Hi Everyone, welcome to the new look OSI, I’ve also decided to host a giveaway. I’ve finally stopped procrastinating and moved over to self-hosted WordPress. My procrastination was mostly due to fear, I had a good understanding with Blogger and could easily change things on it, but with WordPress I feel like a little fish in a huge ocean. So many people said the switch would be easy but I literally find something I need to update, install or redirect every time I log on to the site.
There are a number of changes to the site, and over the next few weeks there’ll be a lot more because if I have to wait until they’re all done, it would take ages to relaunch OSI. On Blogger for a reason that I can’t recall, I hosted all of my images on Flickr or Photobucket and with importing the blog over none of them showed, so I have to go through the gradual process of editing each post to update the pictures. I’ve also removed Disqus, so now it looks like OSI hasn’t received any comments for the last 3 years. In terms of managing spammy comments, Disqus is better than Blogger’s built in commenting system, but at the moment I feel that the WordPress version with Askimet is adequate.
To celebrate the relaunch of the new OSI, I’ve decided to do a little giveaway to thank my followers for sticking around. One lucky reader will receive the following:
LA Girls Eyeshadow Collection Nudes
I purchased this after a bunch of beauty bloggers gushed over it and compared it to the Naked palettes. Well let me tell you, it’s definitely not Urban Decay, but a lot of people seem to like it. It’s mostly shimmers and the colour payoff is good for it’s price range.
Oh So Heavenly Vanilla Cupcake Bubble Balm
This balm has a lovely sweet vanilla scent that I love and is a dupe for the EOS balms.
The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry Handcream
One of my favourite scents from one of my favourite brands. Okay, I say that about nearly all of The Body Shop scents.
Lifestyle 2016 Personal Home Organiser
Yes I know its April, but let’s be real, not everyone has it all together yet. I bought this in support of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League. I have one myself, but I don’t use it as a daily diary (it is A5 with a weekly view and I prefer the A4 daily ones). It has a weekly view so I use it to plan my blog posts (great for bloggers) and make shopping lists. It also comes with a relaxing CD, titled Dreams, and is filled with useful information.
Enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below. None of the options are mandatory so you can enter as many or as little times as you like without having to jump through rings on fire while delicately balancing a glass of water.
This giveaway is open to people residing in South Africa only. It is not sponsored and I am not associated with the brands and organisations.