Friday, 1 March 2013

Birthday Giveaway!


Today's my 24th birthday! It's also time to wish my little blog a happy 1st birthday! Woohoo! Of course, there's only one way to celebrate properly - with a giveaway! 

One lucky reader will win a hamper filled with some of my favourite beauty products, some beautiful accessories, some pretty stationery and a few more surprises! I will be releasing sneak peaks of the giveaway while the competition is open, so keep an eye out if you're of a curious nature ;)

Do YOU want to win a fantastic array of some of my FAVOURITE things?


How to enter: (Compulsory)

1. Be a follower of my blog on Google Friend Connect (it's over in the sidebar)

2. Leave a comment with your email address and your answer to the question: "What's your favourite thing about birthdays?"

For additional entries:

3. Like my Facebook page (add the fact that you did so to your comment)

4. Follow my personal twitter account (add the fact that you did so to your comment)

5. Follow my blog's twitter account (add the fact that you did so to your comment)

6. Tweet about this giveaway. You can tweet anything you like, as long as you tag @whimsyisforever and include a link to this page. Or, if you're not feeling creative, you can copy this: "I want to win a fantastic collection of @whimsyisforever's favourite things!  http://bit.ly/15V1zCn"

The giveaway will close on Friday 22 March at 17h00. This giveaway is open to South African residents only (don't worry, my international friends, I have something planned to include you soon!). The winner will be announced on Monday 25 March and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, thereafter I will select another winner.


80 comments:

  1. Happpy birthday eat drink and be merry :-) followiny your personal and blog Twitter accounts, have tweeted and RT,followed on GFC toooo.
    verushka.ramasami@gmail.com
    @verushka143

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  2. Happy birthday to you and your blog! I am following on twitter and subscribed by email, just joined with Google friend connect (Mrs H). My favourite thing about birthdays is going out for dinner with my family. We don't eat out very often! And of course getting spoilt for one day in the year! My email is mrshoedemaker@gmail.com

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    1. Ooh, yes, I love special dinners with family :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a magical and whimsical day. :) xx

    My fave thing about Birthday's is the presents. I know that sounds shallow, but I love that one day of the year when all attention is on you and everyone spoils you. I also like spoiling other people for their birthdays. It's a time to feel special and loved by your friends and family.

    I already follow you on GFC. I've already followed both your twitter accounts and Facebook page. I also just tweeted about this cool comp. :)

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    1. I love presents - especially when you get to see the reaction on a friend's face when they open something you've specially selected for them :)

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  4. The cake is my favourite part :) I'm following you with GFC and both your Twitter accounts. I also tweeted about the giveaway.

    nvenzke(@)gmail.com

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  5. I am following you on GFC,Both Twitter accounts AND liked your Facebook Page ;)
    Firstly,Happy Birthday and i hope you have a MAgical Day :)
    My Email addy is Candicedh@nashuamobile.com

    My favourite thing about Birthdays is that i am always spending it with Loved ones or my loved one :) I love when i get spoilt rotten with so much of love,,its overwhelming .I love that the day is all about me :) not to mention Chocolate Ganache CAKE :) I dont receive lots of presents anymore :( its like the older u get,the LESS presents u get lol.I love that Birthdays bring Family together..its those memories that we will have forever and you cannot buy memoeries! I also love the PICS because thats always a reminder of how awesome that day was. Lotsa Love and make lots of Memories. :) xoxo

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  6. rehana seedat email: dseedat@telkomsa.net Have liked your facebook page. Following your personal & blog twitter accounts. Followig your blog on google friend as well. And tweeted this giveaway Twittername: @online61524

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  7. Firstly. .Happy Birthday and I hope you have a Magical day

    I have liked your facebook Page?, , both your twitter accounts and also on GFC.
    TWITTER NAME-AJNCANDY
    Email. Candicedh@nashuamobile.com

    hmmmm my favourite thing about birthdays is that I always spend it with my Family or my hubby.either way, I spend it with my loved one's.its not about presents anymore and i discovered that the older you get, the LESS presents you receive:( It's also coolto have the limelight and attention on you for that day:) I love
    That we can create awesome memories and capture it with pics that we can cherish forever.The memories is something that nobody can take from us.i also love the Ganache Chocolate cake I get every year:) thats the cherry on top.hope you create lotsa memories today . Enjoy;:)♥

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    1. Yes, I've also noticed the presents get less every year... I love having my 'special day' and making special memories with my loved ones :)

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  8. My favourite part is that I always take the day off work and go out for a meal with my fella.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    heleng0912 @aol.com

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  9. Happy Birthday! I am so glad to hear that you had a great day!

    I follow your blog with google friend connect & bloglovin - also follow both of your twitter accounts :)

    Email: geewhiskerscharlene@gmail.com

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  10. fave thing about birthdays is having fun!
    anna@marikar.net

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  11. The presents!had my birthday last week and the gifts left me grinning :) jellybeaniefour@gmail.com /@jellybeanie4

    happy birthday to you!

    following on google connect, both your personl and blog twitter accounts and tweeted :)

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    1. Hope that you had a wonderful birthday :)

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  12. Happy happy birthday Laura-Jane!! What a cool give-away too!

