Thursday, 11 August 2011


The time has finally arrived folks. It seriously has. I don't know who is more excited - me for reaching my target of 50 followers or you guys for getting the chance to win this massive array of goodies.

Actually, I pretty much do know the answer to that - it's me - I'm more excited. I am so thrilled to have reached this point. I know there are many, many blogs out there with maybe a hundred, a thousand or even many thousands of followers but this is my first milestone and by goodness I'm ecstatic! 

Okay, okay enough of the emotional speech. Onto the good stuff. 

I knew very early on that an UBER MEGA giveaway was going to be in order once a 50 follower target was met and what better prizes to share with my darlings than some of the things that I love most. Almost all of the items included I've blogged about at some point and if not, I soon will be. The products are all things I use and adore. I hope whoever wins really, really enjoys them as much as I do.

1st prize: 
  • Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Cherry
  • Sleek Pout Polish Monte Carlo *Limited Edition*
  • MAC False Lashes Mascara
  • Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
  • Sigma Flat Top Kabuka Brush F80
  • Vera Vang Princess Perfume - Full size 30ml bottle
  • Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion - Full size
  • Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm No.17
  • Sleek Face Contour Kit
  • Barry M Lip Paint in 129
  • Lanolips in Lemonade 
  • Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara
  • BEAR Apple Crumble Granola Nibbles (Multi pack box)
  • Pukka Tea - Morning Time
  • Pukka Tea - Three Mint
  • Tangle Teezer  - Professional detangling brush
  • OPI Nail Polishes Mini set - Little Romantics
  • Sleek Palette in Bad Girl
  • Shower Cap in the shape of a cupcake
  • Nakd Cherry Raisins
  • NYC Nail Polish in Midnight Amethyst 
  • Natural Cellulose Cleansing Sponges x2
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Jet Black 
  • Tweezerman Professional Lash curlers
  • Yes to Carrots Melon Lip Balm
  • Barry M Berry Ice Cream (308)
  • Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser - 50ml
  • Liz Earle Energising Body Scrub - Full Size 
  • Muslin Cloth (from Liz Earle)
Runner-up Prize:

  • Sleek Face Contour Kit
  •  Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara
  • Nakd Cherry Raisins
  • MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara Double Effect
  • Liz Earle Energising Body Scrub - 50ml
  • Rimmel London Quad Eye Shadow Pallet in Smokey Blue
  • Barry M Berry Ice Cream (308)
  • Yes to Carrots Mint Lip Balm
  • Lanolips in Lemonade
  • OPI Nice Stems Mini Collection
  • Stila Eyeshadow in Sajama
  • Stila Eyeshadow in Cloud
  • LA Nail Varnish in Metallic purple
  • LA Nail Varnish in Radiation
  • A bag of Bear Apple Crumble Granola Nibbles
  • Assorted Pukka Tea Bags

    Now a little bit of housekeeping:

    ALL the products/goodies in this giveaway, without exception, have been bought with my own money (I've been buying these bits & bobs steadily over many months!) Of course, none of them have been opened or used...

    This giveaway is open to anyone and everyone - whether you are in Italy, Peru or Timbuktu.

    What you need to do to enter:
    • Be a follower of my Blog via the usual Google Friend Connect thingy if you aren't already.... (If you need to sign up the box to click is at the top on the right somewhere) 
    •  Leave me a comment in the box below telling me:

      •  What your favourite post has been so far. 
      • What you would like to see more of on here.

      (Please don't forget to leave your email address & twitter name - oh and blog address if you have one - love discovering new ones!)

      If you'd like more than one entry, then feel free to do any of the following things: 
      • 'Like' my Facebook Page (Button on the right!)
      • Write up a nice Tweet about the giveaway - perhaps something along the lines of 'I've just entered @emmiesdarlings UBER MEGA GIVEAWAY and it's awesome. Check it out!' 
      • Mention the UBER MEGA GIVEAWAY in your own blog - Letting others know how SUPER it is ;)
      The giveaway will end at 12 midnight (GMT) on 11th September 2011 (basically one month from now) The winners will be chosen by

      One last word...

      Ciao for now x


      1. WOWOWOW Emmie!!!

        1. My favourite post has got to be 'Where Has Emmie Been?' - It was not only amazingly real and honest and vulnerable - but it was amazing to see you bounce back like that :)

        2. I love the posts that you do on beauty products - nailpolish and skincare are definitely my favourite - but I love the little bits on treats like Snog FroYo ... I think I'd like to just keep seeing what you're writing. More on clothes perhaps - I love the jumpsuit post, and I love your style.

