A Little Thank You

27 February 2013

I've never really been one for giveaways. I'm not knocking anyone who hosts them, but I always hoped that people follow my blog because they enjoy reading my posts, rather than the possibility of a freebie. However, not so long ago I published my Vive La France post, complete with a little rant about my rubbish day (crashed car, twisted ankle etc). I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who took the time to read my post to the very last moaning paragraph, and left a comment wishing me well. It really did cheer me up!

As a token of my appreciation, I've put together a little giveaway of things that make me happy, and I hope will do the same for one of my readers. Up for grabs for one of my readers is a Cath Kidston makeup bag and mirror, L'Occitane rose lip balm, Real Techniques Expert Face brush, and Comforter bubble bar from Lush. I hope this will go to a reader who genuinely enjoys L'amour Josie - this is definitely not about gaining followers for me, as I don't intend on advertising this anywhere.

What you need to do:
Be a follower via Google Friend Connect
Leave a comment below stating your GFC name, email address (or blog link, I just need some way to contact you), and one thing that makes you happy when you're feeling sorry for yourself.

I'd just like to reiterate how grateful I am to anyone who takes their time to read my little blog. I appreciate (and love reading) each and every comment I receive. I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it. Thank you for all your wonderful support and friendship xxx

Disclaimer: All prizes were purchased with my own money. This is an international giveaway.


  1. How thoughtful of you. I've never won a giveaway, so why not enter another one! Haha! I hope your ankle is feeling better though (genuinely, and not just cause you're giving things away haha!)


  2. Hey! As someone with a blog that I only started recently, every time I see a page view go up I get a really lovely feeling (as sad as that sounds!), so I know what you mean :)! I love finding new blogs to follow as well, so I'm glad I came across yours this morning! :)

    My email address is amyjane44@hotmail.co.uk and my blog is amyjanealice.blogspot.com

    When I'm feeling a bit down or sorry for myself, I make a nice cup of sugary tea and get in bed with my teddies (I am 18, honestly haha) and watch my favourite TV or have a chat with my mum/best friend/boyfriend :)

    Hope you're okay now after the crash!

    Amy :)


  3. When I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself I work out, yep. I'm one of those people. I'm not overly fit or anything but the endorphins and the distraction (try thinking about sad things when your on your 20th rep = not easy) make me feel better.

    I hope you feel better sweetpea!

    Imogen <3

  4. Aww Josie, this is such a sweet reason to have a giveaway :) When I'm feeling a bit down, I go through the photos on my phone or instagram. Seeing all the fun times, nice food or cute rattie pictures instantly cheers me up :) Hope you are OK! :) Following via GFC - Marvelle

  5. So lovely of you! Do hope you're feeling better.
    For me,when I need a cheer up, I just like putting a onesie, getting a brew, some chocolate and sticking a good album on repeat. At the minute still loving Mumford & Sons and Jake Bugg way too much. And then I paint my nails a bright colour!

    My GFC name is Laddered Tights
    http://laddered-tights.blogspot.co.uk (email is on there) :)


  6. Coleoftheball@gmail.com
    One things that makes me happy is when I go into school upset and my friends always managed to make me laugh and forget about everything xxx

  7. Josie, you are lovely.

    When I'm feeling down I always read! Books always take my mind off things! I was upset the other day and ended up reading Memoirs of a Geisha in 4 hours! haha :)

    I'm already a follower of your lovely blog & my email is kfh244@gmail.com.

    Thank you for entering my giveaway too :)

    Kate xxx

  8. Great giveaway! One thing that makes me happy when i'm down is chocolate, forever and always ahah!


    Been a follower a while, my GFC is sophierosehearts

    Sophierosehearts x

  9. Wow. I totally read the blog post, and even began the comment with thinking about what I do when I am feeling sorry for myself...had an answer...and then apparently pressed 'publish' before I wrote it out. Well. When I feel sorry for myself...I typically pour myself a Lush-filled bath and have a cheeky glass of wine.


