Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to everyone from Soaperstar

Merry Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Happy Happy New Year to all our readers and Soaperstar fans! We've already got the White Christmas that we always hope for, now for Father Christmas to come and bring us lots of pressies because we're been extra good this year. 

I hope that you all have the very best Christmas, full of laughter and fun, love and happiness and a fruitful and prosperous New Year.  Thank you all so much for supporting Soaperstar this year and keep an eye out for new products and idea in 2011!

I'm leaving you with some pictures of me (I never show pics of me, there could be a reason for this as you might see shortly!) wearing my new fabulous handmade scarf which was a gift to me from a Secret Santa Swap in a forum I'm on ... this is made up of hundreds of velvety pom-poms and comes in glorious colours of chocolate, cinnamon & ginger.  Thank you Secret Santa and Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fun Christmas Treasure Hunt

Do you fancy having a little fun and taking part in a special online Christmas Treasure Hunt?

We've joined forces with 13 other websites to bring you a fabulous Christmas Treasure Hunt where you can be in with a chance to win one of the 14 amazing prizes up for grabs.

How to Play:
The Christmas Treasure Hunt will take you across 14 different websites where you collect the letters of a Christmas anagram.. take a note of the letter! At each website, you'll be given a link to the next website and a clue where you can find the next letter of the anagram.  Keep collecting the letters and following the links through the various websites until you reach the last one... once you've reached the final website, it's time to solve the Christmas anagram.  Once you've done that, email your answer to win one of the 14 amazing prizes (the email address will be provided at the final website).

Closing date for this competition is Thursday 30 December at 5.00 pm CET and winners will be announced on Monday 3 January, winners will be selected by the ‘name out of a hat’ method.  Make sure to state in your email which of the prizes listed below you'd like to receive should you win and every effort will be made to match winners with the prize they selected. Judges decision is final.

What are we waiting for….. Grab your pen and paper to write down your anagram letters and let’s go……

First Letter of the Anagram is – C and the first website on your Christmas Treasure Hunt is - your clue is ‘We can audit your website up to the age, that but the first port of call is the ‘Social Media’ page’

Have fun!!!!

