Monday, 19 December 2016

Giveaway: Trio of Dove products

Is one of your New Year resolutions going to be to look after yourself a bit more? If your body needs a little bit of TLC why not enter my latest giveaway? My latest prize is for a trio of Dove products thanks to Unilever. You could win: Deeply Nourishing body wash, Derma Spa Body cream and Original 48h Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. That’s enough to make you clean, soft and smelling beautiful, what better way to start the New Year?

Dove supports Be Real which is campaigning to change attitudes to body image. Dove research found that 7 in 10 women and 6 in 10 girls in the uK think the media and advertisers set an unrealistic standard of beauty that most women can’t achieve. According to the Be Real Campaign 60% of people in the UK are ashamed of their appearance. That is huge.


As I sit here with no make up, a face full of spots and slightly over weight I’m not about to post a selfie of how I look. I don’t love my reflection when I look in the mirror, but I have come to tolerate it. I am hoping I can teach my daughters to be more confident in their bodies than I am in mine. I am careful about what I say about my body in front of my eldest daughter because she doesn’t see anything wrong with how I look. I won’t let people talk about “diets” in front of her, but they can talk about healthy eating. She see’s me putting my make up on and has long been asking to have her own. She is 5 years old. I bought her some make up for her birthday because I want to protect mine, but it is subtle make up and I have made it clear that she doesn’t need it. It is hard to explain why I choose to enhance how I look with make up (or hide behind it) and she shouldn’t. It is important that as she becomes more aware of adverts she is exposed to real people who are beautiful and not just air brushed images.

You can enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below. All normal T&C's apply (you can read them in the widget). Giveaway closes 1st January 2017 at midnight.

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163 comments

  1. if i wasnt allowed to have a glass of wine once the kids are in bed lol x

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  2. To not be allowed to have any bad things such as junk food, sweets and wine 😀😀😀

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  3. If I deprived myself of my wine each evening! In fact I could deprive myself of that!

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  4. losing weight but need to as i get married next yr and cant fit in mydress

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  5. I'd have to say giving up chocolate

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  6. Regular workouts. It's always sporadic and I'm sure it would give me more energy

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  7. to lose weight... I've tried a few times but I'm happier eating what I want than being slimmer

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  8. Losing weight, couldn't agree more with Kelly (above this as I type) I have lost weight but it isn't really me, yet so want to be a smaller sizw!

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  9. Not to shout at my children would be a difficult resolution to keep

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  11. Few bottles of wine in a weekend

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  12. Being kind to myself would be the hardest New Year's Resolution for you to keep, I'm great at being kind to others, but find it really hard to be kind to myself!

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  13. to stop eating chips! i say i will every year!

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  14. To stop biting my finger nails ( every year for 40+ years )

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  15. yoga because i don't always have time

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  16. no chocolate......just not possible!!

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  17. hardest thing for me would be giving up chocolate.x

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  18. to lose weight, but i really have to try hard as getting married in july next year!

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  19. Losing weight or stopping swearing probably!

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  20. To spend less time on the internet, I've tried, it's hard!

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  21. Excercise ... I have really bad time management and often run out of time to fit it in!

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  22. Definitely loosing weight! I just find it too hard to stay away from fine food :)

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  23. Every year its been weight loss, next year i HAVE to do it - im getting married in 5 months!!

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  24. To give up smoking! This will be my 9th year of trying! lol

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  25. To stop eating chocolate forever!

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  26. Not drinking so much caffeine will be hard. I love a chai tea latte. Need to stop drinking them so much.

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  27. Losing weight is the hardest to stick to

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  28. Getting the weight off, that i have put back on.

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  29. I'm going to try walking outdoors more often. I hope.

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  30. I'd like to get fit and healthy again once baby number two is here :)

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  31. To save money, always start the year so well but usually give up about March

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  32. It would be to save money I start off well but then I always dip into it for some cause xxx

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  33. The hardest resolution for me to keep would be to exercise every day. I really am going to give it a good go though, because my aim is to have beaten my immobility by this time next year.

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  34. My new years resolution is to overcome my agoraphobia. This will also be the hardest

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  35. My new years resolution is to overcome my agoraphobia. This will also be the hardest

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  36. Keeping off the internet would be an impossible new years resolution for me to keep!

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  37. To give up chocolate. Wishing you a very happy new year.

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  38. Eating my 5 a day - I always fail!!!

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  39. To give up eating chocolate....I'm sure I have a genuine addiction to it.

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  40. Oh thats an easy one, lose weight, I fail miserably every year

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  41. to exercise more. i hate exercising!

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  42. giving up cheese would be the hardest resolution for me! i'd fail on day one!

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  43. I'm a devil for the crisps so would knock them on the head

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  44. Giving up smoking. I know I need to but I have relied on it a lot for many years.

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  45. Would have to be smoking, maybe one day

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  46. This would have to be stop eating chocolate xx

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  48. To lose weight and stop eating bread!

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  49. It would be to give up sweets and chocolate I couldnt do it

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  50. To give up the internet.. impossible !

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  51. I want to also lose weight and be as healthy as I can be...time to start looking after me.

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  52. To give up on social media

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  53. Chocolate I couldn't live without it lol

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  54. The hardest New Year's Resolution for me to keep would be to give up my laptop!

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  55. More exercise - I try, but I don't enjoy it

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  56. It would definitely be to give up smoking

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  57. Finishing every one of my crafting projects!

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  58. Give up sweets, they are killing my teeth!

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  59. to stop eating crisps and chocolate

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  60. To stop eating sugar which is what i'm going to try this year! x

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  61. To get rid of all the clutter in my house

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  62. to keep to healthy diet and drink only water instead of squash

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  63. To get up as soon as I wake up! :)

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  64. To have a more active existence come rain hail or shine.

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  65. eat more veggies i hate them = but i am doing veganuary for jan so hope to be better at it

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  66. I generally want to be a better me in all aspects of my life - so there is going to be no end of struggle :/

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  67. I couldn't give up coffee - or even reduce the number of cups I drink each day.

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  68. To give up chocolate, I eat it everyday, it's ridiculous but so addictive!

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  69. Cutting back on sugar! I'm going to try my best!

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  70. To lose weight, set time aside for me to do something for myself, so it makes me a happier mum. To learn Yoga. To read more. To laugh lots and to make memories.

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  71. Giving up chocolate. Impossible! :-)

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  72. To lose weight.. but this is my New Years resolution so I'm gonna give it my best effort!!

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  73. Trying to cut back on chocolate as I have a really sweet tooth

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  74. eating healthier cos I do enjoy a good binge out sometimes

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  75. Saving money is always hard as there's always something that crops up

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  76. To make New Years resolutions, never bother

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  77. giving up onions i could never do that!

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  78. To keep the house tidy - near on impossible with my partner and 3 children living under the same roof! X

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  79. Speaking my mind when people moan and whinge when they are not at all grateful for what they have

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  80. I wouldn't be able to give up chocolate

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  81. I'd find giving up Sweet things the hardest.

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  82. I AM going to lose 3 stone! Whoop! Good luck all!

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  83. To stop people taking advantage of me because I am disabled

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  84. To start saving for next Christmas and put aside money every month. I will try though!!x

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  85. Being kind and forgiving to myself! If I could do that I would conquer the world

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  86. Giving up all unhealthy things

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  87. Losing weight...I find it hard.

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  88. Losing weight! I lost a bit early last year then put it all back on! I lost a bit without trying at the end of the year but have ate so much over Christmas that I dare not get on the scales!!!!

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  89. any, as I can never stick to them

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  90. keeping my cool when im wound up

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