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Batiste Brit Dry Shampoo Giveaway Winners

December 20, 2010 in Giveaway Winner

Once again, thank you all for your entries and fantastic support! My thanks also to Batiste for supplying the prize!

It’s time to choose the eight lucky winners of a can of Batiste Brit!

The winners selected by random.org are:
julielouise
@Tweetnise
emsmiff
@zeeski
@josie301
@twinklenicci
nic_dav
@ninjafish007

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Please email me (rhodareviews (at) gmail (dot) com ) with your address details so I can arrange your prize.
Remember for more information on Batiste check out their website http://www.batistehair.co.uk/, follow them on twitter @BatisteHair or “like” them on Facebook  www.facebook.com/batistedryshampoopage

Flossie Crums: The Enchanted Cookie Tree Winner

December 15, 2010 in Giveaway Winner

I’m so excited about giving away this book, I love it and I hope that the winner will too. I should have made it a condition of entry that I had to try any of the cookies baked as a result of this book!!!

Thank you for all the entries….now to choose a winner.
I have selected the winner using random.org to be……….
missielizzie

CONGRATULATIONS!
Please email me your details to rhodareviews (at) gmail (dot) com.

Cutlery and Catering Sporks Review and *Giveaway*

December 12, 2010 in Closed Giveaways, Home & Garden

I am very excited about this review! As anyone who knows me will tell you I love my food, my kitchen and my crockery and cutlery. In fact when it came to compiling our wedding gift list I was totally in my element! It was therefore with great excitement that I was asked to review for a lovely website – http://www.cutleryandcatering.co.uk/.

All families have their own favourite styles of cutlery, or their own way of eating. When I first met my husband’s family I was introduced to the concept of splades (or splaydes) and I have to say I thought they were all mad. Well I’m pleased to say that thanks to Cutlery and Catering I have found my own favourite utensil, the spork!

I was delighted to receive a gorgeous set of six Windsor sporks from http://www.cutleryandcatering.co.uk/ to review. They were extremely well packaged and came in a lovely blue gift box.

So what are sporks I hear you ask? Well they are a combination of a knife, a fork and a spoon all in one implement. They are perfect for one-handed eating, with a serrated edge, a spoon-like bowl and short fork-like prongs.

Naturally I had to do plenty of eating to test them out….and I found them great. They aren’t too weighty, but are sufficient enough to cut through fairly hard objects.

There is a lovely feel to them and they are great for eating cakes, omelettes, pasta, rice dishes, take-away etc. In fact I would imagine they would be perfect for a BBQ or a picnic, but since there’s rather a lot of snow outside I thought it best not to test out that theory.

They are also known as knorks or buffet forks, and would be absolutely perfect for party food. If you are planning a party over the festive season then these would be great…and I’d imagine you would avoid all the crumbs all over the floor too!

I really don’t think I can praise these wee gems highly enough. Of course I think I should really eat some more gateau just for the sake of research.

Cutlery and Catering have been operating since 1985, so they have a great understanding of their customers’ needs and have an extensive range of cutlery to meet your every need. Cutlery can be bought in gift boxes, or if you are just planning to top-up your cutlery drawer, or buy for a function, then you can also buy them loosely. They now have a Facebook page too so you can keep up to date with all of their news.

I am very pleased to announce that one lucky blog reader can win themselves a box of six Windsor sporks (worth £12.99) from Cutlery and Catering. To enter you MUST do the following four things.

  1. Visit http://www.cutleryandcatering.co.uk/ and leave me a comment below telling me your favourite item on their website.
  2. Become a fan of Cutlery and Catering on Facebook by liking their page www.facebook.com/cutleryandcatering.co
  3. Follow my blog in Google Friend Connect (see right hand side)
  4. Leave some method of contacting you should you be a winner (e.g. email address or twitter name).
There are TWO additional entries on offer, but you must leave a SEPARATE comment for each to qualify.
    1. For one additional entry please tweet “I’ve entered @justforcomps’ blog giveaway to win a set of sporks from Cutlery & Catering http://goo.gl/nkt0D” and leave a SEPARATE entry with your twitter name telling me you have done so.

 

 

 

I’m afraid the competition is open to the UK only and will close on Sunday 19th December at 7pm. There are is one set of sporks to give away, to one lucky winners! (as chosen by random.org).

For more information about Cutlery and Catering check out their website http://www.cutleryandcatering.co.uk/ and keep up to date with all their news on Facebook www.facebook.com/cutleryandcatering.co

One set of sporks was received free of charge for consideration. All views expressed in this post are my own and, always, completely honest. Thank you to Cutlery and Catering for providing the giveaway prize.

Batiste Brit Dry Shampoo & *Giveaway*

December 12, 2010 in Closed Giveaways, Health & Beauty

I remember even as a wee girl my Mum putting Batiste dry shampoo in my hair and sending me out to school. Yes that’s how long I’ve been a fan of Batiste, and to be honest I think I love it more than ever these days!

Haven’t heard of Batiste before? Well, let me tell you what it is. Batiste is a dry shampoo that comes in an aerosol can. You simply spray it on your hair, massage in with your fingertips, wait a few moments and brush out. The result is hair that feels clean and smells great.

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Batiste has made a big difference to my life. For one thing without it my hair would look awful. You see, like most people with M.E., I have days when the thought of just washing my hair exhausts me, let alone the actual process. Yet for me when I’m lying in bed or on the sofa I just wish I could feel clean. Batiste has really helped me on those days, it takes minimal effort but really has fantastic results.

