I’ve received some lovely goodies through the post recently!
Here are a few snapshots of just what I have received:
Had to buy the new Sophie Kinsella book – I have every other book she’s ever written under this name!
I received the majority of these books this week too – Agatha Christie nut over here!
Competition win – perfect for Jack when he’s a little bit older.
My Elf order (again! – I love that website). Daily brush cleaner, brush set and all over colour stick.
The big delivery from Thursday – Shift dress from Everything5Pounds, sample box from Latest In Beauty (Mum’s which she gave to me), Benefit lipstick, bathroom cleaner wipe (free sample), Agatha Christie DVD, Pamper and Preen bath melts, thick leggings from Everything5Pounds, Chocolate body cream from Pamper and Preen, my sample box from Latest In Beauty, competition win of a Me & My Plant book (how pretty is the cover?)
Have you received anything nice in the post recently?
I’m expecting many more parcels through the post – an order for baby stuff from Boots, a few things from various companies for the birthday giveaway goodie bag (enter here if you haven’t already), a bookcase, two bedside tables, a Lush order, FunkyDivaa and Everything5Pounds goodies! Would you like to see a post on some of these when they arrive?
Have you received anything nice in the post recently?
Yet again, I received some lovely items through the post – take a look at these goodies:
What did I receive?
Rio Rosa Mosqueta Anti-Ageing Day & Night Cream – the lovelies over at the Rio Rosa Mosqueta Twitter page recently sent out a tweet to ask if any beauty bloggers would like to review their cream. Now I am not necessarily a beauty blogger, however I thought I’d give the product a try and they sent me out a sample tub of the product – a very generous size too! Look forward to a review coming very soon, and as always, expect total honesty from me. This may have been a free sample, but if I’m not satisfied with the product, expect me to say so.
Garnier BB Cream sample – Garnier have recently been offering free samples of their BB cream and having seen a variety of posts on the product (some positive, some negative), I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about. Review post coming soon.
Nivea For Men Revitalising Q10 gel – Thought this would be a nice little sample for the boy to try, but he’s being stubborn unfortunately. I will find someone to try it out for me though!
Dove Bodywash – Another sample, this time from Dove. I haven’t tried this out yet, but I will very soon.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo & conditioner – I love Herbal Essences products, and when I see them offering free samples, I’m always going to input my details in the hope of getting some. Do you use any Herbal Essences products? How do you find them?
Although all of the products seen above are free samples from either the companies websites or Facebook pages, any reviews of the above products will be completely honest, and I will always let you know whether I received the product for free or if I paid for it with my own money.
I also received some other goodies through the post this week, mainly competition wins. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of all of them, but this week I received an Anchor mug and cake tin from the Anchor Facebook page, a baby bath gift set (have no idea where this is from though), a So…? fragrance gift set from a blog giveaway and much more.
I also won an annual Merlin pass worth over £400 this week, and a bottle of Bacardi Oakheart this morning – it has definitely been a lucky week for me, competition wise! Do you ever enter competitions?
Quite an uninspiring week on the post front it seems. I received barely anything of interest in the last week, but arrived home last night to this little pile:
Now you can see what I mean by uninspiring. The ABC baby nutrition & feeding guide is from Aptamil – I’ve signed up to all the baby clubs that I can think of, because the freebies, discounts and information you receive can often be invaluable.
I entered a competition to win a holiday in the Shetlands – I did however tick the No box to receiving marketing information – yet they still sent me this tour guide free of charge. I’m quite glad they did though – I’m definitely curious about visiting the islands anyway, and this book has a certain rustic charm about it.
Finally, two free samples – one from Good Things Skincare and another from Olay. Would you like to see reviews on these? Let me know!
Hopefully this week in post will be a bit more exciting – I’m expecting some great competition wins in the next few days – so keep an eye out for those!
I just hope I receive enough interesting things in the post each week to merit its own blog post!
Without further ado though, here’s the majority of the items that dropped through my letterbox this week:
A different array of goodies
Let’s take a look at the separate items:
First of all, my £10 Boots gift voucher from Valued Opinions. I have mentioned before that I am a member of a variety of survey sites, and this site just happens to be one of my favourites. You can cash out at £10 (which is pretty easy to get to, believe me – I cashed out two weeks ago, and am already halfway there again!), and you can choose from a variety of gift vouchers. I always choose Boots though, as you all know I seem to spend half of my life in there!
Next up was my giveaway win from Charlotte’s recent giveaway. I received these gorgeous Models Own nail polishes, and can’t wait to try them out! Thank you, Charlotte!
We now have something a bit random for the baby box. A month or so ago, Bepanthen were giving away free samples of their nappy cream, so I thought this would be a useful thing to have in the baby box ready for when baby arrived. My sample arrived, and I thought nothing more of it, until this morning when another sample arrived. I’m not complaining – I’m just completely baffled as to why they sent me two samples!
This was also a bit odd to receive. A recipe book, especially for pork? I had no idea where this came from, until a little slip of paper fell out. I recently entered a competition to win some Le Creuset cookware, and it seems the company holding the competition are sending out these free recipe books to those who enter. As my family are huge fans of pork, I think I will definitely be attempting some of the yummy recipes from inside!
Another blog giveaway win, this time from Donna’s blog party giveaway and wonderfully designed by Kat from Atavision. I hadn’t taken it out of the bubble wrap when I took the picture because I was petrified I would break the frame! I’m so glad it made the safe journey across the Atlantic from Kat to me! It’s just beautiful, isn’t it? & how lovely is that message?
Finally, and perhaps most interesting of all to some of you, is the £1 beauty box. £1, I hear you cry? Yes, thats what I first thought too, until I read Nora’s post about it, and instantly signed up.
Instead of coming out of your bank account/paypal, like other beauty boxes do, you simply sign up to this beauty box with a text. Yes, one £1 text a month.
You can choose three samples; one for body & hair, one for skincare and one for makeup/perfume.
I chose the Skin Doctors eyetuck, the Mary Kay foundation and the Natura Organics shampoo & conditioner. I know these are unfamiliar names to a lot of us, but isn’t that the point of these monthly beauty boxes – to try new things? I shall be reviewing my box in another post shortly. I have to say though, I feel for £1, you definitely get your moneys worth! I would say this is a definite buy if you’re a bit strapped for cash, yet don’t want to miss out on the beauty box craze.
Have you received any nice things in the post this week?
What are your thoughts on the Latest In Beauty £1 box?