18.10.10

Epic 3-year bloggiversary giveaway: Day 1!


So, this here blog is three years old today!!*

[Scroll down to the bold font to overlook out the gooey rubbish and cut to the chase!]

Today is a special day for me. It makes me reflect on the journey this blog and I have had. I spent so long jabbering quite happily to my handful of followers. I never dreamt I'd be one of those bloggers that actually gets a few comments, or has more than 30 followers. And I wasn't until the last 6 months or so. To be in the position now where so many of you interact with me and spend valuable minutes of your lives visiting this blog feels just wonderful. Having been at the other end of the spectrum for so damn long, and learnt from all of my blogging mistakes along the way, makes me appreciate you so much more.

So thanks so much old-school readers. Thanks a bunch, newbies - I think you're all lush and I'm about to prove it.

Every day this week I will be holding a giveaway for y'all. I've badgered many of the contacts I've made to get involved, and I have some UNREAL giveaways of all kinds lined up.

So today, I present you: The full range of Boots No7's Protect and Protect Intense range, worth £90! Including day cream, night cream, body cream and eye cream.



No7 have generously provided this sell out range, which has amazing reviews pretty much everywhere. It's recommended that we start young with the anti-ageing gear, so this is the perfect starter kit for anybody starting to think about it! In any case, it's an amazing moisturiser (with full UVA protection in the case of the face creams). I've been using it for a month or so and my skin has never felt better.

I'm going to keep the T's and C's simple this time round as I killed about 650 brain cells trying to organise my last giveaway.

ONLY FOLLOWERS CAN ENTER!

♥ Comment anything you like to enter.

TWEET for an extra entry. POST A SEPARATE COMMENT letting me know you've done it. You get an extra entry per tweet, so go nuts. Just make sure you're commenting each time.

♥ Only open to UK residents I'm afraid :(

A winner will be selected at random using a random number generator (this is why separate comments are vital!) quite possibly on Sunday 24th October. Pub quiz permitting. If not, Monday. :)

Back tomorrow for more giveaway madness! x

* - I've technically been blogging a tad longer, you can see my very first blog in all of its un-edited, image un-rated 'glory' here, if you dare! I've just had a read and besides the technical stuff, I'm quite surprised at how identical my writing style is. If anything I was funnier back then!

229 comments:

  1. I think I need some of that! On my last birthday my brother reminded me that I am nearer 40 than 30. He always was a git!

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  2. congratulations on your blogging sucess. I love your blog :)

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  3. Most Def need some of this!!! I can see the wrinkles already! DAMN laughter lines!

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  4. Woah get me involved in that skin saving madness of a giveaway. Congrats on your blogaverssarrrrry hun xxx

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  5. FromGemWithLove Gemma Johnson
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    @gemfatale Has a wicked giveaway http://gemfatale.blogspot.com/2010/10/epic-3-year-bloggiversary-giveaway-day.html Get Involved xoxo
    from Birmingham, Birmingham

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  6. I'm only a Newbie follower but would love to enter! At 28 I think I've left the anti-ageing stuff too late already :(

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  7. Hey.. already said congrats on twitter (indie cindy007) but I assume loads have :)and well deserved too.

    Defo enter me for this bag goodies! It's only now I have started to think about my poor skin

    Well done on the success xx

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  8. Enter me please!

    Gem, happy bloggy birthday. You are a blummin inspiration! Three years is a long haul. Much love for you and your blog, it's most definintely one of my favourites. xx

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  9. Happy bloganniversairy!!!

    I've only been reading your blog for a couple of months or so, but I love it. I especially love your tuesday tips, and all your nail-related posts! Keep up the amazing blog :)

    xx

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  10. oh i would love to be entered in your giveaway!
    your blog was perhaps the second blog i ever followed and i have loved it since the beginning xx

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  11. Happy bloggiversary! :) And here's to many more!

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  12. I am already following and would love to win!
    Christina x

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  13. I'm feeling old and haggard today so I'd love to win this one!

    Congrats on the bloggiversary Gem. You deserve each and every one of your followers - you never fail to be entertaining :)

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  14. I NEED this!! The lines are starting and I really need to start a proper skincare regime me thinks.

    Congrats on the three years! It's a fab blog - love it!

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  15. Have tweeted too (@sugarandspiceSG)

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  16. Happy bloggiversary! Amazing giveaway(that I would love to win!)

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  17. I have tweeted about your giveaway (@ladybugsays)

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  18. congrats girly :) I'd love to enter x

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  19. happy bloggiversary! amazing prize, not gonna lie i'm already so paranoid about wrinkles! haha.

    bennet x

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  20. Happy 3rd blog birthday. What a lovely giveaway :)

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  21. Have tweeted on twitter @jadlgw :)

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  22. Firstly well done it's great to see a long time blogger, reap in the rewards of all the hard work you have put in. I hope in my third yr (nxt year I have the same, would be nice) so proud of you hun and I love 'wasting' (never) my time reading your blog. ENTRE me please gem, I will also tweet about it. I love this range :p vintagechicuk@yahoo.com xxxxxx

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  23. Happy blogiversary!!!!!

