Saturday, 23 July 2011

I treated myself ( for a change) and a linked competition

Something I don't do very often, like a lot of other people, is spend money on myself. But I found a website and I just loved the name...pretties... selling bath bombs and smelly soaps and such like, and I just had a notion to splash out, so I did. Some of the items look good enough to eat, like they came right out of Thorntons, but I wouldn't recommend you try right enough


 I  bought the honey and bran soap, nice soap, leaves your skin feeling soft, no adverse effects at all for me, as an eczema suffer I have to be careful what I use. Plenty of bran bits in it, therefore this soap if not best suited to the soap bag else you would loose the effects of the bran.After the first two or three washes as you get down to the bran bits you certainly feel the exfoliating effect of this.

Whilst browsing the site I also found this handy little soap bag which fits the soaps nicely. It is quite a rough little bag so it also exfoliates as well. I had actually bought it hoping the holes might be small enough I could use it as an oats holder and use it to wash the grandson with, but the oats would just fall out the holes, shame really as it would have been handy. But then that was not what it was sold for and it certainly does what it is suppose to.

sorry! used some before I took picture.


Bought myself a total detox bath potion, as I like to have a bath rather than a shower at the weekends time I have been on my feet at work all day pounding concrete floors and this was a nice idea to help the aches and pains. I came out of my bath feeling more relaxed and less sore, but there again maybe a hot bath would do that anyway. But this did smell lovely, was nice to relax in and makes for a bit of pleasurable "me time" for any bust person.

Next I chose a chamomile and honey bath fizzer, this comes in 2 halves, so it does 2 baths. I tried this last week when I got it after a day at work, and it was lovely. It certainly fizzed up lovely and the bathroom smelt gorgeous, and it softened my skin really well, one word of warning - make sure you clean your bath after use as it leaves the bath very slippery for the next unsuspecting person to get into.


The Raspberry blower was to die for. It looks and smells like something you should be keeping in the freezer and sneaking out and eating when there is nobody around. This has the texture of playdoh, it is not runny or liquidy and a very little goes a long way. I scooped probably less than a teaspoon full out of the tub with my bath scrunchie, and it lathered really really well and the smell was divine. My skin felt beautiful and softy and I did not feel the need for moisturiser on afterwards.

The site has an offer on at the moment, if you spend certain amounts you can get a freebie, another reason why I put in an order.

  • If you spend over £2.50, you will receive a free Aromatherapy Soap! (worth £1.25)
  • If you spend over £10, you will receive a free Aromatherapy Soap and a Botanical Soap (worth £2.50)
  • If you spend over £15, you will receive a free Aromatherapy Soap, A Botanical Soap AND a Salad Bar Soap! (worth £4)
I chose my first freebie as the carrot and calendula soap , because it says it is gentle on sensitive skin, and I agree it has been alright with mine, and my second freebie as Energise Aromatherapy soap as I love lemongrass.


Now as I was impressed with this stuff, I thought it would be nice of me to treat somebody else to some, so that you can try it as well. This is not a sponsored post I am doing this just because I wont to.

So I am going to allow you to try and win £10 of stuff for yourself, plus of course your two free soaps  ( a lot of people forgetting to mention the soaps) - So to enter my competition I want you to go across to Pretties shop and leave a comment below to tell me what you want to win, remember what you pick is what I will have sent to you if you do win. 

Remember anybody can leave a comment, just leave your comment and then click "comment as", go down to name/url and just put your name in. 


Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win.


For extra entries 1) follow my blog with GFC and leave a comment to tell me you have
and 2) follow me on twitter (@pooohbear2811) and tweet this comp using the twitter button at the bottom of this post and leave me a separate comment to say you have done it.


and thats it folks. 

Competition closes on Saturday 20th August at 8pm. good luck everybody.

113 comments:

  1. Love the sound of the Raspberry BLower and the Chilla Vanilla body washes.
    You can contact me @FlorrieFloyd on Twitter.

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  2. Have followed on GFC - Faridah Brooker

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  3. Have tweeted the comp @FlorrieFloyd, but cannot seem to find your actual page to follow - what is it?

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  4. sorry Faridah...does help if I give you my twitter name, thanks for pointing that out....numpty that I am...lol. its @pooohbear2811.

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  5. love the icecream body washs - would go for the mint choc chip and chilla vanilla - look fab!

    @ashlallan

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  6. have tweeted and followed as @ashlallan

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  7. lovely things!

    http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1463920-Lavender-amp-Vitamin-E.html
    http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1463904-Honey-amp-Bran-Botanical-Soap.html
    http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1467630-Peppermint-amp-Tea-Tree-Foot-Soak-250ml.html
    http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1467632-Sea-Salt-Foot-Scrub-100g.html


    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  8. What a lovely unique selection ...

