Another Fabulous Giveaway for you!

 

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Hello Peeps, and a huge ‘Welcome’ to my latest giveaway!

I’m really excited about this one,This time around, I decided to give you more choices of prize packs. There will still be one main winner and a handful of consolation prize winners, but you now have the choice of which one of three themed packages that you would prefer!

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I know everybody always loves Harry Potter, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? so I guess he’ll be included in almost all my giveaways, but I thought it would be nice to add a Bookish themed choice too, and also a Horror themed pack. That hopefully covers a larger proportion of my followers different tastes and will hopefully encourage more of you to join in. So here’s some more details:

hydrangea 5The reason I chose the ‘Bookish’ themed pack is that I noticed that some of you live in places where it is quite difficult to find cute props for your #bookstagram habit. Here in the U.S. it seems that we have a ton of places to rummage around in and find crafty props for our photo’s, but in other countries, I’ve heard that it’s not always so easy.

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So if you live somewhere where it is difficult to find faux flowers and shells etc, then perhaps you might like this themed pack the best. I’ve chosen as carefully as possible. You will see below that I have picked several faux long-stemmed flowers that can be placed as a lovely frame around your pictures. I’ve also added some scatter style packs of flowers in different colors that can be placed strategically too.

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I picked up some beautiful butterfly props (and you will see that I’ve been using this type lots lately) and I’ve added some starfish props for any ocean themed pictures, for those of you who may not live near the water.

 

Seashells_15I’m also including a fun notebook and a cute sleep mask. Some of the items in my giveaway were exclusive to a particular subscription box, that are now sold out, but I’ve added them here and there, so hopefully you may see something that you missed out on!

Whichever package you choose, you will receive some battery operated string lights, which look gorgeous on pictures.

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The second pack is a ‘Horror’ themed pack.

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I’m including two freaky funko pops from the hit movie ‘It’, a fabulous ‘It’ themed mug (which I personally love) some horror themed pins/ badges and a patch.

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The winner will also receive a copy of the latest Stephen King books.’The Body’ is a paperback and ‘The Outsider’ is hardback. Here’s the best bit; if you live in the U.S, I will include a U.K copy and if you live in the U.K I will  send you a U.S copy! How amazing will that be?

I’ve included a ‘Decomposition notebook, some ‘hocus Locus’ themed items (bookmark and bracelet), an ouija board photo print and some fabulous witchy art cards by @Terrifoss . There’s a 10×8 horror print, and a bracelet which is unisex. If something else catches my eye, I’ll be adding it!

 

And that brings me to the Harry Potter option.

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Included in this pack is an adorable Christmas themed HP mug by Nerdy girl designs (because it’s not that far off you know) A hardback anniversary copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ in the Slytheryn edition, with a paperback copy in Gryffindor house. A Gryffindor patch,

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There’s also a wand book, some themed snitch earrings, some muggles socks and a Quidditch themed Ron Weasley funko pop. Even better, I’ve found a fabulous tree that looks just like the Whomping Willow!

 

And what about the book pouch, the badges, and the candles which were in the Christmas candle box from A Court of Candles. I’ve even included some notebooks. So much in this giveaway, whatever theme that you choose. I hope you love it.Harry.png

 

So, here’s what you do. On Monday 11th June 2018 my giveaway will go live. Expect this to be around 12p.m EST or 9a.m PT. That’s 5p.m U.k time and 6p.m for France, Germany Etc.

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All I need you to do is:

** like the post**

**Follow me**

**tag two friends who may be interested**

**repost the picture of your choice of themed pack  on your main feed(swipe through the giveaway post pics for the pack of your choice) with the tag: #bookscupsandcandlesga

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Closing date is midnight Florida time on Sunday 24th June 2018!

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES:

**Follow this blog**

**Like this post**

**leave a comment (and don’t forget to add your Instagram name) **

 

You can also gain extra entries for sharing the giveaway on your story. Each story share is an extra entry!

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RULES:

**Must be a public account**

**no giveaway accounts**

**must be over 18 or have parental permission**

**not affiliated with Instagram**

**must leave repost picture up until closing date when you will see me ‘like’ your picture. This means it has been counted!**

**winner will be announced within a week of the closing date**

That’s it! Good luck everybody. I can’t wait to see what you choose!

 

Lots of love, Sally xxx

Harry Potter Giveaway!

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Guys it’s been SO LONG! I’m sorry!

But guess what?… I have a giveaway running on my Instagram account. Have you entered it yet? You can win a ton of Harry Potter themed goodies, and it’s INTERNATIONAL!!! I’m also adding a few Harry Potter themed candle to give away at random afterwards to you if you stick around.

