Myself and 15 other members of the UK Beauty Blogging Community have teamed up to offer you the chance to win a 6 Month Birchbox Subscription and Beauty Bundle!

Birchbox are a beauty box subscription service that you can have delivered to your door monthly and it is full of great new products to try. I love beauty subscriptions as it is a nice surprise as you don’t know what you are going to receive, unless you snoop online and see what everyone else got in that months box! It is a great way to try new things and things you might not have usually bought to try 🙂

Meet The Bloggers

The Beauty Bloggers teaming up to bring you this fabulous giveaway are all listed below. Make sure to check out their blogs for amazing content covering everything from beauty reviews to how to save money on your monthly beauty hauls.

Reinventing Neesha | Sarah Trademark | Lottie Lately | Pain in the Head | Laura Leiva

The Prize

1 Lucky Winner will win themselves a 6 Month Subscription to Birchbox as well as a Beauty Bundle also supplied by Birchbox.

Rules

  • This giveaway is open to UK residents only
  • The giveaway will run from Tuesday October the 1st to Thursday October 31st
  • The winner will be drawn on Friday the 1st November
  • You must complete at least one of the entry options to be entered into the prize draw
  • Anyone who unfollows before the giveaway ends or doesn’t complete the required entry action will be disqualified.
  • The prize is non transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value.

How To Enter

You can enter via the Rafflecopter entry system below. You can complete as many of the entry options as you like. The more entry options you complete the more chance you have of winning!

Good Luck!

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Sarah x

I wanted to pick up a few bits to keep on my desk at home to help me with my blogging and stuff and came across Office Monster who have an amazing range of office supplies. I was really surprised at how great the selection was and also how cheap some of the items were!

The things I picked out where:

Q-Connect Quick Note Cube 76 x 76mm Pastel KF01347

I love the colours of these and they are really handy!

Q-Connect 2 Ring Binder Frosted A4 Red KF02482

I will be using these to keep any important paperwork in.

Q-Connect Mesh Pen Pot Black KF00864

This pen pot is handy for all of my highlighters. Really like the mesh design, it could also be used to hold make up brushes!

Artline Calligraphy Pen Set Assorted Width Black (Pack of 4) EK-240W4

I want to start drawing more and trying out calligraphy so this set it perfect for beginners.

Q-Connect Mechanical Pencil Medium 0.7mm (Pack of 10) KF01345

You can’t go wrong with a mechanical pencil!

Q-Connect Assorted Highlighter Pens (Pack of 6) KF01909

I really liked the colour options for the highlighters and these will come in super handy!

I like to make a lot of notes to help me with blog post ideas so it is ideal to have a folder to keep useful things in as well as some highlighters and sticky notes.

Sarah x

If you read my blog regularly you will know I am always trying new things whether it be clothing, skincare or food, I will always be happy to step out of my comfort zone and try something different.

I had never heard of chicken cracking before, I used to eat pork scratchings as a child so just guessed these would be a chicken version so thought why not, I will give it a go!

The chicken cracklings are available in two different flavours which you can buy from Amazon:

Chicken Crackling Sea Salt

Chicken Crackling Habanero Chilli

What is great about these is that you can eat them as a snack straight out the bag or you can add them to meals if you wanted. They would be great to add to a salad!

They are gluten free and a great source of protein. You can heat them up too if you wanted a warm snack. I prefer the sea salt ones as not a massive fan of chilli, but saying that, the flavour isn’t too overpowering so it is nice 🙂

You can enter to win some to try for yourself!

The Original Chicken Crackling Giveaway #8

Sarah x

We all have things we want to do in life, and taking trips that will stay with you for life tend to be high on people’s agenda. What truly constitutes as a once in a lifetime trip will be personal. But there are some locations that everyone agrees are the ‘must-see’ type. For this list, you’ll probably need a great pair of hiking boots, a bike, and a passport!

Photo by Reynier Carl on Unsplash

Polar Bears

The Svalbard Islands are the home to many beautiful Polar Bears. They are located in the Arctic ocean, between the North Pole and Norway. Much of the area is completely untouched and could be described as rugged. Only around 3000 people are living across the islands and 2000 of those line in Longyearbyen. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and admin center. 

You will be treated to Arctic food, and they pride themselves on a high standard of delectable treats. In fact, you can visit the world’s northernmost sushi restaurant! You’ll probably need to get the by plane. But it is worth it to see the two-thirds of the protected Svalbard area. Flights take 3 hours from Oslo. You’ll need to pack your thermal for this trip and, when you arrive at the visitor’s center, check out tours and activities. 

