Wednesday, 11 December 2013

12 Days of Giveaways. Day Two. My Beautique Top 5 of 2013



I've spent far too much time in the Urban Retreat. Far too much time. They have very kindly offered to send one reader - from anywhere in the World - my Top 5 picks for this year.

Starting with....

Cosmetics 27 Cleanser - Haven't blogged this yet but have been using it for months. You'll probably get to use it before I post about it...


Antonia Burrell Cleansing Oil - great product, great brain, great hands.


Laura Mercier have been fixing my face for years. This beautiful palette just makes it that bit easier.


Yeah yeah I know. I'm late to the MoroccanOil party. This weather +  my hair = needs this product. Use it every day now.


And these little beauties are never far from my hand. The stuff of legend. The stuff of non-Worzel Gummidge hair. GHD's bringing it home!!

ENJOY!

Thanks so much Urban Retreat/Beautique. See you soon no doubt. 


To enter:
  • Leave a comment below (Because of hideous spam, I approve all comments and will be asleep for the first 6 hours of this giveaway, please don't worry if your comment doesn't show - no need to send it more than once.)
  • Giveaway closes at 11.59pm this evening (11th)
  • Open internationally!
  • By entering this giveaway you are confirming that you have read the Giveaway T&C's






1,758 comments:

  1. Sooo excited :) this is amazing x

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  2. Oooh fab goodies, looking forward to seeing the review of the cleaning balm. Thanks for running the giveaway.

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  3. OMG! I want it, I want it, I want it!!!!! Thanks Caroline!

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  4. I'd really love this! Thanks a lot!

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  5. Hi Caroline,
    OMG! This is incredible, just one of these products would make my Christmas (December... year even!) but the five of them! Fingers crossed, and thanks again for such a wonderful opportunity! :)

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  6. Amazing giveaway! Loved your blog this year. So helpful :)

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  7. Loving the Christmas giveaways! In desperate need of some new beauty and skincare bits but on a buying ban until January, so winning this competition would be amazing!x

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  8. Lovely goodies and I'm allowed to enter from Australia, even better....fingers crossed.
    Thank you!

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  9. Bobbing up and down with excitement! Fingers, toes and eyes crossed!

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  10. Amazing give away! I would love this. Thank you so much Caroline :)

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  11. Looks lovely :-) ....
    BTW I noticed you just approved 5 comments... but I think you really should get some sleep as you'll have about 500 more to approve tomorrow!
    Kay W

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  12. Thank you so much for this incredible giveaway!! Good luck to all those involved and Congrats to the winner!

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  13. Love your recommendations. Can't wait to read about the cleanser.

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  14. Wow I would love to win this... AMAZING.

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  15. I'd love to win all this Caroline! I've never tried an of these products (yes I know, not even a GHD, blasphemy!), so ths ould be an amazing Christmast gift to myself! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. Such a nice giveaway, I love the personal touch!

    y.pe@gmx.net

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  17. Wow amazing giveaway! I have never bought from urban retreat before but there seems to be so mich hype around it at the moment :) would love to win :) x

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  18. Wow those are some nice picks! I have my fingers crossed :)

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  19. Thanks for running these giveaways - this one alone is pretty damn glorious, but doing TWELVE is just magic!

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  20. Totally love Moroccan Oil. You know it's working when your stylist remarks that your hair is shinier :)

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  21. OH wow what a selection, thanks Caroline, fingers crossed! :)

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  22. This giveaway looks amazing! Thanks so much Caroline :) Hope you have a great Christmas :)

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  23. All of these look so good, been contemplating ghds... I just don't give myself the time to do anything with my hair :/

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  24. i wanna this beneath my christmas tree

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  25. So excited to hear more about that cleansing balm!

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  26. Oh my goodness. What a generous prize! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  27. Wow, how lovely. c: Thanks for having such a great giveaway, and for having some of it international! Really excited to see the results~ <3

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  28. Omg, I have two of these products on my Christmas wish-list already!! (The Laura Mercier palette and the GHD iron). Please let the winner be me!! I trust all your recs!! :)

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  29. please Caroline , help save my purse because if i dont win im going to have to buy this lot !!!!! Aaaggggggg xxx

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  30. Wow, how lovely. c: Thanks for having such a great giveaway, and for having some of it international! Really excited to see the results~ <3

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  31. Great prizes! Thanks a million!