I was delighted when Batiste brought out their new product – Batiste Brit Dry Shampoo. Having been a fan of all their other scents in the past I was dying to give this one a go.

I really was not disappointed! Like all the previous products before my hair feels so clean, fresh and full of body – not a spot of grease in sight! I really love the scent too, it’s so fresh and light.

I can imagine this being such a great product if you are a mum. Within a matter of minutes you can have clean feeling, volumised hair, just in time for the school run or to get to work! In fact I think all new mums out there should be given this with every new baby!

Another great thing about Batiste is that it’s widely available in all good supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and in pharmacies nationwide! They also do a mini version which is perfect for popping in your handbag for use on the go.

Like the sound of Batiste Brit? Well the lovely people at Batiste have kindly given me 8 150ml cans of their new Brit Dry Shampoo to give away to my blog readers. To be in with a chance of being one of the 8 lucky winners you MUST do all of the following three things:

  1. Leave me a comment on this post, telling me what you love about Batiste, or, if you have never tried it before, tell me why you’d like to give it a go.
  2. Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect.
  3. Leave some way of contacting you if you are the winner e.g. twitter ID, email etc.
For one additional entry please tweet “I’ve entered @justforcomps’ blog giveaway to win a can of @BatisteHair Brit Dry Shampoo http://goo.gl/jU0mb” and leave a SEPARATE entry with your twitter name telling me you have done so.
 
I’m afraid the competition is open to the UK only and will close on Sunday 19th December at 7pm. There are eight cans giveaway, one to each of 8 lucky winners! (as chosen by random.org).I will make every attempt to contact the winners, however if I have not heard back within a week I reserve the right to select a new winner.

For more information on Batiste check out their website http://www.batistehair.co.uk/, follow them on twitter @BatisteHair or “like” them on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/batistedryshampoopageAll views expressed in this post are my own. I did not receive any reward, financial or otherwise for this post. Thank you to Batiste for providing the giveaway prizes.

Flossie Crums: The Enchanted Cookie Tree Review and *GIVEAWAY*

December 7, 2010 in Closed Giveaways, Kids, Young Children

A while ago I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Flossie Crums: The Enchanted Cookie Tree. If like me you have never heard of this book before, you are in for a real treat!  This marvellous book is the second in the Flossie Crums series of “baking adventures” by Helen Nathan. Let me explain..

Flossie Crums is a 7 (and three-quarter) year old girl who loves baking. She has a 6 year old brother called Billie and six best friends, who are all fairies –  Crystal, Cherry, Plum, Honey, Candy and Minty. Flossie is given a very special fairy assignment, to bake cookies in celebration of the “Royal Welcoming” of Princess Cornflower in the Magical Kingdom of Romolonia. Flossie takes us on her adventure with her, and even shares her recipes along the way for us all to enjoy.

This book is so different from all the fairytales I’ve ever read before, and really has such a special vibe to it. Flossie encourages the readers to join in with her baking, and midway through the story presents the recipe for “Royal Welcoming Cookies” together with ideas for icing them.

The book is beautifully presented with fantastic illustrations, glitter and is full of fairies. One of my favourite things about this book is the attention to detail; not only is the story beautifully written with illustrations that leap colourfully off the page, but on every single page there is a fairy to be found. It adds another special quality to the book that captures the minds of the young reader (and older readers too!)

I can just imagine the joy this book would bring to a young child. The excitement of getting to join in and do some baking would be fantastic. However the book really does read well even if you don’t participate, it’s just a lovely story.  I’m actually giving this book as a present this Christmas and I’m finding it hard to part with!

The author, Helen Nathan, believes that baking is great for boosting children’s confidence and that Flossie’s recipes will inspire creativity.  I think it’s very refreshing to find a book that tackles these issues. I am a huge fan of baking and I’m delighted to see that the Flossie Crums series is encouraging a new generation of bakers. This book would be a fantastic way to spend a rainy afternoon with your child.

At the end of the story Flossie shares a further five delicious looking recipes with us, from Mini Footprint Baby Cakes to Princess Cornflower’s Pink Meringue Kisses with rose cream. However it doesn’t end there! There is a fabulous website that accompanies the Flossie Crums stories and features more easy recipes, more information about the characters, some fun activities such as dressing up fairies, and there’s even a shop there where you can buy your baking ingredients. http://www.flossiecrums.com/

One of my favourite things about http://www.flossiecrums.com/  is that your child can now sign up to the Flossie Fan Club for free. Every month he/she will get more recipes, more stories and all the news from Romolonia. It just extends the whole Flossie Crums experience further, and is yet another great detail to compliment a lovely book.

Do you like the sound of The Enchanted Cookie Tree? Well I have been given a copy to give away!

To be in with a chance of winning you MUST do all of the following three things:

  1. Leave me a comment on this post.
  2. Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect.
  3. Leave some way of contacting you if you are the winner e.g. twitter ID, email etc.
For one additional entry please tweet “I’ve entered @justforcomps’ blog giveaway to win a Flossie Crums book  http://goo.gl/e4hgL” and leave a SEPARATE entry with your twitter name telling me you have done so.
 
I’m afraid the competition is open to the UK only and will close on Tuesday 14th December at 7pm. There is one book to giveaway to one lucky winner (as chosen by random.org).

All view expressed in this post are my own. No reward, financial or otherwise was received in return for this post. T
he prize was donated by the publisher.