Happy New Year & GIVEAWAY!

After a month long case of bad-blogger syndrome, I am back for the new year!
December was such a busy month for me, and it was horrible taking a break from my lovely little space of internet, but I'm back with blog post ideas up to my eyeballs and raring to go!

As promised as well, I said I'd run a little giveaway when I reached 200 Bloglovin followers, and it's happened! Thankyou to each and everyone one of you lovely little lot who read my ramblings, I appreciate all of your comments, and I hope you stay with me in 2015! So yeah, see the bottom of this post for a giveaway of some of my most loved winter favourites that I am super excited to share with you!

Back to work now though, and on with my New Year's Resolutions! 
I know you've all probably read a million of these by now but I feel like my New Year can't get off to a productive start if I don't write down all of my thoughts and goals for the year, and this time I thought I'd share them with you...

1. Get fit and be healthy!
The most clichéd resolution of them all but it is one I'm determined to stick to! Me and the other half are making it a joint effort, and we've loaded our fridge with so much healthy food that there really isn't an excuse to let ourselves slip...Day 1 started today and it's going well so far! 
I'm also going to take up running, which is something I have a love hate relationship with, and by that I mean that I hate running but love the idea of it (but never can actually be arsed to get my trainers out, story of my life...) First run is going to happen tonight and I'm scared for the sake of my lungs but I'll keep you posted on my progress! I spent so much of 2014 feeling bloated and self-conscious, so am determined to make a real go of it this year.

2. Eat breakfast EVERY DAY
An extension of number 1 but it is something that I very rarely do! I know it's supposed to be the most important meal of the day and all that but I am in the lifelong habit of not eating a thing until around 2pm, and it's not doing me any favours! Day 1 of that too, and my healthy granola and morning coffee (WITHOUT SUGAR, HURRAH!), went down a treat. Roll on day 2....

3. Get organised!
Those that know me know how organised I generally am and I love being a perfectionist, but again in 2014 I let this slip, so really need to sort my shit out and organise my life! That includes blogging, and I definitely don't want to have to take any month long breaks again. That being said, I'm making a vow to post daily on here at 6pm every evening, and we'll see how we go from there! I also want to keep up with my comments and social media and take part in more blogger chats as the few chats that I've participated in have 
been so fun and rewarding.

And last but not least...

4. Read more
As a former self-confessed bookworm, I think I managed to read one whole book in 2014, if that! I have a stack of titles waiting for me on my Kindle, and I need to spend more time winding down in the evenings with a good book. Also, I want to start reading more blogs! I love it when you leave me your links with a lovely blog comment so I can read new blogs and gain other people's perspectives on life, it's the best bit!


And now for the giveaway!
I've gathered a few of my 'Winter Favourites' that I want to pass on to one of you, just see the Rafflecopter form below to enter! You have 2 weeks to do so and I'll contact you via twitter direct message if you are the lucky winner!

The prizes are as follows;


- Lush Snow Fairy 100g
- Kate Moss for Rimmel 107 lipstick
- Soap & Glory Supercat black liner pen
- Barry M Almond Gelly nail polish
- Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Complex
- Twinings Gingerbread flavour green tea

Giveaway is open to entries worldwide, however due to Royal Mail restrictions for various countries, certain products may be substituted for something of the same value that is in keeping with said countries restrictions. 
All are brand new products sourced and paid for by me, as will the postage! Best of luck, and I look forward to announcing the winner!


Let me know in the comments below what your resolutions for the new year are and I'll see you at 6pm tomorrow!

Always, Alice x

47 comments :

  1. Lovely giveaway! I adore the scent of snow fairy but didn't get round to picking any up this time :(

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Awh no! It's my favourite smell ever so I thought I'd share it with you lovely lot. I've got a lifetime supply of the stuff thanks to the boxing day sale...woops! Thanks for you comment Karen :) x

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  2. I read a lot and I was generously given a Kindle for Christmas and I think I am finding that it's causing me to read a lot quicker :)

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. What a lovely gift! Kindles are brilliant, it's easy to get carried away once you start reading on it :) x

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  3. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! And all of the prizes are amazing - I love the Barry M Gelly nail polishes and I haven't had a chance to smell Snow Fairy yet but everyone raves about it!
    Also once I started eating breakfast everyday I found it made a huge difference to my daily energy levels, and now I can't imagine not having my morning porridge :)

    alittlesoapbox.com

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    1. Thankyou so much! Never thought I'd reach 2 followers, nevermind 200 :) ooh it really is a wonderful scent, I use it pretty much every day! Yeah, I've felt more energized since I've added breakfasts into my days...I've been missing out x