  10. what a lovely giveaway! when I'm feeling down I crack open a bottle of wine with the girlfriends and we have a good old pamper and gossip!

    I think my gfc name is megan burrows but I always get confused as I normally just follow by blogger, either way, I think that's it :P
    Meg x



  11. Arw this is such a sweet reason for a giveaway :) This is pretty sad, but catching up with my australian soaps in bed of an evening always cheers me up when I'm feeling a little low haha! xx

    GFC name: AbbyLeanne

  12. Aw this is so sweet, I love your blog :) When I'm upset there are two things i will do. I will either make a cup of tea,snuggle up into my bed and watch Disney movies or I will do the same bit with my boyfriend.

    Im so glad I found your blog because you seem like such a lovely girl and i really enjoy reading your posts ! x


  13. Aw that was a horrible thing to happen, car crashes are scary no matter how big or small, hope it won't cost to much to repair, but at least you're safe x x

    Thank you for a really cute giveaway idea, these little things would cheer up my week not just my day! When I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself I'll be honest and say I turn to food, a big chocolate bar or ice cream would be my first option, whether I have some in stock or not I'll go buy a big tub of icecream, sit infront of my favourite tv show or film and have a big sulk. There would be many cups of tea involved too and afterwards if I manage it, I'll make a bath and put some lavender oil on my pillow at nigh to help me sleep. Sorry that was a little more than one thing! Haha

    My GFC name is Katie Clarke & link is katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

    Keep up the lovely blog Josie :) x

  14. What a generous giveaway! You should know that you are in a welcoming blog community here - I personally love connecting with other bloggers any chance I get. x

    Something that makes me cheer up is having alone time. I'll read a book, watch a movie, listen to music or just go online. That time alone allows me to tune out and relax. A cup of coffee or tea helps too :)

    GFC Lindsay

  15. Great giveaway! SO generous!

    When I'm feeling down one thing I will always do is stick on a good girly movie such as "Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging" and eat my weight in sweets - always cheers me up!


  16. Such a lovely giveaway & so so generous!

    When I'm feeling down I listen to my favourite songs as they cheer me up or I watch one of my all time favourite films and they definitely cheer me up! xx

    GFC: Confessionsofabeautylover
    Email: confessionsofabeautylover@hotmail.co.uk


  17. Aw this is so lovely! It's nice to know that there are people out there willing to take a minute out of their day to cheer someone else up. When I'm blue, I always talk to my mum. She's my ally, confidente and best friend; we can set the world to rights with a cup of tea! If I won I would definitely give the The Comforter I spied in the Lush bag as a treat x

    January Girl
    cb@rmove.com xxx

  18. Thanks so much for this opportunity! I love your blog so much! I only really poperlu started getting into blogging this year and it cheers me up when I see my page views go up after publishing a post! It's nice to know people actually really what I write!



  19. Thank you for this giveaway. When I'm feeling down I like to go out with my friends or (as silly as it sounds) cuddle my cats. :/ Lol.
    My GFC is Coco N

  20. Thank you for running this giveaway!
    When I'm feeling down I either eat WAY too much chocolate OR just have a good old rant on the phone to one of my best friends. Always works.


  21. Hi sweetie, this is a lovely giveaway :)

    When I'm feeling down I tend to cry.. I don't like to hold my emotions, crying and letting things go makes me feeling better. I think we should all have little moments of sadness so after them we appreciate how pretty is life x

    GFC Hola Flo Beauty Blog

  22. Thanks for this Josie!

    Followed via GFC under the name: Angel Diamante
    Email: diamante121389@gmail.com
    Blog: http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/

    When I feel down, I rush to the nearest convenience store and get myself a cone of soft vanilla ice cream. It's really simple, but it makes me feel a whole lot better!

  23. Jem Cheng
    Email: jemlouise.cheng@gmail.com

    I try to take my mind off things by watching my favourite TV shows, or I'll take a hot shower because those always relax me. :)

  24. When I'm upset I always go buy myself a nice big box of guerlain chocolate shells or some ben and jery's ice cream yum!