        Hope that helps- AHHHH I've been waiting for the giveaway moment for a long time!

        larlouflanagan (twitter) (email)

        Lots and lots and lots of love, always. L xxxxxxxx

      2. My favourite post is "Where Has Emmie Been?". A truthful and sensitive account of when life gets tough and that there is always hope in the future. An inspiration to those who are going through a bad time.

        I would like to see more posts on unusual jewellery and on snacklets and drinkies. I loved the Pukka Teas post, it was FAB!!

        love Lily-rose xx

      3. You are such a nice person doing this giveaway! It's really fab!
        Anyway, like the other girls my favourite post is also 'Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been?', just because i think a lot of people can relate to it who may not be as confident as you are talking about it.
        I guess i'd like to see more reviews because i really enjoy the ones you've done so far, especially the Simple Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen you did way back in march. (Yes i read that far back, haha)

        twitter: @clairehuskie


      4. Hi Guys,

        Just wondering if you're having problems commenting? If so give me an email/tweet to say you've tried entering but are struggling...

        Emmie xx

      5. GFC: AmieeJoy
        Fav Post: Pukka Tea! I wanna try it now!
        Req. Posts: Reviews! I love discovering new things


        Twitter Post:!/Amiee716/status/102480405952856064

        Blog Post:

        Facebook: Amiee Belanger

        Congrats! :)

      6. GFC: Life as A Southern Girl

        I would like to see more OOTD

      7. I follow under the name (GFC) Comme3pommes
        I "Like" your page on FB (MindyM)

        Favorite post: Nail Polish Frenzy
        Post request: MORE Nail Polish Frenzy :)

      8. Wow this is an uber giveaway indeed! I love all the posts on your blog so I simply cannot pick one to win. I wish everyone good luck and say keep up the fabulous work on the blog.

      9. My favorite post would be your nail reviews and i would like to see more hauls.


      10. Hi! Nice giveaway! :) I follow you thru GFC as dinamo, email: Following you at twitter as _dinamano_ and liked you at FB as Edina Kapitányné Tápai. It's hard to choose one fav post, but i like the nails connected posts. :) I really love to see TAGs, to know you better! :)

        Thank you!

      11. Such an amazing giveaway <3

        GFC: MSodapop

        Favourite post has been so far: Lilac nail polish from Essie. Well, I actually love your nail polish posts because you describe the product so well. Your posts are very helpful <3

        I would love to see skin care product reviews because those come helpful <3
        I love skin care.

        Like you on fb: Msodapop Myserenity


        Blog post:


        Thank you so much! <3

      12. GFC: vernaismyname

        My favorite posts are the one connected with fashion and nails! Its so adorable and nice and so creative :")

        Like your Facebook page: Jane Nicolas (Verna Nicolas)


      13. Oh wow, i wish i could have a chance to win that, but i never, ever win when the prize is so big:))
        Those cherry things have to be miiiineee:D

        mail:winnie_thebest at yahoo dot com
        FB:KKinga Kinga
        My fave post was the botox at dentist..i am going to be a dentist (hopefully) and i never heard about that,weird!
        I'd like to see more posts about you, or tags which help the reader to know you better:D

        Thanks again, and hopefully mr random will love mee:)

      14. Enter me, please! Thank you! :)
        I'm a new follower & this awesome giveaway really caught me! It'd be nice to see more dupes & swatches. Great job!

        Name/GFC: Rachel Villanueva
        Email: racheltvillanueva at yahoo dot com
        Twitter: outdoor_kitty
        FB: Rachel Villanueva

      15. Wow !! lovely giveaway !!! The giveaway link brought me here..
        Would love to read more of the outfit posts !! :)

        GFC- nitika bhatia
        FB- nitika bhatia


      16. check out blog.. hope u like it-

      17. wow, such a huge giveaway!
        I love reading your NOTDs and I would like to see you write more reviews on makeup and skin care.
        Twitter: @Bronzed_Doll
        My blog:

      18. Lovely giveaway!!

        GFC preciouspearl
        email: preciouspearlmakeup at gmail dot com

        My favourite post has been so far is Mother's Day Gift Ideas :)

        I would like to see more of OOTD's

        Twitter name:pearlmakeup

        Liked your FB page via precious pearl

        Tweeted link:!/pearlmakeup/status/103107765249126400

      19. Fab giveaway x
        GFC- samantha fox
        My favourite post has been the Sally Hansen one as i LOVE nail polishes
        I would like to see some blogs of stuff from secondhand shops
        Twitter name- foxy1982
        Facebook name- sam fox
        Twittered link-!/foxy1982/status/103236497058185216