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  32. Love all!! Thanks Caroline!

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  33. Great prizes! Thanks a million!

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  34. Wow I'd love this :) Thankyou!

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  35. Great giveaway! Looking forward to the rest of them! Thank you, Mrs Hirons
    (and good morning :))

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  36. Such lovely cleanser! Wow these are really great prizes! Thanks Caroline!

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  37. I'd love to win this, my hair needs some Moroccan Oil badly!

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  38. I'd love to try some of your favourites! These look great!

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  39. I'd love to try some of these, they look great Caroline!

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  40. Blimey! Such delicious things! x

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  41. Blimey! Such delicious things! x

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  42. Hi Caroline :)
    You are amazing , I love your blog!!! And I'd love this!!!

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  43. Moroccan oil is the best thing ever!! It does wanders whith my dry hair ends! Love it... and have nothing bad to say about it

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  44. Oh wow! this bundle of goodies is amazing!!! would love to have them :D
    what a way to get into the holiday spirit! thank you Caroline x

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  45. Would LOVE to win this giveaway, wow! :)

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  46. Amazing! Thank you Caroline and Urban Retreat!

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  47. great giveaway, good luck to everybody! :)

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  48. Hi Caroline, would love to win any one of these beautiful products, thanks for doing this giveaway, hope I win! :D

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  49. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I loove moroccan oil! It's the best thing for my dry hair ends! I truly have no bad things to say about it!

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  51. what a great giveaway! I've never tried any of these brands before!

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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  52. Would Loveee to win this, thanks caroline!!

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  53. What a great mix of products! Lovely :)

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  54. What a great giveaway!! Thanks, Caroline! :)

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  55. Omg I would LOVE to win this, thanks for such a great giveaway!!

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  56. Would Loveee to win this, thanks caroline!!

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  57. Wow, what an incredible prize for whoever wins this!

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  58. This would be absolutely fantastic!! Thanks for these fantastic giveaway opportunities !

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  59. This is fantastic thanks for the giveaway opportunities! :) I'd love this

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  60. So excited this is internationally! Thank you :)

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  61. Hi Caroline! I would be so lucky to win these, they would make me feel confident on my first day at my new job. Nobody wants to see grey winter weather blahness! Thank you for having such a great giveaway for all of us to participate in.
    -Kari L.

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  62. This giveaway is truly amazing. I want it all :)

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  63. Id be honoured to own ANYTHING you recommend! :) xoxo

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  64. Caroline - Your blog has changed my life. A few years ago I found Birchbox and I started to become aware that washing my face when I had time was not helping anything. I then discovered some beauty blogs, and even saw you speaking with Pixiwoo. I immediately started reading your blog, and now my 2 sisters and mom are always hearing about my excitement for skincare. I love your wit, honesty and knowledge. Thank you. My skin has never felt or looked better.

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  65. These all look like such great products!

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  66. I need to get that cleanser! Thanks Caroline

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  67. I'm in it to win it, all looks lovely

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  69. Soooooooo many things I'd love to try! What a great give away - very generous of Urban Retreat!

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  70. Holy Christmas Tree Batman, that's an awsome gift!

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  71. This looks fantastic and would be absolutely lovely to win!

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  72. Wow I absolutely love these picks! Happy holidays and thanks for all your wonderful advice!

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  73. Would love to try these! Love your blog! My bank account on the other hand... not so much. haha

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  74. Fantastic :) Fingers crossed x

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  75. my flat iron just broke! its lovely that you do this for your readers. thanks!

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  76. Wow!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  77. Oh wow, fantastic 2nd day of Christmas! Everything is crossed.

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  78. Oh wow, fantastic 2nd day of Christmas! Everything is crossed.

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  79. I can't imagine anything better! love love love!

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  80. I'd love to win, these look wonderful!

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  81. I'd love to win Caroline! Can't wait to read more about that cleanser

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  82. OMG! I'd love any of these! Thanks for doing the giveaway :)

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  83. Thank you Caroline and Urban Retreat for this incredible opportunity! Open internationally?!?! This Canadian is extremely grateful :)

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  84. OMG! Love these picks! You are Amazing for doing this!!!

