5 Years of Blogging + Giveaway

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
TODAY MY BLOG IS FIVE YEARS OLD! I feel like a proud parent *not exaggerating* as I've put so much hard work and time into my blog and it has grown so much in those five years, from awful designs and not knowing anything about blogging to a gorgeous custom design, my own domain name and a lovely group of readers.

When I started I had no idea what it would turn into! Now because of my blog I've attended press events with international brands, I've learnt so much, I'm part of an amazing like minded community and I've been able to work with some incredible brands including Boots, Newlook, Lush, Debenhams, Nails Inc and Harrods, the latter was beyond exciting and I still can't believe it!
To celebrate my blog's fifth birthday I am hosting a giveaway on my blog and also on my Twitter (@ofbeautyand) and my Instagram (@ofbeautyand) so there are plenty of chances to be able to win some pretty amazing prizes. The twitter giveaway is to win a £25 e-voucher with Melody Maison (thank you to the lovely people at Melody Maison for supplying the voucher) and my Instagram giveaway will be a book/face mask prize!

It's always difficult to choose prizes as some items can't be shipped over a certain limit, some can't be shipped overseas and I wanted to include range of products that everyone could enjoy. So for my blog's birthday giveaway, I'm including a range of natural skincare, makeup, candles, perfume, pampering products and a graphic novel so I think there is something for everyone.
Here's a full list of the prizes for my blog giveaway - different prizes on Twitter and Instagram:

- Rosie For Autograph Summer Rose Perfume (15ml)
- Yankee Candle Samplers in Pain Au Raisin, Gingerbread Maple and Frankincense
- Jolly Awesome 'Bae' Pin
- Paper Girls Volume One Graphic Novel
- Lush 'Kiss Me Quick' Wash Card (Valentines exclusive)
- Lush Ladybird Bubble Bar (Valentines exclusive)
- Burts Bees Natural Lipstick in Blush Basin
- Burts Bees Tips and Toes Kit (containing: two hand creams, one hand salve, one cuticle butter, one foot cream and a lip balm)

All items are new and in the case of the Lush items, they are in date and have been well sealed to protect them.
This giveaway is UK only as it contains perfume so it can't be shipped overseas but I am hosting two giveaways on my social media which are both open internationally so you can check those out if you are one of my international readers (twitter or instagram).

To enter all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below:

97 comments

  1. Oh my goodness congratulations! 5 years is such an achievement, you must be so proud!
    Carrie x
    onepleasantday

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  2. Omg 5 years! That's an incredible achievement!! Can't wait till I reach that. Entered :) x

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  3. Omg 5 years! That's an incredible achievement!! Can't wait till I reach that. Will enter when it's up! x

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  4. Happy blog birthday my lovely! You've done so much in the last 5 years!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram | BlogLovin | Twitter | Facebook

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  5. Happy 5th blog birthday!! I'm definitely going to enter this later on x

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  6. Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway! X

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  7. Congratulations! Happy 5th Blogiversary, hope your next year is even better, great giveaway! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  8. Happy Birthday! Adore your blog and I love the layout - so clean and fresh!

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  9. To be honest I love your blog :D

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  10. Woah, the years really go by so fast doesn't it? Time flies when you're having fun, as they say! X

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  11. What a fab giveaway Hun and congratulations!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  12. Awwhhh Happy Blog Birthday :) 5 years is amazing

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  13. I like reviews and tutorials.

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  14. Wow what an achievement to work with such reputable brands! And such an amazing giveaway too! I've only discovered your blog recently but I like how you cover a broad range of topics xx

    Cally | xcallyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. happy blog day !! amazing giveaway i love your tutorials xx

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  16. Happy 5th blog birthday! i am a bit of a blogaholic and love reading product reviews and watching make up tutorials!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary!!
    I love a good honest review and of course a great giveaway! I don't think you should change anything, its a great blog :)

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  18. Happy 5th Blog birthday lovely xxx

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  19. This blog is great, found it through the giveaway, but really enjoying it

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  20. Happy blog birthday! 5 years is amazing! x

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  21. happy blog birthday im nosey and like it the way it is x

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  22. Getting to 5 is an incredible achievement and you should be really proud of yourself

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  23. I love your blog Heather! I really enjoy your skincare posts and book reviews ♥
    Congrats on five years of blogging :D xo

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  24. Congratulations on 5years i think you are doing amazing and don't need to change a thing x

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  25. Congratulations and happy birthday! That's a great achievement!

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  26. Happy blogging birthday! 5 years is an incredible achievement! you should be so proud!! :D love the pictures too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  27. Wow, congrats on five years of blogging and thank you for hosting such an amazing giveaway.

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  28. Happy birthday! 5!!! Wow! Mine's turning 2 in May too :)

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  29. Congrats on 5 years, that is an amazing achievement!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  30. Congratulations on the 5 year anniversary. Great blog and giveaway

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  31. i love your blog and can't think of any changes you should make!