    @MimiJane

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  9. Follow with GFC as karen scammell :)
    twannywun at hotmaIL DOT com

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  10. I follow on twitter and tweeted @twannywun

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  11. I would choose the Calm Bath Foam - I love a nice bubble bath!

    I'm @feefeegabor on twitter

    Thanks for the giveaway x

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  12. Ylang Ylang & Cinnamon
    Lavender & Vitamin E
    Honey & Bran Botanical Soap
    Energise Aromatherapy Soap
    Gardeners Potpourri Botanical Soap
    Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap
    Very good blog have subscribed
    Many thanks Jill
    jillwebb@blueyonder.co.uk

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  13. Wow. £10 goes such a long way there! For my £10 I would have
    Peppermint and tea tree foot soak
    Sea Salt foot scrub
    Tea treee and Eucalyptus shower gel
    Juicy Orange shower gel

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  14. Am already following with GFC

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  15. Am already following you on Twitter @janesgrapevine

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  16. Have tweeeted @janesgrapevine

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  17. So many gorgeous things to choose from! What a lovely competition, thanks :)

    I think i would choose a cherry lipbalm, muscular aches bubble bath, and Chilla Vanilla and a bath souffle!

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  18. I also already follow your blog :D

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  19. I have also tweeted and followed from @compgirl1

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  20. I would like to win Pure Therapy Gift Set. @clairew137

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  21. Following on google connect. @clairew137

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  22. Tweeted - @clairew137

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  23. love the icecream body washs - would go for the mint choc chip and chilla vanilla

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  24. Am already following with GFC

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  25. Am already following you on Twitter @handbag2000

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  26. Have tweeeted @handbag2000

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  27. what a lovely website, so many gorgeous things to choose from. I would pick:
    Bath Blaster- Natures candy
    Bath blaster Sky flower
    Soap in a sponge - Moby wave
    Bath bomb - lily of the valley

    thank you for a great giveaway!

    kittysclearance@hotmail.co.uk

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  28. I'm following via GFC as kittysclearance

    kittysclearance@hotmail.co.uk

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  29. Gosh - so many lovely items to choose from. I would have:

    3 x Energising Aromatherapy Soap
    2 x Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap
    Peppermint and teatree foot soak

    @beachrambler

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  30. I am following via GFC (Hazel Rea)

    @beachrambler

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  31. Im following you bonny as
    @mirrorballgirl

    Oh plenty of nice things. I like the Ice Cream Body washes
    especially Chilla Vanilla or the Pure Therapy Gift Set xx

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  32. I answer to your tweet to me, the free soaps I would like are the Gardeners Pot pourri Botanical, and the Energise Aromatherapy ones.I would like to win the Raspberry blower and chilla vanilla shower creams.

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  33. Am already following blog.

    I have no idea what to choose - so much smelly and so little time! But I think I've narrowed it down to:

    Raspberry blower - your description sold me on it! It sounds lovely, and I love fruit smellies.

    Blue Juice wave - the blackberry and strawberry has me drooling at the thought of it!

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  34. Already stak you on tiwtter, and have tweeted the post. )bev_metallica)

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  35. Energise Aromatherapy Soap
    Carrot & Calendula Botanical Soap
    Gardeners Potpourri Botanical Soap
    Honey & Bran Botanical Soap
    Sisal Soap Bags x2
    Sea Salt Foot Scrub - 100g

    @littleboo_21

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  36. Following you via GFC

    @littleboo_21

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  37. Following you on Twitter and tweeted

    @littleboo_21

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  38. Would love the Honey Delight Gift Set as a surprise gift for my lovely neice. Email contact - je33ep@yahoo.co.uk

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  39. Honey Delight Gift Set for my friend and a champagne bath bomb for me and hubby to share :)

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  40. i love the look of the mint choc chip tub it looks just a wonderful idea

    @bizywizy

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  41. i would love the Raspberry Blower, Sisal Soap Bags, Honey & Bran Botanical Soap and Chocolate Heaven please. I would love to share this with my mum :)

    @kiki_725 on twitter

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  42. i follow via gfc @kiki_725 on twitter

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  43. WOW! such a lot to choose from. Been looking with my daughter. I like the look of the chilla vanilla body washes whilst my daughter thinks the raspberry blower will be divine.
    If i get chosen my contact is den71cross@yahoo.co.uk

