Competition, Blog Awards, Blogger Events & Goodie Bags

A monthly round-up of blogger events and goodie bags, plus a competition for you to enter! 

Pizza Express snow ball dough balls

'Snow Ball Dough Balls' at Pizza Express

So technically these yummy 'Snow Ball Dough Balls' from Pizza Express aren't blog related. However, during a ridiculously busy few weeks I thought I would treat myself to Pizza after a long day at university and these incredibly delicious festive balls were free with my o2 Priority App. They look so yum so I just had to share! I'm also surprised at how many of my friends on o2 didn't know about the app, so if your on o2 download it, I'm always getting great freebies from it especially on my lunch break.

printsome t-shirt printing


Competition time!! The awesome guys at PrintSome were kind enough to send me four t-shirts to giveaway, including one for me to keep. They let me pick a t-shirt so I went with this white v-neck with short sleeves. The alien emoji is one of my favourite emojis so they printed it on for me. I am really happy with the print quality and the t-shirts are really soft too and good quality. So If your looking for apparel printing, I recommend PrintSome the printing process and dispatch is super quick. If you have a grungy style and would like to win one of these cool tees in size medium (10-12) simply enter here [Edit: Competition is now closed].

superdrug drugstore beauty haul

Superdrug beauty stocking fillers 

A few weeks ago Superdrug invited me to celebrate their new store opening in Rugby, Elliots Field. Sadly the event clashed with work so I was unable to go, which was gutting as Superdrug is one of my favourite beauty stores. However, the lovely Sophie from their PR team sent me these fab goodies in the post. The goodies contained sweet snuggles hand warmers, a fruity orange bath duck, a flutter foundation blender, Studio London Glitter Eyeliner set and Leafy & Lovely hand lotion. There all cute gifts and make great stocking fillers if your looking for any ideas this Christmas. They also sent me the Optimum PhytoHydrate Anti-Dehydration Micellar Tonic and Birch water day cream, it's a new range so I'm looking forward to trying them out! I'll do a full post after using them for a few weeks. If you have already used them, let me know in the comments.

rush hairdressers birmingham

RUSH hairdressers in Birmingham

A fortnight ago after a long day at university, I got invited for an evening of pampering. My first stop was to get HD Brows from the Benito brow bar in Debenhams (stay tuned full post coming soon!) and then it was time to mingle with other Birmingham Bloggers at Rush hairdressers on Corporation Street, Birmingham. We were treated to fizz, nibbles and a chat with their talented hairdressers for a consultation. We discussed what I could do with my hair, which was great as its gave me some ideas as I really need to do something different to my hair. Currently, my hair is so long and dull so I will definitely be getting something done for the new year. Although I never got anything done on the night, some bloggers got their hair styled and they looked great. 

pip & nut coconut almond butter

Pip & Nut - Coconut & Almond Butter spread on Pancakes

Awhile ago at an event for Resorts World Birmingham, I was given some Pip & Nut Coconut & Almond butter spread in a goodie bag from their Holland & Barrett store. And ever since I have been obsessed with it, it's so delicious on pancakes especially with bananas, its tastes and smells so good! I totally recommend you giving it ago. I've never really been into spreads other than Nutella obviously! but I find coconut & almond tastes so much better than peanut butter.

#ukba17 uk blog awards travel blogger sian victoria

#UKBA17 Blog Awards - Travel Nominations

Some of you awesome readers voted for me in the UK blog awards, so a huge thank you to all of you! I've been nominated in the travel category, which is amazing as the travel section of this blog is something I really want to do more of. So if you enjoy reading/watching my travel journey as I jump out of planes in Vegas, volunteer at dog shelters in Santorini or hike mountains in China, Arizona and Spain then please vote for me here. There are some amazing nominees so it's very unlikely I will win but just the fact I have been nominated has made me want to travel more and more and share it with you guys so I am really grateful to be a part of the #UKBA17 for the first time! :)

birmingham airport blogger collaboration

Birmingham Airport - Blogger collaboration

Thank you to all of those who entered my fantastic giveaway from my collaboration with Birmingham Airport. The competition ended at midnight on the 17th, today I have emailed the lucky winner so I can send them their fab Benefit, Sony, Diesel and Accessorize goodies before Christmas. If you missed entering that competition then I have another giveaway coming this week to win some vouchers so stay tuned, that will be my next post.  I also thought I would share some behind the scenes snaps with you when we filmed at Birmingham Airport :)