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Friday, 18 April 2014

Seek My Scribbles Giveaway

I don't do many giveaways, but I thought it was about time I did one to say thank you to all of you who read and follow my blog! Seek My Scribbles has had it's ups and downs and whilst my posting has been inconsistent in the past, I feel like I finally know the direction this blog is going in. I've definitely been encouraged by your comments and lovely tweets so I just want to say a big, big thank you for your support.

I hope you like the prizes I've chosen for this giveaway. There's a pink theme going on! I chose the pink satchel, which I featured in my F&F wish list because a few people commented saying how much they wanted it too. I picked out the three mini notebooks as if you're anything like me, you need a good notebook for making lists and blog post planning. Finally I chose the Cath Kidston  handbag duo, because it will be perfect for popping inside the satchel. The set contains a multi-purpose beauty balm and a lip balm.

All of the prizes have been bought with my own money, so this giveaway is not sponsored in any way. The only compulsory entry is that you follow this blog either on Bloglovin or GFC. To enter please use the Rafflecopter widget below, where you will also find full T&Cs. The giveaway is open to UK residents only as I am covering my own postage costs. The giveaway closes on the 9th May 2014 at 11:59pm.

Good luck everyone and again THANK YOU! xo

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Amazing animals - Guide dogs

Although I usually share fashion and beauty related posts here on Seek My Scribbles, every now and then you'll find the odd pet post. I absolutely adore my two dogs, Jazz and Oby so when I was contacted about sharing this guide dog video here on Seek My Scribbles, I was more than happy to oblige!

Whilst the majority of us rely on our four legged friends for love, comfort and at times, humour, those that are visually impaired have to essentially put their lives in the hands of their guide dogs. I think guide dogs are truly wonderful and amazing, as are the people who train them and those who put their faith in their guide dogs to keep them safe.

It's not very often I ask readers to do anything, but I would love it if you would take a minute to watch the video posted above. If nothing else it will warm your heart and make you truly appreciate the work of guide dogs and their trainers. I especially loved the video because the dog is called Jazz, like my dog!

For more information about the campaign or to sponsor a guide dog yourself, click here. You can sponsor a guide dog puppy for as little as £1.00 a week and for that you will receive regular pupdates, a calendar and photographs.

If like me, you love dogs, you may be interested in attending the Dogs Unite! event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 14th June 2014. Tickets can be purchased here. I am hoping to attend myself!

I know this is a little different from my usual posts but I like to share information about good causes and Guide Dogs is definitely what I call a good cause.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

A little family tea party

Yesterday was a good day. We ate lots of delicious food and indulged in a glass (or two) of vintage champagne in celebration of my brother's twenty first birthday. Despite their only being five of us, we had a feast that would probably feed about fifty, leaving plenty of left overs for the next few days! My mum did a fabulous job with the spread, particularly with the fairy cakes which looked picture perfect and tasted even better.

Tonight we're off for a family meal at Il Rosso in Mansfield. It is one of my favourite places to dine, so I'm really looking forward to it. This is the last of my brother's twenty first birthday celebrations which have been going on since last Thursday! You're only twenty one once though so it's definitely something to celebrate.

A short & sweet post, but I hope you've enjoyed it and that my tea party food hasn't made you too hungry!


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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Treats from the Body Shop

Hair Chalk // Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask // Blusher // Lip Liner Fixer
I can't resist a bargain so when I saw the Body Shop had yet another discount code (this time offering 40% off non-sale items) I knew I had to pick up a few treats. To be completely honest, the only item I really wanted to pick up was the Vitamin E Sink-In Moisture Mask. One of the beauty vloggers (I can't remember who) was singing it's praises the other day and it sounded like a product I'd like, especially since the Vitamin E range is one of my favourites by the Body Shop.

I also picked up a pink blusher in the shade marshmallow. This is a lovely rosy pink colour which is quite subtle upon application (a lot more subtle than it looks in the pan). Did I need another blusher? Nope! But I've popped it straight in my everyday makeup bag and will get a lot of use out of a shade like this.

My next intention was to pick up a lip liner, but ended up picking up this lip liner fixer instead. This is a retractable pencil that apparently forms an invisible barrier around the lips to fill in fine lines and prevent lipstick bleeding. I've not had chance to experiment with this yet, but I'll keep you posted!