      20. Congrats on having more than 50 followers now :) Thank you for this giveaway!

        I follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty

        My favourite post so far : Amsterdam Haulage Part 1

        I would like to see more hauls and tutorials / how-to posts

        I like your Facebook Page with the name Kris BeautyTag

        I follow you on Twitter @Kris_Beauty and I tweeted about this :!/Kris_Beauty/status/103396274694402048

        Email :

      21. hello!
        please enter me :)
        gfc: Anamaria T
        favourite post : Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been?
        i would like to see more hauls and lotd and notd
        i like you on FB: Ana Maria
        i follow you on twitter ( Anamaria_T)


      22. Please enter me!

        gfc: Burcin
        email: burcin.cevik.bir at gmail dot com

        I like your NOTD and fashion posts the most. I would love to see more FOTD and eye makeup tutorials!

        Thanks hun!

      23. I'm also following you on fb: Burcin

        burcin.cevik.bir at gmail dot com

      24. hello lovely!

        so glad to see your back :) and congrats on hitting the big 50! (even though you're def past that now!) i've always been a massive fan of your outfits posts! you have such nice clothes i'm so jealous! i also love all of your posts about like tea and snog and things like that, something nice and different! so more of the same for me please :D

        i'm a veteran follower but i'm also now on fb too and tweeted about it too!

        gfc: rosie.harvey
        twitter: rosiehannahh
        facebook: rosie harvey

        hope your well! xoxo

      25. What a fantastic give away and so nice that you have acquired these things yourself!

        I loved the Mac post - especially regarding the lip glosses but also loved the Amsterdam blogs. Good luck with the next 50 followers!

        Would love to see blogs on ethical (and particularly vegan) brands


      26. Maaate! That is seriously UBER! Congrats on the 50 (which is now 70!!) What a huge prize- you are very generous!!I loved the Amsterdam Posts- it made me want to go there but it also made me want handmade fab scrubs and body butters! I liked the tea one too- cos I looove tea.

        I would love to see more make-up posts, how tos & tips from your make-up artist training/skills.

        Just did the FB thingo and will tweet now xx

      27. Aww I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog! I have a feeling I'm gonna love it ;)

        Anyway, like everyone else, my favourite post so far from you is 'Where Oh Where Have Emmie Been?' just because I feel that it was so brave of you to tell us all your story. I also love your quote 'No one is responsible for my own happiness but me."

        Oh and I would love to see you do more beauty product reviews, like share with us your thoughts on certain products. Cause I usually love reading those types of posts hehe.

        This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you! :)

        Twitter: @izzyisa

      28. Thank you for being so generous :) This is such a great giveaway! COngrats on having 50 followers! You totally deserve it and more :)
        Enter me :)

        Following via GFC: Ms Lizzie Lizzie
        twitter: @ms7may

        My favorite post is Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been? I see it's a very popular post :) I definitely have to agree with everyone else :) Do post more posts like Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been? :)

        Liked your FB Page as Lizzy Tan
        Here's my tweet:!/ms7may/status/103628728801820673
        Sidebar post @

        thank you!

      29. congrats!
        gfc: xyoulovekarlene

        My favorite post so far has to be "NOTD - Essie's St Lucia Lilac" :) it's a lovely lilac/lavender color
        I'd like to see more Outfits of the day, you have a very cute style!

      30. GFC: Vilde
        Fav Post: A Pukka Cuppa Cha and Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been?
        Req. Posts: Reviews, on things you like and dislike, something that's nice to have in mind when I'm looking for something new! ;)
        Twitter: RedRubyV

      31. My fav post was Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been? because it felt like written from the bottom of your heart. I'd love to see more OOTD posts in the future.

        gfc: log.lady
        email: log.lady83

      32. I loved the post of your outfit of the day with a black dress from Zara! So I would love to see more of those posts here!

        GFC: Thakitty
        FB name: Thaisa Santos
        e-mail: thakitty90[@]gmail[.]com

        Thanks a lot

      33. hey
        fav post: NOTD - Essie's St Lucia Lilac
        more notd :d
        gfc: Li Li
        email: lili_adder[at]
        twitter name: cLyyy0
        blog post:

      34. Hi!! Thanks for the lovely giveaway! Would love it, if you entered me! :) I really love all of your posts, it's so hard to choose a favourite post! -But, I do love your NOTD's! :) I'd love to see maybe some tutorial's? Any kind, I don't mind! It would be really cool if you would do tutorials of things!
        I follow via GFC - Bex-4-ever
        My email is:
        Twitter name: @Bex4ever
        Bex XxX

      35. YOWZER!!! Pretty shallow that I feel that winning this would vastly improve my life, but there ya go!

        Following on GFC!

