir well to squash most of the currants; you'll end up with a runny kind of jam which will be your drizzle. Once the loaf is golden on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean, remove from the oven and poke holes in the top with the aforementioned skewer. Pour the drizzle over the top and allow to cool before serving.
Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake
Blackcurrant Drizzle Cake Slice
Once cooled, the top of the cake is kind of crunchy, whilst the inside is soft and sharp with the taste of the blackcurrants; it's quite tricky to slice as it's prone to crumbling, but even as a heap of crumbs on a plate it tastes good! Best eaten with a fork and a nice hot cup of tea.
Do you like blackcurrants? Do you grow your own fruit and vegetables?

xo
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Monday, 14 July 2014

Darccy London

I've recently been introduced to the brand Darccy London and have fallen a little bit in love with their gorgeous selection of lace & pastel gems; I have to admit a lot of these pieces are not my usual style in the slightest, but nonetheless they're just too beautiful to resist! Lace is perfect for summer; I can see most of these with bare tanned legs, leather sandals and loose waves. I think there is a range of gifts and homewares to come on the website which I can't wait to see; I'm envisioning more pastel hues and shabby chic and expecting to love it all! Here are a few of my favourites from the site:
Darccy London
The beautiful lace jacket/cardigan-type garments are ideal summer attire and something I can actually see myself wearing, maybe with denim shorts and a vest top. The layered necklace is lovely and just the ticket for making a plain top a little bit special. Whilst the pastel lace dresses are undeniably super-pretty, I think the grey china-print dress and the lace top / plain skirt dress are the two I'd be most likely to wear. Have you heard of Darccy London before? Do you like the look of the pieces I've chosen? Are you a wearer of lace? You can get 10% off with the code 'darccy10' if anything catches your eye, and I'd love to see what you buy if you end up ordering anything!!

xo
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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Review: REN Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel

I've been trying quite a few REN products recently after reading so many positive reviews of them on my favourite blogs; the next one I've tried is the Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel, which I thought sounded perfect for my oily skin! REN claim this is, "A balancing, antibacterial facial cleansing gel for skin that is prone to oiliness and breakouts, particularly in the t-zone. Results: Removes dirt and dissolves excess sebum. Unclogs pores. Reduces the appearance of pore size. Antimicrobial and antibacterial. Skin type: Combination skin, prone to oiliness and outbreaks, especially in the t-zone. To use: Gently rub between hands. Massage onto face. Rinse off with warm water."
Ren Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel Review
So from the description, this pretty much sounded perfect for me! My skin is definitely prone to oiliness, though that's not just confined to my t-zone, and I do struggle with breakouts, so am always keen to try any product which offers to help with one or both of these problems. The active ingredients include Flavonoids which decongest the skin, Salicilin to exfoliate and reduce pore size and Guaiazulene to calm redness and irritation, whilst the formula is free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil and other nasties.
Ren Mayblossom T-Zone Gel Review
[Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Glycerin,
Coco Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol,
Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids,
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linalool,
Crataegus Oxyacantha Stem Extract, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil,
Glucose, Callitris Intratropica Wood Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin.]
The cleanser's outer packaging consists of a white cardboard box which looks really sleek and clean, giving all the relevant information including directions, description and the ingredients; the ingredients list is fairly brief, mentioning several natural ingredients including Willow Bark Extract which is good for treating spots, Lavender Oil which is known for its calming properties, and Glycerin which moisturises. Within the box, the clear gel-like product is housed in a clear plastic bottle with a pump top, which makes it really easy to dispense the product for use. The packaging is pretty secure and travel-friendly, although it is quite big and bulky for travelling with and is certainly too big for hand luggage if you're flying!
Ren T-Zone control cleansing gel review
I find that a full pump is more than enough to wash my face, so I tend to use around half a pump, rubbed between my palms and then over my face. I've mainly been using this as my morning cleanse in the shower, although I've also used it as a second cleanse in the evening after removing my make-up; either way, I really like the fresh botanical scent it has, and find that it lathers ever so slightly on contact with damp skin, making it feel like it's really lifting away dirt and oil. It rinses away well to leave the skin feeling clean and soft, with no sticky residue left behind. Whilst I feel it does a good job of cleansing my skin, I can't say I've noticed any difference in how oily my skin is, or in how noticeable my pores are, in the month or so I've been using this product. I have to admit to being a little disappointed as although they were big claims, they were the reason I bought this particular cleanser!
Overall, I've found that REN's Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel is fine as a cleanser for both morning and evening, leaving my skin feeling soft and clean, but doesn't really live up to its claims of controlling excess sebum in the t-zone area for me. I'd like to point out that my skin is very oily, so if this is less of a problem for you, you may find it more effective. Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel has recently been renamed as Clarimatte T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel, and is available from M&S at £15, and direct from REN's website, priced at £17 for 150ml, making it a mid-range product in terms of price. Have you tried this cleanser, or any other REN products? Do you have any recommendations for cleansers for oily skin?

xo

Saturday, 12 July 2014

August Magazine Freebies [UK]