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  4. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers and Happy New Year! :) This is such a cute giveaway - Snow Fairy is my favourite product EVER, so of course I'd love that. But I've never tried the gingerbread green tea and haven't seen it anywhere, so would love to try that too!
    Good luck with your New Year's Resolutions - I think everyone wants to be healthier ha.
    Lucy | Lucy--Loves
    xx

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    1. Thankyou Lucy, happy new year to you too! Oooh the green tea is a good'un, literally cannot live without it, it's so tasty :) x

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  5. What a great giveaway! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. This is such a cute giveaway! I'd love to try Supercat eyeliner pen from Soap & Glory because many people say great things about it and here in Portugal we don't have it!! Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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    1. Awh no that's a shame! It's one of, if not my favourite, thing in my makeup bag! Finger crossed for you :) x

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  7. Really lovely giveaway, I like the sound of Snow Fairy most!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou :) Snow Fairy is a good'un! x

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  8. I'd really like to try the eyeliner, just because it's called SUPERCAT!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. It's fab, and last for ages too! Fingers crossed for you :) x

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  9. Read more is definitely on my new years resolutions this year! & this is such a lovely giveaway! Is it open worldwide? :)

    xx angela | the sunday chapter

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    1. I just find it so relaxing! Yeah, the giveaway is open worldwide chick :) x

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  11. Happy New Year!
    This year I want to work hard on my blog and start a Youtube channel!

    http://notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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    1. Oooh good luck if you start up on Youtube chick :) keep in touch and I'll be sure to check out your channel when you go ahead! x

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  12. I have to say, our goals sound quite similar, hah! Especially the last two, I miss reading so much~

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    1. So do I, definitely need to make more time for it! x

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  13. Awesome giveaway. Happy New Year

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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    1. Thankyou :) happy new year to you too! x

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  14. Happy New Year! I am also trying to eat healthier and move more! Hope you manage to achieve your goals xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

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    1. Oooh well good luck with it, I hope you manage to achieve your goals too chick :) x

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  15. Beautiful giveaway, Alice. Good luck with your goals.
    Happy New Year
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  16. Good luck with your resolutions! I also want to start reading more this year! I'm loving the giveaway too! xx

    Beyond the Velvet | Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle blog

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  17. Happy new year! I love the supercat eyeliner! It is one of my staples! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  18. Cute that you guys are giving the whole fitness thing a go together! I've been with my other half for almost 2 years and I've gained like 3 stone... need to shift it ASAP! Couch to 5k is a fab app for running by the way :)

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  19. Happy New Year! Love these resolutions! I did a post about mine if you want to take a look? :) http://ownandbecome.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/15-goals-for-2015.html

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  20. Happy New Year. Like the sound of the Twinings Gingerbread flavour green tea thanks :-)

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  21. Happy New Year! I definitely want to try the Soap & Glory liner!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty & lifestyle

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  22. Happy new year dear! I love evertyhing but I'm so much excited for the kate moss lipstick!

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  23. I am really excited about the Lush Snow Fairy body wash! I have never tried it before and everyone always raves about it!

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  24. Happy new year! All these prizes are great, but Im a sucker for lipstick! :)

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  25. Congratulations on 200 followers!! I love snow fairy, it smells amazing!!

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. hi there congrats on the followers
    all these look sooo good but id be most excited to win snow fairy as i havent tried it yet and the super cat eyeliner !!! :)

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  27. Congratulations on the 200 followers and happy new year too (even though we're almost two weeks in now)! This prize looks amazing, but if I was to pick one thing I like the most it would be Snow Fairy. I've never tried it myself but my friend got it for Christmas and she let me smell it when I was last at her house and oh myyy godddd it smelled amazing! xx

    Holly | holly la beau

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  28. Congrats on 200 followers! I have my eye on the Revlon ColourBurst- I'm loving a nude lip at the moment :)
    Julz Obsessions
    xx

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  29. Love fun giveaways like this! My favorite piece is the Kate Moss lipstick!

    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  30. Love your blog AND this giveaway! You've picked such perfect items, my favourite has to be the Snow Fairy, I always smell it whilst in Lush but for some odd reason haven't gotten around to purchasing it yet. Oopsies :/

    violet-lace.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Snow fairy! It smells divine I want to use the whole bottle in the shower!!

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  32. The perfect choice of products for a giveaway! Snow fairy is definitely my favourite lush product and as a cat eye, liquid liner worshipper I've been meaning to try this product for a while!
    Good luck with your resolutions!

    Katy x

    www.whatkatyknows.net

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  33. I've never tried the gingerbread green tea but would like to.

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  34. Great giveaway, the lipstick is my favourite :D xx

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