    :]
    xoxo
    alltheprettythingss@gmail.com

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  24. Lucy @pied_wagtailOctober 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Fab blog, I'm only just following but have actually been reading it for a few months! congrats on your 3 yr anniversary xx

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  25. Lucy @pied_wagtailOctober 18, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    have tweeted xxx

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  26. Aww how generous of Boots. :) Congrats on 3 years, I hope I can keep my own blog going for that long.

    Enter me please, I'm 21 and I'm convinced I can already see the signs of aging! :( xx

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  27. Lovely giveaway, and happy 3rd bloggbirthday! Love your blog. xxx

    the.red.rosette@hotmail.com

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  28. And tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/hausofsammi/status/27730464045

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  29. enter! but moreover massive congrats on the bloggiversary :) xx
    http://shutterbug-z.blogspot.com

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  30. Blimey that's quite a giveaway! I'm in please ;o)

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  31. And I whacked a tweet out for good measure!

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  32. Happy (Blog) Birthday! Enter me, please. It's such a great giveaway x

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  33. Oooh nice giveaway!

    Here's to another 3 years of blogging! =)

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  34. I've always wanted to try this, but never quite had the ££'s to blow!
    Fingers crossed, eh?

    Happy blogaversary Gem! xxx

    Maddie

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  35. I've tweeted t'link, too!

    xxx Maddie

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  36. your giveaways are always immense!!
    Happy Bloggiversary!

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  37. Happy blogoversary (haha what. Hate typing that non-existent word!) :)

    Enter me, love the No7 range and the P&P intense day cream is high on my wishlist!

    xx

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  38. Happy Birthday Blog!
    I think I ought to think about some anti-ageing remedies since it's only 3 years until I'm 30....ARGH!

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  39. Happy Bloggiversary Gem, and congratulations on all the success you've had!

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  40. ...also, I've just tweeted! My username is _geek_pie xxx

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  41. enter me please! I'm following on bloglovin!

    blogslou@gmail.com!

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  42. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    I already follow so enter me :)
    x

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  43. Congrats on 3 years Gem! And what a fab giveaway. I think it's about time I got serious with my beauty routine! Cx

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  44. Ooo, and I've retweet about it as well Cx

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  45. Happy blog birthday! I started to follow ages ago and have watched your follower numbers grow and grow and you deserve it, your blog is fab xx

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  46. Happy Bloggiversary Gem!! Your blog has come a long way, and it gets better & better each time I read a post!
    <3

    Enter me! :D

    lacara91@gmail.com

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  47. Congratulations :D

    Love your blog x

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  50. Happy Blog Birthday! :) You have the best writing style Gem :) xxx

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  51. Happy 3rd Blogday! Amazing giveaway, I've been thinking I need to start using some anti-ageing products. And well done on the blog's success, you're one of my faves :) xx

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  52. Enter me please!

    Happy Bloggiversary! Your blog is the first blog I ever started following and it's still one of my faves :)

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  53. Happy Blogiversary to you! It's a great blog. Well done on keeping it going :)

    Rhi x

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  54. Wow what an amazing giveaway! :o
    Happy 3rd blog bday :D

    craxyfiend@hotmail.co.uk

    xxx

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  55. Happy 3rd Birthday!
    How could I NOT enter this one - I definitely need to get some of that!

    madameg2010 at gmail dot com
    http://baroqueboudoir.blogspot.com/

    MG xx

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway! I've followed your blog for a while now and I love it, especially the outfit posts. Congrats on 3 years!
    Rachel xx

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  57. Just to let you know, I've tweeted aswell :) rachelclaire_

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  58. sweet lord, a no7 giveaway? oh gem, you know how to melt my heart! congrats on the anniversary! i hope one day to be as successful as yourself (: enter me please and i'll be sure to tweet it later & comment.

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  59. Could definitely do with a little skin loving... pick me!

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  60. Happy 3rd birthday!!
    You spoil your followers, the giveaway prizes look amazing.

    xo

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  61. looks lovely :)


    Please can i enter


    i follow with GFC as twannywun


    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  62. Been reading your blog for a while but thought it was time to sign up!

    Happy blog birthday!

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  63. My crows feet and laughter lines would appreciate this giveaway greatly! & 'Appy birfday again to you me old mucker! You are FAB! x

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  64. wow!how generous!i've just had a birthday so thinking now is the time to start with the anti aging products!