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  44. I would love four Foam Baths - Calming, Relaxing, Joint Ease and Muscular Aches. They all sound lovely and just what I need :) @polly1548 on Twitter

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  45. If I am lucky enough I would like to try the honey delight giftset.

    friendofmon@live.com

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  46. I had SO much fun choosing! I would go for the following wonderfully indulgent products:

    The Muscular Aches Foam Bath http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1463985-Muscular-Aches.html

    The Chilla Vanilla Ice Cream Body Wash
    http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1458713-Chilla-Vanilla.html

    and finally, two of the Fullers Earth with Lavender & teaTree Salad Bar soaps
    http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1463918-Fullers-Earth-With-Lavender-amp-TeaTree.html

    I am following you on Twitter and have tweeted as @LoveWinning :-)

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  47. Hi Elaine, thanks for the fab giveaway and for introducing me to such a great site.

    If I was lucky enough to win I would love to try these:

    Chilla Vanilla Ice cream body wash

    Juicy Orange shower gel

    Vanilla Ice Cream bath fizzer

    and the free soap I would choose is the Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap

    Thank you :)

    @wordsfromsarah xxx

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  48. I am already following you on twitter and have tweeted about this fab comp :)

    @wordsfromsarah xxx

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  49. I am also now following your blog via twitter/GFC (didn't know you could do that lol) have always just had it bookmarked

    @wordsfromsarah xxx

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  50. I love the sound of the Aromatherapy bath products - all 4 of them sound amazing.

    lauracmcintyre@gmail.com

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  51. I would choose Ice Cream Body Wash in Mint-Choc-Chip, Coconut Exfoliating Soap & Cherry Lip Balm :-)

    @MrsWebster147

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  52. Following your blog on GFC :-)

    @MrsWebster147

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  53. Following on Twitter and have Tweeted

    @MrsWebster147

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  54. I would like the Lavendar bliss bathroom gift set.

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  55. I love the Honey Delight gift set and the sea salt foot scrub.

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  56. I love the sound of the Honey Delight Gift Set, and the Honey & Camomile bath bomb. Heaven! You can contact me @compingstar on Twitter :-) Thank you!

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  57. I'm now following you on twitter as @compingstar, and have tweeted using the link at the bottom of your blog :-)

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  58. I'm now also following your blog with GFC

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  59. Hi, would love to win:
    Coconut Lip Balm £1.50
    Cilla Vanilla Ice Cream Body Wash £4.50
    Gorgeous Limited Edition Creamy Bath Bar £3.99
    Twitter ID: @Gill_919
    Email: gc1832@gmail.com

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  60. Following blog on GFC.
    @Gill_919

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  61. Following on twitter and have tweeted your post. @Gill_919

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  62. I'd like to win Limited Edition Botanical Bath Salts in Ylang Ylang & Rose Petals and Lily of the Valley & Blue Mallow Flowers. Also I'd love a bath Fizzer - Chamomile & Honey.
    @maisietoo

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  63. Following with GFC as M.
    @maisietoo

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  64. I'm following you on twitter and have tweeted. @maisietoo

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  65. Ice cream body wash sounds gorge!! Great blog too ( nicks-1983@hotmail.com) :)

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  66. I would love the ice cream body wash :)

    @lindylubilou

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  67. I would love the ice cream bath wash. following the blog
    @lindylubilou

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  68. So many gorgeous bits & bobs for the body. My final choices would be:
    1. Bomb Marley Bath Souffle
    2. Oriental Musk Bath Souffle
    3. Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream Body Wash
    4. Fantasy Island Bath Blister and for my free soaps I would choose Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy and the Honey & Bran Botannical
    Such a super prize!
    @emma1111111

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  69. For an extra entry into the competition, I follow your blog with GFC (Emma Clarke)
    @emma1111111

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  70. For a third and final entry into the competition I follow you on Twitter @emma1111111 and I have tweeted a link to the giveaway

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  71. You can get an awful lot for £10, what a lovely site.
    I think U've managed to make up my mind.
    Chilla Vanilla ice cream body wash
    Blue Juice Wave soap in a sponge
    Gardeners pot pourri botanical soap
    Free soaps I would choose
    Energise aromatherapy soap
    Honey & bran botanical soap
    @xeminoz

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  72. I follow you via GFC
    @xeminoz

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  73. I follow you on twitter & have tweeted.
    @xeminoz

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  74. So much to choose from I finally decided on these:

    Orangeade bath souffle
    Raspberry mega bath bomb
    Chilla vanilla ice cream body wash
    Cherry bath bomb

    Free soaps - honey & bran and carrot & calendula.