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  85. This looks amazing!!! After a massively stressful year this would be an awesome way to finish it on a high. Thanks!

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  86. Please count me in! Thank you for your blog Caroline!

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  87. Yes please!!! fingers crossed, I'd love to get my hands on that Antonia Burrell cleansing oil, gorgeous bottle on the sink!!!!

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  88. It would be so nice to put my behemoth of a straightener to rest. It's about five inches wide and the hinge broke, so I have to hold the two pieces together...

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  89. I want to try all of these items. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  90. I couldn't agree more, Laura Mercier is a great brand - a bit unaffordable for a US college student though :P

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  91. Would love to win :) my email is imo.ols94@yahoo.no

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  92. Hell yeah, I would win to have these, to keep me half civil looking over the christmas. Here's hoping.
    Marian

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  93. How wonderful! This would be awesome.

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  94. Wow this is a fantastic giveaway! Thanks so much for making it international! ^_^ I really want to try a good cleanser.. My skin is misbehaving right now!

    Xoxos from Venezuela!

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  95. Hi Caroline! Five things instantly added to my wish list... Thanks!

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  96. Looks amazing! Thanks so much Caroline!!

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  98. These products sound fabulous! I love me some cleansers especially!

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  99. As your biggest Kiwi fan I have become friends with the courier driver!! Buying in UK dollars doesn't do much for the budget..this would make all my Christmas's come at once!!! Merry Christmas

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  100. Dear Caroline,

    Your pearls of wisdom have CHANGED my life. I've even gotten my roommates obsessed as well. Thank you so much! Keep it up! :)

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  101. Wow these all look so great! That LM palette....I think I might have to go and buy it, it is just perfect! Well, I guess I'll wait....just in case I'm lucky!! :) Merry Christmas to you!

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  102. I would live to receive your picks. Best

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  103. It's very good of you to do this, giving a bit of joy in true Christmas Spirit.

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  104. Hi Caroline! This sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  105. Great Giveaway! Thanks for being awesome!

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  106. Greatest giveaway ever....
    The giveaways are so nice and it is only day 2....
    Thx

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  107. I'd love to be the lucky winner! Always love your recommendations!

    Thanks and love-
    Haley

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  108. Greatest giveaway. ...
    Thx


    @ingPP

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  109. Would love to win this giveaway! It includes some of the products I've been hoping to try for a long time!

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  110. Looks. Freaking. Amazing. I WANT IT! If we do win, how do we claim the prize?

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  111. Looks. Freaking. Amazing. I WANT IT! How do we claim the prize if we win?

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  112. OMFeckin'G, Caroline, this is one hell of a giveaway! *presses nose against Urban Retreat's window longingly* xx

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  113. Caroline! This is such an incredible and generous give-away! Thanks so much for all your wonderful posts, you make such a difference to some many people's lives each year. Have a safe and merry Christmas! Xx

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  114. Iv just come across your blog in the last few months and find it really informative. Im so impressed with the photos of your Nan and Mum in the beauty industy.
    I have so many questions to pick your brain with.. like the little bumps that wont go away with exfoliates but I should really just ask to win.
    Keep up your fountain of information for us in need Xx

    Merry Christmas
    Suzanne
    Two Pretty Birds

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  115. How generous!I would love to win,Thanks for the giveways x x

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  116. What a great giveaway!

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  117. All I want for Xmas is love from Caroline Hirons! x

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  118. Always great to see your top choices!

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  119. Hi Caroline,
    What a wonderful selection of products!
    From your BIGGEST fan from Florida,
    Juliana

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  120. OMG,what amazing products. You are truly incredible Caroline. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway. How I wish I could win these.
    Beenish

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  121. These are really amazing gifts!! And I would be so excited if I got the chance to try them out on my beauty journey!! :D
    Julia

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  122. Thank you for all your wisdom Caroline! You have truly made my skin better

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  123. What a wonderful group of products. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

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  124. Wow! Thank you for your generosity!

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  125. I didn't think you could get a prize better than yesterday's! Well...how wrong I was! xx

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  126. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win the great giveaway. These are all fantastic products that I would love to try.

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  127. Thank you for your generosity!!

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  128. This is so exciting! I would love to try the Laura Mercier palette! Moroccan oil is amazing and it does amazing things to my hair! So glad this one is open internationally!

