Friday 27 August 2010

Snazaroo Facepaints Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed but please look out for more coming this way very soon!

The first of my Toys R Us giveaways is some lovely Facepaints from Snazaroo:

The pack has 8 different coloured paints, a sponge and a brush and is used by professional face painters.  The paints are non-toxic and hypo allergenic as well as water based so relatively easy to wash off. 

There is enough paint in the pack to paint 50 faces so can be used for children's parties, sports events or just for plain old rainy day fun!  If you visit the Snazaroo website you can download step by step guides to face painting to help you along and create faces like this:

Not done by me I have to admit as I'm the world's worst artist ;-)

Sounds good huh!?!  So all you need to do to enter is become a follower of this blog or 'like' Toys R Us on Facebook and the leave a comment telling me that you've done so.....simple right??? Closing date is Thursday, 2nd September at 5pm (GMT) and winners will be announced soon after!  Good Luck!

p.s.  Happy to send these anywhere on the planet!!!

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Sprayza Studio

Chick describing how you use them:

(Yes, my Lounge looks like a toy shop.....No, this isn't usual!!!)

You blow like this:

Her first attempt:

Practice makes perfect:

Ooooh pretty pictures and one will be winging it's way to Grandma Sharon in the next few days!!!

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Dotcom Giftshop

A few weeks ago, after CyberMummy, the lovely Jen over at The Madhouse wrote a post about the conference to be included on the dotcom gift shop website.  The article was about 50 Mummy Bloggers that had attended the conference and made an impression on Jen in one way or another.  You can read the article here.

I was very impressed when the dotcom giftshop e-mailed to ask my permission to be included in the post.  Obviously I said yes as any publicity is good publicity and all that.  I read the article and thought no more about it until last week when they asked if they could send me a gift to say thank you.  Well, again never one to look a gift horse in the mouth I said yes and yesterday I received this very cool mug from their Vintage Gifts section:

I was very amused when I opened it and saw what it said.  I wasn't at work yesterday so wasn't wearing any make-up or jewelrey and was just hanging out at home in my sweat pants.....too funny!!!!

Sunday 22 August 2010

Dodo Acad-Pad Giveaway

When I received an e-mail asking if I would like to review the ever popular Acad-Pad wall planner, I was all....huh?  No clue what you are talking about!!!  Some lovely PR type people sent me a copy to review and all I can say is that I love it.....but I'm guessing you are still none the wiser?

So, basically it's a wall planner based on the academic year, which is great for those of us that work in education and students that are just heading back to school/college/university.  They also sell filofax pages, a desk pad and a mini acad-pad for all types of Scholars and Lecturers.  This is part of their lovely range:

Not only is it bright and funky it's also purple which is one of my favourite colours!!! Each week is set out across a page which has five separate columns for each day of the week, for you to divide up as you chose. 

You could use it as an individual but it would be fabulous for families as well!! The page at the top of the week is left blank for you to doodle or write on as you wish. 

 All the pages have amazingly creative doodles  and random, humorous facts or quotes!!! The quote at the bottom of the following page says 'I can never remember if Moby Dick is the man or the whale' - James Thurber:

What I like most about the Acad-pad is the ability to split up the days into lots of sections because we lead such ridiculously busy lives and that there is enough room for my huge writing!  Also they have all the English and the American bank holidays so I know when Labour Day etc is.  I cannot sing the praises of this product enough and in fact I'm so impressed I'm going to buy an extra copy so that I can have one at home and another at work!!!

You can purchase the range from the website here or from my good friends at John Lewis or at Waterstones as well as most good academic bookstores.  The range starts from only £7.50!!  

I have Five copies to give away to you my delightful readers.  As usual to enter the competition all you have to do is become a Follower here or over at my main blog and leave me a comment letting me know that you've done this and maybe mentioning how wonderful I am! Also tell me what you would use the Acad-Pad for......organising your life or maybe just doodling!!!!

Closing Date is Friday 27th August.  Winners will be selected at random after this date!  Good Luck!!!!