  25. this is such a lovely giveaway. I would really love to try out the L'Occitane lip balm given the fact that their products are just so awesome <3
    would you like to follow each other?

  26. Ahh Josie this is a lovely idea! When I'm feeling sorry for myself a nice little hot chocolate and a movie always does the trick! And if not, I'm right on the phone to my parents, just for a little company (how very sad of me!)

    Hannah Loxley
    lostmyowls@hotmail.com x

  27. When I'm feeling sorry for myself I like to rant about it then eat lots of food (particularly mcdonalds!)
    Email: holliexapples@live.co.uk

  28. Oh I missed your last post but I hope you are feeling better now :) We all have good days and bad days but when I'm a bit under the weather, watching Sherlock, paiting my nails and making myself a big mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows really cheer me up!

    e-mail: fuselshauf@gmail.com

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  30. this is a lovely giveaway - I love how you're not advertising it too much so it is more likely to go to someone who enjoys your posts and was following before this post was published :)

    one thing that makes me happy when I'm feeling down is my dogs - I know that sounds silly but I love how they recognise when I'm upset and come up to me and comfort me, they always make me feel better!



  31. Really lovely post. When I'm feeling down I normally have a cuddle with one of my dogs (or both!) and watch some tv - DVDs & catchup tv were my saviours when I was recovering from an op after xmas. As I'm away at uni it's also just nice to go home for a bit a lot of the time. I think my GFC name is Rosa. Email: rosa.s.a.porter@googlemail.com


  32. Such a great giveaway I love the comforter bubble bar the only thing I like to use when having a nice relaxing bath it smells super sweet :) and the thing I love the most when feeling down is I suppose unhealthy chocolate :P and a good comedy DVD xx

    GFC: Krystel C
    Email: krystelmac@gmail.com


  33. Awwwwwwww thank you so much, this is a really nice idea :) Please enter me! I love to paint my nails a lovely bright colour when I'm feeling down, as it makes me remember happy times and summer :)
    Thanks again!
    GFC Courtzz
    c.childs@live.co.uk x

  34. Yay international! *.*
    My name is : cardiac
    my blog: cardiacism.blogspot.de
    my email: cardiacism@gmail.com

    I shop online when I'm sad :D #shopaholic


  35. Nothing cheers me up more when I'm feeling blue than Heinz beans and sausages and the film Monsters Inc. Almost nineteen and still relying on the stuff that would cheer me up when I had fallen over at school or lost my doll. Cheesy beans and sausages and a Disney film could cure a broken heart.


    Thanks for the chance of winning this giveaway.
    Much love, George xx

  36. What a lovely giveaway, very thoughtful and sweet of you to organise one :)

    GFC name: sleep and water
    Comfort food and coffee! And rubbish TV :)

  37. Name: Judy
    Blog: judysbeautyblog.blogspot.com
    Email: fluxusybarite@gmail.com

    I think shopping cheers me out a lot when I'm feeling down. Also, I watch my favourite movies and it helps me think less about my current sorry-about-my-self mood. xoxo

  38. aww your things make me happy too! loverly giveaway


  39. Whenever I'm down, a lit candle, some fresh bedsheets and a box of chocolates never fail to cheer me up! Sometimes if I'm feeling poorly an early night with a film and my laptop will do the trick and make me feel happy!

    Love your blog, I'm a new follower but I want you to know that it's not just for the giveaway, it just so happened that I came across it on this post!


    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com | Ultimate Nail Kit Giveaway xxx

  40. GFC - Steph Lau
    BlOG - http://funsizebeauty.blogspot.ca

    What makes me happy? ... ice cream LOL .

  41. Super cute prizes! When I'm feeling down I eat some chocolate and read an old favorite book like Harry Potter or Ender's Game.
    gfc: Calli
    freefragmentsfresh at gmail dot com

  42. Thanks for the giveaway, I love the Cath Kidston bag.
    GFC - Victoria

    I cheer myself up by making a huge dish of popcorn and watching a feelgood movie like Enchanted which never fails to put a smile on my face.

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