12 Days of Christmas giveaways

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” eek I couldn’t agree more. I’m not going to lie, I’m slightly obsessed with Christmas FM. I listen to it everyday and it really boosts my mood. I am a massive fan of Christmas time. I love everything about it ever since I was a young girl. For me it’s an occasion to make time for the most important people in your life and also slightly overindulging oneself in chocolately delights and a few ahem beverages. It’s a time to relax, make happy memories and giggle. I know Christmas is not all about the presents but I really put a lot of thought into choosing the right gifts for my loved ones. I get a great buzz when someone opens their present and their face completely lights up.


As you may have seen over the past number of days (on our social media sites) we are running a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway bonanza. I have been gathering bits and bobs over the past few months to go into each one of twelve fabulous hampers. There is such a huge variety of goodies and even something for the men. I would keep your eyes peeled lads it’s a giveaway you wont want to miss. I must thank the extremely generous companies who kindly sent me out some products to pop into these hampers. I also bought some of the products myself. You have all been such an amazing support to me over the year so it’s my little way of saying  a massive thank you.


Anyway enough of my rambling on. Today’s giveaway consists of a beautiful skincare set from Monuskin, a skincare company that infuses science with nature. This set will have your skin looking extremely radiant. Something that we all need for this festive season. There is also a beautiful, elegant and timeless Christmas decoration from Newbridge Silverware. To be in with a chance of winning this fab prize simply comment below. Winner will be chosen at random on Christmas Day.




  1. Anita Hennebry
    2nd January 2017 / 10:18 AM

    Glowing skin, I’d love that!

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      2nd January 2017 / 1:53 PM

      Me too

  2. sar
    2nd January 2017 / 8:29 AM

    Probably won’t but entering again

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      2nd January 2017 / 2:54 PM

      All enteries count x

  3. Catherine Ryan
    2nd January 2017 / 12:44 AM

    Hope 2017 is bright and beautiful for everyone

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      2nd January 2017 / 2:55 PM

      Thanks Catherine. The same to you x

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      2nd January 2017 / 9:56 AM

      Thanks Michelle x

  4. 31st December 2016 / 8:15 PM

    Beautiful prize! Would love to put this on my tree next year

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      1st January 2017 / 1:57 AM

      You never know x

  5. Jennifer Berkowitz
    31st December 2016 / 1:11 PM

    Hope ur feeling better this is a Awesome gift . Someone is going to be very happy

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      1st January 2017 / 4:00 AM

      Aww thank you x

  6. Catherine Kearney
    31st December 2016 / 10:53 AM


    • apalershadeofbeauty
      1st January 2017 / 1:57 AM

      Thanks Catherine x

  7. Nicole Ackerman
    21st December 2016 / 3:47 PM

    beautiful decoration and skin care system 🙂

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      22nd December 2016 / 3:00 PM

      I’m not gonna lie they are both fab x

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      20th December 2016 / 10:21 PM

      Your name is in the hat x

  8. Jennifer Berkowitz
    16th December 2016 / 12:22 PM

    It’s taken me some time to catch up as my my is ill too… Feel better sweets

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      17th December 2016 / 5:29 PM

      Thanks Jennifer x

  9. Tricia O'Connell
    13th December 2016 / 12:54 PM

    Would love this

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:30 PM

      Your name is in the hat

  10. Sinéad Carroll
    13th December 2016 / 9:59 AM

    Fabulous prize! And I’m in love with that decoration!

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:32 PM

      lol I’m a sucker for Newbridge silverware Christmas decorations. I add one or two to my collection every year so now I have a nice sized collection on my tree.

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:32 PM

      Thanks Agnes glad you like it x

  11. Corina Mortu
    11th December 2016 / 2:26 PM

    Fabulous giveaway!!! Thank you

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:34 PM

      Thanks Corina x

  12. Victoria
    9th December 2016 / 2:58 AM

    Wow what a lovely prize… I love Christmas too does wonders for your mood 🙂 xx

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:35 PM

      Aw Victoria I’m like a little excited kid. I just love it

  13. Niamh Maher
    8th December 2016 / 11:07 PM

    Fantastic prize Avril! You’re amazing giving away all of these gorgeous prizes!