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You know, up until a couple of days ago, I had only read the first and last book of the series. Shock, horror! So at the end of last year I made a promise to myself to read the whole series from start to finish. I just finished the last book and OH. MY. GOODNESS. I am in pieces! I’d heard that this series was an emotional rollercoaster, but I still wasn’t prepared for how many up’s and down’s there would be. But I am SO pleased that I read the books because the movies cut out so much stuff.

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I mean, Ginny, for instance! In the movies you barely see her, but in the books she’s a fully formed character. And a couple of the Weasley older brothers are either cut out completely or have a cameo. Not cool! So you NEED to read the books to get the full picture.

harry potter 15I find it almost impossible to choose which book is my favorite. Once I think that I’m reading my favorite, then I pick up the next one and it changes again. Like magic! It’s probably easier to pick my least favorite. I think that would be ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. I saw the movie and was so confused in many parts. It seemed to skip bits,  (which of course was true, huge chunks were missing) yet I had no idea what it was skipping, because I hadn’t read the books. So when I finally got around to reading it, I was kind of spoiled. I wish they’d done a two parter like the last movie.harry potter 4

But now that I’ve finally read the series, all I want to do now is pick up the first book and start all over again! It was phenomenal !

So, to my giveaway…

You can win so many lovely Harry Potter themed goodies but you need to be quick. to enter, just pop over to my Instagram account and follow me. Then tag two friends who may be interested in winning too, and repost the giveaway picture with the tag: #bookscupsandcandles10K  . Full details are on the post.

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* two anniversary edition house books in Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.

*a butter beer candle from @northavecandles

*a Ginny funky pop – the new design on a broomstick

*A book sleeve with in monster theme

*a pack of magnets for your fridge

*a Hufflepuff woolly scarf

A Syltheryn tie

*a demented repellant kit

*a Harry Potter badge/ pin

*Some Wizards brew Tea & candle from @acourtofcandles

And MORE!

And I’ve just posted my 100th post so I’ve also added a fabulous scarf!

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So don’t miss out. It’s closing soon. I’m accepting entries up until 14Th April 2018, so HURRY.

Have a super magical day guys, and I’ll be back real soon.

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lots of love, Sally xx

Alice in Wonderland themed Giveaway!

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Hi guys,

As promised, I’m just popping up this post for you so you can see what goodies are included in my Instagram  #bookscupsandcandles8k giveaway. I do love to host a giveaway, and I think I get just as excited as my participants do. I was thrilled to see that the winners of my last giveaway, which was Beauty and the Beast themed, were from  different countries. I sent prizes to Sunny colorado here in the U.S and then to Italy and to France. I’m just hoping the European ladies get theirs soon. I can’t wait to hear from them. Anyway, here are some pictures of this giveaway, I’ll include details at the end of the post on how to enter .

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My giveaways always include a book, a cup and a candle of course, but I have fun looking for cute items that fit the theme that I have chosen. so firstly the book. I am giving you a choice of either the Hardback edition with the black and red cover or the U.K paperback edition. Your choice!

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The hardback here is shown without its cover as my copy was from a subscription box. Yours will be new. Or you may prefer to choose the book on the right,the U.K paperback copy 

 

 

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I have also included a stunning Alice themed coloring book. It’s really lovely. The cup is a really sweet mug designed by Evie Bookish. I chose the black and white monochrome design with the script on it as I think it matches so beautifully with the checkered tablecloth and also the Heartless book cover when the jacket is removed.

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I’m also including a new funko Pop Alice. There is a fridge magnet ‘We’re all mad here’ and this adorable library style bookmark which has kindly been donated by Amanda from North Ave Candles.  Also, in honor of my #soaksunday bath posts, I have added a Unicorn rainbow bath bubble from Lush.And what about these darling little props. These are a Disney set (yours will be new in box) that make super cute photo props. They are glittery and sparkle so nicely.

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There are more in the set. Alice is included, but I think she’s gone visiting today. 😉

They’re really cute. I think Disney make these sets for just about every movie that they made. I’d love to collect more.

 

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I mustn’t forget the cushion cover/pillow case that I waited so long for. It is such a good size too. I’m very happy with mine. Yours is new in packet and is sealed. Again, I have chosen to keep to the monochrome colors.

 

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Cute right? There are also magnetic Alice themed bookmarks included, and I’ve added some pins/ badges to the haul. Finally I am so grateful to Amanda from North Ave candles. She has also donated March’s candle of the month ‘The March Hare’ It smells delicious!

