30 November 2014

The Holidays Are Coming: Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway

It's hard to believe that we're heading into the last month of 2014 already!  I honestly think that this year has quite literally flown by; before I know it I'll be putting together my favourite products of the year and thinking about that Christmas detox. However before I get too ahead of myself here I wanted to share with you my first Christmas giveaway as this year I will be running not just one, but two! 

They're not huge and extravagant yet they are a big thank you to each and every single one of you who read my blog and leave me such lovely comments throughout the year. It's hard to put into words how much I enjoy writing my blog and being able to interact with such a lovely bunch of people. This blog is a big part of my life and is something that I hope continues to grow and develop throughout next year.

So as a thank you I'm offering up a few goodies from Benefit that I picked up from Boots a few weeks ago. Whilst I was in store I discovered a pick n mix stand for want of a better word where you could choose four miniatures along with a Benefit stocking. Naturally I was all over this and found myself choosing some for myself to try (being relatively new to Benefit myself) along with picking out a selection of miniatures for one of you guys too. I really liked this idea as it allows you to try a few things without having to buy the full size first, plus, the stocking idea was pretty awesome too. I've also included a Balmi Lip Balm in raspberry which sounds like it will be really nice along with a Kimmidoll 'Kyoka' Key Ring which means 'happiness'. The Kimmidoll range is something that I have really liked for a long time where if you're interested in a random fact I actually did a painting of Eika in one of my very first blog posts, cringe! I do have a few figures myself so overall I thought this would add more of a personal touch to the prize.

This giveaway is open internationally and will run for one week in order to give myself time to select a winner and get it posted out in time for Christmas. Please follow the rules in the rafflecopter widget below and I'd like to politely request that this giveaway is not posted to any competition websites, thank you. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. sounds like such a lovely giveaway, love the photo!

    Rachel // Style Soup

  2. Giveaways are such a great idea! x


  3. ooh i love this giveaway! my favourite thing about christmas is spending time with the fam, and of course, the food! x


  4. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway! Christmas season is all about this mood, happy and nostalgic at the same time... and I love the music... all these christmas songs are my favourite thing! :)
    Here's my email address: art_4naet@hotmail.com :D

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  5. watching christmas things tucked up in bed with a cuppa tea!

  6. Great giveaway! Christmas is the best time of the year to just chill out with family and stuff your face! I can't way to visit my family this year especially cuz I've been away from them since the summer x

    Beauty with charm

  7. Christmas food is always the best!

    - lunarlook.blogspot.co.uk // ninajohnclement@yahoo.co.uk x

  8. Some nice things there. My fav thing about christmas is all the foods and smells. I also love all the sets that come out in stores. x

  9. Having family come home from overseas. Christmas is my favourite time of year & is full of hugs & laughter with presents too!!

  10. I love having all the family together! thank you for the giveaway!


  11. I adore seeing the expressions on peoples faces when they open the present I gave them! It fills me with so much joy :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  12. I love going christmas shopping and picking out things for people that I know are going to make them happy! my email is :- emily.rowles@hotmail.co.uk xx

    Emily Faye | www.emilyfayeslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk

  13. My favourite thing about Christmas is the run up to it. I love going to Christmas market and seeing all the lights. Family and food is obviously a must have too! x


  14. My favourite thing has to be the feel about Christmas. It just feels so
    homely and warm. I really can't describe it! I love just seeing all of
    my extended family, I never really get to see! xx

  15. My favourite thing about Christmas is setting down with the family and playing Monopoly, little tradition of ours on Boxing Day! My email is maryann.lusmore@gmail.com , thank you for such a lovely giveaway!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

  16. Such an amazing giveaway just in time for Christmas! x x


  17. What an amazing giveaway! :)
    My favourite thing about Christmas has to be watching everyone open the presents that I have spent months planning. Hehe.
    You can contact me via twitter where my username is @ellistuesday

    Ellis - www.ellistuesday.com

  18. What an awesome little giveaway :) I can't believe it's December already either!

    My favourite thing about Christmas, is watching people open the gifts I brought them :) there's nothing better than seeing someone love what you've brought them!


