Saturday, 30 July 2011

Finding My Niche - And a Giveaway! - *closed*

I've been neglecting my blog quite a bit lately, for several reasons, but a big reason is that I wasn't really sure where I was going with it.  But I think I may have found my niche and what I want to write about and am celebrating it with a small giveaway.

I love make-up and jewellery.  I think I mentioned in a post that I've been an Avon rep.  I just love all the prettiness, and making something pretty.  I've started making jewellery and hope to have my own business some day.  And I just love the new special effect nail polishes that are around.  Particularly the crackle ones!  I find myself talking about them to everyone.  So it kind of seemed natural that my blog should go down a beauty route.  So there you go - a mummy beauty blog!

Don't worry, its still going to be relevant to mummys!  I don't wear make-up every day and I'm rubbish at moisturisers and stuff.  I have to wait until the kids are in bed before I can paint my nails so quite often they're just plain.  Or chipped.  I'm kind of hoping that I'll be able to find the best easy make-up products for busy mums who only have time to throw on a bit of lippy and mascara before they go out!

I recently invested in a load of new eyeshadows from beauty uk who sell a gorgeous range of make-up products at a really good price.  My attention was caught by their good value Eye Shadow Palettes, 10 eye shadow colours for £3.99.  I ordered the Pastels palette but there was a slight mix up in my (large!) order and they sent the Twighlight palette of blues instead.  I contacted them by their very friendly twitter feed and straight away they sent me out the correct palette and told me to keep the other one!  I don't really wear blues so it's this 'freebie' that I'm offering as a giveaway!

Twighlight Eyeshadow Palette
I'm giving away a brand new beauty uk Twighlight Eye Shadow palette worth £3.99 (only to UK followers, sorry) and this is what you have to do:

  1. Become a follower of my blog, either via GFC or subscribing via email (mandatory)
  2. Follow me on twitter - @meetjosmith (mandatory)
Please leave me a comment saying you have completed the above 2 steps, along with your GFC name and twitter name.

You can gain an additional entry by tweeting the following:

I've entered to win a @beautyuktweets eyeshadow palette with @meetjosmith here:

Please leave an additional comment after you have tweeted.  

The competition will remain open until midnight 8th August 2011 and a winner will be picked at random.

The competition is only open to UK residents.

The prize has been provided by me and I have received no incentive for this post.


The winner was picked by and the winner was:




  1. I'm following on GFC (SuperluckyDI) and Twitter (@superluckydi) - and I love blue eyeshadow even though I'm probably too old to wear it!

    Good luck with your new mummy/beauty blog!

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  3. @needaphone I follow on GFC and on twitter @needaphone. I love makeup need tips though

  4. I am following you on GFC -mellysocks and twitter @mellysocks :)

  5. I love all the blues, thank u for a lovely giveaway. sherieann GFC and tweeting @RedRoses4

  6. GFC: Will Design For Makeup
    twitter follower: @DesignForMakeup

  7. tweeted here:!/DesignForMakeup/status/97431949920055296 as username: DesignForMakeup

  8. Already follow you on both and am tweeting now. I love make up too.

    Well done on feeling you have an angle for your blog.

    Mich x

  9. I already follow on twitter as @Jane_is_me and my GFC is Be Charmed Jewellery

  10. Am following with GFC andf on twitter @kikicomp

  11. have tweeted too @kikicomp

  12. Following your Blog on GFC (Angela Webster)and already follow you on Twitter


  13. I have Tweeted


  14. done both steps
    gfc karen scammell
    twitter @twannywun

    twannywun at hotmail dot com

  15. Done both steps 1 as Belinda Matthews
    step 2 as @dillydondallie

  16. I have tweeted the giveaway as @dillydondallie

  17. enter me please :)
    gfc: tinkerbelldani
    twitter: @tinkabelldani

    thank you xox

  18. I'm following on GFC as annaojbee and Twitter as @annaojbee

  19. I've sent a Tweet too :)

  20. GFC: Pyari Beauty
    Twitter: PyariBeauty


  21. hi i entered
    twitter name: groovyshazxx

    Following both Blog & twitter

    good luck all.

  22. Hi, following your blog on GFC (I'm Gillian Cooke) and already follow on twitter :-) @Gill_919

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  24. Hi, I've also tweeted your post. @Gill_919

  25. Hi! I've been dying to try this palette for ages but my Superdrug never have it! Fingers crossed :)

    I'm following via GFC as Helen England and twitter (@HellBellUk) and I retweeted your message here!/HellBellUk/status/100656292942721024
    My email is helen_louise_is at yahoo dot co dot uk

  26. Sorry, I follow via GFC as Helly not Helen England x

  27. i subscribe and follow as mrstracey1972

  28. Following you on GFC (stralisemiai) and on twitter @stralisemiai.

    Glad you have had a burst of colour, and inspiration for your blog. xx

    I find it hard to find time for myself with having small children, as Long as my toe nails are painted, a little smokey look around the eyes and a cute lip gloss and I am set to go!! - funny how the handbag is overflowing with nappies and wipes!

  29. Also tweeted on twitter, @Stralisemiai

    Kindest regards x


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