This month is an absolute gem in terms of freebies available with magazines here in the UK; the August issues currently on sale have an amazing selection of goodies to choose from. I've picked up a few already and there are a couple more I'm trying to track down as well!
August 2014 Magazine Freebies
Magazine Freebies August 2014
Glamour (£2; Ellie Goulding on the cover) has a choice of Clinique products; you can choose from High Impact Mascara, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +, and Chubby Sticks in 'Woppin Watermelon' or Super Strawberry. I have the Dramatically Different Lotion but am still on the look-out for either of the Chubby Sticks. I've had the High Impact mascara before so I'm planning to give that a miss.
InStyle (£3.90; Cameron Diaz on the cover) comes with a full-sized Neal's Yard Geranium & Orange Hand Cream, I love Neal's Yard hand creams so had to get this one and it smells incredible, as always!
Marie Claire (£3.90, or £2.50 at Tesco; Katherine Heigl on the cover) comes with one of two Balance Me products; I went for the Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm, but there's also the Luxury Face Cream available. I've been wanting to try some more Balance Me products for a while so I just had to pick this up, and may search out the Face Cream as well...
Red (£4; Fearne Cotton on the cover) has a Rodial Stemcell Super Glam Lip Balm which I'm in two minds about whether to try; I don't need any more lip balms but this one sounds bloomin' amazing - and it'd want to be, with an RRP of £19!
Cosmopolitan (£3.70; Nicole Scherzinger on the cover) has a choice of four New CID products to choose from, including mascara and three shades of cheek & lip tints. I'm going to give this one a miss as I don't need any more mascaras and don't really wear lip products to feel like it's bothering.
Elle (£4; Cheryl Cole on the cover) has a trio of minis from Malin & Goëtz, which isn't a brand I've heard of before, but one I'm considering picking up as minis like this are a great way to try new brands. You get a 10ml Grapefruit Cleanser, 10ml Vitamin E Moisturiser and 5ml Lip Conditioner in the set.
Harper's Bazaar (£4.20; Michelle Dockery on the cover) isn't a magazine I've ever bought but I'm sorely tempted this month thanks to the choice of four mini 7.5ml L'Occitane Eau de Toilettes from La Collection de Grasse; choices include Jasmine & Bergamote, Thé Vert & Bigarade, Magnolia & Mûre or Néroli & Orchidée.
Have you picked up any magazine freebies this month? Are there are any of these you'd like to try? Have you seen any others that I've missed!? Let me know!!

xo
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Friday, 11 July 2014

My ELF Sales Haul

It's been a while since I've placed an order with ELF, so when I saw that they were celebrating their birthday with a 51% discount code for orders over £25, I decided to have a little browse... And ended up placing an order! I've not received my order yet but wanted to share sooner rather than later, as the code is only valid until 3pm (BST) this afternoon, so if you're interested you'll need to get shopping! Here's what I've ordered:
        ELF Sales Haul
(All prices before discount code):
I really like ELF's Studio make-up brushes, I think they're amazing quality for the price; I had the eyeshadow C brush but somehow lost it so I've ordered a replacement, along with the Stipple brush as I've wanted to try one for ages! I'm always on the look-out for a decent powder and the HD Powder sounded lovely, so I'll be giving that a go and probably reviewing it in the coming weeks.
Altogether, after the discount, my order came to £20.95, which I think you'll agree is an absolute bargain! You can get 51% off orders over £25/€30 using the code '510714' for the UK & the EU, or '510715' if you're in Italy; it's valid until 3pm (BST) today, so get a shake on! Have you ordered anything from ELF recently? Will you be using this code?

xo
PS, Remember to enter my 500 Follower Giveaway to win a Mystery Box of Beauty Goodies!

500 Followers {Giveaway}

500 followers
I've recently reached a milestone on Bloglovin'; 500 followers might not sound a lot to some, but to me it's a huge achievement and I'm so proud of it! I have a truly hopeless attention span, so the fact that I'm now approaching my third Blog-iversary and have somehow managed to post frequently enough to gain 500 people who might want to read my posts, is a little mind-boggling to say the least! I know I'm not saying anything original here, but that doesn't make it any less true; I'm genuinely so thankful for all the opportunities blogging has brought me, and all the people I've got to know through it.
Just Jess 500 Bloglovin Follower Giveaway
So, to celebrate, I thought I'd hold a little giveaway! I'm not telling what the prize will be (in fact, I don't even know myself yet, I'm going shopping next week, although I do have a few ideas!), just that it'll be a mystery box of beauty goodies; keep an eye on Instagram, though, as I may share a few sneaky hints on there.... You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, but please make sure you've read the rules first, as any entries which don't abide by these rules will be removed!
1. This giveaway is open to UK residents only due to postage restrictions - the prize will include nail polish which I can't post overseas. Blame Royal Mail for this one, I'm sorry to those of you living overseas.
2. If you're under 16, please make sure you have your parent or guardian's permission to enter, as I'll need your address to post your prize if you win.
3. You MUST complete the mandatory entries; these are: following me on Bloglovin' and leaving your email address in the Rafflecopter form. Email addresses will only be used to contact winners, and will not be held once the giveaway is over.
4. The giveaway will run until 11.59pm on the 11th of August, one month from today; 1 (one) winner will be selected at random from all valid entries. I will email the winner and will also announce the winner on Twitter and on this page. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond to my email; if they have not responded within this time, a new winner will be drawn at random and contacted by myself. The prize will be sent via Recorded mail and I will supply the winner with the tracking details; however, I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage which may occur during shipping.
5. You MUST provide the requested information to validate each entry; any entries which cannot be validated will be removed. If you say you've completed an entry without actually completing it, ALL your entries will be removed. Play fair people!
6. Please DON'T share this giveaway on competition sites etc.; my giveaway is to thank readers and followers of my blog and I don't wish to attract compers who have no interest in my blog.
7. Please don't follow purely to enter if you intend to un-follow once the giveaway is over - that's just bad manners.


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you once again to everyone who's followed my blog, left me comments, or interacted on Twitter. It really does mean a lot! Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!

xo