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  32. Happy Blogiversary! You have a beautiful blog and I wouldn't change anything, thanks for inspiring us.

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  33. I think its lovely, dont change a thing!

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  34. Congrats on your first 5 years! As a new reader I'm looking forward to all your future posts and catching up on some of your old ones. x

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  35. This sounds do like a great giveaway, happy 5th birthday to you and your blog!

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  36. Happy Blogging Birthday. I am a new reader but having read through some posts I love it, It absolutely covers everything I am interested in so don't change a thing !

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  37. Aww Happy Blog Birthday! 5 years is something to be proud of! My blog will be 3 in June and I can't believe it.

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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  38. Happy blog birthday, I really enjoy your blog

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  39. Congrats! 5 years wow that's a great achievement, your blog is fab x

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  40. I'd like to see a section on male grooming, especially fragrances.

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  41. I really enjoy your blog! Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday! :)

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  42. Woo!

    Happy blog birthday! Amazing how long you've been blogging! xx

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  43. Congratulations! I admire anyone who's made it that far because it's hard work! I stopped celebrating my blog's birthday but maybe this year I will again - I think my blog's going to be 8 next month!

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

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  44. Congratulations on 5 years! That's an amazing milestone.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  45. I'd love to see more about health and fitness

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  46. Happy Blog Anniversary! Lovely giveaway, good luck everyone!

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  47. I love it, keep doing what you are doing already xx

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  48. Great five years, very interesting blog, and lovely giveaway

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  49. Happy 5th Anniversary. The blog looks great. Maybe more book reviews,crafts and money saving tips for young people starting out.

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  50. I found it interesting - well done on 5 years! would love more competitions and to win some :p

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  51. Congratulations and great giveaway.

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  52. its great nice, clear and easy to understand

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  53. Happy Blog Anniversary!! You do not need to change a single thing!

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  54. Happy 5th Blog Birthday Love your blog

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  55. Ohhhhh happy birthday!! and I love it as it is!!

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  56. Happy Birthday to your blog, such a great achievement!

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  57. Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy your posts involving travel and home restyling. Would like to see advice on starting blogging, more on blogging without borders etc.

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  58. Well done you are doing a great job and I love the giveaways always a tingle of excited anticipation as I enter them.

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  59. I like it just as it is :)

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  60. I think you have a lovely blog, stick to it and keep being authentic x

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  61. Literally just discovered your blog - Happy 5th birthday! You seem to have all bases covered - so carry on :)

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  62. Your blog is great, maybe more giveaways?

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  63. Congratulations on five great years of blogging. Just keep doing what you're doing!

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  64. Happy Blogiversiary your Blog is great as it is

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  65. Happy 5th Bday, great blog. I would like to see more not tested on animals make up, and how to actually put the make up on in an easy way! Im so not good at make up!

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  66. I think your blog is great, Happy 5th Blog Birthday.

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  67. Happy 5th Blog birthday!! :)
    Your blog is always interesting and full of super information I love all the pictures and reviews!
    Tanning tips would be wonderful, I often struggle knowing which one to go for :)

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  68. I love the blog, I would love to see more new product reviews and your opinion. Happy Birthday!

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  69. Happy 5th Birthday! I think your blog is great, some really good topics which I find very interesting, especially reviews. I love anything to do with beauty, make-up etc x

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  70. happy 5th blog birthday! i have only just found your blog due to finding the comps although i love reviews!

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  71. You should not change anything as it is a brilliant blog so keep up the good work.

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  72. Happy Birthday,
    I have only just found your blog and have had a quick look around and it looks good to me.

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  73. To be really honest I wouldn't change anything about your blog you cover a variety of subjects from beauty, , finance , travel, teeth whitening, organic beauty ( loved reading that one) and I can't think of anything I'd like to see more off as I think you have it just right ! It's so varied and helpful , good to read , So happy 5th birthday! Kali filsell

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  74. I love your blog, please don't change!!

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  75. It's great the way it is I wouldn't change anything. Happy Birthday !

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  76. Happy 5th blog day, Keep your blog just as it is, great content

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  77. Great Blog. You are a star.

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  78. Happy Birthday! Just started following but love what I've seen so far x

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  79. Happy birthday - I do love all your posts, they're interesting x

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  80. It's a brilliant blog - i love it ll. Don't change anything

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  81. i love the blog. cant think of anything to change :)

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  82. Many congratulations! Your blog is really lovely. It's pleasant to visit and read an works well on mobile

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  83. Congrats on 5 years , your doing great no need to change anything x

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  84. Congrats! I love the layout of your blog and the colours you use!

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  85. I think your blog is great and can't see anything that needs changing.

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  86. Happy 5 years love, keep up the good work, great blog!

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  87. Congratulations on your 5 year blogging anniversary - i love your blog and wouldn't change anything

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  88. Congrats! Don't think there is anything I would change :)

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  89. Congratulations :) Fab giveaway! I love reviews :)

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