Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's My Birthday so I'm having a Giveaway!

It's my birthday today.

I try to let this day pass by quietly because I don't like to be reminded that I'm another years older, especially now I'm moving through the 30 something bracket...

But they do say you are only as old as you feel and act, so I'm determined to feel young at heart for yet another year. And what better way to do that than to celebrate it positively and share the joy of the occasion with family, friends and extend that celebration virtually to you, my readers?

That is why I've decided to host this giveaway to celebrate my birthday - and the best thing is, it's open to all readers, so all you international readers can get in on the act this time!

All products for this giveaway are purchased by yours truly during my travels last year, either because they are cult and iconic beauty products or are irresistibly cute. As a way of thanking you for your support of the blog, especially the past 6 months which has been a very difficult time for me personally and I haven't had the opportunity to update as frequently.

So let's take a look at what the stakes are shall we? I present to you the prize packs on offer:

I've broken the prizes into 4 packs so there will be 4 winners for this giveaway.

Prize 1
consists of the iconic Laduree macaroon key ring I picked up at The Grands Magasins in Paris and a YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch corrector in shade #2 (light)

Prize 2
comprises of the gold-plated limited edition, cult-status eyelash curler from Shu Uemura and the Kit Cosmetics bronzing powder brush

Prize 3
is a travel-friendly Guerlain makeup compact picked up at the Hong Kong Duty free store with 5 eye shadows and 4 lip shades with mini brushes.
Prize 4
last but not least is the irresistibly sweet Vera Wang Princess EDT juice (30ml)

To be in a the running of one of these fabulous (if I do say so myself) prizes, all you need to do is comment in the form below and answer the question " what was your most memorable birthday to date?".

You will also get one bonus entry each of the actions below
  1. Liking the Things I Love page on Facebook and then sharing this giveaway post
  2. Following me on Twitter and tweeting "I'm entering @lilpil99 birthday giveaway to win some awesome beauty booty #win #ShuUemura #Guerlain #YSL #Laduree"
  3. Following me on Instagram and reposting the competition picture
  4. Subscribing to this blog via email. If you already are a subscriber, you already get a bonus entry! Just leave your details in the form below
The bonus entry actions are not mandatory but I'd appreciate and be very grateful for all your love and support the blog on all the various social media channels!

I've tried to make this competition as simple and easy as possible but here are the nitty gritty details:

The competition is opened from 16th May to 31st May AEST to all readers including international readers. The prizes will be allocated in the order of winners drawn by June 2nd 2013. The judge's decisions are final and no correspondence shall be entered to.

Good luck beauties!
x A
Birthday Giveaway


  1. Firstly, Happy happy birthday. I hope your day is full of laughter and love.

    My most memorable birthday was when we went to the park for a picnic and a swan waddled over and stole a piece of cake off a plate. I was about 22 and it was truly hilarious. The worst bit was that it then started pooping everywhere.

  2. My most memorable birthday was when my partner took me to Tiffany to buy me a birthday present (he let me pick the present because he was to afraid that I wouldn't like his pick ... oh so sweet). In addition to that, he surprised me with a trip for two to Sydney for that birthday weekend. It was supposed to be a surprise, but he got busted a few weeks before when a friend slipped out about the plan. Haha!

    AND (sorry but I just couldn't resist), my second most memorable birthday is when my partner took me to India & on the night of my birthday, we went to the rooftop of his family's house (flat roof) & we lighted up fireworks :) It was simple, but so memorable.

  3. Well, first of all I would just like to greet you a Happie Birthday. I hope you had a really good one! ^o^

    My most memorable birthday was when I was 10 which happen back in the Philippines. My mum sat up a surprised birthday party for me and my dad who worked in Brunie at that time came home just for my birthday! All of my family members were there and had a big family dinner. My boy cousins sang a song to me. They were all off pitch which made me crack up so hard! It was really funny and chaotic at the same time! XD This was really memorable as my dad came home just for my birthday and all of my family were there. I felt very special! :D

  4. Happy Birthday and so kind of you to share the joy.
    I have stopped counting my birthdays feel I get younger every year, certainly happier.

  5. thanks and happy birthday !!

  6. Happy Birthday, every birthday should be celebrated no matter the age!

    Like you now, I used to always keep my birthdays on the down low, my 21st was the only time I really celebrated since I was a kid. On the night before, I was actually at uni trying to do an assignment and every now and then, counting down the minutes till midnight. I lost track of time and went to the bathroom. When I came back, it was 12:02 so I had spent my birthday moment on the toilet :(

    The following weekend, I did get to have a proper celebration though, my first in almost 10 years so it was pretty amazing

  7. Happy Birthday :) I am sure you will celebrate in style!

  8. my memorable b day was when i was little and had a cheescake with berries on top .. it was delicious and having my friends

  9. My most memorable has to be last year when my daughter was old enough to attempt to make a cake and try and pamper me.... The sweetest thing a five year old can do!

  10. My most memorable birthday is when I had my daughter the day before my birthday, therefore I spent my own birthday in the hospital with my new baby. The nurses brought me a cake and all my family came as well.

  11. Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!!
    My most memorable birthday was last year!!! I got a baby as my birthday gift. xoxoxoxo.

  12. One birthday years ago, I was all dressed up and walking on the street to meet friends for dinner. My scarf got stuck to the handle of a bike which was cycling past me. The cyclist, a very handsome dude stopped, carefully untangled my scarf from his cycle, walked up to me, handed over my scarf and apologised. We exchanged one of those movie love at first sight looks! He was a perfect gentleman, just smiled and said "you're pretty" and cycled away! The story was a hoot with my friends that night :D

  13. I have received my perfume, I love it!! Thank you so much! :)


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