    Charli | Charlotte Rose

  19. Thank you so much Amy! It's such a beautiful giveaway, and thank you for writing such an amazing blog! :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

  20. Contact me at xleptodactylous@gmail.com

    If it snowed, that would be my favourite thing about Christmas. Otherwise I just love the fireside romance of it all.

  21. My favourite thing about Christmas is being able to spend time with my family. :)



  22. I was born in Siberia, where Christmas is truly wonderful - white landscape and snowing hard! Then I spend few years in Tel Aviv where practically is no Christmas. Now I am living in Los Angeles and looking forward to have my Christmas back:) Although, under californian sun:) Overall, I think it's been an interesting experience to have this diverse background of different Christmas times:)

    You giveaway is super cute! I love Benefit products and it would make a lovely Christmas gift for the lucky winner:) My email is tlvbirdie@gmail.com

    Oly from TLV Birdie Blog


  23. My favourite thing about Xmas is being able to spend time with my family, as we all work full time and my dad works nights so never get to see each other unless it's Xmas :)

    Charmedcharlee@hotmail.com xxxxx

  24. My favorite thing about Christmas is definitely doing Christmas stockings- me and my boyfriend make them for each other. I also love watching Christmas classic films I used to watch as a child- it's so nostalgic!


    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

  25. My favourite thing about Christmas is being able to wear Christmas jumpers! I've already got mine for this year and I'm so excited to start wearing it :) x

  26. I've just started at uni so my favourite thing about Christmas this year is getting to go home and see my family :) xx

  27. I love spending time with my family - floyddg@hotmail.com

  28. My favorite thing about Christmas is the snow!
    Danielle Sauers - dhsauers(at)gmail.com

  29. My favourite thing about Christmas has to be the food!
    Contact - nueyorknueyork@hotmail.com


  30. themannequinjack .1 December 2014 at 00:21

    I love the huge family dinner we have every Christmas!

  31. I think my favourite thing about Christmas is how cosy everything gets :)

    Megan x
    London Callings

  32. My favorite thing about Christmas definitely has to be spending time with my family.

    Nicole | Colour-Illuminates

  33. I love buying and decorating the tree with my family x

  34. Exchanging chocolates:)

  35. My favourite thing abt christmas is family dinner.
    email: sadia.latif10@gmail.com

  36. My fave thing about Christmas is getting to go on vacation with my family!

    Email: sheriberrix@gmail.com

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  37. This is so lovely of you! I love the things you've picked :)
    My favourite thing about Christmas is definitely spending time with my family, especially now that I live abroad and don't see them that often.
    contact: mutedmornings@blogspot.com

  38. My favourite thing about Christmas time is how happy everyone is and spending time with family xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  39. This is lovely, I just adore Christmas xx

  40. Aww cute Giveaway, I am new to benefit products I love their Mascara. my favourite thing about Christmas is time with my family, some who I only see that once a year xxx

  41. It's a beautiful giveaway!

  42. thanks for the lovely giveaway~ my favorite thing about christmas is the family theme :)

    email cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

  43. I love christmas tree! :)))


  44. I don't celebrate Christmas but thanks for the giveaway! My contact email is zoeeozstar@gmail.com xx


  45. Laura Carneiro de Azevedo1 December 2014 at 19:04

    My fave thing about christmas is stay with my family and friends


  46. Great giveaway! My favourite thing is probably wrapping gifts :') Email is jordan.keepdreaming@hotmail.com :) x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

  47. I love everything about Christmas! Especially decorating the tree :)

  48. Your blog is awesome! My fav thing about Christmas is probably being with family, and all the decoration! xx

  49. Favourite thing about Christmas has to be the fairy lights! :)

  50. My favourite thing about christmas has to be sitting by the fire with my family!
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

  51. My favorite thing about Christmas is gift shopping!!!
    Olesia Flegka

  52. This is sooo sweet giveaway , thank you Amy !
    I love the special songs of Christmas and hang out just with the family...
    Twitter : @Miri1985Miri
    Email : snow_white100@walla.co.il