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I really love Amanda’s candles, and she is the sweetest person you ever could meet. I remember placing my first order with Amanda and putting it to the back of my mind because I was so used to candle makers taking 3-6 weeks to deliver. I was totally stoked when my order arrived less than a week later! It was so refreshing! And I fell madly in love with her bookish themed candles immediately . They smell SO GOOD! You must try them.

 

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Well, I think that’s all the prizes listed. Now the details of how to enter. It closes 10th April – thats tomorrow night from this post going up. You will also get two extra entries if you like and comment on this post =)

To enter, just follow my link to the original Instagram post which I will list at the end.

You will need to:

  1. Like the original post
  2. Follow my feed @bookscupsandcandles
  3. Tag 3 friends who may be interested
  4. repost the original picture with the #bookscupsandcandles8k   (screenshot it and crop and repost

ALL STEPS MUST BE TAKEN or entry is void.

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I can’t express how important this is. On so many of my giveaways, a persons name comes up and I check their feed and they haven’t reposted or followed, so I move on and draw another name. It’s sad really. They would have won. I don’t think it’s a lot to ask. It helps me to grow my feed and at the end of the giveaway you can delete your picture!

Rules: Obviously I’m not affiliated with Instagram or any of its sister companies.

  1. Must be a public account
  2. must repost, follow, like, hashtag etc
  3. no giveaway accounts

Not many rules as you can see. Finally follow this link for the post: Bookscupsandcandles

I’ll be drawing the winner on the 17th April. One week from closing date.

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The next giveaway is Harry Potter themed and will start shortly after to celebrate my 9K. However, I’m heading fast towards 10K now so there will be yet another giveaway when I reach that milestone. That will be huge because 10K is such an achievement for me.

Thank you guys so much for following me. I love books and reading so much, I really love this community and all the friends I have made along the way.

GOOD LUCK GUYS!

lots of love, Sally xxx

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Beauty & The Beast Instagram Give Away!

beauty-rose-clocheWelcome back, and I am so stoked to announce my first giveaway of 2017. I decided to theme this one ‘Beauty & the Beast’ since the live action movie will be out next month. I really cannot wait, can you? Oh yes the giveaway is INTERNATIONAL too. I always set aside the shipping money before I list.

So this movie is very special to me and my husband. You can read this little story on my latest instagram post, if you are interested.

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Anyway, lets get right onto the giveaway details shall we?…

First, lets see what you will be winning….

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I only took the funk’s out of the box for the photos!

Be warned, it keeps growing!

So first we have the gorgeous Beauty & the Beast coloring book. I can’t tell you just how stunning this book is. The pages are so beautiful.I can’t even…

img_2083 The inside is even more beautiful. It has scenes from the movie and also lots of patterns to doodle along with.

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This one is my favorite.

I’m sure Emma Watson will make the perfect Belle, don”t you?

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So along with the coloring book we have two Funko pops, one each of Belle and the Beast.You can see thee in the main picture. Then I added some cute fairy lights because I love them so much and will take any excuse to use fairy lights. My library is like a grotto! Then I ordered these precious magnetic book marks to add to the parcel as an extra.

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Lets, see, what else?… Oh yes, how about the story itself.  I bought this book.

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And then yesterday I happened to visit the book store and bought a ton of new things for me, and decided that wouldn’t it be cute to add this book and mini mystery funko pack too…

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I really wanted to make this giveaway something special. I have added a cute keyring, an adorable pillow cover and mug from Society 6 designed by Evie Bookish. Not show ing is a sampler candle from In the wick of time called ‘Be our Guest’. I’m so excited. And by the way, nobody is sponsoring me on this giveaway, I have purchased everything myself, trying to pick out super cute items that I hope you will love.

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Now you can be totally set up for all future Instagram and blog posts.  I have one more item to add and thats the faux rose- I mean it wouldn’t be right to not include the magic rose. I hope you love it.

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Now the details of how to enter.

 

beauty-rose-clocheSo all you have to do is:

* LIKE THE  Instagram giveaway post here *

*FOLLOW ME on instagram* – yes I do check.

*TAG TWO FRIENDS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED*

*REPOST THE GIVEAWAY PIC WITH THE TAG #bookscupsandcandles7k *

(yes you do need to repost, I do check and it’s a small price to pay for a chance to win all these goodies)

*FOR 2 EXTRA ENTRIES FOLLOW ME ON HERE (and you’ll be first to hear about the next two giveaways too)

Easy! Now the last date to enter is FEB 28th 2017. The winner will be announced a few days later.

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Okay, now the boring bit: The giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram or any of the brands that I am listing. Your feed MUST be public, and post must stay up until I announce that your names have all been inputted into the random name generator.

