Sunday, 16 November 2014

Giveaway | 1st Birthday MAC Giveaway! (ENDED)

Thirty Something OAP is one this month, and to celebrate I'm having a giveaway!

MAC GIVEAWAY

First things first - let's have a quick look back over the last year!

The first post I published was a review of my first Glossybox back in the day when I thought I wanted to be a beauty blogger. My most popular posts have tended to be the more controversial posts and I've started to wonder if rants and negativity are what really pull people in! The blogging world needs more honesty - not every product, restaurant, experience etc. is peaches and cream but reading some blogs you would they are. Nah, that's not for me, which is probably why my Wednesday Whine posts have been so popular!

My views on having children actually caused so much offence to a former blogging friend that she stopped speaking to me. Oh well, her loss!

Two of my favourite posts are common sayings people get wrong and five products I just don't rate which certainly led to a lot of debate in the comments section.


I've reviewed all sorts, from Nip + Fab body wash and GlamGlow Youth Mud to Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and MAC's Viva Glam IV.



Days out at The National Trust and Alnwick Castle have also featured, as well as a comprehensive list of things I hate about going to the cinema.


The most difficult post I've written was about my late Mum as part of the Memory Monday series which also saw me tell you why I'm scared of knives (thanks again Dad!)


The most important post I have published though is about my name and why, when people repeatedly pronounce it incorrectly, it irks me. Have a read and see if you agree!

Of course these are just a few of the posts I've made over the last year so please do take a look around, I hope you find something you enjoy! Finally I'd like to thank everyone who has read, followed, commented and liked my posts. It really means a lot to me that there are people out there, no matter how few, who take the time to support my writing. Thank you so much!

Moving on to the important part... To say thank you to my lovely followers I'm having a blog giveaway.

You can win a MAC lip product (lipstick, gloss, liner etc) of your choice up to the value of £20. You get to pick the item and colour then I will order it for you. If your chosen colour is out of stock then you can choose an alternative. Use the widget below to enter.
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47 comments:

  1. I would probably choose Velvet teddy if it was in stock. Congrats on 1 year of blogging xxx

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  2. Happy blogversary!!I really like how you've given a timeline on your past posts, going to have a click through them after this:) Also this is a fab giveaway, thank you :) x

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  3. So many choices but I think soar lipliner be beautiful to get.

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  4. Congratulations on one year blogging! I love your more controversial posts as well as your beauty ones! If I won I would love to win MACs' Peach Blossom lipstick :) xx

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  5. Congrats on your first year! I had a nice time going through those past posts. I'd love to win the MAC blush in Fleur Power please xx

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  6. Oh wow aload of great post and what a great Idea of going through them all. I have found people read my rants more then my product posts too :)

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  7. Congratulations on your 1st blog birthday! I love everything but I'd choose the the Mac peach blossom lipstick it's really lovely! :)

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  8. Congrats on your blog birthday. I can't believe your former friend stopped talking to you!

    I read the sayings that people get wrong, I'm so bad for getting sayings wrong. Oops!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  9. I would choose the Kiehls midnight recovey conc

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Martina but that isn't a prize option my dear - it's a MAC lip product giveaway so you'd have to choose a lippie from MAC I'm afraid!

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  10. Congrats on your first blog birthday! I'd love to win the MAC shade Brave please xx

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  11. Happy Blog Birthday! Thanks for such an amazing giveaway, If I won I would love the shade either rebel or new york apple

    Gemma xx

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  12. Well done Simone! Fantastic achievement and I for one love reading your 'whines'. Its refreshing to here a blogger telling it how it is! If I am lucky, I would love to try Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Grande Dame. Good luck for the next year! JuJu CAR-WAR-DINE :D xxx

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  13. Happy 1st blog birthday! This is such a great post, it highlighted a couple of posts that I'd missed! I think I'd choose MAC syrup if I were to win. Congratulations again. xx
    strupag.com

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  14. Happy 1st Birthday! What a fab giveaway x

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to win the Mac Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Perpetual Flame, I want to try something more daring this Christmas and would be ace if my lippy lasted for longer than my first drink! Just had a read of your 'my name' post and I so agree, I think it's very disrespectful and just a bit rude! Xx

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  16. Congratulations on your 1st Blogbirthday!
    I'd love to win MAC Peach Blossom lipstick.

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  17. I've been dying to try Shy Girl. Question- is this UK only? I'm in the US

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  18. Happy 1st Blog Birthday Simone! I've still not had a Glossybox nearly a year into blogging haha! I feel obliged to visit Alnwick Castle living in Newcastle, I should really make the trip out! I'm loving their lipsticks and feel like until I have a steady, full time wage I'm not ready to dive into more expensive Mac products. That saying, I am lusting after Velvet Teddy, Plumful and Russian Red!

    Laura x

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  19. Congrats! I would love to win Mac Kinda Sexy lipstick. Thank you!

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  20. Happy blog anniversary - great giveaway too, it's crazy how fast blogging years go!

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  21. happy 1st anniversary for your blog!! great giveaway i've got one on mine too if you like to enter its so exciting isnt it xxx

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  22. Congrats on 1 year of blogging! If I win I think I'd choose a Mac lipstick in Sunny Seoul or Coral Bliss! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  23. Congrats on a year of blogging! it definitely takes dedication to keep it up.
    I'd love to win Mac's Syrup lipstick

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  24. Lovely giveaway! I think I would probably choose Mac Velvet Teddy :D

    Miss Beauty Saver
    Enter My BlanX Giveaway

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  25. Ooooh, can we go lippy shopping?! I don't know what colour I'd go for!! x

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  26. MAC lipsticks are heaven! I've only recently joined the craze but I love them already! Ruby Woo has to be my favourite shade

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  27. Great giveaway! I would love to get a unusual colour I havent tried before x

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  28. Congratulations! I'd go for lipstick!

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  29. Hi , dear Simone , and Happy Birthday to your blog !
    I don't see you mentioned it so I just ask - Is the lovely giveaway international ?

    Thanks ♥

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  30. Congrats! I would choose a Mineralize Rich lipstick.

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  31. I would choose pink pearl. I am a MAC virgin (I know, shocking as I am a beauty blogger!)
    I normally wear nudes, but I have fallen in love with Illamasqua rosepout and never looked back.
    I am even tempted by a red some days.

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  32. Frankly, I haven't used MAC very often in years so it would take me a bit to decide. I might even let you recommend your fave! :)

    Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary. xx

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  33. I think I would pick patisserie lipstick

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  34. hello there congratulations on a year of blogging !!! ive only recently found your blog so i will be mootching through past posts awsome giveaway if i won i would love MAC shade Brave :) merry xmas

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  35. Happy blogversary!! Would definitely choose the shade Ruby Red because I need a new red lippy!
    Lots of love, Maya xo
    voguebymaya.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Congrats on your anniversary!! I'd choose Mac lipstick in Relentlessly Red xx

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  37. Happy Birthday to your blog, congrats, I would choose Mac in Velvet Teddy. Thanks for the generous giveaway. (Randi C.)

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  38. Happy 1st Blogiversary. You have done well. I would like to try the MAC Flamingo lipstick thanks

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  39. I would probably choose a shade similar to twig xx

    Alisha-jade.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Mac lipstick in Relentlessly Red

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