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  65. congrautulations :D

    chlo.sarge.14@hotmail.co.uk

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  66. Enter me please :)

    Laura
    asifby-magic.blogspot.com

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  67. enter me please :) xxx

    rosedl@hotmail.co.uk

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  68. Happy three years! Enter me please xXx

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  69. Commenty commenty commenty ENTERED :D
    happy blogiversary!

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  70. Great give away and congratulations for having such a great successfull blog :) xx

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  71. congratulations!
    love you blog <3

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  72. I've been thinking about starting an anti-ageing routine but everything is too expensive! :S
    well done on your 3rd blog-birthday :)!

    Dannii_McDo@hotmail.com

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  73. Well done! You really deserve all these followers:)
    Please enter me for this fab comp
    levisandlipstick@gmail.com
    xxx

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  74. Happy bloggiversary! :D Congratulations on 3 years!
    dearjoy@live.co.uk

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  75. happy blogbirthday!
    your blog is fantastic and you deserve each and every one of us followers! & hopefully you'll be at 1000 soon!

    Kyrie x
    shashibiscuits@gmail.com

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  76. I tweeted too, @peaxh!

    Kyrie x
    shashibiscuits@gmail.com

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  77. enter me please :)

    happy 3 years blogging!!

    laura xx

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  78. This is an AMAZING idea! Happy birthday blog :)
    Enter me please! xo

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  79. i really like your blog
    enter me please! xx

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  80. Congratulations, you're blog is so lovely and you deserve every single follower you have! You're lovely. Enter me please ♥

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  81. Happy birthday! I'm entering please and following too :)

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  82. happy 3rd birthday! ive only just started reading the blog in the past 2 months or so, but its fast became one of my favourites :) xx

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  83. very small chance of winning this considering i dont have twitter! but whatt the hell. enter me :)

    and congrats on the three years! its sooo long and i think everyone who follows you still looks forward to your posts. x

    noheroinherskyx.blogspot.com

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  84. Happy blogiversary! I've been reading for around 2 of yoru three years and have always loved your down to earth style of writing and how lovely and appreciative you are that you've come so far.

    I'd very much love to be the winner of these goodies, since I can't get my mits on them anywhere! Prepare for mass tweetings!

    Fashion Stereotype

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  85. such a fab giveaway!
    please enter me :) xx

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  86. congrats on 3 years, your blogs still great to read<3

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  87. Well done on 3 years of blogging!
    I'd love that stuff - my skin is suffering!
    xx

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  88. Congratulations on your three year blog birthday! I've only just discovered your blog and am gutted I've missed so much!

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  89. Oh my, yes, enter me! I am a new follower but I do love your blog :) xxx

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  90. happy blog birthday dearie!
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  91. Congrats! Would love to be entered :] x

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  92. i may as well start early with stopping the ol' wrinkles :')
    x x x

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  93. enter me please :).

    Wow you look so different with blonde hair.

    xxx

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  94. what with the actors curse of many a wrinkle I could put this lovely stuff to good use! Congratulations on your epic 3 year mark!

    Much love x
    susieisonfire@hotmail.co.uk

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  95. Love your blog, never fail to make me laugh and cheer me up :-) x

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  96. I set up a twitter account just so I could follow you. I sound so lame :)

    x

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  97. Wahey! Happy Bloggiversary!

    Amazing giveaway - I've read loads of good stuff about the Protect & Perfect range, but I've never tried it myself. Enter me please! xxx

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  98. I'd love to enter,
    hello.maxine@hotmail.co.uk

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  99. Just tweeted about it too (@littlecurlygirl) xxx

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  100. Have also tweeted,
    hello.maxine@Hotmail.co.uk

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  101. nah, you're still funny! ;P please enter me gem! x

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  102. Love your blog!

    alicee1@hotmail.co.uk

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  103. Posted on my twitter too :D
    http://twitter.com/#!/alicelilym

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  104. WOO HOO! Loving your celebrations... and this is only day one! Yowzer. Fingers crossed! x

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  105. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday gemfatale.co.uk........ happy birthday to you!

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  106. Enter me please!
    lovelaughlauren[at]live.co.uk :D xxx

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  107. Happy Birthday! Heres to separate comments! ENTER MEE x

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  108. Happy birthday blog! Enter me please! :) xx

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  109. and I have tweeted. new comment. following rules x

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  110. Happy blog bithday! As detailed here: http://little-scribbler.blogspot.com/2010/10/evening-people.html I suffer from occasional pizza face AS WELL as the onset of wrinkles so i am TOTALLY in need! Haha! xxx

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  111. ah, shucks, and there's a tweet out there for ya too :)

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  112. happy blogaversary! =)
    i'd very much like to be entered please! thank youu!!