My final purchase was a pot of pink hair chalk. That was one very spontaneous click of the mouse! There was a time when I had pink streaks in my fringe when I was at school and I am pretty sure I vowed to never go there again. Oops! I'm thinking of just trying this out on the ends of my hair. Apparently you just seal it with hairspray and then it washes out. We'll see about that! Don't worry though I'm not planning on going Kelly Osbourne at the 2002 MTV Awards on you. I'm not sure it's even going to show up on my hair...

Fancy treating yourself?
You can get 40% all items (including sale) using the code '14670' (expires 15.04.14)
£10.00 off when you spend £25.00 using the code '14393'

Thursday, 10 April 2014

My favourite spring nail polish | Rita Ora for Rimmel 'Breakfast in Bed'

Rimmel London -  873 Breakfast in Bed // £3.69 in Boots
I don't know about you, but I love it when I find the perfect nail polish colour that just seems to tone in perfectly with all of my seasonal outfits. This happened recently when I picked up the shade 'Breakfast in Bed' from Rimmel London's relatively new collection in collaboration with Rita Ora. 

Breakfast in Bed is a beautiful mint green shade that has a subtle shimmery finish. It only needs a couple of coats (though for me it needed three as I forgot to shake the bottle - oops) and dries relatively quickly...not far off sixty seconds I'd say! The bottle is beautifully designed with a stamp featuring Rita Ora wearing the same colour on her nails. Pretty cool that.

I've seen a number of reviews stating that the formula is a little thick and whilst I have only just noticed this myself, I wouldn't say it affects the application at all. I still found it really easy to apply and I'm the world's worst nail polish painter.

The thing that has stood out for me the most about this nail polish (aside from the beautiful colour and cute name) is the fact it is very chip resistant. I usually find that my nails chip after a day or two, but it's been nearly a whole week now and it's only just starting to chip majorly. 

After loving this polish so much, I am definitely going to invest in a few other colours from the collection. I really love the look of 'Pillow Talk,' a pastel blue and 'Rita Rouge,' a dark red shade.

Have you tried any of the Rita Ora for Rimmel London polishes?
What did you think of them?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Lush Easter Bunny bubble bar review

As a huge fan of Lush's bubble bars, I simply couldn't resist picking up 'Bunny' from their new Easter collection. Bunny is a gorgeous bunny shaped bubble bar made from vanilla absolute, blue cornflower petals, fair trade shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil. He (I've decided it's a he) smells very similar to the creamy candy bubble bar from the core collection and is super duper adorable, don't you think?

Although I would have been happy if bunny was just a plain old white bunny, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that it is actually pink inside and with the addition of the blue cornflower petals, made for a very colourful and pretty bath! Bunny is extremely easy to crumble (though I did feel a little guilty taking away half his body) and produces mountains of gorgeous fluffy bubbles.

As well as providing me with a rather luxurious bath, Bunny also made my bathroom smell heavenly! If you love sweet candy scents and fancy injecting a little 'Easter' into your bath time, I highly recommend treating yourself to a bunny bubble bar. Seeing as he's Easter themed, I don't imagine he'll be sticking around for long (though I may be wrong) so I'd go pick one up quickly before he hops off for the year!

The Bunny bubble bar costs £3.25. 
Lush is a cruelty-free brand.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

F&F Clothing at Tesco Spring Picks

Structured Hand Held Satchel Bag // Daisy Lace Shell Top // Daisy Organza Pencil Skirt // Two Part Stiletto Court Shoes
In my opinion F&F is the best supermarket clothing brand, easily rivalling many well-known highstreet fashion stores. The collections never fail to impress me and I was blown away by their beautiful new spring collection which features my two favourite things, pastels and florals. From daisy overlay skirts to candy coloured dresses and satchels, I almost feel like F&F has tailored their spring collection just for me! Although there are many gorgeous new items both in-store and on the website, one being this beautiful daisy organza tunic dress I picked up the other day, the four items featured in this post are high on my wish list.

Unintentionally, yet rather wonderfully, I picked four items that I believe would make a lovely springtime outfit! With each item here priced under £20.00, you really can't go wrong money-wise. I can also vouch for the quality of F&F's clothing and accessories, with my most-used satchel bag being from there and still going strong after over a year! If you are looking to treat yourself to a new spring wardrobe, I highly recommend picking up some of your staple pieces from F&F. You will be pleasantly surprised, trust me!


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