Friday, 20 April 2012

World Book Night 2012 & my 1st ever GIVEAWAY!! (International)

Hiya, just thought I would let you know I am taking part in World Book Night for the first time this year and I have been chosen to be a "giver".
This means I had to choose a book from the list of 25  and I would get some copies of that book to give away to people. I have am trying to distribute my copies in as many different ways as possible so I have decided to give away 3 copies here on my blog!

World Book Night is actually on April 23rd  and the idea behind it is to make reading more accessible to people. 1 million special World Book Night editions of the 25 chosen titles have been printed and will be given away on or around this time.

You can read more about World Book Night and the people behind it at or find them on facebook at , you can even find them on Twitter!!/worldbooknight . You should check out the events in you local area too, see if there's something you fancy attending there.

So the book I chose is:
Misery by Stephen King! Now I'm pretty sure all of you will of heard of Stephen King, right? And many of you will of seen the movie version of this already, so if you would like a chance to read the book, please enter my giveaway. Please do be warned though, his books are pretty scary!

The first page in these special edition books is a book plate page which looks something like this:

Each book has been given a unique number so if you go to  you can register your copy of the book using that number. The idea is that once you have finished with the book, you pass it on to someone else to read and get them to register the book using the same method. The books journey will then be tracked online. How far can we get ours to travel?

If you don't usually read, now would be a good opportunity to try it, you never know, you might enjoy it!

Enter my giveaway below:

DISCLAIMER: These books were given to me for free but not because of my blog, I just decided to distribute some of my copies using this method to get them to people who wouldn't otherwise get this opportunity. Postage will be paid for by myself so I am going to do it the cheapest way, cheapskate, I know! I should also point out that I am not sponsored or endorsed by World Book Night, and I am writing this post of my own accord. All opinions / views are my own!

Now that's out of the way, feel free to enter my giveaway below! Fingers crossed it works OK, please let me know if you come across any problems with it. (First giveaway, first time using Rafflecopter, eek!)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Oh. My. GOSH!

Hi everyone, I have been very quiet lately so first of all I would like to apologise for that. I have been mega busy with stuff, my son and sister went for a photo shoot at Max Spielmann, we are really pleased with what we got for the money, I won a competition with Collection (2000) for me and my friend to go to their 25th Birthday and rebranding party in London, I won another competition with Fairy, I also did a few days of interviewing customers at a big technology store which was loads of fun and did wonders for my confidence, it was my lil sister's first birthday so we all went to the zoo, the Alton Towers tickets came with the dates that I wanted (during the October Scarefest when the park is open til 9pm and they have a few extra scary things going on), and then it was Easter. So, did you have a nice Easter weekend? Thomas got spoilt rotten, I think he will still have some eggs left by Christmas!

Moving on, today I went shopping just for nail polish. 
First of all I got these:

L to R: Beauty UK - Lilac Girl (35), Beauty UK - Slate (50), Max Factor - Fantasy Fire (45),  Revlon Cuticle Remover, Technic 21129 Mermaid (looks like it MAY be a dupe for the Milani Jewel FX in Teal off my wishlist, yay!), City Chick - Sparkly Nails Black.

I wasn't gonna buy Fantasy Fire really, because of the size and I have seen it talked about loads so its not really new anymore, until I went into Superdrug and saw it. It is simply stunning so I had that as my special treat for the day. I have noticed that Meganails and Lozza Nailed It! mentioned on their blogs that there was a clearance on some GOSH makeup in their local Superdrug so I looked around for it and didn't see any :-(
So I was quite happy to buy Fantasy Fire instead:

So off I went down the toiletries aisle to get to the tills. Then, I noticed loads of makeup in a big cardboard stand, some of it was broken, opened and in a bit of a sorry state to be totally honest, but I had a closer look anyway. Then I noticed that it was all GOSH products. There were loads of eyeliners and eye dusts but I didn't really see any that took my fancy so I had a good rummage and found some nail polish.

GOSH - Magic Star 562

This stood out to me because of how sparkly it was so I popped that straight in my basket.

GOSH -Yellow Bombay 552
I didn't own any yellow nail polish at that point and this has a nice shimmer to it so I decided to buy this aswell. I think it was at this point that I started to pay more attention to what I was looking at as this one is definitely discontinued. There seemed to be a couple more bottles of Magic Star but one looked a bit different as it seemed to shine more red so I picked it up to have a look..

I nearly dropped the bottle in shock! That was GOSH - Rainbow 546 I had in my hand! My beloved flakie that has sat on my wishlist for a long time. I had given up all hope of finding this one as I hadn't even seen a trace of it on eBay so I quite literally couldn't believe my luck. I then went through all of the other nail polishes until I came to the last one. It was quite a dull silver colour in comparison to the others I had chosen, but on checking the label at the top it said 549 Holographic. I checked twice as in the bottle it didn't look holographic at all!

It doesn't look that special does it? Maybe thats because I've hunted for this for so long that I expected to have more of a presence about it, or for music to play when I held it my hand.. At this point a practically ran to the tills with a crazed grin on my face. I was in such a rush that I didn't even take any notice of the price, it wasn't until I checked my receipt afterwards that I realised they were £2 each. I nearly fainted. Just the day before, I nearly put a bid on this on eBay for £20 and now I had it for a fraction of the price!! Result!

I don't want to seem like I am bragging too much because I know there are plenty of people out there that haven't been as lucky as  have and are still on the lookout for these. I can assure you though that these ones have gone to a very good home where they will be loved and cared for and given the attention that they deserve. I am a little bit scared to try them though as I have dreamed of this day many times over the last year and I'm worried I'm expecting too much of it. Anyway, if you are looking for these polishes, get your ass down to your local Superdrug ASAP! You never know, you might get lucky! If you manage to find any bargains there, let me know. 

Sorry for the long post but I think these nail polishes deserved it!