        I liked your Where Has Emmie Been post, and would love more of your reviews! x

      36. GFC follower=Lyudmila
        I like "NOTD & Full Review - Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure in Purple Pulse" post because I love nail polish from Sally Hansen's
        But I love more light color.
        I would love more international giveaways
        You wait 100 followers?

        Like you on fb=Lyudmila Sizova


        E-mail: lusizova at

      37. What your favourite post has been so far: Review: Simple Eye Make-up Corrector Pen.
        I like everything else too.

        What you would like to see more of on here:
        I am not sure. keep posting whatever you feel like posting about=)))
        P.S. keep stretching for TKD...I have not done anything yet :p

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      39. There is one particular post that has radically (and I mean this in all seriousness) changed my life!! ... So my dear - an uber massive Booyaaaaaaah THANK YOU for the heads up on the Simple Eye make-up corrector pen.

        If there was one piece of make-up that I couldn't/ wouldn't/ - and probably shouldn't live without it is mascara. But to nail mascara well is an art in itself and one that I can make a real mess off. But the corrector pen has taken me from an amateur scribbler to the Picasso of mascara.

        So really thank you little lady.

        p.s. I am also a huge huge fan of your animals... and there little appearances throughout your blog - it's wicked and it's gorgeous!!

      40. Hey Emmie! Thank You so much for your reply to my email! I would still like if you could count that as my entry, I just wanted to let you know that i can now comment! I already had the "stay signed in" thing on, but it still didn't work. But I can now comment because I am using Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer! Who would have thought?! Love Fahmida, xxx

      41. What an amazing giveaway <3 it! I just tweeted it :) I love your outfit of the day posts you should be a model!! I follow on GFC and Twitter xxx

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      43. I follow in gfc as oohladybegood

        I loved you Amestardam posts =)

        I would like to see more outfits!



      44. Hi!
        I'm a new follower so I haven't read a lot of your posts but some ppl recommended "Where Oh Where Has Emmie Been?"..enjoyed it! It's cool :)
        Basically I like reading reviews best.
        mail: mpeczka at gmail dot com
        Twitter: @Peniamm
        thank you!!

      45. Favorite post: your most recent one, "10 things that rock my world". I agree with all of them. :]

        My GFC is "grimsthorpegal".

      46. GFC : fadoua raftani
        faaaaaaaaaaaaaaav post ever : 10 things that rocks my world (it made my day)
        I would love to see more hauls ^_^
        facebook : fadoua raftani
        twitter : @fdiwa
        tweet :!/fdiwa/status/109432215682822144

      47. This giveaway is insane girl! My fave blog post so far is the vintage OOTD, Id like to see more reviews/ clothes hauls! Im following via GFC and twitter as Rachinald and my blog is: :)

      48. new gfc follower ,va
        post / ten things that rock my world
        I find personal posts fun and reviews about all natural products .

        tumblemumbo at

      49. fb fan / ana amanti

      50. great! enter me please!
        GFC: Elenita
        I like your post "nail polish frenzy" and I'd like to see more hauls and reviews :D


      51. GFC: Adela
        Email address: adelavoinea[at]yahoo[dot]com

        This is a fabulous giveaway, so thank you so much for the chance to participate!
        I've read all your posts, and i already love your blog.
        My favourite post is "Secret 1: Magic Make-up Remover (Sssshh!)" because I found it very useful.
        I would totally love to see more outfit ideas and more review & skincare posts, i love to read and discover new things.

        Twitter username: @ynocenta
        Facebook name: Adela Delilah

      52. I'm a follower.

        My favourite post was A Pukka Cuppa Cha - I just love teas!

        I'd love to see more natural remedies :)

        GG dot Global dot Giveaways at gmail dot com

      53. I tweeted:!/GloGive/status/111509135937376256

      54. Blogged:

      55. Congrats!
        1/My favourite post is Outfit of the Other Day (Vintage)(like your foto)
        2/Like to see more reviews

        + Like on fb-anna ku
        + tweet-!/AnnaKulu/status/111544712183296000


        anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

      56. 1.I'm a new follower so, I haven't got the chance to read any other posts yet! But looking forward to them (:
        2. Loads more reviews (:

        Twitter; CiaraLMurphy

      57. 1.'s not purple. Love nailpolish and the blue was very funky.
        2. I'd like to see more about lip gloss, especially clear. Also, it'd be great to learn about more organic products.



      58. I am a follower of your blog-Mikki Jo
        I loved your post Where Oh Where has Emmie Been...very encouraging and full of wisdom! Love your blog. and always love to see reviews!