So remember, LIKe, FOLLOW, TAG, REPOST – DONE!

 

Good Luck everybody.

NEXT  TWO GIVEAWAYs will be in March (Alice in Wonderland) and April (Harry Potter)

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Lots of love, Sally xxxf3

Huge Bookish Birthday Giveaway!

Hi again guys, and welcome back to my blog.

Today I wanted to share some details about a huge exciting new giveaway that I’m hosting over on my Instagram page. You can find me there under the name @bookscupsandcandles.

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I’m celebrating two things: Firstly, that I’ve reached 5K followers on my Bookstagram account, and Secondly, to celebrate the birth of this blog =)

This is the biggest giveaway that I’ve ever hosted so I’m extra excited. On previous giveaways I’ve asked you what themes you would be interested in, and I discovered that the most popular choices were either, Harry Potter, (no surprises there) and Disney.

They were fun giveaways for sure, but I figured that as popular as these themes were, I couldn’t guarantee to please everyone. Then I thought some more and I figured, ‘Why don’t I set choices for my fellow book lovers’? So this idea was born. Here’s the details.

I’ve set up three different theme choices for you. You get to decide which of the three themes suits your style best. The first is Harry Potter themed.I call this #Pack 1

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The first item is a hardback copy of J.K.Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. The very first in the Harry Potter series. I have added to this, a Brand new Funko Pop Hogwarts train. The one you see here is mine, but yours will be brand spanking new in the box. Now maybe you already have this one, in which case you can choose a different carriage from this set. You can have Ron’s carriage or Hermione’s! In addition to these lovelies are an amazing Fred & George bookmark and also a ‘Potterhead’ badge / button from the talented ladies at @boookmarky. Find their store here Also note the cute Hermione pen, and the Lord Voldermort key ring. I love this tiny bookmark from @janestinythings that you can pick up from her store Finally, exclusive to this set is an i Pad 2 skin, with my favorite HP quote on it. This is by by Nesstle66

Now I love a bit of sparkle in my pictures, so included in all three choices of packs, there are copper battery- operated fairy lights that can be bent and wound and draped and wrapped around all your gorgeous books.

Also in each choice of pack is this delightful bookish mug by @lucyintheskycreations. Her art is so amazing, I sigh at the beauty of everything she designs. find store here

Last item that is included in all three packs is this candle from @novellyyours candle store

 

So now we move on to Pack #2 The Witchy pack.

 

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This is my personal favorite! Well, fall is almost here and with it ,Halloween, so I just HAD to do something for this season, right?

The first item is a fabulous hardcover book ‘The Silver Witch’ by Paula Brackston. I only recently discovered this amazing author and I am in love with her writing style. I ended up marathoning most of her books. I’ve added a different mug here. This one is by @eviebookish  Find it here But you still have the option of the mug from Pack #1 if you prefer.  I have added a gorgeous leather grimoire (spell book) or note-book if you don’t want to make your own spells – handmade in India by artisans.

Note also the adorable witches broom prop! Perfect for your Halloween photos. Right at the back there is a cloth bag full of herbs and flowers that I purchased from @ethereal_tarot  at her amazing store Hopefully they’ll bring love and peace into your home. Last item is this Blu-ray edition of Hocus Pocus. I just need the winner to let me know what region your country takes, i.e., PAL or NTSC.

Finally we move on to Pack #3 The Girly pack!

 

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The book in this pack is an adorable notebook which says: ‘I am simply a book drunkard’ Cute right? This pack included the highly sought after @kyliecosmetics Birthday lip kit in ‘Leo’. I figured this was a cool addition to the pack since it’s the Birthday of my blog, and my giveaway ends on my actual birthday  =)

This set was almost $40 alone and they’re selling on e bay now for HUGE money, so if it isn’t quite your shade, you can sell it on and BUY MORE BOOKS!!!  I have added a smaller book journal. This is so cute, you can just journal all the books you have read and there are some great prompts in it.

Tinker bell always manages to sneak into my giveaways somehow. Here is a cute Tinkerbell pen for that book journal. Finally just the cutest, sparkly blue change purse for if you ever manage to have change from all those books that you are buying!

oh I almost forgot about the Bookish book bag! This is also from @eviebookish. Perfect for book hauls and library hauls alike!

I do hope you love everything. I have tried my very best to offer a good selection of choices for everybody.

Kindly follow me on Instagram for all the rules and instructions etc. Please comment below  and remember to leave  your Instagram name too, for an extra FIVE entries into my giveaway.

It ends at midnight (Florida time) on October 9th.

Let me know what you guys think.

Have an amazing day,

Love Sally xxxx