In Need of Some TLC? Win a Luxury Spa Treatment at James Dun’s House Glasgow!

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Have you heard the news? I’m starting the week with a rather lovely giveaway over on Instagram and, just in case you missed it, I wanted to share the details here!

James Dun’s House Glasgow is a one of my favourite places to go to recharge. Their luxurious underground spa is stocked with gorgeous, cruelty-free Aveda products and it’s so relaxing – you’d never know that it was located next to the hustle and bustle of George Square!

It’s been my go-to place for massages since my very first visit, and I pop back regularly so that my back, neck and shoulders enjoy a little TLC. I always leave feeling like a shiny new penny and smelling like rosemary & mint (my essential oil of choice every time!).

So, what’s all this about a giveaway? Well, I’m teaming up with James Dun’s House Glasgow so that one of you lucky lot will win a 60 minute spa treatment with them!

To enter, you’ll need to head over to my Instagram profile and find today’s picture (Psst! It’s the same as the picture at the top of this post!). Then all you have to do is like the photo, leave a comment and make sure you’re following both me and James Dun’s House Glasgow  (@jdhglasgow) on Instagram. Simple!

A winner will be announced this Sunday (1st October 2017) at 6pm so keep your eyes peeled! Good luck…

Autumn Adventuring… and a Giveaway!

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I spent a few days last week getting away from the city and exploring some beautiful Scottish landscapes – from forests, islands and endless blue skies at Loch Lomond, to coastal walks and bracing winds at Largs and Gourock. Getting wrapped up in cosy layers, armed with my trusty camera, felt like the perfect way to embrace the new season and do some Autumn adventuring!

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Along with a pretty Wes Anderson-esque colour palette, I stuck with the theme of exploration by accessorising with this violet scarf by Urban Reivers which is inspired by 1942 maps of Scotland used by RAF pilots.

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At this time of year, incorporating some hats into my ensembles is a must-do, and there’s no style of hat I love more than a beanie with a flourish. Whether it’s with some delicate netting, a scatter or sequins or (in this case) a fluffy pom pom, I always throw one in my bag just in case I need to keep warm! This one was a recent impulse buy from Primark for a couple of pounds and goes with almost everything!

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Spending the day following forest trails and watching the boats bobbing on the water has a lovely calming effect – making time almost stand still. That being said, every adventure needs to end sometime, and I kept track of my days with this C201 watch by Glasgow-based luxury brand Paulin Watches.

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With it’s glistening, scale-like strap and large, striking face, it’s a statement piece that looks just as good with snuggly sweaters as it does with my favourite tea dresses. The unique strap makes it perfect for mixing textures – something I love to do at this time of year!

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So, here’s the REALLY exciting part! I’ve teamed up with the gang at Paulin to launch an exclusive giveaway to celebrate the new season and our love of Autumn adventuring. We’re sharing our Autumn style obsessions over on Pinterest and would love to see what’s inspiring you too!

To be in with a chance of winning a super-swish Paulin watch OF YOUR CHOICE (you can check out their full range here), all you have to do is create a board on Pinterest with the title Paulin Autumn Style and show us your fashion and lifestyle favourites for fall. Which pieces from Paulin would you style? Get creative and HAVE FUN!

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This contest is open worldwide and will run until 5pm GMT on Friday 28th October. Only boards using the title Paulin Autumn Style will be counted as entries (so we can find ’em!) – apart from that, let your creative juices run wild! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Good luck and happy pinning…

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All photos by Trouble With Gary 

Yay! A 500k Giveaway!

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I’m sure I’m not alone when I say how much I love using Pinterest, right? For me, it’s not just a form of social media (though it is easily one of my favourites!) – it’s a great way to get creative, feel inspired and share ideas. I can happily spend time pinning photos I’ve taken, sharing blog posts and discovering everything from interiors to recipes – and beyond! We even started a board when we bought our new home, and still add ideas to it regularly.

Not long after joining in the fun on Pinterest, I started to see an increase in follower numbers. Even though I believe that interaction and quality content are the most important parts of growing your blog or brand online, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t just a tiny bit jazzed about this increase. I’m truly grateful for every read, view, click and follow that I get, whether it’s here or across social media – you guys are seriously awesome! I wanted to do something special to mark hitting 500,000 followers over on Pinterest, so thought it was high time I hosted a blog giveaway to say a HUGE thank you!

Today, I’m happy to launch my Yay! 500k Giveaway!

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Ever since I started blogging, a huge part of what really gets me feeling inspired is discovering amazing independent businesses and sharing them with you. So, for this giveaway, I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Ginger Pickle online boutique to bring you a bag jam-packed full of goodies!

Ginger Pickle stock a gorgeous range of handmade gifts and accessories, all by British creatives and made with love. As well as stocking their own-brand pieces, you can expect pieces by some of my favourite indie designers, like Crown And Glory, Ladybird Likes and Kate Rowland. I’ve hand-picked a selection of items that I genuinely want for myself, and that all make me smile. I can’t wait to give them to one of you…

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The prize: 

A dino-tastic pink laser-cut triceratops necklace by Designosaur. Rawr!

An adorable wooden koala bear brooch by Ginger Pickle (I think it’ll look great on a denim jacket!)

A turquoise chevron Moleskine notebook by Finest Imaginary – perfect for scribbling down ideas, plans and to-do lists

I couldn’t host a giveaway without some ace hair candy – so you’ll bag a gold glitter bow by Crown and Glory

Three mini-prints by Ginger Pickle featuring positive and inspirational quotes

A friendship card that was just made for popping in the post to your BFF as a sweet snail mail surprise

All of these goodies will come in a soft canvas Be Cheerful tote by Alphabet Bags

The rules: To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do leave a comment below – be sure to include your email address so that I know how to contact you! I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday at 6pm, and the contest will run from now until then. If you think your girl gang might like the sound of these prizes, feel free to spread the word on Twitter! This giveaway is open to UK entrants only this time (but I will look at the logistics of an international contest next time).

There’s a really great mix of items by Ginger Pickle and the designers that they stock – maybe you’ll even discover a new-to-you brand that you’ll want to see more from! Don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest Ginger Pickle news on Facebook.

Sound good? I almost want to enter myself!

Good luck everyone and if you haven’t joined me over on Pinterest yet, come say hi!

Feeling inspired and grateful,

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