      59. I also like your FB page- Mikki Jo Polly Howard
        Am also following you on twitter and tweeted your giveaway!
        Check out this site:
        Twitter ID @Mikkijo

      60. Fabulous giveaway thank you.

        GFC: Mary Preston

        My favourite post is TEN THINGS THAT ROCK MY WORLD - I can totally relate.

        I'd like to see more reviews of products that you love.


      61. GFC: Oana

        My favorite post is:

        I would love to see more make-up & hairstyles inspired by celebrities!

        email: oana [dot] catalyna [at] yahoo [dot] com

        Twitter: @kittyqtza (I am following you)

        I liked your FB page with the name: Oana Catalina

        I shared on Twitter:!/kittyqtza/status/111720392644755456

      62. -GFC:Anja
        -I would love to see make-up tutorials and products reviews!:) My favourite post is "Ten things that rock my world"
        -Liked your FB page:Anja Statebrigakako
        -Tweeted about your giveaway:!/cleptomania/status/111777083369328640

        Thanks for this great giveaway and keep up the good work:)

      63. -GFC: Tras el Secreto de Venus
        -Nick Facebook: Secreto de Venus
        -Nick Twitter: @secretodevenus
        -I would like to see more make-up styles.


      64. Hi from Spain!!

        - I follow a short time, but one of my fav post is Outfit of the Other Day (Vintage), you looks great!
        - I´d like to see more hauls of your clothes and make up, but with big pictures...LOL

        GFC name: bambaki83
        Email: mimica69(at)hotmail(dot)com

        I follow u on twitter as @bambaki83 and I tweeted about your giveaway here:!/bambaki83/status/112125720154738688

        I liked your facebook page as Miriam Rivas


      65. Enter me please! I'm a new follower via GFC, my nick is fisiwoman.
        My fav post is Nail Polish Frenzy, and I'd like to see more NOTDs!
        Following on FB (Ana Belén R M) and tweeted:!/Fisigiawa/status/112262748519415808

        Ana Belén R.M

      66. Hi,
        GFC: miha.ela
        Fav Post: Outfit of the Other Day (love the Vintage stuff)
        Req. Posts: Reviews & outfits! I love discovering new things.

        Email: mihaela.mihordea at

        Facebook: mihaela pojogu

        Congrats & thanks! :)

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      69. Hello! This is such an amazing giveaway
        I would love to enter please :)

        My favourite post soo far is 'Where is Emmmie Been? i love it!
        I would love to see more beauty post's? or hauls?.. i love see'ing what other people like to buy.

        Followed your blog
        GFC: Holly, Miss fashion beauty

        Tweeted and followed on twitter:!/hfashionbeautyx/status/112599830571925504

        Thank you soo much honey!

        - Oh and my blog is -

        if you wanted to check it out :) xxx

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      71. GFC: JustAnAngel
        My favorite post is this:
        I would love to see Tags and more OOTD.
        Facebook: Alina Vrinceanu
        Congrats and thank you!

      72. I loved where has Emmie been, it was heart felt and honest. It made me feel I was less alone when I feel like that. I am away from home at the minute and really missing it, knowing someone else feels down make me feel like its ok and it will be ok. So Thank You!!!
        I entered through GFC, Facebook and I tweeted (thehollyland)
        email is

      73. GFC: Jer
        Email: jaekayy(at)gmail(dot)com
        My favourite posts are your Outfit of the Day posts, which I would also like to see more of ^^
        Facebook: Jerrica Liu
        thank you!

      74. I follow on GFC.

        My favorite post was "Where Oh Where has emmie been" because it was a post that a lot of people could relate too. It was a very interesting read.

        I would love to see more OOTD! :)

      75. Hi, please enter me. I follow you via GFc as Cristina
        My favourite posts till now were the 2 about Amsterdam.
        I would like to see tutorials
        My amial address is
        My twitter name is @GondosCristina
        I like you on facebook as Cristina Gondos
        I twitted about your giveaway!/GondosCristina/status/112903306623467520
        Thanks for the giveaway. XoXo

      76. Thanks for the awesome give away!!!

        Name – Sudhaa Gopinath
        GFC Follower – Sudhaa
        Email –
        Fav post so far – OOTD post in March
        Would love to see more of OOTD’s as you have good taste when it comes to dressing up.
        Liked Facebook page – Sudhaa Gopinath
        Twitter Follower – sudhaag17
        Tweeted give away –!/Sudhaag17/status/112912880424325121
        Posted give away pic in blog’s sidebar -