  53. What a lovely giveaway Amy! I'd like if you could contact me on Twitter if that's okay (@meganjanelillie.

    My favourite part about Christmas is all my family from all over the country coming together, this year we're going to have my Great Grandma from Scotland and my Uncle and his boyfriend coming up from London. It's going to be a very special year :)

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  54. My favourite part about Christmas is choosing gifts for everyone. It's stressful, but fun.
    email - rubi_ani@hotmail.co.uk
    Rubi | The Den

  55. My favorite part of Christmas is giving back to my loved ones.

    Email: kinkycurly.erica@gmail.com

  56. What a fantastic giveaway, congratulations on all your success with the blog this year I can't believe I've been following your blog for almost a year now! :). My favourite thing about Christmas is having all my family together under one roof it's the one time of year where we all get together and celebrate! :)


  57. The pick and mix Benefit stand sounds lovely, shame nothing like that comes into my hometown. In absolute awe of your blog, since finding it last week I've been intensively reading! My favourite thing about Christmas would 100% be having a much fun loving day with my Dad, chilling on the sofas, eating our Christmas dinner, chocolate, puddings and everything we've baked until we feel like popping!

    Would be lovely if you could contact me either over Twitter (@bethanyfell) or if you'd like to keep it away from Twitter than email - bethfell95@hotmail.com

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas girl!

    Beth xxx

  58. My favorite thing about Christmas is the food!! Dessert food to be exact. sunshineproblems@gmail.com

  59. My favorite thing about Christmas is the time I get to spend with my family! You can contact me on twitter(@Pepirios) or friky9(at)gmail.com

  60. I love the excitement, the fairy lights and gingerbread latte's


  61. What an amazing giveaway! I've only just really started getting into Christmas, but I love the excitement and build up to it. Everyone seems to be in a Christmas mood to some degree!

    Euhnella x

    Contact: euhnellaizarrow@gmail.com

  62. I love lights, decorations and gifts ^_^

  63. Bianca Rogoveanu3 December 2014 at 17:48

    I love decorating the tree and listening to carols !

  64. I love gifts :)

    annietheon (at) gmail (dot) com

  65. The atmosphere! :)

  66. My favourite thing about Christmas is finally being able to connect with my family over the day without the distractions of work or other people, and eating the biggest meal of the year with them, usually involving terrible jokes and anecdotes about what we've all been up to across the UK in the preceding months :)

    I'm contactable at tamsinlim(at)gmail(dot)com or on Twitter, @tamsin_lim! x

  67. https://twitter.com/ThatFashionVic/status/54053445Thankyou for this giveaway, I love the atmosphere because everyone is excited together! That Fashion Victim x4905626624

  68. Such an amazing giveaway, thanks for sharing! You can contact me via email at mycurvesandlashes@gmail.com or on twitter @CurvesandLashes

    Theres so many things I love about Christmas (well, everything tbh) but what I love the most is the build up to Christmas - Decorating, buying gifts, etc. Christmas Adverts (especially the M&S Food ones haha)

    Shanna - www.mycurvesandlashes.blogspot.com

  69. My favourite thing about christmas is to decorate the tree and house

  70. My favourite thing about Christmas is the family coming together, eating lots of delicious food and falling asleep in front of the tele! X


  71. I love when it snows on during the holidays and I like hot chocolate.


  72. December is like the friday of all months. Christmas is just a really fun time, spending time with family and friends is my favourite part.


  73. I love the winter scented candles and the beautifully decorated store windows!

  74. Louise Fairweather6 December 2014 at 17:59

    I like visiting Santa with the kids best - @astrongcoffee1

  75. My favourite thing about Christmas is the time that I spend with my family :) silviabia_33@hotmail.com

  76. My favourite thing about Christmas is the lead up with all the excitement, then having Christmas dinner with family <3 rebeccacoco@live.co.uk

  77. My favourite thing is watching the little ones opening and playing with their new toys x
    Twitter @tjsi1963


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