    I love that your close friends and family HAVE to spend time with you on your birthday. We love so past each other with busy lives and a birthday forces you together - which is always good!

    Love your blog :)

    mariskavanwyk975@gmail.com

    xx

    Mariska

    (Oh yes, and if I win, it'll be a birthday gift as my birthday's on the 23rd March :) )

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    1. Yes, I love that I've been catching up with friends that I never normally get to see because we're too busy!

      Good luck :)

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    2. Have tweeted, likes followed and done all of the above mentioned :)

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  13. Happy birthday to you and your blog!

    My fave part about birthdays are definitely the family, the friends, the cake and that I share it with a legend, mr Nelson Mandela!

    glittermeglamorous@gmail.com

    Oh, and I did all of the above!

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    1. Friends, family + cake = recipe for a winning birthday!

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  14. Hope you had an awesome birthday!
    Am already following on GFC, & both twitter accounts with @osoinspired
    My favourite thing about birthdays is definitely cake, because getting older can't top that!

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    1. Thanks Odette, it was an awesome birthday indeed :)

      Yum, birthday cake is THE BEST!

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  15. Following on Google Friend Connect
    Already following personal and blog twitter
    also already liking Facebook page

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  16. Happy birthday! Sorry it's so late :( Been MIA for a while. It's my birthday this month too... Whoop-whoop! OMW, I am so old. Really...

    Hope you had a great one!!! xx

    PS Follow you on FB and twitter x 2 :)

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    1. Yay for March birthday ladies :) I hope your birthday will be as good as mine was :)

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  17. My favourite thing about birthdays ... cupcakes!

    *Following*

    x

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  18. nasika baijnath07 March, 2013 11:30

    have done all the above

    happy birthday to u

    great giveaway

    loving these great stuff

    Nasika Baijnath

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  19. My favourite thing about birthdays is cake :)

    I have liked your facebook page (fan no. 25) & Following your blogs twitter acc. @princessruw

    ruweida6@gmail.com

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  20. Happy Birthday! May you have many more happy years!
    My favourite part of birthdays is the birthday cake, doesn't have to be my birthday anyones will do :D
    All steps done :)
    Tweeting @thefayfactor

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    1. I love when people bring cake to work for their birthdays - I'm in quite a large office so we're lucky to have a fairly regular supply!

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  21. Happy birthday. Hope it was awesome. Following u on the blog, liked fb page, tweeted. Lovely giveaway:) tracyjaco@gmail.com

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  22. Oh and I just love birthdays fullstop. Everything about them is special, on my day and my husband's and childrens as well :) tracyjaco@gmail.com

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  23. Happy bday!! This is such a lovely idea... A surprise giveaway :-)
    I have liked FB, already follow u on Twitter (rubereloaded ) on both of your handles.
    I'm holding thumbs. Xxxx
    Rushda

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  24. The Feeling being a
    year older & Its a Special day just 4 ME.I'm Blessd 2 Celebrate My Bday.Love the endless amount of hugs
    & smiles from everyone.The Joy and Laughter with my frendz & Family. Then 4 my xtra favorites is my Bday cake, Prezzies
    , decorations,all the fun and taking stax of pictures ,Oh yes and my cute Bday cards that i treasure.

    My Bday card Message 2 U & Ur Blog~~> Sending u a Crystal heart full of Blessings,wrapped in golden affection,tied with silky care and sweetly sealed with Prayers .May Almighty Bless u and May ur Blog grow from Strenght 2 Strenght All the Way!!!Happy 24th BDay 2 U & 1 year old blog :) My Email is LameezWilliams27@gmail.com

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    1. Love this - and thanks for the beautiful wishes :)
      Good luck :)

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  25. My favourite things about Birthdays, apart from the delicious cake, is spending time with my loved and dear ones.
    Following Ur blog.
    Like don Fb - Ashishta Gokhul
    Followed on Twitter - @ashishtagokhul

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  26. Birthday are always just a great excuse to get together with friends and have fun, no matter what it is :)

    Followed your blog, twitter account and tweeted the comp :)

    Hope you had a very, very lovely birthday!

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  27. wesleigh@gmail.com

    Waking up late to a nice breakfast

    Followed blog, twitter, facebook and twitter again and did tweet

    Hope you had an awesome bday

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  28. I LOVE everything about birthdays...the presents, the cake, the LOVE, the champagne, the gathering of friends and family to celebrate you...all this gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling!! The fact that we can wake up to a new day and have the opportunity to celebrate another year of LIFE is in itself a HUGE BLESSING!

    Hope your birthday was as special as what you are Laura Jane! My birthday wish for you is that you will stay as sweet as you are...and that you cup will always overflow! (with wine of course ;o)

    I completed the Compulsory and additional entries!