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  75. I absolutely love the look of the Honey Delight Gift Set. I always find honey products to be some of the richest moisturisers out there. I also like the look of the Cherry Lip Balm.

    My two fave soaps are Honey and Bran Botanical Soap and Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap.

    donnasmith@lineone.net

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  76. I am following your blog via Google (donnasmith) :0)

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  77. Oh my god, have added this website to my favourites - I love bath bombs but the ones I get from Lush are expensive!
    I'd like to win:
    - Jasmine Bathbomb
    - Lime & Patchouli Bathbomb
    - Fantasy Island Bath Blaster
    - Chocolate Heaven Bath Blaster
    - Bomb Marley Bath Souffle
    - Oriental Musk Bath Souffle

    Free soaps: Kiwi Moisturising Soap, & Coconut Exfoliating Soap

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  78. Am following you on Twitter & have tweeted @Isis1981uk

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  79. Following you on GFC
    would love any of the gifts they all look lovely!

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  80. http://www.pretties.org.uk/ourshop/prod_1459055-Honey-Delight-Gift-Set.html
    i follow you at mrstracey1972

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  81. have tweeted your link as mrstracey1972

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  82. I bet it's a popular choice but I would go with the ice-cream body was coz it sounds divine!!

    hannahboyo@hotmail.com

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  83. I'ce tweeted this comp @PrettyBluebirds

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  84. Am also following your blog xo

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  85. I'd choose...
    2 x Carrot & Calendula Botanical Soap
    2 x Energise Aromatherapy Soap
    2 x Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap
    1 x Honey & Bran Botanical Soap

    for the bonus soaps i'd choose:
    Gardeners Potpourri Botanical Soap
    Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap

    and i'd owe you 25p!

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  86. I already follow on GFC :)

    @emilyh13

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  87. Hi, What a lovely comp! Thankyou!
    I'd choose:
    2 x Aromatherapy Soaps - Ylang Ylang
    Bath Blaster - Bain Le Bombe
    Bath Bomb - Jasmine
    Bath Fizzer - Moondreams
    Bath Fizzer - Lily of the Valley
    Bonus soaps:
    Aromatherapy - Energise
    Botanical - Carrot & Calendula

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  88. I already Follow you on GFC - Goldberry xx
    judy.beba@virgin.net

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  89. And I Follow you on Twitter, GoldberryB, and have Tweeted. Have a Happy Weekend! xx

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  90. I'd choose the Raspberry BLower and the Chilla Vanilla body washes

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  91. Following on GFC

    Forgot to tell you before - I'm @ktcoventry on Twitter

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  92. Following you on Twitter and have tweeted :) @ktcoventry

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  93. Oooh shopping, this is fun!!
    I would choose:
    rose and petals foaming bath powder
    bain le bomb bath blaster
    muscular aches foam bath
    champagne bath bomb and a lily of the valley bath bomb
    And for the two soaps the energise aromatherapy and the gardeners pot pourri botanical.
    Thanks for runnng the comp! @annieanna24

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  94. I have followed you on twitter and tweeted the link @annieanna24

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  95. WOW, you get so much for your money. I love the sound of the PMT rescue and total unwind bath potions. The goosberry tea and Cool detox bath souffles would also be a hit. @scampbeast. Following on twitter

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  96. Following your blog with GFC
    Following you on twitter (@annaojbee) and have tweeted the comp
    I'd choose the Honey Delight Gift Set as I have a honey lover's birthday coming up, and the Relaxing Rose Souffle for me

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  97. I love the descriptions of the Blue Juice Wave & Chilla Vanilla, they would be my choice please x

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  98. Following blog via GFC (Rebecca_John)

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  99. Following you on Twitter & have tweeted @becky0020

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  100. £10
    Ylang Ylang Aromatherapy Soap
    Honey & Bran Botanical Soap
    Buddy Brilliant
    Relax
    Lavender & Flowers
    Fullers Earth With Lavender & TeaTree
    @kohsamuirosie on twitter

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  101. following you on twitter as @kohsamuirosie

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  102. and tweeted too
    @kohsamuirosie

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  103. what a great site - thanks for sharing and for the prize :)

    if i was lucky enough to win, i would like:

    The sensual creamy bath bar
    A coconut lip balm
    A sky flower Bath Blaster
    Coconut exfoliating soap

    @claireishoop

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  104. following your blog too kohsamui14 - rosie

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  105. i follow your blog already :)

    @claireishoop

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  106. i already follow you on twitter and have tweeted

    @claireishoop

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  107. following you on twitter and retweeted

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  108. competition closed, results tomorrow, thanks all for entering

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