Pasta Please

Millions of people visit Italy every year. But, many people tend to stick to the tourist areas. But if you step outside of those spaces, you are in for a treat. The Lake District has a lot to offer. It is in northern Italy and surrounded by mountains and stunning lakes. The largest lake is Garda, closely followed by Como and Maggiore. This is more for people who love natural beauty and some history. The Aeolian Islands are situated in the northeast of Sicily and the perfect getaway if you are ready to take it easy for a while. It comes highly recommended to scuba diving, and you can find active volcanoes here too. More than just great food!

Himalayas

This is where those trusty walking boots will be your best buddies. Dolpo is a part of the Himalayas that is only accessible by foot. You will want to book a tour for this one, as it takes around 13 days. The trails are untouched, and you will see various villages too. The region is culturally Tibetan which means you’ll get a real feel for how the ancient Tibetan people lived. And, of course, you’ll see Kathmandu’s temples, shrines, and the beautiful Phokosundo lake. 

Cruises

This one isn’t so much to a specific location but rather the experience itself. If you think about the cost of flights, hire cars or public transport, a week or two in a hotel plus food and experiences, a cruise will always be cheaper. Even luxury cruises will have a better price point. The all-inclusive nature of them means that you are never going to be worried about how much a meal is going to cost, or the snack breaks. You will probably need to add on a drinks package if you are partial to an alcoholic beverage. 

Nomad 

There are specific tour companies like G Adventures’ that have a 10-day tour package that involved living nomadically during that time period. You’ll get to ride on horseback, stay overnight at a nomadic camp – where you’ll sleep in a ger, which is a bit like a yurt. Mongolia is looking to increase their tourist visits in the next few years, which should go some way to showing it doesn’t see nearly as many tourists as many places. 

Finland

Many people want to see the northern lights. It is quite the experience to see different colors dance across the skies. But it is a different experience entirely from sleeping under them. The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland has a range of glass igloos. There is a glass compartment next to a more traditional log cabin – so privacy isn’t an issue. If you are going to check this one out, then you will want to book between August and April. 

Galapagos Islands

If the idea of giant turtles doesn’t entice you, then maybe the opportunity to swim with penguins might? You can also watch seals playing and swimming off the coast too. The Galapagos is made up of 19 islands and was untouched for millions of years. Each of the islands has an entirely different makeup, so you should check out maps long before you go. There are also some entry requirements to visit the Galapagos Park because they pride themselves on the protection of the habitat and inhabitants they are vigilant with bag checks, fees, and alien species. 

Temples

If you love to have your breath taken away repeatedly, then you should consider temple hopping. Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia are relatively close, and the flights between each country are affordable and fast. If you choose two or three places that you want to visit, you can make a round trip in a matter of days. They recommend Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the White Temple in Chaing Rai, Thailand as the perfect spots for avid photographers. 

Paris

Yes, it has thousands of tourists, but with good reason. When the sunsets and the city noise dulls down to a hum, the Eiffel Tower lights the sky. It is something spectacular and one of the most iconic structures on the planet. You can even have dinner in Les Ombres if you want to experience dinner and a view of the tower. There are of course other things that may draw your attention, like the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe or bag a bargain at Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

When it comes to once in a lifetime trips, they don’t need to be expensive or in a far off place. What matters the most is that you do something that means something to you. Watching wild horses run across fields, sitting in a safari car in Africa, or trying sushi in Japan. Travel well by doing what you love.

Sarah x

I recently came across Asda Photo where you can create personalised products online and have them delivered straight to your door. A lot of supermarkets offer personalised photo products but you have to go in store and design them which can often not be practical. With this service it is so easy to use either on a pc/tablet or on a phone. I used their website to order a cushion and a calendar for next year using photos I had on my phone.

Here are a couple of screenshots from my phone showing how easy it was to select a picture and resize it to use:

I love how simple the service is to use and the prices are really reasonable too! The cushion was £20 which included the insert, if you wanted just the cover and had your own insert it would be £16. The desktop calendar was £8.50.

It only took a few days to arrive and both are great quality. I think sequin reveal cushions are super cool and this one is so cute with my cats on.

The calendar will be great on my desk at work next year.

They do so many other great things here and would make ideal gifts, especially with Christmas coming up!

Sarah x