In my last blog post I had worries about quitting my job. One month on and I am so thankful I did it, I have never been so happy. That decision completely turned my life around. Don’t get me wrong, I still have no job and money is running out quickly but I know that it’s the best decision I ever made for me. I am back to being my positive, motivated and happy self that I thought I had lost.
Having quit my job means I have more time for the blog. I’m hoping to post more regularly, however I can’t commit to a schedule just yet as I’m hoping to find a job soon. REALLY hoping! Nonetheless, I would like to kickoff the blog and celebrate with a giveaway!
If you’ve been a reader of mine for a while you’ll know I’m trying to live a happier, healthier life and lose weight. You’ll also have noticed I have acne and anxiety. This giveaway will basically be me in a box. Haha!
To try to be healthier, happier, lose weight, combat my acne and anxiety, I choose to eat healthy everyday. Plenty of colours on the plate and lots of nutrition each day. As much as I love cooking, I don’t want to be doing it for hours and I want to be able to make a healthy meal that I know will taste good too. That’s why I eat using the Happy Pear’s cookbooks. You should recognise their name from my “Expectation VS Reality” series. (Another thing I need to do more of!) I adored their first two books and their third book was released just last week! It’s aptly named “Recipes For Happiness”.
I can completely rely on their recipes being healthy but not like you’re eating rabbit food as I’m sure most people assume about the vegan diet. However saying that, I’m not vegan myself. I choose to eat their food because it tastes amazing and I never have to worry about being unhealthy. That’s why the first thing in my giveaway is their new book! I wanted you to experience for yourself how incredible their food is.
While I love their food and lifestyle, it’s their story that really drew me in. I won’t give away too many spoilers about why or how they started but, now they have 2 cafe’s, a shop, their products are being sold in Supervalu all over Ireland, they have a very successful “Happy Heart” course and host a “Swimrise” every morning with snacks and drinks afterwards. I really recommend checking them out. (CLICK HERE!)
While eating well has an abundance of positive effects, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t fancy a bit of chocolate here and there. But again I don’t want to compromise on my diet, at least not too much. For a long time I had to be dairy free and Nobó was the only brand that made half decent ice cream. I say half decent but actually it is to die for! Surprisingly their 2 main ingredients are avocado and coconut milk!
Thankfully they branched out into chocolate last year and oh my god. There truly are no words for how good this chocolate is! Not only do they try to keep it as healthy as possible, they also don’t compromise on flavour. They didn’t stop there, their wrappers are completely 100% compostable, made from eucalyptus. So if you haven’t already guessed the next item in my giveaway are my 3 favourite flavours of Nobó chocolate! Again, definitely a brand worth checking out. (CLICK HERE!)
I love supporting companies like these two, great innovative ideas, focused on healthy eating, built from the ground up by 2 people who wanted to see a change on supermarket shelves and, well, it’s just an added bonus that they’re Irish!
While that’s the food covered it wouldn’t really be “me in a box” if I didn’t include some skin care. While it was fun picking and choosing what to get for you guys it dawned on me that what I buy may be perfect for some people but be awful to the skin of others. So it’s a bit unorthodox but I have picked up a couple of things and thrown in a TON of samples. This way there should be something for everyone and you get to try out a load of products too.
While I’m very much for fixing the problem rather than hiding it with makeup I understand some people may need a little bit of coverage for confidence boosting. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! So I have added in some little bits of makeup and an eyebrow style too!
Here’s a list of all the skin care and makeup in the giveaway:
Lancome Paris – Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancome Paris – Génifique Youth Activating Cream
La Prairie – Skin Caviar Absolute Filler
La Prairie – Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream (10 Rose) x 4
Oskia London – Citylife Cleansing Concentrate
Rituals – Magic Touch Body Cream
Ren – Glyolactic Radiance Renewal Mask
Mad Beauty – Animal Face Sheet Mask
Charlotte Tilbury – K.I.S.S.I.N.G Fallen From The Lipstick Tree Lipstick in 3 shades, two different tone nudes and a red.
Charlotte Tilbury – Charlotte’s Magic Cream
Kevyn Aucoin – The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting in Candlelight
Indie Lee – Rosehip Cleanser
Emma Hardie – Protect and Prime
Davines – 01 All In One Milk
Zelens – Z Luminous Brightening Serum
Caudalíe – Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream
Caudalíe – Resveratrol Night Infushion Cream
Embryolisse Laboratoires – Lait-Créme Concentré
Benefit – Roller Lash
Benefit – They’re Real Double The Lip
*Benefit – Brow Style (Only redeemable at Arnotts Dublin Ireland)
Colourpop – Super Shock Eye Shadow in shades Hanky Panky and Wattles.
How To Enter The Giveaway:
- You must be subscribed to the blog and if you’re feeling really fancy you can give my social media an aul follow too.
- On Twitter, share a link to this blog post, tag me @AlwaysOneNight & with the hashtag #LifeOfAGiveaway.
- On Instagram, post the picture below, tag me @thelifeofalaidbare & use the hashtag #LifeOfAGiveaway.
There is no limit to how many times you can enter the giveaway, you can even enter it daily! If you have both a Twitter and Instagram account then it will count as 2 entries! The winner will be announced once the giveaway as reached 100 shares/entries or on 12/06/2018. Good Luck!
This giveaway is open worldwide however as the *brow style is only redeemable in Ireland it really only makes sense to give that to someone living in Ireland or the UK. All other items will be shipped via tracked post worldwide. I am not responsible for the items once posted.