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  113. Hi! Been reading your blog for the past 6 months, but only got round to being a proper fully fledged 'follower' today, tut tut! Thank you for entertaining me on my journeys to and from work, your blog brightens up a boring bus journey! Jess xxx

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  114. Gave you a little tweet aswell :) Jess xxx

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  115. Congratualtions Gem! Yours was the first blog I ever read (you were recommended on ASOS) and you and a handful of others have been such an inspiration I have set up my own :)

    http://pookieloves.blogspot.com

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  116. wow so generous!!! Happy 3 years birthday!!

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  117. Have also tweeted in both my twitter accounts..

    but seriously! Happy birthday!! youre brain must be full of creativity!!

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  118. Ohhhh i'm all over this! Love you blog and congrats on the 3 year mark! x

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  119. Yay for three years! I have only just got started and I bloody loves your blog, nice evenin' readin' :)

    http://cateycate.blogspot.com/

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  120. My favourite blog! Happy 3rd Bloggiversary! xx

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  121. Congrats! Please enter me, I've just started a new job with lots of young people and I feel oooooold!

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  122. HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY <3

    Enter me pleeeeease :) Amazing give away! x

    http://sweetmondayblog.blogspot.com

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  123. enter me please, gem! the wrinkles under my eyes would be grateful. x

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  124. and i've RTed your status about the giveaway, hope that counts :)

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  125. OMG sooo many comments!
    Happy blog birthday my occasionally curly haired blooger

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  126. Enter me again please - i wanna win bad, I'm getting baggy skin and could do with the help!

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  127. Please enter me in this sweet giveaway!

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  128. congratz for your 3yrs of blogging! <3

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  129. also did a twee about it too h :p

    @gemfatale giveway for her 3yr bloggiversary! http://gemfatale.blogspot.com/2010/10/epic-3-year-bloggiversary-giveaway-day.html

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  130. Got caught reading this post at work today...awkward! I think this means I should enter...!

    backtothewindow.blogspot.com

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  131. Congratulations! I'm one of your newbies but happy to be connected!

    Oh, but I really don't like this extra entry with twitter stuff (I know you're not the first or only to do this, and I know it's for promotional reasons, but I don't have twitter, and if I did, I like to keep my blog life and facebook life, for example, extremely seperate. Just sayin...

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  132. I'm going to start re-reading your back catalogue now! x

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  133. I'm a follower, thank you for this giveaway.
    jiffysweeper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. What good timing for this giveaway! I have become totally paranoid by the thought of wrinkles - I am 28 and have no idea where this has come from but puh-leeze save me?!

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  135. I have also tweeted - @cazSchuh :)

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  136. congratulations! please count me in. . lol want those stuff=)

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  137. wow what a lot of entries so far! count me in gem.

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  138. Congrats - a blogiversary is always a big deal.

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  139. Congratulations and happy birthday!
    xxx

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  140. What a stash! I'd love to see if this is the 'miracle' skincare product it claims to be.

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  141. i love your blog im so glad i found it.Its inspiring and great! happy bloganiversary! xx

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  142. Lovelylovelylovely. Happy bloganiversary!

    http://teapotsandtimetravel.blogspot.com/

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  143. enter me pleaseee!! xoxoxoxox

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  144. Enter me please!

    emilymgage@gmail.com

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  145. Just lovely, Mum mum adores this range and its her birthday at the end of the month, she would be thrilled if I won this for her! xxx

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  146. I always wanted to try that range. Enter me please! And happy blog birthday! x

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  147. enter me please! great givaway darling. xxx

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  148. enter me!
    i love love love your blog, although i have only been following for about 6 months! wish i had been here for 3 yeard, i have read most of the old posts though!

    beth.x@msn.com

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  149. Oh Gem! Arent you spoiling us! Enter me please!

    wearecupcakecouture@gmail.com

    www.cupcakecouture.co.uk

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  150. I think I'm definitely an old school follower of yours. You so deserve how popular your blog is now, it's great. One of my favourites of course!
    And a whole week of giveaways, wow! Consider me entered on this one!
    And happy bloggiversary! I totally forgot about my 3rd one, whoops!

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  151. Ahh heard loads of good stuff about this brand. Please enter me :) x

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  152. i'd love to be entered!
    congrats on 3 years! i actually spent quite a bit of today looking at all your old posts :)

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  153. congratulations on your third blog birthday! enter me in the competition pleeease :)

    www.messyourhairup.blogspot.com

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  154. Congratulations on your having your blog for 3 yrs! I love the way you write :D

    xx

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  155. I need some TLC, count me in!

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  156. i commented above but forgot to include an email address/twitter handle - i'm on twitter as @_pipster :)

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  157. Big congrats on the blogiversary!

    Would love to try something other than the serum :D

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  158. Have tweeted (@cheekychicken24)

    xx

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  159. been following your blog for ages but realised i was never doing it "officially", now i can enter your sweet giveaways ^_^ happy blogday! x

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  160. happy bloggiversary my dear ♥ enter me please? woop woop :) xx

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  161. Enter me please x

    www.henessy85.blogspot.com

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