Posts tagged ‘giveaway’

April 17, 2014

Subtle Energies Giveaway Winner

First of all, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the Subtle Energies Rasayana Pack Giveaway. I’m pleased to announce that the lucky winner of the gorgeous Rasayana pack is Kimberley!

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Congratulations Kimberley, I will be contacting you for your postal address soon. If you missed out this time be sure to keep an eye out for more giveaways in the future, as they’re not too far away! I hope you all have a great long weekend, (I recommend the mini eggs).
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March 19, 2014

Product Review: Subtle Energies Detox Body Scrub (+ Giveaway)

Winter is coming. THANK. GOODNESS. I love the colder months of the year, but I tend to fall victim to the weather and let my skin-prep upkeep fall by the wayside (mostly because I’m freezing cold and dying to get out of the shower as soon as I step in). This year I plan to make more of an effort to ensure my skin is freshly scrubbed and moisturised AT ALL TIMES where possible. The first product I’m trying out is the Subtle Energies Rasayana Detox Body Scrub. I love a gritty body scrub. I love the grit. This scrub has a very subtle grain to it, which works wonderfully on my sensitive skin. It’s suggested that you use the scrub once a week, which I do, and it’s enough to keep skin freshly buffed (and as an added bonus, the Rasayana Detox Body Scrub can be used on freshly waxed skin to help prevent ingrown hair). The scrub has a spicy herbal scent to it – which is not something I normally reach for, but it’s not unbearable. All of the elements come together to make this scrub really feel like a ‘spa’ product. The Subtle Energies Rasayana Detox Body Scrub retails for $39.50 AUD and is available for purchase from Subtle Energies.

To coincide with this review, Subtle Energies have been kind enough to offer one lucky reader a Rasayana pack. The pack includes the Rasayana Body Wash, Detox Scrub and Body Lotion and is valued at $119.50. To enter, simply visit the Subtle Energies website, sign up for their newsletter (at the bottom of the page), and let me know that you’ve done so. For an additional two entries, simply spread the word via social media and link me to your post. The giveaway will be drawn on April 19th, and please be aware that it is open to Australian residents only. Good luck!

February 4, 2014

‘2013 Book’ Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the ‘2013 Books’ Giveaway, I love reading and I love being able to share my favourite books with you all. This year’s winners are:

Columbine by Dave Cullen – Candida Virgo
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides – Jacqueline
MiddleSex by Jeffrey Eugenides – Ashashake
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini – Sam

Congratulations to you all, I will be contacting you soon for your details.

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January 7, 2014

Books 2013 (overview, final reviews + giveaway)

Goat Mountain by David Vann (6/10) – I saw this book sitting on the shelf at a book store and couldn’t resist the beautiful cover art. The blurb compared David Vann’s writing style to Cormac McCarthy, so of course I was sold. The writing in this book is beautiful, but I couldn’t stomach the subject matter. I’m not sure what it was but I was not in the right frame of mind to read this book. At one point I had to stop reading it while I was eating my lunch at work because it made me feel physically ill. Despite this little hiccup, the book was so beautifully written that I’d still recommend it.

White Horse by Alex Adams (5/10) – This book had so much promise: a strong female protagonist, a post-apocalyptic plot, beautiful cover art (heh), but it still fell short of my expectations. I wasn’t a fan of the overly wordy style of writing, and I’m still I’m still tossing up whether I’m going to read the other books in the series.

I usually do my book giveaway at the end of the year, but as I was on a hiatus throughout most of December it was pushed forward to January. So here we go! I have selected my four favourite books for the year, and will be giving away one copy of each. The books are: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, Columbine by Dave Cullen, and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me which of the books you’d like to win. Be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. The giveaway is open internationally, and will be drawn on February 4th. Good luck!

January 19, 2013

50 Book Challenge Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the 50 Book Challenge giveaway, it was very interesting for me to see which of the books I chose as favourites for 2012 were the most popular entry options. The winners are:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniAbhi
Consider The Lobster by David Foster WallaceKimberly
The Secret History by Donna TarttRose
The Beach by Alex GarlandGlenda Booth
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodHolly

Congratulations to you all, I will be contacting you soon for your details.

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December 17, 2012

50 Book Challenge 2012 + Giveaway

I didn’t manage to reach my goal of 50 books for this year, but I did get through a variety of books and discovered some new favourites. As I did in 2011, I will be hosting a Christmas giveaway with my favourite books from this year. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post letting me know which of the following books you would most like to receive: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace, The Beach by Alex Garland, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood or The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The winners will be announced on January 18th, 2013 and please note that this giveaway is open to everyone, even my international readers. Good luck!