    Tammy@wade.co.za
    Twitter handle: @Tamsw9

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    1. LOVE!
      Thanks you the birthday wishes :)
      Best of luck!

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  29. Hope you one amazing birthday... I'm following you on Twitter and Facebook. :)I also love the presents and the cake but most of all I like to reflect on how far I've come, how much I've grown as a person. And you my darling have achieved so much already. Congratulations! vanderheever.victoria@gmail.com @Victoriabasil

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  30. My favourite thing about birthdays is having chocolate cake! Not so keen on the age factor anymore,coming up for my 40th birthday in May. Couldn't connect via Google so have followed your blog via email.
    comelec@iafrica.com
    Follow you on Facebook and have liked your blog on Twitter
    Have tweeted @NicolaLMeyer

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  31. My favourite thing about Birthdays would have to be the fact that it is a reminder of how sacred life is and that we have survived yet another year on this planet and are hopefully a bit wiser :)

    Following on GFC and Twitter (both you and blog) and have liked on FB

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  32. My Favouritest thing about Birthdays is the special time I get to spend with my family and friends who I don't get to see much as they live in other cities :( I love how everyone comes together to share in the joy of life and makes an effort to make you feel special. If you think about it the only time you hear from a lot of people is on your Birthday and it's nice to know that no matter how busy, far away or drifted away some people may be, they still thought of you and took a moment out of their day to wish you a happy day and year!
    Congratulations on your masters and even though I have never met you I hope that you have a stunning year ahead :)
    skwirlybird@gmail.com

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    1. Yes - I love this about birthdays!
      Thank you so much :) Good luck!

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  33. Hi! I have followed the blog with Gfriend as Tanya B, also liked the page - like 37, and followed both twitters as tatjanochka (will also tweet just now). Happy BIRTHDAY! Hope you will have a fantastic year ahead of you! My favorite thing is the wishes. I love them. I love to read every single one of them and try to take in all the energy that when in to them. And of course it is nice to be spoiled a bit by my other half ;)

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    1. Absolutely!
      Thank you for the birthday wishes! Good luck :)

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  34. HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY!
    My favourite thing about birthdays is all the love you get from people you haven't heard from in a while/old friends/friends abroad/people who you didn't expect to remember/care. The love. That's what is so great.
    I have followed your blog.
    I have followed your personal twitter account.
    I have followed your blogs twitter account.
    I have liked your facebook page.
    <3 xx

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  35. Heya,

    My favorite things about birthday, are the gifts that you least expect. Something small from someone who remembered something you said 2 months before and actually took notice.

    I have liked, followed and followed.

    solabeam@gmail.com
    Lauren_RSA
    Lauren Groenewald :D

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    1. I love that - just a small reminder that someone was listening and interested.
      Good luck :)

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  36. Happy belated birthday. So happy birthday month I guess.

    I've just started following you via Google Friend Connect.

    My favourite thing about birthdays is buying presents for people, I love figuring out what they will love and seeing their reactions when they open their gifts.

    My email address is nicola dot george at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm also following both your twitter accounts and tweeted about this giveaway - https://twitter.com/NicolaGeorge/status/314303321353646082

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    2. I LOVE seeing the look on people's faces when they open their gifts :)
      Good luck!

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  37. Happy birthday to you!

    My favourite thing about birthdays is spending time with the special people in my life. It's a day to celebrate that person (or me) and it's a very good reason to eat, drink and be merry.

    annmoments@gmail.com

    I've followed your personal & twitter accounts, liked the FB page and tweeted about the giveaway.

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  38. I love all the attention that's showered on you on your birthday - it's not every day that you receive so many calls and smses from friends and family after all!

    Already follow both Twitter accounts, and I already like your FB page :)

    chereeng@gmail.com

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    1. Absolutely - I love all the little messages and calls :)
      Good luck :)

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  39. Email : leonilegrange@gmail.com

    My favourite thing about Birthdays..? The opportunity to look back at the past year and smile at all the happy times, and then being spoilt by those who love and care for you!! Gifts!!!!!!!!! :p

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    1. Oooopsy! I follow your twitter accounts, my handle : @Firefly_lalala
      I like your Facebook Page, my FB name : https://www.facebook.com/FireflyLG (Leoni Firefly le Grange) :) :)

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  40. A quick last minute entry for your amazing giveaway.
    My favourite thing about birthdays is that you get to feel extra loved and appreciated for a whole day!
    I follow you on twitter, both personal and your blog. @PrincessNoo
    I tweeted about the giveaway today.
    I liked your Facebook page, Nicole Merwitz
    I'm already a follower on GFC.
    My email is nmerwitz@gmail.com.
    Hugs and xxxx's

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  41. Happy birthday!

    My fav thing is the presents, everyone contacting you and getting to spend a great day with friends and family.

    I follow on twitter as @samiola_88 both personal and blog and on facebook.

    following on goole connect through yahoo :)

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  42. i tweeted too :P

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