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:40 PM

      Ah Niamh don’t be silly. You’ve all been great to me. It’s just something to make people smile x

  14. sofiane F
    8th December 2016 / 8:19 PM

    Great prize

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:40 PM

      Thanks Sofiane x

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:41 PM

      Thanks Martina x

  15. 8th December 2016 / 4:33 PM

    #FestiveFeeling Fabulous prize <3 #HoHoHoping wishing fingers crossed #ChristmasIsComing

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:42 PM

      Ha ha I take it you like hashtags

  16. Janice Dunne
    8th December 2016 / 11:37 AM

    Amazing prize!

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:43 PM

      Thanks Janice x

  17. Sharon Murphy
    8th December 2016 / 10:34 AM

    Amazing giveaway! You are so kind giving away all these prizes for the 12 days of Christmas! Fingers crossed the ornament from newbridge is just Devine! Fingers crossed xo

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:45 PM

      Aw thanks Sharon like I said above, you’ve all been amazing to me this year so I like to give a little something back. It’s the season of giving and all x

  18. Alice O'Neill
    8th December 2016 / 9:06 AM

    What a beautiful ornament, would love to be putting this on my tree every year…Happy Christmas !

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:47 PM

      I treat myself to a few every year. I just love them ❤️

  19. Mirjana
    8th December 2016 / 8:41 AM

    Fantastic prize 🙂

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:47 PM

      Thanks Mirjana x

  20. Darcy Cameron
    7th December 2016 / 10:37 PM

    I buy my kids a Newbridge decoration every year, started when I’d 2 kids, that’s now doubled so it costs me a fortune Can’t afford to get one for myself though. This would be a great prize

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:49 PM

      Aww that’s so sweet. I buy some for our own collection too every year and I also buy some for my loved ones. It was my lovely neighbour (who is like my granny) who got me into them

  21. 7th December 2016 / 5:38 PM

    What a lovely prize! I’d really love to try out these products please and a Christmas decoration to get us feeling festive xx

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:50 PM

      Thanks Emer x

  22. 7th December 2016 / 4:05 PM

    Wow! Yes please. Looks and sounds amazing. Please count me in.

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:51 PM

      Your name is in the hat

  23. Libby Stack
    7th December 2016 / 3:19 PM

    Lovely giveaway. Hope 2017 will be a healthier year for you x

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:52 PM

      Thanks Libby. I’m much more positive about things than I was this time last year. It’s been one hell of a year but at least I know what I’m dealing with now and starting very slowly to respond to treatment. X

  24. Claire Ryan
    7th December 2016 / 12:51 PM

    Fabulous prize. I’d love to try out the Monuskin.

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:53 PM

      It’s great Claire. I’ve tried a few products from the collection myself and find them nice and gentle on the skin. X

    7th December 2016 / 12:39 PM

    That’s a beautiful prize. What a treat it would be. Happy Christmas! 🙂 xx

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:54 PM

      Happy Christmas to you too Aisling x

  26. Jennifer Berkowitz
    7th December 2016 / 12:11 PM

    What a nice gift especially that it can be hung on a tree.. we only hang special ornamets on our tree…things like what our kids made, our initials, a Scooby-Doo ornament my mom gave me. This would go nicely with our special collection. Thanks

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:57 PM

      Awww that’s so sweet. My tree consists of the newbridge decorations we have collected over the years, decorations we bought on holidays and whatever theme colour we are going with. Which is purple and pinks these past few years lol x

  27. Sofiane F
    7th December 2016 / 11:54 AM

    Fantastic prize fingers crossed

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:57 PM

      Thanks Sofiane x

  28. Fiona Horgan
    7th December 2016 / 11:44 AM

    Fabulous giveaway! Radiant skin & an elegant Christmas decoration too – what more could you ask for! Fingers crossed! xxxxx

    • apalershadeofbeauty
      16th December 2016 / 5:58 PM

      I know the gift of glowing skin and shiny things is all us women need x

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