Friday, July 6, 2012

A Giveaway!

 This parcel arrived for me in the mail the other day - the most divine set of cleansing handwash and moisturiser from the New Zealand company, Banks & Co Botanicals. They were very kind to email earlier in the week asking if I would like to test drive their new 'Luxe' range and I said yes because a. it is made in New Zealand, b. owned by New Zealanders and c. phenoxyethanol free;  paraben free;  and sulphate free. I have extremely sensitive skin and regularly break out in reactive rashes, making me paranoid about applying petrochemical based cosmetics to my skin.... strange that.
 Anyhoo - after a week of using the most divinely scented moisturizer (Peony and Rata) - my skin is happy. Apparently it has an oil in it called Meadowfoam which is rich with Vitamin E AND is grown down in Southland.
Banks & Co were very generous in sending two bottles and so I am able to use the Cleansing Hand Wash for a giveaway. The only catch however, is that the bottles are made from gloriously thick glass and would be terrible heavy to send overseas. As a result, the giveaway will be for New Zealand residents only. However, international readers are welcome to enter the competition on behalf of any New Zealand friends or family they may have here. All you would have to do if you win the draw would be to email me with the intended recipient's name and address. 
To enter, please leave your name in the comment section below and I will draw the winner from a hat next Friday (the 13th...).
As for other news, I have been very busy growing a forest of crochet and wool. The trees are still needing trunks, but they will sprout with time.
Lots of love and good luck,
Kate xxooxx.

29 comments:

  1. Well I would love to try them, I have been trying all sorts of NZ brands of natural skin care since arriving here in search of one that makes my skin sing (or at least not cry) :)

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  2. My old flatmate is a NZ girl, and about to have another baby. When I had my first child, she actually sent me something similar in a glass bottle that broke all over the sweet baby clothes that were in the same package. She would love these beautiful cosmetics.

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  3. i'm from indonesia and i never try their product :D
    but i really really glad to try them :)

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  5. i want to enter. and seeing as how i can't, i would like to enter for my blog friend Jacqui (Hazelnutgirl.blogspot). i would enter on behalf of Stef, but maybe that's not allowed....
    Hope you are well. And now you have good and soft skin. Yah! xxxxx

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  6. I would like to enter on behalf of my friend Justine (in Wellington) who gave us two night of blessed relief from the campervan when we toured NZ. She's fabulous!

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  7. I love Beauty-Giveaways!

    Thank you for this

    Greetings
    SelMama

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  8. Hello!
    I want to play with you, please enter my name...

    http:helenavs.blogspot.com

    with love,
    Helena
    from Ukraine

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  9. Wow, how pretty! I love it when kiwis strut their stuff and show everyone what great stuff they make! Also, how wonderful of you to share.

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  10. Hi Kate,
    The products look lovely. I'm in England but would love to win the giveaway for my friend in Tauranga.
    Best wishes
    Katie x

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  11. Is your mother allowed....sadly I think not!! But, I do think it looks great and if it is good for your hands especially it would be wonderful for every-one, thankyou for your comment but I can't take credit for the boy photos, your sister took them! Love Mum

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  12. Hi Kate
    Loving your blog - have been following for a while! Your giveaway looks - and sounds divine! Was really interested to read of the Meadowfoam being from down in the deep south - that's where I am :) it's true you learn something every day! Hope you and yours are having a lovely weekend :)
    Vicky

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  13. Thanks for the opportunity - I am always interested in trying NZ Made skincare ranges.

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  14. Another comment so that I can nominate Stef for thew giveaway, it looks such a lovely giveaway!, love Mum

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  15. Hi Kate, it sounds divine, I would love to win it
    Carol

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  16. Oh yes please - I'd love to enter (I'm in Welly)

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  17. These look great and I'd love to enter. Sounds really wonderful!

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  18. Hi i'd love to Win :) i'm in Nelson.

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  19. I'm glad to enter - I'm in Taupo! Thanks, Nelle.

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  20. I love your blog and I's love to win! Thank you, Mona @ peaceandquilts@gmail.com

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  21. 21 comments! - AmaZING giveaway responses. Here goes - inaugural initial first-ever attempt! Your superb blogs always full of sunshine and joy and inspirational creativity.

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  22. I would love to win for Cecilia in Pukerua Bay. sounds like a terrific product. When can we get it in Australia. Sue

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  23. Sounds like a lovely product.I would love to win, if not I will seek it out.

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  24. I've just stumbled across your blog for the first time tonight while nursing my baby at 3am! I'm another local mum who can't resist entering your comp - and trying out some of your tutorials now that I've had a little mooch around your blog :)

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  25. I would love to enter... what beautiful bottles!

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  26. I can't wait to see those trees finished! Beautiful

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  27. I would like to enter the draw for the green dragonfly blog's author, Janette http://thegreendragonfly.wordpress.com/
    Thanks to her and you, I know a bit more about your beautiful country so far from France.

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  28. I would love to try them! Love your blog, found you from the beautiful Christmas ball ornaments you crocheted!
    Thanks,
    Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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