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  129. This looks fab! I have a 6-year-old ceramic iron that replacing, this would be perfect!

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  130. I need to replace my 6-year-old ceramic iron, so this would be perfecto! Thanks!

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  131. Would love to try all of these

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  132. Thank you so much for doing these giveaways Caroline!

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  133. Thanks Caroline! I would love some of these products!

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  134. I'm even later to the Moroccan oil party, it still hasn't graced my hair which is about to be D.I.Y ombred for the second time this month so I have a feeling I may need to hop on the bandwagon sharpish, fingers crossed :) xxx

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  135. What a bundle of right goodies! Have got my greedy eyes on the cleansing oil & the Laura Mercier set partiularly!

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  136. Awesome giveaway, Caroline! Always love to hear about your picks. Currently using the Clinique Cleansing Balm thanks to your recommendation :)
    xo, Megan

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  137. Amazing prize pack, would love to win. :) Merry Christmas!

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  138. What an amazing giveaway! And how fab that it's for International readers too! Even if I don't win, I'll be trying to buy the cleanser 27. I'm guessing they ship internationally!

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  139. How utterly lovely! Thanks, Mrs. H!

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  140. There are so many in there that I have never tried! Would love to get my mitts on them for a trial...

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  141. Thanks Caroline! I would love some of these products!

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  142. I'm even more late on the Moroccan Oil partay :))

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  143. Love these! Would absolutely love to try all of these products!

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  144. Thank you Caroline.
    I really appreciate reading your blog (I'm now broke from a new skincare routine!) but my skin looks great, and really it cost less than a pair of designer shoes! Lol

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  145. This is better than Santa himself :) Thanks for the opportunity Caroline and for teaching us how to look after our faces (God knows some of us need it :)

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  146. I'd really love this! Thanks a lot!

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  147. This is such an incredible giveaway! I would be so, so excited to win this.

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  148. I'd really love this! Thanks a lot!

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  149. I've seen the cleansing balm lots on your Instagram feed, looking forward to the full review. Great giveaways do far, thank you! Good luck to everyone x x

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  150. I'd really love this! Thanks a lot!

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  151. Caroline,
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this. I really hope I do!

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  152. These items look great! Xxx

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  153. This is such a great giveaway!

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  154. Caroline,

    Thanks for an amazing giveaway and amazing advice - especially the skin purging myth!
    Would love to win!
    Thanks!
    Gillian

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  155. Wow what an amazing group of products! I am SO glad this is open internationally because I would love to get my hands on these. Thanks so much!

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  156. Oh wow, what a selection! Definitely curious about the cleanser and cleansing oil :D

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  157. I would love to win this .. Thanks a lot...

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  158. I would love to win .. Thanks a lot !!

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  159. Great giveaway!! Hope Santa Caroline can send those godies for me!!

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  160. This would be amazing! Haven't brought a beauty product for a month (Christmas time budget) and am going crazy! Love your blog

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  161. Brilliant giveaway, so nice for this time of year. Thanks Caroline!

    coppicique@googlemail.com

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  162. Nice! I would like to try any of these! Thanks for the opportunity Caroline :)

    missymyt (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  163. Such a great grouping of products, especially for the cold weather!

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  164. The Mercier palette looks gorgeous, I'd love it.

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  165. Heather C - Canada11 December 2013 02:24

    Every day I read your blog - even when you don't post every day - that's when I read the "cheat sheets" - would love to win your top five beauty raves - hopefully that would give me the skin that I long for! Merry Christmas!

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  166. Wow! Thank you for having this contest and also making this one open to international readers :)

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  167. Thanks for the giveaway:D These products look amazing.

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  168. Love this, and your blog!

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  169. It would be seriously amazing to win all this! Thanks for doing the giveaways Caroline!

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  170. Looks lovely! Would particularly like to try the cleansing oil.

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  171. Hi Caroline! Wonderful blog and so glad I discovered it this year. Thank you again for the lovely giveaway and good luck to all who are participating. Lots of love from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia :-)

    Victoria

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  172. Such an amazing giveaway!! I'm am keeping my fingers tightly crossed! Thank you! x

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  173. Such awesome stuff, thanks for the giveaway!

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