  • €150 Advertising Voucher by Derry O’Donnell at Tipp Tatler - The Premier Magazine from the Premier County; this voucher can be used in either the Tipp Tatler or the Laois/Offaly Tatler - Prize only applies to Ireland
  • MP3 Audio Program with an accompanying PDF Workbook by Elli St. George Godfrey, Entrepreneurial Coach at Ability Success Growth - titled “Later Isn’t Coming: 5 Strategies to Eliminate Procrastination”.  This mp3 audio program with an accompanying PDF workbook is your ticket to eliminating procrastination!  Prize is valid worldwide
  • €40 Online Gift Voucher by Fiona Fewer for Dink Design (Jewellery designer); this voucher is valid worldwide for any online purchase on the Dink Design website
  • Beautiful Two Tier Nappy cake by Gabrielle Stephan and Nicole Bogue at Little Giggles Baby; this beautiful two tier Nappy Cake is the perfect prize for any new member of the family, winner can choice the colour they prefer. Free shipping to the winner however please note that this prize only applies to Ireland
  • One Year free subscription to De-Stress 4 Life Magazine; this prize consists of one year free subscription to De-Stress 4 Life Magazine, a copy of each issue of this magazine will arrive by post to your home starting from the Spring 2011 issue. This prize is valid worldwide.
  • 3 Hours of free online assistance for Facebook and Twitter startup by Sian Phillips at Sians; this prize consists of 3 hours of online assistance for business Facebook and Twitter startups, this prize will suit anyone in business thinking of venturing into the world of social media and not quite sure where to start. Sian Phillips expertise will certainly pave the way in an ‘easy to learn’ fashion. This prize is available worldwide.
  • Gift Bag of two handcrafted luxury Soaps by Celine Blacow of Soaperstar; Soaperstar handcrafted luxury goatsmilk & glycerine soap gift bay includes two fabulous soaps, with added oils/butters and an Ecocert skin conditioning additive; all wonderfully fragranced and coloured. The winner can pick their choice of gift bag - the soap duo will be sent in a fabulous purple glossy gift bag.  The prize will be sent within 30 days of the announcement of the winner’s name and this prize only applies to Ireland.
  • €50 Gift Voucher by Lorna Sixsmith of Garrendenny Lane Interiors; this 50€ Gift Voucher can be used for any online purchase on the Garrendenny Lane interiors online shop which is full of wonderful products for the home. This voucher applies to any shoppers from Ireland, UK, EU and the US
  • Free 1 Hour Personal Branding Session by Greg Fry at Careers Coach valued at €99; this free one hour Personal Branding session is perfect for anyone in business who is looking for some professional guidance, the expertise of Greg Fry is well know in Ireland making this a must have prize for any business person. This prize is available worldwide on Skype or face-to-face if the lucky winner comes from Dublin. More details about the services that Greg provides are available on his website.
  • Handcrafted Child’s name plaque by Elaine Glesson of BonnyBabe; the lucky winner of this prize will have their very own name plaque handcrafted by the talented Elaine Glesson, the winner can choose from a range of themes and have any name on the plaque. This prize is available world-wide. The editor of De-Stress 4 Life has one of these plaques hanging on her office door…
  • Free online Marketing Audit with Competitor Analysis by Christina Jennifer Giliberti of CG ONLINE MARKETING; a perfect prize for any business. A free online marketing audit with competitor analysis (maximum of 2 websites if it’s a group and two competitor websites – to be chosen by winner), plus a 25% discount off any one of our services* *Monthly services are NOT included.  This prize can apply to any area of the world. Payment of one off services needs to be in euros.  Full list of services are available to view on Value of the prize is 50€, not including additional services discount.
  • A Classic Wall Mural by Darren Gale at Sweet Dreams Ireland; the lucky winner of this prize has a choice from the Classic Mural Range at the Sweet Dreams Ireland Website, valued at €49.99, prize available in Ireland only. To view all the murals in this range please visit the Sweet Dreams Ireland website.
  • €25 Gift Voucher by Jen Doyle towards any purchase by Doyle Jewellery Design; this Gift Voucher can be used towards any piece of handcrafted Jewellery on the Doyle Jewellery Design website and is valid for one year from the date of issue. Doyle Jewellery Design is one of of Ireland’s much loved jewellery designers for Brides.
  • ‘The Art of Meditation’ book by Catherine A Connors at Stress Solutions 4 Life; this book takes a beginners look at Meditation and is perfect for anyone starting out and not quite sure where or how to start. It gives step by step instructions along with the do’s and don’t of Meditation. This prize is available to all worldwide.
Terms and Conditions:
Once the winners are announced ,you will be put in touch with the Person, Persons or Business offering the prize, they will communicate with you on how you will receive your prize. De-Stress 4 Life Magazine nor its editor are responsible for any loss of prizes, mis-communication or issues surrounding your prize. Those issues must be dealt with by the prize givers. Prizes are as stated above, they cannot be exchanged for cash or other services. You are free to publicize this competition on your own website, magazine or other online social media method of communication. The Christmas Treasure Hunt Logo is the copyright of De-Stress 4 Life. 

De-Stress 4 Life Magazine would like to take a moment to thank all the websites who took part in this great Christmas Treasure Hunt, we are thankful for your time and the amazing prizes in which were offered.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Wonderland Soap Competition - Winner Announced

Drum roll.......... and the winner is ............ wait for, wait for it.......... me!!! Yay!!! Yep I won the Winter Wonderland soap competition on and I'm sooooooooo chuffed.  What an honour - I've not been making cold process for very long (but have been reading about it and researching for an age) so, to win this competition with a cold process soap I made is just so excellent.  I'm thrilled. 

Here's an image of my winning soap:

Details on all the winners (because they decided to have more than one, which is excellent) are available here

I want to say a huge thanks to Betty Miller of Magic